Michael Avenatti has appeared on CNN and MSNBC dozens of times and made all kinds of scurrilous claims against President Donald Trump and his attorney, Michael Cohen. Yet despite that, while giving him that free platform from which to spew, liberal media has never held to him to any standard for truth or accountability.
Now, conservative outlets are finally starting to call out his propaganda and examine his own questionable history.
And he’s not happy about it.
Avenatti is now threatening to sue The Daily Caller for having the temerity to write about his legal and business history.
He sent them a threatening email titled ‘Cut it out” which he obviously hoped they wouldn’t share, marking it “off the record.”
From Daily Caller:
“Let me be clear. If you and your colleagues do not stop with the hit pieces that are full of lies and defamatory statements, I will have no choice but to sue each of you and your publication for defamation,” Avenatti wrote in an email to TheDCNF.
“During that process, we will expose your publication for what it truly is. We will also recover significant damages against each of you that participated personally. So if I were you, I would tell Mr. Trump to find someone else to fabricate things about me.”
“If you think I’m kidding, you really don’t know anything about me. This is the last warning,” he warned.
If he thought he could threaten them and they weren’t going to tell anyone, he had another thing coming.
Not only did they share it, they wrote a story about the threat and said they never agreed to keep it off the record so they were not obligated to keep it quiet.
From Biz Pac Review:
Avenatti’s past is littered with lawsuits, jilted business partners and bankruptcy filings. People who have worked with the lawyer described him to TheDCNF as ruthless, greedy and unbothered by ethical questions.
According to Tucker Carlson’s show, Avenatti’s company has been named in more than 50 state and federal complaints including lawsuits and warrants for unpaid taxes.
Washington State lawyer David Nold accuses Avenatti of carrying out an “illegal pump and dump scheme” in which he withheld state and federal taxes from employees, but then didn’t pay those taxes.
According to Carlson’s show, he also has state and Federal tax liens totaling 1.5 million including a $300,000 from just three months ago.
So where are the questions from CNN and MSNBC? Or do they think this threatening journalists thing is okay as long as he does it?