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The violent pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol


At least 68 people were arrested and four died when a violent pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

Dozens of people who participated in the violent siege and who have been referred to by the President as "great patriots" have yet to be identified. The FBI is now asking for help finding them, tweeting that they "accept tips and digital media about rioting and violence" the US Capitol Building & surrounding area on January 6, 2021. & # 39;

"If you have witnessed unlawful violence, we urge you to provide relevant information, photos or videos," they added. Police later released pictures of "people of interest" they wanted to identify.

Most of those already arrested have been charged with curfew violations. Others are accused of carrying an unlicensed pistol. Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe said the office must make it a top priority to "identify, arrest and prosecute every single person who entered the Capitol yesterday."

Acting Attorney General Jeffery Rosen said: "The Justice Department is working to ensure that those responsible for this attack on our government and the rule of law bear the full consequences of their lawful actions."

However, some of the participants have already been identified online as members of far-right groups, white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and proponents of the QAnon conspiracy theory. They come from states across the country including Arizona, Michigan, Georgia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Oregon.

This is where DailyMail.com breaks down those who have been identified.

The QAnon shaman, real name Jake Angeli

The heavily tattooed Trump supporter, who wore horns, a fur hat, and face-paint and occupied the Senate podium shortly after Vice President Mike Pence reprimanded Donald Trump, was exposed as an Arizona QAnon believer who considered himself a singer and Actor.

Often known as the QAnon shaman, 32 year old Jake Angeli has become a staple in recent rallies on the right while wearing his signature clothing.

One of his tattoos is said to show the symbol of Wotanism, an acronym for "will of the Aryan nation".

Dr. Adam Rutherford tweeted, "I know this Jamiroquoi wannabe muthaf *** a is a bit funny, but his tattoo is the symbol of Wotanism, a Nazi / Odin occultism that believes Jews control the government, the Holocaust is exaggerated and advocates the 14/88 slogan. He's a real card-carrying Nazi. & # 39;

Angeli led a group of agitators who broke into the Capitol and faced DC police who were desperately trying in vain to protect the establishment.

Then he went to the Senate Chamber, where he saw screaming and posing for photos.

Angeli moved his left arm as he stood behind the podium in the Senate Chamber where Vice President Mike Pence and Nancy Pelosi had stood moments earlier.

He was flanked by an American flag and his colleagues took photos of him on their smartphones.

The heavily tattooed Trump supporter, who has become a staple in his signature attire at recent right-wing rallies, has been identified as Jake Angeli

The & # 39; Qanon Shaman & # 39; was also seen shouting in the chamber and clutching a megaphone.

Angeli has become a celebrity at pro-Trump rallies and always wears his signature outfit of fur, horns, face-paint and bare chest, in which he covered QAnon conspiracy theories.

Most recently, he was active in rallies in Arizona calling for the repeal of the presidential election results after Trump refused to admit unsubstantiated allegations of election fraud since losing to Joe Biden.

Angeli previously admitted that his belief in QAnon began after reading conspiracy theories on the internet

Angeli previously admitted that his belief in QAnon began after reading conspiracy theories on the internet

At a pro-Trump rally in February at the Arizona State Capitol, he held up a banner that read "Q Sent Me" related to QAnon.

He was also seen reopening rallies in Arizona protesting lockdowns put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19.

In a photo he posted to his Facebook account in November, where he calls himself Yellowstone Wolf, Angeli can be seen shaking hands with Rudy Giuliani, Trump's personal lawyer – who encouraged supporters hours before the violence began to conduct a "process through struggle".

He has also reported on numerous conspiracy theories, including a video claiming there is a "globalist conspiracy to rule the world through the planemy and its many different agendas".

Angeli previously admitted that his belief in QAnon began after reading conspiracy theories on the internet.

"At a certain point everything kind of clicked," he said in a February interview, reported AZCentral.

& # 39; Oh dear God. I now see the reality of what is going on. & # 39;

QAnon is the debunked conspiracy theory of the extreme right that claims that pedophiles who worship Satan are planning against Trump and running a global ring for child sex trafficking.

An undated profile for Angeli on Backstage.com reveals that the 32-year-old was a singer, screenwriter and actor.

Barnett also joined Trump's unsubstantiated claims that the election was "stolen" from him and discovered at other Stop The Steal rallies, including one in Bentonville in November.

The longtime QAnon supporter from Arizona in fur and a horned helmet was one of the violent supporters of Donald Trump who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday

The longtime QAnon supporter from Arizona in fur and a horned helmet was one of the violent supporters of Donald Trump who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday

An undated profile for Angeli on Backstage.com reveals that the 32-year-old was a singer, screenwriter and actor

An undated profile for Angeli on Backstage.com reveals that the 32-year-old was a singer, screenwriter and actor

QAnon is the debunked conspiracy theory of the extreme right that claims that pedophiles who worship Satan are planning against Trump and running a global ring for child sex trafficking. Angeli at a rally in Phoenix in November

QAnon is the debunked conspiracy theory of the extreme right that claims that pedophiles who worship Satan are planning against Trump and running a global ring for child sex trafficking. Angeli at a rally in Phoenix in November

In a photo he posted to his Facebook account in November, where he calls himself Yellowstone Wolf, Angeli can be seen telling Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump's personal lawyer, who, hours before the violence began, encouraging supporters to take a " Process through struggle "to lead.

In a photo he posted to his Facebook account in November, where he calls himself Yellowstone Wolf, Angeli can be seen telling Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump's personal lawyer, who, hours before the violence began, encouraging supporters to take a " Process through struggle "to lead.

Son of the Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice

Aaron Mostofsky was seen walking down the stairs in front of the Senate Chamber on Wednesday. He wore fur skins and a bulletproof vest and carried a wooden walking stick.

He is the son of Shlomo Mostofsky, a Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice, Gothamist reports.

Mostofsky was seen walking right in front of a man wearing the Confederate flag. He told the New York Post, "The election was stolen." He had refused to give the newspaper his name, but said he found the protective shield on the floor.

His brother Nachman Mostofsky, who also attended the rally but said he will not enter the Capitol, said his brother had "done nothing illegal" and "was pushed in".

Aaron Mostofsky was seen walking down the stairs in front of the Senate Chamber on Wednesday. He wore fur skins and a bulletproof vest and carried a wooden walking stick

Aaron Mostofsky was seen walking down the stairs in front of the Senate Chamber on Wednesday. He wore fur skins and a bulletproof vest and carried a wooden walking stick

Employee at Navistar Direct Marketing

A Maryland marketing firm fired a professional Trump rioter Thursday who saw him walking through the Capitol with his work pass around his neck.

Navistar Direct Marketing issued a statement Thursday stating: “Navistar Direct Marketing was made aware that a man with a Navistar corporate ID was seen during the security breach in the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.

"After reviewing the photographic evidence, the employee in question was dismissed for good cause."

The unidentified employee was pictured in the Capitol on Wednesday.

"While we support the right of all employees to peaceful, lawful freedom of expression, any employee who engages in dangerous behavior that endangers the health and safety of others will no longer have an opportunity to work with Navistar Direct Marketing," the company added.

Several pictures of the worker show him next to Angeli.

A Maryland marketing firm fired a professional Trump rioter who walked the Capitol with his work pass around his neck on Wednesday

A Maryland marketing firm fired a professional Trump rioter who walked the Capitol with his work pass around his neck on Wednesday

Angeli leads a crowd of supporters who break into the Capitol Wednesday night and cause lawmakers to evacuate the chambers

Angeli leads a crowd of supporters who break into the Capitol Wednesday night and cause lawmakers to evacuate the chambers

Just before 2 p.m., the rioters descended on Capitol Hill while lawmakers approved the vote. The violence escalated over the next two hours. Some broke into politicians' offices, sat at their desks mocking and left threatening notes. One of the protesters was shot dead by police officers (bottom right)

Just before 2 p.m., the rioters descended on Capitol Hill while lawmakers approved the vote. The violence escalated over the next two hours. Some broke into politicians' offices, sat at their desks mocking and left threatening notes. One of the protesters was shot dead by police officers (bottom right)

Richard & # 39; Bigo & # 39; Barnett

Meanwhile, the insurgent who brazenly put his feet on the desk of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in her office is known as a 60-year-old Arkansas man who claims he will run for Arkansas governor in 2022 and is online describe as a white nationalist.

Richard & # 39; Bigo & # 39; Barnett bragged outside the Capitol after the siege that he & # 39; (Pelosi) wrote a nasty note, put my feet on her desk and scratched my balls & # 39 ;.

A photo from Pelosi's office showed another threatening note on her desk that read, "We won't back down."

Meanwhile, Barnett posed in Pelosi's office for a photo lying in the House Speaker’s chair before later returning to the crowd of supporters outside and flashing a handwritten envelope he had looted.

It was later revealed that Barnett is an independent contractor and received a $ 9,300 PPP loan as part of a COVID relief package, The Daily Dot reports.

In Pelosi's office, 60-year-old Barnett posed for a photo that lay in the House Speaker’s chair before later returning to the crowd of supporters outside and flashing a handwritten envelope he had looted

In Pelosi's office, 60-year-old Barnett posed for a photo that lay in the House Speaker’s chair before later returning to the crowd of supporters outside and flashing a handwritten envelope he had looted

Barnett has also joined Trump's unsubstantiated claims that the election was "stolen" from him and was discovered at other Stop The Steal rallies, including one in Bentonville in November

In a selfie on his Facebook page, Barnett poses with a semi-automatic rifle

In a selfie on his Facebook page, Barnett poses with a semi-automatic rifle

Barnett later related that New York Times Reporter Matthew Rosenberg "fell" into Pelosi's office when he showed the personalized envelope addressed to the Honorable Billy Long that had Pelosi's signature on it.

"I didn't steal it," he claimed, saying he left a quarter on her desk.

"And I left a note on her desk that said," Nancy Bigo was here, you asshole. "

He also denied storming her office, claiming he politely knocked on her office door and was pushed in by other demonstrators.

"I'll probably tell you this happened all the way to DC Prison," he said.

In a November post on Facebook known by the pen name George Reincarnated Patton, Barnett claimed he would run for Arkansas governor in 2022 and said he would "run on the COMMON SENSE platform".

He has also shared pictures of the Gadsden flag snake – which is considered a racist symbol – and boasts of being a white nationalist.

In several photos he is posing with semi-automatic rifles.

On Barnett's Facebook, he shared pictures of the Gadsden flag snake - considered a racist symbol - and boasted a white nationalist

On Barnett's Facebook, he shared pictures of the Gadsden flag snake – considered a racist symbol – and boasted a white nationalist

Another supporter of US President Donald J. Trump is sitting on the desk of US spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi after the break-in

Another supporter of US President Donald J. Trump is sitting on the desk of US spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi after the break-in

Barnett in the office with the envelope he stole and later flashed outside as he returned to the crowd

Barnett in the office with the envelope he stole and later flashed outside as he returned to the crowd

Richard & # 39; Bigo & # 39; Barnett later told the New York Times that he "fell" into her office after relaxing in Pelosi's chair when he showed off a personalized envelope he stole as a souvenir

Richard & # 39; Bigo & # 39; Barnett later told the New York Times that he "fell" into her office after relaxing in Pelosi's chair when he showed off a personalized envelope he stole as a souvenir

Baked Alaska, real name Tim Gionet

Another mob was Tim Gionet, an online personality named Baked Alaska, described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a white nationalist, who participated in the 2017 right-wing rally in Charlottesville.

Gionet released a video showing Trump supporters in "Make America Great Again" and "God Bless Trump" hats loitering and taking selfies with officers quietly telling them to leave the premises.

Trump supporters chatted, laughed, and said to the officers and each other, "This is just the beginning."

Gionet, whose YouTube channel was banned in 2020, allegedly attended the rally on Wednesday after telling supporters on Jan. 4 that it had tested positive for COVID-19, reports The Daily Dot. He can be seen in pictures without a mask.

It's not clear when he tested positive for the virus or if he tested prior to the rally.

Another mob was Tim Gionet, an online personality named Baked Alaska, described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a white nationalist, who participated in the 2017 right-wing rally in Charlottesville

Another mob was Tim Gionet, an online personality named Baked Alaska, described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a white nationalist, who participated in the 2017 right-wing rally in Charlottesville

Donald Trump signs the tattooed arm of Tim Gionet, an online personality named Baked Alaska, in 2016

Donald Trump signs the tattooed arm of Tim Gionet, an online personality named Baked Alaska, in 2016

Rick Saccone, former Pennsylvania lawmaker

Even elected politicians were part of the crowd.

Rick Saccone, who ran for a seat in the US House of Representatives in 2018 and was once a Pennsylvania legislature, bragged on Facebook that "we are storming the Capitol" and that "our vanguard broke the barricades."

Saccone also said to his supporters: “We are trying to get all the bad people and RINOs out of the way who betrayed our president. We will evict them from their offices. & # 39;

He later deleted that post, but not before it was seen by his followers, reports CBS.

He added: “Hello Mr. President, we love you. Keep doing what you do We are with you. Until next time we trust in God. & # 39;

Rick Saccone, who ran for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018 and was once a Pennsylvania legislature, posted this picture

Even elected politicians were part of the crowd. Rick Saccone, who ran for a seat in the US House of Representatives in 2018 and was once a Pennsylvania legislature, bragged on Facebook that "we're going to storm the Capitol."

Even elected politicians were part of the crowd. Rick Saccone, who ran for a seat in the US House of Representatives in 2018 and was once a Pennsylvania legislature, bragged on Facebook that "we're going to storm the Capitol."

In a later Facebook post, Saccone said, “I see some people are turning peaceful protest into something else. All members of our group participated in a peaceful first assembly of amendments. It was part of the metaphor to sort of storm the castle.

“People I've heard broke some barricades to get to the flag-waving steps. Some carried a huge American flag up the steps, which was recognized by the crowd. Nobody I did not intend or condone to violence, unlike those on the left. I didn't see any violence but saw some smoke. Some said tear gas was sprayed on people.

“I cannot imagine anyone being shot for a violation. The penalty for transgression is not death. My heart goes out to the young lady who was shot. These were also hundreds of thousands of peaceful demonstrators, especially from Pa. What do you think? & # 39;

Derrick Evans

Derrick Evans, a member of the House of Delegates in West Virginia, streamed live footage from the Capitol on Wednesday

Derrick Evans, a member of the House of Delegates in West Virginia, streamed live footage from the Capitol on Wednesday

Paul Davis streamed live from outside the Capitol; He was later fired from his job

Paul Davis streamed live from outside the Capitol; He was later fired from his job

Derrick Evans, a member of the House of Delegates in West Virginia, broadcast live footage from the Capitol as he joined the march. He later claimed that he was "just there as an independent member of the media".

Evans, who calls himself an activist online, later deleted the footage showing him storming in with the mob.

"We're going in," he tells the supporters.

In other clips he could be heard singing "Stop the Steal," reports the New York Times.

Joshua Pruitt, proud boy

Joshua Pruitt is the only person arrested for violating the Riot Act. This is evident from the city's arrest sheet.

The 39-year-old was taken into custody in the Capitol.

According to CNN, he is said to have connections to the Proud Boy movement.

Paul Davis, attorney, fired his job

Paul Davis broadcast his followers online from outside the Capitol.

It is believed that he was fired from his job at Goosehead Insurance as a result.

A company spokesman told DailyMail.com, “His actions are in no way a representation or endorsement of Goosehead.

"He is no longer employed by Goosehead. An official statement will be released."

Davis later wrote on Instagram: "For those of you who claim I tried to storm the Capitol, it can be seen from all of my history that I demonstrated peacefully." They gassed the whole crowd that was standing there with me. I didn't try to break in. I just talked to the cops and prayed about them. & # 39;

Unknown: The Pro-Trumper wears a "Camp Auschwitz" shirt, the supporter a Confederate flag

One of those who were pictured in the Capitol on Wednesday wore a racist T-shirt that read "Camp Auschwitz".

One of those who were pictured in the Capitol on Wednesday wore a racist T-shirt that read "Camp Auschwitz".

The pro-trumper, who is wearing a & # 39; Camp Auschwitz & # 39; shirt on the far left, has not been identified. The FBI is asking for help finding rioters

The pro-trumper, who is wearing a & # 39; Camp Auschwitz & # 39; shirt on the far left, has not been identified. The FBI is asking for help finding rioters

An unidentified supporter of President Donald Trump wears a Confederate battle flag on the second floor of the U.S. Capitol near the Senate entrance after breaking security

An unidentified supporter of President Donald Trump wears a Confederate battle flag on the second floor of the U.S. Capitol near the Senate entrance after breaking security

Adam Johnson

Another looter, who smiled at a photo as he drove away with a lectern, was identified as Adam Johnson – a psychology graduate who became a furniture maker based in Bradenton, Florida.

He is a father who stays at home for five children. His wife is a doctor, according to The Bradenton Herald.

Photos on his social media accounts, which have since been deleted, show him next to a sign reading "Closed for all tours" in the building.

36-year-old Johnson, pictured with a lectern in the Capitol, appears to have removed his social media platforms after the siege.

Another looter who smiled after a photo as he ran off with a lectern was named Adam Johnson - a Bradenton, Florida graduate psychology graduate

Another looter who smiled after a photo as he ran off with a lectern was named Adam Johnson – a Bradenton, Florida graduate psychology graduate

Photos on his social media accounts, which have since been deleted, show him next to a sign reading "Closed for all tours" in the building

Photos on his social media accounts, which have since been deleted, show him next to a sign reading "Closed for all tours" in the building

Johnson, who was pictured with a lectern in the Capitol, appears to have removed his social media platforms after the siege

Johnson, who was pictured with a lectern in the Capitol, appears to have removed his social media platforms after the siege

Johnson shared pictures of himself wearing MAGA hats and sinking beers when he wrote that he made it to DC on Tuesday - the day before the siege

Johnson shared pictures of himself wearing MAGA hats and sinking beers when he wrote that he made it to DC on Tuesday – the day before the siege

Jon Schaffer, heavy metal musician

Jon Schaffer, the guitarist for heavy metal band Iced Earth, was also breached on the Capitol on Wednesday, according to LouderSound.com.

The 52-year-old Schaffer warned in an interview last year: “You will go under. You're playing with the wrong people believe me. & # 39;

Jon Schaffer, the guitarist of the heavy metal band Iced Earth, is said to have broken the Capitol in a blue sweatshirt

Jon Schaffer, the guitarist of the heavy metal band Iced Earth, is said to have broken the Capitol in a blue sweatshirt

Leigh Ann Luck

Outside the chaos in the capital, another Trump supporter, Leigh Ann Luck, disguises herself as the Statue of Liberty as she shouted in protest against Biden's victory.

The National Guard was deployed to assist the police in enforcing a 6pm curfew in DC. Hundreds of protesters remained on the Capitol grounds after the curfew went into effect and Mayor Muriel Bowser refused to say whether violators would be arrested.

Early in the evening, President-elect Joe Biden urged the "mob to withdraw" and said the uprising verged on riot.

Trump – after being silent for most of the afternoon – posted a video telling his "very special" supporters at the Capitol that he loved them and understood their pain, but urged them to "go home."

He had initially encouraged his followers to march to the Capitol after an early afternoon rally before telling them to only remain peaceful if violence broke out.

Outside of the chaos in the capital, another Trump supporter, Leigh Ann Luck, disguises herself as the Statue of Liberty as she shouted in protest of Biden's victory

Outside of the chaos in the capital, another Trump supporter, Leigh Ann Luck, disguises herself as the Statue of Liberty as she shouted in protest of Biden's victory

Leigh Ann Luck, disguised as the Statue of Liberty, poses for a picture as supporters of Donald Trump protested Biden's victory

Leigh Ann Luck, disguised as the Statue of Liberty, poses for a picture as supporters of Donald Trump protested Biden's victory

The Capitol was briefly secured before it was re-locked on an "internal security threat" at around 6.45pm after an official was reportedly found unconscious. Everyone in one of the Capitol Building's buildings was ordered to hide in an office with the doors locked.

But shortly before 8 p.m. the legislators, who had been brought to safety at the beginning of the siege, returned to the Capitol to resume the joint session and approve the count of the electoral college for the presidential election.

The lawmakers were seen flanked by armed guards as they entered the Capitol. A spokesman for Vice President Mike Pence, who is staying during the joint session, said he was already in the building because he never left.

Trump supporters at the Capitol also included supporters of the & # 39; Groyper Army & # 39 ;, a loose network of white supremacists that includes & # 39; America First & # 39; podcaster Nick Fuentes.

Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, said the mob's actions "clearly coincide with the conspiratorial rhetoric of QAnon," the unfounded belief that Trump has been secretly fighting deep public enemies and a cabal of cannibals who worship Satan Child trafficking ring.

"QAnon has been calling for this type of madness for years," said Greenblatt.

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