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Nick Fuentes tells followers who took part in Capitol riot to destroy their cellphones

'Is that legal to say?'

Jan 16, 2021, 7:54 pm*

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Zachary Petrizzo

On his show Friday night, white nationalist Nicholas Fuentes encouraged his supporters who took part in the Capitol riot to destroy their cellphones and SIM cards.

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Responding to a “super chatter” who summited a message, Fuentes told his viewers to destroy their phones as a “precaution.”

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“I think it would too late, honestly,” Fuentes stated. “They probably have it all, but as a precaution, yeah, probably destroy your phone, your SIM card, all that information.”

After telling his fans to destroy their phones, Fuentes then backtracked on his remarks, worrying about his previous statement’s legal liability.

“I mean, I don’t know. I don’t know. Is that legal to say? Maybe don’t do that?” he added. “I’m gonna say don’t do that, for my legal sake!”

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Fuentes proceeded to express frustration over what he is and isn’t allowed to say publicly now.

“Everything is gay now. The feds are watching me. I can’t say anything cool anymore, because the government is watching me,” Fuentes stated.

Fuentes might have taken part in obstructing the FBI’s investigation into the riots by telling his “groyper army” to destroy their phones.

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The Daily Dot has reached out to both Fuentes and his “Groyper Assistant” but did not receive a response.

The FBI also didn’t immediately return a request for comment from the Daily Dot.

Earlier in January, Fuentes floated the idea of killing state legislators who voted in favor of the certification of the 2020 election for President-elect Joe Biden. 

And a longtime friend of Fuentes and fellow far-right streamer, Tim Gionet, aka “Baked Alaska,” was just arrested Saturday morning in connection to his involvement in the riots. 

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*First Published: Jan 16, 2021, 2:14 pm