WARNING: A quote from a Proud Boy in the chat features a slur.
FBI Special Agent Peter Dubrowski is on the witness stand again today and direct examination will continue.
Chats shown so far this morning depict Proud Boys reacting to Trump's stand back, stand by remarks at the 2020 presidential debate and notably, there are conversations too about defendant Joseph Biggs' overt and public excitement about being able to "go fuck up" people.
In the chats, Tarrio would not disavow Biggs. By Dec. 19, 2020—the date former President Donald Trump sent out his Jan. 6 ‘will be wild!’ tweet—Biggs was still at odds with elders of the extremist group.
As Agent Dubrowski picked up his testimony on Thursday, he finally began to discuss the Ministry of Self Defense chats.
That group was started on Dec. 20, 2020, one day after Trump’s Jan. 6 rally announcement.
Henry Tarrio, Joseph Biggs, Ethan Nordean, Zachary Rehl and three others were participants in the MOSD chat and as time went on, other members joined, too. Those “others” would include: John Stewart, Jeremy Bertino, Charles Donohoe and, four others.
Participants were largely leaders of various chapters.