Capitol Insurrection Crime January 6 Justice Department

J6 Rioter Facing Quadrupled Prison Sentence After Calling Prosecutors A ‘Clown Show’

A New York man convicted for taking part in the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol could soon be facing a long time in prison as the result of an angry tirade he directed at federal prosecutors after he was convicted.

Frank Giustino was originally sentenced to three weeks incarceration for actions, but is now likely to get four months because he couldn’t keep his big mouth shut.

Scott MacFarlane of CBS News reports that Giustino showed “no remorse for his conduct on January 6” and instead presented “himself as the victim,” all the while referring to “the prosecution as a ‘clown show’ and a ‘nuisance.'”

“Giustino’s behavior in Court further evinces his belief that the attack on the Capitol was righteous… necessitating a sentence that will deter him from similar conduct,” prosecutors argue.

While it’s rare for prosecutors to call for an increase in a sentence, Giustino appears to have given then exactly the proof they need that an enhancement is justified.

Giustino previously proved his complete lack of respect for the law by firing his attorney and demanding that he be allowed to represent himself even though the judge in the case informed him that a lawyer could help him negotiate a lower sentence.


Crime Donald Trump

Next Indictment From Jack Smith Will Include 30-45 Charges Against Trump: Report

Justice Department Special Counsel Jack Smith is preparing to file what’s known as a “superseding indictment” against failed former president Donald Trump in the coming weeks, and the filing could include up to 45 new charges against the ex-president, according to Andrew Feinberg of The Independent.

The new indictment would include even more serious charges than the ones Trump is already facing.

The team of federal prosecutors working under Special Counsel Jack Smith is currently prepared to add an “additional 30 to 45 charges” in addition to the 37-count indictment brought against Mr Trump on 8 June, either in a superseding indictment in the same Florida court or in a different federal judicial district. In either case, they would do so using evidence against the ex-president that has not yet been publicly acknowledged by the department, including other recordings prosecutors have obtained which reveal Mr Trump making incriminating statements.

Smith is also planning to bring charges against several of Trump’s attorneys, including those who helped him spread lies about the 2020 election being stolen, which would include Rudy Giuliani, who has met with Justice Department investigators about what role he played in attempts to overturn the last presidential election.

A source familiar with the matter has said Mr Smith’s office will “most definitely” bring some charges against Mr Giuliani for his work on Mr Trump’s behalf in the weeks between the November 2020 election and the 6 January 2021 attack on the Capitol.

In addition to the laundry list of federal charges Trump is facing, he is also expected to be indicted in Fulton County, Georgia by District Attorney Fani Willis, who is also looking into efforts by Trump and his surrogates to have him declared the winner despite the fact that President Joe Biden won in an electoral landslide.

That probe, which is being conducted by Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis, is expected to result in multiple indictments which could be unveiled as early as next month. Ms Willis, who last year oversaw a special purpose grand jury probe into efforts by Mr Trump and his allies to reverse his loss to Mr Biden in Georgia, is reportedly considering indictments against the ex-president, his former attorney, top Republican figures in the state, as well as Mr Trump’s final White House chief of staff, ex-North Carolina congressman Mark Meadows.

In his home state of New York, Trump has already been indicted for falsifying business records to hide hush money payments made to adult film Stormy Daniels. And his company, the Trump Organization, is also being put under the microscope by New York Attorney General Letitia James, who is expected to use civil charges to dismantle the company and dissolve its assets.


Elections GOP Social Media

Ron DeSantis Gets Thoroughly Mocked For Posting Photoshopped Images Of Him Walking On The Beach

If there actually is a reset button for political campaigns, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis needs to smash the damn thing ASAP and pray for a miracle.

The latest humiliating misstep from DeSantis’ 2024 presidential campaign comes in the form of photos posted online by his wife, Casey, showing the two walking on the beach.

But are they really on the beach, or is the image just a result of digital manipulation?

The Independent looked into the matter and came to some interesting conclusions.

The image was taken for Mr DeSantis’s brief campaign for Senate in 2015 ahead of the 2016 election when incumbent Florida Senator Marco Rubio was running for president before campaigning for re-election to the upper chamber.

A Flickr account called “DeSantis for Senate” has a small number of images publically available showing Mr DeSantis speaking to voters as well as the image of Mr DeSantis walking on the beach alongside his wife.

Can you say Photoshop? Twitter users certainly could, and they also did some editing of their own.


Business Crime Donald Trump Social Media

Three Major Truth Social Investors Arrested On Charges Of Insider Trading

Three Florida men have been arrested by federal authorities and charged with insider trading involving $22 million they made prior to former president Donald Trump’s failing Truth Social media company being taking public, the Associated Press reports.

The three men — Michael Shvartsman, 52, of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida; Gerald Shvartsman, 45, of Aventura, Florida; and Bruce Garelick, 53, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida — will make their first court appearance Thursday in Miami.

Michael Shvartsman, the AP reports, was the owner of Rocket One Capital LLC, a venture capital firm. His brother, Gerald Shvartsman, was Rocket One’s chief investment officer, according to court papers.

The indictment alleges that between June 2021 and November 2021 the men bought securities after Garelick was given a seat on the board of Digital World Acquisition Corp., which was created to take Truth Social public. Authorities also allege that Garelick then began sharing insider information with others.

According to the indictment, the men were invited to invest in the special purpose acquisition company, Digital World Acquisition Corp., and were provided confidential information that a potential target of DWAC and another acquisition company, Benessere Capital Acquisition Corp., was Trump Media & Technology Group.

Even though Trump isn’t implicated in the scheme, this is the latest blow to the former president’s attempts to merge DWAC with Trump Media, meaning the stock price may collapse and result in a death spiral for Trump Social, which still has fewer than 2 million users, compared to Twitter’s 353 million and Facebook’s 2.96 billion.

In recent weeks, there have been rumors that Trump may be rejoining Twitter as he ramps up his bid for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.


Congress GOP Joe Biden

WATCH: House Oversight Chair Whiffs When Asked To Name What Crimes Joe Biden Has Committed

Rep. James Comer (R-KY), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, was unable to answer a simple question during an appearance on Fox this morning, suggesting that House Republicans who claim President Joe Biden has committed crimes even though they cannot even identify what crimes are on the table.

Comer was a guest on “Fox & Friends,” and he was immediately asked by co-host Steve Doocy, “I heard you yesterday refer to them as a crime family, and this was organized crime. So make it easy for us. What was the crime?”

Comer replied, “Well, the crime is trading policy for money.”

Doocy: “Which policy?”

The congressman responded, “Well, we’re going to get into that.”

Comer added, “I mean, look, Joe Biden has on day one, he changed our energy policy in America that put China first and America last.”

Doocy pressed:

“So you’re saying because members of the Hunter Biden family and the extended Joe Biden family got money through various foreign entities, including things like things from China, that the president is compromised.”

Comer: “Absolutely.”

Once more, Doocy followed up.

“How’s he compromised?”

“He’s compromised because he’s taken so much money from China,” Comer insisted, though he provided no evidence to support such a claim.

If Comer or any other Republican had actual evidence or proof that President Biden is compromised or illegally took money from any country, they’d be shouting it from the rooftops 24/7.

However, the GOP has absolutely no substantiation for their claims, so they’re holding hearings and making promises they can’t deliver on.

Just as we saw with Republicans and Hillary Clinton, there’s no there there, so they’ll just keep screaming and investigating in a pathetic attempt to slag Joe Biden.

This entire issue is Benghazi revisited, and it’s disgusting as hell.