One of the more unlikely participants of the Capitol riot has copped a plea with prosecutors.
While more than 300 people have reportedly been arrested, Jon Ryan Schaffer, an acknowledged member of the Oath Keepers, is the first to make a deal.
Reports stated that Schaffer will more than likely be entered into the Witness Protection Program in exchange for information the led to the riot on January 6.
Schaffer is reportedly pleading guilty to obstruction of an official proceeding, and entering and remaining in a restricted building with a dangerous or deadly weapon as part of his deal.
I say “unlikely” because the Oath Keepers are some pretty bad dudes, heavily armed and considered one of the more dangerous extremist groups in the country.
While the actual number of members is not truly known, everyone is in agreement that they are one of the more organized and dangerous far-right groups in existence.
Like founder Steward Rhodes, all members of the group are former military and/or first responders, meaning they have serious training behind them and are probably one of the few groups that can actually back up its threats.
With many believing the Oath Keepers used the January 6 rally for Donald Trump as a cover to carry out a planned breach of the Capitol, it is no wonder that Schaffer could possibly wind up in WPP for rolling over.
If Schaffer talks, we will all be listening because it could completely flip the narrative as to how the riot itself came to be.
Source: New York Post