House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have more reason than ever to retire after Senator Ted Cruz’s interrogation of Assistant FBI Director Jill Sanborn.
After all, if Democrats insist on making extreme accusations, such as the Republican Party intending to overthrow the government on January 6, 2021, they’d better be prepared for a Republican response.
Unfortunately for the Democrats, such a response tends to be grounded in research, rather than emotion.
Which led Cruz to ask Sanborn rather directly about the FBI’s potential involvement in the events of January 6.
“I want to turn to the FBI,” Cruz declared, “how many FBI agents or confidential informants actively participated in the events of January 6th?”
Sanborn’s response was less than inspiring, informing Cruz that he should “appreciate” that she cannot “go into the specifics of sources and methods.”
Of course not. Is anything else to be expected from the recalcitrant FBI?
Cruz subsequently broadened his questions in response to Sanborn, asking more generally, “did any FBI agents or confidential informants actively participate in the events of January 6th? Yes or no?”
Sanborn’s response was even less inspiring than her first, notably when she remarked, “Sir, I can’t. I can’t answer that.”
Cruz, clearly dissatisfied with the utter lack of clarity, continued to press Sanborn, asking, “did any FBI agents or confidential informants commit crimes of violence on January 6th?”
Hilariously, Sanborn didn’t even bother to say anything remotely different, as she blandly replied, “I can’t answer that, sir.”
Cruz tried a one more time to get basic clarity from the Assistant FBI Director, inquiring, “did any FBI agents or FBI informants actively encourage and incite crimes of violence on January 6th?”
Unsurprisingly, Sanborn provided a less than inspiring response.
“Sir, I can’t answer that,” she retorted.
Hey, at least she put “sir” at the end of the sentence instead of the beginning, which is literally the only change she made in her robotic response.
One might wonder where Cruz was going with his line of inquiry, and it turns out that his line of inquiry is based on some rather disturbing facts that have surfaced as of late, which is clear in his final question to Sanborn: “A lot of Americans are concerned that the federal government deliberately encouraged illegal and violent conduct on January 6th … My question to you and this is not an ordinary law enforcement question, this is a question of a public accountability, did federal agents or those in service of federal agent actively encourage violent and criminal conduct on January 6?”
Sanborn finally diversified her response, which was quite telling: “Not to my knowledge, sir.”
Well, isn’t that convenient. “Not to my knowledge.” Sure.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was even more forthright than Cruz, providng the context regarding the suspected infiltrator: Ray Epps.
“I can tell you right now, I don’t trust our government even more,” Greene declared, “when I went through the D.C. jail [to visit accused rioters], I’ll tell you who I did not see—I did not see Ray Epps.”
Rep. Matt Gaetz also doubled down on potential federal involvement in remarks made during a recent appearance.
“We know this January 6 last year wasn’t an insurrection. No one has been charged with insurrection. No one has been charged with treason, but it very well may have been a Fed-surrection.”
Perhaps the January 6 Committee should look a little more closely into elements of an inside job …
Author: Jane Jones