Cruel and Unusual Punishment: DOJ Instructs VA to Suspend All Benefits of January 6th Prisoner Held in DC Gulag – This is What Happens When “Vindictive Leftists get in Charge”

Photo credit: Angel Harrelson, graphically enhanced by Patricia Tolson/The Epoch Times

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The rogue Biden regime and the deep state swamp are taking political persecution to a whole new level.

After being unconstitutionally detained for over a year for participating in the events on January 6th, Kenneth Harrelson, a former US military servicemember, is now facing suspension from receiving his benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

The Gateway Pundit wrote about Kenneth Harrelson back in March 2021.

Retired Army Sgt. Kenneth Harrelson Arrested for Attending Jan. 6 Protests – Family’s Bank Account Locked Down, Wife Loses Her Job, They Are Frightened and Don’t Know What to Do

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According to the Epoch Times, which spoke with Harrelson’s wife Angel, the couple was notified of the VA’s decision this week after receiving an unsigned letter from the agency stating that it had received information from the Department of Justice showing Kenneth had been “indicted and charged with Seditious Conspiracy;” therefore, he would no longer be eligible to receive his benefits.

As justification for suspending the benefits, the letter, which was dated June 13th and originated from the VA’s “Director Regional Office,” cited the “Forfeiture for subversive activities” clause under US Code § 6105(a). Under this law, the charge of ‘seditious conspiracy’ triggers a suspension pending the outcome of the case at trial.

From US Code § 6105(a):

“Any individual who is CONVICTED after September 1, 1959, of any offense listed in subsection (b) of this section shall, from and after the date of commission of such offense, have no right to gratuitous benefits (including the right to burial in a national cemetery) under laws administered by the Secretary based on periods of military, naval, air, or space service commencing before the date of the commission of such offense and no other person shall be entitled to such benefits on account of such individual.”

If Harrelson is found guilty, his benefits will be stripped completely stemming from the day of the offense, which would make him liable to owe back payments on any benefits he collected between January 6th and the suspension.

** You can read more about Kenneth Harrelson and the January 6 political prisoners at American Gulag.

Page two of the letter lays this out clearly, stating that “if convicted,” his status “may mean” the federal agency had paid “too much,” and that they would be in touch.

From the letter, via The Epoch Times:

“The VA’s Debt Management Center will send a letter explaining how much [has] been overpaid, as well as how to repay this debt.”

According to the VA letter, the Harrelsons’ suspension is slated to go into effect on September 1, 2022, following a 60-day due process period.

The letter continues:

“If you are subsequently acquitted of this charge, payments can be resumed from the date of suspension, if otherwise in order. If you are convicted, benefits will be retroactively terminated effective January 5, 2021, the date proceeding the offense, or from the date your award commenced, whichever is later.”

The troubling incident has caught the attention of United States Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX), who blasted the decision, saying that “this is what you have when vindictive leftists get in charge of major parts of the government.” He is working to address the situation with Republican colleagues after it was brought to his attention earlier this week, according to The Epoch Times.

As he points out, the Democrats are awfully hypocritical when it comes to insurrections. When it involves their political opponents, they want to destroy them for daring to protest against the approved narrative. Meanwhile, they turn a blind eye or encourage the burning of cities and the storming of government buildings when it suits their agenda.

From Gohmert:

“This is what you have when vindictive leftists get in charge of major parts of the government. What we’re seeing is when immoral, mean-spirited, leftist people take over the government, they use every aspect of the government in order to try to inflict their hatred on people with whom they disagree.

Even after most of the Democrats in the House of Representatives obstructed an official session of Congress back in June 2016, at that time, none of us were saying these people have got to be put in jail. We just wanted to be able to go back into session as the majority. But when they have power, obstructing an official session of Congress—which is the worst charge many of the January Sixers were charged with—we see the left wanting to bury them, take away any benefit, destroy their lives and not only their lives they want to destroy their homes, destroy their children’s lives. This is an evil, toxic atmosphere when these types of people are in control of so much of the federal government.” 

Unfortunately, Harrelson’s hard-earned benefits being taken away is far from the only injustice being committed in this situation. He is currently being unconstitutionally held in the DC Correctional Treatment Facility in southeast Washington, also known as the ‘DC Gulag,’ and has been there for an astonishing 475 days without being convicted of any crime or even being able to face trial.

As if it wasn’t bad enough, Pelosi’s team of partisan hack federal prosecutors have charged Harrelson with “Conspiracy (1) Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting (2) Destruction of Government Property and Aiding and Abetting (3) Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds (4) Tampering with Documents or Proceedings (5),” according to the 18-page criminal complaint filed against him.

After his initial arrest, which took place at his home in Titusville, Florida, on March 10, 2021, he was being held on much lesser charges. It wasn’t until almost a full year later that he was charged with seditious conspiracy along with the litany of other serious charges he is currently facing.

Now, his family is being forced to scramble – in the middle of a crippling economic situation – with the loss of their benefits as he is unable to provide for them because he is sitting in the DC Gulag – something that hasn’t happened to any other recipient of VA benefits that has been unconstitutionally imprisoned, so what gives?

Well, considering everything that has happened since January 6th, Angel Harrelson has a theory of what’s going on, and it has nothing to do with bad luck or coincidence. Rather, she believes her family is being targeted by the Federal Government because she refuses to keep quiet about the injustices being suffered by her husband and other Jan. 6th political prisoners.

Thankfully, Angel is not backing down. She refuses to let these people get away with it and will only “be louder” in the face of their tyranny, she explained.

From The Epoch Times:

“’I have asked so many of the other veterans who are in prison from January 6 and no one else has received this, not even the others on the Oath Keepers case,’ Angel revealed. ‘Ken is the only one. That’s why I want this to go public because we are being targeted. Probably because I won’t shut up.’

As The Epoch Times reported on March 11, Angel is convinced that the Democrats in power are intentionally targeting Jan. 6 participants just because they are Trump supporters. She also believes it’s all about ‘revenge.’

‘That’s how I feel,’ she reiterated Tuesday. ‘We are being targeted because I am going out there in public and I won’t shut up about any of this, and what’s the one way to get someone to shut up? Take everything from them.’

Asked what she was going to do now, Angel didn’t hesitate.

‘Be louder,’ she said.

In the meantime, she has less than 60 days to make a plan.”

Unfortunately, the Harrelsons’ are far from the only ones going through this horrific experience. Hundreds of law-abiding American citizens are being unconstitutionally held without trial in the DC Gulag and other high-security facilities across the country. Many are abused and denied their basic rights, like access to medicine and sanitary living conditions, and many are facing indefinite confinement with no set end in sight.

As the US government commits unspeakable oppression against American citizens solely for their political beliefs, dozens of deep state agitators, who were largely responsible for the events of January 6th (Ray Epps and his band of Fed spooks), walk around freely and Pelosi’s sham 1/6 committee religiously turns the halls of congress into a complete mockery on national TV with the J6 show trials – we are way past clown world.

This is a travesty of justice and the Swamp must be drained. These Americans deserve better.

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