If you are a supporter of President Donald Trump and never believed that it was plausible for others of his supporters to participate in a riot, and particularly at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., your instincts were correct.
According to reports this week, the Justice Department has moved on John Earle Sullivan, an avowed Black Lives Matter supporter and professional domestic terrorist who has admitted that he goaded people who attended Trump’s Jan. 6 rally in D.C. into entering the Capitol.
But more than that, Sullivan — who took the viral video of unarmed Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt being shot and killed by a Capitol Police officer inside the building at the height of the riot — also tried to profit from his underhanded plot.
U.S. authorities have confiscated roughly $90,000 from a Utah man who sold footage of a woman being fatally shot during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump, according to court filings.
Prosecutors also have filed additional criminal charges against the man, John Earle Sullivan, a self-described political activist who is accused of entering the Capitol building and participating in the riot, the filings unsealed on Thursday showed.
Sullivan now faces a total of eight criminal counts, including weapons charges, related to the riot. Sullivan’s lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Sullivan had sold the footage to CNN and NBC, reports added.
In all, prosecutors have charged more than 440 people in connection with the riot — far more than federal officials have charged any Antifa or BLM rioters who caused billions in damages last summer and into this year, injured hundreds of police officers, and caused more than a dozen deaths — as the media continues to pretend as though Donald Trump started it and the incident was actually an act of “insurrection” (despite the fact that nobody’s actually been charged with that crime).
The media also continue to perpetuate the lie that “five people died” as a result of the riot but that has been debunked time and again by journalists who actually care about providing Americans with the truth.
What most of the media is also ignoring, however, is the fact that Sullivan is essentially a professional activist.
“He has a history of promoting violence, according to court filings. On his Capitol video, he can be heard urging invaders to burn the Capitol. At an August Black Lives Matter protest in Washington, he urged the crowd to pull President Trump from the White House,” the Washington Times reported earlier this month. “And at a George Floyd protest near his Provo, Utah, home in June, he threatened to assault a woman driver while blocking traffic and associating with a gunman, according to a police affidavit reviewed by” the paper.
Prior to the Jan. 6 riot, according to federal court documents, Sullivan took to social media to encourage supporters and followers to come to the nation’s capital to help kick Trump out of office because he’s a “fascist.” While in D.C. on that day, however, he is seen in video dressed as a Trump supporter and goading people to attack the Capitol building itself, the Times added.
“There are so many people. Let’s go. This s**t is ours! F**k yeah!” he said at one point, according to prosecutors’ federal court filings. “We accomplished this s**t. We did this together. F**k yeah! We are all a part of this history.”
Later he said, “Let’s burn this s**t down. We gotta get this s**t burned.”
“It’s our house, motherf**kers!” he continued. “We are getting this s**t.”
Now, clearly an agitator seems like more of a threat to the public safety than, say, the hundreds of legitimate Trump supporters who merely got busted for trespassing, right? So how come a federal court let Sullivan out pending trial, but those other hundreds of Trump supporters remain behind bars?