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What about Hasson?

A cache of guns and ammunition are uncovered by federal investigators in the home of Coast Guard lieutenant Christopher Paul Hasson in Silver Spring, Md., February 20, 2019. (U.S. Attorney's Office Maryland/Handout via REUTERS)

As a well-earned round of I-told-you-so mockery greets Jussie Smollett’s arrest, the predictable response from the Left has been: “Oh, yeah? Well, what about Christopher Paul Hasson?”

Hasson is locked up on drug and weapons charges and is being treated as a “domestic terrorist.” A whole raft of additional charges is almost certainly on the way. He is done. Prosecutors — including federal ones appointed by Donald Trump — are going to bury that guy.

What do the progressives want the authorities to do? Build a prison cell inside his prison cell and another one inside of that to create a turducken of felonious intent? Execute him without trial? Parade him through the streets?

The guy is going away for a long time, possibly forever. His conviction will be universally cheered. As it should be.

Unlike in the matter of Jussie Smollett, you aren’t going to see a lot of serious-minded chin-strokers on cable-news shows saying, “Well, I don’t approve of the crime, of course, but you have to admit that Hasson had a point.” Because nobody believes that with the exception of a few fruity sandwich-boarders and atavistic cellar-dwellers whose presence is almost statistically inevitable in a nation of 320 million people.

So, yeah: What about Hasson?

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