Michael Avenatti, the attorney for adult film worker Stormy Daniels, demanded that the Senate Judiciary Committee respond to claims from his client, and got a scorching denial over it.
"We focus on credible allegations"
Avenatti has been demanding that his client's claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh be investigated, but a letter from the office of Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) shut down his request.
My client Julie Swetnick is demanding an immediate FBI investigation and the opportunity to testify under oath befo… https://t.co/XDUB23QGki— Michael Avenatti (@Michael Avenatti)1538044344.0
"My client Julie Swetnick is demanding an immediate FBI investigation and the opportunity to testify under oath before the Committee," Avenatti tweeted Thursday.
"Why is Brett Kavanaugh and @ChuckGrassley refusing to allow this?" he added. "Why are they trying to muzzle women and prevent the truth from being known?"
The response came from Mike Davis, Grassley's chief counsel, and was released Tuesday.
"We have already reviewed your client's allegations," said Davis. "We focus on credible allegations."
"Please stop emailing me," the email ended simply.
The email showed the demand that had been emailed from Avenatti. "Stop playing games," reads the email "If you are the Chief Counsel, then you need to do your job. Please respond to our requests."
Swetnick claimed that she had been gang raped at a party that Kavanaugh attended, and said that she saw him "spike" punch bowls in order to get girls secretly inebriated. But when she was interviewed on MSNBC, she appeared to walk back some of the accusations, allowing many to doubt her claims.
Here's more about the MSNBC interview with Swetnick: