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    Warren Beatty: actor, director, writer, producer.

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    WELL SUITED

    Michael Avenatti on His Style and Skincare Routine: “I Own It.”

    And he doesn’t think much of Michael Cohen’s game: “Sloppy, disorganized”
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    MAY 17, 2018 5:02 PM






    Michael Avenatti, attorney for Stormy Daniels, is pictured outside the Manhattan Federal Court in New York City, New York, U.S., April 13, 2018.
    By Jeenah Moon/Reuters.

    Let it be known that Michael J. Avenatti does not work with a stylist. The telegenic, fashion-forward lawyer representing adult-film actress Stormy Daniels (Stephanie Clifford), in her contract dispute with the president of the United States, has nevertheless turned quite a few heads over the past two months. In that period he has appeared on cable news more than 100 times, sporting a dazzling array of Tom Ford suits—he owns approximately 20 of them, a mix of made-to-measure and off the rack—and wide-striped Brioni ties with a thick Windsor knot.

    “I’ve always believed that the way one looks, for good or bad, is seen as a reflection of their capabilities,” Avenatti said in a recent phone call. “Aesthetics are critically important.”
    We are living in unusual times. Who could have ever predicted that an adult-film actress and her lawyer would turn out to be more buttoned-up than the army of attorneys handpicked by our self-proclaimed billionaire president?


    The Trump v. Daniels saga has proven, more than anything, how looks can be deceiving. Our ongoing fascination with the case has as much to do with its subversion of outward appearances as it has to do with a presidential sex scandal. Daniels has turned out to be a credible witness with a wicked sense of humor, a successful businesswoman, and a mother with a passion for the equestrian arts. And her lawyer, who a couple of months ago might have been dismissed as a flash-in-the-pan ambulance chaser, turns out to be a guy who graduated from a top-tier law school at the top of his class. In his fight with Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, who attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School—according to Above The Law, the worst law school in the country—Avenatti has emerged as the unlikely voice of the underdog while out-classing a bunch of establishment schlubs with his impeccable style and cool-as-a-cucumber demeanor. (He’s attracted enough attention that a Crossfire-esque reboot, starring Avenatti and Trump White House alum Anthony Scaramucci, is reportedly being shopped to networks.)

    Ever since March 7, the day after he filed a lawsuit—which argued that an agreement his client had signed to keep quiet about an alleged affair with Donald Trump was null and void—Avenatti has been a constant presence in our lives, trolling the Trump administration with utter glee, all the while looking like a GQ model.

    On May 8, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow urged her viewers to stay tuned for yet another episode of the Avenatti Show, the ongoing reality series that has everything: drama, violence (threats of it, at least), romance, and international intrigue. As Maddow brandished what was at the time Avenatti’s latest bombshell, a seven-page document alleging that Mr. Cohen was receiving payments from a firm tied to a Russian oligarch, she leveled with her audience: “I know what you are thinking,” she said. “You are thinking, ‘I know that handsome lawyer. I have seen a lot of Michael Avenatti on TV. Every time I turn on the TV, there he is.’”

    Yes, there he is, the race car-driving lawyer with the shaved head and well-defined cheekbones who launched a thousand heart-eye emojis. There is Avenatti on CNN, telling Anderson Cooper that Mr. Cohen “should not be selling access to the president of the United States,” styling in a navy Tom Ford suit paired with a pale blue shirt and striped tie. (“I’ve worn a lot of designers and never found a suit like Tom Ford,” Avenatti said. “The cut, the silhouette, is really extraordinary—his eye toward aesthetics is unsurpassed.”) There he is giving a press conference in front of a New York courthouse, on the occasion of a hearing about the treatment of materials gathered in the F.B.I. raid of Mr. Cohen’s office, in a dashing navy Brioni overcoat—“one of my favorite pieces,” he says—paired with a black Louis Vuitton briefcase, a gift from a former client. And again, in made-to-measure black tie by über-luxe Italian label Brunello Cucinelli, grinning while photobombing White House officials Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Kellyanne Conway on the red carpet at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. The tux, he emphasized, was navy blue.


    “I’m not a big fan of black tuxedos,” Avenatti said, adding that he favors blue hues to emphasize what he feels is his best physical attribute: “My eye color, a gift from my mother.”

    Even when skepticism of straight, white alpha males is at an all-time high, women in America—and many men, too—have found themselves completely beguiled by Avenatti. Lately, he seems to be positioning himself as a feminist ally, going so far as to tweet a Maya Angelou quote—“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women”—before appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on May 17 and revealing yet another cliffhanger. There, he told Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough that there are “at least two” additional women who claim they had signed similar hush agreements with Cohen, and that he’s currently vetting their claims and considering taking them on as clients. “The impetus for both women coming forward was the bravery of [Stormy Daniels], our dedication to exposing the truth through the media, and our competence in dealing with the press,” he said on Twitter.

    Type “Michael Avenatti” into Google and one of the first options that auto-populates is “Michael Avenatti wife.” (He’s single.) Comedian Kathy Griffin refers to Avenatti as a “zaddy,” slang for a guy with swag and sex appeal, according to Urban Dictionary. Wonkette recently declared Avenatti “so smoking hot we cannot even hear what he says on the television, because we are rendered deaf by the hotness.” On Slate’s Trumpcast podcast, author and columnist Virginia Heffernanreferenced the popular Twitter hashtag, #HottieAvenatti—used more than 8,500 times since March—saying “I neither confirm nor deny that that’s my impression of him.” She did acknowledge, however, that “he is very symmetrical looking.” Batya Ungar-Sargon, opinion editor at The Forward, has dubbed him #lawyerbae.

    And yes, Avenatti has noticed the outpouring of enthusiasm for his looks. “I am very flattered by it, without a doubt. . . . It’s always nice to be thought of as someone who is stylish and desirable,” he said. But he would like to set the record straight about an online conspiracy theory regarding his sun-kissed skin tone: “I do not fake bake,” he said. “I have never received a spray tan in my life. This is my natural Mediterranean complexion.” He does moisturize twice a day, but shuns complicated skincare products such as eye creams and 40-minute masks.

    Like anything else in our hyper-partisan world, feelings about Avenatti’s appearance tend to vary depending on one’s political point of view. On Fox News, Tucker Carlson recently referred to him as “that porn lawyer, the one whose eyes are too close together.” Meanwhile, Rudy Giuliani, who was recently challenged by Avenatti to a televised debate, dismissed him as a “pimp.” Avenatti immediately fired back on Twitter, writing “I’m not the only ‘pimp’ you have experience with,” and attached a video, shot in 2000, of Donald Trump nuzzling his face into the padded bosom of the former mayor of New York City, who was dressed in drag. Of the Carlson and Giuliani criticism he said, “At first they made comments about the fact that I was bald. Then they realized that’s actually a choice I made. I am who I am. I own it. Now they have to resort to saying my eyes are too close together. I never heard that before, not even in elementary school. . . . I think that’s ridiculous."

    That willingness to antagonize the administration using tactics ripped right out of Trump’s own playbook—Twitter and television—is certainly part of Avenatti’s appeal. But our collective enthusiasm has as much to do with substance as it has to do with style. In a world full of purveyors of alternative facts, shifting narratives, and a commitment to “both sides,” even when one of the sides is totally bonkers, Avenatti is sticking to his story.

    Thus far, most of his revelations, many of which fall beyond the scope of the Stormy Daniels case, have proven to be accurate. While Trump’s lawyers have revised their explanation of the origins of the $130,000 payment to Daniels, Avenatti smiles bemusedly and declares “Basta!”—an Italian exclamation that translates to “Enough!” Avenatti’s favorite hashtag, #basta, is currently being tweeted on average 500 times a day from English-speaking accounts, compared with once a day at the beginning of the year.

    Avenatti’s consistently polished look also offers a point of visual contrast with his primary opponent, Michael Cohen, who was recently spotted in a slightly-too-snug blue plaid jacket violating the Cardinal Rule of Menswear: your jacket’s bottom button stays open. Seth Meyers’s Late Night Twitter account responded in kind:



    Late Night with Seth Meyers
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    Michael Cohen wearing the jacket they give you at a fancy steakhouse when you forget to wear one.
    7:04 PM - Apr 13, 2018



    Avenatti was harsher: “Michael Cohen’s style is probably a lot like his legal practice: sloppy, disorganized, and far from the top of the game,” he says. As for Trump’s other surrogates seen on TV, they are “stodgy, uninspiring, and generally disheveled.”

    President Trump, who prides himself on selecting staffers who “look the part,” has been complaining lately about needing better “TV lawyers” to defend him on cable news, according to The Washington Post. Never one to miss an opportunity to weigh in, Avenatti immediately tweeted, “who says we don’t ever agree on anything”?


    https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/05/michael-avenatti-style


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    Cohen looks like he stripped the bench seats from the inside of a 1980 Escort.
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    Source: RawStory

    ‘Unfair!’ Rudy Giuliani explodes when CNN’s Cuomo plays clip of him saying presidents must obey subpoenas


    Brad Reed
    18 May 2018 at 07:56 ET


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    Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani went on an angry tirade against Chris Cuomo on Friday after the CNN host played an old clip of him saying that presidents must comply with subpoenas to testify.


    During the CNN interview, Giuliani claimed that back in the 1990s, he simply argued that former President Bill Clinton couldn’t ignore subpoenas to hand over documents as part of the Whitewater probe. The former New York mayor then said that he would never have argued that a sitting president must comply with a subpoena asking him to testify.


    Cuomo then rolled the clip of Giuliani being interviewed by Charlie Rose in which Rose directly asked him about whether a president must obey a subpoena to testify — and Giuliani said he did.

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    Full segment, watch all of it, the amount of crazy is just wow:

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    What a dumbass.
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    Michael Avenatti now has an instagram account for anyone who might be interested....

    https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/michaelavenatti/
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    Oh, Avenatti. Every girl crazy 'bout a sharp-dressed man.
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    I hope he doesn't get caught up in his own hype and blow this thing.
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    Bill Maher did a bit last night that was spot on. He said even with a subpoena, nothing is going to happen. Mueller subpoena's Trump, Trump says fuck off. They take him to court. It gets appealed to the supreme Court, which is now stacked in Trump's favor. They can decide to do nothing. We already know Congress is not doing anything about it. We are stuck really until 2020.
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    ^^ Ugh. He may be right. We just have to get rid of him then though. If he is re-elected, my faith in humanity will be completely destroyed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by louiswinthorpe111 View Post
    Bill Maher did a bit last night that was spot on. He said even with a subpoena, nothing is going to happen. Mueller subpoena's Trump, Trump says fuck off. They take him to court. It gets appealed to the supreme Court, which is now stacked in Trump's favor. They can decide to do nothing. We already know Congress is not doing anything about it. We are stuck really until 2020.
    Quote Originally Posted by tulip View Post
    ^^ Ugh. He may be right. We just have to get rid of him then though. If he is re-elected, my faith in humanity will be completely destroyed.
    Lighten up, though: he may have gotten us all into WWIII way before 2020 and we may all already be dead by then! Always look on the bright side, ya hear?
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    Looks like Jr was busy trying to get help to rig the election from any place he could.

    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/05/1....co/lnZfodONw2

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    Quote Originally Posted by louiswinthorpe111 View Post
    Bill Maher did a bit last night that was spot on. He said even with a subpoena, nothing is going to happen. Mueller subpoena's Trump, Trump says fuck off. They take him to court. It gets appealed to the supreme Court, which is now stacked in Trump's favor. They can decide to do nothing. We already know Congress is not doing anything about it. We are stuck really until 2020.
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