Rachel Maddow lambasted the Proud Boys for recording the planning of their insurrection.
Apparently, the Proud Boys, a pro-Trump paramilitary organization, recorded their video conference calls, which they used to make their Washington, D.C. plans. On 6 January. They have a plan for the entire political and presidential situation with Pence. This is the section where Stringer Bell asks, “Are you taking notes and plotting a crime?” What are your thoughts?
Allen Fryer of The New York Times reported last month that the Proud Boys military group not only recorded the video planning sessions for January 6th, but that the FBI seized at least one of the recordings from the phone of the group’s leader in 2022. The Times has recently obtained a copy of the quotation. Thus, these intelligent members of this pro-Trump fascist group.
They initially decided to conduct their planning via videoconference. Then, they recorded these planning sessions, which their leader kept for at least a year following the attack on the Capitol.
He then had the FBI seize them, and at least one reporter at The New York Times published excerpts from them. Like I said, I don’t know exactly what the January 6th investigation has, but having these men in the middle of this criminal conspiracy has to help.
By videotaping the entire planning process, the Proud Boys have set themselves up to be tried for seditious conspiracy.
Among Trump and his supporters, arrogance was pervasive. The Proud Boys probably recorded their sedition because it never occurred to them that the plot would fail and they would be held responsible.
Self-defense alone should have been sufficient reason to refrain from videotaping or having documentary filmmakers film their potential criminal activity.
Maddow is correct. The Proud Boys made this easy for investigators, which is why they will likely spend a very long time in prison.
Mr. Easley is the editor in chief. He is also a member of the White House Press Pool and a correspondent for PoliticusUSA covering Congress. Jason holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. His graduate studies centered on public policy, with a focus on social reform movements.