Going over the most recent developments in the Justice Department's historic prosecution of the Oath Keepers.
As someone who has previously covered and worked for the Oath Keepers and even had Stewart Rhodes live with me for a short period, I thought I would go over and comment on the most recent developments
In today’s episode, I go over this weekend’s breaking news that Brian Ulrich, one of 11 members of the Oath Keepers facing sedition-related charges has pleaded guilty to obstruction of an official proceeding and seditious conspiracy in federal court on Friday. He is the second member of the 11 being charged for the January 6th events to plead guilty and will cooperate with the Justice Department in hopes of a lower sentence for cooperating. He now faces more than six years in prison.
He joins Joshua James, who led the Alabama chapter of the Oath Keepers, who also pleaded guilty to obstruction of an official proceeding, back in March. He faces up to nine years in prison and up to a $300,000 fine,
According to a CNN Article by Hannah Rabinowitz:
The plea comes nearly two months after fellow Oath Keeper Joshua James, who served as private security for right-wing figures around January 6, pleaded guilty to sedition-related charges.
“Did you do that, agree with [Oath Keepers leader Stewart] Rhodes and develop a plan to stop the lawful transfer of presidential power, by force, on January 6, 2021” US District Judge Amit Mehta asked during the hearing on Friday.
“Yes, your honor” Ulrich said.
Ulrich, who at times appeared to be crying during the hearing, also agreed that he “intended to influence and affect conduct of the United States government and to retaliate against the United States government.”
At one point, Mehta asked whether Ulrich needed time to gather himself. Ulrich initially declined, saying that “it’s not going to get any easier,” but later accepted – taking a moment to audibly weep and gasp for air.
As someone who has previously covered and worked for the Oath Keepers and even had Stewart Rhodes live with me for a short period, I thought I would go over and comment on the most recent developments. I may have some insights that others find interesting.
Here is the release put out by the Department of Justice referenced in this episode.
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