John Sullivan who had previously organized BLM radical protests and even sold Antifa black bloc clothing on his organization’s website, was arrested by federal authorities for his alleged involvement in the actions at the Capitol on Jan. 6.
Radical BLM activist John E. Sullivan has been arrested over his alleged involvement in the Capitol Hill riots. He's been charged with rioting and criminal mischief. Last summer he was also charged over a BLM Utah riot where a person was shot. https://t.co/kRUanH9lFS
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) January 15, 2021
He was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and one count of interfering with law enforcement engaged in the lawful performance of their official duties incident to and during the commission of civil disorder.
Sullivan was at the doors to the Speaker’s lobby inside the Capitol and filmed the shooting of Ashli Babbitt by a Capitol Police officer. According to the authorities he wasn’t just filming, however. He even filmed himself encouraging people forward and helping people climb up the building, saying, according to the affidavit, “Let’s go. This shit is ours!” and “Let’s burn this shit down.”
Here’s video showing some of his action. Max Blumenthal is the son of Clintonista Sidney Blumenthal and yes, BLM people would exactly to stuff like this, as tons of riots already show.
I studied video shot by Sullivan (Jayden X) in the Capitol and compiled some moments of him zealously celebrating the invasion & instigating the mob all the way up to Ashli Babbit's shooting. Watch with audio on.
No committed BLM activist would say or do this – and he isn't one pic.twitter.com/uE5VmUf6mU
— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) January 14, 2021
Sullivan was detained by the police on Jan. 6, but then released.
They were both then later invited onto CNN with Anderson Cooper. Cooper referred to Sullivan as a “left-wing activist.” Sullivan tries to paint himself as a “journalist” just watching, but you can hear him keep slipping, using the term ‘we” when referencing himself and the others.
Now some claimed on social media, after that video emerged, that Sacker worked for CNN. There is so far no evidence of that. She appears to be a freelance photojournalist and her bio page alleges that she worked for places like NBC and NPR, presumably providing freelance stuff. It’s unclear how they came to be on CNN but that might be a good question for someone over there to answer. CNN’s Matt Dornic has denied that she worked for CNN.
During the summer, he had been arrested and charged during a violent BLM riot that he helped organize that ended with a motorist being shot in Utah. He was not involved in the shooting, another BLM protester allegedly did it. He was also caught on camera over the summer in D.C. telling BLM people that “we got to rip Trump out of office” and “we about to burn this shit down.” Sullivan was also allegedly at the recent protest in Salem, Oregon, where Trump supporters tussled with police as they tried to enter a Capitol building there. Interesting that he was at so many hotspots.
BLM has tried to distance themselves from him, claiming he’s basically a chaos merchant. But it is true that he was involved with them and that he does consider himself a supporter.
Sacker is doing a documentary on Sullivan and his brother, James, who is a Trump supporter. Sullivan also used to be a world class speed skater that Uber even featured in one of their commercials.
He may find out now that larping as a revolutionary wouldn’t just get you time on CNN but time in prison.