Strand's legal team will lodge the appeal at his sentencing hearing scheduled on June 1. Aside from this, Strand's team will file a motion to transfer the hearing of the case from Washington, D.C. to another location so that the law could be equally applied. He expressed hope that their case will eventually reach the Supreme Court.
Strand was convicted by a Washington, D.C. jury back in September 2022, declaring him guilty of all five charges the federal government brought against him. The jury's verdict convicted him of a felony and four misdemeanors – a verdict that could put him for two decades in prison. According to Strand, the guilty verdict appeared to be a retaliation toward his refusal to sign and accept a fraudulent plea deal.
"The most interesting component of the J6 situation overall is the fraudulent plea deals that the government viciously and very illegally forced on almost every J6 defendant by overcharging them with crimes that they did not have actual proof of elements to bring those charges," he told Adams.
Strand was one of thousands who marched to the U.S. Capitol Building to peacefully protest the 2020 election results. He joined the march to provide security and support to America's Frontline Doctors (AFLDS) founder Dr. Simone Gold. The AFLDS founder pleaded guilty to J6-related charges and was sentenced to 60 days in prison.
Adams noted that his guest's predicament was a clear example of the "weaponization of the Department of Justice (DOJ)." He told Strand: "You're facing a government taking away years of your life wrongfully for charges that are inappropriately applied. You've already been found guilty by a jury whose beliefs were tainted by dishonest media, fake news reporting, perhaps witness tampering by the DOJ because they're known for doing that."
Elsewhere in the show, Strand also presented major points worth pondering on the J6 incident.
"This is not a conspiracy theory. This is a hard cold fact, with a lot of proof, including government admissions. [The] DOJ is on record in the court admitting over 40 undercover agents were involved in the Jan. 6 event, acting as agent provocateurs. It was federal entrapment," he noted. (Related: 15 FACTS on the dozens of federal operatives who infiltrated the Trump crowds on January 6th at the US capitol.)
He also pointed out that Gold got a lighter punishment despite the fact that both of them faced the same charges.
"The plea deal offered a slightly lesser charge and sentence if you admit upfront: 'Yeah, I'm guilty. I did it and proceed from there,'" Strand told Adams. "They charged me with a 20-year felony and four misdemeanors, but they offered me a plea for a single misdemeanor."
"Why did I reject the plea? Simple: The plea is a lie. They're telling you to swear yourself to their story that you knew in advance that all these areas were restricted, you were going to be interrupting Congress, and all things that let them tell their stories."
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