Michael Avenatti Blasts Alan Dershowitz on CNN: Go Back to Your Martha’s Vineyard Invites
On Friday evening, Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti and Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz battled it out on CNN.
Things got heated fast.
Even before the segment with Anderson Cooper began, Avenatti got the ball rolling by accusing Dershowitz of selling out “cheap” on Twitter.
Yeah, it's a complete coincidence that @AlanDersh defends Mr. Trump at every turn and then Mr. Trump endorses his book. Alan should have held out for more – he sold out cheap. #Basta pic.twitter.com/JTtsnxUB4T
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) July 28, 2018
Avenatti then started the fireworks on the air by accusing Dershowitz of getting personal with him, after Dershowitz said he did not want to get personal.
“Alan, let me say this. You keep saying you don’t want the get personal with me, and you keep getting personal with me, including on Fox the other night,” Avenatti said.
“I’m going to tell you, I don’t appreciate it,” Avenatti continued on. “I’m willing to put up my track record over the last six months in this case up against yours any day of the week. I have been very, very accurate in my predictions, in the statements that I’ve made, and the facts. And the fact of the matter is on Sunday, you expressed considerable doubt as to whether I knew what I was talking about.”
Dershowitz then suggested that Avenatti’s reputation will turn on whether or not Trump resigns and everyone is still waiting to see if that is true.
That did not please Avenatti.
“I’ve made many predictions that have turned out to be true,” Avenatti pressed on. “And we have two years left in this president’s term. And despite the fact he thinks you write great books, we’re going to see what really happens.”
Avenatti then offered another claim.
“This information on the Trump Tower meeting, that’s not the best information Michael Cohen has. I can assure you of that,” Avenatti said prompting both Cooper and Dershowitz to inquire how he knows that.
“Alan, you really need to start talking only about things that you know about, as opposed to things that you have no knowledge about,” Avenatti snapped back, after pointing out he doesn’t know about all the conversations that may have transpired. “You have no knowledge of the communications that went on between me and Michael Cohen’s representatives long before that — long before that — no, you don’t know what you’re talk about, Alan.”
Avenatti then suggested Dershowitz — who also got his own jabs in during the tense exchange — should “go back and concentrate on what invites you’re getting on Martha’s Vineyard.”
Watch above, via CNN
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