According to a bombshell new report from the FBI, they found “scant evidence” that the January 6th Capitol riot was an organized plot to overturn the 2020 election results, a big blow to the Democrats’ agenda.
On Friday, Reuters reported that FBI employees told them “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.”
“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,” the report continued. “But they found no evidence that the groups had serious plans about what to do if they made it inside, the sources said.”
A senior law enforcement official who is now retired, told Reuters that 90-95% of the cases that the DOJ is going after are “one-off cases.” “Then you have five percent, maybe, of these militia groups that were more closely organized,” the former official noted. “But there was no grand scheme with Roger Stone and Alex Jones and all of these people to storm the Capitol and take hostages.”
The FBI also found that President Donald Trump had no involvement in the riot.
“More than 170 people have been charged so far with assaulting or impeding a police officer, according to the Justice Department,” the report stated. “But one source said there has been little, if any, recent discussion by senior Justice Department officials of filing charges such as ‘seditious conspiracy’ to accuse defendants of trying to overthrow the government. They have also opted not to bring racketeering charges, often used against organized criminal gangs.”
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