FBI enlisted Proud Boys leader to inform on antifa, lawyer says - 2021-03-31

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F0.png FBI enlisted Proud Boys leader to inform on antifa, lawyer says March 31, 2021, Associated Press, NBC News

FBI agents recruited a Proud Boys leader to provide them with information about antifa networks months before he was charged with storming the U.S. Capitol with other members of the far-right extremist group, a defense attorney says.

Proud Boys "thought leader" and organizer Joseph Biggs agreed to provide the FBI with information about anti-fascist activists in Florida and elsewhere after an agent contacted him in late July 2020 and arranged to meet at a restaurant, Biggs' lawyer, J. Daniel Hull, wrote Monday in a court filing.

The two agents who met with Biggs wanted to know what he was "seeing on the ground," Hull said. Over the next few weeks, Biggs answered an agent's follow-up questions in a series of phone calls.

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{{cite news | title = FBI enlisted Proud Boys leader to inform on antifa, lawyer says | url = https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/fbi-enlisted-proud-boys-leader-inform-antifa-lawyer-says-n1262578 | work = Associated Press | publisher = NBC News | date = March 31, 2021 | accessdate = August 30, 2021 }}