A leader in an alleged Oath Keepers conspiracy in the US Capitol insurrection claims she was given a VIP pass to the pro-Trump rally on January 6, had met with Secret Service agents and was providing security for legislators and others, including in their march to the Capitol, according to a new court filing.
Attorneys for Ohio Oath Keeper Jessica Watkins detail how the efforts among paramilitants who are now accused of conspiracy on January 6 were closer to the apparatus around then-President Donald Trump and his rally than was previously known.
By sharing the new details in the filing Saturday, the defense attorney for Watkins, a former Army ranger who served in Afghanistan, argues for her release from jail on bond and other restrictions as she awaits trial.
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New in the Capitol riot investigation: Alleged Oath Keeper Jessica Watkins now says in court she was protecting VIPs at the Trump rally on Jan 6 and that she met with Secret Service agents https://t.co/UsXyNBJMFR
— Katelyn Polantz (@kpolantz) February 21, 2021