Last Updated on April 28, 2023
According to a recent account of the events, a key witness in the Proud Boys’ trial was wrongfully framed as an FBI informant and was removed from the trial. Now, the jury is deliberating to decide the fate of the Proud Boys, who’ve been charged with the obscure, Civil War-era offense of “seditious conspiracy.”
The witness, Jen Loh, who assisted the FBI for several years with information about Antifa, says she never provided information about the Proud Boys, or the ongoing case, despite claims by the prosecution and some media outlets.
Many believe that the accusation that Loh was an FBI informant had been strategically made in order to prevent the defense’s ability to effectively defend the Proud Boys.
The witness stated that the FBI offered to pay for camera security in 2021 after she reported threats made by Antifa, a domestic terrorist group.
Jen Loh claims that the FBI asked her for a signature on the documentation and accepted cash. She didn’t realize this would classify Jen as a Confidential Human Source. “I didn’t realize at the time that this was going to be classified as a Confidential Human Source (CHS),” she stated.
“They asked me about the Proud Boys in conversation a few times, but more in a passing way. All I ever told them was that they were good people who were often misunderstood due to what the media or the SPLC reports on them. I have never said anything negative about them.”
Despite the efforts of the prosecution team to prevent her from testifying, she was scheduled to do so. Just 12 hours before she was to testify, the prosecution revealed that she was a CHS. This caused panic amongst the defense team.
This unexpected revelation hindered the defense team’s ability effectively defend Proud Boys as they scrambled for information that she may have shared with the government. The agent confirmed she had not discussed the case with the Proud Boys, and a court transcript backed up this statement.
“The government has clearly set out to frame patriotic Americans in order to further their own agenda. They’re willing to do whatever it takes to achieve this.” They’ve even gone so far as excluding witnesses who could exonerate the accused and paint a clearer picture of what occurred on January 6th,” stated an anonymous “Jane Doe” supporting the witness.
“This trial is a kangaroo court, and the American public deserves better.” It’s time to stop the games and be transparent about government actions.
In their rush to publish the story, many conservative news organizations published the allegations before they had been properly confirmed. Jim Hoft, the Gateway Pundit’s top reporter, ran the story before verifying the facts, as did Julie Kelly of American Greatness. This click-crazed rush fueled misinformation and contributed to the witness’s fallout.
The defense team decided to call her as a testifying witness. However, the night before she was scheduled to appear, the prosecution released footage of her in the VIP section, with Oath Keepers standing behind her.
She was questioned by the defense team about her relationship with Oath Keepers. She replied that she didn’t know them, but she had met Stewart Rhodes, the leader of the Oath Keepers, after January 6th. The defense team decided that it was too dangerous to put her on the stand and released her.
Loh expressed regret over the situation, telling National File that “I wanted to help as much as I could and this is what happened.”