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‘I Am Such an Instigator’: Oath Keeper Leader Charged With Conspiracy in Capitol Riots
An apparent leader of the Oath Keepers, a far-right militia group, was arrested in Virginia on Tuesday for his alleged role in plotting to attack the Capitol. Thomas Edward Caldwell, 65, was arrested in Virginia on several federal charges, including conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States, after he was allegedly involved in coordinating a plan to disrupt the Jan. 6 congressional session to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral victory. During the siege, in which thousands of MAGA supporters stormed the Capitol, five people died and dozens more were injured.
USA-TRUMP-CAPITOLE-EMEUTES: USA / Capitol: Members of a far-right militia indicted for conspiracy
by Sarah N. Lynch
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three members of the far right militia "Oath Keepers" (Oath Keepers) have been indicted by US justice for having plotted to invade the Capitol in Washington to prevent Congress from certifying the electoral victory of Joe Biden, according to documents released Wednesday.
The indictment states that Jessica Marie Watkins, 38, Donovan Ray Crowl, 50, and Thomas Caldwell, 65, conspired in November to obstruct the congressional certification process, which is punishable by a sentence of up to 20 years' imprisonment.
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The three suspects were already the subject of a criminal complaint and their detention was ordered after judges considered that they represented a danger to the community.
None of the three suspects has yet entered a plea.
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This is the first case of this type since the assault on Capitol Hill by supporters of Donald Trump on Jan.6, as the FBI continues to scrutinize more than 200,000 videos and photos as part of a massive investigation into the troublemakers.
To date, more than 135 people have been arrested in connection with the violence on Capitol Hill, which has left five dead and forced elected members of Congress to flee for refuge while they proceeded to certify the results of the election presidential election of 3 November.
'Zip Tie Guy' Eric Munchel Granted Pretrial Release By Judge
The Department of Justice believes Munchel to be a flight risk and a danger to the community, but the judge disagreed.Lawyers with the Department of Justice (DOJ) said they believe Munchel to be a flight risk and a danger to the community. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffery S. Frensleydidn't agree with DOJ lawyers' worries about Munchel harming others or running away if released, according to WZTV. Frensley was appointed by the Republican-led Senate during the administration of former President Donald Trump.
Donald Trump, then still in office in the White House, was indicted by the House of Representatives for "incitement to insurgency" after a fiery speech addressed to his supporters before they took the Chemin du Capitole.
According to court evidence released earlier this month, the three "Oath Keepers" exchanged multiple messages before and during the riot on Capitol Hill in order to coordinate their efforts.
More details were revealed in the 22-page indictment released on Wednesday, including communications between the three suspects dated December 29.
In a message, Watkins tells Crowl that she intends to travel to Washington on January 6. “What's going on the 6th?” Crowl asks. "Trump wants all the patriots to come," replies his interlocutor. Watkins and Crowl do make their way to Washington and, according to prosecutors, enter the Capitol with camouflage uniforms, protective vests and communications equipment.
(French version Jean Terzian)
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