By J. D. Heyes
As Democrats and their sycophantic allies in the establishment media continue lying to Americans about how POTUS Donald Trumpâ€™s supporters are â€˜violentâ€™ members of a â€˜white nationalistâ€™ movement, the FBI is probing aÂ far-LeftÂ attempt to incite an armed rebellion in December.
As reported by theÂ 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 significantÂ 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.Â
An FBI document dated Dec. 18 that the paper managed to obtain provides details about a plan involving activists to buy guns from a â€œMexico-based cartel associate known as Cobra Commander,â€ or Ivan Reibeling.
Protesters sought to â€œstage an armed rebellion at the borderâ€ over the administrationâ€™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.
Specifically, the FBI document warns about â€œanti-fascist activistsâ€ â€”Â AntifaÂ â€” who â€œplanned to disrupt U.S. law enforcement and military security operations at the U.S./Mexican border.â€
â€œThis is an information report, not finally evaluated intelligence,â€ the six-page report noted. â€œReceiving agencies are requested not to take action based on this raw reporting without prior coordination with the FBI.â€
The bureau sent its report marked â€œpriorityâ€ 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.Â
Duke claimed to the paper that he never met with Reibeling and that heâ€™s not his sort of person anyway. And Reibeling said the claims made by the FBI donâ€™t â€œmake sense.â€
â€œIt doesnâ€™t make any sense that someone from the United States would purchase guns in Mexico. And the Hondurans certainly didnâ€™t bring money to buy guns. It doesnâ€™t make any sense; in fact, itâ€™s extremely absurd to say the Hondurans wanted to attack the United States at the border,â€ said Reibeling.
Nevertheless, the Union-Tribune noted further:Â
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 byÂ NBCSan Diego. On that list, Reibeling is described as an â€œinstigator,â€ and Dukeâ€™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 FBIâ€™s report noted that a group of activists based in Tijuana that were supporting the caravan â€œwere 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.â€
Plausible? Absolutely; Antifa membersÂ 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.
A version of this story first appeared at NewsTarget.