Democrats Have To Be Horrified as Avenatti Announcement Wrecks Their Entire Case


Circuses attract clowns. That’s going to be one of the unfortunate lessons of the Democrats’ Brett Kavanaugh extravaganza, which has now attracted one of the biggest clowns of all: Michael Avenatti.

As The New Yorker was publishing yet another uncorroborated allegation against Kavanaugh, this time involving a party during his years at Yale, Stormy Daniels’ lawyer was busy getting in on the attention. In a tweet, he said he had evidence of malfeasance by both Kavanaugh and his high school friend which sounded an awful lot like a conspiracy theory.

“I represent a woman with credible information regarding Judge Kavanaugh and Mark Judge,” Avenatti’s first tweet began.

“We will be demanding the opportunity to present testimony to the committee and will likewise be demanding that Judge and others be subpoenaed to testify. The nomination must be withdrawn.”

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Well, OK — as much as I don’t necessarily trust this guy’s history, I’ll bite. So what does his “credible information” involve?

In his email to Mike Davis, chief counsel for nominations for the Senate Judiciary Committee, Avenatti said he was “aware of significant evidence of multiple house parties in the Washington, D.C. area during the early 1980s, during which Brett Kavanagh, Mark Judge and others would participate in the targeting of women with alcohol/drugs to allow a ‘train’ of men to subsequently gang rape them.”

“There are multiple witnesses that will corroborate these facts and each of them must be called to testify publicly,” Avenatti said.

Do you think Michael Avenatti has overplayed his hand?

Oh, good grief. And that’s not all. We’re going to warn you — at this point, Avenatti’s allegations not only (somehow) get weirder, they also get very graphic. We’re veering into very peculiar, very NSFW territory, in other words. Reader discretion is advised.

In a subsequent tweet, Avenatti alleged this: “Brett Kavanaugh must also be asked about this entry in his yearbook: ‘FFFFFFFourth of July.’ We believe that this stands for: Find them, French them, Feel them, Finger them, F–k them, Forget them. As well as the term ‘Devil’s Triangle.’ Perhaps Sen. Grassley can ask him. #Basta”

Wait, what?

I’m perfectly aware that there’s been plenty of bizarre moments during the Kavanaugh allegations — including the now-infamous Ed Whelan doppelgänger theory which even Bobby Fischer at his worst would have likely looked askance at.

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However, this really does take the cake. Apparently, during a background check of Kavanaugh, both the FBI and the Trump administration completely missed that a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court was running a secret drug-and-alcohol gang rape group during high school which he decided it would be a great idea to allude to in his yearbook.

That’s literally what Avenatti is alleging. He says he has the witnesses to back this up and is demanding, without their allegations actually being aired, that this be heard.

This was the eventual problem with the circus strategy the Democrats have pursued with Kavanaugh, both before and after Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations came to light: Attention-seeking tactics attract attention-seekers. Ford and Kavanaugh’s newest accuser, Deborah Ramirez, aren’t prima facie ridiculous, even if their accounts seem felicitously timed and are backed up by a grand total of zero corroboration.

Avenatti, on the other hand, is pretty much the poster child for prima facie ridiculous.

This is a man who apparently has brought a sleeping bag onto the floor of the CNN newsroom so that he can be on call whenever the official network of #TheResistance has a few open seconds of airtime to fill. He’s used his position as the attorney for a porn star as a springboard to a potential presidential candidacy (a candidacy which, if it happens, will also be the most prima facie ridiculous run since Al Sharpton’s abortive attempts to capture residency at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue)

This is the kind of insanity the Kavanaugh hearings will eventually devolve into unless the Democrats back away. If they were to back down, of course, that would mean Kavanaugh would sail through. That’s not likely to happen. But if Avenatti turns this into a conspiracy hunt, he’s going to end up tarnishing the credibility of the entire strategy.

Unless he produces some real evidence for these very farfetched charges, it’s time for the Democrats to say #Basta to Avenatti’s nonsense.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
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Catholic University of America
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