Trump, Avenatti Trade Barbs After New Kavanaugh Accusation: ‘Total Low-Life’ vs ‘Habitual Liar’

Trump goes on offensive after another woman comes forward with new accusations against Brett Kavanaugh

Last Updated: September 26, 2018 @ 10:53 AM

President Donald Trump on Wednesday responded to explosive accusations about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by lashing out at the new accuser’s attorney, Michael Avenatti.

“Avenatti is a third rate lawyer who is good at making false accusations, like he did on me and like he is now doing on Judge Brett Kavanaugh,” Trump said to his more than 54 million followers. “He is just looking for attention and doesn’t want people to look at his past record and relationships – a total low-life!”

Avenatti, who also represented the former porn star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against Trump, shot right back on Twitter, calling the real estate billionaire a “habitual liar and complete narcissist.”

“‘False accusations?’ Like those crimes your fixer Cohen pled to? You are an habitual liar and complete narcissist who also is a disgrace as a president and an embarrassment to our nation,” he said. “You are so inept that your “best and brightest” are Cohen and Giuliani. Let’s go.”

On Wednesday, Avenatti released a signed affidavit from Julie Swetnick, a Washington D.C. resident who said she witnessed Kavanaugh participating in sexual misconduct as a teenager, including the drugging and “gang rape” of high school girls in the 1980s.

Swetnick became the third woman to come forward to make accusations against Kavanaugh. Her sworn statement has been teased by Avenatti since Sunday. Swetnick says she was raped at a party in the early 1980s and that Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge were present at the time.

Kavanaugh has issued categorical denials of every accusation.

“This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone. I don’t know who this is and this never happened,” he said in a statement in response to Swetnick.

Both Kavanaugh and his first accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, are set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.