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Federal investigators are zeroing in on potential communications between lawmakers and Capitol mob in lead up to the insurrection

Added 03-04-21 11:14:02pm EST - “The report added that Democrats are pushing investigators to review security footage, to determine if lawmakers toured organizers ahead of the riot.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Federal investigators are zeroing in on potential communications between lawmakers and Capitol mob in lead up to the insurrection”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Federal agencies in charge of investigating the January 6 insurrection in DC are reviewing communications between lawmakers and members of the pro-Trump mob, according to a new report from CNN.

According to a US official who spoke with CNN, investigators are trying to determine whether those who breached the Capitol were directly or indirectly aided by lawmakers ahead of the insurrection. 

The CNN report added that so far, there are indications of contact between lawmakers and rioters in the lead-up to the insurrection.

Some who planned or participated in the January 6 rally touted their relationships to members of Congress; as Insider previously reported "Stop the Steal' organizer Ali Alexander says three congressmen helped him plan the rally that preceded the Capitol siege.

However, investigators have not yet sought warrants for lawmakers' personal communications, nor have they found concrete proof that lawmakers instructed those in the mob.

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