A man sent his girlfriend's brother a selfie while storming the Capitol, officials say. The brother is a federal agent. - 2021-01-20

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F43.png A man sent his girlfriend's brother a selfie while storming the Capitol, officials say. The brother is a federal agent. January 20, 2021, Jaclyn Peiser, Washington Post

When Thomas Fee got a text on Jan. 6 from his girlfriend's brother asking if he was in Washington, he responded with a selfie inside the U.S. Capitol Rotunda as dozens of others who had just stormed the building waved flags behind him, federal officials said.

In one message, Fee wrote he was "at the tip of the spear," according to a criminal complaint filed Saturday.

But Fee's girlfriend's brother wasn't asking out of simple curiosity — he is a special agent with the State Department. The agent, who isn't identified in court documents, later turned the evidence over to the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force.

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