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Oath Keepers attorney arrested on Jan. 6 charges

A lawyer for the far-right Oath Keepers militia was arrested in Texas Thursday on charges linked to the Capitol riot, the Washington Post reports.

Driving the news headlines: In accordance with a court filing Wednesday, Kellye SoRelle was indicted on four counts conspiracy to obstruct the official proceeding, obstruction of the official proceeding, trespassing on restricted grounds and tampering with documents.

The picture as a whole: The filing notes that in Dec. 2020 through Jan. 2021, SoRelle did knowingly combine, conspire, confederate, and trust other persons known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to corruptly obstruct, influence, and impede the official proceeding, that’s, Congresss certification of the Electoral College vote.

  • It adds that on Jan. 6, 2021, SoRelle “did, corruptly obstruct, influence, and impede the official proceeding” and that she aided and abetted others to accomplish exactly the same.
  • SoRelle was with the Oath Keepers’ founder and leader Stewart Rhodes beyond your Capitol on Jan. 6, per the Post.
  • On or around Jan. 6, SoRelle “did knowingly enter and remain” on restricted grounds, and on the next day she attemptedto persuade other folks to withhold or destroy records “with intent to impair the objects’ integrity and availability for used in this type of Grand Jury investigation.”

Worth noting: SoRelle was temporarily designated acting president of the Oath Keepers upon Rhodes’ arrest earlier this season, CBS News reported.

  • SoRelle told CNN in-may that she was cooperating with the Justice Department within their investigation into Jan. 6.

SoRelle cannot immediately be reached for comment.

What’s next: SoRelle can make her first appearance in court before a federal judge in Austin, Texas Thursday, per the Post.

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