Jan. 6 rioter who said he wanted Trump’s ‘approval’ found guilty by jury

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It is truly amazing that a person that has never given a crap about anyone but themselves convinced such a large amount of people that he actually cares about them.


> Thompson’s attorney argued that “Donald Trump encouraged people like Dustin Thompson to storm the Capitol,” and took advantage of “vulnerable” individuals like his client. Well, yeah… he did. Doesn’t make this guy any less guilty, though.


>U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton ordered Thompson detained until his sentencing, even though the government didn’t request that he do so. Walton said he was convinced that Thompson lied on the stand, and showed that he was “weak-minded” and couldn’t be trusted. That’s the way they should have all been treated.


John Hinkley spent 40 years in a psychiatric facility for trying to “impress” Jody Foster. These people should get more than a slap on the wrist.


Dustin Thompson’s attorney gave an interview on MSNBC a couple days ago, and argued persuasively on this theory. If Thomson still got all 12 jurors to convict, there’s little hope for any of the other cases. It was also an expensive defense. The best bet for all of remaining defendents is just to plead guilty — Thompson’s jail term is going to be much worse from having taken this to trial.