Proud Boys leader pleads guilty in January 6th conspiracy — He’s gonna flip, folks!


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?

One thought on “Proud Boys leader pleads guilty in January 6th conspiracy — He’s gonna flip, folks!

  1. p/s says:

    Re: conspiring to obstruct an official proceeding [18 U.S. Code § 1512]
    A federal appeals court heard arguments Monday on whether the Justice Department can use a felony obstruction charge typically employed in evidence-tampering cases for prosecutions brought against some alleged January 6, 2021, Capitol rioters.
    Two judges on the DC Circuit US Court of Appeals – both appointees of former President Donald Trump – considering the question had skeptical inquiries for the government about whether the charge, which carries a 20-year maximum, really applied to the riot prosecutions the Justice Department was bringing.
    A three-judge panel from the appeals court is considering a ruling from US District Judge Carl Nichols, also a Trump appointee, who dismissed the charge against three alleged rioters. https://www.cnn.com/2022/12/12/politics/appeals-court-obstruction-january-6-riot/index.html

    “Did Donald Trump, through action or inaction, corruptly seek to obstruct or impede Congress’ official proceeding to count electoral votes?” Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), vice chair of the Jan 6 Committee https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/12/23/trump-charge-obstructing-congress-525927

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