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Capitol Riot: New images show Oath Keepers intended to use weapons at insurrection

In court Tuesday, federal prosecutors said the United States government is up to 460 defendants charged for alleged crimes related to the events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. None of those cases may be more wide ranging or evolving than the investigation into the group known as the “Oath Keepers.” Over the weekend, unsealed court documents revealed four new suspects were added to the case, bringing the total to 16 Oath Keepers now criminally charged by the government. Some of those indicted include Army veteran Jessica Watkins, an Ohio bar owner accused of recruiting and training militia members for January 6, Florida Oath Keepers leader Kelly Meggs, and two men, Joshua James and Roberto Minuta, who served as part of a security detail for Roger Stone, the long-time confidante of former President Donald Trump. US District Court Judge Amit Mehta, who is presiding over the Oath Keepers' cases, said he can’t remember ever having a case with 16 different defendants. The Department of Justice said they may have to break the case up into two or even three different trials. Prosecutors also filed court documents with new images allegedly showing how some Oath Keepers armed themselves. In newly filed court documents, prosecutors said images from surveillance video at a Comfort Inn in Ballston show where the government claims the Oath Keepers stored a “cache” of weapons for a QRF (Quick Reaction Force). That QRF would allegedly have responded to the Capitol with weapons if President Trump were to “declare an insurrection, and to call us up as the militia.” ** Subscribe to WUSA9: https://bit.ly/2lO8e2F FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA – Twitter: https://twitter.com/wusa9 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wusa9 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wusa9 NEWS TIPS – Email: newstips@wusa9.com We're tracking all of the arrests, charges and investigations into the January 6 assault on the Capitol. Sign up for our Capitol Breach Newsletter here: https://confirmsubscription.com/h/j/C0D5FE7354DFB917
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