Insurrection? I think not.
I doubt the left will stop obsessing over January 6th even as Afghanistan burns.
Sources told Reuters the FBI has not found much evidence that proves anyone coordinated the Capitol Hill riot:
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.”
It seems the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys wanted to break into the Capitol. The FBI could not find proof “the groups had serious plans about what to do if they made it inside.”
The lack of evidence will put a dent in the prosecution. So far 40 defendants face conspiracy charges. Prosecutors allege these people “engaged in some free of planning before the attack” but have stayed away from serious charges:
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.
But so far prosecutors have steered clear of more serious, politically-loaded charges that the sources said had been initially discussed by prosecutors, such as seditious conspiracy or racketeering.
I guess the House does not have to worry about an investigation. I wonder if Rep. Kinzinger will cry over this news.DONATE
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