Show starring Avenatti, Scaramucci pitched to CNN, MSNBC: report

Show starring Avenatti, Scaramucci pitched to CNN, MSNBC: report
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A prominent television executive reportedly pitched CNN and MSNBC in recent weeks on a cable news show featuring Stormy Daniels's attorney Michael Avenatti and former White House communications director Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciWill Republicans continue to engage in willful blindness? Scaramucci: Trump sees Bloomberg as threat Scaramucci: Trump will be gone by March 2020 MORE.

The New York Times reports that Jay Sures, a co-president with the United Talent Agency (UTA), discussed with executives at the two cable networks the idea of having a program where Scaramucci and Avenatti would square off.

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Avenatti, who has appeared on CNN and MSNBC dozens of times since early March to discuss Daniels's lawsuit against President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he will 'temporarily hold off' on declaring Mexican drug cartels as terror organization House Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Artist behind gold toilet offered to Trump sells banana duct-taped to a wall for 0,000 MORE and his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen, appeared to dismiss the report Thursday on Twitter.

"I have no interest in television right now. I’ll leave that to the experts. I enjoy practicing law and look forward to prevailing on behalf of my client Stormy Daniels. That’s where my focus is," Avenatti tweeted.

Avenatti was the center of similar speculation in April after Vanity Fair reported that he had approached MSNBC President Phil Griffin about hosting a show after the two were spotted chatting at an NBC after-party following the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner late last month.
 
Scaramucci, who also frequently appears in interviews across the cable news spectrum as a guest, is a former host of "Wall Street Week" on Fox Business.
 
He tweeted later on Thursday that the hypothetical show should be called "not happening."
A source close to Scaramucci told The Hill earlier in the day that he didn't see the show materializing since Scaramucci "is focused on possibly doing a show that has more of a financial focus than a political one."
 
In 2017, the Wall Street financier also held the role of White House communications director for 11 days before resigning following a profanity-laced tirade during an interview with The New Yorker directed at then-chief of staff Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusFounder of veterans group says Trump Jr. can join the military if he 'really wants to understand what sacrifice is all about' Mulvaney faces uncertain future after public gaffes Politicon announces lineup including Comey, Hannity, Priebus MORE and then-chief strategist Stephen Bannon.
 
Avenatti and Scaramucci were eyed being openly friendly to each other at a party to celebrate the WHCA dinner last month. The pair posed for photos together at the bash, which was sponsored by UTA, the talent agency whose executive recently pitched CNN and MSNBC about a cable program, according to the Times report.
 
CNN has not immediately responded to request for comment on the Times report Thursday, while MSNBC declined comment.
  
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is locked in a legal battle led by Avenatti with Trump over a $130,000 payment she received weeks before the 2016 election. The payment was part of a nondisclosure agreement, which Daniels says was regarding an alleged affair with Trump a decade earlier.
 
-Updated 6:57 p.m.