Alleged Capitol rioter Scott Fairlamb’s brother is a Secret Service agent who once led Michelle Obama’s detail
“All of us grew close to our agents over time. Preston Fairlamb led my detail then,” Obama wrote in “Becoming.” She attended the 2012 memorial service for the Fairlamb’s father, according to a statement by the church where the memorial service was held.
Scott Fairlamb’s attorney, Harley Breite, told CNN that Preston Fairlamb III was unaware of his brother’s alleged actions during the attack on the Capitol. “He was not privy to anything that my client is alleged to have done that day,” he said.
CNN has made multiple attempts to reach Preston Fairlamb III directly. The US Secret Service and Obama’s office have yet to respond to CNN’s requests for comment.
Many of the cases stick to bare bones allegations, based on livestreamed video or social media posts, and accuse rioters of disorderly conduct and entering restricted property. Some of the rioters have turned themselves in to police and already admitted their alleged crimes.
That effort will take months to try to piece together, in part, because unlike some of the early arrests of suspects — who gleefully posted on social media or even live-streamed their involvement — many alleged attackers took pains to hide their identities and their involvement.