Jan. 6 Committee Finds Connections Between Militias & Rally Organizers

According to reports, evidence has been found by the House select committee investigating the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021. there was coordination between two white supremacist militias during that event — and that those militias may have also coordinated with organizers of the “Stop the Steal” rally that proceeded the attack on Congress.

This could have implications for former President Donald Trump. His inner circle was also in regular touch with event organizers. Untraceable burner phones for conversationsIn the days preceding the January 6 rally.

Hugo Lowell is a congressional reporter The GuardianThe development was announced by, Friday morning.

“Jan. 6 committee believes the Capitol attack included a coordinated assault by the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys planned with some rally organizers,” he wrote in a tweet describing his reporting.

The possibility of coordination between these groups is not known to have been reported before. based on testimony and video evidence provided to the January 6 committee that has not yet been made publicLowell spoke with two sources.

The possibility of coordination among the Oath Keepers, Proud Boys and the organizers for the rally at Washington will likely impact how investigative teams for January 6 committee move forward in the coming weeks.

The communications between the militia groups and rally organizers — what would essentially amount to a conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election results in order to keep Trump in office — could also implicate the former president and his advisers, as Trump’s team was in constant contact with organizersThat day. It’s unclear yet whether communications between Trump, the event organizers and the militias were shared with one another, but the January 6 committee will likely delve into the matter.

“The information, which could play a large role in establishing whether Trump oversaw a conspiracy as part of his efforts to overturn the 2020 election, is being viewed internally as a significant breakthrough,” Lowell said.

Notably, Trump indicated his support for the Proud Boys during the past. During a presidential debate, Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate, was mentioned. Trump asked for condemnation of the violent white supremacist organisation. Trump refused to explicitly condemn the group and instead instructed its members to “stand back and stand by.”

Members of the Proud Boys celebrated Trump’s words as an affirmation that he supported their violent efforts, The New York TimesIt was reported at the same time.