U.S. alleges wider Oath Keepers conspiracy, adds more defendants in Jan. 6 Capitol riot

February 19, 2021 ☼ jan6conspiracytrump

Source: The Washington Post

Link: U.S. alleges wider Oath Keepers conspiracy, adds more defendants in Jan. 6 Capitol riot

U.S. authorities on Friday alleged a broader conspiracy by Oath Keepers to attack the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, charging six new individuals who appeared to be members or associates of the right-wing group.

One self-described leader in the group, which recruits among military and law enforcement, sent a Facebook message claiming at least 50 to 100 Oath Keepers planned to travel to D.C. with him on Jan. 6 and that they would “make it wild,” echoing a comment then-President Donald Trump made on Twitter rallying supporters to the Capitol.

A 21-page indictment alleged that the defendants “did knowingly combine, conspire, confederate, and agree with each other and others known and unknown” to force entry to the Capitol and obstruct Congress from certifying the election of Joe Biden as president in riots that led to five deaths and assaults on 139 police

It’s beginning to look like this was planned ahead of time. More will come out in time. There are a lot of trails to follow.