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Court: Stormy Daniels Must Pay Trump $300K

She says she will go to jail before paying a dime

(Newser) - Stormy Daniels says she'll sit behind bars before she pays Donald Trump's legal fees in her failed defamation suit. "I will go to jail before I pay a penny," the porn star tweeted Monday after a federal appeals court rejected her bid to overturn a lower...

Avenatti Loses Stormy Daniels Case After Representing Self

He's facing jail time but plans to appeal

(Newser) - Michael Avenatti was convicted Friday of charges he cheated the porn actor Stormy Daniels out of nearly $300,000 she was supposed to get for writing a book about an alleged tryst with former President Trump. Avenatti, who acted as his own lawyer, stared straight ahead as the verdict was...

A 'Furious' Stormy Daniels Testifies Against Avenatti

He's accused of cheating her out of $300K

(Newser) - Stormy Daniels took her star turn on the witness stand Thursday at California lawyer Michael Avenatti’s trial, telling a jury she was "very, very angry" and felt "betrayed and stupid" when she was told that the lawyer she had teamed up with against Donald Trump had stolen...

Aide With Top Access to Trump, Melania Is Releasing Memoir

'Hard to articulate how much anxiety' Stephanie Grisham's book will cause

(Newser) - Another memoir from a former member of the Trump White House is coming, and Jonathan Swan of Axios notes that it has the potential to be the most damaging one so far. That's because Stephanie Grisham is the only person who worked in top positions for both former President...

Stormy Daniels Would Love to Talk to Grand Jury About Trump

She says her lawyer has spoken to prosecutors

(Newser) - A special grand jury has now been convened in the Manhattan district attorney's investigation of Donald Trump and other Trump Organization figures—and Stormy Daniels would be more than happy to cooperate. The adult film star told CNN 's New Day Monday that while she hasn't been...

Supreme Court Move Is a Loss for Stormy Daniels

It won't hear her defamation case against Trump, which amounts to a victory for former president

(Newser) - As it turns out, the news wasn't all bad for Donald Trump at the Supreme Court on Monday. The court dealt him defeats on tax returns and election challenges , but it also put an end to a defamation suit brought against him by Stormy Daniels, reports USA Today . The...

Stormy Daniels: Trump Was 'Worst 90 Seconds of My Life'

Michael Cohen interviews ex-president's alleged ex-mistress on his podcast

(Newser) - When he was Donald Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen was hellbent on silencing Stormy Daniels , even arranging a hush-money payment to the adult film star that landed him in federal prison . Now, Cohen is literally broadcasting Daniels' story—he interviews her in the latest episode of his podcast, Mea Culpa...

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Stormy Daniels Just Cost Trump $44K

California judge orders president to pay her $44K in legal costs

(Newser) - President Trump will be footing the bill for Stormy Daniels' 2018 lawsuit against him, to the tune of $44,100, reports CNN . A California judge ruled that even though Daniels' suit to be released from her nondisclosure agreement was ultimately dismissed, she was the prevailing party and had the right...

Manhattan DA Reveals Surprise on Trump Inquiry

It goes beyond hush-money payments into allegations of business fraud

(Newser) - A Manhattan prosecutor's investigation into President Trump and his family company is bigger than realized. Until Monday, it was widely believed that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance was looking only at hush-money payments made to two women during the 2016 campaign, reports the New York Times . But in...

Michael Avenatti Won't Spend Pandemic in Jail

Convicted lawyer eventually will be confined at a friend's house in Los Angeles

(Newser) - A federal judge has agreed with Michael Avenatti that because the lawyer had pneumonia last year, a Manhattan jail is no place for him during the pandemic. Avenatti has been released from the Metropolitan Correctional Center, which has had inmates test positive for the coronavirus, CNN reports. The plan is...

Appeals Court Rejects Trump Assertion of Immunity

But president's attorneys plan to appeal to Supreme Court in fight over tax returns

(Newser) - President Trump ran into another legal setback Monday in efforts to keep his tax returns out of the hands of criminal investigators in New York. A federal appeals court declared that Trump's accountant must turn over the returns to the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr....

After Stormy Daniels Arrest, Columbus Will Pay Up

Adult film star settles with city for $450K after she was taken into custody from strip club in 2018

(Newser) - It was never about the money, Stephanie Clifford says. That's what the adult film star better known as Stormy Daniels noted after a spokesperson for the city of Columbus, Ohio, announced Friday that Daniels and the city had reached a settlement agreement of $450,000, per CNN . That settlement...

5 Cops in Trouble Over Stormy Daniels Arrest

Columbus Police say termination is possible

(Newser) - Some vindication for Stormy Daniels. Police officers violated rules of conduct when arresting the porn star at a Columbus, Ohio, strip club in July 2018, according to the Columbus Police Department. It brought departmental charges against five officers on Wednesday, per CNN , but did not publicly specify the violations. Daniels,...

Avenatti Enters Plea in Stormy Daniels Case

Says he's facing the fight of his life 'against the ultimate goliath, the Trump administration'

(Newser) - The pugilistic and embattled attorney Michael Avenatti pleaded not guilty Tuesday to defrauding his most famous client, porn star Stormy Daniels, and seized the spotlight to toss a barb at President Trump, the AP reports. Avenatti barely spoke during his 10-minute appearance before a federal judge in New York, except...

Avenatti Charged With Cheating Stormy Daniels

The attorney is accused of fraud and identity theft

(Newser) - Michael Avenatti, the attorney who rocketed to fame through his representation of porn star Stormy Daniels in her battles with President Trump, was charged Wednesday with ripping her off, the AP reports. Federal prosecutors in New York City say Avenatti used a doctored document to divert about $300,000 that...

Michael Cohen Sounds Ticked on Eve of Prison Sentence

'How come I’m the one that’s going to prison?' he asks in 'New Yorker' profile

(Newser) - Michael Cohen reports to federal prison next week to begin his three-year sentence , and Jeffrey Toobin of the New Yorker caught up with him beforehand. One thing that's clear: The former fixer for Donald Trump is miffed that he ended up being the one in prosecutor's crosshairs. “...

Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels Split

Daniels' lawyer became a big name after taking her case

(Newser) - Michael Avenatti, who became famous as the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, said Tuesday that he no longer represents the porn actress who alleged she had an affair with President Donald Trump. In the last year, the duo rose to become household names in their fight against Trump, dominating cable news...

Judge Crushes Stormy's Suit on Trump NDA

Adult film star had sought to nullify $130K NDA that kept her from talking about alleged Trump affair

(Newser) - The same judge who dismissed Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuits against President Trump and his former attorney Michael Cohen has just quashed yet another one of her complaints. Per CNN , US District Judge James Otero ruled that this suit, which the adult film star brought to nullify the $130,000 non-disclosure...

New Yorker : Fox Killed 2016 Stormy Daniels Scoop
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New Yorker: Fox Killed 2016 Stormy Daniels Scoop

Jane Mayer reports on the ties between network and Trump

(Newser) - Jane Mayer of the New Yorker is out with a lengthy story about the relationship between Fox News and President Trump that revolves around a question stated in the headline: "Fox News has always been partisan. But has it become propaganda?" Here are three nuggets generating early attention:
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Explosive Michael Cohen Testimony Released

He calls Trump 'racist,' 'conman'

(Newser) - President Trump is in Vietnam—and he is not going to have a good morning after he sees the explosive testimony Michael Cohen is going to deliver to the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday. Cohen, Trump's personal lawyer for more than a decade, describes his former boss as a...

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