FBI arrests ‘hardcore leftist’ plotting to violently attack pro-Trump protesters at Florida Capitol over rioting at US Capitol

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The FBI arrested a man in Florida who was allegedly planning to recruit people to violently attack pro-Trump protesters who might show up at the Florida State Capitol to continue the effort to overthrow the election.

Daniel Alan Baker referred to himself a “hardcore leftist” in an article cited by the FBI in the criminal charges filed on Friday.

Federal prosecutors accused Baker of making a “call to arms for like-minded individuals to violently confront” any pro-Trump supporters at the Tallahassee Capitol.

On Sunday the FBI alerted state and local officials that there might be more protests leading to violence at state capitals in line with the lethal rioting that transpired at the U.S. Capitol.

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Prosecutors allege that Baker wanted others to join him in encircling protesters and confine them with firearms.

Baker had fought with the Kurdish YPG militia, and was showcased in a documentary by VICE. He also was a former U.S. Army Airborne infantryman who was kicked out after going AWOL, according to prosecutors.

Baker faces a charge of transmission, in interstate commerce, of communication containing a threat to kidnap or to injure.

“The law-abiding public is safer now that he has been arrested. We are, and will remain, on high alert and will take all appropriate actions against credible threats,” said Lawrence Keefe, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

Prosecutors called Baker a “dangerous extremist” and said he was attempting to purchase firearms this week.

“Extremists intent on violence from either end of the political and social spectrums must be stopped, and they will be stopped,” Keefe said.

Here’s more about possible violence at state capitals:

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Leon County, state of Florida prepares for potential protests ahead of Inauguration Day

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4 Comments

  1. They arrested him only because the FBI had a bigger False Flag planned and did not want this little peon to mess up their parallel plan.

  2. Mr. Baker should be shot for his actions while in the service of this country. No veteran can respected a man like him. But, is the FBI using Mr. Baker for another reason? We all know that’s a possibility. Folks, our President has requested that we stay home, don’t be involved with any protests, especially any “peaceful” protest, and do nothing like BLM or Antifa are shown to do. Watch Mr. Bidden be sworn in on TV, but be safe.
    Friends, let’s remember our elected Senators and Representors, especially the “Rinos” and other back stabbers, in the next elections (hope they aren’t as “honest” the 2020 elections were). Let’s all work for term limits for the House and Senate, along with a maximum age for retirement (life 75 years max and they would have 10 days after their birthday to retire or lose their retirement and other benefits that the tax payors pay for).

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