Johnson Speculates FBI Knew of January 6 Plans and Did Nothing

Video has surfaced of Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) speculating that the FBI might have known about plans for unrest at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, and allowed those events to happen. Johnson reportedly made the comments about January 6 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, a Milwaukee suburb, during a June GOP event.

The video was captured by Bridget Kurt, a 49-year-old hospice worker from Atlanta who was in Wisconsin visiting family. Kurt has referred to herself as a “lifelong Republican” who wanted to question the senator about his views on COVID-19 and to persuade Johnson to encourage people to receive the experimental vaccines currently being offered.

The video shows Johnson talking to a group of citizens, one of whom claimed to be a former employee of the CIA, about events surrounding the January 6 unrest at the Capitol.

“I don’t say this publicly, but are you watching what’s happening in Michigan?” Johnson said. “So you think the FBI had fully infiltrated the militias in Michigan, but they don’t know squat about what was happening on January 6 or what was happening with these groups? I’d say there is way more to the story.”

Johnson was clearly speculating that the FBI, whose agents allegedly infiltrated right-wing militia groups and foiled a kidnapping plot aimed at MIchigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) in 2020, would likely have known about any plot to attack the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

Johnson went on to say that the vast majority of protesters on January 6 were of the peaceful variety. “By and large, the folks were peaceful protesters that wouldn’t even consider breaking the law,” Johnson said.

FBI Director Christopher Wray has testified that the Bureau received information about a possible “war” in Washington on January 6 a day earlier, on January 5, and passed that intelligence on to the Capitol Police and the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department.

The Wisconsin senator also blasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s select committee, which is reportedly investigating the January 6 unrest, calling the probe a “sham.” Johnson also had harsh words for Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney, two Republicans who are enabling the committee.

“I’m sorry, the Adam Kinzingers and Liz Cheneys, they’re trying to paint with the same broad brush that the media and the Democrats want — all those people are potentially domestic terrorists,” Johnson said.

The senator accused Cheney and Kinzinger, along with House Democrats, of attempting to paint all Trump voters as “domestic terrorists.”

“That’s what they’re trying to do,” Johnson said. “That’s what the press wants to do. And so you join the Liz Cheney project and then you are painting 75 million Americans who voted for Trump as attached with domestic terrorists — that’s the narrative. I’m just pushing back on the narrative because that’s not true.”

Johnson made clear that he condemned the violence that occurred on January 6. “I’ve said that repeatedly and strongly.”

In a statement to the Washington Post, which broke the story on Tuesday, Johnson’s office did not back down from the senator’s remarks but called on the FBI to be more forthcoming about what they knew and when they knew it.

“The revelation of the depth of the FBI’s involvement in the Governor Whitmer plot raises questions as to whether it had infiltrated Jan. 6 agitator groups as well,” said Johnson spokesperson Alexa Henning. “The senator continues to call on the FBI and [Department of Justice] to be transparent. To date, they have not been.”

Ron Johnson is clearly a target of the mainstream media. The senator was an ally of former president Donald Trump. He has been working to get out the full story on the experimental vaccines that the media has been working overtime to cover up.

Even the creator of the video, Bridget Kurt, was attempting to get Johnson to push the experimental vaccines onto the public — a request that he denied in the video.

“I’m not going to do that. I don’t encourage or discourage,” Johnson told Kurt in the video.

Johnson is inconvenient to the narrative being invented and pushed by the Left. So, like clockwork, a media hit piece against Johnson appeared because he had the temerity to insinuate that the FBI knew more about potential unrest at the Capitol on January 6 than they’re letting on.