An FBI informant warned the bureau weeks in advance that Jan. 6 posed a “significant” threat of violence, but it was ultimately ignored.
The news came from a previously unreported email Revealed by NBC News It stated that “far-right” groups were looking at a tweet from former President Trump, saying that the protests in the Capitol would be “crazy” and that it was like a “call to arms.”
“On Jan. 6, Trump tweeted that the right was considering calling out arms in Washington,” the source reported to the FBI on Dec. 19.
“Large protests in Washington DC on January 6th,” Trump tweeted early that morning. “When you get there, it’s going to be wild!”
As evidence that extremists misinterpreted tweets as signals of violence, informants highlighted an increase in messages talking about civil war and the willingness to sacrifice their lives.
All of the information was sent to the FBI on the 19th, which, as NBC News noted, “adds to growing evidence that the FBI received intelligence warnings that Jan. 6 was a significant threat.”
EXCLUSIVE: An informant warned the FBI weeks before Jan. 6 that the far-right viewed tweets by then-President Trump calling on his supporters to stage “wild” protests in the nation’s capital as a “call to arms.” @NBC News. https://t.co/YjcCAwVWA2
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 21, 2022
Informant warned FBI of Jan. 6 violence weeks ago
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Perhaps more worrisome than his warnings in the weeks leading up to the Jan. 6 riots is how informants now view the FBI’s handling of the information and the free pass they get for failing to keep things from spiraling out of control.
As The Political Insider reported, the Jan. 6 committee investigating the events of that day largely ignored evidence that the FBI and other law enforcement agencies had failed to prepare properly.
Recent court documents show that the FBI had as many as eight informants inside the Proud Boys in the months before and after the Jan. Questions about how much information is learned. https://t.co/vfMPExBNW3
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 14, 2022
The select committee released a summary of their investigation this week Main concern Trump, not the failure of the FBI and other law enforcement agencies.
according to nbc news:
The sources said they were puzzled by the committee’s efforts to avoid drawing what seemed to them and many experts to be the obvious conclusion: that law enforcement failed to adequately respond to the intelligence it had before the Jan. 6 attack.
Avoid “obvious conclusions” that confuse sources.
“My first thought was, what the fuck is this?” they said. “The bureau sees that.”
They saw it coming and did nothing to stop it. Ask yourself why this is the case.
represent. Higgins: “Did you have classified personnel in the Capitol dressed as Trump supporters before the doors opened on Jan. 6?”
FBI director. WRAY: “I have to be very careful what I can say.” pic.twitter.com/COGkWCPCpY
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 15, 2022
How many informants are there?
It’s one thing to miss something that might not go public, but it’s quite another to know that at least one FBI informant made it clear that there was a possibility of an escalation on January 6th and still be unable to stop it.
And it gets worse.
Court documents reviewed New York Times FBI has as many as eight informants linked to ‘Proud Boys’ group, suggests months lead to riots in the Capitol.
The Times had previously advertised that the FBI had otherwise well-placed informant Among the Vow Keepers, another group is said to have participated in the protest.
Last month, FBI Director Christopher Wray said he had to answer “very carefully” questions about whether the bureau had informants dressed as Trump supporters in crowds.
.@julie_kelly2 join in @IngrahamAngle Discuss FBI Director Christopher Wray’s cryptic testimony about new revelations reported to the FBI by several informants before January 6 pic.twitter.com/bzUZTzfszG
– Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) November 16, 2022
It’s not just information that’s been buried forward The same goes for riots.
Another source told NBC News they were concerned the select committee was covering up:
Another source familiar with the work of the Jan. 6 committee confirmed that the committee had intelligence provided to the FBI on Dec. 19, 2020, and was one of many intelligence the FBI received prior to the Jan. 6 attacks. The source expects the Dec. 19 tip to be excluded from the Jan. 6 committee’s full report.
If that happens, it will provide further evidence that the select committee is nothing more than a hoax, designed specifically to “get Trump out of the way.”
The source went on to explain that they filed “hundreds of pages of reports” in the two weeks leading up to January 6.
The information, they note, does not involve random calls to an alert line or submissions via generic web forms. It comes directly from trusted and vetted sources.
“It went directly to the agent,” they said. “To me, there’s no excuse for saying, ‘We didn’t see this coming.'”
At the end of the story, NBC News revealed that the informant was thanked for providing information about possible violence during the Jan. 6 riots.
“[I]It’s great to be able to help DC fix things before anything happens,” an email from the FBI read.
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