— Joe Hanneman (@EpochJoe64) April 13, 2022
Epoch Times reporter Joseph M. Hanneman spoke to David W. Fischer, attorney for Thomas E. Caldwell of Berryville, Virginia, who was indicted in January 2022 along with several others alleged members of the Oath Keepers on charges of seditious conspiracy, obstructing an official proceeding, and other crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Fischer filed a motion in the case seeking to dismiss the first four counts in the indictment: (1) seditious conspiracy, (2) conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, (3) obstruction of an official proceeding and aiding and abetting, (4) conspiracy to prevent an officer from discharging any duties.
Fischer argued that the charges ought to be dismissed because “the indictment fails to state an offense as to each count.”
While Fischer would not comment on either the footnote or the motion, Hanneman pointed out that “there has been extensive speculation and questions from attorneys, defendants, case observers, and members of Congress about the role law enforcement played that day.”
Most famously, the mysteriously un-indicted Ray Epps, who can been seen on video on Jan. 5 and 6 urging protestors to enter the Capitol, was the subject of several pointed questions directed by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to FBI Assistant Director Jill Sanborn during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting in January.
“Ms. Sanborn, was Ray Epps a Fed?” Cruz asked.
“Sir, I cannot answer that question,” Sanborn responded.
The Epoch Times also reported in January that Oath Keeper Jeremy M. Brown had claimed that the FBI had attempted to recruit him as an informant in 2020.