January 6

Judge puts Capitol rioter back in jail after he’s caught watching Mike Lindell videos

A QAnon adherent who stormed Capitol on Jan. 6 has been ordered by a judge to back to jail to await his trial after he was caught watching MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s “cyber symposium,” which was a violation of the terms of his release, Law&Crime reports.

Doug Jenson’s bail was revoked this Thursday, sending him back to the slammer.

“Mr. Jensen’s conduct appears to have violated his conditions of release” in multiple ways, U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly found during a telephone conference.

Jenson was asked to refrain from using the internet as a condition from his pre-trial release, with the intention of keeping away from accessing QAnon content. When court officials made an unannounced visit to check on Jensen at his home last month, they found him in his garage watching a right-wing news outlet.

Jensen later admitted to the court that he watched Lindell’s event, where the MyPillow CEO claimed he would reveal irrefutable evidence of mass voter fraud in the 2020 election.

Judge Kelly said at a court hearing Thursday that Jensen was released in July because he claimed he had “turned a corner” and no longer believed conspiracy theories.
“But it’s now clear that he has not experienced the transformation that his lawyer previously described, and that he continues to seek out the conspiracy theories that led to his dangerous conduct on January 6,” Kelly said.  “I don’t see any reason to believe that he has had the wake-up call that he needs.”
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