Thursday, January 13, 2022

Jan. 6 Committee Accused by Defense Attorney of Manipulating Public Opinion ‘Rather Than Collecting Facts’ on Ray Epps

"It could be taken as witness tampering. I’m very concerned about it.”
By Joseph M. Hanneman
January 13, 2022 Updated: January 13, 2022

The Jan. 6 committee’s announcement that it has cleared Ray Epps of being an FBI informant during the unrest at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, is an effort to “manipulate public opinion rather than collect facts,” an attorney representing a Jan. 6 defendant said Wednesday.

The Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol announced on Twitter that it had met with Epps, who “informed us that he was not employed by, working with, or acting at the direction of any law enforcement agency on Jan 5th or 6th or at any other time.”