As investigators and litigators continue to unravel the complex web of information surrounding the storming of the Capitol on January 6th, there are plenty of strange storylines still unraveling before our eyes.
Authorities have long suggested that Proud Boys and other organized right-wing groups were planning all along to lay siege to the Capitol – an idea that obliterates the Democratic idea that Donald Trump had somehow incited the violence during his speech to the crowd that would later march on the building.
But that’s not even the most clandestine situation out there, at least according to one of the Proud Boys’ more prominent members.
Joseph Biggs, one of four Proud Boys organizers charged in one of the Justice Department’s biggest cases stemming from the Capitol siege, said the bureau regularly turned to him for advice on antifa — a loosely affiliated collection of violent leftists that the bureau has described as adherents to an ideology rather than part of an organized group.
“In late July 2020, an FBI Special Agent out of the Daytona Beach area telephoned Biggs and asked Biggs to meet with him and another FBI agent at a local restaurant. Biggs agreed,” according to a late Monday court filing issued by Biggs’ attorney in an effort to keep Biggs out of pretrial detention. “Biggs learned after he traveled to the restaurant that the purpose of the meeting was to determine if Biggs could share information about Antifa networks operating in Florida and elsewhere. They wanted to know what Biggs was ‘seeing on the ground.’”
According to Biggs’ legal team, this relationship lasted for months with the FBI being in “regular” contact with their client.
“They spoke often”, the lawyer said, further conjuring concerns over the FBI and other law enforcement agencies’ lack of preparedness for the events of January 6th.
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