Al Gore ‘was a man’ about his election loss, unlike Trump, judge says

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“Al Gore had a better case to argue than Mr Trump, but he was a man what happened to him,” Senior District Judge Reggie Walton said of Gore’s decision after weeks of legal battles. after his presidential bid will end. “He accepted it and left.”

Walton’s remarks came during a hearing on a petition by Capitol riot defendant Adam Johnson, who was photographed carrying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lecture through the Capitol building. He pleaded guilty on Monday to a charge of low standard of living and entering a restricted building or grounds.
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“Mr., what worries me is that you were gullible enough to come to Washington, D.C. from Florida on the basis of a lie,” Walton said, “and the person who inspired you to do what you do.” “He’s still making those statements, and my concern is that you’re naive enough to do it again.”

Walton, who was appointed by the man who defeated Gore, former President George W. Bush, is the most recent to add his voice to the chorus of judges criticizing Trump for lying to his supporters. Last week, a federal judge also suggested that Trump had some responsibility for the attack on the Capitol and called the rioters “pawns” who had been incensed to action.

Johnson, 36, told Walton that he accepted responsibility for “getting caught in the moment” and that the “tough years” led him to spend a lot of time “listening to a lot of information and reading things”. ,

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Investigators identified Johnson on January 6, days after he was photographed smiling and waving as he lectured through the Capitol building. According to prosecutors, Johnson started running from a “Stop the Steel” rally in Ellipse to the Capitol building. The crowd shouted “Pence didn’t!” Johnson admitted that he had brought Washington with him, but threw it in the bushes on his way to the Capitol.

Once inside the building, Johnson wandered around until he came across Pelosi’s office suite. Prosecutors say he shook the door handle, but it was locked. He then captured the lecture and took it to the Capitol Rotunda, photographing several along the way.

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After abandoning the lecture, Johnson joined the crowd in trying to sabotage the House Chamber. At one point, in accordance with the plea agreement, Johnson stated that a nearby statue of George Washington would be a “great beating ram” to go through the chamber doors.

During the hearing, Johnson revealed that he may be writing a book about his involvement in the riots. He agreed that the government could forfeit any money he made as part of his plea to publicize the program for the next five years.

Johnson was originally charged with three federal crimes, including theft of government property, but those charges will be dropped as part of his plea deal. According to his agreement with prosecutors during a hearing on his plea on Monday, he could face up to six months in prison. He will also pay $500 to compensate the Capitol during the riots.

More than 130 defendants have pleaded guilty to charges related to the Capitol riot, most of whom have so far pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges.

Man who organizes bus travel gets 60 days jail term

Frank Scavo, who told local news outlets and the FBI that he organized several buses to bring people from eastern Pennsylvania to Washington for a January 6 rally, was sentenced Monday to 60 days in prison and a maximum of $5,000. Received a fine of

The sentence, handed down by Senior DC District Judge Royce Lamberth, was much heavier than the 14 days of imprisonment that the Justice Department had sought. Scavo pleaded guilty in September to performing illegally at the Capitol, a misdemeanor offense.

Before the sentencing was issued, Lamberth told Scavo that he “attributed it to the fact that you didn’t put anyone at risk” or engage in violence, but added that the attack on the Capitol was “without you and other people”. “does not happen. “

Scavo told the judge that he was “deeply sorry” for his actions on January 6, later stating that “it was a crime.”

Frank Scavo inside the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.

“From the point the jig was up, you’ve done everything you could,” Lamberth told Scavo in a brief commentary after the sentence. “You’re lucky.”

According to the Justice Department, Scavo captured the attack on Capitol police officers while filming on his phone and bragged about “storm(ing)” the Capitol. On his Facebook page that day, Scavo posted that “Pence is out of capital” and “No certification today!!!”

“He had more or less a front-row seat” for the Capitol siege, Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth Minero said during the hearing, adding that Scavo saw crowds pushing onto the Capitol’s eastern front after Trump’s rally.

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