Tag Archives: Capitol Riots

Cops Outnumber Cultists At Fizzled Rally For Rioters

The Hill reports: A far-right rally organized to protest those charged in connection with the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection has appeared to draw a small crowd of people, according to circulating news footage and images on the ground. News of the crowd came after significant buildup of security forces and the resurrection of a protective fence around the U.S. Capitol …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Cultists Rally For Capitol Rioters

The Washington Post reports: Organizers of the “Justice for J6” rally argue that many of the hundreds of people charged during the January insurrection, when a crowd incited by President Donald Trump’s false claims of a stolen election stormed the Capitol, were actually nonviolent and participating in a political protest. Now, rally organizers argue, those people are facing unjust charges …

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“Ambassador Of Christ” Rioter Hauled Screaming Off To Jail After She Refuses To Comply With Terms Of Release

Courthouse News Service reports: A federal judge voiced concern for the Pennsylvania pizzeria owner’s livelihood but said he had no choice but to send her to jail Friday after a frazzling hearing where she refused to abide by the conditions of release. “You’re a small business owner. I don’t want to lock you up. I don’t want you to lose …

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Newsmax Host: FBI Owes Trump An Apology Over Riot

“More and more I’m hearing that January 6th had to be some sort of a set up, a trap to make Trump supporters, the MAGA movement, look bad. “I think there’s a lot to that, I really do. Has anybody been able to explain this? We should have a commission to look into these issues. “Also, you know, you’ve seen …

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DHS Warns Of Potential Violence At Rally For Rioters

CNN reports: The Department of Homeland Security warned Thursday about the potential for violence from people involved in or opposed to the “Justice for J6” rally planned for Saturday, according to an unclassified intelligence briefing that was shared with state and local authorities and obtained by CNN. The memo also warned of potential violence on the day before the rally. …

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Trump Defends Rioters As “Persecuted So Unfairly”

Mediaite reports: Former President Donald Trump expressed his support for individuals charged over January 6th, two days before a planned “Justice for J6” rally at the Capitol. Hundreds of people, per the DOJ, have been arrested in connection with the riots at the Capitol. A mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol after the then-president repeatedly stirred up the big …

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DHS: Extremists Used TikTok To Push Violence At Riot

Politico reports: Federal officials warned law enforcement agencies this spring that domestic extremists had used TikTok in the lead-up to the Jan. 6 riots on the Capitol, including by promoting bringing guns to Washington that day, according to an internal government document — highlighting authorities’ growing concern over violent content on the video app. In the April 19 briefing reviewed …

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Stone Served Riot Suit During Live Radio Interview

Raw Story reports: Notorious GOP dirty-trickster and longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone had a radio interview interrupted by a process server. Stone was answering a question about why he thinks it is “imperative” for Trump to run in 2024 when the interview was interrupted. Stone said the papers were for a lawsuit in civil court in the District of Columbia. …

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Trump Fears Rally For Rioters Is A Setup To Hurt Him

The New York Times reports: In shunning the event, Republicans are following the lead of Mr. Trump himself, who has been uncharacteristically silent about it even though he has in the past defended the mob. Mr. Trump, aides said, has little interest in engaging with the protest and has no plans to be anywhere near Washington on Saturday. Instead, his …

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FLIPPER: Oath Keeper Pleads Guilty, Will Cooperate

The Washington Post reports: A second defendant in the largest Jan. 6 Oath Keepers conspiracy case is set to plead guilty Wednesday and cooperate with prosecutors, according to court filings. Jason Dolan, 44, of Wellington, Fla., is scheduled for a 4 p.m. plea hearing before U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta in Washington, D.C., the court said. Dolan, a 20-year …

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National Guard Asked To Assist During Rally For Rioters

CNN reports: US Capitol Police have requested DC National Guard assistance ahead of planned right-wing protests scheduled for this Saturday at the Capitol, Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said Wednesday. “We have received a request from Capitol Police for some assistance for this weekend’s protests, scheduled protests. I’m not going to detail the specific request,” Kirby said. US Capitol Police …

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Capitol Cop Told Friend Where Lawmakers Hide

McClatchy reports: A Capitol Police officer facing disciplinary action told investigators that he posed for a photo with a suspect during the Jan. 6 riot in order to identify him later. But the officer never shared that plan with his supervisor, the Capitol Police’s investigations unit or the FBI. The officer, whose name is redacted from the documents, is one …

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Rally For Rioters Organizer: Don’t Wear MAGA Gear

The Hill reports: The organizer for Saturday’s “Justice for J6” rally is asking that attendees do not wear pro-Trump clothing at the event. Matt Braynard, the organizer behind the rally and a former Trump campaign staffer, asked attendees not to display any symbols that are supportive of former President Trump, contending the demonstration is “100% about #JusticeforJ6 and not the …

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Capitol Police Brief Congress Leaders On Coming Rally

Roll Call reports: A fence surrounding the Capitol building will go up Friday, ahead of the Justice for J6 rally to support imprisoned pro-Trump rioters who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, House Sergeant-at-Arms William Walker said after a briefing Monday with congressional leaders and Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger. The briefing, which included Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., House Minority …

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“Not Happy” Homocon DC Riot Suspect Appears To Hint At Plea Deal: “I May Be Swallowing A Very Bitter Pill”

Via email from homocon riot suspect Brandon Straka: Dear Patriots,  It probably comes as no big surprise at this point to hear me say, “There’s much I can’t talk about right now.” I know you must be so sick of hearing it. This week is a crucial week however. Very, very crucial. For now, suffice it to say that I …

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Riot Committee Seeks Records About Mark Meadows

The Guardian reports: The House select committee investigating the 6 January attack on the Capitol has instructed telecom and social media companies last week to preserve records of Donald Trump’s White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, according to a source familiar with the matter. The move positions the select committee on the doorstep of the Oval Office as it …

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Rioter Who Threatened To Murder Pelosi Pleads Guilty

Washington DC’s CBS News affiliate reports: The Georgia man who threatened to “put a bullet” in D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pleaded guilty Friday to a felony count of transmitting a threat in interstate commerce. Cleveland Grover Meredith, Jr., appeared before U.S. District Judge Amy B. Jackson. Meredith was arrested a day after the Capitol riot …

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Flight Risk: Shaman Denied Pre-Sentencing Release

The St. Louis Dispatch reports: A federal judge in Washington has rejected a request to have prominent U.S. Capitol rioter Jacob A. Chansley released to the St. Louis area before his sentencing on a federal felony charge. U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth’s order was made public Friday. Chansley was required to show by “clear and convincing evidence” that he …

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Capitol Fencing To Return Ahead Of Rally For Rioters

ABC News reports: Fencing outside U.S. Capitol is expected to return ahead of the “Justice for J6” rally, a source familiar with the plans confirmed to ABC News. The fencing, erected after the Jan. 6 riot, was removed in July. “Justice for J6” is being billed by organizers as a protest for defendants who are being detained by the government …

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Proud Boy To Judge: My Ankle Monitor Is Embarrassing

The Daily Boulder reports: Former Florida GOP legislative candidate Gabriel Augustin Garcia, a member of the Proud Boys militia group who was arrested over his role in the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, is asking a judge to modify the conditions of his release because his ankle monitor has been going off loudly in front of potential clients …

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