- 1440 Daily Digest
Final Oath Keepers Trial
Four associates of the antigovernment Oath Keepers militia group were found guilty yesterday of obstructing an official proceeding, among an array of other charges, for their roles in the Jan. 6, 2021, storming of the US Capitol. Two others were found guilty of lesser charges of entering and remaining on restricted grounds. The verdicts mark the end of the third and final trial examining the role of the group's members in the Capitol storming. Unlike the first two sets of trials (see here and here), the most recent set of Oath Keepers members was not facing seditious conspiracy (see 101) charges—the most significant count to have been brought so far against those arrested in connection to the storming. See background on the Oath Keepers here. Federal prosecutors have charged about 950 people across 48 states for participating in the Jan. 6 event. See a running list of charges here.