Tag Archives: Capitol Riots

Accused Rioter Came To DC On Bus Paid For By Kirk

Media Matters reports: A retired firefighter who threw a fire extinguisher at police officers during the January 6 Capitol insurrection was put under pretrial house arrest on Tuesday. Robert Sanford had surrendered himself to federal authorities on multiple charges nearly a week after the insurrection. HuffPo’s Ryan J. Reilly reported that according to Sanford’s attorney, the defendant traveled to Washington, …

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Trump Served With Civil Lawsuit Over Capitol Riot

Yahoo News reports: Attorneys for Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and the NAACP have served former President Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago club with a lawsuit filed against him in February. Thompson and the NAACP filed suit against Trump alleging that his incendiary rhetoric and false claims of a “stolen” election amounted to a conspiracy to interfere with civil rights by …

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National Guard General: Pentagon Waited Over Three Hours To Approve Sending Troops To Capitol [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Senior Pentagon officials took more than three hours to approve sending National Guard troops to the Capitol as it was being violently breached on Jan. 6, even as troops were loaded on buses and ready to go, the commanding general of the D.C. National Guard testified Wednesday. William Walker told senators that senior Pentagon leaders did not approve …

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Capitol Police Warn Of “Possible Plot To Breach Capitol”

Via press release from the US Capitol Police: The United States Capitol Police Department is aware of and prepared for any potential threats towards members of Congress or towards the Capitol complex. We have obtained intelligence that shows a possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group on Thursday, March 4. We have already made significant security …

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Alleged Rioter Arrested After Brother Rats Him Out

Law & Crime reports: A South Carolina man faces federal charges after admitting to federal agents that he traveled to Washington, D.C., with his wife on Jan. 6th, attended then-president Donald Trump’s rally, and entered the U.S. Capitol rotunda. Text messages the man shared with relatives indicate he bragged that he had dressed “like ANTIFA.” According court papers on file …

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Ingraham Lies About FBI Director’s Testimony On Riot

Mediaite reports: Laura Ingraham baselessly contradicted Tuesday’s testimony of FBI Director Christopher Wray during a curious segment focused on the Capitol Insurrection on The Ingraham Angle; the segment opened with a highly edited portion of his testimony. She appeared to forgive many involved for getting “kind of swept up in” the Capitol attack, saying “people were just walking around and …

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McEnany: Jesus Told Me To Defend Trump After Riot

The New York Daily News reports: What would Kayleigh McEnany would do? The same thing all over again. The former White House spokeswoman said Tuesday that she was moved by “Christ” to defend President Trump’s administration after his supporters stormed the Capitol. McEnany spent her first extensive interview since leaving the White House offering an odd spiritual explanation for her …

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McEnany Complains That Riot Ruined Her Plan For Final Press Event Celebrating Trump’s “Great Achievements”

Politico reports: Former press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Tuesday that the Trump White House scuttled plans for a parting press conference in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. McEnany, in her first extended public interview since former President Donald Trump left office, told Fox News that she intended to have a final briefing as a send-off of sorts …

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LEAKED: Jones Wishes He “Never Fucking Met Trump”

The SPLC’s Hatewatch reports: Before multimillionaire conspiracy theorist Alex Jones riled up Donald Trump’s fans with lies about a stolen election, he privately expressed revulsion over the 45th president, a video leaked to Hatewatch reveals. “It’s the truth and I’m just going to say it. That I wish I never would have fucking met Trump,” Jones said on camera in …

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Federal Prosecutors Describe Tactics Of Proud Boys

Politico reports: The Proud Boys gathered at the Washington Monument at 10 a.m. on Jan. 6 dressed “incognito” to avoid detection, and then fanned out across the Capitol to prevent law enforcement from identifying them en masse, prosecutors alleged Monday in a legal filing that provides the most detail yet about the group’s actions on the day of the insurrection. …

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LIVE VIDEO: FBI Director Testifies On Capitol Riot

NBC News reports: FBI Director Christopher Wray is expected to face questions from Congress on Tuesday about whether his intelligence analysts missed warning signs before the riot at the U.S. Capitol and how the bureau plans to confront the rising threat of domestic terrorism. Wray’s appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee will be his first public testimony since September and …

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FBI Collars Alleged Capitol Rioter After Tips From Family

Charlotte’s NBC News affiliate reports: A man was arrested by the FBI in Cherryville Monday for his alleged participation in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. According to court documents, Grayson Sherrill has been charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, engaging in disorderly or disruptive conduct in restricted building or grounds, and …

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Famous Liar: Nobody Expected Violence After The Rally

“I think, at the beginning of the day before everyone went to the rally, everyone was expecting peace. “We had been to hundreds of rallies, I’ve probably been to hundreds at this point, certainly many dozens, and they were nothing but peaceful events, and we expected that day to be the same. “And then, as those events transpired, it was …

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NBA Team Employees Identify Alleged Capitol Rioter

Law & Crime reports: Federal authorities investigating individuals involved in the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol received an assist from an unlikely source this week, with employees of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder helping investigators identify a woman accused of entering the Capitol Complex unlawfully. Danielle Nicole Doyle — who was previously employed by the Thunder — this …

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How MAGA World Spread The “Rioters Were Antifa” Lie

The New York Times reports: What happened over the next 12 hours illustrated the speed and the scale of a right-wing disinformation machine primed to seize on a lie that served its political interests and quickly spread it as truth to a receptive audience. The weekslong fiction about a stolen election that President Donald J. Trump pushed to his millions …

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Man Charged With Spraying Chemical At Capitol Cops

CNN reports: Federal prosecutors say Daniel Caldwell, 49, used a chemical spray against a line of officers that were blocking rioters from entering the Capitol. It happened amid a massive melee with police, who used batons and pepper spray to fend off the crowd, according to footage of the incident that was cited in court filings. Hours after the riot, …

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Six More Proud Boys

Law & Crime reports: A federal grand jury has indicted six members of the “Proud Boys,” federal prosecutors said in a Friday news release. Indicted are William Chrestman, 47, Christopher Kuehne, 47, and Ryan Ashlock, 21, of Kansas; Louis Enrique Colon, 44, of Missouri; and Felicia Konold, 27, and Cory Konold, 25, of Arizona. As Law&Crime previously noted, Felicia Konold …

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FBI Zeroes In On Assailant In Capitol Officer’s Death

The New York Times reports: The F.B.I. has pinpointed an assailant in its investigation into the death of Brian D. Sicknick, a Capitol Police officer who was injured while fending off the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol last month and later died, according to two law enforcement officials briefed on the inquiry. In a significant breakthrough in the case, …

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FBI: Jailed Rioter Boasted He Pissed In Pelosi’s Office

The New York Daily News reports: A New Jersey man who bragged online about storming the U.S. Capitol in the name of Donald Trump told friends he’d urinated in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Congressional office during the riots — and regretted not leaving “s–t” on her chair when he had the chance, according to federal documents unsealed Friday. Friends of …

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Release Denied For Trans Oath Keepers Organizer

Law & Crime reports: Oath Keepers recruiter Jessica Watkins, one of nine members of the militia group to date indicted for allegedly destroying government property and conspiring with other extremists on the day of the Capitol siege, cannot await trial outside of jail, a federal judge ruled on Friday. Watkins said she “disbanded” her small personal militia despite being a …

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