The combative Stormy Daniels attorney, who has Democratic Party ties is now signaling that might join the large list of those running for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination….
Michael Avenatti, the attorney representing adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, said Wednesday he will run against President Donald Trump if he seeks reelection, but only if he thinks there isn’t another candidate that could beat the president.
“IF (big) he seeks re-election, I will run, but only if I think that there is no other candidate in the race that has a REAL chance at beating him. We can’t relive 2016. I love this country, our values and our people too much to sit by while they are destroyed. #FightClub #Basta,“ Avenatti tweeted.
The tweet came after Avenatti was asked on Twitter when he would announce his 2020 bid.
Avenatti then followed up by tweeting: “To those that claim that only a traditional politician with “experience” can beat Trump, go back & look at the results from 2016. He beat all 15 of those candidates that he faced (crushed many). If we go down the same path and are not smart, don’t be surprised with the result.”
Avenatti represents Daniels, who is suing Trump and his personal lawyer Michael Cohen to invalidate an alleged “hush money” deal to silence the adult-film actress.
Appearing on CNN later Wednesday, Avenatti hinted at a potential presidential platform focused on dismantling Trump’s immigration policies, bolstering the United States’ international reputation and targeting unemployment in America’s heartland.
“I am interested in talking about ripping kids from the sides of their mothers. I am interested in having allies laugh at us around the world. I am interested in where all those jobs are that he promised Americans in key electoral states. I am interested in pro-choice and a whole host of other issues,” Avenatti said…..
U.S. Government lawyers are slamming one of President Donald Trump’s most prominent critics, attorney Michael Avenatti, over nearly half a million dollars in unpaid federal taxes owed by his former firm.
Avenatti’s former law firm, Eagan Avenatti LLP, agreed to make the roughly $452,000 tax payment last month in order to resolve a bankruptcy case, but the funds never arrived at the IRS, according to a filing Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana, Calif…
Avenatti told POLITICO that he’s being targeted over his political views. He also emphasized that the taxes at issue are owed by the law firm, not him….
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