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Fri Apr 15, 2022, 05:08 PM

Case against Oaf Creepers hinges on rare use of seditious conspiracy charges

In the weeks after the 2020 election, Stewart Rhodes, founder and leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group, had some stark advice for then-President Donald Trump: Invoke a 19th century law known as the Insurrection Act and call out the National Guard to crack down on “domestic traitors” and reverse the “fraudulent” victory of Joe Biden.

“The very survival of our nation as a free Constitutional Republic hangs in the balance,” Rhodes and his domestic partner Kellye SoRelle wrote in an open letter to Trump.

Rhodes’s activities in the run-up to Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol — including his purchase of more than $20,000 worth of firearms that he brought to a motel in the Washington area — have now landed him in a D.C. jail, where he awaits trial on the most far-reaching and significant of the Justice Department cases brought in the wake of the effort to block the certification of the Electoral College vote in the presidential election.

Justice Department prosecutors have charged Rhodes, a former U.S. Army paratrooper who graduated from Yale Law School in 2009, and 10 of his fellow Oath Keepers with participating in a “seditious conspiracy” in their efforts to overturn the election results. Rhodes and nine other defendants have pleaded not guilty to the charges; one defendant has pleaded guilty.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/case-against-oath-keepers-hinges-on-rare-use-of-seditious-conspiracy-charges-090001227.html

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empedocles Apr 15 #1
Hoyt Apr 15 #2
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2022, 05:16 PM

1. The legal vise is tightening still more

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2022, 05:29 PM

2. DOJ will convict Proud Boyz and Oathkeepers. Probably takes some pressure off trump, though.

 

trump can claim he rejected their "advice."

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 15, 2022, 08:09 PM

4. Right. They'll convict all the foot soldiers and the orange motherfucker will walk free

However, think of this possibility: If the orange motherfucker hangs them all out to dry and THEY go to prison but he doesn't, do you think they'll vote for him in 2024?

The question is: will it be enough to make a difference?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2022, 07:29 PM

3. Was this guy a Rhodes scholar?

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