Avenatti and Associates Executive Summary

Avenatti and Associates Executive Summary, updated 5/9/18, 3:04 AM

collectionsCurrent News

Over the last two years, a shell company set up by the president’s longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Russian oligarch and from several multinational corporations, Stormy Daniels’s lawyer Michael Avenatti claimed on Tuesday. According to Avenatti, Essential Consultants—the same LLC that Cohen used to pay Daniels $130,000 to remain silent about an alleged affair with Donald Trump—received payments from Viktor Vekselberg, who is targeted by U.S. sanctions; AT&T, which is currently engaged in an anti-trust lawsuit with the Department of Justice; and Novartis, whose C.E.O. met with Trump in January.

May 17, 2017 - Robert S. Mueller III is appointed to serve as Special Counsel for the United States Department of Justice. 

Officially coming into existence on July 1, 1870, the Department of Justice was empowered to handle all criminal prosecutions and civil suits in which the United States had an interest. 

The 1870 Act remains the foundation for the Departments authority, but the structure of the Department of Justice has changed over the years, with the addition of the offices of Deputy Attorney General, Associate Attorney General, and the formation of various components, offices, boards and divisions.  From its beginning as a one-man, part-time position, the Department of Justice has evolved into the world's largest law office and the chief enforcer of federal laws.

Thomas Jefferson wrote, The most sacred of the duties of government [is] to do equal and impartial justice to all its citizens.  This sacred duty remains the guiding principle for the women and men of the U.S. Department of Justice.

About Newswire Expert

Newswire Expert is your daily connection to the wire. Covering U.S. and International business, entertainment, technology and financial news releases. 

Tag Cloud

document preview