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Oath Keepers Planned for Armed Rebellion in Jan. 6 Capitol Attack, Prosecutors Say – The Wall Street Journal

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The Jan. 6 committee concluded its first round of public hearings that aimed to make the case that former President Donald Trump was accountable for the Capitol attack. WSJ’s Scott Patterson explains key evidence that was presented and next steps in the investigation. Photo illustration: Laura Kammermann

WASHINGTON—Five members of the Oath Keepers militia, including its founder Stewart Rhodes, “concocted a plan for armed rebellion” ahead of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, a federal prosecutor told jurors Monday as the government began laying out its seditious conspiracy case against members of the far-right group.

“That was their goal, to stop by whatever means necessary the lawful transfer of presidential power, including by taking up arms against the United States government,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Nestler said in opening statements in the trial.

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