Feds Charge Two Trump Loving Cops Who Took A Selfie During Attack On US Capitol…

By Ryan J. Reilly

Federal author­i­ties have arrest­ed and charged two Virginia police offi­cers who took a self­ie dur­ing the attack on the U.S. Capitol last week, when hun­dreds of sup­port­ers of out­go­ing President Donald Trump stormed the seat of the leg­isla­tive branch in an attempt to over­turn the results of the election.

Thomas Robertson and Jacob Fracker, two mem­bers of the Rocky Mount Police Department in Virginia, took a self­ie in front of a statute of John Stark, a gen­er­al in the Continental Army dur­ing the American Revolution.

Robertson and Fracker are charged with know­ing­ly enter­ing or remain­ing in any restrict­ed build­ing or grounds with­out law­ful author­i­ty and vio­lent entry or dis­or­der­ly con­duct on Capitol grounds.

Vincent Veloz, a spe­cial agent with the U.S. Capitol Police, wrote in a state­ment of facts that Robertson post­ed on social media that “we actu­al­ly attacked the gov­ern­ment,” and wrote that they “took the fuck­ing U.S. Capitol” in one day. He also wrote that he was proud to have “put skin in the game.”

If you are too much of a cow­ard to risk arrest,being fired, and actu­al gun­fire to secure your rights., you have no words to speak I val­ue,” Robertson wrote in a message.

Fracker, on Facebook, wrote that he didn’t think he’d done any­thing wrong.

Lol to any­one who’s pos­si­bly con­cerned about the pic­ture of me going around… Sorry I hate free­dom?” Fracker wrote on Facebook, author­i­ties said. “Not like I did any­thing ille­gal, WAY too much to lose to go there but, y’all do what you feel you need to.”

The state­ment of facts also says there’s prob­a­ble cause to believe that both defen­dants vio­lat­ed a law that makes it a crime to “will­ful­ly and know­ing­ly utter loud, threat­en­ing, or abu­sive lan­guage, or engage in dis­or­der­ly or dis­rup­tive con­duct” at the U.S. Capitol when intend­ed to “impede, dis­rupt, or dis­turb the order­ly con­duct of a ses­sion of Congress or either House of Congress.”

The duo will appear at a video con­fer­ence in fed­er­al court in the Western District of Virginia on Wednesday afternoon.

A num­ber of law enforce­ment offi­cials took part in the attack on the U.S. Capitol, while a num­ber of police offi­cers are under inves­ti­ga­tion for assist­ing or cod­dling the riot­ers who vio­lent­ly over­took the building.

U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died dur­ing the attack

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