Oath Keepers leader to appear in court Friday on seditious conspiracy charges


by CNN

CNN— As the Justice Department's January 6 investigation takes a new turn with the use -- for the first time in the Capitol attack prosecutions -- of the seditious conspiracy charge, the founder of the Oath Keepers and another individual facing the charge are making their first appearances in court Friday.

ABC News—Oath Keepers leader makes 1st court appearance following arrest on seditious conspiracy charge. Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes made his first appearance before a judge Friday, a day after being arrested in connection with the Jan. 6 attack.

Boing Boing—Leader of Oath Keepers charged with seditious conspiracy. The Justice Department has charged eleven far-right extremists with seditious conspiracy today, including Stewart Rhodes, the leader of the Oath Keepers. This marks the first time anyone who was involved in the January 6 insurrection has been charged with sedition. From The New York Times: In an interview with The New York Times this summer, Mr. — Read the rest

BBC News—Capitol riot: Oath Keepers leader charged with seditious conspiracy. This is first time Capitol riot defendants have been accused of seeking to "overthrow" the government.