Because of his affiliation with Oath Keepers, the Biden administration has accused him of conspiring to obstruct Congress. They allege that he and other Oath Keepers entered into an instantaneous unspoken conspiracy to commit a crime at the moment they entered into the Capitol.
In other times, in other political seasons, these charges would have been laughed off as preposterous. But no one is or should be laughing now. The prosecution team who wants to put William in prison until he is an old man is funded by more than $50 million. Even more scary, the prosecution team is backed by the political will of the establishment, a poison and insidious sentiment that infects the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of this government, the entrenched view that in order for them to survive and maintain their hold on the reins of this Country, people like William must lose, must be imprisoned, must have their voices forever shut.
William is facing an arduous and unfair fight. He is facing a superior foe, an opponent from a much higher weight class who is trying to imprison William for many, many years, years in which he hoped to build a career and a family.
It is almost incomprehensible that the charges against William are predicated on the allegation that he violated the Constitutional principles he loves so much. It is certainly demoralizing. Imagine: one day you are a relatively care-free 21 year-old going to DC for a mini-vacation with your aunt and uncle and the next day you are being chased down by the FBI and accused of being a terrorist. How did this happen? What can I do? How can I win this fight? Imagine the questions. Imagine the anguish.
Without financial assistance, William is preordained to lose the fight, to lose his career, and lose his freedom.
William’s father, who was his caregiver and a firefighter himself, passed away prematurely two years ago. Because his death was premature, there were inadequate resources to provide for William and his two younger brothers. Suddenly, William was caste into the role as the elder of the family. He now lives with his grandmother and is a caretaker for her. They barely have income to subsist, much less to pay the massive legal bills they are facing.
Without your help, the verdict is preordained. Without your help, William has no chance of due process or fundamental fairness in his case.
Top Defense Team
William’s defense team is led by Gene Rossi and Charles Greene, who both began their careers as trial attorneys with the United States Department of Justice. While with the Department of Justice, both Gene and Charles received the DOJ award for Outstanding Trial Attorney. Gene is well-known in Democratic circles in D.C. and the regions of Northern Virginia which he frequents, Charles travels more conservative Republican highways in Florida, where he resides.
Nonetheless, while they come from different political perspectives their passion and belief in William and his defense are equal and unwavering. Both are committed to William and his cause. Both are contributing their time and energies without expectation of the fees they usually receive. But they cannot do it alone. They need the assistance of other lawyers and paraprofessionals. They need IT professionals and experts from various fields. They need document organization devices and software and personnel as they gather and organize the vast amount of information that has been produced by the government and they are now actively engaged in gathering elsewhere.
In the revisionist histories that are still being propounded by persons on both sides of the aisle, the motives of all who attended the January 6th events are questioned by virtually every media outlet and the leadership of both political parties. While events where buildings were burned and looted throughout 2020 were referred to as “protests,” politicians from both parties and commentators from all media outlets describe the events of January 6th as an “assault” or a “riot” or as “domestic terrorism.”
Politicians have scurried for cover and people who might have participated in our political system have either been forever scared away from doing so or have lost all hope that their voices will ever be heard, as shown by the run-off elections in Georgia where many just gave up and stayed away. Those who hoped to shut the voices of people who do not agree with that the established way of doing things is the only way of winning. If they prevail, the biggest loser will be the First Amendment. The real loser will be ALL of us. But the battle is not over, the histories are not yet written.
William can still win. We can still win. America can still win.