DOJ Accused of Hiding Evidence

( – Amidst serious allegations highlighting the aggressive politicization of federal agencies targeting conservatives, Rep. Clay Higgins accused the Department of Justice (DOJ) of concealing digital evidence showing that hundreds of undercover law enforcement officers were actively involved in the January 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot and may have incited the attack.

The Louisiana Republican, who has a background as a law enforcement officer and is an Army veteran, is advocating for the release of more than just the closed-circuit security footage of the riot.

Higgins is calling on the DOJ to publicly disclose additional forms of evidence, including police body camera footage, cellphone videos, Go-Pro-type recordings, and transcripts of police radio traffic that were preserved from that day.

According to Higgins, there exists a “common thread” in the evidence he has been allowed to review, suggesting a discrepancy in how the DOJ is handling the prosecution of Jan. 6 protesters compared to its treatment of individuals who engaged in similar activities but are suspected to be undercover agents or informants.

“To the extent that I’ve been able to put my own two eyes on some of that evidence, there’s a common thread that is woven amongst the evidence that the DOJ conceals,” Higgins stated to The Washington Times.

He elaborated on having access to some of the discovery evidence released by the DOJ under the constraints of criminal cases, mentioning that the conditions set by judges to release digital evidence to families included a prohibition on making the material public under penalty of criminal prosecution.

The congressman criticized the DOJ for “zealously protecting” this digital evidence, indicating that disclosing it could potentially contradict the prevailing mainstream media and the government’s narrative about the Capitol riot.

In turn, the DOJ has dismissed Higgins’ allegations as unfounded, with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia asserting that claims suggesting the mob was incited by law enforcement or those affiliated with it have been consistently rejected by both judges and juries upon review of the evidence.

As the debate continues, over 1,200 individuals have been arrested and charged with federal crimes related to their actions on Jan. 6, with nearly 900 convictions thus far, according to the DOJ.