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    A Missouri woman has been charged with taking a splintered name plate belonging to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the riot at the U.S. Capitol.

    Emily Hernandez, of Sullivan, was charged Friday with with five counts, including disorderly conduct that impedes the conduct of government business and the stealing or disposing of government property. She had not been arrested as of early Saturday afternoon, according to court documents. Her home phone number rang unanswered.

    The FBI received online tips from at least three people saying Hernandez was the person seen in TV news footage holding up a broken engraved piece of wood bearing the words ?House? and ?Nancy? during the storming of the Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump, an agent wrote in an affidavit.

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    https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/20/us/ca...ges/index.html

    Former Marine accused of assaulting officers during Capitol riot told FBI he 'got caught up in the moment'

    A former US Marine charged with assaulting officers during the Capitol riot told FBI investigators that he got "caught up in the moment."

    Barton Shively, of Pennsylvania, who faces multiple charges in federal court in Washington, DC, was arrested Tuesday.

    The charges against him include aiding and abetting, civil disorder, forcibly assaulting, resisting, opposing, impeding or interfering with any federal officer or employee and violent entry into restricted grounds or any Capitol building, according to a criminal complaint. He has not yet entered a plea.

    Court filings that were unsealed Tuesday include an FBI bulletin with photos of people seen at the riot, and prosecutors said the FBI received a tip that one of the men pictured was Shively.

    Shively contacted local law enforcement to "admit that he was at the US Capitol" during the insurrection and said he wanted to self-surrender, according to a court filing.

    During an interview with the FBI in Pennsyvlvannia, Shively said he "got caught up in the moment," and grabbed a police officer by the jacket, according to the filing.

    Prosecutors also shared a screenshot of Shively appearing to shove a Capitol Police officer -- and Assistant US Attorney Scott Ford said at a hearing Tuesday that Shively "laid his hands" on officers.

    "His charges are different than the majority of the people that were down in DC. He didn't just enter the Capitol unlawfully, he actually laid hands on police officers on three separate occasions," said Ford.

    Defense attorney Thomas Thornton said he doesn't believe there's evidence that Shively was in the Capitol itself, but said that he was on the grounds and was trampled by the crowd.

    "Mr. Shively was a person who got a little bit carried away obviously during this situation, and was only on the grounds for a little bit over 10 minutes and then he left," Thornton said at the hearing.

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    https://twitter.com/nbcwashington/st...23773270736899

    A Connecticut man has been charged with assaulting an officer during the breach of the U.S. Capitol in an incident captured on video and shared widely on social media.

    Patrick Edward McCaughey III was charged on Tuesday with assaulting an officer, civil disorder, entering restricted grounds and disorderly conduct, the Justice Department said in a press release. The department said he would be presented in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday before appearing in Washington, D.C., where he was charged.


    Prosecutors say McCaughey pinned D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Daniel Hodges to the Capitol building's lower west terrace door as a mob of rioters tried to gain entry. Video showing Hodges being crushed against the door, crying out in pain and bleeding from the mouth quickly went viral.

    "Even after days of seeing so many shocking and horrific scenes from the siege on the U.S. Capitol, the savage beating of [Officer Hodges] stands out for the perpetrator's blatant disregard for human life," said Steven D'Antuono, the assistant director in charge of the FBI Washington Field Office. "Patrick McCaughey's actions were violent, barbaric, and completely out of control."

    In the video, an individual who prosecutors say is McCaughey can be seen using a clear police riot shield to push against the left side of Hodges' body, pinning him between it and the door. At the same time, they added, "numerous other rioters behind and around" McCaughey added to the load bearing down on the officer.

    Investigators were able to identify McCaughey with the help of a tip from someone who knew him, as well from his appearance and voice in several different videos, according to the affidavit. It also notes that McCaughey's listed home address with the state's department of motor vehicles is Ridgefield, Conn. His date of birth is redacted from the document.

    Hodges, a six-year veteran of the city's police force, described his experiences that day in an interview with member station WAMU. He said he was unable to defend himself during the assault, as his arms were pinned and someone had managed to both rip off his gas mask and beat him with his own baton.

    Hodges said he did not suffer any broken bones or internal bleeding as a result of the incident, but "walked like a 90-year-old man for a week." Still, the experience does not appear to have deterred him from the task at hand.

    "If it wasn't my job, I would have done that for free," Hodges later told a local NBC affiliate. "It was absolutely my pleasure to crush a white nationalist insurrection, and I'm glad I was in a position to be able to help. We'll do it as many times as it takes."

    Authorities are continuing to make arrests in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection and are asking for the public's help in identifying individuals who may have been involved.

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    Members of the Proud Boys, including organizer Joe Biggs, third from right, march across the Hawthorne Bridge. (Noah Berger/AP)

    Proud Boys organizer Joseph Randall Biggs was arrested in Florida on Wednesday after the FBI alleged that members of the far-right nationalist group appeared equipped with walkie-talkie-style communication devices and earpieces that could enable real-time communication during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

    Biggs, 37, of Florida, "did aid, abet, counsel, command, induce, or procure others" to storm the Capitol, the FBI alleged in new charging papers. Biggs and others were among the first rioters to storm into the building, the FBI said.

    Biggs made an initial appearance in federal court Wednesday, where he did not enter a plea. U.S. Magistrate Judge Embry Kidd of Orlando released him to home confinement after prosecutors did not request his detention. He denied having any knowledge of preplanning of the event in an interview with the FBI, court documents said.

    According to charging papers, Biggs was among the first to enter the Capitol during the riot at about 2:13 p.m., part of a mob that delayed the electoral vote certification of President Biden?s election victory and forced the evacuation of Congress. Biggs was seen on video 20 seconds after someone who appears to be already-charged Proud Boys member Dominic Pezzola led the smashing of a window on the Senate side of the building with a riot shield, an FBI affidavit alleged.

    "Hey Biggs, what do you gotta say" an off-screen voice said as Biggs allegedly walked in, according to an FBI agent who cited video recorded at the time of entry.

    "This is awesome!" the FBI alleged Biggs replied before pulling his gaiter up to cover his face.

    Biggs facing counts of obstructing an official proceeding of Congress, illegal entry and disorderly conduct on restricted Capitol grounds is the latest Proud Boys member to be charged in the storming of the Capitol. But charging papers laid out details about the degree of the group's activities.

    FBI probes possible connections between extremist groups at heart of Capitol violence

    A self-described organizer for the nationalist and ?Western chauvinist? group, Biggs echoed Proud Boys Chairman Enrique Tarrio?s Dec. 29 call for members to ?turn out in record numbers? to the pro-Trump demonstration in attire other than their typical yellow and black clothing, according to charging papers.

    ?We will be blending in as one of you . . . We are going to smell like you, move like you, and look like you. The only thing we?ll do that?s us is think like us!? court documents said Biggs posted on or around that same day. The FBI said it was a taunt aimed at antifa, a far-left anti-fascist movement whose adherents sometimes engage in violent clashes with right-wing extremists.

    That day, a live-streamed Proud Boys video showed someone who appeared to be Biggs helping direct a group of dozens in blaze-orange hats, camouflage backpacks and military-style vests, according to court documents. The Proud Boys group appeared to assemble that morning at the east side of the building, then circle the building to link up with milling supporters of President Donald Trump on the West Front at about 12:48 p.m.

    Minutes later, the crowd surged forward, toppled barricades and overwhelmed a handful of police officers, the FBI affidavit said.

    The FBI said Biggs and at least one person he was with appeared to carry walkie-talkie-style two-way communication devices.

    Multiple others were photographed or recorded with earpieces, including Pezzola and others believed to be associated with the Proud Boys, ?which could be used to receive communications from others in real time,? the FBI said.

    Biggs spoke with agents Monday and admitted entering the Capitol building without forcing entry, the FBI said.

    Biggs informed an interviewing agent ?that the doors of the Capitol were wide open,? charging papers said. They said Biggs also ?denied having any knowledge of any pre-planning of storming the Capitol, and had no idea who planned it.?

    Tarrio had planned to attend Trump?s Jan. 6 rally but was arrested when he arrived in D.C. He had been charged with misdemeanor destruction of property in connection with the burning of a Black Lives Matter banner taken from a Black church during an earlier protest in Washington. He is also accused of felony possession of two high-capacity firearm magazines.

    Tarrio told The Washington Post last week that his group did not organize the Capitol siege.

    ?If they think we were organizing going into the Capitol, they?re going to be sadly mistaken,? he said. ?Our plan was to stay together as a group and just enjoy the day. We weren?t going to do a night march, anything like that. That?s it as far as our day.?
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    https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-ne...d92e9b2ea91952

    An alleged Capitol rioter from Florida knew he was wanted from the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection and returned to Washington, DC, to attend the inauguration on Wednesday, the Justice Department said in a new court filing.

    Prosecutors in Washington say that when law enforcement tried to arrest Samuel Camargo at his home in Florida on Tuesday, he had left.

    Investigators then found him in DC on Wednesday and arrested him there — the same day as the presidential inauguration.

    Camargo told investigators that he knew he was wanted by the Justice Department and "decided that he should attempt to attend the Inauguration rather than turn himself into authorities," prosecutors wrote in a court filing on Thursday.

    The Justice Department is seeking to keep Camargo detained pending trial, arguing he is a flight risk. He is set to appear in federal court for the first time on Thursday afternoon.

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    https://abcnews.go.com/US/capitol-ri...ry?id=75324078

    Georgia lawyer who allegedly kicked down Pelosi's door

    A federal judge in Georgia has denied bail for William Calhoun, a lawyer who allegedly bragged about helping to kick down a door leading to the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

    Authorities found camouflage, guns, a handgun, eight rifles and over 1,000 rounds of ammunition in his closet after a search of his residence.

    Calhoun allegedly spoke of "violent retribution against the media and the Democrats" in social media postings, even captioning one picture of Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., "Do you want a bullet to the head?"

    Judge Charles Weigle said he believed evidence put forward against Calhoun clearly showed he represents a danger to the community and is a flight risk if released from custody.

    Addressing the riot at the Capitol as a whole, Weigle called it "an act of extreme violence by every single person who went in there."

    "When you and your friends went in there and tore the place to shreds, killed five people including a police officer, you showed ... that there was nothing that would hold you back except for force," Weigle said. "That's why we had 25,000 National Guardsmen at our inauguration yesterday -- a shame and a scandal for our entire country. And if you don't respect the Capitol Police, if you don't respect the Capitol building of the United States, I don't have any reason to believe that you'll respect anything that I tell you to do."

    Weigle said he wouldn't be comfortable sending a probation officer to Calhoun's home because of possible retaliation.

    Calhoun was remanded into the custody of U.S. Marshals who will transport him to Washington, D.C., where he'll be detained pending further proceedings in his case.

    New York man who said he traveled with the Proud Boys

    A man who said he traveled to Washington, D.C., with a former NYPD officer and members of the Proud Boys to take part in the siege on the Capitol has been charged by the Department of Justice.

    New York resident Christopher Kelly allegedly posted photos of himself with rioters on Facebook, according to federal court documents.

    Kelly specifically said he was traveling with his brother, who the FBI confirmed is a retired NYPD officer, according to the complaint.

    He allegedly also responded to comments on his Facebook page in real time as the riots were taking place.

    ABC News' previous coverage has identified the Proud Boys as an "alt-right" or "far-right extremist group" that has engaged in violence and whose members include those with connections to white nationalism.
    Rioter who attacked police officer with hockey stick
    Michigan resident Michael Joseph Foy was arrested after he allegedly assaulted a police officer with a hockey stick at the Capitol riot.

    Following a tip, the FBI identified Foy as the man seen in a New York Times video swinging a hockey stick repeatedly at a Metropolitan Police officer who had been pulled from an entryway to the Capitol by the mob, according to federal court documents.

    Foy attacked the officer for 16 seconds before he was knocked down by another rioter, according to the FBI's analysis of the video. Foy later entered the Capitol through a broken window, the affidavit says.
    Man who attacked Metropolitan Police officer

    A Connecticut man who allegedly assaulted Metropolitan Police Officer Daniel Hodges has been arrested.

    Hodges was the officer seen in video being smushed in the doorway and crying out for help.

    Ridgefield resident Patrick McCaughey, who is a citizen of both the U.S. and Germany, is charged with assaulting a police officer, disorderly conduct and illegally being inside the U.S. Capitol, according to federal court documents.

    McCaughey allegedly pinned Hodges to a door with a police shield, which McCaughey illegally obtained, court documents state.

    "As McCaughey was using the riot shield to push against Officer Hodges, numerous other rioters behind and around McCaughey appeared to add to the weight against Officer Hodges," the charging affidavit states.

    McCaughey was identified by a childhood friend who called the FBI tipline. Security camera footage included in the affidavit also shows McCaughey allegedly holding a MPD riot shield.

    The affidavit also states that the majority of McCaughey's actions were captured on a YouTube video in which he can allegedly be heard saying, "Don't try and use that stick on me boy" while continuing to push Hodges with shield. The "stick" he was referring to is believed to be Hodges' police riot baton, the affidavit states.

    He then allegedly began to strike officers with that shield.

    McCaughey was ordered held without bail during his court appearance Wednesday.

    A federal judge described the YouTube video as "extraordinarily disturbing," saying it was sufficient evidence to keep him in custody.

    Hodges told ABC News last week he thought he'd die as a result of the rioters' actions.

    "I thought, 'This could be the end,' or 'I could not get out of this completely intact,'" he said.
    Rioter who brought firearms to Washington, D.C.

    A New York man who allegedly brought firearms and a bulletproof vest to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6 was arrested and charged.

    Samuel Fisher allegedly posted a photo of himself holding a gun in front of a Trump flag with the caption, "Can't wait to bring a liberal back to this freedom palace," according to federal court documents.

    After the riot, he allegedly posted a photo of multiple firearms on a couch, the FBI affidavit states.

    Prosecutors pointed to multiple statements Fisher posted on social media that they say suggests he was prepared to engage in violence during the riot.

    "We must stand up to these people and take our world back," he allegedly wrote on Dec. 3, 2020.

    In another post that same day, Fisher allegedly wrote, "It's time to bring the pain upon them."

    On the day of the insurrection, Fisher allegedly posted, "I'm Going To the parking garage super early" and "Leaving s--- in there maybe except pistol."

    He continued, "And if it kicks off I got a Vest and My Rifle."

    In a separate post, Fisher allegedly called on Trump to "fire the bat signal... deputize patriots... and then the pain comes."

    "1 Million Pissed off men with guns…bad idea," Fisher allegedly wrote. "We aren't looking to fight or hurt anyone… but the odds that this is going to be solved any other way… is next to nothing."

    Fisher was ordered held without bail during his court appearance Wednesday.

    Authorities said during the hearing that they recovered a shotgun, knife, two machetes, two bulletproof vests and 1,000 rounds of ammunition, including shotgun shells and ammunition for an AR-15 in his Chevrolet Tahoe.

    Two other firearms were also recovered during searches by federal investigators, prosecutors said.

    Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin Schrier said the amount of ammo and the number of guns is a concern to federal prosecutors.

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    https://abcnews.go.com/US/capitol-ri...ry?id=75324078

    Georgia lawyer who allegedly kicked down Pelosi's door
    And I suppose he'll be angry and bitter when he's jailed and disbarred? Idiot.



    New York man who said he traveled with the Proud Boys
    Yeah this whole bunch are shocked and hurt that Trump turned out to be what he is, weak and disloyal, just waiting for a bus to throw people under.

    I hope they send them all up the river, and don't accept a single "no contest" plea. Show everyone every bit of evidence and charge them at least as harshly as this guy...

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    Rioter who attacked police officer with hockey stick
    officers during the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol ? including beating one who had already fallen to the ground.

    Like others who have been arrested in connection with the rioting, the man, Michael Joseph Foy, has been charged with obstruction of a congressional proceeding and unlawful entry into a restricted building. But he also faces additional, more serious charges, including forcibly assaulting a federal officer, making him the latest in a growing number of suspects charged with attacking police officers.

    According to an F.B.I. affidavit made public on Thursday, investigators identified numerous riot videos and photographs on social media in which Mr. Foy appeared, including footage of violence against police officers compiled and published by The New York Times.

    Another video, posted on YouTube, appears to show Mr. Foy ?lifting the stick above his head and swinging it down rapidly, striking an individual on the ground several times,? the affidavit said. ?At no point does it appear that the individual on the ground is acting aggressively, nor does it appear? that the attack was ?justified.?

    The victim ? apparently a police officer ? was not identified in the court filing.

    The F.B.I. identified Mr. Foy using postings on his father?s Facebook page; among other things, his father wrote, in discussing a picture of his son during the riot, ?he was raised better,? according to the affidavit. Other postings about Mr. Foy cited in the complaint indicate that he is a former member of the Marine Corps.
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    https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/20...ng-us-capitol/

    Haddonfield Relationship Strategist Patrick Stedman Arrested For Alleged Role In Storming US Capitol

    The FBI on Thursday arrested a dating and relationship strategist from Haddonfield in connection with the U.S. Capitol riots. Prosecutors say Patrick Stedman chronicled his storming of the building online.

    CBS3’s knock on the door of this Haddonfield house led to no response from the person who briefly opened the door. But earlier Thursday afternoon, it was a different scene when Federal Bureau of Investigation agents visited the same home.

    The home is that of 32-year-old Patrick Stedman. His Twitter account shows he’s a dating and relationship coach.

    It’s the same account where the FBI alleges he posted video, pictures and tweets showing his involvement in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol building riot.

    “He’s charged with two misdemeanor federal offenses — one is trespassing and the other is essentially obstructing a government function,” said Rocco Cipprione, Stedman’s attorney.

    Cipprione says the evidence against his client does not show him in any violent situations.

    “What the complaint alleges was he was present at the Capitol and inside the Capitol building. There were no allegations of violence on his part. No allegations of weapons or force used on his part,” Cipprione said.

    According to the FBI affidavit, Stedman posted multiple videos and pictures showing him inside the Capitol building that afternoon, including a tweet stating, “highly highly recommend all patriots come to D.C. on the 6th. This will be a turning point for our nation. I you are coming DC me. Assembling a team.”

    “He was there for a peaceful protest, and I think the Twitter accounts used in the affidavits support that,” Cipprione said.

    Stedman’s attorney says the government wanted his client held without bail, but a judge denied that.

    Stedman is now at home. His travel is restricted to New Jersey, New York and Washington D.C.

    His next hearing is scheduled via Zoom next week. Stedman has pled not guilty on all counts.

    I saw on this link where it said he had a website where you could sign up for a newsletter on sex and female psychology. It also said he still lived with his parents. Guarantee you he's an incel that wants to try pickup artists put down psychology ('tell a woman she's fat and ugly and she will have sex with you to make her feel better')
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    I simply can't believe any of these people genuinely thought that this was even a quasi-good idea. I mean, really? "Let's storm the Capitol building"? The fuuuuccckkkk?

    I mean, have you taken leave of all of your goddamn senses?

    And sorry, this extends far beyond personal politics. This behavior is cult like in just about every single way. Truth Be Damned! This is the way. Make America Great Again. It isn't just the inbreeders from the cheap seats and the dumb states, it's also the lawyers, the police, the nurses, and others whose grasp of reality and political theater (to say nothing of history) is seriously skewed, at best. I really wasn't kidding when I say it's the dumbest people in America, because despite their occupations, they couldn't find the truth or the facts if they stood right next to them.

    If that doesn't worry you, then you have wayyyyy too much faith in your neighbors.


    I like to watch "feel good" videos on youtube. The "feel good" and "fail" videos both make me tear up..one from the generosity of society when we all come together, and one from laughter.

    I want to believe that people are, at their core, good, honest, respectable people, but the actions of these goddamn ignorant fucks makes me seriously question so many, many things.

    When I stop to help someone, I'm not looking to see if they have a Trump sticker on their vehicle, or a MAGA hat on their dashboard. I stop to help because I recognize a need, and I can offer assistance.

    What should it matter what they believe if they need help? It doesn't. Not as far as I'm concerned when I offer them help, anyway.

    In contrast to that jackass tow truck driver who didn't help a young woman because he saw a Bernie sticker on her vehicle, I know that doing the right thing is it's own reward. These people, I guess, didn't get that memo. I'm glad my parents helped me learn the right lessons, because I for goddamn sure don't ever want to end up like these Constitutionally ignorant and ethically retarded fucknuggets.

    All I know is that these myopic pieces of shit better get their asses to the eye doctor and stop Beer Goggling the NY Times. I'm tired of having to throat punch fuckers with those pesky things called "facts" and "truths".

    But that's just me.
    Don't like what I have to say? I respect that. Now go fuck yourself.

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    Self-styled militia members from Virginia, Ohio and other states made plans to storm the U.S. Capitol days in advance of the Jan. 6 attack, and then communicated in real time as they breached the building on opposite sides and talked about hunting for lawmakers, according to court documents filed Tuesday.

    While authorities have charged more than 100 individuals in the riot, details in the new allegations against three U.S. military veterans offer a disturbing look at what they allegedly said to one another before, during and after the attack ? statements that indicate a degree of preparation and determination to rush deep into the halls and tunnels of Congress to make ?citizens? arrests? of elected officials.

    U.S. authorities charged an apparent leader of the Oath Keepers extremist group, Thomas Edward Caldwell, 66, of Berryville, Va., in the attack, alleging that the Navy veteran helped organize a ring of dozens who coordinated their movements as they ?stormed the castle? to disrupt the confirmation of President-elect Joe Biden?s electoral college victory.
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    What happened to the terrorist part in the subject line?
    I think it was an accurate description.
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    Quote Originally Posted by curiouscat View Post
    What happened to the terrorist part in the subject line?
    I think it was an accurate description.
    I changed it. I agree, they're terrorists, and them participating in terrorism would make them such.

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    A man sent his girlfriend?s brother a selfie while storming the Capitol, officials say. The brother is a federal agent.



    Thomas Fee texted this image of himself in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda on Jan. 6. to his girlfriend?s brother, who is a federal agent. (Courtesy of the Department of Justice)

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    Jan. 20, 2021 at 2:57 a.m. MST

    When Thomas Fee got a text on Jan. 6 from his girlfriend?s brother asking if he was in Washington, he responded with a selfie inside the U.S. Capitol Rotunda as dozens of others who had just stormed the building waved flags behind him, federal officials said.

    In one message, Fee wrote he was ?at the tip of the spear,? according to a criminal complaint filed Saturday.

    But Fee?s girlfriend?s brother wasn?t asking out of simple curiosity ? he is a special agent with the State Department. The agent, who isn?t identified in court documents, later turned the evidence over to the FBI?s Joint Terrorism Task Force.

    Fee, a recently retired New York firefighter with a history of racist complaints, surrendered in Queens on Tuesday morning, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney?s Office for the Eastern District told the New York Post. He is charged with unlawful entry of the Capitol and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

    The 53-year-old from Freeport, N.Y., joins scores of others who have been charged with breaching the Capitol earlier this month. Similar to Fee, many alleged rioters have openly bragged about their exploits to friends and on social media, making it easier for federal agents to track them down and connect them to the insurrection.

    Gracyn Courtright, a senior at the University of Kentucky, allegedly posted videos of herself roaming the Capitol and wrote on Instagram that she thought storming the Capitol ?was cool.? Kevin Lyons of Chicago, who was arrested last week, shared an image of himself outside the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) with the caption, ?WHOSE HOUSE? OUR HOUSE!? on Instagram.

    Social media also failed Fee, federal officials said. His girlfriend allegedly posted on Facebook that he was in D.C., ?at the rally,? prompting her brother to confirm Fee?s whereabouts for himself. In addition to sending the brother the image inside the Rotunda, Fee sent a video where ?members of the crowd are heard yelling the word ?tyranny? and the name ?Pelosi,?? according to court documents.

    After sending the evidence to the FBI, the brother of Fee?s girlfriend also confirmed for federal agents that Fee?s driver?s license image matched the man in the photos. Federal agents also tracked Fee?s car driving westbound out of New York the day before the Capitol riots and returning to the city on Jan. 7, the day afterward.

    Fee did not immediately respond to requests for comment. He appeared in court on Tuesday, according to WCBS, and was granted bail but ordered to surrender his firearm, avoid contact with other alleged Capitol rioters and stay away from all state capitol buildings. It is unclear whether he has a lawyer and when he is due back in court.

    Fee, who spent 22 years with the New York City Fire Department before retiring in October, was suspended in 2004 for allegedly spewing racial slurs at a Black doctor walking past a Queens firehouse, the New York Post reported. In 2013, he received accolades for helping to save 13 people who were forced to the roof of a building during Hurricane Sandy, only for the roof to catch on fire.
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    New Jersey gym owner who allegedly punched cop

    Scott Fairlamb, a New Jersey gym owner, was arrested Friday for allegedly shoving and punching a Capitol Police officer during the riot. He faces several charges, including assaulting a federal officer and carrying a dangerous weapon.

    Authorities said they received several tips from people who identified Fairlamb in video footage wearing a brown camouflage jacket at the Capitol. The officer also described his alleged assailant as wearing the same jacket, according to the FBI affidavit.

    Other footage showed Fairlamb carrying a collapsible baton, according to the affidavit.

    Fairlamb held a protest at his Pompton Lakes gym in May in response to Gov. Murphy’s coronavirus restrictions.
    Man ordered off Delta flight for yelling 'Trump 2020'

    A man who was removed from a Delta flight for repeatedly yelling "Trump 2020" was arrested after an officer recognized him from an Instagram video of the Capitol riot, according to a newly unsealed criminal complaint.

    John Lolos was preparing to leave Washington, D.C., on Jan. 8 when the flight crew escorted him off the plane for the "continuing disturbance," the FBI affidavit stated. About 45 minutes later, an airport police officer who saw Lolos return to the gate was scrolling through Instagram and found a video from the riots that showed Lolos exiting the Capitol, according to the affidavit.

    The officer alerted agents from Capitol Police's Dignitary Protective Division who then arrested Lolos at the gate, according to the affidavit.

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    Ohio man who allegedly stole coat rack from Capitol building

    The Justice Department has charged two men from Ohio in connection with the riot, including one who allegedly stole a wooden coat rack from the Capitol building.

    Capitol Police initially confronted Robert Lyon and Dustin Thompson outside of the Capitol following the Jan. 6 riot while they were waiting for an Uber, according to a criminal complaint.

    When agents ordered Thompson to put down a coat rack he had allegedly carried out of the Capitol building, he fled on foot, according to the complaint.

    Lyon remained behind and gave officers his and Thompson's personal information before they let him go, according to the complaint.

    When interviewed by FBI agents at his home on Jan. 11, Lyon allegedly denied ever entering the Capitol. Investigators said surveillance pictures of both men, which were included in the FBI affidavit, placed them at the scene.
    A QAnon conspiracy theorist from California is facing charges for allegedly participating in the riot, according to a criminal complaint.

    The FBI in an affidavit said it started an investigation into Kevin Strong prior to the Capitol insurrection after a witness reported he "had been showing signs of behavioral changes over the last few months including stock-piling items and telling others to get ready for Martial Law, rioting, and protesting."

    Strong, an employee with the Federal Aviation Administration in San Bernardino, was known to have declared he had "Q clearance" and recently purchased a new truck believing that QAnon would cover the debt, according to the FBI.

    FBI agents interviewed Strong after a witness' photos placed him at the Capitol, authorities said. During the interview, Strong allegedly provided them with his phone which had photos of him inside the Capitol. Strong claimed he did not damage the building or attack law enforcement, the affidavit stated.

    Strong also allegedly told agents he was a QAnon supporter.
    Man who allegedly enabled beating of officer with an American flag
    A man faces charges after allegedly enabling the beating of a Capitol Police officer with an American flag during the riot.

    Jeffrey Sabol, 51, turned himself in to the FBI Friday morning in Rye, New York. He was charged with obstructing a law enforcement officer during a civil disorder.

    Sabol was allegedly seen in a video of the incident published by the Washington Post dragging a police officer down the stairs of the Capitol while wearing a tan jacket, black helmet and green backpack -- items prosecutors said he admitted to wearing the day of the insurrection.

    Sabol was held without bail by a federal judge who called the video "very disturbing and deeply troubling."

    "That conduct is beyond the pale," the judge said. "It is troubling to a degree that really, I find it shocking."
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    A New York City Sanitation Department employee was arrested for allegedly participating in the riot.

    Dominick Madden faces three charges, including violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. A judge ordered Friday that he be released on $250,000 bond.

    Madden was allegedly "photographed and videotaped shouting the QAnon slogan, wearing a QAnon hoodie, and waving a Trump flag in front of the Capitol building," according to court records.

    Madden has been suspended. Mayor Bill de Blasio has said any city employee associated with the Capitol riot will be terminated.

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    Lawyer for the 'Q Shaman' who stormed the Capitol in a fur headdress with horns says his client feels 'duped' after Trump didn't pardon him

    A far-right Arizona conspiracy theorist known as "QAnon Shaman," who stormed the Capitol in a fur headdress with horns, says he feels "duped" by Trump after the former president didn't pardon him, his lawyer has said.

    Jake Angeli, whose real name is Jacob A. Chansley, was arrested and charged earlier this month in connection with the Capitol riots, which resulted in the deaths of five people, including a police officer.

    Speaking to local television station KSDK on Thursday, Chansley's lawyer Al Watkins said that his client had expected to be pardoned by Trump but that he has now realized he'd been "duped."

    "He regrets very, very much having not just been duped by the president, but by being in a position where he allowed that duping to put him in a position to make decisions he should not have made," Watkins said, according to Law & Crime.

    "As to my client, the guy with the horns and the fur, the meditation, and organic food...I'm telling you that we cannot simply wave a magic wand and label all these people on January 6 the same," he added.

    Watkins' comment about organic food is a reference to a statement made by Chansley's mother at his first federal court hearing, where she said that her son had refused to eat while in custody because he "gets very sick if he doesn't eat organic food."

    It is not known whether Chansley has stopped his hunger strike or not.

    Watkins also seemed to blame Trump for what he said were "months of lies" and "misrepresentations" that were "designed to inflame, enrage, and motivate" the mob on January 6, according to Law & Crime.

    Trump told his supporters before the deadly events unfolded that "we're going to walk down, and I'll be there with you," with reference made to the Capitol building immediately following those remarks.

    "What's really curious is the reality that our president, as a matter of public record, invited these individuals, as President, to walk down to the Capitol with him," Watkins said.

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    Capitol rioter charged with threatening to 'assassinate' Rep. Ocasio-Cortez

    The Justice Department revealed new charges against a Texas man who allegedly participated in the Capitol attack and posted online death threats against Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a US Capitol Police officer.

    Garret Miller of Texas faces five criminal charges stemming from the Capitol insurrection, including trespassing offenses and making death threats. Miller allegedly tweeted, "assassinate AOC," according to court documents.7

    He also said the police officer who fatally shot a Trump supporter during the attack "deserves to die" and won't "survive long" because it's "huntin[g] season."

    Prosecutors said in newly released court documents that Miller posted extensively on social media before and during the attack, saying a "civil war could start" and "next time we bring the guns."

    He was arrested on Wednesday, according to the Justice Department. Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to keep him in jail pending trial, and a detention hearing is scheduled for Monday.
    Clint Broden, a lawyer for Miller, told CNN Saturday that his client "certainly regrets what he did."

    "He did it in support of former President (Donald) Trump, but regrets his actions. He has the support of his family, and a lot of the comments, as viewed in context, are really sort of misguided political hyperbole. Given the political divide these days, there is a lot of hyperbole," Broden said.
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    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The FBI was forwarded two online posts made before President Joe Biden’s inauguration that referenced former President Donald Trump retaining power, the I-Team confirmed.

    Two weeks ago, Nye County Republican Party chair Chris Zimmerman released a letter stating, “Trump will be president for another four years. Biden will not be president.”

    “The next 12 days will be something to tell the grandchildren! It’s 1776 all over again!” the letter read, along with supposed events that were sure to happen, then did not. Zimmerman is now asking for donations to a legal defense fund, though no charges have been filed.

    Last week, a Nye County firearms training facility started offering a free course to join “Trump’s Army.” Dr. Ignatius Piazza, the founder of the Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, based in Pahrump, was listed as the website’s owner

    Since the I-Team first reported about the website last week, it was pulled.

    Planned armed events leading up to Inauguration Day never materialized, but the concerns about them were very real. Local and federal police remain on alert, and they need your help.

    Aaron Rouse, special agent in charge of the FBI Las Vegas, said most of the tips his agents look into start when we see something odd and pick up the phone.

    “Let us take a look at it,” Rouse said. “Let us make an evaluation.”

    Follow the adage of “See something, say something,” Rouse said, adding our eyes are his team’s ears to what is happening online.

    “When you turn to violence, you’ve lost any legitimacy to whatever cause you may be supporting,” he said.

    Since the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot, the FBI has arrested more than 100 people. None have ties to Nevada.

    “When you turn to violence, when you turn to destruction, that’s when your First Amendment privileges stop, and you’re no longer a protester, you’re a criminal,” Rouse said.

    While Rouse would not comment on active investigations, the FBI was forwarded two local cases involving online posts.

    The Nye County Sheriff’s Office forwarded both cases to the FBI, the I-Team confirms, but Rouse would not talk about specifics. He said in general, there is always a discussion about what language goes too far.

    “If somebody is advocating actually violence, actual violence against somebody else, that’s when they’ve crossed the line,” he said.

    Rouse mentioned the 2019 case of Conor Climo, who pleaded guilty to a federal weapons charge. Climo talked online about plotting an attack against a synagogue, a bar that caters to LGBTQ customers and a McDonald’s in Las Vegas.

    Rouse said if you see anything concerning online, call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI.

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    Stop the Steal organizer charged in Capitol riot

    A prominent activist in the Stop the Steal movement who spoke at a rally held by backers of President Donald Trump in Washington the day before the storming of the Capitol was arrested on Monday on charges that he took part in the riot.

    Brandon Straka, 44, was arrested on a felony charge of interfering with police during civil disorder. The self-described founder of a movement to “walk away” from liberalism was also charged with unlawful entry into a restricted building and disorderly conduct.

    An FBI agent’s affidavit used to obtain a criminal complaint against Straka describes his role as an organizer of Stop the Steal and quotes his comments at the Jan. 5 rally held at Freedom Plaza, but doesn’t indicate whether the government views those activities as context for his actions at the Capitol or part of the alleged crimes.

    FBI Special Agent Jeremy Desor said that videos revealed that during the melee, Straka was part of a crowd pushing toward a Capitol doorway. Desor doesn’t contend that Straka went into the building, but says that as others tried to charge through the entrance, the activist shouted: “Go! Go!”

    Desor said that as a Capitol police officer tried to make his way through the crowd with a riot shield over his head, Straka urged others to wrestle it from him.

    “Take it away from him,” Straka allegedly yelled. “Take it! Take it!”

    Straka achieved some prominence in the media during Trump’s effort to reverse President-elect Joe Biden’s win. Straka spoke at a variety of previous Stop the Steal events at the Capitol, in Michigan and elsewhere. According to the complaint, he said he was supposed to speak at such a rally at the Capitol on Jan. 6 but that event was scuttled after the riot broke out and police cleared the crowd.

    During his speech the day before the riot, Straka referred to the audience as “patriots” and referred repeatedly to a “revolution,” Desor said. Straka also told the attendees to “fight back” and added, “We are sending a message to the Democrats, we are not going away, you’ve got a problem!” the agent reported.

    In media appearances, Straka described himself as a Manhattan-based, gay ex-liberal. He and his “#walkaway” tagline became a favorite in some conservative quarters in the past couple of years, featured on programs such as the "Judge Jeanine" show on Fox News.

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    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the Proud Boys extremist group, has a past as an informer for federal and local law enforcement, repeatedly working undercover for investigators after he was arrested in 2012, according to a former prosecutor and a transcript of a 2014 federal court proceeding obtained by Reuters.


    In the Miami hearing, a federal prosecutor, a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and Tarrio’s own lawyer described his undercover work and said he had helped authorities prosecute more than a dozen people in various cases involving drugs, gambling and human smuggling.

    Tarrio, in an interview with Reuters Tuesday, denied working undercover or cooperating in cases against others. “I don’t know any of this,” he said, when asked about the transcript. “I don’t recall any of this.”

    Law-enforcement officials and the court transcript contradict Tarrio’s denial. In a statement to Reuters, the former federal prosecutor in Tarrio’s case, Vanessa Singh Johannes, confirmed that “he cooperated with local and federal law enforcement, to aid in the prosecution of those running other, separate criminal enterprises, ranging from running marijuana grow houses in Miami to operating pharmaceutical fraud schemes.”

    Tarrio, 36, is a high-profile figure who organizes and leads the right-wing Proud Boys in their confrontations with those they believe to be Antifa, short for “anti-fascism,” an amorphous and often violent leftist movement. The Proud Boys were involved in the deadly insurrection at the Capitol January 6.

    The records uncovered by Reuters are startling because they show that a leader of a far-right group now under intense scrutiny by law enforcement was previously an active collaborator with criminal investigators.

    Washington police arrested Tarrio in early January when he arrived in the city two days before the Capitol Hill riot. He was charged with possessing two high-capacity rifle magazines, and burning a Black Lives Matter banner during a December demonstration by supporters of former President Donald Trump. The D.C. Superior Court ordered him to leave the city pending a court date in June.

    Though Tarrio did not take part in the Capitol insurrection, at least five Proud Boys members have been charged in the riot. The FBI previously said Tarrio’s earlier arrest was an effort to preempt the events of January 6.

    The transcript from 2014 shines a new light on Tarrio’s past connections to law enforcement. During the hearing, the prosecutor and Tarrio’s defense attorney asked a judge to reduce the prison sentence of Tarrio and two co-defendants. They had pleaded guilty in a fraud case related to the relabeling and sale of stolen diabetes test kits.

    The prosecutor said Tarrio’s information had led to the prosecution of 13 people on federal charges in two separate cases, and had helped local authorities investigate a gambling ring.

    Tarrio’s then-lawyer Jeffrey Feiler said in court that his client had worked undercover in numerous investigations, one involving the sale of anabolic steroids, another regarding “wholesale prescription narcotics” and a third targeting human smuggling. He said Tarrio helped police uncover three marijuana grow houses, and was a “prolific” cooperator.

    In the smuggling case, Tarrio, “at his own risk, in an undercover role met and negotiated to pay $11,000 to members of that ring to bring in fictitious family members of his from another country,” the lawyer said in court.

    In an interview, Feiler said he did not recall details about the case but added, “The information I provided to the court was based on information provided to me by law enforcement and the prosecutor.”
    An FBI agent at the hearing called Tarrio a “key component” in local police investigations involving marijuana, cocaine and MDMA, or ecstasy. The Miami FBI office declined comment.

    There is no evidence Tarrio has cooperated with authorities since then. In interviews with Reuters, however, he said that before rallies in various cities, he would let police departments know of the Proud Boys’ plans. It is unclear if this was actually the case. He said he stopped this coordination after December 12 because the D.C. police had cracked down on the group.

    Tarrio on Tuesday acknowledged that his fraud sentence was reduced, from 30 months to 16 months, but insisted that leniency was provided only because he and his co-defendants helped investigators “clear up” questions about his own case. He said he never helped investigate others.

    That comment contrasts with statements made in court by the prosecutor, his lawyer and the FBI. The judge in the case, Joan A. Lenard, said Tarrio “provided substantial assistance in the investigation and prosecution of other persons involved in criminal conduct.”

    As Trump supporters challenged the Republican’s election loss in often violent demonstrations, Tarrio stood out for his swagger as he led crowds of mostly white Proud Boys in a series of confrontations and street brawls in Washington, D.C., Portland, Oregon, and elsewhere.

    The Proud Boys, founded in 2016, began as a group protesting political correctness and perceived constraints on masculinity. It grew into a group with distinctive colors of yellow and black that embraced street fighting. In September their profile soared when Trump called on them to “Stand back and stand by.”

    Tarrio, based in Miami, became the national chairman of the group in 2018.

    In November and December, Tarrio led the Proud Boys through the streets of D.C. after Trump’s loss. Video shows him on December 11 with a bullhorn in front of a large crowd. “To the parasites both in Congress, and in that stolen White House,” he said. “You want a war, you got one!” The crowd roared. The next day Tarrio burned the BLM banner.

    Former prosecutor Johannes said she was surprised that the defendant she prosecuted for fraud is now a key player in the violent movement that sought to halt the certification of President Joe Biden.

    “I knew that he was a fraudster – but had no reason to know that he was also a domestic terrorist,” she said.
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    . INDIANAPOLIS — Two Central Indiana men face charges after they allegedly took part in the riot and siege at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

    In a criminal complaint filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, federal authorities allege that Joshua Wagner and Israel Tutrow participated in the events on January 6 at the U.S. Capitol.

    Wagner’s last known address is in Greenwood while Tutrow has a Greenfield address.

    Wagner and Tutrow face charges of:

    Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds
    Disorderly Conduct Which Impedes the Conduct of Government Business
    Disruptive Conduct in the Capitol Buildings
    Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in the Capitol Buildings
    The charges come after an image from inside the U.S. Capitol depicted them inside the U.S. Capitol during the events on January 6.

    The criminal complaint states that witnesses told them Wagner picked up Tutrow on January 6 to travel from Indiana to Washington D.C. to participate in the rally for President Trump. The witness said while he didn’t know if either Wagner or Tutrow had any affiliation with hate groups, he was aware that Wagner vehemently opposes Joseph Biden as President. The witness did not think they went to D.C. with the intention of committing violence or causing a riot.

    Wagner surrendered himself to authorities early Tuesday afternoon. Tutrow was arrested Wednesday morning.

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    Three self-styled militia members charged in the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol began soliciting recruits for potential violence within days of the 2020 presidential election, later training in Ohio and North Carolina and organizing travel to Washington with a busload of comrades and a truck of weapons, U.S. authorities alleged Wednesday.

    A four-count indictment returned in D.C. laid out fresh details and allegations against Jessica Marie Watkins, 38, and Donovan Ray Crowl, 50 ? both of Woodstock, Ohio ? and Thomas E. Caldwell, 66, of Berryville, Va. The three, all U.S. military veterans, are accused of conspiring to obstruct Congress and other counts, punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

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    In a 15-page indictment unsealed Wednesday, prosecutors revealed new allegations, accusing Watkins of contacting recruits on Nov. 9, six days after the election, for a ?Basic Training? camp outside Columbus, Ohio, in early January so they would be ?fighting fit by innaugeration.? Prosecutors also allege that Watkins participated in a ?leadership only? conference call via an encrypted app, and that Caldwell arranged with another person bringing ?at least one full bus 40+ people coming from N.C.? and weaponry ahead of Jan. 6.
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    In May, after California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) ordered nonessential businesses to close as coronavirus cases spiked, Jacob Lewis refused to keep his Victorville, Calif., gym closed. The gym owner, who became a local face of the anti-coronavirus restriction movement, said he was reopening, and openly defying the state’s orders to protect his customers’ mental health and personal freedom.



    “The Gym is ‘essential’ to people’s mental and physical health,” he said in an Instagram post announcing his decision to reopen in late April. “With that being said, I, Jacob Lewis will take full responsibility for re-opening of The Gym.”

    Now, he’s facing felony charges for allegedly storming the U.S. Capitol in the deadly attempted insurrection earlier this month.

    Federal investigators said in a recent criminal complaint that video showed Lewis, wearing a black jacket and a red Trump 2020 beanie, spent seven minutes inside the Capitol on Jan. 6, as hundreds of rioters violently stormed the building and disrupted Congress.

    Lewis, 37, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with knowingly entering a restricted space and violent and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. He did not immediately return requests for comment late Thursday.

    Lewis made a name for himself last year by flouting laws in the name of his political beliefs. When Lewis reopened his large gym, which has a 500-person capacity, he did not require customers to wear masks while working out. At the reopening on May 1, 2020, he raised an American flag and set up a cardboard cutout of the Constitution for customers to pose for pictures, Vice reported.

    “I’m big on the Constitution,” he told Reuters in May after he reopened in defiance of coronavirus rules. “So if you want to wear a mask, wear a mask. If you don’t, don’t.”

    Lewis told Reuters he was reopening to support his customers’ “mental health and freedom.” He also said he did not believe there would be another outbreak — though the pandemic only continued to worsen in California, which has had more than 3 million infections and at least 38,961 deaths.

    Federal investigators say they were tipped off to Lewis’s participation in the Capitol riots by people who saw the gym owner’s Instagram videos shot inside the Capitol during the attack. On Jan. 8, one tipster told the FBI that Lewis “flew from Victorville, CA to Washington, D.C. to attack the Capitol along with many Trump supporters to stop the certification of the electoral college,” according to the criminal complaint.

    Three days later, the FBI received a second tip from a friend of Lewis’s, who told investigators that Lewis had said in December to “watch what happens to the Capitol on the 6th.” Lewis had also shown the friend photos of firearms and asked the friend to buy him ammunition, according to the complaint.

    Lewis agreed to speak to FBI agents at his Victorville home on Jan. 15. According to the complaint, Lewis acknowledged that he had flown to Washington and that he attended the rally outside of the Capitol. Lewis also admitted he had entered the Capitol after it had been breached by other rioters, but claimed that he had been “escorted” inside by police.

    Stills taken from videos of the rioters breaching the Capitol building that investigators filed into evidence show a man who resembles Lewis walking among a large crowd of people as they stormed Congress.

    “At no point does it appear that he has a police escort,” an FBI agent wrote in the criminal complaint.

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    Capitol rioter "horrendously smitten" by Trump willing to speak at impeachment trial, lawyer says

    The lawyer for an Arizona man who took part in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol while sporting face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns is offering to have his client, Jacob Chansley, testify at former President Donald Trump's upcoming impeachment trial. Lawyer Albert Watkins said it's important for senators to hear the voice of someone who was incited by Mr. Trump.

    Watkins said his client was previously "horrendously smitten" by Mr. Trump but now feels let down after Mr. Trump's refusal to grant Chansley and others who participated in the insurrection a pardon. "He felt like he was betrayed by the president," Watkins said.

    Watkins said he hasn't spoken to any member in the Senate since announcing his offer to have Chansley — also known as Jake Angeli — testify at the trial, which is scheduled to begin the week of February 8.

    The words of Trump supporters who are accused of participating in the riot may end up being used against him in his impeachment trial. Chansley and at least four others people who are facing federal charges stemming from the riot have suggested they were taking orders from the now-former president.

    Chansley, who calls himself the "QAnon Shaman" and has long been a fixture at Trump rallies, hasn't yet entered a plea to charges of civil disorder, obstruction of an official proceeding, disorderly conduct in a restricted building, demonstrating in a Capitol building and other counts. He is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Washington.

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