Stewart Rhodes, the founding father of the right-wing group the Oath Keepers, was arrested by the FBI on Thursday in reference to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol assault. He’s going through a seditious conspiracy indictment together with 10 others.
Jonathan Mosely, an lawyer for Rhodes, confirmed Rhodes’ arrest in Texas.
A number of members of the Oath Keepers group who have been arrested beforehand have been additionally charged within the new indictment; Rhodes and Edward Vallejo of Phoenix have been charged for the primary time.
Rhodes’ arrest is likely one of the most important in reference to the Jan. 6 assault to this point. It comes greater than six months one other Oath Keeper agreed to cooperate with the feds, and after an Oath Keepers lawyer’s telephone was seized in reference to a seditious conspiracy probe. The case in opposition to the Oath Keepers lays out how former President Donald Trump’s rhetoric fueled their actions on Jan. 6.
Learn the indictment beneath.