Michael Avenatti has always been a pitbull attorney, and anyone who has gone up against him knows it. The scrappy lawyer from a working-class St. Louis neighborhood has a record of representing the little guy or gal against giant opponents. He took on the NFL (National Football League), The Apprentice show, and O.J. Simpson. Now, he has gone after the president of these United States for lying.
Avenatti appeared on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos along with constitutional law and criminal attorney, Alan Dershowitz, a firm libertarian and frequent Trump defender. Avenatti went after the other attorney.
Stephanopoulos said Donald Trump leaked the two-minute tape. On it, Trump was talking to his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, about a payoff to former Playboy Playmate, Karen McDougal. A friend of Trump owns tabloid, The National Enquirer, which bought the story from McDougal and then killed it.
Avenatti is attorney for a similar case. Porn star, Stormy Daniels, alleged she had a sexual experience with Trump, and she sued him to release her from a nondisclosure agreement.
POTUS’ new PR attorney, former mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani, called the tape “exculpatory.” The word means evidence of lack of guilt, but that was not accurate.
In addition, Avenatti claimed that there was not just the one tape. He said there are “multiple tapes:”
‘I can tell you that for a fact there are multiple tapes. There are multiple tapes of President Trump, number one. That’s first of all. That ultimately is going to prove to be a big problem for the president. You know that old adage, ‘you live by the sword and die by the sword,’ will be true in this case because the president knew his attorney had a predisposition towards taping conversations with people, and Cohen had shared tapes with the president along the way during the ten years of legal representation.’
Then, he added that the tape could involve “campaign finance violations:”
‘Number two, this shows that the president knew these payments were being made prior to the election. He was a participant in it, and he was advising in how it was going to be done, and none of that proves to be helpful to him or Michael Cohen as it relates to campaign finance violations.’
Dershowitz called Avenatti out on the number of tapes:
‘I have a question for Michael Avenatti. How do you know there are other tapes? You’re not in a position where you could possibly know that properly. How do you know there are other tapes involving the president of the United States? Are you privy to what was seized from the office (of Michael Cohen)?”
Avenatti noted his own history of accurate predictions:
‘Well, Alan. I’m not going to answer your question because I don’t have to answer your question. Suffice it to say, Alan, that my accuracy rate over the last six months has been a heck of a lot better than yours as it relates to this matter.’
Dershowitz interrupted the Daniels’ attorney:
‘I’m not trying to get into anything personal.’
Avenatti fired back:
‘Please don’t interrupt me. My accuracy rate over the last six months has been spot on in this case. And let me tell you this. If I’m wrong, then why don’t we have Mr. Trump or his attorneys come forward today, right now and claim there are no other tapes. You’re not going to hear that because there are other tapes. Period.’
Then, Avenatti closed down the discussion with his classic ending “Period.”
Featured image is a screenshot via YouTube