The rioter who stole Nancy Pelosi's lectern - and posed for a picture with it - has just been released from jail on bail following his arrest.

Here's the full story...

It all started last week.

On January 6th, during which a joint session of Congress convened to formally count the Electoral College votes and certify Joe Biden’s election win, lawmakers were forced to shelter in place and evacuate as pro-Trump rioters broke into the U.S Capitol Building.

Hundreds of rioters forced their way into the prestigious building...

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Breaking windows, doors, and furniture along with chants of "stop the steal!"

The rioters took over several of the rooms and chambers in the building...

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And photos showing them looting objects and trashing rooms quickly started circulating online.

From this, more violence ensued...

As rioters clashed with the few police officers in presence.

The scenes shocked people all over the globe...

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And the world watched on, transfixed, as more and more rioters continued to spill into the Capitol and clash with police.

Shortly afterward, it was confirmed that there had been 5 fatalities within the Capitol.

Chief Robert Contee III of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, confirmed the news during a press conference.

It quickly emerged that one female rioter had been shot dead by police...

However, details surrounding the other 4 fatalities remain unclear.

"One adult female and 2 adult males appear to have suffered from separate medical emergencies on or around Capitol grounds," Contee said, "which resulted in their deaths."

From the get-go, there were calls for Trump to intervene.

The president was repeatedly urged to appear on national television to order his supporters to stand down.

He instead issued a series of tweets...

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Where he reminded the rioters that the police and law enforcement was "on our side," and to "remain peaceful."

Hours after his supporters had stormed the Capitol, however, Trump finally released a video telling them, "Go home, we love you, you're very special."

But following these messages, all of his social media accounts were suspended indefinitely for "promoting violence."

Days on from the violence, people from all across the world remain in a state of shock from what they witnessed...

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Including the people who were the main targets of the attacks - those in Congress.

It was clear that the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, was one of the primary targets in the riots...

With her office being angrily looted and trashed by numerous rioters.

Pelosi took part in an interview with Lesley Stahl on 60 Minutes this week...

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And she got visibly emotional when talking about the riots and how she narrowly missed the conflict.

"What happened was a terrible, terrible, violation of the Capitol by the president of the United States."

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She said that it was clear that the riot was a "well-organized group with leadership, guidance, and direction."

"They were vocally saying, 'Where's the Speaker? We know she has staff, we're going to find them.' The president said 'Go home!' but it was them who went on with his lies, his misrepresentations, his delusion that he won on a landslide in this election."

Pelosi's office was not only broken into and trashed...


But her personal possessions were also stolen, including a laptop, some letters... And even her lectern.

Yep, Pelosi's lectern was stolen...


And, even though it didn't get far and was found in another room of the building by police, the total and utter disrespect of stealing it is mind-blowing.

And it didn't take long to identify the culprit responsible for taking the lectern.


A photo soon went viral online showing a Trump supporter with the $1,000 lectern under his arm looking very happy with himself.

He even shamelessly waved as his photograph was taken.

People weren't impressed...

And they didn't at all see the funny side to what the man was doing.

Well, thanks to the beauty of the internet, the man in question was soon formally identified.

Thirty-six-year-old Adam Johnson, who is a father-of-5 from Florida, was eventually arrested and was facing charges related to the "ransacking of the Capitol."

He was arrested Friday night on a federal warrant and was booked into jail in Pinellas County...

And on Monday night Johnson's lawyers - David Bigney and Dan Eckhart - were grilled by CNN host Chris Cuomo on Cuomo Prime Time after they defended their client saying, "You always can't judge a book by its cover."

It was all a "mischaracterization", apparently.

"He is a family man. His wife is a physician. He has 5 children. There is nothing in his background or his past that would attribute any type of violence or this type of rebellious behavior to him. It is an anomaly, an unusual situation for him," they added.

Well, it seems as if Johnson's lawyers really know what they're doing...

Because yesterday, he was released from jail on a $25,000 bail.

There are some conditions to his bail, however.


Under the conditions of his release, Johnson will be forced to wear a GPS tracker on his ankle, must abide by a 9 pm to 6 am curfew, surrender his passport and firearms, and is restricted from traveling outside Central Florida.​

Who knows what Johnson's future now holds...


And we're sure that one day, as a father, he will start to regret his foolish actions at the Capitol.