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Facebook messages showing the Capitol riots, according to the FBI. Facebook messages from the Capitol on Jan. 6 by McCall Calhoun, according to an FBI affidavit.

The Georgia lawyer arrested Friday for his part in the riots at the U.S. Capitol faces only charges about entering a restricted building and disrupting the orderly business of Congress. But an affidavit by an FBI agent suggests that W. McCall Calhoun at least contemplated much more violent activities and reveled in what he called the “hostile takeover” of the national legislature by supporters of President Donald Trump.

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Jonathan Ringel

Jonathan Ringel is managing editor of the Daily Report, the ALM newspaper in Atlanta. He can be reached at [email protected] Twitter: @jonathanringel

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