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May 16 9 tweets 4 min read
SCOOP: A Doug Mastriano staffer who blocked media access at a campaign event was at the Capitol on Jan. 6.

He was feet away as rioters surged through a shattered door.

His buddy breached.

And as rioters smashed media equipment, he watched, laughing.

nbcnews.com/politics/2022-… "I, uh, don't recall smashing any cameras," the Doug Mastriano campaign staffer told NBC News of his time on the restricted grounds of the U.S. Capitol. nbcnews.com/politics/2022-…
May 16 4 tweets 2 min read
DOJ seeking 75 days of incarceration and three years of probation for the "Camp Auschwitz" guy: Here's Robert Packer roaming Nancy Pelosi's office suite while wearing a "Camp Auschwitz" sweatshirt:
May 13 6 tweets 3 min read
Here’s Doug Mastriano posing with Samuel Lazar, a violent Capitol rioter who bragged that he maced officers on Jan. 6. One of those photos was snapped at a Rudy Giuliani event after Jan. 6, when Sam Lazar’s image was featured on the FBI’s website. huffpost.com/entry/samuel-l…
May 13 15 tweets 5 min read
Sentencing underway for Hunter Ehmke, who was briefly detained by overwhelmed Capitol Police officers on Jan. 6 after he smashed a window.

A family friend noted that his mom volunteered for the Bush campaign, and described the family as Colin Powell Republicans. "HE WAS MANIPULATED by the propaganda of the group mob and mentality."

"HE was a victim and still is of the hate that bred this horrible day.”

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May 12 5 tweets 2 min read
“We’re gonna go fuck some shit up. It’s about to be nuts.”

New video from the Cody Mattice / James Mault case. James Mault re-enlisted in the U.S. Army after he stormed the Capitol and attacked cops on Jan. 6: nbcnews.com/politics/justi…
May 11 4 tweets 3 min read
“I was going to be super hard and go punch a Antifa terrorist in the face. And I end up being the terrorist. Plot twist, huh?"

DOJ wants Eric Barber, who stole a C-SPAN foldable stool and a power station on Jan. 6, sentenced to 120 days behind bars. ImageImage "Barber had to be removed from the hallway adjacent to the Speaker’s office not once but
twice.” storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.usco… ImageImage
May 11 4 tweets 2 min read
NEW: Far-right internet provocateur “Baked Alaska” botches his plea deal hearing after declaring himself “innocent.”

Trial now set for March 2023, but he’s got 60 days to change his mind on the plea deal.

nbcnews.com/politics/justi… "If Mr. Gionet wants to go to trial, he'll get a fair trial, like anyone and everyone else who has appeared before me, regardless of the charges," Sullivan said. "I'm not trying to trick you... Don't plead guilty to please me.”

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May 11 10 tweets 2 min read
"I believe I'm innocent.”

Baked Alaska’s plea deal goes off the rails immediately. “Let’s pick a trial date,” says Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. “We’re looking at next spring.”
May 11 6 tweets 3 min read
“I swear to God, I’ll hip toss your ass into the fuckin’ crowd, mother fucker!”

Jan. 6 defendant John George Todd III has been arrested in Missouri. ImageImage "Todd III explained to Individual 1 that a friend contacted him several weeks prior to January 6, 2021 and asked if he wished to 'wreak havoc' at the U.S. Capitol.”

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May 5 4 tweets 2 min read
An admitted seditious conspirator told a federal judge today that he witnessed Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes talk to a Trump intermediary on the evening of Jan. 6, but didn’t successfully get connected to Trump. nbcnews.com/politics/justi… An Oath Keepers member says that Stewart Rhodes was on the phone with an unnamed Trump intermediary around 5 PM on Jan. 6, which was after Trump posted a video calling rioters “very special" but before he tweeted “Remember this day forever!” nbcnews.com/politics/justi…
May 4 11 tweets 3 min read
BIG news in the Jan. 6 investigation.

Oath Keepers member William Todd Wilson says he was in a suite at the Phoenix Park Hotel with Stewart Rhodes on Jan. 6 when Rhodes put an unidentified Trump intermediary on speakerphone, and unsuccessfully tried to talk to Trump. Just joined @HallieOnMSNBC with the breaking news.
May 4 4 tweets 2 min read
BOOM: A plea hearing is set this afternoon for William Todd Wilson of the North Carolina Oath Keepers.

A two-count criminal information charges him with seditious conspiracy and obstruction of an official proceeding on Jan. 6. (Reporting w/ @PeteWilliamsNBC) "WILSON and other co-conspirators also amassed firearms on the outskirts of Washington, D.C.⸻some distributed across hotels and “quick reaction force” (“QRF”) teams⸻and planned to use them in support of their plot to halt the lawful transfer of power.” storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.usco…
May 3 4 tweets 2 min read
A former QAnon supporter has pleaded guilty to assaulting officers at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 using a giant TRUMP sign. nbcnews.com/politics/justi… The enormous, blue Trump sign that the mob used as a weapon was at least eight feet tall and 10 feet wide, and "supported by large casters that were approximately the size of a man's head…” nbcnews.com/politics/justi…
May 3 7 tweets 2 min read
“No draft decision in the modern history of the court has been disclosed publicly while a case was still pending.” The all caps “EXCLUSIVE” is actually pretty modest, in this instance. Quite. A. Get.
May 3 5 tweets 2 min read
Buried lead of this story: A jury concluded that an ex-NYPD officer who spent 20 years in law enforcement was testilying in federal court, and attempted -- albeit unsuccessfully -- to try to shape a narrative around damning evidence: nbcnews.com/politics/justi… You've got to wonder how many times former NYPD officer Thomas Webster crafted a story around existing evidence when his actions weren't captured on video from like four different angles: nbcnews.com/politics/justi…
May 2 6 tweets 3 min read
This extremely thorough reporting from @nickconfessore on Tucker notes how he accused the wife of a Jan. 6 defendant of being an “unindicted co-conspirator," and then afterwards he just hosted her on the show like it never even happened. nytimes.com/2022/04/30/us/… Image "Had Carlson’s producers scratched the surface a bit on Caldwell’s case, they’d realize that it’s already clear who Person Two is: Caldwell’s wife, Sharon."

NYT's story links to this piece w/ @letsgomathias: huffpost.com/entry/tucker-c…
May 2 5 tweets 3 min read
Kevin Creek, a former U.S. Marine who kicked a police officer at the Capitol on Jan. 6, has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison. nbcnews.com/politics/justi… In a victim impact statement, a @DCPoliceDept sergeant wrote that their wife was at home with their 2-year-old on Jan. 6.

“Inflicting 4 hours of anxiety and dread on my wife is something I can’t forgive myself for and as a result I cannot forgive Mr. Creek for his part in it." Image
May 2 6 tweets 3 min read
BREAKING: Former NYPD cop who assaulted DC officer on Jan. 6 convicted on all counts. Yet another clean sweep for DOJ at the fourth jury trial. Story with ⁦@GaryGrumbach⁩: nbcnews.com/politics/justi… More from a juror:
May 2 6 tweets 2 min read
Happening now: Sentencing time for Kevin Creek, a Trump fan who assaulted two police officers on Jan. 6. His guidelines range is 24 to 30 months in federal prison. There will be a victim impact statement from one of the officers Creek assaulted and slowed down video that will be reviewed by the judge.
Apr 23 11 tweets 4 min read
"your entire Department leadership will resign. Every AAG will resign.”

— what former acting deputy attorney general Richard Donoghue says he told Trump "I can honestly say I've never seen 1 minute of 'The Apprentice' in my life…”
Apr 22 6 tweets 2 min read
BREAKING:

A pro-Trump military veteran who re-enlisted in the U.S. Army after he attacked cops at the Capitol on Jan. 6 in support of Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election has pleaded guilty.

nbcnews.com/politics/justi… Both Army veteran James Mault and his co-defendant Cody Mattice face an eight-year max at their sentencing in July.