Robert Gieswein

Gieswin was in the crowd that pushed past the police barrier. He allegedly sprayed an unknown substance at police. The government claims he entered the building through a broken window.

Before the event, Gieswin spoke with the media and stated “we need to get the corrupt politicians that have been in office for 50-60 years, that have been destroying our country and selling it to the Middle East and Israel out of office and they need to be in prison.”

Please keep in mind that in the United States, every citizen charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.


Obstruction of an Official Proceeding (1) Obstruction of Law Enforcement During Civil Disorder (2) Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers Using a Dangerous Weapon (3) Destruction of Government Property (4) Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (5)

Case Status

Arrested 1/18/21. Initial appearance 3/29/21. Arraigned 4/15/21 and pleaded not guilty to all counts. Superseding Indictment issued 1/14/22. Second superseding indictment issued 8/3/22. On 8/5/22, he plead not guilty to all counts. There is a pretrial conference scheduled for 4/26/23 at 11am virtually. Jury Selection/Trial set for 5/2/2023 at 09:00 AM in Courtroom 24A.

Interested Party's Lawyer

Charles Tobin

Interested Party's Lawyer

Lauren Russell

Interested Party's Lawyer

Maxwell Mishkin

USA Attorney

Erik Michael Kenerson
Erik Michael Kenerson US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 555 Fourth St, NW, Ste 11-449-Washington, DC 20530, 202 252 7201 [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY, ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED, Designation: US Assistant Attorney

USA Attorney

Molly Gaston
Molly Gulland Gaston US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 555 Fourth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20530 202 252 7803- [email protected] TERMINATED 3/29/21 LEAD ATTORNEY-Designation: US Assistant Attorney

Prison Name

Robert Gieswein Inmate #376980 Correctional Treatment Facillity-DC CTF 1901 D Street, SE Washington, DC 20003

Please note: Prisoner mail is reviewed by guards. Please keep messages of encouragement to a general and/or religious nature. For example, do not mention the events of Jan. 6th or other current events under criminal investigation.

Information on Writing/Encouragement

Robert supports his mother, Sheryl Bashlor, financially as she is widowed. Due to his incarceration, she has fallen behind in her mortgage payments.

Case Documents

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