In an interview earlier in November on Newsmax, Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) told the interviewer that the FBI was more involved in the January 6 Capitol uprising than they have admitted. Higgins has repeatedly asked FBI Director Christopher Wray about that allegation, which he has denied.
“If you are asking whether the violence at the Capitol on January 6 was part of some operation orchestrated by FBI sources and or agents, the answer is emphatically no,” Wray told Higgins.
Higgins, however, is not buying Wray’s denials, according to Post Millennial.
“The FBI was not only involved in the actions on January 6 from within. They had, I suspect, over 200 agents embedded within the crowd, including agents or as they would call [them] human assets inside the Capitol dressed as Trump supporters before the doors were opened,” the congressman told Newsmax.
“Beyond that, the FBI had embedded themselves and infiltrated online chat groups and websites and social media accounts across the country with any group that was discussing objections to COVID oppression. The FBI, you know, effectively infiltrated those groups.”
Higgins continued, “And when you track the text threads and the communications within those groups, and find the origins of suggestions of potential violence, or an act of occupation at the Capitol on January 6, you’ll find those messages were led by members of the groups and ended up to be the FBI agents that had infiltrated the group. So the FBI’s involvement was deep not just on J6, but on the days and weeks and months prior.”
The FBI doesn't appear to be beyond embedding itself in groups to “encourage” illegal behavior. All one needs to do is look at the “kidnapping” plot of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) to see the lengths the FBI will go to to “nail” extremists. In that case, FBI agents were apparently not as interested in stopping the plot as they were trying to help plan and enact it by embedding agents and informants among those engaged in the scheme.
BuzzFeed, of all news outlets, hardly a right-wing propaganda site, conducted several investigative stories about the plot and found the FBI used about a dozen confidential informants and two undercover agents to get intel on the group allegedly planning to kidnap Whitmer.
“Working in secret, they did more than just passively observe and report on the actions of the suspects,” the story said. “Instead, they had a hand in nearly every aspect of the alleged plot, starting with its inception.”
Therefore, is it a stretch that the FBI may have embedded assets among those who entered the Capitol on January 6, 2021?
Recent footage released at the behest of Speaker Mike Johnson (R-Louisiana) shows protesters entering the Capitol, welcomed inside by US Capitol Police. While some lunatics assaulted police officers, there were a fair amount of protesters, including an older woman thrown down concrete steps, who police officers beat. You may also recall the only person killed at the US Capitol on January 6 was Ashli Babbitt, an unarmed Trump supporter, executed by Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd, who was rewarded a couple of years later by being promoted to captain.
While a majority of Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioters who ran roughshod on cities across the U.S. have gone unpunished, over 1,200 Americans have been arrested and charged in connection with the US Capitol protest. Some have languished in solitary confinement for over three years, with some still awaiting trial in violation of their constitutional rights. Some never entered the building yet were charged with misdemeanor parading or trespassing.
Is it beyond the current version of the FBI to have had agents embedded among those protesting the results of the 2020 presidential election?