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Feds Charge Woman Caught on Video w/ Ray Epps, While He Remains Uncharged

'There needs to be transparency, and the Biden administration needs to fess up... '

(Headline USA) A man taken off the FBI’s most wanted list without explanation still has not faced charges for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot despite the fact that a woman caught on video standing next to him is facing up to a year in prison for engaging in the exact same conduct.

Ray Epps, who was seen on video on several different occasions the week of Jan. 6 encouraging people to break into the U.S. Capitol building, was taken off the FBI’s most wanted list without explanation, and still has not been charged with a single crime for his role in the riot, according to the Washington Examiner

However, a woman caught on video standing next to him is facing up to a year in prison for being in the same “restricted area” as Epps. Both Epps and Rachel Genko were filmed inside the Capitol grounds, but only she faces a count of trespassing.

The refusal by federal prosecutors to charge Epps has led many Republicans to believe that he was an FBI plant. 

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“We know the FBI put him out on the list they wanted information about, and magically, he disappeared,” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said.

“There needs to be transparency, and the Biden administration needs to fess up: Is this a politicized law enforcement operation that is targeting the enemies of the president, and did they actively encourage and solicit illegal conduct?” Cruz said.

But the Democrats’ Jan. 6 highly partisan select congressional committee has denied the allegation, insisting that Epps was not working on behalf of the federal government that day.

Republicans, however, remain unconvinced.

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“Ray Epps was thanked by the select committee despite having increased criminal activity on Jan. 6,” Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., said in a statement.

“This makes his involvement even more suspicious,” Gaetz said. “When Republicans take control, we’ll put him under oath in front of America and ask the real questions.” 

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