Obama-appointed Judge Amit Mehta ordered Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes jailed until his July trial today.
Judge Mehta is an Obama donor.
Rhodes was moved from his Plano, Texas holding cell to the Cimarron Prison and Correctional Facility in northeast Oklahoma around four weeks ago. His attorneys asked the court for a pre-trial release two weeks ago.
Stewart Rhodes is charged with plotting a seditious conspiracy. This is completely ridiculous and the court knows it. The Oath Keepers traveled to Washington DC on January 5-6 to offer security to conservative speakers and events.
Rolling Stone reported:
Stewart Rhodes — the founder of the Oath Keepers — will be jailed until he faces trial on charges he plotted a “seditious conspiracy” to block the peaceful transfer of power and keep president Biden out of the White House by force.
Judge Amit Mehta, an Obama appointee on the D.C. District Court, passed down the ruling Friday afternoon, denying a plan proposed by Rhodes’ legal team that would have let the militia leader live with a cousin in California.
Mehta characterized Rhodes as “extremely sophisticated,” and likely able to undermine any conditions of a pre-trial release. The judge added that the government had made a “clear and convincing” case as to the militia founder’s ongoing dangerousness.