Ex-Government Official Falsely Accused Colleagues of Participating in Jan. 6 Riot: FBI – EVOL

It’s not clear which agency employed the official.

A former government official accused seven ex-colleagues of participating in the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, according to newly unsealed court documents.

Miguel Eugenio Zapata, who worked for the government through early 2021, submitted tips to the FBI alleging seven government employees took part in the Capitol breach, one of the filings states.

On Feb. 10, 2021, for instance, Mr. Zapata wrote that one of the employees “was actively engaged in attempting to overthrow the government of the United States” and “took part in the riot on January 6, 2021.”

In two tips submitted that day, Mr. Zapata included the employees’ names, ages, employers, and security clearance levels, an FBI task force agent said in an affidavit.

The two employees were at work in Virginia on Jan. 6, they told the FBI. Their statements were corroborated with records from their employer.

There were also indications that Mr. Zapata sent tips about the two workers to their employer, which received an anonymous report that one person was part of the riot. That person was quoted as saying, “we’re going to hang those dirty politicians and keep President Trump in office for 4 more years.”




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