January 6th Protestor Dropped From FBI’s Most Wanted Suddenly

(PresidentialInsider.com)- Last week during Attorney General Merrick Garland’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) confronted Garland about a man seen on video footage urging protesters to enter the US Capitol both on January 5 and during the infamous January 6 riot.

Massie points out that this man, who is clearly inciting people to enter the Capitol building has not been charged with anything. This despite the fact that hundreds have been arrested in connection to the January 6 breach of the Capitol, and that guy was encouraging them to do it.

Then Massie gets to the nub of the matter. He asked Garland how many agents or assets of the federal government were involved in the events of January 6, and did they agitate the crowd to enter the Capitol.

A stammering Garland said that he wasn’t going to “violate this norm of, uh, of, of, of, the rule of law.”


Well, there’s a very good reason Garland didn’t want to discuss this in the hearing. According to Darren Beattie at Revolver, that man fomenting the crowd, is a guy named Ray Epps. And Ray Epps, despite initially being included in the FBI’s “Capitol Violence Most Wanted List” immediately after the January 6 melee, was quietly removed from the list on July 1, just one day after Revolver’s explosive report that exposed the FBI protection of an associate of Epps, Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes.

Ray Epps was among the first twenty suspects featured in the FBI’s January 8 “Most Wanted” lists related to January 6 in which the FBI begged the public for help in identifying the suspects, even offering a cash reward.

And the public complied. Within three days, Epps was identified and video footage was compiled showing him encouraging people to storm the Capitol.

But Epps was never apprehended. For six months, while hundreds of others were identified and arrested, Epps was left alone. Then on July 1, Epps disappeared from the list and every trace of him in the Capitol Riots Most Wanted database was purged.

Massie’s question was a valid one.

Did the FBI remove Epps because Epps was there ginning up outrage and inciting people to enter the Capitol at the behest of federal law enforcement?

Monday night, Darren Beattie of Revolver appeared on the Tucker Carlson show to discuss the strange tale of Ray Epps.