Who is Arkansas Trump supporter Richard Barnett?

TRUMP supporter Richard Barnett stormed into the US Capitol and broke into Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s office – and bragged about it.

The rioter took a photo sitting on her desk and made it out of the government building with her personal mail.

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Who is Arkansas Trump supporter Richard Barnett?

Richard Barnett, 60, also known as “Bigo” was one of the rioters who broke into the US Capitol in an effort to intimidate Congress leaders as they were certifying the Electoral College votes.

Barnett found Pelosi’s office and managed to sit down on her desk with his legs on top of her belongings.

After he walked out, he was photographed outside the Capitol holding an envelope he said he removed from Pelosi's office.

He told 5News that he took it because he apparently had bled on it, saying: "I put a quarter on the desk because I'm not a thief.”

The Trump fan – who boasts he will run for Arkansas governor in 2022 – also claimed he "wrote a nasty note, put my feet up on her desk and scratched my balls."

He reportedly laughed as he told other protesters what he had done.

Barnett claimed that he had just been knocking on the door of Pelosi's office when he was pushed in by the mob.

However, he apparently conceded his story sounded unlikely adding: “I’ll probably be telling them this is what happened all the way to the DC jail.”

What did Richard Barnett write on Facebook?

Barnett was reportedly the owner of two Facebook accounts which were locked or removed from the website on the evening of January 6.

One of the accounts, named "George Reincarnated Patton" after the World War II general, was locked or removed Thursday morning.

Apparently, the account was linked to Barnett because the profile picture depicted him and the page contained a selfie, as well as a post he had signed using his real name, according to The Washington Post.

In addition, a post on the "Patton" account last Saturday urged his friends to shift to the account in Barnett's real name, as it said: "Tired of double posting."

On a Facebook post on the Patton page on December 28, Barnett reportedly announced he would be attending Wednesday's rally and urged his followers to attend.

"This is OUR COUNTRY!!!," he wrote.

"Can you give one day from the Internet or work or whatever to be active."

He added, "Get the f*** up people. Please STAND!!! If not now, when?"

Who else broke into the Capitol?

In addition to the thousands who were rioting outside, Jake Angeli, 32, was pictured wearing a horned fur hat as he entered the US Capitol building along with Barnett and others.

Angeli calls himself the "Q Shaman" while claiming he can fight pedos in other "dimensions."

A filmed interview has emerged of Angeli claiming to possess special powers and has gained a following spouting QAnon conspiracy theories online.

QAnon followers believe, without any evidence, that President Trump is trying to stop a wealthy pedophile cult controlled by banking elites and members of the Democratic Party.

In the interview, filmed at an event in Arizona last year, Angeli explained his supposed powers.

He said: "As a shaman, I am like a multi-dimensional or hyper dimensional being, ok."

Who died in the riot?

At least four people died and several others were seriously injured in clashes after rioters fought cops and pushed their way inside the Capitol.

Another Trump fan was injured after falling from a balcony at the Capitol.

Shocking pictures show the aftermath of the violent events that occurred on January 6.

A 6pm curfew was mandated throughout the city in an effort to control the rioters due to the turmoil in the streets.

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