The FBI introduces some interesting verbiage in this (terrifying) weapons case, calling the January 6th Capitol insurrection a “purported protest event.”…
Bill Sweeney in full swagger with this quote
Florea’s violent threats were made on Parler on January 6th. They targeted Senator-elect Warnock, who had just won his race the day before.
The complaint also illustrates the challenge of building cases on social media. This defendant said he was coordinating with multiple vehicles of armed insurrectionists "en route" to DC, but when FBI caught up with him--several days later--he was still sitting at home in Queenns. home in Queens with a thousand hollow point rounds, I hasten to add.

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