The Same U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia That Persecutes Jan 6 Protesters has Dropped Charges Against Colbert’s Mob (UPDATED)

Two-tiered system of justice.

UPDATE:

Now it all makes sense. The same DA persecuting the Jan 6 protesters refuses to prosecute Colbert’s mob.

 

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The same U.S. Attorney’s office that has prosecuted scores of Jan. 6 protesters for trespassing and other crimes has declined to prosecute nine members of TV comedian Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show production team for unlawful entry into a congressional office building, Capitol Police announced Monday evening.

“The United States Capitol Police (USCP) has been working with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia on the June 16, 2022, Unlawful Entry case that involved a group of nine people associated with The Late Show,” the department said in a press release.

“The United States Capitol Police was just informed the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia is declining to prosecute the case,” they added.

Capitol Police said they arrested the nine producers on unlawful entry charges, saying “members of the group had been told several times before they entered the Congressional buildings that they had to remain with a staff escort inside the buildings and they failed to do so.”

Capitol Police said they “respect the decision that office has made” but also signaled some unhappiness with the decision by telling the media the U.S. attorney would have to explain its reasoning. “Any questions about that decision should be referred to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia,” it said.

Colbert has made light of the conduct of his arrested staffers, saying they were only guilty of “first-degree puppetry.”

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