A bombshell New York Times report has revealed that Greg McWhirter, the Vice President of the Oath Keepers who helped lead the groupâ€™s presence on January 6th, is an FBI informant.
Federal officials worked hard to hide McWhirterâ€™s status as a Confidential Human Source (CHS) in the seditious conspiracy trial of Oath Keeperâ€™s leader Stewart Rhodes and his associates, presenting their asset in public filings as a mere â€œwitnessâ€ instead.
In a furious November 8th filing, federal prosecutors accused defense attorneys of illegally disclosing confidential discovery about McWhirter to the press. It appears that the actual way McWhirterâ€™s status was leaked was through a clerical error by DC court employees, who accidentally published the sealed document on the docket.
Federal officials have been suppressing information on the role their assets and agents played in inciting violence at the Capitol by having them testify as witnesses in cases related to January 6th.
McWhirter, a black Sheriffâ€™s deputy in Montana, rose through the ranks of the Oath Keepers thanks in part to his existing contacts with law enforcement as well as his race. Rhodes regularly showcased McWhirterâ€™s black heritage as evidence that he is not racist.
The infiltrator has also courted public controversy for other legally dubious stunts over the years. During the 2016 election, he called on members of his militia to patrol voting sites in order to discourage election fraud.