🚨NEW: former Navy SEAL Shannon Rusch... brought his SON Trevor to the #Capitol siege.

There is VIDEO. Trevor breached the Capitol carrying a police baton.

Investigative collaboration between us, @1600PennPooch & reporter @KELLYWEILL. THREAD 1/

Story: thedailybeast.com/son-of-former-…
2/ Yesterday our investigative collaboration revealed that Shannon Rusch, a former SEAL and motivational speaker joined in the #ProudBoys surge to the capitol.

3/ Former SEAL Rusch uses social media a lot.

Including repeatedly posting pictures of himself and his son Trevor, and tagging him, in DC on January 5th...
4/ Footage of the #ProudBoys staging on the 6th shows Shannon with a man strikingly similar to the pictures he posted of his son.

The two men march with the Proud Boys & participate in the surge across police barricades to the #Capitol.
5/ Some time later Trevor can be seen participating in a surge against the police. As they retreat he darts to pick up an unidentified object.

As he gets up a man interceding between police and the surging crowd appears to block him.
6/ Trevor can then be seen heading up the stairs towards the #Capitol carrying a police baton.
7/ Shortly the #Capitol door is breached, and moments after #ProudBoys leader Joe Biggs enters the #Capitol, we pick him up again.

He is waving the police baton.
8/ As Trevor makes his way deeper into the #Capitol he is captured letting out an excited "whoo!"
9/ Trevor denied to the @thedailybeast that he entered the #Capitol...

... by pasting verbatim an e-mail that Shannon had previously sent describing his own (Shannon's) actions.

Then went quiet when presented with photo & video evidence.
10/ Observation: So many *family members* came together to the #Capitol siege.

The multi-generationally transmitted beliefs & ideologies that led them to DC still threaten our democracy...
11/ As Shannon's latest unrepentant posts make clear... that danger is not over...
12/ Observation: investigative collaborations are critical to understanding & bringing accountability to Jan 6th.

Our collaborators @1600PennPooch did amazing work. @thedailybeast reporters @KELLYWEILL @arawnsley contributed key shoe leather reporting.


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