James Oaks was a paid staff member working on Trump’s reelection campaign through the end of November 2020 and was reportedly paid $126,000 in salary through that month. The address listed on his employment information filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) is 725 Fifth Avenue, headquarters to Trump International Realty. Although unconfirmed, Oaks is likely the same person who was a member of the College Republicans at Miami University of Ohio during Trump’s 2016 campaign. While a freshman in college, he met a former secretary of defense through his social media work.
January 6, 2021
- Oaks was listed as the operations associate for the Jan. 6 Save America rally in Washington that preceded the violent attack on the Capitol.