When an Obama minion like Michael Avenatti, attorney for former pornstar, Stormy Daniels, says something, his words are suspect. According to unverified claims documented by NBC News, the “attorney claimed Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen received $500,000 from a company controlled by a Russian oligarch.”
That money supposedly went “into a bank account for a company also used to pay off” Daniels as she threatened to expose a tryst which she claims happened with President Donald Trump. However, they have neglected to show the connection between Avenatti and his many, many democrat masters.
Avenatti said that other transactions looked out of place to him, as well. He cites “deposits from drug giant Novartis” as one example, as well as Korea-owned Aerospace Industries as another. The porn queen’s lawyer is even sounding the alarm over money deposited by AT&T.
It seems like, in Avenatti’s mind, only liberals should get transactions from big business (which happens often). Avenatti has been long-tied to Obama and his Russian accusations are far too broad to merit more than media hype.
Novartis admitted that they paid the company owned by Cohen, Essential Consultants, and that Special Council has already inquired about the deal last November. Therefore, this is not some great finding from Avenatti as much as an attention grab and a chance to slam Mr. Trump in the press by drudging up the matter.
Of course, sex sells, so the mainstream media is not going to point this fact out very much.
AT&T paid the president for his “insights,” which is not uncommon considering the status that Mr. Trump had achieved prior to being elected president. This detail has not stopped some people from seeing proof of wrongdoing where there likely is none.
The remarks made by Avenatti on Twitter could alter the “federal investigation into Cohen,” an outcome which would make the job of Daniel’s lawyer a lot easier. His motives are as clear to see as his tweets. NBC “reviewed the documents” in question and have said that they appear to be authentic and in order.
“This thing is a pig and they can try to put lipstick on a pig — tonight, next week, next month — but it’s still gonna be a pig,” Avenatti said on MSNBC’s show “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.”
“This thing’s ugly and it’s gonna get worse,” he added.
As Cohen was departing a hotel in Manhattan, he said only to the press, “His document is inaccurate.” He then entered a taxi and departed.
Daniel’s attorney found $4.4 million that went through “a First Republic account linked to Essential Consultants between October 2016 and January 2018.” Cohen founded the company prior to the 2016 elections and is said to have used it to “wire $130,000 to Daniels” as hush money for an alleged one night encounter that happened ten years ago.
Avenatti said that he found “eight transactions between January and August 2017, totaling half a million dollars” from Columbus Nova, a U.S. based company which is under the control of “Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg and Vekselberg’s cousin Andrew Intrater.”
However, there are a few details to note regarding this. For one, not everyone in Russia is tied to some great cheating scandal which appears to not even happened. Also, for a billionaire to avoid a nation like Russia when in real estate, as Mr. Trump was, is simply not possible. At this point, every shot of vodka taken in the presence of Donald Trump is reported on as if it were a connection to Putin, or now, Stormy Daniels!
“After the inauguration, the firm hired Michael Cohen as a business consultant regarding potential sources of capital and potential investments in real estate and other ventures,” Columbus Nova said in a statement. “Reports today that Viktor Vekselberg used Columbus Nova as a conduit for payments to Michael Cohen are false. The claim that Viktor Vekselberg was involved or provided any funding for Columbus Nova’s engagement of Michael Cohen is patently untrue.”
The statement also declared, “Neither Viktor Vekselberg nor anyone else other than Columbus Nova’s owners, were involved in the decision to hire Cohen or provided funding for his engagement.” Once the facts are known, it would appear that the wind has been removed from Avenatti’s sails.
The attorney for Columbus Nova said that the firm “has managed assets on behalf of Renova Group companies and other clients. Columbus Nova itself is not now, and has never been, owned by any foreign entity or person including Viktor Vekselberg or the Renova Group.” Renova is a newer entity whose website is currently “under construction,” a fact that greets those seeking more data on the company.
What all of this boils down to, is that every donation to a conservative is considered dishonest, conniving, or part of a sex scandal cover up.
Furthermore, unlike former President Bill Clinton, any affair that may have happened with Ms. Daniels was not done on the taxpayer’s dime, did not potentially expose any interns to sensitive data, and was done by someone who held no elected office. Therefore, if the tryst did take place, it is a matter between Mr. Trump’s family, not America.
Much like the Robert Mueller investigation and the Russia probe as a whole, the Stormy Daniels matter is being used to sell newspapers and to smear a president who is proving to be far more popular than many left-leaning outlets like to admit.