A leader of the Far Right Pledge Group, who made allegations in connection with the US capital riot, claims he was in Washington DC on November 6. Trump supporters met at the rally to “provide security” and with Secret Service agents. Scope of court.
Jessica Watkins, 38, was allegedly given a “VIP pass” for the rally where then-President Donald Trump spoke before the siege, her lawyers wrote in a defense petition filed on Saturday.
“Ms. Watkins was not present as a rebel, but to provide protection to the speakers at the rally, to provide escorts for the Legislature and others to the Capitol as directed by the then President, and the Capitol. To safely escort escorts away from them. At the conclusion of the protest of vehicles and cars, “filing states.
“She was given a VIP pass at the rally. She met secret service agents. “
The Ohio native is one of nine people sworn in on charges of conspiring to attack the Capitol in an attempt to prevent Congressional President Biden from certifying his election victory.
Prosecutors accused members of a coordinated anti-government group in early November of attacking the Capitol.
The Afghanistan war veteran is also accused of forcibly entering the Capitol Building during the siege, “with a line of persons wearing the Oath Keeper’s clothes, patches and insignia.”
But in Saturday’s filing, his attorneys claimed he was “not involved in any violence or force on the Capitol Ground or the Capitol.”
Watkins, detained since mid-January, pleaded not guilty to conspiracy charges.
She is asking to be released from home imprisonment while awaiting trial, noting that she is at risk for “harsh treatment” as a transgender woman.
A Secret Service representative said that any agency hired the agency to provide protection to private citizens on 6 January.
With post wires