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World 6 Oath Keepers extremists who guarded Roger Stone before the Capitol riot joined the siege: NY Times report

20:56  15 february  2021
20:56  15 february  2021 Source:   businessinsider.com.au

New video shows long-time Trump advisor Roger Stone surrounded by far-right Oath Keepers just hours before the Capitol riot

  New video shows long-time Trump advisor Roger Stone surrounded by far-right Oath Keepers just hours before the Capitol riot A new video shows Roger Stone flanked by members of the Oath Keepers militia group on January 6. The video, obtained by ABC News, shows Stone speaking to the men in military-style clothing. Stone denied he took part in the Trump rally and said he wasn't aware who was part of his security. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A new video released by ABC News on Friday shows longtime Trump advisor Roger Stone standing outside a DC hotel surrounded by members of the Oath Keepers militia group just hours before the deadly Capitol riots on January 6.

a group of people posing for the camera: Roger Stone greets supporters after he spoke in front of the Supreme Court on January 05, 2021 in Washington, DC. Members of the Oath Keepers militant group provided security. Roger Stone greets supporters after he spoke in front of the Supreme Court on January 05, 2021 in Washington, DC. Members of the Oath Keepers militant group provided security.
  • 6 men who guarded Roger Stone in DC stormed the Capitol,The New York Times found.
  • All of those guards are reportedly associated with the Oath Keepers, a militant extremist group.
  • Some Oath Keepers planned for the insurrection, according to court documents obtained by Insider.
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Six people who guarded Roger Stone in Washington, DC, before the January 6 Capitol riot participated in the insurrection, according to an investigation by The New York Times.

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It was previously reported by Vice that several of the men who accompanied Stone, a friend and former adviser of former President Trump, were associated with the Oath Keepers, a militant anti-government extremist group. All six guards found by The Times to have breached the Capitol were part of the Oath Keepers.

The Times said it "combed through hundreds of videos and photos, and drew on research from an online monitoring group called the Capitol Terrorists Exposers" to track down the whereabouts of Stone's security team during the riot. Stone made two appearances in DC on January 5, and a third appearance the next morning.

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In a statement to ABC News, which first obtained one video that showed Stone with Oath Keepers militants, Stone said he had "no advance knowledge" of the riot.

"I could not even tell you the names of those who volunteered to provide security for me, required because of the many threats against me and my family," Stone told the outlet.

The Oath Keepers are part of the anti-government movement which includes the Three Percenters, who were also represented at the Capitol riot. Though Oath Keepers claim to defend the Constitution, "the entire organisation is based on a set of baseless conspiracy theories about the federal government working to destroy the liberties of Americans," according to the Southern Poverty Law Centre.

Oath Keepers planned for the Capitol attack and even trained people for the January 6 event ahead of time, according to court documents obtained by Insider's Jacob Shamsian. Three people tied to the Oath Keepers have been arrested in connection with the riot, The Times reported, including a man believed to be a leader of the national group.

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Nearly two months after a mob of angry Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, members of Congress are beginning to dive into the fallout from an attack that left five people dead and many more injured. © Samuel Corum/Getty Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election.

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