why was Stewart Rhodes Oath Keepers Leader Stewart Arrested Charges Details Explained As per the latest report, the Department of Justice escalated its 6th January investigation by bringing seditious conspiracy charges against 11 accused including the leader of the Oath Keepers, Stewart Rhodes. The latest allegations with a charge that had not previously been brought in the department’s US Capitol attack prosecutions–erase any sense that prosecutors suppose the riot came up from just a group of overzealous protestors, with new information about the planning and logistics accused to have predated the Capitol breach.
The Department of Justice until now had been careful not to push the idea of agitation, instead of charging defendants connected with right-wing groups with conspiracy to impede the congressional proceeding on Thursday, 6th January 2022. The rebellious conspiracy charge carries the same possible result as an obstruction charge but is rarely used, politically loaded, and has been tough for the Justice Department to use successfully against the accused in the past.
why was Oath Keepers Leader Stewart Arrested
Merrick Garland, Attorney General had balked at the earlier efforts to bring rebellious conspiracy charges. But in the months since, individuals briefed on the matter say FBI investigators and DC federal prosecutors have spent much time constructing the case, at least in part with the aid of cooperators and the advantage of internal communications among the Oath Keepers.
The new allegations bring to light planning the Oath Keepers are alleged to have done ahead of the Capitol attack, as they reportedly recruited members, stocked up on firearms, and organized to throw into confusion Congress’ certification of the 2020 election. Prosecutors say they also carry on with a plot “to repel by force the lawful transfer of presidential power” after the Capitol riot failed to block the electoral college vote, as per the Justice Department statement on Thursday, 13th January 2022. on
One Oath Keeper asserted the travel to Washington, DC, for a scouting trip ahead of 6th January 20202, as per the indictment. The new court filings also information allegations that the defendants stashed firearms at a Virginia hotel and that they were prepared to “rapidly transport weapons and other weapons into Washington, D.C.” to support the efforts to stop the presidential certification vote.
Rhodes was apprehended Thursday in Little Elm, Texas.
The new indictment, approved by a grand jury on Wednesday, 12th January 2022 and made public Thursday, accuses Rhodes and his accomplice involved in a conspiracy to “oppose the lawful transfer of presidential power by force, by hindering, preventing, or delaying by force implementations of laws governing the transfer of power.”