As reported by The Epoch Times, the attorneys want to identify those suspicious actors and witnesses, some of whom may have been involved in an entrapment operation (likely on behalf of the FBI since that is all that agency is good for) against the patriot group Oath Keepers during the riot. In addition, others under scrutiny by the defense attorneys may have also illegally removed security fencing, breached police lines before attacking officers, and inciting others to storm the Capitol.
"In a motion and supplement filed after 11 p.m. on May 5 in federal court in Washington, attorney Brad Geyer listed 80 people, some of whom he said could be government agents or provocateurs," The Epoch Times reported. "The people are seen on video operating in a coordinated fashion across the Capitol grounds on January 6, the attorney alleged."
His suggestion that some of those arrested for the breach as part of an entrapment scheme will likely play well with dozens of other attorneys representing Jan. 6 protestors as it comes after two men were recently acquitted of an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat. Two other defendants were not convicted, thanks to a hung jury that was allowed to consider the FBI entrapment operation as part of the defense.
The outlet reported further:
Geyer, who represents Oath Keepers defendant Kenneth Harrelson, is seeking a court order from U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta compelling federal prosecutors to help identify the individuals and disclose whether they were working for law enforcement or any government agency on January 6. Geyer wrote that the information is exculpatory, which compels the government to produce it. Other Oath Keepers defendants are expected to join in the motion.
The May 5 filing comes on the heels of an April 12 Oath Keepers motion that alleged at least 20 “assets” from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) were embedded in the crowds on January 6.
The new filing says that video evidence obtained by the defense just recently shows that some of the 80 people under suspicion attacked police officer and other people as well as members of the Oath Keepers, then entered the west side of the Capitol Building "without apparent permission or acquiescence of government actors." They then opened the Columbus Doors on the east side of the building "from the inside, possibly with even further assistance of government actors"; and deployed "sophisticated crowd-behavior techniques," putting themselves between protestors and police officers.
Suspicious actors are also seen on video “associating, conferring and traveling with others, engaging in behavior to confuse law enforcement through body masking, facial masking, clothing changes, and disorienting skirmishing behavior,” Geyer wrote in his fillings.
Those under suspicion used earpieces, satellite phones, and other communication equipment, Geyer noted, adding: “Often it appears that these communications devices do not seem to be affected by capacity restriction or sophisticated jamming that was evident throughout the day."
“If it can be established that these SAs [suspicious actors] were government agents, this could amount to entrapment defense that will dispose of this 7th indictment prior to trial,” the motion said.
“If it can be established that SAs, even without established government agency, from the west or elsewhere, were let into the Capitol and/or were assisted in opening the Columbus Doors from the inside—a reasonable inference from video evidence—a reasonable jury might conclude that one or more SAs had government sponsorship,” Geyer added.
The FBI is corrupt because the rest of our government is corrupt, Jan. 6 makes this painfully obvious.