The FBI has found scant evidence that the January 6 attack on the US Capitol was the result of an organised 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 co-ordinated 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 95 per cent of these are one-off cases,” said a former senior law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation.
“Then you have 5 per cent, maybe, of these militia groups that were more closely organised. But there was no grand scheme with Roger Stone and Alex Jones and all of these people to storm the Capitol and take hostages.” …
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. Prosecutors have filed conspiracy charges against 40 of those defendants, alleging they engaged in some degree of planning before the attack.
Well duh. Mr Mueller sends his condolences.
But there were at least 20 FBI undercover agents egging things on. Did they have a grand scheme?
Some “insurrection” — no plans, no weapons, riddled with deep state undercover operatives and leftists like John Sullivan (head of Insurrect USA). Its only actual effect was to scotch the sole planned debate on election fraud. Funny that.
hat-tip Stephen Neil