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Oath Keepers face seditious conspiracy charges. DOJ has mixed record with such cases | WUSF

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Stewart Rhodes, the founder of the Oath Keepers extremist group, was compelled to stay in jail pending trial by a court judge in Texas last week. For reportedly attempting to impede the handover of presidential authority to Joe Biden by force, Rhodes and ten others have been accused with seditious conspiracy. That claim holds symbolic as well as political weight, as it alleges a country-wide attack. In 2010, federal prosecutors in Michigan brought seditious conspiracy charges against members of the far-right Hutaree militia. The Hutaree were accused by the government of preparing to assassinate police officers and then bomb their funerals in order to start a civil war.

Source: https://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/2022-02-01/oath-keepers-face-seditious-conspiracy-charges-doj-has-mixed-record-with-such-cases

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