During a recent television interview, Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) accused the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of having over 200 FBI agents “embedded” in the crowd that stormed Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021.
“The FBI was not only involved in the actions on January 6 from within,” Higgins told Newsmax during a recent interview. “They had, I suspect, over 200 agents embedded within the crowd including agents or as they would call human assets inside the Capitol dressed as Trump supporters before the doors were opened.”
Newsmax shared a clip from a video that featured the Louisiana congressman during a previous hearing where he questioned FBI Director Christopher Wray regarding the agency’s involvement with the Jan. 6 protest. As part of his questioning, Higgins accused the FBI of sending “ghost busses” to Capitol Hill that were filled with FBI informants dressed to look like supporters of former President Donald Trump.
Asked by Higgins if he could confirm that the FBI had “that sort of engagement” with agents “embedded” in the crowd of Trump supporters on Jan. 6, Wray responded, “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.”
In addition to claiming that the FBI had over 200 agents embedded in the crowd at the storming of Capitol Hill, Higgins told Newsmax that the FBI had “infiltrated” websites, social media accounts, and online chat groups related to people who discussed “objections to COVID oppression.”
“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 of the Capitol on January 6, you’ll find that those messages were led by members of the groups and ended up to be the FBI agents that had infiltrated the group,” Higgins said. “So the FBI’s involvement was deep not just on J6, but on the days and weeks and months prior.”