True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht, former board member ARRESTED for not outing informant

True the Vote leaders Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips were taken into custody by US Marshalls on Monday for refusing to identify a confidential informant to a judge.

Federal Judge Kenneth Hoyt found both of them in contempt of court after they declined to out the informant, according to independent journalist Ivory Hecker.

The judge informed them they would face jail time if they did not comply with the terms of a court order by Monday at 9 am.

“I expect both defendants to be present,” Hoyt asserted.

The judge ordered that Engelbrecht and Phillips be held in custody for at least 24 hours or until they give up the informant, according to The Post Millennial.

“Breaking: As ordered by Federal Judge Kenneth Hoyt, US Marshals have just taken into custody True the Vote’s Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips for contempt of court, due to their refusal to release the name of a confidential informant,” Hecker tweeted.

“Judge Hoyt orders that Engelbrecht and Phillips be held in custody for a day or more, until they bring forth the information they are withholding,” Hecker added.

“Judge says he never got a straight answer on who was in the Dallas hotel room January, 2021, and he doesn’t know how many people were there. Judge says the way Phillips and Engelbrecht talked suggests True the Vote did have access to the hacked computer data, though they deny it,” she continued.

The two conservative leaders claim that identifying their confidential informant would put his life at risk, according to the Houston Chronicle.

“Every name I give you gets doxxed and harassed,” Engelbrecht charged.

“On behalf of my clients, we don’t want to release the name of this individual,” True the Vote attorney Brock Akers responded to Judge Hoyt in an Oct. 6 hearing.

Phillips stated on Truth Social that “Doing the right thing isn’t always easy but it’s always right. We were held in contempt of court because we refused to burn a confidential informant or our researchers. We go to jail Monday unless we comply.”

They are facing accusations of defamation and computer crimes from a company at the center of a viral social media campaign engineered by the conservative voting organization, according to the Texas Tribune.

As might be expected, the development was not well received by those on the right:

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