Avenatti on Payments to Cohen: ‘Where There Is Smoke, There Is Fire’
AVENATTI: "Based on my review of the evidence and what I know from out investigation, I don’t think it’s as simple as what you’ve described. I think ultimately it will be shown there are things that are far more nefarious. And, in fact, if you look at the reaction of some of these companies over the last 24 hours, I think that is a strong indication that where there is smoke, there is fire. And by that, what I mean is you have the U.S.-based entity tied to the oligarch now claiming they have no ties whatsoever to the oligarch or the parent Russian entity —"