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U.S. seizes $90,000 from man who sold footage of U.S. Capitol riot

PoliticsMay 21, 2021 07:51PM ET
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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Police release tear gas into a crowd of pro-Trump protesters during clashes at a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S, January 6

By Andy Sullivan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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.

Prosecutors have charged more than 440 people in connection with the attack in which Trump supporters stormed the Capitol after he gave a speech to them repeating his false claim that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him through widespread voting fraud. The mob smashed windows, fought police and sent lawmakers into hiding. Five people died.

Many participants, including Sullivan, posted their actions on social media.

According to the court filings, Sullivan portrayed himself as an independent journalist who was reporting on the chaos, but actually encouraged other participants to "burn" the building and engage in violence.

Sullivan recorded video of the confrontation between rioters and police just outside the U.S. House of Representatives chamber that included the shooting of protester Ashli Babbitt and, according to court filings, boasted to an unnamed witness that "my footage is worth like a million of dollars, millions of dollars."

Sullivan sold that footage to several news outlets for a total of $90,000, according to a seizure warrant. The news outlets were redacted from the warrant.

According to media reports, Sullivan participated in Black Lives Matter protests last year. Other Black Lives Matter activists in his home state have disavowed him.

U.S. seizes $90,000 from man who sold footage of U.S. Capitol riot
 

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Catholic Man
CatholicMan May 24, 2021 12:44AM ET
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Using that terminology, the USA was under attack by blm trash for 6 months.
Tre Hsi
Tre Hsi May 24, 2021 12:44AM ET
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what terminology???
Bob Collins
Bob Collins May 22, 2021 11:34AM ET
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John Earle Sullivan is Antifa. He belongs in Gitmo with the rest of them.
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Ad Cline May 22, 2021 11:34AM ET
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Collins..Atifa is not a an organized military organization; most of them are under20 and ride skateboards. the BLm has disavowed Sullivan. The well organized far right militias are the biggest danger to American Democracy. they helped organize the inserection at the Capitol on jan.6th and they support Trump.
Bob Collins
Bob Collins May 22, 2021 11:34AM ET
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Ad Cline laughable …
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Bob Collins May 22, 2021 11:34AM ET
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Ad Cline It sounds like you’ve been drinking the CCP/DNC media propaganda far too long. You’ve been thoroughly Maddowed. The biggest danger to the nation is Marxism. Since the teachers were unionized in the 1960’s our children have been indoctinated with your leftist anti-American BS. Now they have created two generations of youth that are open to Globalist/Socialist ideology - from the ground up. The next phase of the Marxist cultural revolution in America has begun via a top-down totalitarian take-over. Leftist media censorship, authoritarian lockdowns, social conditioning to submission and compliance (mask mandates) - and multiple coup attempts (Hillary’s russian collusion scheme, Obama spying and weaponizing of the DOJ, two Impeachment hoaxes, and finally a fraudulent election).
Bob Collins
Bob Collins May 22, 2021 11:34AM ET
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Ad Cline the next phase will be creating a Neo-feudalist caste system. Elite Globalist and Big tech oligarchs and the lowly serfs. The left is slowly turning people against each other. Blacks against Asians and whites. Vaccinated against the “unclean” un-vaccinated. Soon there will be lists, databases, social credit scores, re-education camps and finally deaths. Marxism has always lead to genocide. Always has, always will. 60-80 million dead by Mao. Hitler was a rank amateur compared to Mao, Lenin and Stalin.
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Bob Collins May 22, 2021 11:34AM ET
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Ad Cline But you probably think people like me; who believe in American exceptionalism, are color-blind, and believe people should be judged by the content of their character - like Trump does - should be eliminated.
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danny Levine May 22, 2021 6:17AM ET
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political persecution. that is all
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wasloslolkiyekA wasloslolkiyekA May 22, 2021 4:32AM ET
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For comparison, Hillary Clinton has been claiming the 2016 election was "stolen" by Russian hackers changing voter machine results, completely debunked theories that are nevertheless believed by a majority of Democrats. None of these conspiracy mongers has ever been deplatformed by big tech nor subjected to bias and derision so common in big media, such as this article.
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Silence Dogood May 22, 2021 3:21AM ET
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Not one weapon was taken in to the Capital by conservative protestors. The only lives taken were by the police. This article is a complete joke. Protestors were in cited in by police and were non violent. This whole thing is another fascist dem lie!
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Silence Dogood May 22, 2021 3:21AM ET
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“invited”
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Joe Bitman May 22, 2021 12:24AM ET
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5 people didnt die. Ghats been debunked. The capitol police officer’s family have spoken out that he died of stroke and natural causes. Another woman died of amphetamine OD. And 2 others from natural causes. So again media just runs with the lies and narrative
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Investing Man May 22, 2021 12:24AM ET
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Its funny how many los ers on comments and twitter try to go against facts and history
 
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