About the video below: Reuters article entitled FBI finds scant evidence U.S. Capitol attack coordinated is a propaganda piece which gives the FBI the excuse to justify kneecapping their investigations into the militia leaders at the 2020 Capitol breach who were actually working with the FBI to foment unrest at the January 6, 2020 event.
WASHINGTON, Aug 20 (Reuters) – The FBI has found scant evidence that the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was the result of an organized plot to overturn the presidential election result, according to four current and former law enforcement officials.
Though federal officials have arrested more than 570 alleged participants, the FBI at this point believes the violence was not centrally coordinated by far-right groups or prominent supporters of then-President Donald Trump, according to the sources, who have been either directly involved in or briefed regularly on the wide-ranging investigations.
“Ninety to ninety-five percent of these are one-off cases,” said a former senior law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation. “Then you have five percent, maybe, of these militia groups that were more closely organized. But there was no grand scheme with Roger Stone and Alex Jones and all of these people to storm the Capitol and take hostages.”
Stone, a veteran Republican operative and self-described “dirty trickster”, and Jones, founder of a conspiracy-driven radio show and webcast, are both allies of Trump and had been involved in pro-Trump events in Washington on Jan. 5, the day before the riot.
FBI investigators did find that cells of protesters, including followers of the far-right Oath Keepers and Proud Boys groups, had aimed to break into the Capitol. But they found no evidence that the groups had serious plans about what to do if they made it inside, the sources said.
Prosecutors have filed conspiracy charges against 40 of those defendants, alleging that they engaged in some degree of planning before the attack.
They alleged that one Proud Boy leader recruited members and urged them to stockpile bulletproof vests and other military-style equipment in the weeks before the attack and on Jan. 6 sent members forward with a plan to split into groups and make multiple entries to the Capitol.
By Mark Hosenball and Sarah N. Lynch
FBI Admits No One Organized Jan 6, Defeating Leftist Narratives Against Alt Tech, But Some Warn They’re Hiding Fed Involvement
The FBI admits there was no organization behind the January 6 protests, but some warn this is to protect their own involvement
According to an exclusive report published by Yahoo News, the FBI is admitting there is “scant” evidence that the mostly peaceful protests at the U.S. Capitol were planned by any organization, or on any platform.
Yahoo reports that, according to “current and former law enforcement officials” the “FBI at this point believes the violence was not centrally coordinated by far-right groups or prominent supporters” of 45th President Donald Trump. “Ninety to ninety-five percent of these are one-off cases,” one law enforcement official reportedly said, “But there was no grand scheme with Roger Stone and Alex Jones and all of these people to storm the Capitol and take hostages.”
This seems to throw cold water on the idea that protesters used Gab, Parler, or Facebook to coordinate violence on January 6. Andrew Torba, the CEO and founder of Gab, is now demanding a retraction from the New York Times for its article accusing the platform of being used to organize the protests.
In an email sent to the New York Times that Torba posted to his Gab account, Gab Legal wrote that Gab “hereby demands a retraction of the false and defamatory reporting published by the New York Times Sheera Frenkel on January 6th, 2021 claiming without providing any evidence whatosever that the storming of the Capitol was organized on our platform.”
The email then highlighted the reporting confirming that the FBI does not believe the protests were organized, and suggested legal action may be forthcoming. “This statement of fact was not only false, it was recklessly and maliciously false. FBI officials’ own statements on the matter, reported today, prove it was false.” Torba also posted a lengthy article to his blog, noting that the FBI’s admission demolishes the narratives constructed by the New York Times and the ADL.
By TOM PAPPERT