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    Arrested Capitol rioters had guns and bombs, everyday careers and Olympic medals



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    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - United by political grievances, they came in costumes, snapping selfies, calling themselves patriots. Some came armed for battle and planning for “war.”

    As authorities begin to charge the rioters in the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol, court documents paint a picture of a diverse mob that included both citizens with mainstream careers - police officers, a flower shop owner, a state lawmaker, military veterans, even an Olympic medalist - as well as Americans on the fringe. One was a member of the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group. Another had a caveman costume beneath a police bulletproof vest. One served time in prison for attempted murder.

    They traveled from as far as Hawaii to join the protest of Congress certifying Democrat Joe Biden’s election win, which Republican President Donald Trump has falsely claimed resulted from widespread election fraud. Some brought all manner of weapons or explosives, underscoring the grave threat from an insurrection that resulted in five deaths, including a police officer, and dozens of injuries.

    Federal prosecutors have said they expect to bring charges against hundreds of people involving the riot and related threats and violence. They had charged about 80 as of Thursday, a Justice Department spokeswoman said. Their task was made much harder by that fact that overwhelmed police initially made few arrests of the hundreds of people who stormed the building - just 14 were detained that day by the U.S. Capitol Police, which guards the building. And yet many suspects made investigators’ and prosecutors’ jobs easy by mugging for news cameras and posting what authorities described as real-time confessions - including videos of themselves - in postings on social media as they pushed their way inside the Capitol, home to the U.S. Congress, according to a Reuters review of court records.

    David Blair - a Trump supporter who lives in Washington’s suburbs and was charged with attacking a police officer with a stick - came to the Capitol after seeing that it had been overrun by a mob supporting the president because he wanted “to witness history,” he told Reuters in a text message. “I ended up still finding a way to get in trouble because I had so much pent-up emotion,” he wrote.

    The initial round of charges do not reflect the full gravity of the siege that paralyzed Congress as members fled for their lives and hid from the mob. Authorities expect more serious charges to follow after more intensive investigations. Washington’s acting U.S. attorney, Michael Sherwin, said Tuesday that he had assembled a team to focus on building sedition and conspiracy cases related to the most “heinous” actions during the siege. Investigators are reviewing communications, along with travel and financial records, to track any coordination or organization among the rioters.

    “People are going to be shocked with some of the egregious conduct that happened in the Capitol,” Sherwin said.

    SEALED CASES, SCANT DETAILS

    Authorities have so far offered scant details about the people they charged, and some of the court filings remain sealed.

    At least some of those arrested in connection with the riots have a history of mental illness. Mark Leffingwell of Seattle, who faces charges for assaulting a police officer, is an Iraq war veteran who suffers from PTSD and traumatic brain injury, his lawyer told a judge. Richard Barnett, photographed sitting in U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office, told the judge he has a history of depressive disorder.

    Court documents did not show whether Barnett had entered a plea. Barnett’s lawyer, Anthony Siano, declined to comment beyond confirming the details of court proceedings.

    Lonnie Coffman, a 70-year-old Alabama man arrested for having explosives in his truck, takes multiple drugs for mental illness, his lawyer told the judge in a hearing this week. Coffman pleaded not guilty on Tuesday. His lawyer did not respond to a request for comment.

    Thomas Robertson, one of two off-duty Virginia police officers charged with entering the Capitol illegally, was more explicit, praising the power of right-wing rioters: “The right IN ONE DAY took the f------ U.S. Capitol. Keep poking us,” Robertson wrote on social media, according to the Capitol Police. He boasted that the crowd had “actually attacked the government.” Neither Robertson nor his lawyer could be reached. Court documents did not show whether he had entered a plea.

    Some suspects apologized after the riot.

    Blair - the man charged with attacking a police officer with a stick - told an investigator he was “being an idiot, pumped up and didn’t move back. Accept everything. I’m sorry,” according to a court filing. Blair pleaded not guilty and said in a text message he “would never, and have never had an intention of assaulting a police officer.” He did not directly answer what he did during the alleged attack and why.

    PREPARING FOR ‘WAR’

    Prosecutors say Cleveland Meredith, whose lives in North Carolina, according to his lawyer, loaded his truck and trailer with weapons and headed to Washington, but arrived too late to join the riot. When police searched his truck the next day, they found a high-powered rifle and thousands of rounds of ammunition, including bullets the FBI described as armor-piercing.

    As Meredith traveled to Washington, someone sent him a text message that Trump supporters had breached the Capitol. “Burn DC to the FKG ground,” he replied, according to court documents. When Meredith learned that Vice President Mike Pence would count electoral votes from states Trump lost, he replied: “War time.”

    FBI agents arrested him the next day in Washington after he sent more menacing texts and head-butted a person on the street, according to court records. Prosecutors urged a judge on Wednesday to keep him locked up while the charges are pending, describing Meredith as “a clearly disturbed, deranged, and dangerous individual that fantasizes about committing horrific acts of violence and takes countless steps to carry them out” and said he appeared ready to act on “extreme political and racial animus.”

    Prosecutors described Meredith as an adherent of the fringe QAnon conspiracy theory, which casts Trump as a savior figure and elite Democrats as a cabal of Satanist pedophiles and cannibals. A judge on Thursday ordered Meredith detained pending trial. His lawyer did not respond to questions about the case.

    Authorities arrested Coffman of Alabama near the Capitol after noticing the handle of a gun in his pickup truck while they were responding to pipe bombs left outside the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee and Republican National Committee, both of which are near the Capitol. Inside his truck, they found an AR-15-style rifle, a shotgun, a crossbow, several machetes, smoke grenades and 11 Molotov cocktails. They also found a note with the name of at least one member of Congress and a judge, alongside the notation “bad guy.”

    Prosecutors said the combination of weapons and political messages “suggest that these weapons were intended to be used in an effort to violently attack our elected representatives.”

    A Capitol Police agent said in a court filing that Coffman told the officers who arrested him that he tried to return to his parked truck several times during the day but couldn’t because police had blocked off the area while they investigated the pipe bombs.

    Others were armed during the riot: A police officer said he noticed a bulge on the hip of Christopher Alberts - who was dressed in body armor and carrying a gas mask - as he filed out of the Capitol grounds, according to court records. When they stopped him, they found a loaded handgun. Alberts’ lawyer did not respond to questions about the case.

    Two other men, Eric Munchel and Larry Brock, both were photographed inside the Capitol carrying zip ties, commonly used as a handcuff. Prosecutors have not said what either man intended to do with them. Brock is an Air Force veteran who once flew warplanes. Both were charged with being inside the Capitol illegally. Reuters was unable to reach their attorneys.

    Michael Curzio, arrested at the front of a crowd inside the Capitol, had recently served a prison sentence in Florida for attempted murder. He was released in 2019. Curzio’s mother, Vicki Prentiss, told Reuters he went to Washington because “he was excited about going to support Trump.” Curzio was charged with violent entry and disorderly conduct, along with unlawful entry of the Capitol. Curzio’s case was sealed by the court and he could not be reached for comment.

    CONFESSIONS ON CAMERA

    Most of the cases filed against rioters so far were for less serious offenses involving being inside the Capitol illegally, and many defendants were released within a day.

    An FBI agent said in an affidavit that he identified former Olympic swimmer Klete Keller - who has two gold medals and three other medals - inside the Capitol because he was tall, unmasked, and wearing an Olympic patch on the shoulder of his jacket. Reuters was unable to reach Keller, who is charged with unlawfully entering the Capitol. Court documents did not indicate a plea.

    Nicholas Ochs, head of the Proud Boys’ Hawaii chapter, was charged after the FBI said he posted a picture on Twitter of himself smoking a cigarette with the caption “Hello from the Capital lol.” Ochs has not yet appeared in court, and court documents did not indicate he had made a plea. He could not be reached for comment.

    Prosecutors charged Jenny Cudd, a Texas flower shop owner, on Wednesday with unlawfully entering the Capitol, citing a widely viewed social media video in which she laughed and said: “We did break down the, umm, Nancy Pelosi’s office door, and somebody stole her gavel and took a picture sitting in the chair flipping off the camera.” Reuters was unable to reach her.

    Afterward, the FBI said Cudd appeared in a Facebook video in which she declared she had participated in a “new revolution” and added: “I am proud of my actions, I fucking charged the Capitol today with patriots.”

    Also charged was Josiah Colt, who authorities said was photographed dropping from the Senate gallery into its floor, one of the riot’s most iconic images, citing a Facebook video that emerged shortly after. “I just got in the Capitol building. I was the first one that hopped down into the chamber,” the man the FBI identified as Colt says in the video, wearing a helmet and breathing heavily. Later he adds: “I don’t know what to do. I’m in downtown D.C. I’m all over the news.”

    Colt’s lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

    Derrick Evans, a newly elected state delegate from West Virginia, was charged after he posted a Facebook video of himself entering the Capitol, in which he said: “We’re in, we’re in! Derrick Evans is in the Capitol!” In a public statement on Thursday, Evans’s lawyer, John Bryan, said he “did nothing wrong” and was exercising First Amendment rights.

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    https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/ic...t-u-s-capitol/

    ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer has yet to be charged with a federal crime in connection with his role in last week's riot at the U.S. Capitol.
    I've listened to Iced Earth on occasion. Not one of my favorite bands, but I like "Plagues of Babylon".
    No such diligence by media in pursuing leftist rioters responsible for much worse, of course.
    The oath breakers' (congress) sacred persons felt under threat by Oath Keepers (Shaffer, etc), hence the diligence in pursuing the D.C. disturbance participants.
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    The zeal which they have been pursued is starkly contrasted with the laissez faire pursuit of the BLM rioters.
    Our beauty is our power, our strength. We can’t allow them to change us, to lessen us. I will never grant them that satisfaction, and neither should you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Aesthete View Post
    The zeal which they have been pursued is starkly contrasted with the laissez faire pursuit of the BLM rioters.
    Theres not much else to say. The blatant hypocrisy is so stark and frankly insane.

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    Yes, a lot of hypocrisy and double standards. I've only joked with coworkers about taking a dump on Pelosi's desk, going beyond that selfie with the guy putting his feet up there, reminding me of Laura Loomer dropping off illegal aliens on Pelosi's lawn. It would have been fun to hold a barbecue while watching the activities personally. Such hysteria...

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    The Left’s Bare-Faced Hypocrisy



    By Miranda Devine

    What a difference a week makes. On Wednesday, we discovered that House Democrats actually support police. They are against mob violence. They believe in law and order. They believe in harsh punishment for rule breakers. They believe in accountability.

    They care deeply about civility. They believe words matter. They abhor intemperate rhetoric. They are against coarse language. Fancy that.

    They believe in a peaceful transition of power, at least this time, as opposed to 2016. They believe in the Electoral College. They believe in the legitimacy of the people’s vote.

    They believe in walls, at least when it comes to protecting their own place of work. They even believe in bringing in the National Guard to quell civil unrest, at least when it comes to preserving their own peace.

    They believe in guns, at least when their own safety is at risk.

    They revere American history and institutional norms. They honor the Founding Fathers. Hah!

    This is what we learned while watching the Democrats in the House impeach President Trump for the second pointless time in 13 months.

    We learned that they, almost to a man and a woman, suffer from an acute case of hypocrite-itis.

    Where have they been the past four years with these noble ideas that conservatives have been begging them to defend?

    Perhaps if Democrats had not normalized and encouraged violence when organized BLM-Antifa mobs began rampaging through our cities, the tragic events of Jan. 6 at the Capitol would not have occurred.

    As Republican Rep. Pat Fallon of Texas said Wednesday:

    “Last summer the Antifa and BLM riots swept across our country. Businesses were destroyed, cities burned. It was not like the horrible hours we had on January 6. But rather, they went on for weeks and in some cases months.

    “So if there’s any silver lining in this dark cloud, it’s that our friends across the aisle have come to realize that riots are bad. We conservatives have known this all along.”

    Perhaps if Democrats had not weaponized the intelligence agencies to spy on Trump’s campaign, perhaps if they had not used the Steele dossier to undermine the legitimacy of his presidency and accuse him of colluding with Russia to rig the 2016 election, perhaps if they had not hobbled his administration with the three-year Mueller investigation, perhaps more Trump voters would have been willing to accept the legitimacy of a Biden presidency.

    Perhaps if Dems had not already launched a spiteful partisan impeachment last year, their efforts to highlight the president’s shortcomings would have fallen on fewer deaf ears this time.

    As Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio said, it took just 19 minutes into Trump’s presidency for the Washington Post to trumpet: “Campaign to impeach President Trump has begun.”

    “And now with just one week left,” Jordan said Wednesday, “they’re still trying.”

    Perhaps if Dems had reflected on their own culpability in the attempted assassination of Republican Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana by a Bernie Sanders supporter, their sanctimonious lectures Wednesday would be more credible.

    “I’ve seen the evil of political violence firsthand and it needs to stop,” Scalise said Wednesday. “But all of us need to be unequivocal calling it out when we see it, not just when it comes from the other side of the aisle.”

    Perhaps if Joe Biden had not spent two years muscling up to Trump, with threats like “I’d smack him in the mouth” and “I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him,” Biden’s pitch for civility might be more palatable.

    Perhaps if Democrats had not spent the last four years calling Trump a dictator, authoritarian, Nazi, Hitler, white supremacist, anti-Semite, bigot, racist, hater, dangerous, demented and insane, then the hyperbole they used against him Wednesday might have been more effective.

    The Aesop’s fable of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” comes to mind. Democrats and their media handmaidens have spent four years demonizing Trump, using the most outlandish hyperbole their fevered imaginations could dream up.

    So when finally, at the bitter end, when he behaves in a way that angers even his most loyal supporters, there is nowhere left to go in the demonization department.

    Hence the absurdity of Wednesday’s rhetoric in the House, as Democrats overreached yet again, traducing the president as a “white supremacist” — or “racist in chief,” as Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan called him.

    Instead of impeaching the president, the House could have censured him and gathered a lot more Republican votes.

    His refrain since November about having won in a “landslide” was reckless and deluded but it had nothing to do with racism, and his speech at the Ellipse in DC on Jan. 6 explicitly called for the crowd to “peacefully” protest.

    How was he to know that the Capitol would not be adequately guarded, and the mob would so easily smash their way inside?

    Capitol Police had been left like lambs to the slaughter in part because the cop-hating mayor of DC, Muriel Bowser, wrote to the Department of Justice the day before the protests specifically to reject federal reinforcements.

    The flexible morality and selective outrage of the Democrats and their media boosters is so dishonest, it makes your head spin.

    Why wasn’t BLM probed like this?

    At a thunderous press conference Tuesday, acting US Attorney for DC Michael Sherwin said law enforcement officials are treating last week’s Capitol riot “like an international counterterrorism investigation. We’re looking at everything — money, travel records. No resource will be unchecked.”

    It is reportedly one of the “most expansive criminal investigations in the history of the Justice Department,” with all 56 FBI field offices involved.

    Great, but where was that kind of gravitas when BLM-Antifa rioters locked Seattle police in a building and tried to burn them alive?

    Or when police were attacked with bricks and Molotov cocktails, whole blocks were looted and set ablaze at a cost of billions of dollars, and parts of some US cities were turned into lawless autonomous zones inside which people were murdered? For months.

    There now are at least twice as many troops guarding the nation’s capital than the total number of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq combined.

    Maybe it’s not overkill, but the optics also serve the purpose of further demonizing President Trump and his supporters to a worldwide audience.

    That’s why Nancy Pelosi posed merrily for photos outside the Capitol in front of rows of uniforms yesterday. All class, and subtle as a sledgehammer.

    Punch your tix for the NY vax

    No surprise our incompetent governor has bungled the coronavirus vaccine rollout.

    But reader Jonathan has some sage advice to remedy the confusing hodgepodge of online enrollment to get a shot.

    “Engage Ticketmaster — who are used to dealing with many different venues on their website and a flood of incoming internet and telephone traffic — to enter all the vaccine sites as they come on board and book slots around the country just like they usually sell tickets.”

    What a great idea. It’s not as if Ticketmaster has much else to do at the moment.

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    Screenshots from ‘Insurrection USA’ BLM activist John Sullivan’s discord claim police let him in

    A series of leaked screenshots purportedly from BLM activist and Insurrection USA founder John Sullivan’s Discord server have been leaked. In the screenshots, the radically far left activists admit they wore Trump hats and other MAGA gear as subterfuge, and admit that the police willingly let them enter the deified halls of the U.S. Capitol.

    The screenshots, found and compiled by a conservative Twitter user, show the leftist rioters planning their invasion of the sanctified grounds of the Capitol, discussing how they will wear pro-Trump camouflage, and most strikingly, admitting how the police enthusiastically let them proceed past barrier after barrier until they were inside the consecrated halls of the U.S. Capitol.

    In the days immediately following the January 6 protest, one user in Sullivan’s Discord server wrote, “I had to wear a Trump hat and shirtm [sic]” to be able to infiltrate the crowd unnoticed.

    “Putting on a Trump hat does not make him blend in,” wrote another user. “It makes him look like a well known activist who was attempting to instigate ‘antifa violence’ narrative.”


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    Law enforcement failed to act on intel ahead of Capitol riot: report



    A sprawling network of federal and local law enforcement across the US that is designed to stave off terrorist threats failed to protect the Capitol on Jan. 6 because officials did not act on intelligence that had been gathered prior to the riot, a report said Monday.

    The intelligence included warnings from federal-local law enforcement “fusion centers” across the country that warned of protesters traveling to DC with weapons, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing internal documents viewed by the newspaper.

    An FBI field office also warned the federal and local agencies handling security for the protest of demonstrators sharing maps of the Capitol and a “call for war,” the Journal reported.

    But despite the warnings, the intelligence arm of the Department of Homeland Security wrote there was “nothing significant to report” in a Jan. 5 memo to law enforcement across the country.

    As a result, the security forces in DC were woefully unprepared for the mob of President Donald Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol, leaving five people dead, including a Capitol Police officer.

    According to the Journal, the heads of the nationwide “fusion centers” — where local law enforcement share intelligence with federal authorities — hosted a call on Jan. 4 to warn of the number of participants planning to bring weapons to the “Stop the Steal” rally.

    The intelligence was shared with the Washington, D.C., fusion center — and, in turn, with the offices tasked with providing security for the Jan. 6 event.

    DHS declined to tell the Journal if it took any action based on the call, while the FBI said it held a separate call to brief other law enforcement officials about the possibility of protesters bringing weapons to the rally.

    The Journal also highlighted a report from the FBI field office in Norfolk, Va., that pointed to a message board where one user was urging protesters to “go there ready for war” and sharing maps of the Capitol complex.

    The intelligence was shared with the joint terrorism task force in Washington, but not acted on by the FBI, according to the report.

    The bureau told the newspaper the information was uncorroborated and not linked to specific suspects, which made following up on it difficult.

    In the weeks since the riot, more than 100 people have been charged with federal crimes, including members of the Proud Boys and fringe groups such as the Oath Keepers, who allegedly conspired together prior to the riot.

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    Of Rioters, Protesters & Patriots

    Pat Buchanan, American Renaissance, February 9, 2021

    To Parliament, in the London of George III, the Boston Massacre of 1770 and the Tea Party of 1773 were not seen in the same light as they were by the Sons of Liberty in the Massachusetts colony.

    To Parliament, this was mob violence, and the shooting and killing at Lexington and Concord were acts of insurrection and treason.

    But because we won the Revolution, those events are portrayed and remembered differently. For when it comes to riots and revolutions, all depends on who writes the narrative of history. It is the winners.

    “Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past,” said George Orwell in his novel “1984.”

    To the media, the long hot summer of rioting, looting and arson that followed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis was driven by “racial justice” protests against a “systemic racism” that permeates society.

    The rioters were calling attention to injustices we Americans have failed to address, like police brutality. And almost all of these “peaceful protesters” were calling us to be a better people.

    And did not the riots produce beneficial results?

    Joe Biden and his party have responded by setting as a goal the replacement of “equality of rights” with “equity,” an equality of results, where gaps in test scores, incarcerations, incomes and wealth between white and black are to be closed by government action.

    However, as for the riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6 by Trumpists, to protest and perhaps change the outcome of the election, that was an act of insurrection, a treasonous attempt to overturn a democratic election and overthrow a democratic government.

    Of all the riots in 2020 and 2021, that was the unforgivable one.

    The proper response to that riot is not to heed its angry voices but to impeach the president on whose behalf they acted, to strip him of any right to serve again in public office, and to write new laws to deal with the horrific “domestic terrorism” we witnessed at the Capitol.

    About the morality and justice of the rampage of rioting in the wake of Floyd’s death, and the sole riot at the Capitol, the media are the self-anointed judges. They decide which riots are benign and which are malignant, which should receive an empathetic response, and which should end with every participant in prison.

    Western democracies almost always grant favorable publicity and moral support to popular uprisings against autocratic regimes.

    The Hong Kong protests were cheered on by the West until there arose a fear in China they were getting out of hand. Beijing then stepped in, ordered the protests halted and imposed law and order.

    In Russia, there have been protests in many cities over the recent jailing of dissident Alexei Navalny. But winter weather and thousands of police arrests have cooled the protests, and Vladimir Putin booted out of the country three EU diplomats from Poland, Germany and Sweden who attended the pro-Navalny demonstrations.

    When it comes to illegal and disorderly protests, Xi Jinping and Putin take them seriously and play hardball. They see mass protests and riots as Western-inspired, if not Western-planned, and deal with them as subversive activities.

    “The messages sent by Russian authorities during this visit confirmed that Europe and Russia are drifting apart,” EU minister Joseph Borrell blogged on his return from Moscow to Brussels. “It seems that Russia is progressively disconnecting itself from Europe and looking at democratic values as an existential threat.”

    In Turkey, demonstrations by staff and students erupted in January over the installation of an ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as rector of Bogazici University, among the most acclaimed schools in the country. Hundreds have been arrested in clashes between protesters and police in one of the largest displays of civil unrest in Turkey in years.

    In Myanmar, thousands took to the streets this weekend to protest a generals’ coup that took over the country a week ago and ousted the elected civilian regime of Nobel Peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi.

    The American media defended the Hong Kong protesters and tended to minimize, excuse or ignore its excesses and violence.

    But in Moscow, Beijing, Istanbul and Myanmar, the protests are seen as insurgencies, as sappers of the state and regime, and the governments are predisposed to deal with them in every way — save capitulation. They see them as the work of “regime change” ideologues in the West.

    In Western nations, protests and riots come largely from the left and rail against what is claimed to be indifference or resistance to the rights of minorities. And the natural tendency of the media is to sympathize with protesters, especially those bedeviling autocracies.

    Again, all except the occupation of the Capitol on Jan. 6. That one was different. That one got the sympathy of no one because its premise was that an elite-backed establishment stole the election.

    Such accusations against our elites are intolerable and immoral.

    Amren

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    Media hushes up report suggesting FBI involvement in Capitol riot, as White House turns anti-terrorism efforts on American people

    Quote Originally Posted by Dustin Fedor
    This is absolutely insane. Tucker Carlson was getting posts taken down on FB & Twitter etc. for reporting on this. So now we have another huge talking point from the past year being exposed as another lie.
    The "insurrection" is proving to be a completely made up false flag. Confirmed months ago that Capitol police literally let people in and waved people in (several have been disciplined for doing so and it's on video). But it's looking like it goes much deeper than that. And now it's coming out that the FBI likely orchestrated the whole thing. FBI agents recruited people online and the FBI literally even incentivised people to show up by arranging transportation to D.C. as well as paying for hotel rooms for people to come. Undercover FBI agents were in the crowd posing as Trump supporters and actively led people into and around the Capitol building. It's looking like so few people are actually being prosecuted with anything because they were either let in or weren't doing anything illegal. So then what was the point of this? False flags are usually used to get support to enter into a war or pass some knee jerk emotional legislation. It looks like probably the latter. They pushed a bunch of "anti domestic terrorism" measures and Biden is still pushing for many more. Keep in mind they also used this staged event to impeach Trump and get him banned from every social media platform for "inciting violence". So this false flag was successful in making all Trump supporters look like terrorists, scaring the cowardly Republicans in Congress to immediately give up on the election challenges, got Trump's ability to speak to his supporters removed, got a bunch of more unconstitutional, authoritarian 'Patriot Act' type legislation passed. And now like with every instance of left wing lies and corruption, the media is trying to cover it all up.
    Court filings suggest that FBI operatives were among the mob who stormed the US Capitol in January, and may have set up the riot. With the riot used as justification for new terrorism policy, the media is downplaying the story.

    Fox News broadcast possibly the most consequential report in recent cable news history on Tuesday night. Fox host Tucker Carlson alleged that the Capitol Hill riot on January 6 – dubbed an “insurrection,” an “assault on our democracy,” and “domestic terrorism” – may have been, at least partly, an inside job.


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