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Last week, a young man armed with a BB gun broke into Iowa Rep. Leonard Boswell’s home and attacked him and his family. He held the Congressman’s daughter Cindy at gunpoint, until Boswell’s grandson grabbed a shotgun and drove him off. The FBI arrested the alleged assailant, David Dewberry, on Tuesday.

Dewberry, 20, had spent time at the family’s home when he was younger, the Des Moines Register reports, because his mother was a close friend of Rep. Boswell’s wife, Dody. In a statement released after Dewberry was arrested, Dody did not harshly condemn Dewberry. “I was disappointed to learn that the alleged intruder at my family’s farmhouse was David,” she said in the statement. “David and his mother were one of the many families that I befriended in our tight-knit school district and community.”

This is not the first time Dewberry has gotten in trouble with the law. In 2009, he paid a fine for possessing tobacco and an open alcohol container while underage. The next year, he was sentenced to two years of probation in Nebraska after breaking into two restaurants and stealing alcohol and and cash.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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Eastman is several months into a battle to keep records of his work for Trump in the run-up to January 6 confidential. but in his latest parry to bar access to emails he says should be protected under attorney-client privilege, he has revealed that Trump sent him at least “two hand-written notes” containing information “he thought might be useful for the anticipated litigation” challenging election results.

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