The Chief Counsel for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Mike Davis, slammed Michael Avenatti on Tuesday in an email responding to whining from the so-called porn star lawyer.
“Stop playing games,” Avenatti wrote in an email to Davis. “If you are the Chief Counsel, then you need to do your job. Please respond to our requests.”
Davis responded by dismissing the allegations made by Avenatti’s client, Julie Swetnick, who has been increasingly discredited since coming forward and accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of being involved in a gang-rape ring while he was in high school.
“We have already reviewed your client’s allegations,” Davis wrote back. “We focus on credible allegations. Please stop emailing me.”
Davis’ rebuke comes as Swetnick’s credibility has come under increasing fire after multiple media reports provided evidence of a pattern of false allegations and legal claims made by Swetnick.
On Monday, Swetnick conducted an interview with NBC News in which she changed her story regarding specific allegations she had made against Kavanaugh in a sworn affidavit to the Senate.
Later that night — Richard Vinneccy, one of Swetnick’s ex-boyfriends — went on Fox News and described her as a violent person who made threats to kill him after he broke up with her.
“She talked about lawsuits,” Vinneccy added. “She was like, I don’t know, she was affectionate about lawsuits.”
The Senate Judiciary Committee has recently released a letter from Dennis Ketterer, another one of Swetnick’s male acquaintances, who said that she told him she liked to have sex with “several” men at the same time. “I do not believe her allegations against Mr. Kavanaugh,” Ketterer said at the end of his letter.