This started happening at the Capital twenty minutes before Trump’s speech ended at the Ellipse.
It might take a sec for the tweet to embed; if it doesn’t, click the link for video. (h/t Oakes Spalding).
It’s a thirty minute walk from the Ellipse to the Capital (1.6 miles), which means the first patriots didn’t arrive until 50 minutes after the “breach.” Maybe 40 minutes if they hustled.
No one is denying that the vast majority who ultimately participated were Trump supporters… what we are trying to determine is who started it, and how were they assisted by DC Mayor Bowser and her ROEs.