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Capitol rioters called Nancy Pelosi’s office to request a ‘lost and found’ for items they left there during the riot, congressman reveals

Several rioters called Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office asking for items they left there in the Capitol building after the Jan. 6 riots, Rep. Jamie Raskin said.

Mr Raskin said in an interview that the rioters were ‘asking if there was any lost and found because they left their phone there, or left their purse or whatever.’

The Democrat told the Initiated“The agents quickly phoned and said, yeah, just give us your name, your address, your social network, you know, and we’ll work out those final details.”

He added: “But what fascinates me so much that there were really people who felt like they had been summoned to Washington by the president.”

Ms Pelosi’s office was stormed by rioters on January 6 and her staff had to hide in a conference room.

Mr. Raskin, one of the members of the House Select Committee investigating the events of January 6, said: “When they [the lost and found callers] They were told they were breaching and invading the Capitol, they said the President had invited them to be there.

He continued, “They didn’t have any sort of subtle understanding of the separation of powers. They just thought the number one person in the US government had invited them to be there, and so they had the right.

In the interview, the rep said “it underscores the pivotal role that Donald Trump played in it. But it creates a problem in attributing culpability to different levels of conduct.

Speaking of the day’s events, he said, “I would like people to understand that it wasn’t one indivisible action sequence, but there were different elements to what was happening.”

Meanwhile, earlier last week Ms Pelosi – who is not a member of the committee – said she had “confidence in the bipartisan nature of the committee”.


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