When Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared that James Fields’ murder of Heather Heyer was an act of domestic terrorism, it should have served as a warning to the other major players at last summer’s events in Charlottesville. After all, we have hard proof that they were actively spoiling for violence.
Well, earlier this week, one of the more loathsome characters from the events of August 13 revealed that he’s turned informer. Namely, Chris Cantwell. You may know him as “the Crying Nazi“–the tough guy who was reduced to tears when he found out Charlottesville police were looking for him. In case you missed it, watch here.
Last weekend, however, Cantwell seemed to be singing a different tune. In a post on his official blog, he revealed that his lawyer has “spoken to the FBI on my behalf,” and he is due to meet with the FBI and federal prosecutors very soon.
As it turned out, Cantwell’s hand was forced when Daily Stormer sysop Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer leaked a chat session in which Cantwell revealed he’s talking to the feds. Weev considered it an act of rank heresy, claiming that Cantwell’s previous declarations that he wants to lead “a revolutionary national socialist movement” don’t square with talking to the feds.
But Cantwell sees it differently. He thinks he can actually send leftist and antifa counter-protesters to prison by singing to the FBI.
“We are being instructed to behave like criminals by a Jew in a foreign country, after we were assaulted by terrorists in our own! There is ample evidence that the reds started and perpetuated the violence of Charlottesville, lied in court to frame me, and had the cooperation of local authorities in this criminal behavior. The feds are our only hope for lawful remedy, and I intend to cooperate fully with any effort to bring these criminals to justice.”
Cantwell went on to say that he believes the FBI and federal prosecutors are “more interested in stopping the violence” than local authorities in Charlottesville–and that means “leftists going to prison.”
In a later post, Cantwell explained that he faces charges that carry up to 40 years in prison, even though he claims that they’re based on witnesses who perjured themselves–“one Jew, one tranny.” He maintains, however, that all of the available evidence “favors us, and condemns our enemies.”
Cantwell claims he has proof that antifa activists traveled across state lines with the intention of starting a riot–a federal offense. He believes that if they get indicted for that, “it basically torpedoes the case against me.” He also claims that there is “absolutely no chance” that he could drop a dime on his fellow white supremacists “on account of our guys having not committed a crime.”
Cantwell must have a short memory. If you look at the screenshots Unicorn Riot culled from a chatroom used by rallygoers, you’ll see that they were discussing the use of weapons and blunt objects. They were also discussing plans to attack counter-protesters. Chances are the feds already have those screenshots–and will use them to remind Cantwell that he is obligated to disclose all criminal activity in which he was involved.
And if that isn’t enough, toward the end of his infamous interview with Vice, Cantwell showed off his own arsenal. Watch here.
He openly bragged that he wanted to “wage war on the streets.” So much for evidence that “favors us, and condemns our enemies.”
A number of white supremacists don’t believe Cantwell’s claim that he won’t betray them. A user on Gab, a Twitter alternative favored by white nationalists because of its laissez-faire attitude about trolling, called Cantwell “a known rat” and warned that anyone who interacts with him “deserves to get burned.”
They have good reason to be afraid. If and when Cantwell gets with the program, he’ll have no choice but to sing like a bird about his fellow racists. And when that happens, a lot of people could be headed to jail.
(featured image: screengrab via YouTube)