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  • Trump rips Democrats ahead of testimony from 'sleazebag' Watergate lawyer

    06/09/2019 5:20:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/09/19 | CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
    President Trump on Sunday ripped Democrats ahead of testimony from John Dean, a former White House counsel for President Nixon who proved pivotal during the Watergate scandal. "The Dems were devastated - after all this time and money spent ($40,000,000), the Mueller Report was a disaster for them," Trump tweeted Sunday evening. "But they want a Redo, or Do Over. They are even bringing in @CNN sleazebag attorney John Dean. Sorry, no Do Overs - Go back to work!" **SNIP** Democrats in the House Judiciary Committee will grill Dean on Monday in an attempt to to shine a spotlight on...
  • Michael Avenatti still looking for lawyer in Nike extortion case

    04/26/2019 7:20:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4/26/19 | Stephen Rex Brown
    **SNIP** The loud-mouthed litigator threatened he would go public with allegations the company secretly paid college basketball recruits, prosecutors said when he was charged in March. “The defendant seeks additional time to retain counsel to engage with the government,” Magistrate Judge Henry Pitman wrote. “A suit and tie doesn’t mask the fact that at its core, this was an old-fashioned shakedown,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said when Avenatti was busted in New York last month.
  • Anti-Israel lawyer Simone Burns jailed for six months after drunken racist rant on Air India flight

    04/08/2019 5:03:48 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 47 replies ^ | 4/4/2019 | Daniel Sugarman
    A prominent anti-Israel barrister has been jailed for six months after she was videoed ranting drunkenly on an Air India flight about how she was “an international criminal lawyer for the f***ing Palestinian people”, and spat in the face of a member of the cabin crew. Simone Burns from Hove, also known as Simone O’Broin, was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court on Thursday, having pleaded guilty to both assault and being drunk on an aircraft at her trial last month at Uxbridge Magistrates Court. In footage of the incident filmed by a fellow passenger, Burns can be seen remonstrating with...
  • State Bar's Mandatory Unions for Attorneys are Finally Being Dismantled

    03/18/2019 1:02:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | March 18, 2019 | Rachel Alexander
    An effort started a few years ago to eliminate the union-like, mandatory nature of state bars. These associations have become increasingly politicized, spending members’ dues for partisan purposes that always go against Republicans. This is illegal, since the 1990 Supreme Court decision Keller v. State Bar of California decision held that mandatory members of state bar associations have a First Amendment right not to subsidize political or ideological activities. Additionally, in the 27 states with right-to-work laws, attorneys aren’t supposed to be required to join a union in order to practice law. In order to practice their profession, attorneys should be required...
  • Michael Cohen sues Trump Organization for legal fees resulting from Mueller probe, porn star lawsuit

    03/07/2019 1:06:10 PM PST · by seanmerc · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7 Mar 19 | Kevin Breuninger | Tucker Higgins | Brian Schwartz
    President Donald Trump's former longtime attorney and fixer Michael Cohen on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the Trump Organization, claiming his former company has failed to pay "fees and costs" related in part to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. Cohen argues in New York state Supreme Court that the Trump Organization, where Cohen worked for roughly a decade as an executive vice president and special counsel to Trump, had a "contractual agreement" to compensate Cohen and "to pay attorneys' fees and costs" incurred through his work "with and on behalf of" company officials.
  • Here Are the 50 Celebs, Reporters, & Others Covington Kids’ Lawyers Just Officially Targeted

    02/04/2019 3:07:47 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 49 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | February 4, 2019 at 6:17am | C. Douglas Golden
    In the wake of a short, out-of-context video put up on Twitter about a confrontation after the Jan. 18 March for Life, pretty much everyone in the media and politics decided to condemn a group of minors from Covington Catholic High School.And then the facts started coming in.According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, over 50 individuals who went after the Covington kids and didn’t retract their statements will potentially find themselves in court after lawyers for the most visible of the students “sent letters to media outlets, individual journalists, celebrities and Catholic organizations as the first step in possible libel and...
  • Kamala Harass: the Power of a Prickly-Pointed Pen is Mightier than a Paper Tigress

    12/05/2018 6:20:09 AM PST · by poconopundit · 44 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 12/5/2018 | Pocono Pundit
    Kamala Harris (aka Kamel Hump & Harass) is famous for her pompous way of asking questions in Senate hearings. So I scanned Google Images to find a picture of Harris to turn into a meme.  I soon discovered a couple of interesting facts: It's hard to find a picture of Harris standing in a group.  You can find endless pictures of her sitting behind a desk or standing behind a lectern.  Then I looked it up and discovered that she and Chuck Todd could be twins because they are both 5 foot 2 inches tall.  So this is why she...

    11/14/2018 3:12:53 PM PST · by glasseye · 13 replies
    TMZ ^ | 11/14/182 | TMZ
    Michael Avenatti, who became famous for representing Stormy Daniels in her battle with President Trump, has been arrested for felony domestic violence ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ. Our law enforcement sources say Avenatti was arrested Wednesday after his estranged wife filed a felony DV report. We're told her face was "swollen and bruised."
  • Ford lawyer proposes testifying next Thursday

    09/20/2018 8:25:39 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/20/18 | Jordain Carney and Tal Axelrod
    Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, is reportedly willing to publicly testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee next Thursday. Lawyers for Ford told committee staffers during a call Thursday evening to negotiate details of a potential hearing that she wanted Kavanaugh to testify before her and she does not want to be in the same room as him, according to multiple reports. A source told CNN that Ford's lawyers are also opposed to an outside counsel being used to question her during a hearing, something that was being discussed by...
  • Lawyer for Kavanaugh accuser downplayed sexual misconduct allegations against Clinton, Franken

    09/17/2018 11:39:25 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 17 replies ^ | September 17 2018 | Alex Pappas
    Attorney Debra Katz made the rounds Monday on morning television to argue her client’s sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should be taken seriously, an appeal accepted even by the White House. But while her client's claims have raised bipartisan concerns about Kavanaugh, Katz, a longtime Democratic donor known for representing sexual harassment accusers, also has a history of downplaying or dismissing accusations made by women against Democratic politicians -- including former President Bill Clinton and former Minnesota Sen. Al Franken.
  • Trump repeatedly denied collusion. Now his lawyer Rudy Giuliani says: 'Collusion is not a crime'

    07/30/2018 9:31:18 AM PDT · by monkeyshine · 55 replies
    CNBC - Slow on the Uptake ^ | 7/30/2018 | Tucker Higgins
    President Donald Trump's attorney, Rudolph Giuliani, asserted Monday that "collusion is not a crime." "I have been sitting here looking in the federal code trying to find collusion as a crime," Giuliani said in an interview on "Fox & Friends." "Collusion is not a crime." The president has repeatedly asserted that there was "no collusion" between his campaign and Russia during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. As recently as Sunday, the president took to Twitter to repeat the claim.
  • Pro-Trump Jewish Lawyer Caught Ranting About People Speaking Spanish In New York Deli

    05/16/2018 5:08:06 PM PDT · by BBell · 63 replies ^ | 5/16/18 | Ari Feldman
    A Jewish lawyer in New York was caught berating Spanish-speaking workers at a Manhattan restaurant and threatening to call immigration agents on them in a clip shared widely on social media. Aaron Schlossberg had a meltdown in a Fresh Kitchen in East Midtown Wednesday morning after hearing some of the employees speak Spanish to one another and to Spanish-speaking customers, Gothamist first reported. “Every person I listen to — he’s speaking it, she’s speaking it. This is America!” the man shouted. The man appeared to be filming the encounter, as did one of the employees and other customers in the...
  • Stormy Lawyer Michael Avenatti Plays Media Again

    05/09/2018 10:44:04 AM PDT · by xzins · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 May 18 | John Nolte
    Based on a tweet from the insanely partisan Michael Avenatti, the attorney representing porn star Stormy Daniels, NBC News chose to light the world on fire with this overcooked nothingburger: Avenatti tweeted, “After significant investigation, we have discovered that Mr. Trump’s atty Mr. Cohen received approximately $500,000 ...” And NBC News ran wild...with it, and the rest of the fake news media dutifully trotted right along. Except… There is no proof that is indeed a “company controlled by a Russian Oligarch with close ties to Mr. Putin.” The company in question, Columbus Nova, is by all accounts an American...
  • Menopaurus Rex Who Used To Be A Hillary Clinton Aide

    04/25/2018 11:46:14 PM PDT · by RushIsTheMan · 24 replies
    Turtleboy ^ | 4/28/2018 | Clarence Woods Emerson
    You gotta see this video of the worst woman EVER being pulled over by the cops in Tenafly NJ: Her name is Caren Turner. At the time she was a Port Authority Official and a Democratic lobbyist, and a former aide to Hillary Clinton. And she might as well have “I’m with her” tattooed on her forehead, because she is EXACTLY what I imagine when I think of Hillary’s biggest supporters. She’s white, upper middle class, entitled, 60+, and desperately wants to see a woman President before she dies. The car was pulled over for having tinted windows and an...
  • Feds wanted ‘Access Hollywood’ tape evidence during Trump lawyer raid

    04/11/2018 1:52:08 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 96 replies
    nypost ^ | 04/11/2018 | Bruce Golding
    FBI agents sought records tied to President Trump’s infamous “Access Hollywood” recording when they raided the law office and hotel room of his personal lawyer, according to a new report Wednesday. The warrant that authorized Monday’s searches also allowed the feds to seize evidence showing whether lawyer Michael Cohen tried to suppress damaging information about Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, the New York Times reported. Cohen has admitted paying porn actress Stormy Daniels $130,000 as part of agreement signed 11 days before the election in which Daniels agreed not to discuss her claim of having slept with Trump in...
  • ‘60 Minutes’ left out Stormy’s description of Trump’s junk: lawyer

    04/05/2018 11:34:41 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    nypost ^ | 04/05/2018 | Mark Moore
    Stormy Daniels’ lawyer said there’s more to the porn star’s “60 Minutes” interview about a sexual affair with President Trump — including a description of the commander-in-chief’s private parts — but it didn’t make the cut because “they’re a conservative network.” “When she sat for that interview, it actually lasted over two hours in length, the actual interview,” Michael Avenatti told NBC’s “Megan Kelly Today” on Wednesday. “And then the portion that the American public saw was only 14 or 16 minutes of actual interview time on ‘60 Minutes.’” Asked what details the interview left out, Avenatti said CBS is...
  • Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner Promised a Criminal Justice Revolution. He’s Exceeding Expectations.

    03/21/2018 3:58:38 PM PDT · by MeganC · 15 replies
    The Intercept ^ | March 20 2018, 12:59 p.m. | Shaun King
    In his first week on the job, he fired 31 prosecutors from the DA’s office because they weren’t committed to the changes he intended to make. “Change is never easy, but DA Krasner was given a clear mandate from the voters for transformational change,” his spokesperson said at the time. “Today’s actions are necessary to achieve that agenda.” Next, Krasner obeyed a court order to release a list of 29 officers from the Philadelphia Police Department that were on a “do-not-call list” — meaning that they were so tainted that they would be considered unreliable as witnesses. The police officers...
  • Exclusive: Prominent lawyer sought donor cash for two Trump accusers

    12/15/2017 8:17:51 AM PST · by springwater13 · 78 replies
    well-known women’s rights lawyer sought to arrange compensation from donors and tabloid media outlets for women who made or considered making sexual misconduct allegations against Donald Trump during the final months of the 2016 election, according to documents and interviews. California lawyer Lisa Bloom’s efforts included offering to sell alleged victims’ stories to TV outlets in return for a commission for herself, arranging a donor to pay off one Trump accuser’s mortgage and attempting to secure a six-figure payment for another woman who ultimately declined to come forward after being offered as much as $750,000, the clients told The Hill....
  • A Jersey lawyer stands up for his Vietnam War buddy Roy Moore

    12/01/2017 8:49:48 PM PST · by Coleus · 16 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | 11.28.17 | Paul Mulshine
    (ABOVE: Am I the only one who's curious how the Washington Post uncovered so many women who made 40-year-old allegations against Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore while uncovering none who made one-year-old allegations against Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Menendez?) Stop me if you've heard this one before. Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore walked into a brothel ... ... and then he walked right back out. That's the account I got from Bill Staehle, a lawyer living in Asbury Park who served in Vietnam with Moore in the early 1970s. Staehle, who is now 70, was a captain in...
  • Firm behind Trump dossier met with Russian lawyer involved in Trump Jr. meeting

    11/07/2017 2:34:21 PM PST · by detective · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 7, 2017 | Mark Moore
    One of the founders of the research firm behind the controversial Russian dossier met with a Kremlin-linked lawyer before and after she sat down with President Trump’s son and other campaign officials at the Trump Tower during the 2016 election, Fox News reported on Tuesday.