In a factual assertion accompanying the case, the FBI particular agent investigating Resnick pointed this out a POLITICO story from April eighth performed a task within the FBI’s identification of Resnick when a tipster introduced it to the FBI’s consideration.
On the time, the Jewish Press editorial board defended Resnick’s presence on the Capitol, claiming that he was there in knowledgeable capability to cowl the day’s occasions.
“The Jewish press fails to see why Elliot’s private views of former President Trump ought to set him other than the handfuls of different journalists protecting the occasions, together with many within the Capitol through the riots, nor why his presence warrants an article in Politico throughout it the presence of different reporters within the constructing,” the board wrote.
However movies and footage from that day confirmed Resnick as an energetic participant within the riots, making his approach to the Capitol doorways, waving to rioters and bursting by the Rotunda doorways regardless of police resistance. Prosecutors added photographs that instructed Resnick had helped different rioters enter the constructing.
Moreover, regardless of his energetic presence on social media and within the Jewish press, Resnick by no means printed any January 6 articles or stories. In the identical assertion, the board described this as an institutional resolution: “The Jewish press has determined to not print an article – by Elliot or anybody else – in our print version due to the heated ambiance surrounding the day’s occasions, significantly throughout the New York Orthodox Jewish Group.”
Within the indictment submitting, the case agent famous that she was “conscious of and complied with the US Division of Justice’s Information Media Coverage,” which supplies pointers and limits on how prosecutors conduct investigations and cost members of the press.
In accordance with the indictment paperwork, Resnick was on the Capitol for roughly 50 minutes primarily based on a overview of CCTV footage and different movies captured by media and members of the mob.