Alleged members of anti-government militia groups and a U.S. Army Reservist with alleged White supremacist beliefs are among the latest suspects charged in the U.S. Capitol attack as prosecutors probe rioters who used military-style tactics. Dozens of suspects are now facing federal and local charges in the January 6 assault that left five people dead.
More charges linked to the groups, which recruit heavily from military and law enforcement, are being brought, a law enforcement official told CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge. Evidence against them raises more questions about coordination among the mob that stormed the Capitol, the law enforcement official said.
Identification of rioters who used military-style tactics is a tier one priority for a task force of senior prosecutors in D.C. investigating possible sedition charges, Herridge reported.
The Three Percenters and the Oath Keepers are both part of an extremist movement that has grown since President Barack Obama took office in 2008, according to the Anti-Defamation League. The groups promote the idea that the government is plotting to take away the rights of U.S. citizens and must be resisted.
To be clear, if you swear to uphold your oath to the Constitution, you are part of an extremist movement according to the above propaganda. How much longer will the rest of America be blinded to this coup?
h/t Matt Bracken on gab