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Canada’s Charles Hamelin (R) embraces his girlfriend Marianne St-Gelais after winning the gold medal in the Men’s Short Track 1500 m Final at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 10, 2014. (AFP Photo/Damien Meyer)

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Trump mob storming the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Some of the January 6 rioters who are facing federal criminal charges are now saying, as part of their defense, that they were misled, brainwashed or unfairly manipulated by then-President Donald Trump, MAGA media and/or the QAnon cult. And one of the rioters who is using that type of defense is QAnon supporter Doug Jensen, who is saying that he was a "victim" of false information from the far-right conspiracy movement.

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