Posts Tagged ‘Insurrection’

March 23rd, 2023 - 5:19 pm § in Law and Courts

Little waif blowing in the wind

It’s not the defense attorney’s fault. Making excuses for his client’s criminal behavior is his job. Riley Williams (photo, left), 24, is a high-profile Capitol rioter described by prosecutors as “an ‘accelerant’ of the mob” who “‘gleefully direc[...]

March 17th, 2023 - 1:10 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Zip-tie rioter gets measly 2 years

Larry Brock, 55, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel from Texas, is one of two Capitol rioters seen with zip-tie handcuffs in the Senate chamber during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection. (See photo at left.) He entered the Capitol Building decked out in combat gear. On Friday, March 17, 2023, a fede[...]

March 12th, 2023 - 11:49 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Pence didn’t suddenly find religion

Ex-vice president Mike Pence is finally criticizing Trump. You know, Trump, the guy who incited a mob to chant “hang Mike Pence!” On Saturday, March 11, 2023, Pence declaimed, “‚ÄúPresident Trump was wrong, I had no right to overturn the election. And his reckless words endangered [...]

March 9th, 2023 - 12:46 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, News Media, Politics, Republicans

Trump election lawyer censured

Colorado lawyer Jenna Ellis was a member of the “elite strike force team” of lawyers led by Rudy Giuliani (details here) that tried to overturn Trump’s 2020 election loss with dodgy legal tactics. In her home state, Ellis was accused of violating professional ethics by participatin[...]

January 31st, 2023 - 11:08 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Unindicted co-conspirator?

People who lived through the 1970s will recognize this terminology. The “unindicted co-conspirator” in the Watergate scandal, which sent several of President Nixon’s closest associates to prison, was Nixon himself. Now the phrase is being revived to insinuate Trump committed crimes[...]

January 10th, 2023 - 8:10 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

When you should take a plea deal

Richard Barnett, 63, a self-employed contractor from Gravette, Arkansas, is the man kicking back behind Nancy Pelosi’s desk on January 6, 2021, in the infamous photograph below. He was arrested two days later, and spent three months in the D.C. jail, giving jailers a hard time and complaining [...]

December 23rd, 2022 - 3:36 am § in Law and Courts

Alaska judge won’t bar Oath Keeper from office

An Alaska judge declined to bar an Oath Keepers member from public office, ruling that while the organization tried to violently overthrow the U.S. government, state representative David Eastman (R-Wasilla) did not take part in those efforts (read story here). In September 2022, a federal judge remo[...]

December 23rd, 2022 - 1:25 am § in Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Meet the new villains in fake electors plot

“While John Eastman has been singled out,” the Jan. 6 committee learned “it was actually Kenneth Chesebro who was the architect” of the fake elector plot, NBC News reported on Thursday, December 22, 2022, after the committee released its final report (read story here). Cheseb[...]

December 22nd, 2022 - 11:14 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Save $15.99! Download Jan. 6 committee report here!

It’s the True Crime story of the century! More enthralling than any spy story or serial killer manhunt! The cast of characters includes Donald Trump and his cabal of soon-to-be-disbarred lawyers, an unruly lynch mob of gullible followers, imposter electors, pressured witnesses, determined inve[...]

December 22nd, 2022 - 10:52 pm § in Politics, Republicans

New Year’s Resolution suggestion for Republicans

Stop pretending these people are “FBI false flag provocateurs” and “Antifa”; or, alternatively, “patriots” and “normal tourists.” Nobody believes you anyway. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]