‘I am a mercenary’
In the New York Times Magazine, Matthew Shaer writes about “The Fast And Furious Michael Avenatti,” saying “in representing the porn star Stormy Daniels, the lawyer thinks he can bring down a president — one cable-news hit at a time.” Read his essay in full at https://nyti.ms/2L9mfjs. Here’s an excerpt.
Like Trump, Avenatti is all Freudian id, loudmouthed and cocky. “I’m a mercenary,” he acknowledged to me. “That’s what people hire me for, and I don’t apologize for it.” He traffics primarily in a commodity in short supply among left-leaning voters: hope. The House minority leader, Nancy Pelosi, recently told the New Yorker that she doesn’t “like to talk about impeachment,” but Avenatti has gleefully predicted Trump will be out of the office before his term ends. Robert Mueller, no matter the outcome of his investigation, is unlikely to ever call Rudolph Giuliani a “pig” or Michael Cohen a “moron;” Avenatti uses both insults so frequently that they have become a kind of refrain.
Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti.