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Media Using Same ‘Anonymous Sources' Tactic for Capitol Hill Riot That Propelled Russia Hoax

Added 03-07-21 10:38:02am EST - “"according to a law enforcement official"” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “Media Using Same 'Anonymous Sources' Tactic for Capitol Hill Riot That Propelled Russia Hoax”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Over the last four years, countless anti-Trump stories in the news relied on anonymous sources. The term ‘according to sources’ has become a punchline, and people in media are the only ones who don’t get the joke. They used this dishonest tactic to push the debunked Steele dossier, the Russia collusion lie, and more.

A member of the far-right nationalist Proud Boys was in communication with a person associated with the White House in the days just before the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol, according to a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation.

Location, cellular and call record data revealed a call tying a Proud Boys member to the Trump White House, the official said. The F.B.I. has not determined what they discussed, and the official would not reveal the names of either party.

The connection revealed by the communications data comes as the F.B.I. intensifies its investigation of contacts among far-right extremists, Trump White House associates and conservative members of Congress in the days before the attack…

The communication between the person associated with the White House and the member of the Proud Boys was discovered in part through data that the F.B.I. obtained from technology and telecommunications companies immediately after the assault.

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