According to recent court filings, at least one undercover agent was working the extreme groups that would turn up at the Capitol on January 6th. The information was revealed in an affidavit filed in support of Fi Duong’s criminal accusations.
The Epoch Times reported that on Jan. 6, an alleged U.S. Capitol protester communicated with an undercover Washington police officer who eventually connected the individual to an undercover FBI agent.
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The criminal complaint alleges, “On the morning of January 6, 2021, Fi Duong and an acquaintance of his (Associate 1) identified themselves to a Metropolitan Police Department Undercover Employee (MPD UCE) in the neighborhood of Freedom Plaza, Washington, D.C.”
“When Duong questioned the MPD UCE if he/she was a ‘patriot,’ the MPD UCE said yes and then asked Duong the same question. Duong retaliated by pretending to be a “operator.”
“Later that afternoon, the MPD UCE saw Duong kneeling by a marble fence on the West Terrace of the United States Capitol building, past the line of police officers and the construction scaffolding that were in place on January 6, 2021,” according to the statement. “On January 6, 2021, the place where Duong was seen was known to be within a prohibited zone. Duong and the MPD UCE exchanged hello but did not speak to each other further. Duong didn’t seem to be talking to anyone else.
The FBI’s monitoring of Duong and a “Bible study” group that operated as a front group is detailed in the criminal complaint filed by FBI special agent Jason Jankovitz.
In its piece on Duong, the Washington Post mentions that this may be the first time an undercover FBI agent has been confirmed as working for an extremist group.
“Fi Duong, 27, appeared in court Friday and was released to home detention until trial, despite prosecutors’ requests for harsher terms,” according to the Post.
”According to the court record, he possessed multiple guns, including an AK-47, and the materials to produce 50 molotov cocktails at the time of his detention.
The case was made public Tuesday, and it was one of the first, if not the first, in which the government officially stated it had someone undercover to continue watching a Jan. 6 defendant.”
“During the same conversation, Duong allegedly stated that he was in Washington on Jan. 6 and that he was dressed in all black that day to imitate Antifa, a far-left, anarcho-communist network that has carried out violence in the United States,” according to WaPo.
Multiple FBI agents were also involved in dealing with Duong and his associates, according to the criminal complaint.
The FBI undercover agent was added to an encrypted messaging platform chat room by Duong on Jan. 18, and the agent asked if he was “masked up in the Capitol,” according to the Epoch Times. “Yes, Duong replied, and he stated he was aware that people were being arrested within the Capitol. He later stated that he was “documenting” what happened in the building.”
The agent met with Duong and other members of the organization for a Bible study in February and attended other meetings, including one on June 9, according to the Times. According to the undercover worker, “the group quickly began to surveil the Capitol.”
The FBI agent and Duong met with another undercover FBI agent at an old jail, where Duong allegedly intended to test Molotov cocktails he’d made.”
Duong also told the undercover agent that his family had spent two generations “running from communists,” first in China and later in Vietnam, and that “you simply have to stand up.”
The finding backs up Tucker Carlson’s claim that undercover operatives and the FBI collaborated to infiltrate extremist groups ahead of the violence on January 6th. It wouldn’t be the first time on Wednesday that a claim made by Tucker Carlson was practically confirmed.
Tucker properly stated in June, “The FBI had sources in that crowd, confidential sources, that’s 100 percent clear,” before adding, “But the government is snooping on more than just political protests.”
“We received word yesterday from a whistle-blower within the United States government who informed us that the NSA, or National Security Agency, is monitoring our electronic communications and plans to release them in an attempt to knock this show off the air,” he added. “That is a startling allegation, and we would normally be wary of it. It’s a felony. Things like that should not happen in America because we are not a third-world country.”
“But, regrettably, they do, and they did in this case,” Tucker added.
Fi Duong was not charged with any violent crimes, but he might face a sentence of up to 20 years in prison for impeding an official proceeding.
The Insider stated that Fi Duong, 27, was released to home detention on Friday after facing various counts related to the riot, including unruly conduct and obstruction of an official procedure.
Once again, the question is not whether the FBI did its job by infiltrating extremist groups, but rather whether its agents did little or nothing to prevent them from attacking the Capitol.
When you add in the intelligence failures, the ‘stand down’ orders sent to the Capitol Police and National Guard, and publicly available footage showing Capitol Police opening the doors to demonstrators, the image of what happened on January 6 remains hazy. Unfortunately, Pelosi’s political select committee is unlikely to tell the whole facts to the American people.