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Iowan Charged In U.S. Capitol Riots Asking For Bail

An Iowa man who was seen on video leading a crowd of rioters at U.S. Capitol in January, is asking to be released, 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 U-S 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 officers was irrational. His 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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