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House Oversight Chairwoman Asks FBI Director to Investigate Parler Over Jan. 6 Capitol Riots

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House Oversight Chairwoman Asks FBI Director to Investigate Parler Over Jan. 6 Capitol Riots

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The House Oversight Committee sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray to look into Parler’s alleged involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney wrote in a letter Wednesday that the FBI should carry out a “robust investigation” into whether Parler played a role in the Capitol breach. The chairwoman also wanted the agency to investigate whether the social media website is a “potential conduit for foreign governments” after the company retained the services of Russian company DDoS-Guard, ostensibly for traffic rerouting. Parler’s full social media website is not back online, and just a simple landing page is up with messages from its CEO John Matze, Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). The Epoch Times reached out to Parler for comment. Maloney said that “questions have also been raised about Parler’s financing” as well as its “ties to Russia,” claiming that Parler …

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