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Denver  Riggleman

Denver Riggleman

New York Times Bestselling Author, Advisor to the January 6th Committee, Former GOP Congressman & CEO of Riggleman Information and Intelligence Group

Denver Riggleman

New York Times Bestselling Author, Advisor to the January 6th Committee, Former GOP Congressman & CEO of Riggleman Information and Intelligence Group


Known as the Republican trail-blazing congressman who railed against QAnon and Donald Trump on the House floor, Senior Technical Adviser to the January 6th Select Committee, star of multiple documentaries highlighting political violence and radicalization, New York Times bestselling author of The Breach: The Untold Story of the Investigation into January 6th and a dynamic individual known for his expertise in various fields, Denver Riggleman pulls no punches. With a background in public service, military intelligence, counter-terrorism, counter-information, counter-radicalization and entrepreneurship, Denver brings a unique perspective to every endeavor he undertakes.

Born and raised in Virginia, Denver served his country in the United States Air Force as a military intelligence officer in combat operations, such as Operation Enduring Freedom right after 9/11 and in National Security Agency (NSA) special projects and "national-tactical" integration. During his service, he gained invaluable experience in analyzing complex data and making critical decisions under pressure. This experience built his strong work ethic, attention to detail and a commitment to excellence—shaping his commitment to exposing dangerous conspiracy theories such as QAnon and other radicalizing conspiracy theories while in Congress and thereafter.

Denver is a New York Times bestselling author of The Breach: The Untold Story of the Investigation into January 6th and the cult classic Bigfoot … It's Complicated. Denver has been featured on 60 Minutes and every major network, magazines such as the Washingtonian, and press such as The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Denver is consistently the star of critically praised documentaries—Against All Enemies (releasing theatrically on March 29, 2024), QAnon: The Search for Q and international documentaries on conspiracies and radicalization (translated into French, German and Spanish).

Denver was censured and condemned by the GOP for performing a same-sex wedding and eventually ousted from his congressional position because of his fight against QAnon, his anti-QAnon resolution on the House Floor and his support for marriage equality, marijuana legalization and immigration.

Denver's media appearances number in the hundreds. He is outspoken, fearless, controversial and invariably correct. He convinces many that data or ones and zeroes make the best witnesses. Denver is well-known as the only Republican to speak against QAnon on the House of Representatives floor. He is no longer a member of the Republican Party.

Denver is a dedicated public servant. Not only did he serve as a United States Congressman and as the Senior Technical Adviser to the January 6th Select Committee, he advocates against radicalization and disinformation worldwide. Denver's commitment to public service is driven by his desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others and to create a better future where facts are valued over weaponized disinformation. 

With his diverse background, Denver brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion to everything he does. He is known for his incisive humor during speeches, his comprehensive knowledge of diverse subjects (ranging from the Freedom Caucus, January 6th, QAnon, Artificial Intelligence, alien abductions, myth and radicalization, conspiracy theories, equality and political theory), his ability to speak to visual presentations, his talent in extemporaneous speaking and his willingness to take any question and answer it bluntly. He is a true American patriot.

Speech Topics

Navigating the Storm: Confronting Ignorance and Disinformation in the Digital Age

In an era marked by the exponential growth of information and the proliferation of digital platforms, ignorance and disinformation have become formidable challenges that society must confront. Misinformation, deliberate manipulation of facts and the spread of false narratives have far-reaching consequences on our collective knowledge, public discourse and democratic processes. In this speech, Bestselling Author Denver Riggleman aims to shed light on the complexities of ignorance and disinformation, exploring their origins, impact and strategies for combating them in the digital age. By understanding the root causes and implications of these phenomena, we can work towards fostering a more informed, critical and resilient society.

Ignorance and disinformation pose significant challenges to our society, but they are not insurmountable. By acknowledging the complexities of these issues and exploring strategies to combat them, we can empower individuals to navigate the storm of misinformation and foster a more informed and resilient society. It is through collective efforts, education, critical thinking and responsible use of technology that we can confront ignorance and disinformation, safeguard democratic values and ensure a brighter future for generations to come.

Amplifying Truth: Harnessing AI in the Fight Against Disinformation Networks

In the digital age, disinformation networks have emerged as a potent threat to truth, democracy, and societal cohesion. The rapid spread of false narratives and manipulative content poses a challenge that traditional approaches alone may struggle to address. In this speech, Bestselling Author Denver Riggleman explores the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a force multiplier in the fight against disinformation networks. By leveraging AI technologies, we can enhance our ability to detect, analyze, and counteract disinformation campaigns—ultimately empowering individuals and societies to make informed decisions and safeguard the integrity of public discourse.

As disinformation networks continue to evolve and pose significant challenges to society, AI emerges as a powerful force multiplier in the fight against misinformation. By harnessing the capabilities of AI technologies, we can detect, analyze, and counteract disinformation campaigns with greater speed and accuracy. However, ethical considerations, accountability, and collaborative approaches are crucial in ensuring the responsible and effective use of AI in this domain. Together, we can amplify truth, empower individuals and build resilient societies that are better equipped to combat the threats of disinformation in the digital age.

From Benign to Dangerous, Bigfoot to January 6th: How Conspiracy Theories Can Fuel Violent Beliefs

In recent years, there has been a concerning rise in the spread and influence of conspiracy theories. While some conspiracy theories may seem harmless or even entertaining at first glance, it is essential to understand their potential to evolve into dangerous and violent beliefs. In this presentation, Bestselling Author Denver Riggleman explores the progression of benign conspiracy theories and the factors that contribute to their transformation into ideologies that incite violence. By examining real-life examples and psychological research, he sheds light on the dangers of unchecked conspiracy theories and the importance of critical thinking in today's information age.

Unmasking the Unseen: Exploring the Events Behind the January 6th Committee

The attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, 2021, was a shocking and unprecedented event that shook the foundations of American democracy. In the aftermath of this insurrection, a committee was formed to investigate the circumstances surrounding the attack and to shed light on what happened behind the scenes. In this talk, Bestselling Author and Advisor to the January 6th Committee Denver Riggleman delves into the inner workings of the January 6th Committee, examining its composition, objectives, challenges and the revelations that have emerged through its investigations. By exploring the behind-the-scenes developments, we can gain a deeper understanding of the events leading up to and following this pivotal moment in American history.

The January 6th Committee's investigations provide a unique window into the events that unfolded behind the scenes of the Capitol attack. By unraveling the complexities and challenges faced by the committee, we can better comprehend the significance of this historic moment and its implications for democracy. As we reflect on the findings and recommendations of the committee, it is vital to consider the lessons learned and take proactive steps to safeguard the integrity of our democratic institutions. Together, we can strive for accountability, justice and a more resilient future.