Anti-Trump attorney Michael Avenatti had a really bad day on Monday, and arguably his top nemesis — Donald Trump Jr. — just piled on and made it that much worse.
First, Avenatti was hit with federal felony charges from the Southern District of New York on conspiracy to commit extortion over a scheme in which he allegedly attempted to shake down Nike for up to $25 million in exchange for refraining from ruining the company’s reputation and stock value with public allegations of employee misconduct.
Then, the man dubbed by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson as the “creepy porn lawyer” was slammed with felony bank and wire fraud charges from the Central District of California related to his alleged embezzlement of client funds and alleged use of fraudulent tax returns to obtain millions in loans from a bank.
Following the first announced arrest and charges, Trump Jr. tweeted, “Good news for my friend @MichaelAvenatti, if you plead fast enough, you might just get to share a cell with Michael Cohen! #basta”
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 25, 2019
Judging by the timestamp, Trump Jr. didn’t waste any time. Avenatti was arrested about 12:30 p.m. Trump Jr.’s mocking tweet was posted 45 minutes later. The “#basta” hashtag was also a nice touch, since it’s how Avenatti has ended so many of his anti-Trump tweets.
That incredibly savage smackdown of Avenatti was just the latest in what has been a back-and-forth stream of insults between the slimy attorney and the president’s eldest son, a sort of rivalry that dates back well over a year.
As most readers will recall, Avenatti used to represent porn star Stormy Daniels in her ultimately failed lawsuit against President Donald Trump over a non-disclosure agreement stemming from an alleged sexual encounter more than a decade ago.
Hilariously, Avenatti lost that case and Daniels was ordered to pay the president’s legal fees, which was merely part of a string of bad legal news for the attorney that Trump Jr., among many others, mocked him over.
Avenatti had been exceptionally ruthless in his criticisms toward the president, as well as Trump Jr., eventually resulting in the lawyer even ludicrously challenging the businessman and Trump Organization heir to a mixed-martial-arts-style fight.
The feud only increased in intensity during the confirmation hearings for then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in September and October 2018, during which Avenatti had disgustingly accused the Trump nominee of having been the ringleader of a gang-rape crew in his high school years.
That absurd smear was so over the top that it ultimately discredited the broader Democrat and media attacks against Kavanaugh and may very well have assured his confirmation to the high court.
Avenatti had also been incredibly harsh in celebrating the legal problems of former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, who will soon be going to prison for several years for felony fraud charges.
Cohen’s prison sentence had been substantially reduced from what it could have been due to his cooperation with the U.S. attorneys of the Southern District of New York, as well as the Robert Mueller-led special counsel’s investigation into the president and his 2016 campaign.
Hence, Trump Jr.’s reference to Avenatti making a rapid plea deal with prosecutors and potentially sharing a prison cell with Cohen, who had been instrumental in the whole NDA and “hush money” payoff between then-businessman Trump and Daniels.
Trump Jr.’s rip of Avenatti over social media was also quite fitting, given the numerous times the Trump-hating attorney had issued veiled threats against the president’s family, including intimating that Trump Jr. was on the verge of being indicted by Mueller or the SDNY for any manner of alleged criminal charges.
It is rather ironic that it was instead Avenatti who was indicted by the SDNY for felony crimes.
And Trump Jr. was ready to crow about it.
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