FBI Arrests MI Republican Candidate for Governor — Over Jan 6 Protest

 

I’ve done a little digging about this story: here’s the video on YouTube.

Michigan is having a lively Republican primary. The FBI arrested one of the contenders at his home and the local news, of course, broadcast pictures of his home showing the street number.

He was arrested for something like remaining in a public building without the King’s warrant. Hard to tell. It’s a misdemeanor.

He needs to run for federal office if he wants to use candidacy as a defense — works for Democrats. Most of the comments on the YouTube video are pretty good.

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  1. Arahant Member
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    Well, I hadn’t heard of him and wasn’t planning on voting for him, but maybe I’ll need to look into this guy.

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  2. BDB Coolidge
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    Well, I hadn’t heard of him and wasn’t planning on voting for him, but maybe I’ll need to look into this guy.

    No clue on the merits.  Just thought the story was noteworthy.

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  3. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    I would not be surprised that Jan 6th becomes a federal holiday celebrating the day the Republicans were destroyed as an effective political party.   

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  4. Arahant Member
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    I would not be surprised that Jan 6th becomes a federal holiday celebrating the day the Republicans were destroyed as an effective political party.

    They were effective before?

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  5. E. Kent Golding Member
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    I would not be surprised that Jan 6th becomes a federal holiday celebrating the day the Republicans were destroyed as an effective political party.

    Republicans haven’t been effective since Lincoln.

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  6. ctlaw Coolidge
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Michigan_gubernatorial_election#Polling

    https://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/2022/06/03/craig-johnson-lose-appeals-land-spot-primary-ballot/7482112001/

    https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/63372943/united-states-v-kelley/

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  7. BDB Coolidge
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    E. Kent Golding (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    I would not be surprised that Jan 6th becomes a federal holiday celebrating the day the Republicans were destroyed as an effective political party.

    Republicans haven’t been effective since Lincoln.

    Ask Arahant.  He was there.

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  8. Stina Member
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    ctlaw (View Comment):

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_M…ection#Polling

    https://www.freep.com/story/news/pol…ot/7482112001/ https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/63372943/united-states-v-kelley/

    Something is wonky with your links… like they broke halfway through.

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  9. Unsk Member
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    Welcome to our new electoral system. Best  you pubs not  complain too loud or we will use our goons to deal with you!

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  10. Terry Mott Member
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    “Hey, let’s arrest a Republican politician for a misdemeanor related to the January 6 dust-up on the same day the January 6 melodrama is scheduled to air.  That’ll show we’re not partisan Democrat operators!”

    The FBI isn’t even trying to appear nonpartisan anymore.  Unsettling.

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  11. BDB Coolidge
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    Terry Mott (View Comment):

    “Hey, let’s arrest a Republican politician for a misdemeanor related to the January 6 dust-up on the same day the January 6 melodrama is scheduled to air. That’ll show we’re not partisan Democrat operators!”

    The FBI isn’t even trying to appear nonpartisan anymore. Unsettling.

    Been that way.

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  12. RightAngles Member
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    Terry Mott (View Comment):

    “Hey, let’s arrest a Republican politician for a misdemeanor related to the January 6 dust-up on the same day the January 6 melodrama is scheduled to air. That’ll show we’re not partisan Democrat operators!”

    The FBI isn’t even trying to appear nonpartisan anymore. Unsettling.

    The FBI is their Praetorian Guard now.

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  13. RightAngles Member
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    BDB (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Well, I hadn’t heard of him and wasn’t planning on voting for him, but maybe I’ll need to look into this guy.

    No clue on the merits. Just thought the story was noteworthy.

    It is. This arrest, hiring an ABC producer for the Jan. 6 Show Trial, the constant references to it as an “Insurrection,” they’re going to try to use Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution to keep Trump off the ballot:

    No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any state, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any state legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any state, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

    They are terrified of him. And us. (And why can’t we dump Biden for that part about giving aid and comfort to enemies of the United States?)

    https://ricochet.com/1268476/what-if-the-dems-succeed-in-keeping-trump-off-the-2024-ballot/

    @rodin

     

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  14. Full Size Tabby Member
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    Throughout my career as a lawyer despite complaining about the cost and complexity of the legal system that threatened access to justice for “ordinary Americans,” I have always thought the system reasonably free of political favoritism, except for the preferential treatment given to politicians themselves. But generally the ordinary American didn’t need to worry that his political affiliations would govern how the legal system treated him. I have been adamant that America did not have political prisoners. But, the law enforcement reaction to the events of January 6 has completely destroyed that belief. Yes, we now have political prisoners. A person’s political affiliations will affect how the person is handled by the “justice” system. The justice system that used to be the shining example for the rest of the world is committing suicide, and sliding down into the same muck in which banana republics exist.

    Physical arrests for Mr. Kelley and Mr. Navarro? No reason other than political punishment. It’s not clear how many if any people are still in no-bail custody from January 6, 2021, but the prosecutors made clear when some were initially placed in no-bail custody that the only reason for no-bail status was the political affiliations of the accused, as it clearly had nothing to do with actual risk of flight. While people who kill and destroy in politically-approved antifa and BLM riots are either not arrested, or if arrested, turned out before the police officer has finished writing the arrest report. 

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  15. Jim McConnell Member
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    I didn’t know the FBI made arrests for misdemeanors. Are there federal misdemeanors?

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  16. Stad Coolidge
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    RightAngles (View Comment):

    Terry Mott (View Comment):

    “Hey, let’s arrest a Republican politician for a misdemeanor related to the January 6 dust-up on the same day the January 6 melodrama is scheduled to air. That’ll show we’re not partisan Democrat operators!”

    The FBI isn’t even trying to appear nonpartisan anymore. Unsettling.

    The FBI is their Praetorian Guard now.

    More like Iran’s Revolutionary Guard . . .

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  17. Terry Mott Member
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    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    Throughout my career as a lawyer despite complaining about the cost and complexity of the legal system that threatened access to justice for “ordinary Americans,” I have always thought the system reasonably free of political favoritism, except for the preferential treatment given to politicians themselves. But generally the ordinary American didn’t need to worry that his political affiliations would govern how the legal system treated him. I have been adamant that America did not have political prisoners. But, the law enforcement reaction to the events of January 6 has completely destroyed that belief. Yes, we now have political prisoners. A person’s political affiliations will affect how the person is handled by the “justice” system. The justice system that used to be the shining example for the rest of the world is committing suicide, and sliding down into the same muck in which banana republics exist.

    Physical arrests for Mr. Kelley and Mr. Navarro? No reason other than political punishment. It’s not clear how many if any people are still in no-bail custody from January 6, 2021, but the prosecutors made clear when some were initially placed in no-bail custody that the only reason for no-bail status was the political affiliations of the accused, as it clearly had nothing to do with actual risk of flight. While people who kill and destroy in politically-approved antifa and BLM riots are either not arrested, or if arrested, turned out before the police officer has finished writing the arrest report.

    More recently, it’s against federal law to protest outside a judge’s/justice’s residence.  Where are the arrests for that?

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  18. Mark Camp Member
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    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    I didn’t know the FBI made arrests for misdemeanors. Are there federal misdemeanors?

    Yes.

    🌐 Federal Misdemeanors | Carmichael, Ellis, & Brock PLLCcarmichaellegal.com› federal-misdemeanors

     

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  19. Gary Robbins Member
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    I would not be surprised that Jan 6th becomes a federal holiday celebrating the day the Republicans were destroyed as an effective political party.

    No.  January 6th, should be mourned/remembered like Pearl Harbor Day or 9/11 when our country was horribly attacked.

    As for the destruction of the Republican Party, we are doing that all by ourselves by not firmly denouncing the mob that invaded the Capitol.  

    I am glad that he was arrested.  I hope that every single person who invaded the Capitol is prosecuted.

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  20. Gary Robbins Member
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    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    Throughout my career as a lawyer despite complaining about the cost and complexity of the legal system that threatened access to justice for “ordinary Americans,” I have always thought the system reasonably free of political favoritism, except for the preferential treatment given to politicians themselves. But generally the ordinary American didn’t need to worry that his political affiliations would govern how the legal system treated him. I have been adamant that America did not have political prisoners. But, the law enforcement reaction to the events of January 6 has completely destroyed that belief. Yes, we now have political prisoners. A person’s political affiliations will affect how the person is handled by the “justice” system. The justice system that used to be the shining example for the rest of the world is committing suicide, and sliding down into the same muck in which banana republics exist.

    Physical arrests for Mr. Kelley and Mr. Navarro? No reason other than political punishment. It’s not clear how many if any people are still in no-bail custody from January 6, 2021, but the prosecutors made clear when some were initially placed in no-bail custody that the only reason for no-bail status was the political affiliations of the accused, as it clearly had nothing to do with actual risk of flight. While people who kill and destroy in politically-approved antifa and BLM riots are either not arrested, or if arrested, turned out before the police officer has finished writing the arrest report.

    Almost 90% of people were arrested have been released, most of them on their own recognizance.  

    I don’t have any problem with people who tried to stop the lawful process of confirming a presidential election by invading the Capitol, being arrested initially.

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  21. Arahant Member
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    BDB (View Comment):

    E. Kent Golding (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    I would not be surprised that Jan 6th becomes a federal holiday celebrating the day the Republicans were destroyed as an effective political party.

    Republicans haven’t been effective since Lincoln.

    Ask Arahant. He was there.

    They did alright during Reconstruction, too, but one could say it was a carry-over from Lincoln.

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  22. BDB Coolidge
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    No.  January 6th, should be mourned/remembered like Pearl Harbor Day or 9/11 when our country was horribly attacked.

    You’re about to earn a rare direct, pointed, pungent rebuke from me.  Shove off.

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  23. Stina Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    I would not be surprised that Jan 6th becomes a federal holiday celebrating the day the Republicans were destroyed as an effective political party.

    No. January 6th, should be mourned/remembered like Pearl Harbor Day or 9/11 when our country was horribly attacked.

    As for the destruction of the Republican Party, we are doing that all by ourselves by not firmly denouncing the mob that invaded the Capitol.

    I am glad that he was arrested. I hope that every single person who invaded the Capitol is prosecuted.

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  24. Richard Easton Coolidge
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    I would not be surprised that Jan 6th becomes a federal holiday celebrating the day the Republicans were destroyed as an effective political party.

    No. January 6th, should be mourned/remembered like Pearl Harbor Day or 9/11 when our country was horribly attacked.

    As for the destruction of the Republican Party, we are doing that all by ourselves by not firmly denouncing the mob that invaded the Capitol.

    I am glad that he was arrested. I hope that every single person who invaded the Capitol is prosecuted.

    Especially when they were welcomed in by the authorities.

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  25. E. Kent Golding Member
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    BDB (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    No. January 6th, should be mourned/remembered like Pearl Harbor Day or 9/11 when our country was horribly attacked.

    You’re about to earn a rare direct, pointed, pungent rebuke from me. Shove off.

    Not worth being banned again.  Everyone knows Gary’s opinions on Trump and all Trump related things.   I think most tune him out.

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  26. Richard Easton Coolidge
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  27. Richard Easton Coolidge
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  28. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    I would not be surprised that Jan 6th becomes a federal holiday celebrating the day the Republicans were destroyed as an effective political party.

    No. January 6th, should be mourned/remembered like Pearl Harbor Day or 9/11 when our country was horribly attacked.

    Clown Face on Twitter Twemoji 14.0

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  29. Stina Member
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    Everything is justified to turn the country into a one party tyranny.

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  30. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    I am glad that he was arrested.  I hope that every single person who invaded the Capitol is prosecuted.

    He didn’t even go in the building! When’s Ray Epps getting rounded up?

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