Big story here a couple of days ago. trump almost fired the head of the DOJ and replaced him with one of his followers who argued that each state could just ignore the will of the voters and renominate trump:
It appears that I personally know two of the Jan 6th 'rioters'. One is a childhood friend of my wife - a Bernie Sanders supporter who married a MAGA guy and her politics quickly changed. They are now in hiding.
The other is Matthew Mazzocco - a good customer in my store. We regularly discuss politics and what led him to his participation. He is very intelligent, articulate, and last year earned over half a million dollars. His main gripe has been the 'deep state' - the insiders who control everything. In 2016 he did not like trump and would have voted for Bernie, but given the final choice it was definitely trump over HRC. He then warmed to trump and is convinced that 2020 was stolen from him. That is why he went to DC on Jan 6.
He is very open about what he did, took responsibility and quickly pleaded guilty. He was in the Capitol but insists he did none of the actual rioting (I have no reason to disbelieve him). The prosecution did not request jail time for him and he was prepared for a period of home confinement. The judge today sentenced him to 45 days in prison.
I spoke with him this evening and he is upset and angry. Regardless of whether a jail sentence is warranted, its immediate effect is to make him feel more of an outsider. A few months ago he said he could now see right through trump and would never vote for him again. Those views have now changed.
I wouldn't have thought so, but I don't pretend to understand the US legal system. And I'm not commenting on the fairness of his sentence, but on the fact that the judge's unexpected actions will do nothing to rehabilitate the guy in the short term, and may even push him further to the extreme.
trumps pilot has confirmed flying him to epsteins island, to attend a "party".
i believe trump had previously denied contact with epstein?
given the volume of women who have made claims of sexual assault against trump, and given the fact he is on record as admitting he'd fuck his own daughter, i wonder what happened at this party?