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A well-funded Black Lives Matter activist was arrested Thursday for inciting violence inside the Capitol building during the DC riots. It was John Sullivan's second arrest in one week.

The Utah resident and anti-Trump activist told Just the News last week that he was present in Washington, DC, the day of the riot "specifically [as] a journalist, just to record the events that were going down."

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But photos show Sullivan wearing pro-Trump gear and carrying a Trump flag. He was captured on video shouting "Let's go. This shit is ours!" and "Let's burn this shit down."?

He bragged online that he broke a window at the Capitol building and led pro-Trump protesters inside.

Sullivan just happened to be filming near Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt when she was shot and killed by a Black Secret Service agent outside the Senate chamber.

Moments after Babbitt was shot, Sullivan's blonde accomplice, Jade Sacker, couldn't contain her excitement.

"We did it!" Sacker told Sullivan. "You were right! We did it!"

"Dude, I was trying to tell you," Sullivan replied. "I couldn't say much. Is this not going to be the best film you've ever made in your life?"

Sullivan was arrested on January 6, and charged with "rioting and criminal mischief." He was quickly released when he told police he was a "journalist" covering the riots.

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Sullivan made the rounds on cable television news, explaining what he saw when Babbitt was shot just feet away from him.

The FBI later insisted no Black Lives Matter or Antifa activists participated in the riots.

But dozens of videos have since surfaced showing Sullivan instigating violence inside the Capitol building on Jan. 6.

Sullivan was arrested again on Thursday, Jan. 14, on charges stemming from his involvement in the riots. He is still in custody at this time.

Authorities used Sullivan's own videos to make the arrest, according to KUTV 2 News.

The feds were willing to let Sullivan go the first time. But he ran his mouth too much for them to ignore him.

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A Georgia man who traveled to Washington, DC to participate in the MAGA protests killed himself with a gunshot blast to the chest.

Christopher Stanton Georgia, 53, was found deceased in the basement of his Alpharetta, Georgia home on Saturday, Jan. 9.

Georgia's wife called 911 to report there was "blood everywhere." He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. The Fulton County examiner ruled Georgia died by suicide.

Georgia was arrested on January 6, the day of the riots, for violating the District of Columbia's 6 p.m. curfew.

Georgia also faced misdemeanor charges of attempting to enter the U.S. Capitol grounds, "against the will of the United States Capitol Police."

Family members described him as being depressed and "extremely distressed," according to a police report.

Officers removed two semi-automatic SKS rifles from Georgia's home. Georgia was a regional portfolio manager at BB&T bank.

He faced 180 days in jail and fines up to $1,000 for the misdemeanor charges. Georgia was the second suicide linked to the Capitol riots.

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Howard Liebengood, a US Capitol police officer and son of a former Capitol Hill staffer, took his own life on Saturday, Jan. 9. He is pictured on his wedding day.

Liebengood, 51, was assigned to protect the Senate division in the Capitol building on the day of the riots.

Liebengood, who grew up in Fairfax County, is survived by his wife and siblings.

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Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), who tested positive for Covid-19, blames Republicans who "cruelly refused" to wear masks during the Capitol riots.

Jayapal announced Tuesday that she tested positive for Covid-19. She blamed Republican lawmakers for refusing to wear masks as they huddled together in a secure chamber after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building on Jan. 6.

In a statement released Tuesday, Jayapal, a Democrat, said, "I just received a positive COVID-19 test result after being locked down in a secured room at the Capitol where several Republicans not only cruelly refused to wear a mask but recklessly mocked colleagues and staff who offered them one."

She continued: "Only hours after Trump incited a deadly assault on our Capitol, many Republicans still refused to take the bare minimum COVID-19 precaution and simply wear a damn mask in a crowded room during a pandemic—creating a superspreader event ON TOP of a domestic terrorist attack."

Jayapal said GOP lawmakers should be "fully held accountable" for not wearing masks and for "endangering our lives because of their selfish idiocy. I’m calling for every single Member who refuses to wear a mask in the Capitol to be fined and removed from the floor by the Sergeant at Arms."

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But a video released by CBS News on January 6 shows Jayapal maskless as she huddled with other maskless lawmakers during the riots.

Jayapal is not wearing a mask for the entirety of the nearly 3 minute video. She is seen holding a makeshift gas mask which she doesn't wear. Jayapal routinely doesn't wear masks during committee hearings.

As the terrified congresswomen huddled together in fear, another maskless lawmaker prays loudly for divine intervention "in Jesus' name."

Three congresswomen tested positive for Covid-19 after the riots. Two of them wore face masks at all times.

Democrat New Jersey Rep. Bonnie Coleman tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday. She also blamed Republicans and pro-Trump supporters for her positive test.

Democrat Wisconsin Rep. Gwen Moore voted on the House floor for Rep. Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker, just five days after announcing she tested positive.

Jayapal's office declined to respond when a reporter asked about the CBS video that showed the congresswoman not wearing a mask.
 

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A MAGA supporter who ransacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Capitol Hill office has been arrested.

A viral photo showed MAGA supporter Richard Barnett with his feet propped up on Pelosi's desk in her office inside the Capitol building during rioting in Washington, DC on Wednesday.

According to The Washington Free Beacon, Barnett, 60, was arrested at his home in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Friday.

He was charged with entering and remaining on restricted grounds, violent entry and theft of public property.

Barnett was among a group of protesters who entered the Capitol building and ransacked Pelosi's office, breaking picture frames, and scrawling messages on her desk.

Barnett is one of 26 protesters wanted for rioting in the U.S. Capitol that left 5 people dead, including Ashli Babbitt, a 14-year U.S. Air Force veteran who was shot in the neck by a DC police officer. The officer, who has not been identified, has been placed on leave.

Just days before the DC protests, someone spray-painted messages on the garage door of Pelosi's San Francisco home.

Vandals also left a severed pig's head on her driveway in the early morning hours of New Year's Day.

Police responded to a 911 call of a disturbance at the property at 2 a.m. in the city's wealthy Pacific Heights neighborhood. The graffiti read: "CANCEL RENT! WE WANT EVERYTHING."

Protesters also hit the Kentucky home of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and spray-painted his garage door with the words: "WERES MY MONEY [sic]," and "MITCH KILLS THE POOR."

The vandalism occurred hours after McConnell refused to pass a bill for $2,000 Covid-19 stimulus checks.

Also on Friday, MAGA supporters mobbed South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham as he arrived at Ronald Reagan Airport in Washington, DC.


 

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President Donald Trump has promised an "orderly transition" of power after President-elect Joe Biden won the majority electoral college vote on January 6, 2021.

The outgoing President, who has repeatedly accused the Democrats of orchestrating a coup against him and stealing the November 2020 election, issued a statement on Thursday.

"Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20," Trump confirmed.

"I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it's only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again."

Trump released the statement through his deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino's Twitter account at 3:50 am ET Wednesday.

Trump spoke to his followers via his official accounts on conservative social media platforms GAB.com and Parler.com late Wednesday.

Trump's personal Twitter account was locked for 12 hours after he shared tweets and a video telling MAGA protesters to go home amid riots and bloodshed in Washington, D.C.

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Earlier in the day, MAGA protesters forced their way into the Capitol building and broke through doors leading to the offices of Congressional lawmakers, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Activists scrawled notes on Pelosi's desk and one protester walked off with her lectern.

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DC police sprayed tear gas at the protesters. One lawmaker reportedly suffered chest pains during the assault on the Capitol building.

Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt, of Ocean Beach, Calif., was shot in the face by a DC police officer when she and others forced their way through a locked door.

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Babbitt, 37, was unarmed and on the other side of a locked door when the officer shot her through the door. The officer has not been identified. Babbitt was later pronounced dead.

Prior to the incident, Trump addressed his followers, who gathered maskless on the Ellipse near the White House: "We're going to walk down to the Capitol. We're gonna cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women, and we're probably not going to be cheering, so much for some of them, because you'll never take back our country with weakness, you have to show strength and you have to be strong."

After Vice President Mike Pence refused Trump's direct order to block the electoral college vote by Congress, Trump called Pence a traitor and locked Pence's chief of staff out of the White House.

Trump was widely condemned on social media, with calls to have Trump removed from office by impeachment or through the invocation of the 25th Amendment.

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The election is over, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is expanding the state's controversial Stand Your Ground law to allow citizens to shoot looters and rioters.

DeSantis has drafted "anti-mob" legislation that expands Florida's Stand Your Ground law to allow armed citizens to gun down people causing property destruction and "criminal mischief" that disrupts a business, according to The Miami Herald.

Lawyers expressed alarm about the proposed legislation which they called unjustified vigilantism.

"It allows for vigilantes to justify their actions," said former Miami-Dade County prosecutor Denise Georges who handled Stand Your Ground cases.

Georges said citizens taking the law into their own hands and putting a slug in a looter's back is "cruel and unusual punishment."

"It also allows for death to be the punishment for a property crime -- and that is cruel and unusual punishment. We cannot live in a lawless society where taking a life is done so casually and recklessly."

Under the proposed law, prosecutors must prove by "clear and convincing" evidence that someone was not acting in self-defense" when they shoot a rioter or looter.

Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber said Republican lawmakers like DeSantis are eager to be the next Donald Trump.

"It's clear that the Trump beauty pageant is still going on with governors and senators, who all want to be the next Trump. And the governor is clearly a very good contestant."

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President Donald Trump announced he will visit Wisconsin this week after a Black man was shot 7 times in the back by a Kenosha cop.

But Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has asked Trump to reconsider coming to Kenosha amid the ongoing conflict that includes 2 deaths and a teenager being charged with murder.

In a letter to Trump on Sunday, Evers expressed his concern, saying Trump's visit to Kenosha will "only hinder" the healing process.

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"Now is not the time for divisiveness," Evers, who is a registered Democrat, wrote.

"These past few months, from managing a pandemic to facing entrenched racial disparities and inequities, our state - like so many others - has faced unimaginable challenges. But this past week has been particularly difficult. Kenosha and communities across Wisconsin are enduring extraordinary grief, grappling with a Black man being shot seven times and the loss of two additional lives on Tuesday night at the hands of an out-of-state armed militant."]

A Trump visit, Evers added, could "delay" the city's efforts to "overcome division" and progress as a community.

"Now is not the time for divisiveness," Evers added. "Now is not the time for elected officials to ignore armed militants and out-of-state instigators who want to contribute to our anguish."

Trump responded to Evers' request on Twitter.com on Monday morning.

"If I didn't INSIST on having the National Guard activate and go into Kenosha, Wisconsin, there would be no Kenosha right now," he tweeted. "Also, there would have been great death and injury. I want to thank Law Enforcement and the National Guard. I will see you on Tuesday!"

2 minutes later, he tweeted a message to the mayor of Portland, Oregon, where riots have continued for over 90 days: "Portland is a mess, and it has been for many years. If this joke of a mayor doesn't clean it up, we will go in and do it for them!"

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Evers, 68, is pictured above with his Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes, 33, who was recently criticized for hosting a series of Victoria's Secret parties in 2009. In one invitation to a "Vicky" party, Barnes referred to women as "ratchet" and said security would be there "handin' out free choke slams and sleeper holds!!!"

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CNN anchors Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo sounded the alarm about new polling that shows the Democrats' chances of winning in November are slipping away due to the riots.

Lemon pleaded with Democratic nominee Joe Biden to do something about Black Lives Matter activists because the ongoing riots are hurting the Democrats' chances in the upcoming elections.

Lemon cited polling that shows Americans are turning away from the Democratic Party after months of anti-police rioting following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Kenosha, Wisconsin exploded like a powder keg after an unarmed Black man was shot 7 times in the back by a police officer on Sunday.

Kenosha residents and business owners armed themselves and fired "warning shots" at protesters on Tuesday night. 2 protesters, both white males, were shot dead and one wounded in separate shootings.

Liberals are finally realizing that supporting rioters may not be the best strategy to win the election.

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo said, "I think [the riots] probably represents the biggest threat to the Democratic cause."

Lemon agreed, saying, "Kenosha is a Rorschach test for the entire country, and I think this is a blind spot for Democrats. I think Democrats are ignoring this problem or hoping that it will go away, and it's not going to go away."

He pushed Biden to come out of his basement and talk to Americans. But Biden previously said he supports the protesters and he has not condemned the riots.

Lemon suggested Biden's absence from the campaign trail - and his lack of leadership during the rioting - will have dire consequences.

Biden has said he plans to campaign from his basement until the November elections.

"Unless someone comes up with a solution... in the next 68 days -- the problem is not going to be fixed by then," said Lemon. "But what they can do -- and I think maybe Joe Biden may be afraid to do it -- he's gotta address it. He's gotta come out and talk about it. He's gotta do a speech like Barack Obama did about race. He's gotta come out and tell people that he is going to deal with the issue of police reform in this country, and that what's happening now is happening under Donald Trump's watch."

Lemon added: "The rioting has to stop. Chris, as you know and I know, it's showing up in the polling. It's showing up in focus groups. It is the only thing — it is the only thing right now that is sticking."
 

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