FBI’s Wray faces heat over informants planted before January 6

The Democrat narrative about January 6–that it was an “insurrection” attempt–may be collapsing after congressional testimony by FBI Director Christopher Wray that numerous FBI informants were embedded with militia groups before the Capitol breach and even some inside the Capitol before the breach occurred. 

Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) grilled Wray about the use of informants on Tuesday during a Homeland Security Committee hearing, and grew angry when Wray would not answer his questions about whether informants were inside the Capitol before the breach.

“The suggestion that the FBI’s confidential human sources or FBI employees in some way instigated or orchestrated January 6th, that’s categorically false,” Wray huffed.

But he did not say “no,” Higgins noted.

Growing obfuscation

If the informants encouraged others to enter the Capitol, as some who did so have claimed, it presents a very different picture of the day’s events than those the January 6 committee and Democrats have tried to paint.

Maybe that’s why members of the committee like Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-LA), the chair, are actively obfuscating on behalf of Wray and others at the FBI.

Thompson intervened during the hearing before Higgins could press Wray further about the admission that informants were involved with militia groups months before the January 6 breach occurred.

It seems very clear at this point that the January 6 committee does not want to know the truth about what happened if it lets Republicans off the hook even a little bit for the events.

“Insurrection” narrative collapsing

The “insurrection” narrative is collapsing, and January 6 committee members are frantically trying to prop it up until the committee is disbanded when Republicans take over in the New Year.

Indeed, I have always refused to call the events of January 6 an insurrection, opting instead to use the term “breach” to describe what happened that day.

If it can be proven that the FBI basically entrapped these militia groups by suggesting they enter the Capitol or that the idea to do so came from the bureau informants, it will be a radical shift in the way the event should be understood.

It is obvious that the January 6 committee has not been looking for the truth; it has been spinning a fantastical yarn in which its political opponents are treasonous and those on its side are virtuous.

Neither of which seems to be true.