The suspicion that these groups coordinated with each other is based on video evidence that hasn’t yet been made public.
The “precinct strategy,” which Bannon also has promoted, aims to have Trump supporters consolidate control of the party.
Federal prosecutors say that the group had guns, rifles and ammunition stored in a hotel to prepare for a long fight.
The far right leader is the first to be charged with seditious conspiracy in relation to January 6.
The Chicago Police Department has at least 13 active members of the Oath Keepers, NPR found.
The violent extremist group’s roster includes state lawmakers, congressional candidates and local government officials.
The New York Police Department opened an investigation after leak of emails between officers and the far right militia.
The small size of the “J6” rally on Saturday is no indicator of the strength of the authoritarian movement.
The additional charges are on top of the more than 300 already made by the department.
Prosecutors say Jessica Watkins was training militia members while awaiting Trump’s approval for the January 6 attack.