Let me tell you what’s up with the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

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.

Not! 

“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?

Really?  

“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?”

2:01 p.m.?

2:15 p.m.?

3:00 p.m.?

5:00 p.m.?

8:00 p.m.?

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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Treasonous James Comey…, otherwise known as “Notorious TJC.”

Former FBI [Federal Bureau of Incompetence] Director James Comey testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday as part of the committee’s probe into the origins of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

James Comey isn’t “incompetent,” however…, he knew exactly what he was doing.

According to CBS News, “Comey, who was fired by President Trump in 2017, oversaw the investigation, called ‘Crossfire Hurricane,’ which was eventually taken over by special counsel Robert Mueller.”

Yes…, Mr. Mueller is very, very “special,” if you know what I mean.

In my opinion, “Crossfire Hurricane” would have been more aptly named “Excrement Storm.”

“A report by the inspector general for the Justice Department [Sometimes known as The Department of Injustice.] published in December found 17 ‘significant inaccuracies and omissions’ in the FBI’s handling of FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) applications to surveil Carter Page, a former Trump campaign aide.”

Oh…, only 17 “significant inaccuracies and omissions?”

Well, just let me know if we get to 20 “significant inaccuracies and omissions,” because that’s my limit.

“The report also found, however, the FBI was justified in launching the investigation and showed no political bias.”

FOUND NO POLITICAL BIAS???!!!

Unbelievable.

“Comey repeatedly told the committee he had been unaware of major problems with each of four applications the FBI submitted in 2016 to 2017 to eavesdrop on Page.”

I just have a quick question for you Mr. Comey.

WHAT ELSE DID YOU HAVE GOING ON THAT WAS SOOO IMPORTANT THAT AN INVESTIGATION INVOLVING SPYING ON THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES DIDN’T DESERVE YOUR COMPLETE AND UNDIVIDED ATTENTION??????!!!!!!

“He said he had been overly confident that the surveillance process was working as it should. He noted that Page accounted for just ‘a slice’ of the investigation but that he wouldn’t have signed off on the surveillance had he known of the problems.”

AGAIN…, WHAT ELSE DID YOU HAVE GOING ON THAT WAS SOOO IMPORTANT THAT AN INVESTIGATION INVOLVING SPYING ON THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES DIDN’T DESERVE YOUR COMPLETE AND UNDIVIDED ATTENTION??????!!!!!!

I’m just saying…, wouldn’t you think everything you did in this case would be double checked, then triple checked, with every “i” dotted and every “t” crossed?

“Comey also acknowledged ‘concerning’ and ‘embarrassing’ problems in the handling of surveillance applications.”

HELL YES THESE WERE “CONCERNING AND EMBARRASSING PROBLEMS!”

And that’s putting it mildly.

‘“In the main, it was done by the book, it was appropriate and it was essential that it be done,’ Comey said.”

“Done by the book?”

Can we see this “book,” Mr. Comey?

And what “book” exactly are you referring to…, “A traitor’s guide to undermining a president?”

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I hope I’m wrong about our next Attorney General…, but I’m pretty sure I’m not.

President Trump has nominated William (Bill) Barr to be the next Attorney General of The United States.

Mr. Barr has been going through his confirmation hearings in The Senate this week, and it appears he will be confirmed.

So, who is this guy?

First off, he’s a lawyer.

From 1973 to 1977, Mr. Barr was employed by the Central Intelligence Agency.

He was then a law clerk to Judge Malcolm Wilkey of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1977 through 1978.

He served on the domestic policy staff at the Reagan White House from May 3, 1982 to September 5, 1983, with his official title being Deputy Assistant Director for Legal Policy.  He was also in private practice for nine years with the Washington law firm of Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge.

In 1989, at the beginning of his administration, President George H. W. Bush appointed Barr to the U.S. Department of Justice as Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel, an office which functions as the legal advisor for the President and executive agencies.

In May 1990, Barr was appointed Deputy Attorney General, the official responsible for day-to-day management of the DOJ.  According to media reports, Barr was generally praised for his professional management of the Department.

During August 1991, when then-Attorney General Richard Thornburgh resigned to campaign for the Senate, Barr was named Acting Attorney General.

President Bush then nominated him to be the next Attorney General, and served in that role from 1991–1993.

Upon leaving the DOJ in 1994, Barr became Executive Vice President and General Counsel of GTE Corporation, where he served for 14 years.

In 2008, when GTE merged with Bell Atlantic to become Verizon Communications, he left that position. While at GTE, from 1997 to 2005 Barr also served on the Board of Visitors of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg.

In 2009, Barr was briefly of counsel to the firm Kirkland & Ellis.

From 2010 until 2017, he advised corporations on government enforcement matters and regulatory litigation.

He rejoined Kirkland and Ellis in 2017.

So, he has played this game before, and he seems to be considered a “conservative.”

But is that good enough?  Let’s take a closer look.

First of all, the Senate democrats don’t seem to be putting up much of a fuss against Mr. Barr.  That’s the first indication that he may not be what he appears to be.

If Bill Barr is confirmed, he would become Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s supervisor.

Barr has had a “personal relationship” with Robert Mueller for more than 25 years, according to Richard Manning of Fox News.

Also, “Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham revealed that Barr worked with Mueller when Barr previously served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993 under President George H.W. Bush. But on top of that, the two were “best friends” and their wives attended Bible study together.”

Oh…, c’mon!

“When added to the knowledge that Mueller had attended the weddings of Barr’s children, it is clear that Barr’s relationship with the special counsel is extremely close.”

Okay, we just jumped from DEFCON 1 to DEFCON 5!

I may be mistaken, but wouldn’t Barr’s personal relationship with Robert Mueller be reason enough for him to end up recusing himself from the whole situation like Jeff Sessions did?

Just sayin’.

Richard Manning then added, “Hopefully, President Trump has found the honest man who not only can shine a light on the corruption within the Justice Department but also has the guts and the legal gravitas to do something about it, becoming the swamp’s worse nightmare.”

“With that background and perspective, Barr could be a brilliant choice to run the Justice Department. With public confidence in the Justice Department and FBI at the bottom of the barrel, Barr’s intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the department would allow him to begin the cleanup that is desperately needed.”

Then again, he may be just another “swamp monster” in disguise.

It is common knowledge now that Robert Mueller knowingly used Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants based on Democratic research that has since been called by the then-FBI Director, James Comey, “salacious and unverified” as the foundation its Russia probe.

And the Justice Department was so committed to their partisan, treasonous, mission that officials deliberately turned a blind eye to very real concerns about the relationship of both former President Barack Obama and his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, with both Russia and Hillary Clinton’s apparent violations of laws related to handling classified documents.

“As Attorney General, will Barr excuse his old friend Mueller and former Justice Department colleagues, giving them a pass?” Richard Manning asks.

I’m pretty sure the answer to that question is a big “yes.”

“Or hopefully, President Trump has found the honest man who not only can shine a light on the corruption within the Justice Department but also has the guts and the legal gravitas to do something about it, becoming ‘he swamp’s’ worse nightmare.”

I hope I am wrong and that this is the case, Mr. Manning, but history would suggest that I am not wrong, and that not much will change, and that all of these “swamp rats” will remain above the law.

I’ll keep you posted.

 

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