Man accused of Capitol riot worked for FBI, lawyer says


“On several occasions, he was inspected and found to be a trustworthy person in the U.S. government, as indicated to him by granting top-secret permits,” Plofchan wrote.

Within the FBI, most section chiefs rise in the ranks of the office, and it is unclear whether Caldwell was directly employed in this position or held other positions in the office. The FBI did not comment immediately Monday night, and Caldwell’s attorney did not respond immediately to questions about his client’s work.

Caldwell is one of three people the authorities called sworn guards who were accused of conspiracy last month and accused of pre-planning an attack on the Capitol. He was arrested on January 19 at his home in Berryville, Virginia, since he was arrested.

Caldwell’s lawyer says he denies ever going to the Capitol and has physical limitations that would prevent the 66-year-old man from being forced into any building.

Caldwell’s attorney said his client had retired as a Navy lieutenant and was a “100% disabled veteran”. Caldwell suffered from complications related to a “service-related injury,” including shoulder, back, and knee problems, the lawyer said. In 2010, Caldwell underwent spinal surgery, which later failed and led to chronic spinal problems as well as a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress, according to a court submission.

The load documents show messages between Caldwell and the others about the layout of hotel rooms in the Washington area in the days before the siege. In a Facebook message to Caldwell, the others say, “I’ll probably call you tomorrow … mainly because … I like to know that the wtf plan is. You are that commander.

Authorities said the Jurors reported where the legislators were during the attack. At one point during the siege, Caldwell received a message that, according to court documents, “every member is in the capital’s tunnel”. “Shut them off one at a time,” he said.

Other messages read, “Tom all the legislators are down in the tunnels 3 stairs down,” and “according to court documents,” they go through the back door of the house toward N, down the hall down the left.

Caldwell is among roughly 200 people accused so far during the siege of federal crimes such as disrupting Congress, rioting, and assault. A special group of prosecutors is considering whether they want to raise charges of anesthesia, officials said.

The Proud Boys, a far-right, male-chauvinist extremist group that seized the policies of the Trump administration, have accused several members of conspiracy and accused them of working together during the siege.