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Thu Jan 13, 2022, 01:33 PM

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes arrested, charged in Jan. 6 conspiracy

Source: Washington Post

Stewart Rhodes — founder and leader of the extremist group Oath Keepers, whose members are accused of being key players in the Jan. 6 attack on Congress — has been indicted and arrested, people familiar with the matter said Thursday.

The 56-year-old, who was at the Capitol that day but has said he did not enter the building, is the most high-profile person charged in the investigation so far. He and 10 others were charged with seditious conspiracy, these people said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation.

Rhodes was arrested Thursday, after a federal grand jury leveled new charges focusing on what prosecutors say is a core group of Oath Keepers adherents who allegedly planned for and participated in obstructing Congress on the day lawmakers certified President Biden’s 2020 election victory.


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/stewart-rhodes-arrested-jan-6/2022/01/13/558ecc42-7414-11ec-8b0a-bcfab800c430_story.html

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Reply Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes arrested, charged in Jan. 6 conspiracy (Original post)
brooklynite Thursday OP
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 01:35 PM

1. K&R

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 01:47 PM

2. "Charged with seditious conspiracy" - Might be the first one charged for that for 1/6

Oath Keepers Leader Charged With Conspiracy in Jan. 6 Investigation


By Alan Feuer and Adam Goldman
Jan. 13, 2022, 1:19 p.m. ET

Stewart Rhodes, the leader and founder of the far-right Oath Keepers militia, was arrested on Thursday and charged with seditious conspiracy for organizing a wide-ranging plot to storm the Capitol last Jan. 6 and disrupt the certification of Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s electoral victory, federal law enforcement officials said.

The arrest of Mr. Rhodes was a major step forward in the sprawling investigation of the Capitol attack and the case marked the first time that prosecutors had filed charges of sedition. According to his lawyer, Jonathon Moseley, Mr. Rhodes was arrested at shortly before 1 p.m.

Mr. Rhodes, a former Army paratrooper who went on to earn a law degree at Yale, has been under investigation for his role in Jan. 6 since at least last spring when, against the advice of his lawyer, he sat down with F.B.I. agents for an interview in Texas. He was at the Capitol on Jan. 6, communicating by cellphone and a chat app with members of his team, many of whom went into the building. But there is no evidence that he entered the Capitol.

The Oath Keepers, along with the Proud Boys, have emerged as the most prominent far-right extremists to have taken part in the assault on the Capitol. Prosecutors have collected reams of evidence against them, including encrypted cellphone chats and recordings of online meetings. They have charged its members not only with forcing their way into the building in a military-style “stack,” but also with stationing an armed “quick reaction force” at a hotel in Virginia to be ready to rush into Washington if needed.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/13/us/politics/oath-keepers-leader-arrested-in-jan-6-investigation.html

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 01:51 PM

4. Yup. Up the ladder... up the charges... nt

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Response to Nittersing (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 01:57 PM

5. And a bunch of them served as "body guards"

for Roger Stone.

Extremism

March 10, 2021
Roger Stone’s Latest Mess: His Oath Keeper Bodyguards Arrested in Capitol Attack
The arrests could cause new legal trouble for the longtime Trump adviser.

Dan Friedman
Reporter


Roger Stone has an Oath Keeper problem. In recent days the FBI arrested two men, Joshua James, the owner of a cleaning services company in Alabama, and Roberto Minuta, a Newburgh, New York, tattoo artist, for taking part in the seditious attack on the US Capitol. Both men are members of that far-right militia. They each were part of a group of Oath Keepers that provided security for Stone, the longtime Trump adviser, the day before the assault, when Stone was in Washington, DC, whipping up support for the January 6 protest. That brings to at least five the number of Oath Keepers arrested in relation to the attack who also appear to have guarded Stone at Stop the Steal events. The Justice Department has alleged that three of these militia members helped plan the Capitol onslaught and were part of a conspiracy to block Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s victory.

This could create legal problems for Stone, a self-described political dirty trickster, who last year received a pardon from President Donald Trump related to his conviction for lying to Congress in 2017 during the Trump-Russia investigation. Prosecutors are reportedly investigating Stone’s communications with extremists involved in the Capitol attack. The arrested Oath Keepers will likely face pressure to cooperate with prosecutors and reveal any information they may possess about any involvement Stone or other Trump associates may have had in plans or preparations to invade the Capitol.

Stone has repeatedly denied having advance knowledge of the attack. He says he was not present at the January 6 rally held at the Ellipse and that he did not participate in the ensuing march on Congress by thousands of Trump supporters. He also maintains that he did not know the Oath Keepers who provided security for him at events in Washington, DC, and in Florida in the weeks before the attack.

The Oath Keepers—a loosely organized far-right outfit composed of former law enforcement officers and military personnel—provided security for Stone at several events on January 5. And Minuta and James were part of that detail, which possibly included about a dozen members of the group. Minuta was arrested on Saturday in Newburgh, where last May he gained notoriety for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions and close a tattoo parlor he owns there. James was arrested Tuesday in Alabama. Both face charges related to entering the Capitol on January 6.

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/03/roger-stones-latest-mess-his-oath-keeper-bodyguards-arrested-in-capitol-attack/

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 02:11 PM

13. Hahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!! nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 02:27 PM

16. Please tell me they have some paper for Roger Stone too.

1/6/21 Roger Stone and Oath Keepers in D.C.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 02:27 PM

17. Just posted a link to the pic

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=2852878

I hope they all have orange suits very soon and forever

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 01:58 PM

6. Hopefully the first of many seditious conspiracy charges but the only question I have is will the

fascist supreme court support that law?

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Response to yaesu (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 02:01 PM

9. For some reason

I don't think they would be willing to throw the country under the bus for a bunch of bottom-dwelling miscreants like this. But once you rise up into the halls of Congress and the members who participated, that is a whole other ballgame.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 01:49 PM

3. So, The Chief Goat Keeper Got Busted

Glad to see that this is finally starting to make progress and climb the ladder of scumbags. I want to see ALL the Goat Keepers go down (and the Mama's Boys, etc) because these self-styled "militia" goons are dangerous.

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Response to GB_RN (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 02:07 PM

11. I think they've been making progress since shortly after Garland was confirmed by the Senate.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 02:00 PM

7. not just Rhodes, but 10 others

were charged with the same


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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 02:00 PM

8. Could this be a connection to "bigger fish"?

Could this guy have been in touch with others higher up? Or does he have connections with other group leaders who do? Is this the first step in holding people in charge accountable?

I still want to know how these thugs knew exactly where to go in the Capitol, i.e. Pelosi’s office, for instance.

As Maddow says, watch this space.

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Response to AngryOldDem (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 04:06 PM

29. I'm sure that info on how they knew

their way around the Capitol will be coming out. This is just the beginning of what becomes known publicly.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 02:05 PM

10. He and 10 others have been charged with seditious conspiracy. But...

...."WhAt Is GaRlAnD dOiNg?"

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 02:10 PM

12. I couldn't help but chuckle

When the times report said he had a gun accident. So, he shot his eye out!
Yale should request their law degree back. FFS!

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 04:18 PM

33. Omg did his parents get him a daisy air rifle for christmas?

Looks like a classy and intelligent individual

Not

Hopefully gets 20 years

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Response to bedazzled (Reply #33)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 04:30 PM

34. You'll shoot your eye out kid! Lol eom

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #34)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 06:01 PM

41. It was just one of those icicles....

He didn't wreck his glasses though

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Response to bedazzled (Reply #41)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:22 AM

43. Lol! eom

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 02:23 PM

14. Suddenly oaths could be heard throughout the area



Stewart Rhodes, arrested and charged with seditious conspiracy.

Arresting document can be downloaded here (link) https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/21178552/oath-keepers-seditious-conspiracy.pdf

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 02:25 PM

15. I wonder if

Click the link for the pic …

https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/pic0N9T4OhT2V2S8ZQ8U4g--/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTcwNTtoPTM1Mw--/https://s.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/kgrO3EyRV.lOBr2KOWVnHg--~B/aD03NTA7dz0xNTAwO2FwcGlkPXl0YWNoeW9u/https://media.zenfs.com/en/business_insider_articles_888/bb4437c1bf30552c42fda6955101c65e

But it is Roger Stone and Oath keepers on January 6 …

https://news.yahoo.com/video-shows-long-time-trump-121138577.html

It had previously been reported that Oath Keepers were traveling with Stone on the day before the Capitol riots as Trump's former adviser was helping to set up the rally, which was held to dispute the results of the 2020 election.

The ABC News video is the first time there is visual evidence that the militia group was also with him on the day of the insurrection.

Whether the Oath Keepers in the video were participants in Capitol riots, which resulted in five people's deaths, is unclear.

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 02:42 PM

18. The 2 who were explicitly with him - Josh James and Roberto Minuta were listed in the charging doc






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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 02:44 PM

19. Thank you

I have hated Roger stone for a very long time …

I hope he never has another day without jail bars in his life

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #19)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 02:55 PM

20. You are welcome

Will have to see where this all goes...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 03:02 PM

21. The headline is "Eleven Arrested for Seditious Conspiracy" and that's a 20 years crime!

Plus DOJ indictment: these defendants AND OTHERS conspired…..... Can't wait to read that list.

18 U.S. Code § 2384 - Seditious conspiracy

If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #21)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 03:15 PM

25. So the moran with The Speaker's podium is lucky he didn't ask for help carrying it. n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 03:05 PM

22. WHAMMY! That's gonna leave a mark! n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 03:06 PM

23. He should've kept an eye out for the law. n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 03:13 PM

24. Someone help me understand

I'm watching live coverage of this man's house and neighborhood in Texas. It's a HUGE house in a very nice neighborhood in TEXAS! And he's a white man living in America! What did this country doing to HIM that would make him plan a treasonous attack and go all the way to D.C. to participate in it? Why not just live the privileged life he's been afforded and enjoy it? There are literally billions of people on this planet that would gladly trade places. Seriously, what am I missing?

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Response to greatbaldeagle (Reply #24)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 04:11 PM

31. What are you missing? Power as a motivator.

Money is not enough. Some people want power above all things. The power to express their hatreds, the power to influence who is in the WH, the power to influence national and international policies.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #31)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 04:35 PM

35. I'm sure there is a symbiosis type of thing going on

With money, they can get all the power they want

likewise:

With Power, they can get all the money they want.

Sort of a vicious circle, and like a drug addict, the more power and money they get, they just want more.........

Look at the MEGA BILLIONAIRES, when is enough, enough..... ?????????????????????????? To them, never...............

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #35)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 05:58 PM

40. For some people, power and money

definitely go hand in hand.

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Response to greatbaldeagle (Reply #24)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 04:39 PM

37. Too much is not enough n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 03:32 PM

26. I hope they are spending lots of time in jail and not on bail

something has to make them face the reality of their crimes.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 03:39 PM

27. Lock him up! PERMANENTLY!!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 03:57 PM

28. Lock him up and throw away the key

He is evil!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 04:06 PM

30. Now we're getting somewhere

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 04:13 PM

32. Those asshats are TRAITORS no matter how Republicans want to spin it

How about LIFE in a MAX for starters?? Or are we going to do another 41 month round of "punishment"??

In another day those POS would be shot or hanged when found guilty.

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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #32)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 05:39 PM

39. The 41 month sentence may have led to this

Straight up, who would you rather have die in prison, Chansley, Rhodes or Trump?

If Rhodes can and will give us Trump, I’d be happy with Rhodes washing prison pans for eight years.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 04:36 PM

36. Faster please n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 04:58 PM

38. K & R...nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 12:42 AM

42. This has a Watergate feel to it unlike

the two impeachments.

I recall plenty of people brushing off Watergate as a "third-rate burglary", then Woodward and Bernstein connected the hush money payments to CREEP and all the different threads started coming together. It took over a year to happen.

The riot on 1/6 has kind of been seen as a one-off event by a bunch of revved up Trumpers, but it's clear now it was much more than that. The white supremicist groups used Trump for their own revolutionary ends maybe more than he used them for his own political gain, but they were also co-opted by Bannon and company. These are the two threads that now appear to be merging.

If the Jan 6th committee can get its public hearings going in primetime after the Olympics, what comes out will have the same political outcome as Watergate with the GOP being wiped out in the mid-terms.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 11:44 AM

44. Ah, 'the Process' continues to grind on.

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