In the summer of 2020, an FBI informant posing as an antifa warrior in a silver hearse loaded with guns descended on protests to infiltrate and disrupt Denver’s racial justice movement. In Colorado Springs, the FBI attempted similar efforts to undermine racial justice movements there. Investigative reporter Trevor Aaronson reveals secret undercover recordings exposing federal entrapment schemes targeting unsuspecting Americans in both Denver and Colorado Springs.
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Bob and Scott talk with Trevor Aaronson about his reporting in the podcast series “Alphabet Boys.” They discuss FBI infiltration, disruption and attempts to entrap activists in Denver and Colorado Springs. They discuss parallels between the FBI’s COINTELPRO of the 1960s and 1970s and the FBI’s post-911 mission. And they talk about how politics in Washington DC don’t allow for any real change on the state’s war against the left.
Bio// Trevor Aaronson is an award-winning investigative journalist and host of the podcast series “Alphabet Boys.” He is the author of The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism and a contributing writer for The Intercept.