Avenatti Bites Back After GOP’s Chuck Grassley Calls Him A ‘Porn’ Lawyer

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Just because Brett Kavanaugh is now an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, that doesn’t mean the fight over his confirmation his over. The controversy that swirled over credible sexual assault allegations that emerged during his confirmation process continues this week with a bitter back-and-forth between Iowa Republican and U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and lawyer Michael Avenatti.

Grassley, during an interview that aired this week on Fox News, claimed that Avenatti’s reputation as a “lawyer for the porn world” helped sink the case against Kavanaugh once he got involved.

Avenatti responded:

‘Chuck Grassley claimed last night that I have “established a reputation as a lawyer for the porn world.” This shows how ignorant and out of touch with reality he is. Far too stupid to lead such an important cmte. Meanwhile, he and his colleagues reach for their Betamax tapes…’

Avenatti proves quite on-point with his assessment of the situation. His no doubt most prominent legal work has been on behalf of Stephanie Clifford, aka Stormy Daniels, who goes by the latter name as part of her adult film work. His representation of her, however, has had pretty much nothing to do with her career choice. Instead, he’s led the legal charge against President Donald Trump’s team over their efforts to bully his client into silence about a brief affair she had with the man who is now U.S. president.

Although Trump has himself claimed otherwise in the context of the Kavanaugh case, that representation produced some tangible results, too. He spearheaded scrutiny of the hush money scheme that culminated in Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen becoming a convicted felon and implicating Donald Trump himself in the process, indicating that he’d directed the peddling of the hundreds of thousands of dollars in hush money that he pushed.

In other words, Grassley is simply refusing to extricate Clifford’s profession from who she and her lawyer actually are here. The two have little to no acute relevance to each other.

Avenatti originally got involved in the Kavanaugh case when he brought forward a sworn statement from Julie Swetnick. Her story backed up, in a general sense, those brought forward by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez. Ford claimed that during high school years, she’d suffered a violent attempted rape at Kavanaugh’s hands, and Swetnick confirmed that she’d seen the now judge aim to victimize girls at parties throughout the same period. She says that she herself was eventually raped at a party at which Kavanaugh was present.

Republican members of the U.S. Senate, though, don’t seem to care. They only heard out Ford, inviting her for an appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee that ended up unfolding just days before they confirmed Kavanaugh to the nation’s highest court. Literally within hours of that appearance, South Carolina Republican and Judiciary Committee member Lindsey Graham asserted on Fox News that Ford has a “problem,” epitomizing, it felt like, the entire Republican position.

That position might come back to bite them big time in the midterm elections in less than one month.

Twitter’s response is below.

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