Oath Keepers leader appears in court on seditious conspiracy charges

Oath Keepers leader appears in court on seditious conspiracy charges

(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 made their first appearances in court Friday. The Justice Department on Thursday unveiled its case against Stewart Rhodes and Edward Vallejo, who were arrested Thursday in Texas and Arizona, respectively. The court filings made public Thursday also added the charge to the case that nine other defendants were already facing for their alleged involvement in the riot that disrupted Congress' certification of President Joe Biden's election win on January 6, 2021. RELATED: Takeaways from the landmark sedition indictment against the Oath Keepers and why DOJ acted no At …
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