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  • NBC Smears AG Barr, Book About Campus Sexual Assault

    09/22/2019 11:02:10 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 17 replies
    dailywire.com ^ | September 20, 2019 | ASHE SCHOW
    In an attempt to smear Attorney General William Barr, NBC News framed a story about Barr’s support for due process (which shouldn’t be controversial) as him supporting rapists. It’s a typical tactic by the media these days. Ever since the Obama administration issued guidelines in 2011 warning schools that they needed to find more male students responsible for sexual assault, due process has gone out the window. In 2017, professor K.C. Johnson and scholar Stuart Taylor wrote a book about the issue. At the time, I wrote a review for RealClear Books — and my previous work on the subject...
  • Iranians Impersonated Bernie Bros, Vowed to Stop Kavanaugh

    08/22/2018 8:16:26 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 9 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 08.21.18 10:45 PM ET | Adam Rawnsley
    An Iranian propaganda campaign created fake Bernie Sanders supporters online, Facebook disclosed Tuesday. In a press release, the social-media giant said it had removed 652 pages associated with political-influence campaigns traced to Iran, including coordinated inauthentic behavior that originated in Iran and targeted people across multiple internet services in the Middle East, Latin America, U.K., and U.S.” The cybersecurity company FireEye, which first alerted Facebook to the influence campaign months ago, wrote in a separate posting on its site that it had traced the campaign—including posts from supposed “American liberals supportive of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders”—to Iran through email addresses...
  • Historians Will Know This As ‘The Era Of The Witch Hunt’

    04/11/2019 2:26:26 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 7 replies
    There really is nothing new under the sun. The infamous Salem Witch Trials started with a group of young girls claiming they were doing bad things because they were possessed. They then said that it was witches who caused them to be possessed, naming them without providing any evidence. The “witches” were then summarily executed. Well, eight in total, over just a few months. According to History.com: “The infamous Salem witch trials began during the spring of 1692, after a group of young girls in Salem Village, Massachusetts, claimed to be possessed by the devil and accused several local women...
  • Michael Avenatti claims alleged Nike extortion was free speech

    08/19/2019 11:09:09 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 19 2019 | Emily Saul
    Lightning-rod lawyer Michael Avenatti was merely exercising his First Amendment rights when he demanded $22.5 million from Nike — not extorting them, his attorneys argue in new court papers. “Mr. Avenatti is being charged with a speech crime,” his attorneys Scott Srebnick and Jose Quinon wrote in yet another attempt to convince a Manhattan federal judge to toss his extortion charges. “Every one of the acts of speech attributed to Mr. Avenatti in the Indictment was independently lawful and independently protected by the First Amendment. He had the right to publicly expose truthful information about Nike’s misconduct.” Avenatti was indicted...
  • FBI believed Trump was closely involved in hush-money scheme, unsealed documents show

    07/18/2019 11:05:59 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 77 replies
    https://www.msn.com ^ | July 18, 2019 | Tom Winter and Adam Edelman
    The FBI believed then-candidate Donald Trump was closely involved in a scheme to hide hush-money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels, who claimed an affair with Trump, court documents from the closed campaign finance case against former Trump-fixer Michael Cohen show. The documents, released Thursday, describe a "series of calls, text messages, and emails" between Cohen, Trump, Trump campaign aide Hope Hicks, Keith Davidson — an attorney for the woman, porn star Stormy Daniels — and David Pecker, an executive of the company that published the National Enquirer. "I have learned that in the days following the Access Hollywood...
  • Judge orders release of documents related to hush payments by Trump's ex-lawyer

    07/17/2019 10:57:23 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07-17-19 | Brendan Pierson
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the release of documents relating to hush-money payments by Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to two women who said they had sexual encounters years ago with the U.S. president, declaring the matter of “national importance.” U.S. District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan ordered that the documents, used by federal prosecutors to obtain a search warrant for Cohen’s home and office last year, must be unsealed by 11 a.m. (1500 GMT) on Thursday. Cohen, 52, pleaded guilty in 2018 to directing payments of $130,000 to adult film star Stormy...
  • Michael Avenatti labels Alyssa Milano a 'disgusting hypocrite' after tweet about his November arrest

    06/17/2019 2:11:19 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 17, 2019 | Anna Hopkins
    Attorney Michael Avenatti blasted actress Alyssa Milano on Twitter Monday afternoon in response to a tweet she issued about his arrest for domestic violence last year. At the time, Milano wrote that the allegations against Avenatti were "totally disgusting" and that she was "disavowing" Stormy Daniels's former lawyer. Avenatti was arrested in November 2018 after an ex-girlfriend accused him of grabbing her by the wrist and throwing her out of his apartment. The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office announced in February that Avenatti would not be charged with a crime. For some reason, the lawyer chose to respond on Monday...
  • California state bar moves to suspend Avenatti's law license, <tr>

    06/03/2019 11:06:23 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 03 2019 | Gregg Re
    California state bar moves to suspend Avenatti's law license, saying he poses 'substantial threat of harm to clients or the public' The California State Bar, which oversees discipline for all California-licensed attorneys, issued a "consumer alert" Monday evening concerning Michael Avenatti, saying it was moving to suspend him from the practice of law because his alleged conduct "poses a substantial threat of harm to clients or the public." The sudden development further accentuated Avenatti's dramatic public fall from grace -- he was once celebrated in liberal media circles as a potential challenger to President Trump -- as he faces numerous...
  • Porn star Stormy Daniels denies affair with Donald Trump

    01/30/2018 5:22:20 PM PST · by McGruff · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/30/2018
    Stormy Daniels, the adult film star whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is now denying that she had an affair with Donald Trump after previously alleging the opposite. A lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels confirmed his client's statement Tuesday. Clifford has been on a publicity tour in recent weeks amid news of the alleged 2006 tryst with the president. She is scheduled to appear Tuesday on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" following Trump's State of the Union address. Her publicist hasn't answered questions about the statement.
  • Mad Maxine Unhinged – Calls on ‘Lowlife, Lying, Crooked, Tax Evader Porn Star Fornicator’ Trump

    05/29/2019 7:33:00 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 70 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 29-05-19 | Cristina Laila
    Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters (CA) completely went off the rails Tuesday and called for Trump to resign in one of her craziest tirades yet. Waters, who is one of the most corrupt lawmakers in Congress, had the nerve to accuse Trump of being a “crooked liar.” “Low life Trump – lying, crooked, tax evader, porn star fornicator – should take his ridiculous self home, resign, and free us of what we will have to do to impeach him and throw him out of office!” Waters said Tuesday in a tweet.
  • The Latest: Avenatti calls Trump the 'ultimate goliath'

    05/29/2019 1:28:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 5/28/19
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on court appearances by embattled attorney Michael Avenatti (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Attorney Michael Avenatti has emerged from a New York courthouse to say he's facing the fight of his life "against the ultimate goliath, the Trump administration." **SNIP** Earlier in the day, he pleaded not guilty through his lawyer in a case accusing him of cheating porn star Stormy Daniels out of about $300,000 from a book deal. Then, he announced four separate times that he was "100% not guilty" when a judge asked him to answer each charge in a case...
  • The New Bad-Luck Curse in Politics

    05/28/2019 2:56:38 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 12 replies
    NRO ^ | 28 May 2019 | Jim Geraghty
    Hailed and renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz took pictures of Chelsea Manning for Vogue in September 2017. Manning is back in jail after refusing to testify before a grand jury about Julian Assange. Leibovitz photographed Kirsten Gillibrand for Vogue in November 2017. Her presidential campaign has stumbled out of the gate and Gillibrand is at the tail end of a large pack of candidates; earlier this month the New York Times wrote that her campaign is “struggling.” Leibovitz photographed lawyer Michael Avenatti for Vogue, October 2018. Avenatti now faces charges of wire fraud, bank fraud, embezzlement, 36 additional financial-crime charges, including...
  • Michael Avenatti's bad day: Disgraced lawyer to face not 1, but 2 arraignments

    05/27/2019 4:15:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27, 2019 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Embattled attorney Michael Avenatti will have a busy day in Manhattan federal court Tuesday -- but as a defendant, not as counsel. Avenatti, 49, is scheduled to be arraigned on charges that he tried to extort up to $25 million from athletic apparel giant Nike by threatening to expose claims that the shoemaker paid off high school basketball players to steer them to Nike-sponsored colleges. He also is scheduled to be arraigned on charges that he stole nearly $300,000 from adult film actress Stormy Daniels, the client who rocketed him to national prominence. In the Nike case, Avenatti is charged...
  • CNN Ratings Hit Four Year Low [ The Michael Avenatti montage. ]

    05/24/2019 6:47:36 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 9 replies
    Wild Smile via YouTube ^ | May 24, 2019 | Wild Smile
    Video at link.
  • Mark Dice commentary on Avenatti

    05/23/2019 5:34:43 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | today | Dice,Mark
    I ususally check in with Dice once a day... he's pretty funny but that's my opinion not yours. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-rhXXChjDI
  • Michael Avenatti charged with ripping off Stormy Daniels

    05/22/2019 12:07:27 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 55 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/22/2019 | Caitlin Yilek
    Federal prosecutors in Manhattan charged Michael Avenatti on Wednesday with fraud and aggravated identity theft for allegedly taking money that was supposed to be paid to porn star Stormy Daniels. Avenatti is accused of misappropriating funds Daniels was supposed to get in a book deal while he represented Daniels in her legal battle against President Trump and his former longtime attorney Michael Cohen. Prosecutors alleged Avenatti used a fraudulent document to convince Daniel’s literary agent to divert money from the porn star to an account controlled by him, then spent the money on his own personal and business matters. The...
  • Judge rejects public defender for Avenatti in fraud case

    05/14/2019 6:10:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 14, 2019 | Brian Melley - AP
    LOS ANGELES — A federal judge Tuesday rejected attorney Michael Avenatti’s request for a public defender to represent him in a case alleging he stole millions of dollars from clients, cheated on his taxes and committed bank fraud. Judge James Selna denied the request without providing a reason on the eve of Avenatti’s appearance in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, California, on the issue of who will represent him.
  • Michael Avenatti pleads not guilty in federal wire, bank fraud case

    04/29/2019 11:41:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 29, 2019 | Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    Michael Avenatti, the former attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels, pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges that he allegedly stole millions of dollars from his clients, failed to pay taxes and lied in bankruptcy cases. The 48-year-old Avenatti, who was indicted earlier this month on 36 counts including wire and bank fraud, appeared in federal court for an arraignment in Santa Ana, California on Monday. Asked to enter a plea, Avenatti told the judge, "Not guilty to all charges." The trial is set to begin on June 25 with a status hearing scheduled for June 15. Prosecutors accused Avenatti...
  • Alan Dershowitz: CNN Chose Avenatti Over Me for Russia Probe Analysis

    04/22/2019 9:57:58 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 22, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    Compare the legal backgrounds of Harvard's Alan Dershowitz versus sleazy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti. Who has the more distinguished career? Yet CNN chose Avenatti over Dershowitz for the go-to person for legal analysis of the Trump-Russia collusion probe. Why? Well, despite Avenatti falling way short in legal background compared to Dershowitz what qualified him to be an almost daily guest on CNN for a long period last year was that he promised the imminent demise of the presidency of Donald Trump. Alan Dershowitz described to Howard Kurtz on Fox News' MediaBuzz on Sunday how CNN which characterizes itself as the...
  • Avenatti embezzled millions meant for Hassan Whiteside’s ex: report

    04/21/2019 1:18:30 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 21, 2019 | 3:42pm | Aaron Feis
    Lightning-rod lawyer Michael Avenatti is accused of embezzling nearly $2 million that he was supposed to give to a client to settle her suit against NBA-player ex Hassan Whiteside, blowing the funds on a private jet, a report said Sunday. The Miami Heat hoopster had wired $2.75 million to Avenatti in January 2017, intending it to cover the bulk of his $3 million settlement with former flame Alexis Gardner, who was repped by Avenatti, The Los Angeles Times reported, citing court filings. Avenatti was entitled to keep a roughly $1 million cut to cover his legal fees but instead allegedly...