Grassley Hits Avenatti & Swetnick With A Potential Three-Part Criminal Investigation

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Michael Avenatti is having a bad week.

The porn star lawyer this week was hit with 4.85 million legal fee, now Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has referred Avenatti and his client, Julie Swetnick, for criminal investigation regarding a potential “conspiracy” to provide false statements to Congress and obstruct its investigation.

Michael Avenatti represents Julie Swetick who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct at the 11th hour before his Supreme Court confirmation.

Swetnick accused Kavanaugh during the confirmation proceedings of being involved in or present at “gang” and “train” rapes at high school parties in the 1980s. He denied it.

On Thursday, Chairman Grassley wrote a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray writing that Swetnick and Avenatti’s allegations were leveled at a “suspicious” time.

He wrote, “When a well-meaning citizen comes forward with information relevant to the committee’s work, I take it seriously. It takes courage to come forward, especially with allegations of sexual misconduct or personal trauma. I’m grateful for those who find that courage.” (Continued Below)

Grassley continued, “But in the heat of partisan moments, some do try to knowingly mislead the committee. That’s unfair to my colleagues, the nominees, and others providing information who are seeking the truth. It stifles our ability to work on legitimate lines of inquiry. It also wastes time and resources for destructive reasons.”

Read full letter HERE.

Shortly after, Avenatti took to twitter to respond. (Continued Below)

Avenatti tweeted, “It is ironic that Senator Grassley now is interested in investigations. He didn’t care when it came to putting a man on the SCOTUS for life. We welcome the investigation as now we can finally get to the bottom of Judge Kavanaugh’s lies and conduct. Let the truth be known.”

He added, “Maybe if Grassley was actually a lawyer that knew something about the law, he would realize what he has done. He just opened up Pandora’s box as it relates to Justice Kavanaugh’s conduct. It is Christmas in October!”

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