Avenatti Writes Scorching Op-Ed Claiming There’s ‘Sufficient Evidence’ To Indict Trump Now
Michael Avenatti, the attorney of Stormy Daniels, wrote an op-ed in The New York Times on Thursday night claiming that there is “sufficient evidence” to indict Donald Trump.
“Provided there is sufficient evidence to support an indictment of President Trump — and there are many indications that there is — the special counsel, Robert Mueller, who is investigating possible Russian interference in the 2016 election, and prosecutors from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, who are investigating payments to my client, Stormy Daniels, and Karen McDougal, should present their evidence to grand juries,” Avenatti wrote.
“Those jurors, citizens of our communities, should then determine whether the evidence supports an indictment of Mr. Trump,” he added.
Avenatti then touched on the topic of Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, claiming that if he were to be confirmed he should recuse himself from a case involving the president’s indictment.
Avenatti argues that Kavanaugh “took this position, despite the fact that his strong views in favor of presidential immunity are outside the legal mainstream.”
He added that Kavanaugh was “chosen by Mr. Trump during known inquiries into the conduct of the president and his campaign. This is wrong.”
“Should Mr. Trump be indicted and in the event that the case reaches the Supreme Court, Judge Kavanaugh’s recusal should be mandatory,” Avenatti wrote. “The American public’s view of impartiality of the rule of law and of the Supreme Court hangs in the balance.”