A Kentucky man and his cousin accused of joining the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot that killed five people are facing federal charges, according to court records. Robert L. Bauer, of Cave City, and his cousin, Edward Hemenway of Winchester, Virginia, have pleaded not guilty to trespassing and knowingly entering a restricted building or grounds. They appeared in federal court Friday in Bowling Green. Penalties for the trespassing charge carry up to 10 years in prison if significant bodily injury resulted or if the individual used or carried a dangerous weapon or firearm during the offense. Charges are being filed against hundreds of protesters in the wake of the Jan. 6 riots spurred on by President Donald Trump, who has been impeached on a charge of insurrection for provoking the mob to contest Congress’ certification of the presidential electoral vote. According to the complaint, the FBI received an anonymous tip that Robert “Bobby” Bauer and his wife, Jenny, were at the Capital riots. In separate interviews with the FBI, they both said they walked down Pennsylvania Avenue with a crowd of people from the rally. (…) Bauer and Hemenway told the FBI after rushing into the building with the crowd, one Capitol Police officer greeted them with a hug and handshake and told them, “It’s your house now,” according to the complaint.

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