Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, already thinks American reporters are sliming him and got awfully defensive when reporters accused him of blocking them on Twitter (it was “inadvertent,” he explained).

Now, though, he thinks the Russians are trying to plant damaging pieces about him in American media.

Betsy Woodruff reports in The Daily Beast:

Michael Avenatti, the outspoken attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, says the Russian government is trying to smear him in the press. Avenatti told The Daily Beast that people in the Kremlin have been trying to plant damaging stories about him in media outlets.

Avenatti did not offer concrete proof to support the claim, but said two media figures and a high-ranking American intelligence official have all told him about the alleged Russian effort.

Avenatti said people in the Russian government have claimed that he traveled to Moscow and had questionable encounters with women there.

This all sounds … familiar.

Can you believe Russians are trying to make Avenatti look bad in the press?