Top-ranking Democrats are keeping their distance from Michael Avenatti, the creepy porn lawyer whose representation of Stormy Daniels might spawn his own dark-horse bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
The prospective candidate is claiming that a third woman has some information about alleged drunken antics undertaken by adolescent Brett Kavanaugh and his Georgetown Prep classmate, writer Mark Judge. But Democrats are not pouncing on Avenatti’s claims.
Does this mean the Avenatti Era in left-wing media — a creation of CNN — is coming to an end because Avenatti has no credibility left, even with his own Resistance comrades? Or are Democrats just ticked off that Avenatti wants to run against them for president, and is even picking up inexplicably straight-faced New Hampshire speculation from the Associated Press?
“Avenatti has tweeted that his client is a “woman with credible information” concerning “the targeting of women with alcohol/drugs” by Kavanaugh and his longtime friend Mark Judge, whom Ford has identified as the third person in the room during the alleged assault against her. But Democratic senators are treading lightly on the claims from Avenatti, who also represents Trump accuser Stormy Daniels and is weighing a presidential run.
“You know I never have no comment, but I have no comment about Michael Avenatti,” Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) said.
“Until we have more information, there’s not much that anyone can do with that,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), like Sanders a member of Schumer’s leadership team and leading 2020 presidential contender, said of Avenatti’s client.
“But since there are two women who have come forward – they have made credible claims, they have made their names public – it now means that the FBI should be conducting a full investigation” into both Ford and Ramirez’s allegations, Warren added.
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), who’s become one of the Judiciary panel’s most vocal Democrats on sexual misconduct issues, delivered blunt advice to Avenatti: “If he has something to introduce, he should do it now. I haven’t had any contact with him.'”
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