Avenatti Returns Without Stormy, Uses Separated Illegals to Get More Camera Time


Were things getting too quiet with Stormy?

Michael Avenatti, a lawyer who’s tried to use his representation of porn star Stormy Daniels to push his own name into the American public discourse, is taking a new tack toward getting on even more cable television shows.

He’s trying to insert himself into the controversy of the families of illegal aliens being separated at the border.

In a pair of weekend Twitter postings, Avenatti melodramatically announced his entry into the arena when it comes to criminals who try to use children to appeal to public sympathy. (That’s not the way liberals describe the illegal alien-family controversy, of course, but that’s as good a way of looking at it as any.)

“This is not my America. This is not our America,” Avenatti wrote in one tweet, that was passing on an image of a New York Daily News cover that showed a crying child and the four-word headline: “Callous, soulless, craven Trump.” (The libs at the Daily News are subtle.)

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That was on Saturday.

On Sunday, Avenatti followed it up with his own announcement that he was in the illegal-immigration business, and shilling for clients.

“If anyone knows of a parent that has had their child taken from them at the border and not returned, please have them contact me as I am entering this fight,” Avenatti wrote. “This outrageous conduct must be brought to an immediate end.”

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(In a macho display of just how serious he is, he included the hashtags #Outraged and #Basta – the Italian word for “enough.” Bet they’re quivering in the White House over that.)

The tweet landed Avenatti a phone-in appearance on MSNBC’s “AM Joy” on Sunday, which means his shift to a more current liberal cause might be paying off already.

It also got him reams of adulatory Twitter responses from liberals convinced he is the man to save the country from President Donald Trump (which was doubtless what he was looking for). As well as some requests for money (which he doubtless was not looking for).

But liberals who are swooning now might want to take another look.

Earlier this month, Avenatti was using social media to beg for money for his legal efforts in the Stormy Daniels fight against President Donald Trump.

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Last month, his bankrupt law firm was hit with a $10 million judgment by a bankruptcy judge in California.

And before that, coverage about his troubles with a failed coffee shop chain based in Seattle was telling the world that maybe Avenatti isn’t such an impeccable businessman.

Now, a guy who’s known more for an anti-Trump animus than caring about illegal aliens is suddenly finding an interest in a topic that just happens to be what all the major media outlets are fixating on in the heat of June?

Avenatti’s TV appearances have dried up lately as interest in his client’s case against the president wanes precipitously. Now, he’s found a new liberal cause celebre to attach himself to, and a new way to gratify an obvious celebrity fetish. It’s doubtful that that’s what illegal aliens need in their legal representation right now.

Things might have calmed down on the Stormy front, but Avenatti’s doing his best to keep making noise.

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Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro desk editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He's been with Liftable Media since 2015.
Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He's been with Liftable Media since 2015. Largely a product of Catholic schools, who discovered Ayn Rand in college, Joe is a lifelong newspaperman who learned enough about the trade to be skeptical of every word ever written. He was also lucky enough to have a job that didn't need a printing press to do it.