Prosecutors reveal new details of alleged Jan. 6 plotting by Oath Keepers

Prosecutors have revealed new details of the alleged Jan. 6 plotting by Oath Keepers.

1/20/2022 8:36:00 AM

The Justice Department in a new court filing have revealed even more details behind the Oath Keepers' alleged plotting in advance of the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Prosecutors have revealed new details of the alleged Jan. 6 plotting by Oath Keepers.

Bloomberg via Getty Images, FILEVallejo is not alleged to have joined the Oath Keepers at the Capitol on Jan. 6 -- he instead is accused of waiting with a so-called 'Quick Reaction Force' of heavily armed individuals at a hotel in Virginia just outside the city, waiting to be activated once the militia's members in D.C. called for help.

In an initial court appearance last week, a public defender representing Vallejo said he intends to plead not guilty to all charges against him, he has still not been arraigned on the four felony charges against him.The filing Wednesday by the U.S. Attorney for D.C. includes new photos showing Vallejo carting what prosecutors say are weapons, ammunition and essential supplies to last 30 days into the QRF hotel in Virginia.

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JoeBidenWon LOCK THEM UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! America. WashingtonDC: Capitol. EdwardVallejo oathkeepers. Vallejo was just outside the range of the Capitol. Vallejo was part of the QuickReactionTeam Vallejo would drive in with Guns and Ammo. Lawrence Maddow. Charade is over facts say no weapon, no murder attempts. but to invent «evil plans» accusers can eternally. they show weaponless protest as terr act, protesters as terrorists and will use these false accusation to leave them in prisons for many decades. for protest against corrupted state power

Opinion | Oath Keepers indictment suggests DOJ is sitting on searing Jan. 6 evidenceThe most interesting aspect from the Oath Keepers sedition indictments isn't who has been charged — but who might be charged next, BarbMcQuade writes. BarbMcQuade Democrats hell. Covid. Crime border poverty. Prices. Ignored BarbMcQuade Outrage! MAGA riot convicts get less jail than non-violent drug users BarbMcQuade Accused of what? who has been accused of sedition? and how old was his sentence?

Seth Meyers Highlights The 'Dumb And Dangerous' Details From Oath Keepers' Indictment“They’re a violent militia group trying to overthrow democracy and they sound like waiters getting ready for work.'

Oath Keeper Returned to Capitol Morning After Riot to ‘Probe Defense Line,’ Prosecutors SayHe returned to the scene next morning for 'recon' as Congress was completing its delayed election certification, according to court documents “He and other members of a ‘quick reaction force’ he led were apparently also prepared to wage battle in the city for weeks. Ahead of the Jan. 6 riot, Vallejo and others ‘wheeled in bags and large bins of weapons, ammunition, and essential supplies to last 30 days.”

Prosecutors reportedly take an interest in Trump's Jan. 6 role.MaddowBlog: In at least one instance, the DOJ pressed a Jan. 6 criminal on a possible 'organized conspiracy' involving former President Trump. MaddowBlog At this point must we have faith in Garland TheJusticeDept? &why DeJoy still in USPS rip-off Amer? JoeBiden WHCOS can change course of history by being brave&bold. tribelaw Lawrence SpeakerPelosi SenSanders RepAdamSchiff MSignorile nytimes IngrahamAngle RBReich AOC MaddowBlog This photo serves a prime example as to why most states of this country have laws in the books that prohibit marrying a first cousin. MaddowBlog This is great revenge from the Trumpists and we welcome the prospect of a comeback !!!!!

Rep. Raskin: Jan. 6 public phase will hopefully be like Watergate hearingsRep. Jamie Raskin: “We’re going to have hearings for the American people which I hope will seem somewhat like the Watergate hearings did in that they will be a daily occurrence so people can follow the unfolding narrative.” If you don't enforce subpoenas no one will show up. Very exciting. Production will be magnificent. Make sure you drag this out for 10 more months. I’d like to document the sequence of those who testify, like in Watergate. ALL attendees should get the pleasure of questioning those subpoenaed. “Trump-hate” will never be forgotten. Will MSNBC carry the investigation?

Rudy Giuliani among Trump allies subpoenaed by Jan. 6 panelWASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the U. S. Capitol insurrection issued subpoenas Tuesday to Rudy Giuliani and other members of Donald Trump’s legal team who filed bogus legal challenges to the 2020 election that fueled the lie that race had been stolen from the former president. The committee is continuing to widen its scope into Trump’s orbit, this time demanding information and testimony from Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, Sidney Powell and Boris Epshteyn.

7:21 Capitol insurrection: Tracking the attack 1 year later On Jan. 6, 2021, pro-Trump rioters broke into the U.S. Capitol. The attack resulted in deaths, injuries, more than 700 arrests and former President Donald Trump's second impeachment. Bloomberg via Getty Images, FILE In an effort to keep a newly-arrested member of the Oath Keepers militia group charged in last week's seditious conspiracy indictment behind bars -- the Justice Department in a new court filing Wednesday revealed even more details behind the group's alleged plotting in advance of the Jan. 6 insurrection. Prosecutors argue in the filing that Edward Vallejo, who will appear in federal court in Phoenix for his detention hearing Thursday, would present both a threat to the safety of the general public and a risk of obstruction of justice if released pending further legal proceedings in his case. Vallejo is not alleged to have joined the Oath Keepers at the Capitol on Jan. 6 -- he instead is accused of waiting with a so-called 'Quick Reaction Force' of heavily armed individuals at a hotel in Virginia just outside the city, waiting to be activated once the militia's members in D.C. called for help. He was arrested last week along with the Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes on charges of seditious conspiracy among other federal felony charges, in the most serious indictment brought by the Justice Department thus far out of the Capitol attack. The day after the riot, prosecutors say Vallejo performed a"Recon" mission in an area near the Capitol to"probe [the] defense line" being put up by law enforcement who were trying to prevent the building from being attacked again. In an initial court appearance last week, a public defender representing Vallejo said he intends to plead not guilty to all charges against him, he has still not been arraigned on the four felony charges against him. Prosecution court documents In a new court filing, prosecutors say these photos show Oath Keepers member Edward Vallejo carting away weapons, ammunition and essential supplies to last 30 days in the QRF hotel in Virginia. Vallejo will appear in federal court in Phoenix for his detention hearing Jan. 20, 2022. The filing Wednesday by the U.S. Attorney for D.C. includes new photos showing Vallejo carting what prosecutors say are weapons, ammunition and essential supplies to last 30 days into the QRF hotel in Virginia. Vallejo, according to prosecutors, allegedly brought a drone"with a 720p cam" that he sought to use as part of his"recon" mission but failed to launch it as the riot was ongoing. Investigators say there were"at least" three regional QRF teams stationed at the Comfort Inn hotel in Arlington, the filing says. One team from North Carolina,"consisted of four men who kept their rifles ready to go in a vehicle parked in the hotel lot." Department of Justice Alleged members of the Oath Keepers militia group are seen in security camera footage from a Virginia hotel with what prosecutors describe as a cache of weapons, in photographs included in the Department of Justice court filings regarding the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. On a podcast the morning of the riot, when asked by another QRF member why they were there, Vallejo allegedly answered they"have a little bit of inside information with the powers that would oppose the powers that be." This appears to be in reference to the alleged belief among the Oath Keepers that Trump would invoke the Insurrection Act on Jan. 6 to mobilize the military to overturn the election. According to the filing, while law enforcement was still trying to secure the Capitol, one member of the Oath Keepers allegedly texted their Signal chat,"so why are we leaving??? It does NO good to go show up and say your there to defend and then just leave." Vallejo then responded,"Leaving?!? I ain’t goin nowhere" and later added, “we will monitor all night and transport anyone that meets us on the perimeter curfew be damned," the filing said. Department of Justice Alleged members of the Oath Keepers militia group are seen in security camera footage from a Virginia hotel with what prosecutors describe as a cache of weapons, in photographs included in the Department of Justice court filings regarding the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. On the morning after the riot, Vallejo again appeared on a podcast where he allegedly discussed their recon mission to case the perimeter being set up by law enforcement after the insurrection, prosecutors said. Vallejo explained that he and others"got up before dawn, and we went to the Capitol … we did what we needed to do, did our check in, and then we got back here to take care of business," the filing said. When asked on the podcast if he was returning to Arizona, prosecutors say Vallejo"remained ready to act" explaining, “I don’t know. We’ve got to figure out what happens on the 20th.” Ultimately, Vallejo noted, “I’m never done … I’m waiting for orders from Stewart Rhodes," according to prosecutors. They argue Vallejo continues to remain a danger to the public, in part citing his tweets they argue attempt to"sanitize the Capitol attack" as well as his anti-vaccine comments on social media. "... as recently as January 8, 2022, Vallejo continued to sanitize the Capitol attack and specifically focus on the 2020 Presidential Election, retweeting, “The real insurrection happened in the wee hours of Nov. 4, 2020,” prosecutors said. "There is no evidence that he has renounced violence or that he no longer believes in the necessity of guerilla warfare after January 6," the government said."That is what makes him a danger today."