No, there is no evidence that the F.B.I. organized the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

June 18, 2021 ☼ jan6gopcarlsonliesgaetzgreene

Source: The New York Times

Link: No, there is no evidence that the F.B.I. organized the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Influential conservative voices have spread an unfounded theory, relying on a misinterpretation of legal terminology, that the F.B.I. organized the Jan. 6 siege on the Capitol.

The Fox News host Tucker Carlson, citing the work of the right-wing website Revolver News, speculated about the government’s involvement on his show on Tuesday. Clips of Mr. Carlson’s argument have circulated widely on social media this week, accumulating millions of views and getting shared by Republican members of Congress like Representative Matt Gaetz of Florida and Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia.

Oh, come on, that’s just stupid. The FBI wouldn’t do that.