Researchers from Harvard said they were surprised to find out that the majority of protesters at the United States Capitol on January 6 were compelled by loyalty to Trump and weren't intent on carrying out an insurrection, contrary to how the event has been consistently portrayed by mainstream media.
According to a story that was highlighted by Just the News, the research for the study was conducted based on court records from 417 of the greater than 800 defendants who were prosecuted for the riot.
According to Kaylee Fagan, one of the authors of the study, "The folks with QAnon T-shirts, and signs, and flags were so prominently displayed in much of the visual imagery that came out of the Capitol attack,"
"So we expected to see more QAnon-related concepts come through in the documents."
A similar percentage of those who participated in the riots stated that Trump's assertions that the 2020 election was rigged was the impetus for their actions. Approximately twenty percent of those who participated in the riots stated they had been driven by support for President Trump. Fewer than 8 percent of respondents indicated that they desired to begin a revolution or an armed uprising.
Fagan stated, "I don’t think I expected the result to be this stark," which is an understatement.
According to the Harvard publication, the research was published in the form of a new paper because it had not been subjected to peer review.
According to those with knowledge of the situation, the FBI stated in the previous year that it did not discover any evidence to suggest that a conspiracy was responsible for the events that took place in the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.
And in July, a Democratic senator conceded that after an exhaustive inquiry, the blatantly biased House select committee was not able to demonstrate that President Trump had colluded to "overturn the election" and keep power by creating a riot. The senator was referring to the fact that the committee had failed to prove that Trump had attempted to maintain power by inciting violence.
The committee that was formed on January 6 is making the assertion that the Proud Boys club was involved in a larger conspiracy that was ordered by Trump. However, in September of last year, the New York Times published an article claiming that one of the Proud Boys who broke into the Capitol on January 6 was actually an FBI informant. And, critically, the newspaper said that the spy insisted the Proud Boys did not have any advanced plot to infiltrate the Capitol and interrupt the ratification of the presidential election in 2020. The informant texted his bureau handler throughout the ruckus.
In point of fact, Trump was interested in Congress carrying out the constitutional process of deciding if it wanted to certify the results of the election. After the incident, many of the parliamentarians who had threatened to object to particular state electors predicated on supposed electoral fraud changed their minds and did not follow through with their threats.
Proof that FBI informants and Antifa activists converted a peaceful demonstration on January 6 into a brawl has been published by Revolver News. The article focuses on the role that an Arizona man named Ray Epps played in the event. In a follow-up story that was published in December, the news organization offered information, which was supported by videos and photographs, suggesting that Epps was not the only person involved in the planning and execution of the break-in at the Capitol.
Epps, on the other hand, is the only person who has been seen on video encouraging people to attack the Capitol the day before the riot on January 6 and then guiding the breach of the protected perimeter even as Donald Trump still was speaking one mile away. This occurred while Epps was in charge of directing the breach while Trump was still speaking.