Tag Archives: Capitol Riots

Jailers To Give QAnon Rioter Demanded Organic Diet

Newsweek reports: The U.S. Marshal’s Office said it will be complying with the strict organic diet of the Capitol attack suspect known as the “QAnon Shaman” following reports he has not eaten since he was placed in custody. Jake Angeli, 33, of Arizona, real name Jacob Anthony Chansley, made his first court appearance on Monday after he was arrested on …

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GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy Posts Photo Of Man Sought For Questioning In Connection To Murder Of Capitol Cop

ABC News reports: Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) released photos of a man wanted in connection to U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick’s death due to injuries sustained during the Capitol riots last week. One of the photos shows a man with a beard in the mob of President Trump’s supporters at the Capitol. In the photo he is wearing a …

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Third Dem Rep COVID+ After Sheltering With GOP Reps

Via press release from Democratic Rep. Brad Schneider: Last Wednesday, after narrowly escaping a violent mob incited by the President of the United States to attack the Capitol and its occupants, I was forced to spend several hours in a secure but confined location with dozens of other Members of Congress. Several Republican lawmakers in the room adamantly refused to …

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Trump Denies Inciting Capitol Riots: What I Said Has Been Analyzed, People Said It Was “Totally Appropriate”

Scripps National reports: In his first comments to reporters in several days, President Donald Trump said the impeachment effort underway in Congress is causing “tremendous anger.” Trump spoke with reporters as he was leaving the White House Tuesday morning on his way to an event in Texas later in the day. Trump told reporters he thought this current impeachment is …

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Fur-Clad Rioter Son Of Brooklyn Judge Arrested In NYC

The New York Daily News reports: The feds have arrested the son of a Brooklyn Supreme Court judge who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation. Aaron Mostofsky, son of Judge Shlomo Mostofsky, was arrested Tuesday morning at his brother’s home in Brooklyn, the source said. He was charged with theft of …

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Accused Drug Trafficker DC Rioter Jailed In Alabama

Columbus’s CBS News affiliate reports: An east Alabama man who investigators say violated his bond in Lee County, Alabama by traveling to Washington to participate in the violent riot at the U.S. Capitol is in federal custody after agents located him at an Auburn home. 23-year-old William Watson of Auburn is believed to be the bearded man in the tan …

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Collins: At First I Thought The Rioters Were Iranians

Sen. Susan Collins writes for the Bangor Daily News: The proceedings began calmly enough. Around 1 p.m., we senators proceeded to the House for a joint session. Soon there was an objection, baseless in my view, to accepting the electoral count from Arizona. We returned to the Senate to begin our two-hour debate with senators, beginning a series of 5-minute …

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WaPo: Trump Was Too Transfixed Watching Riots To Act

The Washington Post reports: As senators and House members trapped inside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday begged for immediate help during the siege, they struggled to get through to the president, who — safely ensconced in the West Wing — was too busy watching fiery TV images of the crisis unfolding around them to act or even bother to hear …

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Axios: Trump Privately Blaming Antifa For Capitol Riots

Axios reports: President Trump today privately — and falsely — blamed “Antifa people” for storming the Capitol, even though clear video and documentary evidence exists showing the rioters were overwhelmingly Trump supporters, Axios’ Jonathan Swan reports. Despite facing an impeachment vote for an assault he helped incite, the outgoing president is still sticking with his tried-and-true playbook of deflecting and …

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Army Investigates Officer Who Bussed Group To DC

The New York Post reports: An Army psychological warfare officer is being investigated for busing people more than 300 miles to attend the Trump rally that turned into deadly riots at the Capitol, Army officials have confirmed. Capt. Emily Rainey, 30, confirmed to the Associated Press that she led more than 100 people to Washington, DC, on Wednesday as part …

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Fur-Clad Brooklyn Judge’s Son Still Roaming Free

Law & Crime reports: The son of a Brooklyn judge who joined pro-Donald Trump rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol Building was spotted leaving his New York City home on Friday wearing a hat bearing the logo of James O’Keefe’s far-right activist group “Project Veritas.” The images and video, captured by the New York Post, show Aaron Mostofsky—the son of …

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Capitol Cop Arrested, Two Others Suspended After Riots

ABC News reports: Two Capitol Police officers have been suspended and one has been arrested following the riots at the U.S. Capitol, reports Newsy’s Alex Miller. Miller reports that the information regarding the suspensions and firing came from Representative Tim Ryan. The suspended officers had gone viral for their conduct during the riots. One suspended officer had gone viral for …

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Trump And Pence Remain Out Of Sight Since Riots

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence remained out of sight Monday — after doing so for days amid the greatest crisis of their administration, as Democrats on Capitol Hill call for Pence to step in to strip Trump of his powers. In fact, the White House on Monday declined to say whether Trump and Pence …

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FBI Seeks Help Finding “Confederate Flag” Rioter

CNN reports: The FBI wants the public’s help to identify the man seen in photos, widely circulated online, carrying a large Confederate flag inside the US Capitol during Wednesday’s riot. The agency is specifically asking about the man seen in what it describes as Photograph #30. In addition, it has posted a number of bulletins asking for help in identifying …

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Dem Rep Tests Positive For COVID After Sheltering During Riot With GOP Reps Who Refused Face Masks

Insider New Jersey reports: Today, U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12) received a positive rapid antigen test result for COVID-19. The congresswoman said she believes she was exposed during protective isolation in the U.S. Capitol building as a result of insurrectionist riots. As reported by multiple news outlets, a number of members within the space ignored instructions to wear masks. …

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Video Shows Fire Extinguisher Hurled At Capitol Cops

The New York Post reports: Dramatic new video shows the moment a US Capitol rioter hit an officer in the head with a fire extinguisher during Wednesday’s chaotic siege. The footage obtained by Storyful from Wednesday’s siege shows droves of violent demonstrators storming past a barricade as US Capitol Police desperately tried to keep them corralled on the west side …

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FBI Raids Home Of QAnon Rioter Seen Inside Senate

Cleveland’s NBC News affiliate reports: Local and federal law enforcement officers searched the home of a former occupational therapist for Cleveland public schools who abruptly resigned following her alleged involvement in the riots and breach at the U.S. Capitol this week. 3News cameras spotted authorities from the FBI, U.S. Marshals Service, and Willoughby Police Department taking several file boxes and …

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Robocall From GOP AGs Urged “Fight” At The Capitol

The Washington Post reports: The day before a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, an arm of the Republican Attorneys General Association sent out robocalls urging supporters to come to D.C. to “fight” Congress over President Trump’s baseless election fraud claims. “At 1 p.m. we will march to the Capitol building and call on Congress to stop the steal,” said …

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Homocon Has “Fear For My Life” Over Role In DC Riots

The Orange County Register reports: Shortly after a mob of President Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, Kristopher Dreww recorded a fiery video in his Washington, D.C., hotel room. Full of bravado, the 32-year-old Huntington Beach hairdresser and well-known far-right activist praised the insurrectionists as patriots and dispelled the rumor that Antifa members had any involvement the siege that …

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Statement From Melania: “My Heart Goes Out” To Dead Rioters, Also Stop All Your “Salacious Gossip” About Me

Via press release from Melania Trump: As your First Lady, it has been inspiring to witness firsthand what the people of our great Nation will do for one another, especially when we are at our most vulnerable. With nearly every experience I have had, I found myself carrying many individual’s stories home with me in my heart. Most recently, my …

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