Republican Leaders Investigating Pipe Bomb Report After It Looks Like Criminal Act Went Mostly Ignored

( Republican Congressman Jim Jordan has asked the FBI to brief the House Judiciary Committee on the bureau’s investigation into the alleged pipe bombs discovered at the DNC and RNC headquarters in Washington the night before the January 6 riot at the Capitol.

Congressman Jordan sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray last Wednesday after a whistleblower disclosure revealed that the DC field office last month asked other FBI field offices to canvass their confidential human sources nationwide for information related to the so-called pipe bombs.

The whistleblower, an unnamed special agent, said the nationwide request was “unusual” because it was made a full year after the investigation began. The request asked, in part, that the canvass “include sources reporting on all threats” because the motive and ideology of the suspect “remain unknown.”

The supposed pipe bombs were allegedly neutralized by authorities, but so far, nobody has ever been charged.

In his letter to Wray, Congressman Jordan also said the FBI failed to “sufficiently answer questions” regarding the status of the investigation that were posed by Florida Republican Congressman Bill Posey in September. Instead, Jordan writes, the FBI said it was “exclusively providing information to the partisan Democrat-led Select Committee.”

Jordan gave Director Wray until March 23 to brief the Judiciary Committee.

After the January 6 riot, the FBI released video and still photographs of surveillance footage showing a suspect wearing a gray hoodie, face mask, gloves, and black and gray Nike shoes. A $50,000 reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of the suspect was offered. Since then, the reward has increased to $100,000.

However, the lack of an arrest after over a year has led some to question if the pipe bomb narrative is a hoax.

American Greatness senior contributor Julie Kelly, who has written extensively on the events of January 6 – including a book, suggested in February that the pipe bomb story could be a hoax.

In a February 14 column, Kelly noted that it is improbable that the Secret Service would have missed a pipe bomb outside of the DNC when it swept the building before Vice President-elect Kamala Harris arrived there on the morning of January 6.