Three months ago, Revolver News published a groundbreaking investigative report arguing that the FBI had foreknowledge of the Capitol riot that took place on January 6, and that some senior members of the major militia groups blamed for what happened that day were actually federal informants or undercover operatives.
On Saturday, The New York Times finally admitted that there were indeed FBI informants among those militia members who “stormed the Capitol.” Here’s what the New York Times had to say:
As scores of Proud Boys made their way, chanting and shouting, toward the Capitol on Jan. 6, one member of the far-right group was busy texting a real-time account of the march.
The recipient was his F.B.I. handler.
In the middle of an unfolding melee that shook a pillar of American democracy — the peaceful transfer of power — the bureau had an informant in the crowd, providing an inside glimpse of the action, according to confidential records obtained by The New York Times. [NYT]
This informant, who was affiliated with a Midwest chapter of the Proud Boys militia group, reportedly warned the FBI in advance that he would be traveling to Washington D.C. along with other Proud Boys. He kept his FBI handler in the loop throughout the day as the riot unfolded at the Capitol.
The New York Times’ story went on to refer to an “additional informant from another Proud Boys chapter that took part in the sacking of the Capitol.”
“But the records, and information from two people familiar with the matter, suggest that federal law enforcement had a far greater visibility into the assault on the Capitol, even as it was taking place, than was previously known,” The Times acknowledged.
In their investigative report that came out in June, Revolver News delved further into the implications of federal foreknowledge of 1/6:
“If it turns out that the federal government (FBI, Army Counterintelligence, or a similar agency) had undercover agents or confidential informants embedded in any of the groups involved in 1/6, the “federal intelligence agencies failing to warn of a potential for violence” looks less like an innocent mistake and more like something sinister.
Indeed, if the federal government knew of a potential for violence in or around the Capitol on 1/6 and failed to call for heightened security, the agencies responsible may in fact be legally liable for the damages incurred during that day.
It is unsettling to entertain the possibility that the federal government knew of a potential for violence on 1/6 and did nothing to stop it. It presents the question: why would agencies, or certain elements within, sit back and let something like this happen on purpose?”
It is incredibly damning to see that the FBI likely knew that the riot was coming and yet did nothing to stop it for political reasons. This all means that both the government and the media can no longer deny federal foreknowledge of the Capitol riot.
In The Times’ piece, the informant states emphatically that there was “no foreplanning” for the riot:
In the informant’s version of events, the Proud Boys, famous for their street fights, were largely following a pro-Trump mob consumed by a herd mentality rather than carrying out any type of preplanned attack.
In lengthy interviews, the records say, he also denied that the extremist organization planned in advance to storm the Capitol. The informant’s identity was not disclosed in the records.
The records describing the informant’s account of Jan. 6 — excerpts from his interviews and communications with the F.B.I. before, during and after the riot — dovetail with assertions made by defense lawyers who have argued that even though several Proud Boys broke into the Capitol, the group did not arrive in Washington with a preset plot to storm the building. [NYT]
This is devastating to the government’s nonsense narrative that the riot was a premeditated attack on the Capitol.
As this all comes to light, it begs the question as to what else the FBI and the media are hiding when it comes to the truth behind the Capitol riot. The American people deserve real answers without any more lies or corruption, and here’s hoping we get that in the future.