According to an FBI criminal complaint, a man named 27-year-old Fi Duong has been under close surveillance by the FBI since January 6th, including at his bible study group.
On the morning of January 6, Fi Doung and a friend of his introduced themselves to an undercover Metropolitan Police officer in the vicinity of the capitol building. Doung asked the undercover officer if he was a “patriot,” to which the MPD officer responded in the affirmative.
The MPD officer then befriended Duong and a week later, the MPD officer introduced Duong to an undercover FBI agent, who he invited to a Bible study group he attended in Virginia. Doung expressed distress over the fact his family fled persecution in Vietnam in hopes of obtaining freedom, only to now be subjected to oppression in the US for his political beliefs.
According to the FBI, Duong popped up on the FBI’s radar after the undercover Metropolitan police officer made contact with the FBI outside the Capitol on January 6th.
In multiple conversations with undercover FBI agents, Duong conceded that he entered the Capitol on January 6th to film the events in a journalistic capacity. Jason Jankovitz, a Jewish American FBI Agent, subsequently decided to open up a domestic terror probe into the bible study group.
During a few Bible study meetings, the FBI agents participated in discussions about the Bible and the group. The group also got together to shoot firearms together.
Following a few meetings, FBI agents started to isolate members of the group, attempting to coerce them into behavior that would be loosely considered conspiracy to commit a terror act.
At one meeting, the undercover agent noticed some empty glass bottles lying around the backyard of the house where the Bible group met. The agent proceeded to ask Duong to make a Molotov cocktail. Doung agreed, then proceeded to stuff a gasoline-soaked towel inside of a bottle, igniting it for entertainment value.
This wasn’t enough for the agents to bring charges against Duong or his friends.
According to the affidavit, Duong was extremely law-abiding. For example, Duong discussed his plans to get full approval from the ATF before purchasing a suppressor for his firearm.
The agents pressed on.
A short time later, FBI agents tried to pressure Duong into constructing Molotov cocktails and test them out in West Virginia. Doung told the two undercover agents that he wanted to obtain permission from the ATF before carrying out the idea.
Weeks later, the agents pressured Doung again into making the contraptions, this time outside of an abandoned prison in Fairfax County Virginia. He told the two undercover agents that he wanted to get formal permission from the state before building the devices near the facility.
Outside of telling group members that he had entered the Capitol to film, there was nothing done or said that warranted the additional charges the agents were after. Duong was finally charged with simple trespassing at the capitol building.
This criminal complaint, along with several others, confirms reporting by Revolver News which claimed there were FBI agents around the capitol on January 6th, likely coercing people to storm the building. The infiltration of groups in attempts to entrap members is something the FBI admits to doing often.
According to Revolver news, there are still dozens of unindicted co-conspirators from January 6th. According to criminal complaints, many of the unindicted are members of groups like the Oath Keepers, the Three percenters, and the Proud boys, all of the top groups that are accused of planning the storming of the capitol building.
Many of the unindicted remain unnamed on the list with no charges, despite many of their crimes being more severe than many of the named and indicted.
Stuart Rhodes, the head of the Oath Keepers, remains unindicted despite allegedly talking about an insurrection attempt just days before January 6th.
The first cited event comes from a November 9th video conference on the platform GoToMeeting. According to the Oath Keepers indictment, Rhodes (Person One) said the following to his Oath Keeper followers in the meeting:
“We’re going to defend the president, the duly elected president, and we call on him to do what needs to be done to save our country. Because if you don’t guys, you’re going to be in a bloody, bloody civil war, and a bloody – you can call it an insurrection or you can call it a war or fight.”
“I do want some Oath Keepers to stay on the outside, and to stay fully armed and prepared to go in armed, if they have to . . . . So our posture’s gonna be that we’re posted outside of DC, um, awaiting the President’s orders.”
In the plot to ‘kidnap’ Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the FBI admits that undercover agents represented around 60% of the people involved in the plot. The ‘explosives’ expert, the head of transportation, the man who purchased the hotel rooms, and the head of security, were all confirmed to be undercover agents according to criminal complaints.
The Whitmer ‘kidnapping’ plot did not start out as a plan to kidnap governor Whitmer. According to the FBI, the plan was originally to storm the state capitol building and get protesters who were outside the building for an unrelated protest to help.
Despite the FBI admitting that they were present around the capitol building, made contact with protesters, and then infiltrated and surveilled them, many mainstream outlets claim this sort of infiltration is a conspiracy theory.