Army Reservist Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, a New Jersey resident who worked as a security contractor at Naval Weapons Station Earle before his arrest in connection to the Jan.6 riots at the Capitol, held “extremist or radical views pertaining to the Jewish people, minorities, and women,” according to a new filing by federal prosecutors.
A noose is seen on makeshift gallows as supporters of US President Donald Trump gather on the West … [+]
In a filing processed late Friday, first reported by Politico, prosecutors detailed the findings of a comprehensive report conducted by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service in late January.
According to prosecutors’ summary of the NCIS investigation, a Navy Petty Officer said that Hale-Cusanelli talked constantly about Jewish people and said, “Hitler should have finished the job.”
A Navy Seaman recalled Hale-Cusanelli saying that if he were a Nazi, “he would kill all the Jews and eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and he wouldn’t need to season them because the salt from their tears would make it flavorful enough.”
Another Navy Petty Officer stated that Hale-Cusanelli referred to black people as “sh*t skinned minorities.”
A supervisor told NCIS agents she had to reprimand Hale-Cusanelli for wearing a “Hitler mustache” to work.
Prosecutors say Hale-Cusanelli has “harbored a fantasy of participating in another Civil War” and … [+]
If Hale-Cusanelli will be released pending trial. In Friday’s filing, prosecutors argued he should remain in prison while awaiting trial because he has “harbored a fantasy of participating in another Civil War,” which “makes him a danger to the community.”
In January, Hale-Cusanelli was charged with unlawfully entering restricted grounds, obstructing a law enforcement officer, violent entry and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building. According to the criminal complaint, he had “secret” security clearance and access to “a variety of munitions” at NWS Earle. The complaint also notes that authorities were alerted to his involvement following a confidential informant’s tip after Hale-Cusanelli showed him recordings of “harassing and derogatory statements” he had made toward Capitol police officers. Hale-Cusanelli was administratively discharged from the U.S. Army Reserves following his arrest and is prohibited from entering Naval Weapons Station Earle for any reason. In a plea for his pretrial release in early March, Hale-Cusanelli’s lawyer argued that he had “no intention” to commit any crime or acts of violence and that prosecutor’s attempts to “paint Mr. Hale-Cusanelli as a white supremacist” was inaccurate.
There have been a significant number of public servants from across the U.S. that have been questioned or arrested in connection with the seditious, deadly riots that took place on January 6. In mid-January, two Rocky Mount, Virginia, police officers, Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson (an Army veteran and trained sniper), were charged with violent entry and disorderly conduct after posting photos of themselves making an obscene gesture inside the Capitol. Following Frackers arrest, the U.S. Army said he is a corporal in the Virginia National Guard.
34. Of the 44 colleagues of Hale-Cusanelli that NCIS investigators interviewed at NWS Earle, 34 described him “as having extremist or radical views pertaining to the Jewish people, minorities, and women.”
Navy investigators found contractor in Capitol riot was known as a white supremacist (Politico)
Here Are The Police Officers And Other Public Employees Arrested In Connection To Capitol Riot (Forbes)
Two Virginia Police Officers Arrested For Invading The Capitol (Forbes)
I’m a New York-based news desk reporter for Forbes covering sports, politics and business. Please feel free to contact me via email (tsbeer7 [@] gmail.com) or Twitter