Fox News’ Shannon Bream Presses Stormy Daniels Lawyer: ‘Is Any of This Political in Nature For You?’


On Tuesday night, Fox News anchor Shannon Bream spoke with Stormy Daniels‘ lawyer, his first appearance on the network.

Bream began by pressing Michael Avenatti on the allegation he made last week that his client was physically threatened, but he instead plugged the upcoming 60 Minutes interview in which he alleges viewers will “learn in detail” about those threats among other things surrounding her alleged affair with Donald Trump.

She then invoked Avenatti’s past by pulling an excerpt from his website that read the following:

“While in college an later in law school, Michael worked at a political opposition research and media firm run by Rahm Emanuel (who later became White House Chief of Staff and is presently the Mayor of Chicago). During his time there, Michael worked on over 150 campaigns in 42 states, including multiple gubernatorial and congressional campaigns (i.e. Joe Biden‘s U.S. Senate Campaign).”

“Is any of this political in nature for you?” Bream asked.

“Absolutely not,” Avenatti responded. “That was 20-25 years ago and is laughable that people are point to that as the reason behind this. I haven’t spoken to Rahm Emanuel since January 2nd or 3rd, 2007. Now why do I know that? Because I ran into him in the Rio airport after coming back from a holiday for New Years down in Brazil back in 07. I haven’t emailed him, texted him, communicated with him. I haven’t had any communication with Joe Biden or anyone else on the left. The idea that this is politically motivated is laughable. This is about the search for the truth. I don’t care if you’re on the right, the left, or in the center. You deserve to know the facts. That’s what this is about. Period.”

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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