The explosive email sent out by the House Judiciary Republicans on Tuesday night indicates that former Assistant Director-in-Charge of the Washington Field Office (WFO) Steven D’Antuono testified to the FBI having numerous confidential human sources (CHS) in the Trump crowd on January 6, which could drastically alter the narrative around the events leading up to the incident.
In fact, they had so many FBI operatives in the crowd, they had no idea how many were actually there that day!
From the document.
D’Antuono explained that due to the large number of CHSs present at the Capitol, the WFO asked FBI Headquarters “to do a poll or put out something to people saying w[ere] any CHSs involved” so the FBI could try to ascertain how many CHSs had been in attendance.5 D’Antuono stated after the outreach from Headquarters was “when we started getting responses back.”6 As one example, he recalled that a CHS from the Kansas City Field Office was on site at the Capitol and had allegedly been in contact with his handler while at the event.7 The CHS reported to his handler “while they were in the crowd, I think, saying that they were going in. They were trying to stop some of the action happening and they left or whatnot.”8
This new information is extremely concerning. It suggests that the FBI cannot adequately track the activities and operations of its informants, and that it lost control of its CHSs present at the Capitol on January 6. These revelations reinforce existing concerns, identified by Special Counsel Durham, about the FBI’s use of, and payment to, CHSs who have fabricated evidence
and misrepresented information. 9 The Justice Department Inspector General also identified critical problems in the FBI’s CHS program, including the FBI’s failure to fully vet CHSs and the FBI’s willingness to ignore red flags that would call into question an informant’s reliability.10
Here is the full document released Tuesday night by the House Judiciary Republicans.
The New York Post reported last night that they had lost count of the number of informants they had planted within the Trump circle.
🚨🚨🚨 FBI lost count of how many paid informants were at Capitol on Jan. 6https://t.co/TUTKofWN9W
— House Judiciary GOP 🇺🇸 (@JudiciaryGOP) September 19, 2023
This is the same despicable group who later forced their way into the US Capitol and apprehended grandmothers and veterans who had gone inside that day.