‘I Can’t Answer That’: FBI’s Sanborn Refuses To Tell Sen. Cruz If Agents Or Confidential Informants ‘Actively Participated’ In Jan 6

[Image: Executive assistant director for the FBI's national security branch, Jill Sanborn -- C-SPAN Twitter video screenshot. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) -- C-SPAN Twitter video screenshot. The Freedom Times compilation].

Executive assistant director for the FBI’s national security branch, Jill Sanborn, would not confirm nor deny anything on Tuesday when Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) grilled her over whether or not FBI agents or confidential informants played a role in the Capitol protest on January 6, 2021.

During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled, “The Domestic Terrorism Threat One Year After January 6,” Mr. Cruz asked Jill Sanborn about suspicions held by some that government officials encouraged lawless behavior before and during the protest.

“How many FBI agents or confidential informants actively participated in the events of Jan. 6?” Senator Ted Cruz asked Jill Sanborn.

In response, Sanborn claimed that she could not discuss “the specifics of sources and methods” of the FBI.

The Texas Senator broadened his question by asking if any FBI agents or confidential informants actively participated in the riot.

“Sir, I can’t answer that,” Sanborn alleged. Continued Below

Senator Cruz also brought up Ray Epps, who was seen on video the day before the protest, telling a crowd, “Tomorrow, we need to get into the Capitol! Into the Capitol!” The crowd reacted by shouting, “Fed! Fed! Fed!” at Epps.

“Miss Sanborn, was Ray Epps a fed?” Cruz asked.

“Sir, I cannot answer that question,” Sanborn said. Continued Below

Senator Ted Cruz questions Jill Sanborn:

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) previously tweeted a video. along with extensive reporting from Revolver News, over Ray Epps’ involvement regarding Jan. 6.

(Related: 45th President Trump Sues January 6 Commission & National Archives: “Hyper-Partisan & Illegitimate Investigation”)

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