An Iowa man who was previously arrested and charged with federal crimes related to the Capitol riot was sent back to jail after admitting that he watched Mike Lindell’s Cyber Symposium as well as other videos on Rumble:
An Iowa man who allegedly took part in the Capitol riot has been sent back to jail after being caught violating his release terms by streaming an event featuring election fraud conspiracy theories. https://t.co/vBsRNnPfB4
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An Iowa man charged with participating in the Capitol riot was sent back to jail Thursday after he was caught violating the terms of his release by streaming an event featuring election fraud conspiracy theories, according to court filings.
The suspect, Doug Jensen, spent six months in a Washington, D.C., jail before securing pretrial release in July after promising he had renounced his belief in QAnon and agreeing to abide by the court’s order that he stay off the internet.
The very first time a court officer made an unannounced visit to check on Jensen’s compliance, he was caught watching a video from Rumble, a streaming site popular with conservatives, on an iPhone.
Jensen also admitted to watching MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s “Cyber Symposium,” which included unsubstantiated claims that the 2020 presidential election was hacked.
Jensen had been on home incarceration, a strict type of pretrial release, and the violation was discovered just 30 days after he left jail.
“He has not experienced the transformation that his lawyer previously described,” U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly said Thursday, according to Buzzfeed.
Jensen was arrested in the days following the Jan. 6 insurrection and was ultimately charged with seven federal crimes, including assaulting and impeding officers, entering and remaining in a restricted building, and disorderly and disruptive conduct.