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Former Stormy Daniels lawyer and Trump tormentor Michael Avenatti found guilty of extortion

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Michael Avenatti, the attorney who formerly represented adult film star Stormy Daniels and subsequently became a regular tormentor of President Donald Trump, has been found guilty of attempting to extort athletics apparel giant Nike.

CNN reports that a jury found Avenatti guilty of all three counts in the case: transmission of interstate communications with intent to extort, attempted extortion and honest services wire fraud.

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Prosecutors say Avenatti told Nike that he would expose them for purportedly making illicit payments to amateur basketball players unless they paid him millions of dollars.

The Nike extortion case isn’t the only legal jeopardy Avenatti faces, as he’s also scheduled to go on trial for allegedly stealing Stormy Daniels’s book advance and committing fraud in the state of California.


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Trump busted for cynical reasons behind scheduling his COVID-19 press conferences at the same time everyday

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An MSNBC panel discussing the coronavirus task force's daily press briefing that have been hijacked by Donald Trump so he can be on television every day turned to explaining why they held at the same time every day.

With "Am Joy" host Joy Reid explaining that the nation's media is doing their best to try and "normalize" the president's behavior, she also called out the president for cynically scheduling the briefings to keep the public ignorant about how the coronavirus is devastating their own communities.

Noting that Trump has replaced traditional press briefings with a "hit TV show" in his eyes.

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Navy captain fired by Trump over coronavirus letter tests positive for COVID-19: report

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According to a report from the New York Times, the Navy captain relieved of his duties by the Trump administration over a letter drawing attention to dangerous health conditions on his aircraft carrier has tested positive for COVID-19.

The report states, "Capt. Brett E. Crozier, the Navy captain who was removed from command of the coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, has tested positive for Covid-19, according to two Naval Academy classmates of Crozier’s who are close to him and his family."

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Georgia GOP governor orders several beaches to reopen days after acknowledging he’s woefully uneducated on coronavirus spread

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The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported today that Kemp is reopening Tybee Island and other beaches along the Georgia coast.

Local officials in several of Georgia’s coastal communities reacted with fury on Saturday after Gov. Brian Kemp’s shelter-in-place order simultaneously reopened several of the state’s most popular beaches.

The stupidity and lack of regard of human life on display in Republican-run states is beyond criminal and inhumane. In fact, there are no words to describe this. Because the longer these so-called “leaders” make decisions that are in the best interests of, I don’t know who, the longer it will take to come out of this pandemic that is claiming so many thousands of lives.

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