Avenatti, Owing $450K in Taxes, Says He's Running for President in 2020 | NTK Network Avenatti, Owing $450K in Taxes, Says He’s Running for President in 2020

Avenatti, Owing $450K in Taxes, Says He’s Running for President in 2020

The Stormy Daniels lawyer announced on Twitter that he would run against President Trump, if Trump seeks a second term.

By NTK Staff | 07.05.2018 @10:48am

Michael Avenatti, the spotlight-seeking former Stormy Daniels lawyer, wrote on Twitter on Independence Day that he would challenge President Trump in 2020 if the president seeks re-election.

In a reply to a request for a presidential run from Resistance Twitter hero and alleged Ponzi scheme architect Brian Krassenstein, Avenatti told him he would not “sit by” and watch Trump win again.

“IF (big) he seeks re-election, I will run,” he wrote, after another tweet calling for a “street-fighter” to take on Trump.

The lawyer continued his commentary on Twitter and CNN yesterday, saying no “traditional politician” was able to beat Trump in 2016. He also promised to appoint Supreme Court Justices who would back abortion and gay rights, and the lawyer claimed he would stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“I think I’d be qualified [for the presidency] because I have three things that this president lacks,” Avenatti said on CNN. “Brains, heart, and courage.”

The lawyer cited the Trump administration’s immigration, foreign, and trade policies as issues where he would draw a contrast with the current occupant of the Oval Office.

Avenatti’s announcement came on the same day that U.S. attorneys pointed the finger at the lawyer in a tax scam, saying Avenatti was responsible in directing his former law firm to avoid tax payments. According to Politico, Avenatti allegedly lied to the government about his former firm’s tax filings:

The submission from tax lawyers in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles attacks Avenatti personally, accusing him of trying to scam the federal government.

“The Debtor and its principle [sic] Michael Avenatti made misrepresentations to the United States that it’s [sic] claim would be fully paid,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Najah Shariff wrote. “The misconduct of the Debtor and its responsible office [sic] Michael Avenatti should not be condoned by this Court.”

The firm, Politico wrote, “agreed to make the roughly $452,000 tax payment last month in order to resolve a bankruptcy case, but the funds never arrived at the IRS.”

Before he runs for president, Avenatti may want to worry about resolving any legal troubles first.

Sign Up

for NTK updates every week.

View Privacy Policy