Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) and several of his Republican colleagues are asking FBI Director Christopher Wray for information on FBI operatives and their connection to the January 6 Capitol riots.
That after reports that FBI operatives were possibly involved in organizing and participating in the seige.
In a letter, the members of Congress are asking for information on the FBI's infiltration of militia groups known as Oath Keepers, the Proud Boys, and the Three Percenters. They're also asking how many informants and undercover agents were on site, and what role they played on January 6.
You can read the full letter from Rep. Gaetz below.
The Honorable Christopher Wray
Federal Bureau of Investigation
935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20535
As the events of January 6, 2021, come to clearer relief many questions remain unanswered. On June 8, 2021, the Senate Homeland Security Committee and the Senate Rules Committee jointly produced a 95-page report finding problems ranging from “federal intelligence agencies failing to warn of a potential for violence, to a lack of planning and preparation by U.S. Capitol Police and law enforcement leadership.”
I am seeking your answers to clarify the following questions:
1. In the year leading up to the events on 1/6 and during 1/6 itself, to what extent were the three primary militia groups (the Oath Keepers, the Proud Boys, and the Three Percenters) infiltrated by agencies of the federal government (including the FBI), or informants of said agencies?
2. Exactly how many federal undercover agents or confidential informants were present at the Capitol or in the Capitol during the “siege” and what roles did they play (merely passive informants or active instigators)?
3. Of all the unindicted co-conspirators referenced in the charging documents of those indicted for crimes on 1/6, how many worked as a confidential informant or as an undercover operative for the federal government (FBI, Army Counterintelligence, etc.)?
I expect an answer from your office by August 1, 2021. Thank you.
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