Controversial lawyer Michael Avenatti has announced he will NOT be running for President in 2020 after all. 

Politico has more

“I do not make this decision lightly — I make it out of respect for my family. But for their concerns, I would run,” Avenatti said in a statement.

Avenatti, who rose to fame last year representing porn star Stormy Daniels in her litigation against Trump, has frequently cast himself as uniquely qualified to go up against the president. Over the past few months, he visited early voting states and started building a political consulting network. But in recent weeks, personal and business woes have piled up, tanking his political fortunes.

In his statement, Avenatti said he will still represent Daniels and that his battle against Trump is far from over.

“I will continue to represent Stormy Daniels and others against Donald Trump and his cronies and will not rest until Trump is removed from office, and our republic and its values are restored,” he said.

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