Stormy Daniels’ Michael Avenatti said on MSNBC that Michael Cohen sold access to Trump and did not register as a foreign agent or aa a lobbyist as the law requires.
Avenatti said, “I don’t think we threatened or insinuated anything. I think we followed it up with some statements that have yet to be refuted. It’s clear that on December 12th of 2016 Michael Cohen who was not registered as a lobbyist and was not registered as a foreign agent is seen taking some very high-ranking Qatar officials up the elevator. They exit about an hour 40 minutes or hour 30 minutes later. Michael Flynn is there at the same time. And we find it very suspicious that Michael Cohen appears to be assisting the Qataris in access to the president this particular day. I don’t think they were going up the elevator to have lunch or dinner.”
Deadline: White House host Nicolle Wallace asked, “The white house had an incredibly anti-Qatari I posture until recently. I’m with you until the part where it seems you’re alleging that the Qatar is got anything out of this.
Avenatti responded “AT&T didn’t get anything out of it either, right? They had a very anti-at&t stance as it relates to the merger and that didn’t stop AT&T from paying all those monies to Michael Cohen for access. So, we can’t look back in time and look at what the ultimate result was and then say, well, they must not have been paying for it, or they didn’t get what they paid for. That’s not the test. The issue is you have Michael Cohen clearly in the weeks after the election selling access to the president, to the highest office of the land, when he’s not registered as a lobbyist, and he’s not registered as a foreign agent.”
Michael Cohen is in big trouble. Not registering as a foreign agent is what Mueller has charged others in the Russia probe with. Cohen could be going to prison for a very long time, and the whole Stormy Daniels part of this was avoidable. If Trump and Cohen would have waved Daniels’ NDA, this all might not be happening right now. Trump’s always fight and never apologize mantra is taking down Michael Cohen, as Stormy Daniels and Michael Avenatti are proving to be one of the worst things to ever happen to Trump.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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