‘Baked Alaska’ arrested in Capitol Hill riot: FBI By Reuters

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Far-right media personality Tim Gionet, who calls himself “Baked Alaska,” was arrested Friday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Houston, Texas, according to documents the agency posted online, and charged with participating in the violent riot on Capitol Hill on January 6. According to an affidavit filed by an FBI agent, Gionet broadcast a 27-minute video live from the Capitol using a service called “DLive.” Gionet did not do much to hide his identity, according to the statement, which noted that he “turned the phone around to show his face and is clearly identifiable. The affidavit cites other inflammatory comments from Gionet in the video, including: “We are in the Capitol building. 1776 will start again” and “America First is inevitable.” The case is not listed in the public database of federal courts and no attorney could Gionet, 33, launched his career at BuzzFeed in 2015 but soon left after turning right.

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