[WATCH] FBI Questioned Insurrectionist About Alleged Ties to Members of Congress

NBC has obtained a transcript of an FBI interview with a January 6th insurrectionist defendant, which included questions about his possible connections with Members of Congress.

House and Senate Republicans have been under fire for not voting for the formation of a bipartisan January 6th Commission and raising suspicious by also voting against the Congressional Gold Medal for Metropolitan and Capitol Police officers who protected them as the mob of MAGA rioters roamed the halls of the Capitol and stealing personal effects from offices.

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: Crowds gather outside the U.S. Capitol for the “Stop the Steal” rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation’s capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election.(Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)

While Republicans are continuing their attempt to rewrite the history of that day, with their newest conspiracy scapegoating the FBI as the architects of the insurrection who simply pinned the blame on Trump and his supporters, it’s very possible that the rioters in custody may have been in contact with one or more members of Congress.

MSNBC contributor and former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks appeared on “American Voices” on Sunday and spoke with host Alicia Menendez about what this line of questioning may indicate about how investigators are approaching this probe, and what the consequences would be if it was revealed that sitting members of Congres were active participants in an attempted government coup. Watch the full segment, below.


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