(DailyVantage.com) – The probe by the US House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack has been ongoing for the last several months. If that partisan witch hunt wasn’t enough, the FBI has also continued its probe into the events, looking to charge additional individuals involved with the protest. A parking garage meeting that took place in Washington, DC, the night before the events at the Capitol is currently at the forefront of the agency’s investigation, according to an exclusive report by Reuters.
FBI Probe Comes to Light
This report is the first mention of the FBI’s investigation into this particular meeting, although the gathering isn’t exactly a new discovery. A documentary crew was on site and caught a snippet of the meeting, which was then was covered on British television last year, prompting controversy afterward.
At the heart of this investigation is the meeting between the head of Oath Keepers, Stewart Rhodes, and the Chairman of Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio. According to Tarrio, the meeting wasn’t pre-planned, and he only shook hands with Rhodes because it was the polite thing to do.
Tarrio also claims they never spoke about the following day, and the meeting was “not significant.” Tarrio was not present at Capitol Hill on January 6 because he had left Washington the night before. When pressed by Reuters last month for more answers, Tarrio refused to engage in discussion, saying he draws the line at conspiracy theories. He stepped down as the Proud Boys chairman last month, as well.
Stewart Rhodes, on the other hand, is currently sitting in jail awaiting trial on charges of “seditious conspiracy” after a judge denied his release, ordering him to remain in confinement until his trial.
Seeking More Answers
Reuters, hoping to gain more insight into the investigation and the meeting itself, also reached out to three other people who attended the parking garage meeting. Kellye SoRelle, a lawyer for both Latinos for Trump and the Oath Keepers, is one such attendee. She said she was only there to provide legal information to Tarrio regarding criminal defense attorneys for charges he was facing, and there was no mention of the following day. Bianca Gracia, the head of Latinos for Trump, refused to discuss the meeting, denying any correlation between the small gathering of approximately six people and the attack the next day.
The FBI has the video footage of the meeting and is using it as part of its investigation. So far, the DOJ has failed to provide any credible evidence the groups planned the events, and the FBI is remaining mute on all matters, as it tends to do during active investigations.
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