Fauci Said Trump Admin ‘Blocked’ Him From Appearing On Rachel Maddow’s Show

The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infections Diseases said there will be ‘a lot of transparency’ moving forward

Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show Friday night, marking the first time he was permitted to do so. According to Fauci, former President Donald Trump administration’s “blocked” his guest spot on the show. By the end of his only term in office, Trump and Fauci’s relationship, by a number of accounts, went from cordial to frosty to barely speaking.

Maddow asked the doctor if the press and public will have more access to him, and Fauci predicted a change, telling the MSNBC host “he’s positive of it,” People reports.

Speaking like an MLM-downliner who was just released from his contract, Fauci explained his absence from the popular program. “I’ve been wanting to come on your show for months and months. You’ve been asking me to come on your show for months and months,” he told Maddow. “And it’s just gotten blocked. Let’s call it what it is. It just got blocked because they didn’t like the way you handle things and they didn’t want me on.”

It was “so clear” the Trump administration did not want the doctor to go anywhere near the show.

Fauci, a doctor who has the serene afterglow of someone who has been thoroughly f**ked over by the Trump adminstration and lived to tell the tale, told Maddow that he can’t imagine having the same issue in the current administration.

Twitter has noticed how happy the good doctor seems.

“I think you’re going to see a lot of transparency,” he said. “You might not see everybody as often as you want, but you’re not going to see deliberate holding back of good people when the press asks for them.”

Fauci’s interview comes as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta claims they were similarly muzzled by the Trump Administration. According to Forbes, new CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky accused the Trump White House of silencing the agency, while trying to downplay the seriousness of the pandemic.

“I would say that the people of the CDC… have been muzzled [and] the science has not always been followed,” Wallensky said.

Forbes reports tensions started last February, when CDC official Nancy Messionier held a press conference during which she warned the public the virus’ “disruption to everyday life might be severe.”

Following Messionier’s statement, markets took a nosedive, sparking the former president’s anger. Then in May, officials at the CDC told CNN that science was taking a backseat to political ambition.

In September, Michael Caputo, former assistant secretary of public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), apologized to HHS staff after reports surfaced he interfered with CDC reports on the seriousness of COVID-19. The former assistant secretary had also accused the CDC of deliberately opposing Trump, calling the agency’s reports a sign of a “resistance unit” inside the ranks.

The new administration is aware of the challenges of the pandemic, Fauci told reporters in his first press conference after Biden’s inauguration.

“One of the new things in this administration is, if you don’t know the answer, don’t guess. Just say you don’t know the answer,” Fauci said, adding later that an importance will be placed on making “everything we do be based on science and evidence.”

“One of the things that we’re going to do is to be completely transparent, open and honest. If things go wrong, not point fingers, but to correct them,” he promised.

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Melania Trump Reportedly Won’t Welcome Jill Biden In First Lady Tradition

In a move which surprises no one, sources say Melania “Be Best” Trump has no plans to welcome Jill Biden to the White House

Here are some things that are surprising: Tom Cruise really does run in all of his films, Mariah Carey claims she shops at Target, when your grandmother knows what an eggplant emoji means. Those are surprising things. Here is one thing that’s not surprising: according to sources, Melania Trump is declining the opportunity to be a decent person.

CNN reports Melania has declined to extend a pre-inauguration White House invitation to Dr. Jill Biden.

Twitter does not approve.

While no one can know Melania’s motive, based on past behavior, there’s a good chance she means it to come across as a snub.


Not that Dr. Biden needs it. Please. She doesn’t. By all reports, the Bidens and Obamas are close friends, so there is a strong possibility that a) she’s been there before, honey and b) Michelle Obama will step into the mentor role, should Dr. Biden need any help. But it would have been nice.

And nice is not a word that is part of the Trump brand. Opportunist, yes. Narcissist, yes. Imperious, yep.

But never nice.

For all of her “Be Best” rhetoric, Melania has proven that she is just as petty and insecure as her husband. Let’s not forget how Melania famously wore that jacket. You know the one. That ‘I Don’t Really Care, Do You?” jacket she wore to visit children separated from their parents and detained at the border.

Then there’s Melania’s former best friend, who recorded an alleged telephone conversation she had with the First Lady where the latter said, “F*ck Christmas.”

The internet never forgets.

Or there was the time when she went on Trump News; whoops, Fox News and repeated the incredibly racist birther theory that Barack Obama is not a U.S. citizen. During the Obama presidency, both Trumps never missed an opportunity to attack the Obamas on the lowest, most personal levels.

After a highly vitriolic election in 2016 where Trump made swipe after swipe about the sheer…terribleness of Obama, Michelle Obama would have been forgiven if she declined to offer Melania a tour. Or had her mother give Melania the tour. Could you imagine the press if she did? This Twitter user remembers.

But Our Lady of Perpetual Patience, Michelle Obama put on the fake smile you give to the PTA president when he asks if you’ve volunteered for the community car wash yet, and she gave Melania a tour. According to her memoir, Becoming, Michelle had a simple rationale for her hospitality: because Laura Bush had offered a tour to her. And Hillary Clinton had provided the tour to Laura before that. It’s because all of the women knew that the White House wasn’t theirs. It belongs to America, voters are just allowing the latest president to dwell there for a brief moment in our nation’s history.

Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised at how Melania hasn’t been gracious. Every time she and Donald have had the opportunity to display some sort of patriotism and honor, they’ve instead shown that they care more about themselves than they care about other people.

The Biden-Harris administration can’t come fast enough. Bye Melania. Go ‘Be Best’ somewhere else.

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Ashley Graham’s New Instagram Video Shows She Loves Her ‘Body-Ody-Ody-Ody’

The model shows us how a diva takes care of business

The game is fierceness. Ashley Graham is here to PLAY, do you hear me? On Saturday, the supermodel and vlogger who is NOT HERE FOR YOUR MOM SHAMING took to Instagram to publish a new video of her in only gold jewelry, black underwear, and those amazing cheekbones.

Posing for the gods, Yahoo reports Graham set the mood with Kelly Rowland’s song “Crazy” playing in the background. Graham took the chance to celebrate her form in a proclamation of self-love and body positivity.


“I love me, not every day, but most!” she captioned the video, which revealed her torso cloned into three variations of herself with various filters. “Anyways … Body-ody-ody-ody-ody-ody-ody-ody-ody,” she said, in a shout-out to Megan Thee Stallion’s latest mega-hit, “Body.”

Graham is beloved by celebs and regular folks alike, mostly because she keeps it real. Like, real real. While also being incredibly beautiful, glamorous, and confident all at the same time.

Graham knows how to work her angles. In December, she posed in a faux fur jacket, with only a pair of pink Juicy underneath. “I keep it juicy, juicy I eat that lunch,” Graham captioned the photo, in reference to a Doja Cat song.

Back in October, Graham hopped out of the shower and snapped a nude selfie.

“Nakie big girl,” she captioned the picture, in which she posed with her arms around her chest.

Also in October, Miss Ashley served us all glamour with a capital G when she posed in underwear and boots in front of her closet.

“Looks like the spaghetti went to my butt,” she captioned the snap.

Graham divided the internet in February 2020, when she took a picture of her changing her baby’s diaper in the pen aisle at Staples. Some thought it was gross that she changed a poopy diaper in public. Other’s praised her for showing what mama life is really like.

Graham is the body positivity best friend in all of our heads. Back in 2018, when a commenter complimented her as a “real woman,” Graham was swift to answer that saying who is and is not a “real woman” pits women against each other.

“We are all real women,” she wrote on Instagram at the time. “I can’t stand it when I read comments that say, ‘Finally, a real woman.’ No matter your size/shape/amount of cellulite — we are in this together.”

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Barack Celebrates Michelle’s Birthday With Stunning Throwback Photo

Michelle Obama looks lovely in yellow and gold hoops in never before seen pic that Barack shared on her birthday

With only days to go before Lord Voldemort is out of office, we have another reason to celebrate: it’s Michelle Obama’s birthday. The former First Lady is celebrating her 57th birthday today, January 17, 2021 (she shares the day with the iconic Betty White, actually) and even though we love Michelle, no one loves her as much as her husband, Barack. In what’s become an annual tradition, Obama shared a sweet pic to honor his wife on her birthday and from the lovely vintage pic to him calling her “Michelle,” we’re all over this bday post.

“Happy birthday to my love, my partner, and my best friend,” the former president wrote in an Instagram post, alongside a stunning throwback photo of his wife. “Every moment with you is a blessing. Love you, Miche.”

Last year, Obama shared four snaps of himself with the former First Lady, where they can be seen snuggling, laughing, and looking like they could have 99 problems, but impeachment ain’t one. Or two…but who’s counting?

Barack’s Insta timeline is filled with sweet gestures to his wife. On October 3, the man who showed such grace and civility during the Orange One’s transition that he should be nominated for another Nobel Peace Prize, wrote this: “Even with everything going on, I wanted to take a moment to say happy anniversary to the love of my life. Every day with Michelle Obama makes me a better husband, a better father, and a better human.”


Kamala Harris wished Michelle a happy birthday as well. “Happy birthday, [Michelle],” the next Vice President wrote. “Thank you for pouring every ounce of yourself into empowering the next generation of leaders. Our country, and myself, are better off because of you.”


I also just love that at the end of Trump’s presidency, the focus is on Michelle’s birthday instead, aka a memorable, powerful, and iconic First Lady. We’ll have to see which of Michelle’s speeches Melania Trump will steal to wish her predecessor a happy birthday. Or maybe she’s too busy taking pictures of rugs and packing up her I Don’t Really Care Do You? jacket to act like a decent human being. We’ll hold our breath on a birthday shoutout from the current first lady. Somehow, I don’t think Michelle cares either way.

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Woman Who Took A Jet To Capitol Riot Says She ‘Deserves’ A Pardon

Texas woman who flew a private jet to the Capitol riots just asked Trump for a pardon because she doesn’t think she should go to prison

A Texas woman who took a private jet to the Capitol on January 6, 2020 and was one of the many insurrectionist who stormed the Capitol and actually entered the government building has been arrested and in a recent news interview, she basically looked the camera straight in the lens and demanded that Donald Trump pardon her.

This woman, Jenna Ryan, is a realtor from Texas and a bit of a public figure on Twitter who live-blogged the coup from the capitol after she chartered a private jet to the attacks. In now-deleted Tweets she shared footage of herself breaking into the building and smiling next to a broken window at the Capitol. Though it didn’t matter that she deleted those tweets, because DOJ security footage shows her breaking and entering the building, and it wasn’t too hard to ID this woman as she kept all her other photos from the coup live on social media.

In a now-deleted Facebook Live video from the insurrection, NBC News reports that Ryan is on camera saying “we are going to fucking go in here. Life or death, it doesn’t matter. Here we go.” She also said “We’re gonna go down and storm the Capitol. They’re down there right now and that’s why we came and so that’s what we are going to do,” and “this is a prelude to the war that’s about to happen” and also “it was one of the best days of my life.” Oh, also, next to the now-deleted photo of the broken window at the capitol, she wrote “Window at the capital. And if the news doesn’t stop lying about us we’re going to come after their studios next.”

Not surprisingly Ryan has been charged with “knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority” and “disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds,” according to The Dallas Morning News. After her arrest she tried to walk it back and claim she was just there for the peaceful protest — even going so far as to release a “statement” as if she’s a celebrity — but the internet always keeps receipts.

Now, she’s asking — nay, not asking — telling Donald Trump to pardon her. In a deranged CBS News interview, Ryan looks directly into the camera and full of entitlement claims that she doesn’t “deserve” to go to prison.

“I just want people to know I’m a normal person. That I listen to my president who told me to go to the Capitol. That I was displaying my patriotism while I was there and I was just protesting and I wasn’t trying to do anything violent and I didn’t realize there was actually violence,” Ryan says in a local CBS News interview.

“I think we all deserve a pardon. I’m facing a prison sentence. I think I do not deserve that and from what I understand, every person is going to be arrested that was there, so I think everyone deserves a pardon, so I would ask the President of the United States to give me a pardon,” she adds.

She thinks she is deserving of a pardon because she was just following the president’s orders, and technically, she’s not wrong, because inciting violence at the Capitol was literally why Trump was impeached for a second time.

“I feel like I was basically following my president,” she added. “I was following what we were called to do. He asked us to fly there. He asked us to be there. So I was doing what he asked us to do.”

Also, the “QAnon Shaman,” who also stormed the Capitol and is currently in police custody? Yeah, he also wants a pardon too. The entitlement really just jumps out of these people, huh?

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Biden’s Inauguration Performers Announced & It’s Not Kid Rock Or Ted Nugent

In a refreshing change from the Trump years, Joe Biden’s inauguration will feature big-name stars including Demi Lovato and Justin Timberlake

As the country literally falls apart and the news brings us horrifying updates every hour, it’s easy to forget that there’s hope on the horizon. President-Elect Joe Biden and VP-Elect Kamala Harris will drop the “elect” part of their titles in just one week as the pair are inaugurated on January 20th. Since we finally have democrats back in the White House that also means we have great performers on the docket for the event (because who in their right mind wanted to perform for Trump aside from like, Kid Rock and Ted Nugent?)

To celebrate our nation’s return to good music in the People’s House, Biden’s inauguration performance schedule is pretty packed with big-name stars including Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato, Jon Bon Jovi, and R&B singer Ant Clemons. Their performances will be part of “Celebrating America,” a 90-minute special airing on January 20th at 8:30pm. The host? Tom Hanks. Like I said, we’re getting back to talented celebrities in the White House again and we’re extremely here for it.

Lovato shared the news on Instagram saying she was “honored” to be joining the new President and Vice President on the special day. “I was left speechless when I was asked to perform!” she shares.

TBH, Biden and Harris carry their own star power but the addition of Lovato, Timberlake, and others yet to be named is the start the new administration — and our country — deserves. The special will include remarks from both Biden and Harris along with recognizing American heroes of the pandemic, according to E!.

And of course in keeping with COVID protocols and social distancing, the special will be televised for us to enjoy from the comfort of home.

To be fair, Trump did have Toby Keith and 3 Doors Down for his 2016 inauguration. Barack Obama, however, has had the likes of Beyoncé, Jay-Z, James Taylor, Kelly Clarkson, Aretha Franklin, Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, and several other notables between his two inaugurations.

Glad to see star power and huge talent returning to the White House. Oh, and a sane leader who isn’t banned on every form of social media. Better times are coming, y’all. One more week.

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Airbnb Cancels All D.C. Reservations During Inauguration Week

In light of violent threats ahead of Biden’s inauguration, Airbnb cancels all D.C.-area reservations for the week of the event

After the January 6th attack on the Capitol, plans to repeat that act of insurrection at Joe Biden’s inauguration are being made by far right extremists on Parler and other social media sites. So to do their part to slow the threat of domestic terrorism, Airbnb has cancelled all bookings made for the D.C. area during the inauguration week.

“We are aware of reports emerging yesterday afternoon regarding armed militias and known hate groups that are attempting to travel and disrupt the Inauguration,” Airbnb wrote in a statement on Wednesday, January 13, 2020.

Through the media and law enforcement, Airbnb also learned “the names of individuals confirmed to have been responsible for the violent criminal activity at the United States Capitol on January 6, [and] we’ve investigated whether the named individuals have an account on Airbnb. Through this work, we have identified numerous individuals who are either associated with known hate groups or otherwise involved in the criminal activity at the Capitol Building, and they have been banned from Airbnb’s platform.”

In addition to cancelling all bookings and identifying and banning individuals who were involved in last week’s incident, they will also not allow any future bookings for the D.C. area next week. The same practices are being followed on Hotel Tonight, as well. Airbnb will also reimburse hosts, at Airbnb’s expense with the money they would have earned from those reservations.

The company did not state how many bookings were cancelled, however a quick search of the Airbnb site for dates that include January 20th shows you can still book several (not many, but some) locations just outside D.C., so it’s unclear how far outside D.C. and into nearby Virginia neighborhoods the Airbnb ban extends or why those listings are still appearing on the site as available. A representative from Airbnb tells Scary Mommy those listings are being removed.

It is wild and a little terrifying that domestic terrorists can just book an Airbnb on their way to carry out an act of violence against our elected officials. D.C. officials have told visitors not to travel to the area for the inauguration, but that isn’t going to stop far right insurrectionists. And call me crazy but why not temporarily stop all flights into D.C. while we’re at it? Also, no major hotel chains have followed in Airbnb’s footsteps and cancelled reservations for next week. Marriott point blank told The AP they were keeping all of next week’s reservations in tact.

Additionally, many local D.C. officials have called upon their neighbors to stop renting out rooms either privately or on apps like Airbnb and VRBO.  Hopefully we’ll learn of more safety measures for the D.C. area as the inauguration looms.

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The Violent Threats That Made Amazon Drop Parler Are Terrifying

Amazon releases a handful of violent threats Parler users made on the app ahead of the Capitol attack

Parler is a social media site that considers itself a “free speech-driven” space, though it’s really just a place for Trumpers and the extreme right to discuss QAnon theories and make threats on the government without the fear of being banned from a traditional social media app. After it was revealed that far right insurrectionists used Parler to coordinate the attack on the Capitol, Amazon — who, in addition to selling household products and streaming shows, also runs an internet server that basically powers most of the web — dropped Parler from its web-hosting services, essentially rendering Parler out of commission. Now in a lawsuit, Amazon has revealed all the terrifying threats made by Parler users on the app since its inception.

Buzzfeed News reports that Amazon dropped Parler from its web-hosting service, Amazon Web Services, on Sunday night citing a “steady increase in this violent content on your website, all of which violates our terms.”

On Monday, Parler sued Amazon for kicking them off the server and on Tuesday, Amazon hit back with a response that listed out a dozen or so actual threatening posts that individuals made on Parler in the lead up to attack on the Capitol.

“This case is about Parler’s demonstrated unwillingness and inability to remove…content that threatens the public safety, such as by inciting and planning the rape, torture, and assassination of named public officials and private citizens,” Amazon said in their response, obtained by Business Insider.

The threats made on Parler are disturbing, violent, and may be triggering for some. Some of the threats made by Parler users that Amazon included in their response include:

“After the firing squads are done with the politicians, the teachers are next.”

“We are going to fight in a civil War on Jan.20th, Form MILITIAS now and acquire targets.”

“White people need to ignite their racial identity and rain down suffering and death like a hurricane.”

“On January 20 we need to start systematically assassinating #liberal leaders, liberal activists, #blm leaders and supporters, members of the #nba #nfl #mlb #nhl #mainstreammedia anchors and correspondents and #antifa. I already have a news worthy event planned.”

“We are coming with our list we know where you live we know who you are and we are coming for you and it starts on the 6th civil war…if you will think it’s a joke..Enjoy your last few days you have.”

There were also specific death threats made against prominent democrats, Black Lives Matter activists, and tech CEOs.

Parler really grew shortly after Donald Trump lost the election in November and these threats and lead-ups to the Capitol coup were sitting on the site, out in the open, leaving many frustrated that the FBI didn’t investigate or properly defend the Capitol building on the day of the attack. Foreign Policy states that intelligence officials failed to “take right-wing radical agitation seriously.”

Since the events of January 6, more intel has come to light. From these terrifying Parler posts to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s heartbreaking statement that she feared for her life that day to the fact that panic buttons were removed from Representative Ayanna Pressley’s office ahead of the attack — it’s imperative that the FBI take these threats seriously now. These aren’t a bunch of redneck nut jobs, they’re a serious threat to democracy.

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Congresswoman Gets COVID After GOP Colleagues Refused To Wear Masks During Riot

Video shows Republican members of Congress refusing to take a face mask while sheltering during the insurrection

New Jersey Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman has tested positive for COVID-19 after sheltering in isolation with Republican colleagues who refused to wear masks during the insurrection. She believes this is how she was infected with the virus, according to The Daily Beast.

“I received a positive test for COVID-19, and am home resting at this time,” she said in a statement. “While I am experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms, I remain in good spirits and will continue to work on behalf of my constituents.”

Watson Coleman, 75, is a recent cancer survivor who underwent chemotherapy in 2018. She also received the first dose of the two-dose COVID vaccine offered to members of Congress. During the early stages of the violent insurrection where hundreds of Trump supporters seiged the Capitol building last week, Watson Coleman was rushed off the floor of the House of Representatives.

While sheltering in a room away from the riot, video footage captured shows that at least six Republican members of Congress refused to accept face masks. Even while hiding out to avoid being assaassinated during a literal coup, Republicans still won’t acknowledge the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic.

One of the Republicans in the video is real-life QAnon fanatic Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester is seen trying to pass out masks in the video. She later tweeted her disappointment in her Republican colleagues for their stubborn refusal to adhere to pandemic safety precautions.

“I’m not trying to get political here,” Oklahoma Rep. Markwayne Mullin, whose job is literally only political, told Rochester in the video. “I appreciate you.”

“While I was disappointed in my colleagues who refused to wear a mask, I was encouraged by those who did. My goal, in the midst of what I feared was a super spreader event, was to make the room at least a little safer,” she wrote.

The House attending physician has already warned members of Congress that “individuals may have been exposed to another occupant with coronavirus infection.” All members who were in that room were urged to get rapid COVID-19 tests, especially following Watson Coleman’s positive diagnosis.

Given the fact that every single insurrectionist who decided to descend on the Capitol building to commit treason and the possible assassination of Vice President Mike Pence chose to not wear masks, public health officials are warning that the riot overall is likely a superspreader event. It’s bad news for Washington, D.C., and it’s bad news for everyone who has had to travel with these criminals all week, and it’s also bad news for their hometowns, where they can spread the virus even further.

Watson Coleman received a positive rapid antigen test result and is awaiting further PCR test results.

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It’s Been A Busy Weekend Of Arresting Pro-Trump Capitol Rioters

Worried the rioters ran away and wouldn’t get caught? Well, the FBI has begun to file charges against some agitators

Finally, a smidgen of good news: After fears that bro body spray manufacturers had more of a backbone than the GOP, the rioters who attempted to take over the U.S. Capitol earlier this week are beginning to be arrested and charged. Among those apprehended were the rioters photographed carrying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern and the man who calls himself a “QAnon Shaman.”

Richard Barnett of Arkansas, allegedly the man in the photo who sat at Pelosi’s desk, was charged with theft of public property, knowingly entering and remaining restricted building grounds without authority, violent entry, and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

Doug Jensen of Iowa is allegedly the man in multiple videos and photographs at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday wearing a knit cap and a “QAnon” T-shirt over a sweatshirt. In one picture, his arms are spread wide while confronting a police officer. Jensen’s been charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, disrupting the orderly conduct of government business, violent entry and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building, and obstructing a law enforcement officer during a civil disorder.

The man carrying Nancy Pelosi’s Speaker of the House lectern is allegedly Adam Johnson of Florida. He’s been charged with theft of government property, disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and entering restricted federal property.

Derrick Evans, a recently elected state delegate for West Virginia, has resigned from his office. The lawmaker originally rebuffed calls for his resignation. Evans was charged with entering restricted federal property and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

The feds allege Arizonan Jacob Anthony Chansley, also known as Jake Angeli, is the man in one of the most wildly circulated photos of the week. The organization claims Chansley is the man in the viking hat, painted face and bare chest on the Senate floor. The self-described “QAnon Shaman” follower was charged with entering restricted federal property and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

According to ABC15 in Arizona, DOJ officials say they verified Chansley’s identity by comparing riot photos to his social media accounts, including his YouTube channel. The outlet reports Chansley called the Washington Field Office of the FBI to voluntarily speak with law enforcement. The FBI agents spoke with Chansley and he confirmed to them that he was the person in the face paint and headdress in the Vice President’s chair in the Senate.

Chansley mentioned that he came with other “patriots” from Arizona, at the urging of the President that all “patriots” head to D.C. on Jan. 6.

USA Today reports that as of Friday, the Justice Department filed over 50 case criminal cases tied to the riot at the Capitol, which left five people dead. Among the charges are carrying a loaded handgun and Molotov cocktails, and making a threat against Pelosi.

The nationwide search for the rioters has been made more frustrating by the ease in which participants were allowed to leave the Washington D.C. area. The Washington Post reports law enforcement agencies are using cell phone records and even Wi-Fi logins to catch insurrectionists.

Rioters’ families seem surprised that the organization is tracking down suspects.

According to FBI Washington Field Office chief Steven M. D’Antuono: “Just because you’ve left the D.C. region, you can still expect a knock on the door if we find out you were part of criminal activity in the Capitol.”

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