The Justice Department and FBI are investigating whether high-profile Trump supporters — including Roger Stone and Alex Jones — may have played a role in the Jan. 6 Capitol breach as part of a broader look into “the mind-set of those who committed violence and their apparent paths to radicalization,” according to people familiar with the investigation. In other words, they did nothing wrong, but the Lefties will still waste time and money on an investigation.
Deep State targets Roger Stone again
The investigation into potential ties between key figures in the riot and those who promoted former president Donald Trump’s assertions that the election was stolen from him does not mean those who may have influenced rioters will face criminal charges, particularly given U.S. case law surrounding incitement and free speech, the people said. Officials at this stage said they are principally seeking to understand what the rioters were thinking — and who may have influenced beliefs — which could be critical to showing their intentions at trial.
“We are investigating potential ties between those physically involved in the attack on the Capitol and individuals who may have influenced them, such as Roger Stone, Alex Jones and Stop the Steal organizer Ali Alexander,” said a U.S. official, who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a pending matter.
You mean the Alex Jones that was trying to stop the riot? pic.twitter.com/7bi3fabB3O
— No longer active on here because Tw1tter is trash. (@MightBeBenNewey) January 12, 2021
Alex Jones tried to STOP violence on January 6
Stone is a longtime adviser to Trump, while Jones is a radio and web-streaming host behind Infowars.com. Stone and Alexander have directly credited each other with inspiring and planning the pro-Trump Stop the Steal campaign, with Alexander saying he came up with the idea and helped organize the Jan. 6 rally that drew Trump supporters to Washington.
The U.S. official and others familiar with the investigation cautioned that the role of firebrands like Roger Stone and Alex Jones may be important mostly to painting a complete picture of that day’s events, regardless of whether they ultimately rise to the level of conspiracy or other crimes.
Roger Stone and Alex Jones helped promote Trump’s reelection fraud claims and earlier rallies in Washington and participated in pro-Trump events Jan. 5 and Jan. 6, but each has denied intending anything beyond peaceful protest.