Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti in recent days criticized Trump lawyer Michael Cohen for hiding behind his own legal representative — and found himself going head-to-head with him on Tuesday night.
Avenatti and Cohen’s attorney David Schwartz initially got into it about about the minutia of Daniels’ lawsuit, going back-and-forth about the plaintiff’s insistence that the adult film star’s non-disclosure agreement is moot because Donald Trump never signed it.
“If Donald Trump was too busy campaigning for president to know anything about the agreement and Mr. Cohen was going to do this on his own and wasn’t going to bother Mr. Trump, then why take the effort to draft the agreement to make Donald Trump a signatory to the agreement?” Avenatti asked Schwartz.
“That’s painting a fictional picture of the whole scenario,” Cohen’s attorney replied.
Schwartz went on to argue that Trump needn’t have signed the NDA to be a “third-party beneficiary” before accusing Avenatti of persuading Daniels to “blatantly violate a contract.”
“This is an air-tight contract,” Cohen’s representative continued, saying Daniels is “liable for $20 million dollars.”
“Where do you get the $20 million dollar figure?” host Anderson Cooper asked him. “Are you talking about her appearances on the ‘Make American Horny’ tour?”
After breaking for commercial, they were back at it again, arguing more about the legal disagreements that make up Daniels’ lawsuit and Cohen’s countersuit.
Watch the fiery exchange below, via CNN.
Here are 4 ways unrestrained crony capitalism is making Americans’ lives miserable
Although Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, both running for president in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, have similar economic views, they part company when it comes to the use of the words “socialism” and “capitalism.” Sanders describes himself as a “democratic socialist,” while Warren has declared, “I’m a capitalist to my bones.” But truth be told, Sanders and Warren are both disciples of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal and President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society — and both of them are campaigning on the fact that unrestrained crony capitalism has been a source of misery for the American working class.
Rep. Ted Lieu asks special counsel to bring the hammer down on Jared Kushner for Hatch Act violations
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) have asked the Office of Special Counsel to open an investigation into Jared Kushner for alleged violations of the Hatch Act.
According to the congressmen, Kushner violated the law by "engaging in prohibited campaign fundraising activities."
Reports have suggested that Kushner has used his official role in the White House to aid President Donald Trump's reelection effort.
NEW: @RepDonBeyer & @RepTedLieu ask Office of Special Counsel to investigate whether WH senior advisor Jared Kushner has violated Hatch Act by “engaging in prohibited campaign fundraising activities,” citing news reports Kushner used his official office to aid Trump's campaign.
Heiress and designer, Gloria Vanderbilt dies at 95
American heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, a designer and artist who became one of the most chronicled socialites of her era, died Monday, her son announced. She was 95 years old.
The great-great granddaughter of railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt, she was thrust into the spotlight as the "poor little rich girl" at the center of a sensational custody battle in the 1930s, before finding fame in her own right for her line of designer blue jeans and it-girl fashion.
"Gloria Vanderbilt was an extraordinary woman, who loved life, and lived it on her own terms," her son, the popular CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, said in a tribute read on air.