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“1776 RETURNS:” Proud Boys insurrection plan lands in January 6th Committee hands

“1776 RETURNS:” Proud Boys insurrection plan lands in January 6th Committee hands

"1776 RETURNS:" Proud Boys insurrection plan lands in January 6th Committee hands

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A newly revealed document implicates the head of the Proud Boys hate group in a written plan of insurrection. The House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol is in possession of the document.

On March 14th, the former leader of the Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio, was charged with criminal conspiracy. Now, reports have emerged saying Tarrio was found in possession of a nine-page document detailing an extensive plot to attack the Capitol on multiple fronts on January 6th in an attempt to prevent certification of the 2020 election.

A film crew shadowed Tarrio’s associate Roger Stone, the longtime political criminal friend of Donald Trump, who let them film him texting with both the Proud Boys leader and Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes who also is being held without bail on sedition charges.

Search warrants were also executed in Pennsylvania and North Carolina at the homes of suspected co-conspirators John C. Stewart and Jeremy Bertino.

While Tarrio himself wasn’t at the Capitol the day of the insurrection, having been arrested for vandalizing a Black Lives Matter banner at a church and ordered to leave D.C. A hate crime. He pled guilty later and served time for it. But during that dark December in American history, the pending charges and stay-away orders didn’t stop him from helping to plan, organize and recruit for what would become the biggest attack on our democracy in recent history.

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The sedition plan document’s author of the document Tarrio possessed is unknown, but it was “it was broken into five parts — Infiltrate, Execution, Distract, Occupy and Sit-In” reports According to Alan Feuer of the New York Times. The document is dated December 30th, 2020.

Spread among the at least 50 people, Tarrio hoped to recruit co-conspirators on a private Telegram encrypted messaging channel “Ministry of Defense” and with propaganda materials like the ‘Patriot Plan’ to organize. People were needed to scout for roadblocks and closures. Engage in sit-ins chanting slogans like “No Trump, No America.” Distracting guards.

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Seven Capitol buildings were targeted. The Supreme Court and six House and Senate Office buildings.

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Tarrio and the Proud Boys have a long history of not just inciting but participating in violence wherever they are.

Four years ago, the hate group leader and the head of Miami-Dade’s Republican Party appeared together at a Democratic congressional campaign office in Coral Gables, Florida, which the party chieftain organized, but lied to try and cover up after it turned into a mob scene. That gathering happened in late October 2018 during the height of the Blue Wave election that flipped the House of Representatives.

Tarrio verbally whipped a mob assault on the congressional campaign office and former Miami GOP Chairman Nelson Diaz to intimidate Democrats meeting with now-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) when she flew in for a visit. He recorded and released the footage to a right-wing website. Soon afterward, the leader of the Proud Boys quit, and Tarrio assumed the supreme leadership role in the hate group.

It was so awful that Diaz’s close friend, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), denounced the whole affair as being like one of Castro’s repudiation mobs.

Though Enrique Tarrio may not have been there in person during the storming of the Capitol, he was definitely there in spirit. Encrypted chat messages and social media posts show a supportive Tarrio of what was transpiring.

For those who have felt that Attorney General Merrick Garland and the DOJ are not working fast or hard enough to bring those responsible to justice, this is definitely a step in the right direction.

Over 30 Proud Boys have been charged for their roles in the January 6th insurrection.

And Oath Keepers founder Rhodes was recently indicted along with ten other comrades.

As things continue to unfold and the January 6th Committee continues to dig deeper, the clock is ticking.

And the Attorney General recently said in public that avoiding politically sensitive cases could “undermine” the rule of law.

There is even reason to believe that Tarrio’s arrest will be an important link in the chain of getting to the political boss behind January 6th because he is known to be a prolific snitch.

Original Source: Alan Feuer at the New York Times

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