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#Avenatti trial full of surprises. Some thoughts:

1. He grilled #StormyDaniels on paranormal claims, her speaking w her doll, speaking w her haunted house, speaking w spirits, etc., & then her ex leaving her bc ex said she was unhinged. Why? *Laying foundation to argue to
jury that her testimony is unreliable, has gaps, includes imaginary events.*

2. He pulled rabbit from hat today: Gov's case hinges on fax Avenatti sent to Daniels' publisher, changing wire instructions from Daniels' private bank account to client trust account he set up for her.
Avenatti forged her sig on fax—smoking gun. But after getting her to testify she never told him she closed old account, he produced text from her saying she did close it. Significance? Same day of fax w her sig forged; i.e., has laid foundation to explain most damning evidence.
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OK - it's US v. Avenatti, Day 4 of Stormy Daniels trial, with #Avenatti still cross-examining lawyer Macias about what social media posts he's read during the trial. Inner City Press is posting… and will live tweet, thread below
Avenatti: Did you meet with the prosecutors on WebEx?
Macias: Yes.
Judge Furman: Is that a platform like Zoom or Microsoft Teams?
Avenatti: Mr. Macias, wasn't your home searched by the government?
Macias: Absolutely not.
Avenatti: Is it your testimony your office or home has not been searched?
Judge Furman: May we have a sidebar, Mr. Avenatti?
[Whispered sidebar]
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OK - US v. #Avenatti, jury deliberations Day 3, after objection to Judge Gardephe's answer to "state of mind" inferences question - March 21 meeting recording at issue - Inner City Press will live tweet as things develop - thread
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @businessinsider @KTVZ @LvilleSprtsLive @newsobserver @nakednews @WashTimes @dcexaminer The Assistant US Attorneys have just rolled into the courtroom with their shopping cart of exhibits; they tell Judge Gardephe's courtroom deputy that they are "ready."
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @businessinsider @KTVZ @LvilleSprtsLive @newsobserver @nakednews @WashTimes @dcexaminer "All rise!" Judge Gardephe has come in, and said "Please be seated."
Now he says, "The defense filed an additional letter asking for an additional jury charge. The request is denied."
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OK - US v Avenatti Nike extortion trial now at jury charge then deliberations. Judge Gardephe is beginning by ruling on Avenatti's late-proposed charge changes… the charge is online- Inner City Press will live tweet as things happen - thread
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @businessinsider @KTVZ @LvilleSprtsLive @WashTimes @newsobserver @dcexaminer @nakednews The US Attorney's Office has said the phone records, printed out, would require a shopping cart. Turns out it's only a few hundred pages, double sided. When all the paperwork is done, jury will come in and hear (long) charge
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @businessinsider @KTVZ @LvilleSprtsLive @WashTimes @newsobserver @dcexaminer @nakednews AUSA Richenthal asks if Judge Gardephe would let the jury deliberate past 4:30 pm. He says he lets them go past, but it would seem strange to tell them that at 10 am. Says if nothing is heard from them during the day, he'll bring them out and ask at 4:30
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OK - US v. #Avenatti Day 8, cross-examination of Coach Gary Franklin by Scott Srebnick, how he paid cash to Ayton's mother for Nike, fraudulent invoices Inner City Press will live tweet as much as possible - thread
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @businessinsider @KTVZ @dcexaminer @newsobserver @WashTimes @nakednews Scott Srebnick: So in 2017 you were approached again by Mr. Friedman to get his son to play on your team, right?
Franklin: No
Srebnick: So explain how you lost your contract?
Franklin: Another Nike person approach me about his son and other kids playing on my team
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @businessinsider @KTVZ @dcexaminer @newsobserver @WashTimes @nakednews Franklin: We had an interest in a player named Bol Bol... I got a call from Mr. James, saying some of the players we currently had were going to leave the team. I asked parents, it didn't seem to be true. But they wanted to meet with me, put Brian Freeman's son on
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OK - US v. #Avenatti #Nike extortion trial, Day 7 - Judge Gardephe showing increasing frustration with both side, as Coach Gary Franklin is in the bullpen Inner City Press will live tweet as much as it can: thread
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @businessinsider @KTVZ @dcexaminer @WashTimes @newsobserver Judge Gardephe: The examination on the point won't begin with offering the out of court statement. The defense needs to proffer the particular exhibit to me. But to send me a letter without bothering to identify the text messages, it's not helpful.
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @businessinsider @KTVZ @dcexaminer @WashTimes @newsobserver Judge Gardephe: So, if you want to do more examination of Auerbach, you can re-call him in the defense case. If he doesn't admit them, you can show him the text messages. If he continues to deny, you can offer them into evidence. Anything more?
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OK - It's US v. #Avenatti trial Day 6, #Nike lawyer from Oregon Q-ed by AUSA Richenthal. Disclosure: juggling Avenatti trial with the CIA leaks trial US v. Schulte But doing as much as possible. Intermittent thread
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @businessinsider @dcexaminer @WashTimes @KTVZ @nakednews AUSA Richenthal: So let's go through the meeting. Who spoke first?
Nike lawyer: First Mr. Geragos. Then Mr. Avenatti. He wanted to confirm this meeting followed Rule 408 of the Evidence Code, if there's a lawsuit, what's said doesn't come in.
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @businessinsider @dcexaminer @WashTimes @KTVZ @nakednews AUSA Richenthal: Did you think it was a settlement conference?
Nike lawyer: No. Mr. Avenatti mostly spoke about his media presence and his demand that we hire his firm to do an investigation.
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OK - US v. #Avenatti trial for alleged extortion of #Nike is beginning for real with oral arguments Government says 20 minutes, defense predicts slightly more than 30 minutes. Inner City Press will do its best to live tweet it: thread
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @NBCNewYork @gabrielsherman @MichaelHwrdSaul @nakednews @dcexaminer @businessinsider @KTVZ @YahooSports AUSA Robert Sobelman: This is a case about this man, a lawyer. "Like all lawyers, he was supposed to look out for the interests of his client. But he did not. He had a weapon, social media. He found a way to use that weapons.
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @NBCNewYork @gabrielsherman @MichaelHwrdSaul @nakednews @dcexaminer @businessinsider @KTVZ @YahooSports AUSA Sobelman: The coach told the defendant that he was afraid that what Nike had done was illegal. But the defendant saw dollar signs for himself. He could go on the Internet and tell people that Nike broke the law, and hurt Nike. He figured Nike might pay up big
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They're still doing jury selection. But SDNY prosecutors have rolled in a shopping cart full of binders. #Countdown
In courtroom for US v. Avenatti, a prospective juror says he has connections with the legal field. He's summoned up for sidebar. Jury selected and openings today? UNclear
Now SDNY Judge Gardephe asks prospective jurors still in Courtroom 110 if any for them did any research, online or otherwise, yesterday or last night or today so far. He's asked if anyone would have a problem not doing podcasts during trial…
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New arrest warrant was issued for #Avenatti for potential pre-trial release violations. 👇👇👇👇
And he’s already been arrested 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂

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In #SDNY, #Avenatti proceeding about to begin before Judge Batt. He's here and not phoning it in. #AllRise. Thread
Judge Batts says threshold Q is whether to transfer venue. Avenatti motion due Aug, gov in Sept, no replies. Decision Oct 15
It's over. This could have just been done by "Memo Endorsed." Now to a change of plea elsewhere in the courthouse. @SDNYLIVE
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News Analysis 🔎 | Following AG William Barr’s refusal to recuse himself from the #SpecialCounsel probe, a series of revealing and interconnected events rapidly unfolded. (Thread 👇)…
Barr-Huber Meeting
On March 7, Barr had a notable meeting with Attorney John Huber of #Utah, who had been appointed as vice chair of the AG’s Advisory Committee by former AG @JeffSessions to investigate “all the allegations that the House Judiciary Committee members sent to us.”
Sessions wrote:
“Mr. Huber is conducting his work… in cooperation with the Inspector General. The additional matters raised… fall within the scope of his existing mandate, and I am confident that Mr. Huber’s review will include a full, complete, and objective evaluation…”
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#WikiLeaks founder #JulianAssange was arrested by #British police and carried out of the #EcuadorianEmbassy today.…

This marks the 3rd Indictment of the day, including Attorney @MichaelAvenatti and #Obama's White House counsel #GregCraig.
#Avenatti was indicted on 36 counts of stealing millions of dollars from clients, bank fraud, tax evasion, and perjury in bankruptcy proceedings.…
#GregCraig expects to be indicted for violating foreign lobbying laws, according to his lawyers.…
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Well, THIS is quite interesting.

I saw a post where someone said the FBI Task Force for crimes against children was involved in the Jussie Smollett case.

Being very skeptical, I wanted some corroboration, but could only find this:…
In that article, there is a small blurb that Chicago police shared info with FBI agents. One agent mentioned was SA Greg Wing.
It did NOT mention anything about Crimes against children.

However, I did a search for SA Greg Wing and found something else very curious.
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Oh my in CA charges...Defrauded a bank, submitted false tax returns and never filed his taxes. Tsk tsk. #Avenatti
Search of his devices began Feb 22 2019... how you feeling @RonanFarrow ? Little edgy?
#Avenatti is screwed, he’s going to sing like canary🤣
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SDNY Complaint against Avenatti charges conspiracy to transmit threats in interstate commerce and to commit extortion affecting commerce (Hobbs Act).…
It appears to have materialized only this month, with all the acts occurring in March. Scheme was allegedly to extort between $15 and $25 million from Nike on eve of quarterly earnings call.
SDNY charges are *very* serious as well, but they're more nuanced than the LA charges (bank fraud), which are more straightforward. There aren't many defs to filing bogus tax returns in connection with loans (assuming they're bogus). Exortion's more nuanced. Still a big problem.
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BREAKING 11:57 AM EST 10-26-2018 Michael #Avenatti Tweets Photo of Client Julie Swetnick & her evidentiary Declaration re Brett #Kavanaugh and Mark Judge "Train" Rapes at Drug/Alcohol Fueled House Parties #WHPDaily #IndivisibleTimes #AltGovDaily #AltGov #Indivisible #SVRAV #MeToo
.@VelshiRuhle on @MSNBC reported on #Avenatti Client Julie Swetnick & her Evidentiary Sworn Declaration re Brett #Kavanaugh / Mark Judge "Train" Rapes in the 1 O'Clock hour EST 10-26-2018 #WHPDaily #IndivisibleTimes #AltGovDaily #AltGov #Indivisible #SVRAV #MeToo
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New Q drop! 1754
Who is this??? Visiting Michael Avenatti's office???

Robert de Niro? Nah... Michael Cohen???
This looks very convincing... Johnny boy... Straight from the board #qanon
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The #Cohen ex parte application for a #gag order of #Avenatti - beyond being legally weak and conclusory - is in blatant violation of the court’s case law regarding such applications. It contains no reasoning why ex parte relief is required. See Local Rule 7-19. 1/2
See Mission Power Eng. Co. v. Continental Cas. Co. (C.D. Cal. 1995) (noting that such motions are used abusively and are “rarely justified.”) They require specific procedures (not followed by Cohen) & are for when the normal notice process would result in irreparable harm. 2/
Further, the moving party must show they aren’t at fault in creating the need for ex parte relief. Here, #Avenatti has been vocal for months. #Cohen and his goober lawyer fail to explain why they waited this long to file instead of bringing a noticed motion. 3/
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