Former US Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund testified about “the rioters”:
“These people came specifically with equipment. You’re bringing climbing gear to a demonstration, explosives, chemical spray – you’re coming prepared … The fact that the group attacked our West Front 20 minutes before the event at the Ellipse ended …”
This is at least an hour before Trump fans, listening to the end of his speech, could have arrived. MPD acting chief Robert Contee said “the rioters” used hand signals, radio communication, and chemicals; placed two pipe bombs; and acted in coordination. This is consistent with the tactics of some Antifa groups and other long standing seditious leftist organizations. Read Unmasked by Andy Ngo.
The DC prosecution (including the FBI, the Capitol police, and the Metropolitan Police Department) blame the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys without adequate evidence, and look away from the Dem allies.