Fed-Run Opposition? Proud Boys Leader Enrique Tarrio, Top Organizer Of Capitol Protest, Was 'Prolific' FBI InformantChris Menahan
Jan. 28, 2021
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Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio, one of the lead organizers of the Capitol protest and a top "opposition" leader who made headlines for the past two years, was a "prolific" informant for the FBI and local law enforcement for years, according to a court transcript obtained by Reuters.
From Reuters, "Exclusive: Proud Boys leader was ‘prolific’ informer for law enforcement":
Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the Proud Boys extremist group, has a past as an informer for federal and local law enforcement, repeatedly working undercover for investigators after he was arrested in 2012, according to a former prosecutor and a transcript of a 2014 federal court proceeding obtained by Reuters.He doesn't remember being an informant for multiple years. Very believable.
Law-enforcement officials and the court transcript contradict Tarrio's denial. In a statement to Reuters, the former federal prosecutor in Tarrio's case, Vanessa Singh Johannes, confirmed that "he cooperated with local and federal law enforcement, to aid in the prosecution of those running other, separate criminal enterprises, ranging from running marijuana grow houses in Miami to operating pharmaceutical fraud schemes."It's not that startling.
The FBI also appears to have run the "white supremacist neo-nazi domestic terrorist group" known as The Base.
There's no way that the FBI has not been fully aware for the past 2-3 years that Tarrio was an asset.
At the very least, the FBI has been sitting on this information for years.
We only know about it now because of Reuters.
Washington police arrested Tarrio in early January when he arrived in the city two days before the Capitol Hill riot. He was charged with possessing two high-capacity rifle magazines, and burning a Black Lives Matter banner during a December demonstration by supporters of former President Donald Trump. The D.C. Superior Court ordered him to leave the city pending a court date in June.Seems more likely Tarrio's arrest was an attempt to protect one of their assets.
The transcript from 2014 shines a new light on Tarrio's past connections to law enforcement. During the hearing, the prosecutor and Tarrio's defense attorney asked a judge to reduce the prison sentence of Tarrio and two co-defendants. They had pleaded guilty in a fraud case related to the relabeling and sale of stolen diabetes test kits.There's plenty of evidence he advanced the media and FBI's narratives. The Proud Boys turned the face of the right into some gay activist street fighting group (that's a link to when they flashed the media wearing kilts with "F**k antifa" scrawled on their butts with Tarrio grinning from ear to ear in the center).
There were a lot of red flags.
Other than when they were being attacked by antifa, very few people wanted to defend them.
That said, I don't doubt there was probably plenty of well meaning people who got caught up in the group because they didn't understand what was going on and just liked the idea of people fighting back against antifa.
Tarrio on Tuesday acknowledged that his fraud sentence was reduced, from 30 months to 16 months, but insisted that leniency was provided only because he and his co-defendants helped investigators "clear up" questions about his own case. He said he never helped investigate others.Folks, there's almost no way this guy is not still an FBI informant.
I remember when he was arrested in DC thinking how bizarre it was he would bring two so-called "high capacity" magazines into DC and then openly admit he intended to "sell" them upon being arrested.
Malcolm Nance is a intelligence asset and propagandist himself but he accurately described what most likely occurred:
This is "Operation Trust" all over again.
Many of the Proud Boys were involved in the breaching of the Capitol:
Incidentally, at the end of the video Tarrio and his pals are seen wearing "FBI" hats during a recent podcast:
Folks like Joe Biggs and other Proud Boys who got caught up with this FBI informant are now facing prison:
Tarrio released this non-denial denial on Telegram where he admitted he was an informant -- after previously claiming he had no recollection -- and claimed he's been totally open about it.
A lot of questions have been raised about whether John Sullivan, the phony "BLM activist" who was seen encouraging people to destroy stuff while in the Capitol, was an informant or agent provocateur as well.
The Daily Mail reported Wednesday that another protester, 27-year-old Christoper Ortiz, was busted with the help of an FBI informant.
While the media is celebrating the outing of Tarrio, none of them are asking the most important question: what role did the FBI and their informants have in organizing the "storming" of the Capitol?
How much of a role, if any, did government agents play in spreading the Q-Anon "Storm is Coming" psy-op?
This whole "storming" incident is serving as the impetus to label everyone on the right "domestic terrorists."
We should have a right to know if FBI assets led this operation just like they appear to have led The Base.
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