Michael Avenatti, once fantasized about as the future President of the United States by CNN, was convicted by a New York jury Friday on both charges he faced related to his business relationship with former porn star Stormy Daniels.
After deliberating for more than 15 hours, the jury decided Avenatti was guilty for cheating Daniels out of some $300,000 she was owed for a book about President Donald Trump.
The man Tucker Carlson famously dubbed "Creepy Porn Lawyer" was convicted on one charge of wire fraud — which carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison — and another of aggravated identity theft, a charge that carries a mandatory two-year prison sentence.
BREAKING: Jury convicts Michael Avenatti on both counts -- wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. He faces up to 22 years in prison for stealing from former-client Stormy Daniels.— Lauren del Valle (@Lauren_delvalle) February 4, 2022
While the conviction is obviously bad news for Avenatti's legal and amateur pundit career — he appeared on virtually every cable news channel and political show between 2016 and 2020 — it's even more egg on the faces of those who took the clown seriously as a person and potential presidential contender.
2019: "Avenatti had 254 cable appearances last year, including 147 on MSNBC and CNN alone in a 10-week period. Bookers fell so madly in love they nearly propelled him into the presidential race, during a time when he was allegedly bilking $1.6 million from a paraplegic." pic.twitter.com/4b2SNLRmtq— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) February 4, 2022
From Ana Navarro comparing Avenatti to the holy spirit on The View to Brian Stelter's blushing admission that Avenatti was a contender in 2020, the liberal media truly beclowned itself by taking Avenatti seriously.
Our friends over at the Free Beacon put this compilation together a few years back and it's just as damning (and enjoyable) today: