HEADS-UP: There's a hearing shortly for Jan 6 defendant Joseph Hutchinson, who's accused of assault against officer at Capitol

Hutchinson wants permission to travel to Florida for wedding & New Year's Day bachelor party for...... his co-defendant

Hutchison wants to travel to the wedding of co-defendant Josh Doolin next month .. and to serve as best man

But Doolin has his own challenge. Feds want to revoke his bond, after AR-15 was found in his mobile home. Fiancee claims it was hers. Judge is hearing arguments now
Quite a wedding

The groom is charged w/ assault on Jan 6 & accused of violating court order by having AR-15 in his home

The best man is a co-defendant, who needs court permission to travel

Another co-defendant is a *fugitive* from Lakeland, FL. Rehearsal dinner is in Lakeland
Defense says 150 people have been invited to Doolin's wedding. Catering has been paid for

Defense says "everything is a go"

Co-defendants ... in a high-level assault on police case... would celebrate together
Feds want court to deny Joseph Hutchinson's request to attend co-defendant's wedding over holiday. In hometown of 3rd co-defendant who's a fugitive.

Prosecutor recounts accusation against Hutchinson... that he pulled down Capitol barricade, charged/punched/kicked at police
Prosecutor says these high-level Capitol riot defendants are seeking to have "four days of festivities', in which multiple defendants will be together

Feds: "This completely undermines" court restrictions in case

These are defendants accused of coordinated assault on police
Prosecutor leans into argument against letting a group that allegedly coordinated attacks on Jan 6 to get together for a four-day event

And she reiterates that one of the other co-defendants is still a fugitive

This man ==>
Hutchinson's lawyer defends the request for a trip to co-defendant's wedding, bachelor party, tux fitting

Lawyer says Hutchinson isn't going back to DC. And he says the fugitive in this case isn't ..... likely to show up at the wedding

(this hearing is quite something)
Judge: There's substantial evidence of (Hutchinson's) guilt, but he hasn't been convicted.

"There is not an increase in danger to the community... should he be permitted to attend" the wedding

He'd still be under GPS monitoring
And... judge rules high-level Jan 6 defendant Josh Doolin can remain free from jail.

The wedding for New Year's week is on.

Doolin's the groom. Co-defendant Hutchinson is the best man

Wedding's in Lakeland, FL. Third co-defendant Pollock remains fugitive.. from Lakeland

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Judge tells Ponder there are many other defendants (including non-Jan 6 defendants) who've been locked up awaiting trial "a lot longer than you" .... for years

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21 Dec
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STANDBY: Feds are about to argue for 60-day prison sentence for Jan 6 defendant Israel Tutrow of Indiana, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor.. was accused of wearing body armor vest & bringing knife into Capitol

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Speaker Pelosi's letter to colleagues,

"Preparations are underway for a full program of events, including a discussion among historians about the narrative of that day; an opportunity for Members to share their experiences and reflections from that day" .. and evening vigil
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"In a well-known episode..."

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In his civil suit Jones defends Trump claims about election.. "Questions all fairly prompted by the first mass mail-in voting presidential election"
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