Brent Blakely, the attorney for President Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen, asked the judge overseeing the Stormy Daniels lawsuit for a delay Friday due to the fact that he believes Cohen will likely be indicted in a federal case within the next 90 days.
U.S. District Judge James Otero responded that he needs more time to review the request and that “there’s some gaping holes” in it, Reuters reported.
Blakely argues that continuing with the Daniels case could endanger his client’s Fifth Amendment right.
Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, appeared optimistic that Otero would land on his side, tweeting, “I think he liked our arguments and we had the better presentation”.
Later in the day, Avenatti told CNN’s Jake Tapper that he believes Trump will resign before his term is up, which Tapper called a “wild claim”.
“Well, it is really not wild. My record thus far has been spot on. I don’t think I’ve been wrong about anything yet in the last five to six weeks,” he said. “Jake, there is a lot of evidence in this case, there is a lot of shoes yet to drop. Michael Cohen is not going to hold up.”
“Michael Cohen is going to flip on this president and he knows where the bodies are buried, or at least many of them,” he added. “I do not think that the president will last through the balance of his term. I just don’t. Now, we’ll find out if I’m right or wrong, but I think he’s going to ultimately resign the presidency.”