The feds identified the latest Capitol defendant because he wore his Knights of Columbus jacket to the insurrection.
Gonna need 2K words from @NCRonline on this ASAP.…
"Grillo, 46, goes by 'The Republican Messiah' on Facebook and lives in Glen Oaks. He is a district leader in Assembly District 24, which he identifies as 'President Trumps Hometown District’ on his Facebook page.”…

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23 Feb
Yet another Capitol insurrection tipster calling the feds on their worst Facebook friend. Previously:…
"Witness 1 previously attended school with LORI VINSON and was friends with her on Facebook, but had not spoken with her in several years.”…
"She further claimed she knew there was something going on related to the certification of the electoral votes on January 6, 2021, but did not know that Congress was 'in session' at that time…” 🤔
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23 Feb
QAnon Shaman’s attorney, the eccentric St. Louis attorney Albert Watkins, has filed a 74-page motion for pretrial release. It starts off with a Mark Twain quote.
Trump’s pardon of Lil’ Wayne was a real inflection point for QAnon Shaman, his attorney claims.
“the Defendant wishes to confirm as a matter of record herein that his current 'self-analyzing' is a work in progress, one which has given rise to his conclusion that he [has] zero interest in dealing with and addressing all matters political…"
Read 5 tweets
23 Feb
“It was not Antifa."

NEW: At about the same time Sen. Ron Johnson floated a conspiracy theory on the Capitol attack, the feds unsealed a case against a Trump fan who brawled with police and then tried to shoot down Antifa rumors on a pro-Trump forum.…
“There’s a lot of memes and posts flying around saying that the people who were fighting last night were all Antifa provacateurs... I just want to say that as a first hand observer of every point of last night, that it was not Antifa. They were Patriots.”…
“Honestly, the guy breaking the windows weren’t Antifa. They were Patriots trying to find a new way in so we could flank the cops who were holding the doorway.”…
Read 4 tweets
19 Feb
NEW: Law enforcement leaders are pushing back on a wildly misleading attack ad targeting Vanita Gupta, Joe Biden’s nominee for the no. 3 position at the Justice Department.…
Vanita Gupta would arguably be the most progressive top DOJ official in history. You’d have to go back to Thurgood Marshall to find a civil rights leader that high up the DOJ org chart.

She’s also got a ton of conservative and law enforcement allies.…
Even by political attack ad standards, the Judicial Crisis Network attack ad is pretty shameless.

It claims, over a photo Dylann Roof, that Gupta wants to “reduce” sentences for white supremacists.

Gupta oversaw Roof’s prosecution.… Image
Read 5 tweets
19 Feb
Insurrections are for the boys.
Just a casual guys’ trip to overturn the results of a democratic election, as you do.…
I’m endlessly curious about the steakhouse plan. Setting aside the fact that settling for a DC steakhouse is a pretty basic move for a vineyard owner, the idea of like Yelping restaurant reviews while taking part in an effort to overturn a free and fair election is just bonkers.
Read 4 tweets
17 Feb
Got overtaken by the Brent Bozell IV news, but yesterday the feds also unsealed charges against Dean Egtvedt, an “incoherent” Trump fan who yelled “SHOOT ME” at officers and told members to “grow a spine or fucking resign” on Baked Alaska’s livestream during the insurrection.
"Officer M.D. tried to grab EGTVEDT below the waist but could not, due to EGTVEDT’s size. He then attempted to push EGTVEDT back in the direction of the south exit door and 'held on for dear life’ due to EGTVEDT’s size.”…
About a month after Dean Egtvedt assaulted cops during the attack on the U.S. Capitol, “Dan Egtvedt” posted Benny content about “disrespect towards the National Guard."
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