A man facing federal charges over his alleged role in the January 6 hurricane in the US capital has claimed that the charges should be dropped because Congress Confirming President Joe BidenThe election victory was not “official action.”
Ethan Norden was arrested in early February for his alleged crimes and indicted by a federal grand jury the following month. Conspiring, obstructing or obstructing a government action, aiding and abetting injury or damage to federal property, intentionally entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds, and violent intrusion on Capital Grounds And was charged with disorderly conduct.
Norden pleaded not guilty to the charges and could face up to three decades in joint prison if convicted in all cases. Numerous photos and videos show it both outside the capital and inside the building when it was demolished on January 6. Proud boy.
During Tuesday’s court hearing, attorney Nicholas Smith argued that the charges against Norden and the three co-defendants, all of whom are proud boy leaders, should be dropped because of a joint congressional hearing on the 2020 presidential election. The riots, which took place to confirm the results, did not really result in “official action.” Seattle Times. Smith said a formal action would, in accordance with the law of the case, require an investigation or truth-seeking inquiry.
Norden’s lawyer allegedly argued that his claim represented a “massive presentation issue” for the prosecution, while U.S. Special Assistant Attorney James I. Pierce responded by saying that Congress was clearly a Was involved in government action, as evidenced by a joint meeting of elected officials “by a presiding official”
Norden and his co-defendants – Joseph Bugs, Zachary Riehl and Charles Donohue – are currently awaiting trial in federal custody. U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly set the trial date for May 18, 2022, during Tuesday’s hearing. According to Reuters, in a conversation with defense lawyers, the judge indicated that the trial could last four to six weeks.
The men’s lawyers have previously argued that they should be granted bail before their trial. Smith allegedly argued that the court should consider Norden’s release because of the prosecution’s “inappropriate” attempt to persuade Rachel to cooperate with the prosecution by wearing wire and other defendants. May gather evidence against you.
Supporters of the former president violated the capital. Donald Trump Those who were trying to disrupt the proceedings and overturn the results of the presidential election were apparently fueled by false claims that the election had been “stolen”. More than 600 charges have been filed for his alleged involvement. Biden was officially declared the winner within hours of the coup.
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