Far-right Oath Keepers first to be charged with seditious conspiracy in Capitol attack

Stewart Rhodes of the Oath Keepers holds a radio as he departs a Trump rally in Minneapolis
FILE PHOTO: Oath Keepers militia founder Stewart Rhodes holds a radio as he departs with volunteers from a rally held by U.S. President Donald Trump in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. October 10, 2019. Picture taken October 10, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

By Sarah N. Lynch and Jan Wolfe

WASHINGTON – U.S. prosecutors on Thursday charged the founder of the far-right Oath Keepers militia, Stewart Rhodes, and 10 alleged members of the group with seditious conspiracy for their role in the deadly Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.