Today’s conspiracy theory is tomorrow’s spoiler alert. (Sorry, link fixed).
As scores of Proud Boys made their way, chanting and shouting, toward the Capitol on Jan. 6, one member of the far-right group was busy texting a real-time account of the march.
The recipient was his F.B.I. handler. […]
…the records, and information from two people familiar with the matter, suggest that federal law enforcement had a far greater visibility into the assault on the Capitol, even as it was taking place, than was previously known.
At the same time, the new information is likely to complicate the government’s efforts to prove the high-profile conspiracy charges it has brought against several members of the Proud Boys.
If you know an awful story about you is going to hit, you front run it with a less-bad version.
When the bad story drops, the public feels like they heard it already.
The NYT isn't in the business of making the FBI look bad.
It's reasonable to expect some bombshells soon.
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) September 25, 2021
Hey, what about that pipe bomber? Did they ever catch him?