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The tip of the spear in the January 6th riot is through. Stewart Rhodes went to court this morning unsuccessfully looking for a delay to his trial, and the leader of the Proud Boys action wing on the 6th, the Ministry of Self Defense, admitted to conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding and assaulting an officer of the law. He’s looking at seven years, and has pledged to assist the DOJ in other cases.
I hope all you Garland detractors are paying attention. I know most of you are still going to fold your arms, shake your heads and say it is not enough. Well, what can I say? Just chill. You won’t know what’s happening until it happens, and that is a good thing. There’s plenty of people out there watching these cases and interpreting them for you, like Allison Gill (@allisongill), Marcy Wheeler, and Scott McFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews). Be happy about that. You don’t have to be a mushroom. Don’t choose that.
Two things remain possible-that these militias acted of their own volition, or someone hired them to start the insurrection. How about we see who they roll on before we go assuming that Merrick Garland hasn’t got a a handle on things? For me, I seriously doubt they acted on their own. I have come to believe that the insurrection was the last gasp to disrupt and derail the peaceful transfer of power. Once it became clear that Pence was doing his job and the objections were being handled quickly in joint sessions, there was only one play left. Thugs overrunning the seat of government. But we need many threads to be exposed before we reach a conclusion like that. And I believe that with every cooperating convict, we will see those threads. This whole J6 thing could be as insidious as the imagination allows.
With the conviction of an Oath Keeper for seditious conspiracy, we are sure going forward that the Capitol break-in on January 6 was planned by at least one organization for the purpose of stopping the electoral vote count.
Now it’s members of the Proud Boys who may be charged with the same. And their leader, Enrique Tarrio is one of them.
Proud Boys are cosplayers. They actually have something called a “Ministry Of Self-Defense”. Jesus. Who do they think they are, Public Enemy? Anyway, Tarrio got himself thrown in jail before January 6 and was ordered to leave DC by January 4. However, the MOSD was still in town, readying for the rally. And Tarrio got caught sending a message to them that day to “storm the Capitol” on the 6th.
It gets better. He and Stewart Rhodes, leader of the Oath Keepers, allegedly met in a parking garage on January 5, so Tarrio left and came back. Talk of wiping and encrypting communication devices occurred.
So we’re probably going to roll up another seditious organization. That’s great news. Merrick Garland, often accused of not doing his job well or at all, is squeezing the tube of toothpaste of this conspiracy from the bottom, building these cases on each other, and hopefully he will arrive at the top in time to nail some of the worst political criminals since Watergate, to include the former president. Because I think we all know that Trump was in on this whole thing. It’s just not provable beyond a shadow of a doubt yet.
But there’s some forward movement on that front. Hard working Allison Gill, a member of the podcast Mueller, She Wrote, has discovered something veeery interesting in the Tarrio filing.
Remember that tweet? Sure you do.
That was December 19, 2020. Tarrio began his secret MOSD messaging group December 20.
What can we infer from this? That Donald Trump masterminded January 6? It still must be proven. Masterminds are tricky creatures; they keep many layers of conspirators between them and the crime. So keep the faith. And remember the maxim: the wheels of justice turn slowly. But when they grind, anyone caught between them is truly fucked.