The ardent follower of the criminal wishes of disgraced, indicted former president Donald J. Trump gets, so far, the lontest prison sentence for sedition against American democracy.
If granted by the judge, the sentence would be the highest one yet in the hundreds of charges handed out in the Jan. 6 capitol riot.
Evidence that surfaced during trials points more and more to Donald Trump as the instigator and leader of the conspiracy to overthrow democracy, a legal election and the government.
The jury action marks a major step in focusing on the actions of Trump in trying to overturn a legal election, democracy itself and the nation.
Stewart Rhodes, a Yale Law School graduate and former Army paratrooper led a heavily armed militia who supported Trump and were willing to go to war with America to keep him in office.
The trial of leader Stewart Rhodes showed close ties with Donald Trump in his attempt to overthrow democacy and the government of America.
Memos, texts, recordings show the Oath Keepers were ready to go to war to keep Trump in power.
The prosecutor in his opening statement, said Stewart Rhodes led a band of extremists that wanted to violently overthrow America’s democracy.
Prosecutors are expected to show Stewart Rhodes plotted with others to overthrow the government and democracy. One of those he plotted with was Donald Trump.
Anger and a sharp-right turn to extremism and violence turned a Army paratrooper into sedition and treason.