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  • Trump’s Ex-Lawyer Didn’t Violate Campaign Finance Laws, and Neither Did the President

    12/15/2018 10:29:52 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 16 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 12/11/18 | Hans von Spakovsky
    President Donald Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, may have been convinced by the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York to plead guilty to a supposed violation of campaign finance law, but that doesn’t mean that what happened is actually a federal crime. In fact, neither the Federal Election Commission—which is the independent agency tasked with enforcing the Federal Election Campaign Act—nor its former commissioners would likely agree with the overaggressive view that the Southern District is taking. Indeed, the Southern District’s aggressive stance on this issue might have violated the Justice Department’s own policy....
  • Creepy Porn Lawyer Strikes Again – But This Time His Target Is Fox News' Tucker Carlson

    11/10/2018 3:52:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    Editor's Note: There is strong language in both the videos and statements below. Viewer discretion is advised.Michael Avenatti, the "creepy porn lawyer" who represented Stormy Daniels, is now representing a client who alleges that Fox News' Tucker Carlson assaulted him, POLITICO reported.According to Avenatti, his client was pulled by the collar during an altercation that took place between him and Carlson at a restaurant in Virginia. 1/2 - We are investigating an alleged assault on a gay latino immigrant committed by T. Carlson and/or members of his inner circle at a club in VA in Oct. It likely includes underage...
  • Kellyanne Conway trolled by husband following CNN appearance

    12/14/2018 12:40:35 PM PST · by conservative98 · 113 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 14, 2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    White House adviser Kellyanne Conway spent 39 minutes defending President Trump on CNN on Thursday night — but got no love from her husband, George, who trolled her on Twitter. The president’s counselor sparred with host Chris Cuomo on his primetime show, where she claimed it’s a “slur” to accuse Trump of lying. “You took a shot at the president tonight. You called him a slur I’m not going to repeat,” Conway said. When Cuomo asked what slur she was referring to, Conway replied, “You’re saying he’s not telling the truth. That’s a slur. That’s a slur.” She insisted that...
  • Michael Avenatti: The jackass, dissected

    12/14/2018 11:08:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 14, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    Want a good morning laugh? Get a load of National Review's Kyle Smith and his hilarious vivisection of Michael Avenatti, whose rise and fall show just how absurd he and his Democratic cheerleaders always were. Here's the start of the piece and don't tell me you don't want to read further : Remember when Michael Avenatti was the Democrats' big hope for 2020? He wasn't just that, though. Parachuting in to launch his presidential campaign to the DNC's "Ethnic Council" and its black caucus in Chicago in August, he enthusiastically adopted the party's guiltspeak. "People that look like me, white...
  • Stormy Weather for Campaign-Finance Laws

    12/10/2018 7:30:02 AM PST · by libstripper · 6 replies
    Wall Sttret Journal, via Outline ^ | April 10, 2018 | Bradlehy A. Smith
    When you stretch the law to “get” a political opponent, it’s rarely possible to return the law to its original shape. Which brings us to Stormy Daniels. * * * When the FEC adopted these regulations, it specifically rejected a rule under which campaign contributions could fund an expenditure “related to” a candidacy. The FEC was concerned that would make it too easy for candidates to use campaign funds for personal benefit. Personal debts, for example, are “related to” the campaign—if unpaid, the candidate’s reputation might suffer. A Rolex watch, a new suit, or a haircut might help a candidate...
  • 2020: Avenatti Becomes The First Democrat To Be Beaten By Trump

    12/04/2018 6:18:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, it’s official. Trump has beaten his first Democratic opponent, and I use that term generously. Creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti has decided he’s not running for president in 2020. BASTA! Yeah, we’ve all had enough of this clown, even Democrats—who are probably secretly fuming that he inserted himself into the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation fight with a nut job who had a totally unbelievable and completely unsubstantiated story that the judge was part of a gang rape ring in high school. The two other women who had accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct also had similar shoddy stories that...
  • Avenatti Drops out of 2020 Presidential Race ─ Before He Even Officially Entered

    12/04/2018 5:12:56 PM PST · by ptsal · 21 replies
    IJR ^ | 04-Dec-2018 | Madison Dibble
    Michael Avenatti announced that he is out of the race for president in 2020 even though he never officially entered the race to begin with. Avenatti became a household name as Stormy Daniels attorney in her legal battles with President Donald Trump. Because the lawyer had such a contentious relationship with the president, many hinted that he should run for president against Trump in 2020. Of course, Avenatti did nothing but add fuel to those fires by making visits to Iowa and posting several heavyhanded tweets.
  • Lawyers want porn star to pay Trump $340K in legal fees

    12/03/2018 12:49:42 PM PST · by be-baw · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 3, 2018 | Brian Kelley-Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES – Lawyers for President Donald Trump want porn actress Stormy Daniels to pay them $340,000 in legal bills they claim they earned successfully defending Trump against her failed defamation claim. The attorneys are due in a Los Angeles federal courtroom Monday to make their case that they rang up big bills because of gamesmanship and aggressive tactics by attorney Michael Avenatti, who represents Daniels.
  • LA prosecutor declines felony abuse case against Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti

    11/21/2018 5:03:14 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 15 replies
    https://www.cnbc.com ^ | Nov.21 2018 | AP
    The Los Angeles district attorney declined to prosecute attorney Michael Avenatti on felony domestic abuse charges on Wednesday and referred allegations that he roughed up his girlfriend to the city attorney for a possible misdemeanor case. A spokeswoman for the district attorney would not say why prosecutors declined to take the case from Los Angeles police. Documents supporting the decision were not released because the case was referred to the city attorney and was still under investigation. The city attorney's office will review the case, a spokesman said.
  • Actress files for restraining order against Avenatti

    11/19/2018 8:23:55 PM PST · by Justaham · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/19/18 | Michael Burke
    The actress Mareli Miniutti is seeking a restraining order against Michael Avenatti, the attorney who was arrested last week on suspicion of felony domestic violence. Miniutti filed a petition in Los Angeles County Superior Court seeking the restraining order. The legal action was first reported by The Blast. The outlet reported Miniutti also made the domestic violence report against Avenatti. Her involvement was previously unknown.
  • Leftist Anti-Trump ‘Porn’ Lawyer Calls on the Left to Punch Back

    11/18/2018 9:49:12 PM PST · by Loki_McMuffin · 14 replies
    New Right Network ^ | 11/19/2018 | Brian James
    On October 24th, leftist lawyer and porn star hobbyist, Michael Avenatti, tweeted out the words “punch back.” While the tweet was sent to Stephen King it seems it may actually have been meant for the woman he was sharing his apartment with. Not long after this tweet, a woman who wasn’t aware that she needed to 'punch back' against the attorney was beaten senseless by the tiny typhoon of temper that Avenatti had become.
  • Democrats get cold feet on Michael Avenatti after domestic-violence charges

    11/14/2018 5:31:23 PM PST · by gandalftb · 90 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | Victor Morton
    The Vermont Democratic Party had two events planned for this weekend with the anti-Trump lawyer, one each in Burlington and White River Junction. But after the news of the felony domestic-violence case against him broke, party officials started getting cold feet. “The Vermont Democratic Party has canceled Mr. Avenatti’s forthcoming scheduled appearances in Vermont, and will be refunding all ticket sales,” state-party spokesman R. Christopher Di Mezzo said in a statement posted on social media. The party scrubbed promotions for the events, set for Friday and Saturday, on its website.
  • Alyssa Milano disavows Michael Avenatti after arrest

    11/14/2018 8:30:39 PM PST · by conservative98 · 69 replies
    NY Post Page Six ^ | November 14, 2018 | 8:18pm | Joe Tacopino
    Alyssa Milano dumped her former comrade Michael Avenatti on Wednesday after reports that he was arrested on Los Angeles for domestic violence. “Totally disgusting,” the actress tweeted. “And before anyone asks me, yes, I’m disavowing Avenatti. I do not care what side he’s on. #Basta” Milano and Avenatti appeared together for a protest against President Trump outside the White House in July.
  • Tucker Carlson: Man accusing me of assault called my daughter a 'whore'

    11/10/2018 1:40:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 102 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 10, 2018 | Joe Concha & Tal Axelrod
    Videos at link. Tucker Carlson responded to attorney Michael Avenatti's claim he was investigating the Fox News host "assaulted" a "gay Latino immigrant," last month, with Carlson explaining in a detailed statement that the man had called his teenage daughter a "whore" at a Virginia country club. The response comes after Avenatti, who has clashed with Carlson before, tweeted a video that appeared to show Carlson telling someone "get the f**k out of here. But the video does not show Carlson assaulting anyone as alleged. In an extended statement provided to The Hill, Carlson said the man who called his...
  • ‘You Can’t Do It Quietly’: Top Democrat Overheard Discussing Kavanaugh Impeachment Plans

    11/08/2018 4:20:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 7, 2018 | Peter Hasson
    The top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee was overheard Wednesday discussing Democrats’ plans to investigate and try to impeach Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. New York Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler took a series of phone calls while riding the Acela train from New York to Washington, D.C., not knowing that the The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway was also on the train and within earshot. Nadler is set to take over as judiciary chairman as a result of Democrats flipping the House in Tuesday’s midterm elections. Nadler claimed in one call that “there’s a real indication that Kavanaugh committed perjury,” claiming...
  • The Kavanaugh Hearings Taught America a Lesson About How Democrats Lie

    11/05/2018 2:50:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 5, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I want to start, interestingly enough, with the Kavanaugh hearings and I’m gonna tell you why. Then we’re gonna get to this clown on Saturday Night Live who made fun of and laughed at a Republican candidate, a military man who lost his eye in combat. They’re joking about it, laughing about it on Saturday Night Live on Saturday night with no apology forthcoming. And there won’t be. I doubt. The guy was not a rogue performer. Everything in that show is scripted. They do two live rehearsals on Saturday night before the air version. So everything that happens...
  • Christine Blasey Ford Report Is Released And It Spells Trouble For Her

    11/04/2018 7:43:32 PM PST · by bitt · 88 replies
    The FederalistPapers ^ | 11/4/2018 | Carmine Sabia
    This is not good news for Christine Blasey Ford. After raking in a million dollars in donations from a GoFundMe campaign, and as she shops offers for a book detailing allegations of an assault she can not remember, things just got worse for her. On Saturday Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley released the committee’s report on her allegations and what did it find? There is “no evidence to support the allegations.”
  • Trump on false Kavanaugh accusation: 'How about the other ones?'

    11/04/2018 3:22:40 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/04/18 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump on Sunday appeared to suggest additional women who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct were lying after one woman admitted she fabricated a claim against the judge. "A woman who accused then-Judge Kavanaugh of horrible, horrible crimes admitted that actually she never met Judge Kavanaugh, or Brett Kavanaugh or Kavanaugh period. Never met him, never saw him and the act never happened, and it was a lie," Trump told supporters during a campaign rally in Georgia. The crowd burst into chants of "lock her up" as Trump stepped away from the podium and clapped. Though...
  • Senate report concludes evidence Swetnick, Avenatti ‘criminally conspired’ against Kavanaugh

    11/04/2018 7:14:49 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 04 NOV 2018 | Samantha Chang
    An exhaustive investigation into the 11th hour sexual misconduct claims against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh concluded that there was “no evidence” to back up any of the accusations. Moreover, the bombshell 414-page report by the Senate Judiciary Committee said that accuser Julie Swetnick and her “Creepy Porn Lawyer” Michael Avenatti criminally conspired to lie to Congress. “Following the separate and extensive investigations by both the Committee and the FBI, there was no evidence to substantiate any of the claims of sexual assault made against Justice Kavanaugh,” according to the report. Investigators interviewed 45 people and reviewed the evidence provided...
  • Senate Judiciary panel says no evidence found to support accusations against Kavanaugh

    11/04/2018 2:18:24 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/04/18 | Megan Keller
    The Senate Judiciary Committee late Saturday released a 414-page report in which the panel members say they found no supporting evidence for any of the allegations of sexual misconduct made against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh ahead of his confirmation. "Committee investigators spoke with 45 individuals and took 25 written statements relating to the various allegations made in the course of the #SCOTUS confirmation process," the Senate Judiciary Committee tweeted Saturday. "In neither the committee's investigation nor in the supplemental background investigation conducted by the FBI was there ANY evidence to substantiate or corroborate any of the allegations." The committee...