Prosecutor: Riot was ‘moment to celebrate’ for Oath Keepers

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government lawyer says the Capitol riot was the culmination of weeks of preparation and was a moment of triumph for members of the far-right Oath Keepers. A federal prosecutor has told told jurors in his closing argument that the Jan. 6 riot was everything that members of the far-right extremist group had trained for. The second seditious conspiracy trial against Oath Keeper defendants comes after the group’s leader was convicted in November of seditious conspiracy in a separate case. Defense lawyers say there was never a plan to attack the Capitol and that prosecutors have cherry-picked evidence.