Trump cultists

Romance Novel Cover Model Guilty Of Beating Cops

NBC News reports: When former President Donald Trump called on supporters who believed his lies about the 2020 election to go to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, a Michigan bodybuilder-turned-construction worker responded with enthusiasm. “I’ll be there,” Logan Barnhart wrote in response to a @realDonaldTrump tweet. When he arrived at the U.S. Capitol, he now admits, he battled cops and …

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Corey Lewandowski Cuts Deal In 2021 Groping Incident

Politico reports: Former senior Donald Trump adviser Corey Lewandowski has cut a deal with Las Vegas prosecutors after he was charged with misdemeanor battery, stemming from allegations of unwanted sexual advances toward a woman during a charity dinner in Sept. 2021. The charge came nearly a year after Trashelle Odom accused Lewandowski of repeatedly touching her, including on her leg …

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STUDY: 13 Million Support Violence To Reinstate Trump

CBS News reports: More than 18 months after the rioting at the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob, an estimated 13 million U.S. adults, or 5% of the adult population, agree that force would be justified to restore former President Donald Trump to the White House and an estimated 15 million Americans believe force would be justified to prevent Trump …

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Rioter Who Assaulted Officer Fanone Gets Seven Years

NBC News reports: Donald Trump fan who brought his teenage son along as he assaulted then-D.C. police officer Mike Fanone and another officer at the Capitol on Jan. 6 was sentenced to more than seven years in prison on Tuesday. Kyle Young, a 38-year-old HVAC worker from Iowa whose lawyer said was he “injected” with lies about the 2020 election …

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Rioter Guilty Of Six Felonies In Assaults On Capitol Cops

The Portland Press-Herald reports: A federal judge in Washington, D.C. has found a Lebanon man who participated in the storming of the U.S. Capitol guilty of assaulting two officers who were guarding the building that day, as well as trying to prevent the certification of the 2020 presidential election. U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras read his decision Tuesday, finding Kyle …

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Seditious Conspiracy Trial Begins For Five Oath Keepers

The Associated Press reports: Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of the founder of the Oath Keepers extremist group and four associates charged with seditious conspiracy, one of the most serious cases to emerge from the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. Stewart Rhodes and the others are the first Jan. 6 defendants charged with the the …

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Accused Rioter Listed As Walker “Campaign Captain”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Republican Senate hopeful Herschel Walker’s campaign recently listed a woman who was arrested in March on charges of participating in the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol as one of his “county captains.” The former football star’s campaign included Mandy Robinson-Hand in an August press release that named dozens of other grassroots supporters. Robinson-Hand, …

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South Dakota Gov Took State Plane To Her Son’s Prom

ABC News reports: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem was returning from an official appearance in Rapid City in 2019 when she faced a decision: Overnight in the capital of Pierre, where another trip would start the next day, or head home and see her son attend his high school prom? The Republican governor chose the latter, a decision that eventually …

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Ex-USMC Rioter Pleads Guilty To Macing Capitol Police

Law & Crime reports: A former U.S. Marine described by one government witness as a “huge white supremacist” pleaded guilty on Monday to assaulting law enforcement with a dangerous weapon during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Daniel Ray Caldwell, a 51-year-old from The Colony, Texas, was seen deploying orange chemical spray on police at around 2:05 p.m. …

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QAnon Mastriano’s Campaign Is Spiraling And Broke

The New York Times reports: In the same spot where he spoke to thousands of people at a raucous State Capitol rally demanding an end to pandemic restrictions in April 2020, Doug Mastriano appeared on Saturday before a crowd of just a few dozen — about half of whom were volunteers for his ragtag campaign for governor of Pennsylvania. He …

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“Stolen Valor” QAnon Candidate Refuses To Drop Out

The Associated Press reports: Republican J.R. Majewski insisted today that he would stay in the race for a competitive northwest Ohio congressional seat after The Associated Press reported earlier this week that he misrepresented key elements of his Air Force service. The comments came amid growing fallout for Majewski, who repeatedly said he deployed to Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks, …

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Oath Keepers Seek To Have Trial Moved Out Of DC

Law & Crime reports: An alleged group of “Oath Keepers” charged with storming the U.S. Capitol Complex on Jan. 6, 2021, want an upcoming trial moved away from Washington, D.C. due to “prejudgment bias” among a local jury venire, according to their attorneys. Defendants Thomas Caldwell, Kelly Meggs, Kenneth Harrelson and Jessica Watkins, and Stewart Rhodes filed a joint motion …

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QAnon Rioter Who Chased Capitol Police Officer Found Guilty Of Five Felonies, Faces Up To 53 Years In Prison

From the Justice Department: An Iowa man was found guilty in the District of Columbia today of felony and misdemeanor charges for his actions during the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol breach. His actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election. Douglas …

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Rioter Nabbed By Restaurant Review Gets 30 Months

From the Justice Department: A Colorado man was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for his actions during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. His and others’ actions disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election. Thomas Patrick Hamner, 49, of Peyton, …

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Sedition Trial For Five Oath Keepers To Start Tuesday

The Associated Press reports: Despite nearly 900 arrests and hundreds of convictions in the riot, Stewart Rhodes and four Oath Keeper associates — Kelly Meggs, Jessica Watkins, Kenneth Harrelson and Thomas Caldwell — are the first to stand trial on the rare and difficult-to-prove charge of seditious conspiracy. Prosecutors will try to show that the insurrection for the Oath Keepers …

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NC Rally Cultists Told To Stop Making “QAnon Salute”

The Daily Beast reports: Security personnel at Donald Trump’s rally on Friday night in Wilmington, North Carolina, attempted to get MAGA-loving supporters to lower their raised arms and single finger, which signifies their allegiance to the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon. The rally controversy follows Trump sharing a video post on Truth Social late Thursday night “filled with references” to QAnon. …

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Georgia To Toss Voting Machines Breached By Cultists

The Hill reports: Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) announced on Friday that the state will replace voting machines in Coffee County after a forensics team linked to former President Trump handled the equipment last year. “To allay the fears being stoked by perennial election deniers and conspiracy theorists, we’re replacing Coffee County’s election machines,” Raffensperger said in a …

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Judge Threatens To Jail Giuliani Over Debt To Ex-Wife

New York City’s NBC affiliate reports: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani skipped out on a court hearing in Manhattan Friday where a judge ordered the 78-year-old to pay his ex-wife over $225,000 as part of a divorce settlement, or he could wind up in jail. Judge Michael Katz said Giuliani is in contempt of court and has until …

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Arizona GOP Chair Loses Court Battle On Phone Records

NBC News reports: A federal judge in Arizona ruled Thursday that the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol can see the phone records of Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward and her husband. U.S. District Court Judge Diane J. Humetewa rejected the Wards’ arguments in a February lawsuit that the congressional panel should be …

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QAnon House Candidate Denies “Stolen Valor” Report, Claims Combat Missions To Afghanistan Are Classified

The Daily Beast reports: After the Associated Press reported that Ohio Republican congressional hopeful J.R. Majewski had wildly exaggerated his military and professional background, Majewski held a press conference Friday to insist that his full military records are “classified.” Despite frequently boasting about being a “combat veteran” who fought in Afghanistan after 9/11, military records published by AP showed that …

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