When a crowd of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol on January 6, the rioters came from all over the place. However, some of them came together. They came from organized groups like the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers.
So far, dozens of people from both groups have been arrested on various charges. Since many of these allegations are grave, some of the rioters might try to do deals with prosecutors.
And according to a new report from CNN:
“At least one of the Capitol’s defendants has turned against the Proud Boys, who have agreed to provide information that could enable the Justice Department to bring a stronger charge against the group’s leadership, according to a lawyer implicated in the case . “
The Justice Department could try to turn over more members of the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys. The report continues: “The federal prosecutors have made it clear that they are focused on building conspiracy cases against the leadership of the Proud Boys and paramilitary groups like the Oath Keepers. “
Martin Tankleff is a lawyer who works with a number of clients who were involved in the uprising. These include the proud boy Dominic Pezzola and “Bigo” Barnett, who are known to put their feet on Nancy Pelosi’s desk.
“At least one of the Capitol’s defendants has turned against the Proud Boys and has agreed to provide information that could enable the Justice Department to bring a stronger charge against the group’s leadership.”
– Amy Siskind @ (@Amy_Siskind) April 7, 2021
Tankleff says of the strategy: “Whenever a large group of people is arrested and in jail, prosecutors usually watch the group and pressurize the accused to turn each other over. You will start talking. They will start exchanging information. “
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He likes sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.