Thousands of dollars are being donated by the day to help alleged US Capitol rioters fight in court. Dozens of alleged Capitol rioters have tapped into this grassroots support, bringing in more than $2 million for legal fees and personal expenses, including some who have raised six-figure sums, according to CNN’s tally.
Most of the crowdfunding campaigns are on GiveSendGo, a site that promotes itself as the “#1 Free Christian Crowdfunding Site.” Jacob Wells, the co-founder of GiveSendGo, told CNN that the platform aims to “not side with the right or the left, but point people back to Jesus.”
Read the full article. Infowars host Owen Shroyer, who was only arrested last week, has already raised over $220,000. Another six-figure grifter is homocon Brandon Straka, who has raised nearly as much.
My latest piece w @HBRabinowitz, digging into how much money Capitol riot defendants are raising on various crowdfunding sites. We’ve tallied more than $2 million in contributions, but it could end up jeopardizing some of their legal representation. https://t.co/5DIHWvx3P8
— Jessica Schneider (@SchneiderCNN) September 1, 2021