Fox News host Tucker Carlson recently covered the Senate hearing about the incident at the Capitol on January 6, questioning why FBI and DOJ officials effectively delivered non-answers when asked pointed questions regarding the events of January 6.
“If you ignore all the huffing and puffing on TV and just look at the video evidence, it’s been clear for a while now the Department of Justice probably had some role in the events of January 6 – it’s obvious. After hearing inside of Capitol Hill today, it became even clearer. Watch Senator Ted Cruz of Texas ask an FBI official called Jill Sanborn point-blank whether the FBI was involved.”
Carlson cut to a video segment where Senator Cruz directly asked questions regarding the level of FBI involvement – be they direct agents or informants – in the Capitol incident, to which Sanborn repeatedly returned answers where she said she couldn’t answer those questions.
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One question that Carlson homed in on was when Senator Cruz asked Sanborn whether any FBI agents committed “any crimes of violence,” and the only response Senator Cruz got in return was yet another non-answer.
Carlson was reasonably shocked that Sanborn proclaimed she couldn’t answer whether the FBI was directly involved in crimes of violence at the Capitol, claiming that “of course, Jill Sanborn can answer that, and she should be forced to answer that immediately.”
Another area that Carlson covered were question regarding Ray Epps, the individual who has seemingly been shrouded in mystery with respect to him not being prosecuted despite Epps having been previously on the FBI’s wanted list and clearly being caught on video encouraging a breach of the Capitol on January 5th and seen on video right outside where a Capitol fence was forcibly taken down.
The Fox News host mocked how the January 6 Committee coincidentally released a statement on January 11th – after Senators started asking more questions about Epps – where the House Committee claimed that they’d spoken with Epps and that he wasn’t involved with law enforcement on the day of or prior to the Capitol incident.
“Mr. Epps informed us that he was not employed by, working with, or acting at the direction of any law enforcement agency on January 5th or 6th or at any other time and that he has never been an informant for the FBI or any other law enforcement agency.”
Carlson found this convenient statement to be almost laughable, pointing out how the January 6 Committee claimed they spoke with Epps back in November but decided to wait on releasing this statement until now.
What Carlson found all the more insane was how Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger framed Epps – a man encouraging criminal activity at the Capitol – as someone who “didn’t enter the Capitol” and had “broke no laws.”
This piece was written by Gregory Hoyt on January 12, 2022. It originally appeared in RedVoiceMedia.com and is used by permission.
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