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Only a Fantasy: Stewart Rhodes (Oath Keepers) Phone Call to Trump

Jonathon Moseley, Attorney
May 6, 2022

BURKE, Va., May 6, 2022 /Christian Newswire/ -- Over the last 48 hours, as Oath Keeper Stewart Rhodes' former attorney in a civil lawsuit and the House of Representatives January 6 Committee, Jonathon Moseley has been swamped with media questions.

Moseley announced: "In response to many media inquiries to me, partly from my own concern and curiosity, I confirmed from multiple sources that the phone call did not happen. The report is yet another fantasy about protests on January 6, 2021, which most participants engaged in peacefully and respectfully."

On May 3, 2022, Prosecutors charged William Todd Wilson by "Information" in Criminal Case # 1:22-cr-00152-APM-1. But the very next day Wilson entered a plea deal on May 4.

Prosecutors included the allegation:

    44. At the Phoenix Hotel, Rhodes gathered Wilson and other co-conspirators inside of a private suite. Rhodes then called an individual over speaker phone. Wilson heard, Rhodes repeatedly implore the individual to tell President Trump to call upon groups like the Oath Keepers to forcibly oppose the transfer of power. This individual denied Rhode's request to speak directly with President Trump. After the call ended, Rhodes stated to the group, "I just want to fight."

Two sources, who know, report that no such events or conversation happened, explaining:

First, the allegation itself proves that the Oath Keepers had no ability to communicate with Trump.

Rhodes in December 2020 posted an "open letter" publicly on the Oath Keepers' website encouraging Trump to invoke the [Anti] Insurrection Act of 1807. This is 100% legal. But Rhodes had no way to send it directly to Trump.

No Oath Keeper ever sought to "oppose the transfer of presidential power" forcibly or otherwise. The term of every President ends at Noon on January 20, under the Twelfth and Twentieth Amendments. No exceptions. The transfer of power cannot be stopped. No force was used or implied.

Witnesses place Rhodes at his hotel resting when prosecutors claim "Wilson, Rhodes, and others marched to the United States Capitol." Rhodes only left his hotel to demand that Oath Keepers leave the Capitol area after seeing news reports.

Rhodes openly chastised those Oath Keepers who had gone inside the U.S. Capitol as "dumb asses" and led them away from the area.

Rhodes gathered that night with his leaders like operations leader Michael Greene at an Olive Garden in Virginia – not at his hotel.

SOURCE Jonathon Moseley, Attorney

CONTACT: Jonathon Alden Moseley, 703-656-1230