(New York, NY) – The lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels strongly believes that within the next 90 days, an indictment will be unsealed against Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen for a host of serious offenses.
On CNN’s “State of the Union,” Michael Avenatti says Cohen is radioactive and the investigation won’t end well. Avenatti believes this is going to be a significant domino effect, as Cohen could be indicted for bank and wire fraud along with campaign finance violations. Cohen’s office was raided last week by the FBI reportedly in connection to payments made to Daniels.
According to Avenatti, Daniels will be in court with Cohen on Monday afternoon in New York. This is to send the message that this is a very serious matter for her and she wants to make sure the American people know she’s behind efforts to bring to light as much information and documents as possible. Avenatti said Daniels wants to ensure that she’s heard and represented at the hearing and this has nothing to do with getting into Cohen’s head at all.
(Washington, DC) – President Trump’s lawyers are going before a judge to try to block federal prosecutors from reviewing documents seized in a raid on his lawyer’s office.
The lawyers posited that the Justice Department can’t fairly evaluate the materials seized from Michael Cohen’s office and home.
In a letter to the judge, the lawyers asked that Trump and Cohen be allowed to identify privileged communications before a extensive review.
(Washington, DC) – Former FBI director James Comey says President Trump is not fit for office. In his first televised interview since being fired, Comey told ABC’s “20/20,” that someone who talks about and treats women like they’re pieces of meat and who lies constantly, doesn’t have the temperament to be President of the United States.
He also said Trump may have obstructed justice when the President pressured him to drop an investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
Comey also compared Trump to a mafia boss who values personal loyalty first and foremost.
(Washington, DC) – Joe Biden is giving himself until the end of the year to decide whether to run for President in 2020. In an interview on MSNBC, the former vice president says he would decide by the end of the year whether to seek the Democratic nomination.
The Delawarean noted he has favorable polling on his potential candidacy, and is waiting to see whether Democrats will field a viable winner before making his choice. The 75-year-old Biden didn’t run in 2016 after the death of his son, Beau, from brain cancer.
He will weigh a possible run against the impact it might have on his family.
(Washington, DC) – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island says the Republican tax bill is lining the pockets of the wealthy at the expense of workers. In the weekly Democratic address, Whitehouse said the Koch brothers, who are one of the Republican party’s biggest donors, reaped billions of dollars off the GOP tax bill.He said they even threw a 500-thousand-dollar tip to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s political fund as a “gesture of appreciation.” Whitehouse says corporations are using the large sums of money they’re getting to buy back their own stocks. He said this is great for big shareholders and the CEO’s compensation, but it’s not doing much help to workers. Whitehouse said this week the nonpartisan congressional budget office estimated the deficit will balloon to almost one-trillion-dollars, next year.
He added that the GOP tax bill, alone, will add nearly two-trillion-dollars to the nation’s deficit over the next decade.
(Washington, DC) – Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. is warning that there will be consequences for the U.S.-led military strikes on Syria. Ambassador Anatoly Antonov called the strikes an insult to Russian president Vladimir Putin, and said insulting the president of Russia is unacceptable and inadmissible. Antonov said Friday that the U.S. has the biggest arsenal of chemical weapons and has no moral right to blame other countries. He said Russia is being threatened by the strikes, and that “such actions will not be left without consequences.”
On Saturday, Russian lawmaker Vladimir Dzhabarov said Russia was likely to call for a meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss U.S., British and French air strikes on Syria. The lawmaker told Russian news, “the situation is being analyzed right now.”
(Washington, DC) – FBI agents reportedly have recordings between President Trump’s attorney and two women who claim they had affairs with Trump.
Both CNN and ABC News are citing sources as saying the recordings were part of the property seized during raids on the offices of attorney Michael Cohen. Cohen is reportedly being investigated for bank fraud, wire fraud, and possible campaign finance violations.
Porn star Stormy Daniels claims she had a one-night stand with Trump, while Playboy model Karen McDougal claims she was having an affair for months.
(New York City, NY) – Former FBI director James Comey says President Trump asked him to investigate salacious allegations made against him in the so-called Steele Dossier. Comey writes about working in the Trump White House in a new book that comes out Tuesday, called “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership.” Comey talked about the book in an interview to air Sunday on “20/20,” and said Trump was fixated on the 35-page document compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele.
The “dossier” allegedly contains potentially damaging information on Trump, including detailed accounts about prostitutes in Moscow. Comey says Trump told him he might have to investigate the dossier to prove the claims didn’t happen, and said it would terrible if his wife Melania thought it was true. Trump hit back at Comey on Twitter this morning, calling him a “weak and untruthful slime ball.” He said it was a great honor to have fired Comey.
(New York, NY) – Stormy Daniels’ attorney is ecstatic over President Trump’s latest comments about his client. Speaking to reporters on Air Force One, Trump said he had no idea his lawyer, Michael Cohen, paid the adult film star 130-thousand dollars.
Daniels claims the money was part of an agreement that she keep quiet about an alleged affair with Trump over a decade ago. Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, says if Trump denies knowledge of an agreement, then he can’t be party to an agreement, which means Daniels shouldn’t be held to any restrictions.
Trump has previously denied having an affair with Daniels.
(White Sulphur Springs, WV) – President Trump says women trying to enter the U.S. illegally are “being raped at levels never seen before.” He did not elaborate during a speech in West Virginia today.
Trump defended his tough immigration policies and said immigration laws must be changed. He again vowed to build a massive border wall and slammed sanctuary cities. He also accused Democrats of being weak on immigration.
This week, Trump authorized deployment of National Guard troops along the southern border. Troops will be supporting the operations of the U.S. Border Patrol.