Oath Keepers leader arrested for sedition. Why that's bad for Trump.
Roger Stone is close to the Oath Keepers, and had several insurrectionists with him on January 6. Were any communications passed between them and Trump?
The January 6 investigation just got a lot more interesting. The Justice Department has just arrested, and charged, Stewart Rhodes, the leader of the far-right anti-government militia called the Oath Keepers, with “seditious conspiracy” — aka, conspiracy to commit an armed insurrection against the government.
The Oath Keepers are closely connected to Trump friend Roger Stone. Stone frequently used Oath Keepers members as “personal bodyguards,” including on the morning of January 6, outside the Willard Hotel in Washington, DC.
Note the doors behind Stone. Here’s Google Maps of those same doors. That’s the Willard:
So, Roger Stone was outside the Willard Hotel on the morning of January 6, with three Oath Keepers in tow as his “bodyguards.” And the NYT determined that one of those Oath Keepers with Stone outside the Willard on the morning of January 6, participated in the attack on the Capitol a few hours later.