The DOJ, FBI and now the Jan. 6th committee really do not want to discuss Ray Epps.
Today, Ted Cruz greatly triggered them by asking an FBI flack named Jill Sanborn about Ray Epps during the Senate hearing this week. Cruz tried to get some answers on exactly what Epp’s role was in relation to the Capitol breach, and also why he has never been charged with a crime at all. What he got was a mixture of obfuscations and non-denials in the form of claiming she could not answer the question.
The interest in Ray Epps comes from two things. One, he has been caught on video multiple times inciting protesters to riot and break into the Capitol Building. Epps was also seen on the Capitol grounds on Jan. 6. Two, Ray Epps was suddenly taken off the FBI’s most-wanted list, and still today, no explanation has been given for that move. The implication there is obvious, i.e. that Ray Epps was an FBI informant and he used his position for encouraging violence for the FBI.
Yet, after Ted Cruz asked his questions, something really strange occurred. The Jan. 6th Committee released a statement which said they had interviewed Ray Epps, and even more strange, they seemed to be supporting him.
So, let me get this right. The Jan. 6th Committee, which supposedly cares a lot about holding people accountable, not only has zero interest in Ray Epps, but they are now his PR firm? Does that make any sense to you?
In other words, none of it adds up. If their goal was to produce criminal referrals for anyone who helped cause Jan. 6th, no one there that day has more evidence on them than Ray Epps. Again, this is a man who was caught red handed on video inciting protesters to riot. He told people to go into the Capitol Building. He also had a part in the unrest itself, allegedly directing protesters to tear down barricades. I understand Pelosi, Schiff, Cheney, and the rest of them want to send Trump to prison, but how does that keep them from holding Ray Epps accountable?
But they are not even attempting to hold Epps accountable. Instead, they are publishing statements defending the guy, insisting he was not working with the FBI while providing no other explanation for his actions.
Sorry, that does not make any sense, and short of the DOJ and FBI coming out and giving a real explanation, we can only assume what their obfuscation means. Lastly, the Jan. 6th Committee continues to be a partisan joke. They’re actually defending individuals who helped incite the violence while still going after those who did nothing wrong. When the GOP takes back control of the House, Epps should be put under oath right away.