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Stormy Daniels Lawyer Avenatti Says Russia Is Lying About Him to Ruin His Credibility

“They suggested that I had had a liaison with multiple women in Russia."

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Stormy Daniel's lawyer Michael Avenatti told the Daily Beast that "two media figures and a high-ranking American intelligence official" have warned him that Russia is running a smear campaign against him.

“They suggested that I had had a liaison with multiple women in Russia,” he said.

Avenatti responded that he's "never traveled to Russia in my life.”

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“They’re doing it because they see me as a threat, a considerable threat,” Avenatti explained. “If we weren’t a threat, none of this would be happening.

The Daily Beast cautions that it has not received "concrete proof" of the veracity of Avenatti's claims.

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Chris Sosa is the Senior Editor at AlterNet. His work also appears in Mic, Salon, Care2, Huffington Post and other publications. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisSosa.