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Nancy Pelosi on Her Role in Trump’s January 6 Indictment

“I got blood on her office,” Richard Barnett explained. “I put a quarter on her desk even though she ain’t fucking worth it. And I left her a note on her desk that says, ‘Nancy, Bigo was here, you bitch.’” He said this after breaking into Nancy Pelosi’s office on January 6, 2021, and posing for a now-infamous photo with his feet on her desk. The House Speaker’s relationship with Donald Trump had always been nasty, but that day it became personal, even life-or-death. “I knew on January 6 that he had committed a crime,” Pelosi told Intelligencer contributor Ankush Khardori after Trump was charged for exploiting the violence to hold on to power. At the end of a historic week in American politics, he sat down with Pelosi to discuss how she played the long game and the critical decisions she made to force a skittish Justice Department to finally investigate Trump.

—Justin Miller, deputy editor, Intelligencer

The Pelosi Factor Trump’s longtime antagonist played an essential role in his historic indictment.

Photo: Philip Montgomery

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