Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes Charged for Sedition


Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes and several other members of the far-right militia group have been arrested by the FBI and charged with seditious conspiracy in connection to the January 6th storming of the U.S. Capitol.

Rhodes’ attorney, Jonathon Moseley, confirmed to the media that his client and 10 others have been arrested by the FBI. All 11 of them have been accused for “seditious conspiracy,” marking the first time that the Justice Department has invoked this charge against perpetrators

“Rhodes was arrested Thursday,” the Washington Post reports, “after a federal grand jury leveled new charges focusing on what prosecutors say is a core group of Oath Keepers adherents who allegedly planned for and participated in obstructing Congress on the day lawmakers certified President Biden’s 2020 election victory.”

The charges come after several members of the Oath Keepers were already indicted on charges of conspiracy and obstruction of Congress. Two of those militia members have pled guilty so far and are said to be cooperating with investigators.

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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