Michael Avenatti

WASHINGTON | Lawyer: Trump doesn’t think Stormy Daniels’ deal is valid

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump does not believe porn actress Stormy Daniels’ hush-money deal, which his former personal lawyer said was done to influence the 2016 presidential election, is valid and will not carry out threats to sue her for breaking the agreement by discussing details of their alleged affair, Trump’s attorney said in a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Lawyer: Trump doesn’t think Stormy Daniels’ deal is valid

GREENFIELD, N.H | Avenatti visits New Hampshire as he considers 2020 bid

GREENFIELD, N.H — The attorney who has bedeviled President Donald Trump over his immigration policy and personal indiscretions is floating a possible presidential bid with New Hampshire voters. Michael Avenatti on Sunday attended the Hillsborough County Democrats’ Summer Picnic fundraiser in Greenfield. Avenatti tells Democrats that his fighting spirit can counter Trump’s pugilistic style. Modifying … Continue reading GREENFIELD, N.H | Avenatti visits New Hampshire as he considers 2020 bid

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa | Avenatti pitch in Iowa: ‘When they go low … we hit harder’

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa — Michael Avenatti, the self-styled provocateur taking on the president for porn actress Stormy Daniels, has told Iowa Democrats that the party needs a bare-knuckle fighter to take back the White House. It’s a role he is considering filling himself. In a political scene unthinkable just months ago, Avenatti was the closing … Continue reading CLEAR LAKE, Iowa | Avenatti pitch in Iowa: ‘When they go low … we hit harder’

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa | In Iowa, Stormy Daniels’ lawyer says Democrats must fight

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa — Michael Avenatti, the self-styled provocateur taking on the president for porn actress Stormy Daniels, told Iowa Democrats Friday that the party needs a bare-knuckle fighter to take back the White House — and he’s considering formally casting himself in the role. In a political scene unthinkable just months ago, Avenatti was … Continue reading CLEAR LAKE, Iowa | In Iowa, Stormy Daniels’ lawyer says Democrats must fight

WASHINGTON | Porn star lawyer Avenatti takes his fighting message to Iowa

WASHINGTON— Michael Avenatti’s crusade for the porn actress taking on the president has already catapulted him to cable news stardom and endeared him to many frustrated liberals. Now the self-styled “dragon slayer” is taking his message to Iowa Democrats. And the attorney who has spent months positioning himself as one of President Donald Trump’s leading … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Porn star lawyer Avenatti takes his fighting message to Iowa

LOS ANGELES | The Latest: Gag order unlikely against porn star’s lawyer

LOS ANGELES — The Latest on President Donald Trump and payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels (all times local): 11:25 a.m. A federal judge says he’s unlikely to issue a gag order stopping a lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels from discussing her lawsuit against President Donald Trump with reporters and the public. U.S. District … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | The Latest: Gag order unlikely against porn star’s lawyer

LOS ANGELES | Judge: Gag order unlikely against porn star’s lawyer

LOS ANGELES  — A federal judge said Friday he is unlikely to issue a gag order stopping a lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels from discussing her lawsuit against President Donald Trump with reporters and the public. U.S. District Judge S. James Otero made the comment during a hearing held a day after the attorney, … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Judge: Gag order unlikely against porn star’s lawyer

SANTA ANA, Calif. | Avenatti gets judge to bar media from bankruptcy testimony

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels, convinced a federal judge on Wednesday to bar the media from covering his testimony in an unrelated case involving his former law firm’s bankruptcy. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Catherine Bauer allowed Avenatti to give testimony behind closed doors in federal court in Santa … Continue reading SANTA ANA, Calif. | Avenatti gets judge to bar media from bankruptcy testimony