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Capitol riot suspect blames ‘pack of lies,’ seeks release

Updated: Jun. 7, 2021 at 4:54 PM CDT
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man pictured prominently with a QAnon shirt ahead of a crowd of insurgents inside the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 attack is asking a judge to release him from jail saying “he feels deceived, recognizing that he bought into a pack of lies.”

Douglas Jensen, in a document filed by his attorney Monday, says he believed he was a “true patriot” for going to Washington at the urging of Donald Trump. He said his intention was to only observe and that he believes now that he was a victim of numerous conspiracy theories fed to him over the internet.

Jensen is scheduled to appear at an arraignment Tuesday before a federal judge in Washington. Court documents indicate he may be attempting to make a plea deal.

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