Meet Ray Epps: The Fed-Protected Provocateur Who Appears To Have Led The Very First 1/6 Attack On The U.S. Capitol

Meet Ray Epps: The Fed-Protected Provocateur Who Appears To Have Led The Very First 1/6 Attack On The U.S. Capitol. By Revolver.

Yep, it appears pretty certain now that the Jan 6 “insurrection” was instigated and led by the FBI.

Revolver’s summary of their long and detailed report:

Ray Epps appears to be among the primary orchestrators of the very first breach of the Capitol’s police barricades at 12:50pm on January 6. Epps appears to have led the “breach team” that committed the very first illegal acts on that fateful day. What’s more, Epps and his “breach team” did all their dirty work with 10 minutes still remaining in President Trump’s National Mall speech, and with the vast majority of Trump supporters still 30 minutes away from the Capitol. ..

The FBI stealthily removed Ray Epps from its Capitol Violence Most Wanted List on July 1, just one day after Revolver exposed the inexplicable and puzzlesome FBI protection of known Epps associate and Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes. July 1 was also just one day after separate New York Times report amplified a glaring, falsifiable lie about Epps’s role in the events of January 6.

Lastly, Ray Epps appears to have worked alongside several individuals — many of them suspiciously unindicted — to carry out a breach of the police barricades that induced a subsequent flood of unsuspecting MAGA protesters to unwittingly trespass on Capitol restricted grounds and place themselves in legal jeopardy.

Ray Epps, ex-Marine Sergeant:

Ray Epps is a free man. He has never been arrested or charged. Nearly 10 months after January 6, the FBI and Justice Department still refuse to comment on whether Epps has ever been served a search warrant.

But we do know that at least rank-and-file FBI investigators were intensely interested in Ray Epps in the immediate aftermath of January 6.

By January 8, the FBI Capitol Violence Most Wanted List featured a big fat friendly face shot of Ray Epps. The FBI’s Washington Field Office, in a tweet the same day, called for the public’s help in identifying Epps. Epps, dressed in full camo with a bright red “Trump” hat, is the FBI’s “Suspect 16” …

On January 8, the FBI begged the public’s help to identify the mysterious “Person #16.”

Then, a funny thing happened: the public actually delivered.

Initially, swarms of left-wing researcher accounts, Antifa groups, and partisan non-profits leapt into Crowdsourced Internet Detective mode. They assigned Epps’s identity various hashtags and tracked his movements throughout January 5-6. The primary three hashtags assigned to Epps were:

  • #CrowdControl, because of the way Epps was always controlling every crowd he was a part of on both January 5 and January 6;
  • #FedBoomer, because of the shocking video … of Epps being shouted down as a “Fed” by Trump supporters for proposing to enter the Capitol; and
  • #BigMagaCamo, which came to be Epps’s final, neutral descriptor name. It is under the #BigMagaCamo moniker that virtually all left-wing databases, shared Google spreadsheets and multimedia archives retain most of their Ray Epps information.

Within days of the riot at the Capitol, archives quickly swelled with videos and images of Epps.

Ray Epps played two roles in virtually every encounter during his Commando Capitol Tour on January 6.

First, Epps instructed his commandos and the crowds at his attention to rush into the Capitol and let nothing stop them. Second, Epps assiduously protected cops and law enforcement so no local or federal officers would be harmed during the precision breaches. …

Nearly two and a half hours after Epps and his “breach team” appeared to coordinate the toppling of the Capitol’s East-side police barricades … Epps’s mission magically switched to calming the crowd down, assuring them “We already made our point,” and ensuring that no more of his apparently fellow officers got hurt that afternoon. …

In less than three days, Ray Epps was identified as Suspect 16. … Then, for nearly six months, amidst the biggest manhunt in American history, the FBI did nothing with this information. As the FBI did nothing on Epps, it was simultaneously investigating, arresting, raiding and imprisoning hundreds of completely benign MAGA moms and social media trolls — mostly for minor misdemeanor trespassing charges.

FBI coverup:

Then, on July 1, … the FBI finally took action on Ray Epps. … Someone at the FBI quietly and stealthily purged every trace of Ray Epps from the Capitol Riots Most Wanted database. …

Ray Epps was not purged because he was arrested. If Epps was arrested, the FBI Wanted List would have the caption “ARRESTED” affixed to his picture, as you can plainly see is done for all other arrested suspects in the database itself. Further, the searchable Justive.Gov Capitol Breach Cases database confirms there are no case dockets or filings for any “Epps” at all. …

Epp’s actions on the evening of Jan 5:

We will now review a series of clips which run from approximately 10:30 p.m.- midnight on the evening of January 5. The scenes depicted in the following clips all occurred in the newly named Black Lives Matter Plaza at 16th St NW in DC — just blocks from the White House.

There, Trump supporters from around the country who had flown in for the protest gathered together. They had just been separated from Antifa/BLM counter-protesters, some of whom had been violently attacking Trump supporters that strayed from the main crowd. Some Trump supporters, including isolated women, were beaten senseless and bloody on the street, and the crowd was particularly agitated as a result. You’ll hear the forthcoming clip begin with a Trump supporter saying “They’re not Americans, they’re terrorists,” referring to the Antifa/BLM group that attacked them.

There was a very West Side Story feel to the two gangs being separated by a police line. But on the Trump side, Ray Epps held court, and he instructed the Trump crowd to redirect their energies away from counter-protesters, and join his plot to go inside the Capitol the next day instead.

The Trump crowd immediately identified Epps’s proposal to storm the Capitol as something only a Fed would propose. …

January 6, after all, was scheduled as a Trump rally. In the 323 rallies before Trump took office, and the 168 rallies thereafter, there had never been a single instance of rioting or pre-planned illegal activity.

Lawbreaking was 0 for 491 at Trump rallies before January 6.

Perhaps this extraordinarily track record of physical restraint explains why Epps’s arrest-bait proposal stood out like a sore thumb, and why he was quickly shouted down.

But that above encounter was not the first time on January 5 that Epps held court in a crowded gathering, demanding everyone in earshot rush the Capitol the next day. In the following clip, from slightly earlier in the evening, Epps gives the same exact spiel, almost as if his lines were practiced and rehearsed. Note how Epps deploys the same preface of “I probably shouldn’t say this because I’ll probably get arrested” before making his same Capitol-invasion pitch, and delivers the same theatrical pause after “in” when he tells them: “We need to go in to the Capitol.”

In every instance, Epps barges into other people’s conversations, wholly unwanted, to make his appeal. …

Another FBI inciter is John Sullivan:

Taking a closer look at the above clip [about halfway through], some careful readers might note that the man standing next to Ray Epps, who appears to say Epps sounded like “some Undercover Agent type shit,” is a man named John Sullivan.

Sullivan is an interesting character in his own right and germane to the story at large.

In the aftermath of 1/6, many Republicans were quick to blame the most incendiary and violent elements of 1/6 on Antifa or BLM. To support their hunch, Republicans especially cited the stand-out anecdote of John Sullivan.

John Sullivan was the very peculiar character who filmed the vivid scene of Ashli Babbitt’s shocking death. As Babbitt lay bloody, helpless, and slowly dying, draped in a Trump 2020 flag, Sullivan’s high resolution livestream served as the world’s focal lens on the apex tragedy of the day’s events. …

Indeed, John Sullivan had purported to be a BLM/Antifa activist in at least two major US cities throughout 2020 before donning a MAGA hat and raiding the Capitol on January 6. Naturally, the MAGA world was shocked a hardcore left-wing riot-activist later turn-up inside the US Capitol building, recording an HD livestream, while shouting such things as “Let’s burn this shit down,” “We did this shit,” and “We took this shit.” Security guards also accused Sullivan of defacing statues while inside the Capitol.

And despite being detained on January 6 and questioned for an hour by both the Metropolitan PD and the FBI, John Sullivan was inexplicably released that very night.

But John Sullivan was not exactly a BLM or Antifa activist in good standing. Amazingly, Sullivan had been kicked out of and permanently banned from multiple Antifa communities because Antifa cell leaders suspected John Sullivan of being an undercover FBI-handled agent provocateur sent to land them in jail.

Republicans, despite being brutalized repeatedly by sociopathically corrupt FBI factions within the counterintelligence bureau at least dozens of times during Trump’s tenure in office, never seemed to ask themselves, until Revolver’s June 14 report, this question: What if the provocateurs, infiltrators and escalators of illegal activities weren’t coming from Antifa or BLM? What if they were coming straight from the FBI?

As Revolver has repeatedly stressed: unlike Antifa or BLM, the FBI has actually done all of this before. …

Sullivan also claimed to be a member of the media documenting the events of January 6th. CNN and NBC even paid him tens of thousands for his footage. It is worth remembering, however, that the FBI has a rather shocking history of deploying undercover agents and assets to pose as fake documentarians, to shoot fake “documentaries” and fake “exclusive footage” during high-profile right-wing protests and events. …

Right now, John Sullivan is facing wrist-slap charges, was released immediately without bail. He then quickly breached those release conditions, but was given a highly unusual free pass by the judge.

It’s hard to find a genuinely peaceful MAGA protester who has been treated so kindly by the Justice Department. For example, the aforementioned Oath Keeper and Green Beret veteran Jeremy Brown is being held behind bars, his bail denied until trial, simply for standing 100 feet too close to the Capitol steps. To reiterate, Brown — unlike John Sullivan — never even went inside the Capitol on January 6. …

FBI undercover inciters:

The simultaneous presence of both Epps and Sullivan at the same place, at the same time, in the exact same conversation circle, suggests the possibility these two were not there by accident, but rather were instructed or encouraged by handlers to go out and — as FBI Special Agent Impola instructed his assets in the Michigan Plot — “Maximize Attendance.”

Epps’ singular focus on storming the Capitol was as remarkable as it was out-of-step with the agenda of everyone around him. …

Epps started the “riot” on Jan 6:

Researchers refer to the gang who took orchestrated this kick-off attack as #BreachTeam6. … Our main character, Ray Epps, AKA #BigMAGACamo, appears to be the team leader of Breach Team 6 on the ground. …

And here’s the NYT’s written summary describing the Breach Team 6’s handiwork:

The eastern crowd had remained largely behind the barricades, but all that changed with the arrival of rioters from around the side of the building. This more violent group was the trigger that put the entire mob over the edge, spurring them to push easily through a line of officers and surround the Capitol on every front.


As dark and scandalous as this is, the notion that the federal government’s agents would take a proactive and participatory role in 1/6 tracks far closely with what we now know to have been the role of federal agents and informants in the so-called Michigan Kidnapping Plot, just months before the so called 1/6 “insurrection.” …

There is one individual who is on tape encouraging the crowd to go into the Capitol the evening before 1/6. That very same individual is seen throughout 1/6 corralling people toward the Capitol “where our problems are.” And that very same individual is on camera whispering into the ears of the men who committed the very first illegal acts of 1/6 by breaking down the barricades. And yet, just like Oath Keeper founder and head Stewart Rhodes, this individual, whom we now know to be Ray Epps, so far has enjoyed an inexplicable protection from prosecution.

Even more damningly, Revolver has confirmed that the FBI scrubbed Epps from their public Most Wanted database just one day after Revolver News’s damning investigative report on Epps’ fellow Oath Keeper Stewart Rhodes. …

To prevent the rise of a dangerous domestic terrorist group, the FBI would have to become one, hence the establishment of the honey-pot militia organization “Veterans Aryan Movement” and dozens of other spin-off honeypot Fed militia groups.

The FBI done it.

Who asked them to? Who planned this?

As we’ve noted before, the Jan 6 Congressional vote — for ratifying the election of the new President — was merely postponed for a few hours. The “riot” had no effect on choosing the President. But the scheduled two-hour debate on election shenanigans was cancelled, never to be held. That was the only official debate or inquiry into election fraud, and, like the 80 or so court cases, it never actually went ahead. Funny that.