Proud Boys leaders Enrique Tarrio, one of the lead organizers of the Capitol protests and a top “opposition” leader who made headlines for the past two years, was a “prolific” informant for the FBI and local law enforcement for years, according to a court transcript obtained by Reuters.
Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the Proud Boys extremist group, has a past as an informer for federal and local law enforcement, repeatedly working undercover for investigators after he was arrested in 2012, according to a former prosecutor and a transcript of a 2014 federal court proceeding obtained by Reuters.
In the Miami hearing, a federal prosecutor, a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and Tarrio’s own lawyer described his undercover work and said he had helped authorities prosecute more than a dozen people in various cases involving drugs, gambling and human smuggling.
Tarrio, in an interview with Reuters Tuesday, denied working undercover or cooperating in cases against others. “I don’t know any of this,” he said when he was asked about the transcript. ” I don’t recall any of this.”
He doesn’t remember being an informant for multiple years. Very believable.
Law-enforcement officials and the court transcript contradict Tarrio’s denial. In a statement to Reuters, the former federal prosecutor in Tarrio’s case, Vanessa Singh Johannes, confirmed that “he cooperated with local and federal law enforcement, to aid in the prosecution of those running other, separate criminal enterprises, ranging from running marijuana grow houses in Miami to operating pharmaceutical fraud schemes.”
The FBI also appears to have run the “white supremacist neo-nazi domestic terrorist group” known as The Base.
There is no way that the FBI has not been fully aware in the last 2-3 years that Tarrio was an asset.
The FBI has been sitting on this information for years at the very least.
Only now do we know about this because of Reuters.
Washington police arrested Tarrio in early January when he arrived in the city two days before the Capitol Hill riot. He was charged with possessing two high-capacity rifle magazines and burning a Black Lives Matter banner during a December demonstration by supporters of former President Donald Trump. The D.C. Superior Court ordered him to leave the city pending a court date in June.
Though Tarrio did not take part in the Capitol insurrection, at least five Proud Boys members have been charged in the riot. Tarrio’s arrest earlier was an effort to preempt the events of January 6, the FBI said.
It seems like Tarrio’s arrest was an attempt to protect one of their assets.
There are a lot of red flags.
Very few people wanted to defend them, other than when they were being attacked by Antifa.
There is almost no way this guy is still not an FBI informant.
This is “Operation Trust” all over again
At the end of the video Tarrio and his pals are seen wearing “FBI” hats during a recent podcast:
Others like Joe Biggs and other Proud Boys who got caught up with this FBI informant are now facing prison:
A non-denial denial on Telegram was released by Tarrio, where he admitted he was an informant, after claiming he had no recollection.
John Sullivan, the phony “BLM activist” who was seen encouraging people to destroy stuff while in the Capitol, was he an informant or agent provocateur as well?
The Daily Mail reported Wednesday that another protester, 27-year-old Chiritoer Ortiz was arrested with the help of an FBI informant.
The media is celebrating the outing of Tarrio, none of them are asking the most important question: what role did the FBI and their informants have in organizing the “storming” of the Capitol?
Did government agents play any role in spreading the Q-Anon “Storm is Coming” py-op?
This whole “storming” incident is serving as the impetus to label everyone on the right “domestic terrorists.”
Did FBI assets lead this operation just like they appear to have led The Base? We have the right to know.