Stewart Rhodes and Kelly Meggs are the first people in the history of the United States convicted of seditious conspiracy using a Civil War law. The two men will get up to 20 years in prison. They were convicted of trying to overthrow the U.S. government without weapons, mostly based on texts and videos, said Julie Kelly, editor of American Greatness.
Through recordings and encrypted messages, jurors heard how Rhodes rallied his followers to fight to keep Trump in office, warned of a possible “bloody” civil war and expressed regret that the Oath Keepers didn’t bring rifles to the Capitol on Jan. 6, The Washington Times reported.
Rhodes’ family also didn’t seem to like him, though it’s not clear why that matters.
Under the definition of “seditious conspiracy,” prosecutors allege Rhodes and his co-defendants conspired to halt the “lawful transfer of presidential power by force,” including not just the Electoral College certification but the inauguration, which was 14 days away.
They delayed the certification by hours. For that, they will get decades of imprisonment.
Stewart Rhodes never went inside the U.S. Capitol. He never instructed anyone to go inside the U.S. Capitol. And he was unarmed, as were all of his associates that day. The Oath Keepers were in D.C. to offer security for the several rallies planned on January 5th and 6th.
Rhodes was an FBI informant for “months” leading up to Jan 6, but the FBI never intervened to stop Rhodes from carrying out the existentially-threatening “seditious conspiracy” he’s now been convicted of.
Oathkeepers vice president and member of Stewart Rhodes’ “inner circle” was an FBI informant for “months” leading up to Jan 6, but the FBI never intervened to stop Rhodes from carrying out the existentially-threatening “seditious conspiracy” he’s now been convicted of. OK then pic.twitter.com/EDDVFv5KOA
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) November 30, 2022
This is why it’s absolutely imperative that House GOP investigate Jan 6. At least 5 FBI informants, including the VP of Oath Keepers, were embedded in the group months beforehand. Jury never heard this or witness testimony that some attempted to help police including Harry Dunn.
— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) November 29, 2022
THE MISSING PHOTOGRAPH
Jonathan Moseley represented Kelly Meggs until he lost his law license. He said that a photograph shows the two Oath Keepers helping an officer, protecting him from the mob. Moseley said the DOJ won’t release it.
“This document—together with a photograph of the moment inside the U.S. Capitol on January 6—proves that the prosecution is lying to the jury,” Moseley said in the statement (pdf). “No one who engages in seditious conspiracy or insurrection stops to come to the aid of the police against the mob.
“If the Oath Keepers were involved in any way in any insurrection or conspiracy to obstruct the Joint Session of Congress on January 6, would they turn and stand between the U.S. Capitol Police against the mob?” Moseley asked. “This is not merely a good act. This is absolute proof that there never was any insurrection or seditious conspiracy. The prosecution’s entire case is a fraud upon the American people.”
It’s impossible for anyone who is not a leftist to get a fair trial in D.C. Democrats needed a conviction of seditious conspiracy to back up their narrative. Now they have two.
Author: M Dowling