Capitol riot: FBI informant testifies for Proud Boys defense

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The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) – An FBI informant who marched to the U.S. Capitol with fellow Proud Boys members has testified that he didn’t know of any plans for the far-right extremist group to invade the building on Jan. 6.

The informant identified himself in court only as “Aaron” when he testified on Wednesday as a defense witness.

On trial for seditious conspiracy are former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and four lieutenants.

The informant was communicating with his FBI handler as a mob of Trump supporters breached police barricades at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

He told the handler that the Proud Boys didn’t inspire the violence.

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3/29/2023 3:29:12 PM (GMT -5:00)

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