Some of these operatives were "dressed as Trump supporters," Higgins explained, noting that these infiltrators were also inside the Capitol building before the rest of the crowd even entered the building.
"The FBI was not just participating in the January 6th acts from within. I suspect they had over 200 agents embedded in 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 told Newsmax presenter Chris Salcedo.
These same federal agents successfully infiltrated online chat groups, forums, and social media platforms where demonstrations were occurring against Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations as well as against the fraudulent 2020 election results.
"And when you track the text threads and the communications within those groups and find 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 ended up to be the FBI agents that had infiltrated the group," Higgins said.
"So the FBI's involvement was deep, not just one J6, but on the days and weeks and months prior," the congressman added. (Related: MISTRIAL INCOMING: Video footage depicts gross misconduct by Judge Engoron's law clerk in Trump trial.)
Back in early November, Higgins pressed Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray about whether or not undercover officers were present at the scene on Jan. 6.
The FBI continues to refuse to say how many of its agents were there in the crowd, but former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund has stated that he believes there were anywhere from 30 to 40 FBI operatives or Department of Homeland Security personnel that were present, in his estimation.
Higgins specifically pressed Wray about two separate buses at the scene that had no identification, calling them "ghost buses," this being a phrase used by police enforcement.
"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 told the room.
At no point did Wray contradict Higgins' assertions. However, he did claim that no FBI agents were involved in "the violence at the Capitol" on Jan. 6.
Court documents suggest that at least 20 undercover agents from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) were embedded around the Capitol that day. This revelation is included in the footnote of a motion to dismiss the federal case against Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, who was sentenced to 18 years in prison for being at the Capitol on that day.
Also provided were tens of thousands of private communications within the Oath Keepers organization, including encrypted messages that discussed preparations for Jan. 6. There were also multiple 302s, witness statements, un-Mirandized statements, and more from multiple Oath Keeper-related witnesses and defendants.
While the motion to dismiss contains no additional information about the "20 FBI and ATF assets" mentioned, this figure does confirm that there were more federal agencies than previously thought that were embedded at the Capitol on Jan. 6.
A Reuters report from August 2021 refutes the idea that there was any "centrally coordinated" plot to overturn the results of the 2020 election at the Capitol on Jan. 6.
"Trump would not have sent in unarmed extremists to disrupt the Electoral College in order to retain power," one report about the matter states. "This is not only illogical; it is absurd on its face."
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