Tag Archives: Oath Keepers

Feds Arrest “Operations Leader” Of The Oath Keepers

From the Justice Department: A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia has returned an indictment, which was unsealed today, charging a member of the Oath Keepers with conspiracy and other charges for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. His actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the …

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Third Oath Keeper Pleads Guilty: Seditious Conspiracy

From the Justice Department: A regional leader of the Oath Keepers pleaded guilty today to seditious conspiracy and obstruction of an official proceeding for his actions before, during, and after the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. His and others’ actions sought to stop the transfer of power by disrupting a joint session of the U.S. Congress …

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Oath Keepers Leader Stewart Rhodes Sought Trump’s Permission To Forcibly Stop Peaceful Transfer Of Power

The Guardian reports: Stewart Rhodes, the Oath Keepers militia group leader charged with seditious conspiracy over the January 6 attack on the Capitol, tried to get a Donald Trump confidant to ask the former US president to allow his group to forcibly stop the peaceful transfer of power, the Justice Department has alleged in court papers. The previously unknown phone …

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Sobbing Oath Keeper Pleads Guilty, Rats Out Leader

Savannah’s NBC News affiliate reports: A Guyton man pleaded guilty Friday to charges in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), 44-year-old Brian Ulrich pleaded guilty to seditious conspiracy and obstruction of an official proceeding for his actions before, during and after the Capitol breach. “His and others’ actions disrupted a joint …

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Virginia Court Disbars Oath Keepers’ Defense Lawyer

Politico reports: A Virginia state court has disbarred Jonathon Moseley, an attorney who has represented a slew of high-profile Jan. 6 defendants, including a member of the Oath Keepers charged with seditious conspiracy, as well as several targets of the House select committee investigating the attack on the Capitol. Most prominent among Moseley’s criminal clients is Kelly Meggs, an Oath …

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DC Expands Lawsuit Against Oath Keepers, Proud Boys

Politico reports: The attorney general of Washington D.C. has expanded his lawsuit against members of the Jan. 6, 2021 mob that played leading roles in the attack on the Capitol — including Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes. Karl Racine announced Friday that he had added six new high-profile figures to the district’s lawsuit, which already featured more than 30 defendants …

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Riot Panel To Hear How Militias Coordinated Attack

The Guardian reports: Behind closed doors in a nondescript conference room at the foot of Capitol Hill, the House select committee investigating 6 January next week expects to hear testimony about the connections between the Oath Keepers and the Proud Boys militia groups and the Capitol attack. The panel expects to hear how the Oath Keepers and the Proud Boys …

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Riot Panel Gets Footage From Proud Boys’ Film Crew

Politico reports: The Jan. 6 select committee has obtained footage from a documentary film company that captured crucial moments during the run up to the assault on the Capitol — including snippets of an encounter between leaders of the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers. The documentary company, Goldcrest Films International, obtained key footage while filming outside the Capitol on Jan. …

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DOJ Unveils New Evidence Against Proud Boys Leader

Politico reports: Prosecutors say a “documentary film crew” was present when Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes met for 30 minutes in an underground parking garage on Jan. 5, 2021. The details, revealed in a Justice Department court filing on Monday, provide new evidence of the encounter between the two groups, whose leaders played a …

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The Kraken Is Secretly Funding Oath Keepers’ Lawyers

Buzzfeed News reports: As the government’s prosecutions of members of the Oath Keepers — by most measures, the most significant of any to come out of the Jan. 6 insurrection — move toward trial, defense lawyers face a daunting task: overcoming more than 2 terabytes of evidence arrayed against their clients, including countless hours of video footage from within the …

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Oath Keeper Accuses Feds Of Tapping His Phone

Law & Crime reports: A member of the Oath Keepers militia group charged with seditious conspiracy in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol claimed through his attorney that the government might have illegally tapped his phone. Thomas Caldwell, 67, is one of 10 co-defendants, including Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, charged with seditious conspiracy in the Capitol siege. …

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Cultists Donate $200K To Guilty Oath Keeper Rioter

From the campaign on the Christian site GiveSendGo: Joshua James is a retired combat Veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He was arrested on March 9, 2021 and denied bail on March 11, 2021 due to attending the rally in D.C. on January 6th even though he was NOT involved in any violence on that day. He is the primary breadwinner …

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Trump Backs Oath Keeper Plan To Take Over GOP

ProPublica reports: Former President Donald Trump has officially endorsed a plan, created by a man who has self-identified with the Oath Keeper militia, that aims to have Trump supporters consolidate control of the Republican Party. The plan, known as the “precinct strategy,” has been repeatedly promoted on Steve Bannon’s popular podcast. As ProPublica detailed last year, it has already inspired …

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Oath Keeper Charged With Conspiracy To Plead Guilty

Politico reports: Joshua James, one of the 11 Oath Keepers charged with seditious conspiracy alongside the group’s founder Stewart Rhodes, appears poised to plead guilty Wednesday afternoon, a major development in the most serious criminal case to emerge from the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol. James was a member of the Oath Keeper’s leadership who repeatedly messaged with …

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Oath Keepers Founder To Remain Jailed Until His Trial

CNN reports: Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes will be held in jail while he awaits trial, a federal judge in Washington, DC, ruled on Friday after prosecutors revealed new Signal app messages where Rhodes allegedly called January 6 “the final nail in the coffin of our republic” and instructed his followers to prepare for violence. The messages from the encrypted …

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FBI Investigates Pre-Riot Meeting Of Extremist Groups

Reuters reports: The Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing a meeting in a downtown DC garage the day before the January 6 Capitol Hill riot between the then-leader of the Proud Boys extremist group, the now-indicted leader of the Oath Keepers militia and other far-right figures, according to two witnesses interviewed by FBI agents. Among the half dozen people gathered …

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Oath Keepers Leader Loses Bid For Pre-Trial Release

The Washington Post reports: A federal judge ordered Stewart Rhodes to remain jailed Wednesday pending trial on a charge of seditious conspiracy, a major blow to the outspoken leader of the extremist group Oath Keepers and the highest-profile person charged in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. “The evidence shows Defendant orchestrated a large-scale attack on the federal …

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Oath Keeper Ordered To Jail Ahead Of Sedition Trial

Politico reports: Edward Vallejo, an Oath Keeper indicted last week on charges of seditious conspiracy to prevent the transfer of power from Donald Trump to Joe Biden last year, has been ordered detained pending trial. A federal magistrate judge in Arizona on Thursday found that the evidence prosecutors amassed against Vallejo, 63, showed that he presented an ongoing danger to …

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YouTube Axes Two Channels Run By Oath Keepers

Axios reports: YouTube has deactivated two channels linked to the Oath Keepers militia group whose members have been charged in relation to the January 6 Capitol riot, the company told Axios. The big picture: Social media platforms that were used to plan or promote the Capitol attack have moved with varying degrees of speed to bar the accounts involved. The …

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Man At Center Of Cultist Conspiracy Claims To Testify

Politico reports: Ray Epps, the former Arizona Oath Keeper at the center of pro-Trump conspiracy theories related to Jan. 6., intends to sit for a transcribed interview Friday with the select committee investigating the attack on the Capitol, his attorney said in a phone interview. Epps, who has become the centerpiece of an unsupported GOP claim that the FBI incited …

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