Proud Boys leader and top members charged with seditious conspiracy over January 6

6/6/2022 10:57:00 PM

The Justice Department has charged Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and four other top members with seditious conspiracy in connection to the US Capitol riot

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The Justice Department has charged Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and four other top members with seditious conspiracy in connection to the US Capitol riot

The 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.

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.The Justice Department says that more than 800 defendants have been arrested related to the Capitol riot, including over 250 defendants charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement officers.Joe Biden FILE - Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio wears a hat that says The War Boys and smokes a cigarette at a rally in Delta Park on Sept.Email article Enrique Tarrio, leader of the Proud Boys, a far-right group, is seen at a"Stop the Steal" rally against the results of the U.

Tarrio and his co-defendants previously pleaded not guilty to an earlier slate of charges.The new indictment adds fresh details about what Proud Boys leaders said on January 6, 2021.S. 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.S.Prosecutors revealed Tarrio's text messages from January 6, where he appears to compare the attack on the US Capitol to"The Winter Palace" -- the home of the Russian emperor, which was stormed during the Russian Revolution in 1917. “Their actions disrupted a joint session of the U. In the texts, Tarrio appears to comment on Congress being evacuated from the chambers, unable to certify the Electoral College vote. Capitol on Jan.

Read MoreAn unnamed person texts Tarrio,"Dude. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election.S. Did we just influence history?" prompting Tarrio to respond,"Let's first see how this plays out," before the Senate resumed certifying the presidential vote. The unnamed person writes back,"They HAVE to certify today! Or it's invalid.” Five of the members were hit with conspiracy charges."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. All five were previously charged with different conspiracy counts."All five were previously indicted on less serious conspiracy charges The defendants are set to be in court later this week. DOJ added, “The purpose of the conspiracy was to oppose the lawful transfer of presidential power by force. The superseding indictment adds two charges to the earlier indictment: one count of seditious conspiracy, and one count of conspiracy to prevent an officer from discharging any duties.

Lawyers for Nordean, Rehl, Pezzola and Biggs have maintained in court that their clients had no plan when they walked to the Capitol on January 6, while Tarrio's lawyers have stressed that their client left Washington on January 5 after being arrested for burning a church's Black Lives Matter banner in December 2020.These developments come after Charles Donohoe, a Proud Boy from North Carolina, pleaded guilty in April and agreed to cooperate with the investigation. 6, obtaining “paramilitary gear and supplies — including concealed tactical vests, protective equipment, and radio equipment” for the day, dressing “incognito” that day instead of in the usual black and yellow Proud Boys colors, “directing, mobilizing, and leading” members of the crowd onto Capitol grounds and into the Capitol, “storming past barricades, Capitol police, and other law enforcement officers” to “disrupt” the proceedings, and “assaulting law enforcement officers., when the riot erupted on Jan. He was not named in Monday's indictment.The Justice Department has brought one other seditious conspiracy case, the gravest charge to emerge from the Capitol attack, against the leaders of the Oath Keepers, who are accused of extensively planning and preparing for violence on January 6.” Michael Sherwin, then the U. Prosecutors have already secured three guilty pleas to seditious conspiracy in that case. Tarrio was released from jail on Jan. In mid-December of 2020, Tarrio created a special chapter of the Proud Boys known as the "Ministry of Self Defense.

This story has been updated with additional information Monday. attorney for the District of Columbia, first mentioned potential sedition charges in early 2021.CNN's Marshall Cohen and Paul LeBlanc contributed to this report. . The Justice Department announced in January that Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes and 10 others had been charged with seditious conspiracy related to the Capitol riot. Ad Oath Keepers militia group , including its founder and leader Stewart Rhodes, were indicted in January on seditious conspiracy charges in the Capitol attack.

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What about the president And he wasn't even at the protest🤣😂🤣. Fake again. Excuse me. Is this a white supremacist? Wow Great can’t wait to see the made for TV show coming up on Thursday , hear they have lots of material even considering a tv series Winston Churchill,to boost the Royal Navy's flagging recruitment campaign, in a backhanded way deliberately let on to the press: 'What's there in the Royal Navy, but sun, sea...and sodomy?' And recruitment picked up tenfold in the following ten months. (- ANI, Archival News Inc.)

Hermann Göring hatte die Angewohnheit, die Luftwaffe Jungmänner aufzurunden, um mit ihnen Sex zu haben. Hermann Göring (Hitler's righthand man) was in the habit of rounding up the Luftwaffe (Air Force) young men to have sex with them. (- ANI, Archival News Inc.) Dang I hate when that happens. Funny nothing is being done about anything going on now no body that burnt down all the buildings and endangered millions of life’s during protest were arrested but hey who cares right Our politicians don’t live in Wisconsin so who cares

'A person who is found guilty of attempted mutiny, mutiny, sedition, or failure to suppress or report a mutiny or sedition shall be punished by death or such other punishment as a court-martial may direct.' It's probably an amendment, charter or whatever...so it counts.

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.

This tarrio dude is 100% an fbi asset, that the only way any of this makes sense T 2w⅗4 At this point it’s charge who they feel like charging. Guilty or innocent isn’t a fact of the matter anymore than it is the Democrats trying to maintain its power. Skills the trial..directly to prison.hard labor... Just started reading all reply's & was wondering why so many ignorant ppl agree with this crock of shit. I mean this guy is such a threat 2 USA or as VP said, 'Jan 6th is worse than Pearl Harbor & 911 combined!' But FBI & CIA OK with framing a Prez! Then IC, CNN! Ignorance Inc

Democrats are so desperate to win they’ll do anything as if they were so transparent n honest. For those average Americans that still think the US is on the right track with this incompetent administration I hope you’re ok paying these high prices and hope you afford your bills A good start. Why are they reluctant to indict the main instigator...trump?

Okay let’s be fair let’s charge all those responsible for the riots n looting , if you have a few morons doing stupid shit you cannot blame trump for their actions, he clearly said the words peacefully and patriotic when he gave his speech unlike the dems And the dude they “stand by” is still free in Mar-a-Lago…

I wonder if the very seriousness of this charge is going to make it hard to stick.

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.

How about using his mug shot instead? Lol looks like quite the white supremacist and a name to match. How is a half white guy such a neo-nazi. It's like the jewish guy who was major NSZI who was OUSTED by a journalist SO he KILLED HIMSELF Bahaha jackass punkass boys What about the Trump?! Is he trying to pack the court to subvert the constitution? POTUS

The Lone Ranger let off, 'Hei-ho, Silver, away!' and rode Tonto on horseback up into the sunrise. 'Mount a man today.' - the subliminal flashed a nanosecond on the Big Screen and every man had his sights zeroed to the nearest, useable manhole now. (CNE, Creative News Enterprises) Ac zãákzl∆÷9+ ITS ALL BULLSHIT!!!!

Throw away the key!

Proud Boys leader indicted on charges relating to Capitol riotThe leader of the Proud Boys and multiple members of the group have been indicted with seditious conspiracy and other charges for their actions before and during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

I’ve often heard the worst White Supremacists are the Black and Brown ones. The ‘how it’s going’ part doesn’t look good for Enrique. He should’ve been just a tad suspicious when a white nationalist group thinks a POC should be a leader. so donny trump you were on the microphone telling America to storm the Capitol that day how does it feel causing people to get charged with sedition etc. for you don trump, it has no effect. that is what you are.

Enrique Tarrio does not sound like a proud boys name 😂 How do they allow an Afro-Cuban to be the Leader of a White Supremacist Group? Is this an episode of Dave Chapelle? Stone. Bannon. Flynn. Jones and Trump should be freaked. In a jungle clearing out in the open sun somewhere in Tarzania, Tarzan fucked John in the nude in the arse in the standing position from behind. The crowd cheered in a jubilant hoopla. Ra-ra-roar!, they clamoured for more. (- CNE, Creative News Enterprises)

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?

I mean… they were all following someone’s direction… I thought you had to be white to be a Proud Boy? He looks darker than me! Isn't it ironic that Terrio, who is Cuban, is their leader. Again I ask, when will tRump be indicted? 👏👏👏👏👏👏 What the fudge…. How come the big leader in all this crap… Donald Jumping Jail Trump isn’t first to go to prison….? So help me god … if the January 6th doesn’t come thru and convict Trump…. I’m moving to Canada 🍁.

What about their cult leader Trump? The sentence for treason in the constitution is death by hanging correct? Just asking for an 🍊 friend.. WHILE YOU HAVE HUMTER BIDEN AND FAMILY RECEIVING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM CHINA? THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY SOLD AMERICA TO CHINA AND AMERICANS NEEDS TO WAKE UP AND STOP VOTING DEMOCRAT

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.

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Red Flag Republicans before another attempt to take over! Why Not Trump Too Trump's Youth. Good Haha Do we dare hold our breath that more serious charges are on the way although I don't see how MM gets out of it. But GINNI? Look, PBs aren't the brains of the operations. We all know the real architects were members of the previous admin. The DOJ needs to grow a pair and charge the real planners

Come to papa.

Leader, other Proud Boys charged with seditious conspiracyThe seditious conspiracy charges are among the most serious filed so far, but aren’t the first of their kind. Eleven members or associates of the anti-government Oath Keepers militia group, i…

Here we go. Sedition. And. Conspiracy. We already know the sedition part. It's on film. Now that it's been established that there was a conspiracy, let's go after the ringleader of the conspiracy (and we all know who it is) along with it's chief accomplices. Let's roll. I’m still wondering about WH “public” Christmas Tour in the middle of a pandemic. Got a manifest for that yet?

Get the leaders ! Can we send them to Guantanamo as enemy combatants, please? Best thing I have heard about 1-06-22. Maybe they will turn in trumps butt Are they in custody? Excellent! Now do Roger Stone Time for justice These J6 hearings will shock the world.

He was an informant. Then they must charge BLM and Antifa leaders as well if not it’s a sham I feel safer already. There is more to this. This guy? Where in that hell you all though you were? In a banana country? Just making sure this doesn't happen again. Lol... funny to observe how liberal brainwashing lets dem.supporters, indoctrinated pathetic acusers, to just point fingers and assosiate any abnormalities to Trump and GOP. Even when those abnormalities were born, nurtured and allowed to grow in Democratic environment.

It’s about time. Hopefully it took this long because they’ve built a rock solid case.

Now they sing Get ready for a corrupt, political show trial. These 'representatives' will be gone in November Doesn’t he realize if they would have been successful as a brown man he would have been one of the first to have been exterminated? Dang, not the good one with the death penalty attached as punishment.

Huh, it's better than rabid bad turkeys Good! Galatians 6:7🙏 I bet he's proud to get involved in Trump his shit, very proud.

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.The Justice Department says that more than 800 defendants have been arrested related to the Capitol riot, including over 250 defendants charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement officers.Joe Biden FILE - Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio wears a hat that says The War Boys and smokes a cigarette at a rally in Delta Park on Sept.Email article Enrique Tarrio, leader of the Proud Boys, a far-right group, is seen at a"Stop the Steal" rally against the results of the U.

Tarrio and his co-defendants previously pleaded not guilty to an earlier slate of charges.The new indictment adds fresh details about what Proud Boys leaders said on January 6, 2021.S. 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.S.Prosecutors revealed Tarrio's text messages from January 6, where he appears to compare the attack on the US Capitol to"The Winter Palace" -- the home of the Russian emperor, which was stormed during the Russian Revolution in 1917. “Their actions disrupted a joint session of the U. In the texts, Tarrio appears to comment on Congress being evacuated from the chambers, unable to certify the Electoral College vote. Capitol on Jan.

Read MoreAn unnamed person texts Tarrio,"Dude. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election.S. Did we just influence history?" prompting Tarrio to respond,"Let's first see how this plays out," before the Senate resumed certifying the presidential vote. The unnamed person writes back,"They HAVE to certify today! Or it's invalid.” Five of the members were hit with conspiracy charges."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. All five were previously charged with different conspiracy counts."All five were previously indicted on less serious conspiracy charges The defendants are set to be in court later this week. DOJ added, “The purpose of the conspiracy was to oppose the lawful transfer of presidential power by force. The superseding indictment adds two charges to the earlier indictment: one count of seditious conspiracy, and one count of conspiracy to prevent an officer from discharging any duties.

Lawyers for Nordean, Rehl, Pezzola and Biggs have maintained in court that their clients had no plan when they walked to the Capitol on January 6, while Tarrio's lawyers have stressed that their client left Washington on January 5 after being arrested for burning a church's Black Lives Matter banner in December 2020.These developments come after Charles Donohoe, a Proud Boy from North Carolina, pleaded guilty in April and agreed to cooperate with the investigation. 6, obtaining “paramilitary gear and supplies — including concealed tactical vests, protective equipment, and radio equipment” for the day, dressing “incognito” that day instead of in the usual black and yellow Proud Boys colors, “directing, mobilizing, and leading” members of the crowd onto Capitol grounds and into the Capitol, “storming past barricades, Capitol police, and other law enforcement officers” to “disrupt” the proceedings, and “assaulting law enforcement officers., when the riot erupted on Jan. He was not named in Monday's indictment.The Justice Department has brought one other seditious conspiracy case, the gravest charge to emerge from the Capitol attack, against the leaders of the Oath Keepers, who are accused of extensively planning and preparing for violence on January 6.” Michael Sherwin, then the U. Prosecutors have already secured three guilty pleas to seditious conspiracy in that case. Tarrio was released from jail on Jan. In mid-December of 2020, Tarrio created a special chapter of the Proud Boys known as the "Ministry of Self Defense.

This story has been updated with additional information Monday. attorney for the District of Columbia, first mentioned potential sedition charges in early 2021.CNN's Marshall Cohen and Paul LeBlanc contributed to this report. . The Justice Department announced in January that Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes and 10 others had been charged with seditious conspiracy related to the Capitol riot. Ad Oath Keepers militia group , including its founder and leader Stewart Rhodes, were indicted in January on seditious conspiracy charges in the Capitol attack.