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Michael Avenatti: 2020 Democratic nominee should be ‘white male’

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  • Michael Avenatti was quoted in a TIME Magazine profile saying
    that Democrats needed to nominate a white man for president in
    2020.
  • He later denied saying so and accused TIME of fabricating the
    comments.
  • “I think it better be a white male … when you have a
    white male making the arguments, they carry more weight,” he
    was quoted as saying.
  • He later called the comments “complete bulls—” to The
    Daily Caller.
  • Avenatti, whose name has been floated as a possible
    Democratic presidential contender in 2020, has faced a number
    of legal setbacks in recent weeks. 

Bombastic attorney and potential Democratic presidential
candidate Michael Avenatti was quoted in a TIME Magazine profile
saying that Democrats needed to nominate a
white man for president in 2020,
before denying the comments
and accusing the magazine of fabricating them.

“I think it better be a white male,” Avenatti was quoted as
saying in the TIME interview when asked whom Democrats should
nominate for president in 2020.

Avenatti was quoted in the interview as saying he believes
his increased visibility and legal successes stem in part from
his status as a white man. He represents porn star Stormy Daniels
in her lawsuit against President Donald Trump, as well as
immigrant mothers separated from their children at the
border. 

“When you have a white male making the arguments, they
carry more weight,” he said. “Should they carry more weight?
Absolutely not. But do they? Yes.”

When The Daily Caller contacted Avenatti about his
remarks,
 he told the publication he “never” made
them.

“That’s complete bulls—,” he said. “That’s my comment,
complete bulls—.”

TIME said it stood by its reporting.

Avenatti, known for his straight-talking, often
confrontational personality, has dealt with a number of legal
setbacks in recent weeks. On October 15, a federal judge dismissed his
client Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against Trump
and
ordered her to pay Trump’s legal fees in the matter.

On Monday, a federal judge ordered Avenatti
to pay a former employee almost $5 million in unpaid wages
,
the same day his law firm was evicted from its offices in Newport
Beach, California, for allegedly not paying over $200,000 in
rent.

And on Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee referred
Avenatti and his client Julie Swetnick to the Department of Justice for
criminal investigation
. Swetnick accused Supreme Court
nominee Brett Kavanaugh being present during “gang rapes” at
Washington, DC-area parties in the 1980s.

Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said the criminal
referrals were “related to a
potential conspiracy to provide materially false statements to
Congress and obstruct a congressional committee investigation,
three separate crimes” during Kavanaugh’s confirmation process,
against which Avenatti pushed back
in a Thursday tweet. 

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