Capitol rioter claims she's being silenced after getting backlash for tweet that said she won't be jailed because she's white and blonde
Jenna Ryan, a Texas realtor, told Insider the backlash she received over a tweet she posted in March has since made her scared to speak her mind.businessinsider.com
Realtor who flew to the Capitol riot on a private jet and said she wouldn't go to jail because of her "blonde hair" and "white skin" gets 60 days behind bars
When a critic on Twitter told Jenna Ryan she would go to jail, the Capitol rioter responded by saying she was "definitely not going to jail."news.yahoo.com
Texans factor heavily in Democrats' impeachment case against Donald Trump
And, surprisingly, Texans back home surfaced in video footage to unintentionally help House Democrats make their case. House Democrats are unlikely to see 67 senators side with them, but at the very least, Texas' senior senator offered them some praise. A former justice on the Texas Supreme Court and state attorney general, Cornyn said the House Democrats presented a strong case. In a recent Fox News op-ed, he vouched for the consitutionality of a post-presidential impeachment trial. “On the merits, President Trump’s conduct does not come close to meeting the legal standard for incitement—the only charge brought against him,” he wrote.
Supporters' words may haunt Trump at impeachment trial
FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo President Donald Trump speaks during a rally protesting the electoral college certification of Joe Biden as President in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON – The words of Donald Trump supporters who are accused of participating in the deadly U.S. Capitol riot may end up being used against him in his Senate impeachment trial as he faces the charge of inciting a violent insurrection. For weeks, Trump rallied his supporters against the election outcome and urged them to come to the Capitol on Jan. 6 to rage against Biden's win. And if they can show that Trump’s words made a real impact, all the better, and scholars expect it in the trial. Another man, Robert Bauer of Kentucky, told FBI agents that “he marched to the U.S. Capitol because President Trump said to do so,” authorities wrote.
PayPal boots Jenna Ryan, the Texas Realtor who flew a private jet to the Capitol riots
Jenna Ryan, who was arrested last week, asked her Twitter followers for help Thursday afternoon, sharing a link to a PayPal account where supporters could offer a donation. By Thursday evening, PayPal had closed the account, according to Kim Eichorn, a PayPal spokesperson. Ryan acknowledged that her account was closed Thursday evening on Twitter: "Shucky darn I can't do business with PayPal anymore. "I have to go to trial in Washington D.C. for this misdemeanor," Ryan said on Twitter prior to PayPal closing her account. According to charging documents, Ryan posted a 21-minute Facebook video of her walking with a group towards the Capitol building.cbsnews.com
Capitol rioters hold out long-shot hope for a Trump pardon
FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump, including Jacob Chansley, center with fur hat, are confronted by Capitol Police officers outside the Senate Chamber inside the Capitol in Washington. Life or death” — told Dallas television station KTVT: “I think we all deserve a pardon. “The only thing that was missing at the Capitol was the president, our president, stirring up the Kool-Aid with a big spoon,” Watkins said. The Office of the Pardon Attorney, which handles these reviews, did not respond to a request for comment, but former federal prosecutors said Trump giving clemency to those at the Capitol would be highly unusual. AP White House reporter Jill Colvin contributed to this report.
Texans who’ve been charged in connection to the deadly Capitol insurrection
He is charged with obstructing an official proceeding, entering a restricted building and parading or demonstrating on Capitol grounds, according to a criminal complaint. AdDaniel GoodwynDaniel Goodwyn, of Denton County, is charged in connection with the insurrection on Jan. 6. Matthew Carl MazzoccoMatthew Carl Mazzocco is charged in connection with the Capitol insurrection. San Antonio man James Uptmore is allegedly seen at the U.S. Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021, according to the FBI. The two posted photos of themselves from the Capitol, according to federal documents.
Texas realtor charged in Capitol insurrection asks Trump for pardon
Ryan posted a video on Facebook telling her followers, “We’re gonna go down and storm the Capitol. Ryan streamed live from the Capitol and posted many photos of herself, including one next to a smashed window. Jenna Ryan for your realtor.”The videos Ryan posted have since been deleted, according to court documents. Despite her online rhetoric, Ryan told NBC News that she is not a violent person and should not be facing criminal charges. I have no guilt in my heart.”While Trump is preparing to grant more pardons, he is not expected to pardon anyone charged in connection with the insurrection, according to media reports.
FBI arrests San Antonio man suspected of participating in Capitol riots
click to enlarge ShutterstockAuthorities have arrested a San Antonio man for unlawfully entering the U.S. Capitol building during the January 6 insurrection, a local FBI official told KSAT newsHowever, the FBI didn't reveal the suspect's name, saying additional information could be made available as early as Monday. A law enforcement source told KSAT the man has been charged with unlawful entry to the Capitol. A separate story by News4SA reported that FBI agents raided a home in San Antonio's Stone Oak area owned by Matthew Mazzocco, a man called out in a recent TikTok video purporting to show him breaching the Capitol. Mazzocco's name isn't listed on a U.S. Justice Department site tallying charges brought against people who participated in the Washington insurrection. At least three other Texans, none from San Antonio, have so far been charged by the department, according to the portal.sacurrent.com
Mayoral candidate, attorney among Texans who joined in US Capitol siege and posted on social media
FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana File)Texans who were involved in Wednesday’s siege upon on the U.S. Capitol were not shy about it on their own social media accounts. Texans among the mob who stormed the Capitol included a former mayoral candidate, a real estate agent, a lawyer and a Bexar County sheriff’s deputy. Videos Cudd posted on her own Facebook have gone viral. A lieutenant with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is under investigation after she posted photos of the incident on her Facebook.