The attorneys for Stewart Rhodes shared their latest filing exclusively with The Gateway Pundit this afternoon.
Stewart Rhodes will return to court next week, seeking to avoid a transfer to the Washington D.C. jail.
Stewart Rhodes was moved from his Plano, Texas holding cell to the Cimarron Prison and Correctional Facility in northeast Oklahoma two weeks ago. Cimarron is a medium-security facility in Cushing, Oklahoma.
Rhodes is the founder and leader of the Oath Keepers, a group that describes itself as a non-partisan association of current and formerly serving military, police, and first responders who pledge to fulfill the oath all military and police take to “defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
The federal government has charged Stewart with “seditious conspiracy” after the patriotic group attended several events in Washington DC on January 5th and 6th, 2021. The organization provided security at several of the rallies planned those two days including President Trump’s speech at the Ellipse.
The charge of “seditious conspiracy” is a complete sham and the Department of Justice knows this. The DOJ claims, without a scintilla of proof, that the Oath Keepers were plotting to overthrow the US government by force. The Oath Keepers were unarmed on January 6 at the US Capitol. Their members were told by Rhodes to come into the city unarmed. It’s hard to hold an insurrection with your bare fists. But that is the BS we are being fed on a daily basis by this administration and their media lackeys.
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Attorneys Phillip Linder and James Lee Bright filed this earlier this week.
From the legal brief:
It should be stated, and also emphasized that the Government tellingly omitted, that communicating through social media and/or encrypted messaging services is not illegal. Purchasing legal weapons through legal channels by persons who are not prohibited from owning those weapons is not illegal. Coordinating with people in different parts of the country to meet at a specific time and place is not illegal. Being a member of a militia-type group and engaging in military-type training is not illegal.
The government is trying to make up offenses against Stewart Rhodes that are simply not true.