Michael Avenatti Says He's Going to Depose Donald Trump: 'We're Coming for Him'

Stormy Daniels's lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said he would depose both President Donald Trump and his former "fixer" Michael Cohen, and had one message for both of them: "We're coming."

Avenatti said on CNN Wednesday—the morning after Cohen pleaded guilty to eight criminal charges, including campaign-finance violations, bank fraud and tax evasion—that he believed that within 90 days he could depose Cohen, who had been under federal investigation for months for his own business dealings, and for his part in the $130,000 payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, to keep her quiet about her alleged affair with Trump.

Avenatti then addressed Trump, specifically in regards to Cohen admitting to one count of an excessive campaign contribution at the request of a candidate.

"Look, this is a momentous occasion in American history. You have an individual that stands up in a court of law and pleads guilty and credibly points the finger at the president of the United States as a criminal co-conspirator," Avenatti said. "This is big deal. This doesn't happen every day."

CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota asked Avenatti what that meant for him.

"It means the president is in in a lot of trouble," Avenatti replied, "and it means we're coming for him."

"A sitting president can't be indicted," Camerota pointed out.

"Well, we're going to get all of the facts and all of the evidence. We're going to take his deposition under oath, we're going to lay that out for the American people," Avenatti said, "And ultimately, they're going to decide the fate of Donald Trump."

Camerota then asked what Americans should expect next.

"They should join us in the countdown to be deposing Michael Cohen and the president of the United States in disclosing all of that publicly," Avenatti said. "Because we're coming."

Asked how soon Americans could see that happen, Avenatti said: "As soon as we're ready to do so. Hopefully in the coming months."

Camerota also raised the possibility of Trump pardoning Cohen. Avenatti said he believed that is only a "slim possibility," and that it would not make "it all go away" for Trump. New York and California could bring bank fraud or wire fraud charges against Cohen, and Trump could not pardon Cohen for those offenses, because they're state and not federal, Avenatti explained.