On his MSNBC show this evening, Ari Melber not so subtly suggested to Michael Avenatti that Michael Cohen might have put out a Mafia hit on him.
“We had the Trump lawyer, a former lawyer, last night. Wasn’t just criticizing you, he was asking the question of whether Michael Cohen’s role was to deal with the Mafia for Donald Trump. I mean, he said that, and he’s a Trump lawyer. When you say “ugly,” do you have concerns about your own role, your own safety, your own precautions?”
Avenatti, without specifically addressing the mob-hit notion, replied:
“I certainly have concerns about the safety of me and my client. Those concerns have been present. They have reached a heightened level over the last two weeks related to death threats and the like.”