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Jan. 6 defense lawyers ‘gobsmacked’ by Trump ally’s plea deal

Lawyers defending January 6 rioters were surprised by the plea deal accepted by a Trump ally who claimed he was following the former president's orders during the riot at the U.S. Capitol. The plea deal could potentially have implications for other defendants who also sought to use claims of following Trump's instructions as a defense.

This development highlights the ongoing legal repercussions of the Capitol riot and the complex legal strategies employed by the defendants. The plea deal could also potentially impact future cases and investigations into the events of January 6.


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