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Prosecutors Make a Big Move in Capitol Riot Case

First charge of sedition is filed, against Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes

(Newser) - A big development in the investigation of the Capitol riot: Prosecutors filed their first charge of sedition on Thursday, reports the New York Times . Authorities indicted and arrested Stewart Rhodes, the 56-year-old founder of the far-right militia group the Oath Keepers. The charge of seditious conspiracy alleges that Rhodes conspired...

7 Capitol Police Officers Sue Trump Over Riot
7 Capitol Police Officers
Sue Trump Over Riot
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7 Capitol Police Officers Sue Trump Over Riot

Lawsuit also names Roger Stone, members of the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers

(Newser) - Former President Trump just got with another lawsuit over the Capitol riot, this time by officers who were injured by his supporters. The lawsuit also implicates several Trump allies, including Roger Stone and members of the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers.
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Capitol Riot Case Produces First Sentence

Judge gives Indiana woman probation, while Oath Keeper pleads guilty

(Newser) - An Indiana woman on Wednesday became the first defendant to be sentenced in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the US Capitol and avoided time behind bars. And a member of the Oath Keepers extremist group pleaded guilty in a conspiracy case and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in a major...

100 Days After Capitol Riot, a First Among Defendants

Oath Keepers 'lifetime member' pleads guilty, will cooperate with government in probe

(Newser) - A guitarist for a heavy-metal band who was caught on camera dousing Capitol Police with chemical spray during the Jan. 6 riot just earned a big asterisk, 100 days after the attack: He's the first person to enter a guilty plea for two felony charges and agree to work...

Feds: Oath Keepers in Golf Cart Answered Call to Storm Capitol

2 more militia members charged in conspiracy case

(Newser) - Two more members of the far-right Oath Keepers group are facing conspiracy charges in connection with the Capitol attack—and according to a federal indictment released Thursday, they had an unusual way of getting there. The indictment states that Joshua James, 33, and Roberto Minuta, 36, drove to the Capitol...

DOJ: Messages Suggest 'Alliance' Made Before Jan. 6

Filing shows what Kelly Meggs, Florida head of the Oath Keepers, allegedly wrote

(Newser) - What Politico calls the first evidence indicating there was coordination among far-right groups in the runup to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack emerged via a Tuesday night Justice Department filing that contained Facebook messages written by the Florida head of the Oath Keepers. A sampling of what Kelly Meggs allegedly...

New Arrests Tied to Oath Keepers: 'Trump Said It's Gonna Be Wild!'

3 with links to far-right group were charged last month; now, 6 more

(Newser) - Six more people linked to the far-right Oath Keepers militia group have been indicted on charges that they planned and coordinated with one another in the attack on the US Capitol, authorities said Friday. The case against those affiliated with the Oath Keepers is the largest conspiracy case brought by...

Trump Is Now Facing a Lawsuit Over the Capitol Attack

Rep. Bennie Thompson and NAACP's suit also names Rudy Giuliani, white supremacist groups

(Newser) - He was acquitted in his impeachment trial, but Donald Trump now faces threats from the courts in regard to the Capitol riot. On Tuesday, the first such threat from a member of Congress emerged in the form of a lawsuit by Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, reports Politico . The...

Feds Charge Militia Members With Planning Capitol Attack

They received chilling messages when inside Capitol

(Newser) - Prosecutors are now going after alleged organizers of the Capitol attack as well as participants. A criminal complaint Tuesday accused three alleged members of the far-right Oath Keepers of conspiring against the United States, among other offenses, reports Reuters . Prosecutors say Thomas Caldwell, a 65-year-old Navy veteran who allegedly has...

Presence of Armed Militia in Ferguson 'Inflammatory'

Top police official questions the legality of Oath Keepers

(Newser) - The return of an armed militia group patrolling the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, drew criticism today from both protesters and the county police chief overseeing security amid demonstrations marking the anniversary of Michael Brown's shooting death. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said the presence of the Oath...

Soldiers, Cops Form Backbone of Growing Militia Movement
Soldiers, Cops Form Backbone of Growing Militia Movement
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Soldiers, Cops Form Backbone of Growing Militia Movement

'Oath Keepers' prepare for Obama martial law

(Newser) - A growing militia movement convinced that President Obama will soon find an excuse to impose martial law on the US is finding scores of recruits from within the country’s law-enforcement and military community, Justine Sharrock writes in an investigative piece for Mother Jones . The “Oath Keepers” group has...

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