- Richard Michetti allegedly sent his ex-girlfriend two text messages and a video which have incriminated in the January 6 insurrection
- He allegedly took part in the riot and called his ex a 'moron' for not believing the election was rigged
- She turned him in to the authorities the day after she received the messages from Michetti
Richard Michetti allegedly sent his ex-girlfriend incriminating evidence while he had allegedly stormed the Capitol on 6 January 2021.
She claims to have received text messages and two videos from Michetti. She turned him in to the authorities after he called her a 'moron' for believing that the US elections were fair and that Donald Trump did not have the elections stolen from him.
“If you can’t see the election was stolen you’re a moron,” Michetti reportedly texted her late in the afternoon of Jan. 6.
Michetti is one of 268 individuals facing charges for the attempted insurrection at the Capitol. The authorities identified people through camera footage and evidence submitted by members of the public.
He is scheduled to appear in US District Court via video according to the Huffington Post. His girlfriend has not been named to protect her identity.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that House Homeland Security Committee Chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson has filed a federal lawsuit against former US president Donald Trump.
He has accused the president of inciting the deadly riot which resulted in right-wing extremists storming the U.S Capitol in an attempt to stop the US election result from being certified.
This is the first in what is expected to be a series of legal challenges for Donald Trump stemming from the violence on 6 January 2021.
In other news, the United States Senate has found former president Donald Trump not guilty on charges of inciting an insurrection at Capitol Hill on January 6.
Trump's rowdy supporters invaded the US Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, in a bid to quell President Joe Biden's certification process.
According to a report by CNN, the Senate acquitted Trump in his second impeachment trial, with 57 senators voting for his conviction while 43 voted for his acquittal in the charges related to the violence.
The House fell short of 10 votes to reach the required two-thirds majority to convict the former head of state.
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