Captiol Officer Publicly Shames Trump For Insurrection Whitewashing

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A judge released one of the January 6 chaos stars on Tuesday, the day before President Joe Biden’s big speech to both sides of the Capitol Building. He is the one who sat at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) desk, stole her mail, and left her an ominous note. What could go wrong?

One of the police that the insurrectionists attacked was Officer Michael Fanone, who then suffered a mild heart attack. He is a member of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department and spoke to CNN’s Don Lemon about his “psychological injuries.”

Fanone now suffers from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) after facing a mob that “wanted to kill me.” He indicated that Donald Trump’s new comments blow off how serious the siege had been, that it was indeed, “dangerous:”

‘[It has been] very difficult seeing elected officials and other individuals kind of whitewash the events of that day or downplay what happened.’

‘Some of the terminology that was used, like ‘hugs and kisses’ and ‘very fine people,’ is very different from what I experienced and what my co-workers experienced on the 6th.’

Trump spoke to Fox News host Laura Ingraham in March and said that the mob that breached the Capitol Building posed “zero threat.” He added that some were “hugging and kissing the police and the guards.” That was not Fanone’s experience.

Lemon asked Fanone about Trump’s remarks, because he was someone who survived the insurrection. Five people died. One police officer lost an eye. Two committed suicide and 140 sustained injuries. Fanone replied:

‘I think it’s dangerous. It is very much not the experience I had on the 6th. I experienced a group of individuals who were trying to kill me to accomplish their goal. It was the most brutal, savage hand-to-hand combat of my life.

‘This “law-and-order president’s” rhetoric being used in weeks leading up to January 6 was difficult to come to terms with.’

Fanone has been a police officer for almost two decades. The hopped-up-on-hatred crowd pulled him from the tunnel door and dragged him out, separating him from the other officers. According to the authorities, someone yanked him by his helmet and then drug him down the Capitol steps.

The narcotics detective told CNN that he came to help the Capitol police face down the seething mob of thousands. That was when Daniel Rodrigues, 38, shocked the police officer several times with a stun gun. This act triggered his heart attack. He was also beaten with an American flagpole. Days later, Fanone heard some of the rioters say “kill him” with his own gun.

They ripped off his gear, spare ammunition, and police radio. In addition, one of them stole his badge, which was later found buried in the yard of this insurrectionist.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) released the court papers that accused the head of the Albuquerque Cosper Head, Kyle James Young and Thomas Sibick of assaulting Fanone:

‘Officer Michael Fanone tells @donlemon it’s been very difficult to see elected officials whitewash what happened on Jan. 6.

He was stun-gunned several times and beaten with a flagpole during the Capitol attack.

Watch part 1 of his first in-depth interview:’

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