First Guilty Plea Entered In January 6 Capitol Riot Cases | Craig Melvin | MSNBC

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Federal prosecutors have scored their first guilty plea in the Capitol Riot cases, involving John Schaffer of Indiana, who is pleading guilty to unlawfully entering Congress and obstructing an official proceeding. NBC News’ Pete Williams reports. Aired on 04/16/2021.
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First Guilty Plea Entered In January 6 Capitol Riot Cases | Craig Melvin | MSNBC

65 Comments on "First Guilty Plea Entered In January 6 Capitol Riot Cases | Craig Melvin | MSNBC"

  1. Ah! one of the 1st opera singers to perform… more to come lol!

    • Only Trump supporters taking selfies while commiting felonies. SMDH now going into witness protection

    • @Jason Milton You’re either a fool or a Russian propaganda bot. Either way your opinion is meaningless, the vast majority of people do not believe your lies.

    • So he plead guilty to protesting.. where’s the insurrection and treason charges? Oh wait, that’s the lefts game.

    • Bradley Davidson | April 16, 2021 at 9:31 PM | Reply

      What are they gonna sing about?

    • Jason Milton | April 16, 2021 at 9:32 PM | Reply

      @Dr feelgood Sorry not a Bot, 100% Real!! And we are Just saying that President Trump deserves a Mulligan!! Because he told the MAGA Patriots to go to the capital Peacefully!!! We can’t help it if there were Antifa agents in the crowd that broke into the building, it’s not our fault!! Patriot Rep. Majorie T. Greene was correct to Expose the US socialist Cartels that is Forcing us Americans to go submit to the Communist Green New Deal.. BLM & Antifa are paid by China to Destroy America and keep our Leader away from Washington!! 3 more years until Pres. Trump is back!!! Can’t Wait!!

  2. Johnny Diamond Hands | April 16, 2021 at 4:36 PM | Reply

    We truly live in upside-down bizarro world

  3. Action Jackson | April 16, 2021 at 4:38 PM | Reply

    When a founder cops a plea and sings, you know the rank and file are droppin bricks in their shorts.

  4. Someone sold out. Send him a check. Dealing with the fed oh yeah.

  5. And people wonder why we’re 26th in education

  6. Haha!!!

  7. Another Heavy Metal Mother about to sing like a canary.

  8. Beerman McCool | April 16, 2021 at 5:13 PM | Reply

    “The guitar player from Iced Earth is an insurrectionist” was not a sentence I expected to type today.

    • @SkinnySkinch odd, I see it on the news every day recently again. I never watch the right wing fake news either.

    • Can you still make cd’s while in witness protection 🤔😂

    • ​@COVID cough 1.) Keith Robert A. Justus Jr. and Steven Carrillo are not BLM. They were in a far-right militia. They shot authorities during summer riots while trying to use the protests as cover and hoping protesters would get blamed for it. They got caught. Jessie Alexander Rush, Robert Jesus Blancas, Simon Sage Ybarra, and Kenny Matthew Miksch were members of the same group. They’re charged with obstruction of justice because they conspired to destroy communications and other evidence linked to the crimes.

      2.) Stephen T. Parshall, Andrew T. Lynam, and William L. Loomis are from the same group. They got terror-related charges from that summer involving explosives and a conspiracy to incite riots in NV amid Floyd-related demonstrations. Similar ultranationalist groups participated in destruction of property, assault, and arson; including the infamous “Umbrella Man,” who was exposed as a member of a neofascistic org.

      3.) What happened in the summer was a two-way street. The Capitol breach was not. That was only Trump’s people. Biden denounced post-curfew summer violence repeatedly. Summer unrest was never an official Biden Campaign Event. The capitol insurrectionists walked directly from an Official Trump Rally. See the difference?

      4.) This has nothing to do with left or right wing ideology. This is about lawfulness and the constitutional transfer of power. When you forcefully insert irrelevant and partisan words like “leftists,” it makes you look like a bot trying to use political tribalism to distract from the facts.

    • @SkinnySkinch Nobody is burning down MN, moron! That’s all you desperate trump cult tards have left is your blatant lies!

    • @John S over 60 violent rioters have been arrested over the last 2 days. You’re not bright.

  9. Andrew warren | April 16, 2021 at 5:22 PM | Reply

    Dear god i know that time is of the essence
    And im prayin stayin busy tryin not to become reckless”

  10. Traveling Pair | April 16, 2021 at 5:37 PM | Reply

    Videos speak a thousand words…

    • And these INCOMPLETE videos speak very little. Moron.

    • SkinnySkinch | April 16, 2021 at 7:03 PM | Reply

      Do you think the BLM rioting videos speak a thousand words too? Or just political rioting you disagree with?

    • Yes, the rioters planned and came prepared, drawing on their long Antifa experience.

    • @Ken Jackson A lot of them were very offended when people claimed it was Antifa. Give it up, Kenneth. We all know who it was.

    • I’m still shocked how gullible people are, @TooSlowTube. After five years of all-lies-all-the-time from the media about President Trump, you believe what they say, hook, line and sinker?

      Did you _ever_ watch _any_ of the Trump rallies live on YouTube or TV? Grief, there were probably hundreds of them with tens of thousands of people at each. It was _never_ a rowdy violent crowd. They were excited and polite.

      Leftists/Democrats are good at convincing people that Republicans are the ones doing what they really do (that’s called “lying”). Many people are even stupid enough to think that Republicans owned slaves. But the Republican party was created to _end_ slavery, _not_ perpetuate it. Republicans fought for civil rights. Democrats only belatedly joined in.

      Anyway, if you _look_ and _think,_ you can *see* in the many videos from January 6 that the rioters were there to *party.* They were *not* there to convince Congress to choose the correct slate of electors, which is what President Trump wanted. They were *not* Trump supporters.

  11. Ryan Roberts | April 16, 2021 at 5:56 PM | Reply

    Any charges coming up for the cops that opened up the barricades, and waved “come on in”? Asking for a distant friend

    • @Vern LEON Gill Sweet, can’t wait till the same logic is used in the defense of every single killing by police that the Left is upset about of late. Stand down! Unarmed suspect attacking nobody keeps moving, BAM!

    • @Vern LEON Gill you smooth brains are all for police killing people when they are the “right” people. I don’t want to hear sht the next time some jerry curl jogger gets smoked. 😂😂😂😂

    • Greenman The Gardener | April 16, 2021 at 10:39 PM | Reply

      @Peter Nolan … Fantasy on video, bozo

    • Why can’t Trump supporters burn random businesses, spray paint and trash police departments, smash police cars and loot stores like the peaceful protesters?

    • Greenman The Gardener | April 16, 2021 at 11:01 PM | Reply

      @Mr Archer … don’t forget murdering innocent bystanders… They did that too.

  12. His attorneys told him to plead guilty to avoid a long term sentence

    • @steelerfreak1977 for eating burritos in Capitol lobby

    • @steelerfreak1977 uhhh, for trying to break into a government building 😂😂

    • Deandre Fontenot | April 16, 2021 at 9:42 PM | Reply

      @Freptboy y’all are so disrespectful you say blue lives matter one of those police officers was killed in the insurrection

    • Meredith Hampton | April 16, 2021 at 9:56 PM | Reply

      @Acceptable the doors were opened up, cops escorting them in as the Capitol police watched.

    • @Meredith Hampton We all saw the footage of the rioters breaking doors and windows to get inside. Even if a few police went along with it, you’re still trespassing by entering and can be charged for that. People should’ve known better.

  13. dropdemon979 | April 16, 2021 at 7:06 PM | Reply

    I’m throwing out, or better yet, burning my Iced Earth cds!

  14. Blue StatesRule | April 16, 2021 at 8:18 PM | Reply

    La la la la la la! 🎵 Can’t wait for the big mouth to sing

  15. What an absolute chad whoever he is.

  16. Austin butler | April 16, 2021 at 9:07 PM | Reply

    Well that took a while, so many of the cases and charges have been dropped so far

  17. “Broke into the capital and want to avoid prison” – “wrote a little song about it wanna hear it”

  18. Wizardof87 1987 | April 16, 2021 at 9:43 PM | Reply

    A note to investigagotrs/DOJ peoples. Do not forget about the NSA PRISM programs and/or their successors to pull evidence.

  19. I’m glad they were finally able to get that heavy metal band member off the streets. I feel much safer now.

  20. Eldorf The_Wise | April 16, 2021 at 10:21 PM | Reply

    He is supposed to be the guy that actually founded “The Oath Keepers.” He’ll take all of them down with him.

    • The Oath Keepers were founded by Stewart Rhodes.
      The board of directors is Stewart Rhodes, John D. Shirley, Jay Stang, Jim Ayala, Joseph Santoro, Michele Imburgia, Denny Peyman, John Kerriman.
      I don’t see a John Schafer on that list.

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