William Todd Wilson was the first Oath Keeper to breach the Capitol building, prosecutors claim.
A Stunning Surprise In The Michigan Kidnapping Case Calls The Government’s Domestic Terror Strategy Into Question
In one of the nation’s most important domestic terrorism trials, the government’s single-minded pursuit of a conviction speaks volumes — about way more than just this one case.
Prosecutors accused Stephen Robeson of being a “double agent.” Now he’s threatening to plead the Fifth.
Prosecutors called a critical witness, a confidential informant who infiltrated the militant groups the defendants belonged to.
Defending the Republic, the nonprofit Powell founded after the 2020 election, has raised at least $15 million but has been quiet about where that money is going.
The Stakes Are High As The Michigan Kidnapping Trial Begins And The Government Is Leaving Nothing To Chance
The four defendants in the case claim entrapment and potentially face life in prison if convicted.
Joshua James is the sixth member of the militant group to strike a deal with prosecutors.
Three Michigan Kidnapping Suspects Said They Were Entrapped. A Judge Said They Have To Stand Trial Anyway.
The three defendants, members of the Wolverine Watchmen, are charged with providing material support to terrorism. Their trial is now set for September.
Stewart Rhodes, who was charged with seditious conspiracy last month, had challenged a prior ruling to keep him detained, claiming he was not a flight risk or a danger.
Kaleb Franks has agreed to plead guilty to kidnapping conspiracy and to testify that there was no FBI entrapment in the case.
Defense attorneys had worried that a gun possession charge might cause Stephen Robeson to plead the Fifth in the trial of the men accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan’s governor.
Defendants won’t be able to ask Jayson Chambers about his security firm, Exeintel, and they can’t ask his partner, Henrik Impola, about perjury allegations.
Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes Has Been Ordered To Stay In Jail Until Trial For Seditious Conspiracy
The extremist group leader has shown a “propensity towards violence,” a federal magistrate said in making the decision.
The accused say they were entrapped, but a judge warned them that will be a high legal bar to clear.
The theory is based on texts citing the overthrow of Serbia’s government in 2000.
The case against Rhodes and 10 others is the first sedition case brought in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol.
The FBI Knew Exactly What Its “Double Agent” Was Doing, Says A Defendant In The Michigan Kidnapping Case
Prosecutors say the informant’s statements should be barred from court, but defense attorneys have other ideas.
The claim is the latest complication in a high-profile case that once seemed like a slam dunk.
They say agent Jayson Chambers' business, Exeintel, created a potential “conflict of interest” in the investigation of their clients, who are accused of plotting to kidnap the state’s governor.
Even while he was assisting the FBI, Stephen Robeson allegedly used a fake charity to defraud a Wisconsin couple out of an SUV.