One of the most bizarre media-manufactured scandals surround President Trump is the one relating to Stormy Daniels.
Even though none of her allegations against the President were criminal, Democrats and their allies in the media tried to take down President Trump over them.
Though Democrats and the media eventually moved on, Stormy Daniels wasn’t happy to see her name back in the news tied to this shocking new scandal.
Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels’ former attorney, had his 15-minutes of fame when he represented the porn star in her case against the President.
He regularly bashed President Trump on Fake News Network CNN, which trotted the sleazy attorney out nearly every day during the height of the court case.
FoxNews.com reported that at the height of this time, he “spent his rare time away from CNN’s greenroom partying with the network’s anchors while regularly appearing on late-night shows, MSNBC, and The View.
Avenatti boasted he would put Trump and his allies behind bars, and even teased a Presidential run of his own – which made CNN hosts like Brian Stelter giddy with anticipation.
But while Avenatti failed on both accounts, he did succeed in sending one person to jail: himself.
As it turns out, Avenatti was hauled in on charges for allegedly trying to extort Nike for $25 million.
Initially, Avenatti was allowed out on bail, but it was revoked after he violated his release conditions.
Federal court documents show IRS agents arrested him for committing mail fraud and wire fraud, along with structuring currency transactions to evade reporting requirements.
The documents allege he purchased numerous cashier’s checks in order to evade creditors and law enforcement from fund seizure, and moving money among various accounts.
One of the allegations relates to Avenatti having his ex-wife purchase a luxury vehicle on his behalf using a cashier’s check.
This certainly would appear to violate one of his release conditions that prevented him from spending or transferring $5,000 or more in any single transaction without notifying pretrial services – though the records don’t state whether he notified them about purchasing the car or not.
Avenatti’s actions leading up to his arrest is just one of numerous examples of his shady activities.
Despite this, CNN regularly lent credibility to Avenatti through their fawning media coverage.
If the network would have bothered to do an ounce of research into him, CNN would’ve realized his credibility was in tatters.
Instead, they were so caught up in the anti-Trump hysteria they were willing to give him a platform to bash the President day-in and day-out.
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