A leader of the far-right Proud Boys group lashed out at President Donald Trump, accusing him of abandoning him after he failed to get a pardon for storming the Capitol.
Ethan Nordean, who describes himself as 'sergeant-at-arms' for the Proud Boys Seattle chapter, is among more than 400 others who have been arrested in connection to the attack on the Capitol.
'Alright I'm gunna say it. F**K Trump!' the 30-year-old from Auburn, Washington, said over the messaging app Telegram.
'F**k him more than Biden. I've followed this guy for four years and given everything and lost it all.'
Proud Boy Seattle chapter 'Sergeant-At-Arms' Ethan Nordean (right) on Jan. 6 as he and a group of compatriots walked toward the U.S. Capitol. He is charged with conspiring to impede Congress' certification of the Electoral College vote, obstructing an official proceeding, obstructing law enforcement during civil disorder and disorderly conduct
Nordean (above) is seen entering the Capitol building. Facing a potential prison sentence, he later slammed President Trump, saying he misled and abandoned him
Prosecutors say messages Nordean sent through the app Telegram such as the one in which he criticized the president (above) further implicated him
Nordean, also known as Rufio Panman, is charged with conspiring to impede Congress' certification of the Electoral College vote, obstructing an official proceeding, obstructing law enforcement during civil disorder and disorderly conduct.
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Federal prosecutors revealed the messages in response to allegations from Nordean's attorney that they were withholding potentially exculpatory evidence.
They are among 1,500 pages of Telegram messages, 43 pages of text messages and several hours of video footage prosecutors say they have uncovered during discovery that tie Nordean to the Capitol attack.
'He led us to believe some great justice was upon us... and it never happened, now I've got some of my good friends and myself facing jail