FBI warns of plans for nationwide armed protests next week

  

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Via:  john-russell  •  2 weeks ago  •  7 comments

By:   COLLEEN LONG, MICHAEL BALSAMO and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN J (AP NEWS)

FBI warns of plans for nationwide armed protests next week
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, stoking fears of...

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, stoking fears of more bloodshed after last week's deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol.

An internal FBI bulletin warned that, as of Sunday, the nationwide protests may start later this week and extend through Biden's Jan. 20 inauguration, according to two law enforcement officials who read details of the memo to The Associated Press. Investigators believe some of the people are members of some extremist groups, the officials said. The bulletin was first reported by ABC.

"Armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitols from 16 January through at least 20 January, and at the U.S. Capitol from 17 January through 20 January," the bulletin said, according to one official. The officials were not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.

The FBI issued at least one other bulletin — they go out to law enforcement nationwide on the topic — before the riots last week. On Dec. 29, it warned of the potential for armed demonstrators targeting legislatures, the second official said.

Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, told reporters Monday that the Guard is also looking at any issues across the country,

"We're keeping a look across the entire country to make sure that we're monitoring, and that our Guards in every state are in close coordination with their local law enforcement agencies to provide any support requested."

The riots followed weeks of online calls for violence in Washington in the waning days of Donald Trump's presidency.

A tweet in which Trump promised that last Wednesday's event "will be wild" fueled a "month-long frenzy of incitements, strategizing, and embrace of violence against lawmakers," according to a research group that tracks online extremism activity, In a report issued Saturday, the SITE Intelligence Group also warns that the Capitol attack has emboldened Trump-supporting extremists.

"No matter how all this plays out, its only the beginning," posted a user on TheDonald message board, according to the report.


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JohnRussell
Professor Principal
1  seeder  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

All Trumpster's have to turn their gun's in at the sheriff's office when they enter town. 

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Nerm_L
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2  Nerm_L    2 weeks ago

So President Joe will use the military to suppress political opposition.  But Trump is the Fascist?

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
Professor Expert
2.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Nerm_L @2    2 weeks ago

The source for your first horse-shit statement is?

And the second is proven well documented ......

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
2.2  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Nerm_L @2    2 weeks ago

My first comment was sarcasm Nerm. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
2.3  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Nerm_L @2    2 weeks ago

Nerm, are you in favor of armed protests over the inauguration happening at the 50 state capitols ? 

 
 
 
Drakkonis
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3  Drakkonis    2 weeks ago
A tweet in which Trump promised that last Wednesday's event "will be wild" fueled a "month-long frenzy of incitements, strategizing, and embrace of violence against lawmakers," according to a research group that tracks online extremism activity, In a report issued Saturday, the SITE Intelligence Group also warns that the Capitol attack has emboldened Trump-supporting extremists.

I'm a little confused by this. I can't tell if this is meant as an actual Trump tweet, as it seems to say, or something this research group saw in some extremist site.  A search only brings up this FBI warning. I can't find a reference to it outside of it. Surely if Trump had tweeted this it would have been all over the news. I don't have a twitter account so I don't really know how it works. Could he send it privately to this group or something? 

 
 
 
Drakkonis
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3.1  Drakkonis  replied to  Drakkonis @3    2 weeks ago

Also, I wonder where this information came from. That is, did  the FBI develop this information from their own resources or is it information obtained through a contract with this SITE intelligence group ? If the latter, did anyone in the FBI attempt to verify the information?

Not trying to discredit the article or anything, since I could easily see such groups going to state capitals,  but these are things I think about when I read such articles. I like to know as much about the issue as I can. Things like the Steele dossier make me think this way.  

 
 
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