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Michael Avenatti Says New Brett Kavanaugh Accuser Will Come Forward Before Thursday
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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 08:27

Excerpt: "Avenatti says that he has a client who knew Kavanaugh in high school and accused him of setting up girls to be raped."

Michael Avenatti. (image: unknown)
Michael Avenatti. (image: unknown)


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Michael Avenatti Says New Brett Kavanaugh Accuser Will Come Forward Before Thursday

By CBS News

25 September 18

 

udge Brett Kavanaugh says he's "not going anywhere," in a very unusual public defense of his fitness to serve on the Supreme Court. He strongly denied allegations of sexual misconduct from Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez during a TV interview Monday night. He's also facing new claims from a client of Stormy Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti.

Avenatti says that he has a client who knew Kavanaugh in high school and accused him of setting up girls to be raped.

"When the American people hear from her, they will determine, as I have, that she is to be believed," Avenatti said during a press conference Monday evening. Kavanaugh called that claim outrageous.

He has not identified the accuser yet but said that her name will be revealed within the next 48 hours. He offered some details on her background, including that she worked for the U.S. Mint, Justice Department and State Department.

President Trump accused Democrats of trying to "destroy" Kavanaugh with, "an array of False Accusations, the likes of which have never been seen before." GOP leaders say they intend to continue with Thursday's hearing as they investigate the allegations and despite the new accusations throwing the hearing in limbo, some Republicans said a vote could happen as early as Friday.

With his wife by his side, Kavanaugh pledged to clear his name Monday night, discussing for the first time whether he knew Ford.

"I may have met her, we did not travel in the same social circle, she was not a friend, not someone I knew," Kavanaugh said.

He denied forcing himself on her or anyone and also denied Deborah Ramirez's claim that he exposed himself to her at a Yale University party.

"I've never sexually assaulted anyone, not in high school, not ever," Kavanaugh said.

Kavanaugh insisted that he was not a rowdy teen and claimed he was a virgin during the years in question.

"I was focused on academics and athletics and going to church every Sunday at Little Flower, working on my service projects and friendship," Kavanaugh saud.

But his yearbook page repeatedly referenced drinking and in a statement, his former Yale roommate reportedly described Kavanaugh as "a notably heavy drinker" who "became aggressive and belligerent when he was very drunk." The former Yale roommate James Roche admits he "did not observe" Ramirez's account firsthand but that he believes her.

Kavanaugh's wife Ashley said she has struggled to explain all of this to her kids.

"It's really hard to believeā€¦.This is not consistent with Brett," she said. "We told them at the very beginning of this process, this will be not be fun sometimes and just remember, you know your dad."

President Trump is standing by his pick and top Republicans suggested Ford is part of a conspiracy.

"This shameful, shameful, smear campaign has hit a new low," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.

Ford's lawyers responded to McConnell's remarks, saying they were "inconsistent" with the Senate Judiciary Committee's pledge to provide Ford a "fair and credible" process.

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+27 # BetaTheta 2018-09-25 08:53
If anyone knows about "new lows," it is Mitch McConnell, who has pioneered their utility in politics.
 
 
-20 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2018-09-25 09:24
Maybe this will be the end of Avenatti. He's just an embarrassment to everyone. He is a failed lawyer, so he's taken to trying cases in the media. He knows that the media will publicize any scandalous claim, the worse it is the better for our tabloid-style media.

Here is Jeffrey Toobin (no friend of Trump) on Avenatti. I think he's just right --

"Responding to Avenatti's claim, CNN Chief Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin called the attorney's behavior "really irresponsible."
"For Michael Avenatti to just simply throw out there that there are these unnamed people who are going to make these allegations that is really not how the process should work," Toobin said Tuesday on CNN's "New Day." "It is not fair to Brett Kavanaugh and not fair to anyone involved. It is publicity seeking of the worst kind. To just throw this garbage out there with no name is, I think, awful."



On the Chris Cuomo show, Avenatti issues this threat to Trump --

"So, let this be a warning to Donald Trump, Brett Kavanaugh and other surrogates, including those on the Senate Judiciary Committee, I will caution you, be very, very careful if you launch some smear campaign against my client, because you will be ultimately shown to be a fraud."

My bet is that Avenatti will be proven to be a fraud. He is the world's skankiest smear artist.
 
 
+2 # Robbee 2018-09-25 14:50
Quoting Rodion Raskolnikov 2018-09-25 09:24:
On the Chris Cuomo show, Avenatti issues this threat to Trump --

"So, let this be a warning to Donald Trump, Brett Kavanaugh and other surrogates, including those on the Senate Judiciary Committee, I will caution you, be very, very careful if you launch some smear campaign against my client, because you will be ultimately shown to be a fraud."

My bet is that Avenatti will be proven to be a fraud.

- i'll take that bet!

moreover Avenatti is picking on punks!

dickhead is an adjudged con man!
midnight k is a senate perjurer, each hearing!

they found each other in a back alley!

the suckers had Avenatti coming!
 
 
-9 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2018-09-25 19:34
OK, it is a bet. Avenutty is going to release the identity of his client and her story on Wednesday night, right before the Thursday morning hearing. He will very likely own CNN and MSNBC Wednesday night. He's hoping that this will disrupt the hearing on Thursday morning and that the Senate will call him and his client to testify. His goal is to disrupt the hearing so that the vote will have to be put off to some later date.

My bet is that he'll get CNN and MSNBC but the senate will ignore him. He really has never presented any compelling evidence for his claims, so my bet is the senate will ignore him. They will see him for what he is -- nutty. Avenutty. His mom named him well.


A gang rape club in high school would be very unusual. It is not impossible but very, very unlikely. Highschool kids sometimes talk about this stuff but they don't do it.
 
 
-1 # MidwestDick 2018-09-25 21:10
Your President, Donald Trump, has been named as a co-conspirator in an illegal use of campaign funds. It was Avenatti that brought this whole episode to light.
The man has tremendous credibility and I think Mitch and the gang are going to have to pull Brett the rapist from consideration after Michael is through presenting his evidence.
 
 
+16 # chapdrum 2018-09-25 10:24
We should not lose sight of the fact that if Kavanaugh is rejected for whatever ultimate reason, there are likely many others on the list apparently provided to Don by the Federalist Society. And, this as a backdrop to the fact that Don's party is not agitating for his removal from office because of his passive acceptance of Putin's role in the 2016 election.
 
 
+1 # librarian1984 2018-09-26 08:22
True, but a new nominee would have to deal with a new Senate, possibly Democratic, possibly with a spine provided by progressive activists.

The GOP supports Trump because of the rabid loyalty of his base, which the msm has been totally ineffective in subverting.
 
 
+1 # librarian1984 2018-09-26 06:13
We keep hearing that any accusations against Kavanaugh are irrelevant because he is such a great scholar and judge who will be a terrific addition to the Court, but I didn't come away from that interview thinking he's very intelligent at all.

It DID become quite clear he continues to be a liar or deluded.

As for Avenatti, he seems quite comfortable in a circus environment. In some ways he's a good match against Trump (and he does want to run for POTUS in 2020), but he would further degrade political discourse, the opposite of what we need, and in trying to maximize the impact of his new client's revelations he undermines the effect of Dr. Ford's testimony.