Lawyer For Mafia Hit Suspect Blames Trump’s “Hate”

The New York Daily News reports:

The Staten Island man charged with murdering reputed Gambino mob boss Frank Cali was influenced by hate speak from the White House and internet and will plead “unequivocally not guilty,” his lawyer told reporters after a court hearing on Monday.

“Hate words that have been spewed by citizens, including politicians, including right at the White House, those words matter, and they have an effect,” attorney Robert Gottlieb said in defense of 24-year-old Anthony Comello.

During a New Jersey court appearance on March 18, Comello inked “United We Stand” and “MAGA Forever” on his hand, then waved at reporters. He also had a big, blue “Q,” the symbol of the far-right conspiracy theory movement known as QAnon, in the scrawl.

(Tipped by JMG reader TJ)