FBI Director Chris Wray Won’t Disclose Role FBI Played in Jan. 6 Riot

FBI Director Chris Wray is not willing to disclose the role that federal law enforcement officials played in the riot that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. 

He was pressed on the issue in an interview with anchor Bret Baier on the show “Special Report.”

Baier read from a tweet sent by a viewer who asked the FBI director about the person who planted pipe bombs outside the DNC and RNC. That diverted law enforcement attention and resources on January 6. 

“With hundreds of other January 6 defendants arrested over two years, how has the bomber still not been caught?” the viewer asked. “Does the FBI director feel confidently that they will come — someday be brought to justice?”

Wray indicated that he was confident in his team that was conducting the investigation and he said that the FBI has devoted “loads and loads of effort into that specific investigation.”

He also said that his team has done investigative publicity, calling for the public’s help. And he reiterated that he had total confidence in his FBI agents, analysts, and professional staff.

“And the other Twitter question we get a lot is, did the FBI have undercover agents or paid informants or assets among the mob that stormed the Capitol on January 6?” Baier added.

“Well, as I’m sure you can appreciate, Bret, I can’t really appropriately talk about when, where, and how we use confidential informants,” Wray responded.

Baier ask if it was classified.

“Well, we have information that is about any number of topics that is law enforcement-sensitive.

But you should not read into my inability to answer a question because of my obligations as that as a clue or a hint in any way about how accurate your reader’s tweet is,” Wray responded.

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