Trump Says ‘Plentiful’ Legal Fees Facing Michael Avenatti and Stormy Daniels: ‘They’ll Pay a Lot’

In an interview with Trish Regan airing tonight on the Fox Business Network, President Donald Trump commented on his legal fees, for which Stormy Daniels and her attorney Michael Avenatti are now on the hook. Calling them “plentiful”, the transcript reads like gloating, though the video is not yet available. In a ruling announced Tuesday morning, a judge threw out Daniels’ defamation suit against Trump and ordered her to pay the legal fees he incurred as a result of the suit. Trump, in the interview with Regan, indicates they are no small sum and that he intends to hold both of them accountable for paying. “I don’t think he has any money,” says Trump, referring to Avenatti, whom he earlier today called Continue reading "Trump Says ‘Plentiful’ Legal Fees Facing Michael Avenatti and Stormy Daniels: ‘They’ll Pay a Lot’"

Ari Fleischer Scolds Trump For ‘Horseface’ Tweet: He Ruined a Great Victory

Fox News contributor Ari Fleischer says President Donald Trump ruined what could’ve been a good news cycle for him. The former White House press secretary was on America’s Newsroom to talk about the news that a Federal judge, on Monday, tossed out Stormy Daniels‘ defamation lawsuit against the president. Fleischer noted that the development is a “big win” for Trump, but when he and Sandra Smith looked at Trump’s gloating tweet in which he called Daniels “Horseface,” Fleischer said it was an example of the president being “his own worst enemy.”
“In the middle of a victory, he takes it down a few notches by engaging in that kind of unnecessary rhetoric. He doesn’t need to call anybody horseface. You just don’t do that when you’re the president. It reminds me in some ways about the tweet he put out of Mika Brzezinski. The president can counterpunch so Continue reading "Ari Fleischer Scolds Trump For ‘Horseface’ Tweet: He Ruined a Great Victory"

Stormy Daniels Strikes Back at Trump’s ‘Hatred of Women’ After ‘Horseface’ Insult: ‘Game on, Tiny’

Despite a big legal setback and a new round of insults from the president, Stormy Daniels and Michael Avenatti are not backing down from their battle with President Donald Trump. Last night, a Federal judge tossed out the defamation lawsuit Daniels’ filed against Trump for calling her a “con job” when she recalled being threatened into silence about her alleged liaison with the president. Trump doesn’t have anything on his public schedule today, so he made the most of his executive time by getting on Twitter to gloat over the news — calling Daniels “Horseface,” and trashing her “3rd rate lawyer.” Many observers were outraged by Trump’s personal shot at Daniels’ looks, but as for the adult film actress, she’s promising that this isn’t the end:

Trump Calls Stormy Daniels ‘Horseface’, Rips ‘3rd Rate Lawyer’ Avenatti Over Dismissed Lawsuit

Um, wow. President Trump just tweeted for the first time about the news that a Federal judge has dismissed the defamation lawsuit filed against him by Stormy Daniels. Since this is Trump we’re talking about, it seemed likely he would respond to the news with an all-out celebration. And sure enough, he…went full throttle.
“Federal Judge throws out Stormy Danials [sic] lawsuit versus Trump. Trump is entitled to full legal fees.” @FoxNews Great, now I can go after Horseface and her 3rd rate lawyer in the Great State of Texas. Continue reading "Trump Calls Stormy Daniels ‘Horseface’, Rips ‘3rd Rate Lawyer’ Avenatti Over Dismissed Lawsuit"

Ben Shapiro Mocks Avenatti: He’s ‘As Much of a Good Lawyer As Elizabeth Warren is a Native American’

On Monday night, conservative commentator Ben Shapiro had some fun at the expense of Michael Avenatti. Avenatti has had a rough couple of weeks. First, his Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick was widely dismissed after she walked backed claims suggesting that then-Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh was a gang rapist during a televised interview. And now this week, a judge not only dismissed his case on behalf of Stormy Daniels but was also ordered to pay President Donald Trump‘s legal fees. While Shapiro expressed his excitement for a potential 2020 run from Avenatti, he ridiculed the attorney’s job performance as of late. And he managed to squeeze in some barbs about Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) as well. “Michael Avenatti, who was my entertaining frontrunner for 2020- I was really looking forward to Avenatti making a play in the Democratic primaries,” Shapiro told Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum. “I have Continue reading "Ben Shapiro Mocks Avenatti: He’s ‘As Much of a Good Lawyer As Elizabeth Warren is a Native American’"

CNN’s Toobin on Judge Dismissing Stormy Daniels Defamation Lawsuit: ‘Big Win for the President’

CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin tonight called the dismissal of Stormy Daniels‘ defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump “a big win for the President and his lawyers, [and a] big loss for Stormy Daniels… and her lawyer Michael Avenatti.” The suit was filed in response to this tweet: Toobin told Wolf Blitzer that this is far from the end of the overall legal battle between Daniels and Trump, but today is a “complete win for the President.” And the grant of attorney’s fees is just “a particular slap in the face towards Stormy Daniels and Mr. Avenatti,” he added. Avenatti responded to the decision on Twitter tonight:

CNN’s S.E. Cupp Smokes Michael Avenatti on Twitter: ‘No One is Threatened By You’

Lawyer Michael Avenatti obviously believes in the strategy of using Twitter “beefs” to boost his profile, and seems to focus a lot on fighting with women. Recently he tried to go to war with Megyn Kelly, and today he attempted to take down CNN’s S.E. Cupp. But unless losing all the time is the point of the beefs, that strategy doesn’t seem to be working out for him. When he went after Megyn Kelly, it ended poorly. Perhaps he forgot she was a fiercely successful attorney before becoming a powerful media figure. In the case of S.E. Cupp, the results were about the same, with Avenatti humiliated rather quickly. Avenatti was set off by Cupp’s op-ed at the New York Daily News this week where, along with other advice for Democrats, she suggested the party stop “being stupid” and “recognize Michael Avenatti for what he is: a
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