Attorney Michael Avenatti, who gained notoriety for representing Stormy Daniels, is defending a new client, Julie Swetnick, the third woman to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. She alleges that Kavanaugh was present at parties where girls were being drugged and gang raped. He not only denies the allegations, but he says he does not even know Swetnick.
Avenatti and his client, however, want the FBI to investigate their claims.
My client Julie Swetnick is demanding an immediate FBI investigation and the opportunity to testify under oath before the Committee. Why is Brett Kavanaugh and @ChuckGrassley refusing to allow this? Why are they trying to muzzle women and prevent the truth from being known?— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) September 27, 2018
Swetnick became the first accuser to testify on camera this week against Kavanaugh. In his own interview with CNN, Avenatti chose not to directly answer Alisyn Camerota's questions about his client's credibility.
Avenatti is not going to be laying out all the facts because it is not their "obligation," he told her.
“She witnessed a lot of the conduct as it relates to what was going on in the back bedrooms and did not understand at the time the magnitude of what was transpiring in the back bedrooms until she was ultimately gang raped and drugged as she details in the declaration,” he said. “A lot of this would be substantiated if there was an investigation, which is what we want. We are not laying out all of the facts and all the evidence right now. That’s not our obligation.”
Avenatti also seemingly dismissed Politico as a "far right" publication publishing falsehoods.
.@MichaelAvenatti says the @politico report describing his client as having "no credibility" is part of a "far right" attack on his client that's being orchestrated by Chuck Grassley pic.twitter.com/pkOms8SN9Q— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 27, 2018
More Avenatti when Camerota broaches a Politico report that his client isn't credible: "That’s the best the far right can drum up is some ex-boyfriend that claims she’s not credible." Yup - he called Politico a far right publication... https://t.co/8xEGoWqyGc— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) September 27, 2018
Christine Blasey Ford is currently testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. She said she is "100 percent" certain that Kavanaugh was the young man who assaulted her.
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