Defending the Republic is fighting every day for the constitutional rights of multiple January 6 defendants who have been treated worse by our FBI, DOJ, and Bureau of Prisons than many foreign terrorists who caused massive numbers of deaths and billions of dollars in damages.
Among the information our defense has uncovered is the impossibility of any January 6 defendant receiving a fair trial in the District of Columbia.
One of the aspects of Defending The Republic work for those caught up in the January 6 dragnet, is to petition to get a change of venue. DTR attorneys for two defendants have done surveys of Washington, DC residents, and jury pool, to prove that it will be impossible to have a fair and unbiased trial in the jurisdiction.
When asked recently by an adverse reporter why we provide a defense, Sidney responded:
“The Constitution of the United States of America and the Supreme Court’s decision in Gideon v. Wainwright and its progeny, combined with legal ethics and tradition, require lawyers to provide the best defense or legal representation they can in all cases.
The more unpopular the person or cause, the more important that is. A defense is imperative to achieve any semblance of justice.
That is why countless attorneys volunteered to defend Islamic terrorists who caused immeasurable damages and deaths in this country and other terrorists incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay. That is why rapists, murderers, and abusers are entitled to representation. That is why attorneys stepped forward to fight for civil rights in the South and across the country. It is why To Kill a Mockingbird was written, and it is why why most firms encourage pro bono work by their attorneys.
Standing in defense of an unpopular person or cause, or to face down the omnipotent government that has its own long record of misconduct and wrongful convictions, is in the highest traditions of the bar and mandatory to protect our Republic and the Rule of Law.”
Results of the survey by Inlux Research + Analytics were included late April 15 in a change-of-venue motion (pdf) filed by defendants in two Oath Keepers conspiracy cases. The research was commissioned on behalf of Thomas E. Caldwell of Berryville, Virginia, and Connie Meggs of Dunnellon, Florida.
The study is the third recent research project that alleges the pool of potential jurors in the District of Columbia is biased against defendants charged with crimes stemming from unrest at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
“The District of Columbia’s jury pool is saturated with prejudice,” said the motion, filed by attorneys David W. Fischer and Juli Z. Haller.
Caldwell, who is charged with seditious conspiracy, conspiracy to obstruct a government proceeding, and three other counts, filed for a change of venue on July 1, 2021. United States District Judge Amit P. Mehta denied the motion without prejudice, ruling that Caldwell “has not put forth a scrap of evidence to support his claims of jury bias.” Caldwell is among five defendants in the Oath Keepers trial set for July 11.
Meggs is charged with conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, conspiracy to prevent an officer from discharging any duties, and two other Jan. 6 counts. Her trial is scheduled for Nov. 28.
The motion asks for the Oath Keepers trials to be moved to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria. “By doing so, the defendants stand a significantly better chance of being tried before a truly impartial jury,” Fischer and Haller wrote.
The opinion survey found 72 percent of D.C. residents said “they are likely to find defendants guilty—even when given the choice, ‘It’s too early to decide.'” Eighty-five percent characterized events of Jan. 6 “as acts that are criminal in nature,” even when given an option to reserve judgment on the issue.
QUOTE: As BLM-Antifa thugs ramp up activities ahead of the midterms, the hypocrisy and mammoth overreach of the Justice Department’s investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, riot is coming into focus.
The first acquittal of a Jan. 6 defendant who was “waved” into the Capitol by cops is the latest sign that the so-called “armed insurrection” is not living up to the Democrats’ hype.
After the biggest probe in FBI history, not one charge of insurrection has been brought against any Trump supporter at the Capitol.
QUOTE: Bit by bit, in legal filings for Jan. 6 defendants, we are seeing glimmers of a potentially similar type of FBI entrapment scheme over the Capitol riot. Just last week, a defense attorney stated in a court filing that, “At least 20 FBI and ATF [Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives] assets were embedded around the Capitol on J6.”
The Democrats have nothing else to take to the midterms but demonization of their political foes, using the Jan. 6 Committee to subpoena members of the Trump administration and leak a steady drip of anti-Republican stories.
But Pelosi’s perfidy is coming back to haunt her, as the lawyer for former Trump adviser Steve Bannon presses home the argument that the January 6 committee is unconstitutional.
In a motion filed Friday to dismiss Bannon’s indictment for contempt of Congress, attorney Bob Costello argued that Pelosi’s rejection of Republican members put forward by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy renders the Committee void.
Neither of Pelosi’s hand-picked GOP patsies, Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, count as the “ranking member” needed by the Committee to issue subpoenas.
How delicious if Pelosi’s malice ends up destroying her star chamber.
And we, the People, get to make the decision about what gets taught in our classrooms. The emphasis is on “our classrooms,” as in “not the government employees we hire to instruct classes” classrooms. I know where these people got the idea that the classrooms are their domain and we mere citizens are mere interlopers. They got it in their college education course classrooms, where they were taught that they are entering some sort of special caste by being teachers and have some sort of special claim on what goes on inside the schools that mere parents may not interfere with.
Time to tighten up on the teachers as a prelude to tightening up on useless public employee across the government.
This is what democracy looks like – the citizens telling the government what to do no matter how sad it makes the government flunkies. And when they oppose us, it only reaffirms that the left hates democracy.
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