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Justice Department investigating possible ties between Capitol rioters with Roger Stone, Alex Jones


Justice Department is investigating possible ties between Capitol rioters with Roger Stone and Alex Jones

  • Investigators hope to determine if anyone who influenced those who breached the Capitol could face criminal charges 
  • Officials said the investigation between their ties to the rioters does not mean people who may have influenced rioters will be prosecuted 
  • Before the Capitol riot, Stone and Jones amplified unsubstantiated claims that the 2020 election was illegitimate

United States officials are investigating whether Roger Stone and Alex Jones played a role in the January 6 Capitol breach, it has been reported.

Investigators with the Justice Department and FBI are investigating the high-profile conservatives, as well as others, in a quest to understand what rioters were thinking and who influenced their beliefs, the Washington Post reported.

People familiar with the investigation told the outlet that the investigation between their ties to the rioters does not mean people who may have influenced rioters will be prosecuted.

Investigators hope to determine if anyone who influenced those who breached the Capitol could face criminal charges for conspiracy or aiding the effort, officials told the outlet emphasizing ‘that prospect is still distant and uncertain.’

Investigators hope to determine if anyone who influenced those we breached the Capitol could face criminal charges for conspiracy or aiding the effort

Members of the Oath Keepers provide security to Roger Stone, right, at a rally the night before groups attacked the U.S. Capitol

Members of the Oath Keepers provide security to Roger Stone, right, at a rally the night before groups attacked the U.S. Capitol

Radio show host Alex Jones, center, walks by as people gather in support of President Donald Trump and in protest of the outcome of the 2020 presidential election in December

Radio show host Alex Jones, center, walks by as people gather in support of President Donald Trump and in protest of the outcome of the 2020 presidential election in December

An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6

An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6

People shelter in the House gallery as rioters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on January 6

People shelter in the House gallery as rioters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on January 6

Rather, officials said, understanding the beliefs of the rioters and who might have influenced them ‘could be critical to showing their intentions at trial,’ according to the Washington Post.

‘We are investigating potential ties between those physically involved in the attack on the Capitol and individuals who may have influenced them, such as Roger Stone, Alex Jones and Ali Alexander,’ one of the sources told the outlet.

None of the three stepped foot in the Capitol during the riot. 

Alexander is an organizer of Stop the Steal and helped to plan one of several rallies that preceded the storming of the Capitol.

Stone, a long time friend of President Donald Trump, served as a longtime advisor to the president but was convicted in 2019 for making false statements, obstruction and witness tampering in connection with Robert Mueller’s investigation.

He was sentenced to 40 months in prison, but was pardoned by Trump in December before he left office.

Jones, known for claiming the Sandy Hook school shooting didn’t happen, is a right-wing conspiracy theorist who is the publisher and director of the InfoWars website and radio show.

Before the Capitol riot, all three amplified unsubstantiated claims that the 2020 election was illegitimate. 

Radio show host Alex Jones, center, walks by as people gather in support of President Donald Trump and in protest the outcome of the 2020 presidential election in December

Radio show host Alex Jones, center, walks by as people gather in support of President Donald Trump and in protest the outcome of the 2020 presidential election in December

Trump confidant and advisor Roger Stone, center, is pictured with Donald Trump supporters ahead of the U.S. Congress certification of the November 2020 election on January 5

Trump confidant and advisor Roger Stone, center, is pictured with Donald Trump supporters ahead of the U.S. Congress certification of the November 2020 election on January 5

Roger Stone sits in the bed of a truck as President Trump took his last motorcade ride from Palm Beach International Airport to Mar-a-Lago on January 20

Roger Stone sits in the bed of a truck as President Trump took his last motorcade ride from Palm Beach International Airport to Mar-a-Lago on January 20

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