BREAKING: at least six men that provided security for Roger Stone entered the #Capitol during the siege, per a @nytimes visual investigation.

All six are associated with the far-right #OathKeepers militia.


2/ On January 5th, Stone appeared at the Supreme Court, glad-handing and being driven in a go-kart. Later he attended a rally near the White House.

As the @nytimes team shows, his security entourage featured a host of #OathKeepers...
3/ In the morning of the 6th, Stone stood outside the Willard InterContinental hotel, again flanked by men associated with the #OathKeepers.

Some of them, like Rob Minuta, have been named in prior reporting.

4/ Interesting detail: while scrutinizing the video of Roger Stone I spotted Rudy Giuliani exiting the same hotel.

Giuliani is accompanied by a man wearing the same outfit as Trump supporter John Eastman & other not-yet ID'd people.

Video source:…
5/ Now to the #Capitol: We see a several of Roger Stone's #OathKeeper guards amidst a larger group yelling at police. Video surfaced by the @CTExposers team.👇👇

6/ KEY EVIDENCE: here are the six men linked to the #OathKeepers that guarded Roger Stone... now inside the #Capitol, participating in the insurrection.
7/ Here's Roger Stone's latest statement, as quoted by the @nytimes.

Important to remember. Stone also claimed that he never left his hotel room on the 6th. Then video emerged showing that he had...

See below tweet👇

8/ The @nytimes visual investigations team (@trbrtc @btdecker @dwtkns @arielle_designs @_stella_cooper) did an amazing job! They worked through & validated an enormous volume of visual materials to present this story.
9/ Please also join me in recognizing...some of the helpers: the tireless
@CTExposers team seriously assisted several reporting teams, including the @nytimes dig into this case.

The outpouring of volunteer effort around the #Capitol siege is outstanding. Much more to come.
10/ Also check out this excellent thread on the #OathKeepers around Roger Stone that went inside the #Capitol by @trbrtc of the @nytimes with lots of additional context 👇👇
11/ KEY for future investigation: @trbrtc points out that after exiting the #Capitol all six of these men associated with the #OathKeepers gathered around leader Elmer Stuart Rhodes.

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12 Feb
Oh my god: This man's brother once led Michelle Obama's Secret Service detail, said @MichelleObama...who also attended his father's memorial service in 2012.

Thanks to those that flagged this.

Per @CNN:…
I read the @CNN story about four times in growing disbelief. @MichelleObama had written about his brother in her book Becoming.

By @ElizabethCNN & @CNNPaul…

The #Capitol storming was a very public manifestation of the tendrils of bigotry, hate, anger, racism, conspiracy theories & fear that are tearing families apart in many thousands of private tragedies.
Read 4 tweets
11 Feb
BREAKING: Big @TheJusticeDept move against #ProudBoys. 5 new conspiracy arrests for actions at #Capitol.

Mention of the use of fluorescent orange recognition tape, movement as a group. Developing story.

h/t @FPWellman
Story via @davidgshortell @CNN.…
While we wait on docs, I recommend revisiting this excellent @WSJ visual investigation of the #ProudBoys coordinated role in the #Capitol siege.…
@TheJusticeDept @FPWellman @davidgshortell @CNN BREAKING The arrested #ProudBoys are:

-William CHRESTMAN (Missouri)
-Christopher KUEHNE (Missouri)
-Louis Enrique COLON (Missouri)
-Cory KORNOLD (Arizona)
-Felicia KORNOLD (Arizona)
Read 9 tweets
11 Feb
NEW: in November Jessica Watkins was training a paramilitary group to be "fighting fit" while "awaiting direction" from President Trump.

By December 29th, a text exchange showed she perceived that Trump had given the signal.

Per: Gov detention memo.

h/t @ryanjreilly THREAD
2/ Folks will remember Jessica Watkins as part of the disciplined "stack" of #Oathkeepers moving up to the #Capitol doors, then forcing entry.

Video: @rstevensbrody
3/ The Gov memo begins by highlighting the call for action made by #OathKeepers leader Elmer Stuart Rhodes on their website.

I'm including a screenshot of it: "TAKE AMERICA BACK. BE THERE. WILL BE WILD."
Read 8 tweets
9 Feb
WOW: Thomas Caldwell, one of the #Oathkeepers indicted for conspiracy:

- Top Secret clearance since 1979 w/multiple SBIs
- @FBI section chief as GS-12 ('09-'10)
- Regular classified work for @DEA @USArmy etc.

Per his motion for release.

h/t @alanfeuer (a worthwhile follow!)
The transcript is interesting. Gov alludes to some lines of evidence.

- Footage of Caldwell outside Capitol, saying all inside are traitors
- Facebook messages w/advance planning & admissions
- Cellular location data placing wife, who accompanied him, in #Capitol vicinity.
There's an apparent mis-transcription, but looks to me like the Government is mentioning sedition charges may be on the table for #OathKeepers.
Read 4 tweets
8 Feb
Pinellas Sheriff: a hacker accessed water treatment systems at Oldsmar FL, raised concentrations of Sodium Hydroxide to toxic levels.

Was spotted & reversed.

File under: terrifying once validated.
h/t @Bing_Chris
I'll be following @Bing_Chris for updates as it looks like he's on the story.

Good context from @nicoleperlroth too. This is absolutely a story to watch.
Read 8 tweets
7 Feb
So, this happened.

Going to start a thread of unique moments from the #Capitol siege. 1/
Time travelers.
Read 7 tweets

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