December 13, 2022

The above video was from three months ago and showed that politicians, military members, and cops were members, but since-leaked membership lists from the Oath Keepers indicate over 300 members of far-right paramilitary Oath Keepers are current or former DHS employees, the Project on Government Oversight reports:

Members were employed at DHS components such as the Border Patrol, Coast Guard, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Secret Service, according to a review by the Project On Government Oversight (POGO).

POGO’s review appears to be the first significant public examination using the leaked records to focus on employees in DHS — an agency with the mission of countering domestic violent extremism — and it comes only months after the March 2022 publication of a DHS study which found that “the Department has significant gaps that have impeded its ability to comprehensively prevent, detect, and respond to potential threats related to domestic violent extremism within DHS.”

“One active law enforcement official joining a militia group is one too many,” Mike German, a former undercover FBI agent who has infiltrated white supremacist and far-right extremist groups, told POGO. “This probably represents that the tip of the iceberg as far as federal law enforcement officers that have been involved in or supported the activities of far-right, militant groups like the Oath Keepers.”

We already know Oath Keepers has been identified as a hate group by the SPLC, and we've been covering them for many years. This is just the latest, but maybe the scariest. One identified himself as a senior Secret Service agent who worked a presidential detail.

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