Puerto Rico’s Deposed Governor Describes His Family’s Panicked Flight From the Island

“In his first newspaper interview since a public uprising forced him to step down last year, Ricardo A. Rosselló laments “the complete devastation of my reputation.”nytimes.com/2021/01/13/us/…
“After nearly a year-and-a-half in exile, the former governor wants, if not to be forgiven, at least to be understood. He would like his good name back. He has hired publicists to help him do it.”
“After a year of hopping from small apartment rentals to Airbnbs, he is now living in a $1.2 million home outside Washington, which he purchased last month. And he is working again.”

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14 Jan
ARRESTED: John Earle Sullivan of UT, leader of Insurgence USA, through which he organizes protests.
Prosecutors says he was the Capitol riot leading a chant: “it’s time for a revolution.” Video shows him say: “we about to burn this shit down...we got to rip Trump out of office” ImageImage
“...f*cking pull him out of that sh*t . . . we ain’t waiting until the next election . . . we about to go get that motherf*cker.”
Sullivan told FBI he was there to attend & film the “Stop the Steal” march, claiming to be an activist & journalist but did not have press credentials
All of this information I’m giving you is from the complaint which details allegations against him: He wore a ballistic vest & a gas mask, & entered the Capitol through a broken window.
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14 Jan
BREAKING: @WSJ reports: A retired Pennsylvania firefighter was arrested today for allegedly throwing a fire extinguisher that hit 3 police officers at the pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol as captured on video

“Robert Sanford of Chester, Pa., faces three federal felony charges including assaulting a police officer after he was allegedly identified as the person who lobbed a fire extinguisher on the west side of the Capitol, at around 2:30 pm...”wsj.com/livecoverage/t… Image
.@WSJ reports that the the extinguisher Sanford allegedly threw is “separate from the one that killed Officer Brian Sicknick, who was also struck in the head with a fire extinguisher during the unrest and died from his wounds, officials said.”
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14 Jan
THREAD: New details about the 2 Rocky Mount, Virginia cops who were charged by federal authorities for their role in the insurrection...They are Jacob Fracker & Thomas Robertson, photographed in the Capitol building making an obscene gesture in front of the John Stark statue. Image
Prosecutors say, “On social media, Robertson is quoted as saying, “CNN and the Left are just mad because we actually attacked the government who is the problem and not some random small business ... The right IN ONE DAY took the f***** U.S. Capitol.” Some other posts: ImageImage
“... Keep poking us.” He also stated that he was “proud” of the photo on an Instagram post that was shared to Facebook, because he was “willing to put skin in the game.”
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13 Jan
“Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is the only state attorney general in the United States who did not sign on to one of two letters sent this week condemning the violent insurrection of the U.S. Capitol mounted last week by supporters of President Trump.”texastribune.org/2021/01/13/tex…
Maybe it’s because he was at the rally saying things like: “We will not quit fighting.'”

Paxton is an embattled state official: “Top aides of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton have asked federal law enforcement authorities to investigate allegations of improper influence, abuse of office, bribery & other potential crimes against...” him. statesman.com/story/news/loc…
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BREAKING: Olympic gold medalist swimmer Klete Keller has been charged by federal authorities for his role in last weeks riot at the Capitol in D.C., reports @nathanfenno of @LA Image
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This is Jena Ryan of Frisco, TX.
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She went inside the Capitol.
She posed for a picture with a threat “to the news” Image
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