[ Editor’s Note: Another Trump January 6 rioter bites the dust in a jury trial. Bring on the rest of them. The case was easy, due to the large amount of video of the perpetrator and co-rioter.
It appears their defense attorneys advised them not to pretend they were angels in the wrong place at the wrong time, hoping that strategy might reduce Mr. Robertson’s sentence.
These early convictions are critical, as they will set the stage for others to do the same. Hopefully, this will help in processing the cases more quickly, and nip some appeals in the bud. It can also send a message to future wannabe political rioters about what can happen to them as a result.
Meanwhile, back at Trump station ground zero, the big buffoon is using Lawyer Delay to slow down the progress of his cases, hoping to buy time to figure a way out without heavy fines.
Trump certainly will be asking his troops to pay it for him, as we hear he is hoarding his campaign cash, in that, while he is endorsing candidates, he is not giving them any money.
With Donald, it’s all about Donald… Jim W. Dean]
Another Jan 6ther bites the dust, bring on the rest of them
First published … April 12, 2022
A former police officer from Rocky Mount, Va., was convicted Monday on multiple charges stemming from his role in the Jan. 6 breach of the Capitol, after a trial that featured harrowing footage of the mob and testimony from a co-defendant who once served with him on the force.
Thomas Robertson was convicted on multiple felony charges, including obstruction of Congress’ Jan. 6 session to count Electoral College votes, a central charge in hundreds of cases the Justice Department has brought against Jan. 6 rioters.
The result was a boost for the Justice Department, which has now won both Jan. 6-related jury trials that have been completed to date. However, in a bench trial before U.S. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden last week, the judge acquitted defendant Matthew Martin on all charges.
McFadden also delivered a partial acquittal of defendant Couy Griffin, founder of Cowboys for Trump, in a bench trial last month.
The jury found that Robertson was guilty of six charges: obstructing an official proceeding, civil disorder, entering and remaining in a restricted building, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building, violent entry and evidence-tampering.
…The case was also heavily driven by voluminous video of Robertson’s actions outside the Capitol.