Hoarders have gotten a bad reputation due to the exposure these super-collectors have gotten through reality television shows dedicated to shaming the worst of them.
There are times, however, when the fact that someone has been hoarding turns out to be quite beneficial, if not for them personally, then for someone else entirely.
According to legal hero Michael Avenatti, the media-savvy attorney for Trump’s pornstar paramour Stormy Daniels, that’s exactly the case when it comes to his nemesis, the president’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen.
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Avenatti made another of his frequent TV appearances today on MSNBC’s The Beat With Ari Melber and discussed how Cohen’s habit of keeping everything that passed through his hands came back to haunt the president’s bagman and gave prosecutors the biggest gift they could ever imagine.
“There is no doubt in my mind that Michael Cohen is going to be indicted and face some very, very serious charges. There is no doubt in my mind that he’s going to try to trade or flip on this president, and, you know I’ve told you before that there were audio tapes and a whole lot of information that was siezed in connection in these raids,” Avenatti explained.
“Among other problems that Michael Cohen and the presdient have is that it appears that Michael Cohen basically was one of the world’s great hoarders as it related to keeping evidence, cellphones and the like. I mean, this guy never threw anything away which I’m sure that the government is ecstatic about right now,” he concluded gleefully.
As they say, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, but surely at this point Mr. Cohen is regretting not having stayed on top of his filing and doing a little spring cleaning before the FBI came knocking on his doors.
With only eight out of the 292,226 letters, emails, texts and other documents seized by the FBI from Cohen being ruled by Judge Kimba Wood as covered by attorney-client privilege, there is a cornucopia of evidence for prosecutors to sink their teeth into as they evaluate their case against Cohen. It is this bonanza of incrimination that has Avenatti so certain that the president’s former personal lawyer will begin cooperating with prosecutors to save his own skin while divulging some of Trump’s biggest secrets.
Grab the popcorn folks! This is going to be a gripping ride once the sorted piles of hoarded documents are publically disclosed. It will be difficult to wait for the scene when the piles of hoarded evidence that tower above the president’s head come collapsing down around him, but, as in any great program about hoarding, you know that scene is inevitable.
You can watch the video of Michael Avenatti on MSNBC’s The Beat With Ari Melber in the clip below:
— TheBeat w/Ari Melber (@TheBeatWithAri) June 22, 2018
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