As Democrats and their sycophantic allies in the establishment media continue lying to Americans about how POTUS Donald Trump’s supporters are ‘violent’ members of a ‘white nationalist’ movement, the FBI is probing a far-Left attempt to incite an armed rebellion in December.
As reported by the San Diego Union-Tribune, last year federal law enforcement agents began assembling information mostly on U.S. journalists, activists, and lawyers operating across the U.S.-Mexico border in Tijuana involved with a significant migrant caravan.
During that investigation, agents began focusing on an alleged scheme by a Mexican drug cartel to sell guns to activists and anti-Trump protesters, an FBI report noted.
An FBI document dated Dec. 18 that the paper managed to obtain provides details about a plan involving activists to buy guns from a “Mexico-based cartel associate known as Cobra Commander,” or Ivan Reibeling.
Protesters sought to “stage an armed rebellion at the border” over the administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration which involved heading off tens of thousands of migrants traveling in various caravans, the FBI informed scores of federal law enforcement officials in both countries.
The document was provided to the Union-Tribune with the understanding that not all of it would be reported and that the person providing it would be kept anonymous. An investigation is ongoing. (Related: Antifa tested “no-go zones” in Nashville as domestic terrorist group plans to ramp up violence against conservatives.)
Specifically, the FBI document warns about “anti-fascist activists” — Antifa — who “planned to disrupt U.S. law enforcement and military security operations at the U.S./Mexican border.”
“This is an information report, not finally evaluated intelligence,” the six-page report noted. “Receiving agencies are requested not to take action based on this raw reporting without prior coordination with the FBI.”
The bureau sent its report marked “priority” to the Department of Homeland Security and some of its agencies including U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the CIA, and the NSA, among others.
Reibeling, along with another person named in the report, Evan Duke, said the accusations are not true and even questioned their validity.
Duke claimed to the paper that he never met with Reibeling and that he’s not his sort of person anyway. And Reibeling said the claims made by the FBI don’t “make sense.”
“It doesn’t make any sense that someone from the United States would purchase guns in Mexico. And the Hondurans certainly didn’t bring money to buy guns. It doesn’t make any sense; in fact, it’s extremely absurd to say the Hondurans wanted to attack the United States at the border,” said Reibeling.
Nevertheless, the Union-Tribune noted further:
In March, it was discovered that Customs and Border Protection had compiled lists of people it wanted to stop for questioning at the border. Agents questioned or arrested at least 21 of them, according to documents obtained by NBC San Diego. On that list, Reibeling is described as an “instigator,” and Duke’s name and picture are also included.
CBP officials said that names on the list are of people who were on the border when violence broke out near Tijuana in November and January, forcing agents to deploy tear gas. Officials added that people were questioned in order to find out more about how the altercations began.
The FBI’s report noted that a group of activists based in Tijuana that were supporting the caravan “were encouraged to bring personally owned weapons to the border and the group also intended to purchase weapons from a Mexico-based cartel associate known as Cobra Commander, AKA the Mexican Rambo, and smuggle the weapons into the United States.”
Plausible? Absolutely; Antifa members have a history of violence. And buying guns from Mexican cartels could be done without federal background checks and, thus, no way for Uncle Sam to trace the purchases.