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Now in home detention awaiting trial, Caldwell told Fox News host Tucker Carlson “they made me the poster boy.”
“I was defendant No. 1 in a conspiracy,” he explained. “They said I conspired and I actually put together a military-style attack on the Capitol. Then I stormed into the Capitol and did all these terrible things.”
Caldwell said “they even claimed I threatened our lawfully elected representatives in Congress.”
“Total claptrap,” Caldwell told Carlson. “But they sent that information all around the world, across all the media platforms.”
Caldwell was an FBI section chief from 2009 to 2010 after retiring as a lieutenant commander from the Navy.
Julie Kelly told the Caldwells’ story in a column for American Greatness.
Caldwell’s wife awakened him in a panic at 5:30 a.m. on Jan. 19, saying, “The FBI is at the door and I’m not kidding.”
The Navy vet told Kelly there was “a full SWAT team, armored vehicles with a battering ram, and people screaming at me.”
“People who looked like stormtroopers were pointing M4 weapons at me, covering me with red [laser] dots.”
In his interview with Carlson, Caldwell said he and his wife hired a lawyer who demanded that prosecutors present their evidence. “When they couldn’t produce it, they immediately changed their position,” Caldwell said.
“Now they say the exact opposite of what they said. Originally they said I was the commander of the Oath Keepers. That I did this terrible thing to go inside and attack Congress,” he said.
Now prosecutors acknowledge he wasn’t even a member of Oath Keepers, didn’t plan an attack and didn’t go inside the Capitol.
originally posted by: PiratesCut
a reply to: 727Sky
This is disgusting!
What is wrong with these people…….
Fear for the children!!!
originally posted by: frogs453
It is doubtful that you may want to read the Justice Department info, but it's all here if you like. He himself in messages refers to his Oath Keeper friends, documents plans about "coming in heavy", "smiting" those so the certification cannot occur and doing some "hunting" in DC. Along with other plans, none of which appear to be any type of just cheering at a rally.
Case documents are linked here:
Justice Dept PDFs
originally posted by: Bunch
a reply to: 727Sky
It is very soul enriching to me that conservatives in 2021 have discovered something that black and brown people have know for centuries.
Never trust Law Enforcement agencies!