What were certain GOP house members doing during the attack and why are they now subject to arrest?
Yup. She's friends with oath keepers. pic.twitter.com/6jCClU5q1s
— STaylor (@tsharon3) January 23, 2021
NEW: US Justice Dept. indictment against three people affiliated with Oathkeepers alleges planning began *November 9th*, included establishment of private radio communication channel, some staging in Virginia … and culminated with role in January 6 US Capitol insurrection pic.twitter.com/3mx9mSJNk4
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) January 28, 2021
When a police office dies during the commission of a felony all involved can be charged for the murder. It's like when the getaway driver gets charged for the murder that happened during a bank robbery. RICO meet Oath Keepers
— Chris Furner (@chris_furner) January 21, 2021
Indictments against a pair of Ohio militia members and a Virginia man show some of former president Donald Trump’s supporters recruited, trained and transported militants to Washington, D.C, to disrupt the joint session of Congress and overturn Biden’s win, reported the Washington Post.
I was on @EarlyStart this morning to discuss the latest indictments in the Capitol insurrection investigation…. members of the Oath Keepers militia, with alleged training camps in OH and NC…. Scary times, and DHS is now warning of more danger ahead. pic.twitter.com/xS5uXn5ycL
— Marshall Cohen (@MarshallCohen) January 28, 2021
Check this out…. isn't that Boeberts bar? https://t.co/wnn0ilXSIr
— Glass Everywhere 🙅🏾♀️🇺🇲 (@regularcorrect) January 23, 2021
A four-count indictment accuses three military veterans — 38-year-old Jessica Marie Watkins and 50-year-old Donovan Ray Crowl, both of Woodstock, Ohio, and 66-year-old Thomas Caldwell, of Berryville, Virginia — of conspiring to obstruct Congress and other counts punishable up to 20 years in prison.
Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert claimed she “didn’t know” the anti-government extremists she posed with on the steps of the Colorado Capitol in 2019. Turns out, that’s not true. #coleg https://t.co/F9Ho6LqVhh
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) January 25, 2021
Prosecutors also revealed that one of the Oath Keepers who stormed the Capitol had directions on how to make explosives at her home https://t.co/WrWgOcpbqQ
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) January 23, 2021
Prosecutors say Caldwell appears to have ties to the anti-government Oath Keepers organization, although his attorney denies he’s a member, and accused him and Watkins of contacting recruits Nov. 9, two days after Biden was projected as the election winner, and holding “basic training” near Columbus, Ohio, to get them “fighting fit by inauguration.”
Read this and recall that Trump was watching all of this unfold on TV, ignoring pleas for him to help and call it off. This could have been so much worse. https://t.co/5pUNNADLCF
— Bianna Golodryga (@biannagolodryga) January 23, 2021
The newly unsealed indictment also alleges Watkins took part in an encrypted “leadership only” call to coordinate the violent action, and that Caldwell arranged with someone to bring weapons and at least 40 people from North Carolina ahead of Jan. 6.
Great new details on how Oath Keepers & Proud Boys communicated and strategized during the Capitol assault. @nicole_hong and @alanfeuer also give us a glimpse into the F.B.I.'s investigative methods, including confidential informants in Facebook groups. https://t.co/bmU8hBGSjx
— Zolan Kanno-Youngs (@KannoYoungs) January 22, 2021
All three have denied wrongdoing in the Capitol insurrection.