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Rioter who took pictures of official congressional notes during Capitol riot arrested by FBI

A rioter who stormed the Capitol last month has been arrested and charged by federal authorities after former co-workers identified him in video footage taken during the Capitol riots. 

The suspect, Christopher Moynihan from New York, broke into the senate chamber and proceeded to take photographs of official congressional notes and documents that are, “believed to detail the objections and votes of certain congressional members on the certification of electoral results,” stated an FBI agent in a affidavit in support of federal charges against the suspect.

The suspect was busted on Thursday when two former co-workers told investigators that they recognized him in video footage captured during the riots. The co-workers went on to give the federal agents Moynihan’s phone number allowing investigators to link it to a cell site near the Capitol on January 6th according to court documents.

In the video footage Moynihan can clearly be seen taking photographs of the documents and as he rifled through the documents he can be heard saying “There’s got to be something we can use against these f**king scumbags.” said prosecutors. The suspect faces a number of charges brought by the White Plains federal court, including a charge of disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. 

ARTICLE: NATHAN REID

POLITICS EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: NEW YORK POST

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