When a mob of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol on January sixth, the rioters got here from throughout. A lot of them, nonetheless, got here collectively. They had been from organized teams just like the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers.
Up to now dozens of individuals from each teams have been arrested on quite a lot of fees. With many of those fees being severe, a number of the rioters might be seeking to lower offers with prosecutors.
And in accordance with a brand new report from CNN:
“No less than one of many Capitol riot defendants has flipped in opposition to the Proud Boys agreeing to offer data that might permit the Justice Division to convey a extra extreme cost in opposition to the group’s management, in accordance with an legal professional concerned within the case.”
The Division of Justice might be seeking to flip extra members of the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys. The report continues, “Federal prosecutors have made clear they’re targeted on constructing conspiracy circumstances in opposition to management of the Proud Boys and paramilitary teams just like the Oath Keepers.”
Martin Tankleff is a lawyer who’s working with numerous purchasers who had been concerned within the revolt. This consists of Proud Boy Dominic Pezzola and “Bigo” Barnett who famously put his ft up on Nancy Pelosi’s desk.
“No less than one of many Capitol riot defendants has flipped in opposition to the Proud Boys, agreeing to offer data that might permit the Justice Division to convey a extra extreme cost in opposition to the group’s management.”
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) April 7, 2021
Tankleff says of the technique, “Every time you have got a big group of individuals arrested and in jail, prosecutors will sometimes observe the group and stress defendants to flip on each other. They’re going to start out speaking. They’re going to start out sharing data.”
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey primarily based politics and know-how author. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He enjoys sports activities, politics, comedian books and spending time on the shore together with his household.