The Oath Keepers leader’s wife says he is a ‘complete sociopath’ – CNN

  • Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers, was charged with rebellious conspiracy in connection with the Capitol riot.
  • His estranged wife Tasha Adams said he is a “complete sociopath.”
  • Adams said she felt Rhodes was personally dangerous to her and her family, and also to the country.

The estranged wife of Stewart Rhodes, the leader of the far-right group of Oath Keepers, said he is a “complete sociopath.”

Rhodes’ wife Tasha Adams made the comments in an interview with CNN on Friday, a day after Rhodes was accused of rebellious conspiracy in connection with the Capitol riot.

Insiders Oma Seddiq and Sonam Sheth wrote that it is the most significant arrest to date and marks the first time that federal prosecutors have raised charges of insurgency in connection with the Justice Department’s extensive investigation into the deadly Capitol siege on January 6, 2021.

Adams said she was relieved to hear he was charged when she “lived in fear” of him showing up at her house.

“Knowing we were safe and my kids were safe and my kids’ school did not have to worry, it was a relief I did not know existed,” she said.

Adams told CNN host John Berman that she felt Rhodes was dangerous to her and her family and the country.

“He’s very dangerous. He lives a lot in his own head,” Adams told CNN.

“He sees himself as a great leader. He almost has his own mythology about himself, and I think he almost made it come true, seeing himself as a kind of figure in history, and that happened that way. “

“He is a complete sociopath. He does not feel empathy for anyone around him at all,” she added.

The divorce of Tasha Adams and Stewart Rhodes has been under consideration for more than three years.

Last April, Adams set up a GoFundMe site asking for $ 30,000 in donations to fund their divorce.

“Although I can not talk about the details of my marriage here, I can tell you that it was probably about exactly what you imagine, but probably a little weirder,” Adams wrote on the GoFundMe page.

She also wrote that the process of getting divorced from her husband was difficult as he was someone who “commands their own private army.”

Rhodes, an Army veteran, founded the Oath Keepers in 2019. The far right is recruiting active and former military and law enforcement officers who swear an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution.

His arrest on Thursday marked the first time that federal prosecutors have filed charges of rioting in connection with the events of January 6th.

Rhodes has said he was at the Capitol that day but did not enter the building, according to The Washington Post.

Tasha Adams told CNN that she has spoken to the House Select Committee investigating the Capitol attack, saying she believed her husband “planned it very carefully.”

She said she thought Rhodes had calculated his decision not to enter the Capitol building so he would not be implicated.

“I see his fingerprints all over it,” she said.

Adams and Rhodes, who met in Las Vegas, married in 1994 and have six children together, according to Buzzfeed News.

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