(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) – 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, NY) – The White House is not commenting after learning the FBI is raiding the office of President Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen. The “New York Times” says agents received a referral for the search warrant from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
The warrant was reportedly connected to a $130-thousand dollar payment Cohen said he made to porn star Stormy Daniels. Agents also seized emails, tax documents, business records and other items relating to other issues. It is not believed the warrant or the items seized are related to the Russia investigation.
In a statement, Cohen’s lawyer said, “The decision by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York to conduct their investigation using search warrants is completely inappropriate and unnecessary.”
(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.
(Atlanta, GA) – The city of Atlanta continues to struggle with a massive cyber attack. In a news briefing yesterday, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said response teams are working around the clock to fix the problem. The cyber attack hit city computer systems last week.The woman at the heart of a landmark 1954 U.S. Supreme Court case that ended school segregation is dead. Linda Brown was just nine-years-old when her father tried to enroll her in an all-white elementary school near their home instead of an all-black school that was farther away. She was not allowed to attend the school, so he sued the Topeka Board of Education over its segregation policies. “Brown vs. Board of Education” went to the U.S. Supreme Court, which in 1954 unanimously ruled that having separate schools for black and white students was unconstitutional.The Louisiana attorney general is planning an update today on the Alton Sterling shooting investigation. The 37-year-old African-American man was shot and killed two years ago after he allegedly reached for a gun during an altercation with two white police officers in Baton Rouge. The Louisiana attorney general has to decide whether to bring criminal charges against the officers involved in the shooting.
UPDATE: Louisiana’s attorney general has ruled out criminal charges against two white Baton Rouge police officers in the fatal shooting of a black man whose death fueled widespread protests.
Attorney General Jeff Landry’s announcement Tuesday comes nearly 11 months after the Justice Department ruled out federal criminal charges in Alton Sterling’s July 2016 death.
President Trump maintains he never had an affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels in 2006. So said White House spokesman Raj Shah in a briefing Monday. He also expressed skepticism on Daniels’ claim that she was pressured to remain silent and threatened by a man in a parking lot in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, Daniels is suing President Trump’s lawyer for defamation. The day after her “60 Minutes” interview detailing the affair she says she had with Trump, Daniels filed a suit accusing lawyer Michael Cohen of portraying her as a liar. The new legal action is tagged onto Daniels’ previous suit to get out of an agreement to keep quiet about the alleged affair. The 2020 U.S. Census will include a question about citizenship status for the first time in decades. The Commerce Department announced the decision yesterday, even after critics warned that the move could result in a massive drop in response rate from immigrants fearing that they could be deported. In a statement, the Commerce Department said the data will, “permit more effective enforcement” of the Voting Rights Act.
(SL) – Porn star Stormy Daniels says she wasn’t attracted to Donald Trump, but she didn’t say no, either. Daniels, real name Stephanie Clifford, told CBS’ “60 Minutes” that she’s wasn’t a victim when the two allegedly had an affair back in 2006.
She did say, however, that she was later threatened in a parking garage by a man who told her to keep quiet about the liaison. Another revelation is that Daniels said Trump seemed taken aback when she wasn’t impressed by his talk about how he was on the cover of a magazine, a magazine she says she took and spanked him with.
Daniels maintains she signed a nondisclosure agreement about the affair but now is ready to talk.
(Washington, DC) – Adult-film star and director Stormy Daniels claims someone tried to threaten her to stay quiet about her alleged affair with President Trump. In the first televised interview on the matter, Daniels told “CBS 60 Minutes” that an unknown man approached her in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011 while she was with her infant daughter.Daniels said the man told her to “leave Trump alone” and “forget the story,” and then looked at her daughter and said “that’s a beautiful little girl. It’d be a shame if something happened to her mom.” Daniels was reportedly trying to sell her story about the alleged affair with President Trump. The alleged affair apparently happened about ten years ago, shortly after Melania gave birth to her son Barron.Trump has denied the affair.
(Washington, DC) – It looks like adult film star Stormy Daniels is telling the truth about her alleged affair with President Trump. That’s according to the examiner of a lie detector test that Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, took in 2011.
Clifford took the test at the request of In Touch Magazine, after she claimed to have had a sexual affair with Trump in 2006. NBC News obtained a copy of the 2011 report yesterday. It’s author, who was the same person who administered the test, verified the report’s authenticity.
Michael Avenatti, an attorney for Clifford, pointed out that the polygraph test occurred long before Trump announced his run for the presidency.
(Washington, DC) – President Trump’s attorneys are filing to move the Stormy Daniels lawsuit to federal court. Trump’s lawyers say Daniels could owe as much as 20-million-dollars for violating a nondisclosure agreement that prohibits her from talking about an alleged affair she had with Trump.
They say the adult-film star has repeatedly violated the confidentiality provisions of a settlement that Daniels signed with Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. Daniel’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti, calls the new filing “another bullying tactic from the President and Mr. Cohen,” and says they want to move the case to federal court in order to increase their chances that it will be decided in private arbitration, thus hiding the truth from the public. Avenatti said on Twitter Friday that it’s remarkable that a sitting president is pursuing over 20-million-dollars in bogus damages against a private citizen who’s trying to tell the public what really happened.
Daniels signed an agreement that paid her 130-thousand-dollars to not talk about claims that she had an affair with Trump. Her lawsuit claims the nondisclosure agreement is not valid because Trump didn’t sign it. His lawyer, Cohen signed it on Trump’s behalf.
(SL) – Two construction firms linked to Florida’s deadly bridge collapse have been accused of unsafe building practices in the past. Figg Bridge Engineers, who designed the pedestrian walkway at Florida International University that collapsed yesterday, was previously involved in the construction of a Virginia bridge, that had a 90-ton section collapse in 2012. A second firm, Munilla Construction Management, was sued earlier this month over the failure of a temporary bridge at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport. (Washington, DC) – White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says she knows nothing about claims by Stormy Daniels’ attorney that she was physically threatened to stay quiet about hush money. Daniels is the adult film star who allegedly had an affair with Trump about 10 years ago. During a briefing today, Sanders said any accusations of threatened violence should always be taken seriously. (Washington, DC) – National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is dismissing speculation about being fired. Pressed by a reporter today, McMaster said — “Everybody has got to leave the White House at some point.” For now, McMaster said he’s just doing his job. (Manchester, New Hampshire) -Senator Jeff Flake is testing the waters for a possible presidential run in 2020. Speaking in New Hampshire, the Arizona Republican called for a return to decency in politics. Flake has been very critical of President Trump and is warning Republicans that the party is “losing the middle.” (Ada, MN) – A Minnesota woman will spend six months in jail for a YouTube stunt that went horribly wrong. A judge ordered 20-year-old Monalisa Perez to serve 180 days behind bars for shooting and killing her boyfriend as he held up a book to stop a bullet. Prosecutors said it was clear that the victim came up with the idea for the tragic stunt and that’s the reason for the short sentence.(Chicago, IL ) – Chicago’s big St. Patrick’s Day Parade is expected to draw huge crowds tomorrow. Plans call for dyeing a larger section of the Chicago River green to extend this year’s parade route by one block. The parade will kick off at noon, complete with floats, Irish step dancers and kilted bagpipers. It will mark the 63rd anniversary of one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades in the country.