Donald Trump Jr. gave an interview with USA Today for an article published Wednesday, in which he expressed concern that Special Counsel Robert Mueller could make up allegations against him as part of his Russia investigation.
“I know that I’m not worried about anything I actually did,” Trump Jr. told the newspaper. “That doesn’t mean they don’t totally fabricate all of this stuff at this point.”
That remark was apparently enough for attorney and Trump-baiter Michael Avenatti to claim victory when it comes to his prediction that the president’s son will be indicted by year’s end.
“Translation of @DonaldJTrumpJr comments: ‘Avenatti was right when he predicted I would be indicted (which is one of the reasons why we are so concerned about him running in 2020 and going after us),'” Avenatti posted in a Thursday tweet. He included a link to a Newsweek article that reprinted Trump Jr.’s remark.
Translation of @DonaldJTrumpJr comments: “Avenatti was right when he predicted I would be indicted (which is one of the reasons why we are so concerned about him running in 2020 and going after us)” https://t.co/i4Dx9Cl7Ee
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) November 1, 2018
Avenatti, who first engaged in battles with the Trumps through lawsuits brought against the president by Stormy Daniels, has been talking about a Don Jr. indictment for some time now. On October 9, the lawyer warned Trump Jr. that he find himself in a federal prison, saying, “Buckle up Buttercup.” Two days later, Avenatti took it a step further, predicting that not only will the president’s son be indicted, but that it will happen before the end of 2018. Then, on October 14, Avenatti specified that an indictment could be for making false statements to federal agents. Trump Jr. drew scrutiny over a meeting he arranged with senior Trump campaign officials and a Russian attorney where he apparently was hoping to get dirt on Hillary Clinton.
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