Close but no cigar! Capitol riot arrest thwarts plan for 'Liberty Tavern' cigar brand (Page 1/1)
rinselberg JUL 20, 06:01 PM
A former DEA agent's plan to launch a 'Liberty Tavern' branded political podcast and cigar brand may have just gone up in smoke after his arrest on charges related to the Jan. 6 invasion of the U.S. Capitol Building by Trump supporters who forced their way into the Capitol Building under the aegis of the "Stop the Steal" movement.

Part of what's been published about this case

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A former DEA agent from Orange County has been charged with taking part in the insurrection [sic] at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, the latest law enforcement member linked to the deadly uprising.

Mark Sami Ibrahim, 33, was arrested Tuesday in Washington, D.C., and charged with entering the Capitol grounds with a firearm and lying to federal law enforcement officials, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Court documents describe Ibrahim as living in Orange County, and public records suggest he once lived in Anaheim.

Multiple photos show Ibrahim posing with his Drug Enforcement Administration badge and gun on his hip as he stands among others waving pro-Trump banners, according to court documents made public Tuesday. . . .

In late March, Ibrahim told Fox News host Tucker Carlson he had been fired by the DEA and claimed he had attended the riot alongside his brother, an FBI agent. Ibrahim had also been involved in a group chat with at least five other law enforcement officers on the day of the insurrection, according to court filings.

After Ibrahim began posting pictures that day, one of the other officers sent an alarmed message in the group chat.

“Question Mark, you are carrying your duty weapon and your badge/creds?” the message asked. “I need to know this mark.”

The court filing did not disclose information about any other law enforcement personnel Ibrahim might have been in contact with that day.

Federal investigators interviewed Ibrahim roughly one week before he appeared on Carlson’s show. In that interview, Ibrahim told investigators he traveled to the Capitol on Jan. 6 at the request of a friend who “had been asked by the FBI to document the event.” He denied posing for pictures displaying his federal law enforcement credentials or firearm.

But in a separate interview, the friend, whose name was not disclosed in court documents, said Ibrahim “crafted this story in an effort to ‘cover his ass,’” and denied being dispatched to the Capitol by the FBI.

“According to Ibrahim’s friend, Ibrahim went to the rally in order to promote himself,” read an affidavit written by the Department of Justice investigator who interviewed Ibrahim. “Ibrahim had been thinking about his next move after leaving the DEA and wanted the protests to be his stage for launching a ‘Liberty Tavern’ political podcast and cigar brand.” . . .


"Ex-DEA agent from California charged in U.S. Capitol insurrection"
James Queally for the Los Angeles Times; July 20, 2021.
https://www.latimes.com/cal...capitol-insurrection

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randye JUL 20, 06:34 PM


NOWHERE in that "article" did it say ANYTHING about the man's plans for a podcast or a cigar brand being "thwarted".

THAT IS ENTIRELY YOUR CONCOCTED LIE

You constantly find it impossible to just tell the objective truth.

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rinselberg JUL 20, 06:50 PM
I only have so many characters of text to work with in the Subject line that gives the thread its title.

In my very first sentence, I said the plans to launch the new cigar brand MAY have gone up in smoke.

A specimen of homo sapiens (as distinct from homo randye) would have made this point without the characteristic "randye" overreach.

Just one more example that reveals why forum member "randye" needs to Fall Back, big time.


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What this country needs is a really good five-cent cigar.

~ Thomas Riley Marshall

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randye JUL 20, 07:14 PM

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Originally posted by rinselberg:

I only have so many characters of text to work with in the Subject line that gives the thread its title.





But thanks to your continual dedication to deceit and dishonesty you somehow still managed to find just enough characters to LIE again.



What is also notable is even though you OUTRIGHT LIED no less than THREE TIMES in 8 pages about quotes in the media that you posted in the "The narrative that the Capitol protest was a “deadly insurrection” is falling apart" thread, you somehow decided that wasn't quite enough.

God only knows what the hell this "fall back" gibberish is from you now.

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rinselberg JUL 21, 12:20 AM

What was that again? You're not coming through.


A 30-second video of the defendant in this case, Mark Sami Ibrahim, outside the Capitol Building on January 6.



Wow. I just saw where someone was saying that someone that's infected with the Delta variant will have 1000 times the viral load, compared to the other common strains of the SARS-CoV-2 or "Covid" virus. In other words, 1000 times as many virions or virus particles in their system.

Of course, that has nothing to do with how this thread got started, but this looks like a long enough message to sweep away the previous message so it doesn't come into view when I post this message with the Submit Reply function.

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williegoat JUL 21, 08:46 AM

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Originally posted by rinselberg:


A 30-second video of the defendant in this case, Mark Sami Ibrahim, outside the Capitol Building on January 6.



Well, I am so proud of our government for apprehending such a dangerous, radical subversive. I feel safe now.

If this goofus is really the DEA, it is no wonder we are loosing the war on drugs. Somethin' ain't right, Vern.

Does anyone really think a guy who doesn't even know who the president is, was part of a conspiracy to overthrow the government?