Avenatti’s “White Man”

AJ Calhoun
7 min readOct 28, 2018

AJ Calhoun — Oct. 28, 2018

Michael Avenatti, whose name was not well known nationally until he threw himself into the anti-Trump “mob” by choosing to represent Stephanie Clifford, aka: Stormy Daniels, in a lawsuit against Donald Trump, claiming that a non-disclosure agreement she had signed at Trump’s urging to cover up an affair the two had had, was invalid because Trump had not personally signed it. The agreement had been in exchange for $130,000 in hush money paid by Trump — or somebody, maybe Trump’s then attorney Michael Cohen, but whatever. The important thing really was: Enter Michael Avenatti, former attorney and sudden political hack.

Of course Ms. Daniels was also a political hack, having been involved in politics before Avenatti had noticed the possibilites that came with representing her in her somewhat confusing argument with Trump, Cohen, et al. She had run (as a Republican) against Republican Senator David Vitter of Louisiana in 2010. There was a spot of bother, Daniels felt she wasn’t being taken seriously, and so dropped out before the election. But that is neither here nor there. We are discussing Mr. Avenatti, Esq., and the interest people are taking in him as a possible 2020 presidential contender.

Does that seem like a good idea? If so, please tell me why.

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AJ Calhoun

Writer, activist, novelist, sixth generation DC, local historian-storyteller, and ER technician.