The news cycle is short, but some stories are red meat for the self appointed cable channel ministers of truth and loathsome left-wing websites. It won't be about the much anticipated 'Blue Wave' that is beginning to look more like a Tidy Bowl Commercial than a revolution. And probably not even this morning’s major announcement that three prisoners are on their way home from North Korea. No, it's likely a another greasy lawyer Michael Avenatti “bombshell” troll that some media are going to predictably lap up into a frenzy. The Stormy Daniels nutters will run with this because it’s what they do. The daytime Trump-Hate talk show lady's panties get wet, the late-night comedy writers light another marlboro and get down to work and Rachel Maddow's jockstrap bulges. But by weeks end, this story will have gone nowhere and it’ll be on to the next piece of red meat. But until then.....
The New York Times puts forth some juicy details:
"A shell company that Michael D. Cohen used to pay hush money to a pornographic film actress received payments totaling more than $1 million from an American company linked to a Russian oligarch and several corporations with business before the Trump administration, according to documents and interviews…"
"Among the previously unreported transactions were payments last year of about $500,000 from Columbus Nova, an investment firm in New York whose biggest client is a company controlled by Viktor Vekselberg." Columbus Nova’s attorney Richard Owens stressed in a statement that the company is “solely owned and controlled by Americans” and said that, after Trump’s inauguration, the firm hired Cohen as a business consultant “regarding potential sources of capital and potential investments in real estate and other ventures,” but that it had nothing to do with Vekselberg"So, a lawyer sets up a consulting firm to capitalize on his increased profile following the election and to cash in. (that's not against the law) Companies looking for information about how Trump operates paid him to consult on coming negotiations they’d be having with the administration. (that's not against the law) In regards to the Russian menace, this Mr. Vekselberg has been personally slapped with fresh sanctions since the election. How does that square with the conspiracy theory arising from this that he bought influence by being a client of a company Cohen consulted for? Answer: It doesn’t. It makes no sense at all.
So what’s the real story here??
Well, it’s the democrat's unofficial mascot and Avenatti’s meal ticket, Stormy Daniels of course. Avenatti’s newest claim will help keep the little greasy squirrel's face on CNN & MSNBC, and prompt round tables of speculation in the next 48 hours that this consulting money, paid to a completely different company, “may have” been used to reimburse the Stormy Daniels payment. Oh my! Stop the Presses! This is just the greasy Avenatti once again throwing nothingness against the wall while knowing that the media will run to lick it off like a litter of starved puppies.