Fox News host Tucker Carlson has used his show to repeatedly promote the unsubstantiated conspiracy theory that some of the co-conspirators in the Capitol riot have not yet been identified or charged because they were secretly FBI agents who engineered the entire attack as a false flag operation.
On his program on Wednesday in discussion with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Carlson once again pushed the idea.
"[FBI Director] Christopher Wray refused to get on a conference call about preparation for January 6th before it happened," said Carlson. "They knew it was coming, they didn't protect the building, they let the protesters in. The FBI has a long history of setting up crimes — they just did it in Michigan, we're going to get to it in a second. Why isn't there a good-faith investigation into the FBI's behavior? Or do Republicans somehow trust the FBI?"