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Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn starÂ Stormy Daniels, dropped some major hints about his recent chanceÂ meetingÂ with former Trump fixer Michael Cohen â including a bold assertion that Cohen âis going to cooperateâ in the âsearch for the truthâ about Trump.
This past Monday, AvenattiÂ ran intoÂ Cohen at a restaurant in New York City â a chance encounter that, according to Avenatti, turned into a âproductive,â even âcriticalâ exchange, at which Trump âwould have blown a gasketâ if heâd been present.
On Sunday morningâs edition of âThis Week,â Avenatti strongly suggested that during that meeting, Cohen indicated his willingness to testify against Trump. Avenatti said without qualification that he thinks Cohen âis going to cooperate with us as it relates to our search for the truth.â
Avenatti began by saying said he knows âfor a factâ that there is âmore than oneâ tape of conversations between Cohen and Trump â and that those recordings will be bad for Trump if they are released.
On Friday, news broke thatÂ the FBI has a recording secretly made by Cohen, which reportedly features Trump discussing with Cohen how to buy the silence of Playboy model Karen McDougal, with whom Trump allegedly had an affair.
In a tense exchange, Trump defender Alan Dershowitz tried to accuse Avenatti of having âimproperâ access to the information about additional Cohen tapes.
âAlan, do you know what Michael Cohen has shared with me?â Avenatti asked Dershowitz.
âI donât,â Dershowitz admitted.
âI want to follow up on this just a little bit, you know there are tapes, do you know whatâs on the tapes?â host George Stephanopoulos asked Avenatti.
âI know the substance of some of the tapes, yes,â Avenatti said.
âAnd what you have also mentioned, saying that your relationship with Michael Cohen is âevolving,â what did you mean by that?â Stephanopoulos asked.
Avenatti replied that his chance conversation with Cohen was âvery fruitful,â and that the two have âcontinued to have a dialogue.â
Then Avenatti dropped this bombshell: âAnd I think that ultimately, George, Michael Cohen is going to assist us in our search for the truth and disclosure of what happened here. I think youâve seen an evolution by Michael Cohen over the last month or so â¦ I think he is ready to tell the truth. And ultimately I think he is going to cooperate with us as it relates to our search for the truth.â
Without revealing what Cohen actually said to him, Avenatti strongly hinted that Cohen disclosed more detail about whatâs on the recordingsÂ that were seizedÂ by the FBI, and that Cohen is prepared to cooperate with efforts to learn the truth about Trumpâs misconduct.
Speculation about CohenÂ flipping on TrumpÂ has been at a fever pitch ever since the raid on Cohenâs office.
If what Avenatti is hinting at is true, then thereâs a lot more bad news coming for Trump. But for those who care about the truth, Cohenâs âevolutionâ is nothing but good news.
Published with permission of The American Independent.Â