Trump 'unaware of porn star payment'

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In a court filing later Monday, Avenatti said Cohen's request to keep him from representing his client in NY "fails to cite any legal authority that would support the denial" and is "a highly improper attempt to soil" him.

But lately, Avenatti has ranged farther afield.

Avenatti published documents last week that showed Cohen had set up a corporation where he received money from AT&T, Swiss drug company Novartis and other companies and individuals. "Put this picture together for us", Tapper said. They claim Avenatti's release on Twitter of information about Cohen's finances from bank records should disqualify him from participating in the case.

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Then on Sunday, Avenatti tweeted out a series of screenshots from December 12, 2016 showing Cohen and a group of unidentified men in the lobby of Trump Tower. One of the men lives in Israel; the other lives in Canada.

Cohen requested a NY federal choose to close Avenatti out of his courtroom case due to the publication. "And it wasn't disclosed previous year, even though by all appearances it should have been", Adav Noti, senior director for the Campaign Legal Center, told the magazine. "So if I were you, I would tell Mr. Trump to find someone else to fabricate things about me".

President Donald Trump may soon have to acknowledge a payoff to porn star Stormy Daniels through something relatively mundane: a mandatory financial disclosure filing.

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Daniels is trying to intervene in the matter of the federal search and seizure of Cohen's files that came after the FBI raided his home, office, and hotel in April.

Lawyers for Cohen have objected, and Judge Kimba Wood is mulling the issue. Avenatti's filing on Monday is in response to this, claiming that the disclosures were justified and legal, and should have no bearing on the court's decision on granting him pro hac vice admission. The case Avenatti cited, Lane v. Franks, refers to public concern relating to speech by a public employee having to do with their job.

Wood could be "looking at Avenatti's tendency to be on television and now to release information", Zeldin said. Despite the results of Avenatti's "poll", I have a feeling he already knows how much he'll appear on TV moving forward.

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Cohen received additional payments from companies including AT&T, Swiss drug-maker Novartis AG and a USA private-equity firm tied to a Russian oligarch.

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