While all eyes have been on the midterm elections, the New York Times dropped a bombshell about the January 6 attack on the Capitol. Many people did not even notice.
Do you remember when Sen. Ted Cruz grilled an FBI official concerning confidential human informants who may have been involved or had knowledge about the events of January 6th?
Well it turns out that one of the top people in the Oathkeepers, the vice president, was an FBI informant, according to the New York Times.
According to the paper:
“An F.B.I. informant who was embedded for months in the inner circle of Stewart Rhodes, the leader of the Oath Keepers militia, is likely to testify as a defense witness at the seditious conspiracy trial of Mr. Rhodes in connection with the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
The informant, Greg McWhirter, served as the Oath Keepers’ vice president but was secretly reporting to the F.B.I. about the group’s activities in the weeks and months leading up to the Capitol attack, according to two people familiar with the matter.”
But wait, there’s more:
“Mr. McWhirter is the second known F.B.I. confidential source who was in a position to provide information to federal agents about the Oath Keepers before Jan. 6, raising questions about why investigators did not know more about the attack on the Capitol.
Near the start of Mr. Rhodes’s trial, Abdullah Rasheed, a former Oath Keeper from West Virginia, told the jury that he became alarmed by the violent language Mr. Rhodes used during a video conference with members of his group in November 2020 and provided the F.B.I. with a recording of the call.
‘The more I listened to the call,’ Mr. Rasheed testified, ‘it sounded like we were going to war against the United States government.’
Officials at the F.B.I. did not respond to Mr. Rasheed’s initial attempts to contact them and only reached out to him after Jan. 6.
The F.B.I. also had a confidential source in the Kansas City chapter of the Proud Boys in the months leading up to Jan. 6. That person, a low-level member of the far-right group, marched with other Proud Boys into the Capitol on Jan. 6. But in meetings with the government before the Capitol was stormed, he told investigators that the organization had not planned to attack the building and stop the certification of the 2020 election.”
Wow…even the liberal Times had to ask the obvious question after all this information was revealed. If the FBI had all these contacts and they are claiming there was a prior plot, why wasn’t it stopped beforehand? Certainly, the FBI should have stopped a “seditious conspiracy” if it was not a spontaneous riot!
Hmmmmm. Cruz may need to do some more Texas grilling.
Senator @tedcruz's Full Questioning Of The FBI At Senate Judiciary Hearing Today About Whether There Were FBI Informants Present On January 6th And Ray Epps
"How many FBI agents or confidential informants actively participated in the events of January 6th?"
"Who is Ray Epps?" pic.twitter.com/Haufq3kym2
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) January 11, 2022