Ted Cruz, the senator, doubled down Tuesday on the controversial theory that law enforcement including FBI agents may have played some role in the Capitol riot.
Cruz demanded clarifications earlier in the week during a Senate hearing to determine if FBI informants or agents played any role on that particular day.
He was told by a top FBI official that he couldn’t have those answers.
Sen. Cruz made his remarks during an interview on Fox News’ “Hannity.”
It should have been very easy for the FBI to tell me, “No federal agents participated in, actively incited, or encouraged others to commit violent crimes.”
Today, however, the FBI refused to answer and stonewalled. pic.twitter.com/kGlQgjSCUM
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 12, 2022
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Cruz: ‘It should be very easy for the FBI to say no, no federal agents participated in violent crimes’
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After host Sean Hannity asked about the FBI’s refusal to say they had no involvement in the January 6 attack on the Capitol, Cruz said of the agency’s non-response, “Well, there should have been, and if they were doing their jobs, that was what they would have said. Unfortunately, the Department of Justice has become incredibly partisan under Joe Biden. And both the Department of Justice and the FBI have an arrogance that they are not accountable to anyone, that they can — they can stonewall.”
“And so, it should be very easy for the FBI to say no, no federal agents participated in violent crimes,” Cruz said. “No, no federal agents actively incited, encouraged others to commit violent crimes.”
Senator McCain, a Republican, stressed that the FBI should be able to tell the truth easily.
“If they were doing their jobs, those would be very easy questions to answer,” Cruz said. “They refuse to answer those, and there’s an element of arrogance.”
“But we got to watch this in light of the last five years where we know that the Department of Justice and the FBI was deeply politicized, that it went after Donald Trump with all of its might, right down to an assistant general counsel at the FBI fabricating a counterfeit document that was submitted to a federal court to try to target and take out President Trump,” Cruz added.
Kevin Clinesmith pleaded guilty to the charges in August 2020 and was given probation.
Amazingly, his standing has been restored by the D.C. Bar.
Wow @tedcruzDoes not hold back in Questioning the FBI at Senate Judiciary Hearing🔥🔥🔥pic.twitter.com/jbHlouMgDL
— CALI🇺🇸 (@Gecko0369) January 11, 2022
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“There needs to be transparency. And the Biden administration needs to fess up, is this a politicized law enforcement operation that is targeting the enemies of the president, and did they actively encourage and solicit illegal conduct?” Cruz finished.