U.S. Representative Clay Higgins (R-LA) suggests that there were approximately “at least 200” undercover federal agents present within the January 6 crowd.
According to the congressman, some of these agents were purportedly “disguised as Trump supporters,” with reports indicating their presence even within the Capitol before it was breached.
“The FBI was not only involved in the actions on January 6th from within. They had, I suspect, over 200 agents embedded within the crowd, including agents or, as they would call it, human assets inside the Capitol dressed as Trump supporters before the doors were opened,” Higgins conveyed to Newsmax host Chris Salcedo.
Higgins noted that agents effectively infiltrated online chat groups, forums, and social media platforms where discussions related to protests against COVID measures and objections to the 2020 election were occurring.
“When you track the text threads and the communications within those groups and trace the origins of suggestions of potential violence or an active occupation of the Capitol on January 6th, you’ll find that those messages were led by members of the groups that turned out to be FBI agents that had infiltrated the group,” Higgins explained.
“The FBI’s involvement was deep, not just on J6, but on the days and weeks and months prior.”
In recent weeks, Higgins questioned FBI Director Christopher Wray about the presence of undercover agents on January 6. Despite repeated inquiries, FBI officials have consistently declined to disclose the exact number of agents embedded in the crowd. However, former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund indicated that he was aware of approximately 30 to 40 FBI or DHS agents.
During the questioning, Higgins specifically mentioned two buses without identification, referred to as “ghost buses,” using a law enforcement term.
“These (ghost) buses are nefarious in nature and were filled with FBI informants dressed as Trump supporters, deployed onto our Capitol on Jan. 6,” Higgins asserted.
While Wray did not explicitly deny Higgins’ claim, he appeared visibly flustered. Nevertheless, Wray did testify that no FBI agents were involved in “the violence at the Capitol” on January 6.