The actions of the FBI in connection with the protests on January 6, 2021 at the US Capitol sparked controversy, following recent revelations.
Despite receiving intelligence from James Knowles, an FBI informant, which indicated organizations like the Proud Boys did not participate in orchestrated schemes or attempts to commandeer the Capitol, the FBI seemingly chose to ignore this crucial information.
Rather, the FBI purportedly promoted a fabricated storyline that placed Trump supporters and various right-wing factions in an unfavorable light. The Gateway Pundit’s investigative reporting has thrown the FBI’s apparent readiness to twist the truth into stark contrast.
If the FBI thought the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers were plotting a seditious conspiracy they could have arrested them before J6. There was no plot, no sedition, and no conspiracy. https://t.co/f0YsYVMRgv
— @amuse (@amuse) March 26, 2023
Arrest of Jeremy Brown stirred scrutiny, debate against the FBI
A recent event that rattled the public is the apprehension of Jeremy Brown by the FBI on trespassing charges. The circumstances surrounding Brown’s capture generated a significant amount of scrutiny and debate.
Reportedly, with assistance from the Department of Homeland Security and local law enforcement in Pinellas County, the FBI assembled a substantial team to arrest Brown, deploying a 20-vehicle convoy.
Brown’s arrest occurred on September 30th, following a 5.5-hour search of his property, encompassing his house, RV, and trailer. Brown’s family has since voiced their unease about the way the operation was executed.
The fact that Brown is a former Green Beret and a Republican congressional candidate has also drawn interest to his case.
His outstanding service in the US Army, where he attained the rank of Special Forces Master Sergeant after dedicating over 20 years, intensified the conversation around his detainment.
The context of Brown’s arrest prompted many to scrutinize the FBI’s behavior and methods, especially in regard to their treatment of ex-military personnel and political contenders.
Alt least 20 Proud Boys worked for FBI as CHSes
At what point does FBI get to drop insinuation that Proud Boys did anything across 🇺🇸 w/out FBI knowing, & as a byproduct, tacit approval?
If PB involved in seditious conspiracy, how is FBI not a co-conspirator by not acting? https://t.co/Px8ZfKubqT
— NOVA Campaigns (@NoVA_Campaigns) March 24, 2023
Notably, Brown’s arrest does not appear to be related to his alleged involvement in the events that unfolded at the Capitol on January 6th, which he denies.
Instead, it is acknowledged that his true offense was his refusal to act as an FBI informant during the agency’s investigation into the events of that day.