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FBI has found SCANT evidence the Capitol riot was an organized plot   America - all of it

Started Aug-20 by Raven2018; 3178 views.
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From: Raven2018

Aug-20

FBI has found SCANT evidence the Capitol riot was an organized plot to overturn the election and does not believe it was centrally coordinated by Trump supporters or far-right groups, agents say - despite Democrat claims it was a COUP

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 reportedly found no evidence that the groups had serious plans about what to do if they made it inside.

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.

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.

The FBI's assessment could prove relevant for a congressional investigation that also aims to determine how that day's events were organized and by whom.

Senior lawmakers have been briefed in detail on the results of the FBI's investigation so far and find them credible, a Democratic congressional source said.

The chaos on January 6 erupted as the US Senate and House of Representatives met to certify Joe Biden's victory in November's presidential election.

It was the most violent attack on the Capitol since the War of 1812, forcing lawmakers and Trump's own vice president, Mike Pence, to scramble for safety.

Four people died and another died the following day, and more than 100 police officers were injured.

Trump made an incendiary speech at a nearby rally shortly before the riot, repeating false claims that the 2020 election was stolen and urging supporters to march on the Capitol to pressure lawmakers to reject Biden's victory.

But the FBI has so far found no evidence that he or people directly around him were involved in organizing the violence, according to the four current and former law enforcement officials. 

More than 170 people have been charged so far with assaulting or impeding a police officer, according to the Justice Department. That carries a maximum sentence of 20 years.

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.

Senior officials had discussed filing such charges in the weeks after the attack, the sources said.

Prosecutors have also not brought any charges alleging that any individual or group played a central role in organizing or leading the riot. Law-enforcement sources told Reuters no such charges appeared to be pending.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Aug-21

Raven2018 said:

But they reportedly found no evidence that the groups had serious plans about what to do if they made it inside.

I absolutely believe that!!  

You just have to look at the video of them in the house, going through papers.  They wandered the halls and broke into offices to take photos with their feet up.

These people did NOT have a master plan.

Tom Morello on Twitter: "Here's a looter stealing a podium from inside the  U.S. Capitol and not getting shot, tear gassed, or thrown in an unmarked  police van. #MakesYaThink… https://t.co/zsiVna1bYc"

Raven2018

From: Raven2018

Aug-21

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

I absolutely believe that!! You just have to look at the video of them in the house, going through papers. They wandered the halls and broke into offices to take photos with their feet up. These people did NOT have a master plan.

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That's for sure!

Amateurs!

They really made fools of themselves!

I support all of the protesters who remained peaceful, and only wanted Pence to do what they felt was the right thing, and didn't want him "hug" if  if he didn't.

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Raven2018 said...

FBI investigators did find that cells of protesters,
 
As reported by 4 individuals, 2 FBI holdovers from the Trump admin and 2 former FBI folks
Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Aug-22

OK, I know this is pointless teasing, but I googled "January 6 idiot" in looking for podium guy.

No manipulation, look at the first picture in the list.

Raven2018

From: Raven2018

Aug-22

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

OK, I know this is pointless teasing, but I googled "January 6 idiot" in looking for podium guy. No manipulation, look at the first picture in the list.

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LMAO!!!!!!!

I do have a sense of humor!!

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Aug-23

At least he's owning it.

Raven2018

From: Raven2018

Aug-23

I wonder if Biden/Harris, are ever going to own what's happening in Afghanistan?

Raven2018 said...

I wonder if Biden/Harris, are ever going to own what's happening in Afghanistan?

President Biden has taken responsibility many times. 

A vice president doesn't make decisions for matters of Military or State. 

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Aug-26

Raven2018 said:

I wonder if Biden/Harris, are ever going to own what's happening in Afghanistan?

Well, we know Trump certainly won't.

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