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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Daniel "D.J." Rodriguez, the Donald Trump fanatic who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 and was arrested for electroshocking D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Mike Fanone a month after he was identified in a HuffPost story, spilled his guts to the FBI after his arrest, repeatedly crying as he told special agents he was a "fucking piece of shit" and worried that his "mom's going to find out" what he did.

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The parts of the transcript (storage.courtlistener.com) I've read are fascinating. The agents had this guy totally on the ropes and played beautifully on his needy psychology. A lot of these growling Trumpfisticos sure do have mommy issues.

#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-10-18 06:54 AM | Reply

DOC

I read the whole transcript. Rodriguez is obviously trying to portray himself as a good guy by nature and a victim of Infowars. As you said, it was a fascinating read the way the agents played him like a fiddle.

#2 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-10-19 03:51 AM | Reply

TWINPAC

Those agents really wanted to "understand" what was up, and Rodriquez let them know he's their friend. Surely a textbook interrogation. Respect, as Ali G says.

#3 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-10-19 06:33 AM | Reply

1 down, 50 million to go.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2021-10-20 01:30 AM | Reply

crying as he told special agents he was a "------- piece of ----" and worried that his "mom's going to find out" what he did.

What an alpha.

#5 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-10-20 07:46 AM | Reply

it was a fascinating read the way the agents played him like a fiddle.

There are books to read about interviewing suspects, gaining trust, letting them tell their story, letting them think there are other people cooperating and talking about their actions...all to get them to relieve the psychological trauma of having broken the law....only the most sociopathic criminals will not feel stress from breaking the law.

I remember one case I read about ... the interviewer had narrowed it down to two people ... but wasn't sure. Normally you don't interview the suspect until you are sure they did it, but he gambled as they were running out of suspects. He took storage boxes, labeled them "Evidence and exhibits" and put about 20 of them on the floor behind where the interviewer would sit. The suspect comes in and sees the boxes and the color drains from his face. The interviewer knew he had the right guy. "Tell me about your job duties here...." Before he even finishes the sentence the guy confesses to all the crimes...even crimes the interviewer didn't know about. He has the suspect confess in a written statement by his own handwriting. At the end, as the police have him in handcuffs and is prepared to do the walk of shame through the company office space he asks the interviewer how he found all the documents because he had been painstaking in deleting everything... the interview stands up opens the box and shows him file folders full of blank paper.

#6 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-10-20 07:59 AM | Reply

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