The personal lawyer and fixer for the president, Michael Cohen, is now attempting to silence Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti. On Thursday Cohen filed for a restraining order against Avenatti to attempt to stop him from going on television and from speaking to the media about Daniels’ legal case.
Donald Trump’s television lawyer Rudy Giuliani was back in front of the cameras on Wednesday night giving his opinions about Trump’s fixer-lawyer Michael Cohen. According to Giuliani the president has nothing to worry about.
The White House is anxious that Michael Cohen is going to cave and tell Robert Mueller all of the dirty details about Trump's business dealings.
New reporting suggests that Michael Cohen hasn't flipped yet, but that he is sending signals to Trump begging for a pardon before he flips.
ABC News has just reported that Trump attorney/fixer Michael Cohen’s lawyers have quit and he will now start cooperating with federal prosecutors in New York, and possibly with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
One way that Robert Mueller and the FBI have been preparing to fight against the prospect of Donald Trump pardons is by sharing their information with New York prosecutors. The plan is to have New York bring state criminal charges if Trump issues federal pardons. Pardons have been anticipated for such criminals as Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, Rick Gates and others yet to be charged, such as Michael Cohen.
The British Broadcasting System (BBC) just reported that Trump attorney and fixer Michael Cohen received a $400,000 payment from Ukraine last June to set up a meeting between Trump and the Ukrainian president. The payment was kept secret until now according to BBC confidential sources in Kiev.
Before yesterday Ronan Farrow was already famous and had already done some earth-shaking investigative journalism. But his story that was published in the New Yorker explaining how Michael Avenatti obtained the leaked Cohen financial records will take him to the next level of fame and journalistic renown.
Trump finally admitted that he paid Michael Cohen back for the Stormy Daniels payment. The problem is that according to experts, he should have disclosed the payment last year.
Stormy Daniels' Michael Avenatti said on MSNBC that Michael Cohen sold access to Trump and did not register as a foreign agent or aa a lobbyist as the law requires.
There have been a lot of articles and interviews in the media over the past few days on the topic of Michael Cohen’s secret slush fund. Ever since Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti disclosed that over $4 million went into this account it has been the source of unceasing media speculation and commentary.
One of the deepest fears of many Americans is that our government has been taken over, or at least unduly influenced, by Russia and its President Vladimir Putin. And this week’s revelations about Michael Cohen from Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti have done nothing to calm those fears. In fact, it is possible to interpret Avenatti’s disclosures of Cohen’s financial transactions as evidence that Russian influence over the Trump administration does in fact exist, and has existed for years.
Rudy Giuliani is trying to defend Trump by saying that the president had no idea that his lawyer who he talks to regularly was selling access to the White House and the Oval Office. In other words, Giuliani has adopted the Trump is a clueless idiot defense.
A disgusted senior Novartis employee told StatNews that many who work there "feel disgusted," over the drug company's $1.2 million payment for access to President Trump, saying, “People are angry and confused, because it makes all of us look bad."
Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman said on MSNBC that the Michael Cohen investigation would provide evidence of the Trump/Russia conspiracy.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders had no answers as reporters asked her about Michael Cohen's swampy behavior and the president who promised to drain the swamp.
Michael Cohen promised one of the world's biggest drugmakers access to Trump and the White House in exchange for $1.2 million.
According to people in both Trump and Cohen world, the $500,000 payment made to Michael Cohen by a Russian oligarch was meant to buy access to Trump.
Last night at 10 pm EDT Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti appeared on The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell and elaborated on his bombshell disclosures about money flowing from Russia to a company set up by Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen. In effect he said he thought Cohen set up the company to receive money from companies who wanted to buy access to the President of the United States.