Proud Boys leader pleads guilty to role in Jan. 6 conspiracy
[ Editor’s Note: As the Capitol rioters sitting in jail see the Trump ship sinking low in the water, some are taking plea deals to get a reduced sentence rather than going down for the count in a lost cause.
Glenn Kirschner has a new video about a Zoom conference that Trump did with a group of Presidential historians, where he made the incredible revelation to them that he knew he had lost the election.
Maybe he thought he had some kind of privilege, but in admitting that, when adding it in conjunction to his call for the ellipse crowd to go down and “fight like hell” to reverse the election being stolen from them, the statement proves his inciting them to overthrow the Biden presidency that he knew was legitimate.
Kirschner did not use the ‘smoking gun’ term, but I will. With idiot Trump telling that to a group of historian witnesses, he just made a conviction for Insurrection more likely.
This sets the stage for taking down all those around him who pushed the same scam. I would hope these historians have already been interviewed by the DoJ. The Jan 6 Committee will probably be using this event in their national presentation, a pre-political mass funeral event for all those involved in The Real Steal… Jim W. Dean ]
First published April 8, 2022
A leader of the Proud Boys, charged alongside the group’s national chair Enrique Tarrio, pleaded guilty Friday to a conspiracy to obstruct Congress during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol.
Charles Donohoe, the leader of a North Carolina chapter of the group, reached a plea deal with the government that includes cooperation with prosecutors, a potentially pivotal victory for the Justice Department in one of the most significant cases to emerge from the Jan. 6 insurrection.
He pleaded to two charges, including the conspiracy to obstruct Congress’ proceedings as well as to impeding police officers.
…“Donohoe understood that Nordean and Biggs were searching for an opportunity to storm the Capitol,” according to the statement of the offense. “Within minutes of arriving, members of the crowd breached the barriers and advanced onto Capitol grounds. Donohoe saw Nordean and Biggs advance onto Capitol grounds and followed them. Donohoe believed these actions were intended to stop the certification of the Electoral College vote.”
A 13-page “statement of the offense” that Donohoe signed as part of his agreement is a window into the assistance he can provide.
According to the statement, Donohoe helped set up the Telegram communications channels Proud Boys leaders used to coordinate their activities and helped scramble to create new ones when Tarrio was arrested on Jan. 4, 2021, on unrelated charges.