Avenatti Demands to Know When Republicans Knew About New Kavanaugh Allegations

Michael Avenatti is not playing. In an email Monday to Mr. Davis, Chief Counsel for Nominations for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Avenatti demanded a response to when members of the committee were aware of allegations similar to the new allegations his client revealed regarding Brett Kavanaugh and why they weren’t investigated.

After revealing Sunday evening that his latest client, the third woman with sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, had multiple witnesses to the gang rapes she described Kavanaugh and his friend, conservative writer Mark Judge, conducted (called “trains”), Avenatti came out swinging Monday morning in response to Republican attempts to smear his client.

The lawyer for Stormy Daniels warned Republicans that his client has previously done work within the State Dept, DOJ and more and has been granted multiple security clearances so they had best be careful when suggesting she is not credible:

That sounds like the threat of a very confident lawyer who might just sue for defamation if pressed.

Avenatti didn’t stop there, and that is the beauty of this lawyer. He knows how to play the GOP game and win. Or rather, he knows how to go up against serial liars and predators. He doesn’t play, he doesn’t try to find a compromise, he goes in for the jugular.

Monday morning, Avenatti demanded answers to the questions he posed last night, and he added a few for good measure.

Avenatti demanded:

1. A “fair” FBI investigation into his clients claims (excellent use of qualifying adjectives, necessary given that we do not know why the FBI didn’t turn up this evidence during their vetting process; either they didn’t look hard, the ignored it, or the White House directed them to only use what was on file already.)

2. He offered that his client would take a polygraph *provided Kavanaugh does too.*

That’s right. It’s not just the alleged victims who have to prove their character here. In fact, Kavanaugh actually has the burden of proof here since this is not a criminal trial. It is supposed to be a vetting process to determine if he is worthy of this lifelong appointment. Republicans, of course, are not treating it that way. They are making it about the victims, as if they have a burden to prove these things happened.

3. Kavanaugh demands that Mark Judge testify and if he is not being called to testify as a witness to these assaults alleged by Christine Ford and now his own client, why not.

4. He demanded to know if the committee posed his questions to Mark Kavanaugh. This is how one has to play with entitled people who think they can change the rules to suit them one their own whims. It’s not pretty, but it’s real.

5. Avenatti demanded that Kavanaugh explain the “FFFFFFFourthofJuly” and “Devils Triangle” references in his yearbook signatures (allegedly this refers to “Find them, French them, Feel them, Finger them, F*ck them, and Forget them– brought to you by the party of “family values” and evangelicals who are pushing for this guy).

6. Avenatti demanded to know if the reports were true that members of the committee knew of allegations similar to these prior them coming out, and if so, why they were not investigated.

This is how you do it. Avenatti is not bound by the code of civility of an elected official, nor is he being less than civil. He is simply free to go full throttle at the cowardly lies and cover ups protecting someone who could be a serial predator, and he is doing so.

Avenatti is not having it. He is not playing defense; he’s playing offense.