Oath Keepers leader Jim Arroyo revealed in an interview with 60 Minutes on Sunday that the right-wing militia group has had training assistance from active-duty law enforcement.
“Our guys are very experienced. We have active-duty law enforcement in our organization that are helping to train us. We can blend in with our law enforcement,” he said.
Javed Ali, Towsley Policymaker in Residence at the Gerald Ford School of Public Policy, formerly served as a former NSC senior director and was a counterterrorism official at the FBI under the Trump administration. Speaking to CBS News, he explained that the Oath Keepers is “unique.”
“Beyond the fact that they are a formal group with chapters all over the country, is that a large percentage have tactical training and operational experience in either the military or law enforcement,” the domestic terrorism expert said. “That at least gives them a capability that a lot of other people in this far-right space don’t have.”
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