Raw Story reports:
A 71-year-old Pennsylvania man has been charged by the Department of Justice with assaulting police officers during the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Like many other MAGA rioters that day, Howard Charles Richardson of King Prussia was captured on video as part of the crowd fighting with law enforcement.
But Richardson was also betrayed by an unusual witness, according to the Feds: His own diary. Agents found a day planner that Richardson acknowledged was his.
Richardson wrote that he parked at 11:00 a.m., was at the front of the Capitol building at 12: 15 p.m., “gates were breeched” at 1:00 p.m., “moving up to steps” at 1:30-1 :45 p.m., and “got pepper sprayed” at 2:00 p.m. He noted that he “started to leave” the Capitol at 3:30 p.m.
FBI arrests MAGA rioter who attacked cops with flagpole and wrote about it in his diary https://t.co/Huw9JGcOG6
— Raw Story (@RawStory) December 1, 2021
From colleague Jake Gibson. Feds charge 71 yr old Howard Charles Richardson of King of Prussia, PA with assaulting police during the Capitol riot. Court papers say Richardson yelled “here it comes” at police hitting an officer w/a flagpole 3 times. Appeared in court today
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) December 1, 2021