Daniels lawyer offers to send gift basket to Fox News after Giuliani interview
Michael Avenatti, the attorney for adult-film star Stormy Daniels, on Thursday suggested that he may send a gift basket to the hosts of “Fox & Friends” after a pair of recent interviews with President Trump and one of his lawyers, Rudy Giuliani.
“Whatever happens @foxandfriends, please do not stop helping our case week in and week out by having Mr. Trump and Mr. Giuliani appear and make damaging stmts,” Michael Avenatti tweeted. “You are truly THE BEST; where can we send the gift basket?”
Whatever happens @foxandfriends, please do not stop helping our case week in and week out by having Mr. Trump and Mr. Giuliani appear and make damaging stmts. You are truly THE BEST; where can we send the gift basket? #basta
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) May 3, 2018
Both Trump and Giuliani have appeared on Fox News in recent days for interviews that Avenatti has claimed bolster Daniels’s case in a lawsuit seeking to void a nondisclosure agreement with Trump and his personal attorney, Michael Cohen.
That nondisclosure agreement — and an accompanying $130,000 payment to the adult-film actress — was intended to prevent Daniels from speaking publicly about an alleged affair with Trump that occurred more a decade ago.
In an interview on “Fox & Friends” last week, Trump acknowledged that Cohen had represented him in dealings with Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.
Then, in an appearance on Fox News’s “Hannity” on Wednesday, Giuliani made a bombshell revelation that Trump had reimbursed Cohen for the $130,000 payment to Daniels, contradicting the president’s past claim that he knew nothing of the transaction.
Trump on Thursday acknowledged in a tweet that he did reimburse Cohen for the payment, but insisted that it was necessary to protect himself against Daniels’s “false and extortionist accusations” and that none of the money came from his presidential campaign.
“The agreement was used to stop the false and extortionist accusations made by her about an affair, despite already having signed a detailed letter admitting that there was no affair,” Trump wrote in a pair of tweets.