A right-wing video blogger who once shot a music video about law enforcement was arrested by the FBI on Saturday after it was broadcast live in the Capitol amid the January 6 uprising.
In a criminal complaint released Saturday, the Justice Department said it had arrested Antime Joseph Jonet, a far-right activist better known as “Roasted Alaska,” on charges of forcing and entering the Capitol.
Gionet, who turned out to be positive for COVID-19 just days before the riot and is currently facing unrelated allegations of alleged pepper spraying last year, is traveling to DC this month for Stop The Steal events. As the rebels stormed Congress, Gionet, a former BuzzFeed employee who became a far-right Trump activist, streamed the event live on DLive, a popular video platform that eventually shut down the stream.
As the rebels stormed Congress, Gionet, a former BuzzFeed far-right Trump activist, aired live on DLive, a popular video platform that eventually shut down the stream.
But, like many rebels last week, his Capitol holiday posts may return to pursue him. Much of the evidence against Gionet, presented in Saturday̵
“The defendant can hear him remark ‘1776 baby,’ ‘I’m not leaving boys, don’t worry,'” the affidavit said. “After 2:52 minutes in the YouTube video, the defendant, who broadcasts the event live from his device, turns the phone to show his face and is clearly recognizable.”
At one point, Johnne was filmed entering an office, picking up a phone, and making an “alleged phone call to U.S. Senate staff.”
Later in the video, he walked into another office, sat on a couch, and put his feet on a table. “The defendant encourages others not to violate anything,” the affidavit added.
DEPUTY announced earlier this week that the FBI was using Gionet’s live broadcast of the riot to find and track other participants. The agency released several messages last week seeking information about pro-Trump mafia faces that included images downloaded directly from the Baked Alaska video.
On Friday, Daniel Goodwin, the “self-proclaimed” proud boy, was arrested by federal authorities, who said in court that he had been called by name on the live broadcast of Gionet.
Federal officials say they have indicted at least 100 people after the riots, including a Texas real estate agent who took a private plane to DC, a former Latin kings gangster, a QAnon Shaman peyote lover, and a woman who was expelled by a high school friend after allegedly pinching the sign of chamber president Nancy Pelosi.
The FBI also announced on Saturday charges against another man who claims to have stormed the Capitol.
Law enforcement officials said Jack Jesse Griffith, also known as Juan Bibiano, attended the event, citing his own Facebook and Instagram posts, where he allegedly wrote: “I even helped storm. [sic] The Capitol today, but that only made things worse. “