The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is admitting there is no evidence of any sort of insurrection or coup plot regarding the Jan. 6 protest at the U.S. Capitol.
This admission drives a stake through the heart of the Democrats’ push to bring the war on terror to the homeland for use against their political opposition.
Reuters has talked to federal law enforcement officials to confirm that there is no proof showing that President Donald Trump or right-wing groups plotted a coup or insurrection in advance of the event. Instead, it was a mostly peaceful protest against election fraud.
“Ninety to ninety-five percent of these are one-off cases,” said a former senior law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation. “Then you have five percent, maybe, of these militia groups that were more closely organized. But there was no grand scheme with Roger Stone and Alex Jones and all of these people to storm the Capitol and take hostages.”