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From Ivy League to Sedition: Oath Keeper Chief Goes on Trial

  • Jury selection begins Tuesday in case linked to Jan. 6 riot
  • Stewart Rhodes, four others, face most serious attack charges
Stewart Rhodes
Stewart RhodesPhotographer: Susan Walsh/AP
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Stewart Rhodes never went into the Capitol building with other protesters on Jan. 6, but he is among a group of people facing the most serious charges to emerge from that day in 2021: seditious conspiracy.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys agree that Rhodes wasn’t among the people who broke windows, attacked Capitol police and stole property from the meeting halls of  Congress. But the Yale Law School graduate and founder of the Oath Keepers extremist group called for a “massively bloody revolution” ahead of the protest, according to the government.