•   
  •   
  •   

Politics FBI investigating if foreign actors funded Capitol rioters: report

03:36  17 january  2021
03:36  17 january  2021 Source:   thehill.com

What is sedition? US Capitol breach was 'almost textbook' example, legal expert says

  What is sedition? US Capitol breach was 'almost textbook' example, legal expert says Seditious conspiracy is a federal charge punishable by up to 20 years in prison, and law experts believe the charge fits Capitol rioters.The U.S. center of power became a scene of outright chaos Wednesday as supporters made their way past barricades, broke in through windows and sent representatives into hiding during a session of debate over election certification. The assault on the Capitol came shortly after a rally for the president, who continued to levy baseless claims that the election was rigged and told the crowd they would "never concede.

The FBI is reportedly investigating if foreign actors funded some of the rioters that breached the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, a current and former FBI Most of the money went to far-right podcaster Nick Fuentes who received 13.5 BTC, according to Chainanalysis’s report , which is worth about 0,000.

Dozens of arrests have been made after the deadly Capitol riots as the FBI investigates whether Since last Wednesday's Capitol riot, the FBI has been sifting through tips, gathering evidence, and Democratic President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday nominated U.S. foreign policy veteran Wendy

a flag with a crowd watching: FBI investigating if foreign actors funded Capitol rioters: report © getty FBI investigating if foreign actors funded Capitol rioters: report

The FBI is reportedly investigating if foreign actors funded some of the rioters that breached the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, a current and former FBI official told NBC News.

The agency is investigating whether foreign governments, organizations or individuals provided funding to those that helped plan the riot, according to the news outlet. As part of the probe, the agency is reportedly examining payments of $500,000 in bitcoin by a French computer programmer before the riot.

The French computer programmer died by suicide shortly after transferring the cryptocurrency, according to french media, NBC News reports.

Fact check: False claim of facial recognition of antifa members during U.S. Capitol riot

  Fact check: False claim of facial recognition of antifa members during U.S. Capitol riot Facial recognition software firm XRVision has refuted a now-retracted story that its product matched rioters at the U.S. Capitol to members of antifa.A mob of violent Trump supporters swarmed the Capitol, interrupting a joint congressional session to certify the 2020 election results, USA TODAY reported.

Chainalysis investigated the donations after Yahoo News shared the data points about the Some prominent right-wing groups or sites display their bitcoin wallets prominently, the report noted. While cryptocurrency has been used by extremist groups and criminals to raise funds while shielding their

Via investigative reporter Paul Sperry: Former FBI agent on the ground at U.S. Capitol just texted me and confirmed that at least 1 “bus load” of Antifa thugs Eyewitness reports one of the first people to break a window at the Capitol wearing a US flag shirt but took it off and tossed it in bush after.

Yahoo News first highlighted the bitcoin payments on Thursday, which was reported by analysis company Chainanalysis.

On Dec. 8, 28.15 BTC, which was worth $522,000 at the time of transfer, was sent to 22 different virtual wallets, many of which belonged to far-right activists, according to the report.

Most of the money went to far-right podcaster Nick Fuentes who received 13.5 BTC, according to Chainanalysis's report, which is worth about $250,000.

Fuentes told ProPublica that he was at the rally, but didn't enter the Capitol with the mob, NBC notes.

Separately, the FBI issued a bulletin earlier this week with the Department of Homeland Security warning that Russian, Iranian and Chinese influence actors have "seized the opportunity to amplify narratives in furtherance of their policy interest amid the presidential transition," according to NBC.

Could Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani face charges of inciting mob violence in Capitol riots?

  Could Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani face charges of inciting mob violence in Capitol riots? Legal experts say President Donald Trump and attorney Rudy Giuliani could face criminal charges for inciting the riots on Capitol Hill.The president's comments came shortly before a pro-Trump mob bashed through barricades, windows and doors, injuring police officers and temporarily occupying the Capitol building in a show of force tied to their anger over false allegations of election fraud.

Jeff Pegues reports on the city's latest preparations. On the same day that rioters supporting President Trump stormed and vandalized the U.S. Capitol , history was also made in Georgia, where Jon Ossoff and Rev.

The FBI has been investigating whether any of the rioters plotted to kidnap members of Congress and hold them hostage, focusing particularly on the men ‘Qanon shaman’ capitol rioter wants pardon from trump. Chansley "had nothing other than peaceful intentions" when he entered the

The FBI and Department of Justice didn't immediately return a request for comment from The Hill.

The report comes as federal law enforcement seek to track down and charge members of the mob involved in the Jan. 6 riots.

Last week Michael Sherwin, acting U.S. attorney for D.C., said in news conference that officials were treating the investigation "just like a significant international counterterrorism or counterintelligence operation."

"We're looking at everything: money, travel records, looking at disposition, movement and communication records," he said. "So no resource related to the FBI or the U.S. attorney's office will be unchecked in terms of trying to determine exactly if there was a command and control, how it operated and how they executed these activities."

Five people died last week in the riots that temporarily halted Congress's certification of President-elect Joe Biden's election victory. Over 100 arrests have been made in connection with the riot in the days since.

Capitol mob members could face more serious charges, prison time, as investigation unfolds .
With nearly 100 arrests and more charges, prosecutors are building a sprawling investigation from the Capitol riot last week.Nearly 100 people have been arrested so far for their roles in the attack carried out by thousands of President Donald Trump’s supporters or in unrest surrounding the Capitol that day. Many currently face lesser charges such as unlawful entry, disorderly conduct and defacing public property. Only a few have been accused of more serious crimes such as felony violations of the Riot Act.

usr: 0
This is interesting!