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‘Cowboys for Trump’ Founder Charged in Connection to US Capitol Attack

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‘Cowboys for Trump’ Founder Charged in Connection to US Capitol Attack

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The founder of the organization “Cowboys for Trump” has been arrested and charged for his alleged involvement in the U.S. Capitol breach, the Justice Department (DOJ) said on Sunday. Couy Griffin, who is a New Mexico County Commissioner, told FBI special agents during an interview on Jan. 11 that he had traveled to the nation’s capital on Jan. 6 with another person to participate in a protest over election integrity. When Griffin arrived at the U.S. Capitol, he noticed a large crowd forming around the barricade and that he was “caught up” in that crowd, which pushed its way through the barricades and into a restricted area, he told agents, according to an affidavit by a D.C. Metropolitan Police Department detective. Griffin said he and his friend did not enter the U.S. Capitol building at any time and remained on the steps outside the building during the breach. During that time …

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