Dems found out Avenatti hurts their cause, so he’s toast. This is a good deep dive into what a grifter Michael Avenatti really is. All of this information has been available for months. They’re free to go into it now because they no longer find him useful for their cause.
Asked why he’d be qualified, Avenatti told anchor Jim Sciutto, “Because I have three things that this president lacks, Jim—brains, heart, and courage. And I think I have those in spades compared to this president.” But in reality, Avenatti is lacking brains, heart, courage and the financial resources that Donald Trump has. And just like Hillary, Avenatti will never be POTUS.
Menahwile, civil court filings paint a picture of Avenatti as a man who enjoyed the luxe life—jetting around the world to race cars with a Saudi prince and treating his wife and their friends to luxury villas in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. https://t.co/3iBBBnZ2zh
— Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) October 22, 2018
On the Fourth of July, Michael Avenatti suited up for a CNN interview and floated his name as a contender against President Trump in 2020.
Asked why he’d be qualified, Avenatti told anchor Jim Sciutto, “Because I have three things that this president lacks, Jim—brains, heart and courage. And I think I have those in spades compared to this president.”
Scuitto then told Avenatti he’d face scrutiny over his finances, including his former law firm’s then-unpaid $2.4-million bill to the IRS. “You know, look, I’ll be happy to put my tax records and background up against the president’s background and his tax records. Of course, he won’t release any of that information,” Avenatti replied, before changing the subject to his political platform.
Now Avenatti, the tenacious California litigator made famous for representing Stormy Daniels in her legal tangles with President Trump, is gearing up for a 2020 presidential run, stumping across the country and raising cash with his new political action committee, Fight PAC.
But the questions over his finances remain—and could become a sore spot on the campaign trail, as creditors pursue him and his former companies. Both the Eagan Avenatti law firm and a shuttered Seattle coffee chain, which Avenatti says he no longer owns, owe millions in unpaid taxes and judgments, according to court documents and filings with local recorder’s offices.
Tax liens filed in Orange County also show that Avenatti has personally owed at least $1.2 million in federal taxes on top of the corporate debts. One lien, filed in February 2018, was for $308,396, while another filed in August 2015 showed a balance of $903,987. The Daily Beast did not find records showing the liens were released, but Avenatti claims both debts were “fully paid.” More
Geez, a crooked lawyer. color me shocked. Al Sharpton has done the same for decades obviously the IRS is selective with whom they pursue. A Republican would be in jail.Don't forget to Like The Washington Sentinel on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our friends at The Republican Legion.
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California Governor: We Will Use Coronavirus To ‘Reimagine A Progressive Era’
California Governor Gavin Newsom says coronavirus is an ‘opportunity for reimagining a more progressive era in American policy.’
He was asked by a Bloomberg News reporter if he saw “the potential, as some others in the [Democratic] Party do, for a new progressive era, if you want to call it that, in national politics and policy and whether there’s the opportunity for additionally progressive steps … on the national and state level.”
Newsom’s response, according to the California Globe, was that “the governor admittedly gave a long-winded answer which culminated in, ‘yes,’ admitting there is political opportunity born out of the pandemic. ‘There is opportunity for reimagining a [more] progressive era as it [relates] to capitalism,’ Gov. Newsom said. ‘So yes, absolutely we see this as an opportunity to reshape the way we do business and how we govern.’”
Calif. Gov. @GavinNewsom: Coronavirus an opportunity to create a new "progressive era"
"We see this as an opportunity to reshape the way we do business and how we govern." pic.twitter.com/LongRVqcMS
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 2, 2020
— Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) April 1, 2020
Translation: “I REALLY like these emergency powers and would like to continue using them after this thing ends.”
— Abradax (@OmegaAbradax) April 2, 2020
Don’t think for a second all these governors aren’t salivating at the thought of using all these new found emergency powers for other purposes once this crisis abates. Once you discover how easily people will give up their freedom, many things become possible that weren’t before.
— Seizer Pouncicus (@TastyKAR) April 2, 2020
Exactly, they want to control your lives. They are using a tragedy to change laws without you knowing.
— Mrs.Batch❤️ (@kimlovesdisney1) April 2, 2020
The Corona Virus Shutdown is giving everyone a preview of what a Progressive paradise would like like: Everyone out of work, sitting at home, complaining about everything and dependent on a government check in the mail.
— Syrah Shiraz (@Syrah_Shiraz) April 2, 2020
Does that mean more or less feces in the streets?
— oeyvind toft (@oeyvtoft) April 2, 2020
DOJ Says AG Barr was ‘Appalled’ at Laundry List of FISA Warrant Errors and Abuses
The magnitude of the mischief is simply overwhelming.
Amid all the uncertainty and calamity surrounding us, there is still an ongoing investigation into reports of abuse by the FBI during the 2016 presidential election. Of course, much of this news has been buried by the apocalyptic dread concerning COVID-19, but, make no mistake, the latest developments are heavy.
It all began with the FBI in 2016, which feels like it was over a decade ago at this point. The Bureau was, for some reason, tasked with investigating the campaign of then-candidate Donald Trump on the rumors that he was somehow working with the Kremlin. In order to gather supposed evidence of this, the FBI would need to be granted FISA warrants to spy on the campaign itself. Their method of obtaining these warrants included citing the controversial document known as the Steele Dossier, which contains unverifiable rumors about Donald Trump’s alleged preference for unsanitary sex acts in the presence of prostitutes in Moscow.
The dossier was bankrolled by Democratic operatives, including Hillary Clinton, and the salacious rumors contained have been traced back to rumors once printed in the Wall Street Journal decades ago.
Now, as an investigation into this wildly inappropriate misuse of the FISA courts continues, both the Attorney General and the Inspector General are expressing grave concerns about the process.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a report in December which found that the FBI included “at least 17 significant errors or omissions in the Carter Page FISA applications and many errors in the Woods Procedures” during its Crossfire Hurricane investigation of the 2016 Trump campaign. After releasing the report, Horowitz said that he would conduct a further investigation to see if the errors identified in the Page application were widespread.
Just how bad was it?
“The concern is that this is such a high-profile, important case. If it happened here, is this indicative of a wider problem — and we will only know that when we complete our audit — or is it isolated to this event?” Horowitz told lawmakers during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing. “Obviously, we need to do the work to understand that.”
Horowitz’s office said in a report released Tuesday that of the 29 applications — all of which involved U.S. citizens – that were pulled from “8 FBI field offices of varying sizes,” the FBI could not find Woods Files for four of the applications, while the other 25 all had “apparent errors or inadequately supported facts.”
Apparently, Attorney General Bill Barr was no fan of the findings either.
#FISA DOJ statement “No one was more appalled than the Attorney General at the way the FISA process was abused. This abuse resulted in one of the greatest political travesties in American history” @KerriKupecDOJ @CBSNews pic.twitter.com/ALdLezKcJx
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) March 31, 2020
The investigation into the FISA court abuses is ongoing.
Infamous California Congresswoman Calls Trump ‘Incompetent Idiot’
This is not the time, Congresswoman.
In these trying times – an era of global crisis – those who despise President Trump have ceaselessly lambasted him with anything and everything that they can muster.
The “resistance” is still in full effect during the COVID-19 global pandemic, with many of the usual suspects taking time out of there day to distract from the task at hand, in favor of scoring political points during an election year.
That’s not to say a President can’t be criticized or questioned during a time of crisis, but these heavy times require sharp critiques, not pedantic pageantry.
Maxine Waters hasn’t quite grasped this concept as of yet.
Trump, stop congratulating yourself! You’re a failure & you've mishandled this #COVID19 disaster! You're not knowledgeable & you don’t know more than experts & generals. Your ignorance & incompetence are appalling & you continue to demonstrate that every time you open your mouth!
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) March 30, 2020
Trump, you incompetent idiot! You sent 18 tons of PPE to China early but ignored warnings & called COVID19 concerns a hoax. You've endangered doctors, nurses, aids, orderlies, & janitors – all risking their lives to save ours. Pray 4 forgiveness for the harm that you're causing!
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) March 30, 2020
Waters has been an unrepentant critic of President Trump, and has even gone so far as to demand that her constituents seek out conservatives in public and make them feel “unwelcome”.
Lindsey Graham Says Pelosi Made The ‘Most Shameful, Disgusting Statement By Any Politician In Modern History’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made the “most shameful, disgusting statement by any politician in modern history,” Senator Lindsey Graham said today.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, criticized Pelosi after she railed against President Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Pelosi said: “His denial at the beginning was deadly,” and as he “fiddles, people are dying” during an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her cohorts held up the relief bill, and she wants to accuse President Trump?
She is.l wrong. She is outdated. She is ignorant. She is on her way out of the House.
— akashicfinder (@akashicfinder) March 29, 2020
She is straight up crazy…how 🤔🤔🤔🤔 is she even allowed to be anywhere around Washington she’s a nutcase she’s gone off the deep end..!!!!
Nasty Piglosi is a horrible person, and the people who vote for her are too
— Jennifer Epstein (@JenniferEpste19) March 29, 2020
— Konservativ_DasGuteBewahren (@KonservativD) March 29, 2020
She’s a piece of garbage. Her hatred for the President is all that she’s got in her head and heart. She’s pissed he wasn’t impeached and she’s furious bc she knows he’s great and she’s scum.
— marissa (@marissa28572708) March 29, 2020
Where was Pelosi back in January when Trump was assembling his Task force, quarantining returning Americans and instituting a travel ban?
Lindsey Graham: Pelosi made the ‘most shameful, disgusting statement by any politician in modern history’ https://t.co/1UGMXTnKZi
— DB7272 (@DB7272) March 29, 2020
Sen @LindseyGrahamSC on Pelosi: “She’s blaming the president of the United States for people dying because of the way he’s led the country. That’s the most shameful, disgusting statement by any politician in modern history.”
Lindsey, she made a factually true statement.
— paulhogarth (@paulhogarth) March 29, 2020
I think Chuck Schumer threatening 2 Supreme Court justices was equally shameful. Democrats are frantic.
Lindsey Graham: Pelosi made the ‘most shameful, disgusting statement by any politician in modern history’ https://t.co/Q6A3iOVqur
— Arlie_Again Again 🇺🇸🇳🇮NY Yankees⚾️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@ArlieOnce) March 29, 2020
John Kerry Profanely Curses Lone Congressman Who Voted ‘No’ on Virus Relief
President chimed in as well, calling the publicity stunt the work of a “third rate grandstander”.
First, the good news is that the federal government has passed an enormous, $2 trillion economic relief package aimed at helping Americans survive the coming economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The bad news is that one of our elected officials exploited the legislative process to make a political point.
Here’s how it went down:
The House initially planned to pass the coronavirus stimulus package by unanimous consent or voice vote with a skeleton crew of legislators present in order to minimize the risk of spreading the coronavirus among its members. The body, under its rules, can pass legislation by unanimous consent – with no representative in the chamber objecting – or a voice vote — an exercise in which those for and against a bill yell yea or nay, and the loudest side wins.
But either method can be shut down by a “point of order” from a member who could argue a lack of quorum, meaning less than half of the House’s total members are present in the chamber. At that point, it would need at least 216 total members present to hold a recorded vote.
Massie has indicated to House leaders, despite significant efforts from Republican leadership, that he may force a recorded vote by suggesting the lack of quorum. House leadership is also concerned a handful of other members –Republicans and Democrats – might be considering taking the same action.
That threat forced several elected officials to travel back to DC in order to vote – an unnecessary risk to health and resources.
President Trump was quite unhappy with the move.
…& costly. Workers & small businesses need money now in order to survive. Virus wasn’t their fault. It is “HELL” dealing with the Dems, had to give up some stupid things in order to get the “big picture” done. 90% GREAT! WIN BACK HOUSE, but throw Massie out of Republican Party!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 27, 2020
Then came John Kerry, former Secretary of State, to pile some additional shame on Massie.
“Breaking news: Congressman Massie has tested positive for being an a–hole. He must be quarantined to prevent the spread of his massive stupidity,” Kerry tweeted. “He’s given new meaning to the term #M-sshole.”
Kerry added: “Finally, something the president and I can agree on!”
The Commander in Chief acknowledged Kerry’s take.
Never knew John Kerry had such a good sense of humor! Very impressed! https://t.co/vCVNMUeY2h
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 27, 2020
We should allow this brief bit of profane bipartisanship to guide us in these troubled times, because if John Kerry and Donald Trump can agree on something, then Americans can come together to defeat this dastardly COVID-19.
Trump Approval Rating Takes Unexpected Turn in Nation Crippled by Coronavirus
One would think that we cooped up Americans, stressed as ever as to how long we’ll be confined to our “social distancing”, might be angry at the world. But we’re not.
Some of this ironically hopeful sentiment comes from knowing that, when the chips are down, US citizens unite. Instead of bickering and dividing, a great many of us shove the national electorate into a grandiose, higher life-form. We’re no longer Americans but, instead, we are America herself.
And, despite what you may see on the evening news, or on the surface of the mainstream media, this cohesive unit is rooting for President Trump’s success with everything that we’ve got.
So far, we like what we’re seeing.
President Trump’s job approval numbers are surging to the best figures of his 3.5 year-old presidency.
According to the RealClearPoltiics poll of polls, Trump’s approval rating sits at a very healthy 47 percent, beating his previous record of 46 percent by a full point.
What’s more, Trump’s disapproval rating dipped to 49.5 percent, his best showing since February of 2017, the month after he assumed the presidency. In fact, this is the first time his disapproval rating has been below 50 percent since February of 2017.
Here’s some context…
Ten days ago, Trump’s average approval rating was three points lower at 44 percent, while his disapproval rating was 3.5 points higher at 53 percent.
In just a little over a week, Trump’s numbers have improved by a net 6.5 points.
You see, he’s not my President when times are well and angst is all that the left has. But when we’re backed into a corner, all of that partisan lip flapping goes right out the window.
Nancy Pelosi’s Daughter Tweets Support of Neighbor Who Assaulted Rand Paul
This was simply incorrigible.
So much for Americans sticking together in this time of need.
While teamwork may be the name of the game for many during the COVID-19 crisis, there are some rather apparent gaps in that thinking – particularly in the realm of American politics. Of course, some of the issue seems to stem from the “resistance” and their undying devotion to disrespecting The Donald.
But there are other targets out there as well, including Senator Rand Paul who recently tested positive for the deadly virus. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s daughter Christine took an ugly cheap shot at Paul on Twitter this week.
Christine Pelosi, a political strategist and daughter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is under fire over a tweet that appears to endorse the 2017 assault of Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., after the lawmaker revealed he tested positive for the coronavirus.
Paul’s announcement this past Sunday that he had contracted the virus led some other GOP lawmakers to self-quarantine, including Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah.
Washington Post congressional reporter Paul Kane echoed Romney’s concerns about contracting the virus because of his wife, Ann Romney, who has multiple sclerosis.
“He told us the other day his biggest personal concern was not getting this because his wife has MS. Now he can’t see her for almost 2 weeks,” Kane tweeted.
“Rand Paul’s neighbor was right,” Christine Pelosi reacted Sunday evening.
Paul was tested for the coronavirus before he showed any symptoms, which is rare, due to the fact that part of his lung had been removed after he was brutally beaten by his neighbor, placing the Kentucky Senator in an “at-risk” population with preexisting conditions.
White House Set to Suggest Masks, But Dr. Birx Adds a Caveat
We couldn't have said it better ourselves.
U of Pittsburgh Makes Major Breakthrough in Race for Virus Vaccine
While further testing is certainly needed before success can be declared, this is certainly a bit of hope in an...
Mike Pence Slams China Over Data Deception as Calls for Reparations Grow
What did China know? When did they know it? Why didn't they tell anyone?
American Judge Orders Coronavirus Patients to Wear Ankle Monitors
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Travel Agents Who Sent Spring Breakers to Tourist Towns Accused of Downplaying Virus
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