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14 Jan, 23 tweets, 10 min read
1/ PROFILE THREAD: So just who were the people who entered the Capitol on the afternoon of January 6th? If you believe the media they were wealthy, well-armed, white nationalists seeking to overthrow the government - a riotous insurgency. Here are the stories of a few of them:
2/ Klete Keller, an Olympic swimmer, was seen on videos from inside the Capitol standing 6'6" wearing his U.S. Olympic team jacket. Klete completed in three summer games earning two gold medals, a silver, and two bronze medals.
3/ The economic downturn hit the former Olympian very hard resulting in the loss of his family and home. Klete was homeless for almost a year before finding work just after President Trump was elected.
4/ When the rally in DC was announced Klete headed to Washington DC to support the man he credited with helping him turn his life around. He was seen taking pictures in the Capitol rotunda and eventually charged with entering a restricted building without lawful authority.
5/ After Klete's identity was revealed on Twitter members of the microblogging site contacted his employer who terminated the former Olympian.
6/ When Aaron Mostofsky and his friend heard that Trump supporters were going to protest in front of the Capitol on January 6th they made plans to join despite the fact that they were both registered Democrats who supported Biden.
7/ Aaron and his friend scrubbed their social channels before the event to prevent their identities as left-wing agitators from being discovered. Aaron donned a caveman-style pelt coat and hat while his friend carried a Confederate Flag. to the event.
8/ Once inside the Capitol Aaron Mostofsky stole a bulletproof vest and shield and was widely photographed as a result of his bizarre appearance.
9/ Left-wing activists like Aaron Mostofsky and his friend see all Republicans as 'cavemen' and 'white supremacists' and that guided their choice of outfits for their adventure. It is not clear if Aaron or his friend are active within the Antifa community.
10/ Ashli E. Babbitt was a true American hero having served in the United States airforce for 14 years. She was a registered Libertarian, but a huge Trump supporter nonetheless. From San Diego, she and her husband owned a pool supply business.
11/ Once inside the Capitol the unarmed woman began climbing through a window when law enforcement warned her that they would shoot her if she didn't retreat. Ashli either didn't believe the officer or didn't hear his warning. The officer fired one shot resulting in her death.
12/ Jacob Chansley aka the Viking Guy is perhaps the most famous Capitol protester for his outlandish outfit is perhaps the most curious protester arrested by authorities as he supports organic food, BLM, QAnon, climate change, and Trump...
13/ Shortly after his arrest we learn that Jacob is a fervent climate activist and organic food aficionado. Once in jail, he began a three-day hunger strike demanding that he be provided an ALL organic diet. The court granted his request and he's eating healthy now.
14/ On occasion the Viking Guy has claimed that he was part of the QAnon group (whatever that is).
15/ Back in June he was marching with BLM protesters in Arizona.
16/ Shortly after his arrest at the Capitol, John Sullivan, founder of Utah-based Insurgence USA, concocted perhaps the most creative excuse for storming the building - he was undercover documenting the event.

17/ John Sullivan has previously called for 'revolution' and to 'rip Trump' out of his office. His organization Insurgence USA describes itself as "the revolution." His insurgency began after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
18/ Contrary to his claims that he was only 'documenting' the events. His own 40-minute video posted to his social media sites contradicts his assertion that he was “only filming” the actions and not participating.
19/ In fact, John Sullivan can be heard in the video encouraging people to join him as he pushed his way through police barricades.
20/ When asked if he was with Antifa (as well as BLM) he stated, “Am I anti-fascist? We all are anti-fascist. And that’s what we should all strive for being. I have my own organization, Insurgence USA, and that’s what it is for. That’s really what it is.”
21/ At the end of the day, John Sullivan says that only one other member of his BLM-affiliated group broke into the Capitol pretending to be Trump supporters. Sullivan was released without charges...
22/ UPDATE: The FBI just arrested BLM organizer and Anti-Fascist John Sullivan for a second time. This time they've charged him with various crimes as described in his arrest warrant below.

23/ UPDATE: More details on the BLM organizer and Anti-Fascist John Sullivan arrested by the FBI:

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16 Jan
1/ The Democrats are purposefully describing Republicans as terrorists for very specific reasons. Democrats in Congress called the president the ‘terrorist-in-chief’ and have normalized the idea that it is okay to hate the GOP for being violent and racist.
2/ Democrats in Congress are suggesting they’re afraid of their GOP colleagues. AOC said she was more afraid of GOP members than she was of the rioters. The speaker has banned members from carrying guns and even makes them go through metal detectors.
3/ With #bigtech and #bigbusiness censoring and deplatforming Republicans for being ‘terrorists’ it isn’t inconceivable that Congress could identify the GOP as a terror group just as Hamas is identified as a terror group.
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QUESTION: With hundreds of cameras between the RNC and DNC why don't we have more footage of the pipe bomb suspect(s)? Image
2/ From what I can tell the FBI's best lead is someone wearing Nike tennis shoes and carrying a purple backpack ImageImageImage
3/ Washington DC is one of the most surveilled cities in the United States. I have a theory about the affiliation of the suspect(s) but I'm going to let the FBI do their job.
Read 4 tweets
15 Jan
BREAKING: CNN’s Jade Sacker penetrating the Capitol with a member of BLM/Antifa cheering, “We did it!” And then asking her conspirator if he was filming, he said he’d delete it, he lied. CNN was in on it.
2/ To make this clear. CNN was embedded with BLM/Antifa pretending to be Trump supporters videoing them incite a riot. This is freaking huge. If CNN is allowed to maintain its press access anywhere in DC there needs to be a serious overhaul of our entire system.
3/ According to sources she was working on a CNN project, but she's done a lot of work for NBC and NPR.
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14 Jan
BREAKING: The FBI has arrested #BlackLivesMatter self-described anti-fascist John Sullivan for leading the charge during the insurrection at the Capitol. Sullivan goaded the first casualty of the event to climb through a window just before she was killed.
justice.gov/opa/page/file/… Image
2/ The FBI alleged that moments before breaching the Capitol's security John Sullivan told a crowd of disguised counter-protesters, "we about to burn this shit down, we got to rip Trump out of office, fucking pull him out of that shit, we ain't waiting until the next election... Image
3/ "...we about to go get that mother fucker, it is time for a revolution."

Shortly afterward Sullivan could be heard goading Ashli Babbitt to jump through a window as he filmed her being shot and killed by law enforcement. Image
Read 13 tweets
14 Jan
BREAKING: For the first time since the Civil War a U.S. city is occupied by armed forces, not under the command of the Commander in Chief. The 20,000 National Guard troops in DC are from over 30 states meaning they are outside the chain of command of the commander in chief. ImageImageImageImage
2/ Guardsmen from 30 states are authorized to provide armed support for the U.S. Capitol Police to protect members of Congress and their staff. The Secretary of the Army authorized the National Guard Bureau to send the troops. militarytimes.com/news/your-mili…
3/ FYI the only National Guard troops under Trump's command are those permanently stationed in DC. Image
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1/ 2020 ELECTION REPORT THREAD: Former Democrat and Director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, Peter Navarro, drafted the three-part Navarro Report analyzing the 2020 Election from an economist's perspective. A MUST READ. @RealPNavarro
2/ Volume 1 of the Navarro Report, The Immaculate Deception, assessed the fairness and integrity of the 2020 Presidential Election by identifying and assessing six key dimensions of alleged election irregularities.@RealPNavarro img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/be36…
3/ Volume 2 of the Navarro Report, The Art of the Steal, examined the institutional genesis of the six types of election irregularities. @RealPNavarro
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