Brandon Straka, 43, known for his leadership of the #WalkAway movement which has flipped over 600,000 Americans from being card-carrying Democrats to being free-thinking conservatives was charged in Jan. 2021 due to his presence at the January 6th Capitol riots a year earlier. Straka, facing the threat of multiple unknown felony charges agreed instead to a common misdemeanor plea deal of “impeding a law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct, and entering a restricted area without lawful authority,” the Department of Justice said. This is ‘THE DEAL’ that the DoJ is offering many high-profile attendees of the Jan. 6th riot, and you aren’t going to believe the strings that are attached!
First: The Misdemeanor
Because he took the deal Straka is looking at a far more lenient sentence than what the Feds no doubt threatened him with. While we don’t have reports of what he was looking at specifically. We do however know that the hyperbolic terror tactics of the DoJ under Attorney General Merrick Garland have had words like “insurrection” thrown around recklessly referring to 18 U.S. Code § 2383 – Rebellion or insurrection that carries a hefty sentence of ten years in federal prison, unspecified fines and the permanent inability to hold office.
However, the most likely felony Straka would face is that charged to ‘Q Shaman’ Jacob Chansley aka Jake Anglin aka Jake Angeli, “unlawfully obstructing an official proceeding” which carries up to a 20-year sentence and/or $250,000 fine under 18 U.S. Code § 1512(c)(2) – Obstruction. Or he could have been hit with 18 U.S. Code § 371 – Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud United States as several OathKeepers have been carrying a five-year sentence.
No matter how you slice it, Straka was clearly coerced to the point that a possible six (6) months of imprisonment, pursuant to 40 U.S.C. § 5109(b) and a fine of not more than $5,000, must’ve started to look pretty damned good. But Straka still won’t get away that easily.
The Biden-Regime’s Price
According to the plea agreement between Staka, his attorneys, and US Attorney for DC Channing Phillips the cost of Brandon Straka’s reduced sentence was far, far greater than most outlets report. Not only does Straka have to pay RESTITUTION FOR DAMAGES to the regime that stole his country…
“Your client acknowledges that the riot that occurred on January 6, 2021, caused, as of May 17, 2021, approximately $1,495,326.55 damage to the United States Capitol. Your client agrees as part of the plea in this matter to pay restitution to the Department of Treasury in the amount of $500.”
He also was required to sign a “statement of offense” which is essentially a pre-written confession prepared for him by the government. The scariest part of this is the lie that’s baked right into the document: that it was signed “voluntarily and of [Straka’s] own free will. No threats have been made to [Straka].” Let’s be clear NOBODY would sign this if they weren’t under threat, that’s how plea agreements work. Here’s exactly what that implied threat looks like: “In consideration of your client’s guilty plea to the above offense, your client will not be further prosecuted criminally by this Office for the conduct set forth in the attached Statement of Offense.”
Straka’s Signed, Coerced Confession
“Straka got off the metro on January 6, 2021 sometime between 2 p.m. and 2:20 p.m. He then knowingly entered the restricted area at the U.S. Capitol Grounds. While in the restricted area, knowing he was not authorized to be there, Straka observed the crowd yelling and U.S. Capitol Police trying to prevent people from going into the U.S. Capitol and to manage the unruly crowd. Amongst other things, he engaged in disruptive conduct by participating, along with others, in yelling “go, go, go” to encourage others to enter the U.S. Capitol while the U.S. Capitol Police were making their best efforts to prevent people from doing so. Straka also observed others yelling to take a U.S. Capitol Police Officer’s shield. He recorded a video of what was happening, and in the video, he chimed in with the crowd, saying “take it, take it.” He did this between 2:30 and 2:45 p.m. on January 6 while outside the entrance to the U.S. Capitol in the restricted area on the Capitol Grounds. Straka left the U.S. Capitol Grounds at approximately 3:00 p.m. The defendant knew at the time he entered the U.S. Capitol Grounds that he did not have permission to enter the Grounds, and the defendant did so with the intent to impede, disrupt, or disturb the orderly conduct of a session of Congress.”
But then there was still, one more ounce of blood, one more demoralizing, disgraceful dishonor that the Biden-Harris regime demanded: “cooperation”.
Cooperation with Additional Investigation
“Your client agrees to allow law enforcement agents to have copies of:
- [A]ny social media accounts, postings, videos, or photos that your client still has access to
- [A]nd to be willing to allow law enforcement to interview your client regarding the events in and around January 6, 2021 prior to entry of a guilty plea.
Your client can accomplish this through an in-person meeting with a law enforcement agent to allow the law enforcement agent to look through social media accounts on your client’s phone or other device or by providing these items through counsel.”
Give us your devices, your social media accounts, your pictures, friends lists, messages, emails, posts, videos, and contact lists. In other words: SNITCH. It would feel really good to tell you that Straka’s bogus felony charges were dropped because the Feds decided they didn’t have a case. But by all indications, it would seem that the US Attorney stacked their case against him and decided to squeeze hoping something useful to them would emerge. And beneath the enormous pressure, tragically, Straka took the deal.