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Extremists charged with Capitol riot conspiracy

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/11/21, 05:47 pm

Five members of the Proud Boys came to Washington on Jan. 6 with a plan to lead an insurrection, federal prosecutors alleged on Thursday. The four men and one woman, arrested in Missouri and Arizona, wore tactical gear and marked their clothing with orange tape so they could identify each other as they stormed the Capitol, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in the case. The Justice Department on Thursday also asked a judge to block the pretrial release of accused rioter Jessica Watkins, a member of the Oath Keepers militia. Prosecutors said her texts and other communications showed she came to support President Donald Trump’s claim of victory in the election and to stop Congress from certifying the results. She trained and planned extensively ahead of time, “unlike the vast majority” of those who participated in the unrest, the affidavit said.

How many people face charges in the riot? Roughly 250 so far. The FBI continues to make new arrests almost every day.

Dig deeper: Read Emily Belz’s new report on domestic terror groups.


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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital's managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Fri, 02/12/2021 04:35 pm

    And so we still don't know the TRUTH about the murdered Capitol officer, nor who shot the unarmed female in the Capitol. 

    They cremated the officer BEFORE his body could be investigated further. Cremation was rather premature I'd say, unless it was proof against Liberal Dems. I wonder what he knew. Where did his cell phone disappear to and who used his phone to text his relative that he was ok? Did he know something and could have been a whistleblower had he lived?

    Too many unanswered questions. 

    Graham said he wants to know what Pelosi knows and WHEN she knew it. 

    The woman who was murdered in cold blood should sue DC because they knew ahead and should have called the guard.

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    Cyborg3
    Posted: Sun, 02/14/2021 05:02 am

    We do know that the officer who died allegedly by some rioter bashing in the head was completely false. Who propagated this lie and what was their motive? Was it propagated by those who "control the flow of data"? Will World go back and change their articles mentioning this error? 
     

    Why did the officer signal the shooter who killed the veteran woman? Who were the people around the woman before she died? 

    The Times article mentions that the 'conspiracy' to prevent Trump from being elected, had ordered a "stand down" of all the radical groups (AntiFa, BLM, social justice groups, etc.) to not allow Trump to use violence as a pretext to steal the election by force.

    There was one last milestone on Podhorzer’s mind: Jan. 6. On the day Congress would meet to tally the electoral count, Trump summoned his supporters to D.C. for a rally.

    "Much to their surprise, the thousands who answered his call were met by virtually no counterdemonstrators. To preserve safety and ensure they couldn’t be blamed for any mayhem, the activist left was 'strenuously discouraging counter activity,' Podhorzer texted me the morning of Jan. 6, with a crossed-fingers emoji."

    This stand down was to lay the blame on Trump and bring forward the accusations that he incited an insurrection. I suspect employees of Big Tech identified the planned attack on the Capitol by the "Oath Keepers", so they saw this as a weapon against Trump and his supporters. Not only did they not protest but they sent people out dressed up as Trump supporters to promote the attack on the Capitol. The left secretly prepped for MAGA violence after the election and they put forward the scenario where Trump embedded surrogates into their demonstrations to incite violence and allow him to take emergency actions to allow him to win the
    election. From the article describing this prepping it says:

    That was just the beginning. The report’s authors noted that Trump could also “rely on surrogates to embed operatives inside protests to encourage violent action” as well as “mobilize a range of law enforcement actors… who might, without proper training or if led by politicized actors, escalate matters.”

    Ironically, the left did exactly what they thought Trump would do by sending activists dressed up as Trump supporters to incite violence. The left  have coordinated their activities through Schiff and Pelosi before so it would not be surprising to find out that these actors are culpable in the attack by not requesting adequate security around the Capitol when this and other groups were known to be planning to storm the Capitol. If there was dialogue between the Times identified "conspiracy" group and Schiff, Pelosi and Schumer, then blame for the attack could be brought forward on the Democratic leadership.   Should this not be investigated?

     

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