Judge Orders Oath Keeper Leader to Remain in Jail

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  • A federal judge ordered Oath Keepers founder, Elmer Stewart Rhodes III, to remain in prison until trial, finding there were no conditions of release that could protect public safety.
  • Federal prosecutors revealed Signal app messages from Rhodes in which he allegedly called the January 6 Capitol riot “the final nail in the coffin of our republic” and instructed his followers to prepare for violence.
  • Prosecutors used the messages to successfully convince the judge that Rhodes is too dangerous to be let out of jail while awaiting trial.
  • Rhodes has been in jail since his arrest in mid-January on seditious conspiracy charges relating to his involvement in the January 6 riot. Read More

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