US veteran and Oath Keeper Joshua James pleaded guilty for “seditious conspiracy” on Wednesday.
James was one of the Oath Keepers who formed a stack on the US Capitol Steps that day and then entered the US Capitol without any weapons. The group later told Stewart Rhodes the Oath Keeper founder that they entered the US Capitol after they heard someone had been shot, a woman later identified as Ashli Babbitt who was shot dead by Capitol Police in cold blood.
The charges against him were based on text messages where the members were talking smack. That is enough to send him to prison for 40 years.
The Gateway Pundit wrote about Joshua James a year ago after his arrest and helped his family raise $100,000 from conservative supporters.
The Chris Wray FBI sent in an armored vehicle with a turret, two vans, 6 FBI vehicles, 3 local police vehicles to arrest him.
This is what a year of torture and lies can do.
And the gaslighting of the fake news mainstream media continues.
CBS News reported:
An Alabama Army veteran who deployed to Iraq in 2007 pleaded guilty to the serious charge of seditious conspiracy for his admitted role in the January 6 Capitol attack on Wednesday.
Joshua James, who is linked to the far-right Oath Keepers militia group, admitted to joining a conspiracy with leader Stewart Rhodes and others to forcibly attempt to stop the transfer of power from former President Donald Trump to President Joe Biden.
As part of Wednesday’s agreement, James admitted that in November 2020, he met with Rhodes and others to conspire to halt the peaceful presidential transition before attempting to forcibly execute those plans on January 6.
Leading up to the attack, plea papers reveal James and other alleged Oath Keepers communicated and planned via encrypted messages before traveling to the nation’s capital on January 4, 2021.
James admitted that Rhodes instructed him and others to prepare to use “lethal force” if called upon against anyone who attempted to remove Trump from office. Those potential targets included, “the National Guard or other government actors who might be sent to remove President Trump as a result of the Presidential Election,” according to the plea agreement.
James admitted that while in Washington D.C. on January 6, he and some of his codefendants drove golf carts around the city, past barricades, and up to the Capitol building, court documents say. The group then formed a military-style “stack” as they unlawfully entered the Capitol.
James admitted to then grabbing an officer and yelling, “Get out of my Capitol,” before being sprayed with chemical irritants.
The defendant also pleaded guilty to obstructing Congress’ counting of the electoral college votes.
Each count carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250k fine, but due to his lack of criminal history and acceptance of responsibility in this case, the sentencing guidelines call for far less. Judge Amit Mehta, who accepted James’ guilty plea, will impose the sentence.
For the record… Congress was already dismissed due to a bogus bomb threat at that time.