Gaetz Calls on FBI Director Wray to Fully Disclose the Role FBI Operatives Played in Instigating the Jan. 6 Capitol Riot

Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) on Wednesday called for FBI Director Christopher Wray to “fully disclose” any role the FBI may have played in instigating the breach of the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, 2021.

Gaetz’s request comes after a Revolver News bombshell report on Monday suggested FBI informants, and/or undercover federal agents were heavily involved in the planning of the riot, and seemed to be the most violent participants of the riot. According to Revolver News, there are over 20 unindicted co-conspirators mentioned in the Oath Keepers indictments who played various roles in the “conspiracy.” These individuals have not been charged, even though they engaged in some cases in much worse activities than the other rioters who are now languishing in the D.C. “deplorable” jail.

We at Revolver News have noticed a pattern from our now months-long investigation into 1/6 — and in particular from our meticulous study of the charging documents related to those indicted. In many cases the unindicted co-conspirators appear to be much more aggressive and egregious participants in the very so-called “conspiracy” serving as the basis for charging those indicted.

The question immediately arises as to why this is the case, and forces us to consider whether certain individuals are being protected from indictment because they were involved in 1/6 as undercover operatives or confidential informants for a federal agency.

In his letter to the FBI Director, Gaetz asks the three key questions posed by Revolver news.

Revolver News is willing to address the matter directly in the following three questions:

  1. 1. In the year leading up to 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) that the FBI, DOJ, Pentagon and network news have labeled most responsible for planning and executing a Capitol attack on 1/6 infiltrated by agencies of the federal government, or informants of said agencies?

  2. 2. Exactly how many federal undercover agents or confidential informants were present at the Capitol or in the Capitol during the infamous “siege” and what roles did they play (merely passive informants or active instigators)?

  3. 3. Finally, of all of 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.)?

Congressman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday had the opportunity to query Wray about the suppressed surveillance footage from Jan 6th, the “assassination” of unarmed Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt, although, predictably, he received no satisfactory answers. Gosar also took the opportunity to enter into the record Revolver News’ explosive report about the FBI’s infiltration of the riot.


Fox News’ Tucker Carlson also covered the Revolver News story in his opening monologue, Tuesday night.

“We know that the government is hiding the identity of many law enforcement officers who were present at the Capitol on January 6—not just the one who killed Ashli Babbitt,” Carlson said.

According to the government’s own court filings, those law enforcement officers participated in the riot, sometimes in violent ways. We know that because without fail, the government has thrown the book at most people who were in the Capitol on January 6. There was a nationwide dragnet to find them, and many of them are still in solitary confinement tonight. But strangely, some of the key people who participated on January 6 have not been charged.

Carlson noted that the two people responsible for organizing the riot have not been charged with anything.

“Why is that?” he asked. “You know why. They were almost certainly working for the FBI. So FBI operatives were organizing the attack on the Capitol on January 6, according to government documents.”


Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this post mistakenly referred to Ashli Babbitt as a Navy Veteran. She was in fact, an Air Force veteran. 

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About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

Photo: TOPSHOT - Trump supporters clash with police and security forces, as they storm the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021. - Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)