During a House Homeland Security hearing on Wednesday, Rep. Clay Higgins (R- La.) attempted to ask FBI Director Christopher Wray about two vehicles he described as “ghost buses” that arrived in D.C. in the early morning of Jan. 6, 2021, but was abruptly shut down before he could get an answer.
Higgins, a reserve law enforcement officer in Louisiana, began by grilling Wray about the use of FBI confidential informants on January 6.
“We the people still do not have a definitive answer from you or anyone else in the Biden administration regarding the FBI presence and participation in the months leading up to the November  election and in the weeks and days prior to Jan. 6 and on Jan. 6 here in D.C.,” Higgins complained. “We can’t get a straight answer.”
As investigative journalist Julie Kelly has reported at American Greatness, at least ten and possibly up to fifteen FBI informants were embedded in just the Proud Boys group alone.
Informants participated in numerous group chats, cozied up to leadership, and even accompanied the Proud Boys to Washington.
One known informant, according to a September 2021 New York Times report, was involved in the first breach of Capitol grounds and entered the building that afternoon.
“Earlier this year, an FBI informant was reported to—his quote under oath—’marched to the U.S. Capitol with fellow Proud Boys members on January 6,'” Higgins said. “He said he was communicating with his FBI handler while people were entering the U.S. Capitol,” he continued. “Can you confirm that the FBI had that sort of engagement with your own agents embedded within to the crowd on January 6?”
“If you are asking whether the violence at the Capitol on January 6 was part of some operation or orchestrated by FBI sources and/or agents, the answer is emphatically not,” Wray replied indignantly.
“Are you familiar with, you know, what a ghost vehicle is?” Higgins asked. “Director, you’re director of the FBI, certainly should. You know what a ghost bus is?”
“A ghost bus?” Wray replied. “I’m not sure I’ve used that term before.”
Higgins said the term is “pretty common in law enforcement” and referred to an unmarked vehicle “that’s used for secret purposes and painted over.”
“These two buses in the middle here, they were the first to arrive at Union Station on Jan. 6 at 0500,” Higgins said, pointing to a photo. “I have all this evidence. I’m showing you a tip of the iceberg. These two buses are painted completely white.”
At that point, a Democrat on the committee interrupted to note that Higgins had gone over his allotted time.
Rep. Mark Green (R-Tenn.), who heads the committee, told Higgins he needed to wrap up his line of questioning.
“I’ve been very fair in letting people finish their questioning, throughout my tenure as chairman, and I’ll continue to be fair on that regard, but I will make a note to the members if you could stay as close within your time as possible, we have a lot of people that want to ask these gentlemen questions,” Green said.
When Higgins asked if he could finish his point about the ghost buses, Green said to him, “No, I think your time is expired.”
“I note that other members across the aisle have been granted time, and I object to my question being closed,” Higgins complained, before quickly adding: “This is a very significant hearing, Mr. Chairman, and these buses are nefarious in nature and were filled with FBI informants dressed as Trump supporters and deployed onto our Capitol on Jan. 6. Your day is coming, Mr. Wray.”
“Your day is coming, Mr. Wray.”
You can sense the PANIC on Capitol Hill as Clay Higgins goes SCORCHED EARTH on the FBI at a hearing.
The GOP Rep. presses Wray about reports of 'ghost buses' filled with 'FBI informants dressed as Trump supporters and deployed into our capitol on… pic.twitter.com/pwJHDuHiT1
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) November 15, 2023