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Oath Keepers Chief Pleads Not Guilty To Seditious Conspiracy Charge Over Jan 6 Attack

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Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes

Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes and nine other members of the pro-Trump militia pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to sedition conspiracy charges in connection to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, The Hill reports.

Rhodes and his co-defendants were indicted by a grand jury on seditious conspiracy charges in addition to several other outstanding charges related to the deadly insurrection. An eleventh Oath Keeper charged with sedition, Edward Vallejo, was not present at the hearing and did not plead. Observers believe he may be cooperating with prosecutors.

The indictment accuses Rhodes of rallying his fellow Oath Keepers to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, with members stockpiling weapons and organizing to keep former President Donald Trump in power.

“We aren’t going through this without civil war. Too late for that. Prepare your mind, body and spirit,” Rhodes allegedly texted his followers, according to the indictment. A

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