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Texas family of five facing federal charges for taking part in the Capitol siege


Five members of the same Texas family have been arrested and charged for taking part in the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, federal documents reveal.

The Department of Justice has brought federal trespassing and disorderly conduct charges against Kristi Munn, Tom Munn, Dawn Munn, Josh Munn, and Kayli Munn of Borger, Texas.

During the choas, Kristi Munn is alleged to have posted a message on Facebook that read: ‘Tear gas tastes like freedom.’ 

As of Tuesday, some 530 people have been arrested for taking part in the Capitol riot. The Munn family is the largest family unit to face charges for participating in the siege aimed at stopping certification of Joe Biden‘s election victory. 

An affidavit filed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation revealed that three days after the riot, a relative of Kristi Munn’s fiance contacted the authorities after seeing several of her social media posts.

Kristi Munn was photographed with other members of her family, all of whom were tagged on Facebook. Authorities then interviewed locals in Borger, Texas to confirm the identities of the family members. 

From left to right: Kayli Munn; an unidentified minor; Kristi Munn; Dawn Munn; Tom Munn; and Josh Munn. The family of five from Borger, Texas has been arrested and charged for taking part in the January 6 riot at the US Capitol

Surveillance image attached to FBI affidavit allegedly shows the Munn family roaming the halls of the Capitol during the riot on January 6

An affidavit filed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation revealed that three days after the riot, a relative of Kristi Munn’s fiance contacted the authorities after seeing several of her social media posts. Kristi Munn is pictured above

An affidavit filed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation revealed that three days after the riot, a relative of Kristi Munn’s fiance contacted the authorities after seeing several of her social media posts. Kristi Munn is pictured above

One social media post is a Facebook screenshot in which Kristi is seen with five other people later identified, left to right, as Kayli Munn; Dawn Munn; Kristi Munn; Josh Munn; and Tom Munn. ‘Washington D.C. here we come…#StopTheSteal #TrumpIsMyPresident,’ the caption attached to the Facebook post read

One social media post is a Facebook screenshot in which Kristi is seen with five other people later identified, left to right, as Kayli Munn; Dawn Munn; Kristi Munn; Josh Munn; and Tom Munn. ‘Washington D.C. here we come…#StopTheSteal #TrumpIsMyPresident,’ the caption attached to the Facebook post read 

The images above show Snapchat posts from Kristi Munn's account placing her at the US Capitol on January 6

The images above show Snapchat posts from Kristi Munn’s account placing her at the US Capitol on January 6

The images above were posted by Kristi Munn to her Snapchat account on January 6

The images above were posted by Kristi Munn to her Snapchat account on January 6

One social media post is a Facebook screenshot in which Kristi is seen with five other people later identified as Tom Munn, Dawn Munn, Kayli Munn, Josh Munn, and an unidentified minor.

‘Washington D.C. here we come…#StopTheSteal #TrumpIsMyPresident,’ the caption attached to the Facebook post read.  

The FBI said it reviewed Facebook posts by Tom Munn. In one post dated December 28, 2020, Munn writes: ‘POTUS HAS REQUESTED YOUR ATTENDANCE WASHINGTON DC JANUARY 6TH 2021.’

‘Our president has only asked two things from us, so far… #1 Vote #2 January 6, 2021.’

The FBI said it reviewed Facebook posts by Tom Munn. In one post dated December 28, 2020, Munn writes: ‘POTUS HAS REQUESTED YOUR ATTENDANCE WASHINGTON DC JANUARY 6TH 2021.’

The FBI said it reviewed Facebook posts by Tom Munn. In one post dated December 28, 2020, Munn writes: ‘POTUS HAS REQUESTED YOUR ATTENDANCE WASHINGTON DC JANUARY 6TH 2021.’

Another post by Tom Munn dated January 2 shows an image of Trump with the words ‘MARCH ON CONGRESS’ superimposed as the former president is facing the Capitol building. ‘The time has come!’ Tom Munn wrote in the caption

Another post by Tom Munn dated January 2 shows an image of Trump with the words ‘MARCH ON CONGRESS’ superimposed as the former president is facing the Capitol building. ‘The time has come!’ Tom Munn wrote in the caption

On January 5, Tom Munn posted again, writing: ‘We made it to our hotel just outside DC...1,600 miles in 24 hrs!’ The post also includes an image showing a vehicle with a trailer attached to its rear. ‘D.C. BOUND,’ reads the sign on the back of the trailer. Underneath the sign is another message which reads: ‘We are Q.’

On January 5, Tom Munn posted again, writing: ‘We made it to our hotel just outside DC…1,600 miles in 24 hrs!’ The post also includes an image showing a vehicle with a trailer attached to its rear. ‘D.C. BOUND,’ reads the sign on the back of the trailer. Underneath the sign is another message which reads: ‘We are Q.’

Kristi Munn is seen wearing a Trump 2020 flag in this Facebook post from January 6

Kristi Munn is seen wearing a Trump 2020 flag in this Facebook post from January 6

Underneath the caption is an image showing former President Donald Trump with his back turned toward the camera.

The image depicts Trump peering out toward the US Capitol.

Another post by Tom Munn dated January 2 shows an image of Trump with the words ‘MARCH ON CONGRESS’ superimposed as the former president is facing the Capitol building.

‘The time has come!’ Tom Munn wrote in the caption.

On January 5, Tom Munn posted again, writing: ‘We made it to our hotel just outside DC…1,600 miles in 24 hrs!’

The post also includes an image showing a vehicle with a trailer attached to its rear.

‘D.C. BOUND,’ reads the sign on the back of the trailer. Underneath the sign is another message which reads: ‘We are Q.’

Kayli Munn is allegedly seen in red on the far right as Trump supporters break into the Capitol on January 6

Kayli Munn is allegedly seen in red on the far right as Trump supporters break into the Capitol on January 6

‘Q’ is a reference to QAnon, the popular conspiracy theory which alleges that the federal government is run by a cabal of Democratic Party-aligned pedophiles and that Trump is destined to save the country by exposing them.  

In one post, Kristi Munn allegedly wrote: ‘I was just thinking… tear gas tastes like freedom #StopTheSteal #TrumpIsMyPresident.’

When someone on Facebook asked if she knew that from personal experience, Kristi allegedly replied: ‘I do now…They gassed us all.’

After the riot, federal investigators said the family posted messages on social media confirming their participation.

‘The only damage to the capital building was several windows and sets of doors,’ Tom Munn wrote on Facebook. 

‘Nothing inside the capital was damaged. I can tell you, patriots NEVER made it to the chamber. 

‘There was no violence in the capital building, the crowd was NOT out of control … they were ANGRY!!!’

The Munn family, like the other alleged Capitol rioters, were in the crowd at a rally in which Trump spoke at the Ellipse near the White House, which is less than two miles from the Capitol. 



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