UPDATED 7:03 AM PT – Monday, January 10, 2022
The 45th president praised investigative reporters at Revolver News who claimed federal agents incited violence at the January 6 protest. On Sunday, Donald Trump said the media outlet found federal agents, including Ray Epps, called for a breach of the U.S. Capitol.
Trump then pointed out that Democrats are trying to smear actual Trump supporters who resisted calls for violence. Revolver News claimed federal agents were embedded into many patriotic groups to discredit his supporters.
The 45th president also said Americans know what happened on January 6 was a “fedsurrection” thanks to Revolver News. He noted, the media outlet did an excellent job to debunk false Democrat narratives about Capitol Hill protests.
Meanwhile, congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) rejected a meeting request from the January 6 Committee while asserting the Democrat panel is not legitimate. In a letter to committee chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), Jordan said the panel’s activities have gone “outside the bounds of any legitimate inquiry.”
The congressman added, the commission violates the U.S. Constitution and it serves to erode legislative norms. The Democrat-led panel came under fire for a lack of Republican representation and its inquiries into Trump aides, which they say are invasive and unjustified.
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Jordan suggested the committee look into why Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) failed to ensure capitol security on January 6.