Anthime Joseph Gionet, a far-right media personality known as “Baked Alaska”, known for broadcasting live and participating in illegal activities, was arrested Friday by the FBI and charged with illegally storming the Capitol during of the attack on the building by supporters of President Trump. earlier this month.
Mr Gionet, who was banned from Twitter and YouTube for his content, broadcast himself live into the crowd on DLive, an increasingly popular streaming service after a massive exodus of right-wing figures from more traditional platforms . He posted a video showing supporters of President Trump taking selfies with Capitol Hill officers calmly asking them to vacate the premises. The video showed Trump supporters talking to each other, laughing and telling officers and each other, “This is just the start.”
Mr. Gionet was arrested in Houston on Friday, according to the Department of Justice website, and charged with two federal crimes. In a court file, Nicole Miller, an FBI agent, said Mr. Gionet recorded a 27-minute live video in which he appeared to chant “The Patriots in Control” and said “We are in the Capitol building, 1776 will start again. “
More than 70 arrests have been made in connection with the riots and at least 170 cases have been opened. Many Mafia participants were easily identified through their social media posts.
Emily Hernandez, a woman pictured with part of the wooden nameplate ripped off at the entrance to President Nancy Pelosi’s office, was arrested and charged in federal court on Friday, according to The Kansas City Star.
Ms Hernandez has been seen in numerous videos and photographs holding Ms Pelosi’s exploded nameplate as a treasured memento. According to FBI documents, they received advice on Ms Hernandez from friends and acquaintances after she posted photos and videos of herself parading with the nameplate on Facebook and Snapchat.
Jenna Ryan, a Frisco, Texas real estate broker who took a private plane to Washington to participate in the mob, was also charged on Friday. She was easily identified after posting about her participation in various ways, including webcasting live on Capitol Hill saying, “Life or death doesn’t matter. Here we go.”
Then just before entering she turned to the camera and said, “You all know who to hire for your real estate agent. Jenna Ryan for your real estate agent. “