CNN Pundits Party It Up With Michael Avenatti In Now-Deleted Photo

Amber Athey | Media and Breaking News Editor

The wife of a CNN commentator accidentally exposed the network’s bias in a now-deleted tweet that showed anchors and pundits partying with Stormy Daniel’s lawyer Michael Avenatti.

Juanita Scarlett, who is married to CNN political commentator Errol Louis, posted a photo of Avenatti with Louis, CNN anchor Don Lemon, and CNN commentator Margaret Hoover.

The caption read, “Thrilled to have met @MichaelAvenatti at the Sag Harbor soiree of my second favorite favorite on-air journalist @donlemon @errollous @MargaretHoover.”

Scarlett later deleted the tweet and made her Twitter account private, but several people took screenshots and began circulating the photo.

The soiree was most likely at Lemon’s home since he purchased a place in Sag Harbor a couple of years ago. Avenatti’s presence at the party seemed to confirm Lemon’s boyfriend’s hint to The Daily Caller News Foundation that the two are friends. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Don Lemon’s Boyfriend Speaks Out On Interview With Avenatti, Media Industry)

Lemon recently interviewed Avenatti on his CNN show and asked him about his threats against The Daily Caller News Foundation and its reporters, however he did not push back when Avenatti accused the reporters of being unethical. (RELATED: Michael Avenatti Accuses The Daily Caller News Foundation Of ‘Unethical’ Journalism On CNN)

Lemon’s boyfriend, Tim Malone, said he wished “Don would have pushed [Avenatti] more.”You don’t think Avenatti is smart enough to try and befriend the liberal media?” Malone hinted.

The friendship between the lawyer and CNN anchor could also help explain why the network has hosted Avenatti a whopping 74 times in just ten weeks. (RELATED: Avenatti Interviewed 147 Times In Just Ten Weeks)

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