Just days after Americans watched in horror as a crazed mob descended upon the Capitol, forcing the evacuation of our elected officials and temporarily delaying the certification of the electoral college’s 2020 results, the FBI is now insisting that the worst is far from over.
In fact, an internal memorandum within the Bureau is suggesting that there could one heck of an uprising planned around Joe Biden’s inauguration, and it could take place from coast to coast.
A federal law enforcement source told Fox News that an internal bureau memo is warning that the protests could be staged before, on, and after Inauguration Day.
In a statement to Fox News, the FBI said that they do not comment on “specific intelligence products,” but said that the FBI “is supporting our state, local, and federal law enforcement partners with maintaining public safety in the communities we serve.”
“Our efforts are focused on identifying, investigating, and disrupting individuals that are inciting violence and engaging in criminal activity,” the FBI said. “As we do in the normal course of business, we are gathering information to identify any potential threats and are sharing that information with our partners.The FBI respects the rights of individuals to peacefully exercise their First Amendment rights.”
The FBI added: “Our focus is not on peaceful protesters, but on those threatening their safety and the safety of other citizens with violence and destruction of property.”
The scope of the potential trouble is enormous.
The memo comes as Fox News has learned the FBI has received more than “40,000 digital media tips, including video and photos, from the public” regarding participants in last week’s Capitol riot.
Social media platform Parler, which had been extremely lax in the content moderation department, appears to be where a great deal of the Capitol storming planning took place. Now that the site has been effectively silenced, there could be a significant impact on the effectiveness of the groups looking to make trouble.