With the liberal left doing their darnedest in order to damage Donald Trump’s chances at reelection in 2024, just about anything can be used as a weapon.
In a rather prescient example, Donald Trump sitting at the same table at Mar-a-Lago as a Nick Fuentes has become a lightning rod of controversy in the mainstream media, as Democrats far and wide attempt to attach the former President to Fuentes’ antisemitism. Trump was forced this week to make a statement denouncing Fuentes’ beliefs, asserting again that the young man’s attendance was a surprise that came courtesy of Kanye West.
With that cleared up, Trump will likely now be forced to once again set the record straight in the media, this time as they attempt to claim that he’s some sort of “seditionist” on account of the verdict of a trial that Trump was not a part of.
Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes was convicted Tuesday of seditious conspiracy for a violent plot to overturn President Joe Biden’s election, handing the Justice Department a major victory in its massive prosecution of the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection.
A Washington, D.C., jury found Rhodes guilty of sedition after three days of deliberations in the nearly two-month-long trial that showcased the far-right extremist group’s efforts to keep Republican Donald Trump in the White House at all costs.Trending:
Rhodes was acquitted of two other conspiracy charges. A co-defendant — Kelly Meggs, who led the antigovernment group’s Florida chapter — was also convicted of seditious conspiracy, while three other associates were cleared of that charge. Jurors found all five defendants guilty of obstruction of an official proceeding: Congress’ certification of Biden’s electoral victory.
The Biden administration will almost certainly use the verdict to conjure political momentum.
It could embolden investigators, whose work has expanded beyond those who attacked the Capitol to focus on others linked to Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland recently named a veteran prosecutor, Jack Smith, to serve as special counsel to oversee key aspects of a probe into efforts to subvert the election as well as a separate investigation into the retention of classified documents at Trump’s Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago.
Garland said after the verdict that the Justice Department “is committed to holding accountable those criminally responsible for the assault on our democracy on January 6, 2021.”
“Democracy depends on the peaceful transfer of power. By attempting to block the certification of the 2020 presidential election results, the defendants flouted and trampled the rule of law,” Steven M. D’Antuono, assistant director in charge of the FBI Washington Field Office, said in an emailed statement. “This case shows that force and violence are no match for our country’s justice system.”
There is little doubt that the left’s disdain for Donald Trump will have them attempting to tie the former President to the verdict, insinuating that he himself is part of this purported conspiracy.
Donald Trump has not been charged with any crime in relation to January 6th as of this writing.