Hits Keep Coming, But Avenatti Stays Cocky: My 2020 Chances ‘Have Only Gone Up’

Attorney Michael Avenatti speaks during a news conference with Battle Born Progress, a progressive communications organization, on August 31, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Avenatti is representing adult film actress/director Stormy Daniels in her cases against U.S. President Donald Trump and his former attorney Michael Cohen.
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Michael Avenatti has had a rough couple of weeks. From an arrest on charges of domestic abuse to a (now seemingly mended) rift with client Stormy Daniels, his headlines have been overwhelmingly negative.

But the potential presidential candidate seemed unfazed during a Sunday interview with Politico.

“I think the field is shaping up to be even more advantageous for someone like me, not less,” Avenatti told Politico. “I think my chances have only gone up, not gone down.”

Not everyone feels his confidence.

Since news of his arrest, the Vermont Democratic Party cancelled events set to feature him and a newly-hired staffer left his employ.

Daniels also took to the press to air complaints about her lawyer last week, saying that he used her crowdfunded money without telling her where it was going and that he filed the defamation suit against President Donald Trump without her consent.

However, she tweeted Sunday that all was well between the lawyer and client, and that they’re once again ready to “kick ass” together.

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