New reporting may shed some light on the thinking of federal agents investigating the fatal January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
"A member of the far-right nationalist Proud Boys was in communication with a person associated with the White House in the days just before the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol, according to a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation. Location, cellular and call record data revealed a call tying a Proud Boys member to the Trump White House, the official said. The F.B.I. has not determined what they discussed, and the official would not reveal the names of either party," The New York Times reported Friday evening.
Attorney Luppe B. Luppen, the author of the popular @nycsouthpaw account on Twitter, was reminded by the story of a tweet sent by CNN's Jim Acosta on the day of the insurrection.
"A source close to the White House who is in touch with some of the rioters at the Capitol said it's the goal of those involved to stay inside the Capitol through the night," Acosta tweeted.
NYT says the FBI has now found phone contacts between the Trump WH and the Proud Boys, similar to this never-furthe… https://t.co/hZbeSCseKm— southpaw (@southpaw)1615003627.0