In its recent article titled "Oath Keepers spent over $400 at post-U.S. Capitol riot feast at the Olive Garden, prosecutors say," CNN touched on the court case where the patriotic paramilitary group is being tried for sedition.
Talk host Richard Randall is aware of CNN's liberal bias, but he did not realize that the political bent was so far to the left that the mainstream news outlet would report on "where anybody eats or celebrates or how much the bill was."
CNN's Hannah Rabinowitz says the dinner invitation was sent out on an "encrypted" chat device, that the check was $408.82, and it was paid for with a credit card tied to the Oath Keepers.
The Oath Keepers have been consistently brought up by the U.S. House Select Committee regarding the events of January 6. They are accused of plotting to obstruct the certification of the contested 2020 presidential election results.
"Would they do that if Antifa were roasting marshmallows and hot dogs in the ashes of the mostly peaceful rioting that's going on, and paid $400 after the riot," Randall wonders rhetorically.
Though details about the dinner conversation are vague, Rabinowitz asserts those in attendance talked about the Biden election and how to oppose it.
Randall submits that with everything else that is going on in the world – the economy, the war in Ukraine, and the upcoming midterm elections to name a few – CNN's decision to make a mountain out of a $400 dinner at Olive Garden was just an attempt "to keep January 6 alive."
Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes took the witness stand on Friday in his conspiracy trial.