And the walls come a-tumblin’ down
The hits are starting to come fast and furious, and none of it is good news for Trump. Today, the first verdict was returned in federal court for serious charges in the Capitol trial. And 3% IQ’er and all around scumbag Guy Reffitt was convicted on all charges. This walking diaper stain was such a stand up guy that his own son testified against him at trial. The case was so strong that it took the jury only 4 hours to convict him on all five counts, less than an hour a count. As a previous foreman, I’m guessing that the jury slow walked the paperwork to at least get a free lunch out of it.
But as Popeil used to say, But wait! There’s more! The DOJ announced today that it had indicted Loud Toys founder Enrique Tarrio on multiple conspiracy charges to obstruct the US congress from carrying out it’s authorized duties. And while Tarrio wasn’t actually present at the Capitol riot, having been arrested on January 4th for an outstanding of ripping a BLM flag off of a Washington church during a protest and burning it, the indictment alleges that Tarrio schemed with senior advisors before that on ways to enter the Capitol and prevent congress from counting and certifying the electoral votes.
This is a one-two gut punch. For two reasons. For one, there are a shitload of other heavy duty Capitol riot trials waiting out there with all purpose douche bags like the Oath Creepers. And this verdict is a cold slap in the face to them. Sweet Jesus! It took the jury I foremanned the second time around 5 1/2 hours to deliver a verdict on a single count dental malpractice case we were more or less in agreement on from the start. But we went through the steps. This jury took 4 hours to convict on all five counts! That’s like 45 minutes per charge. This is a clear signal. If the DOJ is bringing these charges, they have the goods to deliver. I wonder how many Oath Creepers tonight are talking to their lawyers about what kind of a deal they can cut?
And the Tarrio indictment is even worse. Because the DOJ is accusing the Loud Toys of conspiring to find ways to infiltrate the congress to stop the vote count. But what do a bunch of far right thugs know about the layout of the Capitol, the weaker secured upper floor windows and doors they could egress? They needed advance help for reconnaissance. And where did that come from?
There is a time honored criminal axiom. There is no honor among thieves. And there’s another one, a prosecutorial axiom that fits this moment, The first one in their door gets the best deal. Guy Reffitt was convicted of 5 charges, and if my feeble memory serves me correctly, each one of those charges is punishable by a sentence of 5-20 years. That means that Reffitt is facing anywhere from 20-100 years. And as badly as DC federal judges have been champing at the bit to make these fuckers pay, I have no reason to believe that Reffitt is in for an easy ride at sentencing.
Which all of these 3% IQ’er’s, Loud Toys, and Oath Creepers wil see play out as they wait for their own trial dates. And these gutless assholes would sell their own others into slavery to save their own worthless skins. Which means that there should be a whole shitload of GOP congress critters and former Trump administration workers who had better be running scared. Because as many of these higher level creepazoids there are, somebody knows something, and they’re ready to deal. Don’t touch that dial.