DOJ charges Proud Boys leaders with seditious conspiracy over Jan. 6 attack

6/6/2022 11:14:00 PM

The charges come the same week that the Jan. 6 select committee plans to hold its first hearing analyzing the Capitol breach.

The Justice Department has charged leaders of the Proud Boys — the pro-Trump extremist group that played a central role in the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol attack — with conspiring to use force to oppose the presidential transfer of power.

The charges come the same week that the Jan. 6 select committee plans to hold its first hearing analyzing the Capitol breach.

Link CopiedThe Justice Department has charged leaders of the Proud Boys — the pro-Trump extremist group that played a central role in the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol attack — with conspiring to use force to oppose the presidential transfer of power.The seditious conspiracy charges,

announced in a grand jury indictmentreturned Monday, escalate the case against the Proud Boys and their leader Enrique Tarrio, who now face some of the most severe charges related to the attack on the Capitol. The Justice Department unveiled similar seditious conspiracy charges against an anti-government militia group, the Oath Keepers and their leader Stewart Rhodes, in January 2022.

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The penalty should be execution. The fall guys. WonderDogAbides Get this message out: VOTE! We are not defeated. Especially if we make the midterm elections all about two things: reproductive freedom and gun safety. If a candidate is against either, give their opponent your vote. Now, RIGHT NOW is when we are powerful!

We were in the ‘fucked around’. We have just entered the ‘finding out’ phase. When you're dumb, you're dumb. Tito or Torino, whatever his name is, got what he deserved. He would never see the outside of a prison again. If he did, he would be an older man needing Geritol, and I hope his cellmate is a member of the gangster disciple

I would like to take this opportunity to remind the GOP and MAGA crowd flying Nazi flags that on this day in 1944 their American hero grandfathers were part of the largest Antifa (scist) army ever assembled for the D-Day invasion of Normandy Big oil has no country, it is strictly profits for them. SUPPLY and charge the crap out of DEMAND is the name of the tune.

Who lead these folks to think they could overturn a free and FAIR federal election because their 'and I'll be right there with you' bestie couldn't man up & handle losing? S-S-S-SUCKERS People that dumb shouldn't be allowed around sharp objects so they don't hurt themselves.

Prosecutors Escalate The Stakes For Proud Boys Leaders In The Latest Jan. 6 Seditious Conspiracy IndictmentEx-Proud Boys national chair Enrique Tarrio and his codefendants are already set for trial in August.

Don’t be fooled by the lies of GOPLeader SteveScalise EliseStefanik FoxNews - they all know there was no election fraud, Trump lost, Insurrection was violent and planned, Trump was in on it. So were Republicans. The point they realize they got played and end up looking small and insignificant. How the Proud Boys Gripped the Miami-Dade Republican Party

Proud Boys leader and top members charged with seditious conspiracy over January 6The Justice Department on Monday charged the head of the Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio, and four other leaders with seditious conspiracy in the January 6 US Capitol attack, escalating the criminal case against the far-right extremist group. Good! Galatians 6:7🙏 I bet he's proud to get involved in Trump his shit, very proud. Dang, not the good one with the death penalty attached as punishment.

Proud Boys charged with seditious conspiracy in Capitol riotThe former top leader of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group and other members were charged Monday with seditious conspiracy for what federal prosecutors say was a coordinated attack on the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory. The latest indictment against Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, the former Proud Boys chairman, and four others linked to the group comes as the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot prepares to begin public hearings this week to lay out its findings. Lol wannabe cop good! Enjoy the hoosegow WHAT ABOUT NANCY?

Proud Boys charged with ‘seditious conspiracy’ related to Capitol riotThe Justice Department announced on Monday that five members of the right-wing Proud Boys group were charged by the Justice Department with “seditious conspiracy” related to their alleged roles in the Capitol riot of Jan. 6, 2021. The Democrat's Reichstag Fire, as moronic as blaming a YouTube video for Benghazi, but now used to attack and gulag Americans.

Proud Boys charged with seditious conspiracy in Capitol riotThe former top leader of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group and other members have been charged with seditious conspiracy for what federal prosecutors say was a coordinated attack on the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory.

Proud Boys charged with seditious conspiracy in Capitol riotHenry “Enrique” Tarrio, the former Proud Boys chairman, and four others linked to the group are charged in the latest indictment against them. All five were previously charged with different conspiracy counts.

06/06/2022 05:08 PM EDT Link Copied The Justice Department has charged leaders of the Proud Boys — the pro-Trump extremist group that played a central role in the Jan.indictment added two new felony counts along with the symbolic heft of the seditious conspiracy charge.Washington (CNN) These are the most aggressive charges brought by the Justice Department against the Proud Boys, and are the first allegations by prosecutors that the group tried to oppose by force the presidential transfer of power.Joe Biden 46th and current president of the United States The former top leader of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group and other members were charged Monday with seditious conspiracy for what federal prosecutors say was a coordinated attack on the U.

6, 2021 Capitol attack — with conspiring to use force to oppose the presidential transfer of power. The seditious conspiracy charges, announced in a grand jury indictment returned Monday, escalate the case against the Proud Boys and their leader Enrique Tarrio, who now face some of the most severe charges related to the attack on the Capitol. The latest set of charges widened the scope of the alleged criminal conduct, accusing them of conspiring to “oppose the lawful transfer of presidential power by force. The Justice Department unveiled similar seditious conspiracy charges against an anti-government militia group, the Oath Keepers and their leader Stewart Rhodes, in January 2022. Prosecutors accuse the five defendants of working together to intimidate members of Congress and law enforcement and prompt them to flee, thereby preventing them from performing their official duties. The new indictment also included a second charge against the group: conspiracy to prevent the police and Congress from discharging their official duties. 6 insurrection. The indictment underscores DOJ’s contention that the Proud Boys played a central role in stoking and amplifying the violence on Jan. House committee investigating the Jan.

6. More than 800 people have been charged to date in connection with Jan.Read MoreAn unnamed person texts Tarrio,"Dude. Prosecutors say the group “directed” and “mobilized” the crowd and helped move people toward the foot of the Capitol by removing barriers. The group’s leaders, who were joined by dozens of other members of the Proud Boys, also timed their arrival at the Capitol to precede the end of Former President Donald Trump’s speech at the Ellipse, ensuring they were among the first to arrive at the barricades, according to DOJ and video footage of the group’s march. Seditious conspiracy is a rarely charged offense in federal prosecutions. One of those members, Dominic Pezzola of New York, became the first to breach the Capitol shortly after 2 p."The four men charged alongside Tarrio in the indictment are Ethan Nordean, the"sergeant at arms" of the Proud Boys and president of his local chapter; Joseph Biggs, a self-described organizer of Proud Boys events; Zachary Rehl, who runs the Philadelphia chapter of the Proud Boys; and Dominic Pezzola, a New York Proud Boy who goes by"Spaz.m. The committee’s work has included probing the involvement of far-right groups like the Proud Boys, which has described its members as “Western chauvinists,” and the Oath Keepers, which has focused its recruiting on current and former members of the military and law enforcement.C.

on Jan. 6, using a stolen police riot shield to smash a window, video shows. It repeats nearly word for word prosecutors’ allegations of what the group did before, during, and immediately after a mob of thousands descended on the Capitol complex.These developments come after Charles Donohoe, a Proud Boy from North Carolina, pleaded guilty in April and agreed to cooperate with the investigation. That breach prompted a rush into the building, forcing Congress and then-Vice President Mike Pence to flee for safety and delaying the counting of electoral votes required to facilitate the transition of power to President Joe Biden. In a new piece of evidence included in the indictment, prosecutors described a text message exchange Tarrio had with an unnamed associate on the evening of Jan. According to the government, after PERSON-1 wrote to Tarrio, “Brother. 6, in which they were celebrating the breach of the Capitol. Prosecutors have already secured three guilty pleas to seditious conspiracy in that case. The indictment alleges that the Oath Keepers and their associates prepared in the weeks leading up to Jan.

In one reply, Tarrio simply wrote “The Winter Palace.” Tarrio replied, “I know.” That phrase, referring to a crucial event during the Russian Revolution in 1917, also appears in a document prosecutors contend Tarrio received a week before the storming of the Capitol. That document, titled “1776 Returns,” described a plan to occupy various federal buildings in Washington on Jan. PERSON-1 texted, “Dude.. 6, according to the Justice Department. In the same text exchange, Tarrio’s associate erroneously suggested that if the Jan.” A jury trial in the non-sedition conspiracy case is set to begin Aug. 6, 2021, but authorities say he helped put into motion the violence that day.

6 session of Congress were delayed into the next day, it would render the process “invalid.” Despite the inaccuracy, prosecutors may see that as an indication of the group’s intent. It wasn't immediately clear whether the new indictment would change that timeline. When asked by his associate whether the Proud Boys had “just influence[d] history,” Tarrio replied “Let’s first see how this plays out.” Trump famously exhorted the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by” during a presidential debate in October 2020, a response to a question about his message to extremist groups. Defense lawyers in the case did not immediately return requests for comment. The Proud Boys interpreted that language as a call to action.” “And we intend to vigorously represent him through that process,” said Nayib Hassan.

The new, high-profile seditious conspiracy charges for the Proud Boys come just four days before a House committee is set to hold the first of many hearings detailing the findings of a months-long investigation into the events leading up to and on Jan. Tarrio was added in March. 6. The hearings are expected to increase Democratic pressure on Attorney General Merrick Garland to criminally charge members of Trump’s inner circle or the former president himself for the events that day. 6 — he’d been arrested two days earlier and was ordered to leave DC the next day — but rather is accused of playing a central role in the group’s planning and encouraging people who were on the scene that day. Thus far, the Justice Department has charged two former aides to Trump, Steve Bannon and Peter Navarro, with defying subpoenas from the House panel probing Jan. 6. 5, though, and instead met up with Rhodes and other individuals at an underground parking garage. Vice Media co-founder Gavin McInnes, who founded the Proud Boys in 2016, sued the Southern Poverty Law Center for labeling it as a hate group.

Both men are fighting the misdemeanor charges and have not been accused of any crime directly related to the insurrection. Tarrio testified to the Jan. Looming conspiracy charges have yielded a string of cooperation agreements in cases involving the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers. 6 select committee in February, a month before he was initially charged for his role in the Proud Boys’ efforts, but he spent most of the interview asserting his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination. Filed under: . Donohoe’s guilty plea included an admission that he was aware leaders within the organization “were discussing the possibility of storming the Capitol” at least two days before the Jan.