Stewart Rhodes, leader of the Oath Keepers militia group, found guilty of treason

(Sketch by Bill Hennessey)

Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes was convicted of seditious conspiracy by Washington, D.C., on Tuesday for orchestrating a far-reaching plan to block the peaceful transfer of power after former President Donald Trump is defeated by Joe Biden in the 2020 election.

The conviction is a victory for the Justice Department, which argued that the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, was more than just a political protest that got out of control – but also a violent assault on the seat of American democracy and Biden It is necessary to try to keep him out of the Oval Office by any means necessary.

Four other defendants also faced charges.

See here the full details of the decision:

Count 1: Seditious Conspiracy

Stewart Rhodes: Guilty

Kelly Meigs: Guilty

Kenneth Harrelson: not guilty

Jessica Watkins: Not Guilty

Thomas Caldwell: Not Guilty

Count 2: Conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding

Stewart Rhodes: Not Guilty

Kelly Meigs: Guilty

Kenneth Harrelson: not guilty

Jessica Watkins: Guilty

Thomas Caldwell: Not Guilty

Count 3: Obstructing an official proceeding

Stewart Rhodes: Guilty

Kelly Meigs: Guilty

Kenneth Harrelson: Guilty

Jessica Watkins: Guilty

Thomas Caldwell: Guilty

Count 4: Conspiracy to obstruct an officer in the discharge of his duty

Stewart Rhodes: Not Guilty

Kelly Meigs: Guilty

Kenneth Harrelson: Guilty

Jessica Watkins: Guilty

Thomas Caldwell: Not Guilty

Count 5: Destruction of Government property and aiding and abetting

Kelly Meigs: not guilty

Kenneth Harrelson: not guilty

Jessica Watkins: Not Guilty

Count 6: Civil disorder and aiding and abetting

Jessica Watkins: Guilty

Count 7: Tampering with documents

Stewart Rhodes: Guilty

Count 8: Tampering with documents

Kelly Meigs: Guilty

Count 9: Tampering with documents

Kenneth Harrelson: Guilty

Count 13: Tampering with documents

Thomas Caldwell: Guilty