Updated 4:19 am PDT, Thursday, October 11, 2018 Adult film actress Stormy Daniels, 3rd left, attends the opening of the adult entertainment fair 'Venus' in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (Ralf Hirschberger/dpa via AP) Adult film actress Stormy Daniels, 3rd left, attends the opening of the adult entertainment fair 'Venus' in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (Ralf Hirschberger/dpa via AP) Photo: Ralf Hirschberger, AP Adult film actress Stormy Daniels, second from left, attends the opening of the adult entertainment fair 'Venus' in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Adult film actress Stormy Daniels, second from left, attends the opening of the adult entertainment fair 'Venus' in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Photo: Markus Schreiber, AP Adult film actress Stormy Daniels, second from left, attends the opening … [Read more...] about Berlin by Stormy: Trump accuser opens German erotica show
LONDON - Novartis AG was drawn into Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe of suspected Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election after paying $1.2 million to a consulting firm led by Donald Trump's lawyer.The Swiss drugmaker said Wednesday that it had a one-year agreement with attorney Michael Cohen's firm that began in February 2017 and was aimed at gaining insight into the administration's health-care policy. The company quickly determined that Cohen's firm would be unable to provide the services it anticipated and decided not to engage further, but was contractually bound to keep making monthly payments of $100,000.Novartis said that it was contacted in November 2017 by Mueller's office about its agreement with Cohen's consulting firm. The disclosure comes as the company seeks to move beyond allegations of improper sales practices, stemming from gifts and payments to doctors and pharmacies, presenting a challenge to new Chief Executive Officer Vas Narasimhan.Novartis has … [Read more...] about Novartis drawn into Mueller probe after payments to Trump lawyer
WASHINGTON - AT&T Inc. last year hired a firm founded by President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to get advice on how the administration might handle matters such as antitrust enforcement and a corporate tax overhaul, according to an internal email obtained by Bloomberg News.Cohen was one of "several consultants" the Dallas-based company hired for insight into Trump, according to the email, sent to U.S. employees on Wednesday. Their portfolios consisted of "a wide range of policy issues" such as "regulatory reform" at the Federal Communications Commission. The company didn't dispute the authenticity of the email.The relationship with the lawyer came to light on Tuesday, when AT&T was cited by attorney Michael Avenatti as one of the parties that made payments to Cohen's firm. Avenatti is representing Stephanie Clifford, the porn actress known as Stormy Daniels, who was paid $130,000 by Cohen just before the 2016 presidential election not to discuss an alleged … [Read more...] about AT&T says it hired Cohen for Trump’s views on tax, antitrust
WASHINGTON -- Already under investigation for a payment to a porn star, a longtime personal attorney for President Donald Trump is facing intensifying legal and ethical scrutiny for selling his experience and views at a hefty price to companies that sought insight into the new president last year. One company, the pharmaceutical giant Novartis, acknowledged Wednesday that it paid Michael Cohen $1.2 million for services, though they ended after a single meeting. Others, including some with major regulatory matters before the administration, acknowledged payments totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars over at least several months. The corporate ties stirred up concerns about whether Cohen was peddling his influence and profiting from his relationship with the president. They also raised questions about whether Trump knew about the arrangement. Cohen's corporate ties were first revealed in a report released by an attorney for pornographic film actress Stormy Daniels. The report alleged … [Read more...] about Sought Cohen’s Trump insight, companies say
BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Newsletter Signup National By Pritha Paul @ZiggyZina143 05/10/18 AT 3:20 AM On Wednesday, Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, lashed out at Fox News host Sean Hannity on Twitter for discussing his client’s case with advocates for President Donald Trump, without giving him an opportunity to present his side of the story.“Hey @seanhannity - what happened??? I thought you said you not going to have anyone on to discuss our case? I keep asking but you keep avoiding it. And then tonight you discuss it with guests. Why not me? C’mon Sean,” Avenatti tweeted.The recent tweet came a couple of days after Avenatti tweeted urging Fox News to let him go on air, and even threw Trump’s newly appointed lawyer Rudy Giuliani an open challenge to debate him live.So why does Hannity refuse to give Avenatti a platform to defend his client?One of the reasons could be the … [Read more...] about Is Sean Hannity Avoiding Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer Michael Avenatti?