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MAGA rioter bragged that breaking into Pelosi's office was 'best day of his life' to coworkers: feds
A supporter of former President Donald Trump has been arrested after he bragged about breaking into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office during the January 6th Capitol riots.
In a criminal complaint (PDF) released.on Thursday, an FBI special agent alleged that New Jersey man Donald Smith was turned in by a coworker who left a message on the FBI's online tip portal.
"I work with a man who showed up with pictures and video of him and others storming the White House," the tip read. :He says he was in Nancy Pelosi's office and that it was the best day of his life. I do not condone these actions and would like to report him. His name is Donald Smith and we work at UPS in Lawnside NJ. I have a picture of him
One day later, another person who knew Smith turned him in and sent the FBI a photo that they captured of Smith at the Capitol that they saw on TV.
These tips led the FBI agent to review security footage taken from inside the Capitol and positively identify Smith to verify his presence at the riots.
He has been charged with unlawfully entering the Capitol building and disrupting official government functions, among other charges.
Mike Lindell yanks MyPillow ads from Fox News because network won't air his bogus election claims: WSJ
Fox News is losing one of its biggest advertisers after MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell pulled his ads in a dispute over his election fraud conspiracy theories, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
"Mike Lindell said he made the decision after Fox News declined to run a commercial linked to his efforts to promote his claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 presidential election," the newspaper reported. "Security and election officials have said there is no proof of widespread election fraud."
WSJ notes that Lindell has been one of the few advertisers for controversial shows such as Tucker Carlson, who has seen other advertisers flee after frequently echoing white nationalist rhetoric.
"MyPillow is among Fox News's major advertisers, alongside supplement company Balance of Nature and weight-loss products provider Nutrisystem, according to advertising analytics firm iSpot.tv," the newspaper reported. "MyPillow spent almost $50 million on Fox News last year and so far this year has shelled out about $19 million for ad time on the network, Mr. Lindell said."
The conservative network was sued by Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic USA Corporation for it's coverage of Trump's "Big Lie" about election fraud.
On CNN Thursday, former federal prosecutor Elliot Williams broke down the claim by Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) that he had had credible threats of violence ahead of January 6th — and how it puts him in a bind when the House committee investigating the attack demands his testimony.
"This reminds me of Louie Gohmert years ago, he talked about a friend of his at the FBI or a former agent or someone if law enforcement who told him about when pregnant women coming to have babies in America, then they would go back and they would come back as terrorists and attack America," said anchor Anderson Cooper.
Williams explained the significance of Brooks' admission and said it would be relevant to the House Select Committee's investigation.
"This is incredibly relevant information," added Williams. "If he, as many Republicans in Congress were making the argument, this is about Capitol safety, if are you saying that you were threatened by BLM protesters, that's relevant to the inquiry that's happening right here. Come in, say it under oath voluntarily to Congress. Everyone thinks the Speaker would seek a subpoena and the Justice Department would enforce one. She has a hammer over his head, if he chooses to go down that road, but it'll take a long time once they get to court."
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