FBI investigates whether foreign governments and groups funded extremists who helped carry out attack on Capitol Hill

FBI investigates whether foreign governments and groups funded extremists who helped carry out attack on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON – FBI is investigating whether foreign governments, organizations or individuals have provided financial support to extremists who helped plan and execute the Jan.6 attack on Capitol Hill, a current and former official said from the FBI to NBC News.

As part of the investigation, the bureau is examining payments of $ 500,000 in bitcoin, apparently by a French national, to key figures and groups in the alt-just before the riot, the sources said. These payments were documented and posted to the web this week by a company that analyzes cryptocurrency transfers. Payments of bitcoin, a cryptocurrency, can be traced because they are documented in a public ledger.

Separately, a joint threat assessment released this week by the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and various other federal and Washington area police departments noted that since the January 6 riot, ” Russian, Iranian and Chinese influence seized the opportunity. to amplify the stories in the pursuit of their policy …

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