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Oath Keepers found 'Guilty' of Seditious Conspiracy in the Jan. 6th assault on the Capitol

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Legally speaking, the assault on the U.S. Capitol on January 5, 2021, can now formally be called a traitorous/seditious assault against America!

Yesterday, a federal court in Washington found two leaders of the rightwing group, The Oathkeepers — Stewart Rhodes and Kelly Meggs — guilty of seditious conspiracy!

They, along with three other defendants — Kenneth Harrelson, Jessica Watkins and Thomas Caldwell – were also convicted of obstructing an official proceeding (Congressional certification of the 2020 presidential election).

Based on yesterday's "guilty" verdicts, the presiding judge could sentence the Oath Keepers to a maximum of 20 years in prison. Conversely, the judge could decide to sentence the defendants to far less than the 'max.'

A date for sentencing has not yet been set. Typically, sentences in federal trials are handed down within 90 days of a guilty verdict.

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