Att’y ripped for letter in Cohen case
A MANHATTAN lawyer’s effort to worm his way into Stormy Daniels’ legal battle with President Trump met with scorn and confusion by the porn star’s lawyer.
Local attorney Peter Gleason filed a letter Thursday asking the judge in the case to seal documents seized from Michael Cohen to prevent Michael Avenatti, Daniels’ lawyer, the FBI and New York State investigators from seeing them.
Gleason said that around 2013, he spoke with Cohen about two women who said disgraced Attorney General Eric Schneiderman had been “sexually inappropriate” with them.
If Cohen, who is President Trump’s personal attorney, documented the conversation, those notes could now be in the hands of the FBI and prosecutors. Avenatti has sought to intervene in the Manhattan Federal Court case regarding which of Cohen’s documents are subject to attorney-client privilege.
Gleason wrote that he didn’t trust Avenatti with any details about the women because of his “reckless and wanton behavior” and “fast and loose style.” Avenatti scoffed at the filing. “We never sought access to any such information, so I have no idea what he is talking about. It appears to be an effort for him to get attention,” he told the Daily News.