(Liberty Bell) – Michael Avenatti, the “Creepy Porn Lawyer” who spent the better part fo 2018 on one cable news show or another, has been convicted of extortion.
If you think that he well deserves it, you’re not alone.
Many on the right were laughing and cheering at the news of the obnoxious, self-obsessed, and crooked celebrity lawyer’s bad news, including Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse.
On Friday, Sasse released a statement slamming Avenatti, and he did not hold back.
“U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after Michael Avenatti, the noted scumbag and left-wing-media darling who orchestrated attacks on Justice Brett Kavanaugh, was found guilty on all counts in his Nike extortion trial,” the statement read.
Sasse wrote: “Michael Avenatti is a D-list attorny but a Grade-A scumbag. It’s hard to get airtime from the slammer, so Nike’s win is cable television’s loss. In the end, Michael Avenatti wasn’t a real attorney, he just played one on TV.”
The release from the senator’s office concluded with a “background” on the matter, which read, “Michael Avenatti, who once called Senator Sasse a ‘moron who knows nothing about the law,’ faces up to 42 years in prison for his genius legal theories.”
So Ben Sasse's office has a statement pic.twitter.com/XlGyjjhJBP
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) February 14, 2020
The Blaze has a quick history on the CPL’s background:
Avenatti, who famously represented porn star Stormy Daniels in a failed lawsuit against President Donald Trump, was found guilty on several counts on Wednesday for attempting to extort $25 million from Nike. The troubled California lawyer faces two more upcoming criminal trials over allegations that he defrauded clients, including Daniels (whose given name is Stephanie Clifford).
Sasse’s beef with Avenatti stems from when the “creepy porn lawyer” claimed to represent women who purportedly would testify against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his nomination hearings in the Senate. At the time, Sasse referred to Avenatti as “the one-man clown circus.” Avenatti and his client, Julie Swetnick, were found to have fabricated the allegations against Kavanaugh.
Avenatti first hit the national stage when he represented porn star Stormy Daniels and offered up his services to every fake news mainstream cable news channel in the nation.
In 2018, the Washington Free Beacon reported in 2018 that Avenatti was given $175 billion in free media coverage in a mere two month period after he made more than 100 appearances between CNN and MSNBC.
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