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3 Linked to Oath Keepers Group Indicted for Conspiracy to Obstruct Congress on Jan. 6

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3 Linked to Oath Keepers Group Indicted for Conspiracy to Obstruct Congress on Jan. 6

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Three people linked to the paramilitary Oath Keepers group were indicted on Wednesday for conspiring to obstruct Congress on Jan. 6. Jessica Marie Watkins, 38, and Donovan Ray Crowl, 50, both of Champaign County, Ohio, and Thomas Caldwell, 65, of Clarke County, Virginia, were indicted in federal court in Washington on charges including conspiracy, destruction of government property, and unlawful entry on restricted building or grounds. The trio each face decades in prison if convicted. According to charging documents, the three accused communicated with each other prior to Jan. 6 and “coordinated their attack,” the Department of Justice said. The exchanges included discussions about lodging options and joining forces with other Oath Keepers members. All three used social media to document their participation in the activities of Jan. 6. Caldwell, for instance, posted on Facebook: “We are surging forward. Doors breached.” Watkins posted pictures of herself and Crowl on Parler …

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