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Jan. 6 Committee Hits Proud Boys, Oath Keepers with Subpoenas

By Rolling Stone

Just a day after the House committee investigating Jan. 6 subpoenaed Trump ally Roger Stone and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, the committee has subpoenaed the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys, both right-wing extremist groups with members who were present during the insurrection.

The panel issued four new subpoenas going to the groups, as well as their leaders, Enrique Tarrio of the Proud Boys, which is designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, and Stewart Rhodes of the paramilitary organization Oath Keepers. According to U.S. prosecutors, Rhodes was in contact with Oath Keepers who sieged the Capitol before, during, and after the attack. Tarrio, though, was stopped from entering D.C. on Jan. 6 and is now incarcerated for an unrelated matter: burning a Black Lives Matter banner that was displayed outside a church. Members of both groups have been charged in connection with the riot, although neither leader has been charged with crimes related to the attack.


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