Of the thousands of pages of court filings we've read from US Capitol Insurrection prosecutions .... one motion today is among the most interesting.

Chris Worrell of Florida, who suffers non-Hodgkins lymphoma wants to be released from jail. But........
Worrell said he's worried he'll die from COVID in the DC jail

DC's chief judge denied him. Among other reasons, judge cited the fact that Worrell wasn't wearing a mask amid the mob on Jan. 6.. and didn't seem terribly concerned about COVID or his health during the Insurrection
Today, Worrell appealed to DC Court of Appeals... and makes this striking argument:

Worrell argues *he* has a right to disregard the science about masks and COVID... but says the judge does NOT

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14 Apr

The Comfort Inn in Ballston, Virginia was apparently a key location for some of the accused US Capitol Insurrectionists.

Feds say that's an Oath Keeper rolling weapons into the hotel before the mob arrived at Capitol.
Justice Dept alleges Kenneth Harrelson and other far-right Oath Keepers prepared a "quick reaction force" to in case their plans went to hell.

They accuse some of the defendants of stocking firearms for the QRF. At the Comfort Inn
Prosecutors allege Harrelson retrieved the weapons when he left town on Jan. 7
Read 9 tweets
13 Apr

Hoo boy --> Feds release series of texts and messages allegedly sent by accused US Capitol Insurrection organizer Chris Quaglin of New Jersey

"I'm absolutely on a loop on Fox News"
And then there are these messages allegedly from Election Day
"Don't be a b**ch. U Coming to DC on the 6th"
Read 7 tweets
13 Apr
THREAD: Accused Oath Keeper and Capitol Insurrectionist organizer Kelly Meggs wants to be released from jail, pending trial

But overnight, the feds told a judge Meggs hid the clothes worn at the Capitol on January 6th from federal agents. And can't be trusted
Prosecutors say Meggs hid some of the items he wore on January 6th before federal agents raided his house.

"This fact 'lessens' the reliability of Defendant Meggs complying with release conditions"
Ahhh.. but Meggs' defense lawyers say the feds simply "overlooked" some of the tactical gear and falsely claimed Meggs might have "destroyed" the items.
Read 7 tweets
30 Mar
THREAD: *This* is a US Capitol Insurrection criminal case to watch

Jeffrey McKellop of Virginia... accused of wearing body armor, gas mask and punching a DC Police officer on Jan. 6

Let me walk you through the court filing his attorney submitted overnight, to get him released
McKellop served 22 years in the military, earning 3 bronze stars (he's one of a growing number of military-connected Insurrection defendants)

He says he only brought the body armor to protect his friends from "counter-protestors"
Yes he was carrying a flagpole during the riots... and yes he's accused of bludgeoning with it... but he says it does not "*appear* to be tipped with any sharp object"
Read 7 tweets
28 Mar
THREAD: Alarming accusations against accused Capitol Insurrectionist Jonathan Peter Klein of Oregon

Audio was muffled during his Friday afternoon hearing in federal court, so we're digging through his court file again

Klein is accused of "clashing" w/ BLM months before Jan 6
At Insurrection, Klein is accused of entering through broken window... and displaying PROUD BOYS hand salute multiple times.
Including in a selfie............... in a Capitol bathroom
Read 10 tweets
25 Mar
!! THREAD: These new messages !!

US Justice Dept has released series of messages allegedly sent by accused Oath Keeper Donovan Crowl of Ohio before and after the US Capitol Insurrection.

"Colluding to wage a Guerilla War against United States"
Planning emergency hideout "bugout" plan if the "usurper" is installed..... hiding out in the mountains of Kentucky
Messages indicate fears of "drone surveillance" against them when Trump left office
Read 8 tweets

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