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Dec 3 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
The public is realizing that a combo of ineptness and excessive force by police on J6 prompted much of the violence.
Improper use of munitions including chemical spray resulted in "friendly fire" injuries. Here is how MPD Sergeant Jason Mastony approached the scene at 2pm:
No violence on this side of the building (west) at this point. Exterior perimeter had been breached an hour earlier; DC and Capitol police started using munitions around 1:10pm and continued despite a legit mostly peaceful crowd.
Unknown number of protesters injured like here:
Dec 2 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
New: To no one's surprise, Judge Chutkan, in typical hyperbolic fashion, denied Trump's motion to dismiss Jack Smith's J6 indictment on constitutional and immunity grounds.
Her "king" reference is the same language she used in her 2021 order forcing Trump to turn over records to J6 committee:
Bwahahaha - breathe -- bwahahaha ok judge
Nov 30 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Trump's lawyers filed a lightly redacted (per protective order) motion yesterday again outlining the parties they believe are part of the prosecution team.
These agencies have fingerprints on the initial DOJ investigation and Jack Smith's. The redactions are...interesting:
Not sure what these redactions are--related to Bill Barr perhaps?
As I covered last week, (JP) Cooney and (Molly) Gaston are now on Jack Smith's team. They wrote a letter to Barr blasting him for modifying SOP for election investigations describing claims of election fraud as "conspiracy theories"
Nov 15 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
I've seen a lot of innocent people railroaded by this DOJ/FBI but few cases as egregious as the case against Greg Yetman.
My team carefully scoured J6 surveillance and open source video to track Yetman's conduct.
He tried to help, not hurt, police.
Yetman served his country for YEARS. His FB profile bragged about being a "military police officer for the Army New Jersey National Guard." Does this sound like he was on the side of police or protesters that day?
Oct 31 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
In an attempt to help remove Donald Trump from the Colorado ballot, @SemperWry under oath detailed his alleged injuries from Jan 6
Here are photos he posted on FB on 1/7 of his injuries from the previous day.
No swollen hand. No large contusion on his head. No evidence of an attempt to gouge out his eye.
Hodges—like Fanone, Gonell, and Dunn—lied about his injuries.
Oct 19 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
The Hamasurrectionists got way closer to lawmakers than anyone on Jan 6. Notice she didn’t run away or hide under her desk.
Btw I was with MTG at courthouse on Monday. She was stalked by crazies and she never flinched. Nor did court staff give her protection until the end.
After the break, I returned to my seat in courtroom only to find someone in my seat next to her. I told him to move. He resisted but I forced him to move. Court staff did nothing—after hearing was over, he stalked her to elevator when finally a guard realized what was happening.
Oct 3 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
NEW: Thread on Samuel Lazar, subject of sealed court proceedings related to his plea, sentencing, and release from custody for his involvement in Jan 6. Coalition of major news corps asking Judge Berman Jackson to unseal the case; DOJ admits he cooperated with govt:
Matthew Graves filed a heavily redacted motion objecting to unsealing the case. As others have noted, this is highly unusual. Lazar was arrested on numerous serious charges and denied release in July 2021.
Sep 26 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
NEW RAY EPPS: Surveillance video shows Epps involved in the second breach of Capitol grounds after participating in 1st breach moments before. This incident creates opening for protesters on west terrace, which coincides with start of joint session of Congress at 1pm.
Epps touches part of a metal fence as police attempt to pull it up. Contrary to his testimony and DOJ report, Epps was not helping police. It appears that Epps stays behind 2 individuals standing on the fallen fence.
I am told mishandling a fence is an act of terror.
Sep 25 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
NEW: Attorneys for Ryan Samsel, the man who Ray Epps whispered to right before Samsel breached 1st set of bike racks, waives jury trial in favor of bench trial before Judge Jia Cobb, a Biden appointee
Samsel has been in jail for 34 months awaiting trial, now set for next month:
Samsel has been denied medical care and access to counsel & evidence while being moved to several prisons. DOJ has delayed his trial for almost 3 years by adding new charges and co-defendants. Defense notes how DOJ, as one judge said, "charged first, collected evidence later."
Sep 21 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
NEW: Statement of offense for Ray Epps finally on docket. It's amazing, after reading so many of these, that Epps faces a single misdemeanor. Based on allegations, he should face multiple felony counts including obstruction of an official proceeding:
So Epps is a key figure in 2 breach points--key moments DOJ has emphasized in trial as initiation of the "attack on the Capitol"---but he gets one misdemeanor? Ryan Samsel has been in prison since Jan 2021 awaiting trial. Epps, not so much.
Sep 20 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
NEW: Steven D'Antuono, head of Detroit FBI field office during Whitmer fednapping hoax, told House Judiciary committee he knew little about the details of the operation, knew nothing about FBI informants including Dan Chappel, suggested "investigation" originated out of FBI HQ.
D’Antuono said his recollection is fuzzy because the matter was “a long time ago.” (Keep in mind the FBI designated this case a “terror enterprise investigation” involving planes, drones, and at least a dozen informants operating out of multiple field offices.)
When asked to describe the predicate of the investigation, D’Antuono said he wasn’t “sure if it raised to that level of the Governor at that point or how we opened up the matter, but it was a domestic terrorism case that they were perpetrating to--or, looking to conspire to--I'm not sure what the definition or the opening of that case was, but it was a domestic terrorism case.”
D’Antuono seems to have learned most of what happened in the case from news reports and the trials. He appeared shocked at the level of interest. “That’s why a lot of this reporting that came out, I'm like, this is just a normal case. This wasn't botched. It was just a normal case. And it wasn't that, like, spectacular.”
While vague about the role of FBI HQ, D’Antuono said “he never talked to anyone at headquarters or DOJ about this matter until it came down to the final operation.” Which was the arrest of all suspects on October 7, 2020--a month before Election Day.
More to come.
Dan Chappel was hired as an informant in March 2020. His FBI handlers, working out of FBI satellite office in Flint, managed Chappel for the rest of the year paying him at least $60k in cash and personal items.
Q: Do you remember a CHS named Dan Chappel?
D'Antuono: Other than, I'd probably remember him from the media reporting and stuff like that, the trial.
Sep 18 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
NEW CHUTKAN FILES: I just obtained transcript of another sentencing by Judge Chutkan for a J6er, convicted by her of 4 misdemeanors after a brief bench trial. To say her view of what happened on January 6 is misinformed in an understatement.
It's not hyperbole, it's a lie:
After admitting she watched J6 select committee hearings--and asking a defendant if he had, lol--Chutkan compares Jan 6 to Game of Thrones.
And no one saw anyone erecting gallows. There is no video of it--and I've been trying to hunt it down for 2 years with no luck.
Sep 17 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Doing some research this weekend and came across this clip. This is Fatima Goss Graves, head of National Women’s Law Center.
Her husband is Matthew Graves, US Attorney for DC.
He is prosecuting every J6 defendant.
He also declined to prosecute Hunter Biden. I suspect…
one reason Matthew Graves got the powerful gig is because his wife is a very influential activist in DC. She met with a top Biden advisor in June 2021. The next month, Biden announced Graves’ nomination.
UNSEEN FOOTAGE: DC cops retreat from position on upper west terrace around 2:30 on January 6. They had been attacking the crowd with gas, stun grenades, rubber bullets for over an hour.
They left that door unprotected.
Moments later, it was opened from inside…
At least 300 individuals entered that doorway after police left the scene
Sep 8 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
NEW: Judge Royce Lamberth (Reagan) sentenced Eric Munchel, so-called "zip tie guy" to 57 months in prison, the amount sought by DOJ.
Zip ties just happened to be laying around the Capitol on J6. He went to DC with his mom, Lisa Eisenhart, a nurse. She was sentenced to 30 months
Their crimes. (Munchel carried a taser on his hip)
They spent 12 minutes in the Capitol.
Aug 31 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
As I reported yesterday, Judge Tim Kelly gave a nearly 3-hour "oral ruling" to dismiss defense motions and give a blow-by-blow account of DOJs case against the Proud Boys.
I received transcript. Here are some highlights.
Kelly explaining low bar to prove seditious conspiracy:
Kelly repeatedly mentioned Donald Trump--the man who appointed him--and suggested, as did DOJ, Trump's off-handed comment at 2020 debate gave rise to the "conspiracy."
Aug 29 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Headed to DC courthouse shortly to cover sentencing of 4 Proud Boys convicted of seditious conspiracy.
Before Jan 6, DOJ used this statute against legit terrorists trying to kill Americans. Now Biden's DOJ successfully uses it against rabblerousers who knock over a bike rack:
The "existential threat" is a bunch of guys infiltrated by FBI planning a trip to DC to protest a rigged election; using inflammatory language in group chats infiltrated by FBI informants; and going into a public building during business hours.
No weapons or assault necessary!
Aug 29 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
NEW: I have transcript from today's hearing before Judge Chutkan and it's worse than reported.
Chutkan marveled at Jack Smith's rapid "discovery" production while downplaying fact DOJ could not name a single case in DC District that went from indictment to trial in 5 months:
Chutkan confronted John Lauro, Trump's attorney, about needing longer than 4 months to go thru 12 million+ pages of evidence bc--get this--most of it related to Trump and he must have reviewed it already. Sure, he has all the J6 committee material in his nightstand😂
Aug 28 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
CHUTKAN: Just going through court docket for Russell Alford, the only J6 defendant to go to trial in Chutkan's courtroom. Alford was arrested in March 2021 on 4 misdemeanors--after Chutkan allowed numerous exclusions to Speedy Trial Act, she set his trial for April 2022:
BUT that's not when his trial commenced.
After both DOJ and defense asked for another delay bc DOJ kept violating its own discovery deadlines, Chutkan vacated April 2022 trial date and set it for September 2022--a full 18 months after Alford was arrested and charged.
Aug 23 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
The only reason DOJ then Jack Smith conducted classified docs investigation in DC rather than proper venue of FLA was to get favorable rulings by Obama Judge Beryl Howell--which they did.
Not a single defendant lived in DC. Not a single crime alleged to have happened in DC.
Dates of alleged crimes in 1st indictment all come after Trump left Washington.
Which is why, at the last minute, Smith realized he had a jurisdiction problem. So he took all the evidence collected by Dem grand jury in Obama-appointee run DC courthouse and reportedly read summaries of the grand jury proceedings to a FLA grand jury to get the indictment.
Does that sound legit? No. If Smith was properly using the grand jury in DC, why not indict there?
Aug 17 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Beryl Howell, former chief judge of DC District court (her term of destruction ended in March), is the tumor of the malignancy that festers in Washington.
She is notorious for sealed orders and sealed hearings.