Oath Keepers leader issues stark warning to Trump regarding federal court

July 6, 2023
Ryan Ledendecker

Stewart Rhodes, the head of Oath Keepers, currently imprisoned, issued a stark warning to former President Donald Trump regarding his potential legal fate. 

According to The Hill, Rhodes recounted his own nightmare in federal court, warning Trump that if his trials make it to a federal jury, he'll be "railroaded."

While imprisoned, Rhodes told The Washington Times that he was sure the government will make every attempt to turn Trump's allies against him to take him down once and for all.

The motive, Rhodes said, would be to turn his allies from possible strong defense witnesses into weapons against him to seal the conviction.


Rhodes held nothing back in telling the outlet how he believes Trump is in grave legal danger if the DOJ manages to prove his prediction true.

"You’re going to get railroaded. You’re going to be found guilty if you try to go to trial," Rhodes said.

He added: "So everyone’s been demoralized and more likely to take a plea deal and agree to ‘test-a-lie’ against President Trump."

The Hill added:

Rhodes was defiant at his sentencing and called himself a political prisoner. The federal judge for the case, Amit Mehta, told him in response that he is not a political prisoner but an “ongoing threat and peril” to the country.

The Oath Keepers leader was sentenced to 18 years in prison for what a jury considered his involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection.

Trump's aware

On more than one occasions, the former president has written posts insisting that given the gravity of the case and his status as a former president that Democrats hate so badly, getting a fair trial will be virtually unattainable.

Trump currently faces two indictments, one of them regarding an alleged hush-money payment in the state of New York, and the other, a federal indictment over his handling of classified documents after he left the White House.

Mr. Trump has long argued that he's innocent of all charges against him, and continues to insist that it's nothing more than an attempt to hamstring his chances in the 2024 election.

Only time will tell if Rhodes' predictions come true, but any reasonable person would have to admit that they're certainly not implausible, given how the DOJ, FBI and and U.S. government seems to often favor one side over the other.

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