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Monday, January 18, 2021

An Army reservist who federal investigators say has security-level security clearance and a long record of posting his extremist views online was among the latest wave of rioters charged by federal prosecutors in connection with the January 6 Capitol insurrection.

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If you can join the military you can get a secret clearance. That part at least isn't a big deal.

Not that that makes this guy any less of a POS.

#1 | Posted by qcp at 2021-01-18 11:07 PM | Reply

QCP is spot on, you can get Secret without joining the military. They give it to contractors working for agencies that sit in rooms waiting on non-essential servers to freeze and be rebooted and have access to no information on them.

#2 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-01-19 07:26 AM | Reply

What is it with Army guys with the first name "Timothy"? Hopefully he'll get a court-martial and not a civil trial.

#3 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2021-01-19 09:45 AM | Reply

The enemy within.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-01-19 10:43 AM | Reply

I'd like to know who allegedly described him as a white supremacist. If it was a Liberal, then it probably means he didn't bow down to everything Liberals want and that doesn't make him a white supremacist. Not to mention, the amount of "anonymous" sources used by Dems during Trump's Presidency would fill a European nation. There are white supremacists out there, no doubt. But the number is incredibly low. Libs have artificially inflated the number during Obama's terms to mean anyone who doesn't agree with everything Liberals say or do.

#5 | Posted by humtake at 2021-01-19 12:25 PM | Reply

I'd like to know who allegedly described him as a white supremacist. If it was a Liberal, then it probably means he didn't bow down to everything Liberals want and that doesn't make him a white supremacist. Not to mention, the amount of "anonymous" sources used by Dems during Trump's Presidency would fill a European nation. There are white supremacists out there, no doubt. But the number is incredibly low. Libs have artificially inflated the number during Obama's terms to mean anyone who doesn't agree with everything Liberals say or do.

Do you ever get tired of being wrong?:

.On January 12, 2021, NCIS received information from an individual who has been enrolled as a Confidential Human Source ("CHS") with NCIS. The CHS reported that Cusanelli told the CHS that he was present at the riot at the United States Capitol Building and, as part of the riot, he entered the Capitol building itself. He then showed the informant videos on his cell phone which depicted himself making harassing and derogatory statements toward Capitol Police officers both inside and outside the Capitol building.

During a meeting on January 12, 2021, the informant reported that Cusanelli an avowed white supremacist and Nazi sympathizer who posts video opinion statements on YouTube proffering extreme political opinions and viewpoints under the title the "Based Hermes Show."

Cusanelli also posts similar content in other forums, including forums focused on the anti-Orthodox Jewish community in Ocean County, including Jackson, Toms River, and Lakewood.

NCIS contends that prior to traveling to the rally and protest on January 6, 2021, Cusanelli wrote "Trust the plan, it's the final countdown, stay tuned next episode" and "Trust the plan, major announcement soon."

On January 14, 2021, the NCIS informant was able to utilize an NCIS-approved recording device to record a conversation between himself and Cusanelli.

During this conversation, he admitted to entering the Capitol and encouraging other members of the mob to "advance" " giving directions via both voice and hand signals. He also told the CHS that if they'd had more men they could have taken over the entire building. Cusanelli also admitted to taking a flag and flagpole that he observed another rioter throw "like a javelin" at a Capitol Police officer, which he described as a "murder weapon."


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#6 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-01-19 01:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Do you (Humtake) ever get tired of being wrong?"

No, he doesn't.

He never gets tired of not apologizing, either.

#7 | Posted by Zed at 2021-01-19 01:13 PM | Reply

What HUMTAKE is: an example of a Trump supporter attempting to find a finger-hold on the same cliff of integrity Trump told him to jump off and away from four years ago.

He just needs to let himself hit bottom. He deserves to suffer the way he helped make so many millions suffer. It'll be good for him to have a real look at himself.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2021-01-19 01:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

In case anyone was unaware, you get an automatic Confidential clearance as a recruit. Secret isn't that hard to get as the above posters have noted.

That being said, this guy was sorely misguided in his actions and if found guilty, will spend some time eating prison chow and having to remember every day for the rest of his life that he is a traitor. I simply don't understand these lower-ranking specialists and PFCs doing such things because this type of activity is well-conditioned into you as a recruit and beyond as being anethema. They must have had these intentions to begin with before entering the service.

#9 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-01-19 02:00 PM | Reply

Humtake is never wrong-it's reality that's fake news.

#10 | Posted by northguy3 at 2021-01-19 03:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Humtake, you don't have to be a White Supremacist to hate liberals. I get it.

Liberals aren't the boogeyman, but I'd bet a dollar to doughnuts that it's a well-known theme of people who hate liberals also don't want to see the US being run over by people from all over the world. White Supremacists see the US as a land for the last bastion of white people to live. Look what the Spanish and Portuguese have done with their lands. Versus look what Northern Europeans have done with Canada and the US.

But, it's not our Government who's doing the ------, it's big business paying ------ wages because of the loss of Constitutionally protected collectivee barganing (unions).

It's your boss who's d--king you in the ass by taking away more and more of your benefits. It's not keeping minimum wage up at a level consistent with 1960s levels.
My mother made $215/hr in 1963. Expand that geometrically and it's the equivalent of $17+ dollars a month. This has been happening slowly since c.1973 and is so skeaky as to be truly "Anti-American" by the Republican powers that be since the 60s. It also happened during the 1890s. It took WWII to raise the taxes on the rich to 70-90% to redistrubute their enormous wealth back into society building munitions, tanks, warships, deuce-and-a-halves, rifles, etc.

My point is, the money supply is being sequestered by people who you will never know. They keep under the radar their vast wealth and power. We're all just expendable commodities to them.

Maybe a spark can ignite in your brain and have an epitome, but it won't be because anything I'm typing, it'll have to come to yourself...like a light bulb going off.

#11 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-01-19 05:01 PM | Reply

epitome should be epiphany

#12 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-01-19 05:03 PM | Reply

"I'd like to know who allegedly described him as a white supremacist."

He probably did it himself.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-01-19 05:05 PM | Reply

If you can join the military you can get a secret clearance.

False,

Alot of people cant get clearances when they join the military, which is why they are shuttled into non clearance jobs like cook or truck driver.

But I will admit a secret clearance is not that hard to get.

#14 | Posted by boaz at 2021-01-19 06:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

As far as I'm aware, for a Secret clearance, they interview your friends, family, and neighbors, check financial records, past law enforcement encounters, etc. My roommate for a coupla semesters in college was a cryptological technician and told me they'd done all this because he had to have a secret clearance to man the underwater radiophone like Courtney B Vance (Petty Officer Jones, sonar operator) played in the Hunt for Red October.

I also had an employee for 6 years who was a cryptological technician in the Submarine Navy who actually did run the sonar on the boat, and he told me they checked him out as thoroughly as my roommate. The position is so important on a submarine, the sonar operator works directly with the Captain (actually a commander by rank) and the executive officer (the Captain's right-hand 2nd in command). But he admitted not to the extent they portray in The Hunt for Red October.

They were both smart guys. My old roomate has a PhD in Criminal Justice and is the warden of a prison in a southern state. I hear my old employee is doing well, also. I guess you have to have an above-average, emotionally stable constitution to be allowed to operate the equipment.

#15 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-01-19 08:17 PM | Reply

When I entered avionics in the military, I had to get a secret security clearance. I was selected to work on surveillance equipment, which periodically required me to see classified imagery due to defects in the data coding. The upgrade to top secret is a lot more thorough. People I hadn't heard from in years were contacted.

#16 | Posted by willowby at 2021-01-19 09:55 PM | Reply

And just because a level of clearance exists, doesn't mean they have routine or frequent access to special or sensitive information, only that they're privileged to a certain level.
He was a Reservist, so the access part of it is a bit of a nothingburger; participation in the insurrection is a major somethingburger.

#17 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-01-19 11:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#17

Strictly need to know. The imagery I had to see was the only classified information I had access to. The big one is "final secret".

#18 | Posted by willowby at 2021-01-19 11:38 PM | Reply

Not to mention, the amount of "anonymous" sources used by Dems during Trump's Presidency would fill a European nation.

#5 | Posted by humtake

That's how things tend to go when a leader is corrupt and incompetent. Remember when anonymous sources said he tried to blackmail a foreign nation to help him win the election and he denied it? Remember when anonymous sources said he paid of stormy daniels and he denied it?

#19 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-01-20 09:46 PM | Reply

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