Attorney Michael Avenatti says that he has a client with multiple security clearances who will go public this week with further allegations, and evidence, against Brett Kavanaugh. Christine Blasey Ford is slated to testify before Congress on Thursday, and the attorney is warning Republicans that an attack on her integrity would be misplaced because the government has cleared her multiple times for different agencies. Avenatti says he expects her to take her story public within the next 36 hours, as soon as security measures are in place to protect her.
Avenatti describes his client as a "witness and victim" and says she will make her allegations public within the next 48 hours. pic.twitter.com/RLscXvFE9y
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) September 25, 2018
Appearing on the Rachel Maddow Show Monday night, Avenatti described his client as both a victim and witness, and said there are additional corroborating witnesses, and assured Maddow that this individual would be recognized by the American public as 100% credible. He has previously alluded to his client’s credibility, saying on Monday morning that she has worked for the Department of Justice, the State Department, and the U.S. Mint, and has been granted multiple security clearances, “including Public Trust [and] Secret.”
Warning: My client re Kavanaugh has previously done work within the State Dept, U.S. Mint, & DOJ. She has been granted multiple security clearances in the past including Public Trust & Secret. The GOP and others better be very careful in trying to suggest that she is not credible
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) September 24, 2018
Avenatti is currently keeping much of his client’s information, including identity, private, and tweeted Tuesday morning to reaffirm this, saying that he will continue to do so until the client is ready and safe, but suggesting it will be soon.
It is her choice and hers alone as to when to surface bc it is her life. We expect it within the next 36 hrs.
However, he has already hinted at the allegations when he shared publicly a letter he sent to the Senate Committee’s Chief Counsel, Mike Davis. This letter listed a series of questions for Kavanaugh:
- Did you ever target one or more women for sex or rape at a house party? Did you ever assist Mark Judge or others in doing so?
- Did you ever attend any house party during which a woman was gang raped or used for sex by multiple men?
- Did you ever witness a line of men outside a bedroom at any house party where you understood a woman was in the bedroom being raped or taken advantage of?
- Did you ever participate in any sexual conduct with a woman at a house party whom you understood to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs?
- Did you ever communicate with Mark Judge or anyone else about your participation in a “train” involving an intoxicated woman?
- Did you ever object or attempt to prevent one or more men from participating in the rape, or taking advantage, of a woman at any house party?
Avenatti closed this email with a promise to produce evidence relating to the questions in the coming days.
Michael Avenatti has been criticized for the public way he handles cases against public figures, including Donald Trump, and now Brett Kavanaugh, but has expressed confidence in his strategies, and his clients. In this case, his affirmation has repeatedly been that the client he’s bringing forward, likely before Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony on Thursday, is of undeniable credibility, with government clearances and a history of public trust.
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