The Department of Justice (DOJ) is once again making headlines for its refusal to disclose whether the planned witnesses in the J6 case are FBI informants. This information was brought to light through a court transcript acquired by Julie Kelly from American Greatness.
J6 Trial Reveals FBI Had 'Complex Web' of at Least 20 Extremist Group Informants in Run-Up to Capitol Riot https://t.co/0GSvqQtuUH
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) March 26, 2023
The J6 case defendants, including ex-Proud Boys National Chairman Enrique Tarrio and members Ethan Nordean, Joseph Biggs, Zachary Rehl, and Dominic Pezzola, were the subject of a recent court hearing. During the proceedings, the Department of Justice (DOJ) acknowledged that a witness for Tarrio, who was previously an FBI informant, had served as a confidential human source (CHS) for the bureau between April 2021 and January 2023. However, the prosecution refused to reveal essential information regarding the planned witnesses for the case.
Incoming: I have transcript of yesterday's hearing in Judge Kelly's courtroom about last-minute revelation a trusted confidante to some of the defendants was an FBI informant for nearly 2 years.
Defense attorney notes other issues with unknown FBI informants in the case pic.twitter.com/a6ifN960wg
— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) March 24, 2023
This withholding of information by the DOJ has alarmed the defense attorneys. Tarrio’s attorney, Sabino Jauregui, asked the DOJ if the remaining witnesses were also FBI sources. “You know what they told me? Nothing. They don’t know,” Jauregui said.
According to The New York Times, the female source is Jen Loh, a former member of "Latinos for Trump." Loh served as a confidential source for the FBI and is believed to have had 20 to 30 communications with Biggs. Loh has expressed her belief that the information she provided to the FBI regarding left-wing protesters was valuable. Additionally, she has reported informing the bureau about "any form of domestic terrorism, whether it be from the right or the left."
Norman Pattis, the defense attorney for the J6 case, has alleged that there exists a complicated network of FBI confidential informants working for the government. Pattis has stated that the defense team is close to agreeing on the existence of eight or nine additional FBI sources. The defense has expressed concern about this and has issued a subpoena to compel Proud Boys member Kenneth Lizardo to testify. However, Judge Timothy Kelly has denied this request.
It is not surprising that the DOJ has informants within the Proud Boys group, including the eight informants present during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Matthew Walter, former Tennessee Proud Boys chapter leader, told the New York Times in February that around 20 other group members besides himself had FBI relationships before and after the event. The entire situation appears to be a set-up, and the DOJ is hiding evidence to obtain their desired verdicts.