Names of election workers’ witnesses found on ‘death list’ of oath suspect: submission to court


The names of mother and daughter Georgia pollsters who memorably testified before the Jan. 6 commission were found on a “death list” maintained by an alleged leader of the militant Oath Keepers group, according to court records.

Ruby Freeman and Wandrea “Shaye” Moss gave heartbreaking testimony to the House Committee in June that they had been the target of racist attacks and threats for doing their job as election aides in the wake of Donald Trump’s unfounded claims that the 2020 presidential election had been rigged.

Wandrea “Shaye” Moss (left), a former Georgia election official, is comforted by her mother, Ruby Freeman, as Moss testifies during a Jan. 6 House Committee hearing in the Cannon House Office Building on June 21.

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Moss, Freeman’s daughter, testified that she no longer felt safe leaving the house.

Caldwell, a Navy veteran who once served as a FBI Section Chief, is one of nine alleged Oathkeepers charged with seditious conspiracy after the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol.

Federal prosecutors announced the existence of the “death list” early this month, but did not include the names of the workers. However, a court filed by Caldwell’s attorney in response revealed their identities in a footnote, including: Politico’s Kyle Cheney was the first to notice.

Caldwell’s attorney claimed in his file on Friday that the list is nothing more than a harmless “doodlepad.”

“This document is not a ‘list’, but rather a scribble pad. The words ‘kill list’ are capitalized, while the rest of the writing on the doodle pad is capitalized and lower-case,” the defense movement argued to rule out the notepad evidence in the Caldwell case.