A retired US Army Green Beret revealed that the FBI attempted to recruit him to use him as a spy on the Oath Keepers group a few weeks before the violence at the Capitol.
Jeremy M. Brown, 47, is currently detained at Pinellas County Jail in Florida due to federal misdemeanor charges related to Jan. 6. According to him, his arrest was due to his refusal to become a confidential informant.
He admitted that he was at the January 6 “Stop the Steal” rally and indeed “dressed in tactical gear.” The reason he was decked out in his work clothes was that he was there “to provide security for event organizers and for VIPs who spoke at the rally.” He got a call from the bureau while he was there. “I explained where I was and what I was doing, so on January 6th, 2021, they were well aware of my location and purpose for being there.”
He said FBI agents from the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) met with him in late 2020 and asked him to become an informant.
“On Dec. 11, 2020, the exact same Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) agents that (later) arrested me attempted to recruit me as a confidential informant,” Brown said in a letter to The Epoch Times from the Pinellas County Jail. “Their ‘pitch’ was intended to gauge my interest in infiltrating law-abiding citizen groups that had no criminal history and certainly were not designated ‘terrorist groups.’”
The former Green Beret was miffed by their “pitch,” clearly “intended to gauge my interest in infiltrating law-abiding citizen groups that had no criminal history and certainly were not designated ‘terrorist groups.’” He didn’t sign up with the group to spy on former defenders of America.
“I joined the Oath Keepers to help them on their path to doing their mission, which is to build an organization that has a community outreach to not only law enforcement and military, but also to citizens.” If you can’t trust former cops and soldiers, who can you trust?
Brown was smart enough to watch the watchers. He “recorded the FBI meeting for his own protection.” When they asked him to be a spy he said no and thought that would be the end of it. “Of course, I declined to pursue any offer from the agents and went on my way.”
Brown had suspicions that the feds weren’t going to play nice at their little conference because less than a week before, two agents showed up on his doorstep asking “about some things Brown posted on the social media site Parler.” After that, he sent an email to “an FBI agent in Tampa and was asked to a meeting.”
The Oath Keepers is an association of former military, police, and first responders whose mission includes defending the U.S. Constitution and protecting constitutional rights. They are often described as a right-wing militia or an anti-government paramilitary organization, labels the group rejects.
Brown joined the Oath Keepers within a week of the November 2020 presidential election. Here’s what Brown said on a March 2021 podcast:
“I joined the Oath Keepers to help them on their path to doing their mission, which is to build an organization that has a community outreach to not only law enforcement and military, but also to citizens.”
Brown decided he would turn spy after all, but not for the feds, against them. That led to his arrest, mostly aimed at shutting him up.
“In the days and weeks that followed the events of Jan. 6th, I was disgusted and appalled at the blatant lies that were coming from the media, politicians, and the Department of Justice.” He knew he was backing into a buzz saw.
“I know I was making myself a target of the FBI, but I swore an oath to the U.S. Constitution, so the choice to speak out was an easy one.” What upset the bureau was the way “people kept posting links to his interview on the Facebook page of the FBI’s Tampa field office.” That made it impossible to deny “that their failed CI [confidential informant] recruit was now an outspoken ‘whistleblower’ exposing the FBI’s actions prior to Jan 6th.”
“I spoke the truth about my firsthand account and gave my professional opinions based on 20 years of special operations experience.” Some of that “was working with the JTTF and other similar agencies on foreign soil.” The FBI started to spy on his friends. “This clearly got the attention of the FBI and almost immediately, friends of mine began being contacted by the FBI, some of whom were questioned and threatened with being charged with crimes.” They really got nasty with his sister. “My own sister was personally contacted on her new cell phone number by the very agent that was in the recorded recruitment meeting.”
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What the agent allegedly told her is disgusting. “The agent told Brown’s sister that the FBI/DHS (Department of Homeland Security) was ‘concerned’ I had been ‘radicalized’ and that I may be ‘suicidal.’” That’s a nasty case of over-the-top psychological warfare because “the siblings lost a brother to suicide in late 2018.”
On his September 30 birthday, he got arrested. “As many as 40 agents from the FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and local law enforcement” moved in with “15-20 vehicles.” They didn’t read him his rights or have a warrant, telling him when he asked to see it that “they were ‘too many pages.’”
Without “ever reading me my rights, they handcuffed me and put me in their unmarked SUV. Despite requesting multiple times to see any of the warrants I should have been served with, they repeatedly refused to show any of them.” One agent even admitted they were on a fishing trip to catch a spy one way or another. “One agent was even recorded stating, ‘We don’t know what we are looking for yet.’ They should look for a copy of the Constitution and read it.”