Former Oath Keeper spokesperson to seem as witness at Tuesday’s Jan. 6 listening to

WASHINGTON — A former spokesperson for the Oath Keepers, a far-right militia group, will seem as a witness on the Home Jan. 6 committee’s subsequent public listening to on Tuesday, a supply conversant in the plans advised NBC Information.

Whereas he was not a part of the Oath Keepers, whose members have pleaded responsible to seditious conspiracy in reference to the riot, throughout or main as much as Jan. 6, 2021, the supply stated, Jason Van Tatenhove is predicted to talk on the group’s propagandization and radicalization over time, together with how founder Stewart Rhodes capitalized on conspiracy theories to construct membership and funding.

Van Tatenhove, who was employed because the Oath Keepers’ nationwide media director in 2014, has not been actively concerned with the group since roughly 2017, the supply stated. Whereas he was employed by the group, Rhodes even lived with Van Tatenhove for numerous months.

With six public hearings down and not less than two extra to go, Tuesday’s televised occasion will concentrate on what some members of panel have referred to as the “marshaling of the mob” — together with proof of coordination between Trump, his prime aides and associates, and white nationalist or militia teams like Oath Keepers and Proud Boys. Committee members say the 2 teams led the assault on the Capitol.

Van Tatenhove met with the committee on March 9 for 3 and a half hours. He had additionally spoken with the committee nearly previous to his in-person interview, in line with Raphael Prober, his lawyer.

Prober in March described Van Tatenhove as “a former worker of the Oath Keepers who has not been related to the group for a few years, however who has spoken out, and continues to take action at the moment, in regards to the critical hazard that such violent extremist teams pose.”

The committee has not disputed that Van Tatenhove will seem, although it declined to offer additional remark.