In court on Friday, before the case was handed over to the jury, Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Gordon perused Burnett’s version of Jan. 6, puncturing his testimony and visibly offending Burnett. Let
Barnett, who had said the day before that he would apologize to California Democrat Pelosi if she was in court, said during cross-examination that when a police officer told him he needed to leave her office, he said: I acknowledged that I answered stop communism. “
Burnett also admitted to telling Capitol officials: you have to choose a side. Don’t take the wrong side. Otherwise, you will get hurt. “
Barnett defended his actions and said on Jan. 6 that he did not believe he broke the law.
“I made some bad mistakes and I regret them, but I don’t think I broke the law,” Barnett said Friday. I feel it.”
McBride Monday asked whether the decision to testify could have backfired on Barnett, given that it took the jury only hours to convict the client on all counts. was given.
“He had a story to tell,” McBride said. “People needed to know why he came here, what his intentions were, what he did while he was here. I did, and it didn’t work out for him. One day I won’t regret that choice.”
Two years after the riots, an FBI and Justice Department investigation into the Capitol attack resulted in 900 arrests and nearly 500 pleading guilty.
Darre Gregorian contributed.