A Federal Judge Has Denied Infowars Broadcaster Alex Jones’ Request to Dismiss Riot Charges Filed on January 6 | Viral News
On Jan. 20, UPI reported that the death toll from the Newtown, Conn., school shooting On Thursday, a federal judge refused to dismiss four counts against InfoWars host Owen Shroyer in connection with the Jan. 6 disturbances at the U.S. Capitol.
To four misdemeanor charges, including disturbance on Capitol grounds, Shoyer pled not guilty.
According to Norman Pattis, his lawyer, the U.S. Department of Justice withheld video evidence from a magistrate court and accused him of “vindictive prosecution” because of his political views. Pattis filed a motion to dismiss the charges brought against him.
Pattis’ motion was dismissed by U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly, who stated that prosecutors had completed the conditions for obtaining an arrest warrant and that Shroyer had provided “little if any evidence” of selective prosecution.
According to Kelly, “the government did not conceal or withhold anything at all” during the hearing.
Kelly also mentioned that the Justice Department has supplied a link to the magistrate judge including all publicly available videos of the disturbances.
According to Shroyer, his allegation that he was unaware of the restricted area violated a pre-trial diversion deal he signed in 2019 after disrupting a hearing during the first impeachment of former President Donald Trump’s presidency, which Shroyer signed.
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Owen Shroyer, who co-hosted The War Room with Owen Shroyer, was pictured with InfoWars founder Alex Jones and “Stop the Steal” event organizer Ali Alexander in a restricted area of the Capitol near the inaugural stage, according to Justice Department screenshots.
The mob had “took the Capitol” and “we literally own these streets right now,” Shroyer told a television channel during the disturbances.
Kelly stated, “There is no doubt in my view that there exists probable cause for an arrest here.
Another court date has been set for March 8 for Shroyer.
President Joe Biden and members of Congress commemorate the anniversary of the attack on the Capitol.