A whistleblower claims that the Washington Field Office of the FBI may have had “undercover officers” inside the Capitol on January 6, 2018.
During the disturbance that occurred on January 6, 2021, the FBI’s Washington Field Office may have had “undercover officers” and “confidential human sources” operating within the Capitol. This information was disclosed by a whistleblower. The Daily Caller News Foundation is the source of this material and it was received by them.
On January 6, the Washington Field Office of the FBI asked that the Boston Field Office begin an investigation into 140 people who traveled from Massachusetts to the District of Columbia via bus on that day. They did not, however, comply with the request made by the Boston office to see video evidence verifying that the persons in question were present within the Capitol. According to information provided by whistleblower George Hill, the Washington Field Office of the FBI stated that they needed to conceal the identities of potential undercover operatives.
According to Hill, the Boston office had first initiated charges on two people who were in restricted sections of the Capitol. As those people were responsible for organizing the buses to D.C., the WFO demanded that investigations be initiated into each and every passenger on the bus. But, because going to Washington, D.C. is considered “First Amendment protected conduct,” the supervisory special agent in Boston declined to launch cases on anybody who traveled there.
The WFO did not reveal the tape to another SSA when they asked to see it because they did not know “the specific time and place those persons were inside the Capitol.” When another SSA made the request, the WFO denied showing the footage. Hill was able to hear the response from the WFO, which stated that there “may be” undercover agents or confidential human sources “on those films whose identity we need to protect.” Hill was able to hear this response.
There have been rumors that FBI agents were present at the event that took place on January 6th. When Republican Louisiana Representative Clay Higgins questioned FBI Director Christopher Wray in November whether the bureau had confidential human sources among the Jan. 6 demonstrators, He declined to confirm or deny whether the bureau had such sources. Jill Sanborn, the Executive Assistant Director of the FBI’s National Security Section, also sidestepped the inquiry when it was posed by Ted Cruz, a Republican senator from Texas, at a session that took place on January 11, 2023, in the Senate.
Rep. Jim Jordan, a Republican from Ohio and the chair of the House Judiciary Committee praised the bravery of the whistleblowers and called on additional individuals to come forward with their information. He also voiced the hope that leaks from Democrats and comments from political opponents would not dissuade whistleblowers from coming forward with information about malfeasance.
The FBI has not provided any remark about this issue.