World Capitol Rioter Richard Barnett, Who Put Feet on Pelosi's Desk, Seeks Freedom to Attend Car Show
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An attorney for 60-year-old Richard Barnett, the man photographed while allegedly invading House Speaker's office on January 6, is asking a federal judge to extend his travel restriction in order to attend a car show.
The Gravette, Arkansas native had previously been denied bond and was jailed for four months on eight federal charges stemming from the U.S. Capitol riot. Barnett was photographed allegedly stealing Pelosi's mail and placing his feet on her desk as other pro-Trump supporters ransacked the office. Barnett's attorneys are now asking that he receive more freedom to travel in order to attend the 63rd Annual Petit Jean Show and Swap Meet in Arkansas.
Capitol Rioter's Lawyer Argues He's a 'Victim' Who 'Came to DC to Support His President'
Jensen's lawyer, Christopher M. Davis, claims that "Doug Jensen became a victim of numerous conspiracy theories that were being fed to him over the internet by a number of very clever people, who were uniquely equipped with slight, if any, moral or social consciousness.""Doug Jensen became a victim of numerous conspiracy theories that were being fed to him over the internet by a number of very clever people, who were uniquely equipped with slight, if any, moral or social consciousness," Christopher M. Davis, Jensen's lawyer said, according to court documents filed on Monday and obtained by Newsweek.
After his initial arrest on January 28, federal prosecutors say Barnett called himself a nationalist and was prepared for a violent death. He also apparently attempted to dispose of clothing, a cell phone and guns before investigators arrived at his Arkansas home.
During a Tuesday hearing, Barnett's lawyer requested that his client's home detention travel radius be extended from 50 miles to between 200 and 250 miles so he can attend the car show on Petit Jean Mountain in Morrilton, Arkansas, this week. Northwest Arkansas' local 40/29 TV station reported Tuesday that the lawyer argued Barnett needs to travel for work so he can pay bills and provide for his family.
The distance from Barnett's Gravette home to the Museum of Automobiles, where the car show is being held, is about 180 miles or a three-hour drive.
5 Republican Senators Write Letter to AG Claiming 'Unequal Justice' of Capitol Rioters Compared to Protesters
Senators Ron Johnson, Tommy Tuberville, Mike Lee, Rick Scott and Ted Cruz signed the letter.Signed by Senators Ron Johnson, Tommy Tuberville, Mike Lee, Rick Scott and Ted Cruz, the letter highlighted a few instances of disruption by protests that may have resulted in unequal justice in the prosecution of those involved. They requested "information about our concerns regarding potential unequal justice administered in response to other recent instances of mass unrest, destruction, and loss of life throughout the United States.
Barnett was released from jail in April by a federal judge who cited an appeals court decision which makes it harder to detain riot defendants who are not accused of any acts of violence.
A federal grand jury indicted Barnett on eight charges earlier this year, following the Capitol riots: Obstruction of an official proceeding; Aiding and abetting; Entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon; Disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon; Entering and remaining in certain rooms in the Capitol building; Disorderly conduct in a Capitol building; Parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building; Theft of government property.
Federal prosecutors claim Barnett left a note for the top House Democrat which read, "Hey Nancy, Bigo was here, b***h," although his defense denies this accusation.
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The House speaker accused Donald Trump of weaponizing law enforcement against his political opponents. "Recently, it has become public that the Trump Administration sought account metadata of House Intelligence Committee Members and staff and their families," her statement read."The news about the politicization of the Trump Administration Justice Department is harrowing. These actions appear to be yet another egregious assault on our democracy waged by the former president.
Barnett is currently on home detention as he awaits trial, which includes location monitoring supervision by Pretrial Services.
Newsweek reached out to attorneys representing Barnett against the swath of federal charges Tuesday afternoon but did not hear back by the time of publishing.
Capitol Riot Cop Michael Fanone Says 'Coward' GOP Rep. Clyde Refused to Shake His Hand .
Representative Andrew Clyde of Georgia previously compared the January 6 riot at the Capitol to a "normal tourist visit."Fanone was injured during the January 6 Capitol riot. He was on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, in the hope of speaking to the 21 Republican members of the House of Representatives who voted against a bill awarding Congressional Gold Medals to officers who responded to the riot. Clyde is one of them.