Michael Cohen reportedly balked at paying off Stormy Daniels until the ‘Access Hollywood’ tape was released — and that could cut through his and Trump’s defense

Richard Drew/AP President Donald Trump’s former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen reportedly balked at the idea of paying off porn star Stormy Daniels prior to the release of the “Access Hollywood” tape in October 2016. That could hurt his argument that the payment was made to prevent Trump’s family from embarrassment and not to assist his […]

Breaking Big: How Lee Daniels Uses His Trauma to Tell Authentic Stories

OZY’s new TV show, Breaking Big, explores the secrets to success.OZY’s new TV show, Breaking Big, explores the secrets to success. Click to find out more. Growing up in the rough neighborhoods of West Philadelphia, Lee Daniels always knew he was different from other kids. Despite losing his father at a young age and witnessing […]

Porn star Stormy Daniels’ attorney says Russia is out to get him

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing porn star Stormy Daniels, says he is being targeted by Russia in a smear campaign, for his efforts to hold US President Donald Trump to account for an alleged affair with the porn actress. Avenatti told the Daily Beast that the Russian government is trying to damage his reputation by […]

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer dropped a cryptic hint about ‘large sums of money’ he claims flowed out of a Michael Cohen-linked shell company that received millions of dollars after Trump’s election

Spencer Platt/Getty Images Michael Avenatti, the Stormy Daniels attorney who published a damaging report this week showing Michael Cohen ran a shell company that took in millions of dollars from corporate entities after President Donald Trump’s election, dropped a cryptic hint about where some of that money may have gone. Avenatti, responding to attacks from […]

Giuliani addresses comments about Stormy Daniels payment, says ‘I’m not an expert on the facts yet’

YouTube/Fox News Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s new lead attorney, told Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro that Trump did not violate campaign finance laws. Giuliani has been cleaning up previous comments he made about the hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels in October 2016. Giuliani said the $ 130,000 payment to Daniels would have been […]

Trump reportedly knew about Michael Cohen’s $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels long before he denied any knowledge of it

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters President Donald Trump reportedly knew about the $ 130,000 payment his longtime personal attorney made to adult film star Stormy Daniels, long before he denied any knowledge of it, The New York Times reports. The transaction took place in October 2016, just before the presidential election. It was not immediately clear exactly when […]

Rudy Giuliani’s revelation that Trump ‘reimbursed’ Cohen for the Stormy Daniels payment just made the DOJ’s case against both men ‘a whole lot stronger’

Reuters/Carlos Barria The revelation Wednesday night that President Donald Trump “reimbursed” his longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, for a $ 130,000 payment to the adult-film actress Stormy Daniels shortly before the 2016 election could significantly strengthen the criminal case against both men, campaign finance experts say. Cohen is already under scrutiny for the payment, which legal […]

The federal judge in the Stormy Daniels case thinks it’s ‘likely’ Michael Cohen will be indicted

Drew Angerer/Getty Images A federal judge on Friday said the court believes it is “likely” President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, could be indicted. The statement highlights the mounting jeopardy Cohen may be in given his significance in three legal disputes, including a federal criminal investigation into whether he committed financial fraud and campaign […]