Former Oath Keepers attorney claims alleged Jan. 6 radio traffic ‘a recording of people watching TV’

The U.S. House Jan. 6th Select Committee sent out a tweet claiming they had obtained walkie-talkie radio traffic between Oath Keepers members during the riot which their former attorney claims is actually “a recording of people watching TV.”

“The Select Committee has obtained a recording of communications over a walkie-talkie app among Oath Keepers who were inside the Capitol and others who were sharing intelligence from elsewhere. Listen to how they reacted to President Trump’s 2:38 tweet in real-time,” the January 6th Committee tweeted.

Jonathon Moseley, who is a former attorney for Oath Keepers defendant Kelly Meggs, claims the audio snippets released by the Jan. 6 Committee are part of a nearly 2.5-hour recording.

He asserts that the Twitter post paired the audio clips with an unrelated video to make it appear it was Oath Keepers speaking on radios at the Capitol.

“I can speak from personal, direct, first-hand knowledge that this is a 2-hour, 20-minute recording of people watching TV,” Moseley said in a statement to The Epoch Times. “This is NOT Oath Keepers at the Capitol.”

Stunts such as the one that Moseley is exposing have allegedly been going on for months. Defense attorneys have complained that it will poison the jury pool and make it virtually impossible for defendants to get a fair trial. A number of motions by Oath Keepers for trial delays or changes of venue have been denied despite what is going on.

When the Jan. 6 Committee published its Twitter post on Sept. 15, the controversial Zello app transmissions were reportedly under seal. Defense attorneys are calling them hearsay while prosecutors say they are valid evidence.

Oath Keepers founder Elmer Stewart Rhodes III, Kelly Meggs, Jessica Watkins, Kenneth Harrelson, and Thomas Caldwell are charged with seditious conspiracy to attack the Capitol and a range of other crimes. The case goes to trial on Sept. 27.

Seditious conspiracy is defined as two or more people plotting “to overthrow, put down or to destroy by force the government of the United States.”

“The J6 Committee is operating as a partisan campaign PAC,” Moseley accused. “Its public relations releases are not legislative actions. It is a Democrat campaign PAC for the November 2022 elections.”

Although Judge Amit Mehta ruled on Sept. 19 that some statements in the Zello transmissions will be admitted as evidence, most of them will be barred from evidence as being highly prejudicial.

The recorded public Zello transmissions were discovered on the audio-sharing website Soundcloud by two journalists in 2021 according to The Epoch Times.

The most explosive statements on the recording came from a user named “1% Watchdog.” He led discussions with other Zello users, some of whom were watching television news at the time of the riot.

“There’s no safe place in the United States for any of these motherf***ers right now, let me tell you,” he asserted, ostensibly referring to members of Congress.

Following former President Trump posting to Twitter that those at the Capitol should support Capitol Police and do no harm, “1% Watchdog” stated, “That’s saying a lot by what he didn’t say. He didn’t say not to do anything to the Congressmen.”

Defense attorneys are charging that the government is attempting to use the comments of unnamed outsiders who are not unindicted co-conspirators as evidence against the Oath Keepers.

“No defendant, in this case, much less none of the indicted or unindicted co-conspirators sent a message or responded on this chain of communications that the government has highlighted — or anywhere in the 69-page transcript,” defense attorneys Juli Haller and Stanley Woodward wrote in a motion to suppress.

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