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Oath Keeper planned with Proud Boys, Three Percenters before Capitol attack, prosecutors say

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The leader of the Florida Oath Keepers coordinated with members of two other extremist groups prior to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, federal prosecutors said in a court filing Tuesday.

The filing, arguing that Kelly Meggs should remain in jail, includes records of Facebook messages in which he discusses plans for Jan. 6 and says he is working with leaders from the Proud Boys and Three Percenters. Members of all three groups have been charged in the assault on the Capitol.

It’s the first time prosecutors have presented evidence of wider coordination among extremist groups.

In one message on Dec. 26, Meggs tells another person to “wait for Jan. 6 when we are all in DC to insurrection.”

Kelly Meggs, according to the FBI, is the leader of the Oath Keepers in Florida, and was arrested and charged with participating in the Capitol rio.

Meggs, 52, is charged with conspiracy along with nine other co-defendants associated with the Oath Keepers. He’s also charged with destruction of government property, obstruction of an official proceeding and entering a restricted building.

While Meggs’ lawyer argues that his detention hearing should be reopened, prosecutors say the level of coordination evident from his Facebook posts makes him a continued risk to the public.

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