Officials said a rioter from the Capitol called his ex-girlfriend “silly” in a text message during the siege and that she fed him the next day.
The suspect, Pennsylvania man Richard Mikeetti, allegedly sent several messages to the woman before the riot and on January 6, when she allegedly stormed the Capitol building with former President Donald Trump supporters.
According to the documents, the protesters ransacked the building before he said in one of his texts, “Stop voting, this is our country.”
He then sent two of his videos from the scene showing the rioters inside the building and a “large interior room” in the Capitol building.
“If you cannot see that the election was stolen, then you are a foolish person. This is our country, do you think we live like kings because nobody has sacrificed anything? “According to the prosecution, Mitchetti then texted the woman.
Then he dismissed conspiracy theories in follow-up messages about voter fraud and leftist protesters, the court alleged.
“There was vote fraud and Trump won but they would not audit the votes. We say we are patriots. We are not revolutionaries, on the other hand, they are revolutionaries who want to destroy this country and they say it openly.”
“When the Left blasted the Congress doors, when they congratulated Brett Kavanaugh, nobody touched him,” he said.
The next day, the woman then fed him with copies of the texts, as well as provided photos and videos sent by him, court documents say.
Investigators tracked down an image that showed Misri allegedly wearing a surgical mask around her chin, amidst a crowd of rioters and inside the Capitol, according to court papers.
The FBI showed the picture to the former, which confirmed it was Mikeetti, the Feds say.
He was arrested by federal authorities in mid-February and hit with a number of charges including obstruction of justice.