Richard Barnett, the man who “stormed” the Capitol and sat at Nancy Pelosi’s desk and by the way is accused of stealing a letter off of her desk has been granted a pre-trial release from prison. 

Barnett has been in jail since turning himself in to police in Northwest Arkansas on Jan. 8 once he returned home from Washington, D.C. 

Capitol Riot Indictment

Earlier this year, a federal grand jury indicted Barnett on eight charges including 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 and theft of government property.

Barnett was photographed with his feet propped up on a desk in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the riot. He is also accused of stealing a letter from her office. 

Barnett’s lawyers, Joseph McBride and Steven Metcalf of the New York-based McBride Law Firm, have argued that the government could not prove that Barnett is a flight risk or a danger to the public. Therefore, he should not be in prison ahead of his trial.

His lawyers also argue that Barnett has been victimized by the government’s case against him. Barnett has been accused of leaving a note in Pelosi’s office calling her an expletive. His lawyers argue that he never left a note in her office calling her an expletive, but rather that he wrote: “Hey Nancy Bigo was here biatd.” 

Barnett’s release comes with the following conditions:

  • Home detention
  • Location monitoring
  • Cannot possess firearms or other weapons
  • Passport revoked and not allowed to get a new one
  • No travel outside of a 50-mile area
  • No associating with anyone from the Jan. 6 insurrection

Listen I don’t think Barnett did anything wrong to the extent of harming someone, but I think Congress is scared that the people are starting to uprise because they’re tired of their bullsh*t. They forget that this is the people’s house and sadly somebody had to die because of it, may they rest in peace. But if Washington DC’s political elite do not change, the people will be forced to make a change for them for the betterment of our lives and let’s hope God willing nobody else gets hurt.

Capitol Rioter Richard Barnett Who Sat at Nancy Pelosi's Desk Released 1 Capitol
This is a picture of The Stop the Steal March January 6th, 2021 – Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. USA. Photo by Debra Reschoff Ahearn

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