A person linked to Trump’s White House was communicating with a member of the Proud Boys in the days before the January 6 uprising, The New York Times reported.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) uses location data, cell data, and call records to establish the connection between the unnamed person and the far right group.
The Times also noted that none of the telephone data showed a link between the rebels and members of Congress on January 6. After the uprising, Democrats argued that Republican lawmakers were involved in the incident, leading to a Speaker of Parliament. Nancy Pelosi (D-California), calling on all participating members of Congress to be indicted.
The names of the parties involved in the phone call between the White House staffer and the Proud Boys have not been revealed, and the FBI does not know exactly what was discussed during the phone call, according to The Times.
Previously, Roger StoneRoger Jason Stone’s report from 12:30 – Presented by ExxonMobil – Third approved vaccine distributed to the US Secretary of Justice investigating whether Alex Jones and Roger Stone played a role in the January 6 riots: WaPo Nearly a quarter of T’s publications Facebook in 2020 included misinformation: analysis MORE, a longtime Trump aide, was investigated in 2019 for his alleged involvement in the Proud Boys. In the end, the investigation did not lead to charges against Stone.
Following the Capitol riot on January 6, Stone was again under investigation by the Department of Justice and the FBI.
Earlier, Stone claimed that he did not take part in the uprising, although he was in Washington that day.
“I had no prior knowledge of the Capitol riot,” he told ABC last month.
In the past, Stone has admitted to having ties to the group’s leader, Enrique Tario, who has been accused of links to the riot.
The FBI did not immediately respond to The Hill’s request for comment.