Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, has been on CNN and MSNBC nearly a hundred times in the last month. Yet it turns out, Stormy Daniels is not even paying him. Isn’t that curious, since he claims to represent her? So who is paying him?
Mark Penn writes at The Hill:
Who is paying Michael Avenatti?
So exactly who is paying Michael Avenatti? And is he a lawyer, an opposition researcher, a journalist, or a campaign operative?
He wants to make the discussion all about where Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal attorney, got his money but, to have clean hands, Avenatti needs to come forward with exactly who is financing his operation, who his sources were for detailed banking information, and whether he really is an attorney solely representing Stormy Daniels or just using her as cover to wage a political operation.
From the beginning, this has been fishy. Daniels’s previous lawyer advised her to stick to her agreements. In contrast, Avenatti okayed her violating with impunity her non-disclosure agreement on “60 Minutes” despite a binding arbitration judgment against her. She acknowledged on Twitter that she is not paying for her lawyer. So who is? And did he indemnify her against all multimillion-dollar penalties?…
Avenatti has been given a free, unfettered media perch on TV to spread his stuff without the networks forcing him to meet any disclosure requirements, saying that he is Daniels’s attorney when someone else entirely is paying for this operation is not true disclosure…
Isn’t it fascinating how the media keeps putting this guy out there without ever asking any of these questions?
It’s almost like they’re pushing a narrative without disclosure. Almost.