On January 6th, 2021 AFO#51 aka #WhiteHoodie aka Ryan Stephen Samsel had a warrant out for his arrest in New Jersey because of a 2019 assault charge. He was also on parole for brutally attacking his pregnant girlfriend...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
A decade before prosecutors say Ryan Samsel, of Bristol, was one of the first in a mob of rioters to attack police Jan. 6 outside the U.S. Capitol, he was convicted of smashing a hot pizza in the face of his pregnant girlfriend, pouring beer over her head, and then shoving her into a canal and holding her head under water until she told him she loved him.
Two years before that, he was convicted of holding another woman against her will for five hours and choking her to the point of unconsciousness.
And three years before that, he pleaded guilty to running yet another woman off the road, punching her windshield and threatening to kill her in a dispute over $60.
This serial abuser and dangerous sociopath arrived in Washington, D.C. the morning of the insurrection with his new girlfriend, Raechel Genco...
According to a criminal complaint by an FBI special agent, Genco traveled down to Washington D.C. in her Dodge Charger on Wednesday, January 6 with Ryan Stephen Samsel, who is facing federal charges for his alleged role in attacking police. She walked with Samsel and others past police barriers as officers were attacked.
The FBI included several images that allegedly show Genco at the Capitol complex.
When Samsel was arrested by FBI task force members late last month, the FBI executed a search warrant at the home where Genco lives with her family, authorities said.
Samsel reportedly told investigators that he and Genco went to Washington D.C. and stated that Genco did not pass any barriers. However, federal authorities noted in court papers that images they have reviewed show otherwise.
After strolling Washington holding hands with Genco, at approximately 12:53 p.m., loverboy here exchanged a few words with none other than Proud Boys Leader Joe Biggs...
The New York Times
While the encounter between Mr. Biggs and Mr. Samsel was caught on video and is often thought of as a tipping point in the Capitol attack, little has been known about what the two men said to each other.
For months, however, according to three people familiar with the matter, the government has known Mr. Samsel’s account of the exchange: He has told investigators that Mr. Biggs encouraged him to push at the barricades and that when he hesitated, the Proud Boys leader flashed a gun, questioned his manhood and repeated his demand to move upfront and challenge the police.
Mr. Samsel’s version of events was provided to the government in late January, when he was interviewed by the F.B.I., without a lawyer present, shortly after his arrest in Pennsylvania, according to the people familiar with the matter. He has since been charged with several crimes, including assaulting an officer and obstructing Congress’s efforts to certify the election results.
It is not clear whether the F.B.I. views Mr. Samsel as credible at this point or whether the Justice Department intends to use his information in its case against Mr. Biggs.
After speaking with Biggs, Samsel made a beeline for the police barricade and was the first to test police resolve by aggressively shaking the barrier. After Samsel removed his jacket and reversed his hat, the mysterious Mr. Ray Epps stepped in to say a few words…
Epps has kept a low profile since former President Donald Trump's allies began promoting a theory that Epps was a federal agent and helped foment the attack. Their claims stem from videos taken on Jan. 5 showing Epps urging Trump allies to “go into the Capitol” — an exhortation that some in the crowd quickly booed and responded to with chants accusing Epps of being a “fed.” Epps quickly added that it should be done “peacefully.”
Epps was also seen in footage just before 1 p.m. on Jan. 6 at the front of a line of Trump supporters who were among the first to breach the Capitol barricades. He whispered something into the ear of Ryan Samsel, who has been charged as one of the first defendants to breach secured Capitol grounds. Moments later, Samsel and others charged through a barricade, injuring a Capitol Police officer on the other side.
But Epps did not appear to join in the violence and his lawyer says “he was never in the Capitol building” — key factors in the Justice Department’s charging decisions.
Shaking off this distraction, this hothead rushed to re-join his future co-defendants who had taken over attacking the police barricade...
Immediately following that conversation, Samsel and a second man ventured into the restricted area, striding up to a greatly outmanned line of about five or six Capitol Police officers, according to both the Journal and criminal complaints later filed against each man. The officers were standing behind a barrier of bike racks, joined end to end, reinforced with dark plastic fencing. Samsel and the second man, [James Grant], confronted the officers belligerently, with Samsel removing his jacket and turning his red baseball cap backwards. Samsel and James then shook and lifted the barrier, and toppled it over on top of the officers. One female officer fell back and struck her head on the concrete. (Though she remained on duty at the time, an hour later she blacked out and was taken to the hospital with a concussion, according to the criminal complaint against Samsel.)
Later in January, after Samsel’s arrest on felony charges, Samsel told FBI agents that Proud Boy Biggs had incited his actions, as the New York Times’s Alan Feuer first reported. Biggs’s attorney told the Times that Samsel’s account was a “desperate, if wildly entertaining, false history.”
The video below starts moments after Samsel spoke with Biggs and ends shortly after Capitol Police Officer Caroline Edwards is injured in the line of duty...
Upon his arrest in Eastern Pennsylvania in late January 2021 we learned what the domestic terrorist told Officer Edwards after assaulting her...
Law & Crime
After he broke through the barricade, Samsel and others allegedly knocked down a police officer. That officer hit her head on the cement steps and was knocked unconscious. According to the feds, Samsel picked the officer up off the ground, and handed her to a fellow officer. That moment is pictured at the top of the story.
By this time, the officer had regained consciousness and heard Samsel say, “We don’t have to hurt you. Why are you standing in our way?” The officer later blacked out a second time, was taken to the hospital, and was diagnosed with a concussion.
The FBI identified Samsel by using video footage from the Capitol riot and running his image through several law enforcement databases. He is now charged with assaulting an officer, obstructing an officer during their official duties, and obstructing an official proceeding.
In late March in the D.C. Jail, this asswipe was allegedly beaten into unconsciousness over some toilet paper by a couple of corrections officers...
An attorney for Ryan Samsel, 38, detailed the allegations in an interview Tuesday, saying he has been told the incident is under investigation by the jail and federal authorities.
In a statement, the D.C. Department of Corrections said the jail “takes the safety and well-being of all residents, staff, and contractors extremely seriously. We are aware of the allegation made by an inmate and it is under investigation by the Department of Justice.”
According to Metcalf, the incident, as related to him by his client, began the afternoon of March 20 when Samsel complained that the guards had taken hours to get him toilet paper. An argument ensued. That evening, according to Metcalf, Samsel was moved to another cell. Around midnight, the lawyer said, two guards came to that cell, restrained Samsel’s arms behind his back with zip-tie handcuffs and “beat him to a bloody pulp.”
Samsel did not regain consciousness until the next day, according to Metcalf, and has since suffered seizures for the first time in his life. His nose was allegedly broken, his jaw dislocated and his vision in one eye damaged. Metcalf said he saw Samsel by video two weeks later, and his client’s face was still black and blue and the skin around his wrists stripped off.
In June Samsel’s attorney unsuccessfully argued the jail attack was rationale for his client’s release from custody...
Although Samsel, 38, says the jailhouse attack left him with serious health concerns, including seizures, federal prosecutors said his record of attacking women — and a failure by law enforcement to hold him accountable — were reason enough to keep him in custody.
Samsel’s attorney argued that his health and safety are at risk in the D.C. jail after an April beating that left him with a broken nose, dislocated jaw and seizures. That attack is under investigation by jail authorities and federal officials, The Washington Post reported. Samsel’s attorney claimed that he had not received adequate medical care afterward, and argued that since he would be sent to a Pennsylvania prison upon his release from D.C. custody, there was no danger that he would miss future court appearances.
But federal prosecutors on Wednesday countered that Samsel’s prior violence made him a threat to the public, and suggested he should have been incarcerated long before he participated in the January insurrection.
When that failed Samsel got rid of his original lawyer, hired John Pierce, and tried again in early August...
Ryan Stephen Samsel, 37, has been jailed since his late January local arrest by federal authorities for taking part in the insurrection in Washington D.C. He has bounced between jails, tried to return to custody in Pennsylvania, and reportedly was badly attacked in one correctional facility.
Samsel’s new attorney John Pierce, who has represented accused killer Kyle Rittenhouse and lawyer to then-President Donald Trump Rudy Giuliani, wrote in a recent status update to the court that Samsel is on lockdown in the Central Virginia Regional Jail about two hours from Washington D.C.
While Samsel has been in so-called administrative segregation due to a potential risk, it was not made clear why in court.
In response to worries that Samsel had concerns over potential surgery recovery while in custody, a representative from the U.S. Marshal’s Service said they were confident he would get appropriate care while behind bars.
Five days later a Federal Grand Jury was empanelled and two weeks after that this a-hole was finally indicted on five federal charges…
Department of Justice
Ryan Samsel, 37, of Levittown, was indicted on Aug. 25 on federal offenses that include assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers; engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds; carrying out an act of physical violence in the Capitol grounds; and obstruction of an official proceeding. Samsel has remained in custody since his arrest on Jan. 30 pursuant to a criminal complaint. An arraignment date on the indictment has not yet been set in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
In November we learned the Grand Jury wasn’t quite done handing down indictments yet, and Samsel wasn’t done making accusations...
Bucks County Courier Sentinel
Prosecutors told U.S. District Court Judge Timothy J. Kelly on Tuesday that another indictment against Ryan Samsel, 37, could be coming as attorneys planned for another pre-trial status hearing on Nov. 24.
Tuesday's hearing also saw more accusations of mistreatment from correction oficers as defense attorneys voiced frustration over delayed medical records Kelly previously ordered two correctional facilities to release two weeks ago.
Samsel, currently being held at Northern Neck Regional Jail in Virginia, told Kelly that correction officers beat him on Oct. 12 resulting in a concussion and fractured eye socket.
Samsel also accused Northern Neck's security director, Capt. Jonathan English, of beating him, denying him access to the law library and keeping him on a 24/7 lockdown in his cell.
On November 17th the Superseding Indictment added an additional assault charge bringing the count to six. On December 15 the Second Superseding Indictment added co-defendant James Tate Grant and four more charges. On January 13th of this year a Third Superseding Indictment added three new co-defendants and two additional charges...
Law & Crime
“Yesterday the defendants were all indicted in one indictment,” Assistant U.S. Attorney April Russo told U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly, a Donald Trump appointee.
Prosecutors charged Samsel together with James Grant and signaled plans to combine those cases with those of Paul Johnson, and Stephen Randolph, whose docket was currently before U.S. District Judge Jia Cobb. Another person whose identity is unknown to the public has joined as-yet-unseen five-person indictment.
“Because the primary criminal conduct alleged against these individuals overlaps both temporally and geographically, and the evidence against them will be mutually admissible, including the testimony of witnesses and the victims, the government is preparing to charge this group in a single indictment and to present evidence against them in a single trial,” the government’s filing said.
Prosecutors agreed to allow Samsel to be transferred to custody in Pennsylvania, where he is currently being held in a state facility. Woodward said Thursday that the U.S. Marshal Service hadn’t provided medical records, and Samsel himself, who spoke briefly, said that a cyst in his chest might have “grown into a cancerous cyst.”
The latest news to come out about this jackass was when he was referred to earlier this month in Erique Tarrio’s conspiracy indictment...
The Tarrio indictment refers to several unnamed people who appear to be providing information to the government in connection with the Proud Boys case. For example, the indictment references “an individual who is known to the grand jury” who briefly huddled with Biggs seconds before charging at police barricades. Videos of that moment, at 12:53 p.m. on Jan. 6, show Ryan Samsel — a defendant facing felony assault charges — with his arm around Biggs moments before charging the bike rack perimeter and injuring Capitol Police officer Caroline Edwards.
The FBI continues to seek the public’s assistance in identifying individuals who participated in unlawful conduct during the Capitol Insurrection. New images are added frequently...
If you have information about individuals who participated in the largest assault on police officers in U.S. history at the Capitol Riot on January 6th, call 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) or leave a tip online at the FBI’s website.
If you just can’t get enough information about the terrorists who tried to usurp our democracy, then these links are for you…
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George Washington University Spreadsheet — Updated Daily
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ProPublica Capitol Riot videos lifted from Parler
KUMU — Capitol Riot Insurrectionist Networks
Just Security — January 6th Clearinghouse
The Trace — Capitol Riot Gun Arrests
USA Today January 6 Capitol Riot Arrests
Sedition Hunters - Sedition Insiders Photo Gallery
Politico January 6 Insurrection Sentencing Tracker