Oath Keepers founder accused of ‘armed rebellion’ on January 6 at trial

Stewart Rhodes and four associates face the rare civil-era charge of seditious conspiracy for attacking the US Capitol

The founder of the Oath Keepers extremist group and four associates planned an “armed rebellion” to keep Donald Trump in power after he lost the election, a federal prosecutor contended Monday as the most serious case yet went to trial involving the attack on the US Capitol on 6 January 2021.

Stewart Rhodes and his band of far right militants were prepared to go to war to stop Joe Biden from becoming president, assistant US attorney Jeffrey Nestler told jurors.

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