Judge Denies Rioter’s Demand To Call Trump, Junior, Bannon, Giuliani, And The Kraken As Defense Witnesses

Law & Crime reports:

An Ohio man accused of taking a coat rack from the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 cannot call former President Donald Trump as a defense witness at his upcoming trial, a federal judge ruled. Dustin Thompson, 36, is facing 12 charges in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Thompson stands accused of theft of government property for allegedly stealing a coat rack, obstruction of Congress, disorderly conduct and other charges. His trial is set for April 11.

“Mr. Thompson intends to subpoena numerous witnesses involved in the planning and execution of the attempt to disrupt the certification of the 2020 presidential election,” Thompson’s attorney Samuel Shamansky said in a January filing. “These witnesses include former President Donald J. Trump and several members of his inner circle, including Donald Trump, Jr., Rudolph Giuliani, Stephen Bannon, Professor John Eastman, Stephen Miller, and Attorneys L. Lin Wood and Sidney Powell.”

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