First Jan. 6 Trial Ends in Conviction on All Counts

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Guy Reffitt was found guilty of all charges regarding his role in the Capitol riot, marking the first such case to go before a jury.

Context: On Jan. 6th, 2020 a pro-Trump rally held at the National Mall turned into a riot when protestors stormed the Capitol building as lawmakers worked the certify the 2020 election for Joe Biden.

Guy Reffitt, who traveled from Texas, was seen on video encouraging protestors to storm the Capitol, however, he never entered the building himself.

A lawyer for Mr. Reffitt described him as prone to hyperbole, stressed that he didn’t assault anyone or enter the Capitol building itself and disputed that Mr. Reffitt was armed that day. Prosecutors had shown the jury a photo of Mr. Reffitt at the Capitol that appeared to show a handgun in a holster on his hip. (per The Wall Street Journal)

What Happened: On Tuesday, a jury unanimously found Reffitt guilty on all charges.

Prosecution: The prosecution alleged Reffitt helped inspire other protestors to get violent and break into the Capitol building.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Risa Berkower said, “Guy Reffitt lit the fire of the very first group of rioters that breached the U.S. Capitol building.”

Charges: Reffitt was found guilty of five felony charges.

Obstructing the official proceeding of certifying the 2020 presidential election

Interfering with police

Transporting guns into D.C.

Carrying gun onto Capitol grounds

-An additional obstruction count for threatening his children

Why It Matters: This trial marked the first of more than 750 people who still face trials for their roles in the Capitol riot.

Reffitt’s trial was seen as an important test case as the U.S. Justice Department attempts to secure convictions from the hundreds of defendants who have not taken plea deals.

What Comes Next: Hundreds of people are still fighting charges against them regarding the Capitol riot. The verdict against Reffitt could echo through other cases as defendants weigh whether to take plea deals or continue to fight their charges.

Lawyers for some of the defendants have argued the law was meant to apply more specifically to destroying documents or records in connection with a proceeding. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols agreed, saying the government hadn’t alleged that Mr. Miller had done so.

“Nothing in Count Three (or the Indictment more generally) alleges, let alone implies, that Miller took some action with respect to a document, record, or other object in order to corruptly obstruct, impede or influence Congress’s certification of the electoral vote,” the judge wrote, setting up a disagreement that could go to the Washington federal appeals court or the Supreme Court. (per The Wall Street Journal)



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gene smith
gene smith
5 months ago

What a colossal load of dishonest crud this is. All of the terrible “protests”
that did billions in damage, killed folks including Police damage to hundreds of places…NOT A SINGLE WORD FROM THE DEMOCRATS or the MEDIA with few exceptions. Another case of burning President TRUMP at the stake in any way possible so perhaps he will not run again. This is truly disgusting and very sad as well as a terrible example to display to the World.

Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
5 months ago

This conviction on all counts should be no surprise to anyone. It was a Washington, DC jury.

Rone
5 months ago

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jayo
jayo
5 months ago

This shows that you cannot get a fair trial in DC. The defense lawyers should move it, or try to

Julia J
Julia J
5 months ago
Reply to  jayo

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Joy Streater
Joy Streater
5 months ago
Reply to  jayo

they intend to convict everyone just to send a message whether they are guilty of anything or not.

Julia J
Julia J
5 months ago

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Khamael
Khamael
5 months ago

America is in deep trouble from the Communist democrats. They are aiding and abetting Putin in the Ukraine, and they are destroying the lives of hard working honest Americans. If ever there was treason it’s name is democrat.

Julia J
Julia J
5 months ago
Reply to  Khamael

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John
John
5 months ago

Strange it took so long for this Kangaroo jury to come to a verdict. Ashli Babbitt gets murdered by a USCP Lt. That investigation is done in hiding and the shooter is found not guilty. If he were white and she were black what would have happened in that investigation. With the black female still being a Trump supporter. And the last two years riots happening almost daily, buildings being burned, police officers attacked and killed, innocent people being attacked, beaten and some killed, yet, no one stayed in jail for too long, if at all. But remember Kamala Harris was one of those sponsoring funding to get violent criminals back on the street.

Dr. Reverend BigBoa
Dr. Reverend BigBoa
5 months ago
Reply to  John

There are plenty of instances where libs have “interfered” with congressional proceedings including shootings. Yet with very few exceptions these people aren’t even charged with anything.

It’s disgusting.

monica
monica
5 months ago

Who is the law firm for Reffit? These political prisoners were denied their due process rights to a speedy trial, and that needs to be appealed, I would speculate.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
5 months ago
Reply to  monica

I never understood why these people being held never got representation? I heard they got public defenders that flat out told them they didn’t agree with them on anything. Don’t know where the families are? The lady who got shot by the DC cop, her family has remained silent and this guy who was just found guilty, his son turned him in. I feel for these people being held in such dire conditions. They’re being treated as political prisoners. One already committed suicide.

jayo
jayo
5 months ago

Most likely the lawyers are also being threatened by the justice dept. I don’t understand either why there are no conservative lawyers representing these political prisoners. Can you believe these people can’t even be let out on their own recognizance, especially if they do not have a record. What happened to 1st time offense.

Dr. Reverend BigBoa
Dr. Reverend BigBoa
5 months ago
Reply to  jayo

That only counts for animals who are rioting and looting.

Victoria Accardo
Victoria Accardo
5 months ago
Reply to  jayo

Sydney Powell and other Conservative lawyers are trying to help them

Dr. Reverend BigBoa
Dr. Reverend BigBoa
5 months ago

Actually, Ashli’s family is preparing to sue. That, of course requires a lot of cash, which they are attempting to raise.

THOMAS
THOMAS
5 months ago

I say that ALL those that are being Charged and Tried are NOT GUILTY of anything !
SKRU the Jan 6th Special Committee they are ALL LIARS !

Say what
Say what
5 months ago

Yep.. the DOJ is now a screaming mad piece of shit institution…
They will find a nice place in hell for their stupidity and cowardice and blatant evil . Rotting in hell is their verdict.. only a matter of time.

james henry james
james henry james
5 months ago

Since Pelosi has hand picked her criminal board for Jan 6th! I am sure that they also hand picked the jury! I hope when it comes time to prosecute Democrats we get to hand pick the jury as well! All life long haters of brainwashed Democrats! That goes double for Pelosi, Schiff and the rest of the real criminals!

jayo
jayo
5 months ago

I guess that other guy caught on camera telling people to go into the building should expect jail time too. Oh no wait, he was an FBI plant hired by Pelosi

MN Old Goat
MN Old Goat
5 months ago
Reply to  jayo

Ray Epps and Luke Robinson both were

Kevin
Kevin
5 months ago

Here we go again – just like in the Oklahoma City bombing trials, we once again are witnessing political show trials.
If you revolt against civilization (Antifa & BLM riots) it’s okay. But don’t you dare protest against systematic government corruption.

Viet Vet
Viet Vet
5 months ago

THIS is what happens when government gets too big. The Founders knew this.This doesn’t bode well for the future of our country.

Will
Will
5 months ago
Reply to  Viet Vet

Soon, my good man…it will sadly be CLEAR that we no longer are a free country!- I’m a USN vet, myself, and we would have sent any shipmate to sick bay if he were prophesying that these days would come! Lock and load!

Madeleine
Madeleine
5 months ago

When are the BLM and Antifa thugs going on trial? And the feds who were encouraging people to go into the Capital? Oh and where is hunter? He did enough damage to America?

Londa
Londa
5 months ago
Reply to  Madeleine

How about Harris and all the mayors who put up bail for the thugs to be free to get out of jail so they could do more destruction. When it is regular people whose businesses are destroyed or who get shot the democrat politicians don’t give a dam! Antifa and BLM plundered and destroyed peoples rights to make a living…one black man was shot and killed for protecting a friend’s store… BLM don’t even care about their own. Lets see the democrat and rhino evil for what they are! How is it the people who were protesting at the Capitol didn’t even get bail????

Reginald Hafner
Reginald Hafner
5 months ago

Nothing but a kangaroo judge and jury of jackasses.

Richard Davis Barber
Richard Davis Barber
5 months ago

Just shows how a bunch oif useless people in congress can twist events into a guilty finding. When will the murdering and sorry murdering clown member of the Capital Police be brought to trial???? This is a STUPID DUMBDEMO THING AND COULD GO ON TILL THEIR OUT OF OFFICE…

cynthia
cynthia
5 months ago

the next president will pardon the citizens and jail the corrupt. god will hear the prayers for true justice.

Dita
Dita
5 months ago
Reply to  cynthia

HOPE SO !

Barbara
Barbara
5 months ago
Reply to  cynthia

Praying for that.

Londa
Londa
5 months ago

And why is my reply to Madeleine waiting for approval????? Does that mean we do not have free speech on TTN?????

miguel stroe
5 months ago

What a travesty of the ‘law’. The courts have become corrupted like most of the demorat controlled government!

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
5 months ago

Will this portend for others from J6 or One off case here

Dr. Reverend BigBoa
Dr. Reverend BigBoa
5 months ago

A picture “appears” to show a weapon?? And that is enough “evidence” on which to convict? These people, as well as us, are in deep trouble.

CPOBill
CPOBill
5 months ago

More demorat SHIFF!

jboo7
5 months ago

It’s a re-play of the “Volksgerichtshof” under Judge Freisler in Berlin in the 1930ies.

bob
bob
5 months ago

The terrorist of Black TRASH matters spent a year burning buildings , killing , injuring police , looting ,burning cars , stealing etc.etc. Are 750 of them degenerates awaiting trials ??? The asswipe clowns running the one sided Jan. 6th circus is proof we have a two tiered justice system. The black TRASH burned down cities, killed and injured people and police and looted millions , but yet the democrats kept them out of jail . All conservative patriots need to band together in Nov. and flip the House and Senate back to Republican to take the POWER and CONTROL away from the GESTOPO of the democratic party !!!!

Frances Weingarten
Frances Weingarten
5 months ago

One cannot accept Ben and Gerry’s behaviour but in truth, their behaviour and their refusal to sell to us only showed their anti-semitism and hate for Israel and our country is glad to be rid of them!They caused no problems or loss for Israel! [email protected]’s loss is much larger than Israel’s and they’ll never be missed by us!
Sincerely,
Frances Weingarten

Donna Calandra
5 months ago

Kangaroo Court making a statement – no integrity or fairness. If it was fair we should have seen ALL of antifa and BLM going to jail for their ‘insurrection’ on American cities while they looted, burned and killed innocent people, but the demOrats called that peaceful demonstrations )-:

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