Stormy Daniels files defamation lawsuit against Trump

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    By Sara Sidner, MJ Lee, Javier De Diego and Maeve Reston, CNN
    May 1, 2018


    (CNN –) President Donald Trump's chief provocateur has struck again – this time with a lawsuit alleging defamation of adult film star Stormy Daniels.

    In what appeared to be an effort to keep her case at the center of the news after a delay in a related case in California, Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, filed a new lawsuit on Daniels' behalf on Monday. The suit alleges that Trump attempted to tarnish her reputation and credibility by dismissing her account – and subsequent description – of a man who threatened her in 2011, at a time when she was ready to go public about her alleged affair with Trump.

    The lawsuit filed Monday by Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, in federal court in New York targets Trump's tweet on April 18 dismissing a composite sketch of a man who the adult film star says threatened her over her alleged affair with Trump more than a decade ago.

    In that tweet, Trump called the composite sketch "a total con job." The lawsuit says Daniels suffered damages in excess of $75,000.

    "By calling the incident a 'con job,' Mr. Trump's statement would be understood to state that Ms. Clifford was fabricating the crime and the existence of the assailant, both of which are prohibited under New York law, as well as the law of numerous other states," Avenatti wrote in the lawsuit.

    "It was apparent that Mr. Trump meant to convey that Ms. Clifford is a liar, someone who should not be trusted, that her claims about the threatening encounter are false, and that she was falsely accusing the individual depicted in the sketch of committing a crime, where no crime had been committed. ... Mr. Trump made his statement either knowing it was false, had serious doubts about the truth of his statement, or made the statement with reckless disregard for its truth or falsity."

    The suit is separate from another lawsuit in which Daniels is suing Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, over the legality of a 2016 hush agreement in which she was paid $130,000 to keep quiet about the alleged affair with Trump.

    The President, who is also a defendant in that lawsuit, has denied any sexual encounter between the two. Daniels also has sued Cohen for defamation.

    The language in Monday's lawsuit about how Daniels' alleged affair with Trump came to the attention of InTouch magazine conflicts with CNN's reporting on the matter.

    In the lawsuit, Avenatti claims that Daniels agreed to cooperate with InTouch in May 2011 on an article about the alleged affair that was being pushed to the magazine by Daniels' ex-husband.

    The lawsuit contends that Daniels' ex-husband approached the magazine without approval from Daniels, adding that "she did so only after being told that the magazine was going to be running the story with or without her cooperation."

    But two sources with knowledge of the arrangement told CNN that it was Daniels' manager, Gina Rodriguez, who was peddling the story on behalf of Daniels. The adult film star, the sources said, did the interview willingly and went so far as to sit for a lie detector test.

    When asked about the conflicting account of how Daniels connected with InTouch, Avenatti told CNN it was "complete and utter nonsense. An absolute fabrication. And in any event, irrelevant."

    Daniels contends that she was threatened in Las Vegas a few weeks after sharing her story with InTouch. She has said that a man – who became the subject of the composite sketch referenced by Trump earlier this month – approached her in a parking lot and said, "Leave Trump alone. Forget the story."

    According to her account, the man then leaned in, looked at Daniels' infant daughter and said: "That's a beautiful little girl. It'd be a shame if something happened to her mom." (InTouch never published the story.)

    After the composite sketch of the man was released publicly on April 17 at Daniels' behest, the President referenced her account in a tweet.

    "A sketch years later about a nonexistent man," Trump tweeted on April 18. "A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)!"

    Avenatti's move Monday seemed designed to draw fresh attention to Daniels' claims after a California judge halted her lawsuit against Cohen for 90 days while a criminal investigation of him moves forward in New York.

    But some legal analysts have interpreted Avenatti's moves against Cohen, and now the President, as an effort to compel Trump and his lawyer to give a deposition under oath, as investigators probe the circumstances around Cohen's $130,000 payment to Daniels before the 2016 presidential election.

    In mid-April, the FBI raided Cohen's office, home and a hotel room that he was using. They seized recordings he had made of his conversations with Daniels' former lawyer, Keith Davidson.

    When asked Monday why it was necessary to file the lawsuits in two different legal jurisdictions, Avenatti told CNN that "it wasn't by accident" that they decided to file a separate defamation suit against Trump on Monday in New York. He declined, however, to explain the thinking behind his strategy.

    "I'm not at liberty to get into that. But it wasn't by accident," he said in a telephone interview Monday afternoon.

    Avenatti said the suggestion that Daniels' latest case is a media ploy is "absolutely baseless, absurd, moronic and ridiculous."

    "We did not force the President to issue this defamatory tweet," Avenatti said, referring to Trump's tweet on April 18.

    "We stated immediately after it was issued that we were going to be bringing this claim either in the LA case or in a separate matter. And that's exactly what we've done."

    Avenatti has said Daniels plans to file an appeal challenging the move by the California judge to issue a 90-day stay.

    Avenatti and his legal team face significant hurdles in bringing the defamation case against Trump, not only because it involves a public figure, but also because the President has wide latitude to express his opinions.

    In an interview Monday night with CNN's Erin Burnett on "Erin Burnett OutFront," Harry Sandick, a former assistant US attorney for the Southern District of New York, said the defamation case had little chance of surviving: "I think we're going to see a motion to dismiss in this case – that would be my prediction."

    "You're allowed to express opinions without running afoul of defamation law, even as a president," Sandick said. "And, in fact, there's a question about whether – because he's doing this as President – if this is somehow within the scope of his role as President. There's an absolute immunity from a Supreme Court case in 1982 when the president acts as president. It's not clear here whether he's acting within the perimeter of his role as President. But if he is, that would be another immunity."

    CNN legal analyst Paul Callan, a former New York homicide prosecutor and media law professor, called the case "a publicity stunt" and engaged Avenatti in a spirited debate about the case Monday night during an appearance on "Anderson Cooper 360."

    "Even good defamation cases are hard to win in court, because of the discovery involved and proving actual damages. But this case, I think, is going to be extraordinarily difficult," Callan said. "The defense will be that this is simply an expression of opinion by the President, which he's allowed to express, and that is considered non-defamatory under defamation law."

    Not only is there a higher bar for defamation cases involving public figures, but Callan added that Avenatti and his legal team will have to prove that the President acted with malice in making the statements about Daniels' account. "There's a very, very strong argument to make that this case will get tossed by a judge at an early stage," Callan said.

    Avenatti acknowledged that malice will be hard to prove but said he was confident in the merits of the case. Pressed on why he filed the suit in New York, he noted that Trump continues to be a legal resident of the state of New York. He rejected the notion that the case is a publicity stunt.


    https://edition.cnn.com/2018/04/30/politics/stormy-daniels-defamation-lawsuit/index.html
     
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    I kind of like the buzz that has gone on since this first came out. The perfect case fir a frivolous lawsuit.

    This is something that was on the "hush hush?" seriously?

    To any rational person finding out that Donald Trump had sex with a porn star would be the same reaction as finding out Mike Pence didn't have sex with a porn star.
     
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    Setting aside the salacious nature of the Stormy Daniels case, you do realize don’t you exactly why her 2 lawsuits have the rapt attention of the Justice Department & the Federal Election Commission? Plus her defamation suit is a pioneering test case for everyone else who’ve said they intend to sue Donald Trump for defamatory things he’s tweeted, said or written while the sitting president. Hence the buzz. Not everyone’s head is down the loo.
     
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    Rudy Giuliani has violated the Trumpworld canon, writes Alexandra Petri for The Washington Post (May 4th, 2018)

    Excerpt:

    The boundaries of Trumpworld are controlled only by the Word of God (Trump, its creator). His statements alone carry weight, until they don’t. Some figures are welcomed into the story as recurring, active characters (Jared, Ivanka); others dip in and out of existence entirely (Tiffany). It is impossible to keep all these story lines and relationships straight — even the Creator cannot always do so.

    This is the reality-TV kind of reality where, in post-production, you can unsay anything. If Trump hadn’t been elected president, he would still be building this world in his basement.

    If this were simply real life or simply fiction, it would be much easier. But Trumpworld is a fictional universe in which real people are being forced to live. So you cannot say something either happened or did not happen. You must check with the Creator to see whether it happened, and sometimes his answer will change mid-sentence. Somebody who thought she was familiar with the plot points will make a statement that seems to logically follow, and it will turn out that she did not know what she was talking about. Since Trumpworld’s purchase by the American people, we had expected to have a more stable narrative, but that does not suit the Creator’s purposes.

    And now Rudy Giuliani, I am ashamed to say, has run afoul of canon.

    [News break] Rudy who?

    Rudolph William Louis Giuliani, “an American politician, attorney, businessman, public speaker, former mayor of New York City, and an informal adviser on cybersecurity to the White House”, according to his Wikipedia profile. The announcement that he was joining President Donald Trump’s team of outside counsel (ie, not the attorneys who are with the President in the White House) came about a fortnight ago.

    [Resume news]

    Giuliani thought he was helping by sharing some fun new stories he had discovered about the president, but it turned out he was violating the first rule of Trump canon, which is that only Trump can set canon.

    First, Giuliani explained that Trump had reimbursed lawyer Michael Cohen for his $130,000 in hush payments to Stormy Daniels. “I don’t think the president realized he paid him back for that specific thing until we made him aware of the paperwork,” Giuliani told NBC News, claiming that the president replied, “‘Oh my goodness, I guess that’s what it was for.’” But it was fine, because the funds were not campaign-related, though Giuliani could not help reflecting that it would have been bad for the campaign had this story come out closer to the election.

    [News break] Other news....
    • FOX & Friends tweeted "Mr Giuliani had said: Trump reimbursed Michael Cohen $130K for expenses, but it was not campaign money."
    • Spectator (USA edition) reported that after Mr Giuliani had revealed that reimbursement by Mr Trump to Mr Cohen when interviewed by Sean Hannity, "Mr Giuliani told the New York Times that he had evidence which proved Trump had paid the $130,000 sum through $35,000 monthly instalments 'some time after the campaign [was] over'" .
    • Spectator also reported that "Mr Giuliani told The Washington Post that he’d spoken to the President before and after the interview , and Trump was well aware that he was going to let this explosive fact slip: ‘He was well-aware that at some point when I saw the opportunity, I was going to get this over with,' Giuliani said".
    Source: https://usa.spectator.co.uk/2018/05/is-rudy-giuliani-all-there/

    [Resume news]

    Then Giuliani said Trump fired James B. Comey because he refused to clear the president’s name in the Russia investigation.

    These were not authorized additions to canon.

    Giuliani “just started a day ago, but he really has his heart into it,” Trump explained, and he did not say things the way they ought to be said. He is still “learning the subject matter.” (He did not start just a day ago, but as any follower of Trumpworld would understand, “yesterday” is a metaphor, like a day in Genesis, or the dreaded phrase “got coffee one or two times” — spoken prior to erasing someone from the canon entirely.)

    Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2018/05/04/rudy-giuliani-has-violated-the-trumpworld-canon/?utm_term=.ad0d811d5df2


    Also, too, this past week, Mr Giuliani spun the tale that the basis for the Mueller case is dead; McCabe and Comey are at loggerheads; and Michael Avenatti is an ambulance chaser with an eye on 30% of his client’s takings; among other things…..


    Which didn’t go uncommented upon…..


    Mr Giuliani has also likened FBI agents to stormtroopers. It didn’t go unnoticed that Republican leadership are deaf over this.....

    (NB: The title of this video is clickbait. James Comey does not comment here. For that, see his twitter account. https://twitter.com/comey?lang=en)


    “This is not theater of the absurd; it is actually what is happening at the White House. The tangle of stories and explanations and contradictions by President Donald Trump, his lawyers and his press secretary about the payoff by Trump lawyer Michael Cohen of porn star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election is knotted so tight it has become impossible to follow one thread.” ~ Z. Brian Wolf, for CNN Politics. Excerpted from: It is officially impossible to understand what Trump is saying about Stormy Daniels (May 4th, 2018) https://edition.cnn.com/2018/05/04/politics/donald-trump-stormy-daniels-damage-control/index.html
     
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    The Brilliant Egomaniac Who Could Bring Down Donald Trump: In praise of Stormy Daniel’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti

    By Jacob Weisberg, for Slate (May 4th 2018)

    Someday, when the story of Donald Trump’s decline and fall comes to be written, historians may wonder at the impact of a hiring decision that passed by unnoted at the time. When Stormy Daniels brought on Michael Avenatti, she unleashed a force of nature who has been steadily besting Trump at his own game. Now, two months after Avenatti first appeared on the porn actress’ behalf, Daniels’ lawyer has laid a series of traps that have genuinely imperiled Trump’s presidency.

    In hiring Avenatti, Daniels both benefited from bringing on a zealous advocate and from dumping one of the world’s worst lawyers. If you want to know more about Avenatti’s predecessor Keith Davidson and haven’t already showered today, have a look at William Bastone’s deep dive in the Smoking Gun. “Davidson specializes in extracting payments in exchange for the quashing of incriminating videos and/or details about sexual indiscretions, STDs, and all manner of regrettable behavior,” Bastone writes. Like Saul Goodman, Davidson understands that you can make an outstanding living by getting people to pay you to go away—even though paying ensures you’ll be back later. Davidson’s business was, shall we say, demanding contributions from celebrities like Tila Tequila, Hulk Hogan, Paris Hilton, Charlie Sheen, and Kanye West, and then finding new clients to ask them for more.

    Daniels’ sexual relationship with Donald Trump presented Davidson with a bread-and-butter opportunity to earn a fat commission on a nuisance payment. Davidson got two such commissions in 2016, when Michael Cohen paid $130,000 to buy Daniels’ silence and when Trump’s friend David Pecker spent $150,000 to buy off the Playboy model Karen McDougal.

    In this business, the lawyer’s commodity is the suable celebrity. Daniels was right to suspect that her lawyer was playing for the other team, with Cohen recommending Davidson to potential clients and vice-versa. After the Daniels story broke, Cohen released the statement from Davidson’s client, which sounded a lot like it was dictated by Trump: “TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: I recently became aware that certain news outlets are alleging that I had a sexual and/or romantic affair with Donald Trump many, many, many years ago.”

    Daniels signed it in a flowery hand, but by that point she was fed up with Davidson and looking for a new lawyer. I’m not sure how she found Avenatti, but the match was brilliantly made. Having just won the largest verdict of the previous year in California—$454 million from Kimberly-Clark in a class-action over surgical gowns—he isn’t in it for the money. And unlike his predecessor, who he denounced as “an absolute tool,” Avenatti really represents his client. From the start, he gave Daniels two shrewd pieces of advice: 1) go ahead and take the risk of violating your non-disclosure agreement while we challenge it in court, and 2) recognize that the case will be fought and won in the media, not in secret arbitration.

    If Robert Mueller is silent as the tomb, Michael Avenatti is a midtown traffic jam—specifically, the one between 30 Rock and the Time Warner Center. At this point he has replaced the old “full Ginsburg” with the Avenatti ricochet—MSBNC to CNN to MSNBC and back to CNN in the same day. He is a risk-taker and a rule-breaker. He gets his energy from insulting enemies and taking theatrical umbrage at their pathetic responses. But if he mirrors Trump in certain respects, Avenatti is deeply unlike him in ways that matter greatly to their conflict. His ego is large, but aligns with his desired outcome. His impulse is to use the truth to his advantage rather than to spin a convenient lie.

    With his taste for driving race cars and the lean, sinewy look of a greyhound, Avenatti combines Trump’s media-getting instincts with the ability to think more than five minutes into the future. For weeks before Daniels went on 60 Minutes, he dribbled out details, walking up to the line of annoying her potential sympathizers but never quite crossing it. Daniels acquitted herself brilliantly with Anderson Cooper, coming across as a blunt and funny non-victim. Together, they’ve performed a brilliant striptease.

    As a media strategist, Avenatti deploys a strong Twitter-plus-TV game, promoting his many appearances on CNN and MSNBC and his feud with Fox News—an inverted Trump. Trump bluffed that he might have tapes of his Comey meetings; Avenatti suggests that Daniels has photos. Who knows? Maybe she does.

    To #fakenews #nocollusion he replies #basta, a perfect distillation of his message and the larger case.

    ✔ @MichaelAvenatti

    Rudy Giuliani - the only “ambulance” I have ever chased in my career is the one you are driving right now in a desperate attempt to save this presidency. Any time you would like to compare our legal careers and cases over the last 15 yrs, I would be happy to. #sirens #basta

    11:49 PM - May 3, 2018


    ✔ @MichaelAvenatti

    Moments ago, we filed this lawsuit against Mr. Trump for his recent irresponsible and defamatory statements about my client @stormydaniels. He is well aware of what transpired and his complicity. We fully intend on bringing it to light. #buckleup #bastahttps://www.dropbox.com/s/cghg5fwc42lh7y7/Complaint.pdf?dl=0 …

    1:55 AM - May 1, 2018


    ✔ @MichaelAvenatti

    For those that criticize my client for her profession, let he or she who has NEVER voluntarily viewed ANY form of pornography or gone to a strip club or burlesque show throw as many stones as they wish. As for the others (dare I say over 95%) - BASTA!!! #ownit #dontbeahypocrite

    10:09 PM - Apr 23, 2018

    As a legal strategist, Avenatti is similarly calculating, a setter of snares that the president and his men aren’t clever enough to evade. For Trump: Concede paying hush money or admit a campaign finance violation. For Cohen: Admit Trump paid Daniels or open yourself up to possible prosecution or disbarment on ethical grounds.

    Before it became clear that Cohen was in legal jeopardy, Avenatti framed these choices in a way designed to a drive wedge between Trump and his lawyer. This split may prove even more decisive than Avenatti could have anticipated back in March. But Avenatti has always understood that when presented with binaries of this sort, his adversaries reliably choose in a way that proves disastrous. Trump tests one alternative, then the other, then the other, until he has backed himself into an inescapable position. We see this same dynamic around the question of whether to testify before the special counsel. Trump says he will, but can’t. As soon as Trump says anything, Avenatti reframes the issue as an unappealing choice.

    ✔ @MichaelAvenatti

    We will soon find out if Mr. Cohen is really willing to lose his license, perjure himself, and possibly face other charges, all to hide & save Mr. Trump. As this noose tightens, reality will set in and sleepless nights will occur. Especially at 1600... #pickedthewrongfixer #basta

    5:38 PM - Apr 2, 2018


    ✔ @MichaelAvenatti

    How can President Donald Trump seek $20 million in damages against my client based on an agreement that he and Mr. Cohen claim Mr. Trump never was a party to and knew nothing about? #notwellthoughtout #sloppy #checkmate

    8:47 AM - Mar 17, 2018


    Could the Daniels case bring Trump down? It has the advantage of obviousness. The Russia scandal, comprising various scenarios around collusion and an encyclopedia of unpronounceable names, is difficult to follow and understand. The Stormy Daniels story, if less important, has the virtue of being extremely easy to follow: sex with a porn star, lies, and hush money. If there’s not enough rope here to hang Trump with, it does give him enough rope to hang himself, which Trump shows every indication of doing.

    Indeed, the president appears to be doing a Stormy-in-reverse, firing his competent lawyers like John Dowd and Ty Cobb in favor of the past-it Rudy Giuliani, who immediately implicated his client by acknowledging that the $130,000 payment to Daniels was made to influence the 2016 election. Every time Daniels’ lawyer prods him into another incriminating lie—like Giuliani’s cockamamie idea that the monthly retainer he paid Michael Cohen was a “reimbursement”—the president multiplies his jeopardy, a fact Avenatti is quick to tout on CNN, MSNBC, and CNN again.

    Source: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/05/michael-avenatti-stormy-daniels-lawyer-could-bring-down-donald-trump.html
     
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    In a recent tweet, Michael Avenatti said:

    After significant investigation, we have discovered that Mr. Trump’s atty Mr. Cohen received approximately $500,000 in the mos. after the election from a company controlled by a Russian Oligarc with close ties to Mr. Putin. These monies may have reimbursed the $130k payment.

    2:05 PM - 8 May 2018


    Clips from several follow-up media segments and/or interviews with Mr Avenatti have appeared on Youtube; among them, this one:

     
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    This video about the money flows in & out of Essential Consultants LLC – the company through which Stormy Daniels was paid hush money – expands the number of commentators over 3 segments:

     
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    ^^ How interesting.

    Moving on….

    One of the issues under consideration is that Michael Cohen may have been touting a Pay to Play scheme.


    For those who don’t know: Mr Avenatti’s team had prepared a Preliminary Report on Findings of their investigation, then made an Executive Summary of it. The 7-page ES was made available to the public at a link given in a tweet by Mr Avenatti.

    Naturally, the news media were among those who homed in on it, specifically on the companies named in it that had made payments to Essential Consultants LLC. A company which was, in essence, a shell company with no employees.


    On May 9th, Mr Avenatti appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show for less than 14 minutes, towards the end. The rest of the show was Ms Maddow explaining the content of the ES. She wrapped up the interview with the remark that: “The Stormy Daniels case has turned into a lot of things besides just the question of her Non-Disclosure Agreement.”

    The video of the show here is audio only.

     
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    ^^ **Sigh**

    Ok. Last try. Am going with a pre-show segment Rachel Maddow did before she interviewed Michael Avenatti. It’s an overview of where some of the known payments to Essential Consultants LLC come from – a jumping off point in the Follow the Money paper trail. Towards the end of this video Ms Maddow speaks with former US Attorney for Alabama Joyce Vance.

     
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    In an early morning tweet on Friday May 11th, Michael Avenatti released an email from Michael Cohen to Stormy Daniels’ former lawyer, Keith Davidson (whom Ms Daniels has accused of working against her interests).

    In the email dated Feb 22nd 2018:
    • Mr Cohen tells Mr Davidson that it’s his understanding that Ms Clifford (Ms Daniels’ real name) is seeking the advice of additional counsel regarding the “PP-vs-DD NDA” matter.
    • Mr Cohen references the exhibits that go with the NDA, specifically Exhibit A, a Side Letter Agreement, which “is deemed Attorneys Eyes Only, specifically naming only you and I”.
    • Mr Cohen gives Mr Davidson this instruction: “Under no circumstances should you forward this document or the exhibits to anyone without my express written consent. Thank you.”

    Along with releasing this email, Mr Avenatti wrote:

    @MichaelAvenatti

    Knowing what we know now, no wonder Mr. Cohen was doing everything he could to interfere with Ms. Daniels' efforts to get new counsel. He was desperate to avoid the cover-up from surfacing and was afraid that competent counsel would expose him and Mr. Trump. #MoreToCome #Basta
    5:03 AM - 11 May 2018

    Source: https://twitter.com/MichaelAvenatti/status/994910902821490689

    Then he twittered some 3+hours later:

    @MichaelAvenatti

    Let this serve as formal notice - there is significantly more evidence and facts to come relating to Mr. Cohen's dealings and Mr. Trump's knowledge and involvement. You can come clean now or wait to be outed. Your choice. We have only just begun...#Basta
    8:49 AM - 11 May 2018


    Early evening Friday, Mr Avenatti tweeted about an outflow of funds from EC LLC to an LA firm:

    @MichaelAvenatti

    In 2017-18 - Why was Mr. Cohen paying Demeter Direct Inc. in Los Angeles large sums of money from his Essential Consultants LLC account? Keep attacking me Mr. Giuliani and @foxnews. Please. #Basta
    4:19 PM - 11 May 2018
     
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    Between morning and evening of Friday, things had gotten personal between Mr Giuliani & Mr Avenatti.

    Backtrack to Tuesday. That day, Mr Avenatti had proposed a televised discussion between him and Mr Rudy Giuliani.

    @MichaelAvenatti

    I think it would be very helpful for the public to witness a discussion between Mr. Giuliani and me concerning the facts of the case, etc. I am willing to participate on any network provided both sides are provided a fair shake. I am also willing to do it on 12-hrs notice.
    12:45 AM - May 9, 2018

    On Friday, Business Insider interviewed Mr Giuliani by phone.
    • President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, explained why he won't debate Stormy Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, on Friday.
    • Giuliani told Business Insider that he doesn't "get involved with pimps."
    • Avenatti tweeted earlier that he was "willing to participate on any network provided both sides are provided a fair shake."
    Excerpt:
    "I don't get involved with pimps," [Mr Giuliani] said of the lawyer. "The media loves to give him room because he makes these roundabout charges and they turn out to mean nothing. I think he's going to get himself in serious trouble."

    Source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/i-dont-get-involved-with-pimps-rudy-giuliani-escalates-battle-with-stormy-daniels-lawyer/ar-AAx8xdR?ocid=st

    The "pimps" remark lashed a wound already festering with “ambulance chaser” and “complete jerk”.

    @MichaelAvenatti

    Hey Rudy - It turns out I’m not the only “pimp” you have experience with. History evidently is repeating itself. #pimped #basta
    2:42 PM - 11 May 2018





     

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