The investigation into the Donald Trump-driven attack on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6 by an avid mob of his fanatical fans is quickly launching-and it’s getting some deeply disturbing information.
Navy investigators discovered that a U.S. Army reservist who helped disrupt the peaceful transfer of power, Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, was known as a white supremacist who openly bragged about his “hatred of Jews,” the report reports. POLITICO.
44 of his colleagues at Naval Weapon Station Earle, where Hale-Cusanelli worked as a security contractor with a secret level of security clearance were interviewed about his biases; 34 of them agreed that “persuasive or radical views pertaining to Jewish people, minorities, and women” and one of his supervisors admitted that he needed to advise him for wearing a Hitler mustache to work. A different supervisor, who wrote a letter defending him, admitted that Hale-Cusanelli would “walk in new people and ask ‘You’re not Jewish, are you?'”
In case anyone needs some proof, Hale-Cusanelli’s phone is happy to provide:
But Hale-Cusanelli’s phone was packed with bad anti-Semitic and racist propaganda, as well as selfies that translated Hitler’s mustache at work and in private. He also hosts a YouTube channel that supports these views. https://t.co/wlOGSWibFi pic.twitter.com/hTwm6rJSfM
– Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) March 13, 2021
Although his lawyer said Hale-Causanelli committed no violence during the riot and was not a “formal member” of any white supremacist groups, prosecutors did not buy it.
“If nothing else, the events of January 6, 2021, exposed the size and determination of right -wing fringe groups in the United States, and their willingness to endanger themselves and others,” it wrote by Assistant U.S. Attorney James Nelson.
The Hale-Cusanelli case shows how deeply white supremacists, neo-Nazis and right-wing extremists are in our armed forces and law enforcement-and the surprising extent to which these kinds of abominable beliefs are allowed and coated under rags. The behavior described by his supervisors would be the basis for immediate termination in any normal workplace, and clearly there needs to be a serious investigation in the HR department at Weapon Station Earle.
Who will show up to work with a Hitler mustache?