Stormy Daniels’ lawyer took aim at Rudy Giuliani on Tuesday — calling him out in a series of tweets and challenging the former mayor to a face-to-face “discussion” on live television.
One of the jabs came around 7 p.m., not long after Bloomberg published a story with quotes from Giuliani, which Michael Avenatti apparently didn’t like.
“Mr. Giuliani — you just called me a ‘pretty unsuccessful lawyer’ and stated that you ‘can’t remember a case he’s ever had that meant anything,’” Avenatti tweeted.
“1st, you obviously can’t remember much. 2nd, check my bio and you will find over a BILLION worth of verdicts and settlements. #dumb.”
The statement came just hours after Avenatti issued his on-air challenge.
“I think it would be very helpful for the public to witness a discussion between Mr. Giuliani and me concerning the facts of the case,” Avenatti said. “I am willing to participate on any network provided both sides are provided a fair shake. I am also willing to do it on 12-hrs notice.”
Giuliani’s interview with Bloomberg on Tuesday was in reference to a different tweet sent out by Daniels’ lawyer — in which he claimed to have “discovered” hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments being made to Cohen after the 2016 election.
“I have no idea how he would know that,” Giuliani said. “I have no reason to believe that anything he says is true. I consider him now sort of a guy who books for Saturday Night Live. The guy is a pretty unsuccessful lawyer — can’t remember a case he’s ever had that meant anything — and I think he’s desperate for money.”
Giuliani has been making media rounds since joining Trump’s legal team as an adviser last month. He flat-out admitted that Cohen paid Daniels — and was later reimbursed by the president — during an interview with Sean Hannity.
The porn star is currently suing both Trump and Cohen for defamation. She claims in her suit that they violated campaign finance law by forcing her to sign a “hush agreement” before the 2016 election.