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Attorney for J6 defendant alleges about 40 under-cover law enforcement officers were amid protesters

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Fedformants and undercover police officers were on the ground interfering with the peaceful protest at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 6, concerning the highly suspect 2020 election, according to the attorney for one of the peaceful protestors arrested on that date.

The claim was made in a court filing on Wednesday by Dominic Pezzola’s counsel, Roger Roots. Pezzola is a member of the men’s drinking club-America First activists, the Proud Boys.

Just the News reported that Pezzola is on trial in a federal court in Washington, D.C., along with the group’s former national chairman, Enrique Tarrio, and members Joseph Biggs, Ethan Nordean, and Zachary Rehl, on charges that include allegedly conspiring to oppose the transfer of power in the 2020 presidential election.

In his court filing, Roots asserts that the federal government has confessed that eight FBI confidential human sources were present at the disturbance alongside the Proud Boys.

Only the News continued in greater detail:

In addition, he claims that the Homeland Security Investigations agency had approximately 19 informants at the time and that at least 13 Metropolitan Police Department agents in plainclothes were among the demonstrators.

“Some of these undercover Metro officers marched with the Proud Boy,” Roots said. “And some appear to have played roles of instigators, in that they are seen on body-worn videos chanting ‘Go! Go!,’ ‘Stop the Steal!,’ and ‘Whose house? Our house!’ on Jan. 6. Others generally followed demonstrators toward the Capitol,” the Daily Caller also reports.

According to the filing, that is exactly what it looks like:

“Pezzola, by and through undersigned counsel, with this motion to compel the United States to reveal all informants, undercover operatives, and other Confidential Human Sources (CHSs) relating to the events of January 6. Pezzola recently learned that a federal agency other than the FBI — the Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) unit — was handling and running undercover CHSs on Jan. 6. The federal prosecutors, in this case, are refusing to disclose information regarding these non-FBI informants. The existence and likely conduct of these CHSs is almost certainly exculpatory for Pezzola.

On January 6, the United States has evaded disclosing the complete scope of covert CHSs among the Proud Boys. On January 6, government FBI witnesses acknowledged for the first time that one CHS member was embedded with the Proud Boys.

Then there were two, followed by three. The government stipulated on April 4 that the Proud Boys included eight FBI CHSs. On Friday, March 31, federal prosecutors drew defense counsel aside and disclosed that on January 6, additional Metro PD undercover officers were among the defendants. Pezzola is aware that on January 6, the largest number of covert agents belonged to agencies other than the FBI.

On January 6, at least two law enforcement agencies ran more undercover agents, informants, and CHSs than the FBI. First, on January 6, the DCMetro Police had at least thirteen undercover agents in plain clothes among the ProudBoys and other patriots. On January 6, 19 CHS appear to have belonged to an organization called HIS. (Homeland Security Investigations). Including the eight FBI CHSs now acknowledged by the prosecutors, there were at least forty (40) informants or agents conducting surveillance on January 6 among the defendants.

Pezzola filed a motion to serve witness Ray Epps by publication on March 31. The defendants assert that Mr. Epps is being protected from prosecution in a suspicious manner by the government. Pezzola’s motion included a paragraph addressing J6 defendant William Pope’s revelations in another J6 case that undercover Metro officers incited the crowd to assault the Capitol on January 6 by being among the crowd.

More on this story via The Republic Brief:

The following day, Friday, March 31, federal prosecutors, in this case, pulled defense lawyers aside and revealed that the United States possessed previously undisclosed information regarding MPD officers working undercover on Jan. 6. CONTINUE READING…

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