Friday June 5, 2020

Day of reckoning for the lawyer who took on Trump

From media darling and potential Democrats candidate to facing accusations of fraud and extortion, it has been a dramatic fall from grace for Stormy Daniels’ charismatic former lawyer Michael Avenatti

31st March, 2019
Michael Avenatti pictured with Stormy Daniels in happier times Picture: Getty

Late last year, Politicon Los Angeles, an annual four-day fusion of politics, media and celebrity was thronged with former cabinet members, Capitol Hill lifers, well-known public figures and would-be presidential candidates. It’s the Electric Picnic for political junkies, emceed by America’s best-known political journalists and pundits.

Topping the bill on the final day was Michael Avenatti, the pugnacious Californian lawyer who became a celebrity and avatar of the anti-Trump movement in...

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