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Sat Oct 1, 2022, 11:45 AM

Trump at center of Oaf Creepers novel defense in Jan. 6 case

WASHINGTON (AP) The defense team in the Capitol riot trial of the Oath Keepers leader is relying on an unusual strategy with Donald Trump at the center.

Lawyers for Stewart Rhodes, founder of the extremist group, are poised to argue that jurors cannot find him guilty of seditious conspiracy because all the actions he took before the siege on Jan. 6, 2021, were in preparation for orders he anticipated from the then-president orders that never came.

Rhodes and four associates are accused of plotting for weeks to stop the transfer of presidential power from the Republican incumbent to Democrat Joe Biden, culminating with Oath Keepers in battle gear storming the Capitol alongside hundreds of other Trump supporters.

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Rhodes intends to take the stand to argue he believed Trump was going to invoke the Insurrection Act to call up a militia to support him, his lawyers have said. Trump didn't do that, but Rhodes' team says that what prosecutors allege was an illegal conspiracy was "actually lobbying and preparation for the President to utilize" the law.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-at-center-of-oath-keepers-novel-defense-in-jan-6-case/ar-AA12tHsa

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Reply Trump at center of Oaf Creepers novel defense in Jan. 6 case (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 1 OP
onecaliberal Oct 1 #1
Ocelot II Oct 1 #2
2naSalit Oct 1 #5
Hermit-The-Prog Oct 1 #3
ProfessorGAC Oct 1 #4
2naSalit Oct 1 #6
KPN Oct 1 #7
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2022, 11:48 AM

1. You are the fucking insurrectionists.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2022, 11:48 AM

2. "Novel" in this case is a euphemism for "idiotic."

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 1, 2022, 12:23 PM

5. A little too polite...

If you ask me.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2022, 11:51 AM

3. AP assists in the defense by calling it a "riot" instead of a planned, funded INSURRECTION.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2022, 11:52 AM

4. So, His Defense Is "Imaginary Orders"?

If the order never came, there was no order.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2022, 12:25 PM

6. So what if he...

Did or did not give "the order" you fucking plotted a violent interruption of the peaceful transfer of power using extra-legal means.

Fuck you Elmer, rot in fucking prison you traitorous POS, I'm sure your abused wife will be relieved.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2022, 12:27 PM

7. That's an argument that this particular SC would possibly support. Sry to the faster all of these

bastards die, the better off we'll all be, including some of their lawyers.

If you can't tell, I'm in a sour mood this morning. Maybe it's time for me to sever ties with "news" for a few weeks. Sigh.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2022, 02:16 PM

8. I can trump that!

Your honor, I robbed the bank in anticipation of orders that I thought were coming from god!

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