What you need to know about the Oath Keepers trial

Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers, has been charged with seditious conspiracy. (Susan Walsh/AP)

Stewart Rhodes is on trial in federal court in Washington along with four people described by prosecutors as “top lieutenants” in the militia-movement group he founded, the Oath Keepers. Rhodes is the highest-profile defendant charged so far in the investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol and is accused of steering a months-long effort to prevent by force the swearing-in of President Biden. Rhodes is among 14 fighting the historically rare charge of seditious conspiracy in what the government has called one of the largest investigations in U.S. history.

The Oath Keepers trial

The latest: Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes has been found guilty of seditious conspiracy in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack. Closing arguments at the Oath Keepers trial capped the highest-profile prosecution to arise from the 2021 Capitol chaos.

How did we get here: Stewart Rhodes and other members of his group have been charged with seditious conspiracy in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Who is involved: A 13-count indictment charges Stewart Rhodes and eight others with conspiring to use force to oppose the lawful transfer of power to President Biden. Here are the nine Oath Keepers on trial.

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