U.S. judge delays trial for men accused of assaulting Capitol police amid plea talks

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By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge on Monday postponed a June trial date for two men accused of assaulting police during last year’s attack on the U.S. Capitol after an attorney for one of the defendants expressed optimism a plea deal could be reached. Julian Khater and George Pierre Tanios had been slated to go to trial on June 6 on multiple criminal charges including assaulting at least three U.S. Capitol and Washington police officers with a chemical agent. U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan agreed to reschedule the trial to Oct. 5 to give the parties more time to negoti…

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