Michael Avenatti: Trump Should Pull Kavanaugh Nomination


Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels, said on CNN that if Trump was smart, "and he's not," he would pull the Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination now.

Kavanaugh has been accused by professor Dr. Christine Blasey Ford of sexual assault when the two were in high school. The accusation stemmed from a letter Judiciary Committee member Dianne Feinstein received privately from Ford some time since at least the beginning of the summer.

"My understanding is that Dr. Ford has already passed a lie detector test. If Donald Trump was smart, and he's not, he would pull the nomination, and he would move to the next nominee on the list and start over," Avenatti said Monday night.

"There's no need to go forward this nomination at this stage in light of this accusation, in light of the passage of the lie detector test," he said. "Why go through this hearing on Monday? It's going to be an absolute circus show."

"It's going to harken us back to 27 years ago. Judge Clarence Thomas' hearing, I'm sure you remember it, I remember it. I know there's certain Senators on that panel that would like to forget what happened and how much disrespect was shown to Anita Hill at the time," he said.

"I just think if the president was smart, everything else going on right now, he ought to pull the nomination and nominate someone anew," Avenatti concluded in an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo.

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