FBI arrests Oath Keepers leader on Jan. 6 charges – Sedition

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Federal prosecutors have charged the founder of the Oath Keepers and 10 other members of the far-right militia group with seditious conspiracy for their role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

Stewart Rhodes, 56, was arrested Thursday in Little Elm, Texas, and also faces charges for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol.

The Oath Keepers leader and founder has said he was present at the riot but never entered the Capitol. But members of the group were seen donning paramilitary gear and using a military formation to pass through crowds and enter the Capitol.

“The seditious conspiracy indictment alleges that, following the Nov. 3, 2020, presidential election, Rhodes conspired with his co-defendants and others to oppose by force the execution of the laws governing the transfer of presidential power by Jan. 20, 2021,” Justice Department wrote in a release.

“Beginning in late December 2020, via encrypted and private communications applications, Rhodes and various co-conspirators coordinated and planned to travel to Washington, D.C., on or around Jan. 6, 2021, the date of the certification of the electoral college vote, the indictment alleges. Rhodes and several co-conspirators made plans to bring weapons to the area to support the operation. The co-conspirators then traveled across the country to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area in early January 2021.”

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I read a Revolver piece that “intimates” Rhodes as a federal agent who was following orders from his governmental handlers.
Pretty juicy stuff. – Rich T.

16 Comments on FBI arrests Oath Keepers leader on Jan. 6 charges – Sedition

  1. “lawful transfer of presidential power”
    That’s the problem, it wasn’t lawful at all and SCOTUS needs to be impeached as well.

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  2. The narrative is dying. Its hard to keep screaming “insurrection” when all you have to show for yourself is a handful of trespassing convictions. But a year and 6 days latter and Biden finally has a “sedition” charge to run with.

    Rhodes’s will be more rigged than Rittenhouse. The search for ‘truth’ will be the last thing on the prosecution’s mind. I expect the show trail of all show trails on this one. Bidden’s narrative will live or die on this trail.

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  3. Here is the Revolver piece;

    https://www.revolver.news/2021/06/stewart-rhodes-oath-keepers-missing-link-fbi-unindicted-co-conspirator/

    As usual, it asks more questions than it answers.

    This arrest was much different than all the others. This one came so late in the game. It was also the first conspiracy-related charge. Everyone arrested so far was for the usual; trespass, assault on a cop, vandalism. But this one is for sedition, a capital offense. Supposedly the feds got 4 other “oath keepers” to rat out Rhodes.

    Related; Lt Byrd, Ashli murderer, is now head of the entire House police force. Apparently, he did good, killing a Trump supporter the way he did. I saw an interview of him the other day, he came off having the intelligence and vocabulary of a 10-year-old, a total Duffus. I’m surprised he knew which end of the gun to point.

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  4. Here is what Rhodes is up against;

    https://www.rawstory.com/stewart-rhodes/

    “According to the new indictment, Rhodes told those attending a Nov. 9 GoToMeeting session: “We’re going to defend the president, the duly elected president, and we call on him to do what needs to be done to save our country. Because if you guys don’t, you’re going to be in a bloody, bloody civil war, and a bloody — you can call it an insurrection or you can call it a war or fight.”

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    “I do want some Oath Keepers to stay on the outside, and to stay fully armed and prepared to go in armed, if they have to,” Rhodes said. “So, our posture’s gonna be that we’re posted outside of DC, um, awaiting the president’s orders…. We hope he will give us the orders. We want him to declare an insurrection, and to call us up as the militia.”

    If this is true and it can be proven that Rhodes acted alone and not under instruction from his fed handlers, he’s screwed.

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  5. Still waiting for the Ray Epps indictment for incitement. And how about the guy in the tower with the bullhorn, directing the crowd into the capitol?
    Waiting…
    Waiting…

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  6. TBH, I knew nothing about the Oath Keepers, spend 9 minutes and find out what they are about;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zztaj2AFiy8&t=545s

    Bloody awesome soundtrack, from the movie Last of the Mohicans.

    Everything they stand for and pledge to disobey is all common sense and very appealing, and you would be a fool to have anything to do with them given what Snowden warned us about.

    Train locally, do not join advertised groups and stay off social media.

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  7. “Train locally, do not join advertised groups and stay off social media.”

    Yowza, more good advice. Some advice on training. The new explosion of defensive training/trainers is totally unregulated. There’s more clowns out there than serious peeps. Our little gun community just called out some dumb asses teaching how to get yourself killed in a gun fight. Lot’s of money behind them.
    Look for POST certified trainers. Ex Military trainers. Ask if they teach F.A.S.T. Or at least know what it is. Fight, Asses, Scan, Top Off (Tac Reload). Our potential gun fights have changed.

  8. Form your own Secret Society.

    It’s fun as all get out and after the current crises passes you wind up with a clubhouse full of cool junk.

    Seriously. Get some challenge coins stamped, or make some rings out of nickles. Whatever. It doesn’t matter what you actually do. The point is, instead of sayin’ to your old lady, “goin’ out with the fellas, probably come back late and drunk.” Instead you say, “gotta’ attend this weeks meeting hon, love ya’.”

    And off you go.

    Same deal at work. “Sorry Boss, would love to stay late but I have a lodge commitment.” Then he’ll say something stupid like, “Oh, which Lodge?” Then you get to say, “sorry old man….but it’s a secret.”

    For the love of Mike, have some damn fun with your mortal existence.

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