THE ‘Three Percenters’ militia group has reportedly been named in a plot to storm the Capitol on Thursday – when QAnon fans think Donald Trump will be reinstated as president.
US Capitol Police officers received an intelligence bulletin on Tuesday that named the Three Percenters as the group planning the breach, two sources told FOX 5.
Joint FBI and Department of Homeland Security intel bulletin also warned the extremists have "discussed plans to take control of the US Capitol and remove democratic lawmakers on or about 4 March."
Members of the far-right Three Percenters militia were accused in the deadly January 6 Capitol riot which occurred after Trump called on his supporters to fight the election results.
Three Percenters belong to a militia movement that believe a small number of dedicated “patriots” are protecting Americans from government tyranny.
The group's name comes from the false claim that only three per cent of American colonists were actively engaged in battle against British forces at any given time during the American Revolution.
The Capitol Police sources said that their days off and vacations were canceled in light of the new threat.
On Tuesday, Capitol Police tweeted that it is “aware of concerning information and intelligence pertaining to March 4th” and continued to work with law enforcement partners.
The department stated that it “has taken immediate steps to enhance our security posture and staffing for a number of days, to include March 4th.”
An email from Timothy Blodgett, Acting Sergeant at Arms, to Congress on Wednesday confirmed that police "received new and concerning information and intelligence" saying there is interest in the Capitol for March 4 to 6 "by a militia group."
March 4, which was the original inauguration day for presidents, is when QAnon fans think Trump will rally and be sworn in as the nation’s leader once again.
Followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory believe that Trump has been fighting off a cabal of child-eating Satanic pedophiles.
They believe that Trump will carry on his war against the “deep state” on March 4.
The idea is rooted in the “sovereign citizen” movement – which claims that a law was secretly passed in 1871 that turned the US into a corporation.
QAnon believers think that Trump will become the 19th president of the original republic instead of the corporation they claim the 1871 law created.
Trump International Hotel Washington DC reportedly hiked up its rates for March 4, which QAnon fans could view as the former president supporting their narrative for the day, according to Soufan Center senior fellow Jason Blazakis.
“They absolutely try to interpret the words and actions of President Trump very carefully,” he said.
Acting House Sergeant at Arms Timothy Blodgett stated in a memo obtained by Fox News on Tuesday that the threat for March 4 was diminished.
However, March 4 is not the only date linked to a threat of a breach at the capital.
QAnon follower "Ken" said “Trump is still in charge of the Military” and that “Trump will be inaugurated again on March 20,” according to Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel.
A Pentagon official said that US Capitol Police requested that 4,900 National Guard troops stay stationed in Washington, D.C, through March 12.
Another date that has been floated for a possible storming of the Capitol is April 15, which is Tax Day.
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