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Oath Keepers' Son Running as a Long-Shot Democrat

Dakota Adams, son of Stewart Rhodes, seeks a seat in Montana legislature

(Newser) - The eldest son of one of America's most infamous seditionists is building a new life since breaking free from his father's control—juggling work, college classes, and volunteer firefighting. And Dakota Adams has tossed one more ball in the air this year: a Democratic campaign for Montana's...

Self-Described 'Idiot' Oath Keeper Sentenced
Judge Gives Oath Keeper Prison

Judge Gives Oath Keeper Prison

Court expresses sympathy for difficulties faced by Jessica Watkins, a transgender Army veteran

(Newser) - Jessica Watkins, a member of the Oath Keepers who described herself as "just another idiot running around the Capitol," has been sentenced to prison in the Jan. 6 attack. In imposing an 8½-year term on Friday, US District Judge Amit Mehta said he found her actions considered,...

Oath Keepers Leader Gets 18 Years Over Capitol Riot

Stewart Rhodes was convicted of seditious conspiracy

(Newser) - Stewart Rhodes, founder of the far-right Oath Keepers group, received an 18-year sentence Thursday for his role in the Capitol riot. As the AP reports, it's the longest sentence to date over the unrest on Jan. 6, 2021. The 58-year-old, who was convicted in January of seditious conspiracy , described...

4 Guilty of Conspiracy in Latest Oath Keepers Trial

2 were acquitted in rare loss for prosecutors

(Newser) - Four people associated with the Oath Keepers were convicted on Monday of conspiracy and obstruction charges stemming from the attack on the US Capitol. In the latest trial involving members of the far-right antigovernment extremist group, a Washington, DC jury found Sandra Parker, Laura Steele, William Isaacs, and Connie Meggs...

Jury Finds Four Oath Keepers Guilty of Seditious Conspiracy

Capitol attack trial was split off from that of Rhodes

(Newser) - A federal jury on Monday convicted four members of the Oath Keepers militia of seditious conspiracy, deciding they'd plotted to use force to keep former President Donald Trump in office. Roberto Minuta, 38; Joseph Hackett, 52; David Moerschel, 45; and Edward Vallejo, 64, also were found guilty of obstructing...

Stewart Rhodes' Estranged Wife, Son Speak Out on Conviction

'Beyond happy,' Tasha Adams says; 'so much weight is off now' tweets his son

(Newser) - Prosecutors with the Justice Department were handed a big win Tuesday with the conviction of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes on sedition charges, but they're not the only ones celebrating a victory. "I am beyond happy," Tasha Adams, the far-right militia leader's estranged wife, tells Insider...

Oath Keepers Founder Guilty of Seditious Conspiracy

It's a big win for Jan. 6 prosecutors

(Newser) - Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes was convicted Tuesday of seditious conspiracy for a violent plot to overturn Joe Biden’s presidential win, handing the Justice Department a major victory in its massive prosecution of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. A Washington, DC, jury found Rhodes guilty of...

Rhodes: Oath Keepers at Capitol Were 'Off-Mission'

Militia leader testifies it was a 'stupid' move to breach building

(Newser) - Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes testified Monday that he wasn't leading or commanding the militia members who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 last year—and he was angry with them afterward for going "off-mission." "I didn’t want them getting wrapped up into all the...

Oath Keeper in Jan. 6 Capitol Riot Cries on Stand

Graydon Young pleaded guilty, is testifying against group's founder

(Newser) - A Florida man who stormed the US Capitol with other members of the far-right Oath Keepers testified Monday that he believed they were participating in a historic “Bastille-type event” reminiscent of the French Revolution, the AP reports. Graydon Young, a government witness at the seditious conspiracy trial of Oath...

Prosecutors Had a Good Week in Oath Keepers Case
Prosecutors Scored Some
Wins in Oath Keepers Trial

Prosecutors Scored Some Wins in Oath Keepers Trial

In media's view, witnesses gave them some compelling evidence

(Newser) - Three weeks into an Oath Keepers trial , the prosecution has put forth "its strongest evidence to date" that founder Stewart Rhodes and other members committed seditious conspiracy on Jan. 6, in the New York Times' view. The story by Alan Feuer and Zach Montague says former Oath Keeper Jason...

Jan. 6 Defendants Really Don't Like the DC Jail

They've asked a court to transfer them to Guantanamo Bay

(Newser) - A group of Jan. 6 defendants awaiting trial in the District of Columbia jail have asked to be transferred to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where they say the detention facility "actually provides nutritious meals … sunlight exposure, top-notch medical care, is respectful of religious requirements, [and] has centers for exercise/entertainment....

Prosecutor: Group Plotted to 'Shatter Bedrock' of Democracy

Oath Keepers' seditious conspiracy trial is underway

(Newser) - The federal courthouse in Washington, DC heard dramatic opening arguments Monday in the most serious Capitol riot case yet—the seditious conspiracy trial against Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and four of his lieutenants. The right-wing militia members are accused of plotting to prevent Congress' certification of President Biden's...

As Oath Keepers Trial Starts, a Dicey Defense Strategy

Group leaders, charged with sedition, say they believed they would be following Trump orders

(Newser) - The highest-profile trial yet out of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot gets underway Tuesday in DC federal court. Stewart Rhodes, founder of the far-right Oath Keepers, and four of his lieutenants are charged with seditious conspiracy—meaning prosecutors say they plotted a violent attack in DC to stop the transfer...

Oath Keepers Members List Leaks, Names Are Examined

Anti-Defamation League Center flags people who may work in law enforcement, military

(Newser) - The names of hundreds of US law enforcement officers, elected officials, and military members appear on the leaked membership rolls of a far-right extremist group that's accused of playing a key role in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the US Capitol, according to a report released Wednesday. The...

Committee to Show Trump 'Activated' Militia Groups

'You'll see the evidence,' Rep. Stephanie Murphy tells CBS

(Newser) - A former spokesperson for the Oath Keepers—the far-right, anti-government militia group that claims to defend its interpretation of the US Constitution—will testify in front of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot Tuesday in its seventh hearing and the first since the stunning testimony of former...

Oath Keeper Pleads Guilty to Seditious Conspiracy

Brian Ulrich of Georgia agreed to cooperate with Jan. 6 prosecutors

(Newser) - A Georgia man affiliated with the Oath Keepers militia group became the second Capitol rioter to plead guilty to seditious conspiracy for his actions leading up to and through Jan. 6, 2021. The sentencing guidelines for Brian Ulrich, who pleaded guilty on Friday, call for 5¼ years to 6½ years...

In Jan. 6 Texts, Militia Members Said Trump Doctor 'Needs Protection'

Oath Keepers discussed protecting several Trump allies during riot

(Newser) - Members of the far-right militia group the Oath Keepers discussed providing protection to some of then-President Trump's top allies surrounding the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, including Republican Rep. Ronny Jackson, Roger Stone, and Michael Flynn, newly-released text messages show. Several group members—including Joshua James, who has pleaded guilty...

Prosecutors Make a Big Move in Capitol Riot Case

First charge of sedition is filed, against Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes

(Newser) - A big development in the investigation of the Capitol riot: Prosecutors filed their first charge of sedition on Thursday, reports the New York Times . Authorities indicted and arrested Stewart Rhodes, the 56-year-old founder of the far-right militia group the Oath Keepers. The charge of seditious conspiracy alleges that Rhodes conspired...

7 Capitol Police Officers Sue Trump Over Riot
7 Capitol Police Officers
Sue Trump Over Riot
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7 Capitol Police Officers Sue Trump Over Riot

Lawsuit also names Roger Stone, members of the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers

(Newser) - Former President Trump just got with another lawsuit over the Capitol riot, this time by officers who were injured by his supporters. The lawsuit also implicates several Trump allies, including Roger Stone and members of the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers.
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Capitol Riot Case Produces First Sentence

Judge gives Indiana woman probation, while Oath Keeper pleads guilty

(Newser) - An Indiana woman on Wednesday became the first defendant to be sentenced in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the US Capitol and avoided time behind bars. And a member of the Oath Keepers extremist group pleaded guilty in a conspiracy case and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in a major...

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