According to the indictment, the 11 defendants conspired “to oppose the legal transfer of presidential power, by preventing, obstructing or delaying the implementation of laws regulating the transfer of power by force.” CNN.
The founder of the far-right paramilitary organization, Stuart Rhodes, communicated with other members of the organization before and during the storm using the Signal app, according to the prosecutor in the case.
A must have for Rhodes He wrote in the app that outgoing President Donald Trump “just complained” without thinking about acting.
“So the patriots are taking matters into their own hands. They are fed up,” the far-right leader continued in a message on Signal sent at 13.30 on January 6, shortly after the storm began.
Oath conservatives maintain a loosely organized group, which in addition to its far-right convictions is anti-state and believes that the US government is restricting their rights. It focuses on the recruitment of current and former members of the police force, rescue service and army.
According to the prosecutors, the founder of the oath keepers planned the trip to the capital on January 6 since the end of December. He and others must have had plans to bring weapons to the area.
number of organization Capitol members entered with “tactical gear.” Others were stationed overseas in what they called a “rapid reaction force,” and would be ready to move weapons to Washington, D.C., he writes. Reuters He points to the indictment.
Stewart Rhodes voluntarily participated in an interrogation with the FBI in July, and investigators confiscated his mobile phone. He himself denies the crime.
Jonathan Moseley, Rhodes’ attorney, confirms that he has been arrested.
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