Hundreds of people from the white nationalist hate group Patriot Front reportedly marched through Washington to the Capitol on Saturday.
Videos posted online show members of the group marching in formation on the National Mall, wearing masks and uniforms and carrying shields and American flags.
In another video, a member of the Patriot Front is shown in the back of a box truck on his way to Washington.
"There is a caravan of box trucks heading to Washington, D.C., where Patriot Front is going to be marching, demonstrating, and giving some speeches from Thomas Rousseau," the man says, referring to the group's leader, before the other passengers in the truck shout, "Reclaim America!"
In another video, the same Patriot Front member is shown on foot in Washington. "We are headed to the Capitol for Thomas to give his speech. We are completely surrounded by an army of police and tons of spectators that are enjoying the show," the man says.
In another video, Rousseau is shown marching in front of a banner saying, "Victory or Death."
Rousseau says: "Our demonstrations are an exhibition of our unified capability to organize, to show our strength, not as brawlers or public nuisances, but as men capable of illustrating a message and seeking an America that more closely resembles the interests of its true people."
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Patriot Front "is a white nationalist hate group that formed in the aftermath of the deadly 'Unite the Right' rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, of August 12, 2017.
"The organization broke off from Vanguard America (VA), a neo-Nazi group that participated in the chaotic demonstration," according to SPLC. "PF’s founder, Thomas Rousseau, led VA members during 'Unite the Right,' including James Alex Fields, Jr., the young man accused of murdering anti-racist protester Heather Heyer after fatally driving his vehicle into a crowd of protesters."
The fascist Patriot Front is now marching in DC in an announced rally. They say that they are coming in trucks from the surrounding areas. I’m staying on it. pic.twitter.com/kZYX4YVd3A
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) December 4, 2021
Sorry typo. This was an UNannounced rally.
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) December 4, 2021
Leader of Patriot Front gives his reason for the march.pic.twitter.com/aXiQiOcEoc— Ron Filipkowski (@Ron Filipkowski) 1638657025
HAPPENING NOW: About 500 men with riot shields are marching in #WashingtonDCpic.twitter.com/I2GS1vPZGJ— Sheryl \ud83c\udf84 Lewellen (@Sheryl \ud83c\udf84 Lewellen) 1638653122
A group called Patriot Front is currently protesting in DC. \n\nAnother false flag?pic.twitter.com/KjLJ14O7Ze— Art TakingBack \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@Art TakingBack \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8) 1638658890
A beautiful night at the Lincoln Memorial interrupted by demonstrators chanting \u201creclaim America.\u201c The crowd gave them the finger and exchanged profanities.pic.twitter.com/Z2voculi9Z— Andrea McCarren (@Andrea McCarren) 1638654424
CNN host Jim Acosta blasted Mark Meadows on Saturday for whitewashing the events of Jan. 6 while continuing to push Donald Trump's "big lie" in his new book.
"The book is called The Chief's Chief," Acosta said. "It could be called The Cheat's Cheat. Mark Meadows is doing a little 'CYA' here — cover your autocrat."
Reporter Marshall Cohen responded by calling it "a very sycophantic book."
"It's 100 percent pro-Trump," Cohen told Acosta. "He says he wants Trump to run again in 2024, but besides all the politics, there is a lot of important stuff that will be of interest to the Jan. 6 investigation. Make no mistake, he is totally peddling the big lie, still. There is a lot of stuff in this book ... that's still pushing the same debunked claims about ballot irregularities and voter fraud that has no merit to it whatsoever, and then on Jan. 6, he's trying to absolve President Trump of any responsibility."
Cohen pointed to a passage from the book in which Meadows wrote that after leaving the stage during the "Stop the Steal" rally on Jan. 6, "President Trump let me know that he had been speaking metaphorically about the walk to the Capitol. He knew as well as anyone that we couldn't organize a trip like that on such short notice. It was clear the whole time that he didn't actually intend to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue with the crowd."
"They're washing their hands of this," Cohen said, before noting that several Jan. 6 insurrectionists have said they had no plans to go to the Capitol after Trump's speech until the former president gave them the idea.
"I covered Trump for a long time," Acosta responded. "I never heard him use the word 'metaphorically.' It makes you wonder, if he's still peddling the big lie, why should we believe anything in this book? It's a book for one reader I suppose — the dear leader."
"It might be for one reader, but there will be other readers on the Jan. 6 committee in the House," Cohen responded. "They are looking at this book. Of course, remember, Meadows is someone who got a subpoena. He will be going in to to testify on a few specific topics. They want him to talk about everything. They're saying now, some of the Democrats on that committee, they've said, 'If you can write about it in a book, for profit, you can talk about it under oath for our investigation.'"
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CNN on Saturday announced that the network has terminated primetime host Chris Cuomo.
"Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further evaluation of new information that came to light about his involvement with his brother's defense," the network said in a statement. "We retained a respected law firm to conduct the review, and have terminated him, effective immediately. While in the process of that review, additional information has come to light. Despite the termination, we will investigate as appropriate."
In suspending Cuomo, CNN cited newly released transcripts from the New York Attorney General's office. The documents show that Cuomo tried to use his position at CNN to dig up information on women who accused his brother, then-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, of sexual misconduct. The documents also seemingly contradicted Cuomo's statements about how he tried to assist his brother that he made earlier this year.
The New York Times reported Saturday that the termination "completed a stunning downfall" for Cuomo, who had been "the top-rated anchor at CNN and a veteran television journalist who had built a successful broadcast career outside of his famed political family."
Statement on Chris Cuomo\u2019s termination from CNN.pic.twitter.com/yKPwYtMznD— CNN Communications (@CNN Communications) 1638655797
Acosta announces that Chris Cuomo has been terminated from CNNpic.twitter.com/aJwuPNz2HS— Acyn (@Acyn) 1638656817