he decided to reject the initial offer because he didn’t think he was guilty. If I could ask Aaron any question, I would ask him why he didn’t think he was guilty even though he had to sneak around in back rooms to achieve his goals.
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Kaysee Hoffman

I don’t think he was denying guilt; rather, he knew that taking a plea bargain would strap him with a felony, precluding any ambitions he might have had for a career in politics. I think he was holding out hope that his case would get dismissed or the DOJ dropping the charges.

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