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California Man Charged After Allegedly Stealing Documents from McConnell’s Desk During Capitol Riot

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California Man Charged After Allegedly Stealing Documents from McConnell’s Desk During Capitol Riot

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A California man faces federal charges in connection with the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, including for allegedly stealing documents from then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) desk. Tommy Allan, of Rocklin, has been charged with unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds, violent entry, and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and damage or threat to federal property, according to an affidavit filed on Jan. 21 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (pdf). The FBI began probing Allan after a tipster submitted information that included several posts Allan allegedly shared on social media showing rioters breaking windows at the Capitol, as well as “a disturbing post that said the next step of the Insurrection was to get rid of [Chief] Justice [John] Roberts,” the affidavit states. FBI special agent Jeremy Linton, the affiant, wrote in the document that footage from within the Senate Chamber showed Allan taking a document from …

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