FBI says.... no evidence of Antifa/BLM participating in Washington protests
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Started by GunterK - Jan. 9, 2021, 4:25 p.m.

Last week, reports floated around the internet and some news media, stating that multiple Antifa members were participating in the Wednesday riots and agitating the mob. Also, a founding member of an BLM group was seen with the rioters. Recently I even read that MAGA people stopped Antifa people from destroying the Capitol.

The FBI now announced today that there is no evidence of this being true.

There you have it… story “debunked”

Funny thing though, Forbes is reporting this FBI finding and shows a picture of a well-identified Antifa member in their article (assuming the picture is still there when you look at it)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tommybeer/2021/01/08/fbi-no-evidence-antifa-involved-in-capitol-chaos/?sh=1df668626379

The guy with the beard is shown in the link below. He has a hammer-and-sickle tattoo on his hand. (clearly not a Trumpster). The other guy, the one with the horns, has participated in BLM riots and is known as a climate-emergency activist… also an unlikely Trumpster

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/questions-about-chaos-capitol-desperately-need-be-answered

Well, if the FBI says “no evidence”, it must be so… right?

Of course, these pictures only prove that these 2 individuals were part of the “mob” that stormed the Capitol. It does not show them breaking anything. But then, they could have agitated the other protesters and emboldened them to b more aggressive.

Either way, it seems to me the FBI is making a false statement.

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By mcfarm - Jan. 9, 2021, 4:32 p.m.
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Yes is that not one of the most laughable results of this entire mess. Our FBI after 4 years of bubbling  and fumbling over Trump they have in 24 hours investigated over 1 million people so thoroughly that they know beyond a doubt not one member of blm or antifa was within a thousand miles of the protest. What complete cover the antifa ass this story is

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2021/01/james-howard-kunstler/fog-and-noise/    Dear Mr great FBi I am in middle America and have not left town in years and yet I found an antifablm leader and you cannot??????WTF

By metmike - Jan. 9, 2021, 8:22 p.m.
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We know that they are dead wrong about some activity, based on the REAL evidence(which hurts their credibility) but it doesn't appear to have been a factor in what happened.

By mcfarm - Jan. 9, 2021, 8:43 p.m.
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their credibility??? excuse me, just how much room do we give this God forsaken organization? Just how far beyond the pale do they have to operate before we have the courage to disband them? How man botched investigations do they deserve? Why are they allowed to lie cheat and steal and waste millions of tax dollars every year? I am really confused about who they are supposed to be working for and the way they are to go about it apparently.

By metmike - Jan. 9, 2021, 9:34 p.m.
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Here is some fake news of the last week:

NOT REAL NEWS: False stories from this week about pro-Trump Capitol riot, Georgia election, COVID vaccines

https://abc11.com/not-real-news-misinformation-us-capitol-riots-donald-trump-supporters/9504568/


No truth to alleged 'evidence' that Capitol rioters were antifa activists

New arrests were made and federal charges were filed following the storming of the Capitol by a mob of President Donald Trump's supporters.

Claim: Photos prove that some of the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday were antifa activists, not Trump supporters.


The facts: There's no credible evidence to date that rioters who breached the Capitol in an effort to stop certification of U.S. presidential election results were supporters of antifa - a shortened form of "anti-fascists" that's used as an umbrella term for far-left leaning militant groups. Steven D'Antuono, the assistant director in charge of the FBI's Washington field office, told reporters Friday there's "no indication" at this time that antifa activists were disguised as Trump supporters in Wednesday's riot. One of several false claims circulating online highlights photos of a bearded man in a yellow sweatshirt who appeared in several images taken inside the Capitol after it was stormed. Social media users compared those photos to an image of a bearded man on the website PhillyAntifa.org. "Indisputable photographic evidence that antifa violently broke into Congress today to inflict harm & do damage," pro-Trump attorney L. Lin Wood Jr. tweeted on Wednesday. "NOT @realDonaldTrump supporters." However, a visit to PhillyAntifa.org shows the bearded man was featured on the website to expose him as a "longtime neo-Nazi." Also, the bearded man at the Capitol riot on Wednesday and the man in the PhillyAntifa.org photo do not appear to be the same person, according to an analysis of images and the body ink on the two men. Either way, the context of the photo on PhillyAntifa.org shows this alleged "evidence" of antifa activists at the Capitol is baseless. Other posts focused on a shirtless, tattooed man inside the Capitol who was wearing a fur hat with horns and red, white and blue face paint. "FYI These are NOT Trump supporters....Antifa THUGS" read a widely shared post on Facebook that shared a photo with an arrow pointing to the man. In fact, that man is Jake Angeli, a regular at pro-Trump events and a known follower of QAnon, a baseless conspiracy theory based on the idea that Trump is secretly fighting deep state enemies and a cabal of child sex traffickers. Some social media posters pointed to a cropped photo of Angeli from a previous protest to claim it was evidence he was part of the Black Lives Matter movement. It showed Angeli in the foreground and a crowd with an anti-police sign in the background. Social media users seized upon the photo to claim it proved Angeli and others inside the Capitol were left-wing infiltrators. But Brett Lewis, who had first shared the photo on Twitter, clarified to the AP that he had observed Angeli disrupting a Black Lives Matter event in June, not participating in it. An uncropped photo from the June event shows Angeli's sign read, "Q SENT ME," a reference to QAnon. There is photo evidence, however, proving Angeli has attended pro-Trump events for some time. His distinctive tattoos and unique headwear can be seen in a Nov. 7 Associated Press photo at a rally of Trump supporters protesting election results outside of the Maricopa County election center in Phoenix. In that photo, Angeli held a sign that read, "HOLD THE LINE PATRIOTS GOD WINS." Angeli also expressed his support for the president in an interview with the AP that day. The AP reached out to Angeli on one of his social media accounts for this story but did not hear back. Another claim circulated in a now-corrected story by The Washington Times falsely suggesting a facial recognition company called XRVision had identified protesters at the Capitol as antifa activists. A founder of XRVision said in a statement that the company identified some individuals at the Capitol as affiliates of "known Nazi organizations," but not as antifa activists.


By metmike - Jan. 10, 2021, 11:57 a.m.
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Our biggest concern should be  about who/what was at the rally and was the most dangerous participant in the most abundance by far at every rally(Trillions of him and his deadly buddies)............even the many completely peaceful ones this Summer........that got a free pass................Mr. COVID.

https://www.marketforum.com/forum/topic/64076/#64079

By GunterK - Jan. 10, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
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"....One of several false claims circulating online highlights photos of a bearded man in a yellow sweatshirt who appeared in several images taken inside the Capitol after it was stormed. Social media users compared those photos to an image of a bearded man on the website PhillyAntifa.org. "Indisputable photographic evidence that antifa violently broke into Congress today to inflict harm & do damage," pro-Trump attorney L. Lin Wood Jr. tweeted on Wednesday. "NOT @realDonaldTrump supporters." However, a visit to PhillyAntifa.org shows the bearded man was featured on the website to expose him as a "longtime neo-Nazi."

my response: The bearded man in the yellow outfit was shown in several photos inside the Capitol. In one of the photos one can see a hammer-and-sickle tattoo o his hand... this makes him neither a Trump-supporter, nor a neo-Nazi.

Fake news!

of course, there is no proof he did any damage in the building. 

However, it is not surprising that the Trump-hating Left describe the large part of the population, who believe the election was tarnished by fraud, as "neo-Nazis", "White supremacists", "racists", etc etc.... after all, this has been going on since 2016