In the Spotlight
Frank Bergman September 10, 2023
From Slay News
UPDATED on 11th september 2023:
Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio says he received a staggering 22-year prison sentence in his Jan. 6 case because he refused to agree to demands from the Department of Justice (DOJ) to lie about President Donald Trump.
According to Tarrio, Democrat President Joe Biden’s DOJ demanded that he give a false statement linking Trump to Jan. 6 in exchange for a reduced sentence.
However, when Tarrio refused to take the deal, the court threw the book at him.
Tarrio was sentenced to 22 years in prison for the protests in Washington D.C., despite the fact that he wasn’t even at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
“They asked me to LIE about President Trump in order to indict him,” Enrique Tarrio said.
“I told them to pound sand, and because I refused to lie about President Trump it cost me twenty-two years of my life.”
“The truth is, I could have been home,” said Tarrio.
“I could have been home a long time ago.
“I could be in my warm ass bed right now, laughing at the world, without a problem…and all I had to do in order to do that WAS LIE ABOUT TRUMP.
“All I had to do was confirm a lie.”
The now-convicted Jan. 6 defendant then averred that the DOJ was trying to orchestrate a case tying Trump to the events at the Capitol with false testimony.
He added that DOJ prosecutors attempted to coerce him into signing a false statement that would implicate Trump.
The statement, he revealed, would have seen him going on the record by swearing that “through several degrees of separation and connections, Tarrio had communicated with Trump regarding ‘plans’ for January 6th.”
During an appearance on “The Absolute Truth” with Emerald Robinson, Tarrio made a similar claim about the DOJ’s attempts to frame Trump.
He also sought to dispel rumors about being an FBI “informant.”
On Friday night, Tarrio repeated his accusations against the Biden admin during a “Twitter Space.”
He disclosed the names of two Biden officials who were in the meeting where he was pressured to lie about Trump.
During that meeting, Tarrio says federal agents told him to sign a sworn statement to falsely claim that Trump helped to orchestrate Jan. 6.
Tarrio revealed that DOJ Lead Prosecutor Jocelyn Ballantine and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason McCullough both attended the meeting.
Ballantine previously served as a DOJ attorney assigned to General Michael Flynn’s prosecution.
The DOJ previously admitted to tampering with evidence in Flynn’s case.
The evidence tampering revelations led to the eventual dismissal of charges against Flynn.
During a separate DOJ inquiry into disgraced former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Andrew McCabe, Ballantine also faced allegations of dishonesty.
Notably, she continues to hold a prominent position in Biden’s weaponized DOJ.
Attorney Jason McCullough recently implored jurors to find the Proud Boys guilty of seditious conspiracy.
Tarrio provided the names for further investigation.
However, he says there still needs to be “smoking gun” evidence provided to the public in order to prove his allegations.