As many of you know, Christopher Cantwell has been a controversial and polarizing figure since he first emerged out of the Libertarian movement some years ago. The things he said in his capacity as a shock jock enraged some but entertained others.
As you may recall, Christopher became the target of a concerted effort within the FBI to claim the scalp of a “white supremacist” following his participation in the August 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia to protest the destruction of a Robert E. Lee statue.
Employing tactics typically reserved for terrorists overseas, the FBI spent taxpayer resources on Federal informants who were used to provoke Chris into an angry response, the utterance of which was used to justify a criminal conviction.
With sentencing just around the corner, I figured I would take the opportunity to review the Defense’s request for variance from normal sentencing guidelines, which would typically be about 3 to 5 years. Instead, they are asking for time served, which is more than reasonable — as you will see.
We’ll also speak to Chris about the recent passing of Rush Limbaugh, who invented the long form radio talk show format that Chris ultimately adopted himself.
This is EPISODE 619 of So to Speak w/ Jared Howe!