San Diego County man sentenced for role in Jan. 6 Capitol siege

6/28/2022 5:00:00 AM

Court documents state that the man told a law enforcement officer that he traveled from San Diego to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 5 to take part in the 'Stop the Steal Protest' as a 'citizen journalist.'

Court documents state that the man told a law enforcement officer that he traveled from San Diego to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 5 to take part in the 'Stop the Steal Protest' as a 'citizen journalist.'

According to an arrest warrant declaration, anonymous tipsters told authorities they knew the suspect and provided photographic evidence of his being present inside the Capitol on Jan. 6. He had also posted a screenshot on his Facebook page from a Fox News program that showed him inside the U.S. Capitol, according to the declaration.

City News Service Court documents state that he later told a law enforcement officer that he traveled from San Diego to Washington, D.Ron DeSantis."I'm principally interested in telling the American people the truth," he said.Maggie Haberman June 25, 2022 The typical congressional hearing features a pileup of long-winded statements — what some might consider bloviating.

C., on Jan.Above, a shot of DeSantis at an event in Miami.5 to take part in the"Stop the Steal Protest" as a"citizen journalist.Jamie Raskin, a member of the House committee investigating the Jan." He and a group of other people reached the outer offices of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Weisbecker spent about an hour inside the Capitol, according to court documents.Those close to the DeSantis camp also spoke about the situation with Politico.He claimed in separate interviews with police that he did not believe Joe Biden to be the"legitimate president" and that any damage to the building had been caused by"Antifa" as part of a false flag operation.Trump’s efforts to hold on to power.

According to a sentencing memorandum from Weisbecker's attorney, her client was influenced by conspiracy theories regarding election fraud forwarded by former President Donald Trump and others.Some recent head-to-head polls of Republican activists have even begun to show DeSantis leading the GOP pack in 2024, surpassing Trump.Our Constitution is at stake."People like Mr.Weisbecker stood no chance at truly grasping the gravity or reality of the situation," according to attorney Kira Anne West, who stated that Weisbecker did not get violent and only hoped"to witness and document the protest.Notably, he has not sought Trump's endorsement in the race, signaling a continued rift between the potential 2024 rivals." In a letter to the sentencing judge, Weisbecker wrote that he was remorseful and has been"in deep mourning" since Jan."But I know that there’s a great public hunger for individual criminal accountability, and I’ve got confidence in the Department of Justice, in Attorney General Merrick Garland, to do the right thing in terms of making all the difficult decisions about particular cases," he said.6.The answers to the questions are known before they are asked.

During his remotely held sentencing hearing, he addressed U.S.6 committee held a hearing Thursday outlining then-President Donald Trump’s pressure campaign urging the Department of Justice to overturn his loss in the 2020 election.District Judge Thomas Hogan in the District of Columbia and said,"I did not enter that building with negative intentions.I did not enter that building to cause problems for anybody." Hogan said he did not consider Weisbecker likely to re-offend, but disagreed with contentions that Weisbecker was at the Capitol as a neutral observer.“We saw a series of successive shakedowns of the election officials of secretaries of state like Brad Raffensperger, of state legislative officials.“For the first time since Trump became president, there is a clarity of message and a clear story that is being told,” said Michael Weisman, a longtime network and cable television producer and executive who oversaw live coverage of sporting, news and entertainment events.

"You were part of this.You played a role in it, and you helped publicize it, I think, incorrectly as a peaceful demonstration," Hogan said just before imposing the sentence.Weisbecker's 30-day term is a sentence of intermittent confinement, meaning he can serve the sentence in separate intervals of time totaling 30 days.” MORE: After Thursday, Jan.Other San Diego County residents charged in connection with Jan.6 include former Coronado resident Jeffrey Alexander Smith, who was sentenced to a three-month prison term for taking part in the breach, and Carlsbad resident James McGrew, who pleaded guilty to assaulting law enforcement officers at the Capitol.But it has also faced the challenge of presenting its evidence in a way that can break through to the public in a highly polarized environment in which Republicans often get their news from pro-Trump sources.

McGrew is slated to be sentenced in October.“I was very moved by Rusty Bowers's testimony and his constitutional faith and patriotism,” Raskin said.Sign up for our newsletters! Keep up with all the latest news, arts and culture, and TV highlights from KPBS.Email address.

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