Feds Say Jailed Militia Leader Was Plotting “Literal War”

The Daily Beast reports:

A member of the far-right paramilitary group the Oath Keepers who’s been charged with conspiring to storm the Capitol was ready “for violence” during the deadly riot and had plans for a “further insurrection,” federal prosecutors said Friday.

“The plan was never for peaceful protest,” a Virginia prosecutor said during a detention hearing for Donovan Crowl, a former U.S. Marine. “The Oath Keepers arrived in D.C. prepared for violence.”

“[Crowl’s] been preparing for literal war because that’s what his organization told him to do,” the prosecutor added. The Oath Keepers allegedly began plotting at least five days before the insurrection, according to court papers.

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