Right-wing vlogger, “Baked Alaska”, was arrested today by the FBI after he live-streamed himself in the Capitol amid the January 6 insurrection.
The criminal complaint just released on Saturday, the Department of Justice said that it had arrested Anthime Joseph Gionet, the far-right terrorist, aka “Baked Alaska,” on charges of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
Gionet, who tested positive for COVID just days before the riot traveled to D.C. this month for the Stop The Steal events. As rioters stormed Congress, Gionet (a former BuzzFeed employee turned far-right pro-Trump activist!) live-streamed himself at the event on video platform, DLive. (They have now removed the stream.)
But, like many dumbass rioters, Gionets posts are coming back to bite him in the butt, as much of the evidence against him is directly attributed to his own doing. The affidavit says,
“The defendant can be heard remarking ‘1776 baby,’ ‘I won’t leave guys, don’t worry.
At the 2:52 minute mark in the YouTube video the defendant, who is live-streaming the event from his device, turns the phone around to show his face and is clearly identifiable.”
Gionet also filmed himself entering an office, picking up a telephone and miming a
“purported phone call with the United States Senate personnel.”
Later in the video, he entered another office, sat on a couch and placed his feet on a table. The affidavit also says,
“The defendant encourages others not to break anything,”
What a guy! According to the Daily Beast,
Federal authorities say they’ve charged at least 100 people in the wake of the riots, including a Texas real estate agent who took a private jet to the D.C. and a woman who was outed by a high school pal after allegedly pinching House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s nameplate.
The FBI also announced charges against Jack Jesse Griffith, aka Juan Bibiano, who participated in the event, citing his own posts on Facebook and Instagram, where he wrote,
“I even helped stormed [sic] the capitol today, but it only made things worse.”
If this sounds dumber than dumb, try out these two “geniuses” talking to a reporter outside the Capitol,
“Donald Trump is a genius…
that’s what the J stands for.”
“We’re not stupid…”