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Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:23 PM

Michael Avenatti: The Russians Are Trying to Run a Smear Job on Me

“They suggested that I had had a liaison with multiple women in Russia,” Stormy Daniels’ lawyer says, citing three sources—but no documentary evidence.

Michael Avenatti, the outspoken attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, says the Russian government is trying to smear him in the press. Avenatti told The Daily Beast that people in the Kremlin have been trying to plant damaging stories about him in media outlets.

Avenatti did not offer concrete proof to support the claim, but said two media figures and a high-ranking American intelligence official have all told him about the alleged Russian effort.

“They’re doing it because they see me as a threat, a considerable threat,” he said. “If we weren’t a threat, none of this would be happening.”

Avenatti’s client Stormy Daniels is currently embroiled in a legal battle with Trump’s former longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen. She is looking to get out of a legal agreement she signed weeks before the 2016 election that bars her from discussing an affair she says she had with President Donald Trump. Trump denies the affair, but admitted to authorizing a payout to Daniels.


https://www.thedailybeast.com/michael-avenatti-the-russians-are-trying-to-run-a-smear-job-on-me?ref=home

“They were trying to claim that I too had taken a trip to Moscow... I’ve never been to Moscow in my life, I’ve never traveled to Russia in my life.”
— Michael Avenatti

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Reply Michael Avenatti: The Russians Are Trying to Run a Smear Job on Me (Original post)
spanone Jun 2018 OP
Laffy Kat Jun 2018 #1
spanone Jun 2018 #3
bdamomma Jun 2018 #5
bdamomma Jun 2018 #2
spanone Jun 2018 #4
dmr Jun 2018 #6
OnDoutside Jun 2018 #7
malaise Jun 2018 #8
uponit7771 Jun 2018 #9
spanone Jun 2018 #10
uponit7771 Jun 2018 #12
oberliner Jun 2018 #11

Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:33 PM

1. I believe him. nt

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:35 PM

3. not one single thing has been done to deter the russians from 'meddling' in everything USA

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Response to spanone (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:37 PM

5. no the Russians

own everyone in Congress, and the NRA and our once cyber security. I hate Putin.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:35 PM

2. I believe him too.

nt.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:36 PM

4. they are protecting their investment.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 02:53 PM

6. I hope he and Ms. Clifford take extra special precautions

to remain safe and secure.

Trump, and his various conspirators have a lot to lose, most of which I wouldn't even be able to imagine. That's pretty frightening.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:26 PM

7. Even if he had gone to Russia, he's single, isn't he ?

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:28 PM

8. OMFG

I believe - they're trying to muddle things

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:33 PM

9. So what if he did ?! Did the Russians try to help him get elected president ?! No? Who cares?

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 06:13 PM

10. Precisely...

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Response to spanone (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 07:50 PM

12. Avenatti has a good track record, he's clean enough but the sycophants will believe anything

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 06:15 PM

11. Has anyone seen a single story about Avenatti having liasons with women in Russia?

I have not seen any such stories in any news outlet.

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