Michael Avenatti has allegedly been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, according to NBC News and multiple other outlets. The attorney for Stormy Daniels was a constant cable TV news guest for months, as he built his case against President Trump. For a while some were wondering if he might make a good president.
That was until Avenatti himself started expressing interest.
It was at that point the left left Avenatti.
As news stories announced he was visiting the usual places potential presidential candidates go to get to know donors and voters, his popularity dropped.
It hit bottom around the time he announced that only a white man could take on President Trump.
“I think it better be a white male,” Avenatti told TIME.
“When you have a white male making the arguments, they carry more weight,” he added. “Should they carry more weight? Absolutely not. But do they? Yes.”
Avenatti’s chances dropped to zero at that point. Yet he did not take the hint.
Republican operative and conservative pundit Ana Navarro cautions conservatives:
Not an Avenatti fan or foe. I find him exhausting & distracting. But, if u support Trump who has 15 allegations of sexual assault against him, was heard boasting re sexual assault on tape, & whose ex wife accused him of tearing our her hair + much more…u shouldn’t be gloating.
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) November 14, 2018
Meanwhile, on social media, well-known political mavens from the left – Democrats, liberals, and progressives – expressed relief that Avenatti’s presidential hopes had just gone up in smoke.
Actress and #MeToo Activist Alyssa Milano:
— (@Alyssa_Milano) November 14, 2018
Daily KOS founder and Vox Media co-founder Markos Moulitsas:
Good. He can let go staff he was hiring for his ridiculous presidential run. https://t.co/KpuQRY7x2j
— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) November 14, 2018
Famous statistician Nate Silver:
Avenatti was bad news from day 1.
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) November 14, 2018
Managing Editor, Crooks and Liars:
Looks like Michael Avenatti’s 2020 run is toast. (As if it wasn’t already)https://t.co/IzrAE3ubdd
— Karoli (@Karoli) November 14, 2018
HuffPost senior writer:
please god let this be the last time we ever have to read avenatti’s name
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) November 14, 2018
Writer, Scholar, Ex-Evangelical:
This is going to be an unpopular take, but I am not really surprised. The swagger, the grandstanding, the machismo, it’s rubbed me the wrong way since Avenatti first came into the national spotlight. Not everyone who is anti-Trump is a good person, let alone progressive. https://t.co/rnBG97Atgz
— Chris Stroop (@C_Stroop) November 14, 2018
Media Matters for America Senior writer:
Avenatti realizing his destiny as an SVU episode in waiting
— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) November 14, 2018
More liberals disavowing Avenatti:
Avenatti for POTUS……
Or are we finally done with that????? https://t.co/qyXXKCVkSO
— Lynn The 19th Angry Democrat (@lynnv378) November 14, 2018
I didn’t realize it but I’d already stopped paying attention to him when he started to have a strong campy circus vibe. Probably around the time the whispers started about him possibly running for president. I couldn’t take him seriously anymore. 🎪 We already have a clown 🤡
— Ｍｓ． Ｂｕｔｔｅｒｆｌｙｙｙ 🦋 (@MsButterflyyy) November 14, 2018
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Meadows ‘Will Face Consequences’ for Stonewalling Jan. 6 Committee if He Does Not Comply With Subpoena: Report
Could former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows face criminal contempt of Congress charges like Steve Bannon?
The House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack subpoenaed Meadows, a former GOP congressman, on September 23, over a month ago, and he has yet to comply.
“Our patience isn’t unlimited, and engagement needs to become cooperation very soon,” a Select Committee source told CNN. “As we’ve already made clear, anyone who tries to stonewall our effort will face the consequences.”
The committee sees Meadows, who has been by Trump’s side every step of the way even for months before exiting the House to join the Trump administration, as a “key witness.”
Jan. 6 Select Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) is being patient but that appears to be waning thin.
“If and when the staff says to us it’s not going anywhere, there won’t be any hesitation on the part of the committee to make the referrals” for contempt of Congress he tells CNN.
CNN adds multiple sources have “indicated” Meadows has “been ‘engaging’ in negotiations over the terms of his turning over documents and appearing for a deposition.”
Earlier this week a bombshell Rolling Stone report citing two people involved with planning the January 6 pro-Trump rallies mentioned Meadows nine times, including calling him “someone who played a major role in the conversations surrounding the protests on Jan. 6.”
That report also says those sources describe Meadows “as having had an opportunity to prevent the violence” of January 6, and that “Meadows was 100 percent made aware of what was going on.”
‘Unemployable’ Jeffrey Clark Can’t Find a Job After Trying to Help Trump Overturn the Election: Report
The far-right attorney who sought to take control of the Department of Justice to keep Trump in power despite losing the 2020 election is facing professional consequences for his anti-democratic actions.
“The Trump taint is sticking to Jeffrey Clark,” Business Insider reported Thursday. “In the 10 months since the would-be Justice Department coup, Clark’s name has been scrubbed from the conservative legal group where he’d landed his first post-Trump job. He lawyered up in the face of congressional scrutiny. But, just days before his Friday interview with the House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol, Clark parted ways with the defense lawyer Robert Driscoll, Politico reported late Wednesday.”
Clark is just the latest attorney to suffer repercussions for their relationship with Trump.
“In the eyes of several former colleagues, Clark has joined the ranks of once respected conservative lawyers — including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the former prosecutor Sidney Powell, and the constitutional scholar John Eastman — who have been burned flying too close to Trump,” the report noted.
One former official explained the pity felt for Clark.
“Honestly, I feel bad that the guy appears to have been canceled. He made his own bed, but I don’t wish anyone to be unemployable,” the former official said.
Read the full report.
Watch: Cory Booker Flattens GOP Talking Points by Reading List of Violent Threats Made Against School Boards
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) on Wednesday delivered an impassioned defense of Attorney General Merrick Garland, who spent much of the afternoon beating back claims from Republican senators who said his Department of Justice was persecuting conservative parents.
During the hearing, Garland defended his decision to have the DOJ investigate violent threats made against school board members, even as Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Tom Cotton (R-AK), and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) all took turns accusing him of unleashing the FBI against innocent parents.
Booker, however, brought receipts with him and started reading them off.
“In Texas, a parent physically assaulted a teacher,” he began. “In Pennsylvania, a person posted threats on social media which required police to station outside of a school district… I can keep going: Ohio, a school board member was threatening a letter with, ‘We are coming for you.'”
Booker then read Garland’s original letter in which he specified that he was only investigating violent threats made against school officials, and not angry remarks made during school board meetings.
“If someone was to read the actual letter, you are literally saying as the leader of the highest law enforcement in the land, that you protect spirited debate!” Booker said.
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