A January 6 defendant was released from pre-trial custody Tuesday after writing a letter in which he said he loathed former President Trump. The judge also banned him from watching talk shows, either on Fox News or MSNBC, or anything that could “inflame his thoughts.”

The letter is really something; Thomas Sibick wrote:

January 6th was a disgrace to our nation that left a scar Trump is ultimately responsible for, but we are strong and will heal from it. While many praise Trump I loathe him, his words and actions are nefarious causing pain and harm to the world. He is not a leader and should be ostracized from any political future, what he honestly needs to do is go away.

That’s quite a change of heart for someone accused of robbing Office Mike Fanone of his badge and radio.

It sounds like he really, really wanted to get out of jail.

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