Their article is misleading. They are attacking Tucker Carlson for claiming that the January 6th events at the Capitol were engineered by the FBI. They set up a strawman to attack:
The sketchy and quickly debunked claims made by Carlson. The Fox News host was elevating a story written for the website Revolver by a former Trump administration official (later fired for links to white nationalists) arguing that “unindicted co-conspirators” referred to in Justice Department charging documents referred to government law enforcement agents. In other words, that the references implied a significant intertwining of FBI agents in the violence that day. But, as The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake reported, that term wouldn’t apply to FBI agents, and the “co-conspirators” identified by Carlson were at times clearly identifiable. One, for example, was obviously a suspect’s wife, based on the available information. Marrying someone for a long-game sting operation would be quite a level of commitment.
Debunked my ass. The FBI engineered it, but not by using actual agents. No, they did it by using FBI informants. I pointed this out way back in January. Even Reuters reported that the leader of the Proud Boys was an FBI informant.
In the Miami hearing, a federal prosecutor, a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and Tarrio’s [Tarrio is the leader of the Proud Boys- DM] own lawyer described his undercover work and said he had helped authorities prosecute more than a dozen people in various cases involving drugs, gambling and human smuggling.
In a statement to Reuters, the former federal prosecutor in Tarrio’s case, Vanessa Singh Johannes, confirmed that “he cooperated with local and federal law enforcement, to aid in the prosecution of those running other, separate criminal enterprises, ranging from running marijuana grow houses in Miami to operating pharmaceutical fraud schemes
So the Washington Post either has a short memory, or they are deliberately lying.
We know the FBI can and will do so. Remember how Sandy Hook resulted in a 1500 page report from the FBI, but the Las Vegas shooter report was only three pages?