Adult film actress Stormy Daniels' attorney said on Sunday that Rudy Giuliani's appearance on ABC minutes before him was an "absolute unmitigated disaster" for President Donald Trump's legal counsel.
"I can’t believe that that actually just happened," Daniel's attorney Michael Avenatti told George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "This Week." "I mean what we witnessed by Rudy Giuliani may be one of the worst TV appearances by any attorney on behalf of a client in modern times."
Avenatti argued that Giuliani, a former prosecutor and mayor of New York City, does not have a solid grasp of the facts on Trump's actions in relation to the president's longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen's $130,000 payment to Daniels during the 2016 election campaign.
Earlier this week, Giuliani told Fox News' Sean Hannity that Trump had reimbursed Cohen for the sum, contradicting denials from the White House and forcing Giuliani to later issue a clarifying statement. The former mayor later conceded that he is still getting up to speed on the facts.
On Sunday, Giuliani conceded that it was possible Cohen paid additional women during the campaign.
"I have no knowledge of that but I would think, if it was necessary, yes," Giuliani told Stephanopoulos minutes before Avenatti's interview.
"He made payments for the president, or he conducted business for the president, which means he had legal fees, monies laid out and expenditures, which I have on my bills to my clients.”
Claiming that he has evidence Trump knew about the Daniels payment, despite denying it to reporters on Air Force One, Avenatti said the end result of the case "is going to be a disaster for Michael Cohen, the president and now Rudy Giuliani."
"It is time for Rudy Giuliani to be put out to pasture," Avenatti concluded.