The FBI continues to follow the tips like strands of a cobweb that lead to insurrectionists who were a part of a seething mob of thousands on January 6. They stormed the U.S. Capitol Building on orders of the sitting president to steal the election from Congress and return it to him. He weaponized them for his own advantage. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is arresting members it identified or receive tips about while the ex-president at the center of the web plays golf and relaxes at his Mar-a-Lago resort.
Two Kansas women went to Washington D.C. on January 6 for a protest and to show their support for Donald Trump. The former president ginned the crowd he invited to the nation’s Capitol on January 6. He incited a violent mob, pointed them at the Capitol Building, and said he would lead them there. He lied.
No surprise there. As his people crashed into the building, Trump watched in front of the White House television as his drama played out. He was disappointed that no one around him was enthusiastic.
Now, the Kansas women have been arrested as participants for their part in breaching the Capitol Building. Records from the U.S. District Court for Kansas indicated that Jennifer Ruth Parks and Esther Schwemmer had both been taken into custody. They will be transferred to the Washington, D.C. District Court, according to The Kansas City Star newspaper.
Records indicated that:
‘[Miller was] charged with two counts of knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Charges against Schwemmer have not been publicly released.’
The agents had been tipped off by a text that Parks’ daughter wrote, saying her mother had marched in D.C., kmbc.com wrote:
‘So depressed over all of the cheating in the election right now. Mom and her friend went to Washington for the March. Wish I could have gone too. Lol. We should all be climbing over the walls. They pushed us too far.’
According to the FBI, Parks admitted to being inside the Capitol Building for between 30 minutes and an hour after the doors had been breached. The FBI noted that Parks had turned herself in Friday, April 23. The FBI interviewed both women, who are friends, on January 17. One agent wrote about Parks:
‘Parks believed she was attending a peaceful rally in support of President Donald Trump.’
Trump asked his supporters to come where he was speaking during the Save America March. About two hours after he gave his speech, which contained language many believed condoned violence, according to the Snopes.com site, people believed he wanted them to halt “Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s presidential win.”
Five people died during the insurrection, including a police officer.
Reuters reported that the allegations of widespread voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election were false. Federal judges dismissed over 60 lawsuits brought by Trump and his allies challenging the election or its outcome:
‘The FBI used a photo of the friends provided by one of the women, which showed what they were wearing, to find additional images and video from security footage and officer body cameras. Agents said Schwemmer was wearing a Trump 2020 flag wrapped around her.’
Schwemmer explained to the FBI that both she and Parks had been eating as they watch people approach the Capitol Building. She also said that a police officer had told her to stay off of a barrier. Instead, she climbed a tree in order to get a photo of the crowd.
Then, with the door open, she and Parks decided to go inside:
‘Schwemmer claimed that she and Parks walked to the front of the Capitol Building, encountered no barricades and no police officer told them to stop. Schwemmer saw the open doors to the U.S. Capitol Building and entered with Parks.’
Parks explained that the doors were already broken. The two found “groups of people praying and singing. She sang The Star-Spangled Banner.
Schwemmer noticed that the Capitol was “messy and smelled bad.” The two said they had seen police, but no one tried to stop them. So they walked around until one police officer did tell them to leave. Parks indicated that she started to go out the front door, but the police pointed her down a hallway to exit.
The Star wrote that these documents did not say where the two women lived. However, Parks’ cellphone had a 913 area code, which covers the Kansas City, Kansas area and surrounding suburbs.
Parks was charged with “violently entering and disorderly conduct on the Capitol grounds,” according to KWCH.com.
Trump was impeached by the Democrat-led House, but he was acquitted by the Republican-led Senate on a charge of incitement of insurrection, according to Kansas City.com.
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