The incident at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021

President Trump held a rally in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2020.  Shortly before the end of the president's speech, a disturbance arose at the U.S. Capitol building.  From where I'm sitting, it appears that leftist agitators infiltrated the crowd, in an effort to make the Trump supporters appear to be violent insurrectionists.  The Democrats, with the eager assistance of the already-biased news media, have been misrepresenting the day's events ever since.  One police officer in the Capitol shot and killed an unarmed woman, and not only will he not be charged with murder, we won't be told his name!  Prior to the January 20th inauguration of Joe Biden, who gladly accepted the outcome of the stolen election, an extensive array of fences and checkpoints were set up, turning the U.S. Capitol into something you'd expect to see in East Germany in 1965, or North Korea today.  The controversy is far from over, as there may yet be a one-sided congressional investigation of the January incident, and a few of the "swing" states are investigating voting irregularities still unresolved from November, 2020.  Meanwhile, a number of people, quite possibly innocent, have been imprisoned without trial since January.

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Doctor Who Tried to Save Ashli Babbitt Slapped With Felonies, Other Charges for Participation in Capitol Riot.  A California doctor who treated mortally wounded Ashli Babbitt after she was shot inside the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021, as she and others tried to gain access to the House Chamber, has been arrested by the FBI for his own alleged activity at the Capitol on that fateful day.  As reported by the Daily Beast, Dr. Austin Harris, a board-certified cardiothoracic anesthesiologist from Southern California is facing both federal felony and misdemeanor charges related to the riot, an alleged attempt to stop the Electoral College certification of the 2020 presidential election results.  Harris was arrested on Jan. 25 in Van Nuys, and charged in a federal criminal complaint with "knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without authority", and "disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds" — both felonies with sentences of up to 10 years in prison — and two charges of "disorderly conduct, parading, demonstrating, or picketing in the Capitol building," both misdemeanors.

Doctor Who Tried to Save Ashli Babbitt on Jan. 6 Charged With 4 Misdemeanors for Time at the US Capitol.  A California doctor who treated the mortally wounded Ashli Babbitt after she was shot outside the House of Representatives on Jan. 6, 2021, was arrested by the FBI on four criminal charges stemming from his time at the U.S. Capitol.  Dr. Austin Brendlen Harris, 42, of Granada Hills, California, was arrested Jan. 25 in Van Nuys, California.  Harris was charged in a criminal complaint in Washington D.C. with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without authority, and disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds — both misdemeanors with sentences up to a year in jail.  He was also charged with disorderly conduct, and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building — both misdemeanors.

Officer Lila Morris, Badge Number 5869, Beat a Protestor To Death on Steps of US Capitol on Jan 6.  On Thursday's episode of Human Events Daily, host Jack Posobiec examines the circumstances surrounding the death of Roseanne Boyland, a Capitol Hill protestor that was beaten to death by an officer, breaking down the situation, and exposing the hypocrisy of the media and the narratives that they've created surrounding race.  Posobiec argues that had the races been reversed, and even the genders, the attention surrounding the abuse would be greater, as was seen during the fallout after the death of George Floyd in 2020.  "Her name was Rosanne Boyland," says Posobiec after playing video of the event "What you just heard was the beating death of Roseanne Boyland on January 6, 2021.  Roseanne Boyland was a part of a crowd, climbed the steps of the United States Capitol.  Capitol Police responded, attempting to shove them off and push them down, and hold them back."

Jan. 6 rioter who admitted to spraying Officer Brian Sicknick sentenced to more than 6 years in prison.  The New Jersey man who admitted to spraying U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick with pepper spray during the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack was sentenced to 80 months in prison on Friday in a Washington, D.C. courtroom packed with Sicknick's colleagues and fellow officers.  "I don't know what got into you," said federal Judge Thomas Hogan, as he imposed the yearslong prison sentence on Julian Khater, "somehow you got determined to push your way through the crowd."  Hogan also fined Khater $10,000.

January 6 Was the Worst Incident of Police Brutality Since Civil Rights Era.  One might be inclined to apply Hanlon's razor — never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity — to the actions of law enforcement on January 6, 2021. One might even be inclined to replace "stupidity" with "incompetence" to explain why police behaved the way they did that afternoon.  But a growing body of evidence suggests neither stupidity nor incompetence can justify what now appears to be the worst incident of police brutality against political protesters since the civil rights era.  After two years of watching cherry-picked video clips produced by the Department of Justice and the news media to depict Trump supporters as the violent aggressors on January 6, the public now has an opportunity to see what really happened thanks to police body camera footage released at trial.  It's ugly — and clearly malicious.

Never-Before-Seen Leaked Video of Ray Epps Breach!  Is the Government protecting Ray Epps during the Proud Boys Trial and possibly MANIPULATING FOOTAGE to incriminate the Proud Boys? [...] We have EVIDENCE to warrant an investigation into the matter!  A protected source has released footage to the Gateway Pundit that was played in court during the Proud Boy's trial.  This video is "confidential" and part of the 14,000 hours of footage THEY DON'T WANT US TO SEE!  Below is never-before-seen video that we witnessed first-hand played by the prosecution at the Proud Boys trial to incriminate the men.  It was then sent to us by our source so we could share with the public.  The fuzzy "glitch" in the video literally covers RAY EPPS making the first breach through a black fence.  This is the fence of Breach #2 that the prosecution is blaming the Proud Boys for breaching in their trial!  You can't make this stuff up!  The suspicious "glitch" begins right before Epps breaches the gate and ends a few seconds later once he is inside.  Convenient!

Twitter Report Shows Federal Courts Consistently Boast A 99% Conviction Rate Which Can Be Seen With J6 Defendants.  As the nation watches extreme political oppression for Trump-supporting J6'ers who have languished in prison awaiting trial or been given extremely harsh sentences with high conviction rates, several people have looked into what standard conviction rates are in the Federal judicial system.  Live Not By Lies Tweeted that the conviction rates for January six participants, while extreme, are in keeping with the norm.  "Using 2018 numbers, less than 1% of criminal defendants in the federal system go to trial and are acquitted.  90% plead guilty.  So the conviction rate of J6ers seems on par with the historic trends of federal criminal case outcomes."

New Body-Worn Camera Footage from J6 Supports Calls for Release of All Video.  Body-worn camera footage obtained by American Greatness of a D.C. Metropolitan police officer on duty on January 6, 2021, shows the chaos unfolding in real-time that day and how law enforcement's response to the protest led to rising tension and deadly violence.  Officer Terrence Craig, an 11-year veteran of the force, testified last week in the criminal trial of Richard Barnett, the Arkansas man notoriously photographed with his feet on a desk in then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) office on January 6, 2021.  Nearly two-and-a-half hours of video was captured by Craig's body-worn camera, providing an uninterrupted and shocking view of what happened inside and outside the building.

Retired Firefighter Richard Barnett Who Sat and Posed in Pelosi's Office for Reporters on Jan. 6 Convicted on All Charges in DC Kangaroo Court.  Richard Barnett, the man who was photographed with his feet up on Speaker Pelosi's desk on January 6, 2021, was arrested in Arkansas two days after the protest.  Richard Barnett's trial is being held last week and this week in a biased DC Court.  We already learned from the trial that an FBI official admitted under oath that a group of "agitators" who were "highly trained" destroyed security barriers and fencing and lured people to Capitol grounds that day.  This was before Trump supporters reached the US Capitol that day.  It was a setup.  And now the government is using billions of taxpayer dollars to round up Trump supporters, cage them like terrorists, and run them through kangaroo courts before they are sent to prison for several years.  Many of the protesters arrested did not even enter the US Capitol on January 6.

Jan. 6 rioter who put feet on desk in Pelosi's office is convicted on all counts.  An Arkansas man who was photographed during the Jan. 6 riot with his feet on a desk in then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office, was found guilty on all counts Monday after brief jury deliberations.  Richard Barnett faced eight charges stemming from the insurrection, including theft of government property.  He said repeatedly in court last week that he regretted what transpired at the Capitol that day but did not consider his actions illegal.

Four Oath Keepers convicted of seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 attack.  A jury on Monday convicted four members of the Oath Keepers of seditious conspiracy in the second batch of guilty verdicts related to the extremist group's efforts to block the certification of the 2020 presidential election.  In addition to the seldom-used charge of seditious conspiracy, the four — Roberto Minuta, Joseph Hackett, David Moerschel and Edward Vallejo — were convicted of obstruction of an official proceeding and of conspiring to obstruct.

Senate Republicans: Time to ditch Mitch.  According to a poll released earlier this month by Morning Consult, and reported by a number of websites, including The Hill, Mitch McConnell, the senior senator from Kentucky and Senate Republican leader, is not very popular in his home state.  His disapproval rating is 64%, and his approval rating is less than half that figure at 29%. [...] Does anybody recall McConnell demanding that Jan. 6 defendants be treated fairly, with the full protection of due process rights?  How can we recall a non-event?  Next question:  Did McConnell speak out against the Jan. 6 kangaroo court?  Here is the answer to that question from The New York Times:  "McConnell Denounces R.N.C. Censure of Jan 6 Panel Members."  What more evidence is needed that the Senate Republicans have as their leader a Deep State mole, with a brief to undermine conservative populism whenever it raises its liberty-enhancing head?

Just What Kind Of A Republican Is Mitch McConnell?  [Scroll down] The conclusion from reading Kelly's essay is that, yes, [Mitch] McConnell wanted a riot because it served his political goals.  And really, one doesn't have to guess or infer.  McConnell said it himself.  On January 6, he spoke with Politico's Jonathan Martin about the day's events and admitted that "I feel exhilarated by the fact that this fellow finally, totally discredited himself." [...] Various videos show the Capitol security guards inviting demonstrators inside the halls of Congress and, later, FBI Director Wray refused to answer questions about agents/provocateurs planted in the crowd.  The Revolver put together disturbing footage of Ray Epps seen on camera urging the crowd to move into the Capitol, as unknown people engaged in acts that were consistent with a planned "Fed-Surrection."  In addition, texts have emerged from Epps to his nephew where he brags about orchestrating the riot.  According to Revolver News, which is doing the work the mainstream media once did, Epps (and other FBI cohorts) make a living traveling around the country as a paid informant/provocateur for the FBI.

The Manic Methods of Mad Democrats.  The buffoonish protestors and rioters of January 6 were to be jailed for months without formal charges, put in solitary confinement, and often sentenced to the maximum punishment possible.  But the rioters, shooters, and killers of 120 days of mayhem and violence during summer 2020 were calibrated as "summer of love" rowdies.  Antifa and Black Lives Matter sort of, kind of got a little bit out of hand in torching a police precinct, a federal courthouse, and an iconic Washington, D.C. church, as well as trying to storm the White House grounds, sending the president into an underground bunker.  That Antifa and BLM plotted much of their anarchy and violence on social media unimpeded was unremarked upon.  That fact mattered not at all in comparison to the illegal paraders and rioters of January 6.  Police who shoot unarmed protestors usually have their identities immediately revealed; yet when they lethally shoot the likes of an Ashli Babbitt, their identities are suppressed, and their questionable conduct lauded.

MSNBC: Releasing January 6 Capitol Footage Is 'Dangerous'.  One of the major wins of the McCarthy drama that gripped Congress last week was a pledge from the new Speaker to release all of the January 6 riot footage. [...] What possible rationale could there be, two-plus years later, for the government to continue to hide from the public the publicly-funded surveillance footage documenting the "greatest attack on democracy since the Civil War," as Democrats have branded it, in the people's house?  Are we citizens or serfs?

Judge finds Jan. 6 defendant who breached Senate chamber not guilty of obstruction.  A federal judge on Friday [1/13/2023] ruled that a Jan. 6 defendant — who said he surged onto the Senate floor to "plead the blood of Jesus" and absolve the chamber of evil spirits — could not be convicted of obstruction of Congress' joint session, the most serious felony charge he faced.  After a weeklong bench trial, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that Joshua Black had a "unique stew in his mind" that left her uncertain whether he was aware that his actions were unlawful.  Black is the first Jan. 6 defendant who reached the Senate floor to be acquitted of the obstruction charge.

Experts Believe GOP-Led House Has Constitutional Right to Set Innocent Jan 6 Victims Housed in the DC Gulag Free.  On Jan 6 2021, four Americans died at the US Capitol.  They were there protesting the stolen 2020 Presidential election.  Ashli Babbitt was shot dead and the Capitol policeman who did it walks free.  Rosanne Boyland was beaten while she was laying unconscious.  Two innocent gentlemen were standing in the crowd when the Capitol police started firing flash bombs and they died.  The Capitol police involved in these deaths walk free.  [Tweet]  Other main players walk free.  One was a Capitol policeman who claimed he was the victim that day but the truth may show the opposite.  He recently received an award from Joe Biden for his accusations.  Another instigator in the crowd identified by The Gateway Pundit was Ray Epps.  He instigated the riots at the Capitol that day and he walks free.

Republicans, Don't Botch the Hearings.  The old system of stuffy congressmen grandstanding for five minutes to make the local news while the witnesses run out the clock or repeatedly say "I can't recall" will just confirm that politics has no connection with daily American life.  Democrats tried to make hearings interesting with their J6 kangaroo court, but the American public know a sham trial when they see one, and no one tuned in.  Americans care about their financial futures, their families' health and safety, and their children's education, not persecution of innocent Americans who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Captain Mendoza Admits Violent, Unidentified, Trained Agitators Incited J6.  Capitol Hill police Captain Carneysha Mendoza, who was at the Capitol on January 6, admitted under oath that there were trained, violent agitators coordinating with one another and who incited the crowd.  No matter their political persuasion, these people need to be brought to justice. [...] Attorney Joseph McBride, who represented several J6 defendants, identified at least four agent provocateurs.  One appeared to be law enforcement, interacting with other law enforcement.  He passed out mace and other weapons like hammers and sledgehammers to the crowd.  [Video clip]

What the January 6 Videos Will Show.  The jury trial of Richard Barnett, the man famously photographed with his feet on a desk in Nancy Pelosi's office on January 6, 2021, is underway in Washington, D.C.  Nearly two years to the date of his arrest, Barnett finally had a chance to defend himself in court on multiple charges, including obstruction of an official proceeding.  But it was not the fiery, outspoken Barnett who provided the most jaw-dropping testimony in the trial so far.  To the contrary, one of the government's own witnesses confirmed under defense cross-examination that "agents provocateur" were heavily involved in instigating the events of January 6.  Captain Carneysha Mendoza, a tactical commander for U.S. Capitol Police at the time, testified Wednesday how a group of agitators destroyed security barriers and lured people to Capitol grounds that afternoon: [...]

The Lies About Jan 6th Have Been Relentless.  Unlike the mainstream official narrative of the so-called January 6th "insurrection", the facts on the day shatter the official narrative of events, and dismantle the politicized persecution brought by the partisan DOJ and FBI — against countless US citizens — protestors and Conservatives who merely attending the protest.  It appears that the vaunted January 6th Committee was created to cover-up politicians and federal agents' own role in staging the chaos on that fateful day.  Fox News host Tucker Carlson reflects on the notorious January 6th Capitol protests two years after the fact, and exposes the outright lies repeated by Democrats, the Biden White House, and the mainstream media — about what actually happened.  [Video clip]

More Proof That Nancy Pelosi Was More Responsible for J6 Riot Than Trump.  A little-noticed bill passed before Christmas shows that the U.S. Senate knows Nancy Pelosi had more to do with the U.S. Capitol breach on January 6, 2021, than anything President Trump did that day.  Indeed, Nancy Pelosi could be crowned Queen of the Mob, since her actions led to the crashing of the perimeter fences, general dysfunction, and deaths of Trump supporters that day.  Even after the one-sided January 6 Committee left Pelosi's role on the cutting room floor, there's one inescapable conclusion:  If she'd done her job, there would have been no riot, no deaths of Trump supporters, no show trials, and no political prisoners sitting in solitary confinement in a D.C. gulag for two years awaiting trial.  And there would have been no need for federal agents to "orchestrate" a riot.  Pelosi was more responsible for the marauding mob at the Capitol that day than anything President Trump did to "incite" his huge crowd of supporters — which he provably did not.

Journalist Paul Sperry Has More to Say, as Adam Schiff Starts Acting Nervous.  Journalist Paul Sperry is not going quietly into the night — as we reported, he's been calling out the effort by Rep. Adam Schiff's office to silence him, to get him suspended from Twitter as well as to shut down his reporting about things that Schiff didn't want to be exposed. [...] Then Sperry laid out the timeline of events that led to his suspension and you can see how even though they initially said "no," he was banned shortly after the Schiff people demanded it, and after they upped the game using Jan. 6 and potential "violence" as some sort of justification.  [Tweet]  This is every danger to freedom of speech right there and this is how they were misusing Jan. 6 to shut down speech that exposed them.  That alone is shameful, but as we see from what Schiff has done in the past, he has no shame.  Sperry has indicated that he is looking into what legal options he has regarding what happened and against Schiff.  As we noted, if he does that, he could get all kinds of things in discovery that could open up what Schiff's office had been doing.  But Congress also should be taking action against Schiff for what he did and now that the Republicans have taken over, they can.

Tucker destroys the Democrats' January 6 narrative.  Tucker's pointed monologue focuses on the lies that Democrats have been telling about January 6 since January 6 itself.  He even acknowledges what many of us have been thinking: The speed with which the media and political class coalesced around the insurrection narrative suggests that the narrative may have been in place before January 6.  And since none of us believes that Democrats have the Nostradamus-like ability to see the future, maybe something else is going on.

Journalist Tayler Hansen Reveals What He Witnessed with Ashli Babbitt on J6 and During Her Murder.  You will never hear this covered by the corporate media and it will be ignored by even the most conservative news sites.  But conservative journalist Tayler Hansen wrote a long thread today revealing what he witnessed on January 6th where he walked side by side with Ashli Babbitt.  What you are about to read is a thorough destruction of the media and leftist narrative on January 6th along with a story of state-sanctioned murder.  The January 6th Committee did not want to hear from Hansen because he knew the full truth.

Jan 6 Political Prisoners and the Inversion of Justice in America.  Two years after the events of January 6 at the Capitol, and the American people still don't have answers about what really happened that day and why.  Most importantly, they don't know about the hundreds of political prisoners still languishing in the D.C. gulag despite no one being charged for staging an "insurrection."  [Video clip]

Where's The Outrage From Elected Leaders Over The Abuse Of January 6 Prisoners?  Friday marked the two-year anniversary of the January 6 riot over the 2020 presidential results.  If you were to ask the Democrats, the supposed threat to our democracy led by "Ultra MAGA Republicans" is still ongoing.  That kind of rhetoric is blatantly untrue and deployed to smear millions of people who dare go against the Democratic agenda.  Still, there is at least one overlooked continuous threat to American democracy stemming from that day — one that never seems to capture the attention of Legacy Media nor the representatives most outspoken about the Capitol riot.  Over the past 24 months, dozens — if not hundreds — of Americans have been mistreated by the U.S. judicial legal system, according to attorneys and concerned citizens.  This alleged abuse ranges from "cruel and unusual punishment" via unnecessary solitary confinement measures, other concerns over conditions in various jails, and worries over lack of due process.

Remember: There Was No 'Insurrection' on January 6, 2021.  Old Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and the rest of the Democrat establishment spent Friday commemorating what the Left would have us believe was a greater threat to "our democracy" than the Pearl Harbor attack or 9/11.  In the face of this Big Lie that keeps getting bigger, it's important to remember:  There was actually no "insurrection."  There was no plan, no leader, no weapons, and no casualties except among those who entered the Capitol after the police opened the doors.  President Trump, who was supposed to be the ringleader of the "insurrection," told the demonstrators to proceed "peacefully," and two years of relentless investigations have turned up no evidence, despite breathless media reports to the contrary, that he ever wanted anyone to overthrow the government and install him as some kind of president-for-life.

Oopsie! J6 committee exposes nearly 2,000 Social Security numbers of Republicans, GOP governors, family members.  At least no one can say that the January 6 committee didn't have an impact!  Greg Abbott, Kristi Noem, Henry McMaster, and their families will have to guard against identity theft for the rest of their lives, thanks to the committee's work in exposing their Social Security numbers.  How many numbers got exposed? "Around 1900" of them, according to the Washington Post, which came from White House visitor logs supplied to the committee.  The J6 committee failed to redact those from a spreadsheet released to the public as part of its final report on the riot.

Joe Biden Tells an Unbelievable Lie Amid Senility-Filled January 6th Speech.  Did you know it's January 6th?  No, I don't mean the date itself.  I'd suspect most people know how to use a calendar, but did you remember that today is a day of remembrance supposedly on par with 9/11?  [Advertisement]  Yeah, me neither.  As my colleague Susie Moore did, I completely forgot that today was that January 6th, and needless to say, Joe Biden's attempt to remind everyone did not go well.  I mean it really, really did not go well.  For instance, the president apparently doesn't know "January 6th" occurred on January 6th.  Instead, Biden brought up "July 6th," a day that will apparently live in infamy.  [Tweet] [...] The stupidity didn't stop there.  Biden then repeated an unbelievable lie, and one Democrats have told before.  Namely, the accusation that "insurrectionists" on January 6th killed William Evans, a now-deceased USCP officer.  [Advertisement]  [Tweet]  Of course, Evans was not killed by insurrectionists.  He also wasn't killed on January 6th.  Rather, he was run down several months after the Capitol riot by a Nation of Islam supporter.  Still, Biden included him in the supposed January 6th death toll.

Biden Bungles Jan. 6 Speech: "What Happened on July 6th Had International Repercussions Beyond What I Think Any of You Can Fully Understand".  Joe Biden on Friday marked the two-year anniversary of January 6 by granting the Presidential Citizens Medal to 12 law enforcement officers.  January 6 is a sacred day for the Democrat-media complex.  It's their Super Bowl.  Many on the left absurdly claim January 6 was worse than 9/11.

Mother of Ashli Babbitt Arrested by Capitol Police.  The mother of Ashli Babbitt, Micki Witthoeft, was arrested by U.S. Capitol Police at a protest Friday afternoon in Washington, D.C. marking the second anniversary of her daughter's killing by Capitol Police officer Michael Byrd during the January 6th riot.

Ashli Babbitt's Mom Arrested By Capitol Police For Blocking Road During Jan. 6 Anniversary March.  Capital Policed arrested Ashli Babbitt's mother for allegedly violating two traffic regulations during the second anniversary of the Jan. 6 Anniversary March at the Capitol.  Micki Witthoeft, Babbitt's mother, was charged with "blocking and obstructing roadways" and "obeying an order," according to a press release by the Capitol Police.  Witthoeft was part of a group assembling to remember the events on Jan. 6 when Capitol police claimed she refused to move the march off the roadway on Independence Avenue near First Street.  The group allegedly did not have a permit to march on Capitol grounds and were instructed to move out of the street or face arrest, according to the police.

Jan. 6 committee releases Social Security numbers of Trump officials and allies: report.  When the House Jan. 6 committee released hundreds of documents from its investigation online at the end of the year, it inadvertently made public nearly 2,000 Social Security numbers belonging to high-profile individuals who visited the White House in December 2020, according to a report.  The Washington Post reported Friday that the leaked Social Security information was included in a spreadsheet buried within the "massive cache" of records from the committee's work.  Social Security numbers belonging to at least three members of Trump's cabinet, a few Republican governors, and several Trump associates were reportedly compromised.  The data was part of the White House visitor logs published by the committee.  While many Social Security numbers in the logs were redacted, the Post reported that around 1,900 of them were not.  The Government Publishing Office (GPO), which was responsible for publishing the file, does not appear to have notified any of the individuals whose private information was released, the report said.

Remember Ashli Babbitt, Rosanne Boyland, and the Jan. 6 Political Prisoners.  As Democrats continue their idiotic mantra that Jan. 6, 2021, was a "deadly" attack on "democracy," there are some victims about whom the Democrats would not like to talk.  That would include the two Trump supporters who died in the riot, Ashli Babbitt and Rosanne Boyland, and the still-abused Jan. 6 political prisoners.  Yes, there continue to be victims of Jan. 6, 2021, to this day — over 950 people charged for activities related (sometimes very loosely) to Jan. 6.  As PJ Media's Robert Spencer reported in October, 34 of the Jan. 6 prisoners held in inhumane conditions petitioned to be transferred to Guantanamo Bay because they are being treated worse than terrorists.

Nancy Pelosi calls House Democrats 'The greatest collection of intellect, integrity, and imagination assembled.  Just when one thinks one has heard everything, one is proven wrong.  Outgoing speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi recently wrote her last "Dear Colleague" letter to her Democrat co-conspirators/comrades.  In this missive, she stated, "During the 117th Congress, President Biden and Congressional Democrats have put forth a shining vision of justice for all.  Together, we have worked tirelessly to infuse this value into our legislative efforts.  We can all take immense pride in our achievements toward that goal, which is making a real difference in the lives of the American people."  Justice?  For all?  Tell that to all those still rotting in prison, without conviction or charge, for strolling through the People's House on January 6, 2021.  Tell that to those who were snatched from their homes in the wee hours of the morning by armed feds when a simple summons to appear would have sufficed.

Merrick Garland Links 5 Capitol Police Deaths to January 6 Riot.  U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland honored the five Capitol Police officers on Thursday who, he said, died after defending the legislature from the January 6 riot in 2021 — though none were killed during the violence.  In a statement on the second anniversary of the Capitol riot, Garland appeared to link the riot to the deaths: [...] Officer Sicknick, who lay in state in the Capitol after his death, was found to have died from natural causes.  Garland's statement did not mention other deaths, including that of Ashli Babbitt, who was shot by a plainclothes officer as she tried to climb through a broken window in a door inside the Capitol during the riot.  The now-closed January 6 Committee, which Democrats used to blame former President Donald Trump for the riot, falsely claimed during its highly orchestrated proceedings that police officers were killed during the riot.

Biden to present Presidential Citizens Medal to election workers, officials in GA, AZ, MI, among others.  Joe Biden will commemorate the events of January 6 on the second anniversary of that day on Friday, because, of course, he will. [...] It has been only recently that Joe Biden has begun to say the former president's name in public speeches.  He refused to do so when he first came into office, referring only to the previous president or the previous administration.  As the 2024 presidential primary race comes into play, look for Biden to get more aggressive about Trump's time in office.  Biden is expected to declare his candidacy for re-election soon, having gone through the pretext of allegedly consulting with his family during their family Christmas vacation in the Caribbean.  I will not be surprised if Biden name-checks Trump in his speech this year.  A White House official (a.k.a. an anonymous leaker) confirmed that Biden will deliver remarks and honor twelve people for their contributions in the events surrounding the January protest and riot.  Look for the word 'insurrection' to be the word of the day.

Army Vet Christopher Alberts [was] Clubbed in the Back of the Head on Jan 6 — Then Feds Arrest Him, Lie to the Court, and Are Caught Hiding Video.  Illegal arrest, officer perjury, and suppression of favorable evidence:  The Jan 6 case against US Army veteran Christopher Alberts is flimsy at best.  Unconstitutional charges based off an illegal arrest are being used to try to put Army combat veteran Christopher Alberts behind bars for more than 20 years for exercising his Constitutional right to protest on January 6th.  Alberts did not cause any harm or property damage and was not suspected of committing any crime when he was illegally searched by a Metro Police officer on the evening of January 6th.  When Alberts pledged to stand up to the unconstitutional charges he was arrested for, prosecutors retaliated with a superseding indictment that brought no new evidence but six additional charges against him, in a move defense attorneys are calling vindictive.

Prosecute Ray Epps for 1/6.  Just before Christmas, the Democrats' January 6th Committee released its final report.  Predictably, that kangaroo court held Donald Trump responsible for inciting the so-called "insurrection" at the U.S. Capitol and recommended he be prosecuted.  Given the holidays, it took some time, but eventually a remarkable revelation was discovered buried in the Committee's report.  It was a text sent on January 6, 2021, by Ray Epps.  He's the guy captured on video — both that day and the night before — hectoring Trump supporters to "go into the Capitol."  At the rally on the 5th, the crowd suspected he was a provocateur and drowned him out, shouting "Fed, Fed, Fed."  Epps' text reads:  "I was in the front with a few others.  I also orchestrated it."  Unbelievably, he remains unindicted and at liberty.

How Is The Uniparty Destroying America?  Let Me Count The Ways.  [Scroll down]  But that's just one example of the elites pushing the country toward revolution.  Another is the House January 6 Committee that was set up to "investigate" the "insurrection" following the November 2020 election.  From start to finish, the Committee was an exercise in gaslighting half the American population, with the ultimate goal being to keep Donald Trump off the ballot in 2024. Lapdog Liz Chaney stated as much:  "There's no question: A man as dangerous as Donald Trump can absolutely never be anywhere near the Oval Office ever again."  The Committee laughably accused Donald Trump of inciting an insurrection; ignored proof that Nancy Pelosi is responsible for the chaos that took place; barely spoke to Ray Epps, one of the few, if not the only person caught on tape actually encouraging protesters to break into the Capitol; and it is hiding and refusing to release over 14,000 hours of video from the Capitol during said "insurrection".

Ex-Capitol Police chief links Jan. 6 failures to Pelosi's influence, questions security today.  The former Capitol Police chief forced to resign following Jan. 6 is set to release his side of the story in a new book warning nothing has been done to put the "agency into a better position" and that then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) fault has remained unaddressed.  The day after the Capitol was breached and the narrative of a failed insurrection was being circulated, then-Capitol Police chief Steven Sund was singled out by the speaker for the breakdown in security with a public call for his resignation.  Tuesday, nearly two years later, Sund's account is slated for release in the book titled "Courage Under Fire" in which he recounts how his own preliminary requests for the National Guard to be put on standby were dismissed, seemingly to satisfy the whims of Pelosi.  "Almost two years after the events of Jan. 6, the department is not in a better place or on a readier footing," The Washington Post reported Sund wrote after obtaining an advance copy of the book. "Few people in the department feel there is a visible plan to move the agency into a better position.  Hundreds of officers have left the department since Jan. 6 and many feel it is only going to get worse."

America's Persecuted Political Prisoners.  Almost two years after the January 6, 2021, Washington D.C. protests that Democrats and the mainstream news media call an "insurrection," the Department of Justice (DOJ) is still asking for the public's help in identifying more people to arrest.  Of the 964 individuals charged with crimes for their participation in the protests of January 6, 2021, "hundreds" are still in Washington D.C. prisons today.  The conditions in these prisons are so horrific that 34 January 6th (J6) prisoners asked for a transfer to the military terrorist prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (Gitmo).  In their letter pleading for a transfer, the J6 prisoners said that Gitmo would provide what they are lacking in their D.C. prison, namely "nutritional meals, sunlight exposure, top notch medical care," and respect for "religious requirements."  The harsh treatment of the J6 prisoners is in sharp contrast to the rioters who burned and looted in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, MN on May 25, 2020.  These criminals destroyed over $2 billion worth of property, attacked countless police officers and participated in 574 violent riots throughout the country.

The incredible weirdness of the Ray Epps saga.  Ray Epps is a name that keeps cropping up in connection with January 6.  There are myriad videos of him urging people to go into the Capitol.  Now, it turns out that, on January 6, 2021, he sent a text to a family member boasting, "I also orchestrated it [the entry into the Capitol]."  By rights, according to the standards the Democrats have set since January 6, Epps ought to be sitting in a D.C. jail without bail or a trial date like the rest of the January 6 defendants.  Except that he isn't.  What gives? [...] The videos of Ray Epps, a tall, gray-haired man urging people to the Capitol, that are posted at The Revolver will suffice to show that Epp's behavior was open and perfectly met the Democrats' own description of what constitutes an "insurrection."  (I'm not agreeing with their definition, I'm just saying that Epps meets it.)  What's truly bizarre is affirmative disinterest that the Democrats and the FBI (but I repeat myself) are showing in Epps.  And by "affirmative," I meant that, despite the FBI having him on its radar, it erased him entirely from consideration, while the January 6 Committee called him a good guy.

2022, Perhaps the Apex Year for an Era of Pretending.  In an era of great pretending, when you speak factual and pain truth, people thirsting will come for the sanity.  Yes, there's only so much hypocritical nuttery that can possibly fit into the social fabric of a nation, and we're full.  I see that dynamic starting to play out now.  Mainstream media are openly mocked everywhere for being the Baghdad Bob's they are.  The MSM credibility and influence essentially destroyed by the Potemkin villages and Eco-chambers they built around themselves.  The congressional J6 committee is yet another example of a proclaimed thermonuclear ICBM missile that ended up delivering a contrasting reality.  The fading whistle & pop akin to a dysfunctional bottle rocket.

Adam Kinzinger Lies About Ray Epps Again, and We Should Probably Figure Out Why.  The January 6 committee recently ended with a whimper after a year of pomp and circumstance.  Despite much manipulation of information by its members, the committee's report garnered all of about eight hours of headline news before quickly burning out.  Why?  Because there was almost nothing revealed that we didn't already know in it, and no matter how much Liz Cheney, Adam Schiff, and the rest insisted otherwise, they themselves never produced an ounce of evidence that Donald Trump orchestrated and was responsible for the Capitol breach.  Still, there was something interesting shown in the testimony of now-infamous Ray Epps, the man who was caught on video multiple times telling people to enter the Capitol Building on January 6th.

Text and Email Evidence that Pelosi Staffers Secretly Decreased Security at US Capitol for Jan 6.  Rogan O'Handley posted a text message from Nancy Pelosi's staff secretly editing the J6 security plan for the US Capitol and then telling the House Sergeant at Arms to "please act surprised" when the final draft was published.  The House Sergeant at Arms responded, "I'm startled!" to the request showing his willingness to play along.  This is more evidence that the January 6 disruptions were planned in advance.  [Tweet]

Mark Levin calls the Jan. 6 committee's investigation 'idiotic' and 'counterfeit'.  Mark Levin revisited the January 6 committee's actions and explained why Congress is not authorized to conduct criminal investigations.  Of course, not having authorization hasn't appeared to stop the committee from doling out opinions, interrogating Trump's allies, and raining down slanderous allegations on accused insurrectionists.  [Video clip]

Jan. 6 committee cancels Trump subpoena with panel set to disband: report.  The House Jan. 6 committee on Wednesday withdrew a subpoena issued to former President Donald Trump as the panel prepares to disband, according to a report.  Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) reportedly notified Trump's attorney on Wednesday that the panel's subpoena against the 76-year-old former president, issued in October, has been rescinded and that he no longer needs to comply with document requests, according to CNN.  "In light of the imminent end of our investigation, the Select Committee can no longer pursue the specific information covered by the subpoena," Thompson wrote in a letter to Trump's attorney obtained by CNN.

Stewart Rhodes warns Trump is next for politically motivated prosecution.  Stewart Rhodes, the founder of the Oath Keepers militia who has been convicted of seditious conspiracy in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, said his case is a harbinger of what the Justice Department has in store for former President Donald Trump.  The former Army paratrooper and Yale Law School graduate turned militia leader warned that his conviction on the rare Civil War-era charge has set an ominous precedent that should alarm conservatives.  "Their success in my trial is paving the way for them to keep rolling through other people building up to Trump," Rhodes told The Washington Times.  "It was a warmup for what they're going to do.  That's what that was:  a political show trial."

What Will the FBI Not Do?  To this day, the public has no idea what the FBI was doing on January 6, how many FBI informants and agents were among the rioters, and to what degree they knew in advance of the protests.  The New York Times reporter most acquainted with the January 6 riot, Matthew Rosenberg, dismissed the buffoonish violence as "no big deal" and scoffed, "They were making this an organized thing that it wasn't."  "There were a ton of FBI informants among the people who attacked the Capitol," Rosenberg noted.  We have never been told anything about that "ton" — a topic of zero interest to the January 6 select committee.

J6 Committee Member Jamie Raskin Attacks Bedrock of Constitution as 'Danger' to American People.  Members of Congress swear to uphold the Constitution.  As part of the Jan. 6 Committee, Democratic members of Congress called the riot an "attack on democracy" and sought to smear any Republicans who dared to raise questions about the 2020 election as also "attacking democracy."  Now, of course, trying to smear Republicans who raised questions or objected to electors was ridiculous, given that is provided for within the Constitution.  But it was beyond hypocritical given Committee members like Raskin had themselves objected to accepting electors in the past.  Here he is objecting to accepting electors when President Donald Trump was elected.  [Tweet]

There Certainly Was an Insurrection, But Not by Trump.  Beginning Jan. 6, 2021, the government-media deep state cabal sharply pivoted from accusing President Donald Trump of "colluding with the Russians to steal the 2016 presidential election" to "incitement of insurrection," a charge for which he was impeached a second time and now the farcical January 6 committee is recommending criminal charges.  As for Trump's supposed role, in his January 6 speech, he promoted the First Amendment's protections of "freedom of speech and assembly" and "the right to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."  Here are his exact words, "I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard."  Trump went further tweeting, "I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful.  No violence!"  How exactly was this a call for a violent overthrow of the government?  This was not a call for violence, revolt, or rebellion.  In fact, President Trump authorized National Guard troops, but only Speaker Pelosi or D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser could order deployment.  And neither did.  The January 6 Commission ignored this.  Capitol Police welcomed protesters inside the U.S. Capitol building, and the only death was at the hands of a Capitol Police officer, fatally shooting an unarmed female military veteran.

Trump releases video rant branding January 6 Committee findings a 'monstrous lie'.  Former President Donald Trump has released a five minute video in which he rambles on how the January 6 Committee findings were a 'monstrous lie'.  The video, which was posted to his Truth Social platform on Friday night sees Trump refusing the reports findings that he was ultimately responsible for the 2021 Capitol insurrection.  'The unselect committee did not produce a single shred of evidence that I in anyway intended or wanted violence at our capitol,' Trump said.  'The evidence does not exist because the claim is baseless and a monstrous lie.'

The Left Is Furious About J6 Report Take on Ginni Thomas.  The Jan. 6 Committee has been a ridiculous farce.  But to the folks on the left, they think it's finally the opportunity to get all the people on the right who they imagine were all somehow involved in some grand conspiracy to attack the Capitol — from Ginni Thomas to various Republican lawmakers — although nothing supports that any of these people were involved in any way with the riot.  In their mind, Ginni Thomas is somehow some great mastermind because she dared to question the election.  Thomas, of course, did nothing illegal; all she did was ask others to pursue legal means and challenges — something Democrats have been doing for years.  But to folks in the "Ginni Coup" contingent, they don't understand that there's nothing illegal about that.  Plus, they think this is their chance to potentially do in Clarence Thomas.  In their mind, they think if they can nail her, they can somehow get him off the Supreme Court.  It's nonsensical, but there you are.

Was January 6 Pelosi's Fault?  I haven't paid much attention to the January 6, 2021, demonstration in Washington because it was not one of the 50 worst U.S. riots in the 12 months that bracketed it.  It wasn't even the most destructive riot, or the second most destructive, in Washington during that time.  If you want to see a destructive riot, come to Minneapolis.  But none of the Minneapolis rioters were arrested, held in solitary confinement for a year or more, and ultimately tried and sentenced for... not actually being violent.  Because their riot was approved by the Democratic Party.  What was really notable about the January 6 event was not that a few hundred partisans (plus an unknown number of FBI agents) were sufficiently exercised about the election to besiege the Capitol.  What was notable was the astonishing failure of security that let them in.  At one entrance, Capitol guards opened the doors and apparently welcomed a large number of protesters, who entered the building, staying between the velvet rope lines, taking selfies.

Liz Cheney's Foreword in Jan. 6 Report Reminds Us There's More of This Nonsense.  The January 6 select committee finally released their final report on Friday morning, as Leah highlighted earlier.  With soon-to-be former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) serving as the vice chairwoman, she was allowed produce a foreword, which took up approximately four pages of the nearly 850-page-report.  As brief as the foreword is, Cheney still looks to make her mark.  There's reference to Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan, as Cheney has done in the past, when she had even compared herself to the first Republican president. [...] Cheney is also looking to remind readers once more how hellbent she is in preventing him from becoming president again.  She herself may even run against Trump.

Donald Trump Comes Out Swinging in Response to the January 6th Committee Report.  The January 6th committee finally released its much-hyped report on Thursday to ecstatic fanfare from a press that has made it an obsession.  With that report came multiple criminal referrals of former President Donald Trump.  Early leaks previously revealed what the outline would be, and as expected, it was "orange man bad" on steroids.  Despite Trump not being present at the Capitol on January 6th and never telling anyone to become violent, the report was almost singularly focused on his supposedly culpability, to the point of appearing parodic.  They didn't even try to keep up the pretense that the committee was anything but a mission to get one man.  Now, Trump has come out swinging in response.

Rep. Thomas Massie Points out a Glaring Omission in Jan. 6 Committee Report.  The Jan. 6 Committee dropped their final report Thursday night, and it went largely unnoticed. [...] But their failure was overshadowed by the House Republicans dropping their report first.  The GOP report destroyed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's narrative that she wasn't involved in the security.  It pointed out how Pelosi's staff was very involved in the security plan with House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving and how requests for more security were ignored.  The GOP report further detailed that the Capitol Police were underfunded, undertrained, and underequipped, which didn't help.  Somehow the Democratic report failed to note Pelosi's failures.  Funny that.  But there was also something else missing.  Even though the Jan. 6 Committee report runs more than 800 pages, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) noticed that there was at least one other big glaring omission.  [Tweet]  Massie said the Committee was adjourning without "fulfilling year old promise to release Epps transcript."  "The one person on film telling people to go into the Capitol (multiple times) disappears from FBI list and is not even mentioned in the 845 page final report," Massie said.  Back in Jan. 2022, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MI) — the Chair of the Jan. 6 Committee — said that they would eventually release a transcript of the interview that they did with Ray Epps.

House Republicans Expose Pelosi's Culpability In Jan. 6 Riot.  Democrat leaders who had condemned crackdowns on the violent Black Lives Matter riots of 2020 were too worried about "optics" to appropriately prepare for the massive protests at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, according to a lengthy new report about the security failures on that day.  GOP lawmakers, who were prevented from collaborating on preparations for the joint session of Congress, found Capitol Police were left untrained to handle mass demonstrations while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was personally involved in security decisions that left the complex vulnerable to unrest.  The more than 140-page report, completed by an independent probe of GOP lawmakers who were barred access to material from Pelosi's Select Committee on Jan. 6, illustrated a Capitol police force left understaffed, ill-equipped, and unprepared to confront the horde of demonstrators who descended on the congressional campus.

The real reason for the J6 committee is laid bare.  The final report from the January 6th kangaroo court was released last night, causing a great wave of hoopla and hyperventilating from the liberal media.  The broad overviews of the report describe some sort of apocalyptic nightmare wherein the foundations of the nation's democracy were shaken to their very core or something.  While considerable space was devoted to the actual individuals who rioted on that day (along with the far larger number of people who basically trespassed in the Capitol building), the primary focus of the report was, of course, Donald J. Trump and his alleged evil machinations enacted in an effort to overturn the election.  But the real coup de grace was picked up by the Washington Post and they ran with it as their headline.  "Jan. 6 report recommends Congress ban Trump from running again."

'January 6th Was Pelosi's Fault': House Republicans' Investigative Report Unveils Counter Narrative Of U.S. Capitol Riot.  Text messages and emails from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) office reveal her staff held regular meetings discussing security detail, helped edit authorities' plans, and turned down several requests from federal law enforcement needed to protect the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.  Reps.  Jim Banks (R-IN), Rodney Davis (R-IL), Troy Nehls (R-TX), Jim Jordan (R-OH), and Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) independently published a 141-page investigative report on Wednesday outlining what they describe as House Democratic leadership and Capitol authorities' failures that left the complex vulnerable.  Such failures include Pelosi and Democrat leadership being closely involved in security decisions, which excluded Republican lawmakers from key meetings and conversations related to House security.  The report further noted that Democratic leadership showed widespread concern about "optics" over the early deployment of protecting the grounds with the U.S. National Guard.

Trump overkill.  With great fanfare, the House Democrats' Jan. 6 committee sent to the Justice Department four criminal referrals targeting former President Donald Trump.  Committee members, all picked for the job by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), want the Justice Department to investigate Trump for 1) obstruction of an official proceeding; 2) conspiracy to defraud the United States; 3) conspiracy to make a false statement; and 4) "incite," "assist," or "aid and comfort" an insurrection.  The whole exercise is meaningless, of course.  The Justice Department is already investigating allegations surrounding Trump's role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.  Prosecutors have no obligation to pay any attention to what the Jan. 6 committee says.  Indeed, there is a school of thought that argues the committee's referrals might even harm the Justice Department's investigation.

House GOP report faults Nancy Pelosi for Jan. 6 security failures.  House Republicans issued a scathing report Wednesday exposing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's key role in the catastrophic security and intelligence failures that left the US Capitol vulnerable to a violent attack on January 6, 2021.  Days after Pelosi's Jan. 6 select committee recommended insurrection charges against former president Donald Trump over the Capitol riot, Republicans have hit back with a counter-investigation apportioning blame for the internal security breakdown on Jan. 6 to Pelosi and a dysfunctional Capitol Police intelligence division.  "Leadership and law enforcement failures within the U.S. Capitol left the complex vulnerable on January 6, 2021," says the report, which is based on a trove of texts and email messages, and testimony from Capitol Police leaders and rank-and-file officers.

Liberal Writer Bodies Liz Cheney As January 6 Committee Ends.  The House Select Committee on January 6 is ending.  It'll be gone by the next Congress — and good riddance.  The committee was probably slated to be the Democrats' 2022 attack vehicle funded by the taxpayer to paint Trump and the Republican Party as too extreme for America.  It failed because a) no one cared anymore about that little riot, b) Americans knew hyperbole when they saw it, and c) the economy was collapsing.  Most Americans don't care or have the time to worry about the trivial matters that consume rich white liberals with dread.  With the economy in recession, the Left tried everything to put this committee's work front and center, even hosting primetime hearings that no one watched.  Its slate of star witnesses were unreliable former Trump staffers who unsurprisingly vanished from the airwaves, their goal of landing a fat media contract shredded by their pervasive inconsistencies.  This body was, however, a favorite pet project of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who tried to use it to re-establish herself as a dominant voice within the GOP.

The Latest January 6 Development Puts FBI in Embarrassing Situation.  I'm so sick of this story, and blessedly, it is ending.  The House Select Committee on January 6, which proved to be Rep. Liz Cheney's (R-WY) swan song, issued its referrals which carry little to no legal weight.  The Department of Justice, while corrupt and politicized, isn't going to charge former President Donald Trump on the slew of ludicrous allegations that have been lobbed against him by this anti-Trump political circus.  It was a riot, but it wasn't an armed rebellion, an insurrection, or worse than the American Civil War, Pearl Harbor, or the 9/11 attacks.  Everyone but bubble liberals have moved on with their lives, but since they keep bringing it up, let's take a gander at the latest development which makes the Democratic Party's most trusted ally — the Federal Bureau of Investigation — look grossly incompetent.

Senate Democrats see risks to Trump prosecution.  Senate Democrats are not calling on the Department of Justice to bring charges against former President Trump for his actions in the lead-up to and during the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, despite a recommendation from the House panel investigating the unprecedented event.  While members of the House Jan. 6 select committee are ramping up pressure on federal prosecutors to indict Trump, Senate Democrats are taking a more cautious approach, with some arguing there's a "high bar" for prosecuting a former president.

Republicans' January 6 Probe Reveals Security Missteps, Finds Sergeant at Arms 'Succumbed' to Democrat 'Political Pressures'.  The five Republicans initially set to serve on the January 6 select committee released a report Wednesday of findings from their investigation into the U.S. Capitol's security preparedness ahead of the 2021 riot.  The Republicans' 141-page report explores at length the security measures taken leading up to the events of January 6, 2021, an issue they say the January 6 committee has "thus far ignored."

Bloomberg, Axios: Jan. 6 Committee 'Star Witness' Story Collapsing at Final Report Time.  One can get an idea of just how weak the summary report released by the January 6 Committee is when even Bloomberg and Axios are throwing shade on the "star witness" of the hearings, Cassidy Hutchinson.  Here is Bloomberg's very downbeat view on Tuesday on the credibility of Hutchinson as sadly written by Billy House in "Mystery of Trump's Alleged Outburst on Jan. 6 Unsolved in Report." [...] So very weak second hand hearsay sauce from the "star witness" that runs counter to first hand testimony from two witnesses.  You don't have to be a legal genius to figure out which account will have much more weight in court.  Yet, the J6 Committee is still desperately clinging to the Hutchinson hearsay.

The Jan. 6 Committee's Referral Is Unconstitutional.  The Jan. 6 Committee has voted to refer former President Donald Trump to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution.  This referral violates both the letter and spirit of the Constitution for at least two reasons.  First, Article 1 of the Constitution grants Congress "all legislative powers" and only "legislative powers."  Under our system of separation of powers, the power to prosecute lies exclusively with the executive branch through the justice department.  Congress has no authority to refer specific individuals for prosecution.  It is beyond the scope of its constitutional authority.  Second, Congress is specifically denied the power to pass any "bill of attainder."  Prior to America's independence, the British parliament enacted such bills that prosecuted named individuals.  Our Constitution prohibited Congress from prosecuting named individuals.  The power of Congress is limited to passing laws of general application that can be applied to specific individuals only by the justice department and a grand jury.  A congressional committee officially voting to refer a named individual for prosecution violates the spirit of the explicit prohibition against congressional bills of attainder.

January 6 Committee Could Hide Full Record for Decades.  The full records of the closed-door testimonies and other information gathered by the January 6 Committee could remain hidden for decades, thanks to the its secretive nature and to laws protecting committee records.  The committee, which was entirely one-sided against former President Donald Trump after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) took the unprecedented step of blocking minority party nominees, followed the equally problematic practice of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) in conducting his impeachment investigation into Trump in a restricted room of the House Intelligence Committee, thereby controlling the flow of information.

Jan. 6 Committee Has Yet To Establish A Criminal Case Against Trump.  The eighth and final scheduled hearing of the House Jan. 6 select committee is scheduled for Thursday, and its members reportedly will present a time line of events on that day, particularly the 187 minutes between the end of then-President Trump's speech on the Ellipse and his call for supporters to leave the Capitol.  It will again replay moments from the horrific to the heroic.  What it has not shown thus far, however, is what was promised at the outset:  a clear criminal case against Trump.  At the start of the hearings, committee members promised they had the long-sought smoking-gun evidence — new material that would close the circle on Trump.  Committee member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) indicated he thought there was now "credible evidence" to support a variety of criminal charges.  His colleague, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), said the committee would show that Trump organized a "coup" on Jan. 6, 2021.  No sooner had the hearings begun when many in the media declared that the criminal case had been conclusively proven — even though most of what was being presented was already generally known.

What to Watch For In the January 6 Report.  After several delays, the January 6 select committee will belatedly release the full findings of its 18-month "investigation" into the Capitol protest on Wednesday.  Controversy over the contents of the final report led to infighting among staff.  Strong-arming by lame duck Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), who wanted to focus almost exclusively on the conduct of Donald Trump and omit criticism of law enforcement, prompted some investigators to quit the committee in protest. [...] The public, however, should brace for a blizzard of false accusations, cherry-picked quotes, uncorroborated testimony, and twisted interpretations of the law to substantiate the claim that Trump engineered an "insurrection" in a vain attempt to remain in office.  And contrary to the first narrative that gripped regime mouthpieces — that the president incited the crowd with his speech at the Ellipse that afternoon — Trump's "attempted coup," as the committee describes the events of January 6, is now said to have been months in the making.

Alan Dershowitz dismisses Jan. 6 committee's Trump referral: 'Worthless piece of paper'.  Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz denounced the Jan. 6 committee as a "kangaroo court" that produced a worthless report that should be "thrown in the wastebasket."  In an interview Monday evening on Newsmax TV, the eminent lawyer said that "not only is [the Justice Department] not obligated to do anything, it is obligated not to do anything" in response to the panel's recommendations Monday that former President Donald Trump be prosecuted.  According to Mr. Dershowitz, the panel operated against the spirit of one of only two civil-liberties provisions in the original Constitution, before the Bill of Rights was added — a ban on "bills of attainder."

The January 6 committee refers Trump for criminal prosecution.  Thanks to Hunter Biden's verified hard drive, we have irrefutable proof that Joe Biden was part of myriad pay-for-play schemes.  Add that to the endless footage showing Joe pawing children and Tara Reade's contemporaneously corroborated claim that Biden sexually assaulted her, and the result is a corrupt, even criminal man.  Nevertheless, the Democrats just recommended that the DOJ file criminal charges against Donald Trump.  They will stop at nothing to destroy the man who threatens their power.  Since Nancy Pelosi convened the hyper-partisan January 6 Committee, it's been apparent that the Committee's purpose wasn't to determine what happened on January 6.  Instead, it existed to generate criminal charges against Donald Trump.  To that end, Pelosi refused to allow any Republicans on the committee who might have provided a counterbalance to the Democrats' fervent Trump hatred.  That alone rendered the committee invalid.

Former FBI Agent at Alaska Trial of Oath Keeper Disputes Assertion Group is Anti-Government.  The Oath Keepers did not try to overthrow the U.S. government on Jan. 6 and are not a threat to national security because the group is anti-tyranny, not anti-government, a former FBI agent and Department of Defense analyst testified Dec. 15-16 in Alaska Superior Court.  John Guandolo, who handled counter-terrorism and criminal investigations during nearly 13 years as an FBI special agent, said he found "absurd" the idea that Oath Keepers tried to overthrow the federal government.  Guandolo was at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in a personal capacity.  Some of the Oath Keepers might have broken federal laws on Jan. 6 for allegedly trying to delay the counting of Electoral College votes, Guandolo said, "but to conflate that to being the same as the entire organization wants to overthrow the U.S. government by violence ... that's absurd," Guandolo said.  "And I think it's an unprofessional assessment."

J6 Pretrial Detainee Slashed Across Face with Knife — Is Housed With Convicted Killers, Gangsters And Racists!.  Living in a cage lined by rat droppings and gagged by the stench of urine, Barry Ramey has been focused more on surviving death threats from known gang members than preparing for his February 21st trial in front of a jury of Trump-deranged DC democrats.  Ramey, a legally innocent pretrial detainee, was slashed with a knife across his face by a convicted criminal that he is housed with in the Northern Neck Regional Jail.  Ramey has not been convicted of any crimes.

Twitter Files — Part Five.  Citing the Capitol riot, Twitter staffers were in an uproar and pushed for Trump to be banned from the site even though the company found no policy violations in any of the president's tweets.  The platform's employees deliberately misconstrued one of his tweets to suggest that he incited violence when the plain language showed he did not.  To their credit, lower-level monitors involved in content review resisted.  They see nothing wrong with Trump's tweets.  One wrote, "I think we'd have a hard time saying this is incitement."  Another messaged, "Don't see the incitement angle here."  Still another warned that "censorship can destroy the public conversation."  Trump was banned anyway on January 8th.

Chairman of Jan 6 Select (Witch Hunt) Committee Withdraws Subpeona Against Verizon For Mike Lindell's Phone Records.  Benny Thompson, chairman of the Jan 6 (Witch Hunt) Committee, has officially withdrawn the subpoena request on behalf of the committee for Mike Lindell's phone records after he filed a lawsuit against the unpopular Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.  We spoke with Mike Lindell, who explained that he sued the "unselect committee" almost immediately after he received their subpoena.  "Sorry, but you're not getting my records," Mike said, adding, "It's against the constitution, and I wasn't even there!"  Mike was referring to the Capitol building, which he was nowhere near when it was breached.  Fortunately, Mr. Lindell, who is despised by the mainstream media, was being interviewed by the media when the incident occurred.

Twitter Files: Yet It's Still a 50/50 Country.  [Scroll down]  One more thing.  If Twitter chappie Yoel Roth, Global Head of Trust & Safety, was meeting regularly with the FBI and DoJ & Co. then, at some point, the regime was going to need a reason why the FBI was needed to help censor the bad actors on Twitter.  Hey, I know! Why not gussie up the January 6 riots into a full-blown insurrection! That would prove that the censors were right all along!  Donald Trump and everyone that stood with him were dastardly insurrectionists who should molder away in durance vile — that's a fancy word for jail — pre and posttrial.  Up to now the J6 Thingy has never really added up for me.  After all, the Dems won in 2020.  So why make such a big deal out of a bunch of peasants rioting?  President Trump told his supporters to go to the Capitol; Dems encourage their supporters in mostly peaceful protesting.  Fair is fair.  But J6 starts to make sense if all the usual suspects feel they need a cover for using the FBI to get Trump.  Just to be safe.

Florida Court Finds Jeremy Brown Innocent on 4 of 10 Charges.  The trial of January 6 protester Jeremy Brown took place at the Middle District Court in Tampa, FL this week. [...] Jeremy has been locked up since September 2021, for over 450 days, after FBI agents raided his home.  Jeremy was approached to work as an operative for the FBI in December 2020 at the January 6 protests in Washington DC.  He refused the FBI and spoke out about their proposal.  So, seven months later the FBI arrested Jeremy at his home in Florida.  The attorney for Jeremy Brown, Mr. Roger Futerman, alleged on Wednesday that the FBI "planted" evidence in this case during his opening statements.

Leaked Details of January 6th Committee Report Fully Expose Liz Cheney and Her Cohorts.  The January 6th committee is finally on the cusp of releasing its much-hyped "report" on the unrest that took place at the Capitol Building following the 2020 election.  Or is it?  I mean, yes, there's going to be a report released (and a separate release of criminal referrals), but if the first leaked details of what it will actually contain are any indication, it isn't actually going to be about the unrest at the Capitol Building at all.  Rather, it's going to be just one big continuation of the committee's obsession with Donald Trump, who was not even present.

The Removal of Donald Trump from Twitter.  [Thread reader]  The world knows much of the story of what happened between riots at the Capitol on January 6th, and the removal of President Donald Trump from Twitter on January 8th.  We'll show you what hasn't been revealed: the erosion of standards within the company in months before J6, decisions by high-ranking executives to violate their own policies, and more, against the backdrop of ongoing, documented interaction with federal agencies.  This first installment covers the period before the election through January 6th.  Tomorrow, @ShellenbergerMD will detail the chaos inside Twitter on January 7th.  On Sunday, @bariweiss will reveal the secret internal communications from the key date of January 8th.  Whatever your opinion on the decision to remove Trump that day, the internal communications at Twitter between January 6th-January 8th have clear historical import.  Even Twitter's employees understood in the moment it was a landmark moment in the annals of speech.

Twitter files dump reveal frenzied conversations before Trump was banned after the Capitol riot.  Newly released internal documents suggest that Twitter's former head of safety Yoel Roth was meeting weekly with the FBI and show instances of the FBI flagging tweets related to the 2020 election for deletion.  Journalist Matt Taibbi shared the claims in a new Twitter thread on Friday night, one week after sharing the first tranche of so-called 'Twitter Files' turned over by the company's new owner Elon Musk.  The new thread covered the months and weeks leading up to then-President Donald Trump's ban from Twitter following the Capitol riot, shedding light on the increasingly frenzied internal efforts within the social media site to moderate his baseless claims of election fraud.

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[#1] Trump's claims of election fraud were not baseless, nor was he the only one making such claims.  [#2] If Trump's claims were baseless, why silence him?  If he's digging himself into a hole, why stop him?

'Twitter Files' part 3 details 'internal debate' over Trump's ban after Jan. 6 riot.  Twitter executives decided to ban then-President Donald Trump from their social media platform after the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol, while maintaining regular check-ins with the FBI and other federal authorities as they decided what postings should be targeted for censorship, the latest report from new company CEO Elon Musk reveals.  In one of a series of tweets Friday evening, independent journalist Matt Taibbi said internal company messages showed how Twitter's internal standards eroded during the months leading up to Jan. 6, with high-ranking executives violating their own policies while interacting with various federal agencies.  Taibbi posted messages that he said "show Twitter executives getting a kick out of intensified relationships with federal agencies."  In one, Yoel Roth, then Twitter's head of trust and safety, appears to describe how he struggled to disguise the purpose of weekly meetings with FBI and other government officials that helped guide the company's decisions on policing posts on its platform.

Dr. Darren Beattie Reveals Government Sabotage of the J6 Pipe Bomber Investigation.  "We've proved definitively that the FBI was withholding footage that would have shown the pipe bomber actually planting the bomb at the DNC," said Beattie Thursday.  "[The official story] compounds discrepancy upon bizarre & almost unbelievable coincidence until there's so many piled on top of one another that it becomes simply unbelievable."  [Video clip]

Oath Keepers Verdict: A Dangerous Escalation in Criminalizing Dissent.  One year after the events of January 6 — despite their best efforts — federal prosecutors still hadn't filed a single criminal charge that came anything close to resembling "insurrection" or domestic terrorism.  Democrats and regime media were agitated:  How could they continue promoting the four-hour disturbance as an attempted coup if the most prevalent offense charged by the Department of Justice a year later was the petty misdemeanor of "parading" in the Capitol?  Even the chief judge for the D.C. district court overseeing each January 6 case had publicly expressed her frustration that the government wasn't producing harsher indictments against Trump supporters.  So Matthew Graves, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, swooped in to save face.  Eleven members of the Oath Keepers, an alleged militia group, were charged on January 12, 2022 with seditious conspiracy for their involvement in the Capitol protest.  Elmer "Stewart" Rhodes and 10 others were accused of conspiring "to oppose by force the authority of the Government of the United States, and by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States."  The law the Oath Keepers attempted to stop, Graves claimed, was the "peaceful transfer of power" vested in both the 12th and 20th amendments.

A Corrupt, Evil Regime Intent on Imprisoning Trump.  If there were anyone left in America who still didn't grasp that these people mean to destroy Donald Trump; his supporters; and anybody who dares to whisper, "Make America Great Again," they've gone out of their way to target Americans who question the legitimacy of the 2020 election farce with threats of criminal charges, job firings, professional sanctions, social "cancelation," forced psychiatric care (straight out of Stalin's Soviet playbook), and censorship.  They've taken the unprecedented step of rewriting history by framing a million-American protest against election fraud on January 6 as a "domestic terrorist attack" and hostile "insurrection."  They've used ethically challenged and politically partisan undercover agents, prosecutors, judges, and juries to turn simple acts of trespass, unlawful assembly, or criminal mischief (at most) into outrageously ludicrous charges of "sedition," "treason," and "conspiracy."  They've used the sycophantic State-controlled press corps to spread the lie that Trump-supporters murdered police officers at the Capitol, when, in fact, four protesters alone lost their lives that day — at least two due to unconscionable State-sanctioned violence.  They've spent two years conducting a J6 show trial in Congress (using concocted evidence, unsubstantiated testimony, and false accusations without even the pretense of providing for due process or adversarial counsel) intended to brainwash Americans into believing that President Trump was involved in an attempt to overthrow his own government.  They've presided over an abject judicial circus pretending to be a serious legal "case."  They've kept hundreds of J6 protesters in solitary confinement and under other forms of duress in an effort to force Americans who dared to exercise constitutional rights into accepting preposterously unjust plea deals and falsely admitting to guilt.

House January 6 committee has decided to make criminal referrals, chairman says.  The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol has decided to make criminal referrals to the Department of Justice, the panel's chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson, told reporters Tuesday [12/6/2022].  Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat, said the committee has not narrowed down the universe of individuals who may be referred.  Asked whether Thompson believed any witnesses perjured themselves, he said, "that's part of the discussion."

Trump Isn't The Nation's Greatest Threat To Democracy.  His Exile Is.  In February last year, Trump became the first and only president to undergo an impeachment trial in the Senate after he had already left office.  One week before Joe Biden took the presidential oath, Trump was hit with a snap impeachment from House Democrats who sought to indict the outgoing president for the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021.  It didn't matter that the president had encouraged demonstrators to protest "peacefully" that day.  It didn't matter that the riot erupted before Trump had even finished speaking more than a mile down Pennsylvania Avenue.  What mattered was that Trump supporters flooded the Capitol, interrupted a joint session of Congress, and gave House Speaker Nancy Pelosi an opportunity to invent a new hoax in pursuit of the top item on the Democrats' policy agenda: the criminal conviction of President Donald Trump, and with it, a lifetime ban on running for office.  On Saturday, conservative radio host Jesse Kelly wrote on Twitter, "the efforts to keep Donald Trump from being elected, remove him once he was elected, and prevent him from being elected again have done more to damage this country than anything in American history."

The Media Undertakers Must be Getting Exhausted.  [Scroll down] Blocking, banning, and shadow banning social media posters does not appear the end of it.  As Julie Kelly reports in the context of the January 6 sound and light shows on the Hill and in the D.C. courtrooms, Attorney General Garland's minions in D.C. are now criminalizing speech with which they disagree, charging the Oath Keepers with "seditious conspiracy" although there were no weapons on them, they were military veterans "most suffering various degrees of service-related disabilities," and it's certainly hard to see how unarmed individuals "without a single firearm or explosive device" could possibly meet the law's test of conspiring "to oppose by force the authority of the Government of the United State, and by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States."

What If MAGA Shrugged?  MAGA voters came out in full force in 2020, sending President Trump's vote totals to new heights for a sitting president, and when lawless mail-in voting and suspicious ballot dumps flipped crucial battleground states days after the election, they chose to exercise their constitutional rights to petition their government for redress of grievances.  How did the tyrants in D.C. respond?  They farcically treated the whole January 6 affair as a terrorist attack orchestrated with intent to overthrow the Republic, even though none of the pro-Second Amendment protesters inside or outside of the Capitol brandished weapons or remotely sought to topple the United States.  For nearly two years, hundreds of peaceful MAGA Americans have been imprisoned in a pre-trial purgatory, while the Antifa and Black Lives Matter rioters who orchestrated murder, mayhem, and the worst property damage in American history during the summer of 2020 were quickly released, if they were even arrested.

FBI tracked Jan. 6 protesters' location even if phones were in airplane mode: report.  Government entities can track individuals' smartphone geolocation data even when there's no cell service or if phones are in airplane mode, according to technology website Wired.  The confirmation came in a report about the FBI's tactics to find participants in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.  In a November 28 report, Wired investigative science and technology reporter Mark Harris highlighted evidence uncovered from January 6 court records.  According to the filings, FBI officials served a bevy of so-called "geofence warrants" to Google to access smartphone location data belonging to individuals suspected of taking part in the riot.

If Big Brother And Big Tech Can Team Up To Violate Political Opponents' Privacy Over J6, They Can Do The Same To You.  Google gave the feds the personal data of nearly 1,500 individuals based on cell phone location data indicating their presence near the Capitol complex on Jan. 6, 2021.  The Department of Justice sought substantially more information, as well, according to a recent court filing, including data on Jan. 6 cell phone users wholly outside the Capitol.  These facts, coupled with Google's apparent disregard for the privacy rights of its customers, expose the potential for the government and Big Tech to collaboratively target political enemies.  In response to the riot that erupted inside the Capitol on Jan. 6, following a rally at the National Mall and a peaceful protest outside the Capitol, the Department of Justice launched a massive investigation seeking to identify and prosecute the individuals who committed crimes that day.  Just a week after the Jan. 6 riot, "the government sought and was granted a 'geofence' warrant for data held by Google."

FBI Dragnet for Google Data Pertaining to Jan. 6 Should Concern Us All.  We saw an unprecedented effort by the government to go after those who were at the Capitol on Jan. 6, with the FBI investigating hundreds of people and employing all kinds of tactics to arrest them.  Not only did the FBI have informants who were involved, but they also employed some unusual methods.  Among the tactics in their huge investigatory effort was the "biggest-ever haul of phones from controversial geofence warrants, court records show."  According to a filing in one of the Jan. 6 cases, Google gave up information to the FBI on 5,723 devices that had been in or near the Capitol during the riot.  Geofence warrants allowed them to get anyone in the area using digital services.  There weren't that many people who were inside the Capitol.  About 900 have been charged.  So those warrants were grabbing people who had not been inside the building — they were potentially grabbing information on dissenters and/or random people who were just in the neighborhood.

Google Gives Location Data of 5,000+ Phones to Feds for Unconstitutional Jan. 6 Patriot Crackdown.  A new article from Wired has revealed that Google gave the location data of at least 5,000 phones to the federal government to help them crack down on patriots in their overreaching and unconstitutional probe over the Jan. 6 election fraud protest.  A court filing has shown that Google identified 5,723 mobile devices for the feds in order to help them charge peaceful Capitol protesters at Jan. 6.  Meanwhile, shady provocateurs caught on video inciting violence, such as Ray Epps, remain free.  Jan. 6 was the Reichstag event needed for the feds to initiate war in the domestic home front against dissidents and patriots, and Big Tech is fully on board for these treasonous affronts against the people.

A Peek Inside the FBI's Unprecedented January 6 Geofence Dragnet.  The FBI's biggest-ever investigation included the biggest-ever haul of phones from controversial geofence warrants, court records show.  A filing in the case of one of the January 6 suspects, David Rhine, shows that Google initially identified 5,723 devices as being in or near the US Capitol during the riot.  Only around 900 people have so far been charged with offenses relating to the siege.  The filing suggests that dozens of phones that were in airplane mode during the riot, or otherwise out of cell service, were caught up in the trawl.  Nor could users erase their digital trails later.  In fact, 37  people who attempted to delete their location data following the attacks were singled out by the FBI for greater scrutiny.  Geofence search warrants are intended to locate anyone in a given area using digital services.  Because Google's Location History system is both powerful and widely used, the company is served about 10,000 geofence warrants in the US each year.  Location History leverages GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth signals to pinpoint a phone within a few yards.  Although the final location is still subject to some uncertainty, it is usually much more precise than triangulating signals from cell towers.  Location History is turned off by default, but around a third of Google users switch it on, enabling services like real-time traffic prediction.

Don't Shut Down the January 6 Committee — Supercharge It!  The January 6 committee is a hyper-partisan gaggle of Trump-hating members of Congress, consisting of a Democrat chairman, 6 Democrat committee members including Reps Adam Schiff and Jamie Raskin, and two token Republicans, who loathe Donald Trump even more than their Democrat colleagues, Reps Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger.  In a delicious twist of fate, neither Republican will be a member of the next Congress, Cheney shellacked in her GOP primary and Kinzinger wisely not seeking reelection, preferring to take his crocodile tears on left-wing cable news shows.  Despite their stated goal of investigating the so-called "attack" on the US Capitol on January 6, the true goal is to tar and feather Donald Trump through endless media leaks, eventually turning their "evidence" over to the politicized Department of Justice, which will dutifully indict and prosecute their political opponent just like in a third world banana republic dictatorship.

Tucker Highlights Sickening Treatment of January 6th "Political Prisoner".  While many Americans have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving season, even if Slow Joe Biden is still in charge and the costs of Thanksgiving have risen dramatically under him, there's one group that's probably in pretty dismal spirits.  That would be the group of prisoners locked up in DC over the January 6th incident, a group that has allegedly been treated horribly in jail.  While many have since forgotten about them, some haven't and are still willing to draw attention to their plight, with the Columbia Bugle and Tucker Carlson doing so by highlighting the sad case of Chris Worrell.  [Tweet]

From a Time When Communism Was Taught Right.  We have seen social media platforms ban freedom of speech.  We have seen certain journalists excluded from press conferences in Arizona and then watched the journalists be herded off government property by deputy sheriffs.  Later, these same journalists were tracked by flying drones like what we have seen the Chinese Communist Party employ against its COVID-19 dissidents.  The American news media frequently slant or omit the true news of the day.  The American viewer has been fed a steady diet of propaganda.  We have seen false stories about "Russia, Russia, Russia"; the "Big Lie"; and "J6."  Peaceful American citizens, including many veterans who fought to protect our rights, are being held in the District of Columbia jail in terrible conditions and without being formally charged.  Over two years have passed, and many still have not had a speedy trial.

Garland Moves To Transform J6 Inquisition Into A Permanent Prosecution.  Attorney General Merrick Garland launched a special counsel investigation into former President Donald Trump on Friday, the week before Thanksgiving, to ensure a permanent prosecution of public enemy number one on a third bid for the White House.  The special counsel, Garland said, will take over the investigation of Trump's purported mishandling of presidential records and probe whether Trump can be held criminally liable for the events that unfolded on Jan. 6, 2021.  The former is a desperate follow-up to the latter after the House Select Committee on Jan. 6 emerged empty-handed from an 18-month investigation.

The 'Insurrection!' House of Cards Is Collapsing.  Amid bombshell revelations that the FBI embedded numerous informants in two militia groups accused of plotting to overthrow the government on January 6, FBI Director Christopher Wray finally is facing some heat.  During a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on Tuesday, Representative Clay Higgins (R-La.) angrily demanded to know more details about the use of FBI informants related to the Capitol protest.  Higgins twice asked Wray whether FBI informants disguised as Trump supporters were planted inside the building even before protesters gained entry.  When Wray offered his usual obfuscating tap dance about protecting sources and methods — "the suggestion that the FBI's confidential human sources or FBI employees in some way instigated or orchestrated January 6th, that's categorically false," he indignantly insisted — Higgins called his bluff.  "It should be a no!" he yelled when Wray wouldn't give a straight answer.

"We Get Maced, Beaten for Singing the National Anthem" — J6 Political Prisoner.  Being detained in the DC gulag for nearly two years has taken a toll on J6 political prisoners William Chrestman's faith, family and mental health.  In a recent letter to TGP, Chrestman describes the "inhumane" conditions he is subjected to while living in a "third-world hell."

Yesterday's conspiracy theories are today's legacy media news reports.  [Thread reader] NYT reports the #2 man in the Oath Keepers, Greg McWhirter, was actually an FBI informant, talking to them for months ahead of the Capitol attack.  Oh the day he was supposed to testify in the Rhodes trial, McWhirter, 40, had a heart attack & couldn't.  NYT also reports the FBI "had as many as eight informants inside" inside the Proud Boys, in the months before AND after the January 6 riot.  Despite this, NYT asserts "no evidence has surfaced suggesting that the FBI played any role in the attack."  Yet!

Pence: 'Congress has no right to my testimony' about Jan. 6.  Former Vice President Mike Pence said he was closing the door on appearing before the House Jan. 6 committee in a new interview, saying Congress "has no right" to his testimony.  In an interview with CBS "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan, parts of which were aired on Wednesday, Pence said he was "concerned" about the members all being appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).  "I am closing the door on that," Pence told Brennan of testifying before the panel.

Court Docs: FBI Had Eight Informants in Proud Boys Prior to January 6.  Recent court documents show the FBI had as many as eight [...] informants embedded with the "Proud Boys" group in the months leading up to the January 6 riot at the Capitol in 2021.  The bombshell revelation comes via the New York Times and raises several alarms, among them being just how the eight informants and their presence within the group, and the information they gleaned from working with the group, didn't result in the FBI stopping the riot in the first place.  It also raises the question with defense lawyers as to whether the group may have been, or to what degree they were, entrapped by the informants themselves.  The New York Times reports that court filings for defense lawyers representing five members of the Proud Boys currently on trial for seditious conspiracy have unveiled the number of informants.

Feds Had Informants In Proud Boys and Oath Keepers for J6.  If Republicans eke out a win in the House of Representatives — which now seems likely — GOP leaders have promised to investigate numerous government scandals, including the irredeemably corrupt Federal Bureau of Investigation.  One path of inquiry is how the bureau manufactures data to promote the phony narrative that "domestic violent extremists," i.e., supporters of Donald Trump, pose a security threat to the country.  Whistleblowers recently disclosed how the FBI is "misrepresenting the scale of domestic violent extremism nationwide by categorizing January 6th-related investigations as organic cases stemming from local field offices, instead of all related to one single incident," according to a report by GOP members of the House Judiciary Committee.  Shortly after the Capitol protest, FBI Director Christopher Wray designated the four-hour disturbance as an act of "domestic terror"; federal prosecutors routinely compare January 6 defendants to terrorists, enabling the government to seek — and receive — extended jail time for misdemeanors convictions and justify indefinite pretrial detention for nonviolent offenders.

In Completely Unforeseeable Twist, January 6th 'Conspiracy Theory' Turns out to Be True.  What's the current timeframe these days of "conspiracy theories" becoming fact?  Whatever it is, it sure seems to be accelerating. [...] Despite well over a year of deflections and denials, it is now confirmed that no less than eight FBI agents were embedded in the Proud Boys organization during the period surrounding January 6th.  [Tweet] [...] I'm sure you are totally shocked by this news.  Who could have possibly guessed that Christopher Wray's FBI, which ran an entrapment scheme involving Gretchen Whitmer prior to the 2020 election, would end up having been intimately involved in the lead-up to January 6th?  You have to admire the framing by the Times, though, pondering how much "federal investigators were able to learn from them about the violent mob attack."  Yes, I'm sure that's a real mystery.  Conversely, the FBI agents likely knew exactly what was being discussed the whole time, which would mean one of two things.  One possibility is that the Proud Boys weren't planning an insurrection and that conservatives who have called it a spontaneous event have been right all along.

J6 Political Prisoner Peter Stager Shares Experience in Jail Over 600 Days in Letter.  The DC Department of Corrections continues to exploit the Covid pandemic as a means to discriminate against J6 defendants, Peter Stager, an Arkansas man who has been detained in the DC jail for over 600 days, explains in a letter provided exclusively to The Gateway Pundit.  Stager was apprehended on January 14, 2021 for allegedly "striking a Capitol Police Officer with an American flag," the American Gulag reports.  "The officer was belly down, and 'Police' was clearly visible on the back of the officer.  Please keep in mind that in the United States, every citizen charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty."  Correction officers are using Covid as an excuse to withhold political prisoners from access to basic necessities and bar inmates incarcerated for protesting the stolen 2020 election from visitation rights, Stager notes.

Trump sues January 6 committee seeking to block subpoena for his testimony and documents.  Former President Donald Trump has sued the House select committee investigating January 6, 2021, as a way to challenge its subpoena for documents and his testimony, according to filings in a federal court in Florida.  Trump is challenging both the legitimacy of the committee — which multiple courts have upheld — and is claiming he should be immune from testimony about the time he was president.  Trump's lawyers say they've communicated with the House over the past week and a half as the subpoena deadlines neared, offering to consider answering written questions while expressing "concerns and objections" about the bulk of the document requests.

Never forget! The 3 times the radical left attacked the Capitol.  For almost two years, the Democrats have railed about Jan. 6.  They have lied about it, they have mischaracterized the former president and his supporters, they've conducted show trials over it, and they want to pin the whole thing on the former president — whom they hate for it.  They fear most of all that he will soon announce a decision to run again — and win again.  His party, this week, took the first step toward that by reclaiming power in the U.S. House and likely the Senate.  It has not been a pleasant two years under the Democrats.  They have used the full weaponized power of the state, the FBI, Attorney General Merrick Garland and the office of the "acting" president, not a very good one either, to turn the country into something resembling fascism — or as close as I ever thought possible in this nation.

Save the January 6th Committee!  Republicans say that the new U.S. House of Representatives majority, which they are likely to control, should immediately disband the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.  I wish to disagree in the strongest possible terms:  the work of the committee remains incomplete, and must be allowed to continue, because the American people expect and deserve to know the full truth.  The committee has yet to hear from outgoing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who was in charge of security arrangements at the Capitol that day.  She should be called to testify, and should be asked to hand over all of her documents, text messages, and phone records pertaining to the Capitol riot.  She should be eager to comply, because she cares deeply about the truth, and protecting our democracy.  The committee should also call Vice President Kamala Harris for her unique perspective on political violence.  She participated in a Black Lives Matter event outside the White House in May 2020, just hours after rioters injured dozens of federal officers and forced the evacuation of the president to a bunker.

About Those FBI Informants Concerning Jan. 6...  While we've all been heavily focused on the election, the NY Times dropped an important story about Jan. 6 that many didn't notice.  Remember when Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) grilled an FBI official about FBI or confidential human sources (informants) who may have been involved or had knowledge about Jan. 6?  [Tweet]  Turns out that one of the top people in the Oathkeepers — their vice president — was an FBI informant, according to the NY Times.

FBI informant has heart attack on way to testify in Jan. 6th case for Oath Keepers founder.  Lawyers for Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes have called an FBI informant to testify as a witness in Rhodes' defense against charges of seditious conspiracy in the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot.  Lawyers said that FBI informant was on his way to the trial when he suffered a heart attack.  Greg McWhirter, who served as the Oath Keepers' vice president while informing on the group for the FBI, was set to testify as a defense witness in Rhodes' case on Tuesday, the New York Times reported.  At an impromptu meeting on Tuesday, Rhodes' attorneys said McWhirter had boarded a plane to come testify for the trial but had to be taken off and hospitalized over a heart attack.

Biden Makes It Official: Grand Theft Election II is On.  As previously highlighted on these pages, the January 6 show trials on Capitol Hill and before hanging judges in D.C. courts bundled hyperbole and one-sided testimony into a fabulist storyline: that an infuriated President Trump and disparate collaborators executed a massive and unlawful conspiracy, including ordering an assault on Congress, to steal back an election already purloined by the Democrats.  In Mr. Biden's recounting, "(T)he consequence of lies told for power and profit, lies of conspiracy and malice, lies repeated over and over that generate a cycle of anger, hate, vitriol, and even violence" was not just an "enraged mob" on January 6, "whipped up into a frenzy by a president repeating over and over again the Big Lie that the election of 2020 had been stolen," but also "menacing calls, physical threats, even threats to (the) very lives" of election officials.  Further revealed in our earlier analysis was the purpose of this five-star fabrication: to inoculate Democrats regarding efforts to rig elections in 2022 and beyond.  Anyone attempting to call out future voting irregularities favoring that party would now be lumped with "Big Liar" Trump and his "insurrectionists."

The Democrats' Insurrection Flop.  If there is a poster child for the Democrats' humiliating failure to make the events surrounding January 6, 2021 a winning issue in the midterm elections, it is U.S. Representative Elaine Luria (D-Va.). [...] No doubt anticipating a tough reelection for Luria, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) appointed her to the January 6 select committee — an exercise sold to the American people as a way to investigate what happened that day and prevent future "insurrections."  Primetime televised coverage promised to make Luria a national star, a defender of "democracy," and a voice of reason in a country purportedly under siege by domestic terrorists — i.e., Trump voters.  "We must leave behind any veil of partisanship at the door because the American people deserve answers on what happened on that day and how we can ensure this does not happen again," Luria said in July 2021, before the committee's first public hearing.  But that, of course, didn't happen.

Patty Murray makes an anguished face.  [Scroll down] Then, of course, there's the troubling matter of our democracy being in crisis and at risk of failing, as witnessed by the events of January 6, 2021.  To hear [five-term Democratic senator Patty] Murray describe it, the incident was like 9/11, Pearl Harbor and the Civil War rolled into one.  She was right there, too, as she frequently reminds us.  "I heard noises," Murray harrowingly told PBS NewsHour.  "People were in the hallway outside my door... I was inches away, along with my husband.  And we were really frightened.  We were lying on the floor, and people were in the hall.  They were marching and yelling."  There's always a tone of calamity in Murray's voice.  She's the one pluckily pressing her shoulder to a door being battered by the maniacs on the other side, with their Viking helmets and shocking tendency to vote for political candidates not backed by George Soros.

Government Testimony Raises More Questions Than Answers in Oathkeepers Trial.  The Oath Keepers Trial continues this week in Washington DC[.]  Government witness Graydon Young admitted to not conspiring with individuals to commit a crime on Jan. 6, following a cross-examination by defense attorneys this week.  Young pleaded guilty to conspiracy and obstruction of Congress this June.  The government put him on the witness stand to testify against Oathkeepers Stewart Rhodes, Kelly Meggs, Kenneth Harrelson, Jessica Watkins, and Thomas Caldwell.  It appeared Young was following instructions in his plea deal to tell the government's side of the story.  He announced his remorse and embarrassment.  However, when the defense cross-examined him, Young admitted he did not conspire with anyone verbally outside of the Capitol.  He felt what he was doing was "common sense" given the circumstances.

J-6 Political Prisoner Jake Lang Put in Isolation in Maximum Security Prison.  American Political Prisoner Jake Lang has been in prison since January 16, 2021, almost 23 months now.  Jake Lang witnessed Roseann Boyland's death on January 6th, something the media has almost completely ignored.  Jake was on the ground with Rosanne when she died.  Jake Lang witnessed police viciously pushing Roseanne Boyland and the crowd.  The police beat her, and doused her and others with pepper spray and tear gas.  Jake saw Phillip Anderson, unconscious and crushed by the police and crowd, right next to Boyland.  He lifted Anderson and dragged him out of the pile and, with others, Jake carried Phillip away from the scene, saving his life.  This story has been confirmed by Anderson, who credits Jake Lang with rescuing him that day[.]

Former Capitol cop who messaged Jan. 6 rioter guilty in obstruction case.  A former Capitol Police officer who warned a Jan. 6 defendant about a post that said he was inside the Capitol building was found guilty on one count of felony obstruction of justice by a jury on Friday.  Michael Riley was indicted in October 2021 on two counts of obstruction of justice and resigned from the Capitol Police force shortly thereafter.  At his trial this month, federal prosecutors argued that Riley "betrayed" his oath by sending Jan. 6 defendant Jacob Hiles a Facebook message, warning that the FBI and law enforcement were planning to charge everyone who entered the building.

Supreme Court Justice Kagan Temporarily Blocks Jan. 6 Committee Subpoena for Phone Records of Arizona GOP Chair.  Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan has temporarily blocked the Jan. 6 Committee's subpoena seeking phone records belonging to Arizona Republican Party chairwoman Kelli Ward, while the high court considers her emergency appeal.  The Jan. 6 committee's subpoena had asked Ward's phone carrier, T-Mobile, to produce call and text message records from November 2020 to January 2021.  Kagan's decision on Wednesday is granting an emergency application that Ward and her husband filed earlier in the day seeking to prevent their phone records from being turned over to the Jan. 6 committee, after a lower appeals court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, voted 2-1 to deny her request.

Pelosi Cover Up: Now we know why Democrats lied about Trump's National Guard Offer.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Select Committee investigating the January 6th riot, which took place at the US Capitol nearly two years ago, held its last public hearing nearly two weeks go.  The committee is exclusively made up of anti-Republican members appointed by the leader of the Democratic Party.  In our entire 233 year history operating under the US Constitution, this mono-partisan makeup and appointment has never happened.  No serious lover of law, in either its making or adjudication, would dream up a process of getting to objective facts without an adversarial process in the calling and questioning of documents and witnesses.  However, that's exactly what Pelosi, Chairman Bennie Thompson, and Liz Cheney (who has been expelled by voters) have schemed up at great detriment to the republic.  Now, the entire premise of this specially-empowered committee was to "investigate the facts, circumstances, and causes relating to the domestic terrorist attack on the Capitol" and draft legislative recommendations to prevent a future collpase in security.  Curious then that most of the committee's effort has been spent violating the civil rights of countless conservative activists, Republican consultants, and probing the Trump administration in a shocking break from precedent with Joe Biden waiving executive privilege on behalf of the Trump administration.

Race-Baiting Celebrity J6 Cop [was] Once Involved in Race-Related Lawsuit.  Michael Fanone, the former D.C. Metropolitan police officer using his presence at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 as a pathway to fame and fortune, is on a major publicity blitz.  Along with his Pulitzer-prize finalist co-author, Fanone managed to turn his 30-minute struggle that afternoon into a 256-page book:  Hold the Line: The Insurrection and One Cop's Battle for America's Soul is an "urgent warning about the growing threat to our democracy from a twenty-year police veteran and former Trump supporter who nearly lost his life during the insurrection of January 6th.  Never mind that Fanone was well enough on the evening of January 6 to call CNN and complain about its news coverage or that he sat for a lengthy interview with a Washington Post reporter a few days later.  Fanone is part of a quartet of celebrity cops juicing every second of their involvement in the four-hour disturbance nearly two years ago, earning lucrative book deals, congressional awards, and cable news gigs in the process.

After the Jan. 6 Committee finishes, maybe a GOP Congress can probe some actual 'threats to democracy'.  Congressional Democrats have nearly wrapped up the political circus generally known as the Jan. 6 Committee.  That panel was supposed to look into the allegedly democracy-shaking events of Jan. 6, 2021.  Though this has been called an "insurrection," it was closer to a campus mob occupying the dean's office than a coup d'etat.  The actual violence that day pales in comparison to the bloody and fiery riots that raged across American cities in 2020, with approval, tacit and otherwise, from Democratic politicians and media (who described those riots as "fiery but mostly peaceful").  Now Americans are more concerned with skyrocketing prices, economic stagnation and the threat of a nuclear war in Europe, after some unwise comments by President Joseph Biden gave Vladmir Putin an apparent green light to invade Ukraine.

Steve Bannon sentenced to 4 months in jail for contempt of Congress.  Former top Trump White House advisor Steve Bannon was sentenced Friday to four months in jail for defying a subpoena from the congressional probe of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.  A U.S. District judge also fined Bannon $6,500. But he ruled that Bannon will not have to serve the sentence until an expected appeal plays out.  Both the jail term and fine came in below the punishments recommended by federal prosecutors.  The proceeding makes Bannon one of the highest-profile figures to be sentenced to jail on charges related to the insurrection.  Prosecutors wanted the court to sentence Bannon to six months in jail — the top end of the federal sentencing guidelines range — and the maximum fine of $200,000.

Former PJTV Filmmaker Investigated by FBI as Domestic Terrorist for J6 Documentary.  "He said that they had a call in to the terrorist threat center that I was a terrorist because I had made the movie Capitol Punishment and they had orders from DC I needed to be investigated."  In November 2021, acclaimed filmmaker and former PJTV contributor Chris Burgard released a documentary showing what he witnessed when he went to the rally at the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.  He used footage he shot himself outside the building, along with cell video taken by those who went into the Capitol, to show a new perspective.  This perspective seems to have been ignored by a weaponized Department of Justice under Attorney General Merrick Garland.  The film included several deeply impactful interviews with folks who participated and subsequently found themselves targeted for pre-dawn raids by the FBI.  Despite never having entered the Capitol building himself, the FBI has now come to Burgard's ranch in Texas to interrogate him.

January 6 Committee Can't Issue Trump's Subpoena Because It Can't Identify Trump's Lawyer.  The U.S. House committee investigating the January 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol made a big show of voting to subpoena former President Donald Trump last week — but it has not actually issued the subpoena, because it cannot actually identify Trump's attorney. [...] As Breitbart News noted, the committee voted unanimously to subpoena Trump, after failing — despite weeks of hearings, months of closed-door depositions, and testimony from over 1,000 witnesses — to produce any evidence linking him directly to the Capitol riot.  Trump responded in a letter in which he expressed his outrage that the committee had not addressed his basic claim that the 2020 presidential election had been fraudulent.  In theory, he has said he is willing to testify.  However, there is no actual subpoena.

Jan. 6 Prisoner Alfredo Luna Tells His Story of Outlandish Government Overreach and FBI Corruption.  Alfredo Luna enlisted in the United States Marine Corps shortly after he watched in shock and anger the tragic events of 9/11.  Not only did he enlist, he chose to enlist as an 0311, or a "rifleman/infantryman", a job with all but guaranteed combat implications given that dreadful September morning.  When Luna left the Marines, he became a cop where he continued to serve his community valiantly in Southern California for 14 years.  He earned the Medal of Valor during this time.  The Medal of Valor is the nation's highest award given to public service officers.  On January 15, 2021 sometime around 5 am, dozens of FBI agents and local law enforcement officers in full tactical gear rode up to Luna's house on the side rails of two pick up trucks and an up-armored vehicle reminiscent of Luna's time in Iraq.  They cordoned off the neighborhood.  One agent deployed a flashbang outside of his house.  There is absolutely no tactical application for a flashbang deployment outside of a house when the "suspects" are inside other than to intimidate them.  Or perhaps trigger his PTSD in hopes Luna would do something reckless?

The Broken Promises of the January 6 Committee.  The Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol conducted its final televised performance on Thursday afternoon, an event dutifully carried live by every cable and broadcast news station. [...] Since its inception, the select committee has wielded its unchecked authority not to fulfill the stated mission of finding out exactly what happened on January 6 — a four-hour disturbance the enabling legislation refers to as a "domestic terror attack" — but as a vehicle to harass, intimidate, prosecute, and destroy the careers of Donald Trump, his aides, and his supporters.  Former federal prosecutors for months have interrogated Trump White House officials behind closed doors to produce cherry-picked clips to bolster the regime's narrative that Trump incited the "insurrection" by refusing to accept the 2020 presidential election as legitimate — a view still shared by the overwhelming majority of Republican voters.

FBI Whistleblower: Bureau Taking Steps to Ensure that 'Process is the Punishment'.  According to Just The News, FBI Special Agent Steve Friend, who is based out of Florida, said that his security clearance was recently suspended as a result of his whistleblowing efforts, thus leaving him without any pay.  In his formal whistleblower complaint filed to Congress, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, and the Inspector General of the Department of Justice (DOJ), Friend claims that the FBI is systematically violating the 6th and 8th Amendment rights of all the prisoners who have been arrested for peacefully protesting at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, 2021.  He also accused the bureau of deliberately inflating the number of alleged acts of "domestic extremism" in the country, in order to make right-wing terrorism seem like a greater threat than it actually is.

DOJ Recommending Steve Bannon Be Sentenced to Six Months in Prison.  The Department of Justice is recommending that former Trump advisor and War Room host Steve Bannon be sentenced to six months in prison and a $200,000 fine for defying the January 6 Committee.  Bannon was convicted of contempt of Congress in July for refusing to comply with a subpoena from the committee.  In the recommendation, the DOJ claimed that Bannon "has pursued a bad-faith strategy of defiance and contempt."  The DOJ also stated that Bannon "flouted the Committee's authority and ignored the subpoena's demands." [...] Part of the committee's reason for subpoenaing Bannon was that he had predicted on his podcast that "All Hell is going to break loose tomorrow" — something almost everyone was saying at the time.

Leave No Stone Unturned and No Person Unstoned.  Two more people have pleaded guilty in the narcissistic soap opera that is January 6, this time a Utah father and his son.  Salt Lake City's Fox affiliate, KSTU is reporting that Eagle Mountain, Utah, resident Bradley Bokoski and his son, Matthew R. Bokoski, of Chicago, both pled guilty to the misdemeanor of, and I quote: "parading, demonstrating or picketing on the Capitol grounds."  Sentencing is set for January 17.  Parading?  Is that really a thing?  Are the navel-gazers in the Rotunda so hard up for convictions that they are tapping people for the misdemeanor of "parading?"  According to the report, the pair admitted to walking into the Capitol building, and the cameras show them there.  But since they did not commit any acts of violence, they will likely receive probation, which has been the ruling in similar J6 situations.

Calling January 6 a 'siege' is utterly absurd.  [Scroll down] Evidently the authors, who are highly educated people, didn't bother to check the dictionary before referring to the January 6 incident as a "siege."  There was no "military blockade" on that day; demonstrators were not armed; they did not "storm the ramparts," they were let in by the police, who were armed and killed one of the demonstrators, Ashli Babbitt.  The demonstrators had no interest in "compelling" members of Congress to "surrender."  Do what to them after they surrendered?  Confiscate their parking passes?  On the other hand, it could be that Amman & Meloy simply didn't think they were obliged to follow the ordinary meaning of a term as defined in the dictionary.  There are people who think language is "fluid" and can be used as one sees fit.  Humpty Dumpty told us that "when I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less."  There are also people who think our Constitution is a "living document," in which can be found rights the Framers never even imagined.

Wyoming J6 man gets 30 days for "parading".  We saw the latest sentencing of a January 6 defendant on Wednesday of this week, but this person wound up with a significantly shorter sentence than many of his predecessors. 34-year-old Andrew Galloway of Wyoming appeared in federal court in Washington and was sentenced to 30 days in jail along with $1,500 in fines for "parading, demonstrating or picketing" inside the Capitol on January 6 of last year.  Compared to others who engaged in completely non-destructive actions during the riot but who will be spending up to five years or more behind bars, Mr. Galloway should probably be thanking his lucky stars, along with his attorney.

The Narcissism of the Left.  Have you been following the January 6 hearings?  Me neither.  I'm leaving that up to someone else to cover.  While I understand that the incident was at one time headline news, it has been dragged out, worked over, and put on display so many times that I am just not interested anymore.  That is even considering the fact that Democrats and the media seem to think we should all be twisted up in knots, even with their move to subpoena Trump.  Frankly, I'm surprised it was picked up for another season.  It would appear that congressional democrats can't understand that Americans are not as petty or self-absorbed as they are and are not obsessing over the same things they continue to deem so important.  My internet provider offered live streaming of this sad sitcom.  But had I deigned to turn on my TV, it would not have been to watch that narcissistic quasi-reality series.  I think there may be a documentary on quilting or bedbugs that may prove to be more entertaining and informative.

So Pelosi Just Happened to Have a Film Crew In Her Office on January 6?  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi threatened to punch former President Trump on Jan. 6 2021, according to video obtained exclusively by CNN. [...] In the video, Trump says, "We're going walk down to the Capitol" to protest election certification.  An aide to Pelosi states that she's learned the Secret Service has dissuaded Trump from appearing at the Capitol because of safety concerns. "They told him they don't have the resources to protect him here," the aide says.  "So at the moment, he is not coming.  But that could change."  "I hope he comes," the Speaker says. "I want to punch him out."  "Oh wow, I would pay to see that," the aide says.  "I've been waiting for this," Pelosi continues.  "For trespassing on the Capitol grounds.  I'm gonna punch him out, and I'm gonna go to jail, and I'm gonna be happy."  So a few takeaways from this report:  First of all it's a federal felony to threaten a president.  And since she made the threat on video[,] it should be a slam dunk case for the Justice Department. [...] And does anyone else find it strange that Pelosi had a film crew in her office — on January 6?  I've watched the video and it's all very odd.  As if the speaker is rehearsing bad dialogue from a Steven Segal action movie.  As if the entire episode was — oh what's the word I'm looking for — scripted.

One more insult to add on to the Jan. 6 junk pile.  Pelosi's rogue Jan. 6 panel has added to its previous illegitimate actions, violating the terms of the House resolution establishing the committee, by issuing a subpoena to former president Trump.  If this wayward action by this rabid, partisan committee is upheld by the courts, we shall have an unconstitutional amendment to the Constitution providing for parliamentary government, with the president answerable to Congress.  Erased by congressional fiat, supported by the Judiciary, will be the important concept of separation of powers established by the Founding Fathers.  Clearly, the courts must act with prudential speed to put a halt to Pelosi's assault on the Constitution — if the Judiciary is to honor its oath to support, uphold, and defend the Constitution of the United States.  And the Republican members of House and Senate must rise in solidarity to declare their opposition to the rogue nature of Pelosi's puppet panel, comprising its violation of the terms of House Res. 503, the committee's organizing resolution, as well as the blatant disregard of the principle of separation of powers, a key building block of the Constitution.  Systemic hatred of Donald J. Trump is no excuse for tearing down the Constitution and erecting a Potemkin governmental compact in its place, a compact that varies with the whims and prejudices of the leaders of the Democrat party.

Election denial or Election Fraud Denial?  The January 6th committee is focused on what happened when the Republicans questioned the results of the 2020 election.  The Republicans did so in accordance with the Electoral Count Act of 1887.  Which is exactly what the Democrats did in every Presidential election they lost beginning in 2000. The 1887 law was written after the controversial election of 1876 when Rutherford B. Hayes prevailed over Democrat Samuel J. Tilden.  Hayes was elected, after much negotiating, by one electoral vote.  The negotiations resulted in the removal of Union troops from the southern states.  Other concessions demanded by the Southern Democrats paved the way for the Jim Crow laws that were in place until the 1960s.  The voter turnout in 2020 was the highest since that same 1876 election.  The 1876 election was disputed because of suspected voter fraud.  Is the highest voter turnout in 1876 and 2020 a reality, or could it be that in both elections, fraudulent votes were the cause of the inflated numbers?  It seems a definite possibility.

Washington Post Admits Roger Stone Did Nothing Wrong.  The far-left Washington Post has admitted that Roger Stone did nothing wrong on January 6th, 2021 when he attended the historic Capitol Hill protests against election fraud and the certification of reported election results in fraud-ridden states.  This flies in the face of nearly two years of Democrat and corporate media propaganda placing Stone and 45th President Trump at the center of an elaborate plot to overthrow the government.  The Washington Post admitted that Roger Stone did nothing wrong in a story bemoaning the lack of actual evidence that Nancy Pelosi and her J6 "witch hunt" Committee has to implicate the close Trump advisor in any sort of plot to overthrow the U.S. government.

Fbi Is Hiding Critical Footage of the DNC Pipe Bomber.  [Video clip only.]

FBI arrests Ohio pastor on Jan. 6 charges.  A pastor who was present near the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was arrested by the FBI on Wednesday.  The Justice Department announced the arrest, saying he helped push against a police line.  William Dunfee, 57, of Frazeysburg, Ohio, faces felony charges of interfering with a law enforcement officer during a civil disorder and obstruction of an official proceeding, according to a criminal complaint filed in Washington, D.C. He was also charged with five misdemeanor offenses.  Though Dunfee was identifiable because he wore a jacket with the name of his company to the riot, the FBI also received tips about him, including a screenshot of comments made on the Facebook group "Here We Go with Jeremy Herrell" about being at the Capitol on Jan. 6, according to an FBI affidavit.  Dunfee apparently did not enter the building.

Scary Neighbors in the Age of Democratic Totalitarianism.  [Scroll down]  Democrats and Republicans in Congress have nightmares about January 6th 2021.  Those terrifying MAGA Republicans stormed the Capitol building intending to overthrow the government with no weaponry or plan.  Hypnotized to participate in a revolution on the spur of the moment by the oratorical skills of Donald Trump, who incited insurrection by telling people to protest peacefully.  It was clever to use the Democrat propogandist's definition of mostly peaceful when riling up the base.  All of Congress was efficiently removed without coming into contact with the insurrectionists who were busy making videos with their phones for social media.  Breaking into the speaker's office must have been proof positive the overthrow of the United States government was imminent.  Who knows what rifling through Nancy Pelosi's papers would have led to if the perpetrators hadn't been arrested and consigned to the endless hell of facing their accusers without an advocate.

Victoria White Describes Unbelievable Bare-Fisted Beating by DC Police on Jan 6th and the Nightmare that Followed.  We had the honor and pleasure to speak with and interview Victoria White on Sunday.  We hope you take the time to watch this riveting interview.  Victoria is a wonderful American, a committed mother, a victim of unbelievable police violence, and a beautiful person.  Victoria White from Rochester, Minnesota attended the Stop the Steal rally in Washington DC on January 6th.  Like many Americans that day it was her first time she ever visited Washington DC.  She was excited to attend the rally and stand with President Trump at the Ellipse.  What started as a wonderful trip with family and friends turned into a bloody nightmare.  Victoria White was nearly killed by DC police officers during the rally.  The police officers beat her in the face and shoulders nearly 40 times with sticks and their fists.  Then they dragged her through the US Capitol shoeless and forced her to wait outside without a phone, a coat, or a ride after they released her hours later.

At least 919 people have been charged in the Capitol insurrection so far.  Since supporters of then-President Donald Trump swarmed the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 — forcing Congress to go into lockdown and damaging the halls of government — at least 919 people have been arrested and charged with crimes.  The FBI is seeking the public's help to identify people who took part in one of the most documented crimes in US history.  But since most rioters were allowed to walk free that day, it's taking some time to track them down.  This table includes the names, charges, links to court documents, and links to additional stories of all the people charged so far.

Supreme Court to Consider Electoral Argument Targeted by DOJ, January 6 Committee as 'Insurrection'.  The argument that state legislatures have sole power to interpret their election laws, and the process for selecting presidential electors, is set to be heard by the Supreme Court — even as those on one side of the argument are being targeted by investigators.  In recent weeks, the Department of Justice has served subpoenas and search warrants on dozens of individuals who have argued that presidential electors can legally be rejected by the Vice President and sent back to state legislatures for further reconsideration.  The subpoenas have been part of a so-called "fake electors" inquiry into alternate slates of electors prepared by Trump supporters after the 2020 election.  They were prepared as a remedy in the event that courts ruled state legislatures could decide electoral slates.

Ginny Thomas Ruins J-6 Committee's Plan to Destroy Her.  The big January 6 Committee extravaganza was set to begin again on Wednesday, and in the eye of their manmade storm was Ginny Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. "Getting" Ginny Thomas and their real target, Justice Thomas, has been at the center of the Left's nocturnal fantasies for years, and no doubt the Committee was eager to dirty her up for them as much as possible.  But, alas, Hurricane Ian intervened, and the Committee temporarily postponed the "Fall Season" of the hearings so as not to share the news cycle with an act of God.  No big announcements about Ginny Thomas would be forthcoming under the Klieg lights by politically wounded Liz Cheney.  Thomas sat down with Committee members on Thursday, and by all accounts, she acquitted herself well — to normal people, that is.

FBI Whistleblower Comes Forward, Says Bureau Violating Policies in Jan. 6 Investigation.  An FBI whistleblower has come forward to say the bureau is violating policies in its investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol breach.  The whistleblower raising concerns about how the bureau is handling the Jan. 6 investigation has identified himself as special agent Steve Friend.  Friend, based out of Florida since June 2021, said in a declaration made public on Sept. 26 that he was told that child sexual abuse material investigations were "no longer an FBI priority" and should be referred to local officials.  He says he was also told that he would be focusing on domestic terrorism investigations.  Friend says he observed that FBI policies on case assignments were being violated because the Washington Field Office was enabling field offices around the country to lead investigations on crimes that allegedly took place in Washington on or around Jan. 6, but officials in Washington are actually directing the probes.  The situation resulted in active criminal investigations in which Friend is listed as the case agent, but has done no investigative work, according to the declaration.

Why Ray Epps Matters.  For those who do not know who Ray Epps is and why he matters — and this includes most Democrats and many journalists — U.S. Representative Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) served up a handy reference guide last week.  Gosar did this in the form of a resolution of inquiry (ROI) directing Attorney General Merrick Garland to hand over all documents relevant to the Epps case within 14 days.  "Multiple videos show Ray Epps repeatedly urging crowds of people in Washington, D.C. on January 5 and January 6, 2021, to go to the United States Capitol and breach the building," Gosar explained. "Epps is the one person seen on video directing people towards the Capitol seconds before violence broke out, yet he has never been arrested or charged with any crime while more than 800 others have and countless more remained jailed." [...] Later in July 2021, however, the FBI quietly removed Epps from its most-wanted list.  He was not arrested and never spent a night in jail.  The failure of the FBI to arrest the most conspicuous ringleader of the Capitol breach has naturally heightened suspicions that Epps — and likely others — were either federal agents or assets.

Why the final hearing of the Jan. 6 Committee show trial got postponed.  Just yesterday, the House Jan. 6 committee announced that it is postponing its ninth and final public hearing, originally scheduled to be held and televised on September 28 at 1 P.M. E.T.  Surprisingly or perhaps unsurprisingly, the website for the Committee had no information about the reason for postponement. [...] There are two main reasons for this postponement.  The first reason is that the media and the nation will soon be totally focused on the hurricane in Florida — i.e., their hearings will receive no media traction.  This is a media trial, and if the media are unable to cover it and amplify its misinformation, it is meaningless.  The second reason is that it gives them an excuse to hold their hearing just before the midterms in November.  They hope the claims are fresh in the minds of voters to inflict maximum damage on the GOP.

Jan. 6 Prisoner Beaten til He Lost an Eye, Later He Was Tied to Chair for 12 Hours, Now He Has Blood Clots.  Ryan Samsel was arrested in January 2021.  He was blinded by DC prison guards in one of his many beatings since his arrest.  Ryan Samsel attended the January 6, 2021, protests in Washington DC.  Samsel pushed the flimsy bike racks and stormed the US Capitol after Ray Epps was seen whispering in his ear.  Samsel allegedly injured a female police officer.

Oath Keepers Forced to Go to Trial on Bogus Seditious Conspiracy Charges.  A group of Oath Keepers, including leader Stewart Rhodes, will be forced to go to trial prematurely this week after numerous attempts by their attorneys to push their trial until January and outside of Washington DC.  The presiding Judge Amit Mehta denied their motions for Change of Venue and Continuance.  This is what they have been waiting for — a seditious conspiracy conviction to "prove" January 6th was an "insurrection" and tie it all to Trump — to prevent him from running again and even to possible use to arrest him.

Fair Trials Are Impossible for January 6 Defendants.  Odds are jurors in Douglas Austin Jensen's trial took longer to fill out the verdict forms than they took to decide his fate.  After only a few hours of deliberations on Friday, 12 residents of the nation's capital found Jensen guilty on seven counts related to his involvement in the Capitol protest on January 6, 2021.  Jensen, an alleged QAnon follower, infamously confronted Capitol police officer Eugene Goodman inside the building that afternoon; he potentially faces decades in prison for convictions on impeding law enforcement officers and obstruction of an official proceeding, a dubious nonviolent felony punishable by up to 20 years in jail.  NBC News reporter Ryan Reilly, who covers all things January 6, noted in a tweet that "An ongoing issue with these Jan. 6 jury trials is that you barely have time to write the story on closing arguments before the jury returns their guilty verdicts."  Reilly then swooned over the Department of Justice's "flawless" track record before D.C. juries.

Democrats move to criminalize opposition.  A hallmark of banana republics is that those who lose power are apt to wind up in prison, or on the wrong end of a firing squad.  Even more advanced countries, like Israel, sometimes have a regrettable tendency to prosecute former political leaders.  It is hard to think of anything more destructive to a democracy, and yet the Democrats are going down that path.  It seems clear that they intend to bring criminal charges against President Trump over his keeping some White House documents at Mar-a-Lago — a trivial offense, as far as anyone knows.  And that's not all.  The Department of Justice has issued subpoenas to a large number of people who were associated in some way with the Trump campaign or administration.  They generally seek information about efforts to challenge the reported election results in several states. [...] Nearly all of the documents relate to activities that are plainly lawful.  Alleging or denying the existence of fraud in the 2020 election, offering evidence of such fraud or the absence of such fraud, planning to have someone serve as a Trump elector, arguing that the vice president has important constitutional powers in the context of certifying a presidential election, discussing strategies whereby Donald Trump might be found, legally, to have won the 2020 election — these are all legal activities that have long been engaged in by members of both parties.  There are also requests relating to the funding of efforts to contest the 2020 election and for the rally that occurred on January 6, 2021.  These, too, were perfectly legal activities.

House Democrat Lies About January 6th, Gets Eviscerated in Response.  On any given day, House members are sparring in committee hearings, much of which we never see because it's just not all that newsworthy.  An exception emerged on Wednesday as an exchange about January 6th took place between Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY) and Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC).  Jones, a particularly unimpressive left-wing hack, decided to claim that Officer Brian Sicknick died by being "bludgeoned to death."  That's a lie that has been repeated over and over the last year and a half despite it being widely debunked.  Still, it remains a staple of the Democrat narrative about January 6th, serving as "proof" that the riot was uniquely deadly.  Fortunately, Bishop was having none of it.  He interjected, asking Jones to show his work.  What happened next was a masterclass in how to beclown one's self.  [Video clip]

January 6 Will One Day Be A National Holiday — It Will Be America's Bastille Day.  The storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6 by Trump supporters has been characterized by liberals in the usual hysterical — if not psychotic — overtones that is one of the characteristics of fanatics.  And we are most definitely in the midst of a totalitarian movement.  Jan. 6 has been likened to the War of 1812, the American Civil War, to the present war in Ukraine, to 9/11, and (need you ask?) to the Holocaust.  CNN's Anderson Cooper, with a straight face, even referred it as the equivalent of the Bosnian and Rwandan genocides.  How many tens of thousands, how many millions were killed during the storming of the Capitol?  One person.  One.  Ashli Babbitt, 35, of San Diego and an Air Force veteran and Trump supporter, was murdered on the day of the riot when shot point blank in the face by a Capitol Police officer who weeks afterward put on a show of being afraid for his life (he was uninjured).  The overall incident has continually been referred to by the leftist politicians and the propagandistic media hivemind as an "armed insurrection."

Federal appeals court reverses ruling on Jan. 6 subpoena to RNC, dismisses case.  A federal appeals court has reversed a lower court ruling ordering the Republican National Committee to comply with a subpoena from the House Jan. 6 committee, poking the Democrat-led investigation for vacillating on key issues and acknowledging there were "important and unsettled constitutional questions" about whether the panel is lawfully constituted.  The U.S. Circuit Court for Appeals or the District of Columbia said it was dismissing the case because the Jan. 6 committee withdrew the subpoena to the RNC seeking records of its dealings with a digital fund-raising vendor Salesforce.  "The RNC's appeal has become moot," the appeals court ruled in dismissing the case.

Child Sex-Abuse Cases No Longer 'Priority' for FBI amid January 6 Investigation, Whistleblower Claims.  The FBI is sidelining investigations into child sexual abuse in order to pursue January 6 probes and is inflating the number of "domestic extremism" cases across the country, Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee claimed in a letter Monday, citing whistleblowers.  The committee's letter was spearheaded by ranking member Jim Jordan, and was addressed to FBI Director Christopher A. Wray.  It comes on the heels of another committee letter that cited whistleblowers claiming the FBI was "pressuring agents" to label cases as "domestic violent extremism" even when they didn't meet the criteria for the definition.  One whistleblower cited in the letter was "told that child sexual abuse material investigations were no longer an FBI priority and should be referred to local law enforcement agencies," due to the bureau's focus on January 6, the letter claimed.  [Tweet]

Whistleblower Alleges FBI Schemed to Distort January 6 Cases into Nationwide 'Domestic Violent Extremism' Epidemic.  A whistleblower has accused the FBI's Washington Field Office of using cases related to the January 6 U.S. Capitol riot to "overstate" the threat of "domestic violent extremism" in America, according to Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH).  The whistleblower alleged the FBI office did not follow standard investigative practices for the January 6 cases when it moved the cases to various local field offices around the country based on where the case subjects were from, Jordan revealed in a letter addressed to FBI Director Christopher Wray on Monday [7/19/2022].

Equal Justice, They Said.  What tradition of Western jurisprudence allows violent criminals in America's largest cities to be released upon booking?  What law states they are instantly free to commit more crimes without worry of incarceration or punishment, while those accused of illegally parading sit in jail for years awaiting charges?  Is it a greater crime in this republic to walk peacefully through an open door into the Capitol, as at least some who were charged as a result of January 6 did, or to beat to near death an innocent bystander as many do who are released after arrest?  As far as that reprehensible, buffoonish January 6 riot, compare the treatment accorded to those hundreds — many guilty of "illegally parading or "demonstrating in the Capitol" — with some 14,000 who were arrested in 120 days of rioting, looting, arson, assault, and murder during the spring and summer 2020 riots.  Did the FBI spend over a year tracking down the names of those known from videos who torched federal buildings, murdered those in the street, sought to storm the White House grounds, and set up no-go zones in downtowns?

Worst October 'Surprise' Ever: January 6 Committee to Resume Before Midterms.  The House January 6 Committee is planning to hold at least one more hearing and release an early report into its "findings" before the 2020 midterm elections, in what is probably the least surprising "October surprise" in American political history. [...] Contrary to Axios's acceptance of the presumption that the committee never meant to look partisan or political, the committee was the first in American history to reject the minority party's nominees to serve on the panel, creating a one-sided show trial.

Popular TikTok Lawyer Says Soros-Backed Foundation Offered Money for Anti-Trump 'Propaganda Post'.  An attorney with a popular TikTok account says the Good Information Foundation, a nonprofit focused on fighting disinformation, offered to pay him $400 to make an "anti-Donald Trump propaganda post related to the January 6 investigation that is completely not true."

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Can Civil War happen again?  The argument over America's future has turned white-hot, from President Biden's call to defend democracy against "semi-fascist" segments of the Republican Party to ex-President Trump's pledge to consider pardoning those who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, if reelected. [...] The first stage of today's national divide began when automation and global trade caused underemployment and lagging income among predominantly white Rust Belt and rural Americans.  So-called "elites," mostly college-educated, were suspected of wanting to "replace" neglected whites with minorities.  The 2016 election of celebrity Donald Trump began the second stage, during which polarization worsened but remained peaceful.  Trump's followers believed their interests were protected by the president and the conservative Supreme Court and saw no reason to rebel.  The election of Biden and Trump's refusal to admit defeat brought the United States to the brink of stage three in 2021.  Thanks to some responsible Republicans, transition of power took place.  Still, the greatest and least remediable danger remains the conviction of Trump's cult-like base that he won the election, making the current government illegitimate in their eyes.  The potential for large-scale violence exists today as it did in 1861.

The Coming Outlawing of the Republican Party.  [Scroll down] Biden's speech was the tip of a much more dangerous iceberg.  After Biden took over, Democrat activist groups began a push to disqualify Republicans who had participated in the Jan 6 protests from elected office based on the 14th Amendment.  Adopted after the Civil War, it's mostly notable for abolishing slavery.  But Section 3 also banned anyone from holding elected office if they have "engaged in insurrection or rebellion" or "given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof."  Aimed at Confederates, most would have considered this a dead letter, but the Left excels at digging up obscure legal fossils and making use of them.  The insurrection lawsuits have targeted members of congress, Senator Ron Johnson and local officials.  But by defining anyone who questioned the 2020 presidential election results as an "insurrectionist" or having provided "aid and comfort", the scope could be vastly larger.  A New York Times article lists "147 Republicans who voted to overturn election results".  Lists like this are proliferating in time for the midterms and they are meant to be actionable.

Democrat-Aligned Org. Caught Paying TikTok Influencers to Spread Lies About Jan. 6.  If you needed any more evidence that the left is desperately worried about the upcoming congressional elections, this should satisfy you.  Preston Moore, an attorney and TikTok influencer who discusses news related to legal issues, posted a video explaining how a nonprofit organization called the Good Information Foundation offered him cash to cut a video in which he would perpetuate disinformation related to the riot at the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021. [...] Moore ended up refusing to work with the Good Information Foundation, likely because he's not a dishonest hack.  But the fact that such an organization would pay influencers to peddle narratives that are demonstrably false not only indicates that they are essentially frauds, but that they are terrified about the thought of Democrats losing big in November and having the Orange Man What Is Bad™ back in the White House after 2024.

J6 rioter gets five years for "celebrating".  As long as Joe Biden's Justice Department keeps pushing these prosecutions, we'll keep shining some sunlight on them.  The latest January 6 rioter to be sentenced was 47-year-old Anthony Robert Williams of Michigan.  Williams was definitely inside the Capitol Building on January 6, as proven by multiple social media posts published by himself and others showing him at various locations along with the rest of the crowd.  He was found guilty of one count of intentional disruption of government business.  He was also convicted of four misdemeanors related to the same activity.  As with so many of the other riot participants, the descriptions of Williams' specific crimes are almost laughable, but the sentence he received was not.  Williams was sentenced to serve five years in prison and three years of supervised release after that, along with thousands of dollars in fines and fees.

Biden's Reichstag Fire.  I've always detested people who make facile comparisons of anything that goes on in the U.S. to the manifold horrors of Nazi Germany. [...] To my mind, drawing parallels between them is a cheap, insulting, and wholly illegitimate way of gaining quick attention.  However, the MAGA+FASCIST= JANUARY 6th phony equation now emanating from Joe Biden and his party — even going to the obscene length of enlisting the recent solemn remembrance of the 9/11 nightmare — oblige me to ask the reader's indulgence while I tread upon my own rule.  The Dems comparisons of January 6th to 9/11 would be merely preposterous if it were not so morally disgusting; their strained attempts to make the D.C. riot of January 6, 2021 and the resulting trespasses upon the Capitol building into a seminal, earth-shaking event require them to take mendacity to new depths.  In fact, there is an historical event that's somewhat closer to the mark, but it's one that every Democrat would be loath to recognize:  for purely naked political purposes Biden and many Democrats are trying to make January 6th into some poor facsimile of the Reichstag Fire.

The Biden Administration Isn't Interested In Governing But In Criminalizing The Opposition.  If Biden and the Democrats do not have much interest in actually governing, they have a keen interest in using force against their political opponents. [...] The DOJ has now charged more than 870 people in connection with the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, and it is becoming obvious, in the wake of the Mar-a-Lago raid, that Attorney General Merrick Garland would like very much to indict Trump himself ahead of the November midterms on charges vaguely connected to Jan. 6.  He might not be able to now that a federal judge, at Trump's request, has appointed a special master in the case.  The appointment of a special master to review the material seized by the FBI from Trump's residence — a shocking 11,000 documents and 1,800 other items, including what the judge called "personal effects without evidentiary value" — means Garland might not be able to indict Trump before the November midterms, given the time it will take to go through all this material.  But that is a risk Garland ran when he sent the FBI on what was clearly a fishing expedition.

Who was Behind the January 6 Events?  The current anti-Trump and anti-MAGA witch-hunt is not about 2024.  The Democrat DoJ is safe for two more years.  It is about January 6, 2021.  The target is not so much Trump as the idea that electoral votes could be legally contested on the joint session of Congress.  Obviously, the DoJ violates core freedom of speech.  It also ignores the clear letter and spirit of the law regarding the joint session for Presidential elections.  3 U.S. Code § 15 — Counting electoral votes in Congress clearly provides for raising and debating objections against "all the certificates and papers purporting to be certificates of the electoral votes."  In the session that commenced on January 6, Trump had a significant chance to be certified as the winner of the 2020 election.  Further, it was his only chance.  Neither Trump nor any group of Trump supporters wanted a violent disruption of this session.  For this reason, such a disruption was in the interests of the Democrat Party.  The narrative that Trump supporters stormed and breached the Capitol appeared in the media in the first minutes of the violence.  It was sustained by multiple lies fabricated on that day and on the following days.  Since then, many of those lies have been exposed, and previously hidden facts have been uncovered.

The Regime's 'Operation MAGA Fascist' Gains Ground.  After nearly two years of lies related to the events of January 6, 2021, the regime finally has admitted the truth:  The widening legal dragnet to scoop up Donald Trump, his associates, and his voters has nothing to do with the four-hour disturbance on Capitol Hill that afternoon.  It is, rather, a thus-far successful crusade to criminalize wrongthink about the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.  A barrage of subpoenas issued recently by the Department of Justice — U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Matthew Graves' office specifically — against Trump aides is not seeking information about the Capitol protest but personal communications discussing what happened with the election and plans to fight the results. [...] Of course, this is what the January 6 hysteria has always been about.  As the chaos unfolded on January 6, Joe Biden and his apparatchiks immediately denounced believers of the so-called "Big Lie" — the claim the election had been rigged, if not stolen, by powerful interests who wanted nothing more than to defeat Trump — and vowed revenge would come swiftly.

January 6 Pipe Bombs Get Curiouser and Curiouser.  Pipe bombs were planted on the night of January 5, at the Republican National Committee (RNC) and the Democratic National Committee (DNC), according to the FBI.  Or were they?  As evidence this occurred, the FBI released surveillance videos showing a suspect, a man wearing a hoodie, carrying a backpack, walking by the RNC bomb site and sitting on a bench next to the DNC, between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. the night of January 5.  The pipe bombs had 60-minute kitchen timers, which means had they been armed and viable they would have detonated before 9:30 p.m. on January 5.  But they didn't.  Both could have been duds.  Or they could have been constructed for other purposes.

Lindsey Graham, GOP Senators Say Nothing About Protesters In Prison For Over A Year Without Trial.  At some point, these horrible RINOs will notice there is no one standing behind them.  RINO Senators Lindsey Graham, Mike Rounds, Kevin Kramer slammed Trump and said "pardons for January 6 protesters was a bad idea."  These same senators have SAID NOTHING about the men and women imprisoned today without trial following the January 6 protests.  Don't fool yourself, they don't care if ANY Trump supporter rots in prison.

Enough Already: Release the J6 Political Prisoners.  [Scroll down] Several members of the community recently focused my attention on the plight of J6 political prisoner Jonathan Mellis, who has already spent nineteen months in the American Gulag for the "crime" of protesting against his government.  Mellis is one of hundreds who have endured the wrath of a wayward Washington politburo that has thrown Americans' Bill of Rights and founding principles right out the window.  Dennis Prager actually managed to secure a fifteen-minute interview with the incarcerated Mellis on December 22, 2021, and has replayed the disturbing audio for his listeners several times.  I encourage anyone who has not already come across it to find a few minutes to concentrate on their conversation.  The thirty-five-year-old Mellis, whom Prager identifies as a native Tennessean, although he was arrested in Virginia, sounds remarkably calm and composed, considering that he had already endured nearly a full year in jail (with no end yet in sight) and was obviously communicating with Prager from behind enemy lines.

The Political Party That's Built On Lies.  Though much of the truth regarding the events at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, contradict the narrative, the lying about that day has never ceased.  Both the Democrats and the media have dared call it insurrection.  But if insurrection it was, who, more than 20 months later, has been charged with the federal crime of insurrection, or any crime that is comparable?

New Mexico judge bans Cowboys for Trump co-founder from holding public office for life.  A New Mexico state district court judge has banned Cowboys for Trump co-founder Couy Griffin from holding public office for life following his conviction for trespassing on Jan. 6 at the US Capitol.  State District Court Judge Francis Mathew issued the ruling on Tuesday asserting that Griffin had engaged in insurrection and violated the 14th Amendment, according to the Daily Mail.  The determination prohibits Griffin from holding or seeking local or federal office and is the first ruling of its kind.  The constitutionality of such a ruling will almost certainly be challenged.

Latest J6 rioter gets nearly five years for "encountering".  As long as the Justice Department keeps serving up these January 6 riot convictions, we'll keep trying to knock them out of the park.  The next defendant to face the music for his heinous crimes was Joshua Pruitt, a 40-year-old Maryland man who entered the Capitol Building during the course of the riot.  Pruitt received very special attention from both the Department of Justice and the press because of his alleged "affiliation" with the Proud Boys.  He also holds the distinction of being the only rioter to come within visual distance of a Senator, specifically Chuck Schumer.  While nothing actually happened during that "encounter" (as the Associated Press puts it), he was given 55 months in prison and three years of supervised release.

Lawyer: January 6 Clients Are Being Tortured.  A lawyer for several of the January 6 political prisoners says his clients are being "tortured" by a system of "anarcho-tyranny" that considers them to be a "subhuman, sub-constitutional class of people."  In an interview this week, Joseph D. McBride said he is building a case to sue the federal government for millions of dollars over the abuses his clients have suffered.  The devout Catholic told the Blaze's Daniel Horowitz on his "Conservative Review" podcast Monday that he has witnessed the "deepest part of evil" while representing the political prisoners.  "They are gaslighting the entire American public," McBride said. "They are calling these people extremists and terrorists, but the extremism and the terrorism lies with them!"

Where Is Steven D'Antuono?  A few days after the Capitol protest on January 6, 2021, a tough-talking FBI chief with a Boston accent promised the American people that the bureau would spare no resource in hunting down everyone and anyone involved in the four-hour disturbance that day. [...] More than 850 Americans since then have been investigated, arrested, and charged for mostly nonviolent offenses related to the January 6 protest.  Armed FBI agents have conducted early morning raids at homes across the country, using military style vehicles to batter in front doors while traumatizing families, children, and neighbors in the process.  It is a crusade of fear and terror meant to reinforce D'Antuono's threats that those who dared to demonstrate against the fraudulent election of Joe Biden that day will pay a hefty price.  Nearly 20 months later, D'Antuono's office continues to announce new arrests.

Jan. 6 Mystery: Filmmaker Posts Detail He Just Noticed in Footage — This Doesn't Feel Right at All.  One bizarre story that has emerged from the events of Jan. 6, 2021, features a now-suspended U.S. Capitol Police officer who was caught on camera wearing a Make America Great Again hat and leading his fellow officers out of the Capitol and through the protesters.  Adding to the mystery is a man dressed in plain clothes who was helping the officer had flashed a badge or credentials of some type to him.  Documentary filmmaker Ford Fischer tweeted Thursday, "After a fresh, close look at my January 6 footage, I discovered something in the chaos I didn't know I captured:  On the Capitol East side, Capitol Police Lieutenant Tarik Khalid Johnson is in my footage wearing a MAGA hat and shouting into a bullhorn."  [Tweet]  Fischer also shared footage of Johnson in the MAGA cap entering the Capitol with the help of some men the documentarian identified as Oath Keepers.  [Tweet]

Another Piece Of Evidence Raises Serious Questions About Ray Epps.  Is Ray Epps an F.B.I. informant? Many would say yes and I don't think his particular set of circumstances is helping his case at all — if he isn't an F.B.I. informant then he may just be the luckiest 'insurrectionist' in America.  Epps has been documented in numerous videos trying to get people to storm the Capitol, and to my knowledge, he is the only one with such an extensive presence in the January 6th saga.  Epps' behavior was so suspect that at one point he was shouted down as a 'fed' by an enormous crowd surrounding him.  Other sources also claim that Epps was on an FBI most wanted database but that his name has since been quietly removed.  Now we are seeing reports surface that Epps instructed his son on how to use a tourniquet ahead of the January 6th protests.  These sources claim that Epps advised his son on this because of the danger posed by a potential bomb exploding in or near the Capitol.  How can this guy be innocent of any charges while others, who have a much lighter or ambiguous role in the protests, languish in prison?

Surprise! Jan. 6 Committee investigator 'has huge conflict of interest'.  Brian Young is a senior financial investigator at the consultancy Polar Solutions Inc and a contractor for the Jan. 6 Committee, according to his LinkedIn profile and an internal congressional document obtained by the DCNF.  But he is also married to House Deputy Sergeant-at-Arms (SAA) Kim E. Campbell, the second most senior official in the SAA, which like the U.S.  Capitol Police is being probed by the committee for security failures in connection to the Capitol riot.  The relationship could pose "a huge conflict of interest" if Young's work involves reviewing the performance of the SAA or Capitol Police, according to Tom Jones, executive director of the watchdog American Accountability Foundation.

Think the FBI Deserves the Benefit of the Doubt?  The Jan. 6 saga has become the sequel in Democrats' efforts to indict Trump, before FBI agents hatched a plot to go after the former president over supposed espionage.  In October, the bureau refused to offer House Republicans conducting their own independent investigation of the Capitol riot the same material given to congressional Democrats.  The FBI's refusal, the agency claimed, was because officials were already working with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Select Committee on Jan. 6.  Pelosi's committee, however, was established in violation of House rules.  Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., the minority appointment as ranking member, is entitled to the documents presented to Democrats.  Senior FBI officials have also refused lawmakers' questions about how many informants were present at the Capitol on Jan. 6 and stonewalled inquiries surrounding Ray Epps, the mysterious figure who disappeared from the most-wanted list after he encouraged rioters to swarm the Capitol.  At an Aug. 4 Senate hearing, FBI Director Christopher Wray sought to downplay agency negligence, claiming "we did not have any credible intelligence that pointed to thousands of people breaching the Capitol."  But according to Newsweek, the agency deployed commandos with "shoot to kill authority," and even Capitol Hill parking attendants knew there were going to be mass protests.  The FBI has also been less than forthcoming about a pair of pipe bombs planted at the RNC and DNC headquarters.

Dual system of silence?  Garland, Wray clam up on Trump search after blabbing about Jan. 6 probe.  Stoic like a judge delivering a verdict from the bench, Attorney General Merrick Garland declared Thursday he was playing things by the book and wouldn't talk about the raid and ongoing investigation of former President Donald Trump.  "The Department of Justice will speak through its court filings and its work," he said, declining to answer any of the multitude of questions Americans have, except that he approved the Monday raid on the 45th president's home and doesn't object to releasing the search warrant.  Garland, however, was hardly as tight-lipped about the other major ongoing investigation that has consumed his department:  the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Three January 6 Red Pills for Your Friends and Family.  Want to know if candidate X or pundit Y is someone you can trust in a time of crisis?  Or a fair-weather friend?  Curious if this is person would be faithful in a foxhole, or might wave the white flag and betray you?  Here's how to know the answer.  What stance does he take on the events of January 6, 2021?  Anybody who uses the word "insurrection," or "treason" or other such hysterical swear-words deserves to be crossed off your list forever.  Don't trust that person with your houseplants, much less your country.  He has already proven himself the willing dupe and rattling echo chamber of the worst people in power, bad actors scheming right now to strip your basic freedoms.  Is he lazy enough at this point, with all we know now, to go on parroting such rhetoric?  Then he's sleazy enough to sell you and your treasured causes out to our enemies.  Forget him.  Lose his phone number.  Stop listening to his piffle.

The Scandal of the Secret Service's Deleted Texts.  Before and during Donald Trump's time in the White House, powerful federal agencies aligned to sabotage his candidacy and then his presidency.  Once-trusted entities such as the FBI, the intelligence community, and even parts of the U.S. military have burned their credibility by abandoning their missions to instead try to end Trump's political career.  Does this include the Secret Service?  Unfortunately, the scandal over deleted texts related to January 6 demands the question.  Last month, the inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security, the agency that houses the Secret Service, officially informed Congress that text messages the office sought as part of its investigation into the Capitol protest were gone.

After the FBI's Trump Raid, Don't Take the Bait.  [Scroll down]  There is nothing the Biden administration and the left at large want more than another January 6th moment before the mid-terms.  They long for it, and they are willing to do anything to try to manipulate a reaction out of the right to feed into their narrative.  Why?  Because they believe it can save them from certain destruction in November.  Further, the FBI specifically wants justification to fight its war on "domestic terrorism."  They want to crush you and anyone who thinks like you.  All they need is some on the right to lash out to enact their plan, and they have the entirety of the country's institutions, including the press, supporting them.

The FBI And DOJ Criminalizing Opposition To The Regime Is How The Republic Ends.  This is the core danger of the administrative state:  Its now open propensity to go rogue.  It is apparently hellbent now on turning the United States into a banana republic.  Democrats called Donald Trump a fascist, authoritarian, and wannabe dictator for chants at his rallies of "Lock her up," referring to his opponent Hillary Clinton.  At the time, leftists pointed out that imprisoning, interrogating, investigating, and otherwise using government resources to harass and prosecute one's political opponents was the mark of tyrannical regimes such as Vladimir Putin's and Adolf Hitler.  "Democracies don't lock up political opponents," the Washington Post editorial board told us in 2016.  That is still true when the ones pushing the interrogations, investigations, entrapments into committing felonies, show trials in unusual venues with no cross-examination or due process, early morning home raids, excessive detainment, and asymmetrical punishments are Democrats.  Democrats are trashing republican institutions, expectations, and guarantees for political purposes, most visibly now in their Jan. 6 effort to destroy the lives of protestors largely charged with misdemeanors and to expand Spygate tactics more broadly.

Rep. Gohmert Cites US Code that May Force Capitol Police to Release Remaining Jan. 6 Surveillance Footage.  As the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol continues its effort to prove allegations of insurrection against former President Donald Trump and his supporters, Capitol Police and House Democrats continue to block all efforts to force the release of all surveillance video footage and emails, which could possibly exonerate those being accused of wrongdoing.  Now, Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) is citing a United States Code that could legally force the release of that evidence.  In a July 29, 2022 letter to Capitol Police Board Chair William J. Walker, obtained by The Epoch Times, Gohmert — backed by the signatures of 23 additional GOP lawmakers — demanded the release of footage captured on Capitol Hill security cameras on Jan. 6, 2021, currently being withheld under "sovereign immunity."

Huge Cover Up!  FBI is Hiding Video Footage of the Supposed 'Jan 6th Pipe Bomber'.  This video shows that the FBI is blatantly hiding information that may reveal the identity of the person who supposedly planted several pipe bombs around government buildings on Jan 6th.  Could it be that the individual is yet another corrupt FBI member who helped orchestrate what many are calling the biggest scandal in US history?  We now know with 100% certainty that the story the FBI claimed is completely untrue.  We now know that their own agents were behind several plots to make Trump supporters look bad, including Jan 6th and the Gov. Whitmer kidnapping plot that was apparently entirely crafted by the FBI.

Jonathan Turley Takes Apart Liz Cheney Claim J6 Committee Has 'Much More' to Come.  The January 6 Committee has promised since the start of their hearings that they would produce the evidence to nail President Donald Trump.  But as anyone can tell you, all they've produced is bad television that people have been avoiding like the plague because they know it's a biased witch hunt.  But after nine hearings, they have not produced evidence to support criminal charges, according to George Washington law school professor Jonathan Turley.  As he notes, even former prosecutor (and Senator) Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) thought it would be "very tough" to get an indictment legally.  Instead, what we've gotten is a witch hunt "show trial" with a controlled Democratic effort, with only Democratic-appointed Trump-hating people on the Committee, with no ability to present anything to rebut the carefully crafted narrative about Trump.  Yet, still, they haven't produced evidence of crimes.

Release the Tape:  Revolver Has Definitive Proof FBI Is Hiding Critical Footage of Jan 6 "Pipe Bomber".  An exclusive analysis by Revolver News can prove that the FBI is in possession of, but has refused to release, security camera footage of the January 6 pipe bomber planting the pipe bomb at the DNC building at 7:52 p.m. on January 5th.  This extraordinary revelation should be the immediate subject of Congressional inquiry as to why the FBI has stonewalled release of the footage.  [Video clip]

Coordination Between J6 Committee and Politically Motivated DOJ is Intended to Break Attorney-Client Firewalls in Trump Targeting Effort.  The long-term motives and plans of the J6 committee and their coordination with the DOJ are starting to come into increased clarity as the mid-term elections draw near.  A key indicator of the strategy from within the J6/DOJ effort surfaced when the quasi-constitutional "committee" sent a subpoena to former President Trump legal counsel Pat Cipollone, then leaked the subpoena, then leaked the testimony, then shaped, edited and broadcast the testimony during their prime-time broadcast.  After the J6 broadcast, attorney Cipollene was then subpoenaed by the DOJ and recent reports indicate he is being called to testify before a grand jury.

Never Forget the Government's J6 Political Prisoners.  Of all the Leviathan's fiendish and reprehensible acts these last ten years (the IRS and DOJ's targeting of conservatives, the Hillary-Obama-FBI Russia collusion hoax designed to take down a sitting president, the Pentagon's forced experimental "vaccination" of servicemembers against their religious and conscientious objections, etc.), its no-holds-barred onslaught of malicious prosecutions and vengeful incarcerations against January 6 political protesters takes the cake.  The government's wildly inappropriate use of the FBI and courts to stamp out certain political speech and intimidate Americans into silence and compliance is such a blatantly un-American miscarriage of justice that it leaves me seething with anger.  It can't happen here?  It has happened here.  And the federal government's vindictive and authoritarian response to January 6 only adds to the voluminously accumulating proof that Washington is filled to the brim with sadistic tyrants who would have felt right at home in Stalin's Soviet Union.

Son Brags to CNN about Turning in His Father for 7-Year Prison Sentence Over Jan. 6.  Jackson Reffitt, whose father Guy Reffitt was sentenced to seven years in prison, says his father "absolutely" deserves it for participating in the Jan. 6 demonstration on the Capitol.  Jackson spoke out to CNN where he said he said he does not regret his decision to rat out his father.  "I mean, I'm not happy at all.  I haven't been happy to this whole situation.  No one in my family has either, but to say I'm surprised would be a lie," Jackson said to CNN's Brianna Keilar on "New Day" Tuesday after his father was sentenced.  "I mean, everything my dad did, he's his own person.  And his action has consequences.  But I'm not happy at all."

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Guy Reffitt sentenced to 7 years despite not entering Capitol Building.  Texas resident Guy Reffitt is sentenced to seven years for his part in the US Capitol protest on January 6, which is the longest sentence for a defendant yet.  He was sentenced to multiple years behind bars, despite never once entering the Capitol Building.  Back in March, he was convicted of carrying a gun on US Capitol grounds.  Prosecutors demanded a 15-year sentence and to designate Reffitt as a terrorist, but the judge refused while citing he never unholstered his firearm.  Reffitt's wife, Nicole, said that she wasn't surprised and asserted that her husband is just the start of political persecution.

Texas man gets longest J6 sentence for parading with a holstered weapon.  As the days go by, more and more Capitol Hill rioters are completing their trials and being sentenced.  The latest example comes to us from Texas, where Guy Reffitt, a member of the Texas Three Percenters militia, was previously found guilty of "obstructing Congress," and "interfering with police officers," along with threatening his children.  Reffitt received the longest sentence handed down to any J6 rioter thus far.  He was given 87 months in prison on top of the 19 months he has already spent behind bars while his trial played out.  As with previous sentencing hearings we've covered here, we will review precisely what Reffitt did to deserve more than seven years in prison.  It's a particularly pertinent question in this case because it's unclear if Guy Reffitt even did anything that would qualify as "rioting."

Harvard Study Wrecks Insurrection Narrative of Capitol Riot.  Democrats and the media claim the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, was an insurrection, and they've pushed that narrative relentlessly.  But last week, the Harvard Kennedy School's Shorenstein Center published a study that debunked their claim.  According to the analysis, most of the rioters were motivated by loyalty to President Trump.  And yet, you probably never heard about that.  "In the most comprehensive study to date of what motivated the Trump supporters to attack the Capitol, Shorenstein Center researchers found that 20.6 percent of the rioters, a plurality, were motivated to take part in the riot because they supported Trump," reports The Harvard Crimson.  "Another 20.6 percent of the rioters cited Trump's fraudulent claims that the 2020 presidential election was rigged as their primary reason for participating in the Jan. 6 riot."  This was clearly not the outcome the authors of the study anticipated.

Harvard Study:  Only 8% of Capitol Rioters Wanted 'Insurrection'.  A comprehensive study by Harvard University of the motivations of those who participated in the January 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol found that only 8% wanted to start an insurrection or civil war — contrary to claims by the January 6 Committee. [...] As constitutional law scholar Jonathan Turley has pointed out, the study suggests that many of the participants in the riot believed — rightly or wrongly — that they were defending democracy, not trying to overthrow it.

Man Who Brought Gun to D.C. on January 6 Receives Toughest Capitol-Riot Sentence Yet.  A federal judge on Monday sentenced a Texas man, who brought a gun to the January 6 Capitol riot, to 7.25 years in prison.  Guy Reffit, a recruiter for the far-right militia group the Texas Three Percenters, received the punishment, the longest sentence for any individual involved in January 6 to date, after the judge denied the Justice Department's request for a "terrorism enhancement" that would have yielded more prison time.  In March, Reffitt was found guilty of five criminal counts, including obstructing the certification of the 2020 election results for Joe Biden and transporting a firearm to stir civil unrest.  He did not inflict physical violence that day and did not gain entrance into the Capitol building.  In November 2021, Jacob Chansley, the so-called QAnon Shaman, was sentenced to nearly three-and-a-half years in federal prison after he was convicted of corruptly obstructing an official proceeding.

They Can't Let Him Back In.  The people who really run the United States of America have made it clear that they can't, and won't, if they can help it, allow Donald Trump to be president again.  In fact, they made this clear in 2020, in a series of public statements.  Simply for quoting their words in an essay for The American Mind, I was mercilessly mocked and attacked.  But they were quite clear.  Trump won't be president at noon, Jan. 20, 2021, even if we have to use the military to drag him out of there.  If the regime felt that strongly back then, imagine how they feel now.  But you don't have to imagine.  They tell you every day.  Liz Cheney, Trump's personal Javert, has said that the 45th president is literally the greatest threat facing America today — greater than China, than our crashing economy, than our unraveling civil society.

Justice Department Says Militia Group Cannot Blame Donald Trump for Entering Capitol on January 6.  The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is arguing the founder and members of the Oath Keepers militia group who entered the U.S. Capitol on January 6 cannot blame former President Donald Trump for their actions.  DOJ lawyers argued Trump lacked the authority to authorize an attack on the Capitol, which should prevent Oath Keepers' lawyers from blaming the former President. [...] Federal prosecutors also want the judge to prohibit the defendants "from arguing that any failure to act by law enforcement rendered their conduct legal."  Accused rioters often argue they were effectively let into the Capitol by members of the Capitol police.

Turns out it's not just the Secret Service's text messages from January 6 that have gone missing.  The further this story develops, the more suspicious the actions of DHS's own inspector general get.  The IG is supposed to be the "internal affairs" wing of a federal agency, charged with investigating possible malfeasance by department personnel — like, say, the mysterious deletion of text messages before and during the attack on the Capitol despite multiple warnings that those records should be preserved.  The IG investigating the Secret Service's missing text messages is Joseph Cuffari, who serves under Biden but was appointed by Trump.  Last week news broke that his office knew back in February that the Secret Service had purged certain agents' text messages from January 5 and 6, 2021, supposedly due to a mix-up when the agents' old phones were replaced with new ones.  But Cuffari didn't tell Congress until earlier this month.  Nor did he follow through on issuing a public warning last fall that the Service was delaying production of the records despite having considered it at the time.

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Another J6 rioter goes to trial for "shoving" and "yelling".  Michael Eckerman, of Wichita, Kansas was allegedly one of the people who participated in the Capitol Hill riot on January 6 of last year. (We have to say "allegedly" even though there is photographic evidence to bear out the accusation.) This week, a federal judge ruled that Eckerman will stand trial on November 28th on felony charges of "civil disorder" as well as "assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers." If the claims about Eckerman's actions are accurate, he clearly took part in the riot.  We do not support rioting here no matter who engages in it and I continue to believe that those who riot should be held accountable.  But everyone who breaks the law should be treated equally and their punishment should reflect the severity of their crimes.  Today we'll take a look at Mr. Eckerman's activities and try to guess what sort of sentence he will receive if he is convicted.

Former Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf Slams The Washington Post Over Report On Missing Text Messages.  Former acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf slammed The Washington Post over a report that it published Thursday evening that alleged that his text messages went missing for a key period leading up to the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.  The report claimed that acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli's text messages also went missing and that the department notified its inspector general that the messages were lost in a "reset" of their government-issued phones when they departed from their positions as Democrat President Joe Biden took over.  The report was largely speculative, claiming for example that the text messages "could have shed considerable light on Trump's actions and plans."  "It is extremely troubling that the issue of deleted text messages related to the January 6 attack on the Capitol is not limited to the Secret Service, but also includes Chad Wolf and Ken Cuccinelli, who were running DHS at the time," Democrat House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson claimed in a statement.  "It appears the DHS Inspector General has known about these deleted texts for months but failed to notify Congress."

Disinfo Campaign Launched to Discredit Key Questions Concerning Ray Epps and January 6th.  The regime has kicked into overdrive to prevent Americans from asking legitimate questions regarding Ray Epps' behavior on January 5th and 6th.  Ray Epps, who is the only individual caught on camera repeatedly urging people to go into the Capitol as early as January 5th, just happens to be the only January 6 riot participant about whom the New York Times felt the need to write a highly sympathetic (and indeed highly bizarre) puff piece.  Revolver responded in scathing detail to the New York Times piece in question, pointing out the obvious and central questions the piece would have explored regarding Epps if it were a genuine piece of journalism rather than a janitorial mop up job designed to cover up the smoking gun of the January 6 Fedsurrection.

Force Reports Expose Brutality of Unprovoked Attacks Against Jan. 6 Protesters.  A 104-page report issued three months after the events at the Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021, said the Capitol Police's Civil Disturbance Unit (CDU) was ordered by supervisors not to use "heavier, less-lethal weapons," like flash bangs.  However, video evidence — along with Capitol Police Use of Force Reports obtained exclusively by The Epoch Times — exposes conflicts in timelines, the brutality of the unprovoked attacks against Jan. 6 protesters, and how leadership ordered the deployment of munitions on a peaceful crowd.

Pelosi's January 6th Committee and the Death of American Justice.  In 2020, American cities and towns were ravaged by marauding mobs of crazed leftists.  Dozens of lives were lost and damages amounted to billions.  Hundreds of businesses, the product of years of struggle and sacrifice, were utterly destroyed.  Buildings were looted and burned.  Statues were torn down.  Innocent people were beaten and murdered.  With the complicity of Democratic mayors and governors, police in 2020 were told to stand down and allow the violence to continue.  As a consequence, beautiful cities like New York and San Francisco will never be the same. [...] The Democratic Party, clearly responsible for the breakdown of law and order in 2020, is distracting the public's attention by playing up the January 6, 2021, storming of the US Capitol as "the most dangerous threat to American democracy."  Pretending that the 2020 riots never occurred, the Democrats are blaming the Capitol assault on a "white nationalist insurrection."  The intent of this fiction is to convince the gullible public that extremism is coming from the Right and that we should fear an "insurrection" by white supremacists, which is really a euphemism for Republicans.  "The ruling elite are pushing the notion of rampant right-wing domestic terrorists," said cultural critic Michael McCaffrey, "in an attempt to conceal their crimes and stifle dissent."

[The] Jan. 6 Committee [is] Hiding Evidence That Absolves Trump.  The key narrative of the Jan. 6 Committee is that Donald Trump wanted to incite the violence that took place that day.  To do this, they've hidden and manipulated evidence.  As we've previously reported, they presented a doctored video of Trump's speech, interwoven with violent images and audio, while not including the portion of President Trump's speech in which he told his supporters to "peacefully and patriotically" make their voices heard.  Not once did he call for any violence or for them to break into the building.  But the committee has done even more to undermine the truth.  Prior to his rally, Trump informed various military leaders that the event would draw a "large number of protestors," and instructed his then-acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to ensure it was "safe" by having troops available.  This evidence, not presented (nor denied) by the Jan. 6 Committee, is found in a Pentagon Inspector General report.

Was the Pentagon involved in planning for January 6?  The Posse Comitatus Act holds that federal military personnel may not be used to enforce domestic policies within the United States.  The National Guard is an exception to that rule and then only if the state's governor or the D.C. Mayor requests it.  Nevertheless, there are indications that the Pentagon worked with the Department of Justice and the FBI in the lead-up to President Trump's January 6 rally that ended with Antifa activists and other agitators enticing people into the Capitol.  That's a big no-no, if true.  Julie Kelly, who has been following the events of January 6 with the dogged determination of a bloodhound, sent out a few tweets raising the possibility that the Department of Defense was involved in law enforcement activities leading up to events on January 6.  What got Kelly's superb bloodhound nose twitching was something she caught in mid-July — namely, that Adam Schiff tucked into the National Defense Authorization Act a bizarre little amendment hiding evidence the collection of which violated the Posse Comitatus Act.

Adam Schiff admits Clarence Thomas is main target for Jan 6 committee, vows to use wife to get him.  Democrats inched closer to impeaching Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, a man who has been the focal point of their unhinged wrath since the nation's highest court closed out its latest term with a series of rulings that were devastating to the political left's extremist agenda.  Thomas, an appointee of President George H.W. Bush and the court's longest-serving justice has received the brunt of the fury because of what he is, a successful black conservative, something that is absolutely despised by a Democratic Party that is arguably among the most racist entities in America today.  On Sunday morning, two of the highest profile members of the January 6 select committee went on television to send a message to Thomas that they were coming for him, one of whom was Rep. Adam Schiff, a man utterly devoid of principles and a top hatchet man for Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Ashli Babbitt Was Murdered Under the Color of Authority on January 6: Use-of-Force Expert.  Ashli Babbitt, the 35-year-old Air Force veteran shot outside the U.S. Capitol Speaker's Lobby by Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd on January 6, 2021, was "murdered ... under the color of authority," a use-of-force expert concludes after reviewing video footage of the incident.  Just prior to 2:45 p.m. on January 6, Ashli Babbitt began climbing through the side window leading into the Speaker's Lobby and was shot in the left anterior shoulder by Byrd.  She was pronounced dead a half-hour later at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.  Stan Kephart, who has testified in court more than 350 times as an expert witness on policing issues, reviewed the shooting in the new Epoch TV documentary, "The Real Story of Jan. 6."

Media and Select Committee Continue to Lie About Sicknick.  Sandra Garza is something of a fixture at January 6 Select Committee hearings.  Routinely described as the "life partner" of the late Brian Sicknick — even though she admitted the couple had taken a "break" from their 11-year relationship several months before the Capitol protest — Garza nonetheless acts the grieving widow of Sicknick, the Capitol Police officer who died on January 7, 2021 after suffering two strokes caused by a blood clot.  She has given numerous interviews since Sicknick's tragic and untimely death at the age of 42, blaming Donald Trump and Republicans for her ex-boyfriend's fatal strokes.  Garza traveled to Capitol Hill in May 2021 to demand the creation of the special committee to investigate the events of January 6; [...] No doubt Garza remains heartbroken by the sudden and shocking loss of a beloved friend.  But that does not mean her falsehoods or egregious politicization of Sicknick's passing can go unchecked.

Former SecDef lays to waste Cheney's claim Trump did not offer to call up National Guard before Jan. 6.  Liz Cheney asserts former President Trump is lying about offering to call up 20,000 National Guardsmen two days before the Jan. 6 riot but comments by former Secretary of Defense Chris Miller and his Chief of Staff Kash Patel claim otherwise.  The Wyoming representative told Fox News host Bret Baier that former Defense Secretary Chris Miller rejected Trump's claim that he offered to call up the Guard and said he never requested the additional National Guard be deployed to protect the Capitol.  "Several witnesses who say they met with President Trump on Jan. 4th and he offered some 20,000 National Guardsmen to protect the Capitol building on Jan. 6th but the offer was rejected.  Is that true?  Do you know that to be true?" Baier asked Cheney.

Schiff Claims Jan. 6 Committee Will Be Presenting New Evidence "This Fall".  Serial liar Adam Schiff on Sunday said the January 6 Committee will presenting "new information" linking Trump White House officials to the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers "this fall."  Just in time for the midterms.  The Democrats have nothing to run on this November so they are using the January 6 show trials as part of their reelection efforts.  Americans are suffering because of record high inflation rates and soaring gas prices thanks to Joe Biden and a Democrat-controlled Congress.

The Distinction between Hyperventilation and Actual Evidence.  The January 6th Committee, aided by the ABC television producer helping them put on a good show, and compromised by a plethora of problems in its composition and behavior, is doing the latest reincarnation of the Democrat-media complex's uninterrupted chant since Donald Trump and Melania came down the escalator in 2016: "The walls are closing in." Pelosi's committee of hand-picked Trump-haters, including two Republican Trump-haters to make it look good, promised to show that Trump had engaged in some criminal behavior.  However, although the members of the Committee, like many of their propagandists in what passes for our news media, have done an excellent job of hyperventilating, they have not established that Trump committed any crimes.

Pentagon Memo Blows the Lid off Jan. 6 Committee's Claims Trump Supported 'Insurrection'.  The partisan January 6 committee has utterly failed to show that former President Donald Trump was in any responsible for the massive security failure that led to protesters overwhelming the Capitol building during the convening of the Electoral College.  In the Inspector General's report on the Department of Defense's response to the Capitol riots, there is a passage that fundamentally undercuts everything the partisan January 6 committee has been claiming about Donald Trump's role in the purported 'insurrection.'  "Mr. Miller and GEN Milley met with the President at the White House at 5:30 p.m," the IG report states.  "The primary topic they discussed was unrelated to the scheduled rally.  GEN Milley told us that at the end of the meeting, the President told Mr. Miller that there would be a large number of protestors on January 6, 2021, and Mr. Miller should ensure sufficient National Guard or Soldiers would be there to make sure it was a safe event.  Gen Milley told us that Mr. Miller responded, 'We've got a plan and we've got it covered'."

Some Lessons from January 6 Committee Finale.  Well, first, the Democrats of both parties are interested only in convincing people not to vote for Trump again.  They're not so much interested in improving security at the Capitol or improving communications or lines of cooperation among security agencies involved.  Even the handling of the six permits issued by the U.S. Capitol could be improved, but that's not interesting.  The Left and the Swamp of both parties hate Trump with the heat of a thousand suns because they feel the sting of the voters' rejection from 2016.  They spent their lives studying government and politics (getting everything wrong and making a mess of things) and yet the voters chose him over them.

Trump asks why the Secret Service 'chokehold' story hasn't been confirmed in rant at 'kangaroo court' January 6 panel.  Former President Donald Trump went on a rant on his Truth Social social media network in the aftermath of Thursday's primetime January 6 hearing.  'Why haven't the Unselects asked for Secret Service corroboration of the so-called "choke hold?"' asked Trump.  'Because they know the answer, and don't like it.  A Kangaroo Court!'  The former president was referring to testimony from ex-Mark Meadows aide Cassidy Hutchinson, who said during a hearing last month that she heard Trump had tried to grab the steering wheel when his detail refused to take him to the Capitol Building on January 6.

Jan. 6 Committee Just Keeps Digging That Hole Deeper With Latest Testimony.  I have to hand it to the Jan. 6 Committee.  They've already proven what hacks they are, yet they just keep digging that hole deeper for themselves and in so doing, they keep revealing how empty their case is.  Let's be frank — the whole point of the Jan. 6 effort is to try to do all they can to take down Donald Trump, because they're afraid he'll run again and win in 2024. So, if they wanted to be honest about it, what they're doing is an effort to "interfere" in the 2024 election ahead of time.  But the testimony of the "witnesses" they had on Thursday revealed just how empty their quiver is.  Once again, they played this "let's push hearsay about what the Secret Service agents said" game.

Jury finds Bannon guilty on both contempt of Congress charges.  A jury in a federal court in Washington, D.C., on Friday found former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon guilty on both counts in his contempt of Congress trial.  The 12-member jury found him guilty on both counts of contempt for failing to comply with two subpoenas issued by the Democrat-led House committee investigation the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot.  "I stand with Trump and the Constitution, and I will never back down," Bannon told reporters afterward, outside of the courthouse.  "I only have one disappointment:  The Jan. 6 committee members didn't have the guts to come down here and testify."

Steve Bannon Unleashes Monster Video Ahead Of Jury Deliberations, Prime Time J6 Hearings.  Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon had his executive privilege waived by Donald Trump ahead of his trial amidst the Soviet show trials in Washington, only to have Chairman Bennie Thompson, vaccinated and boosted four times over, conveniently come down with a case of the sniffles.  As Bannon fights for his freedom and reputation against vile partisan attacks and flame throwing, he didn't have the patience for Thompson's sudden bailout from the Committee's next prime time kangaroo court session.  In a dramatic editing from the War Room, Bannon drops one truth bomb after another on Covid, the vaccines, his own trial, and the entire J6 narrative.

Wait, the IG is part of the Secret Service's "deleted January 6 texts" cover-up?  A week ago, Joseph Cuffari, the inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security, notified Congress that texts sent by some Secret Service agents on January 5 and 6, 2021, had been deleted.  And not only had they been deleted, they were supposedly deleted *after* the IG had requested them, which pointed to deliberate destruction of evidence rather than a sloppy failure to back up records to a server.  Yesterday we learned that Congress itself had twice warned the Service to preserve and produce documents related to January 6 before those records were lost during the Service's transition to new phones in late January 2021.  Today brings a twist in the mystery of the missing texts.  According to two whistleblowers, Cuffari's office knew many months ago that the Secret Service had purged its texts from January 5 and 6 but kept that information to itself until last week.  Why?

Secret Service provided just one text message after request for month's worth.  The Secret Service provided only a single text exchange to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol in response to a request seeking a month's worth of records.  The single text in response to the inspector general's subpoena from last year has been handed over to the Jan. 6 committee.  The lack of messages raised concerns among officials in the Department of Homeland Security, who accused the Secret Service of failing to maintain records crucial for the committee's investigation.

Why Democrats Are Desperate to Charge Trump With Anything.  If you were to tell me that someone in politics is corrupt, criminally corrupt, I'd be open to believing you, but I wouldn't join you in calling for their head without a little something called evidence.  Not your thoughts, not your conclusions, your women's intuition, or your Spidey sense tingling, I'd need proof.  While there is no lack of haters of former President Donald Trump screaming at the top of their lungs about the former, the latter is where they lose not only me but should lose everyone.  These bogus made-for-TV January 6th Committee hearings are a prime example of how an unthinking group of people can be led down whatever path politicians want to prance them down.

No charges for 'Late Show' crew arrested on Capitol Hill.  Federal prosecutors said Monday they have declined to bring charges against nine people associated with CBS' "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" who were arrested in a building in the U.S. Capitol complex last month.  The decision, made by the U.S. attorney's office in Washington, comes after prosecutors determined they "cannot move forward" with the misdemeanor charges against the nine people arrested June 16 in the Longworth House Office Building.  The incident followed the third public hearing by the House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection.  A spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office said it was not probable a conviction could be obtained and sustained given that the nine arrested had been invited and that their escorts had never asked them to leave the building.

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Isn't that also true of the January 6 (2021) capitol visitors — that they were never asked to leave the building?

Stephen Colbert's The Late Show staff who were arrested for 'unlawful entry' into the Capitol last month will NOT be prosecuted.  Fox News' Jesse Watters has led the charge of conservatives criticizing the decision to drop charges against The Late Show staff who were arrested for 'unlawfully' being at the Capitol last month — while at least 876 people have been charged for the January 6 riot.  The group, which included the comedian Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, had been invited to the Capitol by congressional aides to record interviews for a comedy segment for The Late Show on June 16.  But they were arrested by Capitol Police after they were found — without their escort — filming stand-up and skits in halls following their final authorized and pre-arranged interviews of the day.

Justice Department Designates Obstruction as an Act of Terror.  To hear federal prosecutors tell it, Guy Wesley Reffitt almost single-handedly organized and led a bloodthirsty mob to overtake Congress on January 6, 2021.  One of the first protesters arrested in the Justice Department's "shock and awe" dragnet of Donald Trump supporters, Reffitt was immediately indicted on numerous offenses.  He spent more than a year in the D.C. gulag set aside for Americans who protested Joe Biden's election under pretrial detention orders sought by the Justice Department — and he was the first January 6 defendant to stand trial in a city that voted nearly 93 percent for Biden in 2020.  In a matter of a few hours in March, 12 residents of the nation's capital — not only one of the most lopsidedly Democratic cities in the country but one whose residents view the events of January 6 as an intrusion of their private fiefdom — found Reffitt guilty on all charges:  two counts of civil disorder, two counts of obstruction, and one count of carrying a handgun on restricted grounds.

Steve Bannon dismisses January 6 committee hearings as a 'show trial'.  Donald Trump's infamous former adviser Steve Bannon laid into the House January 6 committee on Monday upon conclusion of the first day of his criminal trial for contempt of Congress.  Bannon was indicted by a grand jury late last year for failing to comply with the January 6 committee's subpoena as it investigates why and how a pro-Trump mob was able to breach the US Capitol last year as Joe Biden's 2020 victory was being certified.  The 'War Room' podcast host recently made an about-face and requested to cooperate with lawmakers, though he's insisted through attorneys that it was Trump's executive privilege claim that kept him from speaking with investigators in the first place.  The ex-president waived that protection this month.

Kinzinger: January 6 Probe 'Is Not Winding Down'.  Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) said Sunday [7/17/2022] on CBS's "Face the Nation" that the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 riot is not winding down, and more hearings are possible.

Ridiculous overkill in raid of retired Texas couple outside Capitol on January 6.  An account was published Sunday in the San Marcos Record of a massive late June raid on a couple in rural Hays County, Texas that resulted in no arrest.  The scale of forces deployed and the tactics used seem designed to intimidate and punish, especially considering the fact that the couple never entered the US Capitol on June 6, and were guilty only of being Trump supporters who were peacefully demonstrating.

The J6 Motive — The Political Surveillance of American Citizens.  After 9/11/01 the electronic surveillance system that was originally created to monitor threats from abroad was retooled to monitor threats inside our country.  That is when all of our electronic 'metadata' came under federal surveillance.  That inflection point, and the process that followed, was exactly what Edward Snowden tried to point out.  What Barack Obama and Eric Holder did with that new construct was refine the internal targeting mechanisms so that only their political opposition became the target of this new national security system.  The problems we face now as a country are directly an outcome of two very distinct points that were merged by Barack Obama.  (1)\ The post 9/11 monitoring of electronic communication of American citizens; and (2) Obama's team creating a fine-tuning knob that it focused on the politics of the targets.

The Larger Motive of the J6 Committee.  There are two defensive operations currently underway in Washington DC to protect the biggest issue that few people talk about.  The first is the objective of Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, the former Obama White House senior national security advisor and legal liaison from the executive branch.  The second objective is the J6 committee trying to stop Donald Trump from ever holding political office again.  Lisa Monaco is in place to protect the former Obama White House from legal and/or political responsibility in their weaponizing of domestic law enforcement operations inside the U.S. Dept of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Monaco's undiscussed job is to target any entity who might reveal what Obama did, and what systems currently exist.

Regime Propaganda, Ray Epps, and the New York Times.  Is the New York Times playing four-dimensional chess?  Or is it only tic-tac-toe with a three-year-old?  I ask because I cannot quite fathom the Times' latest intervention into the January 6 miniseries, its aromatic aria bewailing the fate of Ray Epps.  Who is Ray Epps?  We don't really know — not yet.  In the immediate aftermath of the January 6 jamboree, he was on the Stasi's — er, the FBI's — list of most wanted "domestic extremists," "insurrectionists," etc.  He was also a star of several videos, a right-out-of-central-casting, MAGA-hat-wearing Trump nut telling anyone who would listen on the evening of January 5 that the next day they had to go "into the Capitol, into the Capitol."  Into the Capitol, not "to" the Capitol.  You see the difference. [...] Moreover, with every passing week, evidence that the entire January 6 protest was planned and abetted not by Donald Trump and his nefarious agents but rather by elements of the anti-Trump regime has been piling up.

The Hidden Agenda Behind the New York Times' Desperate Puff Piece on Ray Epps.  The New York Times just released a puff piece on Ray Epps that is hugely important.  Ray Epps, the only person caught on camera repeatedly directing people into the Capitol, is the only January 6 rioter for whom the New York Times has written a highly sympathetic puff piece:  [Screen shot]  To get acquainted with Epps, watch the following video compilation:  [Video clip]  Again, this is the one Jan. 6 rioter the New York Times has managed to write a puff piece for. [...] Getting back to the Times piece, it's also important to note that the piece contains no explicit denial by Epps of association with military intelligence, DHS, JTTF, or any cutouts or intermediaries.  We have references to "lies" and Epps' wish that "the truth come out," in addition to denial of association with law enforcement.  I wonder if the author of the New York Times piece, Alan Feuer, could clarify for the record: did he ask Epps if he had any association with any intelligence agencies or cutouts of such agencies?  If so, what did he say?  If not, why not?

Tucker Carlson:  The Curious Case Of Ray Epps And The January 6 Committee.  [Scroll down]  That man's name is Ray Epps.  Now the New York Times noted that Epps was videotaped on both January 5th and January 6th, urging protesters to storm the Capitol. [...] A lot of ways that's the strangest video to emerge from January six.  We played it several times this quote, we need to go into the capitol, into the capitol, Ray Epps tells the crowd.  He says it repeatedly.  He's so emphatic about it, encouraging other people to commit a crime that the crowd around him decides he must be a federal agent.  They began chanting, as you just heard, fed, fed.  So shortly after that video surfaced, the FBI placed reps on a list of people wanted Ford questioning.  They released it to the public and you can understand why they did that, according to the Justice Department, what Ray did on that, video is a federal crime, in fact.  But administration has charged several people with seditious conspiracy for doing precisely what you just saw Ray Epps do, urging others to enter the Capitol complex on January six.

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Secret Service over deleted text messages.  The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot subpoenaed the Secret Service on Friday night after a government watchdog said agents deleted text messages exchanged around the time of the insurrection.  Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss) said in a statement the committee is demanding the Secret Service hand over the "erased" messages and a slew of other documents by Tuesday.  "The USSS erased text messages from January 5 and 6, 2021, as part of a 'device-replacement program,'" Thompson said late Friday.  He said the panel "seeks the relevant text messages, as well as any after action reports that have been issued in any and all divisions of the USSS pertaining or relating in any way to the events of January 6, 2021."  The subpoena comes hours after the investigative panel received a closed-door briefing from the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the Secret Service.

In Effort to Weave 'Witness Tampering' Narrative, J6 Panel Says Trump Tried to Call White House Support Staff.  It is now clear that the January 6 Committee is attempting to weave a 'witness tampering' narrative in an effort to indict Trump.  RINO Liz Cheney on Tuesday revealed the January 6 panel notified the Justice Department that Trump called one of its witnesses who has not testified yet.  According to Cheney, the witness did not take Trump's call and instead told their lawyer about Trump's attempt to speak with them.  "After our last hearing.  President Trump tried to call a witness in our investigation.  A witness you have not yet seen in these hearings," Cheney said on Tuesday.

Angry AOC Admits Capitol Police Held the Doors Wide Open on January 6.  Earlier Thursday, The Gateway Pundit reported that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) had an epic meltdown after she was heckled by comedian Alex Stein on the Capitol steps.  Ocasio-Cortez wrote that she wanted to "deck" Stein.  Later she spoke to a reporter and posted a streaming video about the incident where she accused Capitol Police officers of conspiring with the January 6th rioters.  Ocasio-Cortez argued to Wu, saying police rousted Stein after pressure from her and House (Democrat) leadership, "FYI we had to escalate to House leadership to get them to stop him and run his info.  They did not until members intervened and pressed them to."  [Tweets]  Ocasio-Cortez spoke to a liberal reporter about the incident, accusing Capitol Police of working with the January 6th rioters.  In the video, AOC just made a confession saying that the Capitol Police opened the door wide on January 6.

The New York Times puff piece on Ray Epps is hugely important.  [Thread reader]  Ray Epps, the only person caught on repeatedly directing people into the Capitol is the only January 6 rioter the New York Times has written a puff piece for[.]  They know Epps is the smoking gun.  And this likely is the beginning of a monumental damage control campaign[.]  To get acquainted with Epps, watch the video compilation: again, this is the ONE Jan 6 rioter the New York Times has managed to write a puff piece for[.]  [Video clip] [...] Feuer's NYT piece describes Epps as a Trump supporter.  He says "Trump traveled to Washington to back Mr. Trump" ... and that he "took a last minute trip to Washington for Trump's speech about election fraud."  The only problem is Epps didnt go to Trump's speech[.]  That's right, this alleged Trump supporter travelled all the way from Arizona to DC, and didn't even attend Trump's speech.  Instead, he spent the evening of January 5th and the morning of the 6th telling people to go into the Capitol[.]  [Video clip]

A Proud Boy Challenges the Jan. 6 Committee.  A previously unnoticed Proud Boys member, Robert Fussell, has shredded conspiracy theories about January 6 pushed by the House January 6 Select Committee and federal prosecutors[.]  Journalist Carter Walker of Pennsylvania's Lancaster Online newspaper punches far above the paper's fighting weight.  Walker reported on July 7 that Robert Fussell revealed himself to be the third Proud Boys member that the federal prosecutors were trying to find in their conspiracy theory of a "seditious conspiracy."  That means that Seattle's Fussell volunteered to be indicted for seditious conspiracy.  Why would he do that?  To prove that the Democrats and prosecutors are lying about January 6, 2021, Fussell is willing to risk prosecution for two 20-year felonies.

What a convenient coincidence.
Secret Service deleted texts messages from Jan. 6: Government watchdog.  Secret Service agents deleted text messages exchanged around the time of the 2021 Capitol riot, according to a government watchdog that sought the communications as part of its investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection.  The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General said messages sent between Jan. 5 and 6 were deleted "as part of a device-replacement program," according to a letter to lawmakers, dated Wednesday [7/13/2022], obtained by the Associated Press.  The messages were erased after the OIG requested electronic communications between the agents during its probe into the Capitol siege.  Homeland Security personnel were also told they couldn't provide records to the inspector general and any records would first have to be reviewed by DHS attorneys.

The Editor says...
If you lose any data when "migrating" from an old computer system to a new one, then you're incompetent.

Secret Service deleted texts from Jan 5 and Jan 6, Homeland Security's Inspector General reveals amid its internal probe.  The Secret Service has admitted to deleting texts from January 5 and 6 but claimed it was part of a 'pre-planned, three-month system migration'.  The Department of Homeland Security agency shot back at the Inspector General saying it had 'maliciously' erased messages from 2021.  A spokesman argued staff had been 'fully cooperating' with Joseph Cuffari with 'interviews, documents, emails, or texts'.

This is only believable if you've never heard of a server.  Text messages don't reside in your phone after they're sent.
Secret Service Denies Deleting Text Messages, Blames Phone Reset.  The U.S. Secret Service has denied allegations that the agency deleted text messages from January 5 and 6, 2021 after they had been requested by the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general.  Secret Service Chief of Communications Anthony Guglielmi issued a strongly worded statement on Thursday that refuted the claims by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and blamed a "reset" of the agency's mobile phones for the loss of some data other than the messages in question.  In a letter to Congress on Wednesday, DHS Inspector General Joseph Cuffari wrote that many text messages from January 5 and 6, 2021 were deleted even after OIG had requested them.  The Secret Service initially said the messages were lost as part of a "device- replacement" program, according to OIG, but the agency issued a statement late on Thursday denying that the texts OIG sought had been lost.

Also posted under Liberals think you're stupid.

What is Adam Schiff Hiding?  Jeffrey Rosen had a secret on January 6, 2021.  The then-acting attorney general — Rosen was appointed on December 24, 2020 to replace departing Attorney General William Barr — had assembled a team of elite and highly skilled government agents at Quantico, a nexus point between the FBI and U.S. military, the weekend before Congress met to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election.  At the same time he was rejecting President Donald Trump's last-minute appeals to investigate election fraud, Rosen was managing a hush-hush operation in advance of planned rallies and protests in Washington on January 6.  "Rosen made a unilateral decision to take the preparatory steps to deploy Justice Department and so-called 'national' forces," Newsweek reporter William M. Arkin disclosed in a bombshell report earlier this year.  "There was no formal request from the U.S. Capitol Police, the Secret Service, or the Metropolitan Police Department — in fact, no external request from any agency.  The leadership in Justice and the FBI anticipated the worst and decided to act independently, the special operations forces lurking behind the scenes."

J6 committee:  Made-for-TV propaganda.  [Scroll down]  Where are our political leaders?  On Sunday, they were on news shows hyping the Jan. 6 "hearings" airing this week.  They want you to believe that they're uncovering the truth about Jan. 6, 2021, in order to safeguard democracy.  But, again, they're playing us for stupid.  The first seven episodes in their miniseries, including Tuesday's, were scripted to tell a predetermined story.  The "witnesses" were interviewed behind closed doors and videotaped.  Then the committee took only snippets of testimony that support its propaganda and allowed you to hear it.  On Monday, a committee aide was anonymously quoted in the Washington Post, saying, "We will show how some of these right-wing extremist groups who came to D.C. and led the attack on the Capitol had ties to Trump associates."  But Tuesday's hearing didn't show that because the witnesses were not cross-examined.

Politico Poll Shows No One [is] Listening to [the] Rigged January 6 Committee.  In October 2021, 67 percent of Republicans said Donald Trump "should run" for president again in 2024.  Today, 66 percent say the same.  Put another way:  the Rigged Kangaroo Court Known As The January 6 Committee, is a total flop.

69-Yr-Old Grandma, Drug Counselor, and Cancer Patient Joins Greg Kelly Before She Is Sent to Prison on Tuesday for Walking Inside US Capitol.  Pam Hemphill is a former drug and alcohol counselor who has been sober for 42 years and helped thousands of addicts find sobriety.  Pam Hemphill is a 69-year-old grandma.  Pam Hemphill is a cancer patient.  And Pam Hemphill is going to prison for 60 days for walking into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 and taking video.  They say she was trespassing.  A misdemeanor.  The government wants to make sure Pam suffers for opposing the regime.

Jan. 6 Committee Is Using Innocent Americans' Assertion Of Their Constitutional Rights As Proof Of Guilt.  The Jan. 6 Committee is abusing its power by asking inappropriate questions about their fellow Americans' beliefs and associates, and publicly portraying witnesses who exercise their Fifth Amendment rights as guilty — all to put on a show trial.  Later on Tuesday, the Jan. 6 Committee will hold yet another public hearing, this one purportedly to focus "on the role of extremists" in the attack on the Capitol.  While the precise script for the afternoon's proceedings remains unknown, last week Democrat Rep. Jamie Raskin previewed the committee's plans, telling The New York Times that when public hearings resumed in July, "he intends to lead a presentation that will focus on the roles far-right groups like the Proud Boys, the Oath Keepers and 1st Amendment Praetorian played in the Capitol attack."  According to the Times, "Mr. Raskin has also promised to explore the connections between those groups and the people in Mr. Trump's orbit."

Highly Sensitive DOJ Jan 6 Documents Leaked to The Gateway Pundit.  [Scroll down]  These transcripts contain hundreds of pages of FBI agents interviewing their informant, who reports to them over and over again that the Proud Boys did not conspire to go inside the Capitol.  There are interesting details that make the Proud Boys endearing- like a story about the group returning a woman's bag to her that was lost.  There are pages upon pages of vindicating statements.  [Exhibit]  The only thing it seems the informant thought the group was guilty of was falling subject to "herd mentality" and following the rest of the crowd in- he said some even hesitated to go inside.  The informant stressed the group was NOT at the front of the crowd like the Unselect Committee has led people to believe. [...] We wonder if the defense attorneys for the six prosecuted individuals have this discovery in their possession.  If they do not, it is certainly an atrocious violation of Brady disclosure laws.  We do know this evidence was certainly not presented to the Grand Jury, or they surely would have not indicted these people.

Jan. 6 Committee Cancels Thursday Hearing After Steve Bannon Says He Will Only Testify Live and In Person.  The sham House January 6 Committee changed its anticipated schedule of "high-impact hearings" amid a series of maneuvers by potential witnesses and Steve Bannon's indication he is willing to testify on his own terms.  According to The Daily Mail the panel had planned to hold a Thursday hearing in prime time that would be its second televised evening event.  But that all changed when Steve Bannon announced over the weekend that he would testify live and in person before the committee.

7 whoppers peddled by House Democrats' Jan. 6 committee.  House Democrats' Jan. 6 committee has showcased numerous false allegations over the course of its hearings and investigations that have since been debunked and, in some cases, withdrawn.  The committee, which is made up of Democrats and two anti-Trump Republicans handpicked by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has promoted inaccuracies and falsehoods regarding people and events in weaving its narrative about the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, even refusing to back down from some of its allegations despite contradictory evidence.

Trust the American People, Not the Jan. 6 Committee.  As I wrote in my last column, I was stunned when Susan Ferrechio of The Washington Times reported that the Jan. 6 House Select Committee "has interviewed more than 1,000 witnesses and obtained more than 25,000 documents related to last year's riot at the U.S. Capitol — yet most of the evidence remains a secret."  I described the committee as a show trial in the Soviet tradition wherein the outcome was decided, and the spectacle was meant to educate the public on the authority's version of truth.  I just hadn't realized how arrogant and open they were about stacking the deck and rigging the game.  The Jan. 6 Committee provides a perfect example of the growing totalitarian pressures I describe in my new book "Defeating Big Government Socialism."  According to Gallup's most recent Confidence in Institutions survey, 57 percent of Americans have very little or no confidence in Congress.  That makes it the least trusted of all 15 institutions Gallup asked about this year.  The news media are close behind, followed by the presidency.

Report: January 6 Committee Avoids Asking Cipollone Questions That Could Implicate Hutchinson in Perjury.  The January 6 Committee avoided asking former White House counsel Pat Cipollone questions about what star witness Cassidy Hutchinson said last month that she heard him say during the Capitol riot, the New York Times has reported.  By failing to ask Cipollone to confirm or deny the sensational statements attributed to him — such as that Trump officials could be "charged with every crime imaginable" by going to the Capitol during the riot — they avoided contradicting her.

Not only "unprovable," but easily disproven.
Ex DHS head Jeh Johnson 'concerned' J6 committee 'overreached' with unprovable Hutchinson testimony.  Jeh Johnson, a lawyer who was the Homeland Security secretary in the Obama administration, has expressed doubts about the way the partisan January 6 committee presented the "vivid" testimony of ex-White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson.  To much corporate media fanfare, Hutchinson luridly claimed that President Trump had attempted to grab the steering wheel from the driver as Secret Service escorted him from the January 6, 2021, rally back to the White House, and that he lunged at an agent.  During the standard anti-Trump roundtable on NBC's "Meet the Press," Johnson — who is otherwise a big fan of the investigation into what he described as an event that met the definition of "insurrection" — implied that the committee itself may have metaphorically lunged.

This is the real person most responsible for the abuses of the Jan 6 Committee.  The hearings began with a June 9 televised hearing on prime-time TV that was carried by virtually every major network in the United States.  Holding them when television viewership is at its highest for the day was obviously no accident, as an audience of at least 20 million Americans tuned in to watch, according to Nielsen.  The initial hearing included, among other things, a dramatic performance from Wyoming congresswoman Liz Cheney.  She attempted to sell the American people on a Trump-designed and initiated "seven-part plan" to overturn the results of the 2020 election and tried to tie the actions of pro-Trump groups like the Proud Boys at the Capitol directly to the then-sitting president.  Over the next few weeks, the committee would grasp at straws. [...] The fact is, these hearings have been as one-sided as a Harlem Globetrotters-Washington Generals game.  Especially as the question of potential perjury by [Cassidy] Hutchinson is considered, it raises the question: where is the pushback by the House GOP leadership to these theatrics?  Leadership at the very top of the party — namely, House minority leader Kevin McCarthy — has been largely absent.

Monmouth Poll Compiles Top 22 Priorities of American People, Ukraine v Russia and J6 Committee Outcome Does Not Appear on List.  Monmouth University conducted another political poll of U.S respondents.  In addition to the plummeting approval of Joe Biden, the worst yet approval at 36% according to the survey, the respondents were asked to list their top concerns (Question #7).  The responses were recorded but did not come from a list presented by Monmouth.  They just compiled the results.  As stated, "what is the biggest concern facing your family right now?"  The results show the top priorities of Americans and the disconnect between the priorities of congress and the American people are stark.

Another January 6 Lie:  No 'Armed Mob'.  Last week's testimony by Cassidy Hutchinson, the junior White House aide who made a number of dubious claims under oath, has been accepted as fact by most of the corporate news media and NeverTrump pundits including McCarthy, as I explained here.  In response to leading questions by Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), Hutchinson claimed both the president and chief of staff Mark Meadows knew by mid-morning that the crowd was filled with "armed" supporters but Trump nonetheless urged those alleged self-styled soldiers to head to Capitol Hill as the joint session of Congress was underway.  In a clip of her closed-door testimony to the committee — the loquacious aide met three times with committee investigators talking for roughly 20 hours relying at times on a thick folder of notes — Hutchinson ticked off a list of weapons allegedly confiscated by 10 a.m. as rally-goers passed through security screeners known as magnetometers.  Reading from a page in her binder, Hutchinson recalled a conversation with deputy White House chief of staff Tony Ornato, who described the cache to Meadows and her.  "I remember Tony mentioning knives, guns in the form of pistols and rifles, um, bear spray, body armor, spears, and flagpoles," she said.

Here's What The Jan. 6 Show Trials Are Really After.  The Jan. 6 Committee's Stalinist show trial serves many purposes, but truth is not one of them.  On Wednesday, the House committee holding hearings on the violence that broke out at the capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, issued a subpoena to former White House counsel Pat Cipollone.  Cipollone, who had voluntarily participated in a closed-door interview in April, "decline[d] to cooperate" further with the committee, according to the letter subpoenaing him to testify before the committee on July 6.  It is unclear whether Cipollone will comply with the subpoena, but from the committee's perspective, it doesn't matter.  The Democrat-stacked committee seeks to score political points, not secure the truth, and subpoenaing Trump's former White House counsel serves that objective:  If Cipollone refuses to testify, his assertion of executive privilege provides the committee a fresh opportunity to condemn Donald Trump while the committee provides the public its own version of the events the former White House counsel supposedly observed.

Internal Memo Reveals Capitol Police Were Warned BLM from Baltimore Was Bussing in Rioters Disguised as Trump Supporters on Jan. 6.  It was all a setup.  Trump supporters were framed by FBI and government operatives and BLM and Antifa terrorists.  A leaked internal memo revealed that the US Capitol Police intel unit warned that BLM from Baltimore was bussing in rioters for January 6th protests.  According to the memo the rioters were going to blend in. [...] According to a former FBI agent on the ground at the US Capitol, at least one bus load of Antifa goons infiltrated the Trump rally as part of a false flag operation.  Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) on Tuesday entered into the record explosive testimony of eyewitness accounts from Michael Waller detailing how he saw "agents-provocateurs" at the Capitol.

Liz Cheney says Justice Department 'doesn't have to wait' for the January 6 committee to refer Trump for criminal charges.  Rep. Liz Cheney publicly nudged the Justice Department on Sunday [7/3/2022] to move against Donald Trump, warning that not holding the former president accountable for January 6 is a 'graver Constitutional threat' to American democracy than letting him off the hook.  Cheney — one of two Republicans on the Democrat-led Capitol riot committee — also shared a warning for her own party, which has largely ostracized her for her role on the panel.  'I think that that he can't be the party nominee' in the 2024 presidential race, the Wyoming lawmaker told ABC News of Trump.  'I don't think the party would survive that.'

Another 'Cassidy Blasey Ford' Claim Appears Headed to the January 6 Committee Dumpster.  The January 6 Committee appears to have stepped in another political cow pattie.  The committee announced a stop-the-presses, Category-5, DEFCON-level-1 emergency hearing which would feature a witness with such explosive evidence, it would destroy, annihilate, utterly eradicate, and really, really hurt Donald Trump in a way that tales of peeing hookers at the Moscow Ritz Carlton could only hope to do.  Enter Cassidy Blasey Ford.  Her real name, of course, is Cassidy Hutchinson, which, come to think of it, may be among the few accurate words she uttered when she took the oath to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. [...] The previously unscheduled, emergency! televised hearing starring the brave 25-year-old former aide to former Donald Trump chief-of-staff Mark Meadows was caught in so many, ah, inconsistencies in her story that one could only conclude the committee wanted the inconsistencies to become the official record of what happened at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

NeverTrumper and Leader of 'Unselect Committee' Liz Cheney Hugged Star Witness Cassidy Hutchinson After Hearing.  Liz Cheney hugs her star witness and fraud Cassidy Hutchinson after her ridiculous testimony that was riddled with lies.  A photo of Cheney hugging her star witness 'Hearsay Hutchinson', who immediately was caught in numerous lies following her testimony is going viral.  Why would Cheney hug a witness if she was supposedly fair and unbiased?  Apparently, Liz was impressed.

Trump Is the Greatest Man Alive.  Trump aide testified that the president tried to grab the steering wheel of the presidential limo so he could go to the Capitol on January 6, 2021.  After the aide's testimony, Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) embraced her, as though expressing solidarity with someone who has just been through a tremendous ordeal.  You could say that Washington and Hollywood have finally converged, turning into a single giant Oscars ceremony that no one is watching.  Trump supporters (myself included) are not in a particularly receptive mood for further intimidation, so what is the establishment trying to achieve with their January 6 circus?

Steve Bannon and The War Room Call for Criminal Referrals Against Cassidy Hutchinson for Numerous Lies During Congressional Testimony.  On Tuesday, Liz Cheney and the sham Jan. 6 committee brought in Mark Meadows staffer Cassidy Hutchinson as a "surprise witness."  Young Cassidy told several lies while under oath before the committee.  Here a few of Cassidy's whoppers:  1.) Cassidy Hutchinson said President Trump attempted to grab the steering wheel of "the beast" and wrestly [sic] control from the Secret Service on January 6th.  Truth:  President Trump was not in "the beast" on January 6th.  Truth:  Secret Service agents willing to testify against this ridiculous lie by young Cassidy.  It never happened.  2.) Cassiday Hutchinson said President Trump grabbed the neck are of Secret Service agent Bobby Engel.  Truth:  Bobby Engel willing to testify this was a lie. [...]

Donald Trump questions why Jan. 6 witness Hutchinson isn't prosecuted for lying under oath.  Former President Donald Trump on Thursday questioned why Jan. 6 committee witness Cassidy Hutchinson is not being prosecuted for lying under oath about her experiences in the White House while serving as an aide to then-chief of staff Mark Meadows.  The former president and his White House officials have disputed much of Hutchinson's testimony to the House Jan. 6 Capitol riot committee.  Trump continued defending himself on Thursday through posts on his platform, Truth Social.  "Social Climber Hutchinson lied about my attack on our great Secret Service, lied about her writing the White House note, lied about my throwing food at a wall in the Oval Office, & lied about my wanting to be surrounded by 'people with guns' during my "Go Peacefully and Patriotically" speech (how crazy is that?), yet no guns were found in the Capitol.  These lies, among others, were made UNDER OATH. What is the Justice Department going to do about this?  Do we have a two tiered system of Justice?" Trump wrote.  Other sources have substantiated Trump's accusations about Hutchinson's testimony.

Report: Cassidy Hutchinson Fabricated Testimony About Conversation with Former White House Counsel Pat Cipollone.  Cassidy Hutchinson, a former White House aide who was the January 6 committee's star witness during a surprise hearing held on Tuesday, reportedly fabricated pieces of her testimony about conversations she had with former White House counsel Pat Cipollone.  During her testimony, Hutchinson claimed that Cipollone told her to tell her boss, Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, that former President Donald Trump should not go to the Capitol on January 6.  Hutchinson testified that Cipollone said, "We're going to get charged with every crime imaginable," if Trump went to the Capitol.

Steve Bannon asks to delay his contempt of Congress trial because of the 'media blitz' by the January 6 committee that 'have a lot in common with scripted TV'.  Steve Bannon claims that the 'media blitz' created by the January 6 select committee hearings are grounds for his contempt of Congress trial to be delayed.  The request to reschedule the trial for after October 15, 2022 was filed Wednesday and claims at this time it would be 'impossible to guarantee' fair proceedings during the public January 6 hearings.  'It would be impossible to guarantee Mr. Bannon a fair trial in the middle of much-publicized Select Committee hearings which purport to broadcast investigative 'findings' on topics that are referenced in the Indictment,' the filing states.

DOJ Has VA Suspend All Benefits of Jan. 6 Prisoner.  Just when the wife of one incarcerated Jan. 6 prisoner believed things couldn't get worse, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) informed her they are going to suspend all of her husband's benefits.  According to United States Representative Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), "this is what you have when vindictive leftists get in charge of major parts of the government."  In an unsigned letter from the VA — dated June 13 and appearing to originate from the "Director Regional Office," — Angel and Kenneth Harrelson were notified that the administration "received information from the United States Department of Justice" that Kenneth had been "indicted and charged with Seditious Conspiracy (18 U.S.C 2384)."

West Virginia Republican Lawmaker to Spend 90 Days in Prison for Walking In US Capitol on Jan. 6th and Fist-Bumping Cop.  West Virginia lawmaker Derrick Evans was sentenced to 90 days in prison for walking into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 and fist-bumping a police officer at the door who let him in.  Miller filmed himself in the building, did not commit any violence and left the building without causing any damage.  Here are the original charges against him:  Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority (1) violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol Grounds. (2)  Now he will spend 90 days in prison.

Cassidy Hutchinson's 'Bombshell' Testimony Takes Another Body Blow.  We are quickly reaching the point where it's more apt to ask exactly what was true about Cassidy Hutchinson's "bombshell" testimony before the January 6th committee on Wednesday.  As RedState has chronicled, multiple claims made by the former White House aide have been challenged by eye-witnesses.  That includes two Secret Service agents who are offering to testify that Donald Trump did not, in fact, karate chop them in the throat and attempt to grab the wheel of a presidential vehicle.  A White House lawyer also disputed Hutchinson's claim that she wrote a note regarding Donald Trump's response to January 6th, noting that his and others' prior testimony confirms he wrote it.  Now Hutchinson's story is crumbling further.

J6 committee Dem dismisses, belittles Secret Service agents who dispute star 'witness' testimony.  The select committee on the events of January 6, 2021 was already plagued by disinterest and perceptions of illegitimacy before star witness Cassidy Hutchinson's account on what went down in the presidential limo was rebutted by the Secret Service, blowing a smoking hole in its credibility and sending Democrats into damage control mode.  On Wednesday, Rep. Jamie Raskin who like several other committee members is a veteran of the failed impeachments of President Donald J. Trump sought to put out the fire after Hutchinson's claims — that the ex-POTUS went berserk, lunged for the wheel of the SUV he was traveling in and attempted to strangle a member of his security detail — was reportedly denied by the two men who were actually inside the vehicle.

CNN Peddles Debunked Cassidy Hutchinson's Narrative as 'a Bombshell'.  The debunked Cassidy Hutchinson testimony, spun before the partisan January 6 Committee on Tuesday, continued to be peddled by CNN on Wednesday as "a bombshell" revelation.  Aides to former President Donald Trump were left speechless amid the first half of Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony on Tuesday, acknowledging to CNN that her testimony was 'a bombshell' with potentially huge repercussions for Trump," Gabby Orr and Pamela Brown reported for CNN.  But the credibility of Hutchinson's testimony imploded just hours after the lead Secret Service agent in charge of former President Trump's security detail offered to contradict Hutchinson's testimony under oath.

Fox News *Still* Hasn't Updated Hoax Story About Trump Assaulting Secret Service.  The on-its-face ludicrous tale of former President Trump lunging at a steering wheel and assaulting a Secret Service agent remains on Fox News without an update about its debunking.  If Fox tries to sneak in and stealth-edit it, here's a saved screenshot from late last night, hours and hours after the story was shown to be false.  So what we have here is Fox News continuing to spread an OBVIOUS hoax even AFTER it's been debunked.  Fox is deliberately endorsing a blatant lie that was glaringly false from the moment it was spoken.

Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Urged Congress to Investigate 'Professional Agitators' Before His Untimely Death.  In the late Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Michael Stenger's final testimony before Congress, one of the key officials charged with securing the Capitol building on January 6 urged lawmakers to investigate 'professional agitators."  [Video clip]  "There is an opportunity to learn lessons from the events of January 6th,' Stenger said in his opening statement to Congress on February 23, 2021.  "Investigations should be considered as to funding and travel of what appears to be professional agitators." [...] It is unclear what Stenger meant by "professional agitators," whether it be members of far-right groups, or members of Antifa, such as self-proclaimed 'revolutionary' John Sullivan, who captured the point blank killing of Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt on video, incited the crowd by shouting 'burn it down,' and was charged with a total of eight criminal counts, including weapons charges, related to the riot.

The J6 Committee Went Full Jussie Smollett Today and It is Hilarious.  Either J6 committee witness Cassidy Hutchinson is currently working for Donald Trump in a weird effort to make the J6 committee look absolutely silly, or Cassidy Hutchinson is the latest Jussie Smollett or Christine Blasey-Ford.  Ms. Hutchinson's testimony was so outlandish only the most intellectually deficient left-wing loons could or would believe it.  Ms. Hutchinson claimed she heard a story from some unknown person that President Trump was so insistent on traveling to the Capitol building on January 6, 2021, that he assaulted his secret service detail and grabbed the steering wheel on the presidential limousine.  She heard it from someone, who heard it from someone, and so Ms. Hutchinson was pushed in front of the J6 cameras to proclaim it.  The claim is so silly, it was impossible to believe.  Yet the congressional committee media ran with it, and the media promoted the story, because Trump.

New J6 Narrative About Trump And Secret Service Collapses Hours After Tuesday Hearing.  House Democrats ginned up another round of blockbuster anticipation Monday night when the Select Committee on Jan. 6 announced a last-minute hearing with a surprise witness.  On Tuesday, the nine-member panel brought forward a key aide to former Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Cassidy Hutchinson, who supposedly possessed intimate knowledge of the administration's conduct on Jan. 6.  The topic of the afternoon hearing remained under seal until Hutchinson took the stand to offer new bombshell evidence allegedly incriminating the former Republican president.  "Up until now, our hearings have each been organized to address specific elements of President Trump's plan to overturn the 2020 election," Committee Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., said at the onset of the panel's latest show trial.  "Today we are departing somewhat from that model because Ms. Hutchinson's testimony touches on several important and cross-cutting topics, topics that are relevant to each of our future hearings."

L.A. Times' 8 'Bombshells' from Hutchinson Testimony Are All Duds.  The establishment media treated the testimony Tuesday of former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson at the January 6 Committee as if it were damning for Trump — before her claims began to fall apart.  The fact that Hutchinson was seen actually hugging members of the January 6 Committee, as if they were partners in some joint enterprise rather than investigators seeking the truth, ought to have raised red flags — but did not, until it was too late.  The Los Angeles Times, among others — including Fox News — set aside the basic rules of journalism, accepting as fact the sudden claims made by a witness whose testimony was based entirely on hearsay and who was never subject to cross-examination.  The Times published a list of what it called eight "bombshells" — some of which were soon debunked, some of which remain dubious, and some of which were just a repetition of things that were already common knowledge or that other witnesses had already told the investigation.

Trump lawyer Eric Herschmann brands 'phony' aide Cassidy Hutchinson's January 6 testimony lies as he insists HE wrote handwritten.  Former President Donald Trump's ex-lawyer Eric Herschmann said he penned the note that Cassidy Hutchinson said she wrote on January 6, which was shown as evidence during Tuesday's explosive hearing.  'The handwritten note that Cassidy Hutchinson testified was written by her was in fact written by Eric Herschmann on January 6, 2021,' a spokesperson for Herschmann told ABC News late Tuesday.  'All sources with direct knowledge and law enforcement have and will confirm that it was written by Mr. Herschmann.'  Herschmann reportedly previously told the House select committee on January 6 committee that he had scrawled the note in question.

January 6th 'Emergency' Hearing Delivers Laughably Absurd 'Bombshells'.  In case you were too busy caring about things that actually matter to notice, the January 6th committee is back in session.  That came after its members announced an "emergency" hearing for Tuesday, including [...] a "surprise" witness. [...] Tuesday's hearing was another ridiculous parade of absurdity, full of hearsay and no hard evidence of essentially anything.  Yet, one claim by a woman named Cassidy Hutchinson, a former Mark Meadows aide, truly took the cake.  The committee strapped on its skis and did a double backflip over the shark by claiming that protesters on January 6th had AR-15s.  [Tweets]  Rep. Liz Cheney backed the claim during the hearing, quoting what appeared to be completely mistaken police transmissions, and I'm just left wondering how stupid they think the American people are.

A Jan 6 witness ludicrously claims Trump tried to choke his Secret Service agent.  The headlines were ominous and the leftist gloating on Facebook was disturbing:  It seemed as if the January 6 Committee finally had its smoking gun in the form of an attractive, mid-20s woman named Cassidy Hutchinson.  The big excitement came when she recounted a wild tale about President Trump, desperate to get to the Capitol, trying to choke his Secret Service agent as they wrestled for control of Trump's car.  Outside of the kangaroo court, though, actual facts indicate that nothing she said actually happened.  The media was in a frenzy of excitement over Hutchinson's testimony. [...] What all these leftists (in the media and out) forgot is that a kangaroo court doesn't get to the truth.  It is, instead, a forum for promoting lies.  After all, in a court of law, Hutchinson would never have been allowed to get away with quoting Guiliani and other unnamed people in the office or recounting the narrative about a frenzied Trump fighting for control of his armored car.  Every bit of it (and most of the other things she testified to) is hearsay and inadmissible.

January 6 Committee Credibility Implodes After Hutchinson Testimony.  The January 6 Committee's credibility suffered a serious blow on Tuesday when reports surfaced that the lead Secret Service agent in charge of former President Trump's security detail that day would contradict testimony delivered from star witness Cassidy Hutchinson.  On Tuesday, former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson testified that former President Trump literally tried to commandeer the presidential suburban [sic] during the January 6 riot and became borderline violent when Bobby Engel tried to stop him.  Hutchinson said she learned of the story from Tony Ornato, the then-White House deputy chief of staff.  Hours later, Peter Alexander of NBC News said that a source close to the Secret Service indicated that agent Bobby Engel will testify "under oath that neither man was assaulted and that Mr. Trump never lunged for the steering wheel."

Cassidy Hutchinson also Lied about Handwritten Note in Testimony.  Was anything she said true?  On Tuesday, Liz Cheney and the sham Jan. 6 committee brought in Mark Meadows' former staffer Cassidy Hutchinson as a "surprise witness."  Young Cassidy testified that "she was told" that as then-President Donald Trump was being driven back to the White House after the Jan. 6 rally that he demanded to be taken to the Capitol and tried to grab the steering wheel from a Secret Service agent.  Hutchinson said Trump got into "the beast" after his speech at the Ellipse on January 6 with the belief that he would be driven to the Capitol.  According to Hutchinson, who received this information from Tony Ornato, the Assistant Director for the Secret Service, Trump grew angry after he was informed that he was being driven back to the West Wing.  The fake news media and Liz Cheney ran with Cassidy's explosive testimony.

Surprise NBC News Report Blows Apart January 6th Committee Claim That Trump Assaulted Secret Service Agents.  The anti-Trump coalition spent most of Tuesday gloating about the January 6th committee testimony of Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide inside the White House, calling it game-changing and suggesting the walls are closing in on former President Donald Trump.  In reality, her testimony was more of the same, i.e. loaded with hearsay that wouldn't amount to much of anything — even if everything said was true.  What the latest "emergency" hearing reiterated is that January 6th committee doesn't exist to actually provide evidence of its claims.  Rather, it exists to throw as much garbage against the wall as possible in hopes the sheer amount of claims leads people to an unsupported conclusion.

Jan. 6 panel effort to blame Trump for violence ignores pointed warnings Congress got much earlier.  With the help of a former junior White House aide, House Democrats on the Jan. 6 committee tried Tuesday to convince the public that former President Donald Trump and his team were aware of the potential for violence among armed protesters the day of the Capitol riot and ignored the security risks.  Their presentation, using the hearsay testimony of 25-year-old former presidential aide Cassidy Hutchison, for sure excited the news media.  But it could not obscure one stubborn fact that glaringly was ignored at the televised hearing: long before Hutchison overheard concerns inside the White House on Jan. 2 and Jan. 6, 2021, about guns and violence, the Capitol Police that reported to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi repeatedly received intelligence warnings about such possibilities and failed to increase security adequately or accept the Trump Pentagon's offer for 10,000 or more National Guard troops.

J6 Committee Just Kneecapped Themselves Over Evidence in Cassidy Hutchinson's Testimony.  We reported earlier on the testimony of Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.  As we noted, she claimed that President Donald Trump somehow managed to grab the wheel of The Beast to try to go to the Capitol, when Secret Service agents told him they wouldn't be going there, and that he then lunged at the agent who told him that.  [Tweet]  Now, there were several problems with this story, as we noted, including that she didn't see any of this herself; this is what she supposedly heard from an agent.  So basically, she was repeating gossip, even if you assume she was telling the truth.  But it was hearsay, and it was odd that they were having her testify to it and not the agents.  The story was unbelievable on its face, as we noted, that 74-year-old Trump, whom Democrats have mocked and tried to claim can't walk down a ramp, is now unbelievably strong and able to get past agents to grab the wheel of a moving, presidential limo.

Michael Stenger, Senate security chief on Jan. 6, dies before hearing.  The former Senate sergeant-at-arms who oversaw security during last year's Capitol insurrection has died — one day before Tuesday's hearing to present new evidence.  Michael Stenger, who resigned a day after pro-Trump rioters easily stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, died Monday morning, Politico reported.  The Marine Corps veteran, 71, spent 35 years in the Secret Service before joining the Senate sergeant-at-arms team in 2011.  He was later appointed to the post in 2018.  Former colleagues were notified of his death Monday afternoon, Politico reported.  A woman who answered the phone early Tuesday at Stenger's home in Falls Church, Virginia, declined to comment when reached by The [New York] Post.

Now We Get the First Reported Cause of Death for Former Senate Sergeant-At-Arms Michael Stenger.  The death of former Senate Sergeant-At-Arms one day before a 'surprise' January 6 commitee hearing drew immense interest from initial reports.  The news was first reported on Monday by Politico's K. Tully-McManus, and was confirmed by Fox News' Chad Pergram.  Both reports on Tuesday lacked details. [...] The Washington Post has now reported that Stenger died of "natural causes," based on anonymous sources.  "Stenger died Monday of natural causes, according to two people familiar with the matter.  One of the people said he had been diagnosed with cancer and had been ill.  The people would not discuss details of his condition publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity."

Media Inflation Surrounding the January 6 Committee Distracts Americans From Democrats' Failures.  The other day I ran smack dab into an impromptu press conference just off of the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.  In the middle of the reporters was Rep. Adam Kinzinger (?-Ill.) of the House un-American January 6 Committee.  I heard him say something like this, "I can't tell you now, but it will be a big surprise."  That statement to those people sums up the entirety of the January 6 gang of fabricators.  The members of the committee keep promising something spectacular.  But, after 5 hearings, they've released nothing new, and relied on their co-fabricators in the media to hype their selectively edited "evidence."  Each witness is lionized by a hyperventilating press corps that desires to demonize President Donald J. Trump.  Where possible the media types join the House un-American J6 Committee (HUAJ6C) to try and wreck the lives and reputations of anyone associated with or supportive of Trump's America First agenda.

Former White House Staffer Confirms Jan. 6 Committee Lied About DOJ Attorney.  Over the weekend, former Department of Justice lawyer Ken Klukowski called on the Jan. 6 Committee to release the full transcript of his deposition testimony to correct the lies they told about him to the American public.  Now The Federalist has exclusively obtained a statement from a former White House staffer confirming Klukowski's claims.  Last Thursday, the Jan. 6, 2021 show trial continued, with the Democrat-stacked committee presenting testimony concerning a draft letter Jeff Clark, a former assistant attorney general in the Department of Justice, proposed sending to the Georgia legislature.

Why The J6 Committee's Attacks On Ginni Thomas's Free Speech Are A Totalitarian Attack On Every American.  The left has expressed a special hatred for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for decades.  Thomas stands for everything our elites hate: free speech, due process, fair elections, and every individual right in the Constitution's Bill of Rights.  Paradoxically, the left seems to find this especially galling because he is the descendant of slaves.  But for all these decades, they haven't been able to get him.  Cue House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's show trial masquerading as an investigation of a three-hour protest at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.  It was a protest that got out of hand when the Capitol Police took the most peculiar step of opening the Capitol doors wide to the protesters.

Newly Released Video Hidden from Public! — DOJ Tried to Hide This Evidence!  An incredible new video has emerged that exonerates the members of the Proud Boy fraternity from the ridiculous seditious conspiracy charges that the Biden Regime launched against them in their War On Trump and his supporters.  This Proud Boy leadership meeting was recorded back on December 30th, 2020 — one week before the January 6th protest.  This video unquestionably proves that the Proud Boys never planned on going inside the Capitol on January 6th, let alone commit "seditious conspiracy".

Former Trump Legal Adviser John Eastman Alleges Feds Seized his Phone as Part of January 6 Investigation.  John Eastman, former President Donald Trump's election attorney, accused the federal government of unlawfully seizing and searching his phone, according to a new court filing Monday.  Eastman alleged in a motion to recover property from the government that FBI agents seized his phone on June 22 while he was leaving a restaurant and refused to provide him with a copy of the search warrant they claimed they had.  He further alleged the FBI agents "forced" him to unlock his phone.

FBI Ambushes Trump Election Lawyer John Eastman as He's Exiting Restaurant with His Wife, Seizes His Phone.  The January 6 Committee sent the feds after Trump lawyer John Eastman because he dared to take action against the Democrats and their massive election fraud operation in 2020.  Trump's election lawyer John Eastman said the FBI searched and seized his phone last week, according to a new court filing.  Eastman filed a federal lawsuit in New Mexico on Monday and asked a judge to order the feds to return his property and block the January 6 investigators from accessing his phone.  According to the court filing, John Eastman was exiting a restaurant with his wife and friend last week when FBI agents ambushed him and "forced" him to unlock his phone.

Josh Hawley Responds Accordingly After Becerra Hints HHS Might Violate Federal Law Over Abortion Ruling.  For the last 18 months or so since the Capitol riot, Republicans have been treated to a chorus of hypocritical lectures from Democrats, their NeverTrump allies, and the mainstream media about how it is unconscionable and un-American to "disrespect our sacred institutions" and "undermine our democracy" by doing things Democrats have done in the past like question election results.  Not surprisingly, those "rules" magically fly right out the window when these same Democrats are hit with election results they don't like or a judicial ruling on which they don't agree, something we've seen play out on a national level in a dangerous way since the Friday Supreme Court ruling where a majority of Justices agreed that Roe v Wade must be overturned.

Report: Man Who Was in Charge of Security During Capitol Riot Dies, Cause Not Announced.  There were multiple reports on Monday about the death of Michael Stenger, the Senate sergeant-at-arms who was responsible for security in the Senate during the Capitol riot.  According to Fox News' Chad Pergram, Stenger died Monday morning.  The Washington Examiner also reported on it, saying that the cause of his death was "not immediately clear."  Stenger stepped down in the wake of the Jan. 6 riot, after then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell asked for his resignation.  He had been the Sergeant-at-Arms for the Senate between 2018 and 2021.  Previously, he had served in the Secret Service.

Senate sergeant at arms during Capitol riot dies.  Michael Stenger, the Senate sergeant-at-arms who oversaw security in the upper chamber during the Capitol riot, died Monday morning, according to multiple reports.  The cause of his death was not immediately clear, but reporters from Fox News and Politico shared news of his passing.  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) also tweeted about it.  Stenger held the post from 2018 to 2021 and stepped down the day after the Jan. 6 attack.

Michael Stenger's Death Before Jan. 6 Hearing Sparks Conspiracy Theories.  Unsubstantiated speculation and conspiracy theories have been spread online following reports that Michael Stenger, the former Senate sergeant-at-arms who oversaw security on January 6, 2021, has died.  Details on the circumstances around Stenger's death aged 71 are still unknown.  Reports that Stenger had died on Monday were revealed by Politico's correspondent Katherine Tully-McManus and Fox News' Chad Pergram.  "Fox confirms that Michael Stenger, the Senate Sergeant at Arms who was in charge of Senate security the day of the Capitol riot, has died," Pergram tweeted.

Move Over J6 Protesters, the Left Is Back Outdoing You With Violence.  A year and a half later, the Democrats are still plodding through weeks of public hearings addressing the protest at the U.S. Capitol on one night, Jan. 6, 2021, as if the violence was so dangerous it was going to destroy the country.  The hearings haven't gotten anywhere because with the exception of a couple of turncoat GOP lawmakers, Republicans aren't participating since they view it as a witch hunt.  Now, the House Select Committee investigating Jan. 6 looks sillier than ever, as just one night of violence after the Supreme Court's decision reversing Roe v. Wade was issued on June 24 easily eclipsed the violence on Jan. 6.  Rabid pro-abortion supporters held lawmakers hostage in the Arizona State Capitol building while they violently pushed on the doors to get in.  A Colorado crisis pregnancy center was set on fire and vandalized by graffiti.  In Portland, Oregon, protesters broke windows and left graffiti.  Ten people in Oregon were arrested, some for throwing rocks, smoke bombs and water bottles at police, as well as resisting arrest, and six were arrested in South Carolina, including for resisting arrest.

Who Is Cassidy Hutchinson?  Mark Meadows Aide To Testify To Jan. 6 Panel.  Cassidy Hutchinson, a former top aide to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, is reported to be the key witness who will give live testimony to the January 6 committee's latest hearing on Tuesday [6/28/2022].  The panel announced on Monday that there will be a surprise presentation on June 28 in order to present "recently obtained evidence and receive witness testimony" after it was previously thought the next hearing would not take place until July.  As reported by CNN, Politico and other news outlets, Hutchinson, a former special assistant to Meadows, will speak live at the surprise hearing.  Hutchinson would be the first White House employee to testify publicly before the committee.

Feds Raid the Home of Former Trump DOJ Official Who Wanted to Investigate Allegations of Voter Fraud.  In a pre-dawn raid Wednesday, armed federal law enforcement agents searched the home of Jeffrey Clark, a former Trump Justice Department official who has emerged as a central figure in the partisan House Select Committee's investigation into the January 6 riot.  Clark's name was expected to come up in the Jan. 6 Committee hearing on Thursday.  He served as acting assistant attorney general for the Civil Division during President Trump's final months in office, where he was the only official willing to investigate credible allegations of fraud.  In a tweet back in March, Clark explained why he has been targeted by the regime.  "I'm a former Trump DOJ official who (like you) was concerned about the 2020 election," he explained.  "Now I'm one of the top targets of the politically motivated J6 Committee."

Who Is Rachel Powell?  She Used an Ice Axe and Battering Ram To Break Capitol Windows on Jan 6.  Rachel Powell is a 41-yr-old Pennsylvania resident and single mother of 8 children.  The FBI asked for help to find Rachel after she was caught on film breaking windows at the Capitol on January 6th.  Rachel turned herself in to the FBI in early February 2021.  She was charged with obstruction, depredation of government property, entering a restricted building, entering a restricted building with a dangerous weapon, and violent entry.  Rachel is currently residing at her PA home and is on house arrest.  There are several red flags surrounding Rachel's case, beginning with her arrest, short-lived imprisonment in PA, her release from prison, and subsequent 475-day house arrest in the comfort of her home, while so many men who committed lesser crimes are still serving pre-trial time in solitary confinement and living in deplorable conditions.

January 6 committee schedules surprise hearing tomorrow to unveil 'recently obtained evidence'.  The January 6 committee will hold a surprise hearing on Tuesday afternoon to present 'recently obtained evidence,' the panel announced on Monday [6/27/2022].  Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson said last week that the final hearing of the month would be on June 23, with the remaining presentations delayed until July.  The last-minute announcement came roughly 24 hours before the hearing is scheduled to commence at 1 p.m. Eastern Time.

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What could be more suspicious than an emergency meeting to discuss an event that happened 18 months ago?  If the committee had a solid case against Donald Trump, or a mountain of evidence to prove an attempted insurrection, the hearings would not be sporadic and intermittent, and they would have taken place last year.

FBI Raids Home of Retired Texas Couple Who Attended Jan. 6 Capitol Rally.  A retired Texas couple said FBI agents on June 22 broke through the gate of their rural home, threw flash-bangs, handcuffed them, and trained lasers on them before searching their home for evidence connected to the Jan. 6, 2021, breach of the Capitol.  Lora DeWolfe and Darrel Kennemer, who live on seven acres near San Marcos, Texas, told The Epoch Times they attended the Jan. 6 rally at the Capitol but did nothing wrong.  They believe the FBI mistakenly identified Kennemer as someone else.  The FBI didn't arrest them, they said.  Agents eventually produced a search warrant saying Kennemer was suspected of "assaulting, resisting or impeding" officers and "entering restricted building or grounds."  Both said they went no farther than the Capitol steps on Jan. 6 and didn't harm anyone or damage anything.

Gaslighting Committee Attempts Launch of Banana Republic.  This week, Adam Schiff and his friends on the Jan. 6 Select Committee have been pushing a new "Big Lie" on America, that President Trump conspired with state GOP leaders to present "fake Trump electors" on January 6, 2021, whose votes would be substituted for the "real" Biden electors during the ceremonial public count of the votes by the vice president in the Capitol.  According to the breathless committee script, it was a classic switcheroo, conducted in top secret, all by word of mouth or by encrypted text messages, please.  In Michigan, electors were said to have hid out in the Capitol building overnight so they could cast their ballots legally in the morning without being detected.  Schiff presented these claims in an eight-minute Sixty Minutes style video, narrated by the committee's investigative counsel, Cosey Lucier, who drove the theme home, presenting snippets of a "secret" meeting of the Arizona "fake electors" presided by state GOP chairwoman Kelli Ward and "fake electors" themselves.  This is how propaganda works.  You present one side of the story, you label it, and then you repeat repeat repeat.

Ray Epps Was Worried Fast-Moving January 6 Crowd Might Interfere With 'The Plan,' Kentucky Man Claims.  Ray Epps, the former Arizona Oath Keepers leader who was famously captured on camera a day before the Jan. 6, 2021, protests urging protesters to go into the U.S. Capitol, allegedly directed a group of individuals who removed "siege weapons" including a long piece of 2-by-4 lumber, from a utility hatch on Capitol grounds after telling a witness they needed to slow down the crowd lest it "[expletive] up the plan," a Kentucky man claims.  Eric Clark, 45, says he encountered Epps on the west side of the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, but did not realize who he was until seeing news reports about Epps earlier this year.  Behavior and statements Clark said he witnessed took on new meaning after he read news reports about Epps's possible role as a provocateur at the Capitol.  "I didn't know who Ray Epps was," Clark told The Epoch Times.  "I just knew a tall mountain of a man who said something to me, and I saw some things occur.  "It was almost literally, probably right at a year later, when I saw a [news] post with Ray Epps in it, and I was able to put a name to a face," Clark said.

Finding our Way Through a Wilderness of Mirrors.  We are passing through a time when the elite of our society call right, wrong and wrong, right, and when evil is called good and good is called evil.  Before we consider what can be done, let's take a walk through the current upside-down priorities of the various agencies of our government: [...] Protestors who expressed their First Amendment rights to petition government about election irregularities have been locked up in Washington, D.C. for nearly seventeen months, many held without being informed of charges and the nature and cause of accusation — violations of their First, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments.  Meanwhile members of the elite class in Washington turn January 6 into a politically motivated show trial.

Trump DOJ official Jeffrey Clark tells Tucker Carlson that FBI raid on his house over efforts to overturn 2020 election was 'Stasi-like'.  Former Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Bossert Clark, who tried to help President Donald Trump overturn his 2020 election loss, had his house searched by U.S. law enforcement agents on Wednesday, an experience which he has described as 'Stasi-like.'  In an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News, Clark shared his dismay at what he had been subjected to as he was forced to stand outside his home in his pajamas while a search by armed federal agents took place.  He said: 'There was loud banging outside my door.  I quickly figured out there were agents there.  I asked for the courtesy to put some pants on and was told 'no'.  'They swept the house.  Twelve agents and two police Fairfax County Police Officers searched it for more than three hours.

Feds search home of former Trump DOJ official Jeffrey Clark, sources say.  Federal authorities searched the home of Jeffrey Clark, a former Justice Department official with President Donald Trump's administration, federal sources told Fox News.  An official with the U.S. Attorney's Office in DC confirmed to Fox News that there was law enforcement activity in the vicinity of Clark's Lorton, Virginia, residence on Wednesday, but would not say more.  Clark's name is expected to come up in hearings with the House Select Committee investigating Jan. 6.  The U.S. Attorney's Office DC has no comment regarding the nature of that activity or any particular individuals.

The Question Nobody's Asking:  Why Would Pelosi Welcome an Attack on the Capitol on January 6?  This question has plagued me for some time.  Snippets of information are coming out like the peel off of an onion.  Here is my analysis of how these snippets indicate a diabolical plot.  What was happening on this fateful day?  Trump was addressing a hundred thousand plus supporters who knew the election had been stolen by fraud.  Like me, they had witnessed it first-hand.  I saw too many ballots come to my home.  I heard a friend, a Democrat, confess to voting multiple times.  I heard Bill Hemmer exclaim in disbelief on election night, They are stopping the counting!  He also said, "How can it be?" when he saw vote totals changing in impossible ways.  Trump knew the counting of the electoral college was taking place right after his speech ended.  He knew that something unprecedented was going to take place.  A few brave senators were going to object to certain swing states where the fraud was rampant.  At noon at the Capitol, the senate convened to count the electoral votes and determine the next President of the United States.  If you recall, Arizona had been called by Pence, and a brave senator stood up to object to counting Arizona's electors.  They needed two to object.  They had two.  I believe one was Ted Cruz.  Afterward, he was accused of treason.

Leading Jan. 6 committee investigator departing from post early.  A top investigator for the House Jan. 6 committee is reportedly departing from his role this week, earlier than anticipated.  John Wood, a senior investigative counsel on the committee, confirmed his departure to CNN, but he declined to elaborate on why he was moving on from the role as rumors swirl that he has been encouraged to run for the open Senate seat in Missouri.  Wood's exit comes as the committee is in the thick of public hearings about the Capitol riot and the coinciding efforts to challenge the 2020 election results.  The panel held its fourth public hearing on Tuesday, focusing on how former President Donald Trump and his allies pressured state and local officials amid their gambit to challenge the election results.

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Jan. 6 committee delays hearing schedule until July.  The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol is pressing pause on its hearings for next week and picking them up again in July.  Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the chairman of the committee, told reporters Wednesday that the committee would hold off on the two final hearings it had planned for this month.

Politico reporter:  Two Democratic lawmakers told me 'nobody gives a bleep about January 6'.  Politico correspondent Betsy Woodruff Swan said Wednesday that two Democratic lawmakers spoke candidly about how the electorate does not care about Jan. 6.  During a panel discussion on "Meet the Press NOW," NBC anchor Chuck Todd cited a Quinnipiac poll that asked Americans if they thought former President Donald Trump "truly believed there was voter fraud" in the 2020 presidential election or that he has "deliberately spread false information."  Forty-three percent say they think Trump believes the claims, while 48% say the former president knowingly promotes falsehoods.

Investigators: Pelosi Responsible For Jan. 6 Security Breakdown At U.S. Capitol.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi shoulders much of the blame for the security breakdown at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, a preliminary report from Republican investigators Reps.  Jim Banks and Rodney Davis determined.  The Capitol Police (USCP) were half-staffed on Jan. 6, Pelosi's House Sergeant at Arms denied multiple requests for National Guard assistance from the Pentagon and the USCP Chief in the days leading up to Jan. 6, officers were poorly equipped and had insufficient riot shields and helmets, and they were never trained to handle a riot even after the riots of 2020, the investigation shows, according to Banks.

Levin: 'In Many Ways, We Live in a Post-Constitutional America' — Says 1/6 Committee 'Major Participant' in Demise.  Sunday, conservative talker Mark Levin blamed the January 6 House Select Committee for what he declared to be the "demise" of the country, which he said was an effort to get an indictment against former President Donald Trump.  Levin deemed the effort evidence of a post-constitutional America.  [Video clip]

Fox Raises Important Questions about Jan. 6th Prisoners Being Treated Differently than Captured Colbert Staffers.  Over the past weekend, Stephen Colbert staffers were caught trying to break into the US Capitol, with Fox News Channel's Chad Pergram confirming the news in a Twitter thread, saying:  "Fox confirms that group of persons associated with The Late Show Stephen Colbert were arrested last night and charged with illegal entry to House office buildings after hours.  Fox is told the people were arrested in the Longworth House Office Building."  Well, one Fox News Channel co-host, Jeanine Pirro, sounded off on how those Colbert staffers are being treated in comparison with the January 6th protesters that have been locked up for months, many of them in solitary confinement, saying during a recent episode of "The Five":  "This was the same charge levied against the vast majority of those arrested on January 6th.  A lot of those people have been in solitary confinement for months.  A lot of those people have lost money trying to pay for a lawyer to answer the discovery that you need to in defending yourself.  "These people have to be treated the same way. [...]"

To the J6 Committee:  Please, Spare Me Your 'Insurrection' Hysteria.  It has been over a week now.  The Democrat Party and their allies in the mainstream media have tried to distract, deflect, and abstain from truthfully reporting the national disaster that is the Biden administration.  Their primetime hearing about the January 6, 2021, breach, trespassing, and riot at the U.S. Capitol has been a crass political maneuver and a distraction.  The double standards are glaringly obvious.  The editing of video and testimony to hide exculpatory evidence, and the one-sided, Stalinist hearings will not improve our lives or solve the myriad problems the Biden regime has created.  Please y'all, just spare me.  If there was sufficient evidence of criminality to indict the former president, it would have been done already.  Your kangaroo court and political theater are not going to alter anyone's opinion.  A plurality of media punditry is predictably on your side of the issue but the majority of the American people oppose the manufactured drama.

Police Report Proves Plainclothes Electronic Surveillance Unit Members Were Embedded Among Jan. 6 Protesters.  While there is growing speculation that federal agents and Capitol Police were involved in instigating acts of violence during the Jan. 6, 2021 protests and recording responses for the purposes of entrapment, evidence now proves that "plainclothes" members of a special Electronic Surveillance Unit (ESU) were embedded among the protesters for the purposes of conducting video surveillance.  Evidence also points to a day of security deficiencies and police provocation for the purpose of entrapment.  According to a report — First Amendment Demonstrations, issued Jan. 3, 2021, by Chief of Police Robert Contee of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), Homeland Security Bureau, Special Operations Division, obtained exclusively by The Epoch Times — the MPD began to activate Civil Disturbance Unit (CDU) platoons on Jan 4, 2021.  Full activation of 28 platoons was scheduled to occur on the following two days.

Five Bombshells the J6 Committee Forgot to Mention.  When our Founders designed the US Constitution, the January 6 investigation and promotional extravaganza was exactly the type of heresy they intended to outlaw.  Lies and propaganda are despots' preferred tender.  But, with the legacy media acting as the committee's promotional arm it's hard to discover truth.  These highlights from an interview with one of the select committee's witnesses reveals facts it seems the committee would rather forget.

Ron Johnson Says Democrats Are Using Jan. 6 Hearings To Distract From Policy Failures.  Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) said Tuesday that the ongoing January 6 committee hearings were designed by Democrats to distract from the "disastrous result of their policies."  Johnson, who is seeking a third term as senator, said that the hearings were a "partisan exercise", and pointed to high inflation, President Biden's border policies, and rising crime as consequences of Democratic policies.  "It's obvious that the Democrats set this thing up to be a political exercise, obviously designed to distract the public from the major problems occurring because of their agenda, their ideology.  They can't talk about the disastrous result of their policies, so this is really the only thing they can talk about," Johnson told The Daily Wire in a phone interview.

Democrat congressman's staffer caught defacing posters in Capitol complex, but DOJ won't prosecute.  apitol Police caught Massachusetts Democrat Rep. Jake Auchincloss's chief of staff defacing posters outside the Capitol complex office of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and referred him for criminal charges, but the same U.S. Attorney's office that pursued the Jan. 6 defendants declined to approve an arrest warrant, according to police documents and interviews.  Police and Auchincloss also confirmed Monday that the congressman's office was involved in allowing comedian Steven Colbert's production team into the Capitol complex last week in an incident that led to security concerns and the arrest of seven members of Colbert's team.

Rep. Adam Schiff Won't Rule Out House Committee on January 6 Subpoenaing Mike Pence.  Rep. Adam Schiff refused to rule out that the House Committee Investigating January 6 may subpoena former Vice President Mike Pence to testify.  Schiff discussed the possibility during an appearance on Sunday's episode of CNN's "State of the Union."  "We're not excluding anyone or anything at this point," Schiff said.  "We're not taking anything off the table in terms of witnesses who have not yet testified.  We would still, I think, like to have several high-profile people come before our committee," he continued.

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The "high-profile people" is what he's after.  Maybe he can get Bill Gates and Anthony Fauci and Hillary Clinton to say a few words.

Why Both Republicans And Democrats Are Wrong About Bill Barr.  Last week, the Jan. 6 "Committee" featured video clips from former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr during its hearing on the violence that erupted at the capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.  For the few Americans following the show trial, Barr's testimony seemed a denial by former President Donald Trump's top law enforcement officer of any legitimate basis to challenge the outcome of the November 2020 election.  To Democrats, this proved Trump sought to steal the White House from Biden via a coup.  To Republicans, Barr revealed himself as a traitor uninterested in investigating voter fraud.  Neither view is correct.

House January 6 Committee Is Failing but Doesn't Know Why.  It is widely seen that the U.S. House Select Committee about January 6 is falling flat.  See, e.g., Breitbart's article, "January 6 Committee's Third Hearing So Boring NBC Cut to Golf Instead."  (For golf to be more interesting, it's bad.)  What's more amazing is that no clue has penetrated the fog of Democrats, establishment Republicans, the news media, or far-left activists about why.  Our political class is so out of touch that it could not see this collective yawn coming.  And no, this is not about interviewing that one magic witness.  It is the fundamental concept of their entire effort that the American people see through like a windowpane.  There are no additional witnesses or documents that can save an enterprise doomed from the start.  First, the Committee is convincing us that this is only a political disagreement.  Trump and his leadership team and MAGA voters are "guilty" of having incorrect political views and committing "wrongthink."

The Spin on Real Aim of J6 Committee Begins.  The Jan. 6 Committee has nothing to do with the truth or "justice."  It's about trying to do all they can to hurt the Republican position before the midterms, and deflect from the horrible results of the policies of Joe Biden and the Democrats.  Just as importantly, it's about doing whatever they can to block out President Donald Trump from ever becoming president again, so they can hold onto their power.  They don't get that the more they throw down on this exercise, the more it antagonizes most of the American people, who are concerned with the here and the now of the struggle the Democrats have made it to deal with the present.

A country its leaders do not live in.  Congress now has had more prime time committee hearings on the January 6th protest than it did on 9/11.  I am not sure just what the purpose of the January 6th hearings are. [...] Food inflation is in the double-digits.  It costs $100 now to fill up a pickup truck.  Baby formula and tampons are in short supply.  The stock market is tanking.  Poverty is just around the corner.  Miles of homeless people in pup tents line the streets along the West Coast.  Drug overdose deaths now top 100,000 a year.  Millions of terrorists, gangbangers and other illegal aliens have flooded in under Biden.  But Congress hired a former ABC executive to put together a TV extravaganza on J6 featuring some guy in a buffalo hat grinning inside the Capitol.  He looked like Randy Quaid in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation film.

Resistance Twitter reacts when Sotomayor stands by 'friend' Clarence Thomas amid left's calls to resign.  With leftists clamoring for the J6 select committee to complete the "high tech lynching" of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas by railroading his wife Ginni Thomas for her alleged role in the so-called "insurrection" leading to demands for his resignation, the longest serving justice on the nation's highest court was defended by Justice Sonya Sotomayor.  The far-left Barack Obama appointee took up for her fellow justice, praising the conservative Thomas as a "friend" who deeply cares about the integrity of the SCOTUS, remarks that didn't go over well with the mob that's demanding his head on a pike.

Jan 6th Panel Not Swaying Swing-State Republicans.  The Jan 6th panel is backfiring on Democrats and RINOs.  NBC News traveled to Nevada to discuss the Jan 6th panel and their hearings with Republican voters.  What they found was that not only was the panel not changing voters' minds — but it was pushing them even more towards Trump.  [Tweet]

GOP Accuses Schiff of Allowing Colbert Staffers Into the Capitol.  [Scroll down]  Poking fun at the Jan. 6 Committee is a good way to show how trivial some of their accusations are.  For example, a professional law enforcement agency — the Capitol Police Department — investigated charges that one GOP member of Congress, Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.), led a tour of the Capitol where several Jan. 6 rioters were allegedly present.  Democrats allege — with no evidence — that Loudermilk was conducting a "reconnaissance tour" for the rioters.  The Capitol Police determined there was nothing to the accusation.  But the Jan. 6 Committee decided to "investigate" anyway because they have a video of a man taking pictures in a hallway who attended the rally the next day.  There's no evidence the man breached the Capitol, but he did make threats against Democratic lawmakers.  How can anyone claim it was a "reconnaissance tour" if Loudermilk didn't even know the guy and was certainly unaware of any plans he might have had for action the following day?  As far as Loudermilk was concerned, it was just another Capitol tour.

A Cretinous Beltway Reproduction of a Stalinist Show Trial.  [Scroll down]  Regarding the motivation behind the committee, one is to damage Donald Trump's prospects in 2024, which the committee is in fact abetting by driving his base to rally around him.  (Of course, this could well be the Democrats' covert hope, as many of them, rightly or wrongly, consider him the most beatable GOP nominee.)  Another motive is to deflect public attention from Joe Biden and the Democrats' disastrous economy.  (Good luck with that).  Yet, in conjunction with current developments in an ongoing criminal investigation and upon further reflection following this cretinous Beltway reproduction of a Stalinist show trial, these Democrats' hearings have a far more subversive motive:  namely, concealing and preventing the detection of their own party's weaponization of the federal government's police and surveillance powers against its opponents, most notably in the instance of "Russiagate."

What the January 6 Committee Might Have Been.  The current committee is not bipartisan.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., forbade Republican nominees traditionally selected by the House minority leader to serve on the committee.  No speaker had ever before rejected the minority party's nominees to a select House committee.  Pelosi's own cynical criteria for Republican participation was twofold:  Any willing minority Republican members had to have voted to impeach former President Donald Trump while having no realistic chance of being reelected in 2022.  Of some 210 Republican House members, that left just Representatives Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., who were willing and able to fit Pelosi's profile.  A real investigation would have ignited argumentation, cross-examination, and disagreements — the sort of give-and-take for which congressional committees are famous.  In contrast, the January 6 show trial features no dissenting views.  Its subtext was right out of the Soviet minister of Internal Affairs Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria's credo:  "Show me the man and I'll show you the crime."

Democrats' Selective Outrage Over 'Insurrections'.  For Democrats, the aim of the Jan. 6 Select Committee's "propagandist exhibition" is twofold:  First, to attempt (in vain) to distract a besieged citizenry from the myriad problems now tearing asunder the country, under their leadership, in this midterm election year; and second, to lay the foundation for a Justice Department indictment against the 45th president that could hamstring his efforts to seek a second term come 2024.  To anyone paying even a modicum of attention — and I'd recommend no more than that — to the committee's theatrics, it is obvious that the game is rigged.  Consider as but one data point how Cheney, who will be looking for a new job come January, deliberately edited Donald Trump's "Stop the Steal" exhortation from that fateful rally so as to omit the fact that he urged his supporters to make their way to the Capitol "peacefully and patriotically."  Or how about the fact that the committee has thus far made no effort to subpoena the families of the roughly 800 people who have been arrested — and sometimes placed in solitary confinement, per columnist Julie Kelly's exceptional reporting — for wandering in and traipsing around the Capitol, often shepherded right in by Capitol Police?  Curious, that.  A legitimate committee interested in investigation and arriving at the truth would surely want to call some of those families as witnesses.

House Republicans accuse Rep. Adam Schiff of allowing Colbert staff into Capitol.  A camera crew for Stephen Colbert's "Late Show" was given unlawful access to the Congressional offices by longtime California Democrat Adam Schiff, House Republicans claim.  "Adam Schiff's cronies snuck in Stephen Colbert's staff to the US Capitol and facilitated unauthorized reconnaissance tours of GOP offices," said an official account for the House Judiciary Committee Republicans.  "On the 50th anniversary of the Watergate break-in, @RepAdamSchiff's cronies sneak in Stephen Colbert's staffers and provide unauthorized reconnaissance tours of Republican offices throughout Capitol Hill," they added in a follow-up message, which included an embedded Fox News segment on the arrests by host Jesse Watters.

Insurrectiony Colbert Show Bigwigs Arrested Trespassing in Capitol Building.  Where are the Sedition Charges?  Seven people involved in the production of the late-night anti-Trump "comedy" show The Late Show with Stephen Colbert were arrested Thursday [6/16/2022] by U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) in the Longworth House Office Building.  They had been in another building in the afternoon trying to interview members of the Jan. 6 Committee.  They were told to leave earlier and were escorted out during the day but took it upon themselves to return to the building.  They had help getting back in.  We are still not sure how many members of the USCP have cried over this seditious attack against American democracy.

Nine Stephen Colbert crewmembers [were] arrested at the House of Representatives for unlawful entry.  Multiple people who work on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' were detained Thursday night on charges of illegal entry to the House of Representatives.  A total of nine people were initially detained over the incident, according to Fox News.  Among the arrestees are Robert Smigel, best known for his character Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.  Smigel, 62, is a frequent guest on Colbert's CBS show.  Also arrested were one of Colbert's producers, Allison Martinez, and writer, Josh Comers, reports Fox News.  According to Fox News' Chad Pergram, the group was attempting to film and take pictures around the offices House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Lauren Boebert.  It is unclear why, but the visit may be linked to the ongoing January 6 riot hearings — with Democrat Representative Adam Schiff reportedly letting the posse in.

What NBC Did During Jan. 6 Hearing Shows Just How Much Dems Have Lost Americans.  We've seen that the Jan. 6 hearings haven't been going very well.  The ratings were a train wreck for the first night which was in primetime.  The Jan. 6 Committee has been deceptive in their presentations, trying to smear President Donald Trump and other Republicans — the primary purpose of the hearings in the run-up to the midterms.  It isn't about the truth, it's pure politics.  People know it, and aren't interested in sticking around for the manipulated floor show.

Justice Department ups pressure on Jan. 6 committee to release transcripts of witness interviews.  The Justice Department renewed its request for transcripts of witness interviews from the House Jan. 6 Select Committee this week, arguing that the committee's "failure" to release the transcripts is complicating their efforts to prosecute defendants.  The request came as part of a motion to continue filed by two alleged members of the Proud Boys, who requested that their trial on seditious conspiracy charges be moved from August to December.  Prosecutors agreed with the motion, writing that the defendants could face "prejudice" if the transcripts are released after the trial begins.

Dr. Simone Gold Sentenced to Prison For Speaking with Megaphone Inside US Capitol on January 6.  Dr. Simone Gold on Thursday was sentenced to two months in prison for speaking with a megaphone inside of the US Capitol on January 6.  In March Dr. Simone Gold pleaded guilty to a class A misdemeanor count, "entering and remaining in a restricted building charge." [...] Dr. Simone Gold was in Washington DC on January 5th and 6th and spoke on the 5th at Freedom Plaza.  Dr. Simone later entered the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 and delivered her same medical speech with a bullhorn from inside the U.S. Capitol.  Dr. Simone committed no acts of violence.  She only wanted to push her medical opinion on the coronavirus.  For this Dr. Gold was placed in the front row of the FBI's most wanted release.

Capitol Police first warned about violence two weeks before Jan. 6 riots, memos show.  Capitol Police received alerts from both U.S. Homeland Security and District of Columbia authorities about potential violence at the Capitol more than two weeks before the Jan. 6 riots, a pre-Christmas warning that flagged online chatter about waging a "bloody war," concealing guns, and burning down the Supreme Court, according to internal memos obtained by Just the News that reveal much earlier and persistent red flags about the tragedy.  "Right-wing extremists are talking about tunnels below the Capitol Complex and the allegiances of USCP officers," Capitol Police intelligence expert John T. Nugent Jr. wrote in an e-mail Dec. 21, 2020 sent to a distribution list of the department's Intelligence and Interagency Coordination Division.  Nugent's email forwarded information from the District of Columbia's intelligence analyst that stated a social post "had garnered quite a bit of interest online" about Jan. 6 because it included a map of the Capitol grounds.

Democrats' Jan. 6 Fiasco Is Just Another Example of Conservatives Being Treated as Second-Class Citizens.  This week's Jan. 6 carnival barkers never mentioned the name of Ashli Babbitt, a Donald Trump supporter killed by a Capitol Police officer during the Jan. 6 riots.  The Jan. 6 carnival barkers also ignore that many Jan. 6 defendants are being denied the Sixth Amendment guarantee of a speedy and fair trial.  Both omissions by the Jan. 6 barkers are just the latest examples of a flagrant, two-tiered justice system that treats conservatives — especially anyone supporting Trump — as second-class citizens.

Jan. 6 committee video:  Who were the "tourists" filming inside the Capitol complex the day before the insurrection?  If you were given a tour of the Capitol complex by your congressman, what would you record?  The rotunda, the statues, the House chamber, maybe?  Or would you record stairways and corridors?  Points of access?  There's a strong-form accusation and a weak-form accusation here, and they date all the way back to the first days after the insurrection in January 2021.  The weak-form accusation is that insurrectionists posed as tourists on January 5 and got tours of the Capitol complex in order to case the place ahead of what they were preparing to do.  Those tours were given by unsuspecting Republican members of Congress, who had no idea what the "tourists" were up to.  The strong-form accusation is that the Republicans knew exactly what the "tourists" were up to and used the tours as cover to let the insurrectionists surveil the Capitol and the attached executive office buildings, where many members of Congress have their offices.  The Capitol complex was supposed to be closed to the general public at the time due to COVID.  What were "tourists" doing there?

January 6th Committee Goes Full BlueAnon in Slanderous Attack on GOP Congressman.  The January 6th committee continues to promise filet mignon.  They keep delivering beef bottom round.  As RedState has chronicled, with the first two hearings in the book, including a two-hour primetime special, there has been no evidence provided that Donald Trump organized and coordinated an "insurrection" to stop the peaceful transfer of power following the 2020 election.  Instead, we've gotten yet more innuendo, weak narrative building, and attempts to connect dots that are miles apart.  We've gotten USCP officers emoting as if the only riot to have ever occurred happened at the Capitol, but nothing to justify the stated basis of the committee, which was to prove a conspiracy involving the former president.  In short, the January 6th committee has nothing, they know they have nothing, and now they are lashing out with wild conspiracy theories previously only found on BlueAnon Twitter.

Liar Liar, Narrative on Fire:  Schiff and Cheney Get Clown-slapped for J6 Whopper.  The January 6 Panel, which is made up of beltway dung beetles, including political shape-shifters Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Liz Cheney (Rino-WY), was called out for vomitously spewing another load of bull scramble.  Adam "Pinocchio" Schiff, the genius who squawked on CNN that he had seen evidence of Trump/Russia collusion but then sheepishly testified under oath that he had not, was blasted along with his skullduggery comrades for their latest lie by none other than the Capitol Police Chief.  The January 6 Committee lied when it "suggested" Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) brought J6 protestors on a "reconnaissance" tour of the Capitol on Jan. 5, and that the visitors were hoping to learn the layout of the Capitol in preparation for the mostly peaceful protest the following day.

January 6 committee abruptly postpones hearing scheduled for Wednesday.  The House committee investigating Jan. 6 announced early Tuesday that it will postpone its public hearing scheduled for Wednesday morning.  The third hearing in their series was expected to focus on the Justice Department in the aftermath of the November 2020 election, and former President Trump's plan to replace former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen.  Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren (Calif.), who sits on the panel, told the press that the hearing was rescheduled due to "technical issues" and that it is "not a big deal."

Capitol Police debunk Liz Cheney, Jan 6 committee claim.  Less than a week into its heavily hyped televised hearings, the House select committee on the events of January 6, 2021, is reeling after the big primetime rollout was a ratings bomb and now, one of the sinister conspiracy theories put forth by star member Liz Cheney has been exposed as a completely dishonest piece of narrative engineering to implicate GOP lawmakers in a plot to overthrow the government.  On Tuesday, Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger shot down the false claim by Cheney and committee chairman Bennie Thompson that Rep. Barry Loudermilk personally led a group of rioters on a January 5 reconnaissance walk-through of the Capitol complex — an accusation that has been vehemently denied by the Georgia Republican — a major blow to the efforts of the kangaroo court which is off to a rough start.  In a letter to Rep. Rodney Davis, the ranking member of the House Administration Committee, Manger advised the Georgia Republican that the malicious Cheney's claim was pure hogwash and that no evidence exists that proves the embattled Wyoming congresswoman's sensational accusation of a Loudermilk-led recon patrol on the day before the so-called "insurrection" at the Capitol.

Jan 6 committee flouts the rules of Congress, delivers propaganda.  The Jan. 6 House Select Committee has been marred by officials acting in an arbitrary and capricious manner.  The journalistic result is propaganda not fairly and honestly informing the American people on the conduct of this committee and its threat to democratic government.  For example,  ["]it is well established that, when a congressional committee seeks to use the implied authority to compel testimony, it must respect the Separation of Powers; it must do so only in pursuit of a valid legislative purpose (and not for the purpose of generating publicity or pursuing law enforcement) and it must follow the rules associated with the delegation on which its claimed subpoena authority relies.["]  This quote appears at page 4 of the Introduction to the reply brief (Case 1:21-cv-03217-CJN Document 38 Filed 06/06/22) filed by former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows in his lawsuit against Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Jan. 6 committee.

Team of Fools:  Biden's Cabinet Picks Prove He is Unfit to Lead.  [Scroll down]  Attorney General Merrick Garland is Biden's henchman for the administration's 1984 agenda.  Garland has made it clear that parents protesting the woke indoctrination of their children are domestic terrorists.  He has directed the FBI and U.S. attorney offices to crack down on parents by characterizing their protests, which are completely legal, as crimes.  "Attorney General Garland is weaponizing the DOJ," said Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, "by using the FBI to pursue concerned parents and silence them through intimidation."  Garland has referred to January 6th as an "invasion."  He said it was the most dangerous threat to American democracy ever.  According to Steve McCann in American Thinker, Garland identified the protestors as "domestic extremists," which has become a euphemism for Republicans.  "He wants you to believe and wants history to record," said Tucker Carlson, "that January 6th was an attempted insurrection by white supremacist revolutionaries bent on taking over this country.  Because of January 6th, we must now use law enforcement and military force to arrest, imprison, and otherwise crush anyone who leads opposition to Joe Biden's government.  That's their position," said Carlson.  "They say it out loud."

Senator Ted Cruz Confronts FBI Official Point Blank About Feds' Role in January 6.  As the national media turns its attention to the partisan January 6 committee hearings amid rising energy costs, soaring inflation, and the risk of war overseas, it behooves us to bear in mind there are questions that the Democratic Party and the FBI refuse to answer about the Capitol Riots.  Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) in scathing cross-examination of the FBI's Executive Assistant Director Jill Sanborn on January 11th asked her about the Feds' involvement in the Capitol building events.  Her responses were downright chilling to watch:  [Video clip]  "I want to turn to the FBI," Cruz said.  "How many FBI agents or confidential informants actively participated in the events of January 6th?"  "Sir?  I'm sure you can appreciate that I can't go into the specifics of sources and methods," Sanborn replied.

Never Forget — FBI Admitted to Running Operatives in the Crowd at the US Capitol — It was a Setup.  The FBI admitted in September 2021 to The New York Times that they had informants and operatives inside groups attending the January 6 rallies in Washington DC.  This never made it into the January 6 Committee's public show trial of President Trump and his MAGA movement last Thursday night.  The FBI finally admitted they infiltrated the Jan. 6 rallies with informants.  In fact, one of the first "protesters" inside the US Capitol was an FBI informant.

Trump responds to second day of January 6 hearings with 12-page statement where he blasts 'SHAM' investigation.  Two days into the public January 6 committee hearings, former President Donald Trump delivered a 12-page statement accusing Democrats of seeking to distract from the Biden administration's failings with a 'kangaroo court.'  Earlier the House committee had played testimony of Trump officials and aides describing how they had told Trump he lost the 2020 election and that there was not enough voter fraud to overturn the result.  He dismissed its efforts on Monday as a 'sham.'

Those much-vaunted Jan. 6 hearings are bombing with the public.  Rep. Liz Cheney, who will likely be booted from office in November, has put on quite a swan song amounting to her signature achievement, which is her "Get Trump" Jan. 6 hearings.  Just one problem: the public isn't buying it. [...] Republicans want the lack of the Capitol Police looked into, the role of Antifa investigated, the role of social media probed, the FBI's lack of intelligence, the death (and cover-up, I'll add) of Ashli Babbitt investigated, the role of other agitators, and all of the above, in that order.  The committee is ignoring these issues.

"Why Can't We Kill Trump?": J6 Hearings Lead To Leftists Asking Why Traitors Can't Be "Executed".  It would be difficult to blame someone for assuming that the phenomenon known as Trump Derangement Syndrome had calmed down.  It was a bizarre affliction to begin with, after all, with leftists losing their minds every time candidate and former President Donald Trump offered a conflicting opinion or mildly offensive tweet. [...] Yet, such an assumption would be incorrect; wildly incorrect, in fact.  The infatuation with Mr. Trump continues on Capitol Hill, as evidenced by the ongoing House Select Committee on January 6th, but then again, no one has been watching those hearings.  Leftwing media outlets continue with their anti-Trump obsession, and as evidence, we could cite the fact that as of yesterday afternoon, five of the top stories on CNN's homepage were focused on the former president, including their top story.  But again, Americans have turned off CNN in droves as well.

The J6 Committee in Context.  The United States government illegally intercepts the private electronic communication of every American including emails, text messages, phone calls and social media content postings and comments.  The NSA unlawfully secures that library of data in order to maintain an electronic record uniquely identifying every American in a searchable database.  The government unlawfully allows the database to be searched for domestic threats as defined by the U.S. Dept of Homeland Security, the Dept of Justice and the FBI.  By mutually beneficial arrangement, access portals to search the NSA/FBI database are included as workspaces inside the law offices of Perkins Coie, the legal firm representing the Democrat National Committee... And the J6 Committee wants us to worry about something they call "a threat to our democracy."  Additionally, do you really think the Republican wing of the DC apparatus want to be responsible to voters for dismantling the national surveillance state?

January 6 for Non-Dummies.  During another public hearing on Monday, the January 6 select committee featured a witness so irrelevant that his appearance should prompt even the most ardent defender of Nancy Pelosi's illegitimate inquisition to question the committee's real purpose.  Former Fox News talking head Chris Stirewalt, fired by the network shortly after the Capitol protest for calling the state of Arizona for Joe Biden early on election night, told his sob story to a presumably slim viewing audience.  The washed-up commentator, however, is the last person with any insight into the events of January 6, 2021.  Stirewalt's performance — similar to the overwrought speechifying by committee members last Thursday — is another headfake designed to turn attention away from the truth about what happened that day and in the months leading up to the brief disturbance that resulted in the deaths of four Trump supporters.  A well-oiled fog machine operated by the Department of Justice, congressional Democrats, NeverTrumpers, and the national news media is once again pumping lie after lie into the body politic in a last-gasp attempt to destroy Trump and the powerful political movement he created.

Steve Bannon dares Merrick Garland to pursue charges against Trump over U.S. Capitol riot.  Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon says GOP lawmakers would impeach Attorney General Merrick Garland if the Justice Department pursues charges against former President Donald Trump over the House Jan. 6 committee's findings.  In his "War Room:  Pandemic" podcast on Friday, Mr. Bannon said Americans are unmoved by the committee's findings unveiled during a prime-time hearing Thursday, reiterating claims that the 2020 election was stolen.  "Trump won the presidency," Mr. Bannon said.  "And he is the legitimate president of the United States and your guy is illegitimate, and the American People are awakening to that."

Them: 'You Must Care!' Us: 'No.'  We refuse to care about stupid Democrat obsessions. [...] And we don't care about a minor tussle — punctuated by an unpunished government murder of an unarmed trespasser — from over a year and a half ago, except to the extent that the political persecutions that followed must be remedied and avenged.  Every non-narc victim of this Stasi witch hunt should be pardoned and the next GOP administration should settle their civil rights suits for the outrageous violation inflicted upon them by a politicized DOJ for huge sums.  The guy who shot Ashli Babbitt should be prosecuted — there's no statute of limitations on murder — and the GOP, once it takes Congress back in November, should investigate the federal agents on the scene, the systemic denial of rights, and the selective prosecutions that followed.  That would make for an interesting set of primetime hearings, as opposed to the tedious political onanism of the current kangaroo kommittee.  We don't care about any of it.  And that is important.  The left can only impose its will when it convinces us to choose to let them do so.

Day 2 of January 6 Committee Public Hearings Attack Trump for Doubting Election.  The second day of public hearings of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol was held Monday, and focused on attacking then-President Donald Trump for questioning the 2020 election results.  The goal was a to argue that Trump inspired those who stormed the Capitol by convincing them that the election had been "stolen" and that they had to prevent an illegitimate president from being installed by stopping the certification of the result.

Jim Jordan accuses Jan 6 committee of altering evidence and lying to present a 'one-sided, choregraphed' show.  Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) shredded the House January 6 Committee for allegedly altering evidence and lying to the American people over what happened that day in what he called a "choreographed" presentation.  Jordan appeared on "Sunday Morning Futures" with Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo to discuss what Republicans are doing, plan to do following the midterms, and how they are reacting to the Jan. 6 Democratic inquisition.  "I want to see all the depositions," Jordan stated, referencing an altered text message exchange between him and former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.  In December, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who is a member of the Jan. 6 committee, presented a graphic showing an altered text message between Jordan and Meadows.  Jordan admitted he sent the message to Meadows but stressed that it was only a part of a message he "forwarded" from an attorney named Joseph Schmitz, who was positing a legal theory about overturning the results of the 2020 election.

January 6th Committee Ratings:  The Democrats Threw A Party, And Nobody Came.  On Thursday night, only hours before the Dow Jones Industrial Average was sent plummeting by 880 points due to Friday's devastating report showing that inflation remains at a 40-year high, the leadership of the Democratic Party staged what they hoped would save their electoral chances in November.  Not only were the hearings being held in primetime, but they were also being broadcast live by their chums in the media, which is to say every major news network except for Fox News.  This maneuver would change the tide of the election, the Democrats thought.  Americans would see how terrible Donald Trump and Republicans are, they hoped.  For some reason, Democrats were banking on voters turning on their favorite leftwing news channel to witness the farcical proceedings while simultaneously forgetting about the calamitous governance of Joe Biden.  It didn't work, and the viewership ratings for Thursday night show just how mistaken the Democrats were.

January 6th Committee Previews Another Dud in the Second Hearing.  The January 6th committee will hold its second major hearing on Monday.  That followed a primetime production for the first one back on Thursday evening.  What was actually learned during their big opener?  The answer remains not much.  They gave speeches, showed videos we've already seen, and once again brought a USCP officer in to give an emotional account of the violence that occurred. [...] We already know Liz Cheney thinks the orange man is bad and morally responsible for the unrest.  But did he actively plan and coordinate it?  That's the charge.  Where's the evidence?  If such evidence existed, you'd have expected the committee to use its two hours of primetime to lay it out.  That didn't happen, and it looks as if the second hearing will be more of the same.

FNC's Turley:  Dems 'Trying to Convict Donald Trump of Being a Terrible Person'.  Constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley on Monday [6/13/2022] sounded off about the House Select Committee's primetime hearings over the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.  Turley, a Fox News contributor, said on "Outnumbered" that House Democrats, in their investigation into the riot, were trying to convict former President Donald Trump of being a terrible person."  "[T]his is a signature move by Speaker Pelosi," Turley explained.  "I was highly critical during the impeachment hearings.  When in the hearing I testified on with Trump, the House leadership decided to forgo any investigation in the Judiciary Committee, the calling of essential witnesses.  And then, in the second impeachment, she did one better — did a snap impeachment with no hearings at all.  And this is a fairly common process by the speaker.  She muscles through to make sure that she gets the conclusion she wants."

January 6th Committee Chair Says No Criminal Referrals Will Be Made.  On Sunday, multiple members of the January 6th Committee proclaimed that they had enough evidence to support a criminal indictment of Donald Trump.  That sent the media into a frenzy as another "the walls are closing in" moment unfolded.  Their dream of seeing the former president perp-walked was at hand.  That was... until Monday evening arrived.  In a sudden turn of events, Rep. Bennie Thompson, who chairs the January 6th committee, is now saying that the committee will not make any criminal referrals at all, not just of Trump, but of anyone.

Show Trial Mistrial:  January 6 Chair Says No Criminal Referral of Trump, After All.  Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), chair of the January 6 Committee, said Monday evening there would be no criminal referrals of former President Donald Trump or anyone else to the Department of Justice (DOJ) — and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) promptly disagreed in public.  [Numerous tweets]  The committee has voted to recommend that several former Trump aides be held in contempt of Congress, and the full U.S. House has voted for several contempt referrals, two of which have led to prosecutions, contrary to DOJ's custom of declining such referrals.  Democrats and many in the establishment media have been pressing the committee to provide a basis for the DOJ to charge Trump as well.  The absence of a criminal referral does not mean the DOJ will not prosecute Trump or his aides: the DOJ is reportedly using transcripts from the committee's behind-closed-doors depositions in criminal investigations.

J6 Committee's Own Witness Debunks Claim Of Coordinated Insurrection.  Last week, the Select Committee on Jan. 6 brought forward a pair of witnesses to testify in the panel's first prime-time hearing to depict the Capitol riot as a coordinated "insurrection."  Among them was a documentary filmmaker named Nick Quested, who was embedded with the far-right group the "Proud Boys" on the day of the turmoil.  Quested gave the committee an eyewitness account of the riot as he followed the Proud Boys throughout the day. [...] The leader of a group plotting a coordinated insurrection would normally be hard-pressed to allow a documentarian to film it, let alone be receptive to an embed.  Even if the Jan. 6 riot was coordinated, contrary to the FBI finding "scant evidence" of an "organized plot," a coordinated attack would undermine the committee's central claim of former President Donald Trump's culpability.

The Show Trial Is Back.  Coordinating with their ideological buddies, the media have worked overtime on this.  Since they own the movie house or the circus tent, it's playing in the top slot with all the free publicity you could want.  (Did you count how many times during the nightly news the big 8 o'clock show was breathlessly announced?  I didn't bother counting.)  This is what passes for political discourse nowadays.  At least Obama could give a good imitation of a philosopher king.  But suiting the spirit of the age — entertainment by algorithm — this was just one more try at what has been the response to Trump for six-plus years — accuse him of anything at all and manufacture plausibility.  The pursuit of truth this is not.  That takes twists and turns, being open to the surprise of what nature has kept under wraps, and the shedding of every prejudice.  Here, there was no doubt of the charge or what the verdict would be.  Predictable.  The Beria principle in action — the man is decided upon in advance, the only novelty is which charge will get the most traction.

That Was The Best Hearing Democrats Had To Offer?  I watched that joke of a "hearing" on Thursday, the one about January 6th and the "threat to democracy" created by angry people with no focus or objective, some of whom chanted mean things.  Needless to say, I was unmoved.  Only 2 members spoke, Chair Bennie Thompson and Liz Cheney, and neither of them really "spoke" at all, they read.  Their eyes were glued to the teleprompter the way someone who can't swim is glued to a raft in the deep end of a pool.  There is more convicing line delivery in a 1970s porn movie than those 2 gave Thursday night. [... The] made for TV event was not a real hearing, nor was it much of an event.  You'd think with the former president of ABC News running the show it would've felt like a movie of the week, but it was more like a public access zoning board meeting.

It is time to admit that the American left is malevolent.  A show trial committee airs a television production of a fake, partisan "hearing" meant to malign the former President with selective editing and omissions that prove the opposite of the truth.  The hearings are so scripted that every member of the committee reads from a teleprompter.  Adam Schiff again altered texts between Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows to make them seem criminal. [...] Any Republican who votes for more gun restrictions is a squishy RINO.  Not one of them has stood up for the J6 prisoners who are being denied due process, let alone basic necessities.  Shame on every Republican who has ignored the thoroughly unconstitutional plight of these people.  Those Republicans who have kept silent about this issue are enablers, as those imprisoned are innocent victims of a corrupt government.

Latest J6 Committee Revelations Are Likely to Do in the Dems.  As we reported, the Jan. 6 Committee isn't getting the audience that they hoped they would be getting.  If the whole point of the exercise was to try to convince people that Republicans were evil and to vote for the Democrats in the midterms, the problem that they're facing is that while people may not have liked the riot, they for sure don't like how the Democrats and Joe Biden have destroyed the country over the past year-and-a-half since and they don't like the political games being played by the Committee.  One of those games was calling as a "surprise" witness former Trump campaign manager, Bill Stepien.  But he's currently advising the opponent of Rep. Liz Cheney (RINO-WY), Harriet Hageman, in the Wyoming primary that will be held in August.  Cheney knows she's in deep trouble in her primary and then suddenly she calls her opponent's adviser to have him grilled before the Committee?  Can we scream conflict and politics here?

Where's Ray Epps?  Since 1987, some of us have spent leisure time asking, "Where's Waldo?" looking for him in crowded cartoons clad in his red and white striped shirt.  It passes the time and stimulates the mind.  Since January 6, 2021, others have asked, "Where's Ray Epps?"  Asking, "Where's Waldo?" is harmless enough.  Asking, "Where's Ray Epps?" might get you the kind of attention no one wants in this post-911 emerging police-state we still call America.  Still, lots of questions are popping up about Ray Epps. [...] In one video of Ray Epps taken on the evening of January 5, 2021, Ray is seen wearing a red MAGA baseball cap and exhorting protestors to "Go into the Capitol."  During the span of Jan 5-6, 2021, Epps can be seen in several locations between the White House and the Capitol, urging people to enter the People's House.  Like the imaginary Waldo, Ray Epps shows up doing his old man impersonation of Ethan Hunt on a Mission Impossible episode.  Like the fictional Ethan Hunt, the Agency (FBI and DOJ) has disavowed any knowledge or connection with Ray Epps.  For some time, a picture of Epps appeared on an FBI website soliciting information about those who entered the Capitol on January 6th.  That picture went up in a puff of smoke and, now, the FBI refuses to answer questions about him.

The J6 Committee's Real Target Is You.  All I heard from the Democrats' prime-time telecast of their J6 Soviet show trial was blah, blah, blah, Americans are racist, Trump's a terrorist, and Congress must tear up more of the Constitution to save "democracy."  Lights, camera, distraction!  The way-off-Broadway tragicomedy produced by State media at once radiated the cheap emotionalism of a soap opera while leaving the ludicrous impression that our exalted leaders are nothing but ventriloquist dummies seeking refuge from a bad vaudeville routine.  It was difficult not to laugh at the parade of dour faces glaring intently into the cameras with their punishing nursemaid scowls imploring the audience to take them seriously.  Even watched on a phone screen, the staged spectacle reeked of sweat, desperation, and community theater amateurishness.  Like a third-rate Vegas show performed by mediocre magicians, there was no surprise or suspense.  Listening to the players read from their corny scripts, I thought they would have been better off just breaking into incantations or hypnotic chants:  abracadabra, pay no attention to obscene gas prices or the imploding economy; forget about Hillary's Russia collusion hoax; never mind that more evidence of a fraudulent 2020 election emerges daily; it is imperative that we take away more of your rights!

Liz Cheney Uses January 6 Committee for Political Retaliation, Subpoenas Primary Opponent's Campaign Adviser.  Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) appears to have used the January 6 committee as a political weapon against her primary opponent.  It is no secret that Liz Cheney's political career as an establishment Republican took a nosedive into oblivion when she sided with the Democrats in their January 6 witch hunt.  Since then, her primary opponent, Harriet Hageman, has been trouncing Cheney in the polls and now leads by a whopping 30 points.  After a dismal first hearing for the January 6 committee that pulled in just 19 million viewers across the United States, Liz Cheney has now subpoenaed former Donald Trump campaign manager William Stepien, who also just so happens to be Hageman's campaign adviser.

Jim Jordan blasts Jan. 6 committee:  Investigators 'altered evidence and lied'.  Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) raised trust issues with the House committee investigating the Capitol riot after it held its first prime-time hearing last week.  During an interview on Sunday, the congressman insisted the Thursday hearing showed nothing new and cast the Jan. 6 committee itself as a "one-sided" endeavor that has demonstrated it cannot be outright trusted.  He reminded viewers that last year, the panel admitted to altering a text message between Jordan and former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.  "This committee has altered evidence and lied to the American people about it, so much so that they had to issue a statement which says, 'We regret the error,' which is government speak for, 'We got caught lying,'" Jordan told Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures.  [Video clip]

January 6 Committee Admits It Doctored Text Message Between Meadows And Jordan.  Following reporting by The Federalist that Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and his staff doctored a text message between Rep. Jim Jordan and former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, the House Jan. 6 committee admitted over email that it did, in fact, doctor the text message.  As The Federalist reported on Wednesday morning, on Jan. 5, 2021, Jordan forwarded to Meadows a three-paragraph legal summary from attorney Joseph Schmitz, summarizing a four-page legal memorandum Schmitz had written regarding congressional certification of the 2020 presidential electoral vote count.  In a statement provided to The Federalist via email, a Democrat spokesman for the Jan. 6 committee confessed that the committee doctored the text message.

'Surprise Witness' Called by J6 Committee Reveals Big Conflict for Liz Cheney.  There are a lot of problems with the Jan. 6 Committee, not the least of which it is a compromised, biased group that has only been appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).  You're not talking about an independent investigation looking for the truth.  I'm not even sure we have objective law enforcement doing that anymore in this case.  This is a political show trial meant to do what it can to help the Democrats' chances in the midterms. [...] But they've released a list of some of the witnesses that they're going to call on Monday [6/13/2022], and it has at least one witness who should set off all kinds of conflict red flags.  It also says a lot about how they operate.

January 6 committee members claim they have enough evidence for the DOJ to begin investigating a criminal indictment for Trump.  Members of the House committee investigating the Capitol riot said Sunday they have uncovered enough evidence for the Justice Department to consider a criminal indictment against Donald Trump for seeking to overturn his 2020 election defeat.  'I would like to see the Justice Department investigate any credible allegation of criminal activity on the part of Donald Trump or anyone else,' said committee member Rep. Adam Schiff.  He later added: 'They need to be investigated if there's credible evidence, which I think there is.'

January 6 House Committee repeats Trump 'Stand by, Proud Boys' myth.  On June 9, the "Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol" of the U.S. House of Representatives held a rare evening hearing.  As predicted in the run up news leaks, the Committee repeated the myth that Donald Trump told Proud Boys to "stand by."  That is, Trump critics have claimed for years that Trump asked the Proud Boys to stand ready to pounce.  Prosecutors in indictments and court motions and also the civil lawsuits repeat this same lie.  In reality, this comes from the September 29, 2020, presidential debate in Columbus, Ohio.  Joe Biden — not Donald Trump — mentioned the Proud Boys.

Pipe bomber remains unidentified as Democrat-led Capitol riot committee begins public hearings.  As the Democrat-led committee investigating the events of Jan. 6 begins its public hearings, the person who planted pipe bombs the night before outside both the Republican and Democratic national committee headquarters in Washington remains unknown and at large.  Now, almost a year and a half since the incident, the Washington Examiner learned that a top FBI official said last month that the bureau could not provide any information about the possible use of confidential human sources to solve the case.  The FBI official said the bureau had carried out over 1,000 interviews, compiled just under 40,000 videos, and analyzed roughly 450 tips.  The bureau also said solving the mystery continues to be a top priority for the FBI, as well as for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, and the Capitol Police.

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The mysterious pipe bomber is either the stealthiest and most elusive criminal since Jack the Ripper, or is a federal agent whose identity is no mystery to the FBI.  Even Jack the Ripper would have been caught quickly, if he had lived in a city like Washington DC, where there are surveillance cameras everywhere.  I don't believe for a second that the government doesn't already know who this suspect is, and can't figure out who it is, even after 18 months as everybody's top priority.

I am going to post a note here I received this morning from a January Sixther.  [Thread reader]  I am a husband and father who has zero criminal history... And I am looking at years in prison AFTER I took a plea.  You may ask why would people take a plea if they are innocent?  Innocent has nothing to do with this as my lawyer has told over and over again.  This is payback.  There are only a handful of representatives in DC that care about us.  The vast majority couldn't care less.  They secretly despise Trump and anyone on the 6th as well.  The DOJ knows this.  There will be no reform of this government.  There will be no going back.  All there is now is the path ahead.  But that path will never lead back to the country we once were.  I watched for 4 years as our government that I pay taxes for, try to impeach and even oust our president with sheer impunity.  Hillary's smearing stunt morphed into a coup that lasted Trumps entire term.  Then I watched the election get stolen from the American people.  So I went to DC to support the way I thought best.  I wasn't violent, I didn't break anything, I didn't steal anything and that doesn't matter.  I lost my 6 figure income, friends, and my family is a wreck.  I had the FBI in my home, I was brought before a judge in shackles.  And I am a lucky one.  I got to remain free till sentencing.  So this is the country that I now live in.  Where the powerful few can attack an elected president attempting to removing him for 4 years and where elections no longer matter.

January 6th Committee Doctored Footage to Spin a False Narrative.  The January 6th committee is something out of a dystopian nightmare.  The extreme overreach they consistently display, coupled with their criminal prosecution of unlawfully subpoenaed witnesses is bad enough, but they lie and spin a false narrative at every turn as well.  Nothing which the committee does is ethically or legally sound, yet they are treated as though they are beyond reproach.  The committee in their farcical display Thursday night even went so far as to spin a narrative of violence where there was none, doctoring footage from Nickquested on Twitter to cut out the parts where protestors attempted to save the life of Roseanne Boyland, and where they condemned the Capitol Police for the coldblooded murder of Ashli Babbitt.

The Show Trials Begin.  Thursday evening's [6/9/2022] disgraceful spectacle concocted by congressional Democrats and the media will go down in history — but not in the way they intended.  Far from shocking Americans with "new" testimony from a visibly terrified Ivanka Trump or a know-nothing Capitol police officer who described the Jan. 6 confrontations as "a war scene," which it most certainly was not, Thursday's spectacle only reinforced the national divide between Trump supporters and the Democrats and the media elites.  Even Democrat strategists and media commentators admit that the hearings are not aimed at changing public opinion.  "Instead, the committee's work is most clearly aimed at the top brass at the Department of Justice who will decide whether to bring charges against Trump and members of his inner circle," Jonathan Allen wrote in a commentary for NBC News.

Top Schumer Aide Received Jan. 6 Warning that Frontline Officers Never Saw.  In the latest revelation regarding the Democrats' mishandling of security and intelligence ahead of January 6th, a staffer for Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) received warnings about the possible events of that day, even though Capitol Police leadership and frontline officers were never given the same information.  According to Just The News, new documents show that top Schumer aide Kelly Fado was emailed by Capitol Police Deputy Chief Sean Gallagher on January 5th, 2021.  In the email sent at 9:40 PM, Gallagher said he wanted to "provide you visibility" with intelligence that had been received by the FBI's threat analysis center.  The information sent to Fado — who is now the Senate's Deputy Sergeant at Arms — allegedly warned of a plan by protesters to block Democratic members of Congress from entering the Capitol building, using the underground tunnel system to block possible points of entry and exit. [...] Yet, despite the contents of Gallagher's email, Fado never forwarded the information to then-Capitol Police Chief Steve Sund, or any other leaders or frontline officers in the Capitol Police.

Trainwreck: Ratings Are in for Jan. 6 Committee Production.  The numbers are in for the Jan. 6 Committee production.  If we looked at how people were tuning out, it stood to reason it wasn't going to go well.  As anticipated, it didn't. [...] Most people aren't interested in seeing a political show.  They blame Biden and the Democrats for the failures that are happening now.  They know that Democrats are throwing this out as their last gasp before the midterms.

Jan. 6 Committee Liars Edited Out Footage of Ashli Babbitt and Rosanne Boyland's Death from From Key Witness Testimony.  Treacherous treasonous criminals!!  The UNSELECT January 6th Committee disgraced themselves and the nation on Primetime TV last night.  They brought British filmmaker Nick Quested onto the stand as one of their key witnesses and presented his footage to the public EDITED in the most manipulated fashion possible to leave out the most compelling content he shot that day — The bodies of United States Veteran Ashli Babbitt and Rosanne Boyland!!  Do they think Americans are stupid!?!!!  A more complete version of Quested's footage was released by a source to the public this morning.  It contains never-before-seen footage of Rosanne Boyland and Ashli's Babbitt's bodies.  [Video clip]

New Video Proves Jan. 6 House Committee Lied to Public on June 9.  New video evidence proves that Democrats misled the public on June 9 in the January 6 Select Committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol presentation.  The new video evidence can be seen [on YouTube].  On June 9, British filmmaker Nick Quested repeated his claim that Enrique Tarrio, Chairman of the Proud Boys, had a "meeting" with Stewart Rhodes, President of the Oath Keepers, in a D.C. parking garage on Jan. 5, 2021.  Quested testified that he could not hear what was being said during the chance encounter in a D.C. parking garage near the Phoenix Hotel.  But in fact, Quested's video clearly includes the full conversation.  There is no mention of the Capitol.  The audio proves that Stewart Rhodes and Enrique Tarrio had never met before.  The "Greeting Not a Meeting" was their first introduction.  Then Rhodes turned his back on Tarrio and walked away so that Tarrio could talk privately to attorneys about Tarrio finding a defense attorney for Tarrio.  Rhodes spent the next minute or two scanning outward for any security threats.  Then the group disbanded after a total of 2 minutes.

Likely Next House Admin Panel Chair Delivers J6 Committee Document Preservation Demand.  Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), who is likely to become chairman of the House Administration Committee in 2023 if Republicans regain the majority in the chamber in November, demanded in a letter on June 9 to Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the chairman of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th breach of the U.S. Capitol, that the panel preserve all its records.  The letter from Davis, the current ranking GOP member of the Administration Committee, came just hours before the Jan. 6 panel's first primetime hearing.  An unnamed aide reportedly told journalists earlier in the day that evidence would be presented showing that then-President Donald Trump was "at the center" of an effort to prevent the transfer of power from him to incoming President Joe Biden.  In an unusually detailed and lengthy preservation demand, Davis told Thompson:  "I write today to demand your cooperation in preserving all records produced by or in the possession of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol (Select Committee).

OOPS: Rachel Madcow Admits The Trump Rally and the Capitol Breach Were Not Related.  Sometimes, the truth just slips out.  Whether it's Hillary openly admitting that she despises anyone in the country that doesn't think like and vote for her or Joe Biden admitting they had the best election fraud team ever to guarantee the results of 2020, the truth always sneaks out.  Such was the case with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, who inspires barbers around the world to say "Make Hair Long Again!", when she emphatically reminded her fellow panelists and audience that Donald Trump's rally was not — repeat, not — the starting point of the so-called January 6th Insurrection.

Joe Biden Admits He Was Too 'Busy' to Watch January 6 Hearings.  President Joe Biden tried to emphasize the importance of the January 6 Committee hearings on Capitol Hill on Friday but admitted he was too "busy" to watch them himself.  "It's important the American people understand what truly happened and to understand that the same forces that led to Jan. 6 remain at work today," Biden said.  Democrats aired the first public hearing of the select committee to investigate the January 6 protests on Thursday night in prime time to generate the maximum coverage and audience.

Democrat Star Jan 6 Witness: 'Someone in Authority Left the Door Open' at Capitol, 'Mob Walked In''.  Nick Quested, the Democrat's star witness for the January 6 Committee's first primetime public hearing, claimed that "someone in authority left the door open" at the U.S. Capitol.  Quested is a British filmmaker who followed the Proud Boys in the days leading up to and on January 6, 2021.  Quested confirmed reports that the January 6 Committee would call him to testify as a witness during the committee's first of six primetime televised hearings.  However, in a since-deleted Instagram post, Quested speculated that someone "in authority" opened the door for the protesters to come inside in a "deliberate act."

Heavily Hyped Primetime Jan 6 Committee Hearing Lands with a Thud.  The first public hearing of the Select Committee investigating the January 6 Capitol protests concluded Thursday night, and it utterly failed to live up to the hype.  The primetime hearing, broadcast live on every major network except for Fox News Channel (which instead ran the hearing on Fox Business), had been promised to "blow the roof off the House."  All current reports indicate that the roof is still there.  Remember in the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings when Kamala Harris glared at Kavanaugh, asked a question, and then threateningly said, "Be sure about your answer, sir"?  Whoa!  I thought to myself, she's got something big on him.  What did she have?  Absolutely nothing.  This hearing felt like an hour-long version of that moment.  After much fanfare, the hearing added little in the way of new information and failed to prove that Donald Trump caused the violence.

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Hillary Clinton:  January 6 a 'Criminal Conspiracy' to Overturn Election.  Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton responded to the hearing on January 6 on Capitol Hill, calling it a "criminal conspiracy" to overturn an election.  "It's pretty simple:  We have a right to choose our own leaders.  We can't let anyone take that right away from us.  The people involved in the criminal conspiracy to overturn the will of America's voters — which culminated in the attempted coup of January 6 — must be held accountable," she said.

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If anyone in America "must be held accountable," and never will, it's Hillary Clinton.

Tucker Carlson unloads on Jan. 6 hearing.  Fox News host Tucker Carlson tore into the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot for dredging up the past while the United States has "never in its history been closer to a nuclear war."  "In the 18 months since January 6, gas prices have doubled, drug [overdoses] have reached their highest point ever, U.S. economy is now [heading for a] devastating recession," he told his listeners during his opening monologue Thursday.  "And scariest and least noted of all, this country has never in its history been closer to a nuclear war.  Yet the other networks couldn't be bothered to cover any of that tonight."

State-Run Television:  Rep. Benni Thompson Kicks Off Sham J6 Hearing By Comparing Republicans To The Ku Klux Klan.  After a year-long investigation, the sham House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th began its first hearing Thursday night [6/9/2022].  The unprecedently partisan and unconstitutional committee is debuting never-before-seen recordings and documentation from closed-door depositions with Trump officials on primetime.  Rep. Bennie Thompson kicked off the proceedings by playing the race card and deflecting the Democrat Party's Ku Klux Klan legacy onto the GOP.  "I'm from a part of the country where people justify the actions of slavery, the Ku Klux Klan and lynching.  I'm reminded of that thought in history as I hear voices today try to justify the actions of the insurrectionists on January 6, 2021," Thompson lamented.

Reactions to Jan. 6 Presentation Indicate Committee Failed Miserably.  If the Democrats thought that the reaction to the Jan. 6 Committee was going to be riveting, the reaction so far from a variety of quarters says not so much.  CNN's Chris Wallace expressed skepticism that the Committee was going to produce anything of worth. [...] Then there was Frank Luntz who had a group of students with him watching the production.  Luntz said they tuned out quickly.  [Tweets]  If they're not tuning in at all (which is most people) or even after 35 minutes, you've lost most people.  More people were likely watching Fox, the one network that wasn't covering the show trial live.  Tucker Carlson probably summed it up for everyone with how much they're trying to deflect from all the Biden and Democratic failures with this.

Democrat hysteria undermines Jan 6 hearing.  Despite bombshell claims in the Left-leaning media that Trump 'was at the center' and to be blamed for the Jan 6 'carnage', last night's 'first hearing' of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack proved disappointingly flat.  The event was treated like a blockbuster film, with blanket coverage on all major networks.  This was the first of at least six hearings scheduled just for the month of June, and it was heralded by Democrats with the promise of "unseen" footage and Hollywood-style production values that would excite and enliven what is, by now, somewhat old news.

Pelosi's big J6 sham opens with slavery, KKK, and lynching.  After all of the overwrought media buildup, the Nancy Pelosi production of the January 6th Select Committee hearings opened on national television on Thursday night and it didn't take long for the race card to be whipped out.  During his opening statement, Mississippi Democrat Rep. Bennie Thompson who was picked by Madame Speaker to head up the grotesque spectacle, linked the protest at the U.S. Capitol which went badly awry, to lynching and slavery, despicable practices of a bygone era in history that cynical Democrats have shamelessly resurrected for political advantage in a modern America only six years removed from a black president who was not only elected but re-elected.  In the opening strains of a staged event that has been meticulously choreographed to the point where House Democrats hired a former ABC News executive to assist in crafting the Soviet-style show trial for maximum emotional impact, Thompson went for the jugular right off the bat.  "I'm from a part of the country where people justify the actions of slavery, the Ku Klux Klan, and lynching," Thompson said.

Hilarious: Jan. 6 Committee Now Trying to 'Temper Expectations' as Cheney and Schiff Spin Like Crazy.  Joe Biden and the Democrats don't want to have to talk about policies or any of the real issues afflicting the country right now.  Because if they did, the focus would be on all their failures.  That's why they want the focus now to be on the Jan. 6 Committee and the show trial that they want to sell you.  Not only is it a show trial, it even has a producer, as my colleague Jeff Charles reported, like any TV drama — according to Axios, "James Goldston — former president of ABC News, and a documentary storyteller who ran 'Good Morning America' and 'Nightline' — has joined the committee as an unannounced adviser." [...] But even though they're engaging in all this effort and they've spent a ton of money on the Committee (yes, we're paying for the Democrats to try to make a political hit on Republicans), what's hilarious is they're scaling back expectations.

Ashli Babbitt's Husband Responds to Sham Jan. 6 Hearings.  Despite the federal government's attempt to withhold evidence surrounding the cold-blooded murder of Ashli Babbitt and the corporate media's effort to demonize the slain Air Force veteran, her family vows to never stop fighting for her until justice prevails.  Before the partisan and unconstitutional public hearing started, Aaron Babbitt, a US Marine veteran and husband of the late Ashli Babbitt, joined Greg Kelly on Thursday night [6/9/2022].

Did Democrats Deliberately Leave [the U.S.] Capitol Defenseless on Jan. 6?  In the first of six made-for-TV specials airing Thursday, the House's partisan Jan. 6 Committee was expected to float the idea of a seditious conspiracy between members of pro-Trump groups like the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers with political insiders who helped them gain access to the US Capitol.  There is substantial video evidence suggesting that someone inside the Capitol opened a door that was locked from the inside, allowing people to enter into the Capitol Rotunda.  However, conservatives have long pointed out that the ease of access to the public building supports arguments that there was no "insurrection," since they were welcomed freely into the seat of government in accordance with their constitutional rights.

Was Jan. 6 Organized by the FBI?  As the liberal media obsesses over President Trump for so-called "inciting" the peaceful crowds to enter the Capitol on January 6 to protest, Republicans are standing up and defending their party.  While meeting with conservative activists at a Phoenix IHOP, Senate candidate Blake Masters (R-AZ.) questioned whether Jan. 6 was just one big set up by the FBI.  According to audio of the meeting obtained by CNN, the Trump-endorsed candidate was asked if he would support an investigation into the U.S. Intelligence operations to reveal the government's motives in the protests, to which he replied "absolutely."  "Don't we suspect that, like, one-third of the people outside of the Capitol complex on Jan. 6 were actual FBI agents hanging out... what did people know?  And when did they know it?  We got to get to the bottom of this."

The Serious Questions Left Unanswered by the January 6 Committee.  Despite conjecture to the contrary, there remains no actual proof sufficient to tie President Donald Trump to any crimes committed at the Capitol on January 6.  He gave no order, and he took no action, to cause any single person to break into the Capitol or otherwise commit a crime.  Shrill statements to the contrary from utterly discredited Democratic leaders such as Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) ring hollow.  The charge of Trump-induced insurrection is legally incompetent.  The legally relevant facts simply are not there.  Serious questions unaddressed by the January 6 committee concern why Pelosi, to whom the House Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving reported, gave no order to have the National Guard defend the Capitol building before breach of the Capitol barricades (despite Capitol Police intelligence indicating a possible riot weeks before January 6).  Serious questions, not adequately explored by the January 6 committee, concern whether Lt. Michael Byrd violated the Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights of the unarmed Ashli Babbitt when he shot and killed her outside the glass doors leading to the lobby of Pelosi's office.  Other serious questions remain concerning the extent to which FBI plants infiltrated protest groups and aided or incited criminal activity ahead of January 6.

Eight Key Questions the January 6 Committee Will Not Answer and One Nancy Pelosi Can't Avoid.  Officially, the congressional body convening the special primetime hearing tonight is known as the "Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the Congress of the United States," chaired by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.).  Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), chairman of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), views the J6 panel quite differently.  During a news conference earlier this week, Banks called it a "fraud" because "Democrats aren't investigating January 6, that is already abundantly clear ... they are trying to use this select committee as a Trojan Horse to abolish the Electoral College, to intimidate President Trump's aides, to block him from ever appearing on the ballot again, and to prevent his supporters from participating in American democracy."

Judicial Watch Lawsuit Forces Release of DOJ Memo Declining Criminal Prosecution for Ashli Babbitt's Shooter.  Judicial Watch announced that it received productions of new records totaling 102 pages from the Department of Justice (DOJ) related to the shooting of January 6 protestor Ashli Babbitt that include a memo recommending "that the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia decline for criminal prosecution the fatal shooting of Ashli McEntee [Babbitt]," also noting that the shooter, U.S. Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd, "did not create a police report or documents" related to the shooting of Babbitt.  The documents also reveal that in the press release announcing the decision not to prosecute Byrd for the killing of Babbitt, the DOJ replaced the words "group" and "crowd" with the word "mob" several times.  The unarmed Babbitt was shot and killed as she climbed through a broken interior window in the United States Capitol.  She was a 14-year Air Force veteran.  The identity of the shooter was kept secret by Congress, the Justice Department, and DC police for eight months until Byrd went public to try to defend his killing of Babbitt.

Trump Pentagon first offered National Guard to Capitol four days before Jan. 6 riots, memo shows.  The Pentagon first raised the possibility of sending National Guard troops to the U.S. Capitol four days before the Jan. 6 riots, setting in motion a series of rejections by Capitol Police and Democrats that left Congress vulnerable as threats of violence were rising, according to government memos that validate Trump administration officials' long-held claims.  An official timeline of the Jan. 6 tragedy assembled by Capitol Police shows that a Defense Department official reached out to a Capitol Police deputy chief, Sean Gallagher, on Jan. 2, 2021 to see if a request for troops was forthcoming, but the offer was quickly rejected after a consultation with then-Chief Steve Sund.  "Carol Corbin (DOD) texts USCP Deputy Chief Sean Gallagher, Protective Service Bureau, to determine whether USCP is considering a request for National Guard soldiers for January 6, 2021 event," the timeline reads in the lone entry listed for Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021.

Hey, Democrats, No One [Cares] About Your Hearing.  Ever watch 2020 on a Friday night?  Or Dateline?  What once used to be serious "news magazine" shows have devolved, like everything else in journalism, to a complete waste of time that exists only to manipulate your emotions and keep you watching.  Every week, they're reality murder mysteries where half way through you're convinced (because producers manipulated you into believing) the killer is someone it's not.  By the end, the truth is revealed in a way that leaves you in shock.  It's as predictable as the setting sun.  And so are Democrats.  When word came out this week that the January 6th committee — Nancy Pelosi's inner circle of flying monkeys eager to do as much damage to Republicans as possible — had hired the former head of ABC News to "produce" their big prime time hearing tonight, I knew the only thing missing would be the melodramatic Keith Morrison voiceover.

Jan. 6 Committee's Alleged Hiring of Former ABC News President May Violate Rules:  House GOP.  A group of House Republicans on Wednesday requested confirmation that the former president of ABC News, James Goldston, is working for the committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 breach of the U.S. Capitol, and questioned whether his alleged hiring violated House rules.  In a letter to the Jan. 6 Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and Committee on House Administration Chairperson Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), GOP lawmakers asked for confirmation that Goldston has been hired as an employee of the committee, and not as a consultant or in an "unofficial capacity."  The letter was signed by Committee on House Administration Ranking Member Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), and others.  It comes after Axios first reported Monday that the former network news executive had joined the committee as an "unannounced adviser" and is "busily producing Thursday's 8 p.m. ET hearing as if it were a blockbuster investigative special."

An Illegitimate Court Gets Ready To Convene.  Yes, congressional committees do have the power to investigate.  Yet, they can only do so in pursuit of a "legislative function," e.g., to enact new rules, regulations, or policies.  What settled law explicitly rules out is the pursuit of a "judicial function" in which a congressional committee seeks to act as judge, jury, and executioner.  That clearly violates the separation of powers — punishment is reserved exclusively for the judicial branch.  In this case, Nancy Pelosi's Democrat-controlled House passed H. Res. 503 on May 21, 2021 to establish the committee; and the legislative activity of all seven of the committee's Democrats reveal their clear intent to unconstitutionally punish Trump and his most senior advisors by subjecting us to the shame, humiliation, ostracization, banishment, denial of public office, and possible imprisonment that comes with being falsely accused of being insurrectionists seeking to overturn a fair election.

The Jan. 6 Show Trial Won't Play in Peoria.  The claim that Republicans pose a threat to democracy is impossible to take seriously while the Democrats control both chambers of Congress and the White House.  This line is a hard sell to voters who recall that, prior to Democratic dominance, inflation was below 2 percent, gasoline cost half what it does today, and the possibility of a baby food shortage was unimaginable to the generation whose children are now going hungry.  Moreover, the latest Wall Street Journal-NORC poll suggests that no amount of insurrection theater will distract Americans from very real and immediate economic problems.

The second civil war is already underway.  The sham January 6 hearing being televised Thursday night is another battle in the war where the Democrats are doing everything they can not just to delegitimize Trump, the Republican Party, and its supporters, but to criminalize them as well.  January 6 itself is actually part of the broader civil war taking place.  The right were protesting what they saw, rightly so:  a sham election.  It clearly got out of control and crossed a line by a crowd entering the Capitol en masse, but it was definitely not an insurrection or an attempt to overturn the election.  And how was it, then, at all different when you had, the year before, mass rioting and looting, where there were few to no arrests made, during the BLM riots across the country?  And why were there no arrests after the fact, as there were for January 6 participants, many of whom are still sitting in jail in clear violation of their civil rights and the Constitution?  Both the January 6 and the George Floyd riots were just more battles in the civil war currently taking place, where one side is trying to overturn the existing order, and the other side is trying to preserve it since the way it was structured at the founding of the country.

If You're Reading This Message, You're Ready to Resist Tyranny.  [Scroll down]  Congress's January 6 Committee and the Department of Justice's persecution of Trump supporters for their political beliefs is a classic attempt by government to control society not at all different than the Soviets' use of gulags or the Nazis' use of concentration camps.  The purpose is to silence certain people in society, so that their thoughts are kept from "spreading" to others.  If people were to actually hear the message of those protesters at the U.S. Capitol — that the 2020 presidential election was a total fraud and an extension of the Deep State's four-year running-coup against President Trump — the American people might actually demand new elections.  Even more dangerously, publicly voiced inputs of information questioning the legitimacy of the federal bureaucracy's permanent power over the American people might lead more and more Americans to demand revolutionary changes to an inherently corrupt system.  If D.C. throws the righteous in prison, silences their voices, and defames their good names, then fewer Americans will hear their message or learn from it.

The sham and scam of prime-time TV hearings on 'insurrection'.  The Democrats get a special prime-time to tell all their lies about the Jan. 6 "insurrection" at the Capitol, for as long as it takes.  Great propaganda, oozing with the feel of Watergate — except no meaningful dissent, no explanation of human-rights violations involving locking people up without a key, no discussion of the speedy-trial guarantee under the Constitution.  There will be no truth about the coercion used against innocent Americans.  There will be no mention of Nancy Pelosi's responsibility in setting up this charade.  It will be a show trial — a first for America.

The January 6th Committee Kindly Asks You to Ignore the FBI.  The FBI found no evidence President Trump, or his allies coordinated any part of the Capitol riots.  The January 6th Committee would like for you to ignore that.  Pelosi's stacked commission has proven exceptionally effective with at least one thing: ignoring any piece of evidence that does not align itself with the committee's predetermined outcome.  Peddling emotion-filled accounts of January 6th, with undisguised partisan vitriol, is far more effective in furthering the left's messaging strategy than conducting a balanced fact-finding investigation.  If you were to take a step away from the noise and examine the facts in an unbiased fashion, you would discover a wildly different version of events than what the unselect committee would have you believe.  Reports emerged in August of 2021 confirming the FBIdid not have any sort of evidence connecting President Trump or his allies to an organized effort to enter the Capitol or overturn the 2020 election results.  In fact, they could find no evidence of a plot to overturn the election at all.  But key members of the committee have ignored that evidence, choosing instead to flock around television cameras and present a darker, inaccurate version of events.

Karma Will Not Be Kind to the J6 Kangaroo Court Commies.  With a generous assist from two turncoat Republicans whose reputations have been swirling in the toilet for a long time, the House Soviet Select Committee on Daddy Issues is taking its kangaroo court to television this week.  The purpose?  To exact revenge for Donald Trump upsetting their coronation plans for Granny Maojackets in 2016.  That's how it all began, anyway.  Democrats being who they are, they're always finding ways to repurpose their frequent attempts to weaponize the federal government.

Steve Bannon Subpoenas Nancy Pelosi and members of the January 6 committee.  Steve Bannon has subpoenaed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the nine members of the select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol as he prepares to go on criminal trial next month for defying a congressional subpoena.  Bannon, who was Trump's chief strategist, faces two charges of contempt of Congress for refusing to testify or produce documents.  He has pleaded not guilty and his trial is due to start on July 18.

Jim Jordan shares allegations of FBI 'purge' over Jan. 6.  Multiple former FBI officials are coming forward with information suggesting the bureau is "purging" employees with conservative viewpoints, according to House Judiciary Committee Republicans.  Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), the ranking member of the panel, sent a letter to Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday [6/7/2022] outlining new allegations that relate to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.  "In one such example, the FBI targeted and suspended the security clearance of a retired war servicemember who had disclosed personal views that the FBI was not being entirely forthcoming about the events of January 6.  The FBI questioned the whistleblower's allegiance to the United States despite the fact that the whistleblower honorably served in the United States military for several years — including deployments in Kuwait and Iraq — valiantly earning multiple military commendation medals," a press release for the letter states.

J6 Committee Members Claim They Have Evidence of Incitement.  They Don't.  Here's How We Know.  The radical left has been falsely accusing Trump of inciting the Capitol riot for over a year now, and their upcoming televised hearings later this week prove that their main objective is to keep the riot in people's minds even though Americans have long since moved on.  But the Democrats and RINOs on the committee are still hoping they can exploit the riot and get people to blame Trump and the Republicans.  In the year the committee has been active, they've failed to produce any evidence of Trump's culpability in the riot, but that's not stopping them from claiming otherwise.  In fact, one committee member is even saying they "found evidence" of incitement. [...] But, aside from that, the January 6 Committee has a credibility problem that cannot be ignored here.  First of all, various text messages released by the committee have actually exonerated Trump, but have been falsely characterized as incriminating.  In fact, they even doctored text messages to make them look incriminating when they weren't.

Nancy Pelosi and the Dems' Jan. 6 dog & baloney show.  With inflation at gas pumps and supermarkets forcing Americans to pinch pennies, rising violent crime spreading fear and public schools pushing racial and sexual indoctrination, most voters say it's time for a change in Washington.  The Democrats holding power have run out of excuses and even stopped making promises of quick progress.  But they do have plans to entertain you in hopes you'll forget your worries — and stick with the party that's bringing you all those problems.  Lights, camera, propaganda!  That's what they are offering, starting Thursday with a primetime House hearing on the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.  It's been more than 500 days since that awful event and while most people have moved on, Democrats refuse to.  And they're going to make it hard for you to refuse to watch their performance because all their media handmaidens have signed on to provide live coverage.

Judicial Watch Forces Release of DOJ Memo Declining Criminal Prosecution For Ashli Babbitt Killer Michael Byrd:  Babbitt Shooting Evidence Missing!.  Judicial Watch on Tuesday forced the release of a DOJ memo declining the criminal prosecution for Ashli Babbitt's killer Michael Byrd.  Ashli Babbitt, a 14-year veteran from San Diego who served 4 tours with the US Air Force as a high-level security officer was shot and killed by Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd on January 6, 2021.  Ashli Babbitt was shot through a window on a closed door by an officer.  Babbitt appeared to be standing behind a group of people who were attempting to gain entry into the chamber.  Police had barricaded the doors and were attempting to keep the patriot protesters out — and then drew their weapons.

GOP leader Kevin McCarthy slams Democrats for hiring ex-ABC president to make the January 6 primetime hearings more dramatic.  Kevin McCarthy tore into the January 6 select committee for hiring former ABC News Executive James Goldston to run their primetime hearings starting this week after he spiked a story at his former outlet the leader claims enabled sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.  'The Democrats have turned to the former ABC News exec, under whose leadership ABC spiked a story on Jeffrey Epstein, to choreograph their Jan 6 political theatre,' McCarthy tweeted on Monday [6/6/2022].  He also reupped an old post of his from November 2019 claiming that the then-President of ABC News was operating the network in a way that helped 'bury the truth' about sex offender Epstein, who died in jail in August of that year.

January 6 committee has hired a former ABC News executive to produce Thursday's 8pm hearing as if it is a blockbuster documentary, report claims.  A former news executive has been recruited by the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol to produce the Democrat-led panel's upcoming primetime hearing, a Monday [6/6/2022] report claims.  James Goldston is a former president of ABC News.  Before that he ran the mammoth-sized operations at Good Morning America and Nightline as executive producer.  And he's now an adviser to the group of lawmakers who are set to present their case that Donald Trump's efforts to undermine democracy culminated in the deadly events of January 6, according to Axios.

Proud Boys charged with 'seditious conspiracy' related to Capitol riot.  The Justice Department announced on Monday [6/6/2022] that five members of the right-wing Proud Boys group were charged by the Justice Department with "seditious conspiracy" related to their alleged roles in the Capitol riot of Jan. 6, 2021.  The Justice Department says that more than 800 defendants have been arrested related to the Capitol riot, including over 250 defendants charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement officers.  "A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia returned a superseding indictment today charging five members of the Proud Boys, including the group's former national chairman, with seditious conspiracy and other charges for their actions before and during the breach of the U.S. Capitol," the DOJ said Monday.  "Their actions disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election."

MSNBC Guest Thinks You Should Care More About Jan 6 Than Inflation.  You can't afford to buy groceries for your family, or pay to fill up your tank to get to and from work but don't worry, MSNBC thinks you should care more about the upcoming partisan Democrat congressional committee hearings on the January 6 riot at the United States Capitol that happened a year and a half ago.  During MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports On Monday [6/6/2022], anchor Andrea Mitchell and NBC Washington correspondent Yamiche Alcindor were previewing the upcoming January 6 hearings.  After reading a tweet from Never-Trump Congresswoman Liz Cheney, about the importance of the Republican Party focusing on the Capitol riots, Mitchell turned to Alcindor and whined that "she and Jamie Raskin and others are saying this hearing has to tell people why this is so important."

PBS's Alcindor:  January 6 Probe More Important than Gas Prices, Inflation, Baby Formula Shortage, Abortion, Shootings.  PBS "Washington Week" host Yamiche Alcindor on Monday [6/6/2022] emphasized the importance of the investigation into the Capitol Hill riot from January 6, 2021.  According to Alcindor, getting to the bottom of the January 6 riot should matter more to the American people than the record-high gas prices and inflation, the baby formula shortage, abortion and the recent mass shootings.

Internal Slap-Fighting on the January 6th Committee Begins.  The January 6th Committee is set to begin public hearings on Monday, marking the next iteration of the sham body that is seeking to prove a vast right-wing conspiracy to breach the Capitol Building and "overturn" the 2020 election.  Their chief target is, of course, former-President Donald Trump.  What evidence does the committee have?  There doesn't appear to be any at all, as every past "bombshell" has turned out to be nothingness.  Still, the hype is real as its members proclaim that they've got the goods and have just been holding them in reserve.  Given how leaky the committee has been, though, it seems improbable that they'd have been able to keep something significant under lock and key.

Jonathan Turley:  Dems May Be Ensuring Their Own Destruction With Latest Moves by Jan. 6 Committee.  Democrats know that they're about to get wiped big time come the midterms, and they're desperately searching for something that will turn the tide, whether it's maximizing the leftist reaction to the leak from SCOTUS about the abortion case or trying to demonize Republicans over gun control.  But none of that has changed the basic trend toward Republicans sweeping the field in November.  The only thing they have left is the thing they've been planning for a while:  using the Jan. 6 Committee hearings to smear the Republicans.  The committee has no Republican appointees on it, so it's already compromised.  But they have been trying to go scorched earth, demanding people testify and give up their private communications in the hopes they will find something in their desperate fishing expedition.

'Anonymous' Gets Dropped by Secret Service After Spreading January 6th Claim.  Maggie Haberman of The New York Times dropped a "scoop" on Friday that captured the mainstream media's imagination.  The report centered on a "warning," supposedly from January 5th, 2021, that Donald Trump was going to "turn" on Mike Pence, putting the latter's life in danger the next day.  Haberman also claimed via her sources that the danger was grave enough that it was reported to the Secret Service by Pence's staff.  [Tweet]  When I first saw this, my reaction was "who cares?"  It's currently June 2022.  January 6th is simply not a thing anymore to anyone outside the beltway.  Speaking to the issue of Trump turning on Pence, that was hardly a secret in the days leading up to the Capitol breach, and it's not really noteworthy now — given the crises currently plaguing the country.  Haberman's report does nothing to move the ball forward on January 6th, simply serving as another moment for the press to go "wow," instead of focusing on Joe Biden's failures.

Department of Justice Declines to Prosecute Meadows, Scavino, Dealing Blow to January 6 Committee.  The Department of Justice will not prosecute two of former President Donald Trump's top White House officials, Mark Meadows and Dan Scavino, after the Democrat-led January 6 Committee pursued contempt of Congress charges against them.  "Based on the individual facts and circumstances of their alleged contempt, my office will not be initiating prosecutions for criminal contempt as requested in the referral against Messrs.  Meadows and Scavino," U.S. attorney for D.C. Matthew Graves wrote, according to a letter obtained by the New York Times.

Former Trump Sr.  Advisor Dr. Peter Navarro Arrested By FBI At Airport Only One Day After Mocking the "Kangaroo" J6 Committee.  Yesterday, Harvard-educated Economist and former Sr. Trump Advisor Dr. Peter Navarro went toe-to-toe with the snarky MSNBC activist Ari Melber over his decision to thumb his nose at the "kangaroo" Jan 6 Committee's request to appear before them.  In the interview, Navarro explained to the sniveling MSNBC host that even though he didn't believe in these make-believe congressional gangs who are acting as "judge, jury, and prosecutor," he would use the same tactics against Democrats on the "kangaroo" committee when Republicans take back Congress and the White House.  "You can bet your ass that I will lead the charge" to subpoena Democrats if Republicans return to power in Washington," he said.  "We'll start with the impeachment of Biden for Ukraine, the southern border, all manner of things he is guilty of, and we'll subpoena his senior staff," Navarro told Melber.

Jan. 6 committee cuts back number of planned public hearings for June.  The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot is scaling down the number of planned public hearings for June, from eight down to six.  Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) is not ruling out the prospect of further public hearings after June and noted that the panel has been mulling through the logistics of when the other hearings will take place.  "If there is something we think that's of value that a hearing could amplify, we are absolutely open to doing it," he said in an interview with Insider published Friday.  "It's our democracy that stands to lose if we don't get it right."  Prior reporting indicated that the committee planned to hold eight hearings in June, but that was not announced by the panel, whose members will work over the weekend planning for the public inquisitions, Thompson added.

Jan. 6 committee is a kangaroo committee.  One of the great tragedies in the age of former President Donald Trump has been the Democrats' weaponization of Congress' investigatory powers.  This assault began barely after Mr. Trump was elected in 2016 with a now thoroughly discredited Russia hoax.  It proceeded through two partisan impeachment trials and numerous and frivolous House Resolutions aimed at removing Mr. Trump from office.  Now comes, most dangerously, the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack.  This week, I filed a lawsuit to make sure that this kangaroo committee neither puts me in prison nor confiscates my property.  Yet, my pro se suit is much more about resolving several critical legal controversies demanding the Supreme Court's attention.  Controversy No. 1:  Can a congressional committee neither duly authorized nor properly constituted issue legal and enforceable subpoenas?  In this case, it's not just that the kangaroo committee features the wrong number of members (9 not 13), a packed 7-2 Democrat-Republican supermajority, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's refusal to seat any Republicans proposed by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.  Most egregiously, the committee lacks a ranking minority member for the Committee Chair Bennie Thompson to consult with before issuing any subpoenas.

Former Trump Aide Navarro Indicted for Contempt of Congress over Refusal to Cooperate with January 6 Investigation.  A federal grand jury has indicted Peter Navarro, a former Trump White House adviser, on criminal contempt of Congress charges over his refusal to cooperate in the House investigation of the January 6th attack.  The indictment comes after the House voted in April to refer Navarro to the Justice Department for failing to comply with a February subpoena from the House Select Committee on the January 6 Capitol riot.  Navarro was charged with one contempt count for his refusal to appear for a deposition, and another for his refusal to produce documents requested by the committee, despite the subpoena from the January 6 committee, the Justice Department said Friday.

Brandon Straka:  Jan. 6 Confession Was Made Under Pressure of Facing Charges With Long Prison Term.  Brandon Straka, a conservative activist, was confronted with a choice between pleading guilty to a crime he did not commit and facing serious charges with a long prison term related to the Jan. 6 Capitol rally.  He chose to accept the plea deal because he felt he would not get a fair trial.  On Jan. 6, 2021, after then-President Donald Trump addressed the rally at the Ellipse, a park near the White House, Straka walked to U.S. Capitol where he was supposed to give a speech at an event planned to take place on the east side of the building, Straka recollected of that day.

Movie 'Capitol Punishment' Tells Stories You Won't Hear From Jan. 6 Committee.  During the month of June, lawmakers in Washington, D.C., plan to hold six public hearings on the events that took place on Jan. 6.  Two of them are even scheduled during primetime TV in an effort by Democrats to maximize their attempt to frame what happened that day at the U.S. Capitol.  But there's another side to the story that you won't hear from the likes of Reps.  Bennie Thompson, Adam Schiff, Liz Cheney, or other members of the House select committee.  They determined long ago who to blame and what narrative to tell.  Now, thanks to a new documentary called "Capitol Punishment," Americans are able to hear stories from the people who were there on Jan. 6 — in their own words and the ordeals they've faced since that day.  [Podcast]

Rep. Andy Biggs raises concerns with Jan. 6 subpoena, requests rationale before cooperating.  Rep. Andy Biggs is the latest GOP lawmaker to signal he won't cooperate with the Jan. 6 committee's subpoena request, unless the panel justifies its reasoning behind the move.  Mr. Biggs' legal team raised concerns about the lack of information provided in the subpoena request, as well as the constitutional basis for issuing it to the Arizona Republican.  "We write to lodge objections to what we believe are certain facial and substantive deficiencies afflicting the subpoena, as well as to seek additional information concerning the rationale for the subpoena and the scope of the committee's proposed deposition of Congressman Biggs," Mr. Biggs' lawyers wrote to Rep. Bennie Thompson, chairman of the Democratic-led committee.

Biden Claims Trump Supporters Killed Police Officers on Jan. 6 During His Commencement Speech at University of Delaware.  Joe Biden spoke at the University of Delaware commencement on Saturday.  The failed president claimed January 6 protesters killed police officers on January 6 — a complete lie. [...] The Truth:  Four Trump supporters were killed on Jan. 6th.  However, two female Trump supporters were killed by police and it was all caught on video.  One female Trump supporter was shot dead in cold blood.  One police officer later died the next day from a stroke.  No police were killed that day.  But Democrats and their media continue to tell this lie.  Joe Biden continues to tell this lie.  They killed four Trump protesters.  And they tried to killed another one.

Another January 6 Lie:  No 'Recon' Tours on January 5.  In the aftermath of the four-hour disturbance at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, Democrats scrambled to prepare articles of impeachment against departing President Donald Trump for the second time.  Trump — according to Democrats, the news media, and most of the GOP political establishment — had incited the violence with claims of a stolen election, and by encouraging his supporters to march to Capitol Hill following his speech near the White House that afternoon.  But it wasn't enough to just denounce Trump.  After all, he would be leaving Washington on January 20 to build his post-presidency political machine.  So House Democrats upped the blame and shame game by accusing their Republican colleagues of organizing tours of the Capitol complex on January 5 so the alleged coup-plotters could map out the next day's "insurrection."

Report: DOJ Approaches January 6 Committee to Use Transcripts in Prosecutions.  The Department of Justice (DOJ) has reportedly approached the House Select Committee to Investigate January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol, asking for transcripts of interviews that it can use in prosecutions, the New York Times reported Tuesday [5/17/2022].  The committee is barred by the Constitution's separation of powers from exercising law enforcement powers.  Congress can convene investigative committees, but they must have some relation to a legislative purpose, or to an impeachment purpose.

Joe Biden Connects Buffalo Mass Shooting to January 6.  President Joe Biden connected the racist mass shooting in Buffalo on Saturday to the protests of Trump supporters on January 6.  The president cited January 6th riots after calling all Americans to "reject white supremacy" because they were making the country look bad.  "We can't allow them to distort America.  The real America," Biden said, referring to the white supremacists.  "We can't allow them to destroy the soul of the nation."  Biden then immediately referred to January 6th.  "As president of the United States, I travel the world all the time.  And other nations ask me, heads of state in other countries ask me, what's going on?  What [...] happened on January 6th?  What happened in Buffalo," Biden said.

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No, Joe Biden does not "travel the world all the time."  With only rare exceptions, he stays within 200 miles of the White House.  When he does visit other countries, he is ignored, because the leaders of other powerful countries know what's up:  Biden only thinks he's in charge.

The optics of the stale Jan. 6 hearings and pro-abortion protests.  What a bizarre spectacle it's going to be the week of June 9 when the illegitimate Jan. 6 select committee finally kicks off its ultra-partisan public hearings at the U.S. Capitol as left-wing civic unrest is occurring simultaneously across the street at the U.S. Supreme Court.  After foolishly raising expectations and delaying hearings for months, the infamous committee of desperate leakers and liars will finally let America look behind the curtain to see what they came up with.  The hearings will be the culmination of Congress' latest taxpayer-funded anti-Trump witch hunt that has interviewed nearly 1,000 witnesses, reviewed over 100,000 documents and come up with absolutely nothing new.  After all, this is all about politics — and Trump Derangement Syndrome.  The anticlimactic hearings will likely focus on leaked documents and testimony that were first in the news months ago — with the biased mainstream media doing its part to make it appear fresh and interesting — but the American people know better.

House Republican 5 should defy the Jan. 6 committee subpoenas.  The following assertion appeared in a Politico article on unprecedented action by the "Jan. 6" inquisitorial cabal issuing subpoenas to members of Congress:  "The panel believes that these five GOP lawmakers have insight into Donald Trump's effort to overturn the 2020 election, an effort they say amounts to a coup attempt."  Note the accusation by the inquisitorial panel that President Trump made "a coup attempt." This, of course, is an example of projection of the left of its own mindset and conduct onto its political targets.  What was the conduct of the left — ranging from false accusations that Donald Trump was a Putin puppet, including the base and baseless Steele dossier to vows of resistance, including an aberrant impeachment trial in 2019, and culminating in an impeachment farce post-Trump presidency in 2021 — if not a series of coup attempts?

House Counsel Who Subpoenaed McCarthy For Jan. 6 Under Fire For Conflicts Of Interest.  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was officially subpoenaed by the Select Committee on Jan. 6 along with four other Republican members of the lower chamber in an unprecedented step on Thursday [5/12/2022].  Reps.  Jim Jordan of Ohio, Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, Andy Biggs of Arizona, and Mo Brooks of Alabama are each demanded to offer testimony to the witch-hunt probe established by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi under threat of contempt charges that have been levied on those who've refused to comply.  "The illegitimate January 6th Committee had already turned Congress's investigative authority into a political weapon; now they've turned that weapon on their own colleagues," said GOP Indiana Rep. Jim Banks, who was appointed as ranking member of the committee but was barred by Speaker Pelosi from serving his minority duty.  "If anyone deserves a subpoena, it's the Speaker, the only person in Congress who is covering up key documents related to January 6th."

The Media Let January 6 Committee Skate.  [Scroll down]  Notice anything curious here?  Or should I say curiously missing?  That would be serious media coverage of the January 6 Committee members themselves, what they did or did not do on January 6 and in the run-up to that day, not to mention their role afterwards in the establishment of the Stalin-esque show trial Committee itself.  Note well that the Committee has already issued subpoenas to AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and any other company that might have the texts, e-mails and phone records of Trump family and staff members, conservative members of the media (think:  Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham.) In fact, predictably, the Committee has leaked the private correspondence of various of these people to, but of course, the media.  But what about the media investigating the Committee itself?  Where are they?  Where are the media demands to make public the texts, e-mails and phone records of the nine Committee members — 7 Democrats plus Republican Never Trumpers Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger?  Where are the demands for all of the same communications from the Committee staff members?

Arizona Supreme Court Rejects Junk Lawsuits To Remove Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar, Mark Finchem From 2022 Ballot.  The Arizona Supreme Court has rejected an attempt by the radical left to remove three conservative legislators from the 2022 ballot for attending the protest at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.  This is a losing issue for the Democrats, so they're weaponizing the courts to suppress conservative speech all across the country. [...] The American people know that the 2020 election was stolen, and a majority of Republican voters say the January 6 protest was a patriotic event.  On Monday, the court ruled that Representative Andy Biggs, Representative Paul Gosar, and State Rep. Mark Finchem are qualified to remain on the 2022 Primary ballot, affirming the superior court's judgment.  Reps Biggs and Gosar are seeking reelection to the U.S. House, and Mark Finchem is running for Arizona Secretary of State to secure elections in Arizona.

J6 Committee Issues Subpoenas to Five House Republican Members.  The entire premise of the J6 committee is a farce.  The overwhelming majority of Americans fully understand it is a political exercise between Democrats in congress and their hired Lawfare allies.  The goal is to label their political opposition as extremists, block and/or tarnish President Trump and manufacture a false premise to advance the Democrat 2022 election goals.  Despite this reality the effort continues in order to fuel their far-left base and media allies.  Today, the House committee triggered subpoenas against House republican members.  The subpoenas were sent to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (U-DC), Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.), Rep Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) and Mo Brooks (R-Ala.). All five of the house members had previously rejected investigators' requests for voluntarily testimony.  The subpoena authority is likely, hopefully, to be challenged in court.  The premise of a House committee issuing subpoena's to the political opposition of the same House membership appears to violate the function of government on many levels.

January 6 Committee Subpoenas McCarthy, Fellow House Republicans in Rare Escalation.  The House Select Committee on the January 6 Capitol has issued subpoenas to House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other House Republicans who have declined the panel's requests to voluntarily cooperate.  The group also subpoenaed Representatives Jim Jordan of Ohio, Mo Brooks of Alabama, Andy Biggs of Arizona and Scott Perry of Pennsylvania.  The round of subpoenas, which the committee announced on Thursday [5/12/2022], is the first time the panel has issued subpoenas to sitting members of Congress.  It is extraordinarily rare for a Congressional committee to do so.

Biden DOJ Is Threatening Jan. 6 Defendants With Life in Prison after Walking Inside US Capitol and Taking Pictures.  On January 6, 2021, several members of the Oath Keepers marched up the US Capitol steps, stood in a line, and sang the National Anthem with the tens of thousands of patriots outside the building.  Several members of the Oath Keepers, who were in Washington DC only to provide protection to speakers at the several organized protests that week, walked into the US Capitol.  They were seen taking pictures inside the building.  Now the Biden Department of Justice, under the direction of Matthew Graves, the US Attorney for the District of Columbia, are threatening those same men with life in prison.

Video of Oath Keepers Rescuing 16 Police Officers Deflates Jan. 6 Sedition Narrative, Attorneys Say.  A video widely circulated in 2021 that showed a Capitol Police lieutenant asking members of the Oath Keepers for rescue help at the U.S. Capitol blows a hole in the seditious conspiracy charges brought against the group by federal prosecutors, two defense attorneys say.  In the video, Lt. Tarik Khalid Johnson asks a group of men to help him get more than a dozen trapped Capitol Police officers out of the Capitol and through a tightly packed crowd of protesters on the building's east steps.  It was widely reported in January 2021 that Johnson wore a red Make America Great Again cap on Jan. 6 as a ruse to "trick" supporters of President Donald J. Trump into helping him rescue fellow officers from the Capitol.  He was later suspended for wearing the MAGA cap.  Johnson is a registered Democrat, according to online records.

Pelosi's Jan. 6 panel abandons effort to obtain 14K pages of documents from Trump lawyer.  The suspected fishing expedition by the "bipartisan" January 6 investigative committee will reportedly have to make do without about 14,000 pages of documents that it sought to access.  The House committee says it has decided against insisting on the release of the mostly emailed messages from legal scholar and former Chapman University professor John Eastman, who had reportedly provided advice to the Trump team about challenging the 2020 election results.  Eastman, who spoke at the January 6 "Stop the Steal" rally, has reportedly submitted thousands of pages of material to the committee.

Justice Department Threatens Oath Keepers with Life in Prison.  In a letter obtained by American Greatness, the U.S. Department of Justice is threatening defendants charged with seditious conspiracy in the sprawling Oath Keepers case to accept plea deals or face life in prison.  Matthew Graves, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia handling every prosecution related to the events of January 6, 2021, imposed a May 6 deadline for the remaining defendants to accept plea deals.  Three men have pleaded guilty to seditious conspiracy; nine others, including Oath Keepers' founder Stewart Rhodes, have rejected government attempts to reach a plea.  "We write to advise you of applicable penalties that could apply upon conviction at trial," Graves' chief prosecutor in the case, Kathyrn Rakoczy, wrote to defense attorneys in a letter dated May 2.  (Every January 6 defendant who has faced a jury trial in Washington, D.C. has been found guilty on all charges by jurors following brief deliberations.)

Judge Amit Mehta's Kangaroo Court.  Judge Amit Mehta sounded perturbed, to say the least.  The D.C. District Court judge handling numerous January 6 legal matters, including the Justice Department's high-profile prosecution of the Oath Keepers, flatly dismissed concerns by defense attorneys that the first trial in the case will coincide with public hearings held by the January 6 Select Committee later this year.  "Even if Congress is on the steps of the courthouse reading the [final] report, I am not moving the September trial," Mehta warned during a status hearing last week for nine Oath Keepers accused of seditious conspiracy among other charges.  Mehta's outburst was telling.  In any other jurisdiction in the country, a political stunt by a handful of partisan lawmakers would be widely criticized as an unfair hurdle for defendants facing trial on the same issue at the same time — especially for an exceedingly rare crime, akin to treason, for which the government is seeking life in prison.

80 'Suspicious Actors' and 'Material Witnesses' Under Scrutiny by Jan. 6 Defense Attorneys.  Defense attorneys are seeking to identify and investigate 80 suspicious actors and material witnesses, some of whom allegedly ran an entrapment operation against the Oath Keepers on January 6, 2021, and committed crimes including the removal of security fencing, breaching police lines, attacking officers, and inciting crowds to storm into the Capitol.  In a motion and supplement filed after 11 p.m. on May 5 in federal court in Washington, attorney Brad Geyer listed 80 people, some of whom he said could be government agents or provocateurs.  The people are seen on video operating in a coordinated fashion across the Capitol grounds on January 6, the attorney alleged.  Geyer's suggestion of an entrapment scheme will resonate with dozens of January 6 defense attorneys, coming shortly after two men were acquitted of an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D).  There was a hung jury on charges against two other defendants.  The jury in that case was allowed to consider FBI entrapment as a defense.

Bid to erase Marjorie Taylor Greene from ballot fails.  An effort to keep Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) off the ballot this year over accusations that she was involved in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot has been defeated.  Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who had final jurisdiction on the congresswoman's eligibility, accepted the ruling of a judge Friday that will allow Greene to seek reelection.  A group of voters in her district made the case that she could not run again for office under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, a Civil War-era clause that bars from public office anyone who has aided in an insurrection or rebellion.  Administrative Law Judge Charles Beaudrot made the recommendation that she remain on the ballot Friday afternoon, and Raffensperger confirmed that decision shortly after.

Giuliani backs out of January 6 panel interview.  Former President Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani has decided not to participate in a scheduled interview Friday [5/6/2022] with the House's Jan. 6 committee over an apparent disagreement on whether he could record it.  "Mr. Giuliani had agreed to participate in a transcribed interview with the select committee.  Today, he informed committee investigators that he wouldn't show up unless he was permitted to record the interview, which was never an agreed-upon condition," committee spokesman Tim Mulvey said Thursday.

Ray Epps called FBI tip line two days after Capitol riot:  Report.  Ray Epps, a man some suspect was a federal informant goading the crowd ahead of the Capitol riot despite his denials, reportedly called the FBI tip line two days after the violence upon seeing himself on a list of Jan. 6 suspects.  Investigators were told by Epps that an exchange captured on video showing him whispering into the ear of another man, identified as Ryan Samsel, was Epps attempting to calm Samsel, telling him police outside the Capitol were just doing their jobs before Samsel charged the barricades, people familiar with the call told the New York Times.

Sham Jan. 6 Committee Lacks Transparency.  Former New York City Mayor and Trump Attorney Rudy Giuliani is scheduled to "testify" before the House Jan. 6 Committee on Friday [5/6/2022].  A source close to Giuliani told The Gateway Pundit that Rudy agreed to testify as long as it is recorded or broadcast live.  As the Gateway Pundit previously reported, the radicals on the January 6 Committee issued subpoenas to Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, Sidney Powell, and Boris Epshteyn last January and claimed they "publicly promoted unsupported claims about the 2020 election and participated in attempts to disrupt or delay the certification of election results."  A judge vindicated Rudy of any involvement in violence on Jan 6 by a district judge appointed by Obama.

DOJ inspector general mulls probe into FBI retaliation against agents at Jan. 6 protest.  Department of Justice's Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz told the House Judiciary Committee that he would consider a probe of alleged FBI retaliation against agents who participated in demonstrations on Jan. 6, 2021, but did not enter the U.S. Capitol.  Citing whistleblower claims, Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, the top Republican on the committee, urged Mr. Horowitz last month to investigate allegations the FBI was effectively suspending employees indefinitely by suspending their security clearances for attending the protests.  Mr. Jordan said the agents were being punished "for their participation in protected First Amendment activity on January 6, 2021."

MSNBC analyst claims Democrats are saviors of the American people.  [Scroll down]  FBI plants and Capitol Police officers aided and abetted the walk-through of the Capitol Building by a few hundred misguided, but unarmed, folks upset at the direction of the county and the lack of input they had in the supposedly Democratic process.  And yes, like many, they believed the election was essentially stolen from them.  Possibly because it was.  Speaking of crime, a number of them are still imprisoned in crappy conditions against their will and without charge or bail.  The Department of "Justice" was weaponized and perverted by the Obama-Biden administration just as the FBI and CIA were.

'Insurrection' Trends After Hysterical Democrats at Long Last Get Hoist by Their Own Petard.  Ever since the Capitol riot, Democrats, the media, and of course ankle-biting Never Trumpers desperate for a perma-gig on MSNBC have tried to portray what happened on Jan. 6th, 2021 as an "insurrection" coordinated and signed off on at the highest echelons of power in America.  There is no evidence to support such sensational claims, not about it being an "insurrection," not about it being planned by powerful Republicans, none of it.  In fact, what we know so far suggests a ragtag bunch that unfortunately took advantage of an opportunity to storm the Capitol building on the same day then-President Trump held a rally urging supporters to "peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard" regarding their concerns about the presidential election results.  Nevertheless, the accusations continue to be made as the farcical Capitol riot "investigation" by the Jan. 6th Committee continues to play out despite the fact that it has not been the political election-year game-changer Democrats had planned for it to be.

Second Oath Keeper pleads guilty to seditious conspiracy charges in Capitol riot.  A second member of the Oath Keepers has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and obstruction charges in connection with the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.  Brian Ulrich, 44, pleaded guilty on Friday to seditious conspiracy and obstruction of an official proceeding for his actions leading up to, during, and after the Capitol riot as part of a plea agreement to cooperate with the Justice Department's ongoing investigation.  As part of his plea, Ulrich, a member of the Georgia Oath Keepers chapter, admitted to conspiring with other members of the group to use force to prevent the transfer of presidential power from November 2020 through January 2021.

New Jan. 6 Bodycam Videos Show DC Police Officer Assaulting Unconscious Protester.  A District of Columbia police officer used a large wooden stick to strike the body and head of protester Rosanne Boyland three times as she lay motionless on the ground on Jan. 6, 2021, according to bodycam footage from several officers obtained by The Epoch Times.  Use-of-force expert Stanley Kephart, upon reviewing the previously unreleased footage, concluded that the three full-force blows by D.C. police officer Lila Morris constituted a felony assault with intent to cause great bodily harm.  Kephart called Morris's use of force "indefensible" and the internal-affairs investigation of Boyland's death a "clear and convincing coverup."  "I think that the first thing that occurred is an assault under the color of authority by Morris," Kephart told The Epoch Times.  "That is a crime, an arrestable offense."

Did Sen. Mitch McConnell want a riot on January 6?  It's possible that, without Julie Kelly's dogged journalistic efforts, almost no one would remember the January 6 martyrs, immured in dirty, cruelly-managed D.C. prisons for the sin of entering the Capitol last January.  For 15 months, Kelly has lived and breathed the story, ferreting out every bit of information that the government isn't hiding from defendants and journalists alike.  That knowledge, combined with a book revealing Sen. Mitch McConnell's feelings about Trump, lead her to suggest that McConnell encouraged the breakdown on January 6 to avoid protest votes against Biden's assuming the presidency.

McConnell's 'Exhilarating' Insurrection.  A dirty little secret about January 6 — one of many — is that Democrats and establishment Republicans, not Trump supporters, wanted to shut down the official proceedings of that day.  Just as the first wave of protesters breached the building shortly after 2 p.m., congressional Republicans were poised to present evidence of rampant voting fraud in the 2020 presidential election.  Ten incumbent and four newly-elected Republican senators planned to work with their House colleagues to demand the formation of an audit commission to investigate election "irregularities" in the 2020 election.  Absent an audit, the group of senators, including Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) pledged to reject the Electoral College results from the disputed states.  The Hail Mary effort was doomed to fail; yet the American people would have heard hours of debate related to provable election fraud over the course of the day.  And no one opposed the effort more than ex-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

A Life Destroyed for 'Parading' at the Capitol.  After Robert Reeder was arrested in February and charged with four misdemeanors for his involvement in the Capitol protest on January 6, he lost his job as a truck driver for FedEx.  "As a result of his arrest in this matter, he has been placed on administrative leave/has been terminated," Reeder's attorney wrote in court filing.  "He has not been able to secure steady employment since being charged in this matter."  Reeder, like many Americans who attended Donald Trump's speech then walked to Capitol Hill, went alone.  He is a registered Democrat but supported some of Trump's policies.  The Maryland resident decided to travel to Washington on the morning of January 6, a "spur of the moment" decision, according to his attorney.  After suffering the effects of tear gas and sting balls launched by police officers outside the building — a reality the news media still refuses to cover — Reeder went inside the building to look for water to rinse his eyes.  From all accounts, he was allowed into the building.

The terrible unintended consequences of the Biden presidency (unless they were intended).  The rally that took place on January 6 was transformed into an "insurrection" by the left, most likely instigated by FBI operatives in the midst.  The FBI has refused to admit they had agents dispersed throughout the crowd whose job it may have been to incite some violence.  Pelosi firmly rejected Trump's offer of 10,000 National Guard troops; the Dem plan was to foment exactly what occurred that day.  What has been done to those who were present and may have walked into the open doors to the Capitol is equivalent to an American Abu Ghraib.  That Republicans in Congress have allowed those people to be so badly treated is worse than a disgrace; it is truly evil.

Judge rules against efforts to disqualify Arizona GOP Reps.  Biggs, Gosar over 'insurrection' claim.  An Arizona judge has ruled against efforts to keep two Republican congressmen and a state representative off the November ballot on the argument they committed "insurrection" in connection to the Jan. 6, 2020, Capitol riot.  Superior Court Judge Christopher Coury said in his ruling Friday that because GOP Reps.  Paul Gosar and Andy Biggs and state Republican Rep. Mark Finchem are elected officials removing them from the ballot over the 14th Amendment's Disqualification Clause requires congressional action — not a suit brought by private citizens in a state court, according to the Epoch Times.  "The express language of the United States Constitution controls this issue," Coury said.  The ruling could foreshadow the outcome of a similar case against GOP Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene, who on Friday testified in a Georgia court on the issue.

There's a reason Democrats are desperate to stop Marjorie Taylor Greene.  On Saturday [4/23/2022], Monica Showalter wrote about the lawsuit that a Democrat special interest group has filed against Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and that an Obama-nominated judge (and sister to leftist "journalist" Nina Totenberg) has allowed to proceed.  Considering that the left constantly characterizes Greene as a nutcase, a reasonable person might ask why Democrats need a lawsuit.  The answer lies in a Twitter thread Greene posted last week.  The lawsuit against Greene riffs off the ridiculous claim that what happened on January 6 was an "insurrection" that triggers the "Disqualification Clause" in the 14th Amendment, a clause that Congress nullified via the 1878 Amnesty Act.  You can read more here about why that Act is manifestly inapplicable to events on January 6.  Similar suits, all of which are the brainchild of Clinton fixer and attorney Marc Elias of Perkins Coie, have already failed against Madison Cawthorn, and against Paul Gosar, Andy Biggs, and Mark Finchem.

Effort to Block GOP Reps From Running Because of Jan. 6 Goes Down to Withering Defeat.  Democrats are up a creek without a paddle as we head toward the midterms.  They know that they are quite likely to get slaughtered badly.  But it's well deserved because of the horrible policies they've put forth, and the terrible job that Joe Biden has done.  So, they don't have too many options.  They're trying the redistricting game in the hopes that they can steal some seats that way.  They're going to try to play the Jan. 6 committee for all its worth, in the hopes that they find things to hurt Republicans with, like the tape of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).  They're also trying the gambit of trying to block out some Republicans by accusing them of being "insurrectionists" and filing cases to keep them off the ballot.  The irony of that is that they're claiming that the Republicans were behind efforts to overcome the election.  Yet, it's Democrats who are pre-emptively trying to keep Republicans off the ballot so the voters can't vote for them.  Talk about losing the plot.

Top Democrat:  January 6th Investigation Revelations 'Blow the Roof off the House'.  Democrats are making loud noises about January 6th again, claiming that coming revelations will "blow the roof" off the House of Representatives.  Jamie Raskin, who serves on the January 6th Committee, recently claimed while speaking at Georgetown University that he and his colleagues will present "evidence" that Donald Trump coordinated with white nationalist and fascist groups "in order to support the coup." [...] This is such nonsense, and we've heard it all before.  Why should anyone believe this time is different?  There have been numerous leaks by the January 6th committee up to this point.  All of them have been massive duds that don't begin to prove the committee's assertions.  The idea that they'd have the discipline to hold back stunning, game-changing revelations until the open hearings is farcical.

AOC says January 6 riot was a 'trial run' and claims 'they're going to come back' if Republicans retake the House.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said that the US Capitol riot last January was a 'trial run' and that Congress could come under attack again if Republicans regain a majority.  'If we lose the House, this is no joke — January 6 was a trial run and a lot of people don't seem to understand that,' the New York Democrat said at a town hall in Queens on Wednesday [4/20/2022].  'It was a trial run, and they're going to come back if they win the House,' she continued.  'The only reason it wasn't worse is because Democrats had the House, and they didn't have the votes.'

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Whenever a Republican makes such an outlandish claim, the phrase without evidence is included somewhere in the news reports.  But if a Socialist Democrat makes an unsubstantiated claim, no questions arise.

Judge rules lawsuit trying to block Marjorie Taylor Greene from the Georgia ballot because of her 'support' for Capitol rioters can proceed.  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) failed to kill a lawsuit looking to stop her from running for Congress again, with a federal judge ruling the legal challenge can proceed on Monday [4/18/2022].  A group of Georgia voters is trying to block what would be Greene's first re-election bid over her 'support' for the January 6 Capitol riot.  In a legal challenge filed with the Georgia Secretary of State, voters claimed Greene violated a provision of the U.S. Constitution passed after the Civil War known as the 'Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause.'

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Here is a tiny technicality you might want to consider:  Nobody has been charged with insurrection, in connection with the January 6, 2021, disturbance at the U.S. Capitol.

Court Documents Show At Least 20 FBI, ATF Agents Were Embedded In The January 6th Crowd.  This is no longer a theory with circumstantial evidence.  Now the court of law has proven the FBI was involved in a plot to frame Trump supporters.  [Video clip]

The judge in a January 6 case should be disbarred.  The Gateway Pundit looks at what happened to Dustin Thompson in court, leading to his conviction on one felony and several misdemeanors, all revolving around his having entered the Capitol and walked out with a coatrack and bulletproof vest.  (And do keep in mind that, across Democrat-run America, including D.C., the criminal justice system doesn't even bother with non-violent theft unless it's in the six figures or higher.)  The Gateway Pundit diagnosed a few major problems.  First, Thompson was massively depressed and incapable of connecting emotionally with the jury.  He just sat there.  He couldn't even describe what led to his actions on January 6 and no one came to support him at his trial.  Thompson's defense attorney was also a travesty, calling his own client a "rioter" and "insurrectionist," failing to introduce any pro-defense witnesses, asking Thompson "How does it feel to commit a crime?", and showing excessive social warmth to the prosecutors, whom he treated as his buddies.  Talk about incompetent counsel, something which is also a ground for a retrial.

Democrats are campaigning on Jan. 6 hypocrisy.  As BLM-Antifa thugs ramp up activities ahead of the midterms, the hypocrisy and mammoth overreach of the Justice Department's investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, riot is coming into focus.  The first acquittal of a Jan. 6 defendant who was "waved" into the Capitol by cops is the latest sign that the so-called "armed insurrection" is not living up to the Democrats' hype.  After the biggest probe in FBI history, not one charge of insurrection has been brought against any Trump supporter at the Capitol.  We are reminded with sickening regularity of the double standard of justice applied to BLM — Antifa's insurrectionists, who tore up cities and attacked cops and federal property in the run-up to the 2020 election and have suffered few consequences.  In fact, they are more likely to be rewarded.

Here's What Happened Yesterday When J6 Defendant Dustin Thompson Was Found Guilty in a DC Court.  January 6 protester Dustin Thompson was found guilty on Thursday [4/14/2022] of a felony and several misdemeanors.  After Dustin Thompson's guilty verdict was read, he was removed from the courtroom in shackles, with little objection from his attorney.  It wasn't expected that he'd be ordered detained like this before sentencing.  As two older security guards removed his belt, ring, and personal items from his pockets, Judge Reggie Walton said in a harsh tone that Thompson was "weak-minded."

Will J6 Be Remembered More Like the Boston Massacre?  I get so ticked off whenever our contemptible congresscritters or their praetorian propagandists in the press call J6 an "insurrection."  Did the world really witness a bunch of rowdy Americans try to overthrow the U.S. government on January 6, 2021?  Would some of the country's strongest defenders of the right to bear arms really show up for battle bearing none?  Did anybody in that crowd — many of whom were retirees welcomed into the Capitol Building by Capitol Police — actually believe that an "insurrection" was taking place?  The answer to all three questions is a demonstrable, "No!"  But to a federal government addicted to lying about absolutely anything, the "violent attack" on the Capitol was every bit as bad as 9/11, Pearl Harbor, and the Civil War.  I don't know what's worse — that our government engages in such blatant propaganda against its citizens or that it can no longer be shamed into retracting its propaganda once its lies get called out.

Judge Napolitano on the DOJ's and Court's Actions with January 6ers.  Judge Napolitano was on The Joe Hoft Show at the Real Talk radio network today.  He discussed the Jan 6 incident and the horrors of the abuse taking place in DC.  The judge shared the following about those being held in the DC jail due to their actions on Jan 6.  [Video clip]

DOJ Advertises for 80 More Attorneys to Assist with Jan 6 Political Showtrials.  The Deep State and crooks running the regime are not letting up.  They continue to destroy America's laws, freedoms, and legal system.  Not only are the radical Washington DC judges totally corrupt, but the US Justice Department is as corrupt as ever.  This corruption took off under Obama and now is raging.  These two entities which were once protectors of the citizens of this country from tyranny and injustice have become the monsters that American founders feared.  DC Judges like Amy Berman Jackson or Reggie Walton don't enforce the Constitution, they enforce their political wills.  And they're not even shy about it.

Legal Filing Sets Internet Ablaze With Reference to FBI/ATF 'Assets' 'Embedded' on Jan. 6.  There has been a question hanging out there concerning the Capitol riot now for some time.  Just exactly how many FBI/other federal agents/confidential informants were there and embedded with the crowd on Jan. 6 during the riot?  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and others have tried to get to the bottom of that question.  Cruz questioned Jill Sanborn, executive assistant director of the FBI's National Security Branch when she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in January, but she wouldn't give him a straight answer. [...] Now there's an interesting court filing from defense attorney David Fischer in one of the Jan. 6 cases, which the folks at The Epoch Times found.  Fischer claims in a footnote that "[a]t least 20 FBI and ATF assets were embedded around the Capitol on J6," according to the filing.  Where did that come from?  The footnote said that they "combed through a mountain of discovery" that included FBI 302 reports (interviews).  The footnote also notes that the Oath Keepers were being monitored and recorded "prior to J6."

20 Federal 'Assets' Embedded at Capitol on Jan. 6, Court Filing Says.  At least 20 FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives "assets" were embedded around the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, a defense attorney wrote in a court filing on April 12.  The disclosure was made in a motion seeking to dismiss seditious conspiracy and obstruction charges against 10 Oath Keepers defendants in one of the most prominent Jan. 6 criminal cases.  David W. Fischer, attorney for Thomas E. Caldwell of Berryville, Virginia, filed a 41-page motion to dismiss four counts on behalf of all Oath Keepers case defendants before U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta in Washington, D.C.  Caldwell is charged in the indictment, but is not a member of the Oath Keepers, he told The Epoch Times in March.

Video: Capitol Police Allow[ed] Protesters to Enter Side Door — Will Be Used in Court.  New professionally edited video has emerged of police officers allowing protesters into the Upper West Terrace Doors of the United States Capitol on January 6th, 2021.  A trusted source exclusively released the video below to The Gateway Pundit.  Tightly edited with markers and commentary narration, it is meant to be presented in court to defend Brady Knowlton and Patrick Montgomery.  Both men are facing felony charges for "Obstruction of an Official Proceeding" on January 6th.  This new video will indisputably exonerate Brady Knowlton, Patrick Montgomery and all the rally-goers seen entering these doors by any reasonable jury or fair judge.

Attorney For Pro Bono Criminal Defense Project Eyeing January 6 Cases.  A defense attorney who has represented defendants in the January 6 Capitol riot is offering her services pro bono to conservatives and has already helped clear a Virginia dad accused of slander for saying a Left-wing activist was "grooming" children.  Marina Medvin, who started earlier this year with help from the nonprofit Coolidge Reagan Foundation (CRF), is offering the free services in Washington, D.C., and Virginia.  The project was inspired by what she said was widespread skepticism that conservatives could find lawyers they could rely on.  "As I am sure everyone noticed in the January 6 Capitol arrests, conservatives were scrambling to find lawyers they could trust to represent their interests in criminal court," Medvin told The Daily Wire.  "Our goal is to prevent this scramble in the future."

Jan. 6 Political Prisoner Was Going to See His Family for 1st Time on His Birthday [but] Then Biden Regime Moved Him.  American political prisoner Edward Jake Lang is serving time without trial for his actions on Jan. 6, 2021.  Jake has been in prison, abused by guards, placed in isolation for days at a time, without any basic human rights for over a year now.  Islamic terrorists who murdered Americans had more rights than Trump supporter Jake Lang.  And Islamic terrorists who targeted Americans were represented for free by radicals like Ketanji Brown Jackson.  Jake Lang is not so lucky.  He loves his country and was attacked by police on January 6, 2021.  He fought back and saved two people's lives.  He tried to save another, Rosanne Boyland, but it was too late.  Jake Lang was trampled when Capitol Police pushed Trump supporters down the stairs outside the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.  He was nearly killed.  The woman next to him was killed by police when they gassed her, knocked her down and then pushed dozens of people on top of her.  Her name was Rosanne Boyland.  Jake Lang was next to Rosanne when she died.

Alan Dershowitz Speaks Out in Defense of J6er He Is Representing who Was Waved in to US Capitol.  A vast majority of the more than 800 January 6 political prisoners who were arrested following the protests in January 2021 were accused of walking into the US Capitol — something they had no idea was against the law especially since the police officers were waving them in.  Cara Castronuova posted video earlier Tuesday on The Gateway Pundit of nearly 250 patriotic Americans peacefully walking into the US Capitol on January 6th.  The video shows they were waved in by police.  It is clear no violence or crime was committed by the people in this video.

The January 6th committee is hoaxing again.  [Scroll down]  My guess is that the committee knows that its days are counted.  They know that the GOP will take over the House and this partisan committee will cease to exist.  They will use the next seven months to squeeze whatever juice is left and give Democrats a distraction from inflation and everything else.  Perhaps in 2023, we can then have a real investigation of what happened on that day.  For example, who made the decision to keep the US Capitol unprotected with thousands on the streets?  Who did that?

After the November elections...
The Debasement of our Professional and Political Classes.  Would a rebooted January 6 committee reconvene under new auspices — with Democratic members limited to those selected by a new Speaker McCarthy — to revisit the lethal shooting of Ashli Babbitt, to review thousands of hours of released surveillance video, to subpoena all email communications between the previous congressional leadership and the Capitol police, to demand the lists of all the FBI informants in the crowd, and to interrogate the sadistic jailers and overzealous prosecutors who have created America's first class of political prisoners subjected to punishment without trial?  Such a multifaceted legal inquiry would eat up most of Biden's final two years in office.  As accomplished leakers, Republicans then would also supply "bombshells" and "walls or closing in" special news alerts on cable TV, the fuel of supposedly "imminent" and "impending" indictments, based on special counsel leaks to conservative media.

Capitol Riot Overkill:  Case That Should Never Have Been Brought Ends in Acquittal.  "You understand that police officers died?" That was a question that federal prosecutor Michael Romano put to defendant Matthew Martin, who was being tried for his nonviolent protest on January 6 at the Capitol — when and where, in fact, no police officers died.  Bad things happen to prosecutions when assistant United States attorneys make mendaciously prejudicial claims that they cannot back up with solid evidence.  Good prosecutors win the judge's confidence by playing it straight:  Give your facts honestly, keep the rhetoric understated, let the proof sing for itself, and most of the close calls will go your way.  If, to the contrary, the attorney for the United States engages in hyperbole, judges get concerned that the government's claims may not be trustworthy and that its allegations may be overblown.  That's what happened in the case against Martin — a case that should never have been brought.  That doesn't necessarily mean Martin was innocent.  In many cases, a defendant may be technically guilty, but the Justice Department prudently exercises its discretion not to charge.

Justice Has Been and Will Be a Long Time Coming.  We do not yet know the full extent of government involvement in the January 6 jamboree, but I would not be at all surprised to learn that it was premeditated, extensive, and criminal.  Scores of people have been moldering in the Washington, D.C. jail that the columnist John Zmirak calls "Gitmo on the Potomac," most of them for trespassing, "obstructing an official proceeding," or (the most common offense) "parading" at the Capitol.  Julie Kelly has been on that case, too, and her book January 6: How Democrats Used the Capitol Protest to Launch a War on Terror Against the Political Right goes a long way in connecting the dots.

History 101: The Left Is Awakening a 'Sleeping Giant'.  Conservatives are held to and hold ourselves to a higher standard.  Unlike liberals, wholesale riots are not our game.  "But what about the 'insurrection' on Jan. 6?!?!?"  If you still believe that 300,000 Americans, many of them well over 50 years old, showed up without guns to take over the United States, I'd like to sell you a unicorn [...].  Jan. 6 was a reaction to what people thought was a stolen election.  Patriots of every age and race showed up to listen to Trump speak.  Then the mostly peaceful crowd walked to the Capitol.  Yes, there was some rioting.  But if 300,000 people showed up and a mere handful were arrested, that would be the true definition of "mostly peaceful," as opposed to the CNN definition.  If the crowd wanted to take the Capitol, they would have done it.  That was never the plan.

Another January 6 Narrative Goes Boom.  How does a mob "illegally storm" the Capitol building when police let them in?  That is the latest narrative-shifting question the media wants desperately to avoid after a federal judge on Wednesday found a January 6 defendant not guilty for his conduct during the protest at the Capitol that day.  Matthew Martin was arrested in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 22, 2021; he later was charged with the four most common misdemeanors related to the Justice Department's prosecution of Capitol protesters:  entering a restricted building, disorderly conduct, violent entry, and parading in the Capitol building.  Those petty offenses comprise the overwhelming majority of criminal charges against the nearly 800 or so January 6 defendants.  More than 150 people have pleaded guilty to the "parading" charge — many have been sentenced to a few months in prison.  But those defendants might regret accepting the plea deal offered by the government after D.C. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden not only acquitted Martin on all counts but agreed with Martin's assertion that he was "waved" in by Capitol Police officers.

Nancy Pelosi's Jan. 6 Committee Is Following The Same Pattern As The Evil John Doe Investigation.  Fifteen months after Congress certified the 2020 election, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's hand-picked Jan. 6 commission is still forging ahead with partisan theater.  The committee has seized bank records of peaceful protesters, routinely made up evidence to tarnish Republican leaders, spied on federal lawmakers' phone records, threatened press freedom, and is now admittedly trying to criminalize GOP's fundraising on the issue of election security, as The Federalist's Editor-in-Chief Mollie Hemingway reported last month.  The unserious committee has been exploiting the Capitol riot for political ends since it happened, but as time passes, Democrats' abuses of power become more brazen — and they call to mind some of the most egregious instances of neglect of the rule of law and civil liberties in our country's recent history.

Ex-Trump aides Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino held in contempt of Congress.  The House voted largely along party lines to hold former senior Trump aides Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino in criminal contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with the Jan. 6 select committee's subpoenas on Wednesday.  The referral will now move to the Department of Justice for potential prosecution.

Judge issues first outright acquittal of Jan. 6 riot defendant.  A judge has issued the first outright acquittal of a defendant charged in the Capitol riot.  Following a two-day bench trial in U.S. District Court in Washington, New Mexico engineer Matthew Martin was acquitted Wednesday on four misdemeanor charges by U.S. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden.  Martin claimed that he thought the police had allowed him into an entrance near the Capitol Rotunda on Jan. 6, 2021.  McFadden said that, based on video of the scene, that assertion was at least "plausible" and that prosecutors failed to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.

New Verdict in Capitol Riot Case Throws a Wrench Into Political Narrative.  A federal defense contractor who had been charged with four misdemeanors for walking into the Capitol on Jan. 6, fought the charges and was acquitted on all counts today by Judge Trevor McFadden.  Matthew Martin was charged with: entering and remaining in a restricted building, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building, violent entry and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, as well as parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building.  But Martin didn't commit any violence or break into the building.  He argued that he believed that the Capitol Police had allowed him into the building, and he just walked in.

The Sham Jan 6 Committee Grilled Ivanka Trump for Eight Hours Tuesday Looking for Any Angle to Prevent President Trump from Running in 2024.  The Jan 6 committee is a sham and a lie.  The committee was created outside its own mandate.  Corrupt Speaker Pelosi created the committee but when Republicans like Jim Jordan were selected to be on the committee by Republicans, Pelosi changed the makeup and only allowed two 'Republicans' on the committee — Trump haters and anger management candidates Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger.  The committee has ignored the Feds and other infiltrators present on Jan 6 at the Capitol.  Antifa was there as well along with individuals like Ray Epps.  The American public still doesn't know who paid Ray Epps.  We don't know what interactions he and others like him had with Democrats and the Deep State before Jan 6.

Ivanka Trump Testifies Before US Capitol Attack Committee.  Former President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka testified for about eight hours on Tuesday to the U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, siege on the U.S. Capitol.  "She's answering questions.  I mean, you know, not in a broad, chatty term, but she's answering questions," Rep. Bennie Thompson, the panel's Democratic chairman, told reporters at the Capitol.  Her testimony began Tuesday morning and ended around 6 p.m., about eight hours later, a source familiar with the testimony told Reuters.

This article was published 10/31/2021, but I've just recently discovered it:
The political prisoners of January 6.  In 2020, BLM, Antifa, and opportunists rampaged through American cities, looting, burning, and assaulting and even murdering people.  Leftists, including most major American corporations, contributed millions of dollars to various BLM funds, including funds to release those few who were arrested from prison.  Most suffered minimal to no consequences.  Meanwhile, nine months after the riot on January 6 — which Tucker Carlson seems poised to expose once and for all as a false-flag operation — Americans who accepted the Capitol Police's invitation to enter the Capitol are quite literally being tortured in prison.

Jan. 6 Witch Hunt Committee Wants Garland to Hunt Trump.  To the Americans who have managed to stay sane amid the prevailing madness, Attorney General Merrick Garland is a hyper-partisan authoritarian who has sicced the FBI on parents who are concerned about their children, exaggerating imaginary threats for political purposes while ignoring real terrorists.  But to the even more rabid members of the House Jan. 6 committee, Garland is a big lovable marshmallow who has been far too easy on the traitor Trump and his white supremacist followers.  They want him to act, to contain the Trump threat, preferably before the "insurrectionists" score big gains in the 2022 midterm elections.  The Associated Press, which can always be relied upon to amplify the concerns of the Leftists in the corridors of power in Washington, reported Saturday that "lawmakers investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol are increasingly going public with critical statements, court filings and more to deliver a blunt message to Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Department of Justice."

Leftist Infiltration of the Police Will Lead To Tyranny.  [Scroll down]  America already had a good look at completely lawless policing at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.  Led by a supervisor, D.C. Metro Police officers sadistically beat unarmed protesters, including two women trapped in the lower west terrace tunnel.  Police officers have been sent to prison for less, but this outrageous criminal assault has been covered up and buried by Democratic D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Metro Police Chief Robert Contee.  Inside the Capitol building, U.S. Capitol Police Lieutenant Michael Byrd fired from ambush and killed Ashli Babbitt — a five-foot-two, 110-pound, unarmed woman who posed no threat to him or anyone else.  Byrd clearly violated every basic deadly force law and policy.  In a different department with a different victim, Byrd's malfeasance would have resulted in a murder charge.  Instead, a bad shooting was covered up and whitewashed by the leftist Capitol Police, the Justice Department, and the national press.  With Byrd's unjustified and illegal killing of Babbitt, there is bad news, and there is good news.  The bad news is, obtaining justice for Ashli Babbitt and her family will take a long time.  Nothing can happen until Democrats are no longer a majority in Congress and Biden is evicted from the White House.  The good news is murder has no statute of limitations. [...] Videos of police violence on January 6 abound (and not just January 6).  These are not examples of merely "excessive force" — they are straight-up crimes.  There is no legitimate police purpose — no arrests are even being attempted.  These beatings of non-resisting, defenseless people are thuggery, torture, and sadism.

Federal Judge Blasts Double Standards in J6 Sentences.  A federal judge blasted U.S. prosecutors seeking excessive sentences for some nonviolent participants in the Capitol riot, pointing to the treatment of BLM rioters as an example of a clear double standard.  "I know that the government believes that the January 6th cases are sui generis [one of a kind] and therefore can't be compared to other cases.  But I don't agree," said U.S. District Judge Trevor N. McFadden.  "It does feel like the government has had two standards here, and I can't abide by that," he added, noting that before January 6, he couldn't remember an instance where a nonviolent, first-time offender was "sentenced to serious jail time ... regardless of their race, gender or political affiliation."

Why demands for Justice Thomas to recuse himself on Jan. 6 cases don't meet the laugh test.  The demands that Justice Thomas recuse himself from a case involving the January 6 incident because of his wife's activities are silly.  Similar demands for recusal of a prominent member of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals because of his wife's related activities were dismissed out of hand, to the approval of the media, the legal establishment, and academia.

What Happens When a GOP Majority Can Investigate the Jan. 6 Committee?  When Republicans, as predicted, regain control of the House and Senate this November, they will be expected to fulfill a dual mandate.  Americans want Republicans to energetically pursue a centrist commonsense America First agenda by supporting legislation that reduces inflation and crime, protects America's borders, improves educational curricula, and restores U.S. energy independence.  Voters are also demanding that Congress immediately launch investigations into a plethora of wrongdoings engaged in by Joe and Hunter Biden, Nancy Pelosi and Eric Swalwell, progressive governors and mayors, their allies in the Intelligence Community, members of the Jan. 6 Select Committee, Anthony Fauci, Big Tech and Big Pharma CEOs, and legacy media.  According to Florida congressman Matt Gaetz, to meet those demands, the GOP will "turn every committee in the Congress into an oversight Congressional committee."  And thanks to precedents set by Pelosi's January 6 Select Committee, these Republican-led committees will possess extraordinary new powers to gather evidence, compel witnesses to testify, and refer for criminal investigation potentially guilty parties.

Even Republican Presidents Would Seem to Have a Right to Free Speech.  It seems to me that the point of the super partisan congressional January 6 Commission is to tar former president Donald Trump with inciting a riot ("insurrection" for the hyperbolic), an issue they raised and lost in the second impeachment battle.  Perhaps they hope to persuade the Department of Justice to institute some cooked-up criminal charges against him for his comments on January 6.  If I'm right about their objective, this week the Supreme Court in a unanimous opinion seems to have dealt them a setback. [...] The short form precis of this decision is that elected officials are free to criticize each other under the Constitution.  Blackman argues, and the Wilson case supports his contention, that while the First Amendment does not preclude some restraints on the free speech rights of civil servants, the same kind of restraints are simply inapplicable to elected officials.  This strikes me as self-evident.

US Capitol riot suspect Evan Neumann granted asylum in Belarus.  A California man wanted by the FBI for allegedly assaulting police officers during the US Capitol riot has been granted asylum in Belarus, officials said Wednesday [3/23/2022].  Evan Neumann, 49 — who fled his homeland after being charged with 14 counts linked to the attack — was given permission by the country to stay there "indefinitely," according to the The Belarusian Telegraph Agency.  To get the refugee status, Neumann told Interior Ministry officials in Belarus — which is closely allied with Russia and President Vladimir Putin — that he faced "political persecution" in the US, according to the state-run news agency.  "I feel safe in Belarus," Neumann said.  "I have mixed feelings today.  I am glad because Belarus has taken care of me.  I am upset because I found myself in such a situation that there were problems in my native country."

Official Couy Griffin found guilty of illegally entering Capitol grounds Jan. 6.  A federal judge on Tuesday convicted an elected official from New Mexico of illegally entering restricted US Capitol grounds but acquitted him of engaging in disorderly conduct during the riot that disrupted Congress from certifying Joe Biden's presidential election victory.  US District Judge Trevor McFadden heard one day of testimony without a jury on Monday before handing down a verdict in the misdemeanor case against Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin, a 48-year-old former rodeo rider who helped found a group called Cowboys for Trump. [...] But the case against Griffin is unlike most Jan. 6 cases and may not be a bellwether for defendants who are charged with storming the Capitol.  Griffin is one of the few riot defendants who wasn't accused of entering the Capitol building or engaging in any violent or destructive behavior.  His lawyers argued that he was selectively prosecuted for his political views.  Griffin was charged with two misdemeanors:  entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds and disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds.

Man Told by an Officer That He Could Enter the Capitol on Jan. 6 Now Faces 20 Years in Prison.  On Jan. 6, 2021, a protestor, 40-year-old Brady Knowlton, says that an officer at the Capitol told "You can go in, as long as you don't break anything."  At 2:35 p.m., Knowlton did, entering through the Upper West Terrace doors.  He looked around inside the building, walked through the Rotunda, lobby, and Senate chamber gallery, obeyed the officer's injunction not to break anything, and left the building at 2:53 p.m.  For that, Knowlton now faces twenty years in prison in Old Joe Biden's vengeful banana republic.

A Trump-Hating Backer of Biden's Supreme Court Nominee Is Married to the Top J6 Prosecutor.  Confirmation hearings for D.C. Circuit Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Joe Biden's first U.S. Supreme Court nominee, began Monday [3/21/2022] before the Senate Judiciary Committee.  During an event in Washington, D.C. on Monday morning, activists gathered to rally on behalf of the nominee who could be the first black woman seated on the nation's highest court.  "It's also, for so many of us, a moment that is personal," Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women's Law Center, told the crowd.  "It is personal if you have ever been the only person sitting in a room.  It is personal if you have ever wondered, 'Is that for me?'"  Over the past several weeks, Graves, a graduate of Yale Law school, has given dozens of interviews in support of Jackson's nomination.  In a January column for CNN, Graves denounced "the current homogeneity of the legal profession and judicial system" and claimed "the perspective of White men has been treated as the default" in court proceedings.

Conspirators in Their Own Words.  Most Americans concluded that January 6 was a buffoonish riot, in which hundreds of deluded protesters broke into the capitol, vandalized the premises, and disrupted the government.  The public saw it as an embarrassment and believed the perpetrators deserved to be punished.  But not the Left.  They saw "conspiracy" in this keystone bunch.  Soon they were screaming about an "insurrection" aspiring to a "coup d'etat," and demanding over 20,000 soldiers to prevent a second wave.  Very quickly, however, discrepancies in the left-wing narrative arose.  "Five killed" proved to be one person "killed," conservative protestor Ashli Babbitt, an unarmed military veteran lethally shot by a capitol officer with a checkered record, whose identity was mysteriously concealed from the public for months.  The other four died from either natural causes or the press of the crowd.  Officer Brian Sicknick was not murdered by insurrectionists as alleged.  In truth, he died the next day of natural causes.  Anyone who complained that the government suppressed communications concerning its preparations for the demonstration, thousands of hours of videos, and widespread use of FBI informants among the protestors was dubbed a nut, or perhaps an alt-Right traitor himself.  Hundreds were arrested on trumped-up charges.  Many sat in solitary confinement without charges filed for months.

Democrats Admit Jan. 6 Committee Is All About Midterms.  House Democrats prosecuting political dissidents in the form of the Select Committee on Jan. 6 admitted this week the show trial investigation is all about the November midterms.  On Friday [3/18/2022], The Washington Post chronicled the committee's next steps in a feature headlined "Jan. 6 committee faces a thorny challenge:  Persuading the public to care" as Americans lose enthusiasm for severe retribution against those involved with a constitutionally protected rally 14 months ago, who are the true target of the committee's work as opposed to perpetrators of the Capitol riot.  One lawmaker, the Post wrote, "added that even some of their Democratic constituents have lost interest in the committee's work because of more pressing issues, like inflation and the coronavirus pandemic." Americans are now coping with gas prices eclipsing their record peak and compounded by an inflation rate running at a four-decade high.  The Jan. 6 probe, however, is dominating lawmakers' priorities, including Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney who is one of two Republicans appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve on the panel.

Jan. 6 Committee Will Hire a Writer to Create a 'Compelling Narrative'.  It's really a shame that the master propagandists of the mid-20th century in Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia missed the 21st-century revolution in imaging.  Think what Goebbels and his Nazi cohorts could have done with modern CGI. Or what Stalin could have done with deep fakes.  Democrats on the Jan. 6 Committee are not similarly handicapped.  They are beginning to prepare a multimedia presentation that will be available online when their final report is released (probably about six weeks out from the midterms).  And they plan to hire a writer as "part of its effort to turn its largely secretive work into a compelling narrative, multiple sources tell CNN."  Question:  Will there be scary background music to augment and enhance the "compelling narrative"?

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Yes, the music will be included.  Even the local news stations include dramatic music in routine reporting, especially when the story has leftist political overtones.

Jan. 6 Suicide Victim Was Told 'He Would Not Receive a Fair Trial in This Town'.  The 14-month ordeal battling charges from his time at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, had put so much stress on Matthew L. Perna that he began throwing up blood.  When the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) asked to delay his sentencing and announced that it would seek more prison time, it was a bridge too far.  Perna took his own life on Feb. 25 in Sharon, Pennsylvania.  He was 37.  "Worry, anxiety, stress had worn him down," Geri Perna, his aunt, said at a Capitol Hill news conference on March 17.  "He suffered constant nightmares and began throwing up blood.  He was no longer comfortable leaving his home.  "One setback after another took its toll on him.  And he just wanted it to be over.  His attorney encouraged him to plead guilty by telling him that he would not receive a fair trial in this town."  Perna stood in driving rain near the steps of the Capitol, alongside three members of Congress, to decry the treatment of Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol breach defendants by the DOJ, much of society, and influencers on social media.

Secret Service Agent Must Answer Questions About Location of Pence on Jan. 6: Judge.  A Secret Service agent will have to answer questions about the location of then-Vice President Mike Pence on Jan. 6, 2021, during questioning in an upcoming trial of a defendant, a judge ruled on March 18.  U.S. prosecutors moved in January to bar lawyers for Couy Griffin, the defendant, from asking questions about Pence's location, arguing that the information isn't relevant to the case.  Lawyers for Griffin asserted the questions should be allowed because the government's earlier claims that Vice President Kamala Harris was in the U.S. Capitol when Griffin entered the building on Jan. 6 were false and because it's not clear where exactly Pence went after being evacuated from the Senate chamber that day.  U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden, a Trump appointee, sided with the defendant.  The latest version of the charges say Griffin entered and remained in a restricted building and grounds, or the Capitol and the surrounding area, where Pence was.

The January 6 Committee Is Pushing Another Scandal That Isn't.  A recent court filing by the January 6 special select committee is giving us our first indication that Donald Trump and his lawyer may be guilty of criminal behavior.  We know this is serious because it's being reported by the New York Times — America's paper of record.  You know, those bastions of accuracy that received a Pulitzer Prize for 3 years of false reporting about the Russian collusion conspiracy.  The Times is even reporting that the evidence will likely result in a criminal referral.  The paper was probably tipped off by one of their reliable sources — like ahem ... Adam Schiff.  This whole episode was triggered when one of the lawyers for the Donald Trump campaign, John Eastman, had the gall to suggest that the committee had no right to see confidential communications between himself and his client.  When he was served a subpoena for emails between himself and his clients, he obstructed justice (in the committee's opinion) by challenging the subpoena in court.  The committee countered Eastman's court filing by informing the court that attorney-client privilege does not apply when being used to commit a crime.  Donald Trump had obviously committed a crime by speaking out against the election — see recent DHS advisory identifying such people as "threat actors."

Aaron Babbitt Interview.  Despite the federal government's attempt to withhold evidence surrounding the cold-blooded murder of Ashli Babbitt and the corporate media's effort to demonize the slain Air Force veteran, her family vows to never stop fighting for her until justice prevails.  There are no statutes of limitation on murder and the Capitol Hill Police officer who murdered Ashli as she protested the fraudulent 2020 presidential election will ultimately be brought to justice, Ashli's mother, Micki Witthoeft, and husband, Aaron Babbitt, explained in an exclusive interview with the Gateway Pundit.

Biden's Banana Republic.  Imagine a country that imprisons peaceful protestors on false charges of participating in an attempt to overthrow the government, as part of efforts to discredit and ultimately criminalize all opposition to the ruling party's agenda.  People who entered a public building when police held the door open for them are being held in solitary confinement and given draconian punishments far out of proportion to what they actually did.  This is the sort of thing that happens in Third World countries, right?  This is the sort of thing tinpot dictators do in banana republics, where the rulers gained power by underhanded means and have no respect for due process, the rule of law, or the rights of their citizens — right?  Maybe so, but all this and worse is happening right now in the land of the free and the home of the brave, where up until quite recently, it all would have been unthinkable.  Take, for example, the case of Matthew Perna, who traveled from his home in Pennsylvania to Washington on January 6, 2021, to protest the widely reported election irregularities, which only now are being confirmed by investigators.  He pleaded guilty on December 9 to entering the Capitol and committed suicide on February 25, while awaiting sentencing.

How Long a Jan. 6 Defendant Has Been Detained With No Indictment.  This sounds like something out of North Korea, Hussein's Iraq, or Castro's Cuba.  We have a person detained for nearly 90 days without an indictment.  Why?  Well, this person was around the Capitol Building during the January 6 riot.  Leslie McAdoo Gordon of Redstate, who served as a special agent for the Department of Defense Investigative Service and is now an attorney, detailed this sordid tale of prosecutorial misconduct.  Being an attorney who has gone through the motions involving cases at the federal level, Gordon details how the government botched this arrest and detention from the beginning starting with the fact that there was no preliminary hearing. [...] It's an infuriating legal saga, but also a terrifying story about how the government can trample your rights.  Obviously, this isn't the first time the government has gone off the rails.  It doesn't make it any less disturbing.

Ginni Thomas Wants To Set the Record Straight on January 6.  Virginia "Ginni" Thomas wants to clear up a few things about January 6.  She did not help organize the White House rally that preceded the riot at the Capitol.  She did attend the rally, but got cold and left early.  And most importantly, in her view, her involvement with the event has no bearing on the work of her husband, Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas.  A veteran conservative operator, critics have for decades charged that her political activity poses an ethics conundrum for the justice.  She was keen to dispel misperceptions and shared fresh details about her professional life.

J6 Fishing Expedition and 2022 Election Goals Could Reveal Why Pelosi Opened Satellite DC Police Offices in Key States.  Anyone who has followed politics for any amount of time knows the Nancy Pelosi "January 6th Committee" is an opposition research effort under the guise of a House investigation.  The goal is to frame an extremist narrative favorable for the Democrats in the 2022 mid-term election.  That is the entire goal.  What the Mueller probe was to President Trump, the J6 Committee is to the MAGA movement.  Everyone, and I do mean e.v.e.r.y.o.n.e in Washington DC knew Robert Mueller was appointed as special counsel for one reason, to target President Trump, weaken his administration and ultimately remove him from office.  Not a single entity in DC did not know that was the goal.  The same is true here.  Everyone in DC knows Nancy Pelosi's J6 Committee is intended to target Democrat political opposition.  That is the goal.  That is ONLY the goal.  Not a single entity in DC does not know that is the goal.  The Republican House members who voted to authorize the J6 Committee know the goal is to target Republicans.  Please repeat that as many times as you need in order to dispatch your battered conservative status.  The Republican House members who voted to authorize the J6 Committee are OUR ENEMY every bit as much as the Democrats.

Whistleblower: FBI Is Just Now Asking Basic Questions About Jan. 6 Pipe Bombs — A Year Into Its Investigation.  A senior FBI special agent has sounded the alarm on the bureau's investigation into the pipe bombs that were placed outside the Democratic National Committee and Republican National Committee buildings the night before the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol, suggesting that the investigation has been a low priority and made no real progress.  According to a letter sent on Wednesday from Rep. Jim Jordan, ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, to FBI Director Christopher Wray, the FBI agent filed a whistleblower disclosure about the pipe bomb investigation — an investigation the Associated Press had characterized as "one of the highest-priority investigations for the FBI and the Justice Department." The agent alleged that on Feb. 7, 2022, more than a year after the bombs were planted, the bureau's Washington Field Office asked its other field offices "to canvass all confidential human sources nationwide for information about the individual and the crime."

FBI [is] Not Answering GOP Committee Members on Jan. 5 Pipe-bomb Probe.  Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio, the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, has asked the FBI to provide an immediate briefing regarding the agency's investigation into the pipe bombs left at the headquarters of the Democrat and Republican parties on January 5 last year.  The would-be bomber left the devices in front of the two buildings between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.  It was the night before the mostly peaceful protest that Democrats and their leftist Media Information Ministry falsely claim was an "insurrection" against the government.  An "insurrection" the protest wasn't.  And the pipe bombs, thankfully, did not explode.  A year later, as January 6 protesters suffer in gulag-like conditions in D.C. jails, the would-be bomber remains at large.  The FBI is, in a word, clueless.  A whistleblower contacted the committee to say the agency was up to some "unusual" activities.

NYT Reporter Ridicules, Exposes Colleagues Overreaction to January 6, Claims 'Ton of FBI Informants'.  Project Veritas' best videos are the ones where they catch reporters saying what we all assume they say, but on video.  It's remarkable how many liberal journalists are quick to spill their guts on a few Tinder dates.  Today's video gives us Matthew Rosenberg.  He's a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter.  Over the course of the past year, you may have found yourself mocking the media's coverage of the January 6 trespassing incident.  How it was a literal "insurrection," literally, and reporters were "traumatized" by it.  You may even think the media has been exaggerating what happened for political reasons.  Do you know who agrees with you?  Matthew Rosenberg.  A Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter who covered January 6.  [Video clip]

Jim Jordan seeks FBI briefing after 'whistleblower disclosure' on DC pipe bomb investigation.  A top House Republican is asking the FBI for a briefing after a special agent came forward with a disclosure about the bureau's investigation into a pair of pipe bombs planted outside the GOP's and Democratic Party's headquarters in Washington, D.C., the night before the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.  Rep. Jim Jordan, an Ohio Republican and ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday saying this "whistleblower disclosure" revealed that the FBI's Washington Field Office asked FBI field offices last month to canvass all confidential human sources nationwide for relevant information.

Republican National Committee sues Jan. 6 panel over Salesforce subpoena.  The Republican National Committee on Wednesday sued the House panel investigating last year's attack on the Capitol, arguing the congressional committee is seeking potentially confidential information about RNC members.  The lawsuit takes aim at a February subpoena to Salesforce, which the Jan. 6 committee said focuses on emails from the RNC in the weeks before the attack on the Capitol that say the 2020 election was stolen.  The RNC called the subpoena a "fishing expedition" that could expose its strategies and personal information of its members and donors.  The suit names House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and members of the congressional committee as defendants.

FBI Quietly Drops Charges Against J6 Defendant Who Committed Suicide.  January 6 defendant Matthew Perna was looking at some serious jail time for a peaceful walk through the Capitol.  Killers have gotten way less severe sentences, like this fine lad, who punched and killed an elderly man who allegedly called him a bad name:  [Tweet]  Perna didn't punch an elderly man, causing his death.  Nor was he looking at two years of house arrest.  Perna was looking at 51 months in federal prison for entering the Capitol for five to ten minutes, snapping selfies, and chanting "USA" in an apparently seditious way.  He also tapped a window with a pole but didn't break it or anything else.  He didn't hit a cop.  The FBI magnanimously decided to drop their charges against Perna on Wednesday [3/9/2022].

Pulitzer Prize Winning New York Times Reporter:  January 6 Media Coverage 'Overreaction,' FBI Involved, Event Was Not Organized Despite Ongoing Narrative.  Project Veritas published a bombshell video on Tuesday showing Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times correspondent, Matthew Rosenberg, speaking about the events of January 6, 2021, in a way that contradicts his own reporting.  Rosenberg, who covers national security matters for the Times says on the undercover video that "there were a ton of FBI informants among the people who attacked the Capitol."  This revelation is a break from Rosenberg's reporting on the matter where he characterized such a notion of FBI informants in the crowd as a "reimagining of Jan. 6."  This was not the only time Rosenberg's commentary to Project Veritas' undercover reporter directly contradicted his own published words.  Despite telling a Veritas journalist that January 6 was "no big deal," his article says that downplaying the events of that day was "the next big lie."

Guy Reffitt, first Jan. 6 rioter to go to trial, found guilty on all counts.  The first Jan. 6 defendant to take his case to trial was found guilty Tuesday of all charges related to his role in the attack on the U.S. Capitol.  Guy Reffitt, a Texas man who attempted to storm the U.S. Capitol while armed with a gun and zip ties, was convicted of all five counts against him, including transport of a firearm in support of civil disorder and obstruction of an official proceeding.  Jurors began deliberating Tuesday morning after a weeklong trial in which they heard testimony from Reffitt's teenage son, Jackson Reffitt, who tipped off the FBI about his father before the Jan. 6 attack.

Proud Boys leader charged in connection with Jan. 6 Capitol attack.  The leader of the Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio, has been charged with conspiracy related to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, as part of the FBI's ongoing investigation into the attack.  According to an indictment unsealed in federal court on Tuesday, Tarrio — though he wasn't present at the Capitol on Jan. 6 — was instrumental in planning the riot.  Tarrio was arrested and released two days before the attack on separate charges stemming from an incident in November 2020, and was ordered to stay out of Washington, D.C., during the time frame surrounding the riot.

The FBI Goes on Trial in the Whitmer Case.  Jury selection begins in a Grand Rapids courtroom Tuesday morning [3/8/2022] in the federal trial of four men accused of conspiring to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in 2020. [...] Timing of the trial could not be worse for the scandal-plagued agency quickly losing the trust of the American people.  Top FBI officials refuse to account for its role in the events of January 6, 2021, raising concerns even among some in Congress that FBI assets acted improperly before and during that day.  The first trials of January 6 defendants start this month but the Justice Department has yet to make hundreds of thousands of FBI files available to defense attorneys.

January 6 Defendant Being Illegally Detained — Locked up More Than 80 Days With No Indictment.  You don't see this very often in federal court, but one of the January 6 (J6) Defendants, Lucas Denney, is being held illegally.  He was arrested in Texas on December 13, 2021, and brought before a federal magistrate, who ordered him detained without bond on a criminal Complaint.  It then took six weeks to transfer him to DC, where he is currently being held.  He has not appeared before a federal judge in DC since his arrival, although that will change Monday afternoon [3/7/2022] as a result of his lawyer seeking his release.  Denney's case involves two distinct, major screwups.  The first is that he was not afforded a Preliminary Hearing, to which he is entitled under the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and the Constitution.  The second is that he has not been indicted by a grand jury within 30 days of his arrest, as required by the federal Speedy Trial Act.

Shocking Statement by January 6th Daughter Called by DOJ Prosecution.  The Department of Justice prosecutors manipulatively walked back their decision to subpoena another child of January 6th defendant Guy Reffitt to the stand after using his teenage son against him this past Friday as a witness.  The DOJ had planned to also use Reffitt's minor daughter as a prosecution witness before realizing their diabolical plan was going to backfire at the last minute.  We reported yesterday that the Biden Regime had coaxed a teenage boy (Jackson Reffitt) to record his father in the family home for eight days before turning him over to the FBI.  The DOJ also intended to call his younger 17 year old sister Peyton to the stand today but got spooked and threw her off their elite roster.  (That A-List included an abundance of Capitol Police Officers, FBI Special Agents and Reffitt's fellow militia member turned snitch Rocky Hardie who traded his testimony for his own immunity.)  "I never felt threatened by my Father," Peyton Reffitt (the teen daughter of the defendant) told us outside the courthouse in Washington DC.

Son testifies against father charged with storming the Capitol on January 6.  The teenage son of a Texas man charged with storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 testified Thursday that he had secretly recorded his father describing his participation in the incident and given the file to the FBI after his father threatened him and his sister.  The son, Jackson Reffitt, testified in the trial of his father, Guy Reffitt.  He is charged with bringing a gun onto Capitol grounds and interfering with the law enforcement officers guarding the building.  He has additionally been charged with obstruction of justice for making threats against his children.  Reffitt was not one of the protesters who entered the Capitol building, he retreated after being pepper sprayed by an officer.

FBI Uses Son Of J6 Defendant As Main Informant Against Him.  The Biden regime has shown a complete disregard for human rights and due process in the trials of January 6th defendants.  Last year, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) said that J6 detainees were being treated worse than terrorists are Guantanamo Bay.  Other J6 prisoners have been detained for months and have yet to see any evidence against them, or what specific crime they are even being accused of.  Today, a story broke that January 6th defendant Guy Reffitt's own son was induced by the FBI to collect evidence against him and testify against him in court.  The FBI reached out to him to be an informant against his own father, and his son, Jackson Reffitt, complied and recorded their private conversations as well as sending the FBI pictures of their home, including his father's gun safe.

The great weasel-word gaslight:  Jan. 6 commission finds nothing on Trump.  Liz Cheney's Jan. 6 commission is starting to look stupid.  Like the clown's outfit that tried to pin impeachment articles on President Trump over utterly nothing, as well as the grotesque fabulists of the Steele dossier who invented and peddled outright lies to manipulate U.S. law enforcement into taking action against Trump, there's no there there, zero substance, and as the truth gets out, they once again look like an awfully sorry bunch.  They've been trying for years to "prove" that Trump is guilty of something, and this current Jan. 6 effort is once again demonstrating their capacity for pratfalls.

'Fact Checkers' Silent as Lyin' Joe Biden Perpetuates Disgusting Capitol Riot Whopper.  In the immediate aftermath of the Capitol riot, it became very clear that the mainstream media and Democrats were going to milk the incident for all it was worth.  Initial reports talked of Capitol police officers being "murdered" by Trump-supporting rioters as they broke through glass doorways and breached the Capitol building.  It was those early false stories that were in part used by Democrats to make their impeachment "case" against then-President Donald Trump.  Within a few days, that narrative along with others began to implode.  But it took a few weeks before we saw the first major signs that the media was trying to correct itself.

Biden blames Jan. 6 for Putin's invasion and other whoppers of the Ukraine war.  [Scroll down]  We've seen plenty of bad takes on Russia's invasion of Ukraine, but this one from the ostensible leader of the free world might be the most preposterous.  The Russian strongman, who started grabbing Ukrainian territory in 2014, decided to attack again because of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot?  Biden is also lying:  Five cops weren't killed by crowds that day — none was.  One officer died of natural causes the next day, and four killed themselves in the weeks and months after.

Biden suggests Putin tried to divide the West after witnessing January 6.  President Joe Biden suggested the Capitol riot inspired Putin to invade Ukraine and divide the West and then falsely claimed rioters killed five cops on January 6.  'Vladimir Putin was counting on being able to split up the United States,' Biden said in a speech in Superior, Wisconsin.  'Look, how would you feel if you saw crowds storm and break down the doors of the British Parliament and kill five cops, injure 145?  Or the German Bundestag or the Italian Parliament?' he asked.  One Capitol cop died of a stroke a day after January 6 and four killed themselves in the aftermath of the riot.

January 6 Committee says it believes Trump engaged in criminal conduct in his bid to overturn the 2020 election.  The committee in the US House of Representatives investigation the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021 said in a court filing Wednesday [3/2/2022] it believes that former President Donald Trump violated 'multiple laws' in his attempt to overturn the 2020 Presidential Election.

Everything Is Fine.  Some Americans may look north and worry, but they should be reassured.  That can and will never happen here... and it isn't even that bad up there.  Order must be maintained, after all.  No one has a right to block the streets or disrupt traffic. [...] Similarly, only a cop-hater would worry that the remolding of the Capitol Police since January 6 into Nancy Pelosi's pretorian guard foretells much harsher crackdowns on protesters.  But only on the dangerous kind.  BLM could set the Capitol ablaze tomorrow and not even be arrested — for the same reason that they could fill downtowns in 2020 without possibly catching COVID, while you couldn't even go to the grocery store.  A truck blocking D Street, on the other hand, threatens to overturn the entire Constitutional order.

Many Capitol riot cases could hinge on first trial's outcome.  The first trial for one of the hundreds of Capitol riot prosecutions begins this week, with jury selection starting Monday [2/28/2022] in the case against Guy Wesley Reffitt.  The Texas man is charged with bringing a gun onto Capitol grounds, interfering with police officers guarding the building, and threatening his teenage children if they reported him to authorities.  Jurors could hear attorneys' opening statements as soon as Tuesday.  Reffitt's trial may be a bellwether for many other Capitol riot cases.  A conviction would give prosecutors more leverage in plea talks with rioters facing the most serious charges.  An acquittal may lead others to wait for their own day in court.

Jan. 6 Defendant Takes His Own Life, Died of 'Broken Heart,' Family Says.  Matthew L. Perna, a Pennsylvania man prosecuted for his 20-minute walk through the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, took his own life on Feb. 25 due to "a broken heart" and a justice system that "killed his spirit and his zest for life," his family said.  Perna, 37, of Sharpsville, was due to be sentenced on April 1 in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., in a plea agreement on charges of obstruction of an official proceeding, aiding and abetting, entering, and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building.  One charge is a felony and the others are misdemeanors.  Perna learned that prosecutors would seek an even longer jail sentence based on "domestic terrorism deterrence," Julie Kelly of American Greatness wrote on Twitter on Feb. 27.

Man who 'broke the internet' when he posed with Pelosi's podium on Jan 6 sentenced to 75 days.  The Florida man who "broke the internet" after he grabbed Speaker Nancy Pelosi's podium during the chaos at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, has been sentenced to more than two months in prison for his role in the so-called "insurrection," a stunt that he admits he now regrets.  On Friday [2/25/2022], Adam Johnson received a punishment of 75 days behind bars along with one year of supervised release from U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton who also ordered him to pay a $5,000 fine along with 200 hours of community service, a steep price for his fleeting moment of fame.

Roger Stone sues to block Jan. 6 committee access to phone records.  Former Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone filed a lawsuit Thursday in an attempt to stop the Jan. 6 committee from accessing his phone records.  The lawsuit, which Stone filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Thursday [2/24/2022], hopes to stop AT&T from turning his phone records over to the committee and is the latest case of a former Trump administration official attempting to stonewall the committee's efforts to obtain phone records.  The subpoena of Stone's phone records, from Nov. 1, 2020, to Jan. 31, 2021, is overly broad and in violation of his First and Fourth Amendment rights, his lawyers argue.

Freedom truckers in DC would be asking for trouble.  According to reports, a copycat trucker convoy intends to visit Washington, D.C.  I suggest they rethink their plans.  The participants will be incurring great risk for minimal, if any, potential benefit.  First, the risk.  The police, prosecutors, judges, and indeed the jury pool in the District of Columbia are so partisan that Republicans and constitutional conservatives can be arrested, prosecuted, convicted, and jailed without having committed any crime.  Indeed, it appears from the example of the January 6 prisoners that they can be jailed indefinitely without the legal system even bothering about prosecution or conviction.

We Can't All Be Traitors, Can We?  It's amazing how easy it is to become an "enemy of the State" these days.  Showing up in D.C. on January 6 to protest the multifarious yet unexamined instances of vote fraud in the 2020 election has been propagandistically framed by the national security deep state as an "insurrection" intent on overthrowing the government.  Attending local school board meetings to voice disapproval of district mask mandates, pornographic library materials, or Critical Race Theory indoctrination has been sufficient evidence for the Department of Justice to label parents as "domestic terrorists."  Hillary consigliere Marc Elias has spent the last several months attempting to kick Republican incumbents off midterm congressional ballots by invoking part of the 14th Amendment's Civil War-related language barring from office those who have engaged in "insurrection or rebellion" against the United States.  How did the Republican congressmen engage in war against America?  By exercising their free speech and addressing hundreds of thousands of Trump-supporters on January 6, of course.  Doubting election legitimacy and saying so out loud is now equivalent to taking up arms against the country!

The Treason of the Ruling Class.  The true believers within the American ruling class, fearful of a populist uprising, convinced the rest of their alliance to go along with casting the January 6, 2021 protest as an "insurrection."  They have imprisoned many without bail or trial including those charged with misdemeanor trespassing.  They have choreographed public displays of arresting those who legally entered the Capitol and some who did not enter the building.  Their allies in the financial community have arbitrarily closed people's bank accounts and businesses.  They have recruited the social media conglomerates to censor speech.  They have stereotyped of all who voted for Donald Trump as "domestic terrorists."

Why the Jan 6 Event Must be Labelled an Insurrection — Only that Will Bar Trump from 2024.  [Scroll down]  This January 6 investigation is determined to declare that this was a "violent insurrection" as now Mitch McConnell is doing to prevent Trump from running in 2024.  These people are playing with fire, for this will only result in the total collapse of any faith in Congress whatsoever for this is all about protecting their own deep pockets.  Even criminally charging Trump does not prevent him from running for office any more than it stopped Nelson Mandella in South Africa.  A felon can run for office.  He could even run from inside prison.  There is no bar from that since so many criminal prosecutions are for political agendas.  Anyone can also run for Speaker of the House — they need not be a Representative.

The Power of the Powerless Is Real.  Does anyone think the perverse and heavy-handed responses by the American government to the January 6 election protesters is a sign of strength? [...] Western governments are terrified of their people today.  They are terrified of what their people believe, or else they wouldn't feel compelled to criminalize thoughts as "hateful."  They are scared to death of what their people might say to each other, or else they wouldn't engage in mass surveillance and blatant censorship.  They are fearful of free and fair elections, or else they wouldn't work so hard to manipulate and undermine them.  And they are absolutely petrified of a future where cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies free their citizens from the consolidated control imposed by central banks and spendthrift treasuries.

Location of Harris, Pence on Jan. 6 Becomes Key Part of Efforts to Fight Prosecution.  Pinpointing the whereabouts of Vice President Kamala Harris and former Vice President Mike Pence have become a key part of efforts by multiple Jan. 6 defendants in fighting against prosecution.  Harris was the vice president elect and Pence still the vice president when rioters entered the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Many charges say both Harris and Pence were inside the building when a defendant went into the Capitol or was on Capitol grounds.  But the government is now admitting Harris left before the clock struck noon, well before the Capitol was breached.  And fresh questions are being raised about where Pence went when Congress split up to consider objections to electoral votes before the breach.  Prosecutors have leveled the charge of entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds against over 200 defendants, asserting the charge was warranted because people "did unlawfully and knowingly enter and remain in a restricted building and founds ... where the vice president and vice president-elect were temporarily visiting, without lawful authority to do so."

Why Can't We See the Other 14,000 Hours of J6 Video Footage?  The feds have been very picky about which videos from the January 6 Capitol protest we can and cannot see.  Why is that?  If those hundreds of thousands of filthy Trumpers tried to take over the United States, as Don Lemon told us, and the feds have it on tape, show us who the seditionary monsters are so loyal townsfolk can identify them and help put them into the stockades.  We've only seen the same worn-out, edited clips of protestors clashing with the police.  The Department of Justice (DOJ) also released a three-hour video showing people fighting with Capitol police in a tunnel.  What they are refusing to release is about 14,000 hours of surveillance, police body-cam, and phone video footage that might show another side of January 6.

'A Political Prisoner of the Democratic Party'.  Three months after Ashli Babbitt, an unarmed veteran and Trump supporter, was killed by a Capitol police officer on January 6, 2021, the Justice Department's Civil Rights division closed its investigation into the fatal shooting.  Omitting the name of Lieutenant Michael Byrd — the media, law enforcement officials, and congressional leaders concealed his identity for months — the Justice Department concluded Byrd did not violate 18 U.S.C., section 242, a federal criminal civil rights statute, when he shot Babbitt at point-blank range without warning, barely missing her face, around 2:45 p.m. that day.  "The investigation revealed no evidence to establish beyond a reasonable doubt that the officer willfully committed a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 242," the Justice Department said in an April 2021 statement.  Reports later revealed that Byrd had refused to participate in any substantive probe of his conduct on January 6.  Not only did Byrd escape criminal charges or any internal reprimand, he is still employed as head of security for the House of Representatives and heralded as a hero in many quarters, including the national news media.

Sen. Johnson asks Secret Service how agents missed pipe bomb outside of DNC on Jan. 6.  Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on Wednesday asked the U.S. Secret Service director why agents did not find a suspicious pipe bomb reportedly placed outside of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters during a sweep of the area before Vice President-elect Kamala Harris arrived there on Jan. 6, 2021.  "Given that Secret Service reportedly swept the areas in and around the DNC headquarters prior to Harris' arrival on January 6, 2021, it seems odd that agents did not immediately discover the pipe bomb that was reportedly located next to a park bench at that location," Johnson wrote to Secret Service Director James Murray.

Judge rejects effort by Trump to toss Jan. 6 lawsuits.  A federal judge on Friday [2/18/2022] rejected efforts by former President Donald Trump to toss out conspiracy lawsuits filed by lawmakers and two Capitol police officers, saying in his ruling that the former president's words "plausibly" led to the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection.  U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta said in his ruling that Trump's words during a rally before the violent storming of the U.S. Capitol were likely "words of incitement not protected by the First Amendment."

D.C. Jail Ignores House Judiciary Member's Query About January 6 Inmates.  Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) has yet to hear from the D.C. Department of Corrections, whose director he queried in July of 2021, about the status of the men and women who remain in the agency's custody for charges related to the January 6 riot at the Capitol.  Steube is on the House Judiciary Committee, which has oversight of the nation's federal prisons and jails in the District of Columbia.

Unaddressed issues corrode America like battery acid.  These days, when it comes to news reports about issues that matter, a lot falls through the cracks. [...] How can it be that American citizens who behaved badly on January 6th (yet killed no one and burned nothing down) are still in jail (and sometimes solitary) a year after their arrest?  On what basis do you hold average-Joe citizens for such a long period without trial?  In the USA moreover?  Aside from Representatives Gaetz, Greene. and Gohmert, where is the outcry from Republicans?  Does anyone in authority care about these people and their families?

The January 6 Pipe Bombs Look Like Another FBI Hoax.  In the 15-minute time span before the joint session of Congress convened at 1:00 p.m. on January 6, 2021, two incidents that set the stage for the day's ensuing chaos happened simultaneously.  First, a man named Ryan Samsel, after taking some sort of direction from Ray Epps, overran a thin line of police and metal racks in what would be the first official breach of Capitol grounds around 12:50 p.m. (Samsel was charged and has been incarcerated for more than a year; Epps faces no charges.)  Joining Samsel were members of the Proud Boys and a still-unknown number of FBI informants.  Around the same time, a woman named Karlin Younger who just happened to be walking to a laundry facility near the Republican National Committee headquarters just happened to look down and see what she believed was a pipe bomb nestled between a dumpster and a fence right next to the building.

How Mike Pence Fell Short on January 6.  It's easy to imagine that most Republican voters approved of former Vice President Mike Pence.  They must have appreciated his loyalty to a president very different than himself.  At times, Mike seemed the perfect V.P.  But when it came to what was his most important responsibility as President of the Senate, Pence did not rise to the occasion, which was the certification of the 2020 presidential election on January 6, 2021. [...] Pence is correct; he had no "right" conferred to him by the Constitution to "overturn" the 2020 election.  And if Donald Trump contended that he did, then Trump was indeed wrong.  But none of that makes any difference, as Pence could still have nullified the "election."  (Scare quotes were used there because the 2020 "election" was riddled with so many illegalities, problems, and government failures that it can't really qualify as an election.)  However, when Pence claims that "the presidency belongs to the American people and the American people alone," he seems to be forgetting that it is the Electoral College that determines who the president is; that's what Jan. 6 was all about.

Arizona GOP Chair Kelli Ward Sues to Block Democrats' January 6 House Committee from Subpoenaing Her Phone Records.  The Democratic-controlled House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 protest at the U.S. Capitol subpoenaed numerous Republicans close to former President Donald Trump, including three months of phone records from Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward despite not participating in the rally that day.  Several of the Republicans subpoenaed are fighting back against the aggressive posturing, including Ward, who filed a lawsuit in Arizona federal district court on Tuesday [2/8/2022] along with her husband against the House Select Committee and its chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (R-MS-02) in order to stop T-Mobile from turning over the records.  Ward alleges that the subpoena was issued as retaliation for her and her husband being one of 11 Arizona Republican electors that selected Donald Trump for president shortly after the 2020 presidential election, while the litigation over the election was still ongoing.  She said the subpoena "fails to provide a valid legislative purpose" since she wasn't present at the January 6 protest.

How could this door be found wide open?  [Video clip]

Bodycam Footage Shows Capitol Police Striking Unconscious Trump Supporter Who Died on Jan. 6.  Heavily redacted bodycam videos from the West Terrace tunnel on Jan. 6, 2021, provide a glimpse into conditions at the time Rosanne Boyland lay unconscious — including the sound of her being beaten with a large wooden stick by police.  Several bodycam videos obtained by The Epoch Times have much of the screen blurred out by authorities, but key audio and video clues back up witness statements and other videos previously released by the U.S. Department of Justice.  A 39-second video clip from the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department shows the gloved hand of Officer Lila Morris picking up a long stick that was lying alongside an unconscious Rosanne Boyland, and then striking the prone woman multiple times.  The sound of the stick making contact with Boyland's body is clearly audible.

Kasich: 'January 6 Is One of the Darkest Moments in Our History'.  Former Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) said Thursday [2/10/2022] on CNN's "The Situation Room" that the House Select Committee investigating the riot on January 6, 2021 at the U.S. Capitol was important because it is getting to the bottom of "one of the darkest moments in our history."  Guest-host Jim Acosta said, "As you know, the top-secret designation means if those documents were released, it could cause grave damage to national security, so what's your reaction to this report?  Can you imagine removing top-secret documents from the White House?"

D.C.'s Met police exonerate their own for beating an unconscious woman to death.  Last year, without even bothering to interview him, the Capitol Police instantly exonerated Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd, the man who shot an unarmed Ashli Babbitt in cold blood.  Now we've learned that the Washington, D.C. police force's Bureau of Internal Affairs has exonerated a police officer who beat an unconscious woman to death.  You know, as I do, that if the two dead women had been Black leftists, instead of White Trump supporters, the outcome of these two investigations would have been very different.

Judge scolds DOJ for lying about VP's whereabouts on Jan. 6.  In a case against a Jan. 6 defendant, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Thursday rebuked Justice Department prosecutors for misleading a grand jury and the court about the whereabouts of then Vice President-elect Kamala Harris during the rioting at the U.S. Capitol.  Last week, CNN reported that contrary to the Justice Department's indictments, Harris was at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington when the riot began.  It was Harris' security detail, in fact, that found one of the two pipe bombs that were widely reported on Jan. 6.  But until last week, it wasn't known that Harris was within yards of a pipe bomb before it was discovered.  Raising further questions is the fact that the pipe bomb suspect, despite surveillance camera footage and physical evidence, has not been identified.

If DC Fears Trump, He Deserves Four More Years.  I do try not to get angry when government actors confirm my belief that they are lowly human beings not worthy of respect. [...] Still, there are things that boil my blood faster than I can tend to my passions and mediate my hatred.  And one of those instances came this week, when Mitch McConnell pushed the D.C. Leviathan's lie that January 6 was a "violent insurrection" in his clear attempt to set the stage for a time in the near future when the power-mad monsters of Washington declare to the country that President Donald Trump will not be "permitted" to run for election in 2024.  I could write an avalanche of essays explaining how important I believe Trump's presidency has been for this country.  But that seems secondary to the need to roll up six years of government-orchestrated hoaxes, crimes, and propaganda used to undermine the 2016 (and, in my opinion, 2020) election(s) and shove all of Washington's corruption right down its collective throat.

Capitol Police Dept.  Rules Brutal Beating of Trump Supporter Rosanne Boyland Was "Objectionably Reasonable".  Last July, Trump supporter and activist, Philip Anderson confirmed to The Gateway Pundit that Capitol Police killed Trump protester Rosanne Boyland on January 6.  Philip knows this because he was next to her when she died.  He was holding her hand.  And Philip nearly died himself.  Activist Philip Anderson spoke with The Gateway Pundit about the Jan. 6 protests at the US Capitol and how the Capitol police murdered Rosanne Boyland and nearly took his life too.  The January 6 Commission will NEVER call in Philip Anderson to testify.  It would blow up their narrative.

Deputy Virginia AG resigns after social media posts surface where she praised Capitol rioters as 'patriots'.  A deputy Virginia attorney general resigned on Thursday after social media posts surfaced in which she praised the Capitol rioters as 'patriots,' falsely claimed Donald Trump won the 2020 election and repeated conspiracy theories about voter fraud.  A spokeswoman for Republican Attorney General Jason Miyares confirmed Monique Miles' resignation and said that her posts, first reported by The Washington Post, had been unknown to the office before Thursday morning [2/10/2022].  'The Attorney General has been very clear — Joe Biden won the election and he has condemned the January 6th attack,' spokeswoman Victoria LaCivita said in a statement.

On the one-year anniversary of Jan. 6: Here's what the media did not report!.  On Nov. 14, 2020 — after courts across the country had used technicalities to refuse to hear cases on voter fraud — thousands of Trump supporters converged in D.C.  They held rallies at the Supreme Court, the U.S. Capitol, and in Freedom Square.  On Dec. 12, 2020 rally goers again flocked to D.C. at the Capitol and the Supreme Court. [...] On both of those days, the Capitol and Supreme Court buildings were surrounded by police and barricaded.  Nobody could get close without risking immediate arrest. [...] But on January 6, it was just the opposite.  Security was non-existent.  That day, when people came to hear President Trump at the Ellipse and then rally at the Capitol, there were no barricades around the building, no police cars, and almost no police in the area at all.  In fact (as has been well-documented), doors leading into the Capitol building were mysteriously unlocked and in some cases security police held them open for people to enter.

#WalkAway campaign founder: 'Feds tried to destroy me over Jan. 6'.  On Jan. 6, 2021, social media influencer Brandon Straka ran a thriving nonprofit organization with a massive following, had a game plan for red-pilling Democratic minorities, and was personally invited by President Donald Trump to attend a rally.  It all came crashing down when Straka was seen standing on the East Lawn of the Capitol filming people, out of view from the violence and chaos seen around the world.  Straka unwittingly became one of the event's most famous defendants when he was arrested two weeks later by a SWAT team that he says treated him as a terrorist.  He is now confined to his home, claims he has been placed on a terror watchlist, and is on federal probation for the next three years.  Straka says the experience has left him shaken.

Cops clear officer who beat Jan. 6 protester with stick, baton as she died.  Police in Washington, D.C., have investigated the apparently violent beating of a Jan. 6 protester who already was on the ground by an officer with a stick and a baton, and have reported that violence was "objectively reasonable," according to a report by Just the News.  The investigation conclusion comes from the city's Metropolitan Police Department's Bureau of Internal Affairs.  The review revealed D.C. Officer Lila Morris beat Rosanne Boyland with a steel baton and "what appeared to be a wooden walking stick."  This was after the victim, of Kennesaw, Georgia, already was unconscious and on the ground on the day rioting erupted at the U.S. Capitol.

Now Kevin McCarthy calls January 6 a 'violent insurrection'.  House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy has conceded that January 6th was a 'violent insurrection,' saying he agreed with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's description of that day.  'No one would disagree with that,' McCarthy told reporters on Capitol Hill on Wednesday [2/9/2022].  His clarification comes after McCarthy was mocked by Democrats for walking away from an ABC News reporter who was asking him about the Republican National Committee censure of Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney for serving on the committee investigating the insurrection.

The Latest Democrat/RINO Plan to Prevent Trump From Running Again in 2024.  Why did Mitch McConnell break ranks with the Republican National Committee and insist, contrary to a growing mountain of evidence, that the Jan. 6 incident was "a violent insurrection for the purpose of trying to prevent a peaceful transfer of power after a legitimately certified election from one administration to the next"? [...] If it was an insurrection, then Trump, who has grown increasingly critical and contemptuous of McConnell, can be barred from running in 2024.  The initiative to do this is gathering steam. [...] The Fourteenth Amendment, Section 3 [...] was designed to keep unrepentant Confederates out of public office after the Civil War (although many did hold office, as more often than not Congress did vote to waive the prohibition).  As PJM's Rick Moran noted Wednesday [2/9/2022], it's already being used against America-First Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.), although he is fighting back hard.  It's likely to be used against others who are associated with the Jan. 6 non-insurrection as well.  But Cawthorn and the rest would just be a dry run.  The great white whale these Captain Ahabs are hunting is Donald Trump, and they hope that in the 14th Amendment, they have found their harpoon.

The Capitol Police have been fully weaponized against Republicans.  On January 6, [2021,] the Capitol police failed to protect the Capitol.  We know this because Capitol police chief Steven Sund, after being fired on January 7, 2021, explained that he requested backup from the National Guard, which never arrived, and that his people just weren't ready.  Trump stated that he requested that 10,000 National Guard troops be deployed to the Capitol before January 6 to provide protection for his rally.  According to him, congressional leaders said no.  What really happened remains a mystery despite the "investigation" by the January 6 Committee.  You'd think they would have figured that one out.  Also bizarrely, on January 6, someone (the Capitol police?) opened from the inside the Capitol's 20,000-pound doors, which are secured by powerful magnetic locks.  We then saw footage of the same Capitol police graciously welcoming people inside, which led many innocents to believe that they had the perfect right to be inside the People's House.  For those of us (like me), who think that January 6 was an entrapment scheme, it would appear that the Capitol police were part of the plan.

McConnell States the People Can Never Be Permitted a Voice in Politics, and January 6th Was a Terrorist Attack.  Mitch McConnell and his team of UniParty leaders made a strong statement today against anyone who would ever have the audacity to stand in opposition to the upper elite within the United States government.  The timing of McConnell to align with Joe Biden is not coincidental.  First, to the status of the January 6th protestors, DeceptiCon party leader Mitch McConnel affirms the united DC position that all J6 protestors were violent domestic terrorists, carrying out an insurrection attempt, intent on destroying the carefully constructed democracy the DC elites are providing to the people.  Stunningly, the second point was McConnell admonishing the RNC for rejecting Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger as members of the Republican Party platform.  McConnell now states the Republican Party should have no input in determining who is supported by the Republican membership.

What the Jan. 6 Capitol Incursion Really Was.  The Capitol incursion was the work of a small minority of the Trump supporters who gathered in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6.  They focused on the Capitol and the Capitol alone.  But they didn't attack private property or other public buildings.  They didn't loot businesses or assault bystanders.  They didn't occupy other public spaces.  They caused damage estimated at $1.5 million, compared to the BLM/Antifa riot total of over $1 billion.  The only person to die from the application of force was a rioter shot, likely without justification, by a police officer.  And while the 2011 leftist occupation of the Wisconsin State Capitol lasted over two weeks, the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol incursion was over in about four hours.  Many of those arrested were typical trouble-makers.  But many were otherwise-respectable community leaders:  a police officer, "teachers, multiple firefighters, a company CEO, and numerous elected officials."  Unlike leftist demonstrators, they didn't envision themselves as overturning the Constitution, but protecting it.

McConnell breaks with RNC: Jan. 6 'violent insurrection'.  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) criticized the Republican National Committee (RNC) for its censure of Reps.  Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) and Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and broke with their language on the Jan. 6, 2021 riot, calling it a "violent insurrection."  "It was a violent insurrection with the purpose of trying to prevent a peaceful transfer of power after a legitimately certified election. ... That's what it was," McConnell said.  The RNC sparked fierce backlash after it described Jan. 6, when a mob of former President Trump's followers breached the Capitol, as "legitimate political discourse" in a resolution censuring Kinzinger and Cheney.

'Breadcrumbs Lead to Speaker's Office,' Rep. Jim Banks Warns.  Rep. Jim Banks heavily criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her failure to hand over key documents related to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, saying in a Monday interview that Republican lawmakers believe the severity of the riot was due to a "systemic breakdown and failure at the highest levels of the Capitol Police."  The Indiana Republican, who is on a panel of GOP lawmakers that is unofficially investigating the riot, spoke with The Daily Signal following an Axios report headlined "GOP's shadow Jan. 6 committee targets Capitol Police 'negligence.'"  Banks criticized the article and strongly disputed any implication that Republicans are focusing negative attention on Capitol Police officers themselves, noting that Republicans believe it is the leadership of the police force that was at fault.

Capitol Police Caught Spying in Republican Congressional Office, Investigation Launched.  In late January, news broke of multiple instances of the Capitol Police appearing to spy on Republican congressional members.  Those actions followed the rank politicization of the force that took place after January 6th, including the expansion of its intelligence-gathering mission in areas that are, at best, questionable. [...] While vetting of contacts is not necessarily nefarious, it is supposed to be done out in the open and in conjunction with lawmakers.  Instead, the Capitol Police have instituted a system that remains in shadows, conveniently only seeming to target Republicans.  Another disturbing example of that has emerged via The Federalist, this time involving Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX).  According to a police report filed by a USCP officer, Nehls' office was entered without permission and his work materials were photographed because they appeared "suspicious."

Inspector General Opens Investigation Into U.S. Capitol Police Following Allegations Of Spying On Members Of Congress, Staff.  The inspector general for the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) has opened a formal investigation into whether the law enforcement agency tasked with securing the Capitol has been inappropriately surveilling elected members of Congress, their staff, and visitors to their offices, The Federalist has learned.  The opening of the investigation follows news reports and accusations from lawmakers that USCP has overstepped its bounds as it tries to recover from the January 6 riots that tarnished both the Capitol and the reputation of the law enforcement agency that was supposed to keep it safe.  USCP Chief J. Thomas Manger confirmed the opening of the inspector general investigation in his response to congressional inquiries about USCP police tactics, reported in a January 24 article published by Politico, including surveilling and compiling intelligence dossiers on members of Congress, their staff, and visitors.

Pelosi's Capitol Cops Tried to Sneak Into GOP Congressman's Office Dressed as Construction Workers, Illegally Took Photos of Legislative Documents.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Capitol Police are alleged to have illegally entered the office of Congressman Troy Nehls (R-TX), photographing confidential legislative products and grilling staff, according to reports.  The police — now under formal investigation — stand accused of dressing up as construction workers and attempting another entry just two days later.  The stunning, Watergate-style scandal comes after almost a year of warnings that Speaker Pelosi and Democrats in Congress were politicizing the Capitol Police, using them as a Stasi-style enforcement unit against GOP opponents.  Reports suggest Capitol Police have built intelligence dossiers on those illegally investigated.  The documents photographed, says Nehls, are "protected by the Speech and Debate clause enshrined in the Constitution, Article 1 Section 6".

Judicial Watch Battles Pelosi Congress for January 6 Videos.  How can there be any doubt that Nancy Pelosi's January 6 committee is a McCarthy-esque political tool?  Rather than seeking the truth, it tries to cover it up.  Witness its attempts to block our inquiries.  Here's the latest.  We filed an opposition to the U.S. Capitol Police's (USCP) effort to shut down our lawsuit for January 6 videos and emails.  Through its police department, Congress argues that the videos and emails are not public records, there is no public interest in their release, and that "sovereign immunity" prevents citizens from suing for their release.

What the Media Isn't Telling You About Jan. 6.  The events of Jan. 6, 2021, are often portrayed by Democrats and their friends in the media as an insurrection.  It's a loaded word meant to imply that protesters were mounting an organized rebellion against the U.S. government.  That description might fit the left's narrative of what happened on that day in Washington, but it's a far stretch from the truth, according to Julie Kelly, author of a new book, "January 6: How Democrats Used the Capitol Protest to Launch a War on Terror Against the Political Right."  [Video clip]

NY Times Warns:  Republicans Can Use January 6 Committee's Precedent to Pursue Democrats After Midterm Elections.  The New York Times warned Saturday that Democrats are setting a dangerous precedent with the January 6 Committee, exceeding the constitutional powers of Congress in a way that Republicans can use when they take back the majority.  The Times' Michael S. Schmidt — who shared a Pulitzer Prize for the discredited Russia "collusion" story — and Luke Broadwater — reported that the committee "is borrowing techniques from federal prosecutions, employing aggressive tactics typically used against mobsters and terrorists ... [to] develop evidence that could prompt a criminal case" against former President Donald Trump, even though it has "has no authority to pursue criminal charges."

J6 Defendant Talks About Police Brutality at the Hands of Capitol Police on January 6.  28-year old Air Force Veteran Alan Fischer III, also known as AJ Fischer, was arrested in Florida last month and denied bond in the Pinellas County Jail in Clearwater.  He was charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding an officer, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and civil disorder, among other offenses, Insider reported.  Fischer's mother reached out to The Gateway Pundit to share his letter to discuss what happened on January 6.

It Sure Seems Like the January 6th Committee Was Colluding With Jeff Zucker.  In case you haven't heard, CNN's Jeff Zucker is out of a job. [...] During his stint, Zucker essentially ran CNN into the ground, with a viewership drop of 80 percent residing on his record.  Still, the hand-wringing at his departure was extensive.  Examples began to surface of CNN hosts and staffers expressing outrage.  How could they possibly replace someone who had failed so spectacularly?  That angst starts to make more sense, though, when you think of things in terms of preferred narratives.  It wasn't that Zucker was doing a good job by the numbers.  The network was and is collapsing, after all.  Rather, it was that he was protecting the right people, within the network and outside the network.  And when it comes to the latter group, it sure seems like the January 6th Committee was colluding with Zucker.  What's my evidence for such speculation?  How about members of the committee asserting that Zucker's departure represents a threat to "democracy"?

RNC Censures Cheney, Kinzinger for Their Role on Jan. 6 Committee.  The Republican National Committee (RNC) advanced a resolution on Thursday [2/3/2022] that would censure Reps.  Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) and Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) for their roles on the controversial House Jan. 6 Committee.  The resolution would officially strip Cheney and Kinzinger of the support of the GOP and would take away their recognition as members of the Republican Party by the RNC.  "The primary mission of the Republican Party is to elect Republicans who support the United States Constitution and share our values," the RNC resolution said.  "The Conference must not be sabotaged by Representatives Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger who have demonstrated, with actions and words, that they support Democrat efforts to destroy President [Donald] Trump more than they support winning back a Republican majority in 2022," it said further down.

FBI boss Christopher Wray denies Capitol riot taken more seriously than 2020 riots.  FBI Director Christopher Wray claimed the FBI is working just as hard to punish participants in the 2020 George Floyd riots as those involved in the Capitol riot, though neither the numbers nor his own boss's words seem to back him up.  Wray made the improbable claim in response to questions during an appearance earlier this week at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. [...] Republicans have raised concerns the Justice Department has not put the same effort into prosecutions tied to the violent, racially charged riots of 2020 as the storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.  The GOP points to nationwide rioting and attacks on federal courthouses and police in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.

Mitch McConnell says January 6 defendants should not have their sentences shortened.  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell countered former President Donald Trump on Tuesday saying those charged with crimes for the January 6 Capitol attack shouldn't have their sentences shortened.  'What we saw here on January the 6th was an effort to prevent the peaceful transfer of power from one administration to the other, which had never happened before in our country,' McConnell said at a press conference with GOP leaders.  'My view is I would not be in favor of shortening any of the sentences for any of the people who pleaded guilty to crimes.'  At his Texas rally on Saturday, Trump dangled pardons for January 6 defendants.  'If I run, and if I win, we will treat those people from January 6 fairly.  We will treat them fairly,' he told the crowd.

Raskin previews upcoming Jan 6 hearings, when he'll parade 'Trump entourage' in front of cameras.  Start popping your popcorn, because the House Select Committee Investigation on the biggest thing to happen in America since the Civil War will soon be going public.  For more than a year now, "January 6" has been the date on everyone's mind, as the House Select Committee Investigating the riots at the Capitol continues in its attempts to frame the event as a dangerous insurrection.  While the schedule for the primetime hearings has not yet been released, Rep. Jamie Raskin, a member of the committee, sat down with SiriusXM host Dean Obeidallah on Friday to give listeners a preview of what we can expect, starting with when the show may start and a list of potential witnesses who may be testifying for the cameras.

A Monty Python Insurrection?  [Scroll down]  Here are just a few of my concerns about what these charges may, and in all probability will, mean for those fellow American citizens who are (more and more just theoretically) protected by the Constitution and Bill of Rights:
  [#1]   The serious disaster — personally, financially, etc. — this indictment will visit upon these citizens and their families.
  [#2]   The serious consequences which will be inflicted upon them and their families and their homes as a result of having to incur legal fees approaching millions of dollars, almost certainly wiping out their life savings and, as in the case of Gen. Flynn, the loss of their family home.
  [#3]   The serious loss of any reputation in the community of these citizens merely by virtue of being accused, the presumption of innocence long ago largely diminished if not destroyed in this country (see, e.g., the Duke Lacrosse cases as one of many examples).
  [#7]   The serious, dangerous, provable pro-prosecution inclination of the Judges of the District of Columbia Federal Court as shown by their inexplicable, in most cases, determination to hold many if not most of the Jan. 6 defendants without bail pending trial. [...]
  [#8]   The gravely serious threat to these fellow American citizens and their freedoms posed by the fact that these cases will be tried to District of Columbia juries, drawn from a population which went for Biden by, at last count, approximately 99% of the district.

Desperate Jan. 6 prisoner goes on hunger strike, demands Capitol Police be investigated.  As the U.S. House Select Committee charged with "investigating" the January 6 riot at the Capitol gleefully prepares for its primetime debut, a desperate political prisoner is going on a hunger strike until a real investigation is conducted.  Edward Jacob Lang, who goes by "Jake," has issued a statement from his cell in what many refer to as "D.C.'s Gitmo," declaring he will go on a "prolonged hunger strike" until his demands are met.

Our Representatives, Not J6 Protesters, Defile the 'Sacred' U.S. Capitol.  When politics is your religion and government is your God, a public building is your church.  The four-hour disturbance at the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, according to Beltway aristocracy and the media, wasn't a legitimate protest that turned violent in some areas — it was a sacrilege.  Never mind that the building itself sustained minimal damage — early reports estimated $30 million for repairs but the actual figure is around $1 million — the real vandalism occurred when thousands of Americans wearing MAGA hats invaded the cathedral of government power occupied by America's political deity.  And the alleged apostates are paying a dear price.  Since January 6, lawmakers, judges, and federal prosecutors have routinely described the Capitol building as holy ground.

Lindsey Graham and Susan Collins Buck Trump, Vow to Persecute Jan-6ers.  President Trump held another packed rally in Conroe, Texas on Saturday night [1/29/2022].  An estimated 50,000 supporters turned out to see President Trump in Texas.  President Trump also promised to release the persecuted January 6 Political Prisoners at the DC Gulag!  These poor men and women are held in isolation without any basic human rights.  Truly this is a dark stain on America and our judicial system.  This morning on the Sunday talk shows dangerous Lindsey Graham and RINO Susan Collins bucked Trump and vowed to persecute the January 6 prisoners.  These are not good people.

'Someone Opened the Doors From the Inside,' Jan. 6 Defense Attorney Says.  Kelly Meggs and other members of the Oath Keepers could not have done one of the major things of which they are accused by federal prosecutors: force their way into the U.S. Capitol Rotunda on Jan. 6, 2021, through the famous Columbus Doors, a defense attorney says.  The two sets of historic doors that lead into the Rotunda were opened by someone on the inside, and not his client, says defense attorney Jonathon Moseley.  Department of Justice video widely circulated on Twitter this week shows a man trying to open the inner doors by leaning against them, before turning around as if listening to someone, then returning to the entrance and opening the left door for protesters.

New Video Shows War Vet, Ashli Babbitt, Was Trying to Get to Safety on Jan 6th, 2021.  Now we have even more evidence that Ashli Babbitt was in fear for her life and was trying to escape to safety by jumping in the window she was executed in by Capitol Police who watched the entire thing happen.  Michael Byrd needs to be arrested ASAP for murder.  He saw exactly what Ashli did and still killed her.  "'As we keep seeing these videos and it's all coming into play and it's literally laying out everything I've said from day one, that she's a good person, that she loved this country, she was law enforcement, pro-law enforcement, wasn't breaking anything, didn't hurt anybody — we're seeing it now,' Babbitt told The Epoch Times."  Aaron Babbitt even called this video the missing piece of the puzzle and declared that "we will get to the bottom of" this horrific incident.  [Video clip]

Dershowitz: Jan. 6 Committee similar to McCarthyism witch-hunt.  A Harvard Law professor compared the January 6 Committee to a tactic used in the 1950s to oust accused communists who had no actual ties to the party.  Legal scholar Alan Dershowitz said the panel is not a valid congressional body and it's actually in violation of legislative rules.  "It reminds me a little bit of McCarthyism, where you had committees like the House Un-American Activities Committee, which didn't have an appropriate legislative purpose," he explained.  "They were just trying to subpoena people for political and ideological purposes."  In a recent interview with Breitbart, Dershowitz said the panel is being used by Democrats to target political opponents similar to the witch-hunts of 1950s McCarthyism era.

New Footage Shows Ashli Babbitt Punched Violent Rioter Who Was Breaking Windows.  On Tuesday, The Epoch Times released never before seen footage of Ashli Babbitt that provides even more insight into what happened before she was shot and killed by Capitol Hill Police Officer Mike Byrd.  Once again, the latest video directly contradicts the fabricated narrative that Babbitt had been acting as a violent insurrectionist, and even supports the evidence that was released last week that showed she was attempting to stop two violent instigators from smashing the windows leading into the Speaker's lobby.

Two More Witnesses at Ashli Babbitt Shooting Identified.  Two men sought by the family of Ashli Babbitt as witnesses to her shooting death at the U.S. Capitol have been identified as previously arrested by the FBI and indicted on federal charges from the Jan. 6 riots.  The owner of a Texas winery is the "Gadsden Flag Man" who was in the center of the Speaker's Lobby hallway just feet away when Ashli Babbitt was shot to death at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.  A man from Mount Washington, Kentucky, indicted in March 2021 is the man seen on video in the orange-red jacket and gray cap who allegedly smashed a window in the Speaker's Lobby door with the end of a flagpole.  The family of Ashli Babbitt, 35, has been seeking to identify key participants in the hallway unrest that afternoon.  The identification of Christopher Ray Grider and Chad Barrett Jones reduces by two the number of "unknowns" who witnessed the riotous behavior at the entry to the Speaker's Lobby.

The Capitol Police Are Spying on Members of Congress, and the Details Are Incredibly Disturbing.  The events of January 6th have been used as a pretense by partisans for all kinds of insanity over the last year.  From playing fortification theater with the Capitol Building to the government constantly pretending "domestic extremists" are the nation's biggest threat, the game is simple:  To make Republicans who had nothing to do with that day feel political pain.  Another move that caused concern when it occurred was Nancy Pelosi's elevation of the United States Capitol Police to some kind of personal, partisan defense force, including funding offices all over the country used to gather data on those that just so happen to be political opponents.  Now, we are learning just how far that operation goes, and the details are incredibly disturbing.

Did the Justice Department Lie About Pence and Harris' Location on January 6?  Of the more than 725 Americans arrested so far for various crimes related to the Capitol protest on January 6, 2021, nearly every defendant faces the same two misdemeanor charges:  "entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds" and "disorderly conduct in a restricted building or grounds."  The basis for the offenses is not, as the American people repeatedly have been told, that the building was closed to the public that day.  After all, hundreds of people were allowed inside as Capitol police stood by; no signage or official announcements alerted the public that the building was off-limits.  Instead, the Justice Department has argued that the presence of both Vice President Michael Pence and incoming Vice President Kamala Harris rendered entry into the Capitol on January 6 a federal crime under 18 U.S. Code section 1752.

"Select Committee on January 6th" Is Above the Law and Beyond Review.  [Scroll down]  Americans assume that if the government wants something from you in your home a search warrant will issue after a judge has reviewed and approved it.  Or, if the government wants your records through a third party via subpoena, the government will issue that subpoena to a third party and the citizen will get a copy.  Only under exigent circumstance (imminent threat) will the person not be notified.  Usually, a citizen may then object via judicial review.  But the J6 committee it has declared that there is no authority above it, that it is beyond judicial scrutiny.  In short, it has the power of an inquisition and its members are inquisitors.  Take the case of Taylor Budowich.  He was connected to Trump's reelection campaign.  He held no government position.  He submitted to the committee's questions and produced requested documents.  He thought, he had nothing to hide.  He was not involved in the J6 riot.  He appeared before the committee lawyers and gave testimony.  At the same time and without his knowledge the committee had subpoenaed his JP Morgan bank records.  He wasn't informed until it was too late and JP Morgan, with counsel from Loretta Lynch (yes that Loretta Lynch) told Budowich it was producing his documents notwithstanding his objections.  The production date was clearly a set-up — December 24th, a date that the court was closed.

Capitol Police examines backgrounds, social media feeds of some who meet with lawmakers.  After the Jan. 6 insurrection, the Capitol Police's intelligence unit quietly started scrutinizing the backgrounds of people who meet with lawmakers, according to three people familiar with the matter.  Politico also viewed written communications describing the new approach, part of a host of changes that the department implemented after the Capitol attack.  Examining the social media feeds of people who aren't suspected of crimes, however, is a controversial move for law enforcement and intelligence officials given the civil liberties concerns it raises.  Among those who have been subject to new Capitol Police scrutiny are Hill staffers, the three people said.

Will the Arrogance of the FBI Ever End?  At a recent Judiciary Committee hearing Sen. Ted Cruz put the FBI Executive Assistant Director of the National Security Branch, Jill Sandborn, on the spot when he cross-examined her on how many FBI informants, agents and assets participated in the January 6, 2021 riots on Capitol Hill.  She refused to answer question after question, claiming that she could not disclose "specifics of sources and methods."  She even refused to answer the question, "Did any FBI agents or confidential informants commit crimes of violence on January 6th?"  Senator Cruz had every reason to ask those questions after the news hit that about half of the participants in the alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer were FBI informants.  They reportedly pushed the kidnaping plot while the FBI provided funding for it.  The FBI agent in charge of the "investigation" was promoted to the Washington, D.C. field office, perhaps just in time to supervise a similar operation on January 6th.  Defense lawyers have asked the federal judge presiding over the case in Michigan to order the Justice Department to provide "use immunity" to FBI agents and informants they want to cross-examine at trial.

The 'Mystery Man' Ray Epps Indeed Has a Proven Link to the FBI — It's Just Not What Everybody Thought.  Ray Epps, the "mystery man" who is implicated in the very launch of the Capitol riots, has denied being an FBI informant or agent before the partisan House committee on January 6.  As far as the mainstream media is concerned, they would just as soon wash their hands of the matter. [...] But for unknown reasons, Ray Epps is a free man.  He is not only walking free while MAGA grandmas sit languishing in jail, awaiting trial on relatively minor charges, but he has inexplicably found defenders in the leftist press.  These are rabid Democrats who never met a Trump supporter they didn't despise and wish evil upon simply for committing the thought crime of disagreeing with them. [...] But it turns out that Epps has his defenders, even among those with long track records in the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Indeed, none other than his own attorney. [...] This is quite the fascinating nugget.  Why would an FBI-connected lawyer be representing Ray Epps, who is one of the pivotal provocateurs of the January 6 riots?

The 1/6 Select Committee Witch Hunt.  For quite some time, Congress has ceded its constitutional power to legislate to the unelected administrative state — at least when Democrats are both the congressional majority and hold the White House.  Now, having ignored its true function, it seeks to expand its mandate to judicial powers.  The Select Committee set up by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to investigate the January 6 riot has obviously determined that its mandate does not require a legislative purpose:  It will act as a judicial branch, albeit one with no constitutional limits whatsoever.  You won't see much about this in the corporate media.

A purported 'Patriot Front' video has all the hallmarks of a false flag.  One of the unpleasant realities that became patently clear during 2021 is that leftist operatives, whether inside or outside of the government, have a new tactic to discredit conservativism:  They pretend to be conservatives, either to entrap conservatives or to falsely expose them as bad people. [...] There's also good reason to believe that government operatives were involved on January 6.  The Revolver has put together some interesting information about Ray Epps, who actively encouraged and seemed to be in command of people breaching the Capitol but in whom the FBI has no interest.  The same article notes that militarized men were all over the Capitol grounds and inside the Capitol, making sure to remove fences and signs that would have warned people off the property, smashing windows, and ordering people into the building — and again, the FBI and DOJ just aren't interested.

Congress's 1/6 Committee Claims Absolute Power as it Investigates Citizens With No Judicial Limits.  In its ongoing attempt to investigate and gather information about private U.S. citizens, the Congressional 1/6 Committee is claiming virtually absolute powers that not even the FBI or other law enforcement agencies enjoy.  Indeed, lawyers for the committee have been explicitly arguing that nothing proscribes or limits their authority to obtain data regarding whichever citizens they target and, even more radically, that the checks imposed on the FBI (such as the requirement to obtain judicial authorization for secret subpoenas) do not apply to the committee.  As we have previously reported and as civil liberties groups have warned, there are serious constitutional doubts about the existence of the committee itself.  Under the Constitution and McCarthy-era Supreme Court cases interpreting it, the power to investigate crimes lies with the executive branch, supervised by the judiciary, and not with Congress.  Congress does have the power to conduct investigations, but that power is limited to two narrow categories:  1) when doing so is designed to assist in its law-making duties (e.g., directing executives of oil companies to testify when considering new environmental laws) and 2) in order to exert oversight over the executive branch.  What Congress is barred from doing, as two McCarthy-era Supreme Court cases ruled, is exactly what the 1/6 committee is now doing: conducting a separate, parallel criminal investigation in order to uncover political crimes committed by private citizens. [...] This abuse of power is not merely abstract.  The Congressional 1/6 Committee has been secretly obtaining private information about American citizens en masse:  telephone records, email logs, internet and browsing history, and banking transactions.  And it has done so without any limitations or safeguards:  no judicial oversight, no need for warrants, no legal limitations of any kind.

NPR Publishes Hit Piece On Advocates Seeking Due Process For J6 Detainees.  ational Propaganda Radio (otherwise known as the state-funded media outfit NPR) ran a hit-piece Thursday on a charity collecting donations for political prisoners held under the Biden regime over charges related to Jan. 6.  "Experts see 'red flags' at nonprofit raising big money for Capitol riot defendants," NPR Investigations headlined, smearing the Patriot Freedom Project (PFP) as a shadow charity whose board is run by supervisors plagued with financial headaches of their own.  The article centers on the charity's founder, Cynthia Hughes, who launched the group to support Jan. 6 defendants held now more than a year in reportedly inhumane conditions, and their coping families.  Hughes' own "adoptive nephew" is among those in jail.

The Pathetic and Political Sedition Case Against the Oath Keepers.  Facing intensifying criticism from Democratic lawmakers, journalists, and even some federal judges for not seeking harsher punishment against January 6 protesters, Attorney General Merrick Garland finally produced charges to appease his detractors.  Last week, more than a year after the so-called insurrection, Garland charged 11 members of the Oath Keepers with seditious conspiracy.  The star of the new indictment, handed down by a grand jury on January 12, is Stewart Rhodes, the founder of the alleged militia group.  (His co-defendants were charged with several other offenses months ago.)  Rhodes, described only as "person one" for nearly a year in numerous criminal indictments related to his organization, has been a free man since January 6, 2021, raising plausible suspicions that he may have been a government informant at the time.  After all, the FBI has a longstanding pattern of infiltrating fringe groups such as the Oath Keepers and moving them to commit indictable crimes.

By the Numbers, a Failing President.  If the left believed that draping the Capitol riot of Jan. 6, 2021, around the neck of former President Donald Trump and the party that refused to repudiate him would sink the GOP, it appears to have miscalculated. [...] Democrat and media obsession with Jan. 6, their vast exaggeration of what happened, and the campaign to indict the GOP as a mortal threat to "American democracy" has failed as a strategy.  And Biden's presidency is seen by the people he leads as a failing presidency.  If the election of 2022 were held next Tuesday, Democrats would be swept from power in both houses of Congress, and a Republican Congress would face a lame-duck President Joe Biden for the next two years.

Republicans focus on Jan. 6 inmate treatment during House hearing.  Republican interest in the treatment of people charged in connection to the Capitol riot detained in Washington, D.C., jails is not just limited to firebrand Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, as House Republicans made it a top priority during a congressional hearing Friday [1/21/2022].  Julie Kelly, a senior writer at American Greatness and self-described "Jan. 6 truth seeker," was a witness selected by Republicans on Friday at a House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security hearing that aimed to examine the First Step Act, prison responses to the coronavirus pandemic, and "compassionate release."

Another Twist in Ray Epps Saga Raises More Questions About That Jan. 6 Committee Interview.  You may recall the story about Ray Epps, that guy who was very much in evidence outside the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and even the night before, talking about going into the Capitol.  Many raised questions about his role that day, especially after he was removed from a page on which the FBI has asked for information on various people they want to question about Jan. 6.  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) even raised questions about Epps when Cruz was grilling an FBI official about whether the FBI had any agents or informants involved on Jan. 6.  Then we were told by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's partisan Jan. 6 Committee that they had interviewed Epps and he told them he wasn't an FBI agent or informant.  Committee member Rep. Adam Kinzinger (RINO-IL) even sprang to the defense, saying, "Ray Epps has cooperated with the Jan 6 committee and we thank him on the broader issue," and claimed that "Ray" was no informant or "fed."  In so doing, Kinzinger essentially blew up the Jan. 6 effort to demonize Republicans.  This is the guy who has gone after Republicans and President Donald Trump, blaming them for what happened even though there's no video of any of them urging people to go into the Capitol like there is with Ray Epps.

Only 10 Percent Of J6 Committee Subpoenas Relate To The Capitol Riot.  The House Select Committee established to probe the Capitol riot is not interested in probing the Capitol riot.  According to a Federalist analysis of the 84 subpoenas publicly issued by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Select Committee on Jan. 6, only 8 have targeted individuals or groups with any connection to the Capitol riot.  The rest have taken aim at former government officials and private citizens in a smear campaign for exercising their constitutional right to protest.  The 84 subpoenas do not include the more than 100 seeking the telephone records of individuals whose identities remain under seal, both from the public and from those whose privacy the committee seeks to violate.

The January 6 Narrative is Starting to Unravel.  The Democrats and the propaganda ministry have tried to portray the events of January 6 as the greatest assault on democracy... in like, forever.  But it seems like that narrative is starting to unravel.  The unraveling began when many people began to suspect that the whole thing was a setup and started looking into it.  It wasn't law enforcement or MSM journalists investigating — they could be controlled.  It was amateur citizen investigators using the power of the internet.  Ah... the internet — allowing average citizens to cross reference and collate a limitless sea of information.  Our Founders would approve.  Citizen investigators began to identify individuals who were clearly involved in inciting the riot on January 6.  But a curious number of them had not been arrested by the FBI, even though their identity was well known.  One such individual is Ray Epps.  Epps is seen on video urging the crowd to enter the Capitol building.  He lives in Arizona on a ranch and hasn't been arrested.  There are numerous others, just like him.  The question became unavoidable:  Did the federal government have involvement in January 6?  We don't know the answer to that question — and that's a problem for a constitutional republic.

Supreme Court rules 8-1 to allow January 6 committee access to Trump's White House documents.  In a rebuff to former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court is allowing the release of presidential documents sought by the congressional committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack.  Shortly after the ruling on Wednesday evening, the January 6 select committee said that they already started to receive records previously 'hidden' from them by Trump.  'The Supreme Court's action tonight is a victory for the rule of law & American democracy,' the committee wrote in a tweet.  'The Select Committee has already begun to receive records that the former President had hoped to keep hidden & we look forward to additional productions regarding this important information,' it added.

The 'Civil War' Psy-Op.  Regime propaganda is so ubiquitous that even if, like me, you make no effort to seek it out and even take steps to avoid it, you can't help but notice that our masters have fastened onto a new narrative:  the coming "civil war."  This was the crux of all the maudlin, dishonest January 6 retrospectives, of several "think pieces," and at least three new books:  America is facing a second civil war and it will be started by the Right.  Really?  With what?  In one of his more lucid moments, Joe Biden himself noted that the disaffected on the Right have no chance of taking on the United States government without F-15s and nukes.  Like the blind squirrel finding a nut, the old man was onto something.  The government's overwhelming advantages in technology, firepower, manpower, money, transportation, supply networks, surveillance tools and much else would be so lopsided as to make the military buzzword "asymmetric" a grim joke.  Think, instead, Bambi versus Godzilla.  To fight a civil war, you have to organize.  But organizing is all but impossible for those who genuinely dream of taking on the state.

More Trouble for the FBI in the Whitmer Kidnapping Case.  [Scroll down]  The kidnapping narrative shares many similarities with their preferred telling of January 6, not the least of which is that alleged militias incited by Trump attempted to carry out a domestic terror attack.  Despite wall-to-wall coverage after the charges in the Michigan case were announced right before Election Day, the corporate media has almost completely memory-holed the abduction caper.  Stewart Rhodes is a household name; Stephen Robeson, a convicted felon and the chief FBI informant in the Whitmer case accused of all sorts of malfeasance, is not.  The reason, of course, is that exposing how the FBI set a trap to lure down-on-their-luck men — one of the codefendants referred to Adam Fox, the alleged plot leader, as "Captain Autism" — into their kidnapping ruse would run afoul of the media's insistence that the government had nothing to do with the events of January 6, despite plenty of proof that hundreds of FBI agents and informants were involved before and during the Capitol protest.  (A top FBI official recently refused under oath to say whether FBI agents or assets engaged in or incited violent criminal behavior on January 6.)

Ray Epps' Atty:  FBI Scrubbed His Face From Suspect List Because He Was No Longer Unidentified.  According to the attorney for Ray Epps, a former Arizona Oath Keeper whose presence at the January 6, 2021 events at Capitol Hill has drawn scrutiny all across social media, the reason the FBI removed Epps' face from a January 6 suspect list six months later was partially because he was not an unidentified suspect any longer.  John Blischak told Politico that Epps contacted the FBI on January 8, 2021, and "explained his position" after a relative informed him news reports had featured him.  "The list contains images and videos of rioters who were caught on camera in the crowd but who have not been identified or tracked by the bureau," Politico added.  Blischak admitted he was unaware why Epps' face was not scrubbed from the website for months.  Mary McCord, a former acting assistant attorney general for national security, echoed, "The FBI no longer needs help identifying him.  It also seems from his attorney that he has been cooperative, so the FBI isn't looking for him and has a way to reach him through counsel," as The Washington Post reported.

January 6 committee subpoenas the phone records of Eric Trump and Don Jr.'s fiancée Kimberley Guilfoyle.  The congressional investigation into the January 6 attack has reportedly obtained records of phone numbers associated with one of former President Trump's sons, Eric Trump, and Kimberly Guilfoyle, who is engaged to Donald Trump Jr.  It represents a fresh escalation into probe as the select committee for the first time targeted a member of Trump's family.  The phone records were subpoenaed from communication companies, multiple sources told CNN.  The details reportedly include logs that show incoming and outgoing calls, as well as text messages, but not the substance or content of the messages.

Babbitt Tried to Stop Attack on Capitol Speaker's Lobby, Video Shows.  Ashli Babbitt desperately tried to prevent rioters from vandalizing the doors leading to the Speaker's Lobby at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, even stepping between one troublemaker and police officers guarding the doors, a video analysis shows.  Frame-by-frame video evidence analyzed by The Epoch Times paints a vastly different picture of Babbitt's actions than that portrayed in media accounts over the past year.  News media regularly painted Babbitt as "violent," a "rioter," or an "insurrectionist" who was angrily trying to breach the Speaker's Lobby.  Video clips appear to show she tried to prevent the attack, not join it.  Video shot by John Sullivan, also known as Jayden X, shows that Babbitt tried to stop the violence against the Speaker's Lobby at least four times before she climbed into a broken window and was shot by U.S. Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd.  At one point, she was so distressed at the violence, she was jumping up and down in frustration.

Babbitt Tried to Stop Attack on Capitol Speaker's Lobby, Video Shows.  Ashli Babbitt, who was fatally shot by a police officer at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, desperately tried to prevent rioters from vandalizing the doors leading to the Speaker's Lobby at the Capitol that day, even stepping between one troublemaker and officers guarding the doors, a video footage analysis shows.  Frame-by-frame video evidence analyzed by The Epoch Times paints a vastly different picture of Babbitt's actions than that portrayed in media accounts over the past year.  News media regularly painted Babbitt as "violent," a "rioter," or an "insurrectionist" who was angrily trying to breach the Speaker's Lobby.  Video clips appear to show she tried to prevent the attack, not join it.

New Photos Show Ashli Babbitt Tried to Stop Protesters from Entering Pelosi's Lobby.  New footage by investigative reporter Tayler Hansen reveals Ashli Babbitt attempted to stop protesters from violently entering the Speaker's Lobby on January 6, 2021.  She was shot dead moments later in cold blood by Lt. Mike Byrd.  Byrd was pardoned by investigators and was never even called in to testify by DC Police.

FBI 'Mystery Man' Ray Epps is Now Set to Testify Before Pelosi's Partisan Jan. 6 Committee.  FBI 'mystery man' Ray Epps, who was seen on video provoking people to storm the capitol, will provide a transcribed interview on Friday.  The development was reported by Politico.  "Ray Epps, a former Arizona Oath Keeper at the center of pro-Trump conspiracy theories related to Jan. 6., intends to sit for a transcribed interview with the select committee investigating the attack on the Capitol," Politico reported.  Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a Republican representative who is on his way out of Congress due to redistricting, confirmed the news that Epps plans to sit for a transcribed interview.  "I know this will break some hearts," Kinzinger said on Twitter.  "For a few months, people like Tucker Carlson, MTG, Gaetz, and now Cruz have been 'just asking questions' about a man named Ray Epps."

Ray Epps to sit for transcribed interview with Jan. 6 committee.  Ray Epps, the Arizona man at the center of claims that FBI informants provoked the Capitol riot, is scheduled to sit down for a transcribed interview with the Jan. 6 House select committee Friday.  The select committee disclosed last Tuesday that Epps told them during an interview in November that he had no involvement with the FBI or any other law enforcement agency before, during, or after the Capitol riot.  Epps's lawyer, John Blischak, told Politico that the meeting was merely a precursor for the more formal transcribed interview scheduled to take place Friday.

The Political Timing of the End of the Pandemic.  With the abject failure — so far — of his massive wokedream spending package and the egregious attempt to federalize all elections, the Biden administration needs a very big win before November, and what could be simpler and easier than simply declaring one?  Democrat hopes that the January 6 "insurrection" would provide one seem to be coming up short, despite someone, desperately in need of a talking point, recently shaking Attorney General Merrick Garland by the lapels to get him to finally file the first and only "sedition" related charges.  (It should be noted here that people who engage in treason tend not to leave their guns at home to comply with local law, or call a few days later to ask if they accidentally left their coat behind, or make sure that the whole thing is wrapped up in time for dinner... but I digress.)

Conspiracies as Realities, Realities as Conspiracies.  The January 6 riot was disgraceful.  But it was a one-day spontaneous, chaotic, illegal entrance in and desecration of the Capitol by assorted buffoons.  We now know that even according to the FBI investigation — that was and is eager to prove a coup — January 6 was not a carefully planned putsch as Joe Biden so blatantly lied recently.  New insurrectionist indictments — by Attorney General Merrick Garland in response to left-wing pressures — targeted a disorganized and psychodramatic group of self-important Oath Keepers wannabes and poseurs. [...] The [January 6] committee members are not interested in reopening the investigation of the officer who shot Ashli Babbitt, a man who may not have ever been sufficiently interrogated by investigators.  They seem indifferent to the likely presence and use of FBI informants.  They care not a whit about the treatment of some uncharged suspects in solitary confinement or detained in primitive jail conditions.  Nor are they concerned about the asymmetrical and weaponized federal reaction to January 6 when compared to general government indifference about the summer 2020 planned riots.

Kash Patel Calls Out Lies About January 6th.  Former Department of Defense Chief of Staff Kash Patel dives deep into all things January 6th... and says he has proof!  [Video clip]

Rep. Clyburn Describes Trump, Some People Who "Showed Up" on Jan. 6th as "Domestic Enemies".  Ronald Reagan once said "Remember, we have no enemies, only opponents," referring to the once-cherished idea that in America it's possible to disagree with one political side or another without that disagreement escalating to the point of enmity.  In other words, the parties compete, they don't wage war.  Rep. Clyburn, however, the House Majority Whip and a Democrat from South Carolina, apparently doesn't share that sentiment.  In fact, he views Trump and everyone else who "showed up" on January 6th as a "domestic enemy."  At least, that's what he said when he appeared Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" program and described those groups as such.

Is Ray Epps the Key?  Is Ray Epps the key to uncovering a deep state conspiracy that many of us have suspected for years?  With what we have witnessed with Midyear Exam, Crossfire Hurricane, the Whitmer Kidnapping, the 2020 election, and now the January 6 "insurrection," it has become obvious that our government is not that of a healthy functioning democratic republic.  But the depths of the corruption, and how far bad actors are willing to go in corrupting our society, has largely remained hidden.  But there are encouraging signs. [...] On January 11, Senator Cruz questioned Jill Sanborn, the Executive Assistant Director of the FBI's National Security Branch.  He questioned her about Ray Epps.  Does the FBI know Epps?  Does the FBI have a working relationship with Epps?  Is the FBI pursuing Epps in relation to the events on January 6?  What he got was obfuscation and a total lack of eye contact.  Can't comment on an ongoing investigation — blah, blah, blah.  The same excuse the DoJ has used to avoid questions about every scandal from Fast and Furious to Crossfire Hurricane.  And then, the Democrat body politic yelped.

New Report Raises More Questions About Ashli Babbitt Shooting.  There have been a lot of questions about the shooting of Ashli Babbitt on January 6 during the Capitol riot.  A finding by the Department of Justice that they would not be pursuing action against Lt. Michael Byrd — the officer who shot her — did not quell those questions.  There is now a new report that is likely to spark even more concerns.  According to a report from Real Clear Investigations, no one ever interviewed Byrd before the decision was made not to pursue any charges against him, the attorney for the Babbitt family, Terry Roberts said.

Nick Searcy Blows the Lid Off the Jan 6. Narrative With 'Capitol Punishment'.  Nick Searcy was at the huge Trump rally on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C., and was so unnerved and shaken by what he saw that day that he made a movie about it.  The actor/producer/director's movie, Capitol Punishment, is the most complete story about that day and its aftermath that anyone has attempted to date.  It's a must-watch, even if you think you know all there is to know about that day.

We Are All Domestic Terrorists Now.  Paul Hodgkins, according to Joe Biden's Justice Department, is a domestic terrorist.  A working-class man from Tampa, Hodgkins committed what Democrats and the media consider a murderous crime comparable to flying a packed jetliner into a skyscraper or detonating a truck filled with explosives under a crowded federal building.  Paul Hodgkins entered the Capitol building on January 6, 2021.  What exactly did Hodgkins do on that day of infamy?  He followed a group of like-minded Donald Trump supporters into the hallowed halls and chambers of the U.S. Senate.  In that sacred space, where people far more important and educated than poor Hodgkins, according to those very important and very educated senators, make speeches and whatnot.  Hodgkins, a crane operator, traveled alone by bus from central Florida to Washington — he was not chauffeured into the nation's capital in a black SUV and detail team in the way that very important senators roll into town.  When he entered the sacred Senate chambers, Hodgkins carried with him a weapon so offensive that the mere sight of the device prompted the judge in his case to question Hodgkin's loyalty to his own country.  That weapon was a flag bearing the words "Trump 2020."

Ray Epps's Attorney Responds to Claims His Client Is an FBI Informant.  The attorney for Capitol Hill protest participant Ray Epps, former FBI agent John Blischak, told The Epoch Times on Jan. 12 that his client has been interviewed by federal law enforcers and "unequivocally, he is not an FBI informant."  Speculation about Epps has gradually built for months, coming to a head when top federal law enforcement officials refused to answer questions about his alleged connections to law enforcement during a Jan. 11 Senate hearing on domestic terrorism.  The Democratic-led House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, breach of the U.S. Capitol released a statement following the hearing, claiming to have interviewed Epps and that he's not a "fed" — but this prompted further questions and criticism.  While The Epoch Times was initially unable to reach Epps for comment, he responded to a text message later on the night of Jan. 11.  "Please refer any questions to our attorney John Blischak," Epps wrote.  "He will be happy to answer your questions, as I've been advised not to talk to anyone at this time."

Yale law graduate founder of far-right Oath Keepers group is charged — along with ten others — with seditious conspiracy.  The founder of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group has been arrested and charged with seditious conspiracy for allegedly organizing the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, during which he entered a restricted area and allegedly commanded those inside.  Stewart Rhodes, 56, the leader of the anti-government group, was taken into custody by federal officials in Little Elm, Texas, on Thursday, after a grand jury returned indictments against him and a core group of 10 Oath Keeper members.  They are accused of planning and carrying out the insurrection to stop the certification of President Joe Biden's election victory.  The seditious conspiracy charge carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

Oath Keepers leader, 10 others charged in seditious plot to breach U.S. Capitol during January 6 insurrection.  Federal authorities on Thursday charged Stewart Rhodes, the leader and founder of the extremist far-right Oath Keepers militia, and 10 other people with seditious conspiracy and other crimes for their alleged roles in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.  An indictment alleges that after the November 2020 presidential election, Rhodes and others conspired to oppose by force the transfer of presidential power from then-President Donald Trump to Joe Biden, which included plans to breach and try to take control of the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.  The conspiracy allegedly involved the amassing of firearms on the outskirts of Washington, D.C, and distribution to so-called quick reaction force teams to support the effort to keep Trump in office, according to the indictment, issued by a grand jury in DC federal court.

The FBI's Broken Relationship with Us.  All large organizations suffer from the occasional presence of bad actors.  The FBI is no exception.  But it managed to retain a good relationship with the public in spite of its flaws, because it was still solving rather than creating crimes. [...] Then came the "January 6 insurrection" investigation and the mystery of the missing provocateurs.  A number of individuals are seen on video inciting the riot.  Yet none of them is among the hundreds who have been arrested.  One such individual, Ray Epps, is clearly seen on video encouraging the crowd to enter the Capitol.  Epps was included on the FBI's "most wanted" list — that is, until internet sleuths identified and located Epps.  Was he summarily arrested?  Nope, he was removed from the "most wanted" list and is a free man to this day.  Again, we have to ask — was January 6 a set-up?

Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan step forward to fight Pelosi's Jan. 6 witch hunt.  Mark Meadows, former chief of staff to President Trump, filed an amicus curiae brief in the Supreme Court, January 7, in support of the former president's claim that his official papers should be covered by executive privilege and not released to the Jan. 6 House Select Committee.  The matter is now on appeal before the Supreme Court as a result of the ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upholding the decision by President Biden that executive privilege is not justified to keep the Trump papers from the Select Committee.  The appellate ruling from Judge Patricia Millett included the curious assertion, at the top, of "multiple" deaths at the Capitol, January 6, 2021, with the added contention that the Trump-supporting "mob" came armed with "weapons."  The only violent death was that of Trump-supporter Ashli Babbitt, shot and killed by a Capitol cop.  There were no reports of demonstrators carrying arms, to my knowledge.  A comment in the amicus brief goes to the heart of this matter.  "For Executive Privilege to fulfill its intended purpose of allowing full and free communication among Presidential advisors, it must be able to survive a party change in the Presidency and a hostile Congress."

Kevin McCarthy says he won't cooperate with January 6 committee, claiming it's not 'conducting a legitimate investigation'.  House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy announced on Wednesday night that he will not cooperate with the January 6th committee, saying it was not 'conducting a legitimate investigation.'  McCarthy said that since Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected his nominees to the panel, it was 'illegitimate' and noted he's made several public statements about the insurrection the panel could examine.  'This committee is not conducting a legitimate investigation as Speaker Pelosi took the unprecedented action of rejecting the Republican members I named to serve on the committee.  It is not serving any legislative purpose,' he said in a statement.

Adam Kinzinger Blows up the Jan. 6 Game Against the GOP With His Ray Epps Defense.  Today, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) grilled the executive assistant director of the FBI's National Security Branch Jill Sanborn about whether the FBI had employees or informants participate in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.  Sanborn's responses were not comforting.  She did not deny that the FBI could have had people involved.  She just said repeatedly that she couldn't answer those questions.  Cruz also brought up the question of Ray Epps, noting that he'd encouraged people to enter the Capitol.  Many people have speculated on why — when the FBI has gone after anyone within spitting distance of the Capitol — that they haven't gone after him, and why he was initially on the FBI list but was then removed, despite no charges.  Sanborn would not say when Cruz asked if Epps was a "fed."

FBI Does Not Deny They Orchestrated January 6th.  The documents and evidence have been piling up that the federal government 'deliberately encouraged illegal conduct on January 6th', which includes Nancy Pelosi issuing stand down orders to capitol police, DC's Dem.  Mayor issuing a stand down order to DC police, and other agencies being told make sure the supporters were able to enter the Capitol building.  Every cop that has tried to speak out has suddenly died by 'suicide'.  Every politician that has tried to speak out has been blacklisted and attacked relentlessly.  This was all staged, AOC herself admitted a week+ before the events of Jan 6th she was warned by fellow politicians to watch out for the event.  The evidence has been exposed already, the FBI basically just put the nail in their own coffin, they were in fact behind the entire January 6th Reichstag event.  [Video clip]

DOJ evades questions on Capitol riot informants as Ray Epps denies working with FBI.  The House committee investigating the Capitol riot said Ray Epps, who some Republicans suggest may have been an FBI informant, denies ever working with the bureau, even as the Justice Department evades questions about any informants or agents present in the crowd on Jan. 6, 2021.  Epps, on video in the hours leading up to the riot encouraging the crowd to enter the Capitol, had been on the FBI's Capitol Violence most wanted list before he was removed without explanation after nearly six months.  With speculation swirling, Republicans have been clamoring for more clarity on Epps, but Justice Department and FBI officials have repeatedly declined to provide answers about the provocateur as well as any FBI informants or agents who may have been embedded within the pro-Trump crowd as people stormed the Capitol and disrupted the certification of now-President Joe Biden's win in the 2020 election.  The Jan. 6 committee made the first move Tuesday, saying House investigators interviewed Epps, but did not offer any insight into whether he was under oath when he denied being an FBI informant.

The Big Club Temporarily Modifies Ted Cruz Marionette Strings So He Can Regain Attention of His Audience.  Earlier today [1/11/2022], Senator Ted Cruz attempted to regain his J6 credibility with questions to the DOJ and FBI about the day's events.  The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing provided the backdrop for an urgently needed modification to the marionette strings.  Capitalizing on the opportunity, Senator Ted Cruz (U-DC) asked Jill Sanborn, Executive Assistant Director, National Security Branch at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, about any law enforcement participation in the events of Jan. 6.  Questions were asked, grand protestations were proclaimed, theater lights dimmed to provide the dramatic context, and Ms. Sanborn noted she could not answer the questions.  Curiously (or not) there was no follow-up as to "why the FBI was unable to answer".  [Video clip]

Ashli Babbitt's murderer exonerated in disgraceful official investigation.  American cities burned when a career criminal named George Floyd died in police custody while on a lethal dose of fentanyl.  But Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt was shot to death by a senior Capitol Police officer — a lieutenant — with a troubling history and was exonerated by an official investigation without even being interviewed.  Because Ms. Babbitt was the wrong race and of the wrong political persuasion, there are no fanning the flames of resentment, no riots, and no justice for Ashli Babbitt and her family.

The FBI refuses to deny any involvement in events on January 6.  On Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz reminded people why they've appreciated his contributions to the conservative cause.  Jill Sanborn, the executive assistant director for the FBI's national security branch, appeared before the Senate to answer questions about the FBI's role in events on January 6.  Cruz grilled her with a series of questions to determine whether the FBI played a part in the events of the day, including questions about Ray Epps, a very visible presence on the day.  Sanborn, instead of giving a full-throated denial, refused to answer any questions, leaving the strong impression that the FBI was behind the whole thing.  The questions Ted Cruz asked are of pivotal importance.  Internet sleuths have examined whatever publicly available footage they could obtain of events in and around the Capitol on January 6.  Even without the 14,000 hours that the Capitol Police, under Nancy Pelosi's control, refuse to produce, the known footage has raised some serious questions.  The three most disturbing questions involve Ray Epps, the missing "restricted area" signs and fences, and the Scaffold Commander.

US Marshals Identify 'Deficiencies' in DC Jail Holding Jan. 6 Defendants.  U.S. Marshals conducting an examination of the Washington jail that holds Jan. 6 defendants found "deficiencies" there, a new court filing revealed.  Many people charged with crimes in connection with the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol are being held in the Central Treatment Facility (CTF), including Robert Gieswein.  The Marshals conducted a surprise inspection of the jail in the fall of 2021.  Acting U.S. Marshal for the District of Columbia Lamont Ruffin said at the time officers found "evidence of systemic failures," including evidence water was shut off to inmates as punishment, in another part of the jail, the Central Detention Facility.  He also said conditions at the CTF "were observed to be largely appropriate and consistent with federal prisoner detention standards."

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Yes, but "federal prisoner detention standards" include the Constitution, the Sixth Amendment of which guarantees "the right to a speedy and public trial."

The January 6th Committee Releases an Incredibly Odd Statement After Ted Cruz Asks About Ray Epps.  The FBI, DOJ, and now the January 6th committee really don't want to talk about Ray Epps.  Today, Ted Cruz caused great triggering by asking some FBI flack named Jill Sanborn about Epps during today's Senate hearing.  Cruz attempted to get answers on exactly what the suspicious man's role was regarding the Capitol breach, and why he was never charged with anything.  What he got was a mix of non-denials and obfuscations in the form of claiming she couldn't answer the question.  The interest in Epps stems from two things.  One, he was caught on video inciting people to riot and break into the Capitol Building.  He was also on the Capitol grounds that day.  Two, Epps was suddenly removed from the FBI's most-wanted list, and to this day, no explanation at all for that move has been given.  The implication there is obvious, i.e. that Epps was an informant and had used his position to actively encourage violence for the FBI.

FBI Refuses To Say How Many Informants Were Involved In Jan. 6 Violence.  The FBI refused to answer questions about the agency's possible provocative involvement with the Jan. 6 Capitol riots during a Tuesday hearing on Capitol Hill.  "How many FBI agents or confidential informants actively participated in the events of Jan. 6?"  Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz asked the Executive Assistant Director for the FBI's National Security Branch Jill Sanborn.  "I can't go into the specifics of sources and methods," Sanborn said.  "Did any FBI agents or confidential informants actively participate in the events of Jan. 6, yes or no?" Cruz pressed.  "I can't answer that," Sanborn said, despite The New York Times revealing in September the presence of federal agents within the crowd that stormed the Capitol.

Who is Ray Epps?  Tucker Carlson Exposes January 6th Protests were a FED Backed Operation — Numerous 'Leaders' Ignored by FBI.  The entire January 6th protest that Democrats continue to call an insurrection, was nothing more than another operation taken by anti-American globalists who are working with the FBI or other deep state outfits.  Watch as Tucker Carlson breaks down two of the most confusing parts about this entire story, two of the people who are the easiest to spot, easiest to arrest, easiest to link to people encouraging the destruction of windows and flipping desks, it's these two.  Yet the FBI doesn't care, not only do they not care, they actually helped one of the gentlemen and removed him from the most wanted list after he helped stir the chaos.  Obviously a deep state operation to get Trump and his supporters.  [Video clip]

Jan. 6 committee at crossroads as Republican members refuse to aid inquiry.  The House select committee formed to investigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol faces a decision on how far it will go in handling Republican lawmakers who refuse to voluntarily speak to the panel or provide it with information.  Both Reps.  Scott Perry of Pennsylvania and Jim Jordan of Ohio, the two sitting members of Congress from whom the committee has requested further information so far, have said they will not comply.  While the committee has been quick to subpoena former members of President Donald Trump's administration, vote to hold them in contempt of Congress, and refer them for criminal prosecution if they refuse to comply, taking such a route with sitting lawmakers would break congressional norms and likely prompt a legal battle.

FBI Official Repeatedly Refuses to Say If FBI Agents/Informants Encouraged Violent, Criminal Behavior on January 6.  Who is Ray Epps, the man caught on videotape urging a crowd of Trump supporters to break into the Capitol?  Did any FBI agents or FBI informants actively encourage and incite crimes of violence on January 6?  "I can't answer that," the FBI's Jill Sanborn said repeatedly in response to questions put to her by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday [1/11/2022].  Sanborn is the executive assistant director of the FBI's National Security Branch.  Cruz pressed her and pressed her to no avail.

'Who Is Ray Epps?' Cruz Grills FBI on Involvement in Jan. 6; Their Answers Raise More Questions.  We're having a lot of fun testimony in Congress today that's very informative.  We saw Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) ending Dr. Anthony Fauci, finishing him off with a picture for the ages which he, Fauci, provided.  Then there was Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) who is also a doctor like Paul, who grilled Fauci over the DARPA report and the gain of function lie.  Fauci had another huge meltdown and, again, had to be rescued by Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), who claimed she wasn't going to allow "personal attacks."  Getting at the truth is now a "personal attack" to Democrats — when it might expose things.  But the Biden team had another big problem today; it wasn't just Fauci being exposed.  Jill Sanborn, executive assistant director of the FBI's National Security Branch was testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee.  That's when Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) asked some very good questions to which she didn't have a response.  Cruz asked about FBI involvement/informants in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

The Sinking Ship of the Democratic-Media Alliance.  Almost no one seems to grasp the colossal irony of the current American political condition.  The uniquequality of it is that the country is divided between two political forces which, in the tedious hyperbole of contemporary political jargon, view each other as an "existential threat to democracy."  The Democrats can't sell the bunk that January 6 was an "insurrection;" they can't wish away concerns about the integrity of the 2020 election.  All they have is the tired claim that Trump is a threat to democracy, and in their advocacy of that falsehood, they have made themselves the threat to democracy.

The Loathsome Ruling Class and the January 6th Protestors.  On January 6, 2022, the governing and corporate media wing of the ruling class put on a sophomoric production commemorating the first anniversary of a contrived "insurrection." Self-righteous preening and blatant propagandizing amid a sea of lies were the hallmarks of the ceremony.  Over the past twelve months, unable to hide their unbridled disdain for the unwashed masses, unfounded accusations of domestic terrorism and insurrection have been directed at the legions of everyday Americans who attended the rally on January 6, 2021.  They are willing to blindly persecute and marginalize a sizable percentage of the citizenry — Americans whom these elitists do not know nor care to meet — in order to permanently rid themselves of their nemesis, Donald Trump.  Who are these execrable rally participants that were set up to be malevolently denigrated, politically prosecuted, and falsely vilified?

Associated Press = Associated Propaganda.  [Scroll down]  Look:  We all know if Ashli Babbitt had been black and had been shot and killed at a Defund the Police rally, the AP (which I've long said stands for Associated Propaganda) would be ramming the martyr narrative down our throats instead of debunking it.  But because Babbitt and countless thousands like her were white Trump supporters, we've been bombarded with agitprop about how every single Jan. 6 protester was engaged in "riot," "siege" or "insurrection" and whose "underlying grievance" about election integrity — to borrow AP's own simp words for BLM and antifa's agendas — is relentlessly framed as a dangerous "conspiracy theory" and "misinformation" instead of a legitimate concern.  I remind you that it was the AP that issued "stylebook" guidelines four months after BLM and antifa set America on fire after the George Floyd incident ordering its journalists not to use the term "riot" to describe the mayhem because it "suggests uncontrolled chaos and pandemonium" instead of focusing on the "underlying grievance" of black protesters against the system.  The AP pooh-bahs advised their minions to employ the kinder, gentler euphemism "unrest" to describe "a condition of angry discontent and protest verging on revolt."

11 North Carolina voters filed a challenge to block Madison Cawthorn from running for reelection, saying his Jan. 6 actions are disqualifying.  Eleven North Carolina voters filed a challenge to block GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn from running for reelection in 2024, saying his actions on January 6, 2021, disqualified him from occupying the role.  Cawthorn, who represents North Carolina's 11th congressional district, made baseless claims about the 2020 election at the "Save America Rally," which preceded the Capitol riot.  In a challenge submitted to the North Carolina State Board of Elections on Monday, lawyers representing the 11 voters argued that Cawthorn's actions before and on January 6, 2021, violated the 14th Amendment.  The amendment, which was adopted in 1869, says that no one "who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress ... shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof."

Democrats plan to copy Obama's tactics to win in November.  In North Carolina, a group of voters is suing to keep U.S. rep.  Madison Cawthorn off the ballot.  They allege that, because he attended the January 6 rally, he violated the 14th Amendment's prohibition against allowing anyone to run for office if he "engaged in insurrection or rebellion against" the Constitution.  This is a trial run for an attack Democrats intend to make against Donald Trump and myriad Republicans whose congressional seats Democrats crave.  It's also the Obama tactic:  get your opponents off the ballot before the election.

Saul Alinsky 101: So-called insurrection is clear cover for political persecution.  The deceitful portrayal of the January 6 protest as an insurrection is a tactic to divide the nation and impose a dictatorship.  With big-tech censorship and regime-media manipulation, the false narrative has garnered momentum and is paving the way for further erosion of the electoral and judicial systems.  The January 6 event could not have been an insurrection.  It had zero chance of overthrowing the government, which was not even the intent of the protest.  They wanted to restore electoral integrity and transparency.  Those who assert otherwise are boldfaced liars or blind followers of the liars. [...] Some pundits say Democrats are hypocrites for condemning the January 6 event as an insurrection while viewing the violence between June and August of 2020 in many cities as peaceful.  Totalitarians go beyond hypocrisy and double standards.  They have only one standard:  getting what they want by any means.  The Justice Department gives a pass to Democrat violent demonstrators while persecuting January 6 participants.

The Supreme Court and Congress Humiliate Themselves.  Not far from the hallowed halls of the Supreme Court, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her pals are trying yet again to make more of the January 6 riot than facts would warrant. [...] Not many are buying this nonsense, though.  A recent survey indicates that the majority of us think that it was not an insurrection (something the government hasn't even charged) but a three-hour riot that got out of hand.  Perhaps if the Democrats had some winning policies, they could stop concentrating on Donald J. Trump, whose popular support today far surpasses that of the President, Vice-President and Nancy Pelosi.

What actually happened on January 6, 2021?  [Scroll down]  Rather than seriously addressing the question of what Congress could or should do to deal with the various disputes, particularly in the six battleground states of Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Nevada, they merely announced that the count was interrupted by a terrifying emergency, then completed later, in a hurry, by thoroughly spooked members of Congress and their staffs.  There are important questions... but for a solid year, the courts dismissed challenges on technicalities, and the press has condescendingly dismissed allegations as "disproven" when in fact the charges have never been given a chance to be proven or disproven. [...] Unarmed and unorganized, the idea of calling this demonstration an "insurrection" is absurd.  But enough people entered the building — enough of them forcefully, enough of them loudly — to give the congressional leadership cover, to do exactly what they wanted to do:  declare an emergency, interrupt the proceedings, and then race through the Electoral College counting process, shutting down any attempt to question the six disputed states, in an artfully designed atmosphere of fear and commotion.  That's what everyone has spent a year obsessing over.

Liberal Elites Want Us to Care About Jan. 6, But They Don't Care When Our Cities Burn.  I remember the call from my husband on May 31.  It was our anniversary, and he was out running errands before he came home — not because we had plans, but because there was a curfew in place in Minneapolis.  He called to tell me he had to drive to a nearby suburb to pick up a medical prescription.  "Our Walgreens on Hennepin Avenue isn't there anymore," he said.  "It was burned to the ground."  Over the spring and summer of 2020, thousands of businesses were looted, damaged, or totally destroyed during the George Floyd protests — especially here, where Floyd was killed.  Every day we read heartbreaking stories of business owners begging and pleading with rioters to spare their livelihoods, many of them uninsured, pleas that went unheeded.  There was over $2 billion in property damage.

One year later, no one [has been] charged with sedition in [the] Capitol riot, despite initial DOJ hype.  One year after the Capitol riot, no one has been charged with sedition or insurrection, despite initial Justice Department claims that such charges were likely and former President Donald Trump being impeached for allegedly inciting an insurrection.  Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a Wednesday [1/5/2022] speech ahead of the riot's anniversary that more than 725 defendants have been arrested.  However, none of the charges have been for sedition or insurrection.

The Democrats' January 6 observances were like a bad Academy Awards show.  Yesterday [1/6/2022], Democrats in D.C. and the mainstream media, gave themselves over completely to a look back at January 2021 and the extraordinary horrors of a riot that lasted a few hours, involved people with no weapons, had no looting, fires, community destruction, or police deaths, and saw only one death (at police hands).  The whole event was like the Academy Awards. [...] At the Academy Awards, there's always a moment to honor the dead, which includes listing people no one has ever heard of.  In the House's version, Nancy honored several policemen, none of whom died on January 6:  [Tweet]  Sicknick died of an unrelated stroke, Liebengood and Smith committed suicide, and a Farrakhan-loving Black Nationalist killed Billy Evans in April.  Democrats also mentioned two other police officers — Gunther Hashida and Kyle DeFreytag, who both committed suicide in July.  The suicides are tragic but there's no reason to believe that the mêlée on January 6 alone triggered them, after a year of lockdowns, violent D.C. riots and, for Hashida and DeFreytag, more lockdowns in 2021.  Ashli Babbitt went unmentioned.

The Ratings Are in for CNN's January 6th Obsession — and Hoo Boy.  The network played out a full day of hand-wringing and tortured analysis, culminating in a two-hour event live from Statutory Hall inside the Capitol Building.  All the stops were pulled out, including a headlining interview with Nancy Pelosi.  The obvious goal was to stimulate a repeat of last year's blockbuster, January 6th ratings, where CNN led all other networks in viewership as the events unfolded.  In a phrase, that didn't happen.  In fact, the liberal network got absolutely trounced by Fox News.

8 Times Left-Wing Protesters Broke Into Government Buildings And Assaulted Democracy.  Self-absorbed congressional Democrats held a group therapy session on Capitol Hill on Thursday as they work tirelessly to immortalize Jan. 6 as an annual day of doom, but the rest of us are old enough to remember a few more times when riots and protests overwhelmed government buildings with no such theatrical response.  More than a few times, actually.  The 2020 summer of rage was more or less "incited" by these same top Democrats, who race-baited as if their lives depended on it, and even our vice president, who helped bail violent rioters out of jail.  It featured a number of these attacks on the government (which strangely weren't called attacks on democracy at the time).  Not all of these demonstrations were allegedly a response to the Minnesota death of George Floyd, however.  Left-wing demonstrators have long made a habit of attacking, infiltrating, and occupying government buildings.  It started long before Jan. 6, 2021, and continued long after.

The Myth of January 6.  Shattered mirrors, chandeliers, and furniture littered the halls of the Capitol on a day when a group that "openly advocates the overthrow of the U.S. Government through armed struggle and the use of violence" according to the FBI struck at the heart of our democracy.  This was not January 6, 2021 but November 7, 1983, the day that the May 19 Communist Coalition detonated a bomb that blasted a hole in the wall outside the Senate chamber.  But the 1983 incident — the day that a group with the goal of violently overthrowing the government bombed the Senate building — has been effectively wiped from memory.  Susan Rosenberg, a May 19 member, was initially charged with a role in the 1983 Capitol bombing and two others, but the charges were dropped as part of a plea deal.  In 1984, she was arrested in possession of 750 pounds of explosives and firearms, including automatic weapons, and a jury convicted her the following year.  But 16 years into Rosenberg's 58-year sentence, President Bill Clinton commuted it on his last day in office.  By 2020, Rosenberg, a convicted terrorist, was sitting on the board of Thousand Currents, which handles donations made to Black Lives Matter.  The erasure of the 1983 bombing is all the more poignant amid a hysterical, week-long commemoration of the January 6 riot in which supporters of President Trump stormed the Capitol.

The Democrats' desperate Jan. 6 spin.  Joe Biden is a drowning man who proved Thursday that he will grab hold of anything that remotely resembles a life raft.  His attempt to use last Jan. 6 as a savior for his misbegotten presidency reveals more about his party's predicament than it does about the unsettling events a year ago.  After making several valid points about former President Donald Trump's continuing refusal to accept the outcome of the 2020 election, Biden promptly undercut his own argument by going too far.  Sounding like a late-night TV pitchman selling cheap garden hoses with the promise of two for the price of one, he began promoting his party's bid to override state laws to federalize elections as the only logical response.

Stefanik Torches Pelosi Over J6: Speaker 'Bears Responsibility' for Capitol Incident.  New York GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik is torching House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the one-year anniversary of the incident at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.  In a scathing press release, Stefanik said that Pelosi shared blame for the riot that occurred on January 6, 2021.  Stefanik, who serves as House GOP Conference chair, thanked law enforcement for their work to control the chaos last year.  She also condemned Pelosi for ultimately being the one "responsible" for leaving the Capitol prone to attack.

'What is she hiding?' Top Republican accuses Pelosi of coverup by withholding Jan. 6 documents.  The top Republican on the House committee that oversees U.S. Capitol security is blasting Speaker Nancy Pelosi for refusing to release key evidence showing the security planning prior to the Jan. 6 riots and is warning that the police force that protects lawmakers has not reformed itself enough to avoid another tragedy.  "We know there were intelligence analysis failures at the Capitol Police," Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) told the John Solomon Reports podcast during an interview Thursday on the one-year anniversary of the Capitol riots.  And frankly, John, I don't think those have been corrected yet.  "Our job is to protect the Capitol, and they're making the same bad decisions," he said.

Videos Shed Light on Death of Rosanne Boyland at US Capitol on Jan. 6.  Newly released video from the West Terrace tunnel of the U.S. Capitol provides more details on the collapse, beating, and death of Rosanne Boyland on Jan. 6, 2021.  A three-hour video unsealed in late December in a Jan. 6 federal criminal case shows the 34-year-old President Donald Trump supporter entered the tunnel, was pushed back out, fell, and was struck by police before her lifeless body was dragged into the Capitol.  Boyland's sister and a New York attorney question the District of Columbia medical examiner's finding that Boyland died of an overdose of a prescription medication she took for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.  Boyland, from Kennesaw, Ga., traveled to Washington D.C. for the Save America rally at the Ellipse on Jan. 6.  She is seen on video entering the Capitol tunnel, walking next to conservative activist Philip Anderson.  Bystanders continue filing in toward the double doors leading into the Capitol.

American Oligarchy.  The lead-up to the one-year January 6 anniversary was endlessly promoted by our insular and self-congratulatory Washington press corps as something akin to the one-year anniversary of September 11, 2001.  The imbecilic and senile dolt who is our commander-in-chief dedicated his January 6, 2022, remarks to excoriating his predecessor for that predecessor's alleged incitement of an "insurrection."  Defying parody, a candlelight vigil was held at the National Mall — "in remembrance of the attack on our democracy that occurred on January 6, 2021."  In fairness, it is true that modern America no longer meets a threshold definition of "democracy."  But the Left is wrong as to why.  America in the year 2022 is not a nation bedeviled by a great scourge of right-wing political violence, but it is a nation bedeviled by a monolithic and intellectually homogenous oligarchy that seeks to subjugate dissenting "deplorables" by any means necessary.

The Histrionics and Melodrama Around 1/6 Are Laughable, but They Serve Several Key Purposes.  The number of people killed by pro-Trump supporters at the January 6 Capitol riot is equal to the number of pro-Trump supporters who brandished guns or knives inside the Capitol.  That is the same number as the total of Americans who — after a full year of a Democrat-led DOJ conducting what is heralded as "the most expansive federal law enforcement investigation in US history" — have been charged with inciting insurrection, sedition, treason or conspiracy to overthrow the government as a result of that riot one year ago. [...] That number is zero.  But just as these rather crucial facts do not prevent the dominant wing of the U.S. corporate media and Democratic Party leaders from continuing to insist that Donald Trump's 2016 election victory was illegitimate due to his collusion with the Kremlin, it also does not prevent January 6 from being widely described in those same circles as an Insurrection, an attempted coup, an event as traumatizing as Pearl Harbor (2,403 dead) or the 9/11 attack (2,977 dead), and as the gravest attack on American democracy since the mid-19th Century Civil War (750,000 dead).

The Smithsonian goes all-in for January 6 propaganda.  The Smithsonian is going big on a date that Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, CNN, and Chuck Schumer want to live in infamy because they want to take permanent control of all of our elections, but the rest of America has mostly gotten past January 6.  The once prestigious museum is collecting "artifacts" from the day a mob got into, mostly walked into, and many were invited into by the Capitol Police, the U.S. Capitol building.  Remember — the day a Capitol Police officer shot an unarmed American veteran woman dead, it was captured on video, and the shooter was never brought to justice?  Remember — the day a bunch of orange-hatted FBI agents instigated a riot and then blamed it on all Republicans and conservatives?  Yeah, that day.

Harris was inside DNC headquarters on Jan. 6 when pipe bomb was found outside.  Then-Vice President-elect Kamala Harris was inside the Democratic National Committee headquarters during last year's Capitol riot when a pipe bomb planted by a still-at-large suspect was discovered outside the building, it was revealed on Thursday [1/6/2022].  The explosive was first investigated by Capitol Police at 1:07 p.m. last Jan. 6, according to a timeline of events obtained by Politico, and seven minutes later the Secret Service evacuated then-Sen. Harris from the building.  The shocking development came to light as authorities seem no closer to naming the suspect who also placed a pipe bomb outside the Republican National Committee headquarters.  Both bomb threats were neutralized by authorities later that afternoon, the report said.

Six more important issues than Jan. 6th.  [#3] Lower and More Fair Taxes:  As opposed to Soviet-era price controls, spending controls will help lower inflation.  That will help drive down costs and let them keep Americans more of their own hard-earned money.  So would lower taxes.  Joe Biden and other liberals continue to push for a "fairer system" with higher taxes on people making more than $400,000 per year.  Others talk about making billionaires pay higher taxes.  History has shown that the middle class will get stuck with much of the bill.  A flat tax is a better alternative.  If you make ten times more than someone else, you pay ten times more in taxes.  No loopholes.  No gimmicks.  Everyone pays their fair share.  Lower and more fair taxes are rightfully popular.

Lindsey Graham criticizes Biden for his 'brazen politicization' of January 6.  GOP Senator Lindsey Graham accused President Joe Biden of 'brazenly' politicizing the Capitol riot on Thursday after he delivered a speech directly blaming his predecessor for the deadly events of January 6, 2021.  The 79-year-old Democrat alongside Vice President Kamala Harris made a rare Capitol Hill address on Thursday morning [1/6/2022] to mark one year since Donald Trump's supporters stormed the Capitol complex to stop lawmakers from certifying Biden's 2020 electoral victory.  'The former president and his supporters are trying to rewrite history.  They want you to see Election Day as the day of insurrection and the riot that took place here on January 6th as the true expression of the will of the people,' Biden said in his most severe condemnation of Trump while in office.

Ted Cruz admits his comment calling the January 6 riot a 'violent terrorist attack' was 'dumb and sloppy'.  Texas Senator Ted Cruz gave a mea culpa to Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson Thursday after Carlson criticized Cruz Wednesday [1/5/2022] for comments he made last week branding the Capitol riot 'a violent terrorist attack.'  Cruz, introduced by Carlson as 'smarter than me,' called his own comments 'dumb and sloppy' and said he texted Carlson shortly after and asked to go on the show.  Carlson didn't believe it, continuing his line of criticism from Wednesday night, where he said: 'He doesn't use a single word by accident.  Every word Ted Cruz uses is used intentionally.  He's a lawyer.'

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Ted Cruz isn't just a lawyer.  He was the Solicitor General for the State of Texas before being elected to the U.S. Senate.  Everything he says is planned in advance.  He knows exactly what he's saying.

Patriots Speak Out from the Inside of DC "GITMO" — One Year After January 6.  One year after January 6th, we remember the American citizens who marched on the Capitol in peaceful protest only to be brutally attacked by the Capitol and Metro Police, entrapped by federal operatives, and smeared across the nation.  These protestors were peaceful until police mercilessly threw flash bombs, tear gas, and other crowd-control munitions into the crowd, killing at least four Trump supporters.  Some came to defend old people, women, and children who were being violently assaulted by police that day.  One year later, at least 50 are rotting in jail in illegal pretrial incarceration.  They have been denied due process and are being treated inhumanely, systematically held in months-long solitary confinement breaking international standards for cruel and unusual punishment.  Meanwhile, the mainstream magnates pervert and suppress evidence and defend police brutality in order to maintain their twisted narrative.

Nancy Pelosi is Again Confronted on Not Giving Americans 'Full Story' of Jan. 6.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have been the mastermind of the partisan Jan. 6 committee, which is comprised of anti-Trump Democrats and fledgling Republicans.  But far from seeking to give Americans the "whole truth and nothing but the truth" about what happened during the Capitol riots on that date one year ago, she and her committee appear to be acting as "gatekeepers" who release only the information that conforms to a pre-existing narrative of events.

Mike Lindell Sues Jan 6th Panel.  While the establishment would like nothing more than for Mike Lindell to shut up and sit down, he's a fighter that's more than willing to ignore the elites in the D.C. Swamp and stand up for what he believes in.  Now, his refusal to go silently into that good night is back in the news.  Rather than complying with the Pelosi-dominated Jan. 6th panel and submitting his phone records and other personal data to the partisan hacks on it, he's counterattacking and suing the Jan. 6th commission over the subpoena for his phone records.  That counterattack was launched Wednesday, the deadline for filing any legal action in the court.  The MyPillow CEO is using the suit to block the panel and keep his personal phone records private by invalidating the commission's subpoena, which would require Verizon to turn over his phone records for November 2020-January 2021.

Rep. Biggs:  Democrats' 'Misleading' Jan. 6 Narrative 'More Detrimental to Our Republic than the Day Itself'.  On the first anniversary of the January 6 Capitol protests, Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) blasted the Democrats' "one-sided and misleading narrative" of the event, deeming it "more detrimental to our republic than the day itself."  In a statement released on Thursday, Arizona Republican Congressman Andy Biggs condemned political violence while blasting the false narrative put forward by Democrats concerning what took place.

Jan. 6: Seven Democrat Lies.  It was hardly a surprise that the Democrats shamelessly exploited the first anniversary of last January's Capitol riot to resuscitate their stalled political agenda.  Nor was it difficult to predict that various news outlets would attempt to bolster their sagging ratings with sensationalized coverage of the mayhem that occurred that afternoon.  Nonetheless, the mendacity that permeated the speeches of the politicians and the coverage of the media was truly startling even by Beltway standards.  It is impossible to debunk every lie that was told yesterday in a single article, but here are the most egregious falsehoods:  Lie # 1:  The events of Jan. 6, 2021, constituted an armed insurrection.  President Joe Biden repeated this nonsense shortly after 9 a.m. yesterday during his remarks about the riot:  "This wasn't a group of tourists.  This was an armed insurrection." [...] Lie # 2:  President Donald Trump purposely incited the alleged insurrection.  Biden also leveled this preposterous charge at his predecessor during his Thursday morning remarks, saying the former president had "rallied the mob to attack."

Peaceful Demands For Secure Elections Do Not Constitute 'Insurrection'.  On the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, the corporate media is working overtime to convince the American public that Republicans as a whole stormed the nation's beacon of democracy at the beginning of 2021 and have waged a war on all that is good and decent.  While lunatics and fools did invade the Capitol last January, tens of thousands of Americans peacefully assembled to demand answers from the government about what they believed to be the sloppiest election in which they've ever voted.  Political violence should always be condemned, but a majority of the people present in Washington, D.C., and on the Capitol grounds on Jan. 6 weren't violent.  Yes, hundreds of people stormed the U.S. Capitol in a riot, but tens of thousands of people of all ages, races, backgrounds, and lifestyles gathered together that day at the Save America Rally to protest the Democrats' sleazy election manipulation and hear from President Donald Trump.

Stefanik Torches Pelosi on Eve of January 6 Anniversary:  Speaker 'Bears Responsibility' for Capitol Riot.  Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) asserted on Wednesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) shared blame for the riot that occurred on January 6 at the U.S. Capitol.  Stefanik, who serves as House GOP Conference chair, released a statement on the eve of the Capitol breach's anniversary, thanking law enforcement for their work to control the riotous behavior but condemning Pelosi for ultimately being the one "responsible" for leaving the Capitol prone to attack.  The New York Republican called it "unacceptable" that despite Pelosi's nine-person investigatory committee — comprising seven Democrats and two of the most outspoken Never Trump Republicans in Congress, Reps.  Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) — persisting with its probe into the riot, "one year later the American people still do not have answers as to why the Capitol was left so vulnerable."

Is The FBI Ever Going To Get Around To Finding The Jan. 6 Pipe Bomber, Or Nah?  One year after a mysterious hooded figure placed two explosives outside the Republican and Democrat national headquarters, federal investigators, corporate media, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's Jan. 6 commission are mum about the premeditated act of violence. [...] Leftists and their cronies in the corporate media have scrambled to pin the violence from last year on former President Donald Trump and conservatives concerned about election integrity.  They claim that Republican officials and Fox News hosts worked together to plan an "insurrection" against the government.  Yet the lone example of a very clearly premeditated attempt at violence on Jan. 6 has been nearly completely wiped from the memory of the American public.  The pipe bombs discovered at the RNC and DNC aren't mentioned in the press's "remembrance" coverage of the day, and the federal government has hardly offered any updates on the investigation since releasing footage of the suspect, who was covered head to toe in dark clothing.  Even the Jan. 6 commission, which has gone to great lengths to obtain the phone records of private citizens, doesn't seem interested in pursuing the person behind the explosives.

Democrat J6 Vigil Organized By Left-Wing Activist Behind Violent Disruptions Of Trump Inauguration.  The woman organizing a vigil on the National Mall to remember "the attack on democracy that occurred on Jan. 6, 2021," is the same Antifa-affiliated woman who planned disruptions for the inaugurations of both President George W. Bush and President Donald Trump.  She also co-founded and organized the group that terrorized Sen. Josh Hawley's wife and newborn baby last year over the Republican's objections to the 2020 election results.  Liz Butler is a "partner" with Movement Catalyst, the organization hosting the official Jan. 6 vigil in Washington, D.C., just one year after the infamous Capitol riot.  The event is part of an entire day of Democrat programming hoping to smear Republicans as the destroyers of democracy.

Ted Cruz May Have Just Destroyed His Entire Political Career With One Bonehead Move.  Ted Cruz, who ingratiated himself back into the MAGA movement, after behaving like the sorest loser in town, has just found himself on the outs again after he made a big bonehead move.  While speaking about January 6th, Ted Cruz adopted the same exact tone and narrative the left has been pushing, complete with calling the folks who were at the Capitol "terrorists."  What on earth was Ted thinking?  Nobody at the Capitol was charged with terrorism.

Think Jan. 6 Was A Big Deal?  Here Are 30 Far More Significant Events On That Day In History.  The rest of the nation may have moved on, but Democrats are determined to squeeze the events of a year ago for every ounce of political juice they can from the events that happened at the U.S. Capitol.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she wants to mark the day as "an observance of reflection, remembrance, and recommitment."  President Joe Biden plans to speak on the Capitol steps.  The press is providing saturation coverage.  Not only does the public not care, but polls show that voters are currently more inclined to vote for Donald Trump — the supposed instigator of the "insurrection" — than Biden.  They know the only reason Democrats want to keep the focus on Jan. 6 is because they think it will help them politically.  Never Trumpers want to keep Jan. 6 alive because they hope it will keep him from ever holding elective office again.

Federal authorities won't say why armed Capitol rioters disappeared from FBI's most wanted list.  Federal authorities won't explain why three men who participated in the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, have mysteriously disappeared from the FBI's Capitol Violence Most Wanted list.  One unidentified man wore an earpiece during the riot and was filmed carrying what appeared to be a concealed handgun on his left hip.  The man was pictured on the FBI's most wanted list for over five months until he was removed without explanation on the same day the New York Times reported an FBI informant was at the Capitol on Jan. 6.  A second unidentified man was filmed beating police officers with a baton during the riot.  The FBI said the man was wanted for assaulting a federal law enforcement officer, but the agency removed the man from its most wanted list without explanation in late February, just weeks after his debut.  The third man, Ray Epps of Arizona, was filmed in the hours leading up to the riot urging Trump supporters to enter the Capitol to stop the certification of President Joe Biden's election victory.

The Democrats' Exploitation of January 6 Gives Away Their Game.  [Scroll down]  Now, you might ask yourself just why Jan. 6 merits such outsized attention.  One need not downplay the events — the horrifying image of rioters bashing police officers with metal poles, storming through the halls of Congress shouting for then-Vice President Mike Pence — in order to recognize Jan. 6 for what it was: an ugly but not pivotal moment in American history.  The event resulted in one direct death — rioter Ashli Babbitt was shot by a Capitol Police officer — and some $1.5 million in property damage to the Capitol building.  The Capitol was cleared within hours of the riot, and Pence and then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promptly presided over the certification of the 2020 election.  Those who broke into the Capitol or even trespassed have ended up in jail.  Meanwhile, by contrast, the Black Lives Matter riots of 2020 resulted in some $2 billion in insured property damage (and likely billions more in uninsured property damage), two dozen people died, and the resultant political movement against the police led to an unprecedented nationwide spike in homicides in major cities.

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Where Are the Neon-Hatted Proud Boys?  A steady drip of information continues to reveal that the Federal Bureau of Investigation played a much larger — perhaps central — role before and during the Capitol protest than initially believed.  And unanswered questions as to why certain co-conspirators or alleged instigators have not yet been charged while others who played a far lesser role face serious charges are fueling mounting suspicions that January 6 was an inside job rather than an "insurrection" incited by President Donald Trump.  After months of speculation about the use of FBI assets, first raised by Darren Beattie at Revolver News, the New York Times confirmed in September that at least two informants embedded with the Proud Boys were in close contact with their FBI handlers that day.

January 6 Protester is Being Starved to Death in Jail.  As the January 6 anniversary approaches, it's time to look at what's happening to those people whose lives were ruined on that day.  When the protests and riots spun out of control, the left began creating a narrative that conservatives were violent traitors who tried to overthrow the government.  They then used that to go after everyone who breached the Capitol; these people got tracked down in "laser-like" style, as former FBI director John Brennan put it.  The BLM and Antifa folks who burned the country down in the summer of 2020 were allowed to walk free.  However, Trump supporters who took selfies in the Capitol suddenly had their faces splashed across the FBI's top watchlists.  Many of these individuals were caught and are now languishing in jail.  One of them is a man called Christopher Quaglin.  His family says he's now being starved to death.

Jan 6 protestor:  I've been dehumanized, treated as a 'scapegoat'.  Jenna Ryan, a realtor and self-professed life coach in Texas, decried the public response to her after participating in the events of January 6th and subsequently pleading guilty to a misdemeanor count of parading on Capitol grounds, saying her experience has been similar to that of those who suffered in Nazi Germany.  Five days before she reported to a federal prison in Texas on Dec. 21, Ryan spoke with NBC News in an interview in which she doubled down on her stance that she has been a victim in the aftermath of being charged for entering the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 attack, contending she has been used as a "scapegoat" in personal attacks.  "They're making fun of my skin color.  They're calling me an 'insurrection Barbie,'" she said in the interview that aired on "NBC Nightly News" Tuesday.

Politico Revels in Democrat Plan to Politicize January 6 Anniversary to Federalize Elections.  The media is already being flooded with stories this week about the solemnity of the January 6 anniversary.  And yet we also have Politico reveling that the Democrats are attempting to use the occasion to engage in flat out partisanship by federalizing the elections at the state level so as to favor that party.

AG Garland:  DOJ has 'no higher priority' than charging, prosecuting Jan. 6 rioters.  Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday defended the Justice Department's efforts to prosecute those responsible for the Jan. 6 Capitol riot last year.  In a prepared speech on the eve of the anniversary of the attack, Mr. Garland said "there is no higher priority" for the department.  "The Justice Department remains committed to holding all Jan. 6 perpetrators, at any level, accountable under law — whether they were present that day or were otherwise criminally responsible for the assault on our democracy," he said.  "We will follow the facts wherever they lead."

What happened to Ted Cruz?  I know from the volume of email I've received on it that Ted Cruz's comments on January 6, 2021, calling it "a violent terrorist attack on the Capitol" have outraged many conservatives.  Ted was once the darling of intellectually inclined conservatives, but I think the bloom is now off that rose.  Tucker Carlson used video of Cruz's comments as the keystone of a segment on how Republicans are being cowardly and granting Democrats their false premises on the riot at the Capitol being an insurrection or even a "terrorist attack."  As Tucker put it, he was delivering talking points for Merrick Garland.

There Was No Insurrection But There Was A CoupCoup d'états differ from revolutions in that they're generally orchestrated by or include people within government who seize power — often by narrowly using or just threatening violence — resulting in a rapid transition of power.  Revolutions are often longer affairs that include much of a country's population and exponentially more bloodshed.  Most coups try to keep much of the society and government apparatus intact, merely changing who's in charge.  This illusion of continuity is intended to gain the population's acquiescence by avoiding the appearance of a bloody civil war.  And that's exactly what we got.  While Donald Trump does not lie in a bloody toga on the floor of the Senate, America witnessed a coup d'état equally as vicious.  Many will deny one took place because their guy won but, make no mistake, virtually every American knows one did, even if only 56% admit it.

Ranking GOP Member Exposes Pelosi's Obstruction to Jan 6 Security Records.  Ranking Member for the House Administration Committee Rodney Davis (R-IL) has unveiled new evidence that Pelosi is obstructing access to records relating to the security preparedness of the Capitol on that infamous day.  Davis wrote a letter to speaker Pelosi on January 3, 2022 laying out the timeline as proof for his accusations against Pelosi's obstruction:  "In the immediate aftermath of January 6th, Republicans began an examination of the Capitol's security vulnerabilities.  On January 13, 2021, as the Ranking Republican Member of the House Administration Committee, I sent letters to the Acting House Sergeant-at-Arms, the House Chief Administrative Officer, and the Acting Chief of the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) asking them to preserve all records relating to January 6th" the letter states.

Pelosi Owns The J6 Commission, And That's Why It Failed.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's January 6 Commission was supposed to help Democrats hold onto their slim majority during tough 2022 midterm elections.  Instead, it stumbled out of the gate, failed to gain legitimacy among the public, and has been plagued with serious legal and ethical problems.  Pelosi's decision to politically exploit the riot at the Capitol was a no-brainer.  Democrats nearly lost the chamber in 2020 when Democrats took control of the Senate and presidency.  The president's party almost always loses significant numbers of House seats during midterm elections.  The only time that didn't happen in recent history was 2002, following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  Pelosi understandably felt her best bet to preserve power was, with a massive assist from left-wing media, to somehow turn disgruntled Donald Trump supporters' riot at the Capitol into the next 9/11.

Seven Hours in January Was Not Seven Days in May.  In a proper insurrection or coup, one of the key elements is control of the media.  If this were a legitimate attempt to overthrow the government, the planners, in theory, would have made sure that only evil Fox News was left on the air, that it had changed its logo to incorporate buffalo horns, and that all other media — including social — was broadcasting or retweeting or posting reruns of "Welcome Back, Kotter."  The fact that Fox News personnel were real-time texting government officials imploring them to quell the Capitol situation immediately is pretty much the exact opposite of that.

The Real Insurrection:  The BLM Riots-The corrupt January 6 Committee ignores it.  Riots?  What riots?  Insurrection in American cities in 2020? Nothing to see here, folks.  Move along.  Thus it is with the Stalinesque show trial that is the January 6 Committee.  As my colleague Melissa Mackenzie illustrated yesterday, "the Democrats are running their committee like a criminal trial."  It is indeed blatantly unconstitutional and no one is attempting to stop them.  Why?  What is particularly telling about the hysteria over January 6 is that infinitely worse riots took place across America in 2020 — a series of genuine and decidedly violent insurrections in the name of Black Lives Matter — and there is nary an investigation in sight.  So as January 6 of 2022 is upon us, let's do a little compare and contrast as the hysteria about January 6, 2021, is whipped up in the liberal media.

Corporate Media's Jan. 6 Anniversary Coverage Is All About Silencing Republicans.  A lengthy New York Times editorial over the weekend has set the stage for this week's Jan. 6 anniversary coverage.  "Every Day Is Jan. 6 Now," declare the Times editors, warning that Republican lawmakers in 41 states "have been trying to advance the goals of the Jan. 6 rioters — not by breaking laws but by making them."  The argument itself, that tweaking state election law is somehow a subversion of democracy, is absurd and incredibly lazy.  But it's important to note, if only because it will serve as the baseline narrative for the entire corporate media's Jan. 6 coverage this week.  Their message — they will all have more or less the same message — is simple:  all Republicans are insurrectionists, the GOP is the enemy of the people, and the only way to preserve American democracy is to ensure that only Democrats can win elections.

The Big Lie and the Elastic Truth:  How to Invent a Coup.  As we approach the anniversary of the Jan. 6 "insurrection," the unspoken truth is that Donald Trump had nothing to gain and everything to lose by the violent assault on the Capitol that day.  The only chance of keeping Trump in the White House was not by invading the Capitol, but by keeping it secure while our representatives debated the validity of the election using the entirely constitutional process taking place inside the halls of Congress.  The electoral votes of at least five states were being challenged — not in a coup, but in a lawful manner also used by Democrats in earlier elections, following the procedures mandated by the Electoral Count Act of 1887.  Republican senators and House members had lined up to make the case to the public and their fellow constitutional officers that something was rotten in the states of Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan, and that the election was therefore tainted.  But the violence outside resulted in a sharply truncated debate inside that was virtually ignored, if not outright mocked or shamed, by the mainstream media.  The riot instantly doomed any chance Trump had of prevailing in his argument that the election was stolen.  So ask yourself who benefited from the supposed coup at the Capitol.  Not Trump.

Pelosi [is] accused of hiding info on her role in security breakdown on Jan. 6.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is concealing information about her culpability in the security breakdown during the Jan. 6 riot, according to Republican lawmakers who have been pursuing those documents since immediately after the attack on the U.S. Capitol.  Rep. Rodney Davis of Illinois said Mrs. Pelosi is stonewalling.  He is the top Republican on the House Administration Committee, which oversees the management of the Capitol complex.  "The Sergeant at Arms, at the direction of the speaker has refused to provide us their communications surrounding Jan. 6.  I believe those records will show there was a lot of communications and coordination between the speaker's office and law enforcement officials leading up to and on Jan. 6," Mr. Davis wrote in a statement Tuesday to The Washington Times.

Stewart Rhodes, Ray Epps, John Sullivan Subpoenaed to Testify in 1/6 Oath Keepers Case.  The leader of the Oath Keepers and two of the men captured on video urging people to enter or proceed into the U.S. Capitol on January 6 have been subpoenaed by the defense to testify in the government's case against Kelly Meggs, an Oath Keeper accused of conspiring to storm the Capitol.  Stewart Rhodes, Ray Epps, and John Sullivan have been subpoenaed to testify at Meggs' trial in a move defense attorney Jon Moseley told National File he believes will prove his client's innocence, and will prove the entire prosecution to be politically motivated.  Rhodes' presence in Washington, D.C. has been the subject of much skepticism, with Darren Beattie's Revolver News publishing a series of investigative reports suggesting he may be working with the federal government, or its intelligence agencies, in some capacity.

Media Begins Their Week Long J6 Attack on Democracy Narrative Engineering Effort.  Despite the predictability and transparency of the propaganda effort, the media and democrats are going all-in.  All the broadcast Sunday Talk shows were filled with the "democracy in danger" talking points using the January 6, 2021, Capitol Hill protests to drive the agenda. [...] You might have heard that congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green (MTG) was permanently removed from Twitter today under the auspices of breaking the approved speech rules for the Rona.  However, it seems more likely — or at least more convenient — that her voice was removed due to the forward operational needs of the J6 engineering team.  It's not going out on a limb to say the New York Times, Washington Post and Politico most likely have their J6 supportive articles written and in the queue for sequentially planned distribution all week.  Certainly, they will launch the first round of articles, based on J6 committee leaks, starting tomorrow.

Secret commandos with the authority to 'shoot-to-kill' were at the Capitol on January 6 under Trump's orders, report claims.  Elite commando teams with the authority to shoot-to-kill were deployed in Washington, DC on January 6th last year to protect ex-Vice President Mike Pence and members of Congress gathering to certify the 2020 election results, a new report claimed on Monday [1/3/2022].  A year ago today, senior leaders of multiple federal special forces teams met to discuss contingency plans and possible threats ahead of the Joint Session of Congress where President Joe Biden's electoral victory was sealed, Newsweek reported.  Ex-Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, who ran Donald Trump's Justice Department at the time of the Capitol riot, reportedly acted alone in deciding to activate the elite units.

Jan. 6 Is the USA's Own Tiananmen Square.  Two symbolic events in the struggle for human freedom over oppressive government transpired last month with barely any notice from the American media.  The first was the thirty-year anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union.  The second was the Chinese Communist Party's removal of monuments commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre that occupied sacred ground on Hong Kong university campuses, including a replica of the famed "Goddess of Democracy" statue that was erected in the square just before Chinese military forces killed, kidnapped, or crippled thousands of students and workers pleading for individual liberty.  It is a sad testament to how far the United States has fallen as a nation once synonymous with freedom that neither event caused much of a stir among the pampered princelings of D.C.  I suppose it seemed disjointed to the creatures of our swamp leviathan to celebrate victory in the Cold War over an evil empire that stifled speech, micromanaged economic relations, and disappeared its political enemies into the bowels of gulag hell when it is now also perversely engaged in shutting down free speech, squeezing domestic markets into political compliance through mandates and regulations, and tossing election protesters into dungeons where complaints of physical and psychological torture are rife and constitutional due process looks beaten if not dead.

Sunday Shows Were Hyperfocused on Reminding Everyone About January 6.  As the anniversary of the Capitol Hill riot from January 6 approaches, the media have ramped up their efforts to remind us about that day.  Every Sunday show featured someone involved with the U.S. Capitol.  While "Fox News Sunday" spoke with chief of U.S. Capitol Police, Thomas Manger, who took on such a role in July.  The other shows featured members from the select committee on January 6, including Reps.  Adam Schiff (D-CA), Liz Cheney (R-WY), and Bennie Thompson (D-MS).  NBC's "Meet the Press" had a "special edition" episode on "January 6: One Year Later."  During that "special edition" episode, host Chuck Todd spoke to the select committee's chair, Rep. Thompson.  Rep. Thompson offered insight as how their "goal is to produce a report" of their findings, and the select committee believes members of Congress may have "assisted" the January 6 rioters.

J6 Committee Is Pelosi's Vehicle For 2022 Midterms.  Federalist Western Correspondent Tristan Justice branded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Select Committee on Jan. 6 as the Democrats' vehicle for midterms in the absence of any successes under a unified government.  "This has really become the vehicle ... House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is using in the 2022 midterms to try to brand Republicans as complicit in political violence after Democrats spent an entire year justifying political violence themselves because it came in the name of social justice," Justice said on Newsmax.

D.C. Jail Cuts J6 Prisoners' Communications After Newsmax Interview.  Jacob Lang has been awaiting trial without bail in the D.C. jail for his involvement in the January 6 riot at the Capitol for almost a year, along with many others who have been charged with crimes connected to that day.  With no trial date in sight, he and his fellow inmates languish in a jail they say is inhumane.  The J6 prisoners' complaints about filthy conditions and inhumane treatment resulted in a surprise inspection that found everything they were saying was true.  As a result, over 400 prisoners were moved to different facilities — none of them J6 prisoners.  Lang has been in contact with PJ Media and several other media sources and was recently giving an interview on Newsmax TV when the jail cut off his phone access.  Afterward, Lang reported to PJ Media that the jail took away all access to the internet and cut off phone privileges for all the detainees.  They are now on lockdown and Lang says he's not even able to call his lawyer.

Trump legal team says Thompson's comments reveal real reason behind Jan. 6 committee.  Former President Donald Trump is banking on a Washington Post interview with the chairman of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol to back a key claim in his case before the Supreme Court.  In an interview published last week, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, Mississippi Democrat, told The Post that the committee's findings into Mr. Trump's inaction as a mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol could lead to a criminal referral to the Department of Justice.  "That dereliction of duty causes us real concern," Mr. Thompson told The Post.  "And one of those concerns is that whether or not it was intentional, and whether or not that lack of attention for that longer period of time, would warrant a referral."

The Media's January 6th Obsession Is About to Get a Lot Weirder.  We are still about a week out from January 6th, 2022, but members of the press are already salivating at the opportunity to pump up the supposed "insurrection" that wasn't earlier this year.  USA Today has already put out a piece lamenting the rise of "domestic terrorism," plugging the coming "anniversary" as a monumental event.  [Tweet]  The problem remains that there was precious little domestic terrorism on January 6th.  No deadly weapons were used, there was no actual plan, and most of the people that entered the open doors of the Capitol that day were as confused as anyone else.  Surveillance footage that the government attempted to keep hidden has given us an eye into what actually happened that day.  That doesn't mean no one did anything objectionable that day.  Of course, some people crossed legal lines, just as lines were crossed during the 2020 George Floyd riots.  That doesn't mean it qualifies as a "coup," though.

Liz Cheney Lashes Out at Trump after J-6 Panel is Forced to Stand Down on Request for Some Trump Records.  January 6 committee vice chairwoman Liz Cheney hit back after it was reported the panel stood down on requests for some Trump documents.  In a December 16 letter released Tuesday, Biden's White House Deputy Counsel Jonathan C. Su said some of the records requested by the sham panel could concern executive privilege.  The January 6 panel agreed to back down and said it would "defer" its request for the documents.

Why Pelosi Just Can't Quit Jan. 6.  Pelosi's Stage 4 Trump Derangement Syndrome affliction has raged for at least five years, everybody knows that.  But at least when the Russian "collusion" nonsense finally and conclusively proved to be a hoax, she mostly let it go.  At least, publicly.  But Jan 6. occupies a different twisted crevasse of Pelosi's Trump-riddled brain.  Or does it?  Might she simply be using Jan. 6 to try to deflect from Biden's disastrous presidency?  I report, you decide.  Either way, Pelosi's Jan. 6 band plays on.

Nancy Pelosi Announces Day's Events to Mark Anniversary of January 6.  With the anniversary of the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill one week away, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has released a list of events for the day as highlighted in a "Dear Colleague" letter.  The letter notes that while Congress will not be in session that day, "a full program of events is being planned, based on Member input." Events will be live-streamed, "so that Members can watch and participate from their districts."  Agenda items include a "House Pro Forma Session;" a "Historic Perspective," which includes Jon Meacham who spoke at the DNC in August 2020; "Members' Testimonials;" and a "Prayer Vigil."  Pelosi's letter attempts to exude a sense of coming together, with "patriotism" being mentioned more than once throughout the letter.

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"The anniversary of January 6" is awkward syntax, is it not?  That's like celebrating "The anniversary of July 4th," or "The anniversary of December 25th."  The Democrats have to refer to this event in such a clumsy way, because it would be even more ridiculous and polarizing to give it a name.  On the other hand, if the Republicans consistently refer to January 6th as "Ashli Babbitt Day," that might be beneficial.  Unfortunately, that would require the Republicans to find a collective backbone, which they currently lack.

Joe Biden's Top 25 Worst Moments of 2021.  [#9] Joe Biden Claims January 6th Rioters a Bigger Threat to Democracy than Confederates in Civil War:  In July, Biden claimed the January 6h protesters of the 2020 election were more dangerous to the United States than the confederates in the Civil War.  "We're facing the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War.  It's not hyperbole — since the Civil War," Biden said in an interview.  "Confederates, back then, never breached the Capitol as insurrectionists did on January 6."  Biden repeatedly shared this questionable talking point throughout 2021 as he tried to smear his political opponents as "insurrectionists" who tried to overthrow democracy itself.  "I'm not saying this to alarm you.  I'm saying this because you should be alarmed," Biden said.  During his address to Congress, Biden called the protests the "worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War," ignoring the attack on Pearl Harbor, assassinations of presidents, and previous attacks on the Capitol building.

Why isn't Michael Byrd on trial?  I ask an uncomfortable question.  Why isn't Michael Byrd on trial?  He shot and killed Ashli Babbitt during a mostly peaceful protest inside the Capitol on January 6.  Three trials this year beg this question. [...] As a casual observer, I think jurors got all three verdicts right.  Which brings me to Byrd.  Why should he not face a jury of his peers to determine whether his killing of Babbitt was murder? [...] Let's go to the tape.  Let's let a jury decide whether shooting an unarmed woman who seemed to pose no physical threat to anyone was a justifiable homicide.  We all know why Byrd won't stand trial.  It's the same reason Hillary didn't and Hunter won't.  They are part of the protected class.  They are above the law.  A Washington that blew millions on an investigation into a conspiracy theory about Russia that everyone knew was a lie won't spend 10 cents on real justice in these three cases.  I am not saying convict Byrd.  I am saying try him, if only for the peace of mind of a nation that no longer can trust its federal government.

Six Political Predictions For 2022.  [Scroll down]  Similarly, as I write this news is breaking everyday about the potential bombshells that could destroy the elite-driven narrative of an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol Building as well as the idea that the 2020 elections were the most secure in American history.  The most secure ever?  That's exactly like saying vaccines are safe and effective.  The blatant lies, often hyperbolic and absolute, are coming apart.  In terms of January 6th, Revolver just blew the door wide open by revealing some big-time players who appeared to be leading the movement on cameras and have yet to be charged.  Meanwhile, innocent bystanders who did nothing more than follow the crowd have been imprisoned for almost a year.  Among the countless other crimes (the murder of Ashli Babbit and the beating of women by the CP), the lie about Brian Sicknick, and a host of other anomalies, we could be in for some clarity on this Reichstag fire.  The outlet Revolver has been reporting on this for months, and has revealed the FBI was involved and nothing by regular people was pre-planned (but likely was by FBI and others).  So much for an insurrection.

Somewhat related:
Defense team in Whitmer kidnap plot case asks judge to toss indictment.  The indictment against five men accused of plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer should be dismissed due to "egregious overreaching" by federal agents and informants, defense lawyers wrote in a coordinated attempt to scuttle the high-profile case three months before trial.  According to the filing, FBI agents and federal prosecutors capitalized on discontent with Whitmer's handling of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, invented a conspiracy and entrapped five people who face up to life in prison if convicted of kidnapping conspiracy in a case that has shed light on violent extremism in Michigan.  The 20-page motion, filed Christmas night by all five defense lawyers, asks U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker to dismiss the conspiracy charge.  The move would effectively dismantle the government's case and remaining charges, which are intertwined and based on the conspiracy charge, the lawyers wrote.

Pelosi's Jan. 6 witch hunt.  Historically, business is conducted in the U.S. House of Representatives based on the people's will, and therefore committees are organized according to the size of the caucus of the majority party.  In the current 117th Congress, the Democrats hold a razor-thin 222-213 majority.  That five-seat majority corresponds directly to the Democrat to Republican ratios on committees.  So, the Jan. 6 committee, in reality, should have five Democrats and four Republicans, not seven fire-breathing partisan Democrats and two never-Trump RINOs.  At its core, this bogus committee doesn't reflect the will of the American people, which makes it fatally flawed.  But it doesn't end there.  This illegal select committee has absolute power, no minority rights, no opposition and no check and balance.  For example, a congressional deposition without minority counsel or staff present is not a serious legislative proceeding; it's a sleazy sideshow.  This committee is undemocratic and un-American on its face, and it ought to be shuttered before it causes even more damage to the trusted traditions of our republic.

Three Hours Of U.S. Capitol Surveillance Video at the Tunnel from Jan. 6, 2021.  [Video clip]

FBI director says Capitol riot was 'domestic terrorism'.  FBI Director Christopher A. Wray called the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol an act of "domestic terrorism" and defended the bureau's handling of intelligence in the days before a pro-Trump mob stormed past police and threatened the lives of lawmakers.  "I was appalled that you, our country's elected leaders, were victimized right here in these very halls," he told senators Tuesday.  "That attack, that siege, was criminal behavior.  It is behavior that we, the FBI, view as domestic terrorism."  Wray faced questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee in a hearing that delved into the bureau's handling of threats posed by domestic terrorists and right-wing extremists before the Capitol siege.

Please — stop the coup porn.  In a recent Washington Post op-ed, three retired generals, Paul Eaton, Antonio Taguba, and Steven Anderson warn of a supposedly impending coup should Donald Trump be elected in 2024.  The column seemed strangely timed to coincide with a storm of recent Democratic talking points that a re-elected Trump, or even a Republican sweep of the 2022 midterms, would spell a virtual end of democracy.  Ironies abound. [...] The three retired generals shrilly write of the dangers of insurrection and coups.  Yet the FBI found no such insurrection or conspiracy in the buffoonish riot on January 6.  Only serial media misinformation and lies turned a ragtag band of misfits into an existential threat to the nation.  Almost every media talking point turned out to be untrue.  No Capitol police officer died at the hands of the mob.  (Early reports that Officer Brian Sicknick had been beaten into a coma by protesters were incorrect.  The Washington, D.C., medical examiner ruled Sicknick died the next day of a stroke.)  The media all but ignored the lethal police shooting of a military veteran and unarmed petite female trespasser, for the apparent crime of trying to enter Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office through a broken window.  There were no gun-toting "insurrectionists" arrested inside the Capitol.

Here There Be Monsters.  On January 6, none of the protestors was armed, nobody burned down a building, and the only violence was against the protestors, committed by the D.C. police.  The sole fatality was an unarmed protestor at the hands of a capitol security officer.  Instigators and provocateurs abounded in the crowd, but none was subsequently charged.  In fact, their names were thereafter purged from public records.  Elected officials blocks away from the event stated they were in fear of their lives.  The anti-gun Speaker of the House's request of the military to set up crew-served machine guns was declined.  Biden called it the most serious threat to American democracy since the Civil War, a characterization repeated daily by the Left.  Over 400 protestors were arrested, and most remain detained without bail in deplorable conditions.  Those few who have been charged were not charged with insurrection or anything like it.  Another protest occurred in D.C. since then, in which a protestor attacked a U.S. senator's door with an ax.  The Antifa protestor was out on bail without delay despite committing worse violations than the January 6 protestors, ultimately received probation, and his ax was returned to him.

Trump Supporter Victoria White gets Repeatedly Cracked in the Skull with a Baton while Pinned by DC Police on Jan 6th.  According to attorney Joseph McBride:  "She is hit approximately thirty-five times over the course of 4 minutes and 30 seconds, while appearing to be begging for mercy the entire time.  She is hit with the baton while facing away.  She is hit with the baton while facing forward.  She is speared and poked with the baton about the face so as to inflict maximum pain.  She collapses more than once and is stood up by the officers only to be maced and beaten again.  At some point, White-shirt puts away his baton, not because he is showing mercy because he has a clear avenue to her face.  As such, he unloads on the defenseless woman punching her five times in five seconds, directly in the face, with all of his might."  [Video clip]

A paragraph that puts to shame the January 6 Select Committee of the House of Representatives.  Lt. General Michael Flynn has filed a complaint against Speaker Pelosi and her Select Committee along the lines of the complaint already filed by former White House Counsel Mark Meadows, but with an important difference.  Like the Meadows complaint, Gen. Flynn points out that the committee was not organized in accordance with the provision of the authorizing resolution, H. Res. 503.  Where the resolution called for 13 members, the Pelosi panel has only 9 members.  Where the resolution called for five members of the minority appointed in consultation with the minority leader, the committee has two members of the minority, selected by the Speaker without consultation with the minority leader.  The authorizing resolution called for a ranking member; the committee has no ranking member.  And as the Meadows complaint alleges, the Flynn complaint alleges that the subpoenas issued by the committee serve no valid legislative purpose.

Three 'What Ifs' We're Not Supposed to Ask.  [Scroll down]  Had a white Capitol Police officer shot and killed an unarmed Black Lives Matter protester on January 6, instead of a black officer having shot an unarmed white Ashli Babbitt for protesting the numerous irregularities surrounding the 2020 election, would the officer have been treated as a hero and celebrated by corporate news?  Would Congress and the White House have applauded law enforcement's killing of an unarmed black woman waving an American flag?  Would a congressional committee have been formed to torment the families of those killed and those imprisoned to hype the incident as somehow far worse than the U.S. Civil War that took nearly a million lives?  Would courts have gone out of their way to punish black Americans for trespassing in the "people's house" because judges believed that it was important to intimidate them into compliance?  Would military generals have written editorials encouraging the Pentagon to purge all Black Lives Matter — supporters from the armed forces because they represented an inherent threat to the national security of the United States?  Would the FBI have called Black Lives Matter members the single greatest threat to the country?

January 6 Committee Wants to Interrogate Jim Jordan — After Rejecting Him as a Member.  The United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack wrote Wednesday to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) asking him to testify about phone calls with then-president Donald Trump — after rejecting him as a member of the committee.  In a letter, the committee says that it believes Jordan spoke with Trump on January 6, and wants him to describe those calls, as well as any meetings he had with Trump and others to discuss strategies for "overturning" the January 6 election results[.]

Gen. Michael Flynn Files Restraining Order Against Nancy Pelosi.  Gen. Michael Flynn, who knows a thing or two about witch hunts, is taking action to stop the latest one.  Naming all the members of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol as defendants, he has filed a complaint intended to stop a subpoena from that committee.  At the same time, according to the Western Journal, Flynn "filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction specifically" against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Smirnoff).  It is always refreshing, and far too rare, to see someone fighting back against this latter-day American version of the Stalinist show trials.

Was the FBI's Whitmer Chicanery a Warm-up for January 6?  As questions mount about the government's animating role in the Capitol protest on January 6, the criminal case against the men charged with conspiring to "kidnap" Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 continues to collapse.  Defense attorneys in the Whitmer case are carefully compiling evidence that depicts an elaborate tale of FBI entrapment; at least a dozen FBI informants were involved in the failed plot — equaling one FBI asset per defendant.  FBI agents handling the informants directed every move.  They funded training and reconnaissance trips, and even organized a "national militia" conference in Ohio in June 2020 to lure potential accomplices.  Several men were arrested in October 2020 when the lead informant drove them to meet an undercover FBI agent to purchase munitions, the six month-long scheme's dramatic conclusion.  News of the shocking plot made national headlines as early voting was underway in Michigan:  Joe Biden, Whitmer, and the media blamed Donald Trump for inciting an attempted domestic terror attack.  (Sound familiar?)

Michael Flynn sues Nancy Pelosi and Jan. 6 committee.  Former national security adviser Michael Flynn filed a lawsuit requesting a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against the Jan. 6 committee and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday [12/21/2021].  Flynn's filing with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida seeking declaratory and injunctive relief argues the committee has engaged in "outrageous intrusion" by issuing extensive subpoenas to Flynn and his family, as well as "secret seizure of his and his family's personal information from their telecommunications and/or electronic mail service providers."  The onetime national security adviser denied involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot that precipitated the congressional committee.

It wasn't just uncharged Ray Epps leading the Capitol breach.  He had helpers.  The House's Soviet-style January 6 committee continues its unsuccessful efforts to tie Donald Trump, people in his administration, Republican congresspeople, and Fox News personalities to the events on that day.  What they're ignoring as they try to destroy their political enemies is those people caught on tape actively encouraging the crowd to breach the Capitol.  The most notable of these people is one Ray Epps but he's not the only one. [...] Footage also shows unindicted, businesslike men who seemed to have no connection whatsoever to Trump carefully removing all indications that the Capitol grounds — normally open — had been closed off.  Again, this meant that the people who were arrested for trespassing had no way of knowing that they were doing so.  All of this happened before the Proud Boys first appeared on the scene, which kills the narrative that they were the insurrectionists.  There were also people standing on a tall scaffold encouraging people to enter the Capitol.  The main man doing the directing, who's easy to spot with his dad glasses, mask, baseball cap, and megaphone, is also missing from the FBI's and DOJ's "most wanted" list or any official descriptions of the events on January 6.

America Is Much More than Its Government.  [Scroll down]  I know for a fact that D.C.'s propagandists invented an "insurrection" out of thin air earlier this year because (1) the Capitol protesters were armed with nothing more than American flags; (2) only unarmed Capitol protesters were killed by Capitol Police; and (3) you can't overthrow the American government by merely prancing around half-naked and taking selfies in Nancy Pelosi's desk chair.  If the American government is, in fact, considered "overthrown" after the equivalent of a college streak through the quad, why should the Russians ever need tanks or fighter jets to conquer America?  Apparently, sending in the crew from Animal House and letting them rain crazy hijinks down on Congress is sufficient for the U.S. government's full surrender.  Who knew?

The Elite's obsession with January 6:  Why do the Elite harbor this fevered obsession with Jan 6? [...] It reflects their habitual projection of their own evil onto the seething mass of deplorables.  Precisely what is this evil they are projecting?  In a word:  treason.  The US Constitution defines treason in Article III, Section 3, Clause 1 this way:  "Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort."  Are the Elite guilty of treason?  Let me count the ways[:]
  [#1]   In Afghanistan, delivery of $85 billion in military supplies and thousands of hostages to the enemy.
  [#2]   Mass destruction in our cities.  Politicians who protect the mobs are accessories after the fact and accomplices to this treason.
  [#3]   Defunding the police.  The primary responsibility of local government is to protect their constituents and keep the streets safe.  But the local Elites in many cities have sided with the criminal element against the law-abiding citizenry.
  [#4]   Sabotage of the military through wokification, [...]
  [#6]   Giving aid and comfort to China, not least through the attempted Building Back Better legislation that Sen. Manchin just jettisoned.
  [#7]   Destroying the economy with the flood of illegal aliens.
  [#8]   Destroying the economy with the climate hoax.
  [#9]   Destroying the economy with the war on energy:  Shutting down the XL pipeline, bankrupting energy companies, deliberate depletion of our oil reserves, etc.
  [#10]   Destroying the economy with the Covid hoax.

The 'Trump Did Nothing for 187 Minutes on January 6' Narrative Just Got Shredded.  It's déjà vu all over again.  There's the big bombshell that turns out to be total nonsense — a nothing burger.  But even this story comes without the bun.  There's no meat.  There's no bun.  There's nothing.  The January 6 Select Committee was established by Democrats to get Trump.  Everyone else has gotten over this riot.  We have much more important things to worry about, but Mark Meadows, Trump's former chief of staff, turned over text messages.  Fox News hosts and family members were included.  It's a gross invasion of privacy, but you know how far the anti-Trump wing of America, which includes some Republicans, will go to attack this man.  The texts were not a smoking gun.  In fact, it proved exactly the opposite of what the left wanted to prove, which is that this was a pre-planned insurrection.  It wasn't.

PolitiFact's lie of the year is just a liberal talking point all dressed up for prom.  PolitiFact, a fact-checking site that purports to be an unbiased source of information, has chosen its 2021 "Lie of the Year" and it's a doozy.  The organization picked the one topic that could be found on every Democratic talking points sheet from January until December:  The Capitol Hill riot.  Specifically, they decided to select all of the claims and statements "downplaying the realities and significance of the Capitol insurrection."  That sounds more like they are attacking anyone with a difference in opinion on just how "historical" the event was, rather than actually picking a concrete lie that can be disproven by facts.

The Soviet-style conditions in which January 6 arrestees molder.  Every totalitarian regime has foul prisons in which they confine people who dared to oppose the regime.  Sadly, in the Age of Biden, it turns out that America is no different.  George Parry has written about the conditions at the D.C. jail in which those arrested for the January 6 riots are confined, and what he writes should horrify every person who believes in the Constitution and Due Process of Law.

New Details Emerge Exposing Massive Web Of Unindicted Operators At The Heart Of January 6.  Six weeks ago, Revolver News published a blockbuster investigative report on Ray Epps — a man who, more than any other individual, appears to be the key unlocking the question of active federal involvement in the so-called "Capitol Siege" of January 6th.  Out of all of the thousands of January 6's protesters, and the thousands of hours of publicly available footage from that fateful day, Ray Epps has turned out to be perhaps the only person nailed dead to rights confessing on camera to plotting a pre-planned attack on the Capitol.  On both January 5 and January 6, Epps announced multiple times, at multiple locations, his upcoming plot to breach the US Capitol.  He then spent hours attempting to recruit hundreds of others to join him.  On top of it all, Epps was seen leading key people and managing key aspects of the initial breach of the Capitol grounds himself.

Liz Cheney's Jan. 6 committee:  What kind of mendacious operation is this?  [Scroll down]  What we see here is dishonesty after dishonesty coming from this committee, rendering its credibility absolutely nil.  Honesty is not that hard for normal people.  But Cheney and her new Democrat pals have a lot of problems with it.  Facts that don't fit their narrative that President Trump orchestrated the Jan. 6 incident, which was really a failure of crowd control, not a bona fide coup attempt, is driving them in their rage to make up, alter, and fabricate "evidence." [...] And yeah, it's all about ambition, short- and long term.  Short term, Cheney wants to get Trump arrested.

Roger Stone pleads Fifth to each question in Jan. 6 committee deposition.  Roger Stone, a longtime ally and adviser to former President Donald Trump, appeared before the House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on Friday and asserted his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in response to every question asked.  In an email from his legal defense fund asking for donations to help with his legal expenses, Stone said he took the Fifth Amendment "not because I have done anything wrong — but because I recognize the whole thing as an elaborate trap."  "Considering that I was not present on the Ellipse, did not march to the Capitol and was not at the Capitol and know nothing whatsoever about the illegal events that day it is obvious that this is just another transparent attempt by Trump hating lunatic Adam Schiff to frame me in some transparent process crime by twisting my words and leaking a distorted version of whatever I might say under oath," Stone wrote.

Photographer Sues House Jan. 6 Committee Over 'Invasive' Subpoena.  A freelance photojournalist is suing the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol, saying the panel issued "an invasive and sweeping subpoena" of her phone records that violates the First Amendment.  Amy Harris, a photographer who has worked with outlets including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Time magazine, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday afternoon in federal court in Washington.  Her 23-page suit seeks to block a subpoena issued by the Jan. 6 panel, arguing that demanding her phone records violates her right not to reveal confidential sources.  The subpoena would compel her phone carrier, Verizon, to hand over her phone records dated from Nov. 1, 2020 through Jan. 31, 2021.  Harris had documented the Proud Boys and its leader, Henry "Enrique" Tarrio, in the days before the Jan. 6 breach and on the day itself.

Federal judge finds DC jail warden in contempt, demands DOJ civil rights probe of Jan. 6 detainees.  A federal judge has found the warden of a D.C. jail and the director of the D.C. Department of Corrections in contempt of court Wednesday and called for an investigation by the Department of Justice to determine whether the jail has violated the civil rights of Jan. 6 defendants.  "For the reasons stated in open court, it is adjudged that the Warden of the D.C. jail Wanda Patten and Director of the D.C. Department of Corrections Quincy Booth are in civil contempt of court," U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth of Washington ruled Wednesday.  "The Clerk of the Court is ordered to transmit a copy of this order to the Attorney General of the United States for appropriate inquiry into potential civil rights violations of Jan. 6 defendants, as exemplified in this case."

Nancy Pelosi Is Collecting the Phone Records of the Conservative Movement.  Yesterday [12/14/2021], former Rep. Mark Meadows was held in contempt by the same House he once served in before his appointment as former President Donald J. Trump's last chief of staff.  Meadows had been complying with Nancy Pelosi's appointed select committee tasked with looking into January 6 until it went too far.  Meadows is now suing Pelosi and the select committee.  In retaliation, the committee read out texts, and doctored texts, on Monday between Meadows and Fox News hosts and the president's son.  It was lost on Democrats and the media that the text messages actually prove there was no attempted coup from within the Trump administration or his family.  Meadows' lawsuit is serious but will D.C.'s political judges allow it to be heard on its merits or the politics of post-January 6?

The One Thread That Shuts Down the Whole Circus Over These January 6 Texts.  We have text messages.  The January 6 Select Committee got a trove of communications, thanks to Mark Meadows — Trump's former chief of staff.  Fox News hosts are featured.  Trump's son, Don Jr, is on there.  The bombshell was here — and it was a total dud.  Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), the GOP's Judas, read off the communications as if this was some smoking gun.  It wasn't anything.  It was a classic nothing burger.  The Federalist's Mollie Hemingway had an epic thread on Twitter that shut this circus down.  Our friends at Twitchy covered it as well.  In all, all the texts showed was that there was no conspiracy.  These people demanded Trump condemn the violence that erupted from this riot, which he did.  Former Bush spokesperson Ari Fleischer also noted that the texts showed that the GOP was against the riot, as they were against all riots all summer during the 2020 election.  Liberal America was very much the opposite and the fact that this couldn't shake that narrative really got under their skin.

Nancy Pelosi Is the Elephant in the Room of the January 6 Riot.  [Former White House Chief of Staff Mark] Meadows, who is also a former member of the House of Representatives, initially cooperated with the select panel, turning over more than 6,900 requested documents, including those now infamous emails he received during the riot from Fox News stars Sean Hannity, Brian Kilmeade, and Laura Ingraham.  But then the panel demanded Meadows show up for a deposition in which he would have to answer under oath and all questions put to him.  Doing that would have inevitably required him to violate presidential executive privilege because he was certain to be asked multiple questions about how he advised Trump on the riot and what Trump said in response, as well as how other aides did so.  Executive privilege is not absolute, but it is essential, according to the Supreme Court in its U.S. v Nixon decision that blew Watergate wide open.

Please Democrats, Keep Up Your Lunatic Jan. 6 Obsession.  Nancy Pelosi's pathetic revenge-porn January 6 show trial has been chugging along with its alt-reality addiction to all things Donald Trump.  Bless their hearts, they think it's going well.  Anyone with an IQ over 14 knows that there was no insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021.  Fortunately for Pelosi, the sub-14 IQ demographic is heavily populated with Democrats in Congress, as well as CNN and MSNBC viewers.  So they're still talking about an insurrection that never happened.  The best part is that they think it's going well for them.

During January 6 Hearing, Schiff Doctored Text Messages Between Mark Meadows And Rep. Jim Jordan.  After leaking fake Donald Trump, Jr. emails, fabricating the transcript of a 2019 phone call between former President Donald Trump and Ukraine's president, and lying about his interactions with the so-called whistleblower behind House Democrats' first impeachment of Trump, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., is now running the same con against a fellow lawmaker.  During a hearing Monday night on the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Adam Schiff claimed to have proof that a member of Congress texted former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to instruct former Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.  Not only did Schiff misrepresent the substance of the text message and its source, he even doctored original text messages, which were obtained and reviewed by The Federalist in their entirety.

Rep. Adam Schiff doctored a Rep. Jim Jordan text message.  At law, fraud is a very specific act requiring that the person charged with fraud knowingly makes a false statement intending that people rely on it.  The fraud becomes actionable if people do rely on it to their detriment.  The falsehood can be from commission (telling an affirmative lie) or omission (suppressing a critical fact). From the moment Trump entered the White House, chipmunk-cheeked Rep. Adam Schiff (D. Hollyweird), has been defrauding the American people with one lie after another.  Schiff's latest fraudulent act as part of his role on the Soviet-style show trial that is the January 6 committee was to doctor a text message from Rep. Jim Jordan to Mark Meadows, Trump's chief of staff.  Schiff made it appear that Jordan was ordering Pence to refuse to certify the election.  However, on Wednesday, Sean Davis, at The Federalist, broke the news about Schiff's intentional fraud against the American people.

January 6 Committee Admits It Doctored Republican Text Message in Adam Schiff's Presentation.  The United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack admitted Wednesday that it had doctored a text message cited by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) in his push Monday to hold former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows in contempt.  The Federalist's Sean Davis first reported Wednesday morning [12/15/2021] that Schiff had manipulated the text message, cutting out the full context and adding punctuation into it, which he falsely implied was authored by a Republican lawmaker.

Liz Cheney is lying to you about Jan. 6.  The Jan. 6 committee has somehow awarded itself the power to seize the personal communications of its political enemies and then make them public.  The arguments really simple:  Turn over your text messages or we're going to send you to jail.  Let's not lie about this.  The point of this exercise is not to uncover crimes.  The January 6 committee hasn't found any crimes, and at this point will not find any crimes.  The point is to harm and humiliate the people you disagree with politically, and that's what they're doing.  So yesterday, in case you missed it, Liz Cheney found herself with a list of text messages to and from Mark Meadows.  Meadows was Donald Trump's last White House chief of staff.  Now, those texts showed no evidence of any crime whatsoever.  But since she had them, Liz Cheney thought they might be embarrassing to conservatives, so she read them on television.

Jan 6 committee votes 9-0 to hold Mark Meadows in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify.  Donald Trump Jr. and Fox News hosts sent frantic texts to Mark Meadows during the January 6 riot urging the president to 'condemn this sh*t' as it 'got out of hand', a House Committee has revealed.  The House Select Committee unanimously voted 9-0 on Monday night to recommend contempt charges against former White House chief of staff Meadows.  Rep. Liz Cheney, the select committee's vice chair, read a number of text messages from political and journalistic heavyweights which 'leave no doubt that the White House knew exactly what was happening here at the Capitol.'

As the January 6 Commission Stumbles, Who Has It Worse — The Democrats, or the Media?  Today across the media landscape, the journalists were all alight; they finally had the goods on Fox News!  As we detailed last night, Liz Cheney released a series of text messages from the records subpoenaed from Mark Meadows, showing communications on January 6 by a list of prominent conservative figures — including Donald Trump Jr. and a number of Fox News names.  They were imploring Meadows to convince Trump to issue statements to help end the attack on the Capitol, and Meadows responded to them how he was at the moment already engaged with the President to formulate that very type of announcement.  In other words, they were all calling for an end to the violence as it transpired, the very opposite of colluding with the attackers and plotting a coup.

Biden will commemorate Jan. 6 Capitol attack, White House says.  President Biden plans to mark the first anniversary of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, said White House press secretary Jen Psaki.  She said more details would be revealed closer to the end of the year about how that day will be remembered.  "To the president, Jan. 6 was one of the darkest days in our democracy.  It was a day that our Capitol, our nation's Capitol, was under attack and I think there's no question you'll see us commemorate that day," she said at a White House press briefing on Monday.

Cheney hints:  We're building a case that Trump committed a federal crime on January 6.  Everyone's understandably focused today on how Cheney embarrassed Trump Jr and the Fox News gang by reading their texts to Trump on January 6.  Ed has a nice write-up about it here.  But don't miss the forest for the trees.  The point Cheney was making isn't that Fox News hosts are hypocrites, although they are.  The point is that the president's own family and allies were pleading with him while the riot was unfolding to do something, yet he did nothing — for hours.  Everyone around him treated it like an emergency.  Not him.  Was that a crime?

Justice Department Moves to Conceal Police Misconduct on January 6.  After months of foot-dragging, Joe Biden's Justice Department is preparing for the first set of trials related to its sprawling prosecution of January 6 defendants:  Robert Gieswein, who turned himself in and was arrested on January 19 for his involvement in the Capitol protest, is scheduled to stand trial in February.  A week after his arrest, Gieswein, 24 at the time, was indicted by a federal grand jury on six counts including "assaulting, resisting, or impeding" law enforcement with a dangerous weapon that day.  He has been behind bars ever since, denied bail while Judge Emmet Sullivan delayed his trial on numerous occasions.  Gieswein is among 40 or so January 6 defendants held in a part of the D.C. jail system solely used to detain Capitol protesters.

Meadows hits back after Jan. 6 committee recommends criminal charges.  Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is speaking out in response to the House Jan. 6 Select Committee's vote to recommend criminal charges against him for contempt of Congress after he refused to cave to their demands.  "It's disappointing, but not surprising," Meadows told Sean Hannity on his Fox News show Monday.  "Let's be clear about this, this is not about me, holding me in contempt.  It's not even about making the Capitol safer.  We've seen that by the selective leaks that are going on right now.  This is about Donald Trump and about actually going after him once again."  Seven Democrats and two Republicans who might as well be Democrats, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), are conducting what many contend is a sham investigation of the Jan. 6 riot that already has a predetermined outcome.

The Whitewashing of Black Crime.  On January 6th, no sooner had the pepper spray fog lifted from Capitol Hill, leaving all to lick their wounds, than NPR had already leveled blame for the melee on majority-white Trump voters, Trump supporters, and an assortment of right-wing fringe groups.  Subsequent testimonial evidence of the involvement of Antifa decked out in full black bloc, along with credible reports of federal provocateurs acting as crowd agitators, none of whom have been arrested or handed House commission subpoenas, has drawn little interest from liberal commentators still exulting over the prolonged and isolated imprisonment of protesters charged with low-level crimes.

Liz Cheney Publicizes Donald Trump Jr.  Text Messages, Manages to Kneecap Her January 6th Conspiracy Narrative.  The January 6th Committee has begun to dig through Mark Meadows' text messages.  The former Chief of Staff for Donald Trump received numerous texts the day of the Capitol breach from various figures urging Meadows to have the then-president speak out about what was happening.  One such message came from none other than Donald Trump Jr. himself.  But while Liz Cheney, who revealed the message during a hearing, appears to think it bolsters her and her colleagues' fevered conspiracy theory about January 6th, the reality is that it kneecaps it.

Progressive lawmakers offer unwitting path for Jan. 6 prisoners to sue federal government.  Some of the most progressive Democrats in Congress are supporting new legislation that could help an unexpected group: those who were arrested and imprisoned without trial for playing a role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.  Democratic Reps.  Hank Johnson (Ga.) and Jamie Raskin (Md.) on Wednesday reintroduced the Bivens Act, which would allow citizens to recover damages for constitutional violations committed against them by federal law enforcement officials.  The bill, which the lawmakers first introduced last year, seeks "to provide a civil remedy for an individual whose rights have been violated by a person acting under federal authority."  It would do this by adding five words — "of the United States or" — to a longstanding provision enacted in 1871, known as Section 1983, which gives individuals the right to sue state or local officials who violate their civil and constitutional rights.  The additional words would include federal officials in the statute.

Deputy Warden at DC Gulag Where Pro-Trump Political Prisoners Are Violently Beaten and Abused Deletes Twitter Page.  There are currently dozens of Trump supporters indefinitely detained without trial at the DC Gulag in Washington DC.  The corrupt DC judges will not allow these men to post bail and many are beaten and regularly abused by the DC prison guards.  The J-6 protesters have been beaten by the Trump-hating guards to within an inch of their lives.  This is part of the Biden legacy — Where America surrenders and then arms the enemy and where Americans are held indefinitely in prison [without] trial.

1/6 DC Jail Deputy Warden Deletes Twitter After Vulgar, Anti-Trump Tweets Exposed.  Kathleen Landerkin, the current Correctional Training Facility (CTF) Deputy Warden at the Department of Corrections in the District of Columbia, assists in overseeing day to day operations, inmate transportation, and case management.  Though she holds a position of power of January 6 inmates, Landerkin continued to spout anti-Trump and anti-Republican rhetoric on her Twitter until she deleted her account earlier today.

Two positive developments pertaining to January 6.  More than eleven months have elapsed since the events at the Capitol, January 6, 2021 — and many people arrested in connection with that physical intrusion into the Capitol building are still held in pre-trial confinement.  Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has published a report on her visit to the D.C. jail, with Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) on November 4.  The Greene Report points out that the tour was hastily arranged by the office of the mayor after previous attempts by the representatives to visit the January 6 detainees — held for months without trial — had been denied. [...] The following is taken from the Conclusion to the Greene Report: "pre-trial inmates related to January 6 are treated more harshly than other inmates in the D.C. jail, even though they have yet to be convicted of any crime."

Another Lawsuit Holds The Key To Trump's Best Defense Against The Jan. 6 Committee.  Yesterday [12/9/2021], the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected former President Donald Trump's claim of executive privilege, holding that the archivist of the United States could provide a tranche of Trump's presidential records to the House's "Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol."  In a unanimous ruling, the federal appellate court concluded that President Biden's conclusion that "an assertion of executive privilege is not in the best interests of the United States" controlled and that the archivist, therefore, must hand over the first of three sets of documents requested.  The court added, however, that it would await an assessment from the Biden administration before determining whether other sets of documents must likewise be handed over.

Appeals Court panel rules against Trump in his bid to keep Jan. 6 Committee from getting his White House records.  A federal appeals court panel has ruled against former President Donald Trump as he tries to keep the National Archives from handing over his White House records being sought by the House Jan. 6th Committee.  The panel of three federal judges — two appointed by Barack Obama and one by Biden on the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia — unanimously upheld a lower court's ruling denying Trump a preliminary injunction to stop the release of records.  A separate administrative injunction pending the court fight is to dissolve within 14 days under the ruling, unless the U.S. Supreme Court agrees to take the case.

January 6 Police Beating Victim Speaks: 'I Could Have Died'.  he first time Victoria White visited the nation's capital was on January 6, 2021.  Listening to President Trump's speech — with her teen daughter and three friends alongside her — would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, White thought.  Instead, the day turned into a personal nightmare with real-time flashbacks to her years as a victim of domestic abuse.  White, a mother of four, recounted to me this week by phone in horrifying and heartbreaking detail how at least two D.C. Metropolitan police officers viciously assaulted her inside a tunnel on the lower west terrace of the Capitol building on January 6.  Fierce battles between police and protesters took place inside the tunnel, which leads to a set of doors that allows access to the building.  It is the location where Rosanne Boyland, a 34-year-old Trump supporter from Georgia, died.

Attorney asks court to unmask Jan. 6 footage of suspected undercover agents.  An attorney to several people charged in connection to the Capitol on Jan. 6 wants the U.S. government to release videos that he says will reveal the "truth" of that day.  Joseph McBride told Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Monday that he had filed a motion in court "asking for the unmasking of these videos."  He said the motion was "joined by The New York Times and a 16-point press conglomerate."  McBride said "they signed on" because they "want to see the truth about what happened as well."  The motion was filed Dec. 1 in the Capitol riot case of Ryan Nichols , a 30-year-old former Marine from Texas who claims footage deemed sensitive by the Justice Department could exonerate him and other Jan. 6 defendants, according to the Epoch Times.

Appeals court rules against Trump in fight over Jan. 6 committee documents request.  A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that former President Donald Trump cannot prevent the House Jan. 6 committee from getting hundreds of documents created when he was in the White House.  A three-judge panel at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that although Trump retained some authority to claim executive privilege, it was not strong enough to overcome President Joe Biden's decision that Congress has a legitimate need for the material.  "The executive privilege for presidential communications is a qualified one that Mr. Trump agrees must give way when necessary to protect overriding interests.  The president and the legislative branch have shown a national interest in and pressing deed for the prompt disclosure of these documents," wrote Judge Patricia Millett for the court.

Reps. Greene and Gohmert Finally Met the J6 Political Prisoners:  What They Saw Isn't Pretty.  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene today released "Unusually Cruel- An Eyewitness Report From Inside The DC Jail," her report about what she saw when she was finally allowed to meet the January 6 political prisoners.  Reps.  Greene, Gohmert, Gaetz, and Gosar tried, unsuccessfully, to visit the January 6 political prisoners twice earlier this year.  They were turned back for no stated reasons.  They sent a congressional letter and forced a confrontation with the D.C. mayor's office and the Washington D.C. Department of Corrections (DOC) staff just so they could inspect a jail that "they have the right, prerogative, and duty as of Members of Congress to inquire and inspect."  Greene and Gohmert (and their respective staffs) finally got to tour the D.C. jail where the J6 inmates are held, though the jail staff DID try to end the tour of the jail before the reps got to meet the political prisoners.

Marjorie Taylor Greene says Jan. 6th defendants are being 'abused' and treated 'worse than we treat terrorists at Gitmo' and with some being 'force-fed gluten food'.  Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene claimed at a Capitol press conference that Jan. 6th defendants are being treated 'worse' than terrorists while they await trial.  'They have been beaten by the guards.  They are called white supremacist.  They are denied religious services, haircuts, shaving, the ability to trim their fingernails,' she said at an event along with Reps.  Rep. Louis Gohmert of Texas, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz and Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar.  She said Jan. 6th prisoners were being 'mistreated and abused worse than we treat terrorists at Gitmo,' in reference to the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Mark Meadows sues Nancy Pelosi and Capitol riot panel members.  Mark Meadows is suing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and members of the House select committee tasked with investigating the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill.  The lawsuit, filed in D.C. federal court Wednesday, comes after the panel said it had "no choice" but to move forward with recommending criminal contempt of Congress proceedings against the subpoenaed former Trump White House chief of staff after he changed course and said he would no longer cooperate with its investigation.

Mark Meadows Sues Pelosi, January 6 Committee.  Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows sued House speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and the members of the House Select Committee on the January 6 Capitol riot on Wednesday [12/8/2021].  The suit asks the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to block enforcement of a committee subpoena for Meadows as well as a subpoena for Verizon to obtain Meadows's phone records.  The nine-member committee is investigating the lead-up to the riot, during which supporters of former president Trump breached the Capitol during the certification of the Electoral College results.

Capitol riot committee is 'moving forward' with contempt charges for Mark Meadows after he fails to show for deposition.  The House committee investigating Jan. 6 will move forward with recommending contempt charges for Donald Trump's ex-Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Chairman Bennie Thompson revealed in a new letter.  The committee threatened to do so on Tuesday if he did not show up for his scheduled deposition this morning at 10 am.  'The Select Committee is left with no choice but to advance contempt proceedings and recommend that the body in which Mr. Meadows once served refer him for criminal prosecution,' Thompson wrote on Tuesday.

Lt. Mike Byrd Raises $122,000 on GoFundMe After Killing Unarmed US Veteran Ashli Babbitt in Cold Blood.  In July, The Gateway Pundit confirmed that Lt. Mike Byrd was Ashli Babbit's shooter.  Lt. Byrd killed Ashli Babbitt in cold blood on Jan. 6 in the US Capitol.  Ashli Babbitt, a Trump-supporting US veteran, was gunned down in cold blood inside the US Capitol.  She was unarmed and posed no threat to the police or anyone.  There were several police officers surrounding her when she was shot dead without warning.  Her killer Lt. Mike Byrd then fled down the hall after he shot her dead without warning.  The Gateway Pundit confirmed that Lt. Mike Byrd was Ashli Babbitt's killer.  In August, Lt. Mike Byrd was exonerated for killing Ashli Babbitt in cold blood.  He gave no warning, he ran from the scene of the crime, he shot an unarmed woman dead who posed no threat.

The Demonization of Rosanne Boyland Begins.  Yet another lie animating the phony narrative about the events at the Capitol complex on January 6 is about to be exposed:  the falsehood that Rosanne Boyland, a Trump supporter from Georgia, died of an accidental drug overdose that day.  As American Greatness has reported for months, incriminating video footage and firsthand witness accounts instead support numerous allegations that D.C. Metro and Capitol police contributed to, if they did not directly cause, Boyland's death in the late afternoon of January 6.  Boyland's family reportedly has hired an attorney to investigate the circumstances of her death at the age of 34; the D.C Medical Examiner's Office issued a report in April disclosing the cause of death of four Trump supporters who died on January 6 during what the coroner called "an unprecedented incident of civil insurrection."  It determined Boyland had succumbed to "acute amphetamine intoxication."

How to help J6 defendants.  My husband, Thomas Caldwell ("Tom"), quite surprisingly to me, is now known as a 'January 6er or J6er' criminal defendant.  This term is applied to people who went to Washington D.C. on January 6th, 2021 to hear President Trump speak, to march to the U.S. Capitol, and to peacefully protest there.  That is what more than 500,000 January 6th attendees did that day — including me.  Unfortunately, many were arrested for simply exercising their First Amendment rights.  My husband is one of those.  He never entered the U.S. Capitol, did not commit any violence against anyone or anything, and did not plan or participate in any kind of attack on the Capitol.  Yet, he was wrongly scooped up and thrown in jail for 53 days.  Most of his jail time was spent in solitary confinement.  At the time of his arrest, Tom was 66 years old.  He is a retired Navy officer and a disabled veteran who lives with chronic pain, debilitating spinal conditions, and other ailments, mostly due to his selfless service to our country.  He has no criminal history and has been an upstanding citizen for half a century.

'Absolute liars': Ex-D.C. Guard official says generals lied to Congress about Jan. 6.  A former D.C. National Guard official is accusing two senior Army leaders of lying to Congress and participating in a secret attempt to rewrite the history of the military's response to the Capitol riot.  In a 36-page memo, Col. Earl Matthews, who held high-level National Security Council and Pentagon roles during the Trump administration, slams the Pentagon's inspector general for what he calls an error-riddled report that protects a top Army official who argued against sending the National Guard to the Capitol on Jan. 6, delaying the insurrection response for hours.  Matthews' memo, sent to the Jan. 6 select committee this month and obtained by POLITICO, includes detailed recollections of the insurrection response as it calls two Army generals — Gen. Charles Flynn, who served as deputy chief of staff for operations on Jan. 6, and Lt. Gen. Walter Piatt, the director of Army staff — "absolute and unmitigated liars" for their characterization of the events of that day.  Matthews has never publicly discussed the chaos of the Capitol siege.

Republicans quietly conduct counterinvestigation into Jan. 6 and promise to release report.  As the select committee formed to investigate the Jan. 6 riot continues to interview witnesses and issue subpoenas, House Republicans who were originally submitted to sit on the panel are quietly working on their own counterinvestigation and plan to release a report on their findings.  "Republicans, at the direction of Leader McCarthy, are conducting our own investigation," Indiana Rep. Jim Banks said on Wednesday [12/2/2021].  "I can't go into many of the specifics of what we've done or what we are doing," Banks said.  "But I will tell you that we will be releasing our findings publicly in the future."

Liz Cheney reads prepared statement concerning Trump that sounds a lot like a threat.  Reading from a prepared statement that presumably was handed to her by a staffer on the Democrat-controlled J6 U.S. House investigation committee, self-righteous anti-Trump Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R - Wyo.) seemed to be threatening POTUS 45 with perjury charges.  [President Trump] "has recently suggested that he wants to debate members of this committee.  This committee's investigation into the violent assault on our Capitol on January 6 is not a game," she declared during a committee hearing.

Will the Public Finally See What Happened in the Capitol Tunnel?  or months, Merrick Garland's Department of Justice has tried every trick in the law books to conceal from Americans a massive trove of video evidence that captured all the activity at the Capitol complex on January 6.  Federal judges have played along, approving hundreds of protective orders to keep video clips — particularly footage recorded by the Capitol Police's extensive closed-circuit television system — out of the public eye.  Time, however, is running out for the government.  Despite numerous discovery delays, Garland's prosecutors are gradually turning over video evidence to defense attorneys as they prepare for trial.  All surveillance video from the Capitol's security system is designated "highly sensitive" government material; strict rules apply to the handling of every slice of footage.  There's a reason why.  As we have reported at American Greatness for months, one of the most scandalous untold stories about January 6 is egregious police misconduct that, in some instances, amounted to brutality by D.C. Metro and U.S. Capitol police.

Did Federal Agents Instigate J6?  Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene takes a deep dive with Darren Beattie into January 6 by breaking down Revolver News' in-depth reporting on the possible involvement of federal agents in the planning and execution of the riot at the Capitol.  [Video clip]

Corrupt Politicians Overseeing Jan 6 Committee Are Afraid of the Truth — Bannon's Subpoenas Scare Them to Death.  Americans deserve to know what actions Congress took before, during, and after the January 6th protest at the Capitol.
  •   Why were Trump's calls for the National Guard ignored by Pelosi?
  •   How many FBI informants were at the rally that day?  Did they foment the violence?  How long were these informants working with patriot groups beforehand?
  •   Who is Ray Epps? Why was this government informant leading calls to ransack the US Capitol?
  •   Why did the Capitol Police walk away and leave the door unguarded before Ashli Babbitt was murdered in cold blood?
  •   Why was Babbitt's killer allowed to walk free?
  •   Why are they ignoring Rosanne Boyland's murder by Capitol Police?
  •   Will AG Merrick Garland face justice for lying about a Boyland investigation that never took place?
  •   When will Philip Anderson be called in to testify after Capitol Police nearly killed him along with Boyland?
  •   Why were the 1,000+ legal affidavits of fraud ignored following the 2020 election?
  •   Why did the FBI and DOJ ignore all accusations of fraud?
  •   Why is the government withholding 14,000 hours of security videotape from that day?
  •   What are they hiding?

DOJ Prosecutors Using Grand Jury to Subpoena Financial Records of 2020 Election Audit Groups.  The Washington Post is writing a story today [11/30/2021] about federal prosecutors using grand juries to subpoena the financial records of individuals and groups who were associated with the 2020 election audit efforts.  The motives here are very predictable. [...] The specifics of this first report surround attorney Sidney Powell and her 'Defend The Republic' organization, one of several individuals and groups who were raising money to support 2020 election audits.  The Sidney Powell, Mike Flynn, and Patrick Byrne network are under review.  As you review the article it is important to note few key elements:  (1) The subpoena document's were leaked to the Washington Post by someone inside the investigation; that speaks toward the larger motive of the DOJ/FBI effort itself.  (2) The specific DOJ prosecutors are the same ones working hand-in-glove with the J6 committee.

Steve Bannon's bid to lift the DOJ's order in his contempt of Congress case.  A coalition of major media companies has filed a legal brief in support of former Trump chief White House strategist Steven Bannon as he fights a proposed protective order in court that would keep him from publicizing Jan. 6th documents and information.  The media group — which includes CNN, ABC, NBC, plus the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the parent company of the Wall Street Journal — filed a motion to intervene as Bannon's fights the government's proposed order as part of his contempt of Congress case.  The order would severely limit what Bannon can do with the trove of information that the feds must share as part of the normal discovery process and have already begun handing over.  According to a prior government filing, this includes more than 1,000 pages of witness testimony, grand jury material, and even emails from staff for the House Jan. 6th Committee investigating the Capitol riot.

Capitol Punishment — The film every American must see.  The inimitable actor Nick Searcy was present in DC on January 6.  He has just released a film about what he saw that day, Capitol Punishment.  For all Americans who find it hard to believe that our FBI and DOJ are now very dangerous enemies of the people, this film will be a shock.  Those two law enforcement institutions are most assuredly now enemies of all law-abiding citizens.  The phenomenon of January 6th was no insurrection; it was a carefully calculated set-up.  The powers that be, some cabal of Trump haters within our government, successfully manipulated those present to escalate the situation with the help of an unknown number of FBI operatives and some Antifa and BLM activists.  The so-called members of alleged militia groups like the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers were very likely FBI operatives as well.  How can that be?  Because they were there, have been identified and can be seen inciting people to breach the Capitol but have never been arrested or charged.  In the meantime, hundreds of thoroughly innocent people have been literally assaulted by the FBI, without warning, without warrants.  They've been thrown in jails, denied attorneys and due process.

Yes, you're right:  The Department of Justice has a double standard.  The surest sign that you're living in a corrupt country is that people are not treated equally under the law.  Those who are politically disfavored are denied justice while those whom the government favors walk away from their crimes.  America is now a corrupt country if the legal treatment accorded January 6 protesters is compared to those on the left.  This was made perfectly clear when comparing the sentence given to Jacob Chansley (the "QAnon Shaman"), who dared to walk through Congress, and Thomas Alexander Starks, who attacked a senator's office with an axe.

Adam Schiff Outlines the Democrat 2022 Strategy Using the J6 Committee.  In this interview the insufferable House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff appears on CNN to discuss the House efforts to weaponize the J6 Committee for maximum political benefit.  The key point to take away from this interview can only be found if you ignore the political manipulation, a shell game, around labeling the opposition as domestic extremists.  The intent to use the J6 committee as a political narrative engineering effort is obvious; everyone will talk about that aspect.  Instead, listen to how many times Schiff notes the committee will provide the DOJ with information they gather.  The DOJ role is where everyone should be paying attention; and by DOJ we mean DOJ and FBI.

The Biggest Liar in Congress.  There's a lot of competition for the title of "the biggest liar in Congress," as you might imagine, but there's really only one winner.  It's not Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, or any other member of the Goon Squad — they are dumb and oftentimes lie, but their general stupidity tends to be the driving force behind them.  On the other hand, Adam Schiff knows what he's doing and does it deliberately, freely, and without concern for anyone finding out the facts are to the contrary of what he's saying.

Adam Schiff says the Capitol riot committee will decide 'this week' whether to refer Mark Meadows for criminal charges.  The House committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot will likely decide this week whether to refer Donald Trump's ex-chief of staff for criminal charges, Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff said on Sunday [11/28/2021].  Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows defied a subpoena compelling him to testify before the Democrat-led panel earlier this month.  'I think we will probably make a decision this week on our course of conduct with that particular witness and maybe others,' Schiff said on CNN, referring to Meadows.

Bannon Just Made Huge Move To Take Down Pelosi's J6.  Former Trump White House adviser Stephen Bannon is reportedly pushing for documents to be released in his court case on contempt-of-Congress charges, with lawyers indicating he wants to use them in his defense.  Bannon has moved to oppose a standard protective order for discovery instated by a district court judge, which prohibits either side in his case of releasing documents publicly, The Washington Post reported Thursday.  "Members of the public should make their own independent judgment as to whether the U.S. Department of Justice is committed to a just result based upon all the facts," a statement on behalf of Bannon and given to the Post read, according to the newspaper.  "In the opposition filed today, Mr. Bannon asked the judge to follow the normal process and allow unfettered access to and use of the documents," it continued.  Bannon pleaded not guilty to contempt of Congress charges after he refused to comply with a subpoena from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

The January 6 commission gets it badly wrong again.  Just as the now completely disproven Russia Hoax was built upon one lie after another, the story about January 6 is falling apart.  Tucker Carlson's Patriot Purge documentary and Julie Kelly's relentless reporting have both exposed the media's and Democrats' many falsehoods.  The latest lie comes from the House's openly biased January 6 commission.  Just the News's report concerns a January 6 commission subpoena to Bernard Kerik, the former New York police commissioner. [...] I'd like to add two further examples of the kind of garbage that passes for news about January 6.  The first comes from Yahoo News, a hard-left propaganda organization that masquerades as a news site. [...]

House Jan. 6 Inquisition Admits False Accusation Against Former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik.  The House January 6th Inquisition acknowledged Tuesday that it made an error in a subpoena that falsely accused the former New York police Commissioner of attending a secret meeting in Washington to discuss the 2020 election results.  As previously reported by Human Events News, earlier this month, the House January 6th Inquisition issued a subpoena claiming lawmakers had "credible evidence" that the day before the riot, former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik attended a meeting at the Willard Hotel in D.C. where Trump advisers discussed how to overturn the election.  The subpoena cited a book by Bob Woodward as its source.

Select Committee Covering Up Police Brutality on January 6.  The family of Rosanne Boyland, one of two female Trump supporters who died at the Capitol on January 6, just announced they have hired a lawyer to investigate the suspicious circumstances of her untimely death.  Boyland, 34, traveled with her friend Justin Winchell from Georgia to Washington to hear President Trump's speech.  The pair then walked from the Ellipse to Capitol Hill; a photo published in a local Georgia newspaper shows Boyland smiling, wearing Old Glory sunglasses and carrying a "Don't Tread on Me" flag that day.  A few hours later, she was dead.  In April, the D.C. Medical Examiner's office claimed Boyland died of "accidental acute amphetamine intoxication."  Boyland reportedly used Adderall, a drug commonly used to treat attention deficit disorders that contains amphetamines.  Fatal Adderall overdoses are rare; Boyland would have had to ingest roughly 25 times her standard dose to die from it.  Aside from the unlikelihood Boyland overdosed on her daily medicine while actively participating in a day-long political rally, recently released footage and firsthand accounts contradict the coroner's report.

Jan. 6 Panel Admits Subpoena Contained Misinformation, but Hasn't Updated Public.  An investigator with the House of Representatives' select committee investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol breach has admitted privately that the panel erroneously asserted a former New York City police commissioner was in Washington on Jan. 5, but the assertion remains on the committee's website.  Bernard Kerik, the former commissioner, was subpoenaed earlier this month by the panel, formally known as the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.  In announcing the subpoena, the panel, which is primarily comprised of Democrats after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) rejected several Republican picks, claimed that Kerik "reportedly participated" in a Jan. 5 meeting at the Willard Hotel in Washington.  In the subpoena itself, the panel cited three sources for its claim:  the book "Peril," penned by two Washington Post reporters, and two articles published by the paper.

Alex Jones, Roger Stone Among Those Subpoenaed By Jan. 6 Committee.  Infowars founder and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone were among five individuals slapped with subpoenas Monday by the House select committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol.  In letters to Jones and Stone, committee chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) called on them to produce relevant documents by Dec. 6.  Stone was also informed he would be asked to give a deposition Dec. 17, while Jones would be asked to do the same the following day.  "The Select Committee is seeking information about the rallies and subsequent march to the Capitol that escalated into a violent mob attacking the Capitol and threatening our democracy," Thompson said in a statement.  "We need to know who organized, planned, paid for, and received funds related to those events, as well as what communications organizers had with officials in the White House and Congress."

Evidence Suggests Jan. 6 Victim Roseanne Boyland [was] Beaten to Death by Police.  [Ryan] Nichols has been held without bond in a Washington, D.C. prison since being transferred from Texas in late January.  Joseph McBride, Nichols' attorney, told Kelly that he had "viewed three hours of surveillance video captured by Capitol security camera" and discovered that "for reasons that no fair minded or decent human being will ever understand" a Capitol Police officer "begins to pulverize" a woman "about 10 minutes before the lifeless body of Rosanne Boyland was seen lying on the ground, just outside the tunnel."  According to Kelly, "body-worn camera footage released by the courts ... show Boyland on her side not moving as her friend, Justin Winchell, begged for help. 'She's gonna die!' Winchell tries to scream while holding on to Boyland.  He turns to the crowd.  'I need somebody, anybody,' he pleads.  'She's dead!  She's dead!'"

Did Capitol Police murder someone other than Ashli Babbitt?  After January 6, although the media initially reported that MAGA protesters had trampled Rosanne Boyland to death but, the D.C. coroner attributed it to a drug overdose.  Now, though, footage has emerged showing a Capitol Police Officer brutally beating a woman in the Capitol tunnel — a woman who may have been Rosanne Boyland.  Julie Kelly has written about a motion for the release of a January 6 prisoner, Ryan Nichols.  Nichols, a former Marine with a career as a volunteer search-and-rescuer, was arrested on January 18 and has been rotting in D.C.'s fetid jail ever since.  Nichols has described how he witnessed inside and near the entrance of a tunnel on the Capitol's lower west side.  His arrest, he says, came about because he waded into that area to rescue people the Capitol Police were brutally beating, shooting with rubber bullets and tear gas, and targeting with explosive devices.

Pentagon didn't delay sending Guardsmen to Capitol on Jan. 6, report conflicts with Pelosi narrative.  The Pentagon responded appropriately and in a timely fashion to urgent requests for National Guard assistance on the day of the Jan. 6 Capitol breach, according to a Defense Department inspector general report released Wednesday [11/17/2021].  "We also determined that DoD officials did not delay or obstruct the DoD's response," reads the report.  The report runs counter to the narrative that was spun, in large part, by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who repeatedly claimed that the Pentagon delayed the dispatch of National Guard troops.  Former acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller told the John Solomon Reports podcast in an exclusive interview, after the report was released, that it "broke my heart" to see the military, which "responded really with alacrity and professionalism" just "get thrown under the bus by the politicians."

Jan 6 Commission Chairman Bennie Thompson Backed Extremist, Secessionist Group Seeking Violent U.S. Takeover..  Rep. Bennie Thompson, the January 6th Commission Chairman, threw his support behind a secessionist group called the Republic of New Afrika (RNA), an unearthed video has revealed.  According to Just The News, Thompson uttered support for the guerilla warfare secessionist group who attempted to take control of several U.S. states in exchange for peace with law enforcement throughout the 20th century.  Thompson's advocacy on behalf of the RNA has been well documented in newspaper clippings, video footage, FBI and local law-enforcement archives.  From this evidence, Thompson has been found to blame law enforcement for instigating violence that led to the murder of police officers and brutal attacks on an FBI agent while in contact with RNA group members.  The RNA has threatened guerilla warfare in the United States since its founding in 1968.

January 6 prisoners [were] evacuated on stretchers after guards gas them.  On Friday, the attorney for Kelly Meggs, one of the prisoners being held without bail for events on January 6, filed a notice informing the United States District Court for the District of Columbia of a report that guards had negligently or intentionally disbursed a toxic substance in such a way that prisoners were inundated with it, resulting in several being evacuated on stretchers.  Meggs's lawyer also mentioned the dire conditions in the jail and requested, that the court release on bail those arrested in connection with events on January 6.  Here, in its entirety, is what Meggs told his family about the gas incident in the jail, all because one of the detainees didn't want to wear a mask (which they're forced to wear 24/7, even when in solitary): [...] This is un-American in the extreme:  It's cruel and unusual punishment and the denial of the right to a speedy trial, not to mention overcharging political prisoners.

New Footage of Ashli Babbitt Shooting Released Showing Capitol Police Officers Doing Absolutely Nothing to Stop It.  Newly released footage of the Ashli Babbitt shooting has been obtained and released by Judicial Watch.  The footage is part of the 14,000 hours of documented surveillance video that the FBI and Capitol Police have refused to release to the public.  The footage is striking in that it shows Capitol Police officers gathered behind the protesters while they suspiciously orchestrate a break-in of a corridor to the Senate chambers.  [Video clip]

AG Merrick Garland Weaponizes DOJ With Political Indictment of Steve Bannon for Contempt of Congress.  Eric Holder was held in contempt of congress for refusing to produce documents and testimony in the Fast-n-Furious investigation, and the DOJ did nothing.  IRS official Lois Lerner was held in contempt of congress for failure to produce documents and give testimony in the IRS investigation, and the DOJ did nothing.  Steve Bannon is held in contempt of congress for failing to provide documents and give testimony to the J6 committee, and the DOJ issues an indictment.  Today, AG Merrick Garland is using a fully weaponized Justice Department to purposefully, intentionally and willfully target the political opposition of the Biden administration.  Worse still, the entire media apparatus knows this purpose and yet denies it.

DOJ Stand Down.  [Scroll down]  And now we have just heard that the Department of Justice has indicted Steve Bannon, known Democratic Party Hate Object, for contempt of Congress.  He failed to heed a subpoena from the January 6 Commission.  I'd lost count of how many criminal referrals Republicans had sent to the Obama Administration DOJ for precisely the same violation.  They even held Attorney General Eric Holder himself in contempt.  Nothing ever happens when Republicans send these referrals to DOJ.  But now this Limburger-stinky Political Witch Hunt subpoena suddenly draws an indictment.  This needs looking into.  There is a pattern here, and it fairly screams "politically partisan law enforcement."  Will that be denied?  Of course.  Whoever would do such a thing would surely lie about it.  Regardless, it is time to put an end to it.

Liz Cheney Threatens Criminal Contempt Charges on Mark Meadows After He Fails to Appear Before Sham January 6 Committee.  Reps Liz Cheney (RINO-WY) and Bennie Thompson (D-MS) are seeking criminal charges on Trump's former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows after he failed to appear before their sham January 6 Committee.  The Marxists on the January 6 Committee issued Meadows a subpoena because he was with Trump on January 6.  Meadows, like Bannon, defied the subpoena and was instructed by Trump to "respect long-standing principles of executive privilege."  "Mr. Meadows's actions today — choosing to defy the law — will force the Select Committee to consider pursuing contempt or other proceedings to enforce the subpoena," Thompson and Cheney, vice chair of the sham panel, said in a statement Friday.

The January 6 Insurrection Hoax.  Notwithstanding all the hysterical rhetoric surrounding the events of January 6, 2021, two critical things stand out.  The first is that what happened was much more hoax than insurrection.  In fact, in my judgment, it wasn't an insurrection at all.  An "insurrection," as the dictionary will tell you, is a violent uprising against a government or other established authority.  Unlike the violent riots that swept the country in the summer of 2020 — riots that caused some $2 billion in property damage and claimed more than 20 lives — the January 6 protest at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. lasted a few hours, caused minimal damage, and the only person directly killed was an unarmed female Trump supporter who was shot by a Capitol Police officer.  It was, as Tucker Carlson said shortly after the event, a political protest that "got out of hand."  At the rally preceding the events in question, Donald Trump had suggested that people march to the Capitol "peacefully and patriotically" — these were his exact words — in order to make their voices heard.  He did not incite a riot; he stirred up a crowd.  Was that, given the circumstances, imprudent?  Probably.  Was it an effort to overthrow the government?  Hardly.

J6 Committee Misleading Witnesses About Republican Staff Presence.  Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney ran to CNN a few weeks ago to accuse conservative stalwart Rep. Jim Banks of falsely presenting himself as the Jan. 6 commission's ranking member.  Banks is, in fact, congressional Republicans' choice to be their top investigator on the committee, but he has been prevented from fulfilling his duties by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.  However, it's Cheney who appears to be misrepresenting herself as the ranking member — that is, the top Republican — on the committee.  January 6 Select Committee staff have been falsely telling witnesses that Republican staff will be present for interviews, according to multiple eyewitness sources and documents.  In fact, not a single Republican-appointed member of Congress nor a single staff member representing the Republican conference is part of the controversial committee. [...] Cheney was appointed to the committee in early July by Pelosi herself.  "John Wood works for the Democrat Party, just like Liz Cheney, who was appointed by Pelosi and is not the Ranking Member of the Select Committee.  She is misleading witnesses, before they testify under penalty of law, about the motives and the position of the person questioning them," said Banks, who has continued leading Republicans' investigation of the federal government's handling of the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.

Steve Bannon indicted by federal grand jury.  A federal grand jury has indicted Steve Bannon, the one-time White House adviser to former President Trump, after he failed to comply with a subpoena from the committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.  Bannon now faces two charges of contempt of Congress, one for failing to appear for an Oct. 14 deposition before the panel and another for refusal to provide documents.  "Since my first day in office, I have promised Justice Department employees that together we would show the American people by word and deed that the department adheres to the rule of law, follows the facts and the law and pursues equal justice under the law," Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement announcing the indictment.

Appeals court blocks National Archives from giving Trump records to Capitol riot committee on Friday.  A federal appeals court granted a hold sought by former President Donald Trump to block the National Archives from handing over documents to the Jan. 6 House committee.  The order is a victory for Trump, who sued the House and the National Archives and claimed executive privilege over more than 700 records related to the Capitol riot.  A federal judge rejected attempts by Trump earlier this week to stop the delivery of the first batch of documents, which was slated to happen on Friday, after which his team appealed.

Cheney accused of lying to witnesses in Jan 6 probe.  Is the U.S. House committee that purports to be investigating the January 6 riot at the Capitol even more of a kangaroo court than many in the MAGA contingent already believe it is?  According to tireless journalist Mollie Hemingway who is an astute observer of Democrat machinations, the "uni-party" committee may be violating somewhat arcane but important House procedures when it interviews or deposes witnesses, a process which requires a majority and minority staff participation.  Reacting to this scenario, U.S. Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) wrote on Twitter that "The sham Select Committee is lying to witnesses before they testify under oath.  This is dangerous."

What Is an America that Holds Prisoners Indefinitely without Charging Them?  The U.S. is facing a serious constitutional crisis over the handling of the cases of defendants in the Jan. 6 so-called "insurrection" in Washington, D.C. to protest the presidential election modus operandi and the results.  Those being held for many months without a trial are being denied their habeas corpus rights under the U.S. Constitution and even dating back to English law hundreds of years before our Constitution was implemented.  Not only are they being incarcerated without having had a trial, but there is some evidence that they are being mistreated or are being held 23 hours a day in solitary confinement, which is a punishment accorded only the most dangerous criminals, such as serial killers and terrorists.  What are habeas corpus rights?  According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), "[h]abeas corpus is a fundamental right in the Constitution that protects against unlawful and indefinite imprisonment.  Translated from Latin it means 'show me the body.'  Habeas corpus has historically been an important instrument to safeguard individual freedom against arbitrary executive power."  A citizen must be charged and cannot be held indefinitely.  A charge requires a trial, and, if found guilty in a trial, there is a sentence for a specific amount of time.

Where Are the Neon-Hatted Proud Boys?  Asteady drip of information continues to reveal that the Federal Bureau of Investigation played a much larger — perhaps central — role before and during the Capitol protest than initially believed.  And unanswered questions as to why certain co-conspirators or alleged instigators have not yet been charged while others who played a far lesser role face serious charges are fueling mounting suspicions that January 6 was an inside job rather than an "insurrection" incited by President Donald Trump.  After months of speculation about the use of FBI assets, first raised by Darren Beattie at Revolver News, the New York Times confirmed in September that at least two informants embedded with the Proud Boys were in close contact with their FBI handlers that day.

Kinzinger says he considered firing weapon on Jan. 6.  Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) revealed in a new interview that he considered firing his weapon on Jan. 6 as pro-Trump supporters were storming the Capitol.  During an interview with CNN political commentator S.E. Cupp for Rolling Stone that was published Monday, Kinzinger said he was "hunkered down" in his office for six hours "with my gun out, prepared to defend against my own party" when the rioters were making their way through the Capitol.  Pressed by Cupp about whether he considered the possibility that he would need to use his firearm against American citizens, Kinzinger said, "Yeah, I thought about it."

Time for Republicans to take a stand against Pelosi's Jan. 6 circus.  When will the House Republican Conference (minus two members who should no longer be in the conference:  turncoats Cheney and Kinzinger) rise up as one to denounce the Pelosi Select the Heretics Committee as unconstitutional — as have Representatives Banks and Taylor Greene — and the panel's subpoenas as invalid as the fruit of an unconstitutional tree?  This panel was selected only by Pelosi, contrary to normal House procedures that the minority party selects its members on House committees.  The subpoenas issuing forth from this invalid committee are disdainful of the First Amendment, as the drafts suggest that it is unlawful to hold a different view of election results from that held by the "winning" party.  The Democrats have made a fetish over their insistence that to disagree with the leftist view is to assert a false, and what is more, an unlawful, claim.

Capitol riot committee subpoenas Michael Flynn and five other Trump allies.  The House Jan. 6 committee issued six fresh subpoenas to six allies of former President Donald Trump.  Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn, Bill Stepien, Jason Miller, Angela McCallum, John Eastman, and Bernard Kerik were named as the subpoena targets in a press release from the panel on Monday, which said they were "involved in efforts to promote false claims of election fraud or overturn the results of the 2020 election."  The subpoenas seek documents and testimony "from witnesses including staff members of the former President's campaign and individuals associated with the so-called 'war room' that drove efforts to halt the counting of electoral votes in the runup to the violence of January 6th," the press release added.

With help from the DOJ, the National Archives enters the political fray.  The Select Committee investigating the events on January 6, when Donald Trump was still president, is asking the White House to produce documents relating to that day.  Trump has filed a motion asking the court to issue a preliminary injunction on the ground that these documents are both private and privileged and should not be produced.  Then, on October 30, 2021, something peculiar happened: the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), acting through the DOJ, filed a brief opposing Trump's motion.  NARA should never have done this, and the court should rightfully ignore it.  "Non-partisan" government entities should not be writing and submitting opposition briefs in politically fraught lawsuits.  Doing so only leads to the further politicization of every aspect of our government. [...] To clarify, NARA has one job:  to be the custodian of records.  Simply put, the statute does not give it any other function.

Details demanded on banks that reported customers to FBI after Jan. 6.  Government watchdog Judicial Watch is in court seeking communications between the FBI and various banking institutions that apparently have been reporting their customers to the law-enforcement agency.  Judicial Watch said it filed a response to the Department of Justice's opposition to the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.  The issue is what the banks told the FBI about the customers' transactions around the Jan. 6 events in Washington, D.C.  Judicial Watch spokesman Tom Fitton said, "This Judicial Watch lawsuit shows how the FBI is corruptly trying to hide that it used the January 6 incident as an excuse to conduct unlawful surveillance of the American people's bank transactions."

Everyone Should Watch Tucker Carlson's 'Patriot Purge'.  Tucker has lots of video footage of the events of January 6.  After the Trump rally, thousands walked down the Mall to the Capitol.  They thought they were exercising their Constitutional right to demonstrate in favor of Trump.  Many thought that Mike Pence had the power to invalidate electoral votes from questionable states as a result of fraudulent voting and throw the Presidential contest into the House Of Representatives to be resolved.  They thought that, by being near the Capitol, they could stiffen Pence's backbone.  There was no plan to enter the Capitol.  When the crowd arrived at the Capitol there were people with bullhorns urging the crowd to enter the Capitol and express their views.  It is highly unlikely that these were Trump supporters.  If not, who were they representing?  Could they have been FBI, BLM, or ANTIFA, or any of a host of other organizations that wanted to frame Trump?  It is interesting to view the videos that Tucker puts up.  On the one hand, a few very strong people were scaling the walls as though there was an assault in progress ala Pont du Hoc in Normandy.  At the same time, everybody else was being ushered into the Capitol by merely walking up the steps, where the Capitol Police ushered them in.

The Political Class Is Working To Make Americans ExpendableThe Expendables isn't just a movie anymore.  It is fast becoming the American way of life under the most callous and dictatorial Presidential administration this nation has ever seen.  On Wednesday, November 3, US House Representatives Marjorie Taylor-Greene and Luis Gohmert attempted a welfare check on the January 6 prisoners in the D.C. jail in which they are being held.  They were turned away.  The US Marshals, however, when they conducted a surprise inspection of the jail in which the 1/6 prisoners were being held, were able to obtain admission.  They found the conditions so deplorable that 400 pretrial detainees were transferred to another facility.  The January 6 prisoners were not among them.  They continue to languish under brutal conditions.  Why weren't they moved with the other detainees?  To ask the question is to answer it.

Conspiracy Theory or Conspiracy In Fact?  Last week, Fox Nation aired "Patriot Purge," Tucker Carlson's three-part series on the January 6 protest in Washington, D.C.  No sooner had the program been announced than the regime media went nuts. [...] Carlson disputes the accepted narrative according to which the protest at the Capitol was an "insurrection" aimed at undermining "our democracy."  Ergo Carlson must be wrong.  Cue the heated rhetoric and wheel out that all-purpose epithet "conspiracy theorist."  As a side note, I have always wondered why people of a certain ilk believe that uttering the phrase "conspiracy theory" or charging someone with being a "conspiracy theorist" disposes of any argument. [...] Carlson's thesis in "Patriot Purge" is that the extraordinary law-enforcement and intelligence apparatus that had been assembled and deployed to battle terrorism in the wake of 9/11 had not been dismantled after Osama bin Laden was killed.  On the contrary, it has been maintained intact and is now being deployed against American citizens who have the temerity to challenge the dominant narrative about the perfidy of Donald Trump and the nature of the January 6 protest.

Ten Months Later:  The Washington Post finally reveals sketchy details on "pipe bombs."  everal storylines related to the events of January 6 have crumbled under closer scrutiny over the past 10 months:  the "fire extinguisher" murder of Officer Brian Sicknick; the notion it was an "armed" insurrection and a grand "conspiracy" concocted by right-wing militias; claims that the building sustained $30 million in damages, and so on.  In the meantime, the Biden regime has attempted to cover up key aspects of that day, including the name of the officer who shot and killed Ashli Babbitt, which was only recently revealed.  Justice Department lawyers continue to resist the release of 14,000 hours of surveillance video and the U.S. Capitol Police refuse to publish an 800-page internal investigation on officer misconduct as well as internal communications before and after the Capitol breach.  But a deep dive by the Washington Post, published last weekend, raises new questions about the alleged "pipe bombs" discovered just before Congress met on January 6 to certify the results of the 2020 Electoral College vote.  Like so many supporting scenes, the veracity of the pipe bomb tale is in doubt after the Post revealed eyebrow-raising details about those involved.

Tucker Carlson says Capitol Rioters in jail awaiting trial are 'American prisoners of war' and claims they are being TORTURED by prison guards.  Fox's Tucker Carlson claimed those imprisoned for their involvement in the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill are being tortured while waiting for trial.  In the latest episode of his new series, Patriot Purge, Carlson called the rioters 'American prisoners of war' and said the US has moved away from arresting foreign terrorist to focus on the ones at home.  'Suddenly America has political prisoners, American citizens.  Some of whom committed no violence whatsoever on January 6, remain rotting in pre-trial detention in one of the worst jails in the country,' Carlson said in episode three of his documentary on Fox Nation.

Marjorie Taylor Greene gets into J6 jail, inmates sing national anthem.  After months of trying, conservative Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was given access last night to the jail housing up to 120 alleged Jan. 6 rioters and watched as they sang the national anthem, a nightly ritual.  In a statement, Greene said that D.C. Corrections Department officials allowed her in to check on the conditions which some of the inmates complained about.  She dubbed it the "Patriot Wing."  In a series of tweets, she showed the pretrial defendants dressed in orange while singing the anthem.

Marjorie Taylor Greene Exposes The Torture That J6 Prisoners Are Suffering Under The Biden Regime.  On Friday [11/5/2021], GOP House Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted about her visit to the DC jail.  What she reported was nothing short of devastating.  During a 6-tweet thread, MTG said she had "never seen human suffering" like this in her life.  The Biden regime apparently loves punishing their political prisoners.  The Georgia rep went on to say that she and her staff are working on a full report to detail the horror that these patriots are suffering through.  "Last night we toured the DC jail.  My staff and I are writing a full report this morning on our 3+ hour long tour.  I've never seen human suffering like I witnessed last night.  While some were shown to us in seemingly beneficial programs, others were in tortuous lockdown," she tweeted.

Judge Orders Release Of January 6 Defendant After Inspection Shows 'Mistreatment Of Detainees'.  Following an impromptu inspection of the D.C. jail, a federal judge has ordered the release of January 6 defendant, Christopher Worrell, over the mistreatment of detainees.  The surprise inspection of the jail by U.S. Marshals took place last month, but the report from the inspection was not made public until Wednesday [1/3/2021].  Due to the findings, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth said he has "'zero confidence that the D.C. jail' will provide the treatment correctly and not retaliate against Worrell," who has cancer, CNN reported Wednesday.  Lamberth called the jail conditions "deplorable" and "beyond belief," ordering Worrell transferred immediately to another jail and then released home to start cancer treatment, the report outlined.

Tucker Carlson Begins Series on How Jan 6 Was Instigated by Left-Wing 'Agent Provocateur's'.  It's never too late to tell the truth.  Tucker Carlson is reporting this week on the January 6 protests in a FOX Nation Special.  Carlson argues that there were 'agent provocateurs' embedded with the Trump supporters that day. [...] We reported on John Sullivan on January 14th, nearly 10 months ago.  Sullivan bragged about his actions and preplanning on January 6th. [...] Sullivan also was with a photojournalist that day who cheered, "We did it," during the protests at the US Capitol.  Who is the "we" he was talking about?  Was it the Antifa rioters he is connected to or was it the Feds and intel operatives who were operating that day in the massive Trump crowds

D.C. Jail Transfers Out 400 Prisoners for Disgusting, Inhumane Conditions — But Not a Single J6 Detainee.  One of the political prisoners being held in jail for participating in the Capitol riot, Nathan DeGrave, sent a letter that was released on Twitter alleging horrific conditions in the D.C. jail for January 6 prisoners.  DeGrave's letter alleged "extreme medical neglect," mental and physical abuse, "unlivable conditions," dirty water, and starvation.  His allegations resulted in a surprise inspection to back up his claims.  [Tweet]  According to the Washington Post, "the unannounced inspection, from Oct. 18 to Oct. 23, began five days after a federal judge in Washington found the jail warden, Wanda Patten, and D.C. Corrections Director Quincy Booth in contempt of court in a case involving the alleged mistreatment of a detainee charged in the Capitol riot."

Trump aide Peter Navarro says the President and Bannon were the last ones who wanted Jan. 6 violence because it undermined bid to overturn election.  Mike Pence is the 'Brutus' figure in an internecine 'war' among advisors over former President Donald Trump's election overturn effort, writes former top trade advisor Peter Navarro in his new memoir.  Navarro, who helped design Trump's China tariffs, writes of battling factions inside the White House and the Trump campaign between 'Swamp creatures' who wanted to concede defeat and those who rallied behind a plan to rely on Republican support in the House to try to delay the counting of electoral votes.  Trump was an 'American Caesar,' Navarro told in an interview, while Pence, 'his erstwhile most loyal person in the White House winds up sticking him in the back.'

Teacher Who Quit After January 6 Photo Emerged Gets Elected to School's Board.  A teacher who resigned after a photo emerged of him at the January 6 riot at the Capitol has won a seat on a school committee in Massachusetts.  Matthew Lynch, 35, won one of three seats on the Braintree school board committee after getting 2,319 votes, according to unofficial results.  Lynch taught at Braintree High School for more than 10 years before leaving in February after images of him standing in front of the Capitol building on January 6 were posted on social media.

Did Provocateurs Spark The January 6 Protest At The Capitol?  I've read the entire Revolver News exposé about January 6, 2021, over the past several months, and what follows is the Reader's Digest version of the dust-up that occurred at the Stop the Steel rally on that day, as reconstructed by Revolver News.  Long story short, J6 was an organized protest that was meant to be a peaceful but vociferous rejection of the stolen presidential election in 2020.  The investigative reporters from Revolver News have looked at all the data released by the federal government since the J6 protests at the Capitol, including the FBI's website of the J6 Most Wanted List of "domestic terrorists" and the indictments against those J6 "terrorists."  That research found some very curious anomalies.  It appears that some key players in the organization and execution of the January 6 terrorist "Insurrection" may have been Deep-State operatives working for the FBI or various other US intelligence agencies that day.  Among these men were Stewart Rhodes, who founded the patriot group Oath Keepers, and Ray Epps, president of the Arizona chapter.

DEA agent charged in MAGA riot tells Tucker Carlson an FBI informant urged him to break into the Capitol.  A former Drug Enforcement Agency official faces up to 15 years in prison over the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, despite his insistence that he never entered the building.  Mark Ibrahim, an Army veteran who was fired from the DEA over his participation in the events of January 6, spoke out in Tuesday's episode of Fox News host Tucker Carlson's series on the fallout from the riot.  Ibrahim made the explosive claim that he was invited to attend Donald Trump's 'Stop The Steal' rally by an FBI informant he knew from his military service, who subsequently urged him to join the mob breaking into the Capitol, which he refused.

Lindsey Graham Reportedly Called for Law Enforcement to Shoot Jan. 6 Rioters During the Attack: 'You've Got Guns.  Use Them.'.  Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) reportedly called for law enforcement to gun down the rioters who broke into Congress during the storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.  The Washington Post has released a new retrospective article on the riot Donald Trump's supporters carried out in their violent attempt to overturn the former president's 2020 election defeat.  The piece offers a massive reconstruction of January 6th, and amid all the shocking content that turned up during the Post's investigation, the paper presents a detailed timeline of how the situation on Capitol Hill plunged into chaos.  In the Post's second chapter — titled Bloodshed — the report goes in-depth on how Vice President Mike Pence and members of Congress were evacuated or sheltered in place after rioters breached the Capitol.  One anecdote describes Graham's reaction to fleeing the Senate chamber, including him urging the Senate's sergeant-at-arms to use guns against the mob.

An Alarming Letter From January 6 Protester Nathan DeGrave, From His Jail Cell in Washington DC.  A twitter thread shared by Brad Geyer relays a letter presented by a jailed J6 detainee held inside the Washington DC Department of Corrections.  The content of the letter written by a detainee named Nathan DeGrave is very disturbing.  The allegations within the letter are alarming; however, they are supported by other detainees who have described similar conditions.

Congressman Jim Jordan Gives His Perspective on the J6 Committee.  Despite the transparently obvious motive of Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats to use the January 6 special committee as a tool to assist their reelection and political targeting efforts, there were still 35 House republicans who voted to support the creation of the committee.  In this interview, Jim Jordan gives his inside perspective on what the J6 Special Committee is intent on doing.  [Video clip]

The Modern Weaponization of Our National Security System Is The Lasting Legacy of Barack Obama and Eric Holder.  In anticipation of the Tucker Carlson documentary "The Patriot Purge:  The True Story Behind 1/6", I have been requested to repost some lengthy research we presented about the Fourth Branch of Government.  There is a distinct connection and similarity between how 9/11/01 was used and how the January 6th DC event is being used.  That similarity is not accidental.  In many ways what we are seeing is a replay by the same DC elements only they are two decades apart.  Barack Obama and Eric Holder did not create a weaponized DOJ and FBI; instead, what they did was take the preexisting system and retool it so the weapons only targeted one side of the political continuum.  This point is where many people understandably get confused.

'Domestic Terrorism' and the Bad Faith of the Democrats.  This weekend, Tucker Carlson has a documentary scheduled for release on what really happened Jan. 6.  The political world has a pretty good idea what'll be in it, and they're not happy.  One thing which is fairly clear about Carlson is he doesn't accept the approved narratives of the corporate media and the Washington elite.  That Carlson grew up in those circles and knows how they work makes it especially infuriating to them that he is so disdainful of the things they tell themselves and the world at large.  And what they've told us about the Jan. 6 protests was identifiable from the beginning as a dangerous, destructive, and self-serving lie.  Based on its trailer, Carlson's documentary is almost assuredly going to make that case, and probably convincingly.

The Freak-Out Over Tucker's January 6 Documentary Begins.  Unfortunately, most Americans are unaware that the Biden regime, with a big assist from the news media, is indeed conducting a domestic war on terror aimed at the political Right.  Democrats do not want the public to hear the details of Ashli Babbitt's shooting death at the hands of Capitol Police, or the likely role of the FBI in what happened that day, or how armed federal agents have raided Trump supporters' homes at dawn, in front of their terrified children and horrified neighbors, and dragged out in handcuffs to face various trespassing misdemeanors.  Democrats do not want the public to know about an inhumane jail in the nation's capital used exclusively to punish Trump supporters, who have been denied any chance at bail by ruthless government prosecutors and hostile Beltway judges.  Abusive conduct by Capitol and D.C. Metro Police officers, which included attacking the crowd with flashbangs, rubber bullets, and copious amounts of mace and other chemicals, must be kept under wraps.  So, too, must at least 14,000 hours of surveillance footage captured by security cameras on January 6.

January 6th Detainee's Tell All Letter to the American Public from DC Gitmo.  Gateway Pundit has been closely monitoring of the conditions inside DC Jail and were the first to actively report on the situation.  Nathaniel DeGrave, a non violent prisoner who walked into the open doors of the Capitol to document the event for a podcast, composed a letter to the American public pleading for help.

Biden FBI Joins Pelosi In Blocking GOP From Investigating January 6.  The leading Republican tasked with his party's investigation into the preparedness and response of the U.S. Capitol Police and other law enforcement agencies to the Capitol riot on January 6 is being blocked by President Joseph Biden's FBI from gathering information, a new document reveals.  The FBI told Indiana Republican Rep. Jim Banks it would not provide Republicans the same information provided to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's hand-picked committee consisting only of Democrat-appointed members.  "We respectfully refer you to the Select Committee regarding issues of access to records and information," the agency wrote in response to a Republican request for information, referring to the official House panel established by the speaker.

Going Full Soviet:  Judge releases Jan. 6 defendant on bond after he renounces Trump.  The jailing of the Jan. 6 riot defendants is not just an obvious miscarriage of justice, given the length of time they've spent in detention without trial.  It's also turning into something that's full Soviet.  Here's the latest from one Judge Amy B. Jackson, who, after denying release at least once to one guy, went ahead and let him out.  He's a Buffalo, New York-based defendant named Thomas Sibnick, who's recanted: [...] The reason he got out while the others stayed in?  His groveling letter denouncing President Trump, which was so self-abasing that it would make Nikolai Bukharin blush: [...] That didn't seem to be his point of view back on Jan. 6, when he was allegedly assaulting a police officer and stealing his badge, according to the charges.  He certainly was some kind of nut and probably had more legal problems than the other defendants, who were simply in the wrong place or who were pushed into the Capitol, possibly by the FBI's paid agents provocateurs, or who were invited in by Capitol cops and waved the flag.  He probably ought to be punished.

'Fed-Protected' Man Identified as Mystery Instigator of J6 Capitol Breach.  [Scroll down]  The story of the mystery man, Ray Epps, featured in Rep. Massie's video above is in fact far more shocking than even the good Congressman implies in the hearing.  It's a story so strange, and so scandalous at every turn, that it threatens to shatter the entire official narrative of the "Capitol Breach" and expose yet another dimension of proactive federal involvement in the so-called "insurrection" of January 6th.  If Revolver News's previous reporting points to a proactive role of the federal government in relation to the conspiracy cases against Oath Keepers and Proud Boys, the Ray Epps story that follows suggests a similar, yet more egregious, explicit, direct and immediate degree of federal involvement in the breach of the Capitol itself.

The 'Mystery Man' AG Garland Won't Deny Was a Fed Inciting Jan. 6 Rioters Was Scrubbed from FBI 'Most Wanted' List.  Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie at a House hearing on Thursday grilled Attorney General Merrick Garland about a 'mystery man' named Ray Epps, who is suspected of inciting far-right extremists and Trump supporters to storm the Capitol building on January 6.  On January 5, in a video that has been widely viewed on Twitter, Epps can be heard saying:  "I don't even like to say it because I'll be arrested.  I'll say it.  We need to go into the Capitol."  Ray Epps told The Arizona Republic in a brief telephone interview following the riots that he had traveled to the capitol, but he had been advised by an attorney not to speak about it.

Meet Ray Epps:  The Fed-Protected Provocateur Who Appears To Have Led The Very First 1/6 Attack On The U.S. Capitol.  In a House hearing on Thursday [10/21/2021], Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) questioned AG Merrick Garland about a mysterious man, Ray Epps, instructing protesters to enter the US Capitol building on January 5, and who later shepherded crowds towards the Capitol on January 6.  [Tweet with video clip]  The story of the mystery man, Ray Epps, featured in Rep. Massie's video above is in fact far more shocking than even the good Congressman implies in the hearing.  It's a story so strange, and so scandalous at every turn, that it threatens to shatter the entire official narrative of the "Capitol Breach" and expose yet another dimension of proactive federal involvement in the so-called "insurrection" of January 6th.  If Revolver News's previous reporting points to a proactive role of the federal government in relation to the conspiracy cases against Oath Keepers and Proud Boys, the Ray Epps story that follows suggests a similar, yet more egregious, explicit, direct and immediate degree of federal involvement in the breach of the Capitol itself.

Did Congressman Massie Expose An FBI Agent Telling Jan 6th Protesters To Storm Into The Capitol This Week?  GOP Rep. Thomas Massie questioned Attorney General Merrick Garland on the Jan. 6 siege on Capitol Hill, asking him if federal agents, assets, or provocateurs had infiltrated the protest and incited a riot.  During a House hearing on Thursday, Massie showed several videos of an individual who was inciting violence at the Jan. 6 riot as he grilled Garland.  The man in the video has not been charged and the Republican congressman bluntly asked the attorney general if he was a federal provocateur.  When Garland informed Massie that he couldn't "see the video at all," Massie responded, "You have the images there," referring to pictures Garland had in front of him.  [Video clip]

It Sure Seems Like the DOJ Is Covering Up FBI Instigation of January 6th.  One of the more hotly debated issues surrounding the events of January 6th centers on just how deep the FBI's involvement was.  We've already had an admission that there were informants present.  But past that, there are a series of unanswered questions that the DOJ steadfastly refuses to answer.  For example, multiple surveillance videos show masked men opening up the doors to the U.S. Capitol Building to allow protesters to enter.  In fact, one video shows them entering while Capitol Police officers simply stand around.  Yet, we have no idea who those men are.  This is the same FBI that can track down 400+ people who entered the Capitol, including grandmas who took selfies and guys who put their feet on Nancy Pelosi's desk, but we are to believe they have no idea who the men who opened the doors in the first place are.  Meanwhile, prosecutors refuse to release the rest of the tapes that haven't been forced out by a judge, because they claim it poses a national security risk.  The entire thing just doesn't pass muster.  What are they protecting?

Feeding the Liberal Flock:  The Real Reasons for the Congressional 1/6 Committee.  Underlying so much of the anger and resentment surrounding 1/6 is the complete dissonance between the narrative fed to the citizenry by Democrats and their media allies on the one hand, and the legal realities on the other.  It must be infuriating and baffling to a large sector of the population to have been convinced that what happened on January 6 was an unprecedentedly dangerous insurrection perpetrated by an organized group of seditious traitors who had plotted to kidnap and murder elected officials, only for the Biden DOJ to have charged exactly nobody with any criminal charges remotely suggesting any of those melodramatic claims.

Louis Gohmert's Explosive Question About FBI's Potential Role in Jan. 6 Leaves Attorney General Garland Stammering.  House Rep. Louis Gohmert had Attorney General Merrick Garland stammering in short order at Thursday's judiciary committee hearing.  Gohmert appeared to have Garland rattled with his rapid-fire questioning, beginning with his threatening memo about parents opposed to Critical Race Theory being taught in schools and proceeding to grill him about what really happened on January 6.  "You said a moment ago you couldn't imagine a parent being labeled a 'domestic terrorist'," Gohmert said at the hearing.  "But parents all over the country believe that is exactly what you labeled them by your memo indicating you were going to get involved in board meetings, school board meetings, because of the threat of domestic terrorism."  "So, if you can't imagine a parent being labeled a 'domestic terrorist,' I would encourage you to redo your memo so it's not so perceived as being so threatening to people concerned about their kid's education," he said.

'Really Not At Liberty To Discuss': AG Garland Plays Dumb When Pressed On Whether Feds Were Involved In 1/6.  Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) showed Attorney General Merrick Garland videos taken on January 5 and 6 showing a man, who many believe to be undercover federal law enforcement, urging those in Washington, D.C. to attend various protests to physically enter the Capitol building, persisting in his call even amid boos.  Garland, with his voice shaking at times, refused to comment.  Biden administration Attorney General Merrick Garland was pressed multiple times by Members of Congress over the issue of potential undercover federal involvement, orchestration, or sabotage relating to the events of January 6.

Robert Mueller Investigated For Staging Alleged Militia Hoax Now Used To Prosecute Jan 6 Defendant.  The FBI under former director Robert Mueller stands accused of staging a hoax in Madisonville, Tennessee in 2010 to falsely entrap a man on a rare gun charge — and that case is now used as precedent to prosecute a January 6 protester on the same rare gun charge.  Evidence provided to National File suggests that Mueller's FBI completely invented the details of a supposed militia attempt to take over a courthouse, framing a man named Darren Wesley Huff.  One of Mueller's top deputies is alleged to have provided a false statement that contradicts numerous other sworn statements and evidence in the case.  The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) opened an investigation into Mueller's conduct, according to documented evidence presented below and in audio recordings obtained by National File in which a witness in the case speaks to TBI investigators.  Mueller's FBI coordinated on the takedown of Huff with the left-wing "Fogbow" activist organization led by a leftist named PJ Foggy, who wears a hammer and sickle hat, according to PJ Foggy's admissions.

All Democrats and 9 Republicans vote to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for defying January 6 subpoena.  The House voted 229-202 on Thursday to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress after refusing to comply with a subpoena to testify before the select committee probing the January 6 Capitol attack.  Nine Republicans joined all 220 Democrats in the lower chamber to pass the measure, which was brought to the floor after the 1/6 commission and House Rules Committee voted earlier this week to bring the matter to the full body.  Along with GOP panel members Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, the seven other Republicans who voted for the measure are Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania; Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio; Herrera Beutler of Washington; John Katko of New York; Nancy Mace of South Carolina; and Peter Meijer and Fred Upton of Michigan.

January 6 committee votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt for refusing to testify before panel.  The January 6 committee voted on Tuesday evening [10/19/2021] to hold Steve Bannon in contempt for refusing to testify before the select panel.  Earlier on Tuesday, the panel probing the attack on the Capitol by Trump supporters rejected an attempt by Bannon to refrain from testifying.  This vote now paves the way for the entire House to vote on whether to recommend contempt charges.  A source familiar with the schedule said that the vote was planned for Thursday.  If the House approves the referral, the Justice Department will decide whether to pursue a criminal case, which could lead to jail time.

President Trump's Statement on the Unconstitutional Actions of the Jan 6 Committee.  Yesterday President Trump released a statement regarding the unconstitutional actions by the Jan 6 Congressional Committee that is acting like communist prosecutors.  Their actions are atrocious.  Here is the statement in its entirety. [...]

Cheney begs GOP colleagues at Jan. 6 hearing:  Tell our voters the truth, that the election wasn't rigged.  There's a cohort of hardcore populists within the House GOP whose loyalty to Trump is such that they'll eagerly parrot any conspiracy theory he likes but most GOP reps who are asked about this tend to mumble something noncommittal about "election integrity" and "unanswered questions" before changing the subject.  But that was Cheney's point at last night's January 6 committee hearing on whether to recommend holding Steve Bannon in contempt for defying a committee subpoena.  It's not that House Republicans are aggressively amplifying Trump's "stop the steal" claims.  It's that hardly any of them are willing to contradict them.  That's true within conservative media too.  If you're not a true believer but you're afraid of the backlash from true believers if you call the lie a lie, the only way to avoid failing the new party litmus test is to avoid the subject.  Which means Cheney knew her plea would fall on deaf ears.

Newly Released Video Shows Jan. 6 Political Prisoner Jeremy Brown Saving a Female Trump Supporter Who Was Trampled by Capitol Police.  On Thursday afternoon, September 30th, at 3:45 PM Eastern the FBI raided Jeremy Brown's home and arrested Jeremy.  The charge is trespassing.  We were notified this morning by his family and an attorney.  The FBI searched his house, RV, and trailer.  Then they arrested Jeremy and took him away.  Jeremy's family contacted The Gateway Pundit the following morning. [...] Jeremy Brown NEVER entered the US Capitol on January 6.  His crime was in reality refusing to be an FBI informant as we describe below. [...]

House Jan. 6 Panel Votes To Recommend Contempt For Trump Ally Steve Bannon.  The House select committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol voted Tuesday night to recommend that former White House strategist Steve Bannon be held in contempt of Congress after he declined to respond to a subpoena from the panel.  The nine-member committee unanimously adopted its report recommending that Bannon be found in contempt.  The full House of Representatives is expected to vote on the matter Thursday.  If the report is approved, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will certify it and refer it to federal prosecutors in Washington for a potential grand jury presentation.  "It's a shame that Mr. Bannon has put us in this position, but we won't take no for an answer," committee chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said in remarks prior to the vote.

Bannon 'not required to respond' to subpoena in Jan. 6 probe, lawyer says.  Steve Bannon is "not required to respond" to a subpoena from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol because former President Donald Trump says their communications are protected by executive privilege, his lawyer claimed in a letter Wednesday [10/20/2021].  The move led select committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) to announce Thursday that lawmakers would "move forward" next week to seek to have Bannon prosecuted for "criminal contempt."  Trump then blasted the committee in a statement that accused its members of "using prosecutors and prosecutions to destroy more than half of this Country and the people are not going to stand for it!"

The DOJ has finally disgorged some exculpatory evidence about January 6.  For a very long time, based on a few short snippets of random videos that people outside and inside of the Capitol shot on January 6, conservatives have been arguing that significant numbers of the people who entered the Capitol that day did so because the Capitol Police let them in.  Their presence there wasn't an insurrection or even an unauthorized trespass — they had a right to be there once the "guardians" of the Capitol opened the door.  Now, the official video from the Capitol confirms that those snippets were accurate.  January 6 defendants and conservative media outlets have been demanding for ten months that the Department of Justice release the 14,000 hours of footage it has showing what happened at the Capitol on that day.  An administration dedicated to truth and a prosecution abiding by the principle that the government must make exculpatory material available to the defense would have long ago complied with those requests.  But the Biden DOJ is made of sterner, and possibly more corrupt, stuff.  It took a court order to make the DOJ disgorge just some of the footage it has.

President Trump Sues the Corrupt Capitol Riot Committee and the National Archives — The Anti-American Democrats and RINOs are Out of Control.  President Trump today [10/18/2021] sued the corrupt US House Capital Riot Committee and the National Archives[.]  President Trump sued the biased and corrupt US House Capital Riot Committee and the National Archives Committee that is currently harassing the President with a corrupt one-sided investigation.  This committee is not focused on the stolen November 3, 2020 Election, rather it focuses on the Deep State instigated Capitol protests on January 6th.  On January 6th numerous bad individuals, including Antifa, attacked the US Capitol and broke a few windows.  But BLM and Antifa are protected by the Biden/Obama government while good Americans are jailed.  Of course, after the event, BLM and Antifa goons were bragging about their efforts on January 6th.

Civil Liberties Are Being Trampled by Exploiting "Insurrection" Fears.  Congress's 1/6 Committee May Be the Worst Abuse Yet.  For many liberals and Democrats in the U.S., 1/6 is the equivalent of 9/11.  One need not speculate about that.  Many have said this explicitly.  Some prominent Democrats in politics and media have even insisted that 1/6 was worse than 9/11.  Joe Biden's speechwriters, when preparing his script for his April address to the Joint Session of Congress, called the three-hour riot "the worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War."  Liberal icon Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), whose father's legacy was cemented by years of casting 9/11 as the most barbaric attack ever seen, now serves as Vice Chair of the 1/6 Committee; in that role, she proclaimed that the forces behind 1/6 represent "a threat America has never seen before."  The enabling resolution that created the Select Committee calls 1/6 "one of the darkest days of our democracy."  USA Today's editor David Mastio published an op-ed whose sole point was a defense of the hysterical thesis from MSNBC analysts that 1/6 is at least as bad as 9/11 if not worse.  S.V. Date, the White House correspondent for America's most nakedly partisan "news" outlet, The Huffington Post, published a series of tweets arguing that 1/6 was worse than 9/11 and that those behind it are more dangerous than Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda ever were.

Biden Calls for the Prosecution of Anyone Refusing Subpoenas in the Jan. 6th Riot Investigation.  We recently discussed the troubling declaration of guilt made by President Joe Biden at the start of the investigation into border agents allegedly whipping or "strapping" undocumented Haitians trying to enter the country.  The statement shattered the integrity of the investigation as well as the reputation of the federal agents.  Now, President Biden has called for the Select Committee looking into the Jan. 6th riot to hold those who refuse subpoenas in contempt and for his Department of Justice to prosecute them.  During the Trump Administration, many of us criticized the President for commenting on pending investigations and crossing the line on seeking to influence the Justice Department.  A chorus of legal experts declared such public comments to be an attack on the rule of law and the integrity of the Justice Department.  Those voices have been largely silent on Biden's own comments.

DOJ Hits Back At Biden, Declares It's [sic] Independence.  President Joe Biden's own Department of Justice just laid the smackdown on him after he urged the January 6 House Select Committee to prosecute those who do not comply with a Congressional subpoena.  As he was outside the White House on Friday [10/15/2021] a CNN reporter asked him if those people, like former White House chief strategist Bannon, should be prosecuted.  "Mr. President, what's your message to people who defy Congressional subpoenas on the January 6 committee?" the reporter said.  "I hope that the committee goes after them and holds them accountable criminally," he said.  "Should they be prosecuted by the Justice Department?" the reporter pressed.  "I do, yes," the president said.  The Department of Justice was not thrilled with the president's statement and DOJ spokesperson Anthony Coley made it known that the department will not be told what to do.

Psaki, DOJ in damage control mode after Biden says subpoena defiers should be prosecuted.  The Department of Justice (DOJ) and White House press secretary Jen Psaki are doing damage control after President Biden told reporters Friday evening that anyone who defies a congressional subpoena should be prosecuted.  The remarks by the president come as the Jan. 6 select commission is ramping up issuing subpoenas for former President Trump administration officials and others who may have information on Trump's efforts to investigate claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election.  Biden told reporters in a South Lawn gaggle outside of Air Force One, "I hope the committee goes after them and holds accountable."  He was referring to individuals who refuse to comply with a congressional subpoena.

QAnon hairdresser is sentenced to 14 days in jail.  A QAnon-loving hairdresser who called the January 6 attack on the US Capitol the 'best [...] day ever' after briefly breaching the Capitol building will be forced to serve 14 days in jail after Indiana prosecutors asked a judge to throw her behind bars because she is an 'avid consumer of conspiracy theories.'  Dona Sue Bissey, 53, was sentenced on Tuesday to 14 days in jail, 60 hours of community service and given a $500 fine for her part in the January 6 riots, of which she and a friend, Anna Morgan-Lloyd, were among the first 50 rioters to breach the Capitol building, according to Bissey's Facebook post.  Bissey commented on the post saying 'best [...] day ever!!  I'll never forget.  We got into the Capitol Building.'

Was January 6 Part of the FBI's 'Operation Cold Snap'?  [I]n June 2020, days after the nation was roiled by Black Lives Matter looting and rioting, a man from Wisconsin named Stephen Robeson sponsored a "National Militia Conference" at a Dublin hotel.  (Yes, that was the real name of the event.)  According to BuzzFeed's exceptional July 2021 investigative report on the FBI-led plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in 2020, Robeson "helped organize the national meeting, and he was enthusiastically pushing people he knew to attend."  The purpose of the conference was to recruit people who ultimately would stoke "political violence" against governors who refused to reopen their states after lockdowns supposedly necessitated by COVID.  Some participants said Robeson, known as "Robey," relentlessly pestered them until they agreed to show up; people came from as far as Maryland and Kansas City, BuzzFeed's Ken Bensinger and Jessica Garrison reported.  One member of the Three Percenters, an alleged militia group on the FBI's naughty list, observed people taking photos from discreet locations in the hotel.  "The feds are everywhere," he thought to himself.  Indeed.  One of the feds was Robeson himself.

At least five Capitol 'rioters' have represented themselves.  At least five people charged with storming the U.S. Capitol have refused defense lawyers and are electing to represent themselves, undeterred by their lack of legal training or repeated warnings from judges.  That choice already has led to some curious legal maneuvers and awkward exchanges in court.  Among the five who've opted to go it alone are cop-turned-yoga teacher Alan Hostetter, 57, who believes the official inquiry into the riot is fixed.

Report shows Babbitt not a deadly threat.  A DC Metropolitan Police Report on the Ashli Babbitt shooting was obtained by Judicial Watch.  It shows one thing clearly.  There was no legitimate justification for Lt. Michael Byrd to shoot and kill Ashli Babbitt.  The standard requirement for use of deadly force was in effect which requires an imminent threat of death or serious bodily injury.  None of the statements by officers at the scene show that standard was met. [...] All of them agree that no one saw Ashli Babbitt with a weapon of any kind and the only possible threat she posed was simply climbing through a window.  Officers present stated she had not made any threats or shown any violent action toward them.  One officer advanced the rationale that since Byrd was threatening to shoot them, it would have emboldened the crowd if he had not then actually shot her.  That is an absurd line of reasoning.  Another said that if Byrd had not killed Ashli Babbitt the protesters could have taken his gun and used it against them.  Yet Babbitt was nowhere near Byrd and had shown no violent actions.  It's as if she was chosen at random to teach the protesters a lesson or to serve as an example.  This is noted in the statement of one of the other officer's present.

Will Liz Cheney, House Democrats Investigate Insurrectionist Takeover Of Interior Department?  Security personnel at the U.S. Department of the Interior sustained "multiple injuries," according to spokeswoman Melissa Schwartz in the Washington Post, after left-wing protesters held the agency headquarters under siege on Thursday [10/14/2021].  Fifty-five protesters were arrested in the turmoil, the demonstration group People vs.  Fossil Fuels said in a statement to the Post, concluding five days of activism in the nation's capital by a coalition known as Build Back Fossil Free.  Many were protesting the completion of Minnesota's Line 3 Pipeline carrying Canadian tar sands oil to Lake Superior.  Begun in 2017, the project was ordered by the federal government to replace an old, corroding line.

Democrat Dog and Pony Shows Come up Short.  Not waiting for the partisan paint to dry, Nancy Pelosi established the J6 commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection further harass Trump supporters.  But beyond the obligated political testimonies of the Capitol police, some of whose feelings were hurt on J6, Nancy has had a difficult time getting others to testify — for good reasons.  Nancy's congressional subpoenas appear to have fallen on deaf ears for those she's targeting with her dog and pony show.  In a combination of fishing expedition and bankruptcy by legal fees, she subpoenaed the records of Steve Bannon in an attempt to take the mudslinging to a new level.  This strategy is unlikely to work if she continues to pursue it, for several reasons.

Capitol Police officer charged with obstruction of justice.  Capitol Police officer Michael Riley was arrested Friday on two obstruction of justice charges after allegedly telling someone to delete footage showing him at the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.  Riley, a 25-year veteran of the police force, also told the contact to remove footage from all social media accounts, according to Friday's indictment.  While he did not know the contact personally, they were part of the same Facebook group in which he located the footage and identified himself before warning the man of the mass investigation into those inside the building, the indictment added.

Jan. 6 Panel Refers Steve Bannon for Criminal Contempt; Adam Schiff Imagines Bannon in Jail.  The Democrat-dominated House of Representatives committee investigating the Capitol riot of January 6 decided to refer Stephen K. Bannon for criminal contempt prosecution after he defied the committee's subpoena to testify on Thursday [10/14/2021].  Bannon was CEO of President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and a senior White House aide until leaving in August 2017.  It is not clear what, if any, connection he had with the January 6 event, three-and-a-half years later.

When is an insurrection not an insurrection?  During the Kavanaugh hearings, hundreds of hysterical leftist activists stormed the Capitol and even managed to break into the Senate chamber.  They were arrested and that was the end of it.  On January 6, crowds of pro-Trump people, along with undoubted provocateurs and, almost certainly, FBI agents, entered the Capitol.  Once in, they wandered around reverently and left — except for Ashli Babbitt, whom a Capitol Police Officer killed in cold blood.  January 6 was called an "insurrection," and Biden's DOJ is using it as an excuse to hold political prisoners and terrorize into silence those who oppose Trump.  And no, it's not just a new, stricter standard, as Thursday's "climate justice" riot showed.  Admittedly, the climate fanatics didn't head for the Capitol.  Instead, they besieged the Department of the Interior.

Lieutenant Byrd was 'shaking, nervous and teary-eyed' [after] he shot dead Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt in Jan 6 Capitol riots, secret report reveals.  Lieutenant Michael Byrd, the Capitol cop who shot rioter Ashli Babbitt dead on January 6, was 'nervous, teary-eyed, and appeared very upset' after gunning down the Air Force veteran, a secret report has revealed.  More than 500 pages of internal DC Metropolitan Police documents on the fatal shooting reveal witnesses said Babbitt was not carrying a weapon at the time and describe how Lt Byrd was shaken by the event.  Babbitt was a fervent Trump supporter who was killed when she was at the front of a mob trying to climb through a shattered glass door to the Speaker's Lobby during the riots.

Congress' Access to Individuals' Private Communications:  The Jan. 6 Committee's Troubling Precedent.  In late August, the special House committee charged with investigating the Jan. 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol took the first steps toward subpoenaing the communications records of private citizens involved in rallies to protest certification of the election, as well as Republican lawmakers whose role in the events of Jan. 6th has come into question.  The committee asked the companies to preserve these records for now.  House minority leader Kevin McCarthy reacted with outrage, tweeting:  "If these companies comply with the Democrat order to turn over private information, they are in violation of federal law and subject to losing their ability to operate in the United States."  He warned ominously that "a Republican majority will not forget."  Progressive commentators were quick to point out that McCarthy himself, by threatening reprisal against companies that cooperate with the requests, might be violating the law against obstructing congressional investigations.  But underlying McCarthy's shameful attempt to bully the companies into noncompliance is a legitimate question about the scope of Congress's authority to obtain private information.

Secret Police Docs Reveal There Was 'No Good Reason' to Shoot Ashli Babbitt:  Judicial Watch Report.  A new report seems to confirm what we all already knew about the Ashli Babbitt case:  She was shot unjustifiably.  For those who may not remember, Babbitt was shot and killed by a Capitol Police officer while trying to open a door that led to the House chamber during the Jan. 6 incursion.  Judicial Watch reported on Wednesday [10/13/2021] that it had obtained 532 pages of documents from the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police, all regarding Babbitt's death.  Witness testimonies indicated Babbitt was not holding a weapon at the time of the shooting and that the officer involved, Michael Byrd, looked "upset" after shooting her.  A Capitol Police sergeant testified that he didn't know why Byrd shot Babbitt.

Federal Judge Finds DC Jail Officials in Contempt, Demands Civil Rights Inquiry.  In a major rebuke of the Justice Department and D.C. Department of Corrections, District Court Judge Royce Lamberth today found the jail's warden and director of the Department of Corrections in contempt of court for refusing to turn over records related to the care of Christopher Worrell, a January 6 detainee who suffers from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and a broken hand.  He has been incarcerated under a pre-trial detention order sought by Joe Biden's Justice Department and approved by the court's chief judge since his arrest in March; Worrell has been in the D.C. jail used specifically to house January 6 defendants since April.  Lamberth scheduled the hearing on Tuesday [10/12/2021] after D.C. Jail Warden Wanda Patten and DOC Director Quincy Booth failed to comply with his October 8 order to submit the evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon, who determined in June that Worrell needed surgery for a broken hand he suffered in May, and also to submit Worrell's medical requests related to needed cancer treatments.  Jail officials and attorneys representing the department claimed the screw-up was a miscommunication but Lamberth rejected their argument.  "I don't accept that explanation," Lamberth said.  "No one noticed in jail that he's sitting there in pain all the time?  Does no one care?"

Babbitt shooting internal police docs reveal 'no good reason for shooting,' according to Judicial Watch.  More than 500 pages of internal documents from DC Metropolitan Police concerning the fatal shooting of Ashli Babbitt in the Capitol on Jan. 6 reveal witness accounts stating she was not holding a weapon at the time of her death and how "upset" the officer was after shooting her.  "These previously secret records show there was no good reason to shoot and kill Ashli Babbitt," stated Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, which obtained the documents through a May 2021 FOIA lawsuit.  "The Biden-Garland Justice Department and the Pelosi Congress have much to answer for the over the mishandling and cover-up of this scandalous killing of an American citizen by the U.S. Capitol Police."

Judge says civil rights of Jan 6 detainees are being violated, slaps warden with contempt.  U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth is holding D.C. Jail Warden Wanda Patten and D.C. Department of Correction Director Quincy Booth in contempt of court, accusing them of 'inexcusable' delays in providing medical treatment to prisoner Chris Worrell, who is accused of partaking in the January 6 Capitol Hill riot.  'American Greatness' writer Julie Kelly live-tweeted the hearing and the resulting action by the judge.  "Judge Lamberth just found the DC Jail Warden and DC DOC Director in contempt of court for refusing to turn over requested documents related to care for cancer-stricken J6 detainee," she wrote.  "Says civil rights are being violated at the jail, will refer to Attorney General office.  FINALLY!!"

New Docs Show That Ashli Babbitt was Shot for 'No Good Reason'.  It wasn't our best day as a nation.  It also wasn't the worst.  We have clowns in the liberal press saying that the January 6 riot was worse than the 9/11 attacks.  We have comparisons that this was worse than the American Civil War.  False on all accounts, but they need to exaggerate this incident because they want to ensnare Donald Trump again.  If this was such a horrific event, why haven't they released the hours of security camera footage?  It's possibly because it's boring [...] — just hundreds of people walking around the US Capitol.  These people didn't murder anyone as well.  No cops were killed.  Officer Brian Sicknick, who the liberal media tried to weaponize against conservatives, died of natural causes.  The only person who was killed inside the Capitol building was Ashli Babbitt who was shot by police.  This has been a topic of discussion for some, as people wondered if the use of force was necessary.  Look, in this situation, everyone inside should have known that these situations could turn deadly.  That's not to say she deserved it, and new documents from Judicial Watch further feeds the narrative that this was a cover-up.

Was Jan. 6 an 'armed insurrection'?  It has become common in some circles to call the Jan. 6 Capitol riot an "armed insurrection."  That leads to a few questions:  How many rioters were armed?  And what weapons did they have?  What were the arms in the "armed insurrection"?  The Justice Department maintains a website listing the defendants and the federal charges against them in the sprawling Capitol riot investigation.  At this moment, about 670 people have been charged, many of them with misdemeanors like "Parading, Demonstrating or Picketing in a Capitol Building."  Of the 670, I counted 82 who face weapons-related charges.  That's about 12% of the total. [...] For each charge, prosecutors have specified the weapon the defendant is accused of using.  Here is a representative list of those weapons:  A helmet.  A baton.  A crutch.  A walking stick.  Handgun.  Pepper spray.  Flagpole.  Knife.  Baseball bat.  Crowd control barrier.  Police shield.  Hockey stick.  Axe.  Metal sign.  Desk drawer.

Arrest of Green Beret Oath Keeper Threatens to Expose FBI's Darkest 1/6 Secrets.  The Oath Keepers are the highest-profile and most extensively prosecuted militia group associated with the events of January 6.  So far, the government has charged a total of 18 Oath Keepers with conspiring to obstruct Congress's certification of the 2020 Presidential Election.  This is a serious conspiracy charge that could potentially lead to decades of prison time.  Oddly enough, Oath Keepers founder and leader Stewart Rhodes himself has not been charged with anything, despite the fact that the government cites Rhodes's own statements and actions as largely constitutive of the conspiracy for which so many of his underlings face charges. [...] Apart from any charges of conspiracy, there is no doubt that, based on his actions on January 6, Stewart Rhodes could technically be prosecuted for trespassing on US Capitol grounds.  Just last Thursday, in fact, approximately 20 FBI vehicles swooped in on the home of Oath Keepers associate Jeremy Brown, searched his belongings for five and a half hours, and took all of his phones and electronics.  The feds justified their entire raid on Brown on a minor alleged "trespassing" offense.

Julie Kelly and Tucker Carlson Discuss the Many Questions Remaining About January 6American Greatness Senior Contributor Julie Kelly joined Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday [10/5/2021] to discuss the many unresolved questions surrounding the January 6 Capitol Hill melee, including the identity of the officer who shot the protester, Ashli Babbitt and why there remains so many hours of unreleased footage of the incident.  [Video clip]

Our Representatives, Not J6 Protesters, Defile the 'Sacred' U.S. Capitol.  When politics is your religion and government is your God, a public building is your church.  The four-hour disturbance at the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, according to Beltway aristocracy and the media, wasn't a legitimate protest that turned violent in some areas — it was a sacrilege.  Never mind that the building itself sustained minimal damage — early reports estimated $30 million for repairs but the actual figure is around $1 million — the real vandalism occurred when thousands of Americans wearing MAGA hats invaded the cathedral of government power occupied by America's political deity.  And the alleged apostates are paying a dear price.  Since January 6, lawmakers, judges, and federal prosecutors have routinely described the Capitol building as holy ground.  "To those who engaged in the gleeful desecration of this, our temple of democracy, American democracy, justice will be done," Pelosi said after the breach.  Representative Mario Díaz-Balart (R-Fla.) tweeted on January 6 that "the Capitol building is the center and sacred symbol of democracy."

The Left Got What It Wanted — So Now What?  Of the January 6 debacle, we were not told that it was a riot involving lawbreakers who would be punished.  Instead, we were lied to that it was an "armed insurrection," a "coup," and "a rebellion" of massive proportions.  Our esteemed retired military and civil libertarians who had damned the mere thought of using federal troops to quell the prior four summer months of continuous rioting were suddenly happy to see 25,000 federal soldiers patrol Washington to hound out fantasy second-wave insurrectionists.  In Animal Farm fashion, there were now to be good federal troops deterring mythical violent domestic extremists, but bad federal troops who should never stop real, ongoing mayhem in the streets.  It mattered nothing that "armed" in the case of January 6 meant that no firearms were used or even found among the protestors.  No one was charged with conspiracy, insurrection, or racketeering.  But many were placed in solitary confinement without specific charges being filed — to the utter delight of liberal groups like the ACLU and human rights organizations. [...] Videos surrounding the entire melee still have been repressed.  They likely will never be released.

Capitol Police whistleblower delivers scathing rebuke to two of its senior leaders on Jan. 6.  A former high-ranking Capitol Police official with knowledge of the department's response to the Jan. 6 attack has sent congressional leaders a scathing letter accusing two of its senior leaders of mishandling intelligence and failing to respond properly during the riot.  The whistleblower, who requested anonymity for privacy reasons and left the force months after the attack, sent the 16-page letter late last month to the top members of both parties in the House and Senate.  His missive makes scorching allegations against Sean Gallagher, the Capitol Police's acting chief of uniformed operations, and Yogananda Pittman, its assistant chief of police for protective and intelligence operations — who also served as its former acting chief.  The whistleblower accuses Gallagher and Pittman of deliberately choosing not to help officers under attack on Jan. 6 and alleges that Pittman lied to Congress about an intelligence report Capitol Police received before that day's riot.  After a lengthy career in the department, the whistleblower was a senior official on duty on Jan. 6.

'I formally exert executive privilege': Trump sends letter to National Archivist warning him NOT to release 45 documents from January 6.  President Joe Biden has decided not to assert executive privilege to hold back a trove of documents that the Jan. 6th select committee is seeking as part of its probe — concluding it is not in the country's 'best interests' after the Capitol riot.  The move, telegraphed in advance by the White House, drew an immediate and angry response from former President Donald Trump, who suggested he might sue and attacked Democrats as 'drunk on power.'  'The Democrats are drunk on power, but this dangerous assault on our Constitution and important legal precedent will not work.  This Committee's fake investigation is not about January 6th any more than the Russia Hoax was about Russia.  Instead, this is about using the power of the government to silence "Trump" and our Make America Great Again movement, the greatest such achievement of all time,' Trump said in a Friday afternoon statement.

Never Trumper Livid That '1/6 Commission is Dead Already' as Aides Defy Subpoenas.  Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States, has instructed four top aides to defy sweeping subpoenas issued by the partisan January 6 commission.  The act of defiance is provoking desperation among 'Never Trump' operatives and partisan leftists who believe that the House committee lacks the political will to enforce the subpoenas.  "Former President Donald Trump is directing a group of his former aides to ignore a subpoena from the House committee probing the Jan. 6 Capitol attack and signaling he will go to court to block their testimony to the investigators," Politico reported on Thursday [10/7/2021].  "The committee has subpoenaed documents and testimony from four Trump administration alumni: former social media czar Dan Scavino, former Defense Department official Kash Patel, former chief of staff Mark Meadows, and former White House adviser Steve Bannon.  The four men were ordered to turn over documents related to Jan. 6 by Thursday and to sit for interviews with investigators next week," the report added.

Biden White House Will Provide Trump Records to January 6 Committee.  The Biden White House has agreed to release Trump-era presidential records to the House committee investigating the January 6th riot on Capitol Hill, even as former President Donald Trump reportedly moves to assert executive privilege over the documents.  During her Friday afternoon [10/8/2021] press briefing, White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed that the White House supports the panel's request for the documents.

Donald Trump Has a Message About What Former Aides Should Do with January 6 Subpoenas.  Former President Donald Trump has told former advisers of his who were subpoenaed by the January 6 select committee to defy the subpoenas, according to Betsy Woodruff Swan reported for POLITICO.  The former advisers, as Townhall reported at the time, include Mark Meadows, chief of staff at the time; Dan Scavino, the White House deputy chief of staff for communications and the White House director of social media at the time; Steve Bannon; and Kash Patel, chief of staff to then Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller.

Trump Is Not the Cause of the Crimes Threatening America.  [Scroll down]  Trump, in fact, has been quite moderate in response to the questionable 2020 result and to what is now being unearthed as the politicization in 2016 of the national intelligence agencies and the FBI as they unconstitutionally assisted the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign in trying to cheat Trump out of the 2016 election. [...] Apart from calling for a large peaceful protest, Trump had nothing to do with the events of January 6 and certainly nothing to do with any law-breaking at the U.S. Capitol.  The attempt to defame Trump as a putschist and hype January 6 as a traumatizing event on the scale of 9/11 or Pearl Harbor is a total failure.

FBI confirms absence of weapons on Jan 6, so media wants you to know that they left their guns at home.  The FBI has previously stated that no firearms were found in connection to the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol, but despite that contention, the media is now breathlessly reporting that authorities have found guns in the homes of protesters.  "Numerous people arrested in connection with January 6 have also had weapons in their homes, including this latest case just today — 3 pistols and an AR-15," Mother Jones explosively tweeted in reference to an NBC report.  "Some January 6 defendants, including additional Oath Keeper members charged with conspiracy, have lied to investigators and went to significant lengths to destroy evidence of their communications related to the insurrection, according to court documents.  Others have kept weapons in their homes in violation of pretrial orders.  And some defendants have threatened future attacks," they reported.

Federal Judge Raises an Important Point About Treatment of January 6 Defendants.  A federal judge made a key point about the treatment of January 6 Capitol riot defendants while sentencing one of them on Friday [10/1/2021], Danielle Doyle.  District Judge Trevor McFadden, who was appointed by President Donald Trump, made headlines for admonishing the U.S. Attorney's Office for not being more "even-handed," pointing out that it's affecting their credibility. [...] Rather than two months of house arrest, as prosecutors had recommended, District Judge Trevor McFadden gave Doyle a $3,000 fine and ordered her to pay $500 for damages to the Capitol complex.  "The fine was the heftiest financial penalty that a judge has levied so far against an insurrection defendant," [Marshall] Cohen mentioned [on CNN].  "Fadden himself has already rejected one attempt by a January 6 defendant to argue that the charges should be dropped because they were politically motivated," Cohen also wrote.

Now That He Has Been Exonerated Over Jan. 6, Trump is Filing Lawsuits Against Social Media Giants — Beginning with Twitter.  Donald Trump has been effectively exonerated in the January 6 investigation, despite the partisan efforts of the House of Representatives' committee and although the FBI will never formall[y] admit it.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been unable to find any central plot to overturn the results of the election or engage in a coup, let alone one masterminded by the former President of the United States.  "The FBI has found scant evidence that the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was the result of an organized plot to overturn the presidential election result, according to four current and former law enforcement officials," Reuters earlier reported.

Judge Hands Down Probation In Capitol Case, Questions Prosecutors' "Credibility" Over Leniency Toward BLM.  An Oklahoma judge has just reminded Americans that there's at least one judge in on the US District Court in Washington (which is handling the bulk of the Jan. 6 cases) who isn't a Democrat.  Judge Trevor McFadden admonished prosecutors this week after handing down a more-lenient-than-expected sentence to Danielle Doyle, 37, who was given two months of probation on Friday for her involvement in the Jan. 6 demonstrations.  Prosecutors had asked the judge to sentence Doyle to home confinement.  Doyle pleaded guilty in July to illegally demonstrating inside the Capitol, which she admitted to entering through a broken window.  She spent a total of 24 minutes in the building and there's no evidence she committed any acts of violence or property damage.

Judge asks prosecutors why Jan 6 protesters are being treated worse than BLM rioters.  A federal judge appointed to his post in 2017 by then-President Donald Trump reportedly dropped a stunning truth bomb about the Jan. 6th rioters during a sentencing hearing Friday for convicted Jan. 6th rioter Danielle Doyle.  U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden noted that prosecutors have been treating the Jan. 6th rioters who'd rioted for a single day significantly harsher than the Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioters who'd rioted for an entire summer and longer.  The judge specifically "questioned why federal prosecutors had not brought more cases against those accused in 2020 summertime protests, reading out statistics on riot cases in the nation's capital that were not prosecuted," according to the Associated Press.

And now, here's Joe's non sequitur of the week:
Joe Biden to Dems:  Vote for Trillions in Spending, or the Capitol Rioters Win.  President Joe Biden has sought to motivate Democrats on Capitol Hill to vote for his multi-trillion-dollar spending bills by warning them that if the bills fail, those who supported the Capitol riot on January 6 will celebrate a political victory.  One bill is a bipartisan $1.2 trillion "infrastructure" bill (most of which is not traditional infrastructure).  The other is a $3.5 trillion catch-all spending bill that includes Democrats' most radical priorities, and which Biden has recently linked to his "Build Back Better" policy agenda.  It can only pass the Senate through the so-called "reconciliation" process, which has been abused by recent Democratic administrations to evade the Senate's filibuster rule.

A 'news' report that encapsulates what's wrong with today's media.  [Scroll down]  The article refers to the police report and the House Committee on Ethics statement about Crenshaw's wrongdoing.  It then explains how the extra security was necessary "following the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 during which five people were killed."  Wait!  What?  Insurrection?  Five people killed?  Well, not quite, Ms. Biased "Journalist."  All the evidence, including admissions from the FBI, is that there was no planned insurrection, that the FBI was involved well in advance and may have been encouraging events, that the Capitol police invited people into the building, and that those who entered treated the People's place of law with respect.  And as for those "five people killed," implying that the insurrectionists were murderers, only one person was killed when a Capitol police officer cold-bloodedly shot a woman who was manifestly neither a threat to him nor anyone else.  No other Capitol police officers even drew their weapons (some insurrection!).  The other people died either of natural causes (including a police officer) or, in the cases of one person, from an apparent drug overdose.

FBI Arrests Retired Green Beret Jeremy Brown for Attending Jan. 6 Protests and Standing Outside Capitol — After He Refused To Be Their Informant.  Jeremy Brown is a Green Beret and former Republican candidate for Congress in Florida's 14th Congressional District.  Brown served in the United States Army from 1992 to 2012 and reached the rank of Special Forces Master Sergeant.  Jeremy also attended the Stop the Steal protests in Washington DC on January 6.  Jeremy joined the Oath Keepers in November and went to Washington DC to provide security at the many protests and rallies that week.  Last March, Jeremy Brown started speaking out about how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) contacted him and attempted to recruit him to spy on patriots and everyday Americans.

FBI Planned The Capitol Break-In.  The worst FBI in history who framed President Trump is busted framing Americans at the Capitol.  This is right out of Hitler's playbook, that is not a joke.  [Video clip]

New Video From Jan 6 Shows Capitol Police Allowing In Protesters, Walking Beside Them.  As Nancy Pelosi and her clown show of a committee featuring war whore, Liz Cheney, more and more information and videos from Jan 6th seem to blow up their narratives.  In this video, a large group of protesters are peacefully let in by Capitol police without any aggression or violence.  After the barriers are moved, the protestors walk slowly with the officers walking beside them.  [Video clip]

Jan. 6 committee unleashes second wave of subpoenas.  The House committee investigating the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 issued its second wave of subpoenas, honing in on organizers of the "Stop the Steal" rally that happened near the White House that same day.  Eleven people were sent letters on Wednesday [9/29/2021], including Katrina Pierson, a spokeswoman for former President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, and Maggie Mulvaney, a niece of former acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney.  The subpoenas seek documents and deposition testimony.  In particular, the committee took aim at individuals associated with the Women for America First-sponsored public event, at which Trump delivered one of the final public addresses of his presidency on Jan. 6.  It also targeted earlier rallies and nationwide bus tours, according to a statement outlining the subpoenas.

Mark Meadows on FBI informant in Capitol riot crowd: 'There is a whole lot that needs to come out'.  The public does not know the full story about the Capitol riot, according to a top confidant of former President Donald Trump.  Mark Meadows, former White House chief of staff when a throng of Trump supporters stormed their way into the U.S. Capitol complex on Jan. 6, made the comment responding to a new report about the presence of an FBI informant in the crowd.  "I can tell you that there is a whole lot that needs to come out," he told Newsmax host Steve Cortes on Tuesday.  Meadows declined to get into more specifics, acknowledging he has been subpoenaed , along with three other Trump administration aides, by the select House committee investigating the Capitol siege.

FBI Narrative About the Jan. 6th Capitol 'Insurrection' Is Imploding.  An explosive report over the weekend claims to show that two alleged Capitol riot participants were actually government informants.  The New York Times reported Saturday [9/25/2021] that "records, and information from two people familiar with the matter, suggest that federal law enforcement had a far greater visibility into the assault on the Capitol, even as it was taking place, than was previously known."  The revelations in the Times reveal that there was no conspiracy on the part of the Proud Boys to storm the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021, as alleged by the Department of Justice.  It's already known that the Proud Boys leader, Enrique Tarrio, had been an FBI informant.  The Times report concentrates on yet another FBI informant in the right-leaning group who reportedly warned his handler in real-time that some bad stuff was going on at the Capitol.

The FBI Admits to Having Informants at January 6th Protest.  Over the weekend, a judge forced federal prosecutors to release surveillance footage of the happenings on January 6th, and despite claiming the video would endanger national security, what was shown was far from an "insurrection."  Instead, unidentified men in black systematically entered and opened the doors for perplexed protesters to walk through, at which point they mingled and took pictures.  The video did not show a violent rush as part of an organized attempt to overthrow the government.  It was another blow to the predominant narrative that January 6th was "worse than 9/11" and the "worst attack" on our country since the Civil War.  It also illustrated how far the federal government has been willing to go to push false perceptions.  Why hide that footage in the first place?  And why do we not know who the men in black are, but we know who every other random grandma is who took a selfie at the Capitol that day?

FBI Undercover Agent on January 6 Received Text That Confirms No Trump-Led Plot to Overturn 2020 Election.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been outed in a New York Times piece for having undercover agents working the Capitol riot on January 6. Furthermore, the FBI agent was collaborating with a Proud Boys informant who confirmed there was no centralized plot to overturn the 2020 election results on Donald Trump's behalf.  As has been oft-repeated, the pro-Trump attendees were not part of any 'pre-planned attack'. [...] The NY Times piece corroborates what was only recently labeled a "far-right conrpiracy theory": The FBI had undercover agents working the January 6 faux-insurrection who essentially did nothing to stop extremist groups from turning the Electoral College into an utterly chaotic mess.

Proud Boy FBI informant texting his handler during January 6 riot said storming Capitol was not pre-planned.  An FBI informant said to have been among those rioting at the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, passed on real-time updates to his handler as the mob stormed the building.  The informant, who is said to be a member of the far-right Proud Boys militia, was part of thousands taking part in the deadly riot and who continued to text an FBI agent throughout the course of the day.  The informant, who was a foot soldier in the group rather than a leader was not aware that there would attempt to break into the US Capitol, where lawmakers were busy certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election.

January 6th Committee Sends Fishing Subpoenas to Trump Administration Officials Looking for Information to Create 2022 Democrat Campaign Narrative.  As we have been saying since the outset, the January 6th Committee is only in place for one reason — to create an extremist narrative, undermine and smear their political opposition in advance of the 2022 mid-term election.  What the Mueller Investigation was to 2018, the J6 Investigation is to 2022.  Same/Same.  Both based on a fraudulent political premise.  To support the leftist objective, the committee now sends subpoenas to Trump administration officials, aides and allies fishing for any communication information they can use to create their smears.  The committee is seeking documents and depositions from Dan Scavino, President Trump's social media assistance and senior White House aide; former chief of staff Mark Meadows, political activist Steve Bannon and Kash Patel, who was the chief of staff for the acting defense secretary on Jan. 6th.

Candace Owens:  New Jan. 6th footage proves it 'was a grandma selfie party'.  Political commentator Candace Owens raved about the newest footage coming from the Capitol on January 6th, calling it "a grandma selfie party."  As a result of the released footage, Owens says the Department of Justice appears to be lying about the insurrection.  Owens appeared on Tucker Carlson to comment on the revelation.  "And I want to say this, looking beyond this entire situation, the most embarrassing thing is they're not thinking about internationally how embarrassing this looks to the American people," Owens said.  "We no longer have the moral high ground in the international community because of this, because they have made an absolute mockery in terms of January 6th.  And we have locked up political dissidents.  And the political dissidents are Trump supporters."

New York Times Reveals FBI Role in January 6.  The New York Times often acts as the spin cycle for the Democrats' dirty laundry.  For years, Times reporters have helped get ahead of damning news, especially when it's related to the Russian collusion hoax, in an attempt to establish the narrative early.  A recent example is the Times article downplaying the pending indictment against Michael Sussman, the Clinton campaign lawyer who acted in cahoots with the FBI to seed the collusion tale before the 2016 election.  The article was published the day before Sussman pleaded guilty of lying to the FBI.  On Saturday [9/25/2021], the Times published a carefully constructed bombshell intended to soften the blow of an explosive scandal in the making:  the FBI had at least one informant among the group of Proud Boys who marched on the Capitol on January 6.  The informant, according to "confidential documents" furnished to the paper, started working with the FBI in July 2020 and was in close contact with his FBI handler before, during, and after the Capitol protest.

Tucker Carlson Goes There on Released January 6th Surveillance Video.  [Scroll down]  Then there's the issue of the black-clad men who opened the doors in what looked like a very organized, planned-out fashion.  As Tucker Carlson pointed out last night, it's rather convenient that 500+ people have been arrested but that we don't know who those men are.  [Video clip]  Carlson hits the nail on the head.  We know who random grandmas who took selfies are, but we are to believe the feds just have no idea who the men are who opened the doors?  Why are they not dressed like everyone else?  Why do they seem to know exactly where to go and what to do?  Why are they not stopped by the people already in the Capitol, who I assume are USCP officers?  When the doors are opened, the people walking in almost seem surprised and confused.  There was clearly no grand plan here by insurrectionists.  Rather, it certainly looks like those who opened the doors were separate from the protest.  And while the narrative for a long time on the right was that these were Antifa operatives, that was always the wrong assumption, in my opinion.  It always made much more sense that the men in black were federal agents, FBI or otherwise.

White House:  Biden Already Turning Over Trump Information on January 6th for Congressional Investigation.  President Joe Biden is working with Democrat members of Congress to turn over information related to former President Donald Trump and the January 6th riots on Capitol Hill, the White House confirmed Thursday. [...] Taylor Budowich, a spokesman for former President Trump denounced the "highly partisan, Communist-style 'select committee'" for pursuing extensive records in the investigation in his comments to the Washington Post.  "Executive privilege will be defended, not just on behalf of President Trump and his administration, but also on behalf of the Office of the President of the United States and the future of our nation," he added.

Jan. 6 House panel subpoenas Trump allies Bannon, Meadows, 2 more.  The House select committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol issued subpoenas to four key allies of former President Donald Trump Thursday, with the committee's chairman instructing them to sit for depositions next month.  Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) announced that former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, former chief strategist Steve Bannon, former Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Dan Scavino and former Pentagon official Kash Patel had been subpoenaed because they all were working in or had communicated with the White House either in the days leading up to the riot or on the day itself.  In letters to all four men, Thompson said that the committee is investigating "the facts, circumstances, and causes" of the riot, which led to the deaths of five people.

Heartbreaking Letter from Jan. 6 Prisoner in Solitary Confinement!  DC Gitmo Violates International Codes on Torture.  Jonathan Mellis, a detainee from January 6th, wrote us from solitary confinement last week.  Mellis has been detained without bond since his arrest in February.  In May, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan denied his request to be released from custody for a week so he could attend his father's funeral.  Here is the direct letter from Jonathan Mellis addressing the American people: [...]

Now We Know Why Prosecutors Wanted to Keep Jan. 6 Videos Away from the Public.  Prosecutors lost a battle to keep some of the 14,000 hours of January 6 surveillance video that was accumulated by the FBI out of the public view.  And much to anti-Trump Democrats' chagrin, social media is already having a field day with it.  Buzzfeed's Zoe Tillman who broke the tough news: [...] When some of this video made its way into the hands of the public, everyone could see exactly why the prosecution didn't want it to get out:  It doesn't fit the narrative of the 'deadly insurrection' that the fake news media has been propagating.

Prosecutors Lost A Fight To Keep A Set Of Jan. 6 Capitol Surveillance Videos Under Seal.  Federal prosecutors on Tuesday released a new collection of Capitol surveillance videos from Jan. 6 after a judge ordered them to do so, rejecting the government's argument that making the clips public could threaten the security of the complex.  The disclosure marks a setback for the US Capitol Police and the US attorney's office in their efforts to control how much footage from the Capitol's closed-circuit video (CCV) system gets out.  In the latest case, prosecutors argued that revealing the location and vantage points of more cameras could help "bad actors" trying to plan some future assault on the building.  A judge concluded that argument was too speculative, however, and that the public had a strong interest in seeing videos that formed the basis for a recent plea deal.  US District Chief Judge Beryl Howell ordered the videos released in response to a request from a media coalition (including BuzzFeed News) that is petitioning judges on a rolling basis for videos that prosecutors have relied on in Jan. 6 cases.

The Feds Are Forced to Release January 6th Surveillance Footage and Narratives Crumble.  Why has the federal government been trying so hard to keep surveillance footage of January 6th under wraps? [...] I'm not trying to suggest that January 6th wasn't dumb.  I think the short-sighted idiots who perpetrated it did real damage to Trump and his movement.  Yet, I also like to live in reality, and what these videos show is not a nation-shaking insurrection organized by some higher authority.  Rather, it shows individuals who made a stupid choice.  But trespassing is not a justification to keep people locked up indefinitely, and it's not an excuse for the government to withhold evidence from the public simply because they think it'll be embarrassing to their narrative.  There are thousands more hours of footage that should be released at this point.  Let the evidence or lack thereof speak for itself.  The idea that any of this is endangering national security is a joke, and I'm glad this judge saw through that farce.

Decision By January 6th Commission to Ignore Oath Keeper Stewart Rhodes Just Unmasked Their Entire Investigation.  The January 6 commission expanded its fishing expedition still further last week with its request of phone records from President Trump's former Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows. [...] With this request, the Commission added Meadows to the never-ending list of individuals the Commission wants to investigate in its increasingly desperate attempt to preserve its flailing collusion narrative — namely, that senior White House officials and/or Trump-aligned members of congress were somehow complicit in the events of January 6.  The ever-expanding list already includes Republican Reps.  Matt Gaetz, Jim Jordan, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Jim Jordan, Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar, Mo Brooks, Louie Gohmert and many others.  The commission, led by Bennie Thompson, a high-ranking Mississippi Democrat, has demonstrated no compunction over wielding its subpoena powers against hapless civilians with threadbare connections to January 6.

What If the FBI Threw an Insurrection and Nobody Came?  Saturday, Sept. 18 was the date for the "J6 Rally," organized by a political advocacy group called Look Ahead America. [...] Anyone with half a brain could see that this was another FBI entrapment scheme, to justify more arrests and more prisoners in solitary confinement awaiting trial for walking benignly through the U.S. Capitol.  Social media was full of warnings to stay away from the trap.  Even President Trump warned that it was "a setup."  And as usual, Trump was right.  The Daily Mail reported, "Protesters outnumbered by police... as just a handful of demonstrators turn up."  One of only a few arrests was a comical scene of Feds, dressed like Star Wars storm troopers arresting one of their own, an undercover cop.

The Big Scary January 6 Solidarity Protest Was Entirely Media Concocted.  I hold no love for the people who were at the Capitol on January 6, and I know I've made that clear.  But I also have repeatedly said the media and the Democrats are far too focused on that day because they have nothing of actual political substance to run on in 2022. Their legislative agenda is completely tanked.  Their leader is a bumbling old man, shuffling off stage so he can't take questions.  Their Vice President is nowhere to be seen.  And one of the most visible legislators in their party screams about class inequity when she's not photographed and videoed in high-profile high society events.  In the run-up to Saturday's non-event, the national press gave the demonstrators with threatening auras so much coverage you would think al Qaeda was planning a civic demonstration.  Law enforcement didn't help, either, with a planned massive presence, a fence, and undercover agents preparing to infiltrate the crowd.

Protesters Call for Due Process for Capitol Attack Detainees.  Despite reports of potential violence and beefed up security, including the National Guard and fencing, Saturday's "Justice for J6" rally attracted a few hundred demonstrators and ended without major incidence.  Photos and video taken around the Capitol show media and police, many heavily armed and in riot gear, vastly outnumbered protesters, who were gathered in support of defendants detained in connection with the January 6 Capitol attack.

Family of January 6 Protesters Claim Deplorable D.C. Jail Conditions.  Family members of January 6 protesters who are or have been incarcerated at the Washington, DC, jail shared disturbing accounts of alleged mistreatment by authorities during Saturday's "Justice for J6" rally.  "Last night for dinner, they were served four pieces of white bread, a cookie, and a packet of tartar sauce," claimed a woman who went by "Kelly."  Kelly is reportedly the girlfriend of Jonathan Mellis, who was among the protesters who entered the Capitol building on January 6.  She claimed Mellis, who has been in jail for months, is being held in solitary confinement.  "I think America needs to become very well versed in the treatment of these men.  It's human rights that we are talking about, and it's completely non-partisan," she said, speaking to a crowd of a few hundred people.

Cops and protesters gather at US Capitol for 'Justice for J6' rally.  A massive police response [...] mobilized outside a fenced-off US Capitol Saturday as right-wing protesters denounced what they called the "inhumane treatment" of dozens of Jan. 6 rioters who remain jailed while awaiting trials.  Fewer than 500 people, many of them journalists, gathered at the "Justice for J6" rally on the grassy expanse of Union Square, near the reflecting pool.  Rally organizer Matt Braynard, of the group Look Ahead America, made light of the huge show of force.

Justice for J6 protesters outnumbered by media cameras, police.  A "highly anticipated" #JusticeForJ6 rally Saturday at the U.S. Capitol on behalf of the Jan. 6th rioters reportedly turned up more "journalists" than actual rallygoers, despite weeks of "wall-to-wall fear porn" by the mainstream establishment press.  Following the protest's conclusion, U.S. Capitol Police reported on Twitter that "approximately 400 to 450" people wound up attending.  [Tweet]  But of the "400 to 450," only a relative few were actual rallygoers:  "[R]ally attendees were vastly outnumbered by police, media, a few dozen counterprotesters, and curious onlookers," BuzzFeed News confirmed.

The Photo That Sums Up the 'Far-Right' Rally That Terrified DC and Liberal America.  Did anyone really show up for that super scary far-right rally on Saturday?  The "Justice for J6" rally was supposed to be 'insurrection part II: endgame.'  The barricades were set up again around the US Capitol.  The police were everywhere; they were decked out in full-blown riot gear.  They were prepared this time.  They were prepared... for the media?  Yeah, typical elite media whiff here.  There were more media members than actual protesters.  The threat was exaggerated.  The liberal media may not know this yet, but even prior to January 6 — the far right in America is... not big.  There are probably more people watching a WNBA game than there are members of the far-right that the liberal media thinks are on the cusp of taking over everything in America.  At any rate, the rally was a dud.

Overzealous DC Stormtroopers Accidentally Target Undercover Fed Dressed Like Antifa Then Had to Pretend Like They Were Arresting Him.  Today, the feds planted undercover operatives all over the DC mall in an effort to manipulate the crowd and set-up another "insurrection narrative."  However, in a hilarious turn of events no one showed up to play.  As a result, there were more media looking for stories than actual protestors, and the DC riot police looked like knuckleheads on a scavenger hunt for Easter eggs.  Dummies.  Amid the over-the-top nonsense, the DC police did notice a suspicious man dressed in Antifa garb wearing a concealed firearm.  However, when they moved in to question him, the doofus had to admit he was an undercover federal agent and showed his badge.  That's when things really got funny because the cops, now with a case of the sads, had to pretend like they were arresting him in order to retain appearances.

Today's "Justice for J6" rally consisted mostly of reporters, cops & FBI agents.  [Thread reader]  But in the last few days, the corporate press fearmongered constantly about it.  Will they follow up now that it, unsurprisingly, amounted to nothing?  Perhaps the worst of it came from CNN, who pushed nonsense for days leading up to the event.  "Renewed fears of political violence grip Capitol Hill" actually turned into "more press than protestors."  Will CNN tell that story now?

A Hinge Moment of History.  This first year of the new weirdness ended with the United States government pretending that its principal threat is a domestic terrorism movement that does not exist.  This is the characterization of the so-called insurrection on January 6th.  We were told two weeks later that there were going to be mass insurrections, not only in Washington but in every state capital.  Montpelier, Vermont, for example, the smallest state capital in the Union, went into lockdown.  There was no such insurrection at any of these state capitals.  Then they said, "No, there is going to be an insurrection on March 4th," because that was Benjamin Harrison's Inauguration Day back in the old days and people apparently attach such great significance to that, that there was going to be a mass insurrection.  There was no such thing on March 4th. [...] We used to be told back after 9/11, there was a cliché after 9/11, "If we don't maintain our normal life, if we don't carry on shopping, if we don't carry on going to sports features, then the terrorists will have won!"  Now, it is the complete opposite with this new alleged domestic terrorism movement, and everything we do has to be changed.  We have to have a permanently armed capital city in Washington.  Because of this so-called domestic terrorism movement, we have to have a border wall around the US Capitol.  We are living in a blizzard of lies.

Is the Republic dead?  Can it be saved?  People who wield absolute power can never relax for a moment while the possibility of another Spartacus lurks beneath the surface.  The Second Amendment is the loose end that, momentarily, has introduced uncertainty among the schemers, for whom certainty is the ultimate goal — the certainty bequeathed by permanent, absolute power.  What most discomfits those in authority is that the very purpose of the Second Amendment, is to enable the common man to overthrow them when they abuse their power — and abuse it they have.  The fear of this is real.  It is why so many of those arrested on January 6, 2021, are being held in solitary confinement, denied access to their lawyers or the press, and subjected to cruel punishment.

Armed Person Detained at J6 Rally is Undercover Agent, Pulls Out Badge.  There was a heavy police presence at the US Capitol on Saturday in anticipation of a rally in support of the January 6 political prisoners.  Demonstrators will show support for the January 6 political prisoners on Saturday [9/18/2021].  Hundreds of non-violent Trump supporters are currently in jail awaiting trial for walking through the Capitol on January 6.  But it was all a set up.  There were more police, reporters and undercover intelligence agents than protesters in Washington DC.  The only armed person arrested on Saturday was an undercover agent.

While the Rally for January 6 prisoners was a bust, it still mattered a lot.  On Saturday, there was a rally in D.C. to bring attention to the plight of those people arrested on January 6 and still held in solitary confinement in D.C. jails.  President Trump warned people in advance that the rally was a no-win situation and he was right.  It was poorly attended and it seems that many of those who did appear — perhaps intending to act as provocateurs — were law enforcement agents trying to "blend in with the crowd."  Most importantly, though, this failed rally revealed that non-leftists in America are losing their First Amendment right to protest.

Eight Months After January 6, Prosecutors Make Aggressive Maneuvers As [a] Defendant Attempts Suicide [and] Another [is] Beaten In Jail.  Some sixty people are still behind bars eight months after the January 6 disturbance at the U.S. Capitol.  A Daily Wire review of court records shows unusually aggressive prosecutorial maneuvers, which sometimes brought rebukes by judges.  For example, Jose Padilla has been detained since February.  "Padilla is 40 years old and has lived in Tennessee for most of his life.  He previously served in the U.S. Army during the Iraq War.  After he returned home, he was diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder ('PTSD') and began receiving disability benefits.  Prior to his arrest, he was a stay-at-home dad who managed his family's household affairs and cared for his three sons during the day while his wife worked as a librarian.  He has no criminal history or history of substance abuse.  He also has no known ties to extremist groups," Judge John D. Bates summarized.  Prosecutors argued that his being a stay-at-home dad and veteran were reasons to hold him in jail.

Trump Warns Supporters to Stay Away From 'J6' Protest in DC: 'It's A Setup'.  Former President Donald Trump warned supporters to avoid going to the "Justice for J6" rally to be held Saturday [9/18/2021] in Washington, D.C., claiming that it is essentially a no-win situation for them and Republicans in general.  "On Saturday, that's a setup," Trump said, referring to the rally in an interview with The Federalist.  "If people don't show up they'll say, 'Oh, it's a lack of spirit.'  And if people do show up they'll be harassed," the 45th president added.

In Exclusive Interview, Trump Calls Sept. 18 Rally A 'Setup,' Says GOP Senate Should Fire 'Disaster' McConnell.  In an exclusive interview with The Federalist on Thursday, former President Donald Trump called for Senate Republicans to fire Mitch McConnell and elect a new leader, unloaded on "radicalized" left-wing Democrats, blasted former President George W. Bush as "one of the worst presidents ever," and criticized current President Joe Biden's "grossly incompetent" handling of America's withdrawal from Afghanistan.  Trump also called the planned Sept. 18 rally at the U.S. Capitol a "setup" and said media would use it as an excuse to bash Republicans regardless of its outcome.  "Afghanistan is one of the worst things I think I've ever seen for our country," Trump said.  "To lose the young people [killed in the bomb blast] is so horrible.  It's a horrible situation."

Law enforcement ramped up for Sept. 18 'Justice for J6' Capitol rally.  Law enforcement officials have ramped up security measures in the days leading up to Saturday's [9/18/2021] "Justice for J6" rally at the Capitol, taking strides to prevent similar instances of violence that were seen during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot, when pro-Trump protesters stormed the building in an attempt to disrupt the certification of the 2020 election results.  The Department of Homeland Security and the Capitol Police recently issued warnings of online threats of violence related to the event in support of rioters that remain in prison for their involvement in the attack at the Capitol.  Former Trump campaign staffer Matt Braynard — the organizer of the event, who has labeled the incarcerated individuals as "political prisoners" — stated he believes roughly 700 individuals will attend.

Donald Trump Releases Statement in Solidarity with January 6 'Political Prisoners'.  Former President Donald Trump has released a statement in solidarity with those being detained without speedy trial in connection with the January 6 riot.  ["]Our hearts and minds are with the people being persecuted so unfairly relating to the January 6th protest concerning the Rigged Presidential Election," Trump said in his statement.

What did Trump do during Capitol riots?  Jan. 6 committee telecom requests aim to recreate minute-by-minute account.  Requests sent to telecom and social media companies, and to federal agencies, from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol reveal pieces of the puzzle that lawmakers hope to assemble for a minute-by-minute picture of what happened that day.  The goal is to fill in gaps that remain missing, despite all the video and court records that have been released so far.  Questions remain about how rioters coordinated their attack to occupy the historic Capitol.

Federal Judge:  Capitol Hill Rioters' Charges Might Be Unconstitutional.  There's going to be a rally in Washington DC this weekend.  It's why the fencing is going back up around the US Capitol Building.  There have been over 400 arrests stemming from the January 6 riot that has incorrectly been dubbed an armed insurrection.  It was not worse than 9/11.  It was not worse than Pearl Harbor and it sure wasn't as bad as the Civil War.  That's the narrative in newsrooms.  Everyone else has moved [...] on with their lives.  NO ONE cares.  MSNBC and CNN don't count.  It was not our nation's best day.  It was dark for sure — but it was a riot.  Nothing more.  And at the end of the day, what occurred were many instances of trespassing on federal property.  Only one person died inside the building.  Her name was Ashli Babbitt, and she was killed by Capitol Police.  Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who the liberal media erroneously said was killed by the rioters, died of natural causes.  And what [...] happened to the guy who planted pipe bombs at the headquarters of the Republican and Democratic Parties?

FL Dem hysterically claims Jan 6 was FAR worse than 3,000 dead on 9/11.  Former Florida Democrat congressional candidate Pam Keith outrageously claimed that 9/11 was not the worst attack to ever hit the United States in her lifetime, it was the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021.  "On 1/6/2021, 9/11/2001 ceased being the worst thing that happened to America in my lifetime.  It's really weird and painful to process and say that.  But it's the truth.  And quite frankly... it's not even close," the current executive director of Fight 4 Florida's Future tweeted on the 20th anniversary of 9/11.  "Today makes 20 years since one of the most impactful events of my life.  I was in DC, completely freaked out, in a daze of horror & rage.  Little did I know that the damage of that day would pale SO MUCH in comparison to the ongoing horror visited upon our nation on 11/8/2016," she also tweeted concerning the election of former President Trump.

MSNBC host Jonathan Capehart calls Trump supporters 'more worrisome' than the Taliban or ISIS.  On the eve of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, MSNBC host Jonathan Capehart announced that he believed that Trump supporters are more of a threat than the Taliban or ISIS.  Capehart called out 'MAGA and the domestic threat', which he said was far 'more worrisome than any foreign threat', during an appearance at PBS NewsHour on Friday [9/10/2021].  The Washington Post columnist and news host went on to describe the last several years as 'one giant step forward, and then two giant steps back.'

Left-wing ideologues on 20th anniversary of 9/11: The Capitol riot was worse.  Give it a rest, just for one day.  Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of the day Islamic terrorists brutally murdered nearly 3,000 Americans, some of whom were crushed by the collapsing World Trade Center towers while others fell to their deaths or were burned alive.  It was a somber occasion, leaving many as angry as they were sad.  However, not everyone treated the anniversary with the gravity it deserved.  Indeed, rather than pause their partisan activism for even 24 hours to mourn the dead, or at least allow the victims of the attacks to grieve in peace, certain left-wing activists continued this weekend to attack their conservative neighbors.  Some even saw the 20th anniversary as a perfect opportunity to draw a straight line between the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and 9/11.

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Capitol riot worse for America than 9/11, says failed Florida Democratic congressional candidate.  Pam Keith, a former Democratic candidate for Congress, reflected on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by saying the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has replaced it as the worst day in recent U.S. history.  "On 1/6/2021," Ms. Keith posted Saturday on the social media service Twitter, "9/11/2001 ceased being the worst thing that happened to America in my lifetime."  Ms. Keith, 51, added that it felt "really weird and painful to process and say that" before concluding:  "But it's the truth.  And quite frankly... it's not even close."

Judges question constitutionality of felony charge against Jan. 6 defendants.  If Code Pink demonstrators start screaming during a congressional hearing, should they be charged with a felony and sentenced to 20 years in prison?  They have not been, and as much as I dislike Code Pink, they should not be.  Thirty days in the hole seems like a sufficient sentence.  But the federal statute that criminalizes "obstructing an official proceeding" of Congress makes such obstruction a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.  And according to the Washington Post, federal prosecutors are applying that statute to the protesters — at least 235 of them — who entered the Capitol in January of this year.  A few judges have noticed the disconnect.  U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta recently asked how federal prosecutors distinguish felony conduct qualifying as "obstructing an official proceeding" of Congress from misdemeanor offenses the government has brought against those who interrupt congressional hearings.

RealClearInvestigations' Jan. 6-BLM Side-by-Side Comparison.  Many in the political and media establishment consider the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot to be one of America's darkest episodes.  Others say the nationwide protests last summer over George Floyd's murder were worse.  With polling indicating Americans see two sides to the story — and major media dwelling on only one — RealClearInvestigations has developed the database below allowing readers to draw their own conclusions.

GOP congressman pledges to use subpoenas with 'fairness' against Democrats investigating Capitol riots.  Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona, one of the most conservative Republicans in Congress, said his party will in the future use the same investigative and subpoena powers that Democrats are using for the Jan. 6 committee, but will do so with fairness and transparency.  Biggs, the chairman of the right-wing Freedom Caucus, said holding Democrats who have "engaged in inappropriate conduct" accountable through investigations and subpoenas will be a top priority for Republicans if they take back the House in 2022.  One of former President Donald Trump's strongest allies, Biggs said that the GOP would use due process in getting back at Democrats who are treating Republicans unfairly in the investigation of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.  "I think we would follow the law and be very transparent.  We'd give them, the respective individuals, an opportunity to turn over records, those types of things," Biggs told the Washington Examiner.

Fitton: Pelosi's Capitol Police is the most secretive force in America.  [Video clip]

[The] Capitol Fence [is] Going Up Again Before [a] Rally for Jailed January 6 Protesters.  Police are reportedly planning to reinstall the fence that surrounded the U.S. Capitol for months after the January 6 protest in response to a rally on September 18 demanding "justice" for jailed Capitol protesters.  According to the Associated Press, which cited an anonymous source, a security plan "is being finalized" to put fencing outside the inner perimeter of the Capitol building and the Supreme Court.  "The fence had been a stark symbol of the fear many in the Capitol felt after the mob pushed its way past overwhelmed police officers, broke through windows and doors and ransacked the Capitol as Congress was voting to certify Joe Biden's electoral win," according to the report, which repeatedly called the January 6 protest an "insurrection," despite contradictory FBI evidence.

FBI Releases New Video That Sheds Light on One of the Biggest Mysteries of Jan. 6.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation is now finally acting like it has a vested interested in finding the mysterious suspect who allegedly planted pipe bombs at the Democratic National Committee and Republican National Committee headquarters at the nation's capitol ahead of the January 6 riots.  On Wednesday [9/8/2021], the FBI released new CCTV video of the suspected bomber.  NBC News featured the video in a report. [...] "They say they don't know who this person was and that's why they keep releasing these videos, hoping that somebody will see something that will strike them familiar and they'll call in a tip," NBC News justice correspondent Pete Williams said. [...] The fascinating thing about the RNC and DNC pipe bomb attempts is the FBI's seeming lack of interest in actually apprehending whomever staged them.  The FBI sat on this video of the suspect for months before finally releasing it on Wednesday.

CNN Host, PBS Star Agree 1/6 Is As Big as the Civil War, World War 2.  As we have all learned from Joe Biden's presidency, the phoniest/baloney-est claim from liberals is that they have a deep desire for national unity.  There is no unity in compromise, only in surrender to the Left.  At the end of Sunday's [9/5/2021] Reliable Sources, fill-in host John Avlon interviewed the PBS gasbag Ken Burns, asking him about national unity, and he's as phony as Biden.  This is CNN, so Avlon demands unity in exaggerating the January 6 riot:  [Video clip] [...] How does anyone compare the January 6 riot to World War II or the Civil War?  It's like comparing Hiroshima to the Portland riots.  Liberals love to pose that they are against "partisan echo chambers."  They actually say this with a straight face on CNN... and on PBS.

Registered Democrat Caught Storming US Capitol, Attacking Police Pleads with Court for Light Sentence Because He Is Not Trump Supporter.  Robert Maurice Reeder was arrested after he was caught inside the US Capitol on January 6th.  Robert Maurice Reeder:
  •   Is a Registered Democrat
  •   Wore a Covid mask to the Trump rally
  •   Lied about his actions
Reeder was about to get a light sentence this week after telling the judge he is "not a Trump supporter" and because of this he demanded a light sentence.  And he was about to get a very small sentence with an excellent plea deal because of this.  But then a video turned up before his sentencing of Robert Reeder attacking police on Jaunary 6th.  It turns out he was shouting extremely violent rhetoric at the crowd while loosely wearing a MAGA hat to make the real Trump supporters appear violent by association.  Reeder was a typical Biden agitator who wanted to interrupt the Republican objections inside the Capitol.  And he wanted to frame Trump supporters as violent insurrectionists.

Biden and the Left-wing Standard of Attacking Presidents.  [Scroll down]  Trump's second impeachment was even flimsier.  He was accused of "incitement of insurrection" concerning disturbances on January 6 that supposedly led to the violent death of Officer Brian Sicknick, the fatal shooting of an unarmed Ashli Babbitt, and the entire fable of an "armed insurrection."  Post-impeachment, we would learn that Sicknick died of natural causes.  Strangely, for months no information about the shooter of Ashli Babbitt or the inquiry into that fatal act was ever fully released to the public.  No one was charged with armed insurrection, largely because none of the buffoonish rioters were found either to have carried or used a firearm that day or were exposed as master plotters with plans to destroy the U.S. government.  They may well have been guilty of felonies, but armed insurrectionary conspiracy was not one of them.

Here's What to Do if the FBI's 'Sedition Hunters' Show Up at Your Door.  There have been multiple reports that the FBI is showing up on the doorsteps of Republican voters in order to hunt down "extremists."  The AP reported that the FBI is using citizen snitch groups to hunt down January 6 protest participants. [...] Never mind that people who were at the January 6 event who did not engage in any violence and are guilty of nothing more than trespassing are facing major jail time.  One is comedian and political commentator Tim Gionet, aka "Baked Alaska."  Gionet live-streamed his walk through the Capitol and interviewed many of the protesters there.  He did not appear to engage in any violence but he is facing twenty years in federal prison.  Gionet sat down for an interview with Milo Yiannopoulos on YouTube — which is now unavailable because YouTube deleted Milo's account last week.  Gionet shared the brutal treatment he received at the hands of the FBI, including threats to lock him up for twenty years if he did not give up the identities of some of the people in the Capitol with him.

Hunt for Capitol attackers still on 6 months after Jan. 6.  The first waves of arrests in the deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol focused on the easy targets.  Dozens in the pro-Trump mob openly bragged about their actions on Jan. 6 on social media and were captured in shocking footage broadcast live by national news outlets.  But six months after the insurrection, the Justice Department is still hunting for scores of rioters, even as the first of more than 500 people already arrested have pleaded guilty.  The struggle reflects the massive scale of the investigation and the grueling work still ahead for authorities in the face of an increasing effort by some Republican lawmakers to rewrite what happened that day.

Democrats promote Republican Liz Cheney to vice chair of the January 6 committee.  House Democrats leading the investigation into the January 6th riot on Capitol Hill named Republican Rep. Liz Cheney the vice chair of their panel, elevating her profile when she's under attack from members of her own party.  The announcement of Cheney's new position came as the conservative House Freedom Caucus tries to remove Cheney and Rep. Adam Kinzinger from the Republican Party for their roles on the January 6th select committee, calling them 'spies' for the Democrats.  Cheney and Kinzinger have been vocal critics of Donald Trump's lies that he won the 2020 election.  Both were among the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump over his role inciting the mob that attacked the Capitol (Trump was acquitted by the Senate).

Democrats' Jan. 6 subpoena-palooza sets dangerous precedent.  "We have quite an exhaustive list of people.  I won't tell you who they are."  With those words, House Select Committee Chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) confirmed that a subpoena storm was about to be unleashed in the investigation of the Jan. 6 riot in Congress.  The targets would include Republican members, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who have already been told to preserve their phone records to be surrendered to the committee.  The Democrats are reportedly trying to prove their prior claims that Republicans conspired or assisted "insurrectionists," even though the FBI reportedly found no evidence of a planned insurrection.  The Democrats' move to investigate members of the opposing party is a dangerous precedent in an institution that has always protected the privacy and confidentiality of phone and office records.

17 Defendants From Jan. 6 Breach Now 'Effectively Without Counsel': DOJ.  The Justice Department notified judges Monday that at least 17 defendants from the January 6 Capitol Breach are now "effectively without counsel," citing the absence of high-profile lawyer John Pierce, who says he's sick with Covid-19.  Instead of Pierce showing up to court, he's tapped an associate, Ryan Marshall, who is notably not a licensed attorney and facing two felony charges.  "The Department of Justice (DOJ) says in a new filing it appears (John Pierce's) 17 #CapitolRiot defendants are 'effectively without counsel,' and notes Ryan Marshall, who has been appearing in Pierce's place, is not a licensed attorney," reported WUSA9 investigative reporter Jordan Fischer on Monday [8/30/2021].  According to the WUSA9 report, Pierce has been "out of contact" and "missed multiple court hearings" since August 23.

Why Did Michael Byrd Fire Just A Single Shot?  Now, I am sure there are counterexamples of a police officer needing just a single bullet to clear the area or subdue an immediate danger.  I haven't seen one, though, or come across a scenario that reached the national news cycle.  That is, until Michael Byrd defended both elected officials and democracy itself when he fired a single, fatal round into Ashli Babbit.  In the course of firing a single shot, he never exhibits the need to fire again at Babbit or the other insurrectionists in the area. [...] I am trying to understand his thought process:  With a single shot, somehow the entire marauding band would be defeated?  What if his shot had only injured or slowed down, Babbitt?  If he felt the need to shoot, shouldn't he have been shooting until he confirmed the entire threat was eliminated?  To those that would reply that Byrd watched his victim fall back and thus eliminating the immediate threat, I would only ask why that specific entry way was the deciding line.  Not the outer barricades?  Not the Rotuna?  Not previous hallways?  What about that particular moment demanded deadly force?  Even behind the door, we can clearly see other doors that could just as well become a new line.

Jonathan Turley:  Statements By Capitol Police Officer Who Killed Ashli Babbitt 'Demolish the Two Official Reviews That Cleared Him'.  Numerous aspects of what unfolded during the Capitol riot have been hotly debated in the months since it happened, but few have been as contentious and emotional as the debate over the officer-involved shooting death of Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt.  The 35-year-old Air Force veteran was shot and killed by Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd on January 6th after she tried to climb through a glass-paneled door after parts of it had been shattered by another rioter, identified as Zachary Jordan Alam.  Babbitt, who reportedly had been standing next to Alam, was shot.  In April, the Biden Department of Justice announced they had closed the investigation into the fatal shooting and would not be pursuing criminal charges against Byrd, citing "insufficient evidence to support a criminal prosecution." [...] On the heels of the USCP exonerating Byrd, he did an interview with NBC News anchor Lester Holt, identifying himself publicly for the first time.  Instead of clearing things up, the interview only intensified the debate over his actions and whether they were justified.

Democrats on January 6 committee demand phone records of all Trump family members and Republican lawmakers who attended the January 6 'Stop th