(FreedomBeacon.com)- It has been reported by various media outlets that attorneys for the “Proud Boys,” the alleged far-right group accused of leading the charge on the Capitol on January 6 in an attempt to halt Joe Biden’s ascension to the presidency, intend to subpoena former President Donald Trump to testify for their clients charged with seditious conspiracy.
The Justice Department claimed the Proud Boys planned and led a mob into the Capitol on January 6, which led to property damage and alleged attacks on police officers.
Recent reports revealed that the Department of Justice knew that the Proud Boys were not violent and did not plot to infiltrate the Capitol building, according to leaked FBI data.
While Proud Boys leader Henry “Enrique” Tarrio (also called “FEDerique” by detractors) was not present in Washington, D.C., on the day of the incident, the Government alleges that he and the other defendants claimed responsibility for the assault in an encrypted social media chat room.
According to news accounts, testimony during the trial implicated a lieutenant with the D.C. police force in the events on January 6.
Lt. Shane Lamond of the Metropolitan Police Department is accused of informing Tarrio that an arrest warrant had been issued for him. Evidence also points to Lamond telling Tarrio of the police probe into the Proud Boys.
According to an investigative report, the government claims the gang planned to assault the Capitol using a screed titled “1776 Returns.”
Once thought to have been written by one of the accused, new evidence suggests it was authored by a former government intelligence agent with odd links to the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers, another organization engaged in the January 6 riot.
A young bitcoin specialist, Samuel Armes, is reportedly responsible for “1776 Returns.”
Armes told House investigators that he had been prepared for a career in the CIA, FBI, or another intelligence agency. When pressed for further information, Armes revealed that he had been schooled and trained for service as an intelligence asset.