(ConservativeSense.com) – FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday repeatedly refused to answer Louisiana Republican Rep. Clay Higgins’s question about whether or not the FBI had confidential sources embedded among the January 6 rioters, the Daily Caller reported.
During a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on worldwide threats to the United States, Rep. Higgins asked the FBI director if the bureau embedded confidential human sources within the crowd that rioted at the Capitol on January 6.
Wray categorically denied that FBI employees or bureau sources either “instigated or orchestrated” the riot on January 6, but said he had to be careful about discussing when and where the FBI may or may not have used confidential human sources.
When Higgins again asked if the FBI had such sources dressed up as Trump supporters within the Capitol before the doors were breached, Wray again repeated that he had to be careful.
Higgins then blasted Wray, telling him the answer “should be a no.” He demanded to know why Wray could not just tell the American people that the answer was no.
Wray insisted that the Republican lawmaker shouldn’t “read anything” into his refusal to reveal information about the FBI’s confidential human sources.
Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson then cut off Higgin’s questioning after his time ran out.
According to NBC News, the FBI has arrested over 850 people for their involvement in the January 6 riot.
In January, the House Select Committee on the January 6 riot dismissed the claim that the FBI helped incite the Capitol riot, describing it as “unsupported.”
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