Two members of a right-wing group discovered by Sky News after the attack on the US Capitol have been indicted.
Jessica Marie Watkins, 38, and Donovan Ray Kroll, 50, were charged with plotting to block Congress with Thomas Caldwell, 65.
They could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
They also face charges of destroying government property and illegally entering a restricted building or grounds.
All three are members of the Oath Fighters Capital riots in Washington D.C. Earlier this month, they tried to stop President Joe Biden’s election victory certificate.
The trio conspired until November and the FBI collected information obtained during the January 6 riots, the judiciary said.
In one, you can hear Watkins saying: “We have a good team.
“We have 30-40 people.
“We’re sticking together and sticking to the plan.”
In another message received by Caldwell during the attack, an unidentified man told him: “All members are in the mines under the capital. Shut them down. Turn on the gas.”
During the riot, Caldwell posted messages on Facebook: “We are advancing, doors are being broken”, then: “Inside”.
Watkins posted photos of himself and Crowley on social media with the caption: “Before entering the Capitol building I. # Stopthesteal2 #stormthecapitol #oathkeepers #ohiomilitia.”
He then released a video of himself inside the Capitol: “Yes, we attacked the Capitol today. Tear smoke, in full, 9. We entered Rotunda. It even made the Senate. The news lie (even Fox) about the historical events we created today.”
Watkins and Kroll are from Champaign County, Ohio, while Caldwell is from Clark County, Virginia.
Sky News Earlier this month he discovered former soldier Watkins and former Marine Kroll.
Although the two had previously confirmed the affidavit members to other media, the two did not agree to speak.
Oaths describes itself as an independent association defending the Constitution, but the Southern Poverty Law Center, a non-profit legal advocacy group, identifies them today as one of the largest radical anti-government groups in the United States.
The panel is “a paramilitary organization focused on recruiting current and ex-military, law enforcement and first responding personnel,” the Justice Department said.
On Wednesday, U.S. prosecutors say more than 400 suspects have been identified More than 150 people have so far been charged with involvement in the Capitol attack.