Buzzfeed News reports:
Prosecutors want alleged Capitol rioter Douglas Jensen sent back to jail, accusing him in a new filing Thursday night of committing “egregious” violations of his pretrial release conditions not only by repeatedly accessing the internet, but also by doing so specifically to watch election fraud conspiracy theory videos.
Jensen had been in jail for months following his arrest in January in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection. He’s accused of leading a mob of rioters who chased US Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman through the Capitol, and of carrying a knife in his pocket at the time.
The fact that Jensen was watching Lindell’s symposium, which focused on promoting and bolstering voter fraud falsehoods and conspiracies, made the violations especially “egregious” in the government’s eyes.
“A mere thirty days after his release from the D.C. Jail,” said the filing, “defendant Douglas Jensen was found alone, in his garage, using a WiFi-connected iPhone to stream news from Rumble.” As the document notes, Rumble is an alternative to YouTube that is popular among some conservatives.
During a check on Jensen, a court officer arrived at the defendant’s residence and found him watching the video streaming service on his phone.
“Jensen eventually admitted to his Pretrial Services Officer that in the previous week, he had spent two days watching Mike Lindell’s Cyber Symposium regarding the recount of the presidential election,” the filing said.
New tonight: DOJ wants Jan. 6 defendant Douglas Jensen sent back to jail — they say he was caught in the act violating his release conditions by being online, and, worse, he was accessing the internet to stream election fraud conspiracy theory contenthttps://t.co/sJX0X7Dscv
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) August 20, 2021
Govt. Says Alleged Capitol Rioter Violated Terms of Release by Watching Mike Lindell’s Election Conspiracy Symposium https://t.co/fVgb0pThTn
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) August 20, 2021