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Michael Avenatti may have found a way to circumvent Cohen and get to Trump himself

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Now that Donald Trump has admitted to reimbursing his attorney Michael Cohen for the  “hush money” paid out to the president’s old mistress Stormy Daniels, the legal strategy of the adult film star’s lawyer’s has been reinvigorated.

Bloomberg reported Thursday that attorney Michael Avenatti filed a motion in Los Angeles federal court in an attempt to overrule a judge’s 90-day delay that came after Cohen was raided by the FBI earlier this year. As Avenatti argued, there’s no need to question the president’s attorney because now that Trump has admitted he repaid Cohen, he can be deposed himself.

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“Mr. Trump’s newfound voice on facts concerning this lawsuit demonstrates he will be able to testify in his defense,” the attorney said.

In his filing, Avenatti argued that “when the stay was issued on April 27, the California judge wasn’t aware of Trump’s statements a day earlier on Fox News, where the president said the criminal investigation in New York had nothing to do with the hush-agreement case,” Bloomberg reported.

In the filing, the attorney also said the three month stay is “unfair” to Daniels because it allows the president to continue posting “incendiary” and false tweets about the case.

This latest motion comes days after Avenatti was hit with a $10 million bankruptcy judgement — a move the attorney has called “nonsense.”

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‘Trump literally just confessed to the crime’: Pennsylvania Democrat

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Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA) believes President Donald Trump confessed to bribing or extorting Ukraine in an effort to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.

The president told reporters Monday morning at the United Nations that he had withheld foreign aid from Ukraine as he discussed alleged corruption involving Biden, the Democratic presidential frontrunner.

"It's very important to talk about corruption," Trump. "If you don't talk about corruption, why would you give money to a country that you think is corrupt?...It's very important that on occasion you speak to somebody about corruption."

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Trump’s jumbled response to Ukraine scandal is a strong signal of what’s to come: columnist

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On Monday, President Donald Trump denied allegations that he extorted the president of Ukraine for information about Joe Biden. “It’s a ridiculous story,” Trump said during an appearance at the United Nations.

The controversy emerged after an anonymous whistleblower in the intelligence community logged a complaint with their agency about improper behavior by the president on a phone call with a foreign leader. “It’s a partisan whistleblower,” the president added.

Previously, the president's lawyer Rudy Giuliani had traveled to Ukraine to dig up dirt on Joe Biden. Critics worry that during a conversation with the president of Ukraine about rooting out corruption in his country, Trump suggested he offer information about Biden in exchange for funding.

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FBI arrests far-right extremist who talked about ‘bombing a major U.S. news network’: report

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The FBI has arrested a member of the United States Army who allegedly talked about plans to carry out acts of violence in the U.S.

According to ABC News' Mike Levine, the arrested man "allegedly discussed plans to bomb a major U.S. news network, discussed traveling to Ukraine to fight with violent far-right group, and allegedly distributed info online on how to build bombs."

Levine also reports that the arrested man also made mention of Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, who made headlines during a recent primary debate by saying he wanted to confiscate AR-15s and AK-47s. It is not known at this time if the man made a direct threat to O'Rourke, however.

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