Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for the media’s favorite porn star, has claimed that his efforts are not political. That claim seems less believable now that we know he has reached out to Democrats for money.
News Busters reports:
New York Times: Michael Avenatti Solicited Money from Democrats
Michael Avenatti is just $10 away from impeaching President Donald Trump. Send money now if you are a Democrat desperate to have your fantasy fulfilled.
Making record numbers of appearances on various news outlets to the detriment of actually practicing law doesn’t come cheap so the lawyer of porn star Stormy Daniels can use all the help he can get, especially from Democrats who think his off-scale grandstanding can somehow remove Trump from office. The June 1 New York Times in fact has reported that Avenatti has solicited money from Democrats in an article written by Kenneth Vogel, Stormy Daniels’s Lawyer Sought Help From Democrats in Fight With Trump:
Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for Stephanie Clifford, the pornographic film actress who says she had a sexual encounter with President Trump, has sought help for his legal battle against Mr. Trump from leading Democratic operatives….
The solicitations call into question Mr. Avenatti’s insistence that he and Ms. Clifford have never actively sought to raise money from major political donors because “we will not allow this to be politicized.”
In an interview Thursday, Mr. Avenatti reiterated that “this isn’t about politics.”
That is a lie. This is completely political and always has been.