Stormy Daniels was "very pleased" that President Donald Trump's attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations in connection with hush money he paid her, Michael Avenatti said Wednesday.
Avenatti, Daniels' attorney, added that the adult film actress who claims to have had an affair with Trump understands the battle isn't over, and he plans to depose the president.
"She feels vindicated," Avenatti told CNN's "New Day." "She's looking forward to this process playing out ... we're in about the second quarter of a four-quarter game."
"But we've got additional quarters to play in another game, and that's our civil case," said Avenatti. "We're going to depose Michael Cohen under oath. We're going to find out the details behind the facts that were stated in court yesterday."
And, said Avenatti, "we're going to depose the president of the United States, and we're going to ask him the same questions."
Avenatti did agree that it is a "touchdown" that Cohen pleaded guilty, and that he told the court he paid a total of $280,000 to two women on behalf of a "candidate," meaning Trump and payments made to Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal.
There is currently a stay on the civil case, though, but Avenatti said there is a hearing planned on Sept. 10 to determine if the stay should remain, and he thinks it will be lifted.
He added that there many questions to ask Trump, including what he knew, what he and Cohen had discussed, what arrangements were made in relation to the payments and more.
"I'm confident it's going to be a very spirited deposition," said Avenatti.
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