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"oath keepers" Discussed on WTOP
"Time to extremist organizations including the Proud Boys and the oath keepers as well as the leaders of those organizations The subpoenas of the latest in a wide net that's being cast by the committee in an effort to pin down the origins of the attack CBS News senior investigative correspondent Katherine herridge joined Sean and Hillary earlier on Skype These subpoenas also include a longtime friend and adviser to the president Trump Roger Stone as well as Alex Jones from InfoWars and committee investigators are trying to pin down the timeline and the plan that was in place for the rallies on January 5th and January 6th to try and discern whether they were set up to become violent or probably more particular that they knew that the potential for violence was there that day but they did not act Roger Stone has responded by saying he had no foreknowledge of the attack on the capitol and Alex Jones has claimed that he in fact tried to stop the riots on that day There are a lot of sabinus at this point Catherine is the committee closer to getting testimony and documents I think one of the really difficult decisions the select committee is facing is that as witnesses refused to cooperate whether they bring more criminal contempt cases like the recent one with Steve Bannon The problem with criminal contempt cases is that while it does send a very strong message it also means that the evidence is out of reach of the committee because the banning case I'm told could take up to two years So they want to limit who they put into that criminal court bracket in the future And the other challenge they have is that a number of witnesses are negotiating with the committee And that makes it harder to bring the case by the Justice Department that they have fully rejected cooperation as they did with Bannon Now the select committee also went to the appeals court yesterday to get former president Trump's records Is this any closer to resolving You know the short answer is that it's not The select committee has argued that they need these records and they need it on an urgent timetable because it will help them develop a timeline which is important for every investigation and will also help them identify key witnesses But the presence lawyers are expected back in court next week where they're expected to argue that their long-standing issues of executive privilege and that this is an effect in their view of fishing expedition by the select committee This case could go well beyond the appeals court right up to the Supreme Court So we're looking at protracted legal battles on some of the most significant fronts for the select committee But CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine herridge in conversation was Sean and Hillary Sports next on WTO and then two books that some parents really don't like are going back into some local high school libraries 9 14.
"oath keepers" Discussed on WTOP
"Verdict in the case against the organizations and individuals involved in the 2017 unite the right rally Let's get details on the civil trial in verdict with Megan clarity who joins us live Hilary we're just learning about this verdict in the last few minutes The 11 member jury found the four people and ten white supremacist organizations liable for civil conspiracy for their role in the violent unite the right rally One person was killed and dozens were injured in that rally in Charlottesville It's a partial verdict as the jury did not come to a consensus on the two more consequential federal charges charges one and two However the jury did find the defendants liable in the four claims of civil conspiracy which will award damages in excess of $25 million After learning the jury was deadlocked today prosecutors asked judge Norman moon to require that the jury reach a finding on those first two claims but he decided not to do that Among the defendants were talking about our Richard Spencer Jason Kessler and Christopher Cantwell who are all self proclaimed white supremacist neo Nazis On day three of his deliberations again a jury in Charlottesville has found the individuals and organizations responsible for the conspiracy to incite violence which erupted at the united the right rally of 2017 reporting live Megan clarity WTO P news And also breaking this afternoon more subpoenas More subpoenas issued by the January 6th House select committee the committee issued subpoenas to Proud Boys chairman Enrique tarrio and oath keepers founder Stuart roads as well as both of the organizations they lead and also subpoenaed a lower profile far right group First Amendment pretorian along with its leader Robert Patrick Lewis the subpoenas demand documents by December 7th and depositions the following week And of course there's breaking news from President Biden on the strategic oil reserve CBS News special report The Department of Energy will release 50 million barrels of oil from the strategic petroleum reserve of which 32 million will be an exchange of oil that will be returned in the years ahead President Biden just spoke at The White House So today I'm announcing that the largest ever release from the U.S. strategic petroleum reserve to help provide a supply we need as we recover from this pandemic Correspondent ouija Jang The president did try to reassure Americans that what he announced today will ultimately.
"oath keepers" Discussed on Today, Explained
"To petition their government under any number of pretexts whatsoever. The things in this list are their right wing fever dreams. There are conspiracy theories that construct a worldview where the federal government is on the brink of tyranny and is going to take everyone's guns away and take everyone's rights away and put people in concentration camps, and so that's how they start pushing people down this path of fear and extremism and seeing this threat that's so intolerable that it starts to prepare people to think that they can respond with violence in the face of something so unacceptable. How does this group start to pick up steam? So it started off really small and it became more prominent in the mid 20 teens when oath keeper members started showing up at the racial justice protests in Ferguson. InfoWars of said before are here their document in the activities. And we're here to keep them safe. If you remember, there were a series of standoffs in the western U.S. between ranchers and federal agents because the ranchers were insisting that they were sovereign citizens. Jim lordy came from Montana to join the protesters. He says he and other militia members are not afraid to shoot if necessary. Why the gun will they have guns? We need guns to protect ourselves from a tyrannical government. And there were oath keepers involved in that. And so that is sort of how people started to hear of them and they started to grow that way also. So does the group have some sort of central hierarchy, the Justice Department describes it as loosely organized, which is apt. You know, it's really it's more of an ideology than it is like a regimented organization. And that's how it's important to understand it as distinct from a militia and more like a political entity. What was motivating this group in or around 2009? There was an analysis by the Department of Homeland Security in 2009. That raised an alarm that right wing extremists were using the financial crisis and the election of the first black president and fears about gun regulation and things like that to recruit and specifically trying to appeal to military veterans. And this report ended up being leaked and became very controversial with congressional Republicans who kind of made it out to be the Obama administration persecuting conservatives for their belief. There are no Timothy mcvay's out there right now. Portraying standard ordinary everyday conservatives as posing a bigger threat to this country. That Al-Qaeda terrorists naming veterans groups as possible extremist groups. DHS kind of apologized and disbanded the unit that did this and the message that went out from that basically was you don't want to mess with right wing extremism. It's too political. It's a bad look, just don't don't go there. And in the decade that followed, groups like the oath keepers were able to hugely expand. And there were some prosecutions of individual oath keepers for weapons charges and things like that as isolated incidents. But there was not the kind of investment in right wing extremism that that law enforcement made in left wing extremism and foreign inspired terrorism until after January 6th. Thinking about January 6th and the kinds of people I saw raging out there at the capitol. I'm picturing angry white men. I know there are members of the oath keepers who happen to be people of color. I don't know how predominant they are. But is there a racial dynamic at play within this group as far as you know? That's not really their niche in the right wing extremism universe. They are actually, they're not marketing themselves as white nationalists or white supremacists and the oath keepers are actually trying to differentiate themselves from groups that are more along those lines. And their focus is more on government tyranny. How does the tenor of the oath keepers organization change under president Trump? Their rhetoric starts getting very heated in the summer of 2020 around the George Floyd protests. And taking it on themselves to help impose from their perspective imposed Law & Order where there's rioting and looting going on. And then it escalates from there to embracing Trump's lies about the election being stolen and then setting up the idea of January 6th as being like a last stand for the country. We have men already stationed outside, D.C. as a nuclear option in case the attempt to remove the president illegally, we will step in and stop it. It's either president Trump is encouraged and bolstered strengthen to do what he must do before we wind up in a bloody fight. We all know that. The flight's coming. What role do the oath keepers play in the insurrection? When Trump tweets that, you know, he wants to see everyone at January 6th and it's going to be, quote, wild you know, they take that as a command to show up and deploy. And they start making plans for how they're going to get there and what weapons they can bring and how they're going to store and stash their weapons and then they're in communication throughout the day as a group of them go into the capital and class with law enforcement. And now we know for a fact that members of the oath keepers have been charged in connection with the January 6th insurrection. There's a large group of oath keepers that are charged as a group as a conspiracy. And then there's a handful of additional people who are charged individually just as being people in the mob who also happen to be oath keepers. And then I also found three more people who were charged individually and not identified by prosecutors as oath keepers, but as it turns out were on the membership list. How does the insurrection change the perception of this group if it does it all? One way that it changed is that that Republican leaders and the Republican Party as a whole really didn't disavow or distance itself or condemn what happened, they developed a counter narrative based on misinformation about January 6th to minimize or deny the violence and the role of groups like the oath keepers in it. So really it's kind of a legitimizing or a tolerating of the.
"oath keepers" Discussed on Post Reports
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"oath keepers" Discussed on Post Reports
"Announced in two thousand nine by the founder stewart roads. Our mission is to make sure that you know the member. The big guns are on our side and When they want the listeners to know about is we are rallying on lexington green on april the nineteenth which is the anniversary of the first shot and american revolution. Shot for around the world. And we're going to read out our declaration of orders we will not obey Read them aloud and reaffirm our owes to defend the constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic is fifty six years old and he cuts this really striking figure. He likes to wear a black cowboy hat. He dresses up in tactical gear like those tactical vests. we've seen. He has an eye patch from an old firearm injury. So he's a very sort of noticeable and kind of singular person in in the space so you know as many analysts have told me he looks the part and he talks the part his speeches focused on these themes of patriotism liberty standing up to tyranny we will not any order to blockade american cities thus turning them into giant concentration camps. Only mr. That was done the boston as it happened. The boston was blockaded in they tried to start him out essentially and took the militia to kick the british out. The boston and liberate people. Boston civil war is always around the corner. There's always a conspiracy. Plot against the patriots of america was showed america. How it's done. What it was was a combined arms defense of the constitution and so he goes around warning communities to prepare to be prep irs to take up arms to stockpile supplies be ready for conflict and he would sell this idea that oath keepers is a continuation of the american revolution and youtube can be as noble and rebellious as the founding fathers stewart roads Estranged wife told me that he fancied himself quote the next george washington. You know. that's how how she described it today. Raise your hand. We sport do this zero in the defense of the constitution and the most important part of the first amendment pitch you see across the board in various types of extremist recruiting. This promise of a cause purpose a chance for glory out you pride in order street that honor for all this together. This will never have kids so long as we stay united us you all where roads is different from other leaders in the space is that he came up through a fairly conventional route. He was an aide to former libertarian. Congressman ron paul. He graduated from law school where he focused on constitutional issues but then he gradually became more militant. And he you know that kind of constitutionalists stance evolved into as an ideology. That's been described to me as radical libertarianism. And you know experts who study him and former associates who've broken with him say that that ivy league training has served roads well and that he has learned to walk this fine line of promoting violent ideologies but stopping short of making what would be considered criminal. Threats are actually carrying out violence. And so there's just story. After story from associates from extremism trackers who describe pattern where rose will be upfront before an event saying everybody be there. Everybody arm you know. This is the one and then whether it's in the field or in the courtroom afterwards when it comes to consequences his nowhere to be found and how did all of that play out on january sixth. What was the involvement of this group in the storming of the capital. So this is still very much an active investigation and an ongoing prosecution. We're piecing together what federal prosecutors believe about this group through all these court filings in this case and to federal prosecutors roads is referenced in the filings as person one in in the prosecution's time-line roads coordinated with other participants before enduring the capital events. He allegedly gave advice about weapons to bring and then he spoke with a member. Who was part of that stack formation that we saw going into the capitol just moments before the group charged inside fight roads himself did not go inside the capitol as far as we know. There's no evidence of that. He's denied it. There's been no evidence released by the prosecution saying that he ever stepped inside. And there's no public evidence that shows him giving direct orders for oath keepers to go inside so here we are eight months later. He remains free and uncharged. And it's unclear yet whether he will be charged. It's obviously a much more dire situation for some of his associates. I mean around twenty. Two of them are facing serious. Federal charges.
"oath keepers" Discussed on Post Reports
"Dc geared up for a rally for right wing extremists. It was called justice for j six. It was supposed to be the show of support for the january six insurrectionists. The city called in the national guard dc police out in huge numbers. People were nervous in the end. There were more police and reporters than actual attendees. What a wonderful dern assorted. I wanna make sure that everybody got their wrist measured for the the handcuffs on the fbi soups and it takes all the way. We all got a risk that you're right when we came in part of the reason no one showed up is because members of the right wing groups that were at the capitol back in january. They warned each other to stay away this time. And just because they're not showing up in person doesn't mean their ideas aren't spreading they are through groups like the oath keepers from the newsroom of the washington. Post this is post reports. I'm amitav infomer- martine powers. It's monday september twentieth all these months after the insurrection for still learning more about who the oath keepers are and how they operate. They style themselves as this militia group but a deeper look shows that the oath keepers act as more of this far right propaganda machine and people who track extremists. Say the group's message will endure. No matter what happens to them. In court oath keepers is part of the american far right extremist landscape and is specifically falls under this category of anti-government or part of the militia movement cannot lamb as a national security reporter at the post and she's been reporting on the consequences for people who broke into the capital on january. Six when you think of oath keepers in january six. There's this one. Iconic image that comes to mind is that military stack formation of oath keepers associates that we saw charging up the steps and into the capitol building. And i mean that image in the apparent planning that was on display with their tactical gears and their radios is one of the reasons why many referred to that event as an insurrection. Three people affiliated with the far right militia group the oath keepers have been accused of conspiring to forcibly storm the us capitol on january six. This is a group that believes that the. Us government is systematically stripping the constitutional rights of its own citizens. Federal prosecutors are building conspiracy case involving oath keepers associates in part related to that image. That we're talking about greg. Good morning we have new charges new developments really new indications. This is the epicenter of the january. Six insurrection investigation. The far right extremist group the oath keepers appeared in federal court. They face charges of conspiracy and breaching the capital during the january sixth insurrection. And this comes. As four more members were charged over the weekend in connection with the capital as it stands now around twenty two keepers. Associates have been charged in connection with the capital attack including eighteen accused of conspiracy. And that's part of the largest single indictment of the whole probe and thirty five others who have already pleaded guilty. Some of whom are cooperating with authorities. I suppose like the sort of singularity of the oath keepers. Is that this group in particular tries to recruit former law enforcement and military veterans as well as active duty personnel and. They want them to swear an oath that that they won't follow what keepers considers unlawful order. Which is anything. They perceive as running against their literalist interpretation of the constitution in terms of wet keepers. Looks like their size or scope. Analysts agree that this is a group with exponentially more online members or sympathizers they call them keyboard warriors than they've ever had show up to any of their in person events like other groups that fall under this banner. they say they're organizing against a quote. Tyrannical federal government that it's the duty of citizens to fight back against what they see as government overreach especially around gun control measures but panning out many of the issues that they organize around are rooted and conspiracies so most recently they've been involved of course in the stop the steel movement and in a different protests against copa nineteen restrictions. I wanna ask This name oath keepers. Like what is the oath that they're keeping it's the idea that there are unlawful orders and that. Us citizens people who've an oath and law enforcement or the military that they don't have to follow what they consider anti-constitution order orders that run counter to their interpretation of the constitution. So if it were say a gun control measure they would ask that law enforcement not enforced that not go out and take guns not prosecute people but it's much more broad than that now we have now sort of ordinary people talking about unlawful vaccine mandates. That's unlawful order. So that idea that the oath keepers propagates about citizens the right to refuse unlawful unconstitutional orders. That's now sort of gone mainstream and we see that in these different protests around the country Do you have a sense of the actual numbers of people who are members of this group compared to just people who have may be adopted. This ideology anyone who's tried to pin down oath keepers membership. Numbers can tell you. It is a fool's errand. It is very hard to separate fact from fiction when you deal with this group because you know you have. The organization itself saying we have tens of thousands of of members of patriots at the ready to stand up you and they boast of this like tens of thousands strong national movement most extremism tracking groups and advocacy groups civil rights groups. Say there were never more than five thousand actual members of oath keepers. And then when you get down to who would actually show up for what they call a national call out. That's where they say okay oath keepers members. You have to be at this place at this time to protest this issue. We're talking a dozen sometimes fewer than that according to former members extremism trackers in my own observations from being out at these events. I can tell you even on january. Sixth as i was walking behind some members of the far-right right proud boys gang. I overheard a conversation where one of them told the other. Hey i heard the oath keepers are here today at the capital and the other says something like What they actually showed up to something because that was kind of their reputation. Even in these far right circles is that they talk a big game but in the end they're keyboard warriors or they show up in very small numbers if at all. So where where this group come from. So barack obama's election two thousand eight re-energize the anti-government militia movement an oath keepers was part of that wave. So there was chatter about this fledgling group online and then it was sort of officially.
Two Federal Judges Concerned How Some Are Charged on Jan. 6 Events
"Even at two federal judges, truly both appointed by Obama, who raised concerns about the way certain people are being charged. They've raised the question like wait a minute. You're charging people for disrupting Congress. When in fact, we've had people disrupt Congress. You hit him with a misdemeanor. You let them go. You're charging these people with felonies if they don't plead to to an offense that you demand And they're starting and they're saying What is that? Based on? You've heard that too, right? I have. So you're referring to Judge Moss and Judge Maeda? Um Judge Moss called the obstruction of official proceeding felony, which this DOJ has slapped on at least 200 cases. To turn Trump supporters and two convicted felons. It's never been used in this way before the judges know it. The government knows it. The defense lawyers certainly know it. And so both of those lawyers have raised concern. Judge Moss said. It has a constitutional staginess problem. There is a motion in the oath Keepers case. Motion to dismiss and judge made A is considering that now and should make a ruling should issue some ruling on that next month. Um, but again, Philip bump. Do you even know what the obstruction of an official proceeding charge is its origination, which was a post and run law. That was supposed to stop and the interference and congressional investigations, not the certification of the Electoral College. So you know, these are the things that Mr Bump does not stay awake at
Julie Kelly and Mark Levin Agree Philip Bump Is a Fraud
"Great. You know, when people do their little hit jobs, they don't understand. I hit back twice as hard. We have this guy Phil bump. National correspondent Washington Compost You spent a lot of time interviewing individuals in the jail from January 6th interviewing their lawyers going through the charging documents to the your knowledge. Has this Communist for the Washington Post filled bomb ever been to the jail? No. In fact, I doubt that he knows that the deplorable jail even exist. There is no indication in his column that he realizes that three dozen January 6th capital protesters are sitting in that jail has been in that jail since February. And that there are dozens of all for other jails across the country being denied bail simply because of their involvement in January six He doesn't mention that in his article. Why do you think that is Because he's a fraud. That's right. Let's go on, he says. Here, um Host Mark Living is focused on the issue repeatedly in June, he told his audience that we're hearing That there in some of the worst jails. Some are being put in solitary environment where they only have an hour where they can go outside of that. That they're being fed poor food. They're being treated like they're terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, where they be treated actually better. Is there something I said there that's inaccurate. No. And, um it's too bad that Philip Bump didn't listen to the oath Keepers status hearing that I did today, where there are three keepers. None charged with violent crime. No weapons charge. No assaulting police officers, No direct
Oath Keeper Pleads Guilty in Jan. 6 Riot, Will Cooperate
"As security is ramped up around the U. S. capitol building a member of the oath keepers militia group is offering to cooperate with authorities authorities in the nation's capital are concerned members of far right extremist groups that storm the U. S. capitol in January we'll be back this coming weekend for a rally in support of those arrested after the deadly insurrection one of those charged forty five year old Jason Dolan of Florida is a member of the oath keepers he's now pleaded guilty to conspiracy and obstruction and has agreed to become a witness for the government the former marine allegedly met up with other oath keepers members on January sixth forcing their way into the capital in military style formation wearing tactical vests and helmets Jackie Quinn Washington
Police Planning to Reinstall Capitol Fence Ahead of Rally
"The Associated Press has learned there are plans to put back protective fencing around the U. S. capitol ahead of a rally next weekend an inside source tells the Associated Press the security plan being finalized for the September eighteenth protest rally at the capitol includes fencing around the capitol building and the U. S. Supreme Court authorities have cited intelligence that indicates members of far right extremist groups like the proud boys and oath keepers are planning to be at the demonstration to demand justice for the hundreds of rioters arrested in connection with the January six deadly attack on the capital spending in the aftermath of the January attack was controversial with lawmakers concerned about walling off access but there was an agreement that after it came down circumstances could warrant it going back up Jackie Quinn Washington
Capitol Police "Closely Monitoring" Sept. 18 Pro-Capitol Riot Rally
"Day two hundred and twenty-five of the biden administration and president biden is now confronted with new challenges as he tries to move on from the chaotic exit from afghanistan. That for the past few weeks has consumed washington tonight even as lawmakers in the justice department investigate the january sixth riot there are growing concerns about another rally at the capitol. Us capitol police tell nbc. News that the force is closely monitoring and quote plans for the gathering on september the eighteenth the associated press reports sources say intelligence gathered by federal officials show extremist groups like the proud boys and oath keepers plan to attend the rally which is designed to demand justice for the hundreds of people who have been charged. In connection with january's insurrection. The associated press ads that discussions are underway about whether to re install the fence that was put up around the capital after the riot and political reports. That a new court filing shows prosecutors. Who reviewed body cam footage concluded that january. Sixth rioters committed more than one thousand assaults on federal officers.
Intel Shows Far-Right Extremists Will Attend Upcoming Capitol Rally
"Members of the far right extremist groups that took part in the January insurrection at the U. S. capitol are expected back later this month for a rally to protest the arrests that have taken place sources tell the Associated Press intelligence gathered by federal officials indicates members of groups like the proud boys and the oath keepers planned to protest outside the U. S. capitol on September eighteenth demanding justice for the hundreds of suspects charged in the January attack on the capital U. S. capitol police are said to be considering putting back up that large perimeter fencing around the complex insiders say the concern about the proud boys and oath keepers is that even though they make up a small percentage of the nearly six hundred people arrested their members faced the most serious charges in the attack that left more than five dead one hundred officers injured and more than a million dollars in damage to the building Jackie Quinn Washington
Capitol Police officers sue Trump, allies over insurrection
"A number of capitol police officers are suing former president Donald Trump his political allies in far right groups for the January sixth attack on the capital the lawyers committee for civil rights under the laws filed suit in Washington DC federal court for several capitol police officers naming former president Donald Trump his campaign ally Roger stone and members of the proud boys an oath keepers who were at the capitol and in Washington on January sixth the action claims trump and his allies touched off the violent seas of the capital that injured dozens of police officers and disrupted a certification of Joe Biden's presidential election several of those named in the suit face federal criminal charges the officers in a statement released by their lawyers say the legal action is to make sure the people who did this are held accountable and that no one can do this again Tim acquire Washington
2nd Oath Keeper Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy in Jan. 6 Riot
"Hi Mike Rossi are reporting a second oathkeeper pleads guilty to conspiracy in the January sixth Ryan at the U. S. capitol another member of the far right oath keepers group has pleaded guilty to conspiracy for his part of the January sixth riot at the U. S. capitol fifty four year old mark rods of mobile Alabama admits to participating in a conspiracy and he is cooperating with the justice department investigation into the insurrection the crowds case was kept secret until Wednesday to protect the investigation and his safety before he testified in front of a grand jury last week fifty five year old Graydon young of angle would Florida was the first to plead guilty in the oath keepers conspiracy case Mike Rossi out Washington
"oath keepers" Discussed on The Journal.
"Joe biden's victory was a boon to the oath keepers. It motivated members and supporters to donating get involved. But at this point. The d platforming by tech giant's meant that it was hard for the oath keepers to get their word out so roads increasingly turned to someone he thought help. We built the only truly multimedia independent radio. Tv print film organization. Alex jones as deep platforming increases as more and more social media websites. Are banning these groups. Alex jones is increasingly the only way for a lot of them or one of very few ways for these groups to reach a very wide and sympathetic audience. Jones of famous conspiracy theorist and founder of info wars had himself been d platform for major social media sites like twitter and facebook but he's still has a large following and he was able to set up his own website where it shows draw hundreds of thousands of viewers. Please remember the only way infowars gets out as you word of mouth you private message. You keep fighting or national treasure. A national treasure for supporting them and so jones is increasingly playing the pivotal role. Where he's to give platform to these groups that have lost platform in all these other places. Short rose founder. Gamers army veteran former lawyer union on the burden of doing so when the election than happens and trump and his allies start saying that the election was stolen from them. They really see this opportunity to raise money but also to raise their own profiles older. Can you not feel history happening right. Now it's happening right now. It is and we're all you will only do realize that we're americans were born in this country at this time this purpose. At this point the oath keepers had found a new credit card processor. Rally pay who could process some donations online. But they're also still getting a lot of money by mail and those keepers start drawing tens of thousands of dollars a thousand new members during this period. It's it's either. President trump is encouraged and bolstered strengthened. The duty must do or we wind up in a bloody fight. We all know that the flights coming with a new flood of donations. The oath keepers urged members to attend trump's rally at the national mall on january six where he told supporters. It was their final chance. To overturn the election results. The oath keepers lawyer told the journal that the group paid for travel and lodging for some of the rioters. The national organization pays for this block of hotel rooms in virginia so the groups are increasingly putting their focus on january six. This major day for members to show up in washington january sixth oath keepers. Were in the mob that breached the capital and they recorded themselves. Doing we are in the main dome right now. We are rocking. We're in here. This is what we've lived up for training for. When the fbi starts arresting members of the organization there's also like with charlottesville another round of crackdowns by these financial platform. So the oath keepers. Their website. actually went dark Soon after january sakes they say that their servers which were managed by a company called liquid web. We're just cut off. Their way of actually communicating with members was also shut off their the way that they sent their list-serve provider. Cut them off about a dozen oath keepers have been arrested in the group needed money for legal fees so emerge roads. Went back to alex jones for help. We're seeing now is a suppression campaign are card processor. Shut us down. And they've insisted. I must disability arrested on refused to do. And you can support the organization because we're gonna have to hire lawyers to fight back against the defamation. These groups are raising money on go until stripe. Which is their credit card processor starts cutting off some of the pages that go to those groups and the riott gave board members and the groups rank and file who were already upset about roaches spending another reason to complain some also expressed displeasure evatt stewart. Rhodes after hyping members to come to washington. That day didn't actually enter the capital with other oath keepers. You know i think. There's a certain amount of consternation that more than a dozen oath keepers have been arrested but not their leader. So i think it's really heightened both the platforming and the financial instability but also the internal turmoil that these groups have been struggling with the oath keepers. Lawyer said there was no plan by roads or the group itself to invade the capitol building. But the boone from the two thousand twenty election didn't last long roads told the journal this spring that the organization was short on cash. After the group spent money on operating costs and other expenses in the lead up to january six this spring. They had less than ten thousand dollars in their bank account. Their finances are pretty much in shambles right now. They've declined remarkably in the last couple of years but in particular after january sixth that's sort of accelerated their declined because of the limits on how they're able to raise money for roads. His personal financial situation also appears to be getting worse according to his lawyer and other members of the group so stewart roads were told doesn't have a house right now he's been sleeping on various friends couches. I think pretty recently. He's been staying at his lawyers house. He was served a search warrant in april our. They took his phone. An were looking for evidence related to possible conspiracy to storm the capital that day when his phone was taken from me actually lost the ability to know how much was in the bank account because the two factor authentication went to his phone. Roses phone has since been returned and he hasn't been charged with any wrongdoing. What does this all say about. Where right wing. Extremism is in the us in our reporting. I mean we certainly learned a lot about the disarray of these groups. I think platforming really Has become more and more of a prominent idea in the last couple of years. And there's always been this question of like. Does this really work or is this just a way for companies to save face. But i think what i reporting show does that deep. Platforming actually really does work in terms of limiting these groups reach and also Just curtailing their.
"oath keepers" Discussed on The Journal.
"It came was pretty all encompassing. They have a much harder time drawing in new members or getting publicity for donations in a much harder time just practically getting that money because previously they would go on twitter at their Oath keepers twitter account. Say please send in money to our pay pal address here. But now both of those things don't exist they can't use the megaphone of the social media platforms and also their account on people just sort of goes away. And you can't send the money there. That's right and for the oath keepers. That means that they have to start asking members to pay their dues by mail It makes it much harder. I think to process donations and to attract new donations around the same time that the oath keepers found themselves struggling to get cash because of d platforming. A different fight was brewing inside the organization. Some board members told rebecca that they've grown increasingly upset by the way the group's leader stewart roads had been managing the oath keepers. Money mainly looked like he'd been spending a lot of it on himself. My colleague chellaney ramachandran was able to get bank. Records fit showed where the group's money had been spent and You can see very quickly that the money that this group is bringing in is not going to stores that you would necessarily associate with a militia organization so some of the places that we found were a number of stores that are right around. Stewart rhodes house in montana. They're even district grocery store or organizations spent thousands of dollars in auto repair shop where the organization spent twelve thousand dollars. There's a dentist Lingerie and adult. Good shop called alley cats with a k. A gun store a bar just all sorts of expenditures. That don't really make sense for this organization to be paying for getting deep platform or getting kicked off websites. The processor dues donations meant that the oath keepers transactions went offline and roads started asking for checks payable to the oath keepers to be sent directly to a ups mailbox if you go to the oath keepers website. Now they talk a fair amount about how they're struggling to find a payment processor they save the radical left in big tech are attacking their ability to function online. And that they're looking for a way to quote defeat their attempts And so instead of having sort of a button where you can donate on the website vay. Direct you to give send go. Which is this christian crowd funding platform or they ask you to mail a check to a ups store. Mailbox the whole situation exacerbated. The concerns about roses. Spending members of the organization had already been expressing concerns about stewart's spending and his leadership of the group. When this platforming push really kicks in earnest what former board members said that it makes it easier for stewart to sort of mass where some of the money in that organization is coming in from and also where it's colleague former board members told the journal that they struggled to learn how many donations that organization was getting because roads would receive checks in the mail and wouldn't always properly record them with secretary. Road said of the allegations of misusing funds were quote. Heavy stupid and salacious. Instead people accusing him were quote disgruntled people that have a bone to pick. His lawyers didn't dispute the expenditures in montana or those listed in bank records but said critics are ignoring tens of thousands of dollars. The groups bent on natural disaster relief efforts. But after years of struggling financially the oath keepers saw. An opportunity in the twenty twenty rebecca's reporting shows that roads as a chance to raise money in support of then president trump's false claim that the election was stolen been already stationed outside. Dc as a.
"oath keepers" Discussed on AP News
"News I'm Ed Donahue Great. And Young, a member of the Oath Keepers extremist group pleaded guilty today to charges related to the capital riot. It's the first guilty plea in the major conspiracy case brought against members of the oath keepers. Anna Morgan Lloyd of Indiana, was sentenced today to three years probation after admitting she entered the capital January 6th. And her sentencing. Lloyd said she's ashamed that it became a savage display of violence that day, Press secretary Jen Psaki says Vice President Kamala Harris will be visiting the US Mexico border. She says progress is being made a couple of months ago when there were Children who were waiting in border patrol facilities for more than 100 hours, and they were certainly overcrowded. Now it's less than 30 hours. Former President Donald Trump is expected to visit the border next week, their support on Capitol Hill for a military justice bill that would move the decision to prosecute serious crimes in the military from the chain of command. Jackie Spear of California is a House Democrat. It's essential because it avoids the perception and the reality of a conflict of interest. Especially when the victim and the perpetrator report up the same chain of command. The bill is named after specialist Vanessa Again, who was killed by a soldier at Fort Hood in Texas who are family says sexually harassed her and was killed himself as police sought to arrest him. Her death put a spotlight on violence and leadership problems within the army. Russia says one of its warships in the Black Sea fired warning shots and a warplane dropped bombs to force a British destroyer out of the area near Crimea, but Moscow claims as its territorial waters. Britain denies the account and insists its ship wasn't fired upon. India. Walton, a Socialist community activist, defeated the four term mayor of Buffalo, New York in a Democratic primary, putting her on track to become the first woman to lead New York's second largest city. The creator of McAfee Antivirus software, John McAfee, was found dead in a Spanish prison. He was being extradited to the US This is a P news. A new A P N O R C poll shows a rift between Democrats and Republicans over support in the Middle East. The poll shows over all Americans are divided. It also shows more Americans disapprove of President Biden's approach to the conflict that approve of it. Among Democrats, 51% say the US is not supportive enough of the Palestinians. The sentiment jumps to 62% among liberal Democrats. On the other hand, 49% of Republicans say the US is not supportive enough of the Israelis, the number rises to 61% of conservative Republicans. I'm Julie Walker. The US voted against a U. N resolution that overwhelmingly condemned the American economic embargo of Cuba for the 29th year, maintaining the Trump administration's opposition and refusing to return to the Obama administration's 2016 abstention. The Biden administration says it voted no because sanctions are key to advancing democracy and human rights in Cuba. Ed Donahue. AP News I'm Ed Donahue with an A P news minute grade, and young, a member of the Oath Keepers group, pleaded guilty to charges related to the deadly capital riot in January. He also agreed to cooperate with prosecutors. It's the first guilty plea in the major conspiracy case brought against members of the oath keepers, the judge said. Federal sentencing guidelines call for Young to be sentenced between five and a quarter years and 6.5 years behind bars. An announcement today from the White House and Press Secretary Jen Psaki, the vice president will travel to El Paso, Texas. On Friday. She will be accompanied by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alan York as this would be Vice President Kamala Harris first trip to the border. She's been criticized from both parties for failing to go there despite her role leading the Biden administration's response. A steep increase in migration. Harris's trip will come just days before former President Donald Trump is set to visit the border next week, along with the governor of Texas, Greg Abbott. I'm Ed Donahue..
No Jail Time in 1st Riot Sentence; Oath Keeper Pleads Guilty
"A member of the oath keepers extremist group pleaded guilty to charges related to the January capital right great young pleaded guilty to conspiracy and obstruction of an official proceeding he is the first keeper to plead guilty young also agreed to cooperate in the investigation authorities say he was seen on camera wearing a helmet and tactical vest part of the military style stack marching through the crowd before entering the capitol building another oath keeper Jon Ryan Schafer also pleaded guilty but not to conspiracy Anna Morgan Lloyd from Indiana was the first person sentenced in connection with the right three years probation after the riot Lloyd call January sixth the best day ever in court she apologized to the court her family and the American people at Donahue Washington
Alleged Oath Keeper Pleads Guilty in First Among Major Capitol Riot Cases
"A member of the Oath Keepers extremist group pleaded guilty today to charges related to the capital riot. It's the first guilty plea in the major conspiracy case brought against members of the oath keepers. Anna Morgan Lloyd of Indiana, was sentenced today to three years probation after admitting she entered the capital, January 6th and her sentencing, Lloyd said she's ashamed that it became a savage display of violence that day, Press
The ‘Oath Keepers’ Militia Group Are Domestic Terrorists, FBI Says
"Charged in one of the most complex investigations the Department of Justice has ever faced. January six attack on the capital. The FBI has called it an act of domestic terrorism than one group has grabbed Investigators ATTENTION for their role The oath keepers. The FBI describes them as an anti government militia movement, among them current and former military and law enforcement. Their name is a reference to the oath they took to defend the U. S Constitution. But as we first reported this past April, Unlike most other militia groups, the oath keepers haven't been hiding. They've been armed and in plain sight, broadcasting plans to mobilize. Who start holding this way. If you were looking for a roadmap to January six, they're storming the capital now. Oh, my God. All you had to do was listen. Okay, guys, we're on open channel here. Now. These are the voices of far right extremists communicating with each other in real time from homes across America and on the ground in Washington, Godspeed and fair winds to us as some of them made there. Way to the capital. Trump's been trying to drain the swamp with a straw. We just brought a shop vac stop to steal. They were talking on the phone and computer app called Selo. It's unencrypted like a walkie talkie and has an international user base of around 150 million. It's popular with truckers, disaster relief groups, activists and extremists. It just be safe. The alert and stay in groups. Anyone can listen to Zell Oh,
"oath keepers" Discussed on 60 Minutes
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American Greatness Reporter Julie Kelly on the Indictment of Oath Keepers
"That there were potential FBI sources that an infiltrated a lot of these groups say, tactic we've seen used in the past, and he mentions the Gretchen Whitmer case as well, if you could hit on that quickly as well. I mean, I think it was a really solid piece. I've looked through those charging documents to you Keep seeing these person. One person. Two people pop up. Well, who are they? Look in the case of the oath, keepers. You know, Of course, it makes total sense to have the FBI not just infiltrating these groups but provoking them like they did in this Gretchen Whitmer alleged kidnapping, uh, plot And so you know, these oath keepers I got to say, you know, I feel sorry for them. My heart breaks in a way there. They're They're kind of sad stories through the idea that they could get together, organized a conspiracy for which they're all being charged with without some professional inside help to kind of forced them to do what they did that day, which again was non violence makes complete sense. I mean, would you put anything past Christopher Wray at this point? Absolutely not. Yeah, I I sincerely doubt that you can. Uh, you can refute the fact that he is probably the worst director we've had in modern modern history. The FBI. I mean, listen, I'm saying that even with Jim Comey I mean, he has been absolutely awful. His failure to turn up anything other than sound bites on the entire spy gate scandal. Uh, you know, as I said in my show last week, Julie, I mean, we really have to start getting ahold of some new conspiracy theories because all of our old conspiracy theories have all come
"oath keepers" Discussed on WTOP
"Case against the oath keepers charged in connection to the capital Riot. A new indictment made public yesterday in D. C. District court names oath keeper defendants Joseph Hackett, Jason Dolan and William Isaac's all from Florida. Ah, fourth new defendant's name and alleged actions have not yet been released their redacted in the documents. The case is the largest against any of the far right extremist groups that for Dissipated in the pro Trump siege on January. The sixth today May 31st marks 100 years since the race Massacre and Tulsa, Oklahoma, one of the worst acts of racial violence in the nation's history. It left a prosperous black community in ruins. CBS News correspondent Daniel Bacchus reports on how Tulsa's black leaders and entrepreneurs hoped to create a new chapter guide troop grew up in Tulsa. The Greenwood district, a newborn, no traces of the area once so prosperous. It was nicknamed Black Wall Street. What was on Greenwood at that time was dilapidated buildings. Pool halls. Liquor stores and churches. That was it. Troop wants this city of Tulsa, which now owns much of the land here to return property to black ownership so that African Americans are not shut out of the district's resurrection. Tonigh Gayle King will host a CBS News special Tulsa 1921, an American tragedy. 10 52. Now in Washington, it looks like Israel's longest serving leader is out. A former ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will form a coalition government. With the Israeli leaders Opponents taking a major step toward ending the rule of the longtime premiere. The dramatic announcement by Naftali Bennett set the stage for a serious of steps that could push Netanyahu and his dominant Likud party into the opposition in the coming week. It's 10 52. It's time for another data. Doctors tactic, Thies days, counting Calories is a vital component of any fitness program and lots of restaurants here, helping us out by publishing the calories right on their menus. But when you go grocery shopping, you have to really.
US Setting up $1.7B National Network to Track Virus Variants
"Andy Slavitt says. Even as the administration ramps up vaccination efforts, more dangerous variants are growing You says a $1.7 billion network using funds from the president's virus relief packages aimed at getting ahead of The variance. This funding will enable CDC and states to doom or genomic sequencing. The announcement comes as CDC chief or shovel, Lansky says the nation's seeing Maura virus cases nearly 70,000 new cases per day up from 53,004 weeks ago, she says hospitalizations and deaths are also up. Partly because of Aryan sand, partly because of relaxed restrictions on gatherings. SOCCER Megane Washington A member of the far right Oath Keepers group has agreed to plead guilty
Oath Keepers Member First to Plead Guilty in Capitol Riot
"Took it to the SJC. Many people have been charged in connection with the riot, The U. S capitol January 6th until now all have pleaded not guilty. But today for the first time, a self described member of the oath keepers pleads guilty. John Shafer joined the pro trump mob that stormed the capital and was among the rioters who sprayed police officers with bear spray. As part of his plea agreement, Schaffer will be released from custody, but he must fully cooperate with federal prosecutors as they build their cases against more than $400. Defendants. Schaeffer is the first writer to plead guilty. He faces up to four years in prison when he sentenced in a couple of months. That
Congresswoman Lee Statement on Violent Coup Attempt
"Us now democratic congresswoman. Barbara lee of california. She is one of the ten house. Democrats who joined the lawsuit against donald trump congressman league. Great to see you as always thank you for joining us. I feel like for once. I haven't made you get up crazy early in the morning to talk to me congress. Let's talk about this. this news. The study that indicates that this grievance white grievance people came from areas where they've seen a decline in white populations in america replaced by either hispanic or or or black people and that was that fed some of the racism that led to the decision to go and storm the capital on january. Sixth does that. Does that help you to have any of that context. That's the context that as an african american we know i know. White supremacy Has been with us. The beginning of time here in america and in fact what is taking place. Now as we saw january six is that the Foregin izing of such as the oath keepers the proud boys along with a donald trump rudy. Giuliani the all of them have gotten together now to really try to in many ways I bob they entered into what we what i say was an attempted. Coup through their violence and insurrection. But the second one. They're trying to take away on fundamental democratic rights. Our constitutional rights. You see what's taking place throughout the country just in terms of suppression laws so this has been winless in now. I think the rest of the country. The rest of the world is seeing what african americans have had to deal with for four centuries in america
Oath Keeper Coordinated With Proud Boys Before Washington DC Capital Riot
"News. 2300 National Guard troops have arrived in Washington, D. C. This comes after the mission to protect the capital following the riot was extended another two months as federal prosecutors piece together what happened on January 6th. They now believe that two groups conspired together. Prosecutors argued Kelly Meg's should not be released ahead of trial, writing in court documents that the member of the oath Keeper militia group conspired with the proud boys ahead of the capital riot. They submitted Facebook messages, they say, Meg's wrote, announcing he'd organized an alliance with the oath keepers, Florida three percenters and proud boys to quote work together to shut this expletive down. And another message. He called the proud boys a force multiplier and wrote that he believed President Trump wanted them to make it wild at the Capitol. Prosecutors allege that Meg's wanted to stop the certification of the electoral college vote and was prepared to use violence if
Virginia man charged in Washington DC Capitol riot plot to be released from jail
"Virginia Man accused of playing a role in the plot to take over the U. S Capitol in January, has been released from jail as he awaits trial. Prosecutors have been working to keep 66 year old Thomas Caldwell behind bars after he was charged with conspiring with the far right militia group the oath keepers, But yesterday a judge ordered he be released to home confinement. This comes after the court had decided to keep Caldwell locked up as he awaits trial, But his attorneys noted his cooperation during the investigation, a lack of evidence connecting him to the capital riot and serious health issues. The decision is a major blow for prosecutors, who argue Caldwell is a threat to the community. He asked that his release be delayed so they could consider filing an appeal. But the judge
FBI and DHS warn of possible threat to Capitol
"U. S. Capitol Police are beefing up security today due to threats linked to conspiracy theorists. Couples manufacture spoke with a former FBI agent about the prospect of violence. Security has been extremely tight since the insurrection. January 6. So do militia groups pose a real threat to the U. S. Capitol again. ABC Crime and Terrorism analyst Brad Garrett is not convinced there's a detailed plot. I think they're picking up chatter, conversations except ER that would suggest that least some individuals or Parts of groups like you on on, Like some of the militia groups, the oath keepers. Three percenters, etcetera that there is a conversation out there. What's the significance of March? 4th was originally the inauguration date until 1933. Some of these groups believe former president Trump will regain power on this day. What if that doesn't happen? Here. It says they've already chosen another date. There's something about May 20th now that brings the bell for killing on. So I don't know if you just moved the goal post. If you don't get what you want. The Senate is in session today The house is
"oath keepers" Discussed on KGO 810
"The suspects in the oath keeper roundup Discuss conveying heavy weapons in the Washington they began to train for quote urban warfare that was even before election day. This is, according to the new court papers that were just filed. They plan to ferry quote a heavy weapons in a boat across the Potomac River into Washington. They began training exercises for urban warfare, riot control and rescue operations. This all started well before Election Day. The new accounts about the oath keepers role in the capital assault. Came on the third day of President Trump's impeachment trial. They included allegations in a member of the militia group was awaiting direction from Mr Trump about how to handle the results of the vote. Quote POTUS has the right to activate units to the oath Keepers Message said. The If Trump asked me to come, I will, said Jessica M. Watkins. So When you talk about the impeachment trial, and there are a lot of different ways it could've been prosecuted and they're a lot of different things that could have been entered into evidence you could have. I got a really good email. Maybe if there's time I'll read it before the end of the show. But you could have had witnesses even just a couple of them. Lawmakers who were there and those who have been arrested now who talk about just as this, the court filing suggests how they were activated by Donald Trump. That would have been compelling testimony and I would imagine that that would have made a high profile. Presence in the news cycle, which is what you want. This is all about media, meaning you want the story? The real story to be told, And the only way to do that is you have to punch through the media cycle. So if you had a witness called Who had again been arrested. One of these oath keepers people to talk about just this. How Trump had either a radicalized be, Uh Suggested and assumed the role of a leader. In all of this, it might have made the argument even more compelling, and it would have made the news cycle for sure. You bring one of these oath keepers onto the floor of the Senate. Even if it was by video, it would be compelling. So there is that argument to be made. But these old keepers, this isn't just a bunch of people with trump flags and trump merch. They have heavy weapons. And this domestic terrorism issue is a serious threat. It has to be treated that way. 415 80 88 10, Mark Thompson KGO 8 10 best it. President's Day sale event is here enjoy 50% off their best selling.
"oath keepers" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal government. The state did not like A Senate trial on whether to convict President Trump and perhaps bar him from ever holding Federal office again is expected to begin in the coming days. McConnell has not decided whether he would vote to convict The government is charging an apparent leader of an extremist group with conspiracy in the attack on the Congress. It's the first time anyone has been charged with conspiracy for the capital, right. Thomas Edward Caldwell of Virginia faces four federal charges, including conspiracy to commit an offensive against the United States. He helped lead a group of 8 to 10 people from Ohio dressed in military gear. Who were seen leading the way against police lines. Caldwell is a member of oath keepers. The FBI has arrested several people who have ties to the oath keepers, Proud boys and three percenters. President elect Biden and Vice President elect Kamila Harris will honor the victims of the coronavirus. Tonight. They'll speak this evening at the Lincoln Memorial, reflecting pool to honor the roughly 400,000 Americans lost to the pandemic. In honor of the event. The Chicago skyline will go dark tonight as well. The mayor is asking Chicago instead, turn off lights go outside and light a candle in honor of the two million people who've lost their lives to cover 19 worldwide. At 6 P.m., Wrigley Field, Soldier Field, Navy Pier and dozens of downtown buildings, including the Willis Tower will go dark. After 10 minutes. Everyone is supposed to turn their power and electronic back on. This is meant to symbolize the movement from darkness to light. James Sears, WGN News. Biden is looking to get started fighting the virus quickly, along with incoming CDC director Dr Rochelle Will Lenski, who said during a Good Morning America interview that she's been working since she was first named for the position. We need toe reset the stage here. We need to make sure that the country the people understand that this pandemic is now going to be addressed with science with trust with transparency with communication of exactly where we are to the American people. Health officials have long forecasted this winter was going to be the roughest part of the pandemic, they say. As more Americans get immunized, the death toll will start to fall. Still, models show there will probably be another 100,000 deaths before the nation gets to that point today, Illinois reporting 4318 new coronavirus cases and 33 additional deaths. Statewide positivity rate is 5.7%. To date, 508,732 vaccines have been administered in Indiana. There were 2756 new cases and 126 additional deaths statewide positivity right There is 11.9%. WGN Sports Here's Dave innit? The Blackhawks try again to get their first win of the young season tonight when they wrap up their four game swing through Florida against the Panthers. Crisp Oden's pregame at 5 30 face off in six With Jonah Troy a W G M The New York Mets today Fire general manager Jared Porter five weeks after he was hired and hours after an ESPN report that Porter sent explicit text messages and images to a female reporter when he worked for the Cubs in 2016 College basketball. Illinois has dropped two straight at home. Those Penn State tonight to Paul host Butler, Northern home against Ohio. You, David it WGN.
"oath keepers" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Attack. Donovan Crowl, a former U. S. Marine, and Jessica Watkins, an Army veteran, turned themselves into authorities. The FBI said Watkins Group is affiliated with the oath Keepers. Militia members are known to wear a distinctive clothing patch, and both suspects apparently sported the patches during the riot. As the investigation accelerates. CBS News is told to expect more arrests as investigators focus on questions of coordination and premeditation. When President elect Joe Biden takes the oath and gets down to business. CBS is we, Zhang reports he'll be behind when it comes to his Cabinet picks. Unprecedented circumstances like this pandemic have delayed Senate confirmation hearings for the president elect's Cabinet picks. They will begin for five nominees, including the director of national intelligence, But there is a chance Mr Biden could begin his presidency without a single member of his Cabinet confirmed, Vice President elect Kamila Harris says in a Twitter video to California constituents on her final day as a U. S senator, it's been an honor. Served with so many extraordinary American leaders in the Senate doing bipartisan work, whether it was work, Tonto cash bail or the work to strengthen our national Infrastructure around elections. The U. S is marching toward another grim milestone in the battle against Cove in 19 400,000 deaths states are struggling to get vaccines. CBS is Jamie, You kiss and hard hit Los Angeles nationwide. The chaotic rollout of the vaccine continues the patient we get, everybody needs vaccines. Leading to more than a few frayed nerves in Florida. You can't get an appointment. You can't buy an appointment. So what we gonna do for the Department of Health says more than 40,000 are already overdue for their second dose. All this as the country braces for the worst. A California man has been living in Chicago's O'Hare Airport for approximately three months. WBBM TV reporter crystallizes the man got hold of an employee I d bag, and Coleman is a former NTSB investigator, he says. Blame doesn't just fall on airport security All employees granted those security I d badges are trained to challenge anyone whose badge doesn't appear appropriate. Hi, says the man claims he was afraid to go back to California because of coded 19. This is CBS News. We're.
"oath keepers" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The founder of the Oath Keepers militia group. Told the crowd. He wanted Trump to drop the hammer on his opponents. He does not do it now We're going to have to do it ourselves later in a much more desperate, much more bloody war. Among the flags at the rally was a big yellow banner that said Jesus saves. That banner was seen again weeks later in the crowd that assaulted the U. S. Capitol. This Christian militancy is rooted in a belief that America is fundamentally a Christian nation. The idea that America's representative of God's truth, Kristen do. Mae is a historian who has written about Christian nationalism. And for that reason, Christian America needs to be defended. And because the stakes are so high that often will require violence. Violence for the sake of righteousness. Pull it quick. Extremism comes in many forms. But Andrew White head another expert on Christian nationalism, says extremism on behalf of Donald Trump, maybe especially potent when it's rooted in deep Christian convictions. Religion is such a strongly and closely held System of beliefs and values. And so if God has said, this is the way I want this nation to run and toe look, and this is the person that I want leading it, Why would you broke any opposition? No matter what. Since the violence at the Capitol, Christian militants have generally kept a low profile, but not all have been chasing three days after that, January 6th assault Pastor Darrell Knappen of Cornerstone Church in Alexandria, Minnesota, posted this message for his congregation on Facebook. There is a need in every one of our localities to have individuals Patriots who are ready to arm up and be part of a citizen militia to protect our freedoms. Spoke from the church sanctuary, standing in front of a cross. The violence this month at the Capitol showed how political extremism can be dangerous in America, including when its motivated by religion Tom Delton, NPR news It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Noel King, and I'm Steve Inskeep. I'm Dave Freeman. Joe McConnell. Also with me on K Q. B Days, the time approaches, 7 54 look at the Saratoga commute..
"oath keepers" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"Of President Trump may converge on Washington D C for Inauguration day. Some legal experts are calling on authorities to enforce longstanding laws. Outlawing organized groups. That act is citizen run Unauthorized militias. Will Karlis National correspondent at U. S. A. Today has been looking into it. Well, what are you hearing? Really I'm hearing is that basically, Washington, D. C is locked down tight. There's so many people there, in fact, to the point that a lot of the leaders on the terms kind of extremism front on the far right have actually told their followers look, don't bother. Don't go to D. C because it's not. It's not worth it. You're not gonna be able to do anything, and it's the rest of two. Great Now. The same is not true for state capitals, and I think the experts I'm talking to. That's where they worry that Be violence That could be things go down. All right, so I know in the headline. It says armed militias are illegal. But these groups that could show up to state capitals don't necessarily fit the definition because they're not necessarily all organized. No, exactly. It is. It is a fine line. I mean, said, there's an there's two. There's two barriers to this number one. There's whether a group meets the state law definition the legal definition off a militia, which means that they would have to be so organized. They'd have to be doing things like drilling and marching in formation and basically sort of acting like a law enforcement agency. That's the first. But the second part is, of course, whether this the political will to prosecute them. And, of course, in many parts of the country, particularly areas of the country, the more conservative than a more kind of pro Second amendment. There is, you know, there's there's really a lot of reticence to to bring these laws against these groups. If that's if if local law enforcement is even a weather that Morse exist. Right on by. I think you made the point. Your story to you have to correctly use the term militia or, um, right. Isn't a militia is sort of like a loosely, several group that's actually their support the government. Yes, Officially. Yeah, an official militia. I mean, basically the only militia that exist so that that is sort of legally allowed to exist in most of the country is here in all the country is the national guards or the local National Guard on so AP idea Behind these laws is that if you get an armed group that could, you know could could cause insurrection or something like that. Then these laws exists to try and quell that before it becomes a too big of a problem. And so that Twice thought it was actually been researching this story for a few months, and that's why I thought the time was right to do it now, given the events of the last week or so, we're speaking with Will Carlos. National correspondent covering extremism and emerging issues for U. S. A. Today his pieces called armed Militias are illegal. Will authorities finally cracked down if they show up? At state capitals. Um, I'm curious to you referenced a group called the Oath Keepers, one of these main organizers. Who are these groups. The keepers are a group founded by a guy called Stewart Road to is a Yale graduate. They are basically an armed group with chapters across the country. They're estimated to be, at least in the tens of thousands that generally recognized to be the largest Organized paramilitary or militia group in the country. They interesting thing about the The keepers is that they, especially in recent months, They've got more and more radical in the things that they say in the end the activities that they're that they're into So, for example, Stewart Rhodes and several other keepers were at the Capitol last week. There was a very interesting and worrying story by an organization called Unicorn Riot that actually got hold of transcripts of internal chats between our peoples where they talked about, among other things, killing members of the news media, So there are increasingly I would say, increasingly troubling group to keep Niles you said two. There's kind of a mishmash of ideas. One of these groups support at times. S so of course, Every crowd is different, but I mean, what we serve Lost week was a real kind of melding of all the different groups that united the one thing, which is support for President Trump. So within that group, you have these militia groups that I've talked about. You have people who believe in the culinary Because conspiracy theory I would put them in there. None of them were out last week. There's a lot of people who are I would also say that you know Certainly white supremacist groups and near Nazi groups who president last week. Thanks. Will will Karlis national correspondent covering extremism at U. S a today President Trump is reportedly.
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"We have going to the capital and the estimates? What percentage of the crowd is going to the capital? 100%. Everybody's marching on the capital. All million of us. It's insane. We're about two blocks away from it now, and police are doing nothing. They're not even trying to stop us at this point. This is a yellow channel that I had running in the background while I was watching the capital riot unfold on TV. But it wasn't until days later that I realized I had captured something quite interesting. Trump's been trying to drain the swamp with a straw. We just brought a shot back. That channel was called Stop the Steel J six. That woman narrating her march towards the capital is a user calling herself Ohio regulars actual oath keeper. I've spent the last week trying to figure out who she was. And who she was with. We have a good great We got about 30 40 of us are sticking together and sticking to the plan. We'll see you soon. Just airborne through that, brother. Godspeed and fair winds to us. Amen. Sister Stay safe. Hampton Stall founder of Militia Watch, and I have been in the cellar trenches together for months now. He says. This woman's user name I'll say it again. Ohio regulars actual oath keeper offers some important clues. It's interesting because Ohio regulars is an identified militia group. Actual is a term that usually refers to a company leader. So she's referencing that she is in some level of leadership of the Ohio regulars. And then the oath keepers are a pretty radical right wing national militia movement. Who were founded in 2009 in direct response to Barack Obama, winning the 2000 election. They draw a very heavily from former soldiers and former police officers. And in some cases, active police officers. Oh, so she interesting dude, this might be her Send, send it. Let me see it said it in the chat. While we were on a call, I found a profile on parlor, the right wing social media site. It seems awfully similar to this woman from cell. Oh, she describes herself as the commanding officer of the Ohio State regulars. She uploaded a picture of herself at the D. C event wearing battle rattle and an oath keeper patch. She's white, and she wears glasses beneath a big combat helmet. And according to her profile, she's a bartender, and she blames Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's lockdown for hurting her business, but still no name. By the time I found this profile parlor had already been shut down. Amazon Web services had stopped hosting the platform because so many of its users had called for the insurrection. But a group of actors effectively scraped the entire website and uploaded tens of thousands of posts from January 6th two archive dot org's so that researchers and journalists Could sift through all the data. Yeah, we're one block away from the capital. Now. I'm probably gonna go silent when I get there because it would be a little busy. Hey, my girlfriend is out the capital right now, And she said that cops are coming in from the right of the building. The wild thing about listening to an active insurrection on Jell O is the group dynamic while she's working her way through the mob outside the building. She has people in her ear sharing Intel from home cheering her on in real time. The U. S Military News is reporting that the national capital has been breached. That's right, Mother. This is a can of whoop made in America. Yeah, Witnessing history Brant's dog and encouraging her to kidnap politicians. You are executing citizen's arrest. Arrest this assembly. We have probable cause acts of treason election fraud. The woman can be seen in livestream footage taken around this time showing a line of militia members.