Fri. Apr 19th, 2024

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Stewart Rhodes, chief of the far-right, anti-government militia group the Oathkeepers, shared a message of warning for twice-indicted former President Donald Trump. Rhodes, who was handed an 18-year jail sentence for seditious conspiracy within the Jan. 6 Capitol rebel, alleged that the federal authorities is trying to show Trump’s closest allies and advisors in opposition to him.

“They’ll do the identical factor to President Trump that they did to me,” Rhodes instructed The Washington Occasions from the D.C. Division of Corrections Central Detention Facility. He added a message directed in the direction of Trump himself: “You are going to get railroaded. You are going to be discovered responsible in the event you attempt to go to trial.”

“So everybody’s been demoralized and extra prone to take a plea deal and conform to ‘test-a-lie’ in opposition to President Trump,” Rhodes continued. “I did not enter the Capitol, however I used to be nonetheless discovered responsible by a D.C. jury of obstructing an official continuing although I did not even go inside. And I used to be discovered responsible of seditious conspiracy, though that they had zero proof of an precise plan. They only used my speech. It will likely be the identical factor with President Trump.” “They threatened [witnesses] with life in jail,” Rhodes added. “That is what is going on to occur to President Trump.” The Washington Occasions reported that Rhodes predicted the ex-president might be sentenced by a progressive decide, just like different people who had been convicted in connection to the Jan. 6 assaults. The Justice Division succeeded in convicting Rhodes and Oathkeeper Florida chapter chief Kelly Meggs in November, following a two-month federal trial. Federal prosecutors have charged 11 folks with seditious conspiracy associated to the rebel.

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