During a hearing last Thursday, Republicans on the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government played a clip from testimony from an FBI whistleblower who claimed that FBI officials in Washington did not want the January 6 riot footage from inside the Capitol to be released out of concern that it would reveal the confidential informants and undercover agents that were in the Capitol that day, The Epoch Times reported.
In his recorded testimony, retired supervisory intelligence analyst George Hill, who worked out of the Boston field office, told the subcommittee that officials from the DC field office pressured the Boston field office to open investigations on 138 people who attended the “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington on January 6 despite the fact that there was no indication that any of them broke the law.
When the Boston field office said that they would need evidence like surveillance footage from inside the Capitol before opening investigations into the 138 individuals, the DC field office refused, saying they would only provide surveillance footage if the Boston field office could give them a precise time and location for when those individuals were in the Capitol.
The DC field office explained that the video footage could include “confidential human sources” or undercover officers “whose identity we need to protect,” Hill testified.
Unsurprisingly, Hill’s testimony set off a firestorm among those who have long argued that law enforcement used undercover officers and informants to foment the unrest that led to the January 6 riot.
When asked to respond to Hill’s accusation, the FBI refused to comment on his testimony, only telling The Epoch Times in an email that its mission is “to uphold the Constitution and protect the American people.” The bureau maintained that it will not engage in retaliation against anyone who makes “protected whistleblower disclosures.”