Timothy Hale Cusanelli Wiki – Timothy Hale Cusanelli Bio
Timothy Hale Cusanelli is an Army reservist, who charged with storming the US Capitol was a well-known White supremacist and Nazi sympathizer at the Navy base where he worked as a contractor and was even rebuked for sporting a distinctive “Hitler mustache,” prosecutors said in new court filings.
Federal prosecutors revealed Friday that the Navy conducted its own internal investigation into Timothy Hale-Cusanelli that uncovered numerous incidents where he promoted racist and sexist views.
The Naval Criminal Investigation Service interviewed 44 of his colleagues and 34 of them said he held “extremist or radical views pertaining to the Jewish people, minorities and women.”
He is 30 years old.
Timothy Hale Cusanelli Arrested
Hale-Cusanelli was charged with seven criminal counts, including obstructing congressional proceedings, civil disorder, and disorderly conduct in the Capitol. He hasn’t yet entered a plea.
His defense attorney declined to comment Sunday about the new details of the Navy’s probe but has noted in court filings that Hale-Cusanelli maintains that he isn’t a White supremacist.
Colleagues told Navy investigators that Hale-Cusanelli made near-daily comments against Jews, advocated for killing newborn babies with disabilities, and had “issues with women,” according to court filings.
Prosecutors said they found racist memes on his phone, including one with the n-word, one that compared Black people to animals, and one insulting George Floyd.
A federal magistrate judge in New Jersey ordered his release shortly after he was arrested in January, but the Justice Department convinced a more senior judge in Washington, DC, to block his release pending further review.
A detention hearing is scheduled for Thursday.
Hale-Cusanelli worked as a security contractor at Naval Weapons Station Earle near Colts Neck, New Jersey. He held a “secret” security clearance as part of his job, prosecutors said.
The Navy launched its own internal inquiry after Hale-Cusanelli was arrested in January, and nearly three dozen of his colleagues shared stories of his alleged racist and bigoted comments.
Prosecutors highlighted the Navy’s findings in a filing advocating for his continued detention.
One of Hale-Cusanelli’s supervisors told investigators that he would walk up to new colleagues and ask, “You’re not Jewish, are you?” A petty officer claimed they heard him say, “Jews, women, and Blacks were on the bottom of the totem pole.”
Another contractor at the base said Hale-Cusanelli told them that Jewish people “are ruining everything and did not belong here,” according to the filing.
In a shocking revelation, prosecutors said Hale-Cusanelli came to the base last year sporting a distinctive mustache that resembled the Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
One of his supervisors told the Navy investigators that they confronted Hale-Cusanelli about his apparent “Hitler mustache.”