The US Department of Justice rejected the release of Kelly Meggs, one of the leading figures in the far-right Oath Keepers militia, for his “prominent” involvement and coordination of the acts that led to the attack on the Washington Capitol on January 6th.
The US prosecutor has identified Meggs, who is being tried for his involvement in the riots in Florida, as one of the ten members of that militia who played a “prominent” role in the clashes.
According to prosecutors, Meggs coordinated not only his fellow soldiers at Oath Keepers, but also members of other groups such as the Proud Boys in the takeover of US legislative power, which killed five people.
“He coordinated the rest of the conspirators to stop the validation of the vote in the electoral college, ready to use force if necessary, and stormed the Capitol,” said the prosecutor’s latest report regarding Meggs’ role that day took over.
The investigation is based on Meggs’ participation through social networks, internet forums and conferences in which he announced that he had organized an “alliance” between the Oath Keepers, Proud Boys and the Florida delegation of Three Percenters to “work.” and put “quit this shit.” “
“It will be wild !!!! It will be crazy !!!!” wrote Meggs in a message on Facebook, according to the investigation, which also includes the arsenal he would have recommended for the occasion, clubs, gas masks, batons and other protective measures.
“President Donald Trump wants us to go wild, that’s what he says. He called us all to the Capitol and wants us to go wild! Gentlemen, we’re going to DC, pack your shit!” that have been endorsed by NBC.
Meggs was arrested at his home in Dunnellon, Florida with his wife Connie Meggs and four other members of the Oath Keepers a month after the Capitol attack. According to the authorities, the couple are charged with conspiracy, destruction of state property, obstruction of justice and violation of restricted access to federal buildings or land.
United States intelligence agencies have identified and charged several dozen people belonging to one of the armed groups within a diverse group of far-right militias that displayed their arsenal that day.
The attack on the Capitol, killing five people, came on the day the United States Congress held a joint session to confirm Joe Biden’s victory in the November 3 presidential election. Former President Donald Trump repeatedly rejected the election result, stating that “fraud” had taken place without providing any evidence.