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Colorado man accused of entering Speaker Pelosi’s office during Capitol riot arrested

Hunter Palm, Capitol Riot
FBI

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- A Colorado man is the latest person arrested in connection to the January 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol, accused of illegally entering House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office.

Hunter Palm appeared in federal court in Denver Wednesday and was released on a personal recognizance bond. Court documents do not list an address for Palm, but require him to report to a probation office in Colorado Springs.

According to the arrest affidavit, Palm was identified by a family member in a letter sent to the FBI. In the letter, the family member states Palm called them from Washington D.C. and said he had entered the Capitol building.

Palm later admitted to entering the U.S. Capitol building in an interview with the FBI on February 6th, providing federal investigators with his phone, a flash drive containing videos he recorded on January 6 and the clothes he wore that day, including a blue and red flag with white stars and the words “TRUMP” and “Keep America Great.”

In his interview, Palm also told investigators that he was pushed into a door to the Capitol building, despite surveillance footage showing him freely walking into the building, joining chants of “Whose house? Our house!” and “Stop the Steal!”

In other videos Palm turned over to investigators, according to the affidavit, he enters a conference room in Speaker Pelosi's office among others in a crowd, shouting they're going to kill Pelosi. He then begins recording the screen of an open laptop sitting on the conference room table, asking “Who’s good at hacking? Who’s good at hacking?”

Afterward, video inside the conference room captures Palm sitting down, with his feet propped up on the conference table, stating “I think I like my new dining room. I pay for it.” He's identified in court documents, wearing the same clothing he provided to the FBI.

Palm is accused of obstruction of Congress, knowingly entering a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, engaging in disorderly or disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

At least four Southern Colorado residents have previously been arrested and are facing charges for participating in the Capitol riot, including Klete Keller of Colorado Springs, Robert Gieswein of Woodland Park, Glenn Wes Lee Croy of Colorado Springs, and Jacob Clark of Trinidad.

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9 Comments

  1. Give him the same punishment as the rioters arrested in Seattle and Portland, oh geeze what ever happened to all those people. Oh how many people were killed and injured in those riots?

    1. what about the rioters who did one MILLION dollars damage to our state capitol?! Now they are building an expensive fence to protect it. The double standards in this country are out of control. A friend of mine was not hired as a teacher because she was a registered republican and apparently every person in the department she’d be working with is a registered democrat and it “just wouldn’t work out” Can you imagine the NATIONAL news story that would create if it were the other way around?!

      1. I’m calling BS on that claim. If it really happened tell her to go public. that’ll shake out the BS.

  2. Update to my previous post.

    His father is a Sargeant for the El Paso County Sherriff’s Department.

  3. These insurrectionists are scum of the earth. Worse than the thug rioters.

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