Six extra individuals related to the Oath Keepers group had been arrested this week in reference to the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol after a federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment that laid out a conspiracy to dam the certification of Joe Biden’s Electoral College win.
The superseding indictment, which changed a Jan. 27 indictment returned in opposition to three defendants, additionally lays out how members of the right-wing group noticed then-President Donald Trump sending them clear messages to combat to overturn the November election outcomes on his behalf. The new indictment cites an article on the Oath Keepers web site that tells members it’s “CRITICAL that all patriots who can be in DC get to DC to stand tall in support of President Trump’s fight to defeat the enemies foreign and domestic who are attempting a coup, through the massive vote fraud and related attacks on our Republic.”
The six new defendants are actually co-defendants alongside Thomas Caldwell, Donavan Crowl and Jessica Watkins, who had been beforehand charged. The new defendants ― 54-year-old Graydon Young of Englewood, Florida; 52-year-old Kelly Meggs and 59-year-old Connie Meggs of Dunnellon, Florida; 52-year-old Laura Steele of Thomasville, North Carolina; and 62-year-old Sandra Ruth Parker and 70-year-old Bennie Alvin Parker of Morrow, Ohio ― are actually all charged as a part of a prison conspiracy to intrude with the certification of the Electoral College outcomes.
Several of the members, the brand new indictment alleged, had been a part of a “stack” formation that marched up the middle steps on the east facet of the Capitol and stormed the constructing. All 9 defendants are charged with conspiring to commit an offense in opposition to the United States by impeding an official previous, depredation in opposition to federal authorities property, in addition to illegal entry, disorderly conduct or violent conduct in restricted buildings or grounds.
The superseding indictment features a message citing a tweet that Trump despatched inviting his supporters to a “wild” occasion on Jan. 6 as he tried to make use of his supporters to stress Republicans in Congress to overturn the outcomes of a free and honest election and maintain him as president for a second time period.
“Trump said it’s gonna be wild!!!!!!! It’s gonna be wild!!!!!!! He wants us to make it WILD that’s what he’s saying. He called us all to the Capitol and wants us to make it wild!!!” Kelly Meggs wrote in a single message talked about within the indictment. “Sir Yes Sir!!! Gentlemen we are heading to DC pack your shit!!”
Read the superseding indictment beneath.
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