Capitol insurrectionists aren't making plea deals because they believe Trump will swoop in to save them

  

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Via:  john-russell  •  3 weeks ago  •  11 comments

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Capitol insurrectionists aren't making plea deals because they believe Trump will swoop in to save them
This week, the attorney for the so-called QAnon Showman Jake Angeli a.k.a. Jacob Chansley, attacked his client's fellow Capitol attackers saying that they are mentally or physically challenged and thus shouldn't be held accountable for their crimes. Using derogatory terms to question supporters of P...

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This week, the attorney for the so-called QAnon Showman Jake Angeli a.k.a. Jacob Chansley, attacked his client's fellow Capitol attackers saying that they are mentally or physically challenged and thus shouldn't be held accountable for their crimes.

Using derogatory terms to question supporters of President Donald Trump, lawyer Albert Watkins said that he used those terms to draw attention to the mental health of some defendants. "These are people with brain damage."

It is unlikely that Watkins' medical assessment is an accurate one, but cult expert Steven Hassan disagrees. In a March interview with Salon, he explained that Americans aren't living in a post-truth world, it's "an age of undue influence."

Nothing could illustrate that fact more perfectly than what one defense attorney for Capitol attackers told NBC reporter Scott MacFarlane.

"There'll be a complication for plea agreement negotiations," MacFarlane said, citing the lawyer. "He says *some* defendants think Trump is going to swoop in and save them."

One defense attorney handling some US Capitol Insurrection cases tells me there'll be a complication for plea agree… https://t.co/KVPzmqk5SJ — Scott MacFarlane (@Scott MacFarlane)1621814220.0


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JohnRussell
Professor Principal
1  seeder  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago

We should start a pool on when the next insurrection will take place since little is being done about the first one. 

 
 
 
r.t..b...
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1.2  r.t..b...  replied to  JohnRussell @1    3 weeks ago

Maricopa County...the seed has been planted and the fertilizer runs deep...

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
2  TᵢG    3 weeks ago
"He says *some* defendants think Trump is going to swoop in and save them."

This is just pathetically sad.

 
 
 
Gordy327
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2.1  Gordy327  replied to  TᵢG @2    3 weeks ago

Understatement.

 
 
 
devangelical
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3  devangelical    3 weeks ago

trump will grant them a pardon in 2025, while he's in a NY prison...

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
Masters Guide
4  Thrawn 31    3 weeks ago

Oh he used very colorful language when describing  his client and those like him, he literally called them fucking retards.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
PhD Guide
5  Paula Bartholomew    3 weeks ago

These morons just don't learn.  Trump will have a fleet of buses to throw them all under.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
PhD Guide
6  Paula Bartholomew    3 weeks ago

Using derogatory terms to question supporters of President Donald Trump, lawyer Albert Watkins said that he used those terms to draw attention to the mental health of some defendants. "These are people with brain damage."

Says the guy who still lives with his mother, most likely in her basement.  Trump didn't even issue blanket pardons for his own kids and this Magat thinks he will bother with him and the rest of those morons.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
7  Trout Giggles    3 weeks ago

Just how is trmp going to save him? With a Sharpie? On a weather map?

 
 
 
Veronica
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8  Veronica    3 weeks ago

Bwahahahahahahahahaha - this is so sad and funny at the same time.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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8.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Veronica @8    3 weeks ago

Of course these were your typical visitors to the capital.../s

 
 
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