Attivista di sinistra accusato di rivolta in Campidoglio dopo aver detto che era lì solo per "documentare"’

Left-wing activist charged in Capitol riot after saying he was just there to 'document'

A left-wing activist who told Fox News last week that he’d followed a pro-Trump mob into the Campidoglio in order to documentthe siege is now the subject of a criminal complaint in connection with his alleged participation, secondo il Dipartimento di Giustizia.

John Sullivan can allegedly be heard egging on protesters in video he provided to the FBI, according to a federal criminal complaint. He has also shared the video to his YouTube and Twitter accounts under the pseudonym Jayden X.

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Inside the building, he told rioters thatWe gotta get this s— bruciato,” e “it’s our house m————,” secondo an affidavit signed by FBI Special Agent Matthew Foulger.

He faces federal charges of civil disorder, entering a restricted building and violent entry or disorderly conduct.

Sullivan also allegedly told Foulger that he had been in the Capitol during the riot, entering through a broken window while wearing a ballistic vest.

As protesters climbed over a wall near the Capitol entrance, he allegedly exclaimed in the video, “You guys are f—— savage. Let’s go!”

There are so many people,” Sullivan’s voice can be heard saying as the camera shows a large group of people making its way toward the building. “Let’s go. This sis ours! F– si. I can’t believe this is reality.

John Early Sullivan -- A Utah activist who faces criminal charges in connection with a Provo protest he organized in June said he attended a pro-Trump rally that turned into a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol in order to see "the truth" about the protests for himself and the organization he represents.

John Early SullivanA Utah activist who faces criminal charges in connection with a Provo protest he organized in June said he attended a pro-Trump rally that turned into a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol in order to seethe truthabout the protests for himself and the organization he represents. (Utah County Sheriff’s Office)

We accomplished this s—,” he said at another pointWe did this together. F— si! We are all a part of this history.

In un'intervista con Rolling Stone published Wednesday, Sullivan said he was putting on an act to build rapport with the protesters.

I had to relate to these people, and build trust in the short amount of time I had there to get where I need to go,” he told the magazine. “To the front of the crowd to see the dynamic between the police and the protesters, because nobody wants to see the backs of people’s heads from a far-off distance.

He apparently made it there. During the unrest, he tweeted up-close video of the moment a Capitol Police officer fatally shot Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt during the riot. It had been taken just a few feet away, at the height of the chaos outside the Speaker’s Lobby.

Investigators used this detail and other aspects of the video to confirm Sullivan’s alleged whereabouts within the Capitol, loro hanno detto.

Sullivan, the founder of a Utah-based group called Insurgence USA, told Fox News last Thursday that he’d entered the besieged Capitol todocumentwhat was going on and to disputethis narrative going aroundthat Antifa instigators had played a role in the riot.

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While he has denied ties to Antifa nelle recenti interviste, il suo gruppo Insurgence USA aveva pubblicizzato un evento chiamato “Caccia questi fascisti fuori da Washington” on Wednesday around the same time as a pro-Trump rally near the National Mall that preceded the Capitol chaos.

Antifa is short foranti-fascist.

After the Trump rally, a mob of demonstrators breached the Capitol, ransacked congressional offices, and stormed the Senate floor, prompting a chorus of condemnations from members of both major parties. The breach interrupted a joint session of Congress aimed at validating Joe Biden as president-elect. Congress reconvened later in the evening and finished the process.

Sullivan did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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