Trump at center of Oath Keepers novel defense in Jan. 6 case


              FILE - Edward Tarpley the attorney of Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes, arrives to the federal courthouse in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. In his trial in the violent Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, attorneys for the leader of the Oath Keepers extremist group will mount an unusual defense with former President Donald Trump at its center. Defense attorneys are poised to argue that Rhodes can’t be found guilty of seditious conspiracy because everything he did was in preparation for orders he anticipated coming down from the Republican president. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
            
              Former President Donald Trump gestures as he holds a rally Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)
            
              James Lee Bright, together with other attorneys for Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes, leaves the federal courthouse on the first day of the jury selection for Rhodes' trial in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
            
              FILE - Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers, speaks during a rally outside the White House in Washington, June 25, 2017. In his trial in the violent Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, attorneys for the leader of the Oath Keepers extremist group will mount an unusual defense with former President Donald Trump at its center. Defense attorneys are poised to argue that Rhodes can’t be found guilty of seditious conspiracy because everything he did was in preparation for orders he anticipated coming down from the Republican president. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Trump at center of Oath Keepers novel defense in Jan. 6 case