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Iowa Man Arrested For Rioting In US Capitol Seeking Release From Prison

Washington, DC — An Iowan shown on video leading a crowd of rioters behind the US Senate on January 6th is asking to be released from prison as he awaits his trial.

Forty-one-year-old Doug Jensen of Des Moines is pleading not guilty to charges related to his alleged involvement in the attack on the US Capitol, including entering a restricted building with a knife. Jensen’s attorney says his client now feels duped by conspiracy theories and realizes his confrontation with a Capitol Police officer was — in a word – “silly.” The lawyer says Jensen now believes he was misled by then-President Trump and fed a “pack of lies” on social media.

A judge has set Jensen’s bond hearing for June 24th and Jensen’s attorney plans to play parts of a two-hour interview with Jensen in court and have Jensen’s wife testify.

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