Federal authorities investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot are looking into whether high-profile allies of former President Donald Trump, including Roger Stone and Alex Jones, played any role in organizing the violence, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the inquiry said Saturday.
The Washington Post first reported that the possible roles of Stone, Jones and Ali Alexander, organizer of the "Stop the Steal" rally, were being investigated.
The law enforcement source said that charges were unlikely but that investigators want to get a broad understanding of any possible instigators.
Trump pardoned Stone, a longtime adviser, in December following his 2019 conviction for making false statements, obstruction and witness tampering. Jones is a right-wing conspiracy theorist known for claiming that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012 didn't happen.
Authorities announced Friday that six more people linked to the far-right Oath Keepers militia group had been indicted on charges that they planned and coordinated with one another in the deadly Jan. 6 attack.