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Alan Feuer

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Covering all matters legal (and illegal) for the NY Times. Author of "El Jefe: The Stalking of Chapo Guzman" Contact at: feuer @nytimes .com

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Alan Feuer
an hour ago
It's not clear if Samsel has actually recanted his initial account to the FBI. But recall Defendants can say anything to the media w/o risk of penalty. However by altering an account to the FBI a defendant could theoretically be exposed to new charges of lying to federal agents
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Alan Feuer
an hour ago
Moreover Samsel has been fighting w/the government over receiving treatment for serious medical issues. In recent court hearings, he has become increasingly upset w/the prosecutors & judge about what he sees as neglect of his health and conditions of confinement.
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Alan Feuer
an hour ago
Samsel is of course free to alter his account. But if it happens here’s some context: *Any contacts Samsel may have had w/the media took place w/o the knowledge or participation of his lawyer *For 18 mths Samsel has been in jail where it can be perilous to be known as a snitch
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Alan Feuer
an hour ago
In his first interview w/the FBI--only weeks after J6-- Samsel said a Proud Boys leader, Joe Biggs, urged him to confront the cops. Samsel also said a man named Ray Epps encouraged him to calm down when he did confront the cops.
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Alan Feuer
an hour ago
THREAD: An account may soon emerge questioning the role that the Proud Boys and a man named Ryan Samsel played in the tipping point confrontation of the Capitol attack. (The J6 committee has focused on this moment.) If that happens, here are a few things to bear in mind:
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Alan Feuer
3 days ago
New: A look into why it matters that Cassidy Hutchinson testified on Tuesday that Trump asked her boss, Mark Meadows, to reach out to Roger Stone and Mike Flynn on the day before the Capitol was attacked.
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emptywheel
5 days ago
BREAKING: Gateway Pundit is outraged that this video it claims exonerates the Proud Boys has been hidden from public view, which is weird bc here is the 1700 word NYT article reporting on it on Sunday.
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Alan Feuer
5 days ago
UPDATED: The story on the seizure of John Eastman's phone by the DOJ's inspector general's office now takes notes of the connection b/t Eastman and Jeff Clark made at last week's J6 committee hearing. The two searches show signs of being related.
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Alan Feuer
5 days ago
Eastman submitted the search warrant written out in his name as part of his motion to retrieve property. So, it looks like federal agents really did seize his phone--on the same day they seized Jeff Clark's.
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Alan Feuer
5 days ago
New: John Eastman has filed court papers claiming that federal agents executed a search warrant on June 22 and seized his phone. h/t @julie_kelly2
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Ron Brynaert
6 days ago
"Throughout the meeting, Mr. Tarrio and others used blatantly misogynistic, homophobic and antisemitic language, disparaging the Proud Boys’ female supporters and making references to the 'J.Q.' — or the Jewish Question, a phrase that harks back to Nazi ideology."
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Alan Feuer
6 days ago
The virtual meeting was the the Ministry of Self-Defense, a group of Proud Boys hand-picked for Jan. 6. The nearly two-hour video in which Enrique Tarrio & other Proud Boys leaders explain the MOSD, has been referred to in court papers but has not been widely seen.
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Alan Feuer
6 days ago
New: In a video meeting a week before Jan. 6, a special group of Proud Boys got marching orders: *Take a defensive stance at the Capitol *Keep "normies" away *Obey police lines But none of this was followed when scores of Proud Boys stormed the building.
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