Trump supporter who issued challenge to investigate 'deez nuts' gets indicted by feds in Capitol riot case

Trump supporter who issued challenge to investigate 'deez nuts' gets indicted by feds in Capitol riot case

A Trump supporter who took part in the January 6th riots at the United States Capitol building has been indicted weeks after he challenged federal law enforcement officials to "investigate deez nuts."

In a new court filing released Monday, an FBI special agent details the social media posts of a man named James Matthew Horning who repeatedly photographed and took video of himself during the Capitol riot while also throwing taunts at law enforcement officials.

In one video, Horning lights up what he says is a marijuana cigarette and then says, "F*ck it, smoking a joint on the Capitol steps right now."

Horning then posted on Facebook after the riot in which he said he was proud to take part in an event that he hoped would intimidate Congress into installing former President Donald Trump in the White House.

"To anyone on my list who has a problem with what happened in DC today.. I am damn proud I was there," he wrote. "If you have a problem with that, hit the inbox if you want.. or use the unfriend feature if you ain't bout it. Those of you calling for an investigation, why don't you try investigating deez nuts with ya chin."

Based on the evidence, the FBI agent recommends that Horning be charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority to do, and with engaging in disorderly conduct with intent to impede or disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business.

Read the whole filing here (PDF).


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