A former assistant FBI director has told lawmakers that the agency had so many paid informants at the Capitol on January 6, 2021 that it and had to perform an audit, according to the 's Miranda Devine.
Steven D'Antuono, formerly in charge of the FBI's Washington field office, told the House Judiciary Committee in closed-door testimony that while field office knew some of their informants would be at Donald Trump's "Stop the Steal" rally across town, at the Capitol that day, as well as other informants who had participated on their own accord.
One fed informant was as he breached the Capitol.
The fed-fest was so overwhelming that the Washington field office had to ask FBI headquarters to " do a poll or put out something to people saying w[ere] any CHSs involved," in order to figure out the scale of the agency's spying () at the event, according to D'Antuono.
"We started getting responses back" from FBI headquarters, which he said helped identify which field offices had confidential informants in the crowd.
According to the , citing DOJ stats, the FBI spends around $42 million per year in payments to its Confidential Human Sources (like their mole in Burisma who said the Bidens coerced owner Mykola Zlochevsky into a $10 million bribe for political cover?).
On Tuesday, House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan (D-OH) said D'Antuono's testimony was "extremely concerning," and 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 [John] Durham, about the FBI's use of, and payment to, CHSs who have fabricated evidence and misrepresented information.
"The Justice Department Inspector General also identified critical problems in the FBI's CHS program," Jordan's letter continues. "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."
According to one of the "Proud Boys," the FBI had as many as eight informants spying on their organization alone, at least one of whom was with them at the Capitol that day, while former Capitol Hill Police Chief Steven Sund has said that the agency had at least 18 undercover agents in the crowd in addition to the paid informants, and estimated that at least 20 from the Department of Homeland Security were also present.
"Hello fellow insurrectionists!"