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Oath Keepers Founder Convicted of Sedition in Capitol Attack

Grace Molteni/Mother Jones; Collin County Sheriff’s Office/AP, Mihoko Owada/STAR MAX/IPx/AP; Unsplash Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.A jury has convicted Stewart Rhodes, the founder of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group, of seditious conspiracy and other crimes, a milestone in the Justice Department’s sprawling…

An Oath Keeper Took the Stand in Her Own Defense. It Went Badly.

Grace Molteni/Mother Jones; Jose Luis Magana/AP, Montgomery County Jail/AP Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.Jessica Watkins, an Oath Keeper charged with seditious conspiracy, struggled Thursday under cross examination by prosecutors—at one point shouting that the 2020 election had been stolen from Donald Trump. “Half…