FLASHBACK: Watch Avenatti Claim He Was Going to Take Down Trump
Creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti, once the leftist media’s favorite Trump-hating celebrity, is fighting for the right to live the rest of his life outside of prison.
Just ten months ago Avenatti was flying high as the Democrat media complex’s darling, giving daily interviews claiming that he would take down President Donald J. Trump.
“I believe that ultimately he will be forced to resign due to information that he’s — is going to come to light in connection with our case, as well as the raids by the FBI,” Avenatti told a panel on “CBS This Morning.” “We’re going to prove the details of this reimbursement. I think there’s going to be criminal liability, criminal exposure in how this payment was handled.”
He was referring to an alleged “hush money” payment made to Avenatti’s client Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence about an alleged affair with Trump. At the time, he was attempting to make the case that the alleged payment constituted a subversion of campaign finance law.
“I think we’re going to prove the details of this reimbursement, I think there’s likely going to be criminal liability – criminal exposure in connection with how this payment was handled,” he continued.
The case never panned out, and eventually Daniels was forced to pay Trump’s legal fees.
“Again, I think we’ve only scratched the surface,” Avenatti said. “I think this is only one deal – one untold deal of many – that’s gonna come to light in connection with those raids. Campaign finance law is multi-faceted. There’s a number of things you can and cannot do. I think it’s clear that if an effort was made to avoid reporting this, whether it be by Michael Cohen, or by the President himself, or by his organization, that’s ultimately going to prove to be very problematic.”
Monday, Avenatti was indicted for extortion in the Southern District of New York, and separately in a Los Angeles Federal Court on wire and bank fraud charges. The latter charges alone carry a maximum 50-year prison sentence.
My how the mighty have fallen.
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