Michael Avenatti Stormy Daniels

Michael Avenatti, the spotlight-chasing attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, is on the hot seat for illegally obtaining the bank records of President Trump's longtime attorney, Michael Cohen.

Avenatti triggered a media feeding frenzy this week when he tweeted that a Russian oligarch paid Cohen $500,000. Avenatti added that Cohen used $130,000 of that money to pay Stormy Daniels hush money.

It appears that Cohen received $500,000 from an American company -- not a Russian company.

Additionally, the same American company donated $50,000-$100,000 to Hillary Clinton.

Avenatti also revealed that AT&T, the Swiss drug company Novartis, and aircraft manufacturer Korea Aerospace Industries -- all paid Cohen hundreds of thousands of dollars. The companies later confirmed the payments, which are under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.

AT&T said in a statement that it paid Cohen "for insights into the Trump administration" after Trump was elected.

"They did no legal or lobbying work for us, and the contract ended in December 2017," AT&T added in its statement, which was first reported by CNBC.

The Treasury Department’s inspector general is now investigating how Avenatti obtained Cohen's bank records.

Avenatti refused to reveal his sources. He told reporters that investigators should reveal the Suspicious Activity Reports filed by banks on deposits of over $10,000 into Cohen’s accounts.

In April, federal agents armed with a search warrant raided Cohen's office and two private residences.

Photos by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

  • hottlanta

    He is whupping the pants off all dem high priced lawyers Dump has and I am loving it. Why hasn't Nunes gone to jail for his midnight Uber ride to the White House. Things are getting good and now yall trying to silence him. ROTFLMAO when AT & T had to answer as to why they gave Cohen money. HE is an attorney and Michael Cohen is involved in his case he has every right to get them to prove his case.

  • stevetheque

    If he didn't steal them and they just fell into his lap, there is nothing they can do to him. Newspapers do it all the time, when they receive peoples unsolicited items!

  • Ryan

    He has them so shook, lol

    And if they did nothing wrong they've got nothing to worry about. Right? Riiiiggghhhhttt.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    I just fear for Avenatti. I know he's fearless....but look what Trump did to Schneiderman....Trump has his hound dogs out sniffing around Avenatti to find some dirt. Or, Avenatti might be "off'd" because he's getting too close and has more information than the government has.
    But I'm team Avenatti all the way....got Michael!!!

    The Treasury (Mnuchin/Trump) is now going after Avenatti want to know how he got access to the bank info.

  • bemetoo

    his sexy ass has them Trumo n em shook...

  • Alicia.Ashe

    He got them shook.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    This is going to be such a good movie. Even better than the movie about Sarah Palin/ John Mccain campaign.

    Just imagine the scenes of Trump sitting around angry tweeting and dripping Big Mac special sauce all down his taped down tie.

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  • Sally Wright McLinn

    OT: If you're watching Empire, Cassie (Diddy's girl) is guest starring and it seems she's a new love interest.

  • 2telldatruth

    This guy is a "real gangsta."

  • Allihave2say

    If he's smart, he'll say he heard a rumor, called they bluff and they bit. Won't work but worth the try.

  • Jethro

    Looks like he got their attention now. Lol

  • Coy little wink

    Damn that Stormy is a big body bish ?

    Leave Chillary out of this mess...

  • justlooking

    That was such a good movie. I feel sorry for McCain.. I beileve cancer's best friend is stress and he has steadily declined and planning his funeral. DAMN SHAME

  • justlooking

    First no one believed him. Now they checking how he received credible evidence.

    Grabs me a cig and henny and joins kermit. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3c481044327a38dd98b9fdd489bf2f78409c548b04234121689f53e5372335e7.gif

  • PlayerP

    It's already been proven the company was a shell company and the money still ultimately came from Russia.

  • hottlanta

    Yet they said nothing about WikiLeaks when Dump said how much he loved WikiLeaks and now it is a problem. Have several seats. As long as Russia has that pee tape Dump gonna back off especially since they showed AT&T paid the money and then they met with Dump. No tweet from Dump means it is true.

  • hottlanta

    Yep they can read a whole document but when they see the name Hillary we have a crime here.

  • the guest

    I am in disbelief at how courageous Avenatti and his client Daniels are. The most unlikely formidable challengers of Trump's power. For Trump or against Trump, no one can deny their tremendous impact on this presidency.

  • Wayup!

    Ok so... Wayment...?... dis bih puccie is Not worth no dam 50000.000... Wait. Is that enough 000000's??
    I could get you all the hoes in Philly for that amount of money...

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Exactly. From what I've read, the person who leaked the bank records to him may have commited a crime, but for Avenatti, receiving them is not a crime.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Funny how thesee Trumpaholics are mad about how Avenatti got this info, but not mad about the shadiness and influence-peddling, (including possible illegal acts) that these bank records seem to show.

    It's like the dude who gets busted for cheating on his wife, but he's mad at her for catching him, because she was snooping around on his phone

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    One day somebody is going to make a movie out of all this. And it's going to be goodt.

  • No Love Lost

    Roses, get this. So you know there are at least 2 hardcore Trump supporters on this site right (while the others are their troll accounts) Well get this, those 2 are from BrietBart. I just checked one of those troll accounts and (he or she is also white). So basically, they are here to spread their propaganda and cause trouble.

  • Kemi

    Avenatti looks like he could eat the whole administration up for breakfast. He’s very fierce and determined! It’s so unbelievable. The R party with their mulligan for this disaster in office. Shameful..... the most crazed scriptwriter couldn’t come up with this lunacy!!! Comic show all day!!

  • Phillybruh

    Trump should have hired this guy.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    You know the country's in trouble when a porn star and her lawyer have more credibility than the President of the United States.

  • Phillybruh

    He's fine, there is long money paying this guy's tab.


    Come thru with the good T and shade . Stromy is going to take u down dump

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    donald trumps silence speaks the loudest the on this. His morning twitter shits usually consist of name calling or bashing whoever was against him the day before. But nothing on this or the interview where Stormy said his dack pretty much matches his hands.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Exactly. Saw him on one of the shows last night and he said that his legal fees are paid by private donors thru what amounts to a go-fund-me account. It's a lot of behind the scenes people with long money that want to see this clown fall.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    She probably refuses to look. If he says this stuff publicly, can you IMAGINE what he says behind closed doors?!

  • stevetheque

    Tell us who it is so we can harass them when they show up

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I notice Trump isn't using the term "fake news" as much as he used to. Maybe he sees that people realize now that most of that "fake news" stuff is actually real & true.

  • T865!

    Exactly! The Trumpers are like battered women who constantly make excuses for their dirtbag husbands/boyfriends .. pathetic and sad..

  • Yardgirl

    True dat!!

  • Yardgirl

    This gif is giving me life!!! :-))

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  • Yardgirl

    Dead AF!! Those tiny hands!!! Le weep!!

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  • garrisonville

    this guy is a mf'ing beast. his sexy ass got all they asses shaking in they boots.

  • Trace da Ace

    damn....them folks are going for Dumps jugular!!!! And I am here for it!!!!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    For real. This dude is legit. Probably one of the best lawyers we've seen come on the scene since Johnny Cochran.

  • Marlika

    I’m sick of all YT people at this point. All they do is steal, lie, play victim, lay it low and spread it wide. ???????

  • Evillene

    He made his bed...

  • Evillene

    And I wonder what motivates them? It is not truth and justice for all. It's sad but sometimes a grudge and revenge is a monster motivator.

  • Elevated Soul

    I'm just laughing at Fake News and all of the morons who follow it,that believed the lies yesterday about Michael Cohen and come to find out,it was the wrong Michael Cohen....

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    Trump and Roger Stone going after Avenatti.

  • No Love Lost

    I don't want to call any names, because Sandra will probably go hard and defend them. She is a BreitBart fan herself. But you have come in contact with one of them recently...that one is black though, and has multiple accounts on here as well.

  • stevetheque

    Thanks I know which ass clown it is!

  • B.Loveitt

    #Facts from jump -#45 and his base are like dumb chicks who love phuck - boys.

  • justlooking
  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I cant figure out who they are.
    Feel free to drop a hint or two if you dont want to call their names. ;-)

  • teather

    There's no crime against receiving this info that somebody else must have stolen. He's done nothing wrong. Good luck with trying to sue or hold him accountable for this! They are investigating the SOURCE of how the info was leaked, not Avenatti. This is fake news being spread.

  • Karmen

    If a lawyer doesn't know when to stop talking...

  • No Love Lost

    Lol I'm not about to get blocked.