It wasn’t an “insurrection.”
It was a spontaneous riot that was whipped up by a few agitators. The farce was over within hours. “The Storm” never came. The most prominent people involved in it like the QAnon Shaman didn’t have a plan. Insofar as there was a plan, it was just to hold a Trump rally outside the Capitol.
“WASHINGTON, Aug 20 (Reuters) – The FBI has found scant evidence that the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was the result of an organized plot to overturn the presidential election result, according to four current and former law enforcement officials.
Though federal officials have arrested more than 570 alleged participants, the FBI at this point believes the violence was not centrally coordinated by far-right groups or prominent supporters of then-President Donald Trump, according to the sources, who have been either directly involved in or briefed regularly on the wide-ranging investigations.
“Ninety to ninety-five percent of these are one-off cases,” said a former senior law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation. “Then you have five percent, maybe, of these militia groups that were more closely organized. But there was no grand scheme with Roger Stone and Alex Jones and all of these people to storm the Capitol and take hostages.” …”
It is hardly the first time a volatile public event has spiraled out of control.
The Capitol Siege was just another example of the truth that you can never anticipate who will show up at public events with their own agenda. This is why we backed away from holding these events.