Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti got the wrong “Michael Cohen” when alleging a Kenyan wire transfer to Cohen’s account.
Cohen, as personal attorney to President Donald Trump, is protected by attorney-client privilege according to Trump’s legal team. But Daniels’ lawyer — who is suing Cohen in a civil court case in California — is making unsubstantiated claims about Cohen’s bank records.
Avenatti, the lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels, went public with documents Tuesday showing, among other things, $980 transferred from a bank account in Kenya belonging to Netanel Cohen and Stav Hayun, Haaretz reports.
Netanel Cohen does not know Michael Cohen, personal attorney to President Donald Trump, but he does have a brother named Michael Cohen, the recipient of the $980, Netanel Cohen told Haaretz.
“It’s bizarre,” brother Michael Cohen told Haaretz. “It sounds ridiculous to me. How did they know about the financial transfer?”
Porn star Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti worked in a professional opposition-research capacity for Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and vice president Joe Biden.
Avenatti, who is also a racecar driver, worked for Emanuel’s firm The Research Group, where he served in an opposition research capacity on a Joe Biden Senate campaign.
“While in college and later in law school, Michael worked at a political opposition research and media firm run by Rahm Emanuel (who later became White House Chief of Staff and is presently the Mayor of Chicago). During his time there, Michael worked on over 150 campaigns in 42 states, including multiple gubernatorial and congressional campaigns (i.e. Joe Biden’s U.S. Senate Campaign),” according to Avenatti’s biography on his website.
Melania appears to be unfazed, at least publicly, by the numerous reports about Stormy Daniels, and Trump supporters are apathetic about the president’s alleged personal life. Daniels has privately admitted that she never had an affair with Trump, but has been capitalizing on her changed story as of late.
The House Intelligence Committee recently found, definitively, no collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians, undermining special counsel Robert Mueller’s wide-ranging investigation into Trump-World. With the Russia narrative fading — in part because Hillary Clinton actually colluded with the Russians to sell 20 percent of U.S. uranium to the Russians — anti-Trump conspirators are looking for other avenues of attack.