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Feds arrest man dubbed Capitol riot ‘Doobie Smoker’

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Feds arrest man dubbed Capitol riot 'Doobie Smoker'

He was having his own “joint session.”

The feds have arrested a California man dubbed “The Capitol Rotunda Doobie Smoker” after YouTube videos showed him allegedly lighting up a marijuana cigarette inside the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

Federal law enforcement busted 32-year-old Eduardo Nicolas Alvear Gonzalez in Virginia on Tuesday, and charged him with entering a restricted building, disorderly or disruptive conduct, and parading, demonstrating, or picketing inside Capitol Hill on Jan. 6, according to a criminal complaint.

“Here it is, me blazing up at the Capitol. Mary Jane,” Gonzalez allegedly boasts in one of the videos.

Federal investigators say Gonzalez was part of a mob that stormed the Capitol during a joint session of Congress that was certifying President Biden’s Electoral College win.

A family member tipped the FBI that Gonzalez is the bearded man seen in the videos wearing an olive-colored sun hat, a long-sleeve shirt, a light green backpack, a black fanny pack, and a red, white, and blue American flag pants while smoking marijuana in the Capitol Rotunda.

In a video titled “Man smoking a doobie weed at capitol dome Donald Trump supporters,” Gonzalez can be seen blowing smoke out of his mouth while
another individual asks him “what strain of weed is that?” the complaint states.

In a second YouTube titled “The Capitol Rotunda Doobie Smoker,” someone asks Gonzalez why he’s smoking weed inside the Capitol, and he responds, “freedom,” the FBI says.

Gonzalez, of Ventura, appeared in federal court in Virginia on Friday.

Prosecutors say he’s a fan of spreading conspiracy theories online that is aligned with QAnon, a movement favored by right-wing extremists.

Defense attorney Rodolfo Cejas defended his client saying believing in conspiracy theories is not illegal.

“It may be strange. It may be a variety of things. It’s not a crime,” he said.

More than 200 people have been arrested and federally charged with breaking into Capitol Hill during the riot that killed five people, including a Capitol police officer.

With Post wires

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Donald Trump Jr. slams Liz Cheney, says Cuomo ‘would be in jail’ if GOP

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Donald Trump Jr. on Friday trashed Rep. Liz Cheney and said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo “would be in jail” already if he were a Republican.

The former first son attacked his dad’s political foes in a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference, which the ex-president will address Sunday.

Trump Jr. nicknamed Cheney (R-Wyo.), who voted last month to impeach Trump, “Lincoln Project Liz,” associating her with the scandal-plagued group of anti-Trump Republicans.

“Liz Cheney and her politics are only slightly less popular than her father is at a quail hunt,” he said, joking about her former Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shooting a friend in the face with a shotgun.

“Liz Cheney, she hates Donald Trump and his policies because her family has a long history of friendly fire. But she also hates them because she’s tied to an establishment that has done nothing but fail us time and time again.”

He slammed Cuomo for his handling of COVID-19 in nursing homes and sexual harassment allegations from former aide Lindsey Boylan, who said this week that the Democrat kissed her on the lips without consent and suggested they play “strip poker.”

Trump Jr. said that the media under-covered the business relationships of Hunter Biden before the Nov. 3 election, but that it’s unsurprising because “we’ve been talking about Andrew Cuomo sentencing Nana to death for 10 months.”

Donald Trump, Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle stand on stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida on February 26, 2021.
Donald Trump, Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle on stage at CPAC 2021 in Orlando, Florida, on Feb. 26, 2021.
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“Imagine if [Florida Republica Gov.] Ron DeSantis did what Cuomo has done over the last couple years. He wouldn’t be getting an Emmy, he’d be in jail. Right? Credible accusations of harassment swept under the rug, verbal harassment swept under the rug, hiding evidence from the DOJ swept under the rug. No problem, give him an Emmy,” Trump Jr. said.

“Remember Fredo?” he added, referring to Cuomo’s brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo.

“Where’s Fredo? He is so quiet these days. Why isn’t Fredo talking about these things right now? … You had no problem joking around with massive Q-Tips, making clowns of yourselves for months prior. That’s what we’re up against, folks.”

Trump Jr. denounced President Biden as well for ordering the bombing of Syria on Thursday, saying, “who would have thought that within 33 days we’d be bombing the Middle East again? I would have. Oh no guys, come on, the military-industrial complex, I’m surprised it took them 33 days.”

He predicted that his father will give a memorable speech on Sunday in his first extended public remarks since leaving office on Jan. 20.

People listen to Donald Trump Jr.’s fiery speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida on February 26, 2021.
People listen to Donald Trump Jr.’s fiery speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
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“I imagine it will not be what we call a low-energy speech, and I assure you that it will solidify Donald Trump and all of your feelings about the MAGA movement as the future of the Republican Party,” he said.

Spokespeople for Cheney and Cuomo did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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FDA panel OKs Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccine

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FDA panel OKs Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccine

A panel of expert advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday recommended that the agency approve the use of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine — clearing a path for the shot to be rolled out across the country.

The FDA is likely to authorize the vaccine within the coming days. Once approved, the shot would be the third COVID-19 vaccine available in the US, after the two-dose vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna.

The FDA panelists voted unanimously that the benefits of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine outweighed any risks.

Johnson & Johnson has pledged to deliver 20 million doses by the end of March and 100 million by late June, which would give a much-needed boost to the country’s vaccine supply.

The Biden administration said earlier this week that it anticipates shipping out 3 to 4 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine next week if the FDA green-lights it for emergency use.

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Feds bust NY Capitol rioter who photographed congressional documents

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Christopher Moynihan has been arrested and charged after he broke into the Senate chamber and took photos of official congressional notes and documents during the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot.

A Capitol rioter from New York who broke into the Senate chamber and took photos of official congressional notes and documents during last month’s siege has been arrested and charged, according to federal authorities.

The suspect, Christopher Moynihan of Salt Point, was busted Thursday afternoon after two people he previously worked with told investigators they saw him in video footage of the riot, according to New York prosecutors.

In the footage, Moynihan is seen in the Senate chamber taking photos of official congressional documents that are “believed to detail the objections and votes of certain congressional members on the certification of electoral results,” an FBI agent wrote in a affidavit in support of federal charges against the suspect.

“There’s got to be something we can use against these f–king scumbags,” Moynihan is heard saying on the video as he rifles through the documents, prosecutors said.

Moynihan’s former co-workers gave the feds his cellphone number, and investigators linked it to a cell site near the Capitol on Jan. 6, according to court documents.

The suspect was hit with a number of charges by prosecutors in White Plains federal court, including disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

Five people died in the riot — including Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick — as a frenzied mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the building that day in an attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.

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