According to a new court filing, CNN, NBC, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) paid John Earle Sullivan thousands of dollars to use video clips he shot inside the Whitehouse.
The man's presence supports claims of pre-planning, ahead of Trump's speech
According to a new court filing, CNN, NBC, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) paid John Earle Sullivan thousands of dollars to use video clips he shot inside the Whithouse during the recent riot.
Some think the networks essentially aired the films to discredit or make former President Trump’s speech before the event appear more threatening; others say his presence at the scene supports Trump’s claim that the riot plans were in motion well before his expressions made shortly before the assault on the Whitehouse; there was pre-planning involved.
CNN paid $35,000, NBC paid $35,000, and ABC paid $2,375, according to invoices that were filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Sullivan, 26, was arrested and charged last month for allegedly committing multiple crimes on Jan. 6, including violent entry, civil disorder, and disorderly conduct.
Sullivan has told The Epoch Times that he’s apolitical, but he’s told other news outlets that he is Antifa or anti-fascist. Antifa is a far-left, anarcho-communist network that has allegedly engaged in violence across the country in recent years. Source: Epoch Times.