According to Edmund DeMarche of Fox News, “Former President Trump told Fox News that he expressed concern over the crowd size near the Capitol days before last month’s deadly riots and personally requested 10,000 National Guard troops be deployed in response.”
Didi you get that?
“FORMER PRESIDENT TRUMP TOLD FOX NEWS THAT HE EXPRESSED CONCERN OVER THE CROWD SIZE NEAR THE CAPITOL DAYS BEFORE LAST MONTHS (deadly?) RIOTS AND PERSONALLY REQUESTED 10,000 NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS BE DEPLOYED IN RESPONSE!”
“[President] Trump told ‘The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton’ that his team alerted the Department of Defense days before the rally that crowds might be larger than anticipated and 10,000 national guardsmen should be ready to deploy. He said that — from what he understands — the warning was passed along to leaders at the Capitol, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — and he heard that the request was rejected because these leaders did not like the optics of 10,000 troops at the Capitol.’”
‘“So, you know, that was a big mistake,’ he said.”
I think that’s being generous, Mr. President.
“Pelosi’s office and the Defense Department did not immediately respond to an email inquiry from Fox News.”
Hmmm, that’s odd.
“Trump told Steve Hilton, the show’s host, that he ‘hated to see what unfolded on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol.’”
“Much of what led to the riot at the Capitol remains a mystery.”
And that’s just the way the democrats like it.
“Last week, former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund told a bipartisan Senate panel that he didn’t know then that his officers had received a report from the FBI’s field office in Norfolk, Virginia, that forecast, in detail, the chances that extremists could bring ‘war’ to Washington the following day.”
“His officers received a report?”
Which officers, exactly?
From who…, exactly?
I mean what was their name?
And the Capitol Police Chief was not informed about this?
Who failed to inform him…, exactly?
I mean what was their name?
The FBI’s field office is saying that “extremists could bring ‘war’ to Washington the following day,” and the Capitol Police do nothing with that information?
“The head of the FBI’s office in Washington has said that once he received the Jan. 5 warning, the information was quickly shared with other law enforcement agencies through a joint terrorism task force.”
And, again, apparently there are no actual, real, accountable people working in these “law enforcement agencies” and this “joint terrorism task force.” They just, apparently, generically communicate with computer systems, or robots, or something.
But, based on his own recent senate testimony, this information wasn’t shared with FBI Director, Christopher Wray, however, or maybe he just “forgot.” It must be a condition that comes with the job.
Again, who failed to inform him…, exactly?
I mean what was their name?
Is no one held accountable for anything anymore?
It seems to me this whole thing could have been avoided if these people would have just done their job.
But, maybe, not doing their job was their job in this case?
“Sund and House Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving also could not agree on when National Guard assistance was requested.”
“Sund said he submitted the request at 1:09 p.m. on Jan. 6. But Irving insisted he did not receive the request for National Guard support until after 2 p.m. while in former Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Michael Stenger’s office. When pressed, Irving said he took a call from Sund before while on the Congress floor.”
What does “after 2 p.m. mean?”
George Petras, Janet Loehrke, Ramon Padilla, Javier Zarracina and Jennifer Borresen, of USA TODAY, report that, “Here is how events unfolded [on Jan. 6]. Times are estimates.
“6 a.m. – Crowds of Trump supporters, estimated in the thousands, prepare for a pro-Trump rally near the Ellipse. Many began gathering the night before.”
“11 a.m. – [President] Trump’s “Save America Rally” begins first with the President’s sons Eric and Donald Trump Jr., then his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. Trump starts speaking at about 11:50 a.m. and speaks for more than an hour.
12:15 – Some of the huge crowd heads over towards the Capitol.
“1 p.m. – Lawmakers gather for a joint session in the House of Representatives chamber to count Electoral College votes.”
Again, remember, “Sund said he submitted the request at 1:09 p.m. on Jan. 6. But Irving insisted he did not receive the request for National Guard support until after 2 p.m. while in former Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Michael Stenger’s office. When pressed, Irving said he took a call from Sund while on the Congress floor.”
Don’t you think, even at the earlier time, this was a little late to be requesting troops?
Well, not if you wanted to appear as if you called in help, but not before the protesters did enough to satisfy the “insurrection” narrative.
“1:10 p.m. – Rioters begin grappling with police on the Capitol steps.”
“1:26 p.m. – Capitol police order evacuation of Library of Congress, Madison Building and Cannon House Office Building on Independence Avenue across from the Capitol.”
“1:40 p.m. – D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser orders citywide curfew starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday and ending at 6 a.m. Thursday. CNN reports District police are asking for more law enforcement.”
Gee, thanks for your support, Mayor.
“2:11 p.m. – Rioters breach police lines on the west side of the Capitol.”
“2:22 p.m. – Reports say Vice President Mike Pence has been escorted out of the Senate chamber.”
“2:33 p.m. – C-SPAN reports rioters have crossed Statuary Hall, the chamber that separates the House and Senate, heading for the House and Senate.”
“2:38 p.m. – [President] Trump tweets, ‘Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!’”
Sounds like something someone inciting a riot would say.
“2:44 p.m. – Shots are reported fired in the House chamber.”
“2:47 p.m. – Huffington Post reporter tweets image of rioters at the dais. ‘They’re in the chamber.’”
We did see some members of the Capitol Police opening barricades for some protesters (just the ones they wanted), waving them through, and other capitol police doing nothing as protesters walked down hallways, and meandered leisurely through the Congressional chambers.
“3:03 p.m. – Rioters are photographed on the Senate floor.”
In most cases, there were more people taking pictures of the rioters in the Capitol building than there were rioters! You could make the case that this was the most well documented “insurrection” in history.
That would jive with my take on the whole event.
“3:13 p.m. – Trump tweets: ‘I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order – respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!’”
Again, sounds like something someone inciting a riot would say.
“3:34 p.m. – CBS reports a woman is in critical condition after being shot in the neck inside the Capitol. Police later report the woman died. She was identified as Ashli Babbitt, 35, an Air Force veteran.”
“3:51 p.m. – The District of Columbia National Guard, about 1,100 troops, is mobilized to support local law enforcement.”
This is only about three hours after they would have helpful.
“4:17 p.m. – In a tweeted video lasting just over a minute, Trump says, in part: ‘I know your pain. I know you’re hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election and everyone knows it, especially the other side. But you have to go home now. We have to have peace. We have to have law and order. … So, go home. We love you, you’re very special. … I know how you feel. But go home and go home in peace.’”
“8 p.m. – Congress reconvenes to resume counting Electoral College votes.”
Oh, yes…, above all else we must get those Electoral College votes counted, certifying Illegitimate Joe as the next president.
“Aftermath: Five believed dead, at least 68 arrested.”
Around 200 would eventually be arrested.
None with weapons charges, that were in the Capitol.
Soooo, our Capitol was breached and occupied by an unarmed group of people?
Quite a brutal “insurrection!”
“D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee said that, in addition to the woman shot by Capitol police, two men and one woman died in ‘separate medical emergencies.’ At least 14 of Contee’s officers were injured during the demonstrations, he said.”
“Police identified the woman shot and killed [by a U.S. Capitol Police officer] during the riot as Ashli Babbitt, 35, of San Diego, who was a military veteran.”
“A U.S. Capitol Police officer died Thursday after being injured when supporters of President Donald Trump raided the Capitol building on Wednesday, bringing the total number of fatalities to five.”
“Brian D. Sicknick ‘was injured while physically engaging with protesters’ on Wednesday, USCP said in a statement. He returned to his division office and collapsed, then was taken to a local hospital where he died Thursday evening.”
“The other three who perished that day were Benjamin Phillips, 50, from Ringtown, Pennsylvania; Kevin Greeson, 55, from Athens, Alabama; and Rosanne Boyland, 34, from Kennesaw, Georgia. Contee said Thursday all three died on Capitol grounds, but he didn’t specify how.”
“Howard Charles Liebengood, a US Capitol Police officer, died while off-duty on Saturday, according to a statement released Sunday by the Capitol Police and the White House. The department did not disclose the cause of the officer’s death, but The Washington Post and other news sources citing a family spokesperson said he died by suicide.”
Sooo, the ONLY person who died in the Capitol building was an unarmed protester, who was shot by the Capitol Police. This murder is still “under investigation,” by the way.
This officer obviously didn’t get the memo and thought this was a real “insurrection.”
DeMarche, of Fox News, continues by saying, “Sund and Irving disagreed on when the National Guard was called and on requests for the guard beforehand. Sund said he spoke to both Stenger and Irving about requesting the National Guard in the days before the riot, and that Irving said he was concerned about the ‘optics’ of having them present. Irving denied that, saying Sund’s account was ‘categorically false.’”
Ohhh, Irving was “concerned about the optics” of having the National Guard present.
Excuse me, but WHO THE HELL IS THIS IRVING TO BE MAKING THIS TYPE OF DECISION?!
Do you really thing that Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving has this kind of authority?
It’s very obvious that either Sund or Irving are lying…, and my money is on Irving.
Do you really think that Nancy Pelosi would allow any of these Capitol security decisions to be made without her blessing or direction?
Do you really think that Nancy Pelosi was unaware of any of the possible security threat intel or President Trump’s request for National Guard troops?
Do you really think that?
I don’t think you can possibly think that.
“Republicans have signaled that evidence could show that Democrat leaders were aware of the threat and did little to prevent the Jan. 6 attack.”
Okay…, now we’re getting somewhere!
THE REAL QUESTION IS, WHY WOULD DEMOCRAT LEADERS, WHO WERE AWARE OF THE THREAT, DO LITTLE TO PREVENT THE EVENTS OF JAN.6?
I believe the answer is very simple.
THE DEMOCRATS WANTED THE CAPITOL TO BE BREACHED!
And why would they want that you might ask?
Well, there are multiple reasons, in my opinion.
One…, this would enable another impeachment of President Trump via their fabricated incitement claims.
Two…, this would justify establishing a police state around the Capitol.
And, three…, this would lay the foundation for their demonization of Trump supporters, allowing them to classify Trump supporters as “domestic terrorists.”
“Pelosi said the commission will ‘investigate and report on the facts and causes relating to the January 6, 2021, domestic terrorist attack upon the United States Capitol Complex … and relating to the interference with the peaceful transfer of power.’”
I’m going to go out on a limb here and predict this commission will do little more than muddy the waters and cover-up what really occurred.
But really, which scenario is more plausible?
The most powerful country in the world having it’s capitol overrun and occupied by a bunch of unarmed protesters in a matter of minutes, or the scenario I’m suggesting?
“[President] Trump said he hated to see the riot but compared it to unrest that occurred in cities like Portland and Seattle.”
‘“I hate to see any of that, but it is a double standard,’ he said.”
It is definitely a double standard, Mr. President, and I would tend to agree with your comparison…, except the riots in Portland and Seattle, and elsewhere, lasted for months, not a couple of hours…, and the Capitol riot was not supported, and encouraged, by democrats, like the Portland and Seattle riots were.
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