Biden’s DOJ: Prison Sentence For Meme Mocking Hillary Clinton

An American political prisoner is set to serve seven months behind bars for the crime of posting a meme about Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election. Douglass Mackey did not even create the image, but will do time for sharing it on social media.

Tellingly, Mackey was not arrested until seven days after Joe Biden was sworn into office.

For his wrongdoing, the FBI swarmed his residence at 7:30 a.m. and hustled him out in handcuffs. As Mackey told Tucker Carlson, he did not know the reason for his arrest until his arraignment.

The failed Democratic candidate celebrated his arrest, even though some of her own followers posted similar images aimed at Republican Donald Trump.

The meme said that Hillary’s supporters could submit their vote by text, an obvious joke. And Biden’s Department of Justice did not parade one witness to testify that they were somehow victimized by this posting.

But it did not matter.

In the expansive interview, Carlson noted that Mackey was convicted on what Biden’s prosecutors alleged was his “intent.” This, of course, is a clear violation of the First Amendment.

Mackey said that he didn’t believe that the DOJ was too concerned about constitutional freedoms anymore. Neither apparently was the Brooklyn Federal Court Judge, Ann Donnelly, who claimed the sentence was not over his conservative views.

Instead, she asserted he would spend time in prison for an “insidious” attempt to thwart people’s intent to vote.

Donnelly also called posting the meme “nothing short of an assault on our democracy.” She said a message was being sent to people who supported what Mackey did and “to those who want to follow in his footsteps.”

But, as Mackey’s attorney Andrew Frisch told the jury, anyone with the most basic knowledge of U.S. elections knew that there was no such thing as voting by text message. That’s assuming, of course, that Clinton supporters had this fundamental knowledge.

Frisch told the jury that the memes were not part of “some sort of grand plan.” Encouraging Clinton’s followers to vote from home was simply a form of “online trash-talking.”