In courtroom Friday, earlier than the case was handed to the jury, Assistant U.S. Legal professional Michael Gordon pored over Barnett’s model of Jan. 6 and poked holes in his testimony, visibly angering Barnett.
Barnett, who a day earlier had mentioned he would apologize to Pelosi, D-Calif., if she have been in courtroom, admitted throughout cross-examination that when a police officer advised him he wanted to depart her workplace he replied: “It is advisable to surrender communism.”
Barnett additionally admitted to telling an officer within the Capitol: “We’re in a battle. It is advisable to choose a aspect. Don’t be on the flawed aspect otherwise you’re going to get harm.”
Defending his actions, Barnett mentioned he did not imagine he had violated the legislation on Jan. 6.
“I made some dangerous errors and I remorse them however I don’t suppose I broke the legislation,” Barnett mentioned Friday. “I really feel like a f—— fool.”
Two years after the riot, the FBI and the Justice Division’s investigation into the Capitol assault has yielded 900 arrests and almost 500 responsible pleas.
Dareh Gregorian contributed.