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    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ju...out&li=BBnb7Kz

    Justice Department launches webpage tracking individuals charged in Capitol riot

    The Justice Department's Office of Public Affairs on Thursday launched a new webpage listing every defendant facing charges in Washington, D.C., over their alleged roles in last week's violent pro-Trump riot at the Capitol.

    rtment launches webpage tracking individuals charged in Capitol riot

    The page lists the name of each defendant, along with their specific charges, place of residency, the case status and the date the information was last updated on the website. The page's extensive chart also includes links to digital copies of the press releases and charging documents associated with each case.

    Although individuals have been arrested in multiple states across the country, the Justice Department's website states that each case associated with the Jan. 6 siege at the Capitol is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia.

    According to the agency, each defendant, following arrest or surrender, must appear before a district court magistrate or judge in the city where the arrest took place.

    The webpage's list includes multiple arrests on Thursday alone, such as 49-year-old Christine Priola, a former Cleveland schools occupational therapist who appeared in a viral photo from the riot standing next to the vice president's chair in the Senate chamber.

    Retired Pennsylvania firefighter Robert Sanford, 55, was also arrested and charged Thursday in connection to throwing a fire extinguisher at police outside of the Capitol during the riot.
    arrest tracking page:https://www.justice.gov/opa/investig...olence-capitol

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    More on this idiot

    https://nypost.com/2021/01/13/retire...g-the-capitol/

    Retired Navy SEAL bragged about ?breaching the Capitol,? video shows

    A former Navy SEAL from Ohio gloated about ?breaching the Capitol? following last week?s deadly riot, new video shows.

    The footage ? posted on Facebook last Wednesday by 45-year-old Adam Newbold ? shows the retired reserve SEAL special warfare operator saying he was ?proud? of the siege by President Trump supporters, ABC News reported.

    ?There was destruction breaching the Capitol, our building, our house,? Newbold said on the clip, which has since been deleted. ?And, um, to get in, you had to destroy doors and windows, uh, to get in.?

    Newbold, a 24-year Navy veteran, then recalled the chaotic moments inside the Capitol as he traveled back to Lisbon, Ohio, according to the report.

    ?What did get destroyed, and they?re obviously trying to overcome now, again, maybe they just didn?t get the message,? Newbold rambled in the video. ?Unfortunately, I?m hoping the message was strong enough. Unfortunately, maybe it wasn?t. I hate to see this escalate more.?

    Newbold went on to say the riot would make for ?stories to tell from generations upon generations,? hopefully leading to a ?positive revolution,? ABC News reported.

    ?Hooyah!? he boasted.

    Newbold told ABC News he?s been contacted by the FBI and that investigators have asked him for a second interview.

    ?I am cooperating with the FBI,? he said, adding that he felt remorseful for his actions at the Capitol but denied making entry to the building or assaulting police officers.

    The military man admitted that the siege was ?all taken too far? while asking for leniency.

    ?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 said. ?I am not a terrorist. I am not a traitor.?

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    This would be woefully incomplete without:

    Members of the pro-Trump mob that staged an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week intended "to capture and assassinate elected officials," federal prosecutors say, in a new court filing against Jacob Chansley, also known as the "QAnon Shaman."

    Chansley wore horns, face paint and fur as he stood on the Senate dais ? where he left a threatening note for Vice President Mike Pence, prosecutors say.

    "It's only a matter of time, justice is coming," the hand-written note to Pence read, according to the court document. The note was left at the spot where, moments earlier, Pence had been poised to preside over a joint session to certify President-elect Joe Biden's victory over President Trump. Chansley told the FBI that he believes Pence is a "child-trafficking traitor."
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    A Utah activist who filmed the fatal shooting of a California Trump supporter during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week was arrested Thursday, according to authorities.

    John Sullivan, 26, a self-described journalist and liberal activist, released footage to the FBI that showed him entering the Capitol on Jan. 6 and roaming the building, according to arrest documents. He was charged with civil disorder, violent entry or disorderly conduct and entering a restricted building or grounds.
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    Supporters of President Donald Trump gather outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington during last week's insurrection.
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    Sullivan's footage also included video of when Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt, of San Diego, was shot by Capitol Police outside the Speaker's Lobby, according to court documents.

    In one video, Sullivan can be heard cheering on the crowd as they broke through the final barricade before the Capitol and saying "We did this together... We are all a part of history."
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    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...-riot-n1254411

    https://www.cleveland.com/crime/2021...s-capitol.html

    Christine Priola, a former occupational therapist for the Cleveland schools, was arrested Thursday morning and accused of taking part in last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol.

    Priola, 49, made a brief appearance in U.S. District Court in Cleveland before Magistrate Judge Jonathan Greenberg, who transferred her case to the District of Columbia. That’s where federal prosecutors have charged about two dozen others.
    Priola, of Willoughby, is accused of knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building; violent entry; and unlawful activities on Capitol grounds. She was released on a recognizance bond, with her travel restricted to northern Ohio and Washington for court hearings. Public defenders represented her at Thursday’s hearing.

    Authorities said she was among scores of rioters in Washington who broke through barricades and stormed the Capitol while Congress was in session to certify Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election.

    The protesters initially attended a rally outside the Capitol, where President Trump spoke. Many described the storming of the building as an insurrection to support the Trump’s attempts to stay in power. Four rioters and a Capitol Hill police officer died in the melee.

    Priola became a suspect after a photographer for Getty Images took a picture in the chamber of the U.S. Senate amid protesters reveling and trespassing. The photograph showed a woman, at the front of the chamber, carrying a sign that said, “The Children Cry Out For Justice.” Several people on social media identified the woman as Priola.

    In an affidavit filed Thursday, David Kasulones, a deputy U.S. Marshal, said said the FBI received an anonymous tip Friday, Jan. 8, that also named Priola as the woman in the photo. Authorities compared the photos taken of the woman in the Senate chambers with other photos of the Willoughby woman.

    Late Friday night, authorities searched Priola’s home. They seized a laptop, two desktop computers and several thumb drives, according to Kasulones’ affidavit. Agents also recovered clothing, the sign that she held “and other materials consistent with the photographs of Priola taken Jan. 6,” Kasulones wrote.

    Investigators also were able to track her movements last week through her cellphone. At one point during the attack, she was standing just northeast of the Capitol building, according to the deputy marshal’s affidavit.

    The day after the rally, Priola submitted her resignation from the school district in a conspiracy-laden letter to officials. In it, she said refused to take a coronavirus vaccine to return to classes and did not agree with union dues “which help fund people and groups that support the killing of unborn children.”

    She also said she will be “switching paths to expose the global evil of human trafficking and pedophilia, including in our government agencies and children’s services agencies.”


    Priola graduated from Eastlake North High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at Capital University before attending the University of Indianapolis for her graduate degree, according to her personnel file. She began working as an occupational therapist with Cleveland Schools in August 2000. She has a grown daughter.

    “I have known for many years that I wanted to work with children and assist in their development,” Priola wrote to school officials. “I understand that development in the critical years of childhood help form the foundation for healthy, safe and respectful lives.”

    In performance reviews, supervisors praised her work, dependability and graciousness in helping students with special needs.

    “Christine is a hard-working professional,” a supervisor wrote in the early 2000s. “She is a team-player who does not complain. [Priola] gets along well with students, parents and teachers. She’s a pleasure to work with.”

    She worked for the district for about a dozen years before taking a year off. She returned in 2014. She was on leave when she attended the rally in Washington, D.C.

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

    Fracker was also in the National Guard

    https://www.stripes.com/news/us/virg...-riot-1.658581

    A Virginia Army National Guard soldier faces federal charges for participating in the siege last week of the U.S. Capitol that briefly delayed Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden?s election victory, defense and Justice Department officials said Thursday.

    Jacob Fracker, a corporal in the Virginia Guard, was arrested and charged Wednesday 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, officials said. Charging documents state Fracker entered the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 amid an attack by some supporters of President Donald Trump and he confirmed he participated via social media posts.

    Fracker is the first known service member to have been directly involved in the siege of the Capitol or charged in connection to it.

    Fracker is an infantryman who serves in a traditional, part-time National Guard role, said Cotton Puryear, a spokesman for the Virginia Guard. He was not among the some 1,000 Virginia Guard troops activated to support security operations ahead of Biden?s Jan. 20 inauguration, Puryear said.

    ?The Virginia National Guard will conduct an investigation into the matter, and we will be able to release more information when that is complete,? Puryear said. He declined to provide additional information about Fracker?s Guard service.

    In his civilian life, Fracker serves as a police officer in Rocky Mount, Va., according to the Justice Department. Rocky Mount is about 25 miles south of Roanoke. He previously served in the Marine Corps and deployed to Afghanistan, a defense official said Thursday.

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    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/man-...ry?id=75281606



    A man seen smoking a cigar during the attack on the U.S. Capitol last week has been arrested, according to the FBI.

    Dominic Pezzola was taken into custody Friday morning and has been charged with smashing a window at the Capitol, according to an FBI affidavit.

    After Pezzola turned himself in, he was ordered held pending a bond hearing at a later date in Washington, D.C. Federal prosecutors have asked that he be detained based on "risk of flight and risk of danger."

    Pezzola was seen "smoking a cigar inside the Capitol building" in video reviewed by the FBI.

    "In the video," court records show, "the individual states words to the effect of, 'Victory smoke in the Capitol, boys. This is f------- awesome."

    The FBI confirmed Pezzola's identify with the help of a witness, who said that he or she knew Pezzola as "Spaz" and that he had bragged about breaking windows at the Capitol with a police shield before entering.

    According to court records, Pezzola allegedly had ideas of killing Vice President Mike Pence if presented the opportunity.

    Pezzola's online profile says he's a veteran of the Marines.

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    https://nypost.com/2021/01/15/arkans...-capitol-riot/

    Arkansas man accused of using flagpole to beat officer during Capitol riot



    An Arkansas man who allegedly used a flagpole to beat a police officer during last week’s riots at the US Capitol has been charged by federal authorities, officials said.

    Peter Francis Stager, 41, faces one count of obstructing a police officer from his duties during a civil disorder, according to a federal complaint filed Thursday in Washington, DC.

    He was captured on video and photographs striking the prone DC Metropolitan Police officer after rioters dragged the cop down the Capitol’s west stairs, officials said.

    Confidential informants had recognized the suspect and alerted authorities, officials said.

    Federal and local law enforcement officers who arrived at Stager’s home in Conway, Arkansas, Thursday evening learned he was not at the residence, but found him at his attorney’s office, where he surrendered, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

    Stager was being held at the Pulaski County Detention Center and will have his first court appearance Friday.

    The injured officer — identified as B.M. in the statement of facts — had been posted in an archway outside the Capitol, according to the statement of facts.

    “From this archway, alongside other uniformed law enforcement officers, B.M. observed hundreds of individuals gathered outside,” FBI Special Agent Jason Coe wrote in the statement.

    “Some of these individuals were throwing and swinging various objects at the group of law enforcement officers,” he wrote. “While standing in the archway to prevent the group of individuals from breaching the U.S. Capitol building, and while wearing his official MPD uniform, some of these individuals grabbed B.M. and dragged him down the stairs of the Capitol building.

    “These individuals forced B.M. into a prone position on the stairs and proceeded to forcibly and repeatedly strike B.M. in the head and body with various objects,” Coe added.

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    https://nypost.com/2021/01/15/privat...t-job-charged/

    The Texas real estate broker who flew on a private plane to Washington, DC, to participate in the Capitol riot last week bragged about her realtor job as she stormed the Capitol with throngs of other President Trump supporters, according to court papers unsealed Friday.

    The suspect, Jenna Ryan, of Frisco, faces two charges in the nation’s capital for disorderly conduct on the Capitol grounds and remaining in a restricted building, according to a criminal complaint filed in DC federal court.

    In court papers, a federal investigator said Ryan posted a plethora of evidence online that showed her boarding a plane bound for DC and a video of her on the Capitol grounds.

    “Ryan posted multiple videos on her Facebook account that appear to be taken on board a small private aircraft, on which she was traveling with others to Washington DC,” an FBI agent wrote in court papers.

    “We’re gonna go down and storm the Capitol. They’re down there right now and that’s why we came and so that’s what we are going to do. So wish me luck,” she said in one of the videos, according to the documents.

    As Ryan and hundreds of other Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, prosecutors allege she filmed herself on Facebook Live walking into the Rotunda of the historic building — and advertising her realtor business.

    “We are going to f–king go in here. Life or death, it doesn’t matter. Here we go,” she said on the video, according to the court papers.

    “Y’all know who to hire for your realtor. Jenna Ryan for your realtor,” she added.

    After the riot, Ryan posted a separate video on Twitter confessing to her role in the siege, according to the court papers.

    “We just stormed the Capital [sic]. It was one of the best days of my life,” she wrote.



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    Arkansas man accused of using flagpole to beat officer during Capitol riot





    Asshole should be charged with attempted murder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
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    Arkansas man accused of using flagpole to beat officer during Capitol riot





    I’m so glad they got this asshole. That was horrifying to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curiouscat View Post
    Asshole should be charged with attempted murder.
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    I’m so glad they got this asshole. That was horrifying to watch.
    I keep feeling like these charges are underwhelming considering what they actually did. I am hoping they are just waiting for the new AG to take over before really bringing out the big guns. Attempted Capital Murder should be in the mix for this guy's charges, no question.

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    https://thepatr10t.github.io/yall-Qaeda/

    A collection of videos posted to parler at the capital last week before parler was taken offline.

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    https://www.newsweek.com/arrest-warr...-riots-1561794

    A Scottsdale judge has issued an arrest warrant for Tim "Baked Alaska" Gionet, who live-streamed himself and others participating in the Capitol riot in January after he did not show up at a Thursday hearing in connection with a separate incident.

    In January, as Congress met to certify President-elect Joe Biden's win in the Electoral College, supporters of President Donald Trump swarmed the Capitol grounds. Some rioters were able to enter the building, causing the electoral vote count to stop as lawmakers were forced to take cover. Gionet live-streamed his perspective of the event on the gaming website DLive.

    Gionet, labeled a white supremacist by the Southern Poverty Law Center, has been banned from several social media platforms including Twitter and YouTube. He was observed marching at the 2017 Unite the Right protest in Charlottesville, Virginia which left one protester dead.

    Gionet was arrested in December after using a chemical irritant against a bouncer that kicked Gionet out of an Arizona restaurant. In connection with the case, Gionet was arrested on suspicion of assault, disorderly conduct and criminal trespass. Upon his release, Gionet was ordered to remain in Arizona. Gionet broke those restrictions by going to the Capitol building in January.

    "The city prosecutor's office became aware of [Gionet's] presence at the Capitol, reviewed his release conditions, and determined that he had violated them," said Scottsdale City Spokesperson Kelly Corsette to the Phoenix New Times on Monday.

    Scottsdale Assistant City Prosecutor Joshua Austin wrote in a Friday petition that Gionet left Arizona without obtaining "written permission from the Court." A hearing on the petition was expected to take place on Thursday, but Gionet did not appear in court. Judge James Blake issued a warrant for Gionet's arrest on Thursday following his failure to attend the hearing.

    Gionet alleged that he had contracted COVID-19 from the bouncer during the December altercation before traveling to Washington to participate in the riot. In footage broadcast from inside the Capitol building, Gionet was shown inside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office. At one point, Gionet picked up Pelosi's telephone.
    https://nypost.com/2021/01/07/stream...with-covid-19/

    Far-right streamer ‘Baked Alaska’ stormed Capitol while COVID-19-positive



    One of the rioters who stormed the US Capitol building is a far-right livestreamer who recently tested positive for the coronavirus — and was seen in the mob without a mask, according to reports Thursday.

    Tim Gionet, a white nationalist troll known as Baked Alaska, streamed more than 20 minutes of his breach inside the building — at times wearing no mask — as terrified lawmakers were rushed to safety, according to Business Insider.

    During his livestream, on the blockchain service DLive, Gionet interviewed other rioters, hinted that he planned to sleep inside a lawmaker’s office and use a desk phone to call President Trump, the outlet reported.

    Gionet was also recorded maskless in the crowd outside the building — just days after he posted a video Monday about testing positive for COVID-19, The Daily Dot reported.

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    https://mpdc.dc.gov/release/suspect-...states-capitol

    Suspect Sought in an Assault on a Police Officer Offense During the Insurrection at the United States Capitol

    Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation –Washington Field Office seek the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in reference to an Assault on a Police Officer offense that occurred on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the United States Capitol.

    During the insurrection at the United States Capitol, the suspect assaulted and used a clear police shield to pin MPD Officer Daniel Hodges in a door jam.

    The suspect was captured by a camera and can be seen in the photos below:




    Anyone who can identify this individual or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department's TEXT TIP LINE at 50411. Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia.


    Anyone with information regarding this individual is asked to contact the FBI’s Toll-Free Tipline at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) to verbally report tips. Please refer to #62 AFO- Subject who attacked Officer Hodges. You may also submit any information, photos, or videos that could be relevant online at fbi.gov/USCapitol. You may also contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

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    Man! I wished I knew some Trump supporters. All my friends are smart.
    My husband has some Trump supporting friends, but he said his friends are too poor to get to the Capitol to riot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
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    Suspect Sought in an Assault on a Police Officer Offense During the Insurrection at the United States Capitol
    No shade towards that asshole but I thought it was a girl. That footage was so disturbing to me. I spent a little bit trying to find them in other footage to get a better shot of them for identification purposes.

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    https://www.mediaite.com/tv/watch-la...cnn-interview/

    CNN’s Chris Cuomo conducted a truly bizarre interview with the attorney for the “QAnon Shaman” arrested for his alleged participation in the Capitol riots. The surreal conversation included a terribly glitchy audio feed, awkward webcam angles, comparisons between President Donald Trump and mass suicide cult leader Jim Jones, and an open plea for a presidential pardon for his client.

    The interview with attorney Al Watkins was split into two segments because Watkin’s audio feed kept cutting out, and Cuomo eventually gave up and spoke to him by phone.

    “Jacob Chansely wants a pardon from Trump,” Cuomo said to introduce the segment, showing scenes from the riots with Chansely, also known as Jake Angeli, with his now-infamous furry horned hat, red-white-and-blue face paint, and shirtless torso covered in tattoos.

    “He calls himself the QAnon Shaman,” Cuomo continued. “I don’t know what that means and I don’t care.”

    He then brought on Watkins and asked him, “Just to be clear, your client believes that he was invited to go, he was told to go, he was instructed to go by the commander-in-chief himself, Donald Trump. Is that accurate?”

    “It’s very accurate to say that not only my client, but a large number of individuals, who were present felt like they were on a mission to be able to have their voices —” Watkins said before his audio began dropping off.

    “Hold on, hold on a second, Al,” interjected Cuomo. “I’m not hearing you well. When you turn your head to the right I hear you. Turn your head to the right and talk for a second.”

    That didn’t work, and Cuomo asked Watkins where his microphone was. Then, in an absurd attempt at real-time technical diagnosis, Watkins began moving the laptop up and down and around in an attempt to improve the sound, all to no avail.

    Cuomo eventually gave up and went to commercial break, and then brought Watkins back on by telephone.

    “The QAnon Shaman, that’s what he calls himself, he’s the fool with the painted face and the weird horns on his head, he’s one of the people who decided to break into the Capitol, his attorney is on the phone with me now,” said Cuomo after the break. “Al, you can hear me, yes?”

    “Yes, I can,” replied Watkins, his previous audio malfunctions now resolved. “I want to tell you it’s really important we should stop calling people fools because we have a large percentage of our population who spent a great deal of time in their lives hanging on every word of President Trump.”

    Watkins argued that his client did not actually “break into” the Capitol, but walked in doors held open by Capitol Police, he “did not shroud his face in secrecy,” wasn’t wearing a bulletproof vest, was “not armed,” “didn’t have zip ties,” was a military veteran with “no criminal background whatsoever.”

    Watkins described Chansely as someone who “like a lot of other disenfranchised people in our country felt very, very, very solidly in sync with President Trump.”

    “He felt like his voice was for the first time being heard,” Watkins continued. “He loved Trump, every word. He listened to him. He felt like he was answering the call of our president. My client wasn’t violent. He didn’t cross over any police lines. He didn’t assault anyone. He was there at the invitation of our president.”

    Cuomo pushed back on a few of Watkins’ points, saying he had only called him a “fool” because of his unusual attire and his belief in the QAnon conspiracy cult: “It’s not rational thought.”

    Watkins retorted that Chansely “is a genuine shaman” and a “long-standing professor of that faith.”

    Regarding Watkins’ claims his client was unarmed, Cuomo pointed out “he was walking around with a six-foot spear!” as video and photos from the riots were shown on the split screen with Chansely carrying a very large — and very sharp — metal spear, sometimes with signs attached to it and sometimes with an American flag.

    Watkins then spoke at length about how Trump’s words had “meant something” to his client and many other people and now they were getting arrested, and then began openly calling for Trump to pardon Chansely, describing his client as “not a violent man…[h]e practices yoga, meditates all day long, couldn’t be a more gentle, soft-spoken human being.”

    “Trump needs to stand up and own these people,” Watkins argued, those who went to the Capitol who “weren’t going to be violent…he owes them — he has an obligation to them.”

    Watkins was pessimistic about his chances of securing a presidential pardon, however, and admitted he just figured it was worth a shot, making a bizarre comment that perhaps Trump would think favorably about his client — “what’s the name of the guy with the horns?” — and decide he would rather be “represented by the shaman instead of Rudy Giuliani.”

    “Al, this is serious stuff we’re dealing with,” Cuomo scolded. “Your client is a little bit of a joke and asking for a pardon makes everything razor-focused how absurd this situation is.”

    “Now that’s the point now, isn’t it?” Watkins replied.

    “I don’t know what the point is anymore, to be honest,” a somewhat befuddled Cuomo said. “Why does he believe what the president tells him? There has been no proof of any election fraud. The same reason he believes QAnon because he’s not thinking about what he believes.”

    “In 1978 a whole bunch of people in San Francisco followed a guy by the name of Jim Jones down to Jonestown, Guyana –” Watkins began, referring to the cult leader who orchestrated the murder-suicide of over 900 people using cyanide-laced fruit drink mix.

    “It was a cult!” Cuomo interjected.

    “That’s right. And you know the only thing different here, there’s no Kool-Aid,” said Watkins.

    The interview continued for a few more minutes and after Watkins was off the line, Cuomo looked in the camera and asked his audience, “How bizarre was that?”

    Watch the video clips above, via CNN.

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    https://abc13.com/houston-protest-in...-plan/9655587/

    Former Houston Police Officer Tam Pham has resigned, a day after being publicly identified as having been at the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riots.

    Tam Pham, 48, worked for HPD for 18 years and was assigned to Westside Patrol.

    Speaking briefly outside his home this afternoon, Pham asked for the privacy of his family to be respected. He then went inside without answering any reporter questions.

    Pham was identified by sources as the officer who traveled to Washington on Jan. 6 and "penetrated the Capitol" during the Congressional joint session to certify Joe Biden's electoral win.

    He has hired defense attorney Nicole Deborde to represent him in any potential criminal proceedings.

    "It was more curiosity to see the President's speech with a large group of people," said Deborde. "He was curious what the President had to say. It's something that spun out of control. He's not an individual who desires to be seen at a violent protest, or an avid Trump supporter willing to stop at nothing to create a change in the election. That's not his goal at all."

    On Wednesday, Acevedo said he contacted the FBI special agent-in-charge of the Houston office after learning about the officer's activities on Sunday. A joint investigation continues into Pham's activities that day.

    Deborde confirms that Pham has spoken at length to local FBI agents and "continues to cooperate."

    On Thursday, Mayor Sylvester Turner made it clear that public servants in Houston are to be held to a higher standard.

    "You can go where you want to go, but when you're a governmental employee. You don't want to be part of any insurgence group when you want to maintain law and order," said Turner. "That was not a wise decision and there is accountability."

    During his time with HPD, Pham had no disciplinary problems, according to statements made Wednesday by Acevedo.

    Acevedo said he received the tip from a citizen about a Houston police officer seen in images of the Capitol siege. Acevedo said he opened Facebook and found images of the officer, who traveled alone, Acevedo said.

    "I can't tell you the anger I feel at the thought of a police officer and other police officers thinking they get to storm the Capitol," he added.

    Pham may be the first of others from the Houston area who were believed to be at the Capitol during a rally prior to the siege, though the FBI has refused to provide specifics about local citizens' possible involvement in the violence and breach, citing the ongoing investigation.

    "We know a lot of folks went to D.C. out of Houston," Acevedo said.
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    https://www.heraldonline.com/news/po...248534850.html

    Bond revoked for NW Indiana man charged in Capitol riots



    A federal magistrate has revoked the bond for a northwest Indiana man awaiting sentencing in a gang-related case after the FBI charged him for allegedly taking part in the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol.

    U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew P. Rodovich in Hammond granted the federal government?s motion Thursday to revoke bond for Kash Lee Kelly, 32.

    The government?s request came after the FBI charged Kelly with federal charges that include unlawful entry to a restricted area for allegedly joining Donald Trump supporters in storming the Capitol, said U.S. District prosecuting attorney David Nozick.

    The federal government had recommended a 51-month sentence for Kelly after he pleaded guilty in a Latin Kings gang case where the Hammond man admitted to distributing narcotics and marijuana.

    Rodovich said Kelly now faces up to 10 years additional in prison for committing an offense while on bond, The (Northwest Indiana) Times reported.
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/jenna-...-capitol-riots

    Matthew Bledsoe, a Memphis, Tennessee resident, was also charged Friday after posting selfies and a ?video compilation? from the Capitol on his Instagram.

    Prosecutors allege in a criminal complaint that he filmed a video saying, ?In the Capitol. This is our house. We pay for this shit. Where?s those pieces of shit at?? In a since-deleted Facebook post, his wife wrote: ?Matt was inside the Capitol, he was one of the first?my husband is a Patriot soldier.

    A Sullivan, Missouri woman, identified by the FBI as Emily Hernandez, was charged Friday after being outed by at least three tipsters whose identification of her was backed up by a high school friend, a federal complaint says.

    They spotted Hernandez in footage captured by British news outlet ITV, ?streaming in and out? of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi?s office. According to screenshots included in the charging papers, Hernandez was seen holding a shard of a wooden nameplate from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi?s office.



    Jacob Hiles was also charged Friday after he allegedly stormed the Capitol in a sweatshirt emblazoned with ?FUCK ANTIFA.?

    ?Feelin? cute...might start a revolution later, IDK ? in Capitol Hill,? Hiles wrote on Facebook hours before the insurrection, along with a photo of himself, according to a criminal complaint. At 1:30 p.m., he wrote on Facebook: ?After being tear-gassed for an hour, we entered the capitol, thousands of us. The fbi shot and killed a woman in front of us. We followed the trail of her blood out of the building.?

    Hiles seemed to be referring to Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt, one of five people who died during the riot. Prosecutors said Hiles appeared to be smoking inside the Capitol, too.



    A Kentucky man was also arrested Friday after attending the riot with his wife and cousin, admitting to investigators that they joined the mob after Trump said ?something about taking Pennsylvania Avenue.?

    According to a criminal complaint, the FBI identified Robert Bauer after someone called the tip line to say Bauer had posted photos on Facebook?including one of him inside the Capitol ?giving the middle finger.?



    Bauer admitted to FBI agents he?d traveled from Kentucky to D.C. and stayed with his cousin, Edward Hemenway. He said the trio ?marched to the U.S. Capitol because President Trump said to do so.?

    Trump has denied playing any part in inciting the mob, claiming his rally speech on Jan. 6?in which he told his supporters to head to the Capitol to protest Congress? certification of electoral votes?was ?totally appropriate.?

    According to the complaint, Bauer told the FBI that he didn?t think he?d done anything wrong because ?there were no signs posted stating that he could not enter? the Capitol.

    He said he encountered a cop as he entered the Capitol who ?grabbed his hand, shook it, and said, ?It?s your house now.?? Bauer added that he thought the officer was ?acting out of fear.?

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    FBI agents arrested a man in Nashville on Sunday on charges related to the U.S. Capitol riots.

    They arrested Blake A. Reed, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Tennessee said in a Sunday post on Twitter. No more details about the charges were immediately available.

    Reed, 35, was booked into Davidson County Jail on Sunday morning.

    The U.S. Attorney's office shared a screen shot of a Facebook post on Reed's account that includes photos of crowds of people, pro-Trump hashtags and a message.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curiouscat View Post
    Man! I wished I knew some Trump supporters. All my friends are smart.
    My husband has some Trump supporting friends, but he said his friends are too poor to get to the Capitol to riot.
    Yeah. This was an upper 10% riot. The folks that are out of work cause their jobs went with the "flu", the gig workers, the burger slingers? They can't afford the trip, or can't get the time off. The people I know of who were there were this right winger who got fired from his news anchor job cause he was pushing this poison, he's doing real estate or financial planning now. People like that, Self employed business folks who planned to write the trip off as a business expense, or retired military who took time away from playing soldier in a militia.
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    lol at Nestle being some vicious smiter, she's the nicest person on this site besides probably puzzld. Or at least the last person to resort to smiting.
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    If Trump doesn't pardon any of these idiots that stormed the Capitol at his say so, they're going to feel really foolish for listening to him, and hopefully realize that he's not who they thought he was.
    I definitely hope that real estate lady doesn't get pardoned.
    Enjoy trying to sell houses from prison!
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    "he had Skittles so he could have made drugs".
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    Yo mama such a ho, that Foursquare has made her vag a place to "check in".

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    https://www.koat.com/article/otero-c...on-dc/35238380

    Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin Arrested in Washington, D.C.



    Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin has been arrested by FBI agents this afternoon in Washington, D.C., in connection last week's riots at the U.S. Capitol.

    According to an affidavit for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Griffin is being charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority.

    Griffin had mentioned during a recent Otero County Commission meeting that he intended to return to the U.S. Capitol - and would embrace his Second Amendment rights.

    Earlier today, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a statement demanding that Griffin resign from the Otero County Commission. Balderas has sent Griffin a letter stating that if does not resign, that he will seek legal action to remove Griffin from his post.
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