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Thu May 17, 2018, 11:26 AM

Judge Orders Cohen Team To Explain Why Avenatti Shouldn't Appear In Court

Source: Talking Points Memo



By Allegra Kirkland | May 17, 2018 9:52 am

If Michael Cohen doesn’t want Michael Avenatti to show up at his federal court hearing next week, Cohen’s lawyers are going to have to find a legal basis to block him – and fast.

U.S. Judge Kimba Wood ruled Wednesday that Cohen had to promptly respond to Avenatti’s motion to appear at a status conference related to the criminal investigation into Cohen’s financial dealings. The proceeding is focused on the rules governing materials seized from Cohen’s premises by federal agents. In her ruling, Wood pointedly wrote that Cohen “should include citations to any legal authorities that support his position.”

Last week, after Avenatti released a document detailing some of Cohen’s private bank records, Cohen’s lawyers submitted a filing requesting that Avenatti be barred from appearing for spreading “misinformation.” They cited a few parts of Avenatti’s document that appear to have mistakenly conflated Cohen with a Canadian businessman who shares his name.

But the key information released by Avenatti has been confirmed by several major news outlets. It showed that Cohen set up a shell company to receive huge corporate payments and handle hush money payouts to his client, adult film star Stormy Daniels. Daniels alleges that she had an affair with President Trump in 2006.


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Reply Judge Orders Cohen Team To Explain Why Avenatti Shouldn't Appear In Court (Original post)
DonViejo May 2018 OP
3Hotdogs May 2018 #1
ProudMNDemocrat May 2018 #2
YessirAtsaFact May 2018 #3
lagomorph777 May 2018 #5
Javaman May 2018 #4

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 11:31 AM

1. Fuck. I'm running out of thoughts and prayers. Don't have many left. Poor Cohen.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 11:31 AM

2. Michael Avenatti has been telling the truth.......


About the dirty and secret dealings regarding Michael Cohen and his client Stephanie Clifford, a.k.a.Stormy Daniels.

This is more of a thorn in the side of Trump, who should be concerned about this and the lying and cover ups taking place.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 12:22 PM

3. Cohen and OrangeTurd are both scared to death of Avenatti

And they should be

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Response to YessirAtsaFact (Reply #3)

Thu May 17, 2018, 02:22 PM

5. Avenatti will be Turd's undoing - and we never heard of him 2 months ago!

Many days (like yesterday) the stories come in so fast I can't keep them all in my head; I'm getting dizzy!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 02:20 PM

4. I see them using the school yard defense...

"You see, your Honor, we deem that Mr Avenatti shouldn't be present during next weeks deliberations, because we deem Mr. Avenatti a big meanie".

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