Video from the steps of the U.S. Capitol showed Straka urging the crowd to "take the shield!" from an officer, FBI investigators said.
The payments indicate an ongoing financial relationship between the rally's organizers and Trump's political campaign.
Military veteran Michael McKinney, 25, is behind bars for wounding a 15-year-old when he fired his gun into a car carrying four Black teen girls caught in a confrontation with a group of Trump supporters.
The Let Freedom Ring event was "denied because the proposed number of attendees are more than what's being allowed as a result of COVID-19 and due to the potential for civil unrest this weekend," an officer said.
The 53-year-old former Ohio police officer was charged in Florida over posts he wrote on Facebook.
Helena Duke, 18, identified her mother in viral video footage from a fight which broke out near the Capitol on Wednesday.
Berlinda Nibo, 25, said she was walking home near the protest when she was harassed by some of the demonstrators.
During a rally on Wednesday, Trump bashed the Supreme Court and told supporters that "we will never concede," as Congress meets to officially certify the results of the 2020 election.
"The reason Biden didn't need big rallies is because people weren't going to vote for him, they were going to vote against you," said the comedian and late-night host.
"You're seeing irrational, angry behavior, it's unpatriotic," Brad Raffensperger said Sunday. "We had an election, like I said, I wish my guy would have won and it looks like he's not."
Trump held a total of 30 large rallies across the country during the last two weeks of his campaign. He underperformed in 25 of the 30 counties he visited when compared to the results of the 2016 election.
The Saturday rally at the CNN Center entrance was organized by the pro-Trump "Walk Away" campaign, led by "former liberal" Brandon Straka.
Prior to this win, Branch made history when she was the first African American to be named Miss Mississippi USA in 2018.
The president regularly uses the '70s disco song—widely beloved as an LGBTQ+ anthem—to close out his rallies.
"One of the big superstars of the world; Little Pimp!" is how Donald Trump introduced rapper Lil Pump on stage at a final pre-election rally Tuesday morning.
The First Lady was on hand this week to rally voters in the swings state of Wisconsin, telling supporters that her husband is "here to make a difference."
Trump was speaking to supporters in Hickory, North Carolina, when the collapse happened.
The anti-Trump PAC attacked President Donald Trump after the president's rally-goers were left stranded in freezing temperatures on Tuesday night.
The tweet included a video showing a field packed with people during Trump's rally in Omaha, Nebraska, on Tuesday night.
Hundreds were left wandering up to four miles in the cold after coaches failed to pick them up from Eppley Airfield.
As Trump gave a shout out to Ernst and Fischer during his address in Nebraska, the camera showed both senators surrounded by people and not wearing masks.
Like many states in the U.S., Michigan recently hit a daily record of coronavirus cases, recording 1,747 new cases on October 19. Tuesday marks the 14th day in the row in which daily cases have been above 1,200.
Events kick off with Trump set to speak at 2 p.m. Central Time in Lansing, Michigan, at the Avflight building near the Capital Region International Airport.
Hundreds more than state rules allow showed up to see Pence, whose aides have recently tested positive for COVID.
"That's all I hear about now. That's all I hear. Turn on television—'COVID, COVID, COVID, COVID, COVID, COVID.' A plane goes down. 500 people dead, they don't talk about it," the president said.
"The health department is preparing as if we would see a similar spike after this event," Gaston County, North Carolina Public Information Officer Adam Gaub told Newsweek.
The U.S. currently has the fourth-highest death rate among the 20 countries "currently most affected by COVID-19 worldwide," according to Johns Hopkins University.
Regina Romero said her city has "made too many sacrifices" to allow coronavirus infections to once again surge.
"Literally I almost crashed because they wouldn't let me out," the tearful "Grown-is" star said on Instagram.
"One, President Trump's rallies pack people close together," said a Wisconsin doctor. "Two, his rallies give him a bullhorn to spread misinformation..."