ANALYSIS – The day after the Capitol Riot on January 6, which I personally witnessed as a risk advisor to a foreign TV news crew, I wrote that the couple of hundred violent rioters acted outrageously, and criminally, just like the violent BLM rioters throughout the summer of 2020, but the incident on January 6 was still a riot, not a ‘coup’ or ‘insurrection’.
I have been adamant about that position ever since.
Later ADN reported that none of the few hundred arrested in relation to the riot, a tiny minority of the tens of thousands of peaceful Trump supporters protesting in DC that day, had been charged with sedition or insurrection – which only highlighted that there simply was no sedition or insurrection.
These facts haven’t kept the dishonest partisans and compliant establishment media from repeating the false, politically motivated mantra that it was an “insurrection,” and that the few hundred unarmed rioters were “insurrectionists.”
Well, now, according to Reuters, after months of intensive investigation, the FBI has concluded the same thing as I did the day after January 6: there was NO insurrection.
This is a MAJOR DEVELOPMENT that must be disseminated widely. These FBI findings destroy the “insurrection” lie.
Senior lawmakers have been briefed on the results of the investigation and find them credible, a Democratic congressional source told Reuters.
Reuters reports that:
The FBI has found scant evidence that the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was the result of an organized plot to overturn the presidential election result, according to four current and former law enforcement officials.
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.”
Stone, a veteran Republican operative and self-described “dirty trickster”, and Jones, founder of a conspiracy-driven radio show and webcast, are both allies of Trump and had been involved in pro-Trump events in Washington on Jan. 5, the day before the riot.
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 found no evidence that the groups had serious plans about what to do if they made it inside, the sources said.
While federal prosecutors have filed conspiracy charges against 40 of those defendants, alleging that they engaged in some degree of planning before the attack, so far they have steered clear of more serious charges that had been initially discussed by prosecutors, such as seditious conspiracy or racketeering.
Reuters added that the “FBI’s assessment could prove relevant for a congressional investigation [sic ‘witch hunt’] that also aims to determine how that day’s events were organized and by whom.”
This FBI report may have ruined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s day. ADN