Lawyer Michael Avenatti hasn’t ruled out a 2020 presidential run — despite being arrested Wednesday over an alleged domestic assault.
“I’m still considering it,” Avenatti told USA Today through a text message. (RELATED: Michael Avenatti Now A Firm Believer Of Due Process … For Himself)
The lawyer, who gained prominence for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in her various alleged grievances with President Donald Trump, has been openly discussing his potential presidential candidacy of late.
He’s even picked up some prominent support from former Hillary Clinton strategists like “Ready For Hillary” Super PAC founder Adam Parkhomenko, who recently told POLITICO, “He’s absolutely the person I’m supporting in the 2020 primary, should he decide to run.”
Avenatti is also networking with former Bill Clinton White House counsel Jack Quinn and is using Roger Salazar for media relations, according to POLITICO. Salazar has experience in both the Bill Clinton administration and the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign.
The Daily Caller reached out to Parkhomenko to ascertain whether his assessment of Avenatti remained the same after the lawyer’s arrest but did not receive a response by the time of publication. In an email to Quinn, inquiring about his current relationship with Avenatti, has gone unanswered as well.
Some liberal media may not be offering Avenatti their endorsements but Vox offered its assurance that he would make a worthy contender in the Democratic primary field of 2020.
In his comments to USA Today, Avenatti did not offer any more information on his legal problems except to say that his “first priority right now is clearing my name.” (RELATED: Michael Avenatti Blames Jacob Wohl For Assualt Allegations)
“I will not be intimidated,” Avenatti told USA Today. “The measure of a person is how they get up when they are knocked down.”