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Oath Keepers founding member is first to plead guilty in US Capitol attack

A founding member of the right-wing Oath Keepers on Friday became the first person to plead guilty to taking part in the US Capitol attack, signalling a new stage in the investigation of the deadly January 6 assault on the seat of American democracy.Indiana native Jon Schaffer, founder and guitarist of the heavy metal band Iced Earth, entered a guilty plea to two felony charges of obstructing the certification of the 2020 election and breaching a restricted building.During a hearing in…


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