Skip to comments.Rep. Thomas Massie rips Merrick Garland over Jan. 6 informants: ‘You may have just perjured yourself’
Posted on 09/20/2023 1:14:06 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
Rep. Thomas Massie accused Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday of lying during a House Judiciary Committee hearing about his knowledge of federal law enforcement activities during the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.
Massie (R-Ky.) previously tangled with Garland in October 2021 over the same issue, questioning whether undercover FBI agents were present at the storming of the Capitol.
At the time, Massie showed video footage of then-Arizona Oath Keepers president Ray Epps, who had urged protesters on the eve of the “Stop the Steal” rally “to go into the Capitol” — but had never been charged.
The attorney general had replied he would “not comment on pending investigations,” per Justice Department policy.
On Wednesday, Garland told Massie and other members of the House Judiciary Committee that he had no knowledge of federal involvement on Jan. 6 — despite an FBI official testifying in June that “a handful” of confidential human sources were there.
“That was your answer to a question to me two years ago, when I said how many agents or assets of the government were present on January 5 and January 6, and agitating in the crowd to go into the Capitol and how many went into the Capitol,” Massie recounted. “Can you answer that now?”
“I don’t know the answer to that question,” Garland replied.
“You don’t know how many there were, or there were none?” Massie pressed.
“I don’t know the answer to either of those questions,” Garland said. “If there were any, I don’t know how many. I don’t know whether there are any.”
“I think you may have just perjured yourself — that you don’t know that there were any? You want to say that again?” Massie shot back.
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“Meanwhile, you’re sending grandmas to prison. You’re putting people away for 20 years for merely filming. Some people weren’t even there.”
“Yet you got the guy on video who’s saying, ‘Go into the Capitol.’ He’s directing people to the Capitol before the speeches,” Massie went on. “He’s at the site of the first breach. You’ve got all the goods on him. Ten videos, and it’s an indictment for a misdemeanor. The American public isn’t buying it.” >>
Garland isn’t smart enough to be a proficient liar.
It’s unreal what the hell they are getting away with. Enrique Tarrio wasn’t even there, and WHY the F did Tarrio do 4 months in jail for burning the flag of the BLM scam organization?? Show me the law that says that’s illegal.
He looks like he’s on his last leg and not going to be on this ball much longer.
Like Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas or Fauci who are smarmy little shits who could not do anything in the private sector. They are very creepy people.
It’s not a lie if NO ONE is calling Garland out AND holding him accountable.
GOP seems to be a wee bit light in the “Holding Accountable” part. Why does GOP find it so hard to hold LIARS accountable?
“ Why does GOP find it so hard to hold LIARS accountable?”
Because then they’d have to hold themselves accountable as well.
If they'll do it to them, they'll do it to YOU.
Garland sure has disgraced himself in every possible way.
never forget the reason for the left’s treason.
the peaceful protest to stop the steal
Attach him to a lie detector and put a gun to his head and ask again.
AND IN THE VIDEO PRESENTED BY TED LIEU,, ……WHO WAS ON THAT video??? —-Ray Epps, front and center. and he gets OFF?
I am not one that in any way one who has ever approved of what happened at the Capitol that day,………BUT I have serious questions that seem to point to some elements in the government ENCOURAGING those events. Very, very weird behavior.by DOJ.
Garland spent the day committing serial perjury. And the Republicans will do zip about it.
He wasn’t even in DC, and he gets months.
Epps is on video telling people to go into the Capitol, and he gets a slap on the wrist, and then only under intense pressure.
However, Congress has an intrinsic ability of holding people in Contempt of Congress on its own, and both the ability to jail them and to provide the jail services, all under its legislative authority. It hasn't used that for a century or so and usually seems to have forgotten about it, but the power remains. IIRC it can convict and imprison people for the duration of that session of Congress. They'd go free then, although I suppose the next Congressional session could repeat the process.
What I don't recall (and is obviously important) is whether that can be done by one House, acting alone, or whether both Houses would need to vote to lock someone up. If any freeper does recall, please post on it. If the House alone could act then Speaker McCarthy, at least theoretically, has enough votes to lock up Garland. Although, granting his narrow majority, he might choose an even more widely despised target (Mayorkas?) to bring the RINOs on board for a demonstration case. If, on the other hand, both House need to vote to imprison someone via Intrinsic Contempt, then we're out of luck for any direction actions stronger than investigations and withholding funds. Although conceivably the investigations might uncover facts regarding crimes conceivably within a state's jurisdiction which might be brought by a GOP prosecutor, if present therein (Paxton?!). The Rats might try to scream federal supremacy and deny jurisdiction, but even their voters and the MSM might notice the problems between that scream and Fani Willis's case against Trump et al.
What can they do, hold him in contempt?
That worked so well with the last Democrat AD.
Not months, 22 years. Which is a ridiculous penalty in my opinion.
Merrick Garland says ‘I don’t know’ when asked how many FBI informants were at January 6 - after former assistant director’s bombshell claim bureau had MULTIPLE confidential sources involved in the Capitol Riot
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