Jury to deliberate on trial of US Capitol offenders.

A jury will begin deliberating on Tuesday in the trial of five people accused of the most serious crimes to date in connection with the 6 January 2021 assault on the US Capitol.

5 members and supporters of the Oath Keepers militia, including founder Stewart Rhodes, are in court in Washington.

They are charged with seditious conspiracy and a number of related lesser charges, including obstructing officers and destroying government property.

The main charge of seditious conspiracy is rarely used and is defined in part as conspiring to use force to prevent, hinder or delay the execution of any law of the United States.