Jury to begin deliberating in “Oath Keepers'” seditious conspiracy trial

Source: NBC News

“For the first time in at least a decade, a jury is set to deliberate federal seditious conspiracy charges, weighing the government’s case against members of the far-right Oath Keepers organization who prosecutors say plotted to oppose the peaceful transfer of power by force in the lead-up to the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Oath Keepers founder Elmer Stewart Rhodes III is facing trial alongside four other defendants: Jessica Watkins, Kelly Meggs, Kenneth Harrelson and Thomas Caldwell. … After hearing from the government last week and from the defendants’ attorneys on Friday and Monday, federal prosecutors got the last word during rebuttal before the case went to the jury late Monday. … U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta told jurors they would begin deliberations at 9:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday and resume deliberations on Monday after the Thanksgiving break.” (11/21/22)