Stormy Daniels revealed little new information about her alleged one-night stand with President Trump on 60 Minutes, but there was at least one question she was prepared to answer that never came up during the interview.
‘She was prepared to discuss intimate details relating to Mr Trump,’ Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti said Monday during an appearance on Today.
‘She can describe his genitalia. She can describe various conversations that they had that leave no doubt as to whether this woman is telling the truth.’
He then added: ‘And if she’s not telling the truth, let the president take to the podium and call her a liar. Let the president come forward and say it never happened.’
President Trump has not directly responded to the interview, but on Monday morning he did tweet: ‘So much Fake News. Never been more voluminous or more inaccurate. But through it all, our country is doing great!’
Digging deep: Michael Avenatti (above), the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, appeared on the morning shows Monday after his client’s interview on 60 Minutes
Weathering the storm: ‘She was prepared to discuss intimate details relating to Mr Trump,’ Avenatti revealed on Today (Trump and Daniels above in 2006)
Tweet it” ‘So much Fake News. Never been more voluminous or more inaccurate. But through it all, our country is doing great!’ tweeted President Trump on Monday (above)
Avenetti also stopped by Good Morning America on Monday to discuss his clients interview on 60 Minutes and respond to criticism about the lack of evidence she presented on the program.
‘We’re in the very early stages of this case, and we’re not gonna play all of our cards at this juncture. No good attorney would,’ said Avenatti.
‘There’s gonna be a lot of evidence that will come to light in the coming weeks and months and we’re confident that when all of the facts are laid bare for the American people they’re gonna learn exactly what happened here.’
This includes the identify of the individual who allegedly threatened Daniels back in 2011 and how she received her reported $130,000 payout after signing a non-disclosure agreement two weeks before the election.
Avenatti said that while President Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen may have cut the check for $130,000, he is not the person who ultimately covered that sizable payout.
‘I think when all is said and done, it will be clear that it did not come from [Cohen] or there was a promise of reimbursement,’ stated Avenatti.
‘Regardless, Mr Cohen and the president have a significant problem related to this $130,000 and the agreement.’
He addressed the individual who threatened his client seven years ago as well, soon after she detailed her alleged one-night stand with President Trump in an interview.
‘It had to have come from someone associated with Mr. Trump,’ explained Avenatti.
‘It didn’t come from the magazine. That makes no sense. It was certainly not my client. There’s only one other place that could have come from. And that threat was terrifying to my client.’
When asked if his client told anyone or went to the police after that threat, Avenatti responded: ‘She was scared. No.’
Daniels spoke about her alleged one-night stand with President Trump for the first time on TV Sunday, revealing few new details about the 2006 tryst (Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen above)
It was then pointed out that this might make the story difficult to stand up, which Avenatti denied, saying: ‘I don’t think so. I think we’re going to get to the bottom of this. The threat, the agreement, the bottom of the $130,000 payment.’
Daniels’ lawyer also said at one point that President trump had never denied the affair, a claim which was met with immediate push back as it was pointed out there have been many denials.
‘Well actually, the president has never denied it. He’s been silent. He can tweet on every other subject known the mankind. For some reason, he can’t deny the affair,’ said Avenatti.
‘He can’t come out and deny the existence of the agreement and his knowledge of it. And can’t deny the $130,000 payment. Why is that?’
Avenatti also addressed whether or not he was concerned about his client possibly losing everything, as she is now facing a $20 million lawsuit for speaking out.
‘Our position is that the NDA was never executed and it was never valid for a host of reasons and we’re confident that a court is going to find that, he stated.
‘We have a litany of more evidence in this case. And it’s going to be disclosed. And it’s going to be laid bare for the American public.’
He then confirmed that this included direct evidence to prove an affair occurred between his client and President Trump.
Avenatti ended things be responding to a question about why he chose to hold back during his client’s big moment on Sunday night.
‘I don’t think that was our biggest possible platform and we’re gonna be smart and we want to be deliberate,’ he explained.
Big moment: Among the new claims were that she spanked the president with a magazine and a man threatened her back in 2011 after she spoke of the alleged affair
Daniels said she was threatened to keep silent about her alleged sexual encounter on Sunday.
The pron star, 39, claimed that she was threatened by an unidentified man in Las Vegas to keep quiet about her alleged relationship with Trump, an incident that she said happened while she was with her young daughter.
She said in the interview that she had one encounter of consensual sex with the future president.
‘He knows I’m telling the truth,’ said Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford.
She did not allege however that she was coerced into the encounter with the real estate scion, saying, ‘This is not a Me too. I was not a victim.’
The adult film actress provided little new evidence of her alleged 2006 affair with Trump but said she faced intimidation tactics aimed at ensuring her silence in 2011.
Daniels said that in the incident, in a parking lot, the man told her: ‘Leave Trump alone. Forget the story.’
She claimed he then looked at her daughter and added: ‘That’s a beautiful little girl. It’d be a shame if something happened to her mom.’
Daniels received a $130,000 payment days before the 2016 presidential election for her silence and has sought to invalidate that agreement in recent weeks.
The White House did not immediately comment on the interview, though Trump, has denied the allegations mutliple times in the past through spokespeople and lawyers including Cohen, who claims that he paid the $130,000 out of his pocket.
He has also stated that neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Daniels and he was not reimbursed for the payment.
Avenatti provided evidence to 60 Minutes however that showed documents with Cohen using his Trump Organization email address in setting up the paymen.
There was also evidence that the nondisclosure agreement was sent by FedEx to Cohen at his Trump Organization office in Trump Tower.
In the interview, Daniels described a sexual encounter with Trump that began with him talking about himself and showing her an issue of a magazine with his picture on the cover.
She then asked: ‘Does this normally work for you?’
That threw Trump off guard she claimed, going on to explain: ‘And I was like, “Someone should take that magazine and spank you with it.”‘
Daniels then ordered Trump to drop his pants and ‘gave him a couple swats’ in playful manner she said to Cooper.
She said they talked some more after that and that she became more comfortable when he stopped speaking about himself.
‘He was like, “Wow, you – you are special. You remind me of my daughter.” You know – he was like, “You’re smart and beautiful, and a woman to be reckoned with, and I like you. I like you,”‘ said Daniels.
The pair had dinner in Trump’s room she said and then had sex.
He didn’t use a condom, she said, and she didn’t ask him to. Afterward, he asked to see her again, she said.
Daniels said that before they had sex Trump had broached the idea of her being a contestant on The Apprentice, and she likened it to a ‘business opportunity.’
After the alleged tryst she said he called her several times and would ask if they could get together again and would claim that he had an update for her about the Apprentice.
She said she felt that he was holding out the opportunity to keep her coming back.
‘Of course. I mean, I’m not blind. But at the same time, maybe it’ll work out, you know?’ said Daniels.
In July 2007, a year after they had met, Daniels said Trump asked to meet with her privately at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. She said they did not have sex, but he wanted to.
Daniels reported that Trump called her the following month to say he had not been able to get her a spot on his TV show. She said they never met again.
When asked why she was deciding to speak now, Daniels said: ‘Because it was very important to me to be able to defend myself.’
She said she was not all that bothered by what other people thought of her, but had a big issuer with being portrayed as someone who did not tell the truth.
‘I’m not OK with being made out to be a liar, or people thinking that I did this for money and people are like, “Oh, you’re an opportunist. You’re taking advantage of this,”‘ said Daniels.
‘Yes, I’m getting more job offers now, but tell me one person who would turn down a job offer making more than they’ve been making, doing the same thing that they’ve always done?’
Cooper noted during the interview that Melania Trump had given birth just a few months before the alleged encounter between the two.
‘Did he mention his wife or child at all in this?’ asked Cooper.
‘I asked. And he brushed it aside, said, “Oh yeah, yeah, you know, don’t worry about that. We don’t even, we have separate rooms and stuff,” said Daniels.
Just a few days prior, former Playboy model Karen McDougal told Cooper in a CNN interview that her affair with Trump began at a bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2006. McDougal said she ended the relationship in 2007 out of guilt.
McDougal has filed suit in Los Angeles seeking to invalidate a confidentiality agreement with American Media Inc., the company that owns the supermarket tabloid National Enquirer. It paid her $150,000 during the 2016 presidential election.
The lawsuit alleges that McDougal was paid for the rights to her story of an affair, but the story never ran. It also alleges that Cohen was secretly involved in her discussions with American Media.
Trump is also facing a New York defamation lawsuit filed by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on The Apprentice.
Zervos has accused Trump of unwanted sexual contact in 2007 after she had appeared on the show with him, and sued after he dismissed the claims as made up.
A judge ruled the lawsuit can move forward while the president is in office.