Feds Arrest Second Oath Keeper Linked To Roger Stone

The Birmingham News reports:

A North Alabama man whom federal agents say participated in the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol has been charged with two counts in connection with his alleged role, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday.

Joshua James, 33, of Arab, had contact with the Oath Keepers, a far-right militia group, before the Jan. 6 riots and congregated with them inside the Capitol when the building was breached, according to an affidavit from an FBI special agent filed in D.C. Circuit Court.

Politico reports:

The arrest — made public a day after prosecutors revealed they had charged fellow Oath Keeper and Stone security guard Roberto Minuta for entering the Capitol — is the latest evidence that prosecutors are homing in on the extremist group with key ties to organizers of pro-Trump ”Stop the Steal” events. About a dozen Oath Keepers have been charged among the more than 250 Capitol rioters identified by authorities.

The filings also make no secret of the Oath Keepers’ connection to Stone, both linking to a New York Times article that described their connection to the Trump ally in the days and hours before the Capitol siege. Just before referencing that news article, the affidavit used to obtain an arrest warrant for James describes him as part of “a security detail for a speaker at the ‘Stop the Steal’ rallies and events.”