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New images show Couy Griffin at Capitol riot scaling barricade

OTERO COUNTY, New Mexico -- New evidence has been released in the case against Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin, KOB-TV in Albuquerque reported Friday.

The Otero County commissioner is facing charges for his alleged role in the January insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Griffin has claimed he did not knowingly trespass.

However, the new evidence shows photos of Griffin scaling a metal barricade to get to the inauguration platform.

Griffin's camera operator turned over the images to the FBI.

Federal prosecutors also point to comments made by Griffin just days after the insurrection at an Otero County Commission meeting.

"There was some fencing up," Griffin said. "They were saying you couldn't go any further because this was being reserved for Joe Biden and his inauguration. You tell a million Trump supporters that are going down there, pretty soon that crowd just pushed through." 

Griffin's attorney, meanwhile, wants the case against him dismissed, questioning which agency has the authority to restrict the Capitol grounds.

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  1. It was not an insurrection. Even the recently released bi-partisan Senate report stated that. In reality it was a mostly peaceful protest.

    1. Exactly. The actual insurrection was last June when BLM and Antifa terrorists were burning the episcopal church in Liberty Plaza and planning to scale the fence of the White House. They didn’t put President Trump in the nuclear bunker because they were roasting marshmallows out there.

      1. the blm folks were not engaging in treason. True they were destroying private property which ain’t good, but none of their actions were directed at overthrow of the US government.

  2. More KVIA propaganda news. Scaling the barricade? Not according to the pic. He was walking over one that was already down. Most of the barricades were removed by the Capitol Police and they let the protestors in.

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