Michael Avenatti, as my friends saw him

Some posts from my Facebook friends, many of whom have coastal elite jobs (e.g., university professor), regarding Michael Avenatti:

And, in case you missed it, Avenatti has released a sworn declaration from an eyewitness who knows both Dr. Blasey Ford, Julie Swetnick and Brett Kavanaugh, ready to testify to the sordid behavior Kavanaugh engaged in.

It’s good that the GOP left time this week for the can of worms to crack open. Kavanaugh’s freshman year roommate at Yale believes her (Debbie Ramirez). Meanwhile, Kavanaugh has taken to campaigning on Fox News (as one does?). Avenatti has a fourth victim. Dr. Ford is not alone: her courage allowed others to come forward. And since probabilities multiply, the chances of all of them being actors in a Democratic plot to torpedo this nominee are roughly zero.

Are Trump and his cronies sleazy thugs? Yep. Would Avenatti, a canny lawyer, make a baseless allegation? Not a chance.

I’m watching history being made … Not only did we all—most of us—hear the audio of a sobbing child who had been separated from her parents and relatives. Tonight, according to the tough-talking attorney, Michael Avenatti, I heard that some of those kids and parents were told that the kid was just going to be taken for a bath. The parent told her child it would be all right. Then the child didn’t see her parent again. Let’s hope that’s fake news. Resist!

Avenatti was not idly boasting when he said Trump would not serve out his term.

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5 thoughts on “Michael Avenatti, as my friends saw him

  1. “And I’ll go and I’ll take $10 billion off your client’s market cap . . . I’m not f***ing around.” – Michael Avenatti

    “Neither are we.” – Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP

    • @Philg: Oh, yes indeed. I know David Boies and his reputation pretty well. Not personally as a friend or anything, but I’ve seen him up close at a Law School a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. U.S. v. Microsoft. Bush v. Gore. Everybody v. Philip Morris, et. al. Hollingsworth v. Perry. Harvey Weinstein. And now Dershowitz v. Boies and Boies v. Dershowitz. Of course, Theranos, and lots more.

      He’s Queso Supremo. Avenatti really didn’t realize who he was “not f***ing around” with, but he found out. The Flight of Icarus isn’t the most apt analogy, but it’ll do for now. I said to a friend the other day, “I’ll bet Nike would pay Boies, Schiller a $25 million bonus just for the fun of watching Michael Avenatti rot in prison.” Don’t mess with the Swoosh.

      Blast from the past: https://www.theregister.co.uk/1998/10/20/doj_springs_trap_for_bill/

  2. Avenatti’s problem is he got desperate and impatient. He understood exactly how the legal system works in the US, as a tool of government enforced leverage for those with money. It’s organized and institutional extortion. Like a good capitalist, Avenatti simply sought to streamline the process by excluding as many middlemen as possible. He cut straight to the chase and the bottom line, wanting to circumvent all the time wasting and justice theater. The system doesn’t like that, since everyone involved relies on this drawn out theater for their prosperity.

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