Judge Timothy Kelly Sentences Proud Boy Leader Ethan Nordean To 18 Years In Prison for Using a Bullhorn and Walking Through Capitol Building For A Few Minutes


Hours before jurors deliberated a verdict convicting the Proud Boys of seditious conspiracy, J6 political prisoner Ethan Nordean detailed to Gateway Pundit reporter Alicia Powe how the US government conspired to incriminate the pro-Trump group months leading up to January 6.

“Generally speaking, we had a large number of undercover individuals — I am not going to get into too many details because I really don’t know what I’m allowed to say … but what’s public and what’s been spoken about in trial, we had multiple, multiple human sources from different agencies, local Metropolitan, FBI, and who knows what else and it’s pretty disturbing,” Nordean told the Gateway Pundit in a call using a tablet from his solitary confinement cell.

“It’s pretty disturbing hearing a lot of the things that occurred and the length to which the FBI has gone to lie, to manipulate.”

The government contends Nordean, along with four other members of the Proud Boys tried on the seditious conspiracy trial, — Army veteran Zachary Rehl and Marine Corp. veteran Dominic Pezzola, the group’s national leaders Enrique Tarrio, a former GOP congressional candidate, and decorated Staff Sgt. Joseph Biggs — began orchestrating a 9/11-like terror attack months prior to January 6 in an attempt to violently overthrow the government.

The Justice Department invested years in scouring through over 500,000 messages obtained from the defendants’ devices, social media pages and exchanges in online chat rooms in an effort to make its case.

** Please donate to Ethan Nordean’s GiveSendGo to help him win an appeal and return home to his wife and daughter. 

Still, week after week during the trial that spanned 51 days, the longest of any J6 trial, conniving prosecutors failed to prove there was ever a premeditated plan contrived by any patriot to storm the Capitol.

Prosecutors pitched the narrative about the Proud Boys, a Trump-supporting fraternity that became infamous for protecting innocent bystanders from Antifa, propagated by the mainstream media to make their case to the weak-minded jurors, not the facts, Nordean argued.

It is increasingly evident there were HUNDREDS of undercover government operatives working inside the crowds on J6 and directing the criminal conduct.

In the end, the kangaroo court found Ethan Nordean guilty of seditious conspiracy without offering a shred of proof that this was true.

On Friday dirty Judge Tim Kelly, an unhinged Trump hater who has destroyed the lives of hundreds of men, women and children with his fanatical hatred of average American Trump supporters, ruled that Ethan Nordean will spend 18 years in prison.

Here is the alleged terrorist Nordean on January 6.

Ethan Nordean did NOTHING wrong.

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Read the partial transcript of Ethan’s sentencing hearing:

ASSISTANT US ATTORNEY JASON MCCULLOUGH: I agree with but the request we have made is because of the severity of the conduct; because of both the joining together and the choice/decision to attack on the day that balance of presidential power was hanging.

Nordean and Biggs were functional equivalents in terms of the nature of this crime. Do not give him less than 17 years.

[Nordean] is the undisputed leader on the ground on Jan. 6 you heard from people like Travis Nugent and Jeff Finley, that when things broke loose, they looked to Nordean. and Nugent stood there and said he fell back on the chain of command.

These people followed Nordean on Jan. 6 and what did he do? As you said, earlier this week, he had every opportunity to turn back. but he gathered the men, moved into a stack formation, went to the front of the line, and made a deliberate decision to rip down the fence so they could continue their act toward the Capitol. He menaced officers both outside and inside the capitol. something they continue to dispute. and he celebrated it afterward. so with respect to nature and circumstances,I won’t spend any more time on the importance of the day, conspiracy, of targeting that transfer of power. But I will remind you that Mr. Nordean is the one defendant whose words almost track the statute

Biggs gave himself to this country for a time. Nordean comes from a loving family, he had every opportunity to work in a family business, and you will hear from those individuals today. One thing to keep in mind – those people were telling him: ‘Please don’t do this,’ and he did it.

Not everyone is that fortunate to have that kind of support and to deviate that far from it is remarkable. Remarkable.  Nordean mocked officers after Jan. 6.

[Nordean is somber, his arms crossed sitting on the table, his eyes cast down.]

After someone said there was no excuse for violence ever, Nordean replied: “Nah im good.” i submit to you that Jan. 6 changed the ceiling for what Nordean thought was possible.

Nordean seduced men like Pezzola [with ideas] that violence is the answer;  Nordean recruited men, underwent training for 3 months; directed PBs to peace monument and when the time came, he took action. We submit he is undeterred from that action.

[Nordean is introspective, calm looking toward the pews a bit as Smith is at the podium]

SMITH: If other defendants who are not jailed did not breach none of this would have happened which isn’t publicly understood about this case.

JUDGE TIMOTHY KELLY: I think that’s wrong, but go ahead.

DEFENSE ATTY NICK SMITH: Nordean’s body language doesn’t indicate he was rallying people when he raised his hand in the air. Defense witnesses said this meant “halt” not go forward. They presented this and the jury didn’t accept it, this is a striking oddity.

KELLY: You are not the jury.

SMITH: Lèse-majesté, an intl law, is akin to embarrassing a country and that’s closer to what happened on 1/6.

KELLY: Jan. 6 was not a mere embarrassment. A disgrace, yes, but it also happened @ a key constitutional moment. The crimes by PBs, he says, were more than just a humiliation or embarrassment of the country. If we don’t have a peaceful transfer of power in this country, we don’t have anything.

SMITH: In times of fear and hysteria, political and religious groups cry for the scalps of [opponents to their ideas], We need to be careful with the treatment, prosecution of subversive activities.

The groups being prosecuted here may be loathsome but they are allowed, In effect, there are people not in these groups prosecuted, and treated differently. The government will say those are different crimes.

[Kelly shifts in seat at the bench.]

I appreciate court doesn’t agree with this but —

KELLY: The sentences I hand down will have nothing to do with these defendants’ views whatsoever.

SMITH:  Nordean wasn’t talking of 1/6 when discussing using force.

KELLY: It was said in the lead to “the day that was the last stop of the train to make sure their preferred candidate stayed in power,” “fash the fuck out?”

SMITH: That’s a bad quote. I cannot defend Nordean’s “fash the fuck out” comment but I still want you to consider.

[Kelly calls for a 5-minute break.]

SMITH: A lot of this I know is not factual to what jury found trial. I don’t want to spread disinformation, so won’t I go in-depth here.

A lot of what we’re talking about is symbolic injury.

Kelly interjects angrily:

KELLY: We’re not talking about symbolic injury. We’re talking about tangible injury.

SMITH: I meant it in terms of language in statute.

[Smith addresses Pezzola’s he shouting “Trump won and everybody knows it!” while fist-pumping after he Judge Kelly sentenced him to 10 years.]

Pezzola ‘turned around and had a little fun.’ Nordean won’t do that.

Smith finally cedes his time to Nordean’s family to make their statements. Nordean’s sister approaches the podium. Her voice is shaking.

She says her brother “brings light to people” and that he is good at bringing people together. She tells judge Kelly: I wish you could have spent a day with him because if you did, you would find a good and kind man

[Nordean’s wife addressed the court. She says his daughter wll soon be driving and dating, life milestones important for her to have him around for. I ask you to consider the importance of his presence, she says]

[Ethan Nordean now addresses the court. His voice is clear, loud]


We must conclude Jan. 6 was a complete and utter tragedy. How do we know this? It is best to simplify this complex argument. All we need to show is 2 simple points: 1) lots of people were seriously hurt.  2) Some people lost their lives.. We don’t necessarily need to know about all the destruction that was caused, not following commands of law enforcement or those who assaulted police officers.

Although I agree it’s absolutely important to acknowledge these facts as they did happen, after seeing the video footage, no need to refute that. But at the end of the day… all we need is those two separate points.

There is no rally or political protest that should ever hold value over human life. I imagine anyone who feels proud of Jan 6 to imagine it was your loved one who didn’t come home that day.

A lot of people went to January 6 with good intentions but passion accelerated and chaos ensued. ..even if we start out with good outcomes, the end result is how we will be judged, as it should be.

It took quite some time for me to be humble and accept my situation, and my lawyer has done a good job, Thank you, Nick, I know now my perspective was flawed.

I thought of myself as merely an individual, removing blame and accountability for myself…[but] I had to face a sobering truth. I came to Jan 6 as a leader. I came to keep people out of trouble and keep people safe.

The truth is I did help lead a group of men back to the Capitol and I can see, to the government’s point, I had ample opportunity to de-escalate and I chose to do nothing…There’s no excuse for what I did…. adding myself to an already chaotic, dangerous situation in the Capitol building was sorely irresponsible

I’d like to apologize for my actions that day and to anyone, I’ve directly or indirectly wronged. I’m sorry. I’d like to apologize for my lack of leadership that day. I regret what I did that day, but what I regret most is not being a better leader


The tradition of the peaceful transfer of power was broken because of Jan. 6; The statements Nordean made in evidence and what the jury found was he planned to bring people to the Capitol, exercised control, and did what you did with fence.

Parts of that group you brought to DC played key roles at various breach points along the Capitol. You entered the Capitol and then made comments that he regretted nothing after the fact and when there was discussion about going further

The jury found Nordean entered into an agreement to accomplish what happened. Call it whatever you want to call it, but in terms of seditious conspiracy, put whatever label you want on it, that is an extremely serious offense for all the reasons I’ve talked about.

Maybe your upbringing was better in some respects; but no criminal record, a job, people out there, people who depend on you, like a daughter — this is tragic.

From having you up here at the podium, you’re an articulate person and someone who I think it’s quite obvious has leadership capabilities and talents. Where you would be taking those abilities and pushing them in a different direction…I wish we would lived in that alternative history. All of that to be said…all of those things are positive but they also just make this all the more tragic

There’s plenty of room to be engaged in politics as a good citizen, but violence doesn’t have a part in it.

I must consider not just a statement in the courtroom here but also all evidence of what Nordean said and did before Jan. 6 and after Jan. 6, have to put that in context.

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Alicia is an investigative journalist and multimedia reporter. Alicia's work is featured on numerous outlets including the Gateway Pundit, Project Veritas, Red Voice Media, World Net Daily, Townhall and Media Research Center, where she uncovers fraud and abuse in government, media, Big Tech, Big Pharma and public corruption. Alicia has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She served in the Correspondence Department of the George W. Bush administration and as a War Room analyst for the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee.

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