Democrats are racing to line up campaigns to challenge Donald Trump in 2020.
One Democrat who planned to run against Trump stood out from the rest.
But then they got arrested and now the entire 2020 race is in chaos.
Michael Avenatti Arrested For Felony Domestic Violence
Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti was gearing up for a 2020 challenge to Trump.
Avenatti rose to fame defending porn star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against Trump.
Daniels claimed to have had a one night affair with Trump back in 2006 and sued to get out of the nondisclosure agreement she signed.
This led to CNN essentially inviting Avenatti to be a guest host on their network.
Some thought he could be a strong contender in 2020 because the fake news media gave him hundreds of millions of dollars in free air time and he refused to play by any established rules.
But all that just went up in flames.
The Los Angeles Police Department arrested Avenatti this past Wednesday on felony domestic violence charges.
TMZ exclusively reported that a woman alleged Avenatti attacked her:
Our law enforcement sources say Avenatti was arrested Wednesday after a woman filed a felony DV report. We’re told her face was “swollen and bruised” with “red marks” on both cheeks…
…We’re told Wednesday afternoon the woman was on the sidewalk on her cellphone with sunglasses covering her eyes, sobbing and screaming on the phone, “I can’t believe you did this to me. I’m going to get a restraining order against you.”
We’re told security brought her inside the building, took her upstairs and Michael showed up 5 minutes later and ran into the building. He screamed repeatedly, “She hit me first.” We’re told he angrily added, “This is bulls***, this is f***ing bulls***.” We’re told he tried getting into the elevator but security denied him access.
Avenatti Denies The Allegations
Avenatti tried to save his political career.
First, he denied the allegations.
“I wish to thank the hard working men and woman of the LAPD for their professionalism they were only doing their jobs in light of the completely bogus allegations against me,” he said in a written statement. “I have never been physically abusive in my life nor was I last night. Any accusations to the contrary are fabricated and meant to do harm to my reputation. I look forward to being fully exonerated.”
He continued to deny the charges when he met with reporters.
“I am not going to be intimidated from stopping what I am doing,”the celebrity lawyer stated. “I am a father to two beautiful, smart daughters. I would never disrespect them by touching a woman inappropriately or striking a woman.”
Finally, he accused a Trump supporter named Jacob Wohl of framing him.
First Mueller and now me. When we are fully exonerated I am coming for you Jacob Wohl aka Surefire,
Critics pointed out that Avenatti asked for the presumption of innocence.
Yet, when he produced Julie Swetnick, who has since admitted that she lied about seeing Brett Kavanaugh at parties where she had been gang raped, Avenatti demanded Kavanaugh withdraw because the allegations alone made him guilty.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.