Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Man charged in US Capitol riot worked for FBI, lawyer says

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — 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.

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.

Read more: https://fox8.com/news/man-charged-in-us-capitol-riot-worked-for-fbi-lawyer-says/

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