MSNBC: ‘Michael Avenatti Has Been Arrested by Federal Agents’
WINTER: “Yeah, I do. Latest reporting from my colleague Joe Valiquette at WNBC who works with us in the investigations unit, spokesperson for the FBI confirms that Michael Avenatti has been arrested by federal agents at approximately 12:30 today. He was arrested in a building in midtown Manhattan. And based upon the information that I’m reading in this criminal complaint, it appears that discussions were continuing into today, and that this whole incident and these tweets and what you just referenced were part of an active law enforcement investigation that appears to have concluded moments ago —“
VELSHI: "He tweeted at 12:16."
REPORTER: "So apparently he was taken into custody —"
VELSHI: "14 minutes later."
WINTER: " — at some point right after that tweet went out. So this is something that has been developing very quickly here today and it led to Michael Avenatti’s arrest less than an hour ago, approximately 45 minutes ago."