The Daily Beast reports:
On Sunday, Russian state TV aired an interview with insurrectionist Richard Barnett—notoriously pictured with his feet up at on a desk in Nancy Pelosi’s office on Jan. 6—and his attorney, Joseph McBride. Barnett, a self-proclaimed white nationalist, was introduced as a “colorful” individual, the same expression Putin frequently uses to describe Trump.
McBride welcomed Rossiya-1 special correspondent Valentin Bogdanov into his office and FaceTimed his client, who appeared cheerful and at ease at his Arkansas ranch, flashing a big smile and showing off his car collection.
Bogdanov introduced Barnett, who was arrested following the Capitol raid and subsequently released pending trial, as “an American patriot” who protested against “the stolen election.”
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As I reported previously, Barnett is selling autographed photos of himself in Pelosi’s office for $100.
Days before the summit, Russian state TV interviewed an infamous Capitol rioter, introduced as “an American patriot.” Putin intends to rebuff concerns about human rights in Russia by criticizing the prosecutions of insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol.https://t.co/7JcUwCBuvv
— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) June 14, 2021