Rioter who propped feet on Pelosi's desk found guilty

A Capitol Hill rioter who posed with his feet on US Democrat Nancy Pelosi's desk during the attack on Congress has been found guilty of all charges. Richard "Bigo"

Barnett was among the crowd of Trump supporters who stormed the building in attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election result. He posed for cameras after breaking

into Mrs Pelosi's office and boasted of swiping an envelope before leaving. He was armed with stun gun and could have harmed Mrs Pelosi, officials say. A jury in

Washington DC deliberated for less than three hours before convicting Barnett of all eight charges against him. His crimes include obstruction of an official proceeding,

entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly weapon, and theft of government property. The Barnett trial has been has been one of the most

high-profile to stem from the 6 January 2021 attack on Congress. More than 940 people have been charged with federal crimes related to breach and nearly 500 have pleaded guilty so

far. Prosecutors argued that Barnett, 62, came to Washington DC from his home in Arkansas - over 1,000 miles away (1,600km) - prepared for violence. "We can only

imagine what would have happened if (Pelosi) had been there at the time," federal prosecutor Alison Prout argued, according to the Associated Press. Mrs Pelosi, who was

Speaker of the House of Representatives at the time, was forced to flee the chamber floor with other lawmakers as protesters stormed the building.