Avenatti Vs. Trump In 2020? Porn Lawyer To Speak At Pivotal DNC Event

Michael Avenatti, the fiery attorney who represents porn actress Stormy Daniels, as well as separated illegal immigrants and a few more Trump accusers, apparently - looks to be getting serious about his early July pledge to take on Trump in 2020. 

In a Thursday tweet, Avenatti announced that he will be speaking at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding on August 10. The Clear Lake, Iowa event has previously featured Presidential contenders Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. 

"I look forward to speaking at the Iowa State Democratic Wing Ding next month. Extremely honored to be included as one of the speakers. It promises to be a great event as always!" Avenatti ends with his trademark #Basta and his not so trademark #FightClub hashtags as he works to tear down a D.C. outsider to the benefit of the establishment. 

Avenatti tweeted on the 4th of July: "IF (big) he seeks re-election, I will run, but only if I think that there is no other candidate in the race that has a REAL chance at beating him."

Meanwhile, Avenatti also claimed late Thursday that he is representing three more women who claim they were paid hush money by former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, or publishing company American Media Inc. (AMI) 

During a panel discussion in West Hollywood, Avenatti said: "There are three additional female clients of mine that have not been disclosed that were paid hush money prior to the 2016 election, whether it be from Michael Cohen on behalf of the president, an entity that Michael Cohen formed or AMI" - a claime he repeated over Twitter. 

AMI chairman David J. Pecker is a personal friend of Trump's accused of burying accuser Susan McDougal's story by purchasing the rights from her and then shelving it. 

By burying Ms. McDougal’s story during the campaign in a practice known in the tabloid industry as “catch and kill,” A.M.I. protected Mr. Trump from negative publicity that could have harmed his election chances, spending money to do so.

The authorities believe that the company was not always operating in what campaign finance law calls a “legitimate press function,” according to the people briefed on the investigation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. That may explain why prosecutors did not follow typical Justice Department protocol to avoid subpoenaing news organizations when possible, and to give journalists advance warning when demanding documents or other information. -New York Times

On Wednesday, CNN reported on a secret recording they were given of a private conversation between Cohen and Trump in which the two discuss purchasing the rights to McDougal's story. The discussion took place in September 2016, in the lead-up to the presidential election.

McDougal, who claims to have had a nearly yearlong affair with Trump in 2006, sold her story to the National Enquirer for $150,000 as the 2016 presidential campaign was in its final months - only for the story to never run. 

While Trump never paid for the rights, Cohen's attorney Lanny Davis says that the recording shows Trump knew about the payment.