A Landmark Jan. 6 Verdict
In a landmark verdict, a jury convicted Stewart Rhodes, leader of the Oath Keepers, a right-wing militia, of sedition for his role in the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol.
The charge he faced, seditious conspiracy, is one that can be traced to the American Civil War.
How did federal prosecutors make their case, and what does the verdict tell us about just how organized the attack really was?
Guest: Alan Feuer, a reporter covering courts and criminal justice for The New York Times.
- A jury in federal court in Washington convicted Mr. Rhodes and one of his subordinates for a plot to keep Donald Trump in power.
- The outcome of the trial was a signal victory for the Justice Department and could hold lessons for future Jan. 6 cases.
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