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DOJ Drops Charges against J6er Representing Himself in Court

• Headline USA

(Ken Silva, Headline USA) Some three years ago, the Justice Department charged Kansas man William Pope with eight crimes in relation to his participation in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol Hill protest.

Since then, Pope has been representing himself in court—and, judging by recent filings, he's giving the DOJ's lawyers all they can handle.

Indeed, the DOJ informed the presiding judge on Monday that it won't be prosecuting two of the charges against Pope: impeding ingress and egress in a restricted building or grounds, and impeding passage through the Capitol grounds or buildings.

The DOJ's move to dismiss follows a motion Pope filed in March for more information about the crimes he's been accused of committing. The DOJ never explained to Pope which particular officers he impeded, what he did to impede anyone, and whose ingress or egress was impeded.


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