Four officials and former officials briefed on FBI investigations conclude that the assault on the Capitol held on Jan. 6, was not coordinated by right-wing groups or supporters of then-President Donald Trump.
“Ninety to ninety-five percent of these are one-offs,” said an unidentified senior former official, according to Reuters on Aug. 20.
He added: “Then there are five percent, perhaps, of these militia groups that were more tightly organized. But there was no grand plan with Roger Stone and Alex Jones and all these people to storm the Capitol and take hostages.”
The FBI has found no evidence that right-wing groups like Oath Keepers and Proud Boys had seriously organized what to do if they gained entry, the sources said.
Nor that then-President Donald Trump or people close to him had planned to execute violent activities during the event.
These statements are considered significant if they were to be used in the congressional investigation into the raid on Capitol Hill.
Possibly the absence of conclusive evidence of an alleged insurrection, riot, or conspiracy would have stopped prosecutors from bringing these charges.
On the other hand, the Capitol riots are portrayed by Democrats and the media as the most violent attack since the War of 1812. They also claim that five people were killed. Authorities found no weapons.
However, only decorated veteran Ashli Babbitt, who was unarmed and received no warning during the disorderly entry into the Capitol, was found to have died as a result of the Capitol raid.
In this case, the police officer who shot her was exonerated in an internal investigation.
According to a Capitol Police memo, “no further action will be taken in this matter,” NBC News reported on August 20.
For his part, Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Arizona, called Babbitt’s death “an execution,” and accused the officer who shot her of “lying in wait” to do so.
Babbitt’s death has been called by right-wingers unjust killing, and they have demanded that the identity of the shooter be made public.
Against this backdrop, it is also noteworthy that more than 570 people have been detained for months without having their legal status defined.
The apparent irregularity is contradictory in view of the lack of investigation into the serious disturbances that took place during the summer of last year.
In this regard, the National Police Association lambasted Congress for investigating the January 6 bombing while ignoring the violence that occurred during 2020, which could trigger “unprecedented levels of gun violence,” according to the Washington Times.
“There were at least 574 violent riots in 2020, yet today’s congressional hearings focus on just one riot, the Jan. 6, 2021, and hear testimony from only a few of the police officers involved.”
Moreover, in those riots “police were attacked from all sides,” and law enforcement agencies attended “violent riots night after night.”