Anthime Joseph Gionet, also known as Baked Alaska, was arrested in Houston on Saturday and is being charged with federal crimes for taking part in the riots at the US Capitol.
Gionet live-streamed himself and others while inside the Capitol on January 6. He also had a warrant out for his arrest for violating release conditions from a separate incident in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The Washington Examiner reports:
The Justice Department announced that Gionet had been charged with “knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority” and with “violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds” and that he had been arrested on Friday in Houston. Gionet had live-streamed himself through the halls of the Capitol and from inside the office of Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon.
A lengthy statement of facts written by FBI special agent Nicole Miller said she had studied evidence, including Gionet’s own 27-minute Livestream video on the DLive platform in which he claimed to be “documenting” the storming of the Capitol — noting that he had illegally entered the Capitol between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
The FBI said that Gionet and others with him in the Capitol could be heard chanting, “Patriots are in control. … Whose house? Our house. … Traitors, traitors, traitors.”
Gionet can be heard proclaiming, “1776 baby!,” and “I won’t leave, guys. Don’t worry.” When offered a hand to leave the Capitol, Gionet said, “I’m staying.” According to video footage, he also proclaimed, “We are in the Capitol Building. 1776 will commence again. … Unleash the Kraken, let’s go!”
The bureau said Gionet repeatedly urged the mob not to leave the Capitol.
Inside a congressional office, Gionet interviews others in the crowd and also picked up a phone and seemingly acted out a call with Senate personnel, later shouting, “America First is inevitable. F— globalists, let’s go! … Occupy the Capitol, let’s go! We ain’t leaving this bitch!” He can be seen sitting on a couch and putting his feet up in another Senate office too. When law enforcement officers asked Gionet to move out of the Capitol, he claimed to be part of the media.
The FBI noted that “the defendant audibly accuses law enforcement of shoving him,” but “no shoving can be seen on the video.” Gionet then told a police officer that “you’re a f—— oathbreaker, you piece of shit” and told him “f— you” four times before claiming that “you broke your oath to the Constitution.”
Soon after, he left the Capitol.