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We’re all used to lawyers acting confident. Johnny Cochran, who successfully defended O.J. Simpson on murder charges, famously strutted into the courtroom as if the trial itself was merely a formality.

But it isn’t every day that a lawyer treats going to work like a holiday. It must feel like that when you’re taking President Trump to court.

In today’s clip, Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti tells CNN’s Anderson Cooper that his case against The Donald is so strong, it feels like “Christmas and Hanukkah all rolled into one.” Avenatti contends that as many as six new women are coming forward with allegations against the President, and that his more-famous client will win her right to speak out.

To Coop’s credit, he remains poker-faced throughout the interview. Listen at 1:00 for the coup de grace as Avenatti asks the million-dollar question about Trump’s next fall guy.

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An aerial view of post-tornado Mayfield, Kentucky at Christmas, 2021

In its ranking of business values, corporate America proudly provides a special place for elevated moral behavior. That place is the trash can.

Indeed, several years ago, free-market extremist Milton Friedman actually decreed that the only ethical obligation a corporation has to society is to deliver as much profit as possible to its big investors — everybody else be damned. Any awfulness caused by their self-indulgent policy of profit maximization is excused by claiming that their iniquities "broke no laws." But — hello — they write the laws, intentionally defining corporate immorality as always technically legal.

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