An FBI internal memo says that armed protests are planning to take place in all 50 states’ capitals, multiple outlets are reporting Monday, following last week’s deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol.
A federal law enforcement source told Fox News that an internal memo is sounding the alarm that such protests could happen before, on, and after Inauguration Day—January 20.
Furthermore, in recent days the FBI has received information regarding a group calling for “storming” state, local, and federal courthouses and administrative buildings if President Donald Trump is removed from office before President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated, ABC News reported Monday. Additionally, the group is reportedly planning to “storm” government offices in all 50 states the day Biden will be sworn in, no matter if the states certified their Electoral College votes for Biden or Trump.
“The FBI received information about an identified armed group intending to travel to Washington, DC on 16 January,” the memo reads. “They have warned that if Congress attempts to remove POTUS via the 25th Amendment, a huge uprising will occur.”
Law enforcement sources told ABC News that federal law enforcement officials have suggested to police agencies that they beef up their security at statehouses.
In light of this memo, the FBI has received, according to Fox News, over “40,000 digital media tips, including video and photos, from the public” relating to those who took part in last Wednesday’s Capitol riot.
On Sunday, sources told Fox News that the bureau visited extremists before the January 6 Trump rally in front of the White House and Capitol riot, imploring them not to venture to Washington, D.C.
Currently, it is uncertain how many extremists the FBI contacted and how soon before January 6.
The assault on the U.S. Capitol resulted in the deaths of five people, including that of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick and Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt, and at least 70 arrests.
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Hunter Biden Indicted on Federal Gun Charges Amidst Special Counsel Investigation
In a significant development, Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, was indicted on Thursday on federal gun charges as part of Special Counsel David Weiss’ ongoing investigation. The indictment alleges that Hunter Biden made false statements during the purchase of a firearm, among other charges.
The charges against Hunter Biden include:
• Making a false statement in the purchase of a firearm
• Making a false statement related to information required to be kept by a federal firearms licensed dealer
•Possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance
According to the indictment, the alleged incident occurred on or about October 12, 2018, in the District of Delaware. Hunter Biden is accused of knowingly making a false and fictitious written statement during the acquisition of a Colt Cobra 38SPL Revolver. According to reports from Fox News, the statement, submitted on Form 4473, falsely certified that he was not an unlawful user of, and addicted to, any stimulant, narcotic drug, or controlled substance.
Furthermore, the indictment further states that between October 12, 2018, and October 23, 2018, in the District of Delaware, Hunter Biden knowingly possessed the same firearm despite being an unlawful user of and addicted to controlled substances. This marks the first set of charges brought by Special Counsel David Weiss against Hunter Biden since being granted special counsel status.
The investigation came to public attention when it was reported by Fox News in 2021 that police had responded to an incident in 2018 involving a gun owned by Hunter Biden.
Reports state that, Hallie Biden, the widow of President Biden’s late son, Beau, who was in a relationship with Hunter at the time, discarded the gun. Hunter’s gun was thrown away in a dumpster near a market, located close to a school. It was subsequently revealed that Hunter Biden had purchased a gun earlier that same month.
Hunter Biden’s legal troubles do not end with the gun charges. Earlier in July, an original plea agreement collapsed, which would have seen him plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax counts for willful failure to pay federal income tax, thus avoiding jail time on a felony gun charge. Instead, he pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges and one felony gun charge.
Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed David Weiss as special counsel to oversee the Hunter Biden investigation and related matters. The White House has declined to comment on these developments, which continue to draw significant public and media attention.
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