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Stormy Daniels lawyer: Trump ‘finally cracked,’ threw his attorney under the bus

Stormy Daniels's attorney said on Thursday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Dems add five candidates to ‘Red to Blue’ program White House notifies Russia that no new sanctions are coming: report Senators push HHS to negotiate lower prices on opioid overdose reversal drug MORE threw his personal lawyer under the bus when he said he was unaware of the $130,000 payment his attorney made to the porn star days prior the 2016 election. 

"He's effectively thrown Michael Cohen now under the bus," Michael Avenatti said on MSNBC. 

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"This is an undisciplined guy, who you know, he finally cracked. We knew he would crack eventually. We'd been patient, I've been waiting, and low and behold, who would have thought that it would arrive on this Thursday on this glorious day in New York," he continued. 

Avenatti said they he would file a petition to depose the president on Monday. 

"My understanding is that he denied a couple subsequent questions as to whether he has set up a fund from which this payment would be made or reimbursed. I find that quite interesting. And I find that certainly a topic that we're going to explore in connection with his deposition, which we're going to be making a petition for on Monday," he said. 

Trump, for the first time on Thursday, publicly acknowledged the scandal regarding Daniels's claim that the two had an extramarital affair, telling reporters on Air Force One that he did not know where his attorney  obtained the funds to pay Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford.

The money was part of an agreement to stop her from publicly discussing her affair with Trump and was made in the days before the 2016 presidential election. 

"You’ll have to ask Michael Cohen. Michael is my attorney. You’ll have to ask Michael," Trump said.