VT is afraid that Trump ‘holdovers’ in the DOJ will do to Stewart Rhodes what the Trump DOJ did to Jeffrey Epstein
Raw Story: The estranged wife of Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes says he planned for the militia group to be installed as former president Donald Trump’s “brownshirts” — a reference to the paramilitary wing of Germany’s Nazi Party.
Tasha Adams appeared on MSBNC on Wednesday night, shortly after Rhodes testified remotely from jail before the House Select Committee investigating the Capitol insurrection.
Rhodes reportedly testified for six hours, but Adams indicated that based on news reports, she doesn’t believe he gave the committee much information about Jan. 6.
“He pled the Fifth (Amendment) mostly, and it appears he talked about himself a lot as well — the founding of the organization,” Adams said. “He did not talk a lot about, from what I can tell, anything that happened in the last year and a half or so. He sort of pled the Fifth on that and ducked out.”
Asked about the evidence against Rhodes, one of 11 members of the Oath Keepers charged with seditious conspiracy, Adams said she believes the Department of Justice has a strong case.
“He certainly planned all this,” she said. “He certainly is behind all this. What I don’t know is, are they able to make the connection to something bigger? Did he have a go-ahead from someone else? Why did he think this was OK for him to do, that he might get away with this?”
“Is there a larger connection, I don’t know,” she added. ” But I think they certainly have a great case that he planned this, he planned to disrupt everything in order to convince Trump to declare the Insurrection Act — they would come in, everything would just be chaos, and somewhere in there, Oath Keepers would be placed in some — basically brownshirts for Trump.” Read more..