The lawyers said in a footnote, instead of writing ‘you b * tch’ as ’government’, it only says ‘partisan’ and without the word ‘you’. “On information and belief, ‘D’ was meant to be of two letters, to connect the word ‘C’ with ‘C’ and ‘H’, ‘H’ was associated with the word ‘Bych’ which was a dirty and A less objectionable term is “b * tch”.
Barnett was produced in court on Tuesday afternoon, where he would argue with a federal judge that he be released from prison. At a previous hearing, a separate judge said he needed to remain in custody – but the decision made it harder for the Department of Justice to keep Capitol rioters in jail before appearing before an appeals court in DC.
Barnett has made several verbal outbreaks in court in previous hearings, and he came into the limelight after boasting about his talks after the Capitol riot. While appearing in March court, he yelled at his lawyer and judge, dragging the convention line with Barnett to force a roughly procedural check-in.
“You can’t take me forward month after month,” Barnett said on a videoconferencing line from jail months. “Everyone who spoils things a lot is already at home!”
D.C. Federal Judge Christopher “Casey” Cooper warned Barnett “to listen to his lawyers,” who were attempting to stop Barnett from screaming. Barnett, who has been in jail for more than a month, also accused prosecutors of “taking it out”, saying he would not agree to appear in court in May and shouted that he needed help.
At a previous hearing, Barnett said, “I have some very honest and simple explanations. I’m a good man.”
Barnett has been charged with entering Capitol’s prohibited grounds for carrying a stun gun, disrupting the congressional session and stealing public property, after allegedly taking a letter from Pelosi’s office. He has pleaded not guilty.
He will be heard on Tuesday before Cooper of the DC District Court, an associate of Howell, as Cooper is overseeing his case following his seven-count indictment.
According to court documents, he was caught on video surveillance entering the Pelosi’s office area with an American flag and cell phone around 2:50 a.m. and left with his cell phone only six minutes later. He was strapped to a desk with his boot and was photographed near the flag.
He later spoke to news media outlets and was captured on video holding an envelope from Pelosi’s office. “I didn’t steal it,” Barnett told a reporter. He said he took the envelope because he had smeared it and had “put a quarter on his desk, according to court filings signed by a special agent with the Capitol Police”.
CNN’s Hannah Rabinovitt, Jason Hanna and Marshall Cohen contributed to this report.