Creepy Porn Lawyer Avenatti Lashes Out at Grassley After SECOND Criminal Referral

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), sent a second letter Friday to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Chris Wray regarding creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti.

Grassley sent a second criminal referral to the DOJ about Michael Avenatti regarding another declaration he submitted to the committee about Brett Kavanaugh.

In early October, Avenatti revealed his second client accusing Kavanaugh of sexual abuse. The accuser, in addition to Swetnick, claimed she also witnessed Brett Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge “spike punch” and abuse girls at house parties from 1980-1982.

 

NBC News had information from the second accuser that undercut Julie Swetnick’s claims–and sat on it for weeks. NBC just published the exculpatory information Thursday evening which ultimately prompted Grassley to criminally refer Michael Avenatti to the Department of Justice for the second time.

Less than 48 hours before Avenatti released her sworn statement on Twitter, the same woman told NBC News a different story. Referring to Kavanaugh spiking the punch, “I didn’t ever think it was Brett,” the woman said to reporters in a phone interview arranged by Avenatti on Sept. 30 after repeated requests to speak with other witnesses who might corroborate Swetnick’s claims.

Grassley said in his letter Friday that he criminally referred Avenatti for a second time because he “twisted [a second woman’s] words.”

I write today because of important additional information regarding Mr. Avenatti that has since come to the Committee’s attention. In light of this new information, I am now referring Mr. Avenatti for investigation of additional potential violations of those same laws, stemming from a second declaration he submitted to the Committee that also appears to contain materially false statements. As explained below, according to NBC News, the purported declarant of that sworn statement has disavowed its key allegations and claimed that Mr. Avenatti “twisted [her] words.”

The creepy porn lawyer lashed out at Grassley on Friday.

CPL: How ignorant is Grassley? He keeps publicly demanding an investigation knowing full well that it will likely never happen – it is all for show. And if it does, he has placed Kavanaugh at risk of being removed from the SCOTUS. This is what happens when you never attend law school.


Friday’s criminal referral from the Judiciary Committee is in addition to Thursday’s criminal referral of Avenatti and his client Julie Swetnick for false statements and deliberate obstruction of a congressional investigation. (violations of 18 U.S.C. §§ 371, 1001 and 1505)

Avenatti also lashed out at Grassley on Thursday after the first criminal referral, saying the Senate Judiciary Chairman “opened Pandora’s box.”

Editor’s correction: An earlier version of this article stated Avenatti was criminally referred to the DOJ for the second time for twisting Julie Swetnick’s words. The article has been updated to accurately state Avenatti’s second criminal referral is over the second Kavanaugh accuser he represented and context has been added.

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