The FBI is reportedly investigating if foreign actors funded some of the rioters that breached the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, a current and former FBI official told NBC News.
The agency is investigating whether foreign governments, organizations or individuals provided funding to those that helped plan the riot, according to the news outlet. As part of the probe, the agency is reportedly examining payments of $500,000 in bitcoin by a French computer programmer before the riot.
Most of the money went to far-right podcaster Nick Fuentes who received 13.5 BTC, according to Chainanalysis’s report, which is worth about $250,000.
Read more at The Hill.