Well, this is a historic first. …
Those who have been watching Chris Wray’s Congressional testimony today know that Congress has gotten nowhere with the FBI or its current director. In case you haven’t been watching it, here’s a link.
That being said, Wray did make one interesting statement today regarding Ray Epps.
In what represents a first for the agency, a representative of the FBI told Congress, under oath, that Ray Epps was not a government agent. …
The exact question Rep. Cohen posed to Wray was “Do you have any knowledge of Ray Epps being a secret government agent?”
Obviously, Wray can use plausible deniability and later claim that he truly did not ‘know’. …
Still, this is the first clear answer the FBI has actually given on the topic of Ray Epps. I applaud Wray for actually answering the question—even though it is probably a lie.
Here’s more on the story:
Rep. Cohen: Do you have any knowledge of Ray Epps being a secret government agent?
Wray: Uhm No pic.twitter.com/3Aod81PW7b
— Media Research Center (@theMRC) July 12, 2023
@RepTroyNehls just scorched Chris Wray over Ray Epps. Where is Ray Epps?
— TrashDiscourse (@ThaWoodChipper) July 12, 2023
The Guardian confirmed:
Ray Epps, who was repeatedly accused by Tucker Carlson of being a federal agent and instigating the January 6 attack, sued the former Fox News host and the network.
In his testimony, Wray denied that Epps worked for the bureau.
Screenwriter Colette Harrington didn’t hold back any punches regarding Epps: “Ray Epps is suing Tucker Carlson for damages? Hah. He belongs behind bars for setting up innocent protestors. Some are now behind bars for being at the wrong place and the wrong time. The only planned insurrection was set up by the FBI.”
Ray Epps is suing Tucker Carlson for damages? Hah. He belongs behind bars for setting up innocent protestors. Some are now behind bars for being at the wrong place and the wrong time. The only planned insurrection was set up by the FBI. We demand JUSTICE! #ashli pic.twitter.com/1T7KboRcQz
— Colette Harrington (@sweetcarolinatv) July 11, 2023
Greg Price shared one of the more damning and widely circulated videos of Epps telling protestors to storm the Capitol during the January 6th riots.
I hope Tucker’s lawyers force Ray Epps to explain why he was never arrested by the FBI despite literally telling people to go into the Capitolpic.twitter.com/rh0ydFdzBE
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 12, 2023
Daily Mail had more on the Epps lawsuit against Fox News:
Ray Epps, 61, claims in a new lawsuit that he became the subject of various conspiracy theories after comments by the network’s former host Tucker Carlson.
The suit states: ‘Just as Fox had focused on voting machine companies when falsely claiming a rigged election, Fox knew it needed a scapegoat for January 6th.
‘It settled on Ray Epps and began promoting the lie that Epps was a federal agent who incited the attack on the Capitol.’