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The Rioter Who Posed With His Feet On Nancy Pelosi's Desk In The Capitol Was Found Guilty

The jury on Capitol Hill returned a guilty verdict that Capitol rioter with foot on Nancy Pelosi's desk was found guilty during the attack on Congress. Trump supporter Richard "Bigo" Barnett was one of the mob that stormed the building in 2020 to overturn the outcome of the presidential election.

Author:Suleman Shah
Reviewer:Han Ju
Jan 25, 2023209 Shares2.7K Views
The jury on Capitol Hill returned a guilty verdict that Capitol rioter with foot on Nancy Pelosi's desk was found guiltyduring the attack on Congress. Trump supporter Richard "Bigo" Barnett was one of the mob that stormed the building in 2020 to overturn the outcome of the presidential election.
After stealing an envelope from Mrs. Pelosi's office, he posed for photographers and boasted about it. Officials claim he had a stun gun and could have hurt Mrs. Pelosi.

What Did Barnett Do During The US Capitol Riot?

Among the charges against Barnett are those of obstruction of an official procedure, entering and staying in a restricted facility or grounds with a lethal weapon, and theft of government property. He is said to have rushed the building with other staunch Trump supporters.
BBC said that authorities stated he had a stun gun and might have hurt Pelosi. The Washington, DC jury deliberated for less than three hours before finding Barnett guilty of all eight counts against him in the US capital Riot case.
We can only imagine what would have happened if (Pelosi) had been there at the time.- Alison Prout, Federal prosecutor
Pelosi, who was Speaker of the House of Representatives during the riots on January 6, was among the MPs who were evacuated from the house floor as demonstrators invaded the building.
After being removed from the building by police, Barnett left a message on Mrs. Pelosi's desk in which he used a misogynistic insult and then boasted into a bullhorn, "I stole Nancy Pelosi's office."
Barnett, who was found guilty on Monday, said he did not get a fair trial because the jury was not comprised of his "peers." Since Barnett's sentence hearing isn't scheduled to occur until May 3, he will be able to enjoy his lifeand his family until then, while facing decades in federal prison.

Jury finds Jan. 6 rioter who sat at Nancy Pelosi's desk guilty of all charges

Trial Proceedings

Barnett said the jury was not composed of his "peers" and that he did not get a fair trial when the decision was read on Monday. Joe McBride, his attorney, has said that he plans to file an appeal.
Washington DC, is not a state. He's not surrounded by people of Arkansas, where he came from.- Mr. McBride
The court released him from jail until May 3rd, when he will be sentenced. He might spend decades behind bars if convicted.
When considering the legal fallout from the assault on Congress on January 6, 2021, the Barnett trial stands out. About half of those accused with federal offenses linked to the breach have entered guilty pleas, bringing the total number of guilty pleas to close to 500.
As of Monday, four Oath Keepers, a far-right organization, were found guilty of seditious conspiracy for their part in the 2021 assault. This conviction is very unusual since it stems from a legislation enacted during the Civil War that makes it illegal to plan or conspire against the government.

Final Words

In a second trial in November, two more Oath Keepers members, including the group's founder Stewart Rhodes, were also convicted of seditious conspiracy. It has been claimed by prosecutors that Rhodes was a "battlefield general" during the assaults and that he planned to use violence to prevent the certification of the 2020 US presidential election.
Seditious conspirators risk up to 20 years in jail if found guilty.
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Suleman Shah

Suleman Shah

Suleman Shah is a researcher and freelance writer. As a researcher, he has worked with MNS University of Agriculture, Multan (Pakistan) and Texas A & M University (USA). He regularly writes science articles and blogs for science news website and open access publishers OA Publishing London and Scientific Times. He loves to keep himself updated on scientific developments and convert these developments into everyday language to update the readers about the developments in the scientific era. His primary research focus is Plant sciences, and he contributed to this field by publishing his research in scientific journals and presenting his work at many Conferences. Shah graduated from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (Pakistan) and started his professional carrier with Jaffer Agro Services and later with the Agriculture Department of the Government of Pakistan. His research interest compelled and attracted him to proceed with his carrier in Plant sciences research. So, he started his Ph.D. in Soil Science at MNS University of Agriculture Multan (Pakistan). Later, he started working as a visiting scholar with Texas A&M University (USA). Shah’s experience with big Open Excess publishers like Springers, Frontiers, MDPI, etc., testified to his belief in Open Access as a barrier-removing mechanism between researchers and the readers of their research. Shah believes that Open Access is revolutionizing the publication process and benefitting research in all fields.
Han Ju

Han Ju

Hello! I'm Han Ju, the heart behind World Wide Journals. My life is a unique tapestry woven from the threads of news, spirituality, and science, enriched by melodies from my guitar. Raised amidst tales of the ancient and the arcane, I developed a keen eye for the stories that truly matter. Through my work, I seek to bridge the seen with the unseen, marrying the rigor of science with the depth of spirituality. Each article at World Wide Journals is a piece of this ongoing quest, blending analysis with personal reflection. Whether exploring quantum frontiers or strumming chords under the stars, my aim is to inspire and provoke thought, inviting you into a world where every discovery is a note in the grand symphony of existence. Welcome aboard this journey of insight and exploration, where curiosity leads and music guides.
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