Today the Times reports that earlier this year Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti or his colleagues reached out to major Democratic donors to see if they’d fund Daniels’ legal case. The main one seems to have been part of David Brock’s network. No one seems to have been interested in doing so, in part because Avenatti seemed to be having plenty of luck getting publicity and making trouble for Trump on his own.
I’m not sure this really contradicts Avenatti’s claims because the one he’s really going to town on is his claim that no political donors are funding their efforts. The Times article actually seems to confirm this point, even if they’d earlier tried to get that kind of funding. (Currently Avenatti’s fees are apparently being paid from a crowdfunding effort which has raised approximately $500,000 from 15,000 donors.)
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