Five Proud Boys Former President Donald Trump to be subpoenaed Trump as they face seditious conspiracy charges for their role in 2021′s Jan. 6 This week, New York Times reporter reported that there was an insurrection.
The defendants — including Enrique Tarrio, the far-right group’s longtime chairman — (*6*) tweeted reporter Alan Feuer.
It’s not immediately clear why they want Trump Witness stand. Other Jan. 6 The defendants have claimed that they stormed U.S. Capitol believing it was where they wanted to go. Trump They believed this might have allowed the riot to take place.
A request is for Trump to be subpoenaed hasn’t been granted in other Jan. 6 trials, noted Feuer.
The current judge Proud Boys However, the case has already decided that prosecutors may play video during the trial. Trump Tell the group “stand back and stand by” During a debate on televised with Joe Biden, then-presidential candidate in 2020. It was widely understood that the startling statement is a message for all. Proud Boys To be available to act if required Trump.
U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly is allowing the video because he said the former president’s comments showed “an additional motive” The following are the recommendations: Proud Boys To “advocate for Mr. Trump [and] engage in the charged conspiracy” Keep him in power.
Sabino Jauregui (an attorney representing Tarrio) claimed that Tarrio was the real insurrectionist. Trump, but said that it’s “too hard to blame” Since any charges against him would be fought by an “army of lawyers,” The Guardian reported Sunday.
“It’s easier to blame … the Proud Boys,” Jauregui described Tarrio, Jauregui and the other defendants in Jauregui’s statement as “merely” “scapegoats.”
The Oathkeepers, four right-wing Oath keepers, were sentenced Monday to life imprisonment for seditious conspiration in connection with their participation in the insurrection. They could face Maximum 20 years can be served in prison for a sentence.
Elmer Stewart Rhodes was the founder of Oath Keepers and was sentenced to seditious conspiration in November.
The Proud Boys All three pled not guilty to the identical charge.