Far-right Oath Keepers first to be charged with seditious conspiracy in Capitol attack

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By Sarah N. Lynch and Jan Wolfe WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Thursday charged the founder of the far-right Oath Keepers militia, Stewart Rhodes, and 10 alleged members of the group with seditious conspiracy for their role in the deadly Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. They said Rhodes had warned his group to prepare for a “bloody and desperate fight” in the days leading up to the assault, when supporters of then-President Donald Trump tried to stop Congress from certifying his election defeat. This is the first time alleged participants in the attack have been charged with se…

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