U.S. Representative Clay Higgins (R-LA) estimates that there were “at least 200” undercover federal agents embedded in the crowd during the events of January 6. Higgins also alleges that some of these agents were “dressed as Trump supporters” and present inside the Capitol before its breach.
In an interview with Newsmax host Chris Salcedo, Higgins claimed that the FBI had extensive involvement in the events of January 6, with over 200 agents embedded within the crowd. He asserted that some of these agents were strategically positioned inside the Capitol, masquerading as Trump supporters even before the breach occurred.
Higgins suggested that these agents infiltrated various online platforms, chat groups, and social media sites where discussions about protests against COVID measures and objections to the 2020 election took place. According to him, tracking the communications within these groups revealed that messages suggesting potential violence or the occupation of the Capitol were initiated by individuals who turned out to be FBI agents embedded in the groups.
He emphasized that the FBI’s involvement went beyond January 6, extending into the days, weeks, and months leading up to the events.
Earlier in the month, Higgins questioned FBI Director Christopher Wray regarding the presence of undercover agents on January 6. Despite repeated inquiries, the FBI has not disclosed the exact number of agents embedded in the crowd. Former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund stated that he was aware of approximately 30 to 40 FBI or DHS agents present.
Higgins specifically mentioned two buses without identification, referring to them as “ghost buses,” a term used in law enforcement. He alleged that these buses were filled with FBI informants disguised as Trump supporters and deployed to the Capitol on January 6. While Wray did not deny Higgins’ claim, he testified that no FBI agents were involved in “the violence at the Capitol” on January 6.