Peter Schwartz, age 47 and a Kentucky welder who has served in the Army Reserve, was indicted after he was accused of pepper-spraying officers during the Jan. 6 protest. He was arrested on Feb. 2nd in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. According to his letter, he was with his wife when 30 agents assaulted him with flashbang grenades, armored vehicles, and more than 10 assault rifles aimed at his chest.
“At no point did either my wife or I resist but we were both roughly handled and forced/dragged up the stairs after being shackled and handcuffed as we were shoved around,” Schwartz said.
Last year, the DC jury found Pete and his co-defendants guilty on every single charge. There were no victims. The prosecution presented no witnesses.
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Pete Schwartz called The Gateway Pundit after he was found guilty on every single count. There were 11 counts against Pete and the two co-defendants that he never has seen in his life and never met before the trial. The jury did not even read over the evidence before they voted to sentence the three Trump supporters.
Pete Schwartz told The Gateway Pundit that Juror #8 flipped him off as they read the guilty verdict against him, where he was found guilty on every single count.
Pete was found guilty of obstruction of an official proceeding despite the fact that he NEVER entered the US Capitol or as Pete says, “I never even touched the Capitol.”
This is a travesty of justice.
Below is a recording of a call from Pete Schwartz to the supporters standing outside of the DC jail:
Below is the transcript:
Let Congress know, from somebody inside, here at the DC CTF. I’ve lived in Kentucky for nearly 10 years, so my representatives are Comer, Massey, and Rand Paul. Of course, no one in Kentucky would claim Mr. McConnell, so we don’t know where he came from. Our main concern is our due process, and our actual innocence, not the pre-trial thing, not the treatment—that stuff is an issue, but that is the least significant of the issues.
The fact of the matter is, I was convicted of four assaults, with zero victims. I was also convicted of a 1512 Obstruction of Justice, even though I did not enter the building, I wasn’t even on the grounds at the time the Congress went into recess, so the Government is trumping up these charges. A jury member actually flipped me off while they were reading the verdict, so that shows there’s no chance of a fair trial. It’s not an issue of pre-trial or post-trial—there IS no fair trial in DC.
We are being wrongfully convicted. Even in the hypothetical event that I was guilty of spraying a can of Mace, which I’m not, two years later, they haven’t produced a single victim and no evidence of the alleged acts. And, even if they HAD produced some victims who had been sprayed, and HAD found me guilty, the amount of time I’ve served is ridiculous. I was arrested on February 2, 2021, exactly two years tomorrow, of something I did not do, just so they can steal an election. When the truth is uncovered and the people actually responsible for January 6 breaches are arrested, I don’t care what Antifa gets, I don’t care what BLM gets, I’m tired of being compared to them. It’s like pouring salt in the wounds because I was entrapped by my own government.
Yes, this is my message to Congress and our supporters. There are real issues to investigate: our country has proof that the people from Ukraine (the Nazis over there) were imported here to cause problems, Nancy Pelosi’s texts and her emails saying that she intentionally reduced the security on January 6, that right there is entrapment. The narrative is way deeper than that, but just those two proofs alone should be enough to suggest entrapment and get us out of here! This is absolutely unfair. This should never happen in our country— it shouldn’t happen anywhere! We want to get this message to Congress and let them know that due process is a huge deal, and our innocence is an even bigger deal. All the other things ARE legitimate issues, but it’s wasted focus. Instead of worrying about how the jail treatment is, let’s get us out of jail, let’s get us home to our family where we can have what’s left of our lives back.
That’s my message. I hope it gets some traction. I’m tired of the fact that some people, even though they’re in the Congress— maybe they’re uninformed—I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt, but, they say, “Never attribute malice to what could be incompetence.” They keep saying that we are rioters who got out of control and the police overreacted. That is not true. The truth is, we were entrapped by our government—that’s the truth! Release the 14,000 hours of video so that we can identify the instigators who dressed as Trump supporters and were at each area of the Capitol inciting violence and causing destruction.
Antifa and BLM ARE terrorists – that’s a dramatic difference. It’s an absolute insult to compare us to them. I mean, please just listen to what we’re saying. We have video. I just went there to watch the Trump speech. I wasn’t part of any group. It seems as if once an hour, every hour, for the past two years of incarceration, the news has called me, and everybody that’s indicted here, an insurrectionist. That, itself, is another travesty. I mean, they can’t just go around and accuse people of insurrection, the highest crime in the country—especially since the people who did it ARE the ones who are the insurrectionists! Not to mention that not one person has been charged with Insurrection! Not one!
Two Oath Keepers in their trial right before my trial were convicted of seditious conspiracy when their lawyers outright proved there was no seditious conspiracy. The jury apparently did not listen to the defense present its case.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene spoke a few days ago about the murder of Ashli Babbitt and spoke of Ashli’s mom being in the hearing room. She also spoke of the treatment the pre-trial detainees were receiving. I’m grateful that she has taken up our cause, but I just want to correct that one little thing, that just because we were convicted does not mean we were guilty. I am grateful that she stood in solidarity with Ashli’s mother, Micki Witthoef. I was so pleased to hear it, and she did it very professionally—she did a great job—Ashli’s never had justice. Has she not been murdered, Ashli would’ve been incarcerated for two years, just for being there, but yet somebody can murder her and they get a medal! And, where are the people who were in that hallway outside of the door where Ashli was shot? They have not been arrested yet.
When the 14,000 hours of video comes out, it’s our turn to do to them what the leftists did to us, although what will be different is we’re going to be telling the truth! When these 14,000 hours are released, I know that Jim Hoff is assembling a team of people, I know that the Patriot Freedom Project is assembling a team. There are people who will meticulously search through these 14,000 hours and we will find the people that have trapped us. I’ve done a lot of research myself. I have all kinds of videos that I’ve marked and taken photographs of them, and I have a memory stick of people, up in the skies, and they have phones that don’t even have the stickers, or the price tags pulled off of them. It’s VERY suspicious, yet none of those people are in jail.
Who would bring a phone like that? There’s just so many things! It’s obvious malice. It was complete entrapment and there’s no excuse for it. If I got out yesterday, it’s still not acceptable. I have been incarcerated without being convicted for so long, I was a welder my [adult] life, and any of my stories about work, when I tell these stories, it feels like it’s something I dreamed, I’m so disconnected from reality, I’ve been in here so long, it’s hard to even imagine freedom at this point. They’ve taken a large chunk of my life and I will never get this back.
If I get out and the time I spent here in this jail makes this country a better place to live, I won’t regret one day of it. But, if I’m just in here for nothing, then this is sickening. I would gladly stay in here two more years if it would mean something. Our forefathers died for their freedom. They had families, they had children, they had jobs, careers, everything— the same things that we have. They gave up their lives for that and it was well worth it to them. I had a great life. I lived in a great country. I’d gladly do that for somebody else, but been suffering for no reason is—well, there’s no reason for it. As long as we get somewhere with it, then I’m glad to have done it, but, at this point, right now, there’s nothing happening, so I’m not very happy about it.
The attention to it is paramount because people still don’t even know that we are still incarcerated. The DC District Courts and the Government are trying to give people 10 years. Dan Caldwell just came back today, and his sentence was five years and eight months on a plea deal! This man’s father is in bad health—he may never see him again! He’s already lost his mother since he’s been in here. My parents are older than Dan’s, and that’s my biggest fear—that I won’t ever see my parents again because of this, because somebody wanted to steal an election.
All I want is our voices heard. We hope our leaders in Congress will do the right thing, but all we can do is get heard.
You know, they can’t shut us up forever. There’s been so many people like you guys, even Julie Kelly has been on the radio for years, and these people act like they haven’t heard what her message was or what we say or what you guys say. They just think you’re standing outside the jail because you don’t have any place to go or something, I guess. If nothing else, we in here definitely appreciate you. We love you guys, each and every one of you, thank you very much for what you’re doing, and I’m glad to hear Marjorie Taylor Greene is taking a stand. It sounds like maybe something’s starting to work here. Thank you very much.
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