‼️ Donovan Crowl—a 50 yo former @USMC who served as a helicopter mechanic—was among the uniformed #seditionists. While storming the Capitol, he wore a combat helmet, ballistic goggles, and a tactical vest with a handheld radio.

A patch on Crowl’s sleeve identified him as a member of the Oath Keepers, a far-right anti-government group identified as one of the largest and most dangerous extremist groups in the country that's been involved in several armed standoffs with law enforcement in recent years.🤬
Mary McCord, a former acting assistant AG for national security in DOJ, said that while “these types of modern unlawful militias have been around for decades, ever since Ruby Ridge and Waco,” Trump’s incitement had encouraged their #insurrection.🤬

#TrumpInsurrection #sedition
McCord: “All his false statements about the election being stolen, that he won in a landslide, that ballot boxes were being stuffed & dead people were voting en masse—those were all predicates to setting the stage for these groups to ‘fight like hell,’ as he said that morning.”🤬
During the Obama era, family members and friend say Crowl expressed fury at @BarackObama, along with wider animosity toward Blacks. His mother, Teresa Joann Rowe, recalled Crowl saying “The only good Black person is a dead Black person”—though she said he used a racial epithet.🤬
Crowl's mom had become estranged from her son owing to his views & had not been aware of his involvement in the attack on the Capitol until she saw photos. “I would have called the Ohio state police if I had known he was going to that place. I’m sitting here sick to my stomach.”
During the Trump Administration, Crowl began to express increasing ardor for Trump and to embrace conspiracy theories. “It’s stuff he heard from that psychopath Alex Jones and those echo chambers on the Internet,” per his sister Denissa Crowl, who is also a nurse like her mom.
Crowl's sister Denissa Crowl, said that such far-right radicalization was a familiar phenomenon in Crowl’s rural Ohio community. “That’s like ground zero. I fear him. He’s very skilled in firearms. He was an expert sharpshooter.”😳

#TrumpInsurrection #GOPSeditionists
Crowl made vague threats to interviewer @RonanFarrow, saying: “I already know where you live.”

He repeatedly denied being a #racist, but said he believed in phrenology, the discredited pseudoscience that infers intellectual ability from skull shape.🙄

#RacistGOP #GOPSedition
😱Crowl's sister and mother said that they were helping to identify him because they nevertheless worried about the threat posed by armed militias like his.

Denissa: “I don’t want him to come after me. But I’d rather he come after me than a bunch of people at the #Inauguration.”

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🚨🚨BREAKING: #MyPillow CEO Michael Lindell’s notes for his meeting with Trump show that he lobbied to install Trump loyalists to gin up “evidence” of electoral “fraud” and impose #MartialLaw to keep Trump in power.

The #TrumpCoupAttempt continues.🤬

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#InsurrectionAct now as a result of the assault on the...#MartialLaw if necessary upon the first hint of any”

Lindell appears to be arguing that, in response to the violence at the Capitol, Trump should invoke the #InsurrectionAct, which would allow him to impose #MartialLaw.🤬 Image
“Move Kash Patel to @CIA Acting.”

Kash Patel—former staffer to @DevinNunes—was key in Nunes’s efforts to undercut the #TrumpRussia investigation.

As CIA Director, he could declassify documents related to the #TrumpRussia🇷🇺probe that some #traitors want released.🤬 Image
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😱From a DC police officer: “We were battling 15,000 people. It looked like a medieval battle scene.”

So many more people could have been murdered during the #TrumpInsurrection....

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Trump’s #Seditionists beat officers with metal pipes and a pole with an American flag attached, and used stun guns. Officer Fanone suffered a mild heart attack and drifted in and out of consciousness.

Fanone said he heard rioters shout. “Kill him with his own gun!”🤬 Image
Here’s video of Trump’s violent #Seditionists beating an officer with a pole with an American flag.🤬

@Cleavon_MD #TrumpInsurrection #TrumpCoupAttempt
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14 Jan
🚨BREAKING: Dozens of people on @FBI’s #terrorist watch list were in DC for the #TrumpInsurrection.

Those terrorists then tried to overthrow our government.🤬

The majority of Trump’s terrorists are white supremacists whose past conduct was so alarming that their names had been previously entered into the national Terrorist Screening Database.

And Trump threw gasoline on their raging fire of hate.🤬

#ConvictTrump #TrumpInsurrection
The presence of so many watch-listed #terrorists at the Capitol *without more robust security measures to protect elected leaders, including the @VP* is another example of the intelligence failures preceding the #TrumpCoupAttempt that sent lawmakers running for their lives.🤬
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14 Jan
🔥BREAKING: The DC Attorney General notified Don Jr that it wants to interview him as part of a lawsuit alleging that Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee illegally funneled money to Trump Org.

Let the lawsuits and prosecutions begin!😎

AG @KarlRacineDC alleges that the Trump Inaugural Committee—a tax-exempt nonprofit—wasted $1 million of donor money on an overpriced, little used ballroom at the Trump's DC hotel, and then paid a $49,000 hotel bill that originally went to Trump Org.🧐

Racine’s office said that Don Jr’s assistant and close friend had reserved the hotel rooms at the Loews Madison Hotel that led to the $49,000 bill. After the bill went to a collections agency, the Trump Inaugural Committee paid the charge.


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14 Jan
‼️Florida @AGAshleyMoody served on the board of directors of the Rule of Law Defense Fund.

On the eve of the deadly #TrumpInsurrection, the conservative group sent out robocalls urging Trump supporters to join efforts to overturn the election by force.🤬
The Rule of Law Defense Fund is a non-profit arm of the @RepublicanAGs Association and became a key contributor to the #TrumpInsurrection. Alabama AG Steve Marshall, chairman of the group, *blamed the staff* and vowed an investigation.

The rot starts at the TOP.🤬

Per @AP, one robocall said: "At 1 pm we will march to the Capitol building and call on Congress to stop the steal. We’re hoping 'patriots' like you will join us to continue to fight to protect the integrity of our elections.”

Incitement to an #insurrection, a federal #felony.🤬
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14 Jan
🚨#Seditionist Audrey Ann Southard—#Florida singer & vocal coach—used her soprano at the #TrumpInsurrection to scream at cops that they should “tell f**king Pelosi we’re coming for her! F**king traitorous c**ts, we’re coming! We’re coming for all of you!”

‼️Just prior to storming the Capitol, #Seditionist Southard posted a now-deleted live video to Facebook: “We’re standing in front of the Capitol building, ready to take it. It’s gonna be fun.”

Clear premeditation. ARREST HER NOW.🤬

@lauferlaw #TrumpInsurrection #Sedition
While pushing a wooden pole with an American flag against an officer’s torso, Southard yelled: “Bulls**t! They’re going to feel us!We’re pushing through. Boys, ready to go again?” she shouted before yelling at an officer, “last breath or last bullet, what’s it going to be?”🤬
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