Co-authored by Heather Allen and Patty McMurray of 100 Percent Fed Up.
Democrats and the crooked DOJ have gone out of their way to protect the MAGA hat-wearing Ray Epps, but the question just won’t go away—Who is Ray Epps, and what was his role on Jan. 6 and the days preceding the “insurrection” at the US Capitol?
Videos of Ray Epps leading J6 protestors have gone viral on social media, but for some odd reason, he has not been arrested. He has been protected when others have been prosecuted for lesser offenses. Is he an FBI informant? Is he an FBI agent?
The J6 Unselect Committee issued an 845-page final report, but “Ray Epps” didn’t come up once.
Epps’ interview, however, revealed that he texted his nephew on J6: “I was in the front with a few others. I also orchestrated it.”
Why wasn’t he mentioned?pic.twitter.com/LawS3Kdqf1
— Julia 🇺🇸 (@Jules31415) December 30, 2022
Republican Rep. Thomas Massie (KY) has repeatedly been stonewalled by the January 6 Witch Hunt Committee when asking questions about Epp’s identity or his role in the so-called January 6 “insurrection.”
Watch far-left Jan. 6 Witch Hunt Committee member Rep. Jamie Raskin defend Ray Epps after Rep. Thomas Massie asks about Ray Epps. Massie became very defensive about the MAGA hat-wearing Ray Epps as “that poor guy” and asking Republicans to “leave him alone,” and suggested Republicans should be more concerned about Donald Trump’s money-grubbing niece’s accusations against him that have since been thrown out of court by a judge.
— Savannah Goes Nuclear Extreme (@BasedSavannah) December 31, 2022
When Senator Ted Cruz asked Assistant FBI Director Jill Sanborn, “Was Ray Epps a fed?” She responded, “Senator, I can’t answer that question.” When Cruz pressed Sanborn showing photos of Epps whispering to protestors who then immediately began to pull down barricades, “Did Mr. Epps urge them to tear down the barricades?” Sanborn again said, “I cannot answer that.”
Remember when @SenTedCruz asked the FBI under oath if Ray Epps was a Fed?
You know how the FBI answered?
“I cannot answer that question”
If he wasn’t, that should’ve been an easy No
— Rogan O’Handley (@DC_Draino) December 30, 2022
Tucker Carlson asked why the Trump-hating RINO Rep. Adam Kinsinger (IL) continues to defend and even “praise” Ray Epps.
Tucker Carlson slams Adam Kinzinger for appearing to withhold information about Ray Epps. pic.twitter.com/K2V4tvjh0s
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) January 13, 2022
But with the release of the J6 Committee transcript, the question of Ray Epps’ true identity and his role in the January 6 fed-surrection is more pertinent than ever.
Dinesh D’Souza posted part of the transcript from Epp’s January 21, 2022, committee questioning. Epps was asked about a text exchange with his nephew. On January 6, 2021, Ray Epps responded to his nephew’s text.
When asked if he was safe, he replied,
“I WAS IN THE FRONT WITH A FEW OTHERS. I ALSO ORCHESTRATED IT.”
On January 6, 2021 Ray Epps texted his nephew to say, “I WAS IN THE FRONT WITH A FEW OTHERS. I ALSO ORCHESTRATED IT.” See the relevant section and also link to full transcript below https://t.co/JV1cITkprd pic.twitter.com/EJb6UKoDfU
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) December 30, 2022
When asked about how he spent the night of January 5, Epps told the committee he left his hotel room when he heard that there was a Trump rally taking place and that there could be trouble brewing. Epps claims that he believed the capitol would be open and wanted as many people to go in as possible on the 6th, and that is why he said, “Tomorrow, I don’t like to even say it because I’ll be arrested, but tomorrow we need to go into the capitol.”
In the video below, activist “Baked Alaska,” who has a sketchy past of supporting both the Left and the Right, can be seen having a conversation with Ray Epps on January 5, where Epps tells the crowd of Trump supporters, “Tomorrow, I don’t even like to say it because I’ll be arrested.”
Curiously, John Sullivan, another fake Trump supporter who was never charged for being inside the Capitol, was standing next to Epps when he made the most outlandish remarks about going into the Capitol of anyone attending the Stop the Steal rally to date. Epps continued, “Tomorrow, we go into the Capitol!” The Trump supporters around him almost immediately began to shout, “Fed, Fed, Fed!” The next day, Epps was caught whispering into the ear of the first protestor to breach the barricades across the sidewalk leading up to the Capitol only moments before the violent escalation took place.
— Mike (@fuctmind) January 1, 2023
The newly released transcripts from the Jan 6 Witch Hunt Committee’s interview with Epps show that when asked why he said he could be arrested, Epps falsely claimed that he was trying to “protect” the Trump supporters from “Baked Alaska,” who he accused of trying to “incite violence.” In the video, Baked Alaska is the first person to beginn shouting “Fed!” when Epps encourages everyone to go inside the Capitol on Jan. 6.
The transcript shows Epps and his son have no memory of Epps being called a “Fed.” Epps continually claims that his J6 role was “only trying to protect the police when, on the night of J5, he publicly advocated for people to go into the Capitol.”
But here’s where things get even more curious—Ray Epp’s attorney’s names are noted in the introduction on the transcript, showing he was represented by John W. Blischak and Andrew Blischak, a father-son duo from Arizona. John Blischak was an FBI agent in Ohio for 9 years before moving to Phoenix, Arizona, where he became an attorney.
Shortly after, Epps was asked to have his counsel introduce himself, stating his name for the record. Mr. Blischak identified himself, saying, “Yes. My name is John W. Blischak. I will be representing Mr. Epps throughout the course of this investigation.”
Ray Epps had thousands of attorneys practicing law in Arizona who he could have chosen, but somehow Ray Epps, the man who, without explanation, was removed from the FBI’s “Most Wanted” list in connection with the January 6 “insurrection” (see screen capture below, before Epps was mysteriously removed from the list) chose an attorney who worked as an FBI agent for 9 years before becoming a lawyer.
John and Andrew Blischak’s website reveals the father and son are in the law practice together.
John’s biography from his “about us” page says that Mr. Blischak worked for the FBI as an agent for nine years, first in Cleveland, then in Phoenix, before working as a Maricopa county prosecutor and eventually going into private practice in 1987:
Mr. John W. Blischak was born in Steubenville, Ohio. After graduating from law school in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1975, John W. Blischak embarked on a rewarding nine-year career as an FBI Agent with the U.S. Department of Justice, commencing in Cleveland and thereafter transferring to Phoenix. Wanting to seek independence and a challenge, Mr. Blischak voluntarily left the FBI and commenced a three-year stint as a prosecutor in the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in the complex white-collar crime unit where the invaluable trial experience was accumulated, and thereafter Mr. Blischak ventured into sole practice in 1987.
Andrew’s biography notes that his father’s time as an FBI agent, prosecutor, and defense attorney contributed to his decision to go into the legal profession.
Epps has claimed to be a conservative Trump supporter, but curiously, he hired the Blischaks to represent him, two men who re-tweeted a post supporting the notion that Police should have been able to de-escalate the George Floyd situation. Placing blame on cops instead of criminals is not usually a narrative pushed by conservatives, calling into question Epps’ choice of attorneys.
Epps also revealed in the J6 Committee transcripts that he was the president of his Arizona Oath Keeper chapter for a few years.
The FBI has admitted to watching the conservative group, even placing informants within the chapters. Oathkeepers founder Stewart Rhodes and several other members were tried for attending the J6 protest. Rhode’s defense attorney David Fisher was notified that the FBI had informants inside the group who were present on January 6 when he was told shortly before the trial that one of the informants would be testifying against Rhodes and other members. The DOJ admitted that five FBI informants were placed inside the constitutional watchdog group.