GOP Rep. Thomas Massie played several videos of a man who was inciting violence at the January 6 Capitol riot but has not been charged, asking Attorney General Merrick Garland at a hearing Thursday if he was a federal agent-provocateur:
REP. THOMAS MASSIE: As far as we can determine, the individual who was saying he’ll probably go to jail, he’ll probably be arrested, but they need to go into the Capitol the next day, is then the next day directing people to the Capitol, and as far as we can find, this individual has not been charged with anything.
You said this was one of the most sweeping investigations in history. Have you seen that video or those frames from that video?
ATTORNEY GENERAL MERRICK GARLAND: So, as I’ve said at the outset, one of the norms of the Justice Department is to not comment on impending ongoing investigations and not comment about particular scenes or particular individuals. Read more…