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Takeaways from the landmark sedition indictment against the Oath Keepers and why DOJ acted now

(CNN) — The Justice Department on Thursday announced the first sedition charges related to the January 6 insurrection, a watershed moment in the year-long investigation. The case revolves around the Oath Keepers, a far-right extremist group, and its leader Stewart Rhodes. Many of the defendants were already facing charges for storming the US Capitol building and deny wrongdoing. But the new indictment raises the stakes significantly and made public new details about their alleged plans for violence.
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Oath Keepers founder pleads not guilty to seditious conspiracy charge

The founder and leader of the Oath Keepers plead not guilty to charges of seditious conspiracy for his alleged role in the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol. Stewart Rhodes, the founder of the right-wing militia group, plead not guilty in a Plano, Texas federal courtroom during a brief appearance where he was in the custody of the U.S. Marshals wearing handcuffs and leg irons, according to Reuters.
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Opinion | What Does the DOJ’s New Jan. 6 Sedition Indictment Mean for Trump?

There are certainly dots to connect between the White House and those charged with conspiracy, but is there reason to believe the department is actually closing in on the former president?. Ankush Khardori, an attorney and former federal prosecutor, is a Politico Magazine contributing editor. The latest development in the...
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What is sedition?

In a critical step forward in the investigation of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, the Justice Department arrested and charged 11 members and associates of the far-right organization the Oath Keepers — including its founder, Stewart Rhodes — with seditious conspiracy. The charges mark the first...
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Supreme Court on Vaccine Mandates, Jan. 6 Sedition Charges, Djokovic Visa Revoked

The Supreme Court has blocked President Biden's vaccine mandate for large employers, but a vaccination requirement still stands for millions of health care workers. Will the rule push employees out of an already-strapped health care system? And members of the far-right Oath Keepers militia are now facing sedition charges for participating in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Why is the Justice Department coming down hard on them and not other rioters? Plus, Australia has revoked tennis star Novak Djokovic's visa again over his vaccination status. Can he appeal in time to compete in the Australian Open?
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Carl Bernstein: McCarthy, most other Republicans are ‘cravenly’ supporting sedition

Carl Bernstein compares the modern Republican party's reaction to former President Donald Trump to the reaction to Watergate and Richard Nixon, and asks where the "courageous Republicans" like Barry Goldwater are. He also says the "whole" of the Republican Party, save Liz Cheney and few others, have "cravenly gone to sedition" by supporting a "seditious president." Jan. 14, 2022.
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Seditious conspiracy charge, Kevin McCarthy defiance: Jan. 6 probe goes nuclear

If any further proof were needed that Donald Trump is the dominant force in his party, just look at the latest maneuver by Lindsey Graham. Graham, who said awful things about Trump when he ran against him but later became a golfing buddy and confidant, is a leading evangelist for a GOP led by the former president. Trump has declared rhetorical war on Mitch McConnell, calling him a "loser" and "old crow," among other epithets.
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