NEW: Justice Dept recommends five months prison in the Jan 6 case of Jeffrey Register, who is accused of running past police & seeking to enter House Chamber on January 6, while wearing a "Gods, Guns and Trump" hoodie

He then allegedly "factory reset" phone & lied to FBI
Register pleaded guilty to misdemeanor, but feds argue his was among the most serious of the Jan 6 misdemeanors

They allege he waved & directed crowd.. and was in close proximity to Ashli Babbitt at House Speaker's Lobby ==>
Justice Dept: "Ashli Babbitt was shot and killed at the location to which Register had enthusiastically drawn the crowd"
Register is part of a growing list of Jan 6 defendants accused of lying to federal agents

In their sentencing memo, prosecutors allege Register twice denied entering the US Capitol
Justice Dept: "Register stated that he thought his presence at the Capitol would help affect Congress’s decision & that he “wished that they were actually
able to make it into the House chamber during the certifying process to show their support for President Trump”
Prosecutors say Register texted his dad after Jan 6:

"Maybe when this is all said and done, government will provide me with a bumper sticker to give u that says: Proud parent of a Capitol insurrectionist"
!! Flagging this: The feds are directing blame to Register for the movement of mob to House Speaker's Lobby, where Ashli Babbitt attempted to breach & was shot ====>

(Yet they cut misdemeanor plea deal)
Feds: "His mission was to get into the House Chamber to affect the outcome of the congressional proceeding. He told the FBI he was aware that Congress was in session and that they were in the process of certifying the vote"

They're seeking 5-month prison sentence

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30 Dec
STANDBY: Detention hearing begins soon in US Capitol riot case of Mark Mazza of Indiana

Mazza is accused of brandishing baton & being part of "heave-ho" push against police line amid the mob at Capitol

Charging documents say Mazza yelled at police, "This is our f**** house!" Image
Judge says this case is unique... because feds allege Mazza carried a loaded firearm

Judge then leans into this allegation: "Mr. Mazza is taking a role in aiding and abetting and encouraging others to engage in assaultive conduct"
Mazza is accused of holding open the doors as others in the mob assault the police

"Law enforcement officers are in great distress.... it doesn't deter Mr. Mazza from holding the door"... the judge says as he recounts the video shown by prosecutors in seeking Mazza's detention
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29 Dec
NEW: Feds to seek 3-month prison sentence for Jan 6 defendant Eduardo Gonzalez, who's accused of smoking joint & distributing marijuana in Capitol

He allegedly went into hiding in Virginia to avoid police, continued to claim election was rigged and later appeared in HBO doc Image
Possible complication for Gonzalez at sentencing next month:

Feds allege he continued to support the actions of Jan 6.. even *after pleading guilty in September ===> Image
And the Justice Dept accuses Gonzalez of "capitalizing" on Jan 6, through his media "influencer" business

"Brotunda" in the Rotunda ===> ImageImage
Read 5 tweets
28 Dec
HEADS UP: Detention hearing begins shortly in high-level Capitol breach case of Mark Mazza

He's accused of brandishing baton & being part of "heave-ho" push against police line amid the mob at Capitol

Charging documents say Mazza yelled at police, "This is our f**** house!"
And we're underway. Judge is asking series of questions.. and Mazza says he's not been getting his meds, while in pretrial jail

Hearing is halted. Might not be able to go forward with a pretrial detention hearing. Judge is shifting parties to private meeting
Two high-level Jan 6 defendants were scheduled for detention hearings today, for judge to decide whether to keep them in jail

Both hearings are botched. One defendant's location was unclear (in transit to DC) The other says he's not getting his meds

Holiday week confusion
Read 15 tweets
27 Dec
ONE YEAR AGO: Accused OathKeeper Jan 6 conspirator got the "signal" she was waiting for .....
according to the feds

(quick thread)
According to feds, in Nov 2020, she'd texted "I am concerned this is an elaborate trap. Unless the POTUS himself activates us, it’s not legit. The POTUS has the right to activate units too. If Trump asks me to come, I will. Otherwise, I can’t trust it.”
But a year ago this week, defendant "perceived her desired signal," according to Justice Dept

She allegedly texted: “We plan on going to DC on the 6th” because “Trump wants all able bodied Patriots
to come,” & how, “If Trump activates the Insurrection Act, I’d hate to miss it”
Read 4 tweets
24 Dec
NEW: In Xmas Eve court filing, feds seek pretrial jail for Jan 6 defendant Mark Mazza of IN, alleging he had *loaded gun* amid mob on & *dropped the gun* amid crowd. Feds say Mazza later falsely reported gun was stolen in Ohio and they say he had stolen DC Police baton in home
Prosecutors: "Mazza loaded his Taurus Revolver both with shotgun shells and cartridges containing hollow point bullets, which are bullets that expand on contact and are significantly more lethal than regular bullets" ... on Jan 6 in DC
Prosecutors (more): "Mazza admitted to taking the police baton on Jan 6.. and to using it to strike a law enforcement officer in the tunnel. Mazza further admitted that he was recently in possession of
several other firearms..."
Read 5 tweets
22 Dec
STANDBY: Big hearing is imminent in DC federal court

Accused Proud Boys Jan 6 conspirator Matthew Greene of Syracuse is scheduled to plead guilty. This could be a breakthrough in a large & particularly high level US Capitol riot case
ALERT: Matthew Greene will plead guilty to *conspiracy* and obstruction of official proceeding

Big get for the US Justice Dept
Prosecutors accused Greene of "advertising" that he was a "first degree Proud Boy" on social media

And he allegedly sent encrypted message on Jan 6 saying "We took the Capital" (sic)

Greene is 34 y/o. He told judge he made it thru 10th grade, born in Syracuse, NY
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