Comedian who allegedly prank-called Trump says he has hired Michael Avenatti

Comedian who allegedly prank-called Trump says he has hired Michael Avenatti
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The comedian who claims he prank-called President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand urges opposition to Kavanaugh: Fight for abortion rights 'is now or never' Trump claims tariffs on foreign nations will rescue US steel industry: report Bannon announces pro-Trump movie, operation team ahead of midterms: report MORE by posing as a Democratic senator said on Sunday he has hired Stormy Daniels’s attorney Michael Avenatti to represent him.

John Melendez tweeted late Sunday night that he has hired Avenatti to represent him, hours before he is allegedly scheduled to meet with the Secret Service.

“I have just spoken to my new attorney @MichaelAvenatti who has agreed to represent me on this. Stay tuned,” Melendez tweeted.

Melendez asked Avenatti for his help on Sunday after saying he had been contacted by Secret Service agents.

Avenatti appeared to confirm the partnership by sharing Melendez's tweet.

He also took a jab at the controversy surrounding Trump’s "zero tolerance" immigration policy that has separated thousands of migrant children from their parents.

“Instead of wasting time on this, Mr. Trump should focus on the numerous other things that are of a greater priority,” Avenatti tweeted. “Let’s start with reuniting over 2,000 children with their parents immediately.”

The White House has reportedly launched an internal investigation into how Melendez was able to get connected with the president.

Melendez said last week that he tricked Trump into believing he was New Jersey Sen. Bob MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezDem senators introduce resolution calling on Trump to stop attacking the press Booming economy has Trump taking a well-deserved victory lap Administration should use its leverage to get Egypt to improve its human rights record MORE (D).

In audio uploaded to his “The Stuttering John Podcast,” Melendez appears to chat with Trump.

Melendez brings up the current migrant crisis and Trump's executive order to stop separating migrant families at the southern border. 

It was reportedly Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerOvernight Health Care: Lawsuit challenges Arkansas Medicaid work requirements | CVS program targets high-cost drugs | Google parent invests in ObamaCare startup Oscar Hillicon Valley: Omarosa drops bombshell claim about Trump, WikiLeaks | Dems turn up heat over fake FCC cyberattack | Uber hires ex-NSA official to improve security | FBI boosts cyber team Google parent invests 5M in ObamaCare startup Oscar MORE who connected the call.

"This just shows you how easy it is to infiltrate the White House," Melendez said on the podcast.

Two CNN anchors burst out into laughter on Saturday talking about the prank call.