On December 28, 2020 I published an article titled: Trump Proves He’s Been Part of the Swamp All Along – Do NOT Go to D.C. on Jan. 6th! where I wrote:
If you still think Trump is going to save the Republic and you are planning on heading to Washington D.C. on January 6th to show your support of him, you could very well be putting your own life at risk and be taking a suicide trip.
Washington D.C. is a cesspool of corruption and Satanic activity, and it could be pure suicidal for American patriots and militia groups to all be there at one time, giving the enemy the opportunity to take out as many of you at one time as they can.
Why would you risk that? For Trump??
President Trump is still the President of the United States and the Commander in Chief of the nation’s armed forces. If he wants to start arresting criminals for treason, he doesn’t need my help or your help, at least not in Washington D.C., one of the most corrupt places on the planet.
If Americans want to take their country back and drain the swamp, you better start planning on doing it now, without Trump’s help. There is no telling what his handlers are going to tell him to do in the days ahead, and even if he himself does not have nefarious plans in store for citizens and militia groups who may go to Washington D.C. on January 6th, there probably are many others who do.
Don’t risk it!!
Stay home and start planning now to take control of your local and State government criminals, where you will be fighting on your own territory where you can have better control of the situation.
It is going to take massive defections from true and honorable Americans who are still left in the military and law enforcement if there is any hope at this point for saving America.
Pray to God, and trust God, not Trump. (Source.)
One of those people who did go to Washington D.C. on January 6th, 2021, following Trump’s directives, was Stewart Rhodes, the leader of Oath Keepers.
Earlier this week Mr. Rhodes was convicted in Federal Court of “seditious conspiracy” and “obstruction of an official proceeding,” with each charge carrying a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, for being in Washington D.C. on January 6th. (Source.)
Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes was convicted Tuesday of seditious conspiracy for a violent plot to overturn President Biden’s election, handing the Justice Department a major victory in its massive prosecution of those involved in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
A Washington, D.C., jury found Rhodes guilty of sedition after three days of deliberations in the the nearly two-month trial that showcased the far-right extremist group’s efforts to keep then-President Trump in the White House at all costs. Rhodes was acquitted of two other conspiracy charges.
A co-defendant — Kelly Meggs, who led the anti-government 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 verdict, while mixed, marks a significant milestone for the Justice Department and is likely to clear the path for prosecutors to move ahead at full steam in upcoming trials of other extremists accused of sedition.
Rhodes and Meggs are the first people in nearly three decades to be found guilty at trial of seditious conspiracy — a rarely used Civil War-era charge that can be difficult to prove. The offense calls for up to 20 years behind bars.
The convictions could embolden investigators, whose work has expanded beyond those who attacked the Capitol to focus on others linked to efforts to overturn the 2020 election. (Source.)
Mr. Rhodes is apparently going to appeal this decision, but if he is sentenced and ends up behind bars, he will pay the price for trusting in Trump, and going to Washington D.C. on January 6, 2021 to support Trump.
Why didn’t President Trump pardon Rhodes and many others before leaving office, since he is the one who invited them all to Washington D.C. on that fateful day?
Gabe Cohen wrote this on January 7, 2021, the day after the events at the Capitol:
Can President Trump pardon all of those who were involved in the chaos and riots that hit the U.S. Capitol building on January 6?
Yes, President Trump can pardon the entire mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol.
- The United States Constitution
- Congressional Research Service Reports
- Norman Eisen, a former Ambassador and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution
- Frank Bowman, a Legal Historian and University of Missouri Law Professor
- Jon Sheldon, a Criminal Defense Lawyer
- Dan Kobil, a Capital University Law Professor.
WHAT WE FOUND:
After the stunning scene of insurrection at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, countless leaders are calling for accountability.
District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser held a press conference Thursday, asking for the public’s help to identify members of the mob that stormed the Capitol, to help law enforcement hold them accountable.
President Trump’s message to those insurrectionists has been different. In a video message recorded during the siege, President Trump told the group, “So go home. We love you. You are very special.”
Some are asking if a wide-reaching presidential pardon is possible.
Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution lays out the scope of the Presidential Pardon. It authorizes the President “to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.”
Experts agree it’s one of the broadest constitutional powers, and in the case of Wednesday’s siege of the Capitol, President Trump could pardon the entire mob.
“He can pardon either individual members or groups of people for any federal offense, period, full stop,” Professor Frank Bowman said. “From jaywalking on a federal street to treason.”
Capital University law professor Dan Kobil agreed with Bowman, saying there really aren’t restrictions to his authority when it comes to federal offenses.
“The President has the authority to pardon any person who violated any federal laws on that date,” Kobil said. “He could even pardon the bomb-makers.”
The president could even pardon mob members before they’re identified or arrested.
A report on presidential pardons from the Congressional Research Service clarifies that “a pardon may be granted at any time prior to charge, prior to conviction, or following conviction.”
“As long as he defines the group in the pardon document reasonably well so that it includes somebody who later wants to take advantage of it, he can do that,” Professor Bowman explained.
Presidents have pardoned groups before. President Andrew Johnson granted amnesty to Confederate soldiers after the Civil War. President Jimmy Carter did the same for draft dodgers after the Vietnam War.
Norman Eisen, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution says there’s nothing to stop President Trump from doing the same. (Source.)
Right before Trump left office, many people were also pleading with him to pardon Edward Snowden and Julian Assange. But he didn’t pardon them either.
Who did President Trump pardon during his final days in office?
He pardoned Jewish spies who betrayed America, and Big Pharma criminals.
The Presidency of billionaire businessman Donald Trump, the most pro-vaccine President in the history of the United States, came to an end today as he and Melania left Washington D.C. to head back to Florida.
President Trump continued to brag about how fast his administration issued authorization for the experimental mRNA COVID injections until the very end, mentioning it again as one of his administration’s biggest successes today in his farewell speech.
The Q cult following that has worshipped him for the past 4 years held up hope until the last minute that he was going to unleash hundreds of thousands of indictments and arrest the “deep state” traitors guilty of “treason,” preventing Joe Biden from becoming President, as well as hoping that he was going to pardon two whistleblowers who have risked their lives to reveal the workings of the deep state, Edward Snowden and Julian Assange.
President Donald Trump did neither.
In fact, he betrayed his supporters and did the exact opposite, by pardoning Israeli colonel Aviem Sella, the convicted handler of US-born Jewish-American intelligence analyst and traitor Jonathan Pollard, who stole US military secrets and sold them to Israel.
Jonathan Pollard was convicted for espionage in 1987, but President Obama pardoned him in 2015, and Pollard was placed on parole. President Trump released him from parole just recently, before the end of 2020, so he could return to Israel.
And then late last night he pardoned his handler, Aviem Sella. (Source.)
Trump’s Pardons Included Health Care Execs Behind Massive Frauds
At the last minute, President Donald Trump granted pardons to several individuals convicted in huge Medicare swindles that prosecutors alleged often harmed or endangered elderly and infirm patients while fleecing taxpayers.
“These aren’t just technical financial crimes. These were major, major crimes,” said Louis Saccoccio, chief executive officer of the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association, an advocacy group.
The list of some 200 Trump pardons or commutations, most issued as he vacated the White House this week, included at least seven doctors or health care entrepreneurs who ran discredited health care enterprises, from nursing homes to pain clinics.
One is a former doctor and California hospital owner embroiled in a massive workers’ compensation kickback scheme that prosecutors alleged prompted more than 14,000 dubious spinal surgeries.
Another was in prison after prosecutors accused him of ripping off more than $1 billion from Medicare and Medicaid through nursing homes and other senior care facilities, among the largest frauds in U.S. history.
“All of us are shaking our heads with these insurance fraud criminals just walking free,” said Matthew Smith, executive director of the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud.
Trump commuted the sentence of former nursing home magnate Philip Esformes in late December. He was serving a 20-year sentence for bilking $1 billion from Medicare and Medicaid. An FBI agent called him “a man driven by almost unbounded greed.” Prosecutors said that Esformes used proceeds from his crimes to make a series of “extravagant purchases, including luxury automobiles and a $360,000 watch.”
Esformes also bribed the basketball coach at the University of Pennsylvania “in exchange for his assistance in gaining admission for his son into the university,” according to prosecutors.
Fraud investigators had cheered the conviction. In 2019, the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association gave its annual award to the team responsible for making the case. Saccoccio said that such cases are complex and that investigators sometimes spend years and put their “heart and soul” into them. “They get a conviction and then they see this happen. It has to be somewhat demoralizing.” (Source.)
I don’t know Stewart Rhodes, but one person who did is Chuck Baldwin, head of Liberty Fellowship and former candidate for President of the United States in the Libertarian Party, and this is what he wrote about Rhodes in an article published today:
People who faithfully follow me know that I broke with Rhodes long before the 2020 elections and the subsequent January 6 “riots.” The final straw for me was Rhodes’ call for mandates and lockdowns—including for churches—during the Covid tyranny.
I had many issues with Rhodes. One of them was his fanatical support for Donald Trump. He truly fancied Oath Keepers as being a revolutionary militia for Trump—even to the point of using Oath Keepers to help Trump remain in office after his defeat in the 2020 elections, by force if necessary.
But in a way, I feel sorry for Stewart. As with millions of gullible conservatives, Rhodes foolishly believed that Trump meant what he said. Donald Trump is the quintessential political huckster. He means almost NOTHING he says. Like most politicians, he says what his base wants to hear. His word is worthless.
So, when Trump refused to accept his loss and began rallying his followers to “stop the steal,” that was all Stewart needed to hear, and Oath Keepers sprang into action.
You see, Rhodes really believed Trump meant what he said when he said, “We’re going to walk down to the Capitol, and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women, and we’re probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them.” (Emphasis added)
But there was no “we’re” to it. Trump had no intention of personally injecting himself into what he knew was coming. Trump deliberately led his followers to believe that they were going to be following their champion into political battle and that he would be leading the charge.
Rhodes and his fellow Oath Keepers believed that Trump would issue the “Insurrection Act” and authorize them to use force to keep Trump in office. It was always a fantasy. Trump never intended to do anything of the sort. As always, it was all about Trump’s hubris and ego:
“Look at all of these people who are willing to risk everything for ME and do anything I say.”
Then Trump hung them out to dry.
He could have given blanket pardons to the arrested protesters before leaving office. After all, everything they did, they did for Trump, believing they were doing what Trump wanted them to do.
But, true to form, Trump did absolutely NOTHING for them. He left them to face the horrific consequences of foolishly trusting him all by themselves.
Perhaps nothing illustrates Trump’s arrogance and duplicity more clearly than this episode. And still some Christians and conservatives believe him to be America’s savior. Unfathomable! (Source.)
Next, Baldwin discusses a new poll that has just been published that found most Christians are “More Loyal To Their Political Views Than Their Faith”:
According to a new survey from Barna Research, up to two-thirds of professing Christians are “more loyal to their political views than their faith.”
I didn’t need a research paper to tell me that. I’ve seen it for decades in my own ministry.
When I pastored in Florida, I had many congregants who loved me when I held Democrat President Bill Clinton accountable to the truth; but when I held Republican President G.W. Bush accountable to the truth, they got mad and walked out.
“They were more loyal to their political views than their faith.”
The same thing happened here in Montana. Many people who were in our congregation but who are no longer in our congregation left because they loved me when I held Democrat President Barack Obama accountable to the truth, but they got mad and left us when I held Republican President Donald Trump accountable to the truth.
“They were more loyal to their political views than their faith.”
For the vast majority of professing Christians, faith is a pastime, like a sporting event; politics is their real house of worship. (Although, some Christians worship sports too.)
Let a pastor get crossways with their favored politician, and most Christians will leave that pastor in a swirl of dust. Of course, that politician can lie, steal, kill, ignore the Constitution and sell his soul to the highest-paying lobbyist, and those same Christians will still fight to the death defending him (or her).
That’s one reason most pastors have become so timid in the pulpit. Most congregations don’t want to hear the truth. They have sold their souls to politicians and political parties.
No wonder God has cursed our political establishments. Christians have made idols out of them; and God will have NO god before Him. (Source.)
Another person who knew Stewart Rhodes is David Knight, of the David Knight Show. Like me, Mr. Knight encouraged his audience NOT to go to Washington D.C. at Trump’s invitation on January 6th. Here are his comments on the Rhodes verdict:
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man. (Psalms 118:8)
Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie! (Psalms 40:4)
Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation. When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish. Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever; who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free; the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous. The LORD watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin. (Psalms 146:3-9)