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Federal agents have arrested more than 30 people since a violent mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters laid siege to the US Capitol last week to stop the peaceful transfer of power.

In an affidavit against one of the defendants this week, the FBI detailed how he turned over evidence of his potential crimes to an agent he addressed as “Nice FBI Lady,” and explained how he walked into the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, whom he described as “big boss.”

According to the affidavit, the defendant, Kevin Lyons, posted multiple photos on social media showing his plans to attend a January 6 rally in Washington, DC, headlined by the president. Trump has been widely accused of inciting the Capitol riot at his rally, during which he urged supporters to march to the Capitol, “fight” the results of the 2020 election, and “take back our country.”

One photo Lyons posted to his Instagram account was a screenshot of a map depicting the route from Lyons’ home in the Chicago area to Washington, DC. In the caption, Lyons wrote that he was “heading to DC to STOP THE STEAL!” After the attempted coup, Lyons posted another photo on the social media …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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