Last night, Fake News CBS did its best to make Ray Epps into a victim on 60 Minutes. Unfortunately, for those who’ve been following the curious case of Ray Epps, they left more questions unanswered than answered.
Never forget, CBS is the same network that allowed former 60 Minutes news anchor Dan Rather to totally manufacture a story about then-President George W. Bush, whose military service as a member of the National Guard he attempted to discredit, as he tried to paint as a “deserter,” only one month before the 2004 election for his second term against Democrat Al Gore.
During an April 2012 interview with GMA host George Stephanopoulos, Rather was asked if he had any regrets about his fake news reporting that led to his ouster by CBS? The fake news leftist hack anchor responded to the GMA host, “No. My attitude is—sometimes things in journalism go badly for the correspondent, but it’s important not to get baffled, not to be afraid, and to never quit.” When Stephanopoulos asked him how he felt about being ousted by CBS News, Rather explained that the network has a reputation for sticking by their reporting, “‘We do it together, and we stick together all the way through,'” he said, explaining that was the CBS New “tradition.”
Last night, 60 Minutes, once again, showed America what shoddy, half-assed reporting looks like when the crew traveled to a so-called remote location in the Rocky Mountains to help Ray Epps and his wife tell their viewers how they should ignore every video they’ve watched of him, and to ignore the text message to his nephew, and instead, to listen to his story through the lens of a guy who worked doing “research” for the January 6 Witch Hunt Committee, and from former Oath Keeper, Ray Epps, who most Americans believe was a key player, who worked with the Deep State to set up innocent Americans who traveled to DC to show their support for President Trump. Once the protesters finished listening to President Trump speak at the Ellipse, they headed for the Capitol to show their support for lawmakers who were about to appear on national television, where they would share evidence with the entire world of inconceivable coincidences related to the 2020 election in at least 5 critical swing states that gave Basement Biden an impossible victory over America’s most popular president in history.
Here’s a portion of the “Ray Epps is a victim” piece by 60 Minutes:
🚨BREAKING🚨 Ray Epps, suspected of instigating Jan 6 violence but let off by the @FBI, spoke out on @60Minutes. His story left more questions than answers, fueling beliefs he was a plant. Some ask: if he's free, why jail others who did less? WATCH and REACT #Jan6th #RayEpps pic.twitter.com/8izVR1gair
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— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) April 24, 2023
#1. Why did 60 Minutes not ask Revolver News or Tucker Carlson, who they featured multiple times in their Ray Epps victim piece, to speak with them about the evidence they’ve provided to the public about the former Oathkeeper?
It’s curious that 60 Minutes was able to show the Revolver News headline that suggests Epps is a fed, but according to Darren Beattie, who wrote the investigative piece about Ray Epps, he was never contacted by 60 Minutes to explain his side of the story.
So 60 Mins didn't interview @DarrenJBeattie for story in which @RevolverNewsUSA analysis is critical, presented as such. Epps is treated as sympathetic character unlike hundreds of J6ers railroaded by DOJ — issue not touched. Nor is that of why Epps seemingly handled differently
— Benjamin Weingarten (@bhweingarten) April 24, 2023
#2. It’s curious that as part of their dramatic video footage from January 6, they show the huge Trump sign being hoisted over the heads of law enforcement officers. Why did 60 Minutes not show this footage that clearly shows Epps had a role in the criminal activity that has placed 8 other men in prison?
Watch Ray Epps participating in the hoisting of the sign over the top of law enforcement’s heads:
#3. Why did 60 Minutes gloss over the questions Rep. Thomas Massie asked about the role Epps may have played leading up to and during the January 6 protests?
Not only was Ray Epps never charged, his photo #16 was scrubbed from the @FBI Capital Riots page. #BigMagaCamo #FedBoomer #CapitolRiots pic.twitter.com/BR10deTWAH
— Guy Fox (@GuiseFaux) October 22, 2021
#4. Why did 60 Minutes not show the responses by FBI Director Jill Sanborn when asked legitimate questions by Senator Ted Cruz about if Epps was working with the feds to entrap protesters?
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
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) December 30, 2022
#5. Why did Ray Epps tell his nephew he orchestrated Jan 6th and why did 60 Minutes and, more importantly, the FBI allow him to get away with simply saying, “It was a mistake”?
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
#6. Why was Ray Epps laughing about the protesters being gassed outside of the Capitol?
#7. Ray Epps was the President of the Oathkeepers in Arizona but has remained silent about the defense of his Oathkeeper brothers since their arrest, incarceration, and despicable prison conditions. Why didn’t 60 Minutes ask him about his past affiliation with the Oathkeepers and how he feels about his friend Stewart Rhodes’s charges and imprisonment?
#8. Why were FBI agents surrounding the homes of other January 6 protesters and conducting pre-dawn raids, while according to Ray Epps and his wife, they simply came to his home, questioned him, and then removed his photo from the Jan 6th FBI’s Most Wanted List?
And as a bonus…here’s an important piece of information the 60 Minutes interview left out of their interview with Epps.
Mr. Epps’ attorney’s names are noted in the introduction on his court transcript, which reveals 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.”
It’s pretty clear that 60 Minutes had no interest in getting to the bottom of Ray Epps’ role on Jan. 6th. Their interview was an attempt to portray him as a victim, just like Dan Rather attempted to falsely portray Republican candidate for President George W. Bush as a military “deserter” in advance of the election for his second term.
Some things never change…