WASHINGTON – Stormy Daniels will appear at a court hearing Monday for President Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen, the porn star’s attorney announced Sunday.
“She’s going to attend at 2 o’clock on Monday,” attorney Michael Avenatti told CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday. “I think Monday afternoon could prove to be very interesting.”
She won’t be offering testimony but will be present in the New York courtroom for Cohen’s hearing related to the FBI raid of his home and office.
“It’s intended to send the message that this is a very, very serious matter for her,” Avenatti said of Stormy’s courtroom appearance.
He added: “She also wants to ensure that she is heard and that she’s represented at the hearing. It has nothing to do with getting in his head at all.”
Cohen’s office, apartment and hotel were raided last week under federal search warrants. Among other things, the feds were looking for documents related to
the $130,000 payoff Cohen made to Daniels. She says it was hush money for her alleged affair with President Trump.
Lawyers for Trump and Cohen say the raids were inappropriate, unnecessary and a violation of attorney-client privilege.
They were in court Friday trying to stop federal prosecutors from getting private documents.
The judge ordered Cohen to turn over a list of his law clients by Monday and answer questions about his practice.
Daniels is suing Cohen for defamation and claimed the nondisclosure agreement she agreed to is invalid because Trump never signed it.
Avenatti predicted Sunday that Cohen will face criminal charges in the “next 90 days” possibly related to bank fraud, wire fraud and campaign finance violations.
“This guy is radioactive right now,” Avenatti said. “And this is not going to end well.”