The Jan 6th TRAITORS

At his sentencing, Rhodes was unrepentant. In a 20-minute speech before the court, he portrayed himself alternately as a character in Kafka’s The Trial; as an “American Solzhenitsyn,” after the Soviet dissident writer who was sent to the gulag; and as a misunderstood advocate for peace.
I actually chuckled about that statement.

And yet Rhodes also unwittingly revealed deepening fissures in the far-right movement that, two years ago, resorted to violence to keep Donald Trump in the White House. The defendant used some of his time to distance himself from the Proud Boys, another extremist organization, with whom he had met in the days before the insurrection. “Unlike other groups like the Proud Boys, who seek conflict and seek to street-fight,” Rhodes explained, “we deter.” I’ve been misunderstood, he was telling the court; the Proud Boys are the ones you want.

Rhodes, it seems, is not entirely in sync with his radical brethren. A unified extremist front is a threat to our democracy—but the story is different when extremists start pointing fingers at one another in the criminal-justice system.
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Flag pole guy.

James Robert Elliot, who also goes by the name "Jim Bob," was arrested in December 2021 in Batavia, and originally charged with six federal counts – including civil disorder, assaulting federal officers with a dangerous weapon, and entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon, among other charges.

He pleaded guilty last November to one count of assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers. A federal judge on Thursday sentenced him to 37 months in prison and 24 months of supervised release, and ordered him to pay $2,000 in restitution to the Architect of the Capitol.
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Roughly five or six agents have appeared, the sources said, in compliance with subpoenas they received. It is not known what the agents’ proximity to Trump was on Jan. 6 or what information they may have provided to the grand jury.