Member of OathKeepers Charged in the Siege on the US Capitol Worked for the FBI, His Lawyer Says

January 6, 20221 at the Capitol, Youtbe
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Thomas Caldwell, who authorities believe holds a leadership role in the OathKeepers group that advocates for Constitutional militias but labeled an extremist group, is accused of leading a ring of extremists in the invasion of the Capitol last month. Caldwell’s lawyer says he previously worked for the FBI as a section chief from 2009 to 2010 and has held a top-secret security clearance since 1979, in addition to doing classified work for the federal government. Caldwell is one of three people authorities have described as Oath Keepers who were charged last month with conspiracy and plotting the attack on the Capitol.

A few weeks ago, Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the Proud Boys, another group that has been charged with conspiracy to storm the Capitol, was discovered to be an FBI informant. FBI agents/operatives led two of the main groups that stormed the Capitol. The FBI has a long and disturbing history of joining, funding, and leading groups that advocate and commit acts of hate and violence. The excuse is that this is how they can discover what the extremists are up to but, in many cases, the groups would never exist without FBI involvement. -GEG

A man who authorities say is a leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group and helped to organize a ring of other extremists and led them in the attack last month at the U.S. Capitol has held a top-secret security clearance for decades and previously worked for the FBI, his attorney said Monday.

Thomas Caldwell, who authorities believe holds a leadership role in the extremist group, worked as a section chief for the FBI from 2009 to 2010 after retiring from the Navy, his lawyer, Thomas Plofchan, wrote in a motion urging the judge to release him from jail while he awaits trial.

The defense said Caldwell, who has denied being part of the Oath Keepers, has held a top-secret security clearance since 1979, which required multiple special background investigations, according to Plofchan. Caldwell also ran a consulting firm that did classified work for the U.S. government, the lawyer said.

“He has been vetted and found numerous times as a person worthy of the trust and confidence of the United States government, as indicated by granting him Top Secret clearances,” Plofchan wrote.

Most section chiefs within the FBI rise through the ranks of the bureau and it is unclear whether Caldwell would’ve been directly hired for that position or whether he held any other positions with the bureau. The FBI did not immediately comment Monday evening and Caldwell’s lawyer didn’t immediately answer questions about his client’s work.

Caldwell is one of three people authorities have described as Oath Keepers who were charged last month with conspiracy and accused of plotting the attack on the Capitol in advance. He has been locked up since his arrest at his home in Berryville, Virginia, on Jan. 19.

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theot58
theot58
2 months ago

The FBI is clearly corrupt.
They cover for Biden and the Deep State.
The have had clear evidence of Biden corruption for MONTHS and they have done nothing.
What ever happened to the Durham probe?

The FBI is their to cover up crimes by the Deep state – not expose them