FBI Says Rioters Weren’t Fake Trump Protesters

Some Republican members of Congress have suggested that left-wing protesters dressed up as Trump supporters to attack the Capitol, despite no evidence of that.

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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump riot outside the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
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FBI Director Chris Wray says the Jan. 6 siege on the Capitol was not organized by people posing as Trump supporters. At a hearing, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin asked Wray if there was any evidence the attack was organized by “fake Trump protesters.” Wray replied the FBI has “not seen evidence of that.” Some Republican members of Congress have suggested that left-wing protesters dressed up as Trump supporters to attack the Capitol, despite…

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