Newly released information from January 6th defendants indicates that the ‘Stop the Steal’ rally that led to a failed impeachment attempt against President Trump and hundreds of arrests was thoroughly infiltrated by FBI agents and informants.
In one particularly egregious case, there were reportedly more FBI informants embedded with the Proud Boys than genuine members in attendance at the rally.
The report indicates that at least 40 people in attendance were undercover informants from various agencies, including the FBI and the Washington DC Metro Police.
The shocking discovery could go a long way to exonerate members of the Proud Boys who stand accused of being one of the main instigators at the protest.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) made the argument that it proves law enforcement engaged in entrapment, an unconstitutional practice where police or informants encourage people to commit crimes.
“At least 40 undercover FBI informants” participated in J6 with Proud Boys but only 5 Proud Boys are being prosecuted?
Is that right @julie_kelly2?
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The FBI is not supposed to encourage or help people break the law, they should stop people from breaking the law.
Congress must… https://t.co/4KAvKxC3HU
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) April 6, 2023
The bombshell report also indicated that a defendant wanted to serve witness Ray Epps by publication, adding that he has been ‘suspiciously protected’ by the government.
ABC News 4 Reports–
NEW bombshell filing in Proud Boys trial.
Defense writes that DOJ just recently disclosed involvement of undercover officers/informants from other agencies aside from FBI–DC Metro police and DHS.
"At least 40 undercover informants…" pic.twitter.com/aNErkjDtAr
— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) April 6, 2023
WASHINGTON (TND) — In a trial against leaders from the right-wing group The Proud Boys, defense attorneys claim they are aware of at least 40 undercover informants embedded within the group and other right-wing protesters at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
In their filing, the defense says that the FBI, Homeland Security and D.C. Metro Police were all embedded within the group, who are accused of being complicit in the initiation of the Capitol riot.
Last week, an FBI informant embedded within The Proud Boys on Jan. 6, identified in the record only by the name “Aaron,” testified for the defense. The witness said he was not aware of any plans by the Proud Boys to invade the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 and didn’t think they inspired the violent rioting that took place.
Individuals who have already been convicted, or who are on trial for their actions at the Capitol on Jan. 6, have been alleged to be undercover informants.
In total, at least 40 CHSs embedded with protesters and rioters when the U.S. Capitol building was breached on Jan. 6, according to attorneys for Pezzola.