Skip to comments.Federal prosecutors reveal Proud Boys witness was informant
Posted on 03/23/2023 3:45:39 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors disclosed Wednesday that a witness expected to testify for the defense at the seditious conspiracy trial of former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and four associates was secretly acting as a government informant for nearly two years after the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, a defense lawyer said in a court filing.
Carmen Hernandez, a lawyer for former Proud Boys chapter leader Zachary Rehl, asked a judge to schedule an immediate emergency hearing and suspend the trial “until these issues have been considered and resolved.” Lawyers for the other four defendants joined in Hernandez’s request.
Hernandez said in court papers that the defense team was told by prosecutors on Wednesday afternoon that the witness they were planning to call to the stand on Thursday had been a government informant.
The judge ordered prosecutors to file a response to the defense filing by Thursday afternoon and scheduled a hearing for the same day, putting testimony in the case on hold until Friday. The U.S. attorney’s office did not immediately comment on the filing.
FBI Agent Nicole Miller testified last week that she was aware of two informants in the Proud Boys, including one who marched on the Capital on Jan. 6.
Hernandez said there are “reasons to doubt the veracity of the government’s explanation and justification for withholding information about the (confidential human sources) who have been involved in the case.” She could not immediately be reached for additional comment.
Law enforcement routinely uses informants in criminal investigations, but their methods and identities can be closely guarded secrets. Federal authorities haven’t publicly released much information about their use of informants in investigating the Proud Boys’ role in a mob’s attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6.
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Is this another Fedsurrectionist?
This agent provocateur case will put the Michigan Witmer setup case to shame. Agent provocateurs participating with the defendants in prayer sessions to the Lord Almighty. How low will they go?
Henry “Enrique” Tarrio (US English:/ˈtɑːrioʊ/ TAR-ee-oh, US Spanish:[taˈri.o]; born 1984 or 1985) is an American activist, former FBI informant, and convicted felon who serves as chairman of the Proud Boys, a far-right, neo-fascist, and exclusively male organization that promotes and engages in political violence in the United States. Tarrio was indicted in June 2022 on seditious conspiracy charges, along with four other Proud Boy leaders, for his alleged role in the 2021 United States Capitol attack.
Beware of agitators of violence.
Let the courts have their chance to right the nation.
So what else is new. The FBI has used entrapment and infiltration as standard operating procedure for decades. Forewarned is forearmed.
Don't count on the DC courts to do ANYTHING 'right' - in all meanings of the word.
Better pack a lunch.
Forget the legal ethics of this ploy by the Feds for a minute. Is this even legal?
This calls for mistrials all around.
“Let the courts have their chance to right the nation.”
LOL. A DC Court doing right? That is the funniest thing I have read all day.
I was wondering how many FBI informants were embedded with BLM or Antifa during the “peaceful protests” back during 2020? How many people were arrested and stood trial for the destruction of businesses and government and police buildings? I mean, wouldn’t that have been equal justice? /s
Prolly 90% of Klan membership are CI’s.
Thanks for posting her pic.
It reminded how much I have enjoyed NOT seeing and hearing her!
Fedsurrectionist: word to remember nowadays, unfortunately. I just tried to websearch meaning. Nothing, although I got something by searching “Fedsurrectionist meaning”: Ray Epps on Rumble.
Oops! I got something by web searching “Fedsurrectionist” meaning.
It's really nice of AP (Ass Press) to editorialize their "news" reports for us flyover yokels with statements of common knowledge.
But it would be more helpful if they used the correct terminology, 'agitator,' instead of the misleading 'informant.'
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