According to the American daily, the FBI had at least one informant among the crowd of demonstrators which invaded the seat of the American Congress on January 6, 2021. His testimonies could call into question the thesis of a premeditated assault.
According to confidential documents that the New York Times claims to have obtained “provided they are not directly cited”, an FBI informant participated in the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
“A member of the Proud Boys [une organisation issue de la droite conservatrice américaine] was busy texting a real-time report of the march, the recipient was an FBI agent ”, we can for example read in an article published on September 24 by the famous New York daily, according to who the The informant in question would have started at the end of December to communicate to the internal intelligence service information about the upcoming gathering.
“The FBI also had another informant with ties to another section of the Proud Boys who participated in the assault on Capitol Hill. […] which raises questions about the quality of its informants ”, further notes the New York Times.
The thesis of a premeditated assault undermined?
In addition, the newspaper claims that the texts it obtained were likely to “call into question” the hypothesis favored by the authorities, according to which the Proud Boys had conspired before January 6 to organize the assault on the headquarters of the US Congress.
“The informant’s statements appear to contradict the government’s claim that the Proud Boys organized an offensive assault on Capitol Hill intended to prevent the peaceful transition from Mr. Trump to Mr. Biden,” insists the New York Times, according to whom the informant in question always denied that the group intended to resort to violence as well as to invade the Capitol that day.
Anyway, according to the newspaper’s information, the federal police forces had, during the events of January 6, a much greater visibility than what had been officially admitted until then.