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    Suspected participants in the Capitol Insurrection Terrorism-January 6, 2021

    This website lists some of those that have been arrested.
    https://www.uscp.gov/media-center/press-releases
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    I'm not a Pence fan, but I'd rather see him at the helm until the inauguration.
    Mark my words, Trump?s going to try to do something on the 20th to take attention away from Biden. Trump hates not being in the spotlight.
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    https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/08/polit...esk/index.html

    Officials say man seen in viral photograph at Nancy Pelosi's desk arrested

    The man photographed sitting at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's desk during Wednesday's riots in the US Capitol has been arrested and charged with three federal counts, including theft of public property, federal officials said Friday.

    Federal officials said Richard Barnett of Arkansas was taken into custody Friday morning in Little Rock.

    Barnett was charged with knowingly entering and remaining in restricted building grounds without authority, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds as well as the theft of public property, officials said.

    A resident of Alabama was also charged in connection with the pipe bomb found on the south side of the Capitol building. Eleven Molotov cocktails and military-style weapon were found in his pickup truck, officials said.

    "Just because you've left the DC region you can still expect a knock on the door if we find out you were part of the criminal activity at the Capitol," said Steven D'Antuono, assistant director in charge of the FBI's Washington field office.

    "The FBI is not sparing any resources in this investigation," he said.

    It was not immediately clear whether Barnett has an attorney.

    Barnett is in FBI custody, the Benton County, Arkansas, sheriff's office public information officer Lt. Shannon Jenkins confirmed to CNN.

    "He is in the custody of the FBI. He did not get booked into our facility. He was transported to another facility and in the custody of the FBI," she said in an email.

    When asked, Jenkins did not provide the name of the facility that Barnett was transferred to.

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    https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/08/polit...iot/index.html

    West Virginia GOP state lawmaker who stormed US Capitol faces criminal charge

    A West Virginia Republican state lawmaker who recorded himself storming the US Capitol during a deadly riot there earlier this week is facing a criminal charge, US officials announced Friday.

    Derrick Evans, a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, has been charged in a criminal complaint with entering a restricted area and entering the US Capitol, said Ken Kohl, a top official in the US attorney's office for Washington.

    The complaint will be made publicly available later Friday.

    Evans' lawyer, John Bryan, told CNN he hasn't yet seen the complaint and declined to provide any comment on the charge.

    The charge comes as federal authorities begin to arrest and bring charges against some of the scores of people who participated in the riot at the Capitol on Wednesday, which was incited in part by President Donald Trump and resulted in the deaths of five people, including a US Capitol Police officer.

    The Department of Justice on Friday announced that 13 people are facing federal charges stemming from the riot Wednesday at the Capitol. The full court records have not yet been made available for all defendants and only a handful of the individuals have made court appearances. In addition to those who have been charged, the Justice Department said that additional complaints "have been submitted and investigations are ongoing."

    "The lawless destruction of the U.S. Capitol building was an attack against one of our Nation's greatest institutions," said acting US Attorney Michael Sherwin. "My Office, along with our law enforcement partners at all levels, have been expeditiously working and leveraging every resource to identify, arrest, and begin prosecuting these individuals who took part in the brazen criminal acts at the U.S. Capitol."

    Evans, a supporter of Trump, recorded a Facebook Live video in which he can be heard shouting, "We're in! We're in, baby!" while moving among a crowd of rioters as he walked through a doorway of the Capitol.

    He has denied taking part in the destruction and violence and has since deleted the clip, but not before it was shared on social media and aired by CNN affiliate WCHS. In another video posted to his Facebook page Wednesday morning, Evans laughs as he predicts a riot.

    Evans said later Wednesday that he had filmed the event only as an "independent member of the media to film history," though it does not appear he has any experience working as one.

    Evans' lawyer had asserted in a statement Thursday that his client "had no choice but to enter" the Capitol due to the size of the crowd he was in, and that "it wasn't apparent to Mr. Evans that he wasn't allowed to follow the crowd into this public area of the Capitol, inside which members of the public were already located."

    Evans' actions have sparked calls for his resignation, including from Republican West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice.
    Let's play along and pretend his 'not knowing' is true, which we all know it isn't. If he is that stupid, then he has no business being a Representative. They all want to be big, bad asses and brag about doing it, but then they want to cry and whine and blame everyone else when there are repercussions.

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    https://variety.com/2021/digital/new...ck-1234881225/

    Brad Rukstales, the chief executive of a Chicago-area company that provides data-marketing solutions, said he was arrested Wednesday after he entered the U.S. Capitol alongside a mob of pro-Trump rioters seeking to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

    His company, Cogensia, said in a statement that Rukstales has been placed on leave while it considers next steps. The violent attack on the U.S. Capitol left at least five people dead, including a U.S. Capitol police officer, and has prompted calls for President Trump to resign, be removed via the 25th Amendment or be impeached and removed from office by Congress.

    “Our CEO, Brad Rukstales, participated in the recent Washington DC protests,” the Schaumburg, Ill.-based company said in a statement Thursday. “Those actions were his own and [and he was] not acting on behalf [of] Cogensia nor do his actions in any way reflect the policies or values of our firm. He has been placed on leave of absence while we assess further.”

    Rukstales, in his own statement posted on Twitter, apologized for what he called “the single worst personal decision of my life.”

    “In a moment of extremely poor judgment following the Jan. 6 rally in Washington, I followed hundreds of others through an open set of doors to the Capitol building to see what was taking place inside,” Rukstales wrote. “I was arrested for the first time in my life and charged with unlawful entry.”

    He continued, “My decision to enter the Capitol was wrong, and I am deeply regretful to have done so,” adding that he “condemn[ed] the violence and destruction that took place in Washington.”

    Cogensia, founded in 2002, specializes in providing data-driven marketing services to the restaurant and highway toll-collection industries. “We partner with clients to drive lasting customer relationships and incremental brand revenue through integrated systems, online and offline CRM, real-time predictive modeling, and data management,” the company says on its website.

    In a Dec. 23, 2020, year-end blog post to Cogensia customers, Rukstales wrote in part that “information overload can be a problem! We are told to trust the experts. The professionals and doctors not only have conflicting information, but often change their advice. Mask. No Mask. Mask indoors. Cases are important. No, it’s hospitalizations. What age ranges are contagious? Close schools! Vaccines are coming! They work. They don’t work — it’s a conspiracy. AGHHH. In general, it seems that the more information that is provided, the more difficult it is to consume, interpret, and action. We end up having to trust ourselves on topics that we are not experts on!”

    According to a cached version of Rukstales’ now-deleted bio on the Cogensia website, he claimed to have 28 years of experience in the industry. Under the heading “What I Do For Fun,” Rukstales wrote, “I play keyboards for a 90’s alternative cover band, Jahli Llama.”


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    https://www.khon2.com/local-news/lea...o-u-s-capitol/

    Nick Ochs the leader of Proud Boys Hawaii arrested after being accused of rioting at the Capitol

    HONOLULU (KHON2) — “Proud Boys” Hawaii chapter founder Nicholas Ochs is in federal custody under indictment related to the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6. The FBI tells KHON2 that Ochs was arrested at the airport by FBI agents without incident on Thursday, Jan. 7.

    According to an indictment unsealed today in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., the offense is listed as 18 U.S.C. Section 1752 (a), “Unlawful Entry into Restricted Buildings or Grounds” according to the FBI.


    More than 90 people have been arrested since the backers of President Trump stormed the Capitol, overwhelming police and getting inside the building. Ochs was among the throngs of people who flooded the Capitol, according to his own Twitter photo where he posted “Hello from the capitol lol.”

    In a criminal complaint and warrant for Ochs’ arrest, a federal agent cited the Twitter post, other images of Ochs seen on national television, and Ochs’ own interview with CNN talking about being in the Capitol.

    Ochs founded the Hawaii chapter of Proud Boys, which the FBI says has been “calling for action over false claims that President Trump lost the election due to widespread voter fraud.”

    “They clearly need to go after the high-profile cases, so the people that got their faces all over the internet, they’re the first ones to go down,” said political analyst John Hart of Hawaii Pacific University. “Who would ever guess that Hawaii would be involved in the coverage of a far-right insurrection?”

    The federal agent wrote in his affidavit that he positively identified Ochs by matching social media images to Ochs’ 2020 Hawaii Republican Party candidate photo from when Ochs ran for state House District 22. Ochs lost that election.

    “I think the Hawaii Republican Party, like many state Republican parties, are going to have to make a decision relatively soon, whether or not they’re still ‘Trumplicans,’ whether or not they’re still ‘Donald Trump’s Republican Party,’ as his son refers to it,” Hart said.

    The Hawaii Republican Party did not yet respond to questions about Ochs’ arrest and party affiliation, but the party chairwoman Shirlene Ostrov told KHON2 this on the day of the riot: “There’s more that unites us than divides us. We ask for everyone to be safe and to remember that we’re all Americans first and to make sure that they treat each other with respect even while we can maintain our differences.”

    KHON2 has not received responses to phone and email messages requesting comment from Ochs or an attorney on his behalf. The affidavit in the criminal complaint quotes Ochs as telling CNN: “We didn’t have to break in, I just walked in and filmed” and that he was “working as a ‘professional journalist.’”

    Ochs’ alleged offense on the criminal complaint is “unlawful entry into restricted buildings or grounds.” Punishment can result in a year in prison but rises to a maximum of 10 years if injuries or weapons are involved.

    Ochs’ first court hearing is set for Monday, Jan. 11, in Honolulu, and a federal filing asks for Ochs to be ordered to make an initial appearance in the Washington, D.C. federal district court in two to three weeks. The motion says “the government does not intend to ask for defendant Ochs to be detained.”

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    https://www.rawstory.com/proud-boys-2649805956/

    Arrested Proud Boys leader has history of business failure and apparently lives with his mom

    Enrique Tarrio, the Proud Boy leader who toured the White House last month and was arrested Tuesday in Washington on vandalism and weapons charges, appears to have ties to a Republican mega-donor as well as the owner of a landmark Washington nightspot popular among conservatives. Tarrio, the neofascist group's chairman and a convicted felon, also failed to file federally mandated financial disclosures related to his brief, unsuccessful congressional campaign last year, and appears connected to a number of businesses, most of them defunct and none of them apparently profitable.

    Despite the Harrington Hotel's efforts to distance itself from the Proud Boys, who in November brawled on the streets of the nation's capital with counter-protesters and police, the owner of Harry's, the downtown landmark bar, was one of the first donors to Tarrio's ill-fated 2020 congressional campaign.

    On election night last November, a group of Proud Boys, Tarrio among them, were reportedly assaulted while leaving a watch party at Harry's. Right-wing provocateur Bevelyn Beatty was stabbed in the back in the attack. The next month, Harry's was ground zero for more stabbings after the pro-Trump Million MAGA March on Dec. 12, resulting in four hospitalizations, according to district police.

    Anticipating further violence ahead of this Wednesday's right-wing rally against the election results — which led to an unprecedented uprising and assault on the U.S. Capitol — the Harrington Hotel shut its doors, and in doing so, shut Harry's as well.

    "While we cannot control what happens outside of the hotel, we are taking additional steps to protect the safety of our visitors, guests, and employees," the century-old hotel said in a statement, without offering further reason or specifying the widely suspected true target: the attached street-level bar.

    While the bar's longstanding association with the Proud Boys is well known, the relationship between the bar's owner, John Boyle, and the white nationalist group's chairman has not attracted attention.

    In February, one month after Tarrio kicked off his bid to represent Florida's 27th congressional district with a 250-plus person soiree at the Trump National Doral club near Miami, Boyle, a D.C. resident, gave the Tarrio campaign $250, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission. Records show that it was the third donation Tarrio collected in his brief run — and also the first and so far only federal campaign contribution Boyle has ever made.

    A few weeks later, Tarrio's Telegram account posted a plea for donations from his fellow Proud Boys.

    "I need to come up with $10,440 to be put on the ballot. There's 130 chapters in the presidents chat ... if a fraction of those will give $200 by April 18th we will have a Perry in Congress," Tarrio wrote, referencing the brand of polo shirt often sported by members. "There is no bigger 'fuck you' to the establishment than getting one of our own elected into high office," he added, then pointed his colleagues to a donation link created "just for us."

    "Share it only on Proud Boys chats," the chairman told his charges. "I need to fill that bar."

    Tarrio ultimately failed to make the ballot, but because his campaign raised and spent more than $5,000, he was required by law to file a financial disclosure form with the House of Representatives. Tarrio never submitted the form, which would have revealed information on his assets, debts and possible business ties. A filing with the Florida secretary of state's office shows that Tarrio is the registered agent for a company called WARBOYS LLC, which lists as managers fellow Proud Boys Joe Biggs and Ethan Nordean.

    Further, Tarrio's given name, Henry Tarrio Jr., is connected in filings with the inactive businesses SPIE SECURITY, PROUD BOYS and FUND THE WEST. (The Proud Boys self-identify as "Western chauvinists.") According to FEC records, a Florida company called Spie Surveillance & Automation received $215 for a security system in 2019 from New Jersey Republican Hirsh Singh's Senate campaign. (Singh unsuccessfully challenged his primary defeat in court, and in November turned his sights on the governor's mansion.) While Tarrio's LinkedIn profile lists him as having been CEO of Spie Surveillance & Automation Technologies since 2006 — a Miami company that provides "the ultimate experience in residential and commercial security solutions," according to its website — no business is registered under that name in Florida.

    In 2019, Tarrio told the Daily Beast that he was the "business owner" of a website called 1776 Shop, but the company declined to confirm that claim in an email. The outlet noted that the email came under the name "fundthewest," a name shared by the now-defunct business Tarrio had registered the previous October. Florida state records obtained by Salon show that Tarrio's mother, Zuny Duarte, a Cuban immigrant, owns the fictitious business name 1776 Merchandise, which runs the 1776 Shop website. (It appears that Tarrio, 36, legally resides with his mother at that company's Miami address.)

    Tarrio's name is also associated with Lunar GPS Solutions LLC, which cites the same address as Spie but was run by Tarrio's younger sister as well as another relative in Sugar Land, Texas. In 2016, Tarrio launched a Kickstarter for a proposed joint venture between Lunar GPS and his company, Spie, for a pet surveillance system called the Halo Collar. The product was equipped with a tracking device and a camera designed to stream a first-person view of what the wearer — presumably a domestic animal — was seeing, and allowed two-way remote communication between pet and owner.

    The Kickstarter video shows Tarrio demonstrating the collar on a French bulldog, but his name was not associated with the campaign itself, which listed only Ernesto Maldonado, Tarrio's Sugar Land relative. The campaign was canceled after 26 backers pledged a combined $4,330 — $75,670 short of its $80,000 goal.

    As Salon previously reported, Tarrio still has not paid the $1.2 million in restitution he owes to Abbott Labs for stealing and reselling diabetes test strips, a crime for which he was sentenced to 16 months in federal prison in 2014. The conviction raises new questions about how Tarrio was cleared for a White House tour last month, when he posted photos from inside the gates ahead of a violent pro-Trump rally, claiming he had received a "last-minute invite to an undisclosed location."

    The White House later said that Tarrio was not personally invited, but had instead taken part in a public tour. A routine White House background check, however, would have noted the felony conviction — which would have disqualified any visitor for such a tour unless an administration official personally intervened, a former senior White House official previously told Salon.

    In a further wrinkle, Tarrio was joined at the White House by other members of his group Latinos for Trump, including Bianca Garcia, the president, and her son, Armani Garcia, a former intern for Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga. The plane that flew the group, including Tarrio, to Washington is owned by Texas Republican mega-donor Steven Webster, through Webster Air. During the 2020 election cycle, Webster contributed nearly $400,000 to GOP campaigns and committees, including tens of thousands of dollars to committees supporting President Trump.

    Webster, today co-CEO and managing partner at Avista Capital, a private equity firm that specializes in health care, initially made his fortune in offshore drilling. His former company, R&B Falcon, was the first owner of Deepwater Horizon, the infamous offshore oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, creating the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. The week after Webster's jet flew Latinos for Trump to D.C., Avista announced that it was acquiring the dental supplier Solmetex, whose main business is in amalgam separators — mercury filtration devices which are among the few products to have escaped the ruthless EPA regulatory rollbacks unleashed by the Trump administration: Formerly on the chopping block, amalgam separators are, as of July 14, 2020, mandatory for all dental offices in the U.S.

    Tarrio did not reply to Salon's request for comment. Boyle and Webster could not be immediately reached for comment.

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    https://abc7news.com/ca-proud-boy-gi...-riot/9481512/

    WASHINTON D.C. (KGO) -- The FBI has been making arrests and trying to identify others who rioted at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

    New evidence is surfacing Friday, from a firsthand account from a California member of the Proud Boys who was there.


    This member of the Central Valley Proud Boys gave the I-Team's Dan Noyes permission to show his video, but it could become a problem for the group. It confirms that a national leader of the Proud Boys was there, leading dozens of members as they rushed the building.

    We first met Eddie Block covering Trump rallies and counter-protests in Sacramento. He has difficulty walking so he live-streams events from his scooter; but make no mistake. He's a full-fledged Proud Boy, earning his fourth degree of initiation into the group for a fight with anti-fascists last November.

    Block said, "I don't know if I hurt the guy or not because I'm crippled, but I got my punches in."

    Block flew to the nation's Capitol to attend the Trump rally Wednesday, met a large contingent of Proud Boys from across the country, and drove his scooter along with them to the Capitol building.

    They chanted, "USA, USA, USA."

    Some in the crowd clearly prepared for battle, one in a helmet and protective vest holding a baseball bat. Block identified the Proud Boys national leadership, who were directing the group. Joe Biggs is the group's lead coordinator.

    Their numbers swell as they approach the building. The Capitol complex stairs were a challenge for Block's scooter, but the Proud Boys lifted it down. Ahead of Block, pandemonium breaks out.

    Block explains, "And all of a sudden, people just started rushing by me and rushing in there. And this one guy comes running down, these tears, mace running down his face. And he's like, 'Come on you mother f***s , there's more of us than them. Let's go back up there.' Flash bombs going off. Rubber pellets were flying everywhere. Tear gas was everywhere."

    You can see on Block's video how rioters climbed the Capitol's scaffolding. Several Proud Boys lifted his scooter up more stairs to give him a perch on the second balcony from the top.

    Block said he wanted to be the last person remaining on the balcony, "Because I know if the cops rush, they're not exactly going to be able to force me to get down."

    He was able to live-stream from there, as the chaos inside turned deadly. As the sun went down, police regained control. Block said, "The cops just stormed, took everybody off, but I'm still up here."

    Block was the last of the mob on the balcony, and an officer finally ordered him to leave. Police did not arrest him, but offered to help him down three stairs. He declined and took a tumble. Finally, riding off into the night, back to his hotel.

    Block is now back home; he says he expects more protests on Inauguration Day. We'll see whether the FBI's crack down on those who rioted will have an impact.

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    https://nypost.com/2021/01/08/nyc-ma...e-since-siege/

    The New York City man who joined a mob that breached the US Capitol was seen leaving his home Friday for the first time since he was revealed to be the son of a prominent Brooklyn judge.

    Aaron Mostofsky — who sported a wacky fur costume inside the breached building as he griped about a “stolen election” — was caught on camera leaving his home while carrying a suit on a hanger and a plastic bag.

    Mostofsky, the son of Brooklyn Supreme Court judge Shlomo Mostofsky, a well-known figure in the Orthodox Jewish community, was apparently still a free man Friday afternoon — as other protesters who stormed the building were arrested.

    On Friday, Mostofsky had traded his fur getup for a bright orange winter coat and baseball cap.

    On Wednesday, Mostofsky breached the building with the mob, telling the Post, “We were cheated. I don’t think 75 million people voted for Trump — I think it was close to 85 million. I think certain states that have been red for a long time turned blue and were stolen, like New York.”



    https://nypost.com/2021/01/09/air-fo...with-zip-ties/

    Air Force vet identified as rioter with zip ties during Capitol siege


    A rioter filmed wearing military gear and carrying zip-tie handcuffs on the Senate floor has been identified as a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel.

    Larry Rendall Brock, Jr., an Air Force Academy graduate and combat veteran from Texas, was seen in photos and videos roaming around the Capitol and even breaking into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office suite along with other pro-Trump demonstrators, the New Yorker reported Friday.

    Brock confirmed to the outlet that he was the man in photos and videos.

    The veteran — whose pro-Trump views had grown increasingly radical, according to friends and family — said his goal in Washington, DC was to protest peacefully.

    “The President asked for his supporters to be there to attend, and I felt like it was important, because of how much I love this country, to actually be there,” he told the New Yorker.

    Brock, who lives in a suburb of Dallas, denied that he went inside Pelosi’s office, but ITV News footage disputes his claim, showing him emerging from the suite.

    The 53-year-old father of three added he wore tactical gear because he wanted to protect himself from Black Lives Matter and Antifa.

    As for the zip ties, Brock claimed he found them on the floor.

    “I wish I had not picked those up,” he told the outlet. “My thought process there was I would pick them up and give them to an officer when I see one. I didn’t do that because I had put them in my coat, and I honestly forgot about them.”

    John Scott-Railton, a senior researcher at Citizen Lab, at the University of Toronto, tweeted Friday another rioter carrying zip-ties had been identified as Eric Munchel from Nashville, Tennessee.

    Scott-Railton has been identifying people who went to the protests on social media. He also identified Brock and told the New Yorker he notified the FBI that Brock attended the riots.

    Another Air Force veteran at the violent siege — Alshi Babbitt, a vocal Trump supporter from California — was shown in multiple videos being fatally shot by Capitol police as she tried to breach a barricaded door into the Senate chambers.

    A Capitol police officer also died when he was bludgeoned in the head with a fire extinguisher, and three others who attended the protest suffered fatal medical emergencies.


    These military guys should be stripped of their pensions. If you're a traitor to our nation, then we shouldn't be paying you a pension.
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    https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/09/polit...iot/index.html

    West Virginia GOP state lawmaker who allegedly stormed US Capitol has resigned

    Derrick Evans, the West Virginia state lawmaker who was allegedly among the rioters who stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday, resigned Saturday.

    "I hereby resign as a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, effective immediately," he wrote in a brief letter addressed to West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice.

    Evans has been charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol Grounds. A federal magistrate judge in West Virginia released him on his personal recognizance after he appeared in court Friday afternoon, according to court records.

    Evans, a supporter of Trump, recorded a Facebook Live video in which he can be heard shouting, "We're in! We're in, baby!" while moving among a crowd of rioters as he walked through a doorway of the Capitol.

    He has denied taking part in the destruction and violence and has since deleted the clip, but not before it was shared on social media and aired by CNN affiliate WCHS. In another video posted to his Facebook page Wednesday morning, Evans laughs as he predicts a riot.

    Evans said later Wednesday that he had filmed the event only as an "independent member of the media to film history," though it does not appear he has any experience working as one.

    His lawyer, John Bryan, previously told CNN in a statement Thursday that his client "had no choice but to enter" the Capitol due to the size of the crowd he was in, and that "it wasn't apparent to Mr. Evans that he wasn't allowed to follow the crowd into this public area of the Capitol, inside which members of the public were already located."

    The chair of the West Virginia GOP on Saturday said Evans "made the right decision" to resign.

    "The actions of Derrick Evan were unwise and unbecoming of an elected official," Chairwoman Melody Potter said in a statement.

    Speaking during a Friday briefing, Justice said of Evans' involvement, "You know me, I don't sugarcoat things and I don't try to give you a political answer. I think it's terrible."

    "I think it's a scar on West Virginia," the Republican governor said. "He can come up with any excuse in the world, but being there and rushing and entering the Capitol of the United States of America. I mean, how in the world can we possibly, possibly think that's anything but bad stuff?
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    DOJ announces charges against man carrying Pelosi's podium and others in US Capitol riot



    Federal prosecutors have charged three individuals in connection with Wednesday's riot at the US Capitol, the Department of Justice announced Saturday, including a man seen on video carrying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's lectern and another wearing a bearskin headdress.

    Adam Johnson, 36, of Florida was arrested in the state Friday and booked into the Pinellas County Jail just days after he was allegedly caught on camera carrying the House speaker's lectern, according to the release. He has been charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; one count of theft of government property; and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

    Jacob Anthony Chansley, who allegedly was the man seen in photos dressed in horns, bearskin headdress and face paint, was taken into custody Saturday, according to the release. The Arizona man has been charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

    It was not immediately clear Saturday whether Johnson or Chansley had an attorney.

    The insurrection on Capitol Hill on Wednesday shocked the nation as a mob of President Donald Trump's supporters laid siege to America's symbol of democracy, determined to stop Congress from certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election.

    Derrick Evans, a West Virginia state lawmaker allegedly among the rioters who stormed the Capitol building, has been charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol Grounds. A federal magistrate judge in West Virginia released him on his personal recognizance after he appeared in court Friday afternoon, according to court records.

    Evans has denied taking part in the destruction and violence and has since deleted the clip, but not before it was shared on social media and aired by CNN affiliate WCHS. In another video posted to his Facebook page Wednesday morning, he laughs as he predicts a riot.

    The Republican state lawmaker has said he only filmed the event as an "independent member of the media to film history," though it does not appear he has any experience working as one.

    His lawyer, John Bryan, previously told CNN in a statement Thursday that his client "had no choice but to enter" the Capitol due to the size of the crowd he was in, and that "it wasn't apparent to Mr. Evans that he wasn't allowed to follow the crowd into this public area of the Capitol, inside which members of the public were already located."

    There are now 17 known federal criminal defendants related to the Capitol riots. Some are people who grew violent with police, some are photographed in the building during the destruction, and some are people who allegedly brought guns and ammunition and, in the case of one man, Molotov cocktails, around the Capitol.

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    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ling-sick.html

    A transportation worker from New York who called out sick in order to take part in the mob that stormed the Capitol in Washington D.C. on Wednesday has been suspended from his job with MTA Metro-North.

    Will Pepe who worked at Metro-North's Brewster rail yard in upstate New York is now being investigated by the FBI who are looking into what role he played during the rally.

    Pepe, 31, from Beacon, New York, had been with the MTA for seven years earning $74,000-a-year but decided to call out sick to head to the event which in itself is a 'false use of sick leave'.

    He has now been suspended as the agency looks to fire him in the coming days.

    'Effective immediately this individual has been suspended from Metro-North without pay and will be disciplined in accordance with their collective bargaining agreement pending an investigation,' said MTA spokesman Ken Lovett in a statement.

    'This alleged conduct is abhorrent and goes against the values of Metro-North, New York and the nation.'

    'We had no knowledge of this individual's participation in the events of that day, and we are disappointed that anyone would engage in that type of conduct,' said Dean Davita, a rep for Local 30 of the International Union of Operating Engineers.

    Pepe is among hundreds of alleged rioters now under investigation for their involvement in Wednesday's insurrection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post

    Air Force vet identified as rioter with zip ties during Capitol siege





    These military guys should be stripped of their pensions. If you're a traitor to our nation, then we shouldn't be paying you a pension.
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    I agree. AT THE VERY LEAST stripped of their pensions, in my opinion they committed treason and we all know what punishment that comes with. Stripping them of their ranks and pensions would be the bare minimum for what they did.
    So the guy with the flex cuffs is a pilot. He flew for a private airline out of Fort Worth that flew a 737. He has reportedly been fired, and the rumor in pilot circles is that he is going to be recalled to active duty in the military, so that he can then be court marshalled and they can take away his pension. That's a start.

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    https://www.weareiowa.com/article/ne...a-10540a2cb971

    Police in Washington and the FBI are asking for the public's help identifying individuals who stormed the United States Capitol Wednesday during a violent riot.

    In the image below from Washington D.C. Metro Police, you can see a man wearing a black Qanon t-shirt over a gray sweatshirt. The man is listed as a person of interest for unlawful entry.

    The man appears to be Doug Jensen, whose Facebook profile says he lives in Des Moines. Pictures he posted show him wearing the same shirt, sweatshirt and beanie cap on his head.

    Doug Jensen's Facebook profile (L) shows him at the US Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6; Metro Police has since released images of persons in the breach

    Jensen's page is filled with public posts espousing Qanon conspiracy theories, and he even posted several times about "the storm coming to Washington D.C."

    According to court documents obtained by Local 5 and cross-checked with information on Jensen's Facebook profile, a man with the same name does reside in the city.

    Local 5 has made multiple attempts to reach Jensen for comment.

    Tips to the FBI can be submitted by calling 1-800-225-5324 or visiting the agency's online tip portal.

    DC Metro Police can be reached at 202-727-9099


    https://www.vox.com/recode/22218963/...cebook-twitter

    Rioters who documented their actions on social media are also losing their jobs

    There have been professional repercussions, too. Several participants have already been fired or resigned from their jobs.

    Jensen was fired from his job at an Iowa masonry company, which the company announced on the same day that he was arrested.

    Goosehead Insurance confirmed Thursday on Twitter that Paul Davis, an associate general counsel at the company, was no longer employed there. Davis posted a video on Instagram from outside the Capitol in which he complained of being tear-gassed.

    Another man was photographed wearing a clearly visible employee ID badge. He is no longer an employee. Navistar Direct Marketing fired him “after a review of photographic evidence.” Another former employer of the man, Glory Doughnuts, identified him as Nicholas Rodean on its Instagram account.

    Libby Andrews, a Chicago real estate agent, was fired from her job on Thursday after her real estate employer, @properties, said it received “a tremendous amount of outreach” about Andrews, “who acknowledged on social media that she took part in ‘storming the Capitol.’” Andrews told the Chicago Tribune that she didn’t realize she was doing anything wrong and that “it was like a party.”

    And former Pennsylvania state Rep. Rick Saccone, who boasted on Facebook that he was “storming the capitol” and “our vanguard has broken through the barricades,” has resigned from his adjunct teaching position at St. Vincent College.

    Law enforcement has been happy to make use of social media and internet activities to track down alleged criminals in the past, just as they are doing now. Social media feeds and livestreams led to the arrest of protesters in Portland last July, and the FBI used Instagram, LinkedIn, Etsy, and Poshmark to identify a Philadelphia woman who allegedly set two police cars on fire during the George Floyd protests last June.

    Arguably, if law enforcement had previously paid this much attention to social media, where Trump fans were openly organizing ahead of the insurrection on Capitol Hill, they would have been better prepared for the riot that followed — and perhaps may have prevented it from happening at all.

    Relatively few of the alleged Capitol rioters have been arrested so far, considering how many people were there and how well-documented their actions were. But with so many people motivated to hold them responsible — and many of the alleged rioters already identified — expect that number to continue increasing. Acting US Attorney for the District of Columbia Michael Sherwin said on Thursday afternoon that 55 cases had been filed relating to the riot.

    “This is just the beginning,” he said.

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    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime...id=mailsignout

    Man With Assault Rifle Charged With Threatening Pelosi, Officials Say

    A man who had an assault rifle was charged with threatening Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker, after he traveled to Washington for the pro-Trump rally on Wednesday and sent a text message saying he would put “a bullet in her noggin on Live TV,” the federal authorities said.

    Federal agents said the man, Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr., had been staying at a Holiday Inn in Washington and had weapons in his camper-style trailer, including a Glock handgun, a pistol, a Tavor X95 assault rifle and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

    Mr. Meredith was charged with transmitting a threat in interstate commerce, possession of an unregistered firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition, according to court records. It was not immediately clear if he had a lawyer.

    The Department of Justice said on Friday that he was one of 13 people who had been charged in federal court after a violent pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol on Wednesday and disrupted Congress as it was certifying the results of the presidential election.
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Mr. Meredith had erected a billboard in 2018 in Acworth, Ga., that read, “#QANON” along with the name of his business, Car Nutz Car Wash.

    The QAnon conspiracy theory, which the F.B.I. has labeled a potential domestic terrorism threat, accuses Democrats and some Republicans of being beholden to a cabal of bureaucrats, pedophiles and Satanists. Many followers believe that President Trump is secretly battling a criminal band of sex traffickers.

    Mr. Meredith told The Journal-Constitution in 2018 that he had put up the QAnon billboard because he was “a patriot among the millions who love this country.”

    Mr. Meredith, whose current hometown was unavailable, told federal agents that he had been traveling from Colorado and had arrived too late for Wednesday’s rally in Washington.

    “I’m trying but currently stuck in Cambridge, OH with trailer lights being fixed,” he wrote in one of several text messages to friends, according to the F.B.I.

    In another text message, accompanied by a purple devil emoji, he said he had “a ton of 5.56 armor piercing ammo.” In other text messages, he referred to Ms. Pelosi with misogynistic slurs and threatened to run her over, the F.B.I. said.

    “I predict that within 12 days, many in our country will die,” Mr. Meredith wrote, according to the F.B.I.

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    https://abcnews.go.com/US/capitol-ri...ry?id=75166059

    Federal authorities arrested two men suspected in last week's siege of the Capitol who were allegedly seen in tactical gear and carrying plastic restraints.

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia announced Sunday evening that Eric Gavelek Munchel was arrested in Tennessee for his alleged role in the incident.

    He appears to be the man seen and photographed in the Senate chambers wearing black tactical gear and carrying plastic restraints, an item in a holster on his right hip, and a cell phone mounted on his chest with the camera facing outward, which was used to record the incident, the U.S. Attorney's office said.

    Munchel has been charged with "one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds," according to the U.S. Attorney.

    The authorities also arrested Larry Rendell Brock in Texas, the U.S. Attorney's office said. He appears to be the man who was photographed and seen entering the building wearing "a green helmet, green tactical vest with patches, black and camo jacket, and beige pants holding a white flex cuff, which is used by law enforcement to restrain and/or detain subjects," the U.S. Attorney's office said.

    Brock was charged with "one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds," according to the U.S. Attorney's office.

    Attorney information for both suspects was not immediately available.

    Brock spoke with the New Yorker after Wednesday's riot, which left Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick and four others dead and massive destruction to the building, and admitted he participated in the rally.

    "The President asked for his supporters to be there to attend, and I felt like it was important, because of how much I love this country, to actually be there," he said in the interview that was published Jan. 9.

    The FBI said it is still searching for more suspects in Wednesday's incident. Anyone with information is urged to contact the FBI tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI.
    https://www.wkrn.com/news/tennessee-...t-u-s-capitol/

    zip tie tactical guy:


    His mommy was also at the terrorist siege too:

    https://scallywagandvagabond.com/202...ties-arrested/



    Offered Munchel via The Times of London days earlier prior to his arrest: ‘We wanted to show that we’re willing to rise up, band together and fight if necessary. Same as our forefathers, who established this country in 1776. It was a kind of flexing of muscles.’

    Told the insurgent’s mother, Lisa Eisenhart, 57: ‘The left has everything: the media, organizations, the government. We have to organize if we’re going to fight back and be heard.’
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    "Mommy, help me get over this railing while I hold my zip ties, so that I can murder members of Congress and the VP." Not only did his mommy go to the riot, but I think this article is saying that is her standing next to him.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime...ay/ar-BB1cDDYa



    A Tennessee man was arrested Sunday after photos from the deadly Capitol riot show him outfitted for mayhem — and reportedly accompanied by his mother.

    Eric Gavelek Munchel, 30, was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

    Prosecutors say photos from the Wednesday riot show a person who appears to be Munchel carrying plastic zip ties, an item in a holster on his right hip, and a cell phone mounted on his chest with the camera facing outward, ostensibly to record events that day.

    Eric Gavelek Munchel, 30, was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

    British news outlets reported he also had his bulletproof vest-wearing mom at his side.

    “We wanted to show that we’re willing to rise up, band together and fight if necessary. Same as our forefathers, who established this country in 1776. It was a kind of flexing of muscles,” Munchel, a Nashville bartender, told the subscription-only Times of London.

    Lisa Eisenhart, Munchel’s mother, told the news outlet that “the left has everything: the media, organizations, the government. We have to organize if we’re going to fight back and be heard.”

    “This country was founded on revolution,” she added, according to the Daily Mail. “If they’re going to take every legitimate means from us, and we can’t even express ourselves on the internet, we won’t even be able to speak freely, what is America for?

    “I’d rather die as a 57-year-old woman than live under oppression. I’d rather die and would rather fight.”

    The pair reportedly drove from Nashville to attend the rally held by President Trump, at which he encouraged his MAGA supporters to march to the Capitol and to not be “weak.”

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    Capitol Siege Terrorists-January 6, 2021

    On cell
    Gold medalist among rioters
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    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/al...out&li=BBnb7Kz

    Alabama man with 'particularly lethal' Molotov cocktails at US Capitol riot left alarming notes in truck, records show

    An Alabama man who parked a truck filled with Molotov cocktails and a cache of firearms blocks from the U.S. Capitol had "concerning" handwritten notes that named an Obama-appointed federal judge a "bad guy," singled out a Muslim representative and listed contact information for conservative media personalities, according to court records.

    The materials were unsealed Tuesday in the federal case against Lonnie Coffman, who was formally indicted on 17 separate weapons charges after his Jan. 6 arrest.

    Prosecutors included photos of his various weapons and handwritten notes in a motion for pretrial detention, arguing the "handwritten messages raise alarm in the context of the Jan. 6 rioting and criminal infringement on our nation's democratic process."

    Coffman, 70, was arrested on Jan. 6 in the aftermath of a chaotic pro-Trump rally that descended into a riot and deadly insurrection inside the halls of Congress.

    "The Molotov cocktail components were created so as to be particularly lethal, with a napalm substance inside that would stick to the target and continue to burn," prosecutors wrote in a detention motion. "The defendant had hundreds of rounds of ammunition, each of which could cost a human life. The pickup truck was parked in close proximity to the U.S. Capitol Building."

    Coffman had five illegal firearms, according to prosecutors — two pistols, one revolver, an AR-15 and a shotgun — in addition to the Molotov cocktails and a "large capacity ammo feeding device."

    Charges against Coffman include possession of an unregistered firearm, carrying a pistol without a license, carrying a rifle or shotgun outside of a home or place of business, possession of a large ammunition feeding device and unlawful possession of ammunition.

    "The defendant brought these weapons to the immediate vicinity of the U.S. Capitol Building, and traveled the area with two firearms on his person," the motion for pre-trial detention states. "The amount of weapons suggests an intent to provide them to others, as no one person could reasonably use so many at once.

    The motion added: "The nature and seriousness of the danger that the defendant would pose if released cannot be overstated."

    Coffman was not charged with illegally entering a federal building or civil disorder, as others arrested in Jan. 6 and accused of participating directly in the riot inside the Capitol have been.

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    https://kjzz.com/news/local/man-phot...ious-idaho-man

    A man photographed hanging from a balcony above the U.S. Senate Wednesday, in a widely distributed photo from Getty Images, is from Idaho and has been identified by several sources as Josiah Colt.

    Colt documented his actions Wednesday on his own social channels and has since begged his home state to forgive him and deleted his online accounts. Crowds gathered in Washington D.C. in support of President Donald Trump and protesting the presidential election won by Democrat Joe Biden.

    EastIdahoNews linked to several of Colt's social media and business accounts that have since been deleted. His Linkedin profile reportedly showed a job history in digital marketing and advertising and said he served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It also said he volunteered for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America as "a positive role model and example for the troubled youth."

    Those claims have not been verified by 2News.

    A woman who claimed on Twitter she dated him in high school, said they last spoke in approximately 2008 and posted a picture of them together as teens and a picture of him at the protests this week.

    "January 6th, 2021 was the date I learned my high school boyfriend grew up and became a terrorist," Brittany Page wrote. "He was not this unhinged in high school, so I can speak to what happened to him."

    Colt can also be identified after the riot talking about his experience in a YouTube video.

    "I just got in the Capitol building," he said while talking to the camera. "I was the first one that hopped down into the chamber and I was the first one to sit in Nancy Pelosi — that b***** — she is a traitor, she is treasonous," he says on a video apparently captured from his social media by Tyson Quick on YouTube.

    In a later segment in the same video, he says he isn't sure what to do next. "I am all over the news now. I am just like every single one of those people that was marching, a peaceful protest, came here to represent America. We are tired of being lied to ... Yeah, I did sit in Nancy Pelosi's seat. She shouldn't be there."

    Colt was mistaken. He was photographed in Vice President Mike Pence's chair in the Senate chambers. Pelosi is the House Speaker. Another man who was in Pelosi's office chair has been arrested in Arkansas.

    CBS2News in Boise was in contact with Colt and received the following statement:

    "I love America, I love the people, I didn’t hurt anyone and I didn’t cause any damage in the Chamber. I got caught up in the moment and when I saw the door to to the Chamber open, I walked in, hopped down, and sat on the chair. I said my peace then I helped a gentlemen get to safety that was injured then left.

    "While in the Chamber I told the other protesters that this is a sacred place and not to not do any damage. Some of them wanted to trash the place and steal stuff but I told them not to and to leave everything in it’s place. We’re still on sacred ground.

    "And sincerely apologize to the American people. I recognize my actions that have brought shame upon myself, my family, my friends, and my beautiful country. In the moment I thought I was doing the right thing. I realize now that my actions were in appropriate and I beg for forgiveness from America and my home state of Idaho.

    "My intention wasn’t to put a stain on our great Country’s Democratic process."

    He told CBS2 that he is speaking with a lawyer. Colt was photographed directly in front of one of the Senate mottos "annuit cptis," that means "God has favored our undertakings," according to the U.S. Capitol website.

    A columnist for Religionnews.com, Jana Riess, also a member of the Church, wrote that the event showed both the best and worst of what church members can do.

    "The domestic terrorist who dangled from the Senate balcony and occupied Mike Pence's seat is a returned missionary of the LDS Church, to our shame. But Mitt Romney, also a Mormon, showed some of the best qualities our religion is capable of," she wrote.

    Speaking of Colt's apology she wrote:

    He should have also mentioned that his actions have brought shame upon his church, which will inevitably be criticized for its connection to him. Colt’s apology feels like he offered it because he is now afraid he is going to wind up in jail, which he absolutely should, and not because he means it.

    Riess also wrote in the same column that another apparent member of the Church was present in Washington D.C. for the riots, this one dressed as a prophet from The Book of Mormon, sacred scripture to believers. Apparent Church members were critical of the man on Twitter.

    "Also pictured in the crowd of Trumpublicans was a man carrying a 'standard of liberty' flag, a reference to the character of Captain Moroni from the Book of Mormon," Riess wrote. " 'In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children,' the flag read."

    Sen. Mike Lee compared Trump to the same Book of Mormon figure at an Arizona rally for the president in October.

    "To my Mormon friends, my Latter-day Saint friends, think of him (Trump) as Captain Moroni," Lee said.

    Riess was critical of Lee and had generous praise for Romney.

    "In the past year, trying to do his job as a U.S. Senator in the chaos of the Trump administration, Mitt Romney has continued to be vocal in his criticisms—even to the point of being the only Republican Senator to vote to remove Trump from office in 2020 after he was impeached by the House of Representatives.

    "In explaining his decision, Romney pointed to old-fashioned values like honesty and integrity. Values he had learned as a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He said he had taken an oath before God to exercise impartial justice, and that he had a duty to honor that oath."

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    'I am not a terrorist': Retired Navy SEAL speaks after Capitol siege-The Navy veteran said he wanted lawmakers to be left "shaking in their shoes."

    (Dictionary
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    a person who uses unlawful violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.


    A retired U.S. Navy SEAL is facing questions from the FBI after boasting in a Facebook video about "breaching the Capitol" last Wednesday after traveling to Washington to join a rally for President Donald Trump, an assault he said in the video that he hoped would ignite a "positive revolution."

    The video shows Adam Newbold, 45, from Lisbon, Ohio, who the Navy confirmed is a retired reserve SEAL special warfare operator, in a car on his return home from Washington, telling his Facebook followers that he was "proud" of the assault on the U.S. Capitol building earlier that day.

    Newbold, in the video, seeks to defend the actions of those who broke into the Capitol by falsely insisting that the only destruction occurred as the rioters tried to enter the building, and also incorrectly says that nothing was vandalized.

    "There was destruction, breaching the Capitol, our building, our house. And, um, to get in you had to destroy doors and windows to get in," Newbold says in the video. The video has been deleted from Facebook, but a copy of it was obtained by ABC News.

    Clad in the attire of his Ohio-based firearms training business, ATG Worldwide, also known as Advanced Training Group Worldwide, the former elite U.S. Navy frogman recounts the damage rioters inflicted, implying that he both witnessed the events and participated in them himself.

    "There are stories to tell from generations upon generations, um, that hopefully, uh ... that hopefully it pans out to be a positive revolution," he boasts. "HOOYAH!"

    Newbold, who served 24 years in the U.S. Navy and has said online that he trains civilians and police in tactical shooting, said he wanted to make lawmakers "think twice about what they're doing" and to be left "shaking in their shoes."

    When reached by ABC News on Tuesday, Newbold confirmed that he had recorded his thoughts in the front seat of a vehicle on the night of the riot. He said that the FBI has interviewed him about his activities in the nation's capital, and that the bureau has asked for a second interview.

    "I am cooperating with the FBI," Newbold told ABC News in a 45-minute interview in which he expressed remorse for his actions and said of the attack on the Capitol that "it was all taken too far."

    Speaking in an anguished tone far different from his post-riot video, Newbold professed that he "felt rage" that day, but that he accepts that Joe Biden will be the next commander-in-chief.

    "I would like to express to you just a cry for clemency, as you understand that my life now has been absolutely turned upside-down," Newbold told ABC News. "I am not a terrorist. I am not a traitor."

    Newbold denied that he ever assaulted police officers guarding the Capitol or penetrated the building himself, but said he was caught up in the moment with the crowd of Trump supporters trying to stop the certification of the 2020 presidential election. However after posting his own chest-thumping video on Facebook, he said the reality kicked in when he got word of the shooting death of one of the rioters, and later the death of a U.S. Capitol Police officer.

    "It accomplished nothing. What the hell was it all for?" Newbold told ABC News.

    The involvement of active or retired military in the Jan. 6 insurrection has drawn special attention from lawmakers and law enforcement because of the oath that members of American armed forces take to follow the Constitution. At least three of the rioters arrested to date are believed to have served in the U.S. military, as have some of those taking the lead in spreading conspiracy theories around the 2020 election.

    Capt. Ryan Perry, a spokesperson for Naval Special Warfare Command, said, "It would be inappropriate to discuss the actions of an individual, whose reserve service ended almost four years ago, that are subject to an ongoing federal investigation. However, Rear Adm. Howard made it clear earlier this week in his message to the current Naval Special Warfare Force that the attack on Capitol Hill serves as 'an imperative for each of us to reflect on, and reaffirm, our oath to support and defend the Constitution. We serve this great nation and our fellow Americans -- all of them -- equally, and without political bias.'"

    Retired Marine Mick Mulroy and retired Navy SEAL Eric Oehlerich, both ABC News contributors, said in a joint statement that "as members of the military, we fought to defend our constitutionally guaranteed right to free speech. But the attack against the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was not about free speech; it was an insurrection. Any military member who participated violated their oath to defend the United States' Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

    For his part, Newbold told ABC News that he will never take up arms against the government he has served in "many deployments" with the military and an intelligence agency.

    While a number of those participating in the uprising wore military apparel, Newbold appears to be the first veteran from the U.S. special operations community to be identified as having participated in the events, which turned violent.

    One video remaining on Newbold's event page for the D.C. rally for Trump advised his friends and followers to consider bringing walking sticks and mounted American flags to use as weapons to potentially fend off what he claimed could be violence by left-wing antifa protesters, as well as pepper spray and collapsible batons to defend themselves if necessary. Law enforcement officials have said there is no evidence that anybody from the antifa movement participated in the violence on Capitol Hill last week.

    Some Trump supporters used the poles from their Stars and Stripes flags, as well as batons and pepper spray, to brutally assault U.S. Capitol Police and D.C. Metropolitan Police Department responding officers, as seen in violent videos from last Wednesday.

    Some have compared the videos of crowds cheering each swing of a makeshift club at a police officer to Romans cheering gladiators in the Coliseum.

    "Now I regret being in the crowd," Newbold told ABC News. "When you are in the arena, you don't see the big picture."

    In a photo taken during the riot, Newbold is seen straddling an abandoned and ransacked U.S. Capitol Police motorcycle. Before going to Washington, he spoke of trying to turn police officers to his point of view, but now he says that once there, he tried to de-escalate the violence and even stopped others from attacking officers, and that he thanked the police for their service on the Capitol steps.

    But he also admits that in the video made after the incursion, he presented a much different tone than the one he has since adopted.

    "I will tell you that some of your friends, your brothers, your members here, and patriots, were on the very, very front lines of that," Newbold says in his Jan. 6 video. "No matter how the media spins it, guys, it was a necessary thing."

    I love all the backpedaling little bitches. I hope they convict him and take away his right to have guns.

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    Off-duty Virginia police officers arrested for their roles in the U.S. Capitol riot



    Two Virginia police officers, including one who bragged on social media that he didn’t do anything illegal by storming the U.S. Capitol, now face charges from the Department of Justice for their roles in the riot.

    Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson, who work for the Rocky Mount Police Department, were arrested Wednesday, the Justice Department stated. Both were charged with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority.

    The two men, who were both off-duty at the time, were photographed inside the Capitol in front of a statue of John Stark, a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. At least one of the men made an obscene gesture in the photo, which was included in the DOJ’s statement of facts. The men then posted about the riot on social media, the federal agency said.

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    Robertson, in a statement to Newsweek, admitted he and Fracker sent the photo to their colleagues and that he posted on his own Facebook after it leaked to social media, Vincent Veloz, a special agent with the U.S. Capitol Police Office wrote in a statement with the arrest warrant.

    “CNN and the Left are just mad because we actually attacked the government who is the problem and not some random small business … The right IN ONE DAY took the f****** U.S. Capitol. Keep poking us,” Robertson is quoted saying on Facebook.

    Veloz also pointed to Robertson’s statement in an Instagram post that he was “proud” of the photo because he was “willing to put skin in the game.”

    Fracker also posted on Facebook: “Lol to anyone who’s possibly concerned about the picture of me going around … Sorry I hate freedom? … Not like I did anything illegal.”

    The Associated Press reported Sunday that the city had placed both officers on leave. The two men were among at least five people arrested on Wednesday.

    The agency has charged dozens in the week since the riot that claimed five lives. On Tuesday, Michael Sherwin, the acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, said the 170 subject files they’d already opened were just the “tip of the iceberg.”

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    Capitol Siege Terrorists-January 6, 2021

    Per request, I am opening this thread up and will also be moving some of the posts from the election thread.

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    A Chicago man was arrested Wednesday on federal charges alleging he participated in last week’s mob attack on the U.S. Capitol, posting a photo of the plaque outside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s ransacked office.

    Kevin Lyons, 40, of the Gladstone Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, was charged in a criminal complaint in Washington with misdemeanor counts of knowingly entering a restricted building without lawful authority, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Authorities said he also took phone videos while in the building.

    He was arrested at his home in the 5500 block of North Mason Avenue and appeared via a telephone link from jail before U.S. Magistrate Judge Gabriel Fuentes, who ordered him released on a $10,000 recognizance bond.

    As part of the conditions of release, Fuentes ordered Lyons to have no contact with anyone involved in the Jan. 6 riot or anyone planning “any act that would impede or disturb the normal course of business” of Congress or any other federal agency.

    Lyons spoke quickly when asked if he understood each condition, at one point laughing as he said, “I understand and agree, your honor.”

    His court-appointed attorney, Lawrence Wolf Levin, did not address the charges during the hearing.

    Before the incident at the Capitol, Lyons had posted a message on his Instagram account stating “STOP THE STEAL” — a reference to President Donald Trump’s false claims the election was stolen. He also posted a map showing he was headed from Chicago to Washington with a caption that read, “I refuse to tell my children that I sat back and did nothing.”

    It appears from that account that Lyons works as an HVAC technician.

    According to the 12-page criminal complaint, Lyons was interviewed by the FBI in Chicago two days after the riot. At first, he was “evasive” about whether he’d been at the Capitol, saying he’d had a “dream” where people were being herded by a mob and there was “a lot of banging on doors” and “paper being thrown about.”

    Agents then confronted him with a photo he’d posted to Instagram and then deleted showing the nameplate outside Pelosi’s office with the caption, “WHOS HOUSE?!?!? OUR HOUSE!!”

    “Wow you are pretty good, that was up for only an hour,” Lyons said to investigators, according to the complaint.

    Lyons then admitted he had indeed entered the Capitol but claimed he’d been swept up by the mob and that there was “very little that he could do to escape the crowd because he weighed 140 pounds,” according to the complaint.

    Lyons told agents he walked into the building through a set of rear doors and wandered to the Rotunda to get his bearings. He went up to the second floor but didn’t go to the House chambers because he didn’t know where it was located, according to the document.

    He said when he entered the “big boss” office — a reference to Pelosi — he saw a broken mirror and up to 30 people inside. A Capitol police officer then entered with his gun drawn and ordered them out, according to the complaint. Lyons said he put his hands over his head and walked out of the building and to his car, and then returned to Chicago.

    At the request of the agents, Lyons uploaded the videos he’d taken of the incident to YouTube and later sent a link to investigators.

    “Hello Nice FBI Lady,” Lyons emailed a special agent on Jan. 9, according to the complaint. “Here are the links to the videos. Looks like Podium Guy is in one of them, less the podium. Let me know if you need anything else.”

    “Podium Guy” was an apparent reference to Adam Johnson, 36, who was charged with participating in the riot after he was allegedly caught on camera carrying the House speaker’s lectern.

    Neighbors on Wednesday said Lyons had lived in an upstairs apartment in the quiet block and worked for a local heating and cooling company. His company repair van was still parked out front Wednesday afternoon.

    Lyons’ Instagram profile, meanwhile, contained numerous posts decrying Chicago violence and the recent civil unrest over police shootings of Black people.

    Most of the other Instagram posts that remained accessible Wednesday had to do with Lyons’ work in HVAC: his tools, scenes from his jobs around the city and inside jokes aimed at fellow HVAC workers.

    In others, he showed off his guns, including one photo of a firearm resting between his legs as he sat in the driver’s seat of a car. “All I want in life is to bring people comfort,” he wrote. “Please don’t make me bring the pain.”

    In October, he posted a photo of what purported to be an arrest report. Lyons wrote in the caption: “Schaumburg PD didn’t appreciate me taking the fight to Antifa today,” he wrote.

    Another post showed Lyons carrying what appeared to be a black pistol and wearing a gas mask and flak jacket with the words “HVAC TECH” on the vest. “Just donning my P.P.E. to run service calls in Chicago,” he wrote in the caption.

    Court records show Lyons’ only Cook County conviction was a misdemeanor battery dating to 1998. Details on that incident were not immediately available. He also was charged in 2014 with obstructing an officer after allegedly “taunting” police who were arresting someone else after a traffic stop. That case was dismissed shortly after it was filed.

    Lyons is the second person from the Chicago area to be charged with directly participating in the events last Wednesday, when supporters of the Republican president stormed the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from ratifying the electoral vote for President-elect Joe Biden, leading to the deaths of a police officer and four others.

    Last week, Bradley Rukstales, of Inverness, then-CEO of a Schaumburg tech firm, was charged in U.S. District Court in Washington with being part of the same mob.


    So now you get to tell your children that you're a terrorist.

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    Federal authorities on Thursday alleged a Pennsylvania man is the person photographed at last week’s mob attack on the U.S. Capitol wearing a ‘CFD’ hat.

    According to an FBI affidavit filed in the case, a tipster told authorities the man pictured was Robert Sanford of Pennsylvania, who was retired from the Chester Fire Department in that state. Sanford, 55, was charged Thursday with knowingly entering a restricted building, disruptive conduct on Capitol grounds and assaulting officers engaged in official duties, according to authorities.

    The image of the man in the hat had attracted attention in Chicago, and spurred speculation on the Internet that the person could have connections to the Chicago Fire Department. A spokesman from the department told the Tribune this week the image had been circulated among department leaders in a failed attempt to identify the man.

    An FBI affidavit identified a Pennsylvania man as the person photographed at the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol wearing a "CFD" hat. The FBI says the man in the picture is Robert Sanford of Pennsylvania, who was retired from the Chester Fire Department in that state.

    An FBI affidavit identified a Pennsylvania man as the person photographed at the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol wearing a "CFD" hat. The FBI says the man in the picture is Robert Sanford of Pennsylvania, who was retired from the Chester Fire Department in that state. (FBI)

    According to the FBI, the man pictured is the same person captured in a viral video tossing a fire extinguisher toward police, striking one. Officials said that incident was not connected to the killing of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who was one of five people who died when a mob supporting outgoing President Donald Trump stormed the building.

    Chicago fire officials also said they were aware that some people online had suggested the person pictured was a retired Chicago firefighter.

    The FBI noted that it had chased a tip about a man from Illinois, but he had an alibi, and a close examination of photographs showed he was not the person pictured. He was on no flights to Washington and “logs from License Plate Readers in the District of Columbia did not indicate that the individual’s vehicle entered the District of Columbia during the relevant time frame,” the affidavit states.
    So the firefighter attacked the police. Hmmmm


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