Top leaders of the far-right extremist group the Oath Keepers, have reportedly been turning over phones and digital files and sitting for interviews with the FBI —and detailing how they worked and communicated with people in the former President’s orbit, CNN reports, citing court records and multiple sources familiar with the investigation.
Kellye SoRelle, a lawyer working with the Oath Keepers, told the news network that she has met with the FBI several times and handed over phones.
“I’ve done interviews. I’ve done everything. I’m helping them,” SoRelle said about her cooperation with investigators.
She also described various “pods” of people working on the “project to try to solve the mystery of the ballots.” She said there was the Republican National Committee pod, the “Back-Channel pod” of QAnon followers, and the Campaign pod that included the “Giuliani pals,” an apparent reference to associates of Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
She declined to say more about what she’s shared with investigators, but her ties to the group have come up in court filings, including a virtual meeting a week after the 2020 presidential election when Oath Keepers talk about heading to Washington, DC, to help stop the certification of Joe Biden’s electoral victory.
CNN also reported that SoRelle does not represent any Oath Keepers in their criminal proceedings and has not been charged in the seditious conspiracy case against several members in connection with the January 6, 2021, insurrection.”
Officials from the FBI and DC US Attorney’s Office have declined to comment on the ongoing investigation.