Oath Keepers attorney Kellye SoRelle arrested on Jan. 6 charges

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An attorney for the Oath Keepers who was with the group’s founder, Stewart Rhodes, outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was arrested Thursday in Texas on charges related to the attack on Congress, federal prosecutors announced.
Kellye SoRelle, 43, was arrested in Junction, Tex., and is to make an initial appearance Thursday afternoon before a federal judge in Austin, according to the U.S. attorney’s office for Washington. In an indictment returned Wednesday, SoRelle was charged with four offenses — conspiracy, obstruction of a federal proceeding, tampering with documents and misdemeanor trespassing in a restricted building or grounds — prosecutors said.
An attorney for SoRelle could not immediately be reached for comment.
A bare-bones, three-page indictment alleges that SoRelle in December 2020 and January 2021 “did knowingly combine, conspire, Confederate, and agree with other persons known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to corruptly obstruct, influence, and impede an official proceeding, that is, Congress’s certification of the Electoral College vote.”
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The charging paper accuses SoRelle of aiding and abetting others to do the same on Jan. 6, 2021, and of persuading others to withhold or destroy records.
In past court filings, federal prosecutors have cast SoRelle as a close adviser at key moments to Rhodes, one of about 20 alleged leaders or members of two right-wing extremist groups who face the historically rare charge of seditious conspiracy. The charge accuses Oath Keepers and Proud Boys associates of conspiring to use force to oppose the authority of the federal government as well as to oppose the lawful transfer of power to President Biden in attacking the U.S. Capitol.

SoRelle was not charged with seditious conspiracy, but with a separate obstruction of an official proceeding count that the government has lodged against other members of those two groups and nearly 300 Jan. 6 defendants overall.
U.S. authorities have alleged that members of the Oath Keepers coordinated travel, equipment and firearms and stashed weapons outside Washington, ready “to answer Rhodes’ call to take up arms at Rhodes’ direction.”
In plea papers, cooperating Oath Keepers defendants have admitted to participating in a group that forced entry through the East Capitol Rotunda doors after marching single file in a stack up the steps wearing camouflage vests, helmets, goggles and Oath Keepers insignia.
Rhodes exchanged numerous calls with a deputy and alleged participants who earlier guarded Roger Stone, and more than a dozen members met up with Rhodes and SoRelle after exiting the Capitol just outside the building at about 4 p.m. that day, according to court filings.
Rhodes and remaining co-defendants have pleaded not guilty, and Rhodes in an interview with The Washington Post in March 2021 said there was no plan to breach the Capitol. He has said the group staged firearms in Northern Virginia in case it was needed as a “quick reaction force” if Trump invoked the Insurrection Act and mobilized armed militia to keep himself in office.

SoRelle also emerged in court filings as a point of contact between Rhodes and Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, a leader of the Proud Boys, on the eve of the Jan. 6 breach. Tarrio has been charged with seditious conspiracy along with four lieutenants. Video released in Tarrio’s case by his defense attorneys and U.S. prosecutors traced his movements in Washington, D.C., including his meeting in an underground parking garage with Rhodes on Jan. 5.
 
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That's a fake name, right?
Not shocked about the charges. They are all scum.