Records filed before the American judiciary revealed an extremist group that was planning to carry out terrorist operations using Molotov cocktails, members were “watching” the Capitol, and some of them expressed a desire to “separate” from the United States, before they were infiltrated by the FBI. BI), according to CNN.
A lawsuit filed by the FBI in federal court indicates that one of the group members showed a clear interest in a second American civil war.
A secret agent of the Bureau of Investigation followed the members of the group since the day of the attack on the Capitol Building, on the sixth of last January, events that have so far resulted in the arrest of about 500 people, most of them from extremist right-wing groups, but this group was not previously known to the authorities.
The case began with a secret agent contacting one of the group’s members from Virginia, Fai Duong (also known as Monkey King) during the sixth day of January, and then contacting him several times after that, until the office was finally able to reach the group’s headquarters and an old prison that it was planning to use for training on Making Molotov cocktails.
The man was eventually arrested, and four federal crimes were charged, including entering prohibited places in the Capitol and participating in the siege of the building, and the accused first appeared, last Friday, in federal court in the capital.
FBI records indicate that the man added the secret agent to one of the group’s encrypted chats and then attended their meetings.
During one meeting, the man told the client, “My goal at the moment is to build infrastructure first and then build people, but maybe long after I’m gone.”
The agent attended a “Bible Study” meeting at Doong’s home in Alexandria, Virginia, in February, where the group discussed secession from the country, the use of weapons, combat training, and how to make their communications private. One participant spoke of his desire for a “semi-independent region” of Virginia. “I like the constitution,” he said, “but I don’t like the Democrats this district votes for constantly.”
In February, Duong and his colleagues discussed how to gather information about the exclusion zone that the National Guard established around the Capitol after the attack, and one member took a video of the area.
Investigators say Duong set up a weapons cache in his home, including an AK-47 rifle and five boxes filled with materials for making Molotov cocktails.
At Duong’s house last May, the secret agent saw five boxes filled with about 50 bottles, and overheard him and another person discussing how to make explosives.
In mid-June, Duong and the secret agent met another secret agent at the Old Prison to discuss training to launch homemade bombs.
The US House of Representatives recently approved the formation of a special committee to investigate the storming of the Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump. About 500 people are currently facing criminal charges.