“Tommy was simply engaged in his mind, in political speech.”
Thomas DiMassimo, who rushed Donald Trump on stage at a recent rally, appeared in court this weekend and pleaded not guilty.
WDTN News reported:
DiMassimo pleads ‘not guilty’ in stage rush case
Thomas DiMassimo, the man accused of rushing the stage during Donald Trump’s rally in Vandalia pleaded not guilty to federal charges.
2 NEWS Investigates’ Natalie Tendall was in the courtroom Friday morning.
DiMassimo faces a possible maximum sentence of one year in prison, $100,000 in fines and one year of probation. The Judge allowed DiMassimo to go free until his next court appearance as long as he adheres to some rules. DiMassimo is not allowed to travel outside the southern district of Ohio, he must attend all court appearances and he must undergo a psychiatric evaluation if one is ordered by the Court.
Thomas DiMassimo winked at our cameras but didn’t have much to say as he walked into federal court Friday. His attorney did speak with us after court.
“It’s clear from our point of view that Tommy was simply engaged in his mind, in political speech. He was simply trying to make the point that he has political views and he wanted to be heard,” said attorney, Jon Paul Rion.
The Associated Press released this video report:
It’s interesting that the WDTN report says DiMassimo is “accused” of rushing Trump on stage.
After all, didn’t we see him do it?
Jim Hoft reported at The Gateway Pundit:
The video shows a man in a black shirt and pants leaping the barricade on stage right and rushing past two Secret Service agents. The man reached the back-center of the stage before being apprehended but not did not make it on stage.
That video has been viewed over 4,000,000 times.
Who do you think the judge is going to believe?
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