Report: FBI Had Proud Boys Informant At Jan. 6 Capitol Riot

By Newsmax
Posted on 09/26/21 | News Source: Newsmax

A member of the Proud Boys organization texted his FBI handler in real time during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C., according to a report in the New York Times.

The unidentified Proud Boys member was working as an informant and keeping his agency “handler” updated on the events at the federal building as supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the building to stop a joint session of Congress from validating the Electoral College results of the 2020 election.

During the ensuing melee, one Trump supporter, Ashli Babbitt, was shot and killed by Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died after suffering two strokes, and three others died from natural causes, according to the city’s medical examiner.

Several other police officers were injured during the incident.

The Times report cites “confidential records” it obtained that give a glimpse into the events of the day through the eyes of one of the participants.

The informant’s communications with the FBI show that the group did not have any specific plans once they arrived at the Capitol, but apparently succumbed to a “mob mentality” of the pro-Trump herd of supporters.