Guessing somebody (e.g., admin figure, DOJ careerist, SPLC) put this case together out of existing info and pitched it as something Biden admin could use to make an early splash.

The question isn't the case; the question is: once they start shaking Ricky Vaughn, what falls out?
i.e., they could well decide to let Ricky Vaughn go with a warning, after investigating him to learn as much as possible about people he knew.
Read the complaint against Ricky Vaughn (…) and some interesting things pop up:

* the investigation evidently got started with a re-interview of Paul Nehlen on October 5, 2020
* four co-conspirators are listed by twitter id number, but not account name
it's focused on a couple of DM groups in which he was involved, called "Fed Free Hatechat," "War Room," and "Infowars Madman," of which the feds evidently have archives (and it sounds like they have substantial twitter archives)
Wonder who the co-conspirators are.
update: those accounts were down but somebody kept archives

and uh this is *not* a good month for Baked Alaska
In retrospect, never has a man so tempted fate

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