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Proud Boys Attorney: Evidence Confirms J6 Was An Organized Government Plot

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Defense attorney Roger Roots, representing J6 political prisoner Dominic Pezzolla, was on “pins and needles” during a call with The Gateway Pundit Thursday morning as jurors reached a partial verdict on the Proud Boys seditious conspiracy trial.

Suspense suddenly morphed into shock, heartbreak and despair. An hour later, a full verdict was deliberated convicting Enrique Tarrio, Joseph Biggs, Zachary Rehl and Ethan Nordean on three counts of conspiracy and every other felony leveled against them by the Department of Justice.

“I mean look at Tarrio — Tarrio was not even in DC! Look at Pezolla, he had only been a Proud Boy for 30 days,” Roots lamented. “They convicted everyone on the breaking of the fence, including Tarrio — are you kidding me breaking the fence from 50 miles away?”

“I can’t believe it. We fought for four months. We lived it 24/7. We are all, everyone, is depressed.”

Initially after closing arguments, the defendants were hopeful at least one of the Joe Biden-supporting jurors would rationally conclude the government’s narrative surrounding their alleged ploy to “violently overthrow the federal government” is an elaborate fabrication and hoax.

But with a jury comprised of ardent left-wing activists, a judge that incessantly demonstrated partiality to the government, fear of government intimidation and the weight of the DOJ’s unlimited resources combined with the corporate press running an all-encompassing hit job on the “white supremacist” Proud Boys for years on end, the case was doomed from the start.

Presiding Judge Timothy J. Kelly, a Trump-appointed magistrate whose wife works for Democrat DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, modified the definition of “seditious conspiracy” from how the crime was previously used in the Oath Keepers, lowering the standard as to what misconduct qualifies as sedition.

“My understanding is that what now amounts to seditious conspiracy is so relaxed. They are charged with three conspiracies,” Roots explained. “Count one is a seditious conspiracy; count two is a seditious conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding; count three is obstructing an official proceeding without a conspiracy. Count four is conspiracy to commit civil disorder.

“So, there are three separate conspiracies and the judge is basically instructing the jury that the same evidence could apply to all three — they could use the same exact evidence and convict on all three [counts].”

During the protest, infantry Marine Corp. veteran Dominic Pezzolla, the only defendant found not guilty of the conspiracy charges, was pulled to the ground on his back for several minutes as he stood in the massive crowd surrounding the Capitol building. He then grabbed a police shield he found vacant on the ground for protection as law enforcement officials shot “sting balls” at people’s faces on an incline while standing on the Capitol steps. Pezzola then broke a window before entering the building, smoked a cigar and exited the premises. Pezzola joined the Proud Boys 30 days prior to January 6 and never met or had any communication with Tarrio, Biggs, Nordean or Rehl until they met at trial.

Tarrio, the Proud Boys’ national leader, was arrested on January 4 after burning a Black Lives Matter flag and was not in the District of Columbia during the protest that escalated into the infamous riot. Biggs, Nordean and Rehl gathered at the Washington Monument, and stopped at the food trucks before marching to the Capitol Building. They entered the building for mere minutes and never committed an act of violence.

All text and online communications exchanged amongst the defendants on January 6, which were exhibited during discovery, confirm they primarily conspired to return to their hotel rooms, attend a concert and safely return home to their young children following the protest.

But the natural inclination of many good men, particularly veterans trained to serve and protect during combat, was to stop the police from beating and killing innocent people.

“There were some people who ran away. Everyone was in a state of shock. Some of them had military training — look at Pezolla. Pezzola was trained infantry for the US Marines. They are trained to not retreat.”

While the government embedded the Proud Boys with Confidential Human Sources for months and years leading up to January 6, markedly, the undercover federal agents failed to mitigate the conspired so-called “insurrection.”

The government failed to present any substantial evidence of a premeditated plan contrived by any member of the Proud Boys throughout the 51-day trial. Even the government’s witnesses who pled guilty to seditious conspiracy insisted under oath and when “squeezed” by the FBI during interrogation repeatedly pled that “there was no plan.”

“There is no evidence of a seditious plot of any kind,” Roots declared. “You would think that there would be some whistleblower that would come forward but the whistleblowers they have, like Bertino — their whistleblowers have nothing. So, they squeeze Bertino and Greene, they squeeze these poor guys, Bertino was not there. I can’t think of a single crime that Greene committed but yet they squeezed him. He was forced to plead guilty to crimes he didn’t commit just to stay out of jail.

“The evidence that the government put on is a bunch of Tweets and Telegram chats about things leading up to J6 that were completely taken out of context. The vast majority of Telegram chats that are violent talk were about preparing for Antifa on the street. Half of it is just joking around and its all about Antifa and street fighting and things that have nothing to do with the US Capitol.”

Asked why some police officers held doors open permitting demonstrators entry into the Capitol Building, while others appear to have been given shoot-to-kill orders as they tear-gassed, beat, and shot sting balls and flash grenades at the crowd, Roots warned there is a smoking gun of “fedsurrection.”

“Let’s face it there were legitimate Trump supporters who misbehaved. It certainly was not well orchestrated by anyone. There is no evidence of a well-organized conspiracy or plotting by the patriots, no evidence at all,” he emphasized. “You can look through a fedsurrection — there’s evidence that there was an organized government plot — there’s enough evidence there.”

Judges in tandem with the government are also obfuscating discovery surrounding the murder of 5 unarmed protesters that were murdered cold blood in broad daylight on J6, evidence that would justify the need for self-defense and exercise of the Second Amendment. Several J6 defendants witnessed Roseanne Boyland getting killed or another trying to save an elderly woman from getting beat by police and intervened because their primal instincts kicked in to save a life.

“What happens in these trials is everything is compartmentalized,” Roots said. “One defendant or five defendants tries to present evidence about people being killed that day and the government objects, “Irrelevant” [and the judge sustains.] They say the murders are only relevant if it affected the defendant’s state of mind and, ‘Of course, that’s pretty rare in itself — where can you find someone that can say his state of mind is affected by a dead person?’

Several J6 defendants maintain their assault charges stem from their attempt to rescue Roseanne Boyland while she was getting beat to death by Capitol Police Officer Lila Morris, who was awarded for heroism after the murder.

In decorated Army Veteran Christopher Alberts’s case, Judge Harvey, G. Michae refused to allow Alberts to testify about witnessing the cops kill Benjamin Phillips that day or the police pushing a man off a thirty-foot cliff.

“It happened in Chris Alberts’ case. [Attorney] John Pierce and I tried the Chris Alberts trial and the government objected