A Donald Trump fanatic who participated in the storming of the US Capitol and was later arrested for using a teaser on a DC police officer, breaks down during his FBI interview the transcript shows.
Was detained after being identified by Daniel “DJ” Rodriguez huffpost D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Mike Fanon as the man with the current.
When interviewed by FBI special agents, he cried repeatedly, worried that his “mom is going to find out” what he did, and calling himself “a**hole”, “f***ing”. piece of s***”. , “so stupid”, and “not smart”.
According to a transcript of his interview filed in court by his defense attorney on Friday, agents told Mr Rodriguez that in opening him up and putting “everything on the table”, he would shape the narrative about his actions that day. can.
Agents said that by that time other actors were telling stories in public’s court.
“Danny has to choose whether he writes a story with us today. But right now, the story being told is DC by Antifa, BLM, and . Huffington Post,” said an agent.
Mr Rodriguez told agents he was radicalized online InfoWars and named conservative pundits and comedians Steven Crowder, Mark Dice, and the Hodgwins after they convinced them that former President Donald Trump had indeed won the election.
He said he was “stupid” to believe that the mob that attacked Congress on January 6 could bring Trump to power for a second term.
“Are we all so stupid that we thought we were going to do this and save the country and it would all be all right? We really thought so. That’s pretty stupid, huh?” he said.
Regarding the attack on Officer Fanon, agents ask him to explain what happened.
“Okay. What do you want me to tell you? That I tasted it? Yes,” he said. “Am I the f***ing piece? Yes.”
When asked why he did this, Mr. Rodriguez cried and replied: “I don’t know. I’m a piece of s***. I’m sorry. I don’t know. He’s a guy with kids, and that bad guy.” No. He feels like he’s just doing his job and that’s – I’m a s**hole.”
The transcript was filed in connection with Mr Rodriguez’s proposal to suppress the interview by federal public defenders, who argued he had not received enough Miranda warnings.
“The agents capitalized on the unparalleled media attention of this particular incident, telling Mr. Rodriguez that his story had already been written, and it was his only opportunity to help him out of the situation,” the resolution said.
In a separate motion, his lawyers said they would argue that his client was acting “under public authority” at the direction of former President Trump.
huffpost Identified Mr. Rodriguez One story is based on the work of a group of online sleuths called the Deep State Dogs and a group of anti-fascist activists who knew about him from pro-Trump protests in California.
Online spies have been instrumental in identifying many of the rioters who stormed the Capitol. Known as “sedition hunters”, they have been instrumental in bringing hundreds of people to justice for their actions.
About 650 cases have been reported against the rioters so far, and potentially hundreds more perpetrators are yet to be named.
Credit: www.independent.co.uk / Donald Trump