FBI Director Christopher Wray refused to say on Tuesday whether or not FBI sources had dressed as Trump supporters and entered the US Capitol ahead of protesters on January 6, 2021.
Wray testified in front of the House Homeland Security Committee alongside Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and National Counterterrorism Center Director Christine Abizaid. During the hearing, Louisiana Rep. Clay Higgins (R) questioned Wray on the extent of the FBI’s involvement in the January 6 riot.
“Did the FBI have confidential human sources embedded within the January 6 protesters on January 6 2021?” Higgins asked.
The FBI director said he has to be “very careful” about “when we do and do not and where we have and have not used confidential human sources.”
“To the extent that there’s a suggestion for example that the FBI’s confidential human sources or FBI employees in some way instigated or orchestrated Jan 6, that’s categorically false,” Wray said.
Higgins pressed Wray to say whether any FBI undercover agents had entered the U.S. Capitol "prior to the doors being opened[ing]" while posing as supporters of Trump.
Wray was just getting started with his statement repeating his prior remark when Higgins proclaimed, "It should be a no! Can you not inform the American people that on January 6, we did not have secret human sources posing as Trump backers inside the Capitol?"
As Higgins' time for questioning came to an end, Wray answered, saying, "You shouldn't read anything into my choice to not divulge information connected to confidential human sources."