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Congressman Says The FBI Had Over 200 Assets At U.S. Capitol On Jan 6

'The people that were involved in that is quite a large web'

Congressman Says The FBI Had Over 200 Assets At U.S. Capitol On Jan 6

A U.S. congressman says federal authorities lured people to the nation’s Capital to participate in riots on Jan. 6, 2021, and that the FBI had more than 200 undercover assets on the ground that day.

During an interview with former Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson, Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.), a top Republican on the House Oversight & Accountability Committee, said congress has a “case file” showing the federal government “set the stage for what happened” on Jan. 6.

He says the government worked “to entrap thousands of Americans from across the country, and to lure them into this set stage” on Jan. 6.

“The people that were involved in that is quite a large web,” said Higgins. “So yes sir, we do have a great deal of evidence compiled. And we are gradually, professionally rolling the evidence out.”

Carlson, clarifying that this was not a biased or political assessment, asked Higgins to reiterate that his statement was a “sober conclusion based on the evidence, that’s what you’re saying?”

Higgins replied: “That would be my sober assessment as an investigator. … I love my country and I’ve always been a staunch defender of the thin blue line, and I would proudly count the FBI amongst that number — it’s like brothers to me. So, to find that level of conspiratorial corruption at the highest levels of the FBI has been very troubling to me as a man, as a cop.”

Prior to serving in congress, Higgins worked as a police officer with the Opelousas City Police Department, Port Barre Police Department, St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, Lafayette City Marshal, and the Louisiana Department of Justice.

“We believe that there were easily 200 FBI undercover assets operating in the crowd, outside the Capitol, embedded into groups that entered the Capitol or provoked entry of the Capitol,” Higgins said. “Given the scope of the operation and the number of doors where entry was allowed or even encouraged—and the number of people that were actually outside the Capitol and that entered—we believe 200 [is a] conservative number.”

Higgins is one of several congressional officials who has formally questioned FBI Director Christopher Wray during testimony about the events of Jan. 6.

Wray has repeatedly refused to confirm the number of FBI assets on the ground that day.

Higgins said that based on the evidence congressional officials have reviewed, FBI assets dressed as Trump supporters inside the Capitol “because those were the guys that knew their way around the Capitol.”

He also said evidence shows FBI assets worked in conjunction with local Washington, D.C. police and U.S. Capitol Police.

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