The man who stared into a camera and unabashedly called himself a Nazi then later was arrested on drug and weapons charges might take a plea deal.
Attorneys are negotiating a possible plea agreement to resolve gun-related charges against Jeffrey Clark. FBI agents arrested him after uncovering social media posts where Clark praised the accused Pittsburgh synagogue shooter on a website popular with the alt-right.
The Tree of Life shooting victims “deserved exactly what happened to them and so much worse,” Clark wrote on Gab, a social network that often attracts white nationalists.
Clark’s views became more outspoken after the massacre, leaving his parents no choice but to turn him in to the FBI.
Clark appeared on antifascists’ radar in April 2017, when he told an African-American videographer near the White House that he considered himself not a fascist – but a Nazi.
The videographer then posted the video to YouTube, with other activists reporting Clark as an active participant in the August 2017 Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville.