(Ken Silva, Headline USA) Some of the evidence from the FBI’s investigation into who planted pipe bombs near the RNC and DNC headquarters the night before the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol Hill protest was “corrupted.”
This is according to former FBI official Steven D’Antuono, who oversaw the bureau’s pipe bomb investigation until he retired last November.
D’Antuono was recently interviewed by House Judiciary Committee members about a slew of matters, including his role in the decision to raid Mar-a-Lago in relation to the Donald Trump classified documents case. In that interview, he also disclosed the shocking information about the pipe bomb evidence, according to a letter several House Judiciary Committee members wrote Wednesday.
D’Antuono’s disclosure came in response to questions from Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., who asked him about whether the FBI tried to use geofencing technology to locate the pipe bomber. Geofencing is when investigators collect all the geolocation data from cell phones in a given area.
The retired agent said the FBI conducted geofencing, but received “corrupted data” from one of the cell phone providers.
“We have complete data. Not complete, because there’s some data that was corrupted by one of the providers—not purposely by them, right,” D’Antuono said, stammering through the interview.
“It’s just unusual circumstances that we have corrupt data from one of the providers. I can’t remember right now which one. But for that day, which is awful because we don’t have that information to search.”
The former FBI official added: “I don’t want any conspiracy theories.”
D’Antuono’s information prompted Massie and several other lawmakers to write to FBI Director Chris Wray, demanding all the bureau’s report on the pipe bomb investigation. Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., noted that the FBI has yet to respond to the Judiciary Committee’s multiple requests for a briefing on the matter.
To date, the FBI has failed to respond to the Committee’s requests for a briefing regarding the investigation.
Makes you wonder. https://t.co/UpjIGwtrYq
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) June 15, 2023
The reason for the FBI’s stonewalling could be that the pipe bomber has a connection to the federal government, according to FBI whistleblower Kyle Seraphin.
According to Seraphin, technicians who worked in the Joint Program Office for Countering IEDs told him that the devices left at the RNC and DNC were incapable of detonating. And in a later interview on the No Way, Jose! podcast, he said fake pipe bombs are often used in government sting operations.
The information from D’Antuono—who also headed the controversial Whitmer kidnap case—about the pipe bomb investigation come from the same interview in which he criticized his former colleagues for raiding Mar-a-Lago.
The former FBI official’s disclosures have some conservative media members questioning his motives.
“Why would such a hatchet man, so intimately involved with the most scandalous abuses of Trump and his followers by the FBI, all of a sudden come clean and publicly object to the Mar-a-Lago raid that was the basis for the expected indictments against Trump?” Revolver News asked in a recent article.
“Perhaps he is rightfully worried that the DOJ and FBI’s complicity in the Jan. 6 Fedsurrection, as well as the Michigan Fednapping plot and now the efforts to indict Trump will catch up with him. Whatever the reasons, we predict that we haven’t heard the last of Mr. D’Antuono.”
Ken Silva is a staff writer at Headline USA. Follow him at twitter.com/jd_cashless.