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BREAKING: Creepy Porn Lawyer To Be Charged With Extortion, Among Other Crimes

The attorney who insisted that President Trump and his family were criminals is to be indicted the day after Mueller’s report declines charges against Trump administration.

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The former personal attorney to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, who garnered fame for his outspokenly anti-Trump antics, is set to be charged with several crimes.

“BREAKING: Attorney Michael Avenatti criminally charged with four counts of extortion and related conspiracy counts. Press conference at 2:30 pm,” said Courthouse News reporter Adam Klasfeld on Twitter.

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CNBC is also reporting that Avenatti will be charged with wire and bank fraud.

“Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenattii has been arrested on charges related to an alleged $20 million extortion of the athletic apparel company Nike, federal authorities said Monday,” the report said.

The indictment will be handed down the day after Attorney General William P. Barr announced that there no evidence of collusion or obstruction of justice on behalf of President Donald J. Trump’s 2016 campaign.

Avenatti garnered fame and millions of dollars worth of free press from the leftist mainstream media while he represented Daniels in a lawsuit against Trump, which she ultimately lost. He then continued to inject himself into national politics, famously claiming that Donald Trump Jr. would be indicted as part of the Russiagate conspiracy theory before the end of 2018.

On January 1, right wing commentators dunked on him for that claim.

He was also involved in the Supreme Court confirmation saga of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, representing a woman who accused now-Justice Kavanaugh of “gang rape.”

The huckster attorney briefly flirted with a 2020 presidential campaign in the midst of being accused of domestic abuse by an ex-girlfriend. He was later evicted from his law office and accused of hiding millions of dollars from a bankruptcy court.

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Will Josh Hawley be the Next Champion for an America First Foreign Policy?

America First May Have its Next Leader to End Wars Abroad

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Does America First have a new non-interventionist champion?

Missouri Senator Josh Hawley has been viewed by many as one of the figures who could potentially lead a Trumpist movement after Trump, should Joe Biden end up being installed as president on January 2021.

Hawley has made a name for himself as a champion of Middle America and questioning the neoliberal orthodoxy on immigration and trade. Lately, Hawley has made a pivot towards  questioning the interventionist conventional wisdom on foreign policy. 

In early October of this year, the Missouri Senator called for the American government to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. Hawley tweeted, “Almost 20 years now in Afghanistan. Long past time to draw this war to an end.”

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Hawley’s foreign policy has been a work progress over the past two years. During a 2019 speech Hawley gave at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), he questioned the nation-building policy prescriptions of previous administrations, demonstrating some degree of skepticism towards non-stop interventionism abroad on the part of the Senator.

That said, it remains to be seen if Hawley’s legislative record will fully match his rhetoric.

Hawley is a staunch China hawk, who fears the rise of China and is a strong voice against China’s expansionist efforts. Hawley’s track record shows that his foreign policy views are rough around the edges. Daniel Larison of The American Conservative is not as optimistic about Hawley judging by his votes on the Yemeni Civil War. Larison cited several of Hawley’s votes that may be cause for concern:

Sen. Hawley voted against the Senate’s resolution of disapproval that opposed the president’s effort to circumvent Congress with a bogus “emergency” to expedite arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE. More important, he voted with the president and most Senate Republicans against the antiwar Yemen resolution that would have cut off all U.S. support to the Saudi coalition.”

Nevertheless, Hawley’s comments on Afghanistan are a good sign that Hawley is catching on to the fact that Americans are tired of foreign wars. Politicians can change their views and behaviors. Hawley is likely recognizing that the America First movement is exhausted by the endless wars and wants candidates and elected officials who offer withdrawal plans. 

After looking at the list of people who have been tapped to join the Biden administration, Hawley tweeted, “What a group of corporatists and war enthusiasts – and #BigTech sellouts.”

Journalist Glenn Greenwald, a fierce interventionist skeptic, maintained cautious optimism about Hawley. In a tweet, he commented, “All kinds of reasons to be skeptical of the authenticity here, but — purely as a matter of rhetoric — just imagine any national Republican speaking this way about a Dem administration even 10 years ago. The framework of politics is radically shifting.”

The jury is still out on Hawley. Regardless of flaws in his voting record, America First advocates should continue to push him and other America First leaning Republicans in the right direction. We should never forget that politicians are still receptive to political pressure and the grassroots holds the keys to political change. 

Young senators like Hawley are the future of American politics and it makes sense for foreign policy restrainers to lobby them and push them in a direction that favors non-interventionism.

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