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Broadway Actor Who Plays Judas In ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Charged With Storming Capitol Alongside Oath Keepers

Behold, a rich tapestry of one of the most bonkers post-insurrection arrests to date. [Author: Cristina Cabrera]
Tags: News, Oath Keepers, Cristina Cabrera, Capitol insurrection


Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Far-Right Groups

The House January 6 Committee sent subpoenas on Tuesday to a series of far-right groups and their leaders whose members were involved in either the Capitol insurrection or the rallies beforehand. [Author: Josh Kovensky]
Tags: News, House, Committee, Capitol, Oath Keepers, Proud Boys, Muckraker, Josh Kovensky, Capitol insurrection, Committee Subpoenas Far Right Groups


Lawmakers subpoena right-wing extremist groups Proud Boys and Oath Keepers in Capitol riot probe

Police use tear gas around Capitol building where pro-Trump supporters riot and breached the Capitol. Rioters broke windows and breached the Capitol building in an attempt to overthrow the results of the 2020 election.Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images The committee investigating the Capitol riot issued subpoenas to the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers. Letters from the House select committee were addressed to the leaders of both groups. At least 34 people affiliated wit...
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Morning Docket: 11.08.21

* Felonious Monkfish: the surf of your turf may actually be criminally good. [LA Times] * Looking to naturalize in the US? Hope you're up to date on your COVID immunity. And very lucky. [NY Daily News] * ...I think a town in Cali just seceded over vaccines? Am I reading this right? [The Guardian] * SCOTUS will be hearing a case about coal that will determine the strength of the EPA's bite. [Inside Climate News] * Some of them that work forces, are the same that keep oaths. They tried to tell...
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21 Million Americans Say Biden Is ‘Illegitimate’ And Trump Should Be Restored By Violence, Survey Finds

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. It first appeared at The Conversation. A recent Washington demonstration supporting those charged with crimes for the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol fizzled, with no more than 200 demonstrators showing up. The organizers had promised 700 people would turn out – or more. But the threat from far-right insurrectionists is not over. For months, my colleagues and I at the University of Chicago Project on Security a...
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"A second federal judge in Washington questioned whether the lead felony charge leveled by the government against Capitol riot defendants is unconstitutionally vague..."

"... as 18 Oath Keepers accused in a conspiracy case urged the court on Wednesday to toss out a count carrying one of the heaviest penalties against them. U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta asked how federal prosecutors distinguish felony conduct qualifying as 'obstructing an official proceeding' of Congress — punishable by up to 20 years in prison — from misdemeanor offenses the government has charged others with, such as shouting to interrupt a congressional hearing. 'Essentially, what you said...
Tags: Crime, Law, Obama, Congress, Washington, Protests, Capitol, Mehta, U S District Court for the District of Columbia, Ann Althouse, Oath Keepers, Prosecutorial Ethics, U S District Judge Amit P Mehta, the Trump resistance, Oath Keepers Proud Boys, Congress From Second U S


A jailed capitol rioter disapproved of other prisoners throwing feces at him

Jon Schaffer is a founding member of the Oath Keepers and a guitarist for the band Iced Earth. He was also the first Capitol insurrectionist to plead guilty and cooperate with the feds.  According to Schaffer's lawyer, while Schaffer was being held in an Indiana jail, he was pelted with feces and faced death threats.  — Read the rest
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Under pressure after the Capitol riot, self-styled militias are regrouping around anti-vaxx conspiracy theories

Surveillance footage from the US Capitol in January 6, which US prosecutors annotated to identify members of the Oath Keepers group. Department of Justice Far-right militias are regrouping around anti-vaccine conspiracy theories, experts told Insider. It appears designed to replenish the ranks after the Capitol riot threw the movement into disarray. Insider flagged a prominent militia group selling anti-vaxx t-shirts, which Facebook removed. See more stories on Insider's business page...
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Oath Keeper charged over Capitol riot planned extensively online and stormed the building in military formation, prosecutors say

David Moerschel (red arrow) is pictured marching down the east front steps of the Capitol with other Oath Keepers. Department of Justice David Moerschel, 43, is the latest alleged Oath Keepers member charged over the Capitol riot. Prosecutors allege that he planned his actions on January 6 in calls with fellow militia members. Surveillance images appear to show him acting in formation with other uniformed men. See more stories on Insider's business page. A man accused of storming the ...
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FBI Seized 'Fully Constructed' Lego Set of Capitol Building From Arrested Rioter

Prosecutors seized a “fully constructed” Lego set of the U.S. Capitol from a man they have charged with leading part of the failed insurrection against Congress in Washington, D.C. on January 6, as first reported by Smoking Gun.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Congress, Washington, Joe Biden, Fbi, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Christopher Wray, U S Capitol, Oath Keepers, Proud Boys, United States Capitol Police, Far Right Politics In The United States, Electoral Violence


Second Oath Keeper Charged With Capitol Attack Conspiracy Pleads Guilty

On Tuesday an Alabama man became the second Capitol attack defendant to plead guilty to participating in an Oath Keepers conspiracy to interrupt Congress on Jan. 6.  [Author: Matt Shuham]
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2nd Oath Keeper Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy in Jan. 6 Riot

An Alabama man who stormed the U.S. Capitol with other members of the Oath Keepers extremist group has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and is cooperating with prosecutors in another major boost for the Justice Department in its sweeping Jan. 6 investigation.
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Man Who Stormed Capitol With Oath Keepers Pleads Guilty

An Alabama man who stormed the U.S. Capitol with members of the Oath Keepers extremist group has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and is cooperating with prosecutors in another major boost for the Justice Department in its sweeping Jan. 6 investigation.
Tags: Alabama, Justice Department, U S Capitol, Oath Keepers


New Oath Keeper defendant cooperating against others in major January 6 conspiracy case

A member of the Oath Keepers has cut a plea deal with prosecutors and is testifying secretly against others in the right-wing group, according to a criminal case unsealed Wednesday in Washington, DC.
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First Plea Deal Reached In Oath Keepers Capitol Attack Conspiracy Case

The first plea deal has been reached in a massive conspiracy case alleging that several members of the Oath Keepers, the right-wing extremist group, planned together to interrupt Congress on Jan. 6.  [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Congress, Oath Keepers, Matt Shuham, Capitol insurrection, Graydon Young


No jail time in 1st riot sentence; Oath Keeper pleads guilty

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN An Indiana woman on Wednesday became the first defendant to be sentenced in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and avoided time behind bars, while a member of the Oath Keepers extremist group pleaded guilty in a conspiracy case and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in a major step forward for the massive investigation. The two developments signal that the cases against those charged in the deadly siege are slowly advancing, even as the U....
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Alleged Oath Keeper pleads guilty in first among major US Capitol riot conspiracy cases

An alleged member of the Oath Keepers pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges related to the January 6 insurrection, the first plea deal among the Capitol riot cases against extremist groups.
Tags: Cnn, US Capitol, Oath Keepers


Oath Keeper pleads guilty in Jan. 6 attack; will cooperate

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN A member of the Oath Keepers extremist group pleaded guilty Wednesday in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in a major step forward for the massive investigation into the insurrection. It was also the first guilty plea in the major conspiracy case brought against members of the Oath Keepers. Graydon Young, who was accused alongside 15 other members and associates of the Oath Keepers of conspiring to block t...
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Member of Oath Keepers to Plead Guilty to Role in U.S. Capitol Attack

By Mark HosenballWASHINGTON (Reuters) -A member of the right-wing Oath Keepers militia group is due to plead guilty on Wednesday to charges related...
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Florida is tied with Texas for having the most people facing charges linked to the Capitol riot, report says

Police use tear gas around Capitol building where pro-Trump supporters riot and breached the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Florida is tied with Texas for having the most people facing charges linked to the Capitol riot. The Sunshine State also has the highest number of arrests of people linked to far-right groups. Some Florida leaders are calling for an independent commission into the state's links to the riot. Visit Insider's home...
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Fierce Capitol attacks on police seen in body-cam videos

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER | Associated Press Videos released under court order provide a chilling new look at the chaos at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, including body camera footage that shows a man charging at a police officer with a flagpole and tackling him to the ground. Federal judges ordered the release of the videos after media organizations, including The Associated Press, went to court to request that the Department of Justice provide access. The videos are being presented as evidence in p...
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Oath Keepers Leader Spent Group’s Money On Guns and Steaks, Disgruntled Ex-Members Say

Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes spent thousands of dollars that belonged to the group on things like guns and food, disgruntled members told the Wall Street Journal.  [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Wall Street Journal, Stewart Rhodes, Oath Keepers, Matt Shuham


Trump Impeachment Lawyer Defending Man in Capitol Riot

A lawyer who defended former President Donald Trump during his impeachment trial against a charge of inciting the riot at the U.S. Capitol is now representing a man charged alongside other members and associates of the far-right Oath Keepers extremist group in the Jan. 6 attack.
Tags: Donald Trump, U S Capitol, Oath Keepers, Capitol Riot


Latest Oath Keeper Arrested Brought 82-Pound German Shepherd Into Capitol, According To Indictment

An Alabama man charged with conspiring to interrupt Congress on Jan. 6 brought his 82-pound German Shepard, named “Warrior,” into the Capitol with him, according to a federal indictment.  [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Congress, Alabama, Capitol, Shepard, Oath Keepers, Matt Shuham, Capitol insurrection, Jonathan Walden


Plea Discussions Ongoing In Ballooning Oath Keepers Conspiracy Case

Partway through a crowded hearing Tuesday involving multiple defendants in the alleged Oath Keepers conspiracy to attack Congress on Jan. 6, a federal judge said the scene reminded him of “Hollywood Squares,” the former hit TV show with a set featuring a stacked grid of celebrities. [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Congress, Hollywood Squares, Oath Keepers, Matt Shuham, Capitol insurrection


Feds Keep Pointing Finger At Oath Keepers Leader In Jan. 6 Case But Haven’t Charged Him

The leader of the right-wing militia group the Oath Keepers spoke just days after Election Day about a potentially violent conflict involving Trump supporters and a presidential declaration of the Insurrection Act, a new superseding federal indictment  alleged.  [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Trump, Stewart Rhodes, Oath Keepers, Matt Shuham, Capitol insurrection


Capitol Riot Defendant Invited Oath Keepers Leader To Pre-1/6 Planning Meeting, Feds Allege

A week after Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes publicly urged then-President Donald Trump to “strike now” and invoke the Insurrection Act rather than conceding the 2020 election, Rhodes was invited to a meeting said to involve “multiple patriot groups” preparing for the Jan. 6 Trump rally in Washington, D.C., federal prosecutors alleged this week.  [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Washington, Donald Trump, Rhodes, Trump, Stewart Rhodes, Oath Keepers, Matt Shuham, Capitol insurrection


Heavy metal guitarist with ties to Oath Keepers is first US Capitol rioter to plead guilty

A heavy metal guitarist with ties to the Oath Keepers pleaded guilty Friday to two crimes related to the US Capitol insurrection, making him the first rioter to do so.
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Oath Keepers co-founder pleads guilty to Capitol riot

By Mark Hosenball | Reuters WASHINGTON – A founding member of the right-wing Oath Keepers on Friday became the first person to plead guilty to taking part in the U.S. Capitol riot, signaling a new stage in the investigation of the deadly Jan. 6 assault on the seat of American democracy. Jon Schaffer, a native of Indiana and founder of the band Iced Earth, entered a guilty plea to two felony charges of obstructing the certification of the 2020 election and breaching a restricted building. During ...
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Prosecutors secure first guilty plea in Capitol riot cases

Jon Schaffer, a member of the Oath Keepers, pleaded guilty to unlawfully entering Congress and obstructing an official proceeding.
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