President Trump was vindicated Friday. Yesterday, attorney Michael Avenatti—the attorney who represented porn star Stormy Daniels, making him a star among Democratic sycophants—was arrested on charges of extortion and fraud, and could face fifty years in prison.
I wrote yesterday that the end of the Mueller probe, with its lack of any charges of collusion or obstruction of justice against Trump, felt like the 2016 Election, Part II. That sense of victory—and intense satisfaction—deepened with Avenatti’s arrest.
Here is a brief excerpt from that National Review breaking news piece linked above:
Avenatti worked “to extract more than $20 million in payments from a publicly traded company by threatening to use his ability to garner publicity to inflict substantial financial and reputational harm on the company if his demands were not met,” according to SDNY prosecutors. Those threats, which were made over the phone and in-person meetings with Nike’s attorneys, were recorded.
“A suit and tie does not mask that fact that, at its core, this was an old-fashioned shake down,” U.S. attorney Geoffrey Berman said when announcing the charges Monday.
Democrats were trumpeting Avenatti as a presidential contender in 2020. He began to believe the hype before deciding not to run (he probably realized he, unlike the president, actually had committed some heinous misdeeds).
Progressives make a huge deal about how they’re guardians of “principle” and “decorum” in the “Age of Trump,” yet they cling to whatever crass personality says mean things about the president the loudest. They don’t even believe their own tripe. Political victory is all that matters—by any means necessary.
That’s why substance-less hacks like Avenatti—or low-IQ race-baiters like “Auntie” Maxine Waters—are such darlings to the Left. They promise to “impeach 45” and to uncover misdeeds, so they can do whatever they want (like encourage their supporters to commit violence against conservatives, as Congresswoman Waters did).
Trump did nothing wrong. Avenatti tried to use his unearned media clout to shake-down a publicly-traded company for his own personal gain.
I fully expect the Dems will quickly throw away Avenatti now that he is no longer useful to their cause. There’s a lesson there for us all: revolutions eat their own. But they’ll keep fabricating charges against President Trump.