Newsmax host claims the January 6 insurrection was “false flag operation”

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Citation From the November 3, 2021, edition of Newsmax's Greg Kelly Reports

GREG KELLY (HOST): Hey, have you heard? A lot of folks are starting to say January 6th -- there's a possibility that it was a false flag operation. Now, do you know what a false flag operation is? I actually had to look it up and it's this - a hostile or harmful action that is designed to look like it was perpetrated by someone other than the person or group responsible for it. All right, interesting. And then you go after him because you say they're responsible for it. Lot of folks out there are starting to connect the dots, and they're saying January 6 may have been a false flag operation. Listen to this.


KELLY: They can label it a lie without any investigation so far, but there are significant questions. And we've seen the video tapes, individuals that the FBI seems not interested in finding out anything about. People we saw agitating. Who are they? Where did they come from? These are legitimate questions, and they can dismiss it as a conspiracy theory as they do anything they don't like. It's a mistake. By the way, video from January 6th does show this – peaceful protesters gathered and then the police throw a stun grenade into the middle of the crowd.


KELLY: You guys started this, you guys started this. These are the kinds of things that any commission or committee should look into. January 6th? No, they won't. They just want to know about what Trump said in a speech in October. It's not right. There's a real big case here that has to be investigated, but not the way they're investigating it.