Former FBI agent Kyle Seraphin has brought forth allegations that could cast a new light on the January 6 pipe bombings. Seraphin has revealed that the FBI had managed to establish a connection between the suspect and a specific Metro fare card and license plate.
The discovery was a significant breakthrough, suggesting a clear trail leading to the individual responsible for the potentially deadly bombs. However, in a surprising turn, the FBI chose not to pursue this lead further. Despite the gravity of the situation and the potential risks posed by the unexploded bombs, the agency refrained from interviewing the person of interest.
Seraphin, a leader of FBI surveillance teams, informed The Daily Wire that a counterintelligence team convened with him at a firehouse in Falls Church, Virginia shortly after January 6, 2021. During the meeting, he was briefed on his new surveillance assignment. The team had tracked the individual on security footage, observing them enter a Metro station after placing the bombs. They were able to identify the fare card utilized by this person.
“Allegedly someone threw bombs around the Capitol which could have killed congressmen or a busload of nuns or anything, and the answer is you can’t follow this guy around — you have to go to headquarters and read ‘leads’ where someone said ‘I might’ve went to high school with some guy that was standing around the Capitol?’” Seraphin said to The Daily Wire.
“They found people based on their earlobes that were hanging out by a flagpole,” he said on the Bureau’s diligence in investigating lesser offenses related to January 6. Seraphin explained that the counter-intelligence division, which he described as not being “manhunters” skilled in capturing individuals and constructing cases for prosecution, was overseeing the case.
He then said that it was expected for the FBI to have located the bomber, stating it would be more astonishing if they had not. “They can do telephonic capture and triangulate your phone in real-time… The bureau is far too competent to fail this.”
However, when Seraphin sought approval from the FBI to interview this person, his request was denied. They were then entirely redirected from this target and instructed to focus on investigating less significant leads related to minor participants of the January 6 events. The FBI has made public only a few unclear images of the bomber, despite extensive security camera surveillance in the Capitol Hill area.
“When they had the World Trade Center bombing in ’93 they went under four stories of rubble and were able to find a partial VIN number that they used to track it down to the people responsible. And you’re telling me you had a pristine, non-detonated bomb and they couldn’t find anything on it?”
On January 6, 2021, two pipe bombs were discovered in DC. The devices were found near the headquarters of the Republican National Committee (RNC) and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The events coincided with the breaching of the U.S. Capitol building by individuals protesting the results of the 2020 Presidential election.
The pipe bombs were real, but they did not detonate. Law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, were involved in responding to the threat and conducting subsequent investigations.
The bombs were initially reported by The Washington Times in May of 2023, however, it did not receive much attention at the time. In June, members of the House Judiciary Committee demanded a thorough review of the FBI’s investigation into the pipe bomb incidents.
Steve D’Antuono, the former head of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, confessed the FBI was unable to determine whether the placement of the pipe bombs was a “diversionary” tactic for the Capitol attack. He also indicated that the FBI was uncertain about the suspect’s gender, despite claiming to have video surveillance footage of the individual.