For Trump, the past few days have unfolded as among the most satisfying of his presidency. First, he was cleared by Mueller of collusion with Russia; on Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu compared Trump’s support for Israel to Cyrus the Great; and then attorney Michael Avenatti, one of Trump’s loudest adversaries, was arrested for extortion and bank fraud. … [Read more...] about Republicans and Democrats angle to take the offensive after Mueller report
Despite Rosenstein’s role, Barr is the central figure in the conclusion of Mueller’s work, and he is likely to face withering scrutiny in the coming days and weeks. The House and Senate Judiciary committees — the first chaired by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat, the latter chaired by Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican — plan to call him to testify. … [Read more...] about Controversy surrounds Barr’s decision on obstruction issue
MICHAEL Avenatti, the lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels in her suit against President Donald Trump, has been arrested charged with extorting $20million from Nike. Avenatti also represented Ms Daniels, who alleges she and President Trump had a brief relationship — a claim the president virulently denies. Here's all you need to know about the American lawyer. What is Michael Avenatti's net worth? Avenatti is a high-powered lawyer with a long career of securing big wins for his clients, and as such, it's not terribly surprising that he'd be a multi-millionaire. But how much he's precisely worth isn't public knowledge. A race car driver with expensive taste and a high-end lifestyle, Avenatti has been estimated to be worth about $20million, around £15.5million. He has won more than $1billion in judgements for clients in high profile cases, with the biggest win for Avenatti the $454million (£355million) 2017 fraud verdict against Kimberly-Clark’s company Halyard … [Read more...] about What is Michael Avenatti’s net worth, who is the Stormy Daniels lawyer’s wife and why has he been arrested?
In Southern California, federal prosecutors accused Avenatti of misusing $1.6 million in funds earmarked for a client’s settlement to cover “expenses for his coffee business, Global Baristas US LLC, which operated Tully’s Coffee stores in California and Washington state, as well as for his own expenses,” the statement read. … [Read more...] about Lawyer Michael Avenatti, accused of fraud and attempts to extort Nike, is arrested
DONALD Trump made a radical break with 50 years of US foreign policy by officially recognising Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights. But where are the Golan Heights and when were they occupied? Here's everything you need to know. WHERE ARE THE GOLAN HEIGHTS? The Golan Heights is region of around 700 square miles in the Levant - an area of the Eastern Medditerranean primarily in Western Asia. It is the name given to the area Israel captured from Syria during the Six-Day War — an armed conflict between Israel, Jordan, Syria, and what is now known as Egypt. Since the war in 1967, Israel has occupied the western two-thirds of the region while the eastern third has remained under the control of Syria. With the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War, the eastern area of the Golan Heights has seen fighting between the Syrian Arab Army and many different factions of the Syrian opposition. As of July 2018, the Syrian government has regained its grip on the eastern Golan Heights. … [Read more...] about Where are the Golan Heights when did Israel occupy them and what’s the source of dispute over them?