John Sullivan, a noted leftist leader from Utah, stormed the US Capitol with fellow activists on Wednesday.
The mainstream media and the fact-checkers tried to protect him and claimed that he was there only to film the whole situation.
Even far-left PolitiFact reviewed Sullivan’s video of the mob into the Capitol and Babbitt’s shooting. They say that it doesn’t show Sullivan clearly engaged in the violence or leading the run-up to the Capitol, although it does show him animated as he spoke with police and rioters from the frontlines.
At points in the video, Sullivan can be heard telling others he was only filming and discouraging violence. At other points, he appeared to encourage what was happening. As rioters scaled a wall outside, for example, he cheered them on. “We did this s—, together,” he said after the barricades came down. “This is f—— history. We’re all a part of this f—— history.”
But Desert News who made an interview with Sullivan claim that some of the 40-minute video he posted to his social media sites contradicts his assertion that he and another woman were “only filming” the actions and not participating as he can be heard in the video encouraging people to join them as they push their way through police barricades.
Just after people broke into the building, Sullivan — wearing a gas mask and wielding an iPhone on a stabilizing stick — and a woman who said Wednesday that she was making a documentary on Sullivan, are on the first porch area outside the entrance looking back over the throngs of people around the Capitol. They can be heard encouraging people to climb the wall, saying, “Come on. Let’s go!”
On Friday, Sullivan insisted that he didn’t encourage violence or vandalism.
When asked about some of the things he said during the 40-minute video, he said, “When you’re in a massive crowd like that, you have to blend in.”
The riot was not an impromptu act, Sullivan said.
The controversy surrounding him doesn’t stop here.
Here is another of John Sullivan’s website where he hosts a podcast and a blog.
In one episode he talks about the Secret Service calling him.
In this video, John Sullivan talks about being called by the Secret Service and plays a recording of it for his speech at a BLM rally threatening to “rip the president out of the White House”
In August John Sullivan threatened to “rip President Trump from the White House” during violence in Washington DC. Sullivan was flown to DC for the protests.
At the time John Sullivan was described as a Black Lives Matter leader from Utah.
This is one of John Sullivan’s Websites:
His January 2nd newsletter published the location of where Trump supporters were staying and warned that Black Lives Matter buses were being targeted.
People online claimed that he is Federal Agent Provocateur and that’s why he was released from prison:
Being a Federal Agent Provacteur would explain why Sullivan isn't sitting in prison for the violent rioting charges in Utah.
It would also explain why DC police left him go and did not charge him in the Capitol Hill breach.https://t.co/h3RZpATPUz
— President-Elect Alexander Higgins (@kr3at) January 10, 2021
Even locals that John Sullivan has protested with have raised suspicion that he is a federal agent provocateur.
On Friday investigative journalist Millie Weaver ran into John Sullivan in Washington DC.
She overheard him say he was not being charged.
Just ran into John Sullivan the suspected BLM activist that was amongst the protesters that stormed the Capitol and was arrested yesterday. He appears to have been released!
In a phone call he can be heard saying that “no he’s not being charged”. pic.twitter.com/ZM11JpYk3J
— Millie Weaver 🇺🇸 (@Millie__Weaver) January 9, 2021
John Sullivan who was next to Ashli Babbitt (pictured below) when she was shot by Capitol Hill Police organized this Antifa/Black Live Matters, according to the police affidavit.
In the video, shots are fired as the car makes its way through a crowd.
Police Affidavit: “As a protest organizer, John Sullivan is heard talking about seeing the shooting, looking at the gun, and seeing smoke coming from it. John did not condemn the attempted murder nor attempt to stop it nor aide in its investigation by police.”