UNITED STATES−Court documentation filed on Tuesday, February 16, indicates that CNN and NBC each paid John Sullivan of Insurgence USA $35,000 each for video footage of the Capitol riots on January 6.
The DOJ has copies of the automated check transaction from NBC, a Non-Exclusive License Agreement between CNN and John Sullivan, and more documentation that reveals that Left/Right LLC also paid Sullivan $5,000, and ABC paid an additional $2,500.
On January 14, Canyon News found video of known activist and agitator Sullivan, who is from Utah, actively participating, inciting, and on live television interviews admitting to his actions regarding the January 6 riots that transpired at the Capitol building.
Sullivan, 26, is the founder of Insurgents USA, an organizer for Black Lives Matter, and the voice on the video circulating on social media which depicts the protests and riots at the Capitol. The event at the Capitol led to the death of five people including two U.S. Capitol Officers and rioter Ashli Babbitt. On January 8, Sullivan was arrested. He is facing federal charges against him.
“John Earle Sullivan was charged by complaint with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and one count of interfering with law enforcement engaged in the lawful performance of their official duties incident to and during the commission of civil disorder. The defendant was arrested today in Utah,” states the U.S. Department of Justice.
The complaint indicated Sullivan was wearing a ballistics vest and gas mask upon entering the Capitol Building through a window that was broken and he admitted to filming and being seen in video outside the lobby of Nancy Pelosi after a woman was shot by a Capitol Police Officer.
BREAKING: CNN’s Jade Sacker penetrating the Capitol with a member of BLM/Antifa cheering, “We did it!” And then asking her conspirator if he was filming, he said he’d delete it, he lied. CNN was in on it. pic.twitter.com/FVhotiAwcP
— @amuse (@amuse) January 15, 2021
According to Epoch Times, Judge Merriweather disregarded the condition Sullivan’s bail stating:
“Magistrate Judge Daphne Oberg of the United States District Court for the District of Utah ordered Sullivan remain off social media before his pre-trial and be put under strict internet monitoring. She also said that any violation of the bail conditions would, not be taken lightly.”
Sullivan bought a smartphone and attempted to access Twitter and Facebook with his device.
Judge Merriweather did express concerns over Sullivan violating his court order, but indicated she did not feel he posed a danger to his community.