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Thu Jun 23, 2022, 08:29 AM

DOJ wants to know if Sidney Powell is funding Oath Keepers' defense

DOJ wants to know if Sidney Powell is funding Oath Keepers’ defense

The Justice Department is asking a federal judge to probe possible financial relationships between members of the Oath Keepers accused of trying to prevent Joe Biden from becoming president and a nonprofit entity run by former Donald Trump attorney Sidney Powell that spread false election claims.

“The government is ... protecting the record by involving the Court in the process of addressing a potential conflict before it undermines a proceeding and a defendant’s right to competent and conflict-free representation,” prosecutors wrote Wednesday.

The unusual request follows media reports that Powell’s nonprofit organization, Defending the Republic, has used some of the millions of dollars it has raised through spreading conspiracy theories about the 2020 election to pay legal fees for Oath Keepers members facing trial. According to BuzzFeed and Mother Jones articles cited in the filing, four defendants — including Stewart Rhodes, who founded the self-styled militia group — have taken funds from Powell’s organization.

All four are accused of obstructing Congress’s counting of electoral college votes on Jan. 6, 2021; Rhodes and two others are accused of engaging in a seditious conspiracy against the United States.


More: https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2022/06/22/oathkeepers-defense-sidney-powell/

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Reply DOJ wants to know if Sidney Powell is funding Oath Keepers' defense (Original post)
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Response to Novara (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 08:38 AM

1. I was wondering why the Crack Hen was still running the circuits...

It turns out there’s a slush fund.

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Response to Hugin (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 08:42 AM

2. Follow the money...

Who were the donors to this fund also?

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Response to Beachnutt (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 09:01 AM

3. Also, was it legitimately collected?

I'm thinking it was the result of various sub-cons...

I must not be running it the right circles. If I tried really hard, I could barely raise $100 on a GoFundMe or a KickStart. I'd mostly get kicks.

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Response to Beachnutt (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 09:01 AM

4. +1

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