‘Primetime pomposity’: Stormy’s lawyer reveals legal strategy and even the CNN employees were stunned


Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti has a rebuttal to his many critics calling him an attention seeker.

Avenatti just revealed there is apparently a strategy behind his prolific media appearances, though his admission seemed only to earn him a new round of mockery.

The attorney representing the adult film actress has made television appearances part of his legal strategy, convinced it will ultimately lead to a win in the court case against President Trump.

“You tweeted that you are just getting started,” CNN’s Anderson Cooper asked Avenatti Tuesday. “Is that hyperbole, do you have more information, and if so, why not just release it now?”

“Look, if anybody’s been paying attention for the last 8 or 9 weeks they know that there’s not a lot of hyperbole,” Avenatti replied. “We make a lot of statements but we back them up and then some.”

“I have to tell you this — I’m going to touch on this, okay?” Avenatti added. “There’s been a lot of criticism lately…about how our media strategy, and how often I’m on CNN and how often I’ve been on your show.”

“It’s all a bunch of nonsense because here’s the bottom line, Anderson. It’s working. It’s working in spades,” he said. “Because we’re so out front on this, people send us our information. People want to help our cause.”

The attorney has been making the media rounds and even inviting himself to appear on shows, according to the Washington Examiner. He even issued a challenge to Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani to meet face-to-face for a “discussion” on live television about the case against the president in which Avenatti is seeking to void an agreement his client, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, made to keep quiet about an alleged affair with Trump more than a decade ago.

But Avenatti’s plan to use media appearances to gather more information on Trump as a means to win the lawsuit seemed like a questionable strategy to many.

CNN senior media correspondent Brian Stelter tweeted about the lawyer’s appearance with Cooper and his admission, sparking rebukes and mockery in response.

Former Obama official and a national security analyst for CNN, Samantha Vinograd, led the charge of CNN employees asking the obvious questions.


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