MAGA influencers will blame anyone and everyone for the attack on the Capitol — with two exceptions. Donald Trump, and his supporters, it seems, are the only innocents in this particular alternate history.
We’ve been reporting for days on the MAGA movement’s effort to blame the FBI, with their claim being that the Federal agency planted not only informants but agitators inside white supremacist groups and militias, and that it was actually these informants who instigated the breach, the violence, and the damage.
Then, some even started naming names and leveling accusations at one another within the Trump-supporting far-right.
Now, Roger Stone is spinning another tale of dark suspicion, claiming that the Secret Service made contact with him on insurrection day and offered to escort him to the Capitol Building. He says he never left his hotel grounds that day, and that this is outside the scope of the duties by the Secret Service and he thinks it’s “suspicious.”
Looks like Newsmax and Roger Stone are floating a new Jan. 6 conspiracy, seemingly implicating the Secret Service was involved in coordinating the insurrection.
"The Secret Service does not do political chores. [They] do not perform logistical tasks. I find it rather suspicious" pic.twitter.com/GHzez49HTP
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) June 22, 2021
He also lays out his own array of alibis for the day, including appearing on security cameras outside the hotel that morning, taking selfies with Trump supporters, and having guests in his suite to watch the destruction and attack in real time, streaming live on television news.
However, as with the FBI conspiracy theory, Roger Stone doesn’t offer any actual evidence that would support his theories. Since the insurrection, there has been a movement to hold Donald Trump responsible for his role in calling his supporters to the Capital, and aiming them at the Capitol Building and legislators.
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