“Just Following Trump’s Orders” Rioter Gets Three Years

NBC News reports:

A Donald Trump fan who was convicted on all counts after telling jurors that he thought he was “following presidential orders” when he stole a liquor bottle and a coat rack from the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was sentenced to three years in federal prison on Friday.

Dustin Thompson, a college-educated Ohio man who testified that he believed Trump’s lies about the 2020 election, was convicted on six charges in April after he told jurors he was seeking Trump’s “respect” and “approval” on Jan. 6. His prior attorney argued that Trump “authorized” the attack on the Capitol.

Read the full article. Thompson first appeared on JMG when a judge denied his demand for Trump, Junior, Bannon, Giuliani, and the Kraken to testify on his behalf. Thompson’s wife had refused to post bail.