Oath Keepers sharing with January 6 investigators their efforts to find election fraud, communications with Trump allies
Rioters broke windows and breached the Capitol building in an attempt to overthrow the results of the 2020 election.
Kellye SoRelle, a lawyer working with the Oath Keepers, told CNN that she has met with the FBI several times and handed over phones.
She does not represent any Oath Keepers in their criminal proceedings and has not been charged in the seditious conspiracy case against several members in connection with the January 6, 2021, insurrection.
Investigators also have learned about encrypted messages on the app Signal leading up to January 6, in which the Oath Keepers were messaging high-profile, right-wing political organizers, according to four people familiar with its existence.
Several Trump supporters and operatives also have indicated they are sharing information with prosecutors.
Video Ad Feedback 04:30 - Source: CNN How Alex Jones helped spread the Oath Keepers' message to millionsJones also was involved in pro-Trump rallies in Washington in November and December in 2020 and received protection from right-wing volunteers while in town.
Groups like the Oath Keepers provided security to him, Roger Stone and other prominent pro-Trump rally speakers.
A spokesperson for the Republican National Committee said it has no connection to the Oath Keepers or any DOJ investigation into them, and spokespeople for Trump didn’t respond to questions from CNN in recent days.
As of last week, prosecutors have signed up more than 10 defendants as cooperators against Oath Keepers and the Proud Boys, whose leaders are charged with separate conspiracy allegations.
The case against the Oath Keepers has taken several steps forward in recent days, with two new cooperators against Rhodes and others announced in the past week.
No advisers working with Trump on the election result have been charged with a crime.
This could become particularly difficult as investigators examine the activities of people associated with political fundraising and events that preceded the violence.