Conservative activists and conspiracy theorists Roger Stone and Alex Jones are reportedly the subject of an FBI investigation connected to the January 6 riot at the US Capitol.
Alex Jones, Roger Stone Subjects Of FBI Investigation. “The Justice Department and FBI are investigating whether high-profile right-wing figures — including Roger Stone and Alex Jones — may have played a role in the Jan. 6 Capitol breach as part of a broader look into the mind-set of those who committed violence and their apparent paths to radicalization, according to people familiar with the investigation.” [Washington Post]
“Stop The Steal” March Organizer Ali Alexander Also Under Probe. “A popular far-right political commentator and convicted felon, Alexander was one of the primary organizers of the pro-Donald Trump “Stop the Steal” rally that immediately preceded the Capitol breach. In a since-deleted video posted to social media, he said he “schemed up” the march on the Capitol to put pressure on members of Congress who were ratifying Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory.” [Law and Crime]
Roger Stone Has Deep Connections To Donald Trump. “Mr Stone was a longtime political adviser to the former president. Prior to Mr Trump leaving office, the former president pardoned Mr Stone after he was charged on counts of witness tampering, obstructing an official proceeding, and making false statements in connection with Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation.” [The Independent]