THREAD: The feds have taken note of Capitol rioter Jeffrey Grace's involvement in clashes w/ antifascists in Portland, OR this past weekend, & are requesting that his conditions of release be modified to prohibit "possession of firearms, weapons or destructive devices." /1
The government's motion notes that during his initial interview w/ the FBI, Grace "denied membership with other organizations, including the Proud Boys," & then goes on to say "the investigation also revealed that Grace was an active member of the Proud Boys." /2
That's not the only deception on Grace's part that's noted by the government. The motion also notes that "contrary to Grace's assertions, Grace's adult son Jeremy Grace accompanied him inside the Rotunda." /3
Despite Jeffrey Grace's prediction that he would be charged with a felony for "lying to the FBI," to date he has faced no legal liability for attempting to obstruct the government's investigation into his son's actions on Jan. 6. /4
The federal charges filed against Grace, which caused him to lose his job as a long-haul trucker, seem if anything to have radicalized him.

"I've got a new passion that I get to embrace," he told right-wing podcaster Todd Cotta in June. /5
In what the government describes as a "troubling escalation," Grace traveled to El Paso, TX ca. July 20-22, AFTER giving advance notice to pre-trial services, where he went out at night w/ a group to record people he suspected of illegally crossing the US-Mexico border. /6
The government doesn't say whether Grace received permission to travel outside his home state of Washington last weekend to provide "perimeter security" for a pastor in Portland, OR, but notes he carried an array of weapons, including a firearm, wooden baton, chemical spray. /7
According to the government, Grace can be seen in a video posted on Twitter "shoving" an individual during a confrontation under a bridge in Portland. /8
On his YouTube channel, where he documents his travels, Grace indicates he isn't planning on letting up: "Stand up and stay strong, because we got this, and we're growing and going." /9

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9 Aug
Jeffrey Grace marched w/ the Proud Boys in DC before breaching the Capitol on Jan. 6, & joined PBs in Portland this past weekend for a clash w/ left-wing counter-protesters. No comment from prosecutors on whether he's violating terms of release. /1
Here's @smileitsnathan's photo of Grace & six other men piling into a pickup to leave Portland after clashing w/ antifascists on Saturday. /2
And another photo by @smileitsnathan of Grace reacting to pepper spray in downtown Portland on Sunday… /3
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3 Aug
EXCLUSIVE from @RawStory:

Rod of Iron Ministries, a Moonies spinoff that incorporates the AR-15 into worship, mobilized support for the Jan. 6 insurrection as part of vibrant far-right network in NE Pennsylvania, alongside Frank Scavo & Teddy Daniels. /1…
Pastor Sean Moon led Rod of Iron members onto the scaffolding on the west side of the Capitol. One ROI member reflected: "If the scaffolding collapsed from so many people, it would be tragic, but it would be a good way to die as an offering." (photo via @Shutterstock) /2
While Pastor Sean led the main group to the west plaza, Rod of Iron Ministries member Robert Pickell joined rioters pushing against the police line outside the Columbus Doors on the east side. /3
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2 Aug
THREAD: Status hearing on Proud Boys defendants Dominic Pezzola, William Pepe and Matthew Greene taking place right now. Pezzola used a stolen riot shield to bust out a window in the initial breach of the Capitol. Pepe shoved aside a barrier to allow rioters to reach Capitol. /1
The three defendants, who are being tried together, are all from New York State. Pezzola is from Rochester, Greene from Syracuse, & Pepe from the New York City area. /2
Most of the discussion right now is about discovery, which is understandably "voluminous." /3
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30 Jul
THREAD: Evan Neumann of Mill Valley, CA, who is wanted on charges of assault & disorderly conduct at the US Capitol on Jan. 6, remains at large. /1 Image
Neumann is accused of punching a Metropolitan DC police officer & striking officers w/ a barricade, while accusing them of "defending the people who are going to kill your f***ing children." /2 Image
Neumann was charged on March 23. Five weeks earlier, FBI agents followed Neumann from his home in Mill Valley to the international terminal at San Francisco International Airport, but he declined to answer questions about whether he physically engaged with law enforcement. /3 Image
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17 Jun
THREAD: 1/5 Nick Fuentes, who marched at Unite the Right in Charlottesville & rallied Trump supporters outside the Capitol on Jan. 6, is so freaked about Juneteenth becoming a national holiday that he's straight-up attacking Holocaust remembrance & defending Nazism. #JuneTeenth
2/5 For Nick Fuentes, commemorating the end of slavery, just like recognizing the genocide of indigenous people & acknowledging the Holocaust of Jews, is all a prelude to "white genocide" — a ridiculous and false belief without foundation in reality.
3/5 Speaking of the Holocaust, Nick Fuentes suggests talking about it at all amounts to a conspiracy against white people. The murder of 6 million Jews during WW2? "Who cares?"
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16 Jun
It's no secret confidence in elections is eroding among conservatives.

But there are signs that willingness to consider violence as an alternative hasn't abated since Jan. 6.

"I want to go out with a baseball bat and break some dishes," said 1 woman.…
My reporter's notebook for this piece: During lunch break for the "Voter Integrity Bootcamp," presenter Jay DeLancy told me: "They don't like you." Members of the "host committee" for the training wanted me to leave. DeLancy said they mentioned a story I wrote about "Muslims."
Based on recognizing 1 individual from a previous assignment, I surmise that the story they didn't like was about a 2017 meeting in which a Winston-Salem, NC man expressed the desire to kill Muslims, & others identified area mosques & prominent Muslims.…
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