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Secret Audio Played at Oath Keepers’ Trial Shows Alleged Jan. 6 Plotting

  • Prosecutors play 2020 recording of far-right group’s meeting
  • Oath Keepers’ founder Rhodes on trial with four defendants
Stewart Rhodes

Stewart Rhodes

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Oath Keepers’ founder Stewart Rhodes was recorded saying at a meeting of his far-right group days after the 2020 election that their “mission” was to travel to Washington to stand up against what he viewed as a fraudulent presidential race.

“You’ve got a responsibility and duty,” Rhodes told more than 100 followers, according to a transcript of the recording played Tuesday by prosecutors at his trial on sedition charges in connection with the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.