Feds: Militia Founder Was In Contact With Rioters

The Washington Post reports:

U.S. prosecutors alleged Monday that Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes was in direct contact before, during and immediately after the Jan. 6 Capitol breach with members since charged with plotting to prevent Congress from confirming the results of the 2020 presidential election.

In a late-night court filing, prosecutors alleged that Rhodes directed the right-wing, anti-government group to rally during the riot to the southeast steps of the Capitol, after which several members forcibly entered the east side of the building.

Prosecutors said they had recovered a chat called “DC OP: Jan 6 21” on the encrypted Signal messaging app that “shows that individuals, including those alleged to have conspired with [others], were actively planning to use force and violence.”

Read the full article. Rhodes, not incidentally, wears an eye patch because he literally shot his eye out when he dropped his gun. Last year Rhodes was prominently seated behind Trump at a Texas rally. He last appeared on JMG in December when he called on Trump to declare martial law or else he’d be forced to lead a “bloody civil war and revolution.”