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Man photographed with foot on Pelosi’s desk throughout the US Capitol riot

A supporter of US President Donald Trump sits in the office of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as he protests at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021.

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A man who was photographed at Spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi’s office Wednesday during the riots in DC was arrested, several police officers familiar with the situation told NBC News.

Richard Barnett was arrested in Arkansas on charges of restricted entry, forced entry, and theft of public property.

Photos of Barnett with one foot on Pelosi’s desk quickly circulated as an example of the chaos that surrounded the Capitol when a mob backing President Donald Trump passed police and threatened lawmakers.

Barnett bragged to reporters about what he’d done shortly after leaving the Capitol.

“I wrote her a nasty note, put my feet on her desk,” he told the New York Times while holding an envelope he had taken from the office that had the speaker’s letterhead on it.

Barnett could not be immediately reached for comment.

Other materials were also removed from Pelosi during the raid, with possible national security implications.

An adviser to the California Democrat told NBC News that one of the speaker’s laptops was stolen during the riot.

The laptop was only used for presentations, the aide said, but the theft raised further concerns about the possible theft of electronics containing sensitive government information during the breach.

Barnett, who passes by “Bigo,” claimed to be a white nationalist and criticized Pelosi shortly before the attack on Facebook while writing under a pseudonym, the Washington Post reported.

The Justice Department has announced that it will bring charges against those involved in crimes related to the riot. By Thursday, prosecutors had initiated 55 criminal proceedings and at least 15 federal proceedings.

A GOP member of the West Virginia House of Representatives, Derrick Evans, was also indicted in connection with the riot on Friday, NBC News reported. Evans posted a video entering the Capitol on social media.

Richard Barnett, a supporter of US President Donald Trump, sits in the office of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as he protests at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021.

Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images

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