One man who was caught on camera carrying a lectern inside the halls of Congress on January 6th is out on bond today. Adam Christian Johnson was released without having to pay a dime. He just had to sign a $25,000 signature bond. The only way he will pay any money is if he fails to show up in court. The Tampa Bay Times reports:
Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Scruggs told the judge that the government could not demonstrate that Johnson poses a risk of fleeing. But he asked that Johnson be subject to restrictions while on release, including drug testing, the surrender of his passport and a nightly curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
“This is a serious case,” Scruggs told the judge. “Everyone involved in the storming of the Capitol last week needs to be held accountable for their actions, including Mr. Johnson.”
Attorneys for the married father of five appeared on CNN. They tried to separate their client from the mob that broke into the Capitol saying Johnson has been mischaracterized. Watch what else they told Chris Cuomo below.
"He was there to witness a little bit of history and that's the extent of it," says one of the lawyers representing the man infamously pictured with the Speaker's lectern. "He wasn't involved in any coup… in any planning of any entering of the Capitol. Things got out of hand." pic.twitter.com/TtiotaYdHY
— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) January 12, 2021