F.B.I. Finds Contact Between Proud Boys Member and Trump Associate Before Riot

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In court papers, federal prosecutors have said groups of Proud Boys also coordinated travel to Washington and shared lodging near the city, with the intent of disrupting Congress and advancing Mr. Trump’s efforts to unlawfully maintain his grip on the presidency.

The communication between the person associated with the White House and the member of the Proud Boys was discovered in part through data that the F.B.I. obtained from technology and telecommunications companies immediately after the assault.

Court documents show F.B.I. warrants for a list of all the phones associated with the cell towers serving the Capitol, and that it received information from the major cellphone carriers on the numbers called by everyone on the Capitol’s cell towers during the riot, three officials familiar with the investigation said.

The F.B.I. also obtained a “geofence” warrant for all the Android devices that Google recorded within the building during the assault, the officials said. A geofence warrant legally gives law enforcement a list of mobile devices that are able to be identified in a particular geographic area. Jill Sanborn, the head of counterterrorism at the F.B.I., testified before a Senate panel on Wednesday that all the data the F.B.I. had gathered in its investigation into the riot was obtained legally through subpoenas and search warrants.

Although investigators have found no contact between the rioters and members of Congress during the attack, those records have shown evidence in the days leading up to Jan. 6 of communications between far-right extremists and lawmakers who were planning to appear at the rally featuring Mr. Trump that occurred just before the assault, according to one of the officials.

The Justice Department is examining those communications, but it has not opened investigations into any members, the official said. A department spokesman declined to comment.

The F.B.I. did, however, say on Thursday that it had arrested a former State Department aide on charges related to the attack, including unlawful entry, violent and disorderly conduct, obstructing Congress and law enforcement, and assaulting an officer with a dangerous weapon.

chainer49 on March 6th, 2021 at 03:22 UTC »

I’m glad the FBI is investigating, but we literally have a photo of Roger Stone, a very close Trump associate, with two Proud Boy members who attended the insurrection from earlier in that very day. So, we’ve had proof of contact for weeks now.

Dandan0005 on March 6th, 2021 at 02:02 UTC »

Even though Americans have largely become numb to news like this, I truly believe the world will be shocked when it’s revealed how deep this went.

This was a deliberate attempt to create a riot and use it as cover to murder members of congress.


Ok, y’all want evidence:

Here is Roger Stone (one of the key organizers of the “stop the steal” rally) on the morning of Jan 6th being guarded by the oath keepers who stormed the capitol

Here are those same oathkeepers moving in formation up capitol steps with zip ties, communications equipment, and more

Text messages reveal Oathkeepers had a “quick reaction force” stationed outside DC Jan 6th with a stockpile of weapons to bring to the rioters.

Coincidentally, while the capitol was being stormed, a group of men with the same communications equipment as the oathkeeprs were photographed loitering at the marine corps memorial in the rain, with out of state plates, one truck with a large toolbox was left running.

One of the oathkeepers was being given specific instructions as to where congress was being moved during the siege.

One message he received said ”Go through back house chamber doors facing N left down hallway down steps,"

Another the FBI said, read: All members are in the tunnels under capitol. Seal them in, turn on the gas."

The security was undermined leading up to the day numbers 2,3,4 of the presidential line of succession were simultaneously at the capitol.

5 was Mike Pompeo.

The riot was the cover. That’s why many of them were bussed in from out of state, with free rides and accommodations.

RPDRNick on March 6th, 2021 at 01:52 UTC »

And to be clear, when they say "riot" what they are actually referring to is the "treasonous, seditious insurrection against democracy."