Stormy Daniels’ testimony may have little real impact, but may drag in disgraced lawyer Avenatti

May 8, 2024 | Political News

Stormy Daniels testified before the court on Tuesday in former President Donald Trump’s so-called “hush money” trial, sparing few details about her alleged encounter with the then-New York business mogul in 2006.

Daniels’ testimony came even as other witnesses called by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg seemed to undercut the foundation of his case, Just the News reported this week.

Her testimony also caught the attention of her former lawyer, Michael Avenatti, who is currently sitting behind bars serving a 14-year sentence after he was convicted of stealing from clients and tax fraud. Before the truth about Avenatti came out, he was an anti-Trump media darling who appeared on national media at least 254 times in one year. CNN's Anna Navarro compared him to the “Holy Spirit” in one broadcast.  

He claims Daniels falsified her own business records to avoid paying Trump in a settlement from a failed defamation case. Avenatti also claimed in a statement released on X—despite the testimony of other witnesses—that Stormy Daniels and her then-lawyer Keith Davidson had extorted Trump in 2016 to elicit the payments.