Members of the Oath Keepers, the paramilitary extremists who played a central role in storming the Capitol on Jan. 6, appeared to stash firearms at a Comfort Inn in Arlington, Va., prosecutors indicated in a late Monday court filing.
The Justice Department has long pointed to private messages shared by Oath Keepers leaders alluding to a so-called quick reaction force — a cache of weaponry stowed outside of Washington — that they could have called upon had the Jan. 6 violence escalated even further.
But until now, prosecutors have presented minimal evidence about the specific location of this QRF — or even whether it truly existed or was just tough talk.
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NEW: Prosecutors pulled surveillance footage from the Comfort Inn in Ballston, VA, tipping their hand just a little about where they think the Oath Keepers stashed a cache of firearms on Jan. 6. More details here: https://t.co/zFaNQmfuJL
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