Attorneys for Ohio Oath Keeper Jessica Watkins element how the efforts amongst paramilitants who at the moment are accused of conspiracy on January 6 have been nearer to the equipment round then-President Donald Trump and his rally than was beforehand recognized.By sharing the brand new particulars within the submitting Saturday, the protection lawyer for Watkins, a former Army ranger who served in Afghanistan, argues for her launch from jail on bond and different restrictions as she awaits trial.”On January 5 and 6, Ms. Watkins was current not as an insurrectionist, however to offer safety to the audio system on the rally, to offer escort for the legislators and others to march to the Capitol as directed by the then-President, and to soundly escort protestors away from the Capitol to their automobiles and vehicles on the conclusion of the protest,” the court docket submitting mentioned on Saturday. “She was given a VIP go to the rally. She met with Secret Service brokers. She was inside 50 toes of the stage in the course of the rally to offer safety for the audio system. At the time the Capitol was breached, she was nonetheless on the web site of the preliminary rally the place she had offered safety.”The US Secret Service didn’t instantly reply Sunday to a request from CNN for remark. Watkins is central to one of the aggressive felony conspiracy circumstances but to emerge from the riot. The Justice Department indicted her and eight different alleged Oath Keepers on a number of costs associated to the riot, together with allegations that the group coordinated their journey to the pro-Trump occasion, mentioned coaching and weapons beforehand, suited up in physique armor and broke via the gang heading into the Capitol in a military-style formation.Watkins’ lawyer argued within the new submitting she is not alleged to have been violent within the melee, and that, although she is charged with aiding the destruction of property, did not take part in vandalism and inspired others to not as properly. The court docket submitting is the primary meaty protection of the high-profile defendant in court docket.Prosecutors beforehand mentioned Watkins had waited for course from Trump — and believed she had obtained it earlier than she joined the siege, allegedly main a number of others into the Capitol constructing to battle towards Congress’ certification of the Electoral College vote.Watkins’ protection lawyer, Michelle Peterson, wrote on Saturday that her shopper and different supporters of Trump had believed the then-President would invoke the Insurrection Act to make use of the navy to overturn what he falsely mentioned was the fraudulent election of Joe Biden. And Watkins and others believed “they might have a task if this have been to occur,” the submitting mentioned.”However misguided, her intentions weren’t in any method associated to an intention to overthrow the federal government, however to assist what she believed to be the lawful authorities. She took an oath to assist the Constitution and had no intention of violating that oath or of committing any violent acts.”Watkins’ lawyer argued within the submitting her shopper had worn tactical gear doubtlessly to defend herself, and walked up the Capitol steps with different Oath Keepers in a “stack” formation as a result of the group might have needed to remain collectively within the crowd.The lawyer additionally famous that Watkins now faces dangers in jail, due to the coronavirus and since she is transgender.She has been detained since her arrest in mid-January. The Justice Department is searching for to maintain her in jail pending trial.CNN’s Whitney Wild contributed to this report.