This seems significant: the 4th Reich asked the Proud Boys to get involved, but not to wear their uniforms:
One day after news networks declared President Donald Trump lost the 2020 election, his campaign had a request for the Proud Boys: Members of the extremist group should attend rallies pushing Trump’s false claim that the election was stolen — but not in their recognizable black-and-yellow gear.
“The campaign asked us to not wear colors to these events,” Proud Boys leader Henry “Enrique” Tarrio told one of his closest deputies in an encrypted Nov. 8, 2020, chat, according to court evidence.
Eight weeks later and days before Jan. 6, 2021, the Proud Boys chairman confided further to multiple girlfriends about members’ preparations for violence and the possibility of storming the Capitol.
“Whatever happens … make it a spectacle,” the 39-year-old Miami-born Cuban American said in a final text to another lieutenant and co-defendant as police arrested Tarrio on his arrival in D.C. on Jan. 4, government exhibits and testimony show.
I’m not a lawyer, I don’t play one on teevee, but asking a well-known paramilitary Domestic Tuckerism group to attend rallies on your candidate’s behalf —even if not in uniform!— strikes me as being a conspiracy.
Simply “dropping in uninvited” to a planned coup is just not done
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The request to ditch the uniforms wasn’t to put other attendees at ease and not draw the attention of the media, it was requested to help them blend in, be invisible, and difficult to target by law enforcement.