CNN, NBC paid $70,000 for footage of Capitol riot... from rioter

Daily CallerA left-wing activist facing criminal charges for his involvement in the Capitol riots received $35,000 from both CNN and NBC for footage he recorded of a Trump supporter being fatally shot inside the Capitol building, according to records he filed in federal court on Tuesday.

Lawyers for John Sullivan, a 26-year-old Utah native, disclosed the payments as part of the activist’s argument that he was acting as a journalist in the Capitol rather than a rioter.

“We accomplished this shit. We did this together. Fuck yeah! We are all a part of this history,” he said in a video cited by prosecutors.

“Let’s burn this shit down,” he also allegedly said.

His own footage shows him both instigating the riots and participating in the violence.

And more of his own footage (not to mention criminal record) establishes that he is politically aligned with Antifa and BLM.

This entry was published Sun Feb 21 02:30:55 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2021-02-21 02:30:55.0. [Tweet]

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