Carolyn Kaster, AP
Proud Boys members Zachary Rehl, left, and Ethan Nordean, left, walk toward the U.S. Capitol in support of President Donald Trump on Jan. 6, 2021. They are two of six Proud Boys leaders charged with with conspiring to obstruct Congress’ certification of Joe Biden’s election victory. One of those leaders, Charles Donohoe, has pled guilty…
The case against the Proud Boys leaders is one of the highest-profile prosecutions to emerge from the Justice Department’s probe into the Capitol riot. Donohoe’s cooperation with investigators, as outlined in his plea deal, could significantly boost prosecutors’ case against the remaining defendants and possibly spur others to cut their own agreements and cooperate.
Under the deal, Donohoe pleaded guilty to conspiring to obstruct an official proceeding, and assaulting, resisting or impeding an officer. The government agreed to drop the remaining counts against him in the indictment.
El Trumpo knows how this works. It will be interesting to see what the plan will be, now. Does he stick around and fight for his troops in the Ultra-Right Wing of the Republican Party. Or maybe just hop on the next flight to Moscow and Papa Putin?