Stewart Rhodes, the founding father of the right-wing crew the Oath Keepers, was once arrested via the FBI on Thursday in reference to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol assault. He’s dealing with a seditious conspiracy indictment at the side of 10 others.
Jonathan Mosely, an lawyer for Rhodes, showed Rhodes’ arrest in Texas.
A number of individuals of the Oath Keepers group who had been arrested prior to now had been additionally charged within the new indictment; Rhodes and Edward Vallejo of Phoenix had been charged for the primary time.
Rhodes’ arrest is among the most important in reference to the Jan. 6 assault to this point. It comes greater than six months some other Oath Keeper agreed to cooperate with the feds, and after an Oath Keepers lawyer’s telephone was once seized in reference to a seditious conspiracy probe. The case in opposition to the Oath Keepers lays out how former President Donald Trump’s rhetoric fueled their movements on Jan. 6.
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