A Proud Boys leader is now in federal custody after taking part in the Capitol siege and then claiming he was there as a reporter … something law enforcement clearly ain’t buying.
Nicholas Ochs — who heads up the Hawaii faction of the far-right extremist group — was arrested by FBI agents after touching down at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu … this following his trip to D.C. to storm the Capitol.
According to an unsealed indictment, the feds are charging Ochs with unlawful entry into restricted buildings or grounds — and they cite evidence they say Ochs himself laid out on social media and CNN … the later to whom he made the ridiculous “journalist” comment.
The day after the insurrection, he claimed he was there working as a professional journalist, seemingly saying he had a right to be there and was not part of the riot. He also said he didn’t break in … he simply entered without incident.
Adding insult to injury … the guy also posted a photo of him smoking a cigarette with a buddy, with a caption attached that reads, “Hello from the Capital lol.”
The feds go on to list Parler app posts of his, like this one from November … “Show this tweet to leftists and say they won’t do s*** when he just keeps being president,” He adds, “They are getting scared, and they don’t function when they’re scared.”