A judge has ordered porn star Stormy Daniels to pay $300,000 to President Trump for her failed defamation lawsuit against him. Daniels—real name Stephanie Clifford—had sued the president because he described her claims of having an affair with her a decade ago “a total con job.” The lawsuit was meritless, said U.S. District Court Judge S. James Otero, who ordered Daniels (Clifford) to pay for Trump’s massive legal fees.
—QUOTABLE: “The court’s order, along with the court’s prior order dismissing Stormy Daniels’ defamation case against the President, together constitute a total victory for the President, and a total defeat for Stormy Daniels in this case.” -Trump attorney Charles Harder
President Trump is fighting back against his former top legal counsel. Former Trump Organization lawyer and presidential adviser Michael Cohen has admitted to deeper involvement in a deal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow and circumventing campaign finance laws than he previously admitted. Court filings indicate Cohen acted at the direction of an individual assumed to be Trump when paying off porn stars Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal to keep quiet about their alleged affairs with Trump a decade ago. In a Twitter storm Sunday, Trump expressed his disapproval of the turning of the tables by Cohen.
—QUOTABLE: “Democrats can’t find a Smocking Gun tying the Trump campaign to Russia after James Comey’s testimony. No Smocking [sic] Gun…No Collusion…That’s because there was NO COLLUSION. So now the Dems go to a simple private transaction, wrongly call it a campaign contribution…which it was not (but even if it was, it is only a CIVIL CASE, like Obama’s – but it was done correctly by a lawyer and there would not even be a fine. Lawyer’s liability if he made a mistake, not me). Cohen just trying to get his sentence reduced. WITCH HUNT!” -Trump tweets
As Robert Mueller starts wrapping up his probe, damning details are starting to leak out. Mainly, the probe will connect President Trump with directing hush money payments prior to the 2016 election, which if true would be a federal crime. While it doesn’t look like there’s proof Trump knowingly and purposely directed his lawyer, Michael Cohen, to pay porn stars Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal to keep quiet about their affairs with Trump a decade earlier, prosectors in Cohen’s case clearly believe Trump knew about the payments.
MEANWHILE—Rep. Adam Schiff says President Trump might be facing the “real prospect of jail time” after prosecutors last week indicated he may have directed illegal hush money payments during the 2016 presidential campaign. That may not happen until he leaves office, Schiff said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” But it could also fuel Dems’ calls for impeaching the president.
—QUOTABLE: “There’s a very real prospect that on the day Donald Trump leaves office, the Justice Department may indict him. That he may be the first president in quite some time to face the real prospect of jail time.” -Schiff
Porn lawyer Michael Avenatti is shifting blame for allegations he beat an unidentified woman. In a cryptic Thursday morning tweet, the lawyer infamous for representing porn star Stormy Daniels seemed to blame conservative Twitter personality Jacob Wohl for the embroglio. Avenatti earlier in the week was arrested outside an LA apartment for alleged domestic violence, at first thought to be against his estranged ex-wife. It was actually some other unnamed woman who filed the charges. Wohl and a GOP lobbyist had tried framing Robert Mueller with false accusations of rape—seems like Avenatti is trying to make his own problems look like a right-wing conspiracy.
—QUOTABLE: “First Mueller and now me. When we are fully exonerated I am coming for you Jacob Wohl aka Surefire.” -Avenatti tweet
—QUOTABLE: “I have never struck a woman. I never will strike a woman. I have been an advocate for women’s rights my entire career and I’m going to continue to be an advocate. I am not going to be intimidated from stopping what I am doing.” -Avenatti statement to reporters
Porn lawyer Michael Avenatti has been arrested on felony domestic violence charges. Avenatti, famous for representing porn star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Trump—and considered by some an actual contender for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020—was taken into custody Wednesday after a confrontation in a swanky Los Angeles apartment after allegedly beating up on his estranged ex-wife. TMZ reports that Avenatti, on the scene, was yelling amid a string of profanities that she hit him first.
—QUOTABLE: “We’re told during today’s confrontation the woman ran out of the apartment building and was on the sidewalk on her cellphone with sunglasses covering her eyes, screaming on the phone, ‘I can’t believe you did this to me.” -TMZ
Rep. Jerry Nadler says President Trump’s alleged hush money paid to several women might be an impeachable offense. On CNN’s “State of the Union,” the New York Democrat who is expected to take over as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said Trump’s involvement in and knowledge of the hush payments paid to the likes of porn star Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about their alleged love affair prior to the 2016 election could mean Trump procured his office through corrupt means. But Democrats are still “far from” impeachment proceedings, Nadler said.
—QUOTABLE: ”Well, it may be an impeachable offense if it goes to the question of the President procuring his office through corrupt means…And that could be impeachable.” -Nadler
President Trump continued his Twitter feud with porn star Stormy Daniels and her sleazy lawyer, Michael Avenatti, on Tuesday. The salacious pair just lost a defamation lawsuit against Trump and were ordered to pay his legal fees, too. But in what would probably sink any other president, Trump nicknamed her “Horseface” in a tweet, adding she’s a “total con” and Avenatti is a “3rd rate lawyer.” Avenatti slung his own poo back, calling Trump “a disgusting misogynist.” Daniels poked Trump too, nicknaming him “Tiny.”
—QUOTABLE: “You are a disgusting misogynist and an embarrassment to the United States. Bring everything you have, because we are going to demonstrate to the world what a complete shyster and liar you are. How many other women did you cheat on your wife with while you had a baby at home?” -Avenatti
—QUOTABLE: “Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present your president. In addition to his…umm…shortcomings, he has demonstrated his incompetence, hatred of women and lack of self control on Twitter AGAIN! And perhaps a penchant for bestiality. Game on, Tiny.” -Porn star
A judge has thrown out Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against President Trump. The federal judge on Monday dismissed the suit in which the porn star said the president defamed her when he said she lied about being threatened to keep quiet about their supposed affair. Judge S. James Otero in Los Angeles said there aren’t First Amendment grounds for the claim, and he also ordered Daniels (real name: Stephanie Clifford) to pay Trump’s legal fees. That’s a big defeat for Daniels’ sleazy lawyer, potential 2020 presidential candidate Michael Avenatti.
-QUOTABLE: “No amount of spin or commentary by Stormy Daniels or her lawyer, Mr. Avenatti, can truthfully characterize today’s ruling in any way other than total victory for President Trump and total defeat for Stormy Daniels.” -Trump lawyer Charles Harder
Michael Avenatti’s incessant presence on cable TV isn’t translating into support for his presidential ambitions. In a new CNN poll, just 1 percent of respondents claimed that they’d like him to be the Dem nominee for president in 2020. The sleazy lawyer famous for representing porn star Stormy Daniels has been rumored to want to run for president, and some pundits have hailed his skill at scamming media attention and using bare-fisted tactics. But apparently most normal people don’t agree.
Michael Avenatti has challenged Donald Trump Jr. to an MMA fight. The lawyer famous for representing porn star Stormy Daniels and discredited Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick told an NBC reporter he was challenging President Trump’s eldest son to a mixed martial arts fight for charity. Trump Junior didn’t respond, but the two have traded jabs on social media in the past—as has the president, who recently tweeted that Avenatti is a “total low-life.” Avenatti is being talked about as a possible Dem presidential candidate in 2020.
Julie Swetnick is facing an accusation of her own. The third woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of inappropriate sexual behavior is facing the accusation by her ex boyfriend that she threatened to kill their unborn child after he discontinued their relationship. The ex, Richard Vineccy, also told Fox News that Swetnick asked him to hit her on occasion. He also said that she never discussed her recently publicized allegation—one that has no evidence—that Kavanaugh and a friend orchestrated a gang rape ring and spiked punch bowls at house parties when they were teenagers. Swetnick’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti of Stormy Daniels porn star fame, dismissed Vineccy’s claims as just those of “an aggrieved ex boyfriend.”
—QUOTABLE: “Right after I broke up with her, she basically called me many times and at one point she basically said, ‘You will never, ever see your unborn child alive.’” -Vineccy on Laura Ingraham
The lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels claims to be representing a third Kavanaugh accuser. Michael Avenatti, a prominent foe of President Trump and attorney for the former adult film star who claims to have had an affair with the president years ago, says the new allegation will be coming out of the woodwork in the next 48 hours. Avenatti, also known at “the creepy porn lawyer,” told reporters on Monday the supposed new accuser is a former employee of the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Mint and has information of a sexual nature about both Kavanaugh and longtime friend, Mark Judge. She will be “100 percent credible,” Avenatti said.