Report: FBI arrests ‘hardcore leftist’ over threats to protesters at Florida state Capitol

Trump supporters aren’t the only ones the FBI thinks might be planning violence in the run-up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

A self-described “hardcore leftist” who says he’s part of Antifa, Daniel Baker of Tallahassee, Florida was arrested by the FBI early Friday on charges of transmitting, in interstate commerce, a threat to kidnap or injure after he issued multiple calls for violence against protesters who gathered at the Sunshine State’s Capitol on Sunday, the Washington Examiner reported.

According to a statement from the Justice Department, Baker “specifically called for others to join him in encircling any protestors and confining them at the Capitol complex using firearms.”

“Extremists intent on violence from either end of the political and social spectrums must be stopped, and they will be stopped,” Lawrence Keefe, a U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Florida, said. “The diligent work in this case by the FBI and other public safety organizations has averted a crisis with this arrest, and we will not stop in our efforts to detect, deter, and disrupt anyone else planning to incite or commit violence.”

“Call all of your friends”

According to the Washington Examiner, Baker made his plans known on Facebook, writing:

Armed racist mobs have planted the Confederate flag in the nations [sic] Capitol while announcing their plans to storm every American state [Capitol] on or around Inauguration Day. We will fight back. We will circle the state Capitol and let them fight the cops and take the building. Then we will encircle them and trap them inside. We will drive them out of Tallahassee with every caliber available.

Baker, whose YouTube channel reportedly contained numerous references to George Soros and made claims that Baker had become a member of Antifa, also said “[t]hey are staging an armed takeover so only an armed community can stop them,” and asserted that “we have already recruited an army [of] armed combat veterans and volunteers” that would use vehicles and firearms to trap and then attack protesters.

He reportedly concluded: “If you are afraid to die fighting the enemy, then stay in bed and live. Call all of your friends and Rise Up!”

Baker was not unknown to federal law enforcement. He had been present at other riots in recent months, including at the so-called “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone,” or “CHOP,” in Seattle in 2020, the Examiner noted.

“Force them into the light”

Baker was critical of the CHOP movement, saying that if organizers really wanted a “revolution,” they “needed to get AK’s and start making bombs,” the Examiner reported. He also said in recent posts that he wanted to buy more firearms.

Discussing the nature of the threats to Washington, D.C. and state Capitols, FBI Director Christopher Wray said, “One of the real challenges in this space is trying to distinguish what’s aspirational versus what’s intentional.”

Regardless of the challenges, however, the Justice Department won’t stop trying “to protect public safety and uphold the rule of law,” U.S. Attorney Keefe said in a statement.

“While extremists who plan mayhem may skulk in the shadows, it’s important that we force them into the light and bring them to justice,” he added.

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    1. The FBI is not a friend of Trump supporters or true American conservative patriots. The past 4years has proven this without a doubt. Our Republic is no more, the communists are in power and many so-called Republicans are in league with these God-hsting, American Constitution haters.

      1. thanks Liberals, we have given barrack obama a contract now for 4 more years, a total of 12 years to destroy this nation as we know of it. AND due to this the federal government is “no longer” a friend for the common people. Obama, Comey, and Wray i have no trust in them… AMERICA, who can you TRUST, ???????? only ourselves…

  1. Antifa and anyone who thinks violence and lies, including government or Big Tech are evil and need to get a real life. You can kill and destroy the whole world, but cannot take the righteous from Heaven. Our soul is destined for Heaven. Unlike you, our hope is God. You think he is a myth because you are lost. But he is real. If you do not seek, he will not show himself. Why would he? Turn from your wicked ways. Repent and be Baptized then you will receive the Holy Spirit for understanding. Or you can believe violence is so wonderful. The devil is a liar. Those thoughts are from the devil, just like fear, confusion. Jesus died for all of that. Evil has no power in my life. Faith and Love are stronger. Cast the devil out in the name of Jesus. Death has no power over the Righteous.

      1. because thats ok, its trump supporters or just plain Americans that love their country that get shut down

    1. Sir only those who have been born again and thereafter keep His Commandments will inherit everlasting life. Deceive not your own heart. “If you love Me, keep My Commandments.” (John 14:15) is not a choice or suggestion.

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  3. The military should be told to shoot to kill…….. No questions……. If you are going to the Capitol….. Be ready to die…… We can no longer put up with this lawlessness…..!!!

  4. Yes in a lot of articles I’m reading lately there seems to be a lot of reports about law enforcement agencies actively watching people and tracking their phones or accessing these people’s social media with no mention of prior evidence or warrants to collect this information.Is this information unknown? Or are these just unmentioned in all of these articles?. Law enforcement breaking laws to enforc them just doesn’t add up as fair or legal law to me .

  5. As it becomes more & more clear that Trump supporters did not attack the Capitol, an insane premise anyway, that Antifa/BLM are still intending to ruin the Country. Dem supporters of them who allowed them to do their damage all last year or so & even earlier are as evil or more so than they are. They could have been stopped in their infancy. Think back, Dem Mayors allowing them to destroy their cities for some kind of wrong headed Political gain. The Dems like Pelosi & Schumer still cling to the lie that it is all Trump’s fault & all the plots to re educate his supporters(the majority of all voters for sure) in camps etc., ruin their lives, destroy free speech are even more evil than Antifa. They are still in office. They cannot say they are supporting the constitution to which they made oaths to.

  6. When these cities and states turned a blind eye to the anarchists this past year, they allowed the breeding to grow. Now these anarchists are arming themselves and becoming more violent. Meanwhile, the media, big tech and Dimwits are doing all they can to make people believe it’s coming from the right. Stand back, let the left deal with the chaos they have allowed. The wicked will end up eating their own.

  7. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that it WAS THE DEMOCRATS WHO HAD A HAND IN THE VIOLENCE in the Capitol and THEIR the ones who had ANTIFA do the damage AND NOT TRUMP SUPPORTERS AND IT WAS PROVEN…but the democRAT biased owned MEDIA DENIED THIS AND THEY CAUSED THE DEATHS!!

  8. Yes, George Soror is a traitor. Hungary doesn’t want him; and Conservatives in America don’t want him either. His ways are evil even though he supports what appears to be ‘good’ causes with his billions of $$. Check online for info about him. Read btwn the lines and see who he really is … a rat!

  9. What the demonrats don’t get is: if they keep pandering to blm and antifa, if they don’t meet their demands, they will be coming for them as well! They are too ignorant to understand that blm and antifa intend to take over our government and our country! The demonrat enablers are a means to an end, once their usefulness is gone, they will be gone as well.

  10. Blame it on the Democrats. Leading the country to ruins. Those who voted for them ask for it. Iran & North Korea will start shooting rockets into USA. Democrats leaders only want to fill the pockets for money. God should punish those who deserves it.

  11. Local and state police should not have their hands tied when it comes to BLM and ANTIFA, I wish our DOJ and FBI would have let the patriotic american citizens know the truth about commie Joe and his ties to China Russia and evidence on Hunter Bidens laptop ,it will take years before myself and numerous american people have FAITH in these institutions again PAUL the Jarhead 79-82

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