Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes charged with seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 Capitol riot

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Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes charged with seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 Capitol riot

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Stewart Rhodes — founder and leader of the extremist group Oath Keepers, whose members are accused of being key players in the Jan. 6 attack on Congress — has been indicted and arrested in connection with the riot, officials said Thursday.

The 56-year-old, who was at the Capitol that day but has said he did not enter the building, is the most high-profile person charged in the investigation so far. He is charged with seditious conspiracy, along with 10 other Oath Keepers members or associates, officials said.

The indictments unsealed Thursday mark the first time anyone has faced charges of seditious conspiracy for the Jan. 6 attacks, though prosecutors have long signaled they were considering using that rarely applied section of federal law.

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Re: Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes charged with seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 Capitol riot

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uncledad wrote: January 13th, 2022, 3:34 pm Stewart Rhodes — founder and leader of the extremist group Oath Keepers, whose members are accused of being key players in the Jan. 6 attack on Congress — has been indicted and arrested in connection with the riot, officials said Thursday.

The 56-year-old, who was at the Capitol that day but has said he did not enter the building, is the most high-profile person charged in the investigation so far. He is charged with seditious conspiracy, along with 10 other Oath Keepers members or associates, officials said.

The indictments unsealed Thursday mark the first time anyone has faced charges of seditious conspiracy for the Jan. 6 attacks, though prosecutors have long signaled they were considering using that rarely applied section of federal law.

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The sunday news programs are starting to asj why the DOJ is continuing to persecute tourists. I saw this chain of event coming.
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Re: Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes charged with seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 Capitol riot

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uncledad wrote: January 13th, 2022, 3:34 pm Stewart Rhodes — founder and leader of the extremist group Oath Keepers, whose members are accused of being key players in the Jan. 6 attack on Congress — has been indicted and arrested in connection with the riot, officials said Thursday.

The 56-year-old, who was at the Capitol that day but has said he did not enter the building, is the most high-profile person charged in the investigation so far. He is charged with seditious conspiracy, along with 10 other Oath Keepers members or associates, officials said.

The indictments unsealed Thursday mark the first time anyone has faced charges of seditious conspiracy for the Jan. 6 attacks, though prosecutors have long signaled they were considering using that rarely applied section of federal law.

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Meh, there's hotshot wannabees all over the place playing pretend war games. He didn't enter the building and most likely did nothing illegal.

This is akin to the Russian Mueller days of their big announcement of arresting some Russian guys and getting a few of the Trump lackeys for lying about nothing all that meaningful, in the big picture.

Seems very much like the "beginning of the end for Trump" stories from 5 years ago.

Just my opinion, of course.
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Re: Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes charged with seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 Capitol riot

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blue wrote: January 14th, 2022, 10:14 am Meh, there's hotshot wannabees all over the place playing pretend war games. He didn't enter the building and most likely did nothing illegal.

This is akin to the Russian Mueller days of their big announcement of arresting some Russian guys and getting a few of the Trump lackeys for lying about nothing all that meaningful, in the big picture.

Seems very much like the "beginning of the end for Trump" stories from 5 years ago.

Just my opinion, of course.
Not at all like Mueller. An investigation that started with the understanding a sitting President would not be prosecuted in Federal Court.

Here, DOJ has charged an individual who has no political office connection. That's a difference.

He didn't have to be inside the capitol. There does have to be a link between him and those who did enter. Given the plea deals granted to several who were active in the Capitol assault, it's not unreasonable to infer DOJ has enough evidence of his participation.

My best guess...some thought there would be pardons by DT, if things didn't work out.
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Re: Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes charged with seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 Capitol riot

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uncledad wrote: January 14th, 2022, 2:21 pm Not at all like Mueller. An investigation that started with the understanding a sitting President would not be prosecuted in Federal Court.

Here, DOJ has charged an individual who has no political office connection. That's a difference.

He didn't have to be inside the capitol. There does have to be a link between him and those who did enter. Given the plea deals granted to several who were active in the Capitol assault, it's not unreasonable to infer DOJ has enough evidence of his participation.

My best guess...some thought there would be pardons by DT, if things didn't work out.
Again, a psycho wannabe with no relationship with DJT. But hey, it keeps CNN in the game for a few more days, nothing more.
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