New filings reveal the Capitol attack was much more organized and pre-planned than was known
The more the media and law enforcement officials discuss the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol Building, the more disturbing the details become. Journalists Kyle Cheney and Josh Gerstein address the events of Jan. 6 in an article published by Politico this week, reporting that according to federal investigators, evidence is suggesting that some of the insurrectionists were making detailed and complex plans in advance of the attack on the Capitol Building.
Cheney and Gerstein explain, "A new affidavit filed Tuesday by the FBI described preparations by the right-wing Proud Boys to storm the Capitol, including using earpieces and walkie-talkies to direct movements throughout the building and a discussion about wearing black to dupe people into blaming Antifa for any trouble."
And according to the Politico reporters, a "separate criminal filing released Wednesday afternoon…. described leaders among the rioters issuing marching orders to more effectively fight police."
An affidavit from a deputy U.S. marshal, they note, reads, "Unidentified rioters are heard instructing the front line of rioters to make a 'shield wall' to prevent law enforcement from controlling rioters with oleoresin capsicum spray."
Cheney and Gerstein quote Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin Gianforti as saying of the Jan. 6 attack, "Mob is not the right term, because there's a level of organization here that bears noting. The rioters are swapping in people here who are fresh. They're passing weaponry to the front of the scrum to use against officers."
According to Cheney and Gerstein, "The new court filings were the latest indications that the Jan. 6 riots included cells of organized, militarized insurrectionists, beyond the rabble of disorganized Trump supporters who joined the fray. That evidence includes the conspiracy case filed this week against three so-called Oath Keepers, members of an Ohio-based chapter of the loosely connected paramilitary group, who face charges of seeking to injure police officers, obstruct Congress and damage federal property."d paramilitary group, who face charges of seeking to injure police officers, obstruct Congress and damage federal property."
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