Big hearing at 11am. Accused Proud Boy & Jan 6 conspirator Charles Donohoe argues for release from jail

Donohoe will argue he's an Eagle Scout, a former Marine, former military contractor & father of 5 year old son

Feds want him held... check out their argument (thread) ==>
Justice Dept says Charles Donohoe "commands influence over a group with a demonstrated desire for violent confrontation, even home detention does little to protect the community"

There's more...
Justice Dept argues Donohoe not only plotted ahead of Jan 6, but was part of front wave that breached the police line... and they say he bragged about

Per feds, Donohoe it made him "feel like a complete warrior" ... "We took it over unarmed"
They allege Donohoe shared intel & guidance about what to expect from the DC National Guard.... in messages sent two days before the Insurrection
And the feds say Donohoe was part of the planning.... urged fellow Proud Boys not to wear identifiable colors
** Here's what I'm watching for: Because feds say Donohoe is a risk of organizing future incidents, will there be any reference from prosecutors or judge to the Big Lie? Or those who promote it?

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10 Jun
ALERT: Feds have offered plea deal to former Trump State Dept appointee Federico Klein in January 6th case
Plea offer has not been accepted yet.
Klein's defense attorney says plea offer is NOT REASONABLE

Defense attorney says offer was received late Tuesday evening. "We will be reasonable in our negotiations"
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8 Jun
NEW: Rep Eric Swalwell's private eye tells court how he served papers on Rep Mo Brooks (R-AL) in civil suit over alleged incitement of Insurrection

Federal court judge refused to allow US Marshals to serve papers.. citing separation of powers

So a P.I. did June 6
Court filing says investigator went to Brooks house and tried the door bell first......
Then.. he says he saw Brooks wife arrive and pull in the driveway .. and saw parking garage door open
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8 Jun
Senate Rules Committee investigation of failures on Jan 6 shows series of mistakes that exposed officers

Failure by Capitol Police intelligence division to convey warning that people were sharing maps of the Capitol on-line ahead of Jan 6
Senate report says some of the officers had to fight back against Insurrectionists in their daily uniforms, without riot gear or helmets

(The report reiterates a troubling finding from earlier this year - riot gear was locked in a bus nearby and officers couldn't get into it)
This passage in Senate investigation is striking: " Of USCP’s 1840 sworn officers, only approximately 160
are trained in advanced civil disturbance tactics & use of “hard” protective equipment. Fewer than ten are trained to use USCP’s full suite of less-than-lethal
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7 Jun
ALERT: Doug Jensen, one of highest profile Jan 6 defendants, files new motion seeking RELEASE from jail

He's the man accused of facing off w/ lone officer outside Senate

His motion... is quite something. Criticizing Trump, explaining QAnon & calling himself victim

Doug Jensen of Iowa is accused of leading the 1st wave toward US Senate, with pocketknife in his possession

Feds allege Jensen "wanted Q to get credit" & "wanted to stop this crap with Mike Pence", urging police to arrest Members of Congress
Feds say Jensen admitted being "firm believer" in QAnon, proponent of Donald Trump declaring martial law and said Biden's election was "fraudulent"

But ... wait till you see how Jensen responds....
Read 9 tweets
4 Jun
!!! ALERT- US Capitol Police officer knocked unconscious (allegedly by defendant Ryan Samsel) on Jan 6 issues statement to court. Cites ongoing head injury, fainting spells... then she asks court NOT to release Samsel from federal custody (thread)
Officer said this, in written statement to Samsel: "You have stolen moments away from me.. that I cannot get back"

"You stole months of me working alongside the country's most dedicated police officers"

Officer cites "psychological trauma"

About Samsel's request to be freed from jail, officer says, "When will *we* be set free?"

"When will I be full and whole again?"

Read 5 tweets
4 Jun
Here's what's striking if you read through the 460+ US Capitol Insurrection criminal cases ...

So many defendants in US Capitol Insurrection are accused of threatening or invoking the name of Nancy Pelosi

Haunting allegations

Charging documents say Oliver Sarko of Ohio has video from Jan 6 saying, "Bring out Pelosi"
Leonard Ridge of Pennsylvania is accused of saying "America First B***h" upon entering Capitol and using Snapchat to say he raided Nancy Pelosi's office
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