Skip to comments.Lawyer defending 17 alleged Capitol breachers goes missing ... John Pierce has been unreachable and missing court dates since early last week
Posted on 09/01/2021 6:02:06 AM PDT by Red Badger
John Pierce, the attorney defending 17 clients charged with storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, has gone missing.
His missed an Aug. 24 court hearing for one of his clients, and nobody has seen him since.
On Wednesday, Pierce's associate told a judge the defense attorney had contracted COVID-19 and was in the hospital on a ventilator. The associate also allegedly told a prosecutor Pierce had been in a car accident.
Later on, a different associate told a reporter that Pierce was in the hospital being treated for dehydration and exhaustion.
This week, the Justice Department got involved, informing several judges that no one had heard from Pierce in a week and that "multiple" phone lines for his law firm seem to have been disconnected.
Pierce's disappearance is endangering the rights of his clients, whose cases have come to a standstill.
The self-described, pro-Trump populist came out swinging at the outset of the defense proceedings for his many clients, promising he would force the government to hand over video footage of the Capitol from several days before and after the incident.
He also said he would demand information about every officer on duty throughout the complex that day, as well as subpoena House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other likely hostile witnesses.
"I'm like Gerard Butler in '300.' I'm in the hot gates at Thermopylae, holding the pass against the million-man Persian army," said Pierce in an interview prior to his disappearance.
Last year, Pierce was publicly fired by Kyle Rittenhouse, the young man charged with murder at a racial justice protest last summer in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse relieved his attorney of his position following allegations that a charity arranged for the defense had engaged in financial misdeeds.
Missing? There’s multiple articles stating he’s in the hospital and unresponsive.
Per FR tradition, I didn’t read the article, just the headline. You’re welcome.
This is curious? Arkanside?
So many different excuses.
What’s next? “My dog ate my defense attorney”?
“His missed an Aug. 24 court hearing...”
...does ANYBODY proof read anymore?!
When a highly respected site like “justthenews.com” lets their proofreading standards slip you know we’ve reached a parlous state.
COVID and on a ventilator, got in a car accident and dehydrated and exhausted. Dude's having a run of bad luck. Either that or a case of "Go on take the money and run"
He did not kill himself next week.....................
More like purposely infected.
Robert Barnes predicted this months ago that it would not go well for the Jan 6 protesters who hired him.
Why are so many people fighting the deep state getting sick and dying??
Phone lines disconnected? Sounds like this guy needed to urgently leave town in a hurry.
... “multiple” phone lines for his law firm seem to have been disconnected
Things that make you go “hmmmmmmm”.
I don’t know. Let’s ask Seth Rich.................
You made me look it up.
At first I thought you meant “perilous” but I see they are synonymous.
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