NEW YORK — Stormy Daniels, who attended a court hearing today focusing on Michael Cohen, delivered several lines to reporters at an impromptu press conference about her thoughts about President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer.
“For years, Mr. Cohen has acted like he is above the law,” Daniels said outside a Manhattan federal court. “He has considered himself and openly referred to himself as Mr. Trump’s fixer. He has played by a different set of rules or should we say no rules at all.
“He has never thought that the little man, or especially women or even more, women like me, matter. That ends now. My attorney and I are committed to making sure that everyone finds out the truth and facts of what happened, and I give my word that we will not rest until that happens.”
U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood heard arguments today over whether Cohen and Trump should be allowed to review seized documents from a raid at Cohen’s office, home and hotel room before prosecutors are able to do so.
Wood denied the requests and ruled that prosecutors will get first access to the information, followed by Cohen’s defense team 10 days later. The jurist noted she has not yet decided whether she will appoint a special master in the case.
Cohen, who is under criminal investigation by federal prosecutors for possible bank and wire fraud, paid $130,000 in “hush” money to Daniels for her silence on an alleged affair with Trump.
Earlier in the day, Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, said that he and the adult superstar attended the hearing “to maintain or ensure that the integrity of the documents, whatever was seized, is maintained.”
After Daniels spoke at the impromptu conference, Avenatti called Cohen “radioactive.”
“Anybody who was associated with him in the last 20 or 30 years should be very, very concerned," Avenatti said.