(TheConservativeNews.org) – FBI Director Christopher Wray refused to answer multiple questions Tuesday from a Republican congressman concerning whether FBI sources were embedded among Jan. 6 protesters during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on Worldwide Threats to the Homeland.
Republican Louisiana Rep. Clay Higgins asked Wray at the hearing if the FBI had “confidential human sources embedded within the Jan. 6 protesters” that day. Wray said he had to “be very careful about when we do and do not and where we have and have not used” such sources, “categorically” denying that bureau sources or employees “instigated or orchestrated Jan. 6.”
Last September, the New York Times reported that the FBI had at least one informant marching with the Proud Boys on January 6. So how many FBI agents were on the Capitol grounds on January 6? This April, The Epoch Times reported that “at least 20 FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives ‘assets’ were embedded around the U.S. Capitol on January 6.”
The FBI has arrested more than 850 people in connection with the Jan. 6 events, with hundreds pleading guilty to related charges, according to NBC News. Earlier this year, the House Jan. 6 Committee dismissed an “unsupported” claim that the FBI helped to incite the riot, The Washington Post reported.
There is also evidence that the US Capitol Police were also running informants and operatives inside the Trump crowd including members who entered the US Capitol with the protesters.
The FBI director urged Higgins not to “read anything into” his choice not to divulge information about informants, with committee Chairman Bennie Thompson cutting off the exchange for time.
We may never know how many confidential human sources the government was running in the massive crowd on January 6th.