Stormy Daniels’s lawyer Michael Avenatti said on Saturday morning that he has a “major announcement” about a person who allegedly threatened Daniels to keep quiet about her alleged affair with President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump defends indicted GOP congressman House to vote Thursday on holding Bannon in contempt Youngkin calls for investigation into Loudoun County School Board amid sexual assault allegations MORE.
“Expect a major announcement in the coming days regarding our efforts to identify the thug who threatened Ms. Clifford in Las Vegas in 2011 to “leave Trump alone” while making reference to her little girl,” he wrote on Twitter.
Expect a major announcement in the coming days regarding our efforts to identify the thug who threatened Ms. Clifford in Las Vegas in 2011 to “leave Trump alone” while making reference to her little girl. You can run but you can’t hide. #thugsearch #seriousconsequences #basta— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) April 7, 2018
Daniels claimed in an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes” last month that someone had threatened her while she was with her daughter to keep quiet about the affair.
"Leave Trump alone. Forget the story," the person who threatened Daniels allegedly said. "That's a beautiful little girl. It'd be a shame if something happened to her mom."
Avenatti’s latest comment comes a few days after Trump denied knowing about the $130,000 payment his lawyer made to Daniels as part of a nondisclosure agreement that reportedly was meant to keep Daniels — whose real name is Stephanie Clifford — from talking about her affair.
"You'll have to ask Michael Cohen," Trump said. "Michael is my attorney. You'll have to ask Michael."
It was the first time that the president has spoken publicly about Daniels.