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The far-right social media personality known as ‘Baked Alaska’, 33, was arrested by the FBI for his involvement in the MAGA mob riots after he posted a video online showing himself inside the Capitol.
Tim Gionet, who has often promoted neo-Nazi conspiracy theories online, was arrested by federal agents in Houston, Texas, on Friday on two counts of knowingly entering or staying in any restricted building or land without legal authority and violent entry and conduct. messy in the Capitol. gardens.
Gionet live-streamed images of himself among other Donald Trump supporters inside the headquarters of American democracy after the mafia invaded the building and sent lawmakers fleeing for their lives.
His arrest on federal charges comes after a Scottsdale judge also issued an arrest warrant Thursday saying Gionet had violated the conditions of his release by traveling from Arizona to Washington DC to participate in the deadly siege of the Capitol that left five dead.
He was out on bail on assault charges for allegedly peppering a bar worker.
The far-right social media personality known as ‘Baked Alaska’ has been arrested by the FBI over his involvement in the MAGA mob riot after he posted a video online showing himself inside the Capitol
Federal prosecutors said in a court file that Gionet had recorded a 27-minute live video of himself inside the Capitol, shouting “The patriots are in control.”
He also says: “We are in the Capitol building, 1776 will begin again”, the year of the independence of the United States.
He livestreamed the images on the DLive blockchain service, which has become a hotbed of right-wing fanatics.
In the video, Trump supporters in ‘Make America Great Again’ and ‘God Bless Trump’ hats are seen hanging around and taking selfies with police officers inside the Capitol as officers calmly ask them to leave the facility.
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At another point in the video, Gionet appears to be in one of the Capitol offices and records himself pretending to call the United States Senate.
He turns his device to clearly show his own face inside the building and takes a phone from the desk.
“Apparently I can call the United States Senate,” he yells.
“Hello, United States Senate – we have a fraudulent election that we would like to report,” he said, repeating Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud despite dozens of lawsuits and investigations that found no evidence to support this.
“ We need our son Donald J. Trump to take office. Yeah, can we do that really fast? he tells him, pretending that someone is on the line while other members of the mob laugh.
Tim Gionet (pictured), has often pushed neo-Nazi conspiracy theories online, was arrested by federal agents in Houston, Texas, Friday on two federal charges
At the time of the riots, Gionet was on the loose for misdemeanors of assault, disorderly conduct and burglary in an incident in which he is accused of refusing to leave a Scottsdale bar and then pepper-spraying a bar worker.
The terms of his release included an agreement that he would not leave the state, AZCentral reported.
Prosecutors filed a motion to revoke his bail after Gionet broadcast the images of himself on Capitol Hill – evidence, they said, that he had broken terms and left the state to head to DC.
In addition to the footage inside the Capitol, Gionet had also live-streamed footage of himself interviewing people on the street the night before the deadly riot.
Gionet later failed to attend a scheduled court hearing on the Arizona charges and his attorney Zach Thornley was unable to reach him by phone.
As well as footage inside the Capitol, Gionet had also livestreamed footage of himself interviewing people in the street the night before the deadly riot
Scottsdale Judge James Blake issued an arrest warrant.
Gionet, whose full name is Anthime Joseph Gionet, is known for defending his views as a white supremacist, neo-Nazi and anti-Semitic and has been banned from Twitter and YouTube.
Gionet used to work for Buzzfeed News and support Black Lives Matter before his views became increasingly right-wing.
Thousands of Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6 as Congress met to vote and affirm the electoral victory of President-elect Joe Biden.
Lawmakers were forced into hiding for several hours as Capitol police struggled to regain control as mobs defecated in the Senate and House, raided Nancy Pelosi’s office and looted items that potentially included state secrets.
Five people were killed in the violent riot, including a police officer who was hit on the head with a fire extinguisher by a rioter.
Law enforcement officials across the country have been working to locate and arrest suspects who committed federal crimes and have so far filed nearly 100 cases in federal court and in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
Donald Trump was indicted for the second time this week after House lawmakers voted that he had “ incited the riots. ”