Who are the Oath Keepers? Key details in the seditious conspiracy trial

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

Stewart Rhodes and four people described by prosecutors as “top lieutenants” in the Oath Keepers militia-movement group he founded were convicted in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack in November after more than eight weeks of trial in federal court in Washington. Rhodes, the highest-profile defendant charged so far in the Jan. 6 investigation, was convicted of seditious conspiracy for steering a months-long effort to prevent by force the swearing-in of President Biden. Rhodes and his co-defendants were the first accused of seditious conspiracy and the first to face trial and be convicted on any conspiracy charge to date in the sprawling investigation.

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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