FBI Director knocks down GOP conspiracy theories about January 6 attack


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FBI Director Christopher Wray knocked down a conspiracy theory that the January 6th rioters were “fake Trump protestors,” a baseless claim that’s been pushed by Republican Sen. Ron Johnson. Wray also made it clear to lawmakers that Antifa and other left-wing groups weren’t part of the violence saying “we have not, to date, seen any evidence of anarchist violent extremists or people subscribing to Antifa in connection to the 6th.” Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and questioned Wray. She tells Anderson Cooper “to pretend we don’t know who it is, is not just hypocritical, it’s dangerous.” Plus, President Biden says the U.S. will have enough vaccines for every adult by the end of May. Meanwhile, both Mississippi and Texas announced they are lifting mask mandates and allowing businesses to operate at full capacity even as experts warn about the spreading variants. Austin Mayor Steve Adler tells AC360 people in his Texas city are dumbfounded and “we should be guided by the science and the data.”

Airdate: March 2, 2021


Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Mayor Steve Adler

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