Higgins has previously confronted FBI Director Christopher Wray with these allegations during a Congressional hearing, but Wray has categorically denied any such involvement.
Wray, in response to Higgins' inquiries, stated, "If you are asking whether the violence at the Capitol on January 6 was part of some operation orchestrated by FBI sources and or agents the answer is emphatically no."
However, Higgins remains skeptical, telling Newsmax, "The FBI was not only involved in the actions on January 6 from within. They had, I suspect, over 200 agents embedded within the crowd including agents or as they would call human assets inside the Capitol dressed as Trump supporters before the doors were opened."
Higgins further claimed that the FBI had infiltrated online chat groups, websites, and social media accounts across the nation, particularly those discussing opposition to COVID restrictions. He stated, "And when you track the text threads and the communications within those groups, and find the origins of suggestions of potential violence or an act of occupation of the Capitol on January 6, you'll find that those messages were led by members of the groups and ended up to be the FBI agents that had infiltrated the group."
Newly released surveillance footage from the day of the protest shows demonstrators entering the Capitol after being allowed in by Capitol Police. The footage also reveals instances of police violence against the protesters, including the use of batons and tear gas, and the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman.
Over 1,200 individuals were arrested and charged in connection with the protest, with many facing misdemeanor trespassing charges. Some were charged even though they did not enter the building. The Biden administration has labeled the event a "deadly insurrection," yet no one has been charged with insurrection. The sole fatality that day was an unarmed supporter of former President Trump.