Leader’s Stark Warning to Trump About His Trial

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(TheRedWire.com) – The founder of the Oath Keepers, Stewart Rhodes, has warned ex-President Trump about potential repercussions of a federal court proceeding, drawing parallels to his own trial experience. Rhodes, currently incarcerated at the Central Detention Facility of the Washington, D.C., Department of Corrections for his role in the Capitol events on January 6, 2021, asserts that the federal government is endeavoring to isolate Trump’s allies and deter potential defense witnesses.

Rhodes is convinced that the federal prosecutors might adopt similar strategies against Trump as they did in his case, possibly resulting in a conviction should Trump decide to go to trial. He suggests that this situation has led to hopelessness among those implicated, making them more susceptible to accepting plea bargains and offering possibly untruthful evidence against Trump.

Even though Rhodes considered himself a political prisoner, maintaining a resistant attitude during his sentencing, Judge Amit Mehta refuted this, stating that Rhodes represented a persistent danger to the country. Among all those charged with January 6, Rhodes was given the most severe sentence. He insisted that his and Trump’s potential convictions would be based on their statements.

However, it’s worth mentioning that Trump has not been charged with any crimes related to the Capitol events or alleged attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Even so, special counsel Jack Smith has recently conducted interviews with several key figures associated with the events of that day, including Trump’s former legal counsel, Rudy Giuliani.

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