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Trial to show Oath Keepers’ road to Jan. 6

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Washington – 6 January 20211. Wide, Various of Trump supporters marching down Pennsylvania Avenue toward the U.S. CapitolASSOCIATED PRESSWashington – 26 September 20222. SOUNDBITE: (English) Allana Durkin Richer, Associated Press:"My name is Alanna Durkin Richer. I'm a legal affairs reporter for the Associated Press."ASSOCIATED PRESSWashington – 25 June 20223. Various STILLS of Stewart Rhodes, the founder of the Oath Keepers speaking during a rally outside the White HouseASSOCIATED PRESSWashington – 26 September 20224. SOUNDBITE: (English) Allana Durkin Richer, Associated Press: ++COVERED++"Tuesday is the beginning of jury selection in the case against Stewart Rhodes and four associates charged with seditious conspiracy in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol."ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Washington – 6 January 20215. Wide, Various of Trump supporters marching down Pennsylvania Avenue toward the U.S. Capitol6. Wide of rioters gathering outside the Western front of the U.S. CapitolASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Kenosha, Wisconsin – 19 November 20217. STILL: A man wearing an Oath Keepers shirt stands outside the Kenosha County CourthouseASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Washington – 6 January 20218. STILL of members of the Oath Keepers standing on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol ASSOCIATED PRESSWashington – 26 September 20229. SOUNDBITE: (English) Allana Durkin Richer, Associated Press: ++COVERED++"Rhodes is accused of leading a weeks long plot to stop the transfer of power that prosecutors say came to a head on January 6 when the Oath Keepers, dressed in battle gear, stormed the Capitol along with hundreds of other Trump supporters."ASSOCIATED PRESSWashington – 26 September 202210. SOUNDBITE: (English) Allana Durkin Richer, Associated Press:"What's significant about this is that this is going to be a major task for the U.S. Justice Department. These are the first January 6 defendants charged with seditious conspiracy to stand trial. And seditious conspiracy is a Civil War era charge that's rarely ever used. It's legally complex. It can be difficult to prove. And actually, the last time prosecutors won a guilty verdict on this charge was nearly 30 years ago."ASSOCIATED PRESSWashington – 12 July 202211. STILL of an image of Stewart Rhodes being shown on a screen as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. CapitolASSOCIATED PRESSWashington – 9 June 202212. STILL of a video showing Stewart Rhodes speaking during an interview with the Jan. 6 Committee is shown at the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. CapitolPOOLARCHIVE: Washington – 6 January 202113. Former President Donald Trump speaking to his supporters ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Washington – 6 January 202114. Various of a crowd of protesters on the Eastern steps of the U.S. Capitol15. Various of members of Congress on the House floor being evacuated16. Close of police barricading the House chamber doorASSOCIATED PRESSWashington – 26 September 202217. SOUNDBITE: (English) Allana Durkin Richer, Associated Press: ++COVERED++"On seditious conspiracy in this case, prosecutors are going to try to prove that Rhodes and his associates conspired to oppose by force the authority of the federal government. Rhodes has suggested that his defense is going to focus on his belief that Trump was going to invoke the Insurrection Act. They, his attorneys, essentially argued that all of the planning and preparation that Rhodes and the Oath Keepers were doing in the lead up to January 6 was in preparation for Trump to invoke to invoke the Insurrection Act. And Rhodes, his lawyers have said when Trump didn't do that, Rhodes didn't take any action. And therefore, he cannot be guilty of seditious conspiracy."ASSOCIATED PRESSWashington – 26 September 202218. SOUNDBITE: (English) Allana Durkin Richer, Associated Press:"There are several other Oath Keepers and members of another extremist group, The Proud Boys, who are also charged with seditious conspiracy. So, if prosecutors are unable to secure a guilty conviction in this case, it might not be good for these other cases that are coming up, going to trial in November and December."STORYLINE:Stewart Rhodes, the founder of the extremist group called the Oath Keeps, will stand trial on Tuesday on the charges of seditious conspiracy for his actions during the insurrection on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.On January 6, authorities say, two teams of Oath Keepers stormed the Capitol alongside hundreds of other angry Trump supporters.Convinced the White House had been stolen from Republican Donald Trump, Stewart Rhodes exhorted his followers to action, suggesting they emulate a popular uprising that brought down Yugoslavia's president two decades earlier. He published a version of his appeal online, headlined, "What We The People Must Do."Rhodes is not accused of going inside, but he was seen gathered outside the Capitol after the riot with several members who did, prosecutors have said.The Justice Department's charge of seditious conspiracy implies that Rhodes spent weeks planning his group's actions on that day. But as Associated Press reporter Alanna Durkin Richer explains, the seditious conspiracy charge is one that is rarely used because of its legal complexities. Of the approximately 30 Capitol riot defendants affiliated with the Oath Keepers, nine have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the attack, including three who have pleaded guilty to seditious conspiracy. But if the Justice Department is unable to convict Rhodes of seditious conspiracy, it may not bode well for similar cases that will follow in November and December. ===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.
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