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Jan. 6 participant, identified nearly two years ago, is arrested near Obama home

Posted on AllSides July 1st, 2023
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A conspiracy-minded Donald Trump supporter who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was arrested Thursday near the home of former President Barack Obama, a law enforcement official told NBC News.

Taylor Taranto, 37, who was identified by online sleuths in August 2021 and faces a lawsuit from the widow of a Washington police officer who died by suicide, recently showed up at the sentencing of David Walls-Kaufman, his co-defendant in the lawsuit. The lawsuit accuses both men of being involved in an assault on Officer Jeffrey Smith on Jan. 6, 2021, which...

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https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/jan-6-participant-identified-nearly-two-years-ago-arrested-obama-resid-rcna91915

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