The incident at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021


Introduction:
President Trump held a rally in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021.  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!  [Update added 7/14/2023:  The name of Lt. Michael Byrd was eventually released six months later, and the DOJ declined criminal prosecution.]  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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The stolen presidential election of 2020




Recap:
The Anti-Democratic Democratic Left.  The January 6, 2020, riot was a stupid and dangerous gambit.  But the buffoonish act was certainly not an "insurrection" that justified militarizing the capital for weeks, stocking a congressional investigating committee with partisans, or using the day to permanently delegitimize the Trump candidacy.  No one arrested was armed.  Many of the rioters were let into the Capitol by law enforcement.  And we now know that Trump actually did request 10,000 guardsmen to keep the peace, a fact covered up by the January 6 committee.  Insurrectionists do not advise their partisans to march "peacefully and patriotically" to the Capitol.  Of the five who died on January 6, four likely died from natural causes.  The left spread a gargantuan lie that Capitol Officer Sicknick was killed by "insurrectionists."  But in fact, he died the following day from natural causes.  The left also suppressed news of the circumstances surrounding the one violent death of Trump protestor Ashli Babbitt — the unarmed military veteran who was lethally shot while entering a broken window.  The name of the shooter, an officer of the Capitol police, in a first, was deliberately suppressed by the media for months.

How the Democrats and Media Enablers Censor News.  For almost three years the extensive videotapes of the J6 Capitol riot were kept hidden from the public.  Now they are released and people are closely examining them.  What they show in clear relief is that the crowd of thousands peacefully assembled for thirty minutes on the Capitol's West Plaza, and were brutally and deliberately attacked for exercising their right to freely assemble.  Here is the timeline of the beginning of events there, and it is matched by videoframes of the event.
  •   It begins at 1:13 when Metropolitan Police Officer Daniel Thau arrives and requests "blast munitions."
  •   Four minutes later he orders the police snipers to continue firing into the crowd.
  •   Eleven minutes later he tased a random protestor.
  •   At 1:25 blast and incendiary munitions arrive and for about one hour "Capitol and DC police incite the crowd with an unrelenting barrage of grenades and mortars."
  •   Three minutes into the attack, Kevin Greeson, part of the crowd, drops dead, witnesses alleging he was killed by one of the grenades.
  •   Without giving the three warnings required by D.C. protocol, the police use their long-range acoustic device to clear the crowd.  This conduct, which incited the peaceful crowd, violated the law.  "DC police Sgt. Edwards admits to his Commander that they are inciting ten protestors for every person they hit."
  •   At 2:25 more 40 mm munitions arrive and Thau orders "Officer 'Rich' to shoot a CS mortar 'over the scaffolding.  Rich "misfires and gases the entire DC police line, causing them to retreat."
[...] This is the true story of how a peaceful assembly led protestors to enter the Capitol.  It has been bottled up for years, even though for many of the J6 defendants who have been jailed for years without trial, it is exculpatory evidence.  It has been kept locked from view for one main reason:  to advance the Democrats' narrative that this was an "insurrection" ginned up by Trump.  In fact, it was a peaceful gathering, incited by outrageous and illegal conduct by the D.C. and Capitol police.

Sheriff's Deputy Fired Over Jan. 6 Secures Nearly $400,000 in Settlement.  A sheriff's deputy fired for protesting in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021, has secured a large settlement from Bexar County in Texas.  Roxanne Mathai, a lieutenant with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) at the time she traveled to Washington, will receive $395,000 in a settlement reached after she sued her former employer, the parties in the case told The Epoch Times. [...] Ms. Mathai posted images and videos on Jan. 6, 2021, from a rally for then-President Donald Trump in Washington, held just before people began breaching the U.S. Capitol.  Ms. Mathai went over to the building after the rally.  She included captions in her posts, such as "Today has been amazing!"  Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said a day later that he was aware of the materials and that he intended to make sure Ms. Mathai never entered a sheriff's office building again.  He said that Ms. Mathai was allowed to exercise her First Amendment rights but should have left once crimes began being committed.  There is no indication Ms. Mathai entered the Capitol and she has not been charged.  She has said she left around 3 p.m., that she could not see any doors or windows from her position, and that she saw people climbing the walls at the Capitol but didn't think that was illegal.

The Editor says...
The sheriff says she "should have left once crimes began being committed."  That sounds like typical cop thinking.  She was outdoors.  The crimes being committed nearby were almost all misdemeanors — the murder of Ashli Babbitt being a notable exception.  There were multiple crimes taking place around Washington at that moment.  Was she supposed to leave the city because somebody else was committing a crime?  How would that help?  Within what radius is Ms. Mathai responsible for somebody else's crime?

Biden Regime Steps Up Persecution of J6 Protesters Ahead of Trump's Return.  The Biden regime is stepping up its relentless campaign of persecution against those who attended the January 6th protests, arresting people at double the rate they have over the past three years.  The Epoch Times reports that according to the Department of Justice's monthly update, 1424 people have been arrested in connection with their attendance on that day: [...] Such an acceleration of arrests are a clear sign Biden regime's determination to arrest and convict as many people as possible before the end of the year, knowing that if Donald Trump returns to the White House those investigations will be halted and pardons will be issued to some or all of those involved.  Last month, the leftist media site RawStory ran a piece warning that "time is running out" to arrest all the necessary people before the end of the year.  The outlet spoke with so-called "sedition hunters" who have helped the FBI identify and persecute as many people as possible.

Jan. 6 Arrests Running at Nearly Double the Rate of 2023 and 2022: Report.  Nearly 1,425 people have been arrested on Jan. 6 charges, with 2024 arrests running at almost double the rate from 2023 and 2022, a U.S. Department of Justice report shows.  Through close of business on May 3, the FBI has arrested 1,424 suspects in the 40 months since the breach and violence at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, the DOJ reported in its monthly update.  That includes 159 people who were arrested during the first four months of 2024, nearly double the 83 arrested during the same period in 2023 and the 85 arrested in the same period in 2022,  DOJ records show.  The FBI has made 391 Jan. 6 arrests since May 2023 and 614 arrests since May 2022, according to DOJ data.  Jan. 6 is the largest, most sweeping investigation in FBI history — one that DOJ leaders have pledged will continue unabated.  The DOJ has until Jan. 6, 2026, to charge individuals before the statute of limitations expires.

RIP David Homol, Fifth J6 Defendant to Kill Himself.  David Homol, 55, was arrested by the FBI in Orlando on Jan. 10, 2024.  He was charged in a criminal complaint with eight Jan. 6 offenses, including the controversial 20-year felony of corruptly obstructing an official proceeding.  The Florida man who allegedly assaulted two police officers at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, has committed suicide, according to a police report.  He shot himself on the evening of April 17th or the next morning and died from a single gunshot wound.  His pistol was on his lap.  Mr. Homol was awaiting trial and allegedly struggled with an officer who attempted to take his flag on a flagpole and was struck.

Will the Supreme Court Let This Crisis Go to Waste?  In Fischer v. United States, the court is considering the validity of using a financial statute to charge January 6 trespassers with obstruction of an official proceeding.  During questioning, Justice Gorsuch asked, "Would pulling a fire alarm before a vote qualify for 20 years in federal prison?"  He was referring to Democrat Jamaal Bowman, who pulled a fire alarm to prevent a congressional vote yet was not charged with "obstructing an official proceeding."  That was Gorsuch's way of asking if something other than party affiliation determines who will face the greater jeopardy of obstruction charges.  It was a sarcastic illustration of the decidedly unequal system of justice the DoJ is currently practicing.

LAPD uses January 6 techniques to identify Jewish students who fought back at a UCLA pro-Hamas protest.  They're studying Facebook posts.  They're using frame-by-frame video screenshots of faces to match with gargantuan databases of named faces.  They're seeking and taking tips from "friends" and relatives and ex-boyfriends.  For the UCLA Jewish students who got into a scrap with pro-Hamas illegal campout protestors, no doubt after hearing a slew of antisemitic statements and being blocked from attending class, they're doing exactly what they did to identify and hunt down January 6 protestors. [...] So now they're spending big bucks to target UCLA Jewish students again, with the same use of intensive investigative techniques as they used on January 6 protestors.  They're taking years to do it, calling it their biggest operation, even as Los Angeles is awash with real crime, but this is more important to them, getting their man, or woman, as the case may be, championing a protest the establishment didn't like, same as they did with the January 6 protestors.

Has Leftist Lawfare Created the Police State Yet?  [Scroll down]  The message to Joe Citizen is clear:  "If we can take down these people, including a U.S. president and billionaire and anyone who supports him, just imagine what we can do to you."  But that citizen doesn't have to imagine that message.  It is on clear display with the plight of those who wandered around the Capitol on January 6, with some who committed no violence, including seemingly being convicted for wearing a funny horned hat, sentenced to years of prison.  Many of these people have been incarcerated for years, some in solitary confinement, without even being charged, let alone tried, and without access either to medical care or the evidence that would likely exonerate them.  Of course, the mainstream does its part to justify such treatment with the mantra that January 6th represented a massive threat to American democracy.

The question of 'outside agitators'.  The willingness to face that reality when it suits their purposes contrasts with the Left's unwillingness to do so when it does not.  It was not that long ago that anyone raising the idea that government-sponsored agent provocateurs played a role on January 6 was immediately labeled a conspiracy theorist and ruthlessly censored.  The Pelosi-selected committee steadfastly refused to interview a single one of the prominent instigators video-taped on the scene.  The FBI stonewalled any questions about these persons, or the role played by anyone employed by the Deep State.  The complicit social media platforms dutifully silenced any such inconvenient questioning.  The use of "outside agitators" is not just consistent with what we are learning about today's campus protests, and other leftist movements such as BLM/Antifa.

Liz Cheney, January 6 Committee Suppressed Exonerating Evidence Of Trump's Push For National Guard.  Former Rep. Liz Cheney's January 6 Committee suppressed evidence that President Donald Trump pushed for 10,000 National Guard troops to protect the nation's capital, a previously hidden transcript obtained by The Federalist shows.  Cheney and her committee falsely claimed they had "no evidence" to support Trump officials' claims the White House had communicated its desire for 10,000 National Guard troops.  In fact, an early transcribed interview conducted by the committee included precisely that evidence from a key source.  The interview, which Cheney attended and personally participated in, was suppressed from public release until now.  Deputy Chief of Staff Anthony Ornato's first transcribed interview with the committee was conducted on January 28, 2022.  In it, he told Cheney and her investigators that he overheard White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows push Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to request as many National Guard troops as she needed to protect the city.

On January 6, did America's highest-level military officers willfully disobey their Commander in Chief?  Even the January 6 committee eventually conceded that President Trump had authorized the National Guard to be deployed on January 6. However, as events unfolded at the Capitol, the National Guard was nowhere to be seen.  It showed up hours later, only after the situation was such that Trump and his supporters were tarred as "insurrectionists" and targeted for arrests.  Now, a whistleblower has come forward to allege that one of Trump's problems was that military leadership, starting with Mark Milley, made the deliberate decision to ignore Trump's order.  That's court-martial stuff, along with the possibility of domestic terrorism and, ironically, insurrection.  Whenever thousands of people descend on a city, there should be a large police force in place.  And when hundreds of thousands come to D.C. to complain about an election outcome, the National Guard should be there.  And yet the troops weren't.

Military Brass Stripped Trump of His Power as Commander-in-Chief on J6.  The Daily Mail reported yesterday that whistleblower Colonel Earl Matthews said army leaders stripped Trump of his authority as commander-in-chief on January 6. He further claimed that they plotted to block orders to deploy the National Guard to the Capitol.  He said they ignored Donald Trump's authority.  Colonel Matthews told the Daily Mail that Mark Milley, then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and then-Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy plotted to disobey any orders handed down by Donald Trump.  They unreasonably assumed that the president would break the law and use the National Guard to stop certification of the 2020 presidential election results.

Feds Charge Former Government Employee With Falsely Implicating Co-Workers on Jan. 6 Capitol Breach Tip Line.  Federal prosecutors have charged a former government employee with submitting fake tips accusing several of his former co-workers of being involved in the unrest at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.  Court records indicate Miguel Eugenio Zapata, 37, was arrested in Chantilly, Virginia, on Thursday on a charge of making false statements to law enforcement.  A criminal complaint states Mr. Zapata submitted at least seven tips to the FBI's tipline, purporting to identify government employees and contractors he claimed were involved in unlawful activities at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.  The alleged false tips were submitted on Feb. 10, Feb. 16, Feb. 17, and April 11, 2021, as federal law enforcement officials began ramping up efforts to identify and arrest people who entered the capitol, and called on the general public to assist in identifying individuals in the crowd.  "None of the seven government employees and contractors were in Washington, D.C., on January 6 or attacked the Capitol," the complaint states.

House probe into Jan. 6 to expand, seek interviews with Pentagon officials and Democrat staff.  House Republicans are expanding their investigation into the January 6 Committee and the security failures that led to the Capitol breach, planning to add staff and pursue new lines of inquiry, the Chairman of the subcommittee leading the investigation told Just the News.  Rep. Barry Loudermilk, Chairman of the House Administration Subcommittee on Oversight, told the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show on Tuesday that he aims to publish a final report by this summer after seeking interviews with top Pentagon officials and any former January 6 committee staff willing to come forward.  So far, Loudermilk's investigation has spearheaded efforts to release thousands of hours of security footage from January 6, found that the Democrat-led select committee deleted hundreds of encrypted files, and has taken testimony from National Guard whistleblowers criticizing Pentagon leadership for its slow response to the riot at the Capitol.

Woman Who Held 'Q' Sign on Jan. 6 Convicted by Jury.  A 61-year-old Ohio woman has been convicted on a felony charge for her actions on Jan. 6, 2021, prosecutors announced on April 29.  Jurors convicted Therese Borgerding, the Ohio resident, on five counts.  A lawyer for Ms. Borgerding did not respond to a query.  The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia declined to comment.  Ms. Borgerding was charged in a superseding indictment in late 2023 with a felony count of civil disorder and four misdemeanors after initially only being charged with misdemeanors.

Federal Agents Drag J6 Political Prisoner Ryan Samsel To The Hole.  Earlier today, Alicia Powe at The Gateway Pundit exposed J6 insurrection leader James Ray Epps lying to the FBI in a leaked interview obtained by The Gateway Pundit.  After the release of this audio incriminating Epps, federal agents raided J6 political prisoner Ryan Samsel's jail cell and dragged him to solitary confinement in the hole of the Metropolitan Detention Center Brooklyn on Thursday night.  Epps repeatedly lied to authorities saying he was listening to President Trump's speech at the Ellipse when there is numerous video clips proving Epps was not being truthful.  Ray Epps was directing Trump supporters to the US Capitol for hours before the protests on Capitol Hill.  Epps later was one of the leading protesters who broke through the first and second set of barriers going to the US Capitol.

New Jan. 6 Details Emerge From 20,000 Hours of Newly Posted Video.  The more than 20,000 hours of Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol security video made public by a GOP-controlled House committee since November 2023 have started to fill in details long hidden by the now-defunct Jan. 6 Select Committee.  House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) ordered security video be uploaded to publicly accessible servers beginning last November.  Eventually, staff from the Committee on House Administration Subcommittee on Oversight established a channel on the video platform Rumble to store the footage.  "Today's release marks the halfway point of the estimated 40,000 hours we intend to publish," Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight, said on April 15.  "My staff has been working tirelessly to release all of the footage and ensure the American people receive the full, unaltered truth of the events surrounding Jan. 6, 2021.

The D.C. Court's fiendish plan if the Supremes overrule J6ers' 1512(c)(2) convictions.  The Supreme Court is deciding Fischer v.  United States, a case challenging how the DOJ and the D.C. court have been using 18 U.S.C. § 1512(c)(2) against January 6 defendants.  Because it's obvious that they've violated the most basic precepts of statutory interpretation, it's likely that the Supreme Court will reverse the conviction.  However, the D.C. court just issued an order establishing that defendants other than Joseph Fischer who use the decision to appeal their convictions will suffer an even worse fate.  This is a reminder that the "law" in Democrat enclaves is unconcerned with justice.  Instead, it exists to further the Democrat party's power. [...] The DOJ and D.C. court know that their interpretation of § 1512(c)(2) is likely to be reversed.  Even the most ideologically corrupt Supreme Court justice will have a very difficult time pretending that the statute can be extended beyond its manifest purpose of protecting evidence.  Any reversal will apply only to Joseph Fischer, the J6 defendant whose case is before the Supreme Court.  However, once the Court overturns his conviction, the way is clear for every other J6 defendant convicted using § 1512(c)(2) to challenge the conviction.

BLM Leader John Sullivan Who Sought to "Incite Violence" on Capitol Hill Is Sentenced to Six Years in Prison.  Antifa-BLM organizer John Sullivan was sentenced on Friday to six years in prison for his actions on January 6, 2021 at the US Capitol.  Antifa-Insurgence leader John Earl Sullivan was arrested in Utah after the US Capitol riots.  As reported previously, Antifa protester John Sullivan was caught on video posing as a Trump supporter during the rioting at the US Capitol on January 6th.  Footage obtained by the Gateway Pundit from militant Black Lives Matter and Antifa activist John Sullivan's Discord server shows the so-called "civil rights activist" reveling inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6 as he damaged federal property.  Sullivan has maintained in multiple interviews that he regularly attends protests only to record what's going on, but did not actively partake in the insurgence in Washington.  This was a lie.  He is a leader of the Utah Antifa-BLM movement and was previously arrested in Utah.

SCOTUS Justices Signal They May Grant Certiorari in Case of Peaceful J6 Protestor Russell Alford.  The United States Supreme Court reportedly signaled that they are considering granting Russell Alford, one of the few J6 defendants to refuse a plea deal, his petition for writ of certiorari, a move that only happens for roughly 1% of cases brought to SCOTUS.  Alford is one of the 75 January 6 defendants who joined The Gateway Pundit in our official request to RINO Speaker McCarthy last year for the government's January 6 footage.

Judge Shoots Down Effort to Identify FBI, Undercover Police on Jan. 6.  A federal judge in Washington D.C. has denied seven motions from a defendant seeking to identify FBI agents in Jan. 6 crowds and gain access to undercover videos shot by Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers, at least one of whom incited the crowds at the U.S. Capitol.  In a 22-page order, U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras ruled against William Pope on a range of motions filed in his Jan. 6 criminal case since May 2023.  Judge Contreras partially granted a government cross-motion to modify the evidence protective order in the case.  "I now have the most restricted discovery access conditions of any Jan 6 defendant," Mr. Pope wrote on X.  "All I'm asking for is a fair fight in court, but he's denying me rights to defend myself Pro Se that aren't denied to attorneys," Mr. Pope told The Epoch Times in a statement.

DOJ and Judge Chutkan, Not Trump, [are] to Blame for "Delay" in J6 Case.  The Supreme Court will hear history-making arguments on Thursday in the case of Donald J. Trump v United States.  For the first time, the highest court in the land will publicly debate the untested and unsettled question as to whether a former president is immune from criminal prosecution for his conduct in office.  And despite claims by Democrats, the news media, and self-proclaimed "legal experts" to the contrary, the matter is far from clear-cut.  The case arises from Special Counsel Jack Smith's four-count indictment against Trump related to the events of January 6 and alleged attempts to "overturn" the 2020 election.  Smith's flimsy indictment — two of four counts are currently under review by SCOTUS and the other two fall under similarly vague "conspiracy" laws — and an unprecedented ruling issued last year by U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan will be put to the test by the justices.  Chutkan, an Obama appointee who also imposed a wide-ranging gag order against Trump and his legal team, denied Trump's motion to dismiss the case based on presidential immunity.

People caught with guns and other weapons on January 5 and 6 who you've probably never heard of.  [Thread reader]  First up is Thomas Gronek from North Carolina who was on the Hippies for Trump bus that got pulled over on January 5. Gronek brought a pink Ruger 10/22 rifle, with 275 rounds of .22 ammo, and a black 9 mm Springfield handgun with 31 rounds of ammo.  Gronek was detained until February 18, 2021.  On April 1, 2022, his felony charge was pled down to misdemeanor attempted carry.  Gronek was sentenced to time served (about a month and a half) and a $50 fine.  Harlan Boen from Colorado was arrested on January 5 for carrying a Glock 23 at Freedom Plaza.  Boen allowed officers to pat him down, and then waived his Miranda rights.  Boen was released from custody the next day, January 6, but faced felony charges.  On December 15, 2021 he pled down to misdemeanor attempted carry, and received a suspended 45 day sentence (none served), a $50 fine, and 60 days of probation.  On January 6, 2021, MPD stopped Virginians Julian Snell and Thomas Wolfe during a gun interdiction and found two handguns in the vehicle.  They were charged with felonies, offered a misdemeanor plea deals, and then received deferred sentencing agreements with a diversion (charges disposed of completely) once they completed some community service.

Why SCOTUS Will Toss 350 J6 Convictions.  It's unlikely that many Americans sat down with a second cup of coffee and listened to last Tuesday's oral arguments before the Supreme Court in Fischer v. United States.  Nonetheless, it was an edifying tutorial on how the Department of Justice abused a federal law in order to charge J6 rioters with a serious felony.  The statute is part of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, passed in 2002 to prevent corporations from tampering with evidence to obstruct congressional inquiries or other official proceedings.  For 19 years, the law was used only for that purpose.  Then, in 2021, the DOJ redefined "official proceedings" to mean anything the government does, including certification of Electoral College votes.  This arbitrary revision became necessary because the actual "crimes" committed by most of the J6 defendants amounted to little more than trespassing and disorderly conduct.  This obviously conflicted with the narrative being pushed by President Biden, congressional Democrats and the corporate media, all of whom insisted from the beginning that the riot was a "deadly insurrection." Consequently, the DOJ had to come up with something that would sound more serious to the public than charging a few hundred knuckleheads with misdemeanors.

President Trump Did Not Incite the Jan. 6 Capitol Riot.  President Biden and others claim that President Trump incited the Capitol Riot, falsely described as an "insurrection," on January 6, 2021.  This belief explains Colorado's failed attempt to remove Trump's name from the ballot because he is an "insurrectionist," as well as a national YouGov poll that found that 54% of Americans approved of the Colorado action.  It is now used as a justification for Biden to refuse to debate Trump.  This claim remains a serious problem — not only for Trump, but for obtaining an accurate history of what happened on January 6.  A rational evaluation of Trump's words and actions, and other factors, demonstrates that this claim is nonsense.  If Trump wanted a riot, why would he repeatedly request National Guard troops for January 6?  On January 3, 2021, President Trump asked Secretary of Defense Miller and General Milley to assign National Guard troops to counter violence on January 6.  Miller responded, "We've got a plan and we've got it covered."  Troops could be legally provided only if requested by law enforcement.  The Capitol Police declined the Defense Department's offer of troops.

FBI Posthumously Investigated Ashli Babbitt for Felony Rioting.  The 62 pages of records Judicial Watch obtained from the Justice Department show that the FBI opened a criminal investigation of Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt after her killing and listed four "potential violations of federal law," including felony rioting and civil disorder.  She didn't riot.  She tried to crawl through a broken window inside the Capitol.  They rewarded Ashli Babbitt's killer while maliciously investigating a murdered woman.  They decided not to charge her after her death.  The newly obtained records include January 14, 2021, Electronic Communication indicating that eight days after Babbitt's death, under "Case ID#: 176-SD-3367083 (U) Ashli Elizabeth Babbitt," a posthumous investigation was initiated from San Diego, California.

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Report: January 6 Committee Democrats Say They Fear Trump Will Put Them in Jail.  House Democrats who led an investigation into former President Donald Trump's role in the January 6 Capitol riot say they are worried about their safety and being arrested if the former president wins reelection.  They fretted to CBS News in a recent piece about a March 18 Trump post on Truth Social that said former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) "should go to Jail along with the rest of the Unselect Committee!"  Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who has consistently fundraised off all Democrat investigations and impeachments of Trump, told the network, "My wife and I have had conversations about what life would look like if the worst happened...  You can't avoid the conversations about 'What if?'  And I have to think about my own personal safety."  [Tweet]

The Lie Told To The Supreme Court By DOJ's Solicitor General During Oral Argument in Fischer v. United States.  I listened very closely — twice — to the audio of the oral argument before the Supreme Court on April 16 in the case of Fischer v.  United States, concerning whether the Department of Justice's use of a particular criminal "obstruction of justice" statute to prosecute defendants charged in connection with the Capitol protest on January 6, 2021.  The question before the Court is whether DOJ's use of the particular statute — 18 U.S.C. Sec. 1512(c)(2) — is consistent with the purposes for which Congress passed that statute to criminalize wide-scale document destruction of business records by the accounting firm Arthur Andersen ahead of the DOJ investigation into ENRON.  This article isn't about the overall nature of the oral argument or what it might portend for the outcome of the case — that's a deeper dive that is going to require more time than I have right now.  This article is about the exchange over sentences imposed on January 6 defendants who have been convicted on of violating Sec. 1512(c)(2), and the duplicity of the Solicitor General on the subject when she tried to "pour cold water" on concerns expressed by multiple Justices over the use of "20 year felony" to address actions by defendants on that day.

Oral Argument In J6 SCOTUS Case Lays Bare DOJ's Partisan Lawfare.  The Supreme Court heard oral argument Tuesday in a criminal appeal challenging the Biden administration's use of a catch-all provision in a federal statute focused on the destruction of evidence to charge hundreds of J6 defendants with a 20-year felony.  Over the course of the hour-long argument, the government made clear its view that the federal statute at issue, 18 U.S.C. 1512(c)(2), had an expansive reach — other than when Antifa burns a courthouse, a member of Congress pulls a fire alarm, or mostly peaceful protesters delay court or congressional proceedings.  Anyone paying the slightest attention to the Biden administration's prosecution of J6 protesters and its slap-on-the-wrist coddling of other protesters knows there's a double standard in play.  But the justices' questioning of the Biden administration during Tuesday's oral argument in Fischer v. United States forced the government to attempt to justify that disparate treatment.

Justice Clarence Thomas Grills DOJ Lawyer on January 6 'Obstruction' Statute.  The US Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments in Fischer v.  United States and at issue is statute 18 USC §1512(c)(2):
  Whoever corruptly —
  (1) alters, destroys, mutilates, or conceals a record, document, or other object, or attempts to do so, with the intent to impair the object's integrity or availability for use in an official proceeding; or
  (2) otherwise obstructs, influences, or impedes any official proceeding, or attempts to do so, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.
The Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision on Fischer v United States this summer which means hundreds of J6 cases could be upended.  Biden's corrupt DOJ has charged more than 300 J6ers with 18 USC §1512(c)(2).  Additionally, two of the four charges against Trump in Jack Smith's DC case are conspiracy to obstruct so the Supreme Court's ruling could torpedo the special counsel's case against Trump as well.

Justice Gorsuch Lays Waste to the Biden Administration's Argument for Jail Sentences.  The Supreme Court heard arguments in the Fischer v.  United States case, which related to whether the DC Court of Appeals "erred in construing 18 U.S.C. § 1512 obstruction of congressional inquiries and investigations, to include acts unrelated to investigations and evidence," according to SCOTUSblog.  This criminal statute was slapped against hundreds of January 6 defendants, many serving years behind bars.  During oral arguments, Justice Neil Gorsuch poked holes in the Biden Justice Department's case, listing four instances of "obstructing a Congressional proceeding," mentioning Rep. Jamaal Bowman's (D-NY) fire alarm stunt last year:  [Tweet with video clip]  The best part is when the Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar said they would need evidence of intent in these circumstances.  "Oh, they intend to do it alright," replied Gorsuch.  In March, a federal appeals court ruled that up to 100 January 6 defendants might have had their jail sentences improperly enhanced.

Justice Neil Gorsuch Blows Up Department of Injustice's Case Against J6 Protesters.  The United States Supreme Court is holding arguments in Fischer v.  US, a case that could reduce criminal charges filed against more than 350 Trump supporters who participated in the US Capitol protest on January 6, 2021.  The Department of Injustice (DOJ) is using a statute called "obstructed a Congressional proceeding" to prosecute hundreds of these protesters simply for exercising their First Amendment rights.  This statute is a serious felony with the potential of 20 years behind bars.  CNN notes that this case also has implications for President Donald Trump, who was charged by corrupt special counsel Jack Smith for exercising his First Amendment rights on that fateful day.

The Deep State's Accelerating Attacks On Trump Show A Consciousness Of Guilt.  The J6 "insurrection that wasn't" was a Democrat effort to entrap and delegitimize Trump and his supporters and to disqualify Trump's candidacy.  Evidence shows that then-Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, spearheaded the plan by limiting security at this significant political event and then leading the impeachment against Trump for leading and inciting an insurrection, which she followed with a show trial (the illegitimate J6 Special Committee).  That committee, without due process, referred Trump to the DOJ for criminal prosecution.  Several states followed suit to remove Trump from the ballot based on the J6 Committee's findings.  The DOJ and several states then indicted Trump for bogus criminal actions, i.e., falsely claiming the 2020 election was rigged.  There is a growing body of evidence supporting the claim that there was election fraud.  Furthermore, questioning the results of an election is protected political free speech.

TSA Covering Up 'Quiet Skies' 'Terror' Watchlist On People Who Were In DC On J6.  [Video clip only.]

Supreme Court Will Hear Arguments on Thursday That Could Overturn Convictions of Hundreds of J6 Rioters.  On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear a case that could impact the 2024 presidential election and lead to the release of or reduction in sentences for hundreds of January 6 rioters.  Before the trials began, the J6 prosecutors decided that the most serious charge they could get a conviction for was an obstruction charge.  The prosecutors were alleging that the rioters obstructed an official proceeding of Congress, making the crime eligible to be prosecuted for anyone who "corruptly alters, destroys, mutilates, or conceals a record, document, or otherr object, or attempts to do so, with the intent to impair the object's integrity or availability for use in an official proceeding; or (2) otherwise obstructs, influences, or impedes any official proceeding, or attempts to do so."  There are two points of contention for defense attorneys.  The first is the definition "corruptly" and the second is the "otherwise" wording that leads, they say, to an overly broad interpretation of the statute.  The case involves Joseph W. Fischer, an off-duty Pennsylvania police officer, who is facing several charges as a result of his admitted participation in the riot.

CIA Officer Admits To Undercover Journalist That FBI Agents Attended January 6 Protest At Capitol.  An official with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) told an undercover journalist that members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) were in attendance at the protests at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, and also highlighted methods that intelligence agencies use to disempower political opponents.  Gavin O'Blennis, a self-proclaimed Contracting Officer for the CIA and former member of the FBI, was caught on camera by an undercover journalist with Sound Investigations as he discussed January 6. O'Blennis claimed that former President Donald Trump incited a riot before going on to say that roughly 20 undercover FBI agents were in the crowd.

Bombshell Hearing Set, Three D.C. National Guard Officers to Expose January 6th Committee.  The now-defunct January 6th committee is set to take another gut punch after the emergence of three whistleblowers from the Washington D.C. National Guard.  According to The Daily Mail, which first reported the revelation, the three officers will testify that then-President Donald Trump and then-Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller did approve the deployment of the guard to help secure the Capitol Grounds.  A hearing has been set for Wednesday in front of the House Oversight Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Barry Loudermilk.

National Guard Whistleblowers to Testify They Were Ready to Be Deployed on Jan. 6 But Pentagon Delayed Orders.  As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser were both warned about the security situation prior to January 6th and both of them turned down National Guard troops at the US Capitol that day.  Pelosi and Mayor Muriel Bowser turned down thousands of National Guard troops at the Capitol on January 6 for political reasons.  Chris Wray's FBI also refused to notify the Trump administration and his cabinet secretaries that they believed there could be violence like the mass protests at the Capitol that took place that day.  Nancy Pelosi also refused the National Guard at the US Capitol due to politics.

Call to Action for J6 Political Prisoner Jake Lang Who Has Been Put in Solitary Confinement with All Communication Cut.  J6 political prisoner Jake Lang has been moved to solitary confinement and has had all communications cut off.  Even his attorney, Steve Metcalf, is unable to reach him.

Exposing Corruption at FBI: Whistleblowers Share Their Stories.  Garret O'Boyle and Stephen Friend dedicated years of their lives to serving their country in the FBI. But when they began to question some of the decisions being made within the bureau, they were suspended. [...] After questioning some of the decisions being made within the FBI, O'Boyle was unexpectedly suspended from the bureau in 2022.  Friend has a story similar to O'Boyle's.  He was assigned to work on Jan. 6 cases, but raised concerns when he was informed that a SWAT team was to be used to arrest a man who was at the Capitol on Jan. 6, despite the fact that the man had agreed to cooperate with the investigation.  Friend said he told his superiors, "We should not be doing this.  There's other avenues to do it," referring to arresting the man.  Shortly thereafter, Friend was suspended from the FBI.

"There's No Court That's Found President Trump Tried to Steal the Election, Tried to Derail the Election or Tried to Start and Insurrection" — Robert Kennedy.  Independent Presidential Candidate Robert Kennedy, Jr. described his recent interview with CNN host Erin Burnet when he famously explained how Joe Biden is more of a threat to democracy than Donald Trump.  [Video clip]

FBI Quietly Releases Unclassified File on Ashli Babbitt, During the Solar Eclipse.  While most Americans were dialed in on the solar eclipse, the FBI quietly released unclassified documents regarding Ashli Babbitt, the Air Force veteran whom a Capitol Police officer killed on January 6th.  On April 8th, the FBI released a highly redacted 69-page file on details of Ashli Babbitt's death, military background, and testimonies on Babbitt's character.  On page three of the file, it was written, "BABBITT is deceased, and therefore, this case is not being nominated to TSDB."  TSDB stands for "the terrorist screening data.["]

Compare January 6 to this incident:
Anti-Israel Protesters Shut Down Senate Cafeteria, Capitol Police Make 50 Arrests.  In yet another raucous display, a group of anti-Israel protesters marched into the Senate cafeteria on Tuesday to demonstrate against U.S. support of the Jewish state in its war against Hamas in Gaza.  The incident is the latest in a series of protests and rallies staged by anti-Israel and pro-Hamas activists arguing against Israel's effort to eliminate the terrorist group.  The demonstrations resulted in the arrests of 50 people.  The activists strode through the building, yelling chants such as "Senate can't eat until Gaza eats" and "Children are starving in Gaza."

Trump Should Talk More About January 6, Not Less.  The once relevant political consultant Karl Rove made a bid to gain attention Wednesday by scolding former President Donald Trump for his vow to pardon January 6 defendants.  "One of the critical mistakes made in this campaign is that Donald Trump has now said, 'I'm going to pardon those people because they're hostages,'" Rove said in an interview on MSNBC.  "No, they're not.  They're thugs."  Having watched countless hours of January 6 footage in researching my forthcoming book, Ashli:  The Untold Story of the Women of January 6, I feel safe to say that Rove has no idea what he is talking about.  I would also argue that Trump should talk more about January 6, not less.  The Capitol protest/riot lasted a little more than three hours.  The Biden witch hunt has lasted more than three years and shows no sign of easing up.  Trump is the only one with platform enough to expose this ongoing evil.  And evil it is.  Of the ten female "thugs" that I profile, the worst crime any one of them committed was to help break a window.  That woman, Rachel Powell, a 40-something mother of eight, is now serving a 57-month prison sentence.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.  Undercuts Democrats on January 6: 'Little Evidence of a True Insurrection'.  Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. issued a statement on the January 6 prosecutions Friday, saying that while violent rioters deserved to be punished, many prosecutions of non-violent protesters were excessive.  Kennedy's statement undercuts the Democratic Party's effort to portray the 2024 election as a "defense of democracy" and a referendum on the so-called "insurrection," which Democrats blame on former President Donald Trump.

71-Year-Old Grandma Convicted on All Charges by DC Jury After Praying in Capitol on Jan. 6.  A Washington, D.C., jury convicted Rebecca Lavrenz of Falcon, Colorado, known on social media as the "J6 Praying Grandma," of four federal misdemeanor charges Thursday related to her participation in the Jan. 6, 2021, incursion of the U.S. Capitol.  The 71-year-old faces up to a year in prison and more than $200,000 in fines, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported.  According to federal court documents, Lavrenz's crimes were entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct in a restricted area, disorderly conduct in the Capitol Building, and parading, demonstrating or picketing in the Capitol.

71-Year-Old Grandma Convicted on All Charges by DC Jury After Praying in Capitol on Jan. 6.  A Washington, D.C., jury convicted Rebecca Lavrenz of Falcon, Colorado, known on social media as the "J6 Praying Grandma," of four federal misdemeanor charges Thursday related to her participation in the Jan. 6, 2021, incursion of the U.S. Capitol.  The 71-year-old faces up to a year in prison and more than $200,000 in fines, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported.  According to federal court documents, Lavrenz's crimes were entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct in a restricted area, disorderly conduct in the Capitol Building, and parading, demonstrating or picketing in the Capitol.

Another J6er Gets Over 7 Years in Prison..  U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth handed down a sentence of over seven years in prison to Taylor James Johnatakis for his role in leading an 'attack' on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.  Videos provided as evidence showed Johnatakis using a megaphone to direct a crowd against a line of police.  Johnatakis allegedly led other rioters on a charge against a police line.  Lamberth asserted Johnatakis "barked commands" over his megaphone and gave step-by-step instructions for overpowering law enforcement officers.  "In any angry mob, there are leaders and there are followers.  Mr. Johnatakis was a leader.  He knew what he was doing that day," the judge said before sentencing Johnatakis to seven years and three months.  The prosecution was seeking a nine-year prison sentence.  Johnatakis was arrested in February 2021 and has been jailed since November 2023, when jurors convicted him of seven counts, including obstruction of the January 6, 2021, joint session of Congress certifying Joe Biden's 2020 electoral victory.

Biased Federal Judge Handling January 6 Cases Goes on CNN to Rip Trump in Unprecedented TV Interview.  In an appalling violation of the code of ethics, US District Judge Reggie Walton went on CNN to speak publicly about pending legal matters.  Judge Walton, a Bush appointee, spoke with CNN's Kaitlan Collins Thursday evening about threats he has received after he called Trump a "charlatan" and rendered excessive punishment to J6 defendants.  "I've had more threats than what used to be the case," the judge said referring to a January 6 case he oversaw.  Even Kaitlan Collins conceded that it is "rare that we get to hear from a sitting federal judge."

Judge Rebukes DOJ Arguments Against Release of Jan. 6 Defendant.  A Jan. 6 defendant seeking to be released from prison was granted in part by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia this week.  The order, signed by U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden on March 26, will grant the release of Kevin Seefried, a defendant convicted for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol breach, pending the appeal of his conviction.  This decision comes despite stark warnings from the Justice Department regarding the implications of such a move.  Mr. Seefried received a three-year prison sentence for obstructing an official proceeding among other charges, facing a potential maximum sentence of 23 years.  After his conviction, he appealed and requested release pending appeal, a request that gained new relevance when the Supreme Court decided to review a related case, Fischer v. United States, which could impact many Jan. 6 defendants.

Some Men Just Want...  Why would anyone who purportedly cares about the welfare of his parents, spouse, or children, not to mention his fellow man, think it's a good idea to hamstring law enforcement while making it easier for criminals to roam the streets?  Or useful to allow the mentally ill to roam the subways while arresting good Samaritans seeking to protect their fellow riders?  Or prudent to allow some folks to riot, causing deaths, injuries and destruction — even during a pandemic — while other folks go to prison for a long, long time for taking a walk in the Capitol, with the Capitol Police kindly opening the doors and providing tours?

The expected tantrum of madness should Biden actually lose the election.  Right now a rational look at both the polling trends and the disastrous consequences of Joe Biden's presidency all suggest the American public is screaming for a change.  The historic shift in the black and hispanic populations to Trump and away from the Democratic Party underlines these trends quite clearly.  These trends are further underlined by the presence of two different moderate-left alternative presidential tickets, both drawing the bulk of their support from the Democrats. [...] Expect the Democrats to do everything they can think of to invalid the election in the courts.  There will be numerous lawsuits, innumerable demands for recounts, and a strong effort by congressional Democrats to refuse to certify the election.  And they will be backed up by their own voters, 57% of whom would support a refusal to certify a Trump election victory.  Talk about irony.  These same Democrats have screamed "Insurrection!" for four years because some Republicans called for the same thing in 2020, and did so because of legitimate concerns about voter fraud.  Now the Democrats will call for the same thing, not because of any evidence of voter fraud but because they simply lost.

Mop-Up Man:  Is This Former ATF Agent Running the J6 Pipe Bomb Coverup?  We have long maintained that the two smoking guns of the January 6 Fedsurrection are the curious case of Ray Epps, on the one hand, and the RNC/DNC pipe bomb hoax, on the other.  Our extensive reporting on the case of Epps enjoyed a natural assist from the fact that the now-iconic video of Epps urging the crowd to go "into the Capitol" and the subsequent chants from the crowd of "Fed, Fed, Fed" were seemingly tailor-made to go viral.  While our ground-breaking reporting on January 6 had been no less comprehensive and no less damning, for the longest time it lacked a corresponding video clip to help carry this historic scandal into mainstream attention.  All of this changed when we drew attention to a certain explosive (no pun intended) surveillance video that had quietly and with great reluctance been released by the Capitol Police thanks to the persistent efforts of Thomas Massie, who has valiantly used his Congressional perch to advance our body of research on the January 6 pipe bomb.

Jan. 6 Defendant Released Early After Supreme Court Takes Case That Could Shorten Sentence.  A federal judge has released a man sentenced to three years behind bars concerning actions during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol Building after the Supreme Court took up a case that could have affected his sentence and that of hundreds of others.  Kevin Seefried, a resident of Laurel, Del., was handed a felony conviction of obstructing an official proceeding.  Furthermore, Seefried received a 12-month and 6-month sentence for misdemeanor charges.  According to the Department of Justice, Seefried and his son Hunter were among the first people to enter the Capitol during the January 6th insurrection.  They were also photographed carrying a Confederate flag while inside.  According to Newsweek, the obstruction charge is at the center of the case that the nation's highest court has taken up.

DC US Attorney Matthew Graves Fights to Keep J6ers Charged with 'Obstruction' Statute Jailed Pending SCOTUS Decision.  Last week US Attorney from DC Matthew Graves fired a warning shot to the US Supreme Court — and J6ers serving time for 18 USC §1512(c)(2), the 'obstruction' statute pending before SCOTUS.  Graves threatened to seek more prison time for the J6ers if the Supreme Court reverses the obstruction statute this summer. [...] The Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision on Fischer v United States this summer which means hundreds of J6 cases could be upended.  Biden's corrupt DOJ has charged more than 300 J6ers with 18 USC §1512(c)(2).  Additionally, two of the four charges against Trump in Jack Smith's DC case are conspiracy to obstruct so the Supreme Court's ruling could torpedo the special counsel's case against Trump as well.  If the Supreme Court reverses the statute and jailed J6ers ask for release, the DOJ will respond with a request for consecutive sentences and enhancements.

Liz Cheney's Jan. 6 Committee Was So Vicious That [the] Secretary of Defense Himself Felt Threatened.  How partisan and savage was the House's kangaroo committee on the Capitol incursion?  Run by a cadre of far-left Democrats and NeverTrumper Republican Liz Cheney, it was bad enough that Chris Miller, acting defense secretary at the end of former President Donald Trump's administration, said he was threatened into remaining silent.  In an interview with the U.K. Daily Mail published on Friday, Miller said the committee told him they would "make his life hell" if he maintained that Trump authorized a National Guard presence to maintain order in the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.  The National Guard was not deployed at the Capitol that day until after most of the violence had taken place.

Kash Patel claims he was smeared by the January 6 committee.  Kash Patel has faced a years-long smear campaign aimed at discrediting his testimony to the Select Committee investigating January 6 that he claims proves Donald Trump did not engage in insurrection.  Central to the panel's argument that Trump incited the Capitol riot and is an 'insurrectionist' is their finding that he did not 'deploy' the National Guard to Washington, D.C. as his supporters descended on the Capitol.  But Patel testified, and reiterated to DailyMail.com in an interview, that Trump did verbally authorize National Guard deployment during an Oval Office meeting on January 3, 2021 — three days before the now infamous riot.

Ronna McDaniel, Now Paid by NBC, Fully Rips Off Her Mask: 'I Condemn What Happened on January 6'.  Ronna McDaniel appeared on Sunday's "Meet the Press," but not as an NBC News political analyst as was assumed after a Friday announcement that she'd joined the network.  Instead, her appearance was as an interviewee, in a pre-scheduled interview with host Kristin Welker.  Welker asked McDaniel about a bunch of hot-button topics but first asked about her record at the RNC, highlighting that one RNC committee member called McDaniel a "failed chair" and asking if McDaniel deserved to still be in her role after the shellacking the party repeatedly suffered at the ballot box during her tenure.  Of course, McDaniel believes she did a great job, and any shortcomings were because of the candidates running, or Donald Trump and his supporters.  Anyone but Ronna.

The Editor says...
One reason nobody is fighting the indefinite jail time for misdemeanor offenses on January 6 is that many of the people who pretend to be "working for you" in Washington are just like Ronna McDaniel.  They tout the conservative talking points until the day their jobs no longer depend on it, and then they'll tell you what they really think.

Former Trump Defense Sec Says Liz Cheney, J6 Committee Threatened to 'Make My Life Hell' If He Contradicted Their Preferred Narrative.  Donald Trump's former acting Secretary of Defense, Chris Miller, has revealed that he felt "threatened" by former Congresswoman Liz Cheney and other members of the January 6th Committee after he refused to endorse their version of events.  In an interview with Daily Mail, Miller said that he became "fearful" of the panel's tactics after they tried to stop him making claims that ran contrary to their preferred narrative.  According to Miller, the panel were particularly upset by a Fox News interview he gave with Trump national security official Kash Patel in which he pointed out that the former president authorized the National Guard to step in quell the protests taking place in and around the Capitol.  "The two of us were on [the Fox News show] and the next day my lawyer got a call from the Jan. 6 staff director — I forgot exactly who it was — but basically saying, very legalistic:  'Well, if your client has additional information he wants to share, we'd be happy to have him re-interviewed,'" Miller explained.

What Was the CIA Doing at the January 6 Riot?  It was like old home week for the alphabet agencies at their reunion at the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021.  In addition to all kinds of feds, assets, narcs, PCs, informants, and other characters from the Department of Defense, FBI, Department of Homeland Security, ATF, and the Department of Justice, you can add CIA to the party.  What were they doing there?  What a fantastic question.  Judicial Watch sued in federal court to uncover January 6 documents relating to "records and communications regarding shots being fired inside the U.S. Capitol, as well as requests for Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Special Response Team assistance on January 6, 2021."  Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch wondered what the agency, which is not allowed to operate domestically, was doing there.  ["]Why didn't the Pelosi January 6 commission, as corrupt as it was, not disclose the CIA involvement?  What were they used for?  Were they investigating foreign intelligence operations?  Were they investigating American citizens?  What else have they done related to January 6?["]  Judicial Watch received ATF documents showing that the CIA had multiple operators there that day.

House May Refer Members of January 6 Committee for Prosecution.  House Oversight Committee chairman Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) announced this week that the House may refer members of the partisan January 6 Committee to the Department of Justice for alleged misconduct involving document concealment and destruction.  During his ongoing investigation into the January 6 Committee's activities, Loudermilk revealed that the Committee had disposed of documents and records despite being warned by then-incoming Speaker of the House Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to preserve all records.  This news comes in the wake of a House report that found that the Democrat-led committee withheld exculpatory evidence about Trump from the public. [...] Loudermilk specifically called out Rep. Bennie Thompson, (D-Miss.), the previous head of the Jan 6 Select Committee, suggesting that Thompson relinquished decision-making authority to ex-Rep. Liz Cheney.  "There's still documents that we need to get hold of.  We still don't have passwords for the encrypted documents," Loudermilk said.  "It's amazing that you know, when I asked the former Chairman Bennie Thompson, 'all I want you to do is give me the passwords.'  He said, 'I don't even know what you're talking about.'  Well, I think it's coming down to he probably didn't, because now new information we're getting is that Liz Cheney ran that committee."

January 6: The CIA got in on the fun.  [Scroll down]  There were no bombs at the Capitol.  I've been reporting on the murder of Ashli Babbitt, and the cover up protecting her Capitol Police murderer from the beginning.  Not only was her murder a textbook case of a bad shoot, her killer, Michael Byrd, a man known for incompetence with his handgun, was promoted.  Judicial Watch has filed a wrongful death lawsuit regarding Babbitt.  Hopefully, that suit will eventually expose more [Biden administration] abuses.  The CIA is supposed to be legally prevented from engaging in spying or law enforcement in America.  Counter Espionage is the province of the FBI, but during the [Biden administration], both agencies have become even more weaponized than they were under Barack Obama.  Obviously, both are now turned inward, focusing on suppressing the political enemies of the [Biden administration]:  Normal Americans.

The Face of Democrat Justice.  January 6, 2021 — Nancy Pelosi led the congressional electoral vote process.  The strategy was to have various Republican members of the House and Senate challenge votes in states where election fraud was suspected.  This could change the outcome of the election.  During the vote a mob broke into the congressional chambers.  Members left for six hours while the building was secured.  When Congress reconvened, unchallenged electoral votes were accepted, and Vice President Mike Pence announced Joe Biden as the winner.

CIA Involved in January 6 Response — Deployed Bomb Techs, Dog Teams, Texts Reveal.  Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch obtained a tranche of emails that further prove the CIA played a key role in January 6.  According to the records obtained by Judicial Watch through a June 5 FOIA lawsuit, CIA bomb technicians were sent over to the so-called 'bombs' found at the RNC and DNC headquarters.  They also had dog teams on standby.  Per Judicial Watch:  A heavily redacted series of text messages from redacted sources state, "Command post is at JERSEY and D St SE."  Three additional recipients are added to the text group at 1:21 p.m., one of whom reports:  "Just made contact with [redacted] FBI is reporting an additional 3 possible devices for a total of 5 now."  A response follows:  "Do you have the locations of the other devices?"  The reply is:  "Not yet, the FBI is going to pass it on.  I believe one was located at the gates to the Power Plant."  The following text states:  "LEO's [Law Enforcement Officers] being attacked on the west side of Capitol with pieces of the restraining fence.  Some officers injured."

The J6 backup plan.  Does anyone remember the pipe bombs planted near the DNC and RNC on January 6, 2021, when the Electoral College voted to confirm the BidenDemolitioncrat theft of the 2020 election?  Many questions remain about this incident.
  [#1]   Why was Kamala at the DNC building, rather than at the Capitol rejoicing in her Coronation as VP?  No explanation ever!
  [#2]   Why were all three security cameras always focused on the DNC building turned away "just in time" to avoid video of the placing of the "bomb"?
  [#3]   Why were Capitol Police dispatches concerning the pipe bomb moved to Channel 3 and remain hidden from the public and Congress?
  [#4]   Why did Secret Service agents and D.C. police mill about the SW side of the DNC building near the "bomb"?
  [#5]   Why were teenagers allowed to walk past the bomb site?
  [#6]   Why were several commuter trains headed to and from Union Station allowed to pass dangerously close to the DNC building while the bomb was in place?
[...] The conduct of authorities at the "bomb scene" leads to the conclusion that everyone involved knew the "bomb" was a hoax.  The reason for the "bomb hoax" is as plain as the nose on my face — a "Back-Up Plan" in the event ANTIFA, BLM, the CIA, and the FBI failed to incite a riot on January 6, 2021.

J6 Committee's Suppressed Evidence Scandal Exonerates Trump From 'Insurrection' Narrative.  The greatest con job ever to happen in American politics is the false Jan. 6 "insurrection" narrative.  The singular mission of this narrative is to stop Donald Trump from ever setting foot in the Oval Office again.  A key pillar of the left's propaganda about insurrection is to distort the truth surrounding whether Trump authorized, prior to Jan. 6, the deployment of National Guard troops to keep order on that day.  The main architect of this disinformation campaign is former Congresswoman Liz Cheney.  During my time on Capitol Hill as the chief investigator for the House Intelligence Committee, I remember briefing then-Congresswoman Cheney on the critical findings of the Russiagate investigation in 2017.  Cheney consumed the information in an apolitical fashion, a promising characteristic for someone in such an important position.  However, this ended when she must have decided that Trump threatened her dynastic political existence and endangered her father's empire in the defense-industrial complex.  Joining the most fraudulent committee in congressional history, Cheney shed her impartiality, catching the same virus that has infected the swamp, one constitutional arsonist at a time, Trump Derangement Syndrome.  For over three years, I have done countless media interviews, answered numerous subpoenas, and testified before congressional committees and grand juries about the 45th president's actions regarding the National Guard in the lead-up to Jan. 6, 2021.  Unfortunately for the propaganda press, the truth never changed, nor did any of my testimony.

Bureau of Prisons Tells Rep. Andy Ogles It Refuses to Transfer Unjustly Imprisoned J6 Defendant Stewart Parks to Minimum Security Satellite Camp.  A Federal Bureau of Prison (BOP) official on Wednesday formally refused the written request by Representative Andy Ogles (R-TN-05) to move unjustly imprisoned January 6 defendant Stewart Parks to the minimum security satellite camp located at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Memphis.  Despite Parks being a nonviolent, first-time offender convicted after he merely entered the U.S. Capitol on January 6, the letter by BOP Legislative Affairs Chief David Mapp claims the medium security prison is an "appropriate facility" for the Tennessee entrepreneur and former congressional candidate.  Ogles originally sent his letter to FCI Memphis Warden F.J. Bowers last month following reporting by The Tennessee Star which offered details from Parks about what he experienced inside the prison.  The congressman asked Bowers to reply by February 17.

Democrats' Jan. 6 panel withheld crucial evidence, including denial from Trump driver: new report.  The House Democrat-led Jan. 6 committee withheld crucial evidence from the public, including witness interviews that conflicted with the testimony of star witness Cassidy Hutchinson and her claim then-President Donald Trump tried to commandeer his presidential SUV and take it to the U.S. Capitol that day, House Republicans declared in an explosive new report Monday [3/11/2024].  The House Administration Subcommittee on Oversight, chaired by Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., released its first findings from its year-long probe into Capitol security failures on Jan. 6, 2021, and the initial Democrat effort to investigate the incident.  The report provided evidence contradicting several claims that Democrats made in their final report in December 2022.  For the first time, Loudermilk's report released information from the Secret Service driver who took Trump to his Jan. 6, 2021 speech on the Ellipse and back to the White House.  The driver, who wasn't identified by name, directly contradicted Hutchinson's story about Trump trying to grab the wheel of the presidential SUV and take it to the Capitol, the report said.

Report Confirms Liz Cheney's Corruption in Handling of J6.  This week, we heard that three days before the J6 riot/rally, Liz Cheney orchestrated the letter from ten living Pentagon chiefs who said the time for contesting the election "has passed," and the military [National Guard included] can't be involved.  On J6, the Acting Secretary of Defense Miller wouldn't send the National Guard for hours.  Cheney hid exculpatory evidence that showed Donald Trump did request the National Guard.  Cheney keeps saying he didn't order them up, but the President can't do that, and she knows it.  Now we have Barry Loudermilk's report confirming her deceit and manipulation.  She needs to face justice for what she has done.  Maybe she will skate, but that would be an injustice.  Rep. Barry Loudermilk's report on the J6 panel is devastating if people pay attention.  Cheney surprised her own J6 committee with Cassidy Hutchinson's invented story about what happened in the presidential SUV on Jan. 6.

Ex-Trump Adviser Peter Navarro [has been] Ordered to Prison Next Week.  Peter Navarro, a former trade adviser to President Donald Trump who was convicted of contempt of Congress, has been ordered to report to prison next week.  Arrival at a Miami detention facility on or before March 19 will see him begin serving a four-month sentence for refusing to comply with an order from the now-defunct House Jan. 6 select committee.

Trump takes victory lap after Secret Service driver disputes Democrats' J6 narrative.  Former President Donald Trump claimed vindication Monday after new evidence released by Congress undercut two sensational claims Democrats made about him during the Jan. 6 investigation, including that he tried to commandeer his Secret Service vehicle that day to go to the Capitol and never offered National Guard troops for extra protection ahead of the fateful event.  "These were made-up, fabricated stories," Trump told Just the News in an exclusive interview.  Trump spoke hours after the House Administration Oversight Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., released transcripts and other evidence in an interim report that concluded the Democrat-run House Select Committee on Jan, 6 withheld from the public evidence that contradicted its final conclusions.  That evidence included an interview with the Secret Service driver of the presidential SUV, who directly contradicted former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, the Democrats' star witness during their 2022 nationally televised hearing, and disputed her claim Trump tried to grab the wheel of the presidential car known as "The Beast" and tried to strangle a Secret Service agent in a desperate effort to get his detail to go the Capitol where the Jan. 6, 2021, riot was happening.

House GOP opens probe into Democrat J6 panel 'collusion' with Atlanta prosecutor pursuing Trump.  Republican congressional investigators have opened an inquiry into the extent of "collusion" between the Democrat-run House Jan. 6 committee and the Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis during her prosecution of Donald Trump.  In a status report released Monday, the House Administration Oversight Subcommittee chaired by Rep. Barry.  Loudermilk, R-Ga., said that it located a letter in which Willis in 2021 asked for the House Democrats to send her any evidence that would further her prosecution of Trump.  The committee said it was concerned that the Democrat-run investigation led by Reps.  Benny Thompson and Liz Cheney may have shared evidence such as video depositions with Willis's office while not providing them to the Republicans that took over the House chamber in 2023.  The Republicans raised their concerns in chapter of the report Monday entitled "collusion with Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis."

House Committee Releases Report Showcasing How Pelosi's J6 Committee Was Used for Politics and Lawfare.  The House Subcommittee on Oversight released a report and overview highlighting just how political the J6 committee was.  The report outlines how Nancy Pelosi structured the J6 committee for political intents, and the longer report showcases the evidence of how Liz Cheney assisted. [...] The "J6 committee staff" that led the conversations with Fani Willis is a person, and that person's name is Mary McCord.  As the lead in the J6 staff effort, there is simply no way to believe the committee staff that met with Fani Willis did not include McCord.
  •   McCord submitted the fraudulent FISA application to spy on Trump campaign.
  •   McCord created the "Logan Act" claim used against Michael Flynn and then went with Sally Yates to confront the White House.
  •   McCord then left the DOJ and went to work for Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler.
  •   McCord organized the CIA rule changes with Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson.
  •   McCord led and organized the impeachment effort, in the background, using the evidence she helped create.
  •   McCord joined the FISA Court to protect against DOJ IG Michael Horowitz newly gained NSD oversight and FISA review.
  •   McCord joined the J6 Committee helping to create all the lawfare angles they deployed.
  •   McCord then coordinated with DA Fani Willis in Georgia.
  •   McCord is working with Special Counsel Jack Smith to prosecute Trump.

New Information on Liz Cheney's Deceit and Perverse Actions Surrounding Events on Jan. 6 Raises Serious Calls for Her Arrest and Prosecution.  A May 2021 report revealed that Liz Cheney 'secretly orchestrated the Washington Post op-ed by all ten living former Defense Secretaries — including her father — warning against Trump's efforts to politicize the military' prior to January 6.  In the Washington Post op-ed, the disgraced congresswoman warned that "involving the military in election disputes would cross into dangerous territory."  Weeks later, Liz Cheney led the efforts to impeach President Trump and throw him in prison for not securing the US Capitol prior to the January 6 protests.  It is now widely reported that it was Pelosi, Democrats, Mayor Bowser, and the Capitol Police who refused President Trump's request to secure the US Capitol with 10,000 National Guard troops.

Capitol Police confirm disrupting Congress is just a $50 fine.  I had no intention of watching the SOTU, preferring instead to scan the headlines this morning for key takeaways, but this one caught my eye:  HuffPost via AOL reports this morning:  ["]Steve Nikoui, whose son in the Marines was killed during the 2021 evacuation of Afghanistan, screamed at President Joe Biden as he gave his State of the Union speech.  Nikoui was arrested. [...] Nikoui was charged with a misdemeanor for Crowding, Obstructing, or Incommoding, ABC News reported.  Capitol Police said it had warned Nikoui to stop before taking action.  'This is a routine charge on Capitol Hill.  People who illegally demonstrate/disrupt Congress typically are released after they pay a $50 fine, so the misdemeanor charge is resolved without going to court,' officers wrote, per The New York Times.["]  Well, there we have it.  J6 prisoners need only pay a $50 fine and be released with a misdemeanor charge.

Liz Cheney, January 6 Committee Suppressed Exonerating Evidence Of Trump's Push For National Guard.  Former Rep. Liz Cheney's January 6 Committee suppressed evidence that President Donald Trump pushed for 10,000 National Guard troops to protect the nation's capital, a previously hidden transcript obtained by The Federalist shows.  Cheney and her committee falsely claimed they had "no evidence" to support Trump officials' claims the White House had communicated its desire for 10,000 National Guard troops.  In fact, an early transcribed interview conducted by the committee included precisely that evidence from a key source.  The interview, which Cheney attended and personally participated in, was suppressed from public release until now.  Deputy Chief of Staff Anthony Ornato's first transcribed interview with the committee was conducted on January 28, 2022.  In it, he told Cheney and her investigators that he overheard White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows push Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to request as many National Guard troops as she needed to protect the city.  He also testified President Trump had suggested 10,000 would be needed to keep the peace at the public rallies and protests scheduled for January 6, 2021.  Ornato also described White House frustration with Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller's slow deployment of assistance on the afternoon of January 6, 2021.

Fact-Checking the Fabulist in Chief's State of the Union.  During Thursday's State of the Union address, Biden fully displayed his fabulist tendencies.  His assessment of the administration's accomplishments and his impact was not anchored in reality.  He accused Republicans of burying the "truth" about January 6, 2021.  This is odd since the January 6 Committee that existed prior to the Republican majority "lost" encrypted files.  The Republican majority has also released thousands of hours of tape of the event to the public.  Apparently, Biden does not believe Americans can watch the footage and make their own assessment.

CCTV Video Shows Kamala Harris Exiting US Capitol at 11:21 AM on Jan. 6 — DOJ Later Lied and Said She was in the Building During Riot.  New CCTV video was posted earlier on Tuesday that shows Kamala Harris exiting the US Capitol at 11:21 AM on January 6, 2021.  The DOJ later lied and later filed indictments for a year against Trump supporters claiming Kamala Harris was still in the building later that day.  The video was released today by Free State Will.  [Tweet with video clip]  And video also shows a man dressed as a protester in a hoodie coordinating with police before any protesters entered the US Capitol that day.  [Two tweets with video clips]  More than 100 J6 defendants were charged with 1512c felony charges for their actions that day.  The DOJ claimed in the charges that Kamala Harris and VP Mike Pence were in the US Capitol at the time of the rioting.

New J6 Footage Shows Kamala Harris Leaving Capitol before Breach, Undermining DOJ Narrative.  The House Oversight Committee released the largest tranche of Jan. 6 footage to date on Friday, publishing 5,000 hours of video documenting the Capitol Hill uprising.  Much of the footage has been analyzed by Jan. 6 defendant William Pope, who released his findings on Twitter.  Perhaps the most notable finding from Pope was footage of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris leaving the Capitol at 11:21 a.m. — hours before the building was breached by angry protestors.  Pope's findings definitively disproves prior assertions by the Justice Department that Harris was in the Capitol when rioters broke into the building.  [Tweet]

Why the Trump SCOTUS victory is bigger than it looks.  It is instructive for all Americans that the U.S. Supreme Court just ruled unanimously in President Trump's favor, concerning what should have been an obvious legal fact in constitutional law.  The Court asserted that Section 3 of the 14th Amendment (an "insurrection" disqualification, originally aimed at post-Civil War Confederate candidates who might otherwise have had differing views on whether, or from whom, there was an "insurrection") is not within the purview of the states and is, rather, a potential congressional judgment. [...] But there is more.  While the justices did not venture into an opinion as to what merits may exist vis-à-vis presidential culpability in a January 6 insurrection claim, it is nonetheless a Supreme Court opinion stemming from an appeal over just that assertion.  Since President Trump cannot be proven culpable under standards of actual evidence (the left's fallacy of assertion is not evidence of proof, which is why leftists have been obsessed with "intent"), nor can an insurrection itself be defined and proven (versus mere trespass), the entire fraudulent January 6 DNC program is effectively dead.

Tony Bobulinski Sues J6 Show Trial Star Cassidy Hutchinson For Defamation.  Biden family whistleblower Tony Bobulinski sued for defamation Democrats' star witness in the Jan. 6 Committee's show trials.  Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to Donald Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, famously testified two years ago that President Trump tried to violently hijack a security limousine and drive himself to the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.  The sources she cited at the hearing almost immediately went on record to contradict her sworn testimony.  Legacy networks NBC, CBS, and CNN reported Hutchinson's sources were prepared to go under oath to testify that her claims were false.  Now Hutchinson is being sued for "malicious conduct" by Bobulinski.  He claims the former White House aide fabricated details about meetings between him and Meadows in her memoir released last September, "Enough."  Hutchinson, the lawsuit reads, "cashed in on her brief proximity to President Trump to become the 'star' witness of, and in collaboration with, the January 6th Committee and profited from politically left-wing business ventures."

What crime would justify this punishment?
Ear-Piercing Noise Blares Through DC Gulag Torturing Sleep Deprived J6 Political Prisoners For Weeks.  An ear-shattering, harrowing sharp noise has been blaring throughout the Washington DC Correctional Treatment Facility for weeks where January 6 political prisoners are detained.  J6 defendants housed in C3A, the cell block known as the Patriot Pod in the DC gulag where J6ers are segregated from the general population, called The Gateway Pundit urging the American people to demand oversight of the jail from US Marshals and members of Congress.

Checkmating DoJ and Jack Smith.  If you have been paying attention at all, you are aware that hundreds of peaceful January 6 demonstrators at the Capitol have received draconian punishments and, as Julie Kelly so assiduously reports, are being very badly treated in confinement.  A few have even committed suicide because of their treatment at the hands of the D.C. Courts and the prosecution.  Two cases signal that as many as 100 or more of them will have a pathway to obtain reduction of their sentences.  As I will explain, these cases and the Supreme Court's grant of certiorari in response to a Trump motion for a stay, may well result in a major loss to Special Counsel Jack Smith and those counting on a jail term for Trump being a vehicle to schlep the demented President Biden over the finish line for a second term.  All the J6 defendants who pleaded guilty had to agree not to challenge the levels of sentence enhancement the DoJ said were applicable.  Those who refused the plea deals and went to court (a lesser number) were given those enhancements anyway by the D.C. Circuit Court judges.

At least 100 J6 attendees were very wrongly over-sentenced.  People swept up in the Department of Justice's January 6 dragnet have been getting extraordinarily harsh sentences.  While daily headlines are filled with stories of repeat offenders walking away with slaps on the wrist following brutal crimes, the January 6 defendants, almost every one of whom had no previous criminal record (that I'm aware of), were being sent away for years simply for having stepped onto Capitol grounds.  These were insane sentences compared to what happened to violent and destructive Antifa and BLM protestors.  Now, though, a D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a unanimous decision, held that the prosecutors and the judges improperly used a "multiplier" to reach these sentences.  The decision arises in the case of only one defendant — Larry Brock — a retired Air Force officer who entered the capitol wearing a helmet and tactical vest and who was carrying zip ties that he testified he found on the floor and picked up.  There's no indication that he did anything other than wander through the Capitol.  Nevertheless, for these sins, Brock was sentenced to two years in prison.

The Pipe Bombs Before Jan. 6: Capital Mystery That Doesn't Add Up.  The newly disclosed video shows a dark SUV pulling up to the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee in Washington, D.C., at 9:44 a.m. on Jan. 6, 2021.  It sits for several minutes until a uniformed man with a bomb-sniffing dog enters from the right and steps up to the vehicle.  The driver complies with his command, the dog sniffs inside and outside the car which is soon allowed to enter the parking garage.  The man and his dog exit back to the right.  This scene is unremarkable except for one detail:  The uniformed man and his trained canine came within a few feet of where a plainclothes Capitol Police officer would soon discover a pipe bomb that had been planted there the night before.  The bomb, which the FBI has described as viable and capable of inflicting serious injury, along with a similar one found at the headquarters of the Republican National Committee, would appear to be the most overt act of violence perpetrated on Jan. 6.  Responding to the video discovered by this reporter, Rep. Barry Loudermilk, the Georgia Republican who chairs the House Oversight Committee subcommittee now conducting a separate inquiry into Jan. 6, asked, "How could a bomb-sniffing dog miss a pipe bomb at the DNC?  We'll add this to our long list of unanswered questions and continue getting to the truth."

Federal Appeals Court Decision May Lead to Resentencing for January 6 Defendants.  A federal court on Friday [3/1/2024] struck down a sentencing enhancement brought against January 6 defendants facing felony obstruction charges, a ruling that opens the door to potential resentencing for over 100 individuals convicted for participating in the riot at the Capitol.  The particular case on which the court ruled dealt with retired Air Force lieutenant colonel Larry R. Brock Jr., whose felony conviction for obstruction of an official proceeding was upheld in the decision issued by the D.C. circuit court.  While the court's move to overturn the sentencing enhancement — which is used to increase suggested sentences for judges to consider — may create new work for prosecutors as they move through the approximately 650 remaining charged cases stemming from January 6, sentences levied by D.C. judges generally fell below enhanced guidelines.

Appeals Court Overturns Jan. 6 Defendant's Sentence, Potentially Impacting Dozens of Cases.  An appeals court in Washington unanimously ruled that a Jan. 6 defendant's sentence was improperly enhanced, a move that could impact numerous other Jan. 6 cases.  On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that Larry Brock, who was convicted for a range of crimes related to Jan. 6, improperly had additional charges of "interference with the administration of justice."  The judge who wrote the court's opinion wrote that the charge doesn't apply to a sentencing enhancement, however, and struck it down.  "Brock challenges both the district court's interpretation of Section 1512(c)(2)'s elements and the sufficiency of the evidence to support that conviction," wrote the judge, Patricia Millett.

Wife of Tennessee J6 Prisoner Ronald McAbee Declares Justice System 'Failed' After Nearly Six-Year Sentence.  January 6 defendant Ronald McAbee was sentenced on Thursday to 70 months in federal prison for the actions prosecutors said he took on January 6.  Ronald McAbee previously argued in court that video showed him attempting to help a member of Capitol Police, with the Tennessee man telling a fallen officer that he was helping and wanted to separate him from the crowd.  He was convicted in October 2023.  Prior to the exchange with police, during which prosecutors argued he assaulted police officers, the video depicting Ronald McAbee's actions on January 6 also shows the former Williamson County Deputy Sheriff appearing to render aid to Rosanne Boylan, who died following a confrontation with police and was trampled by the crowd.  His wife, Sarah McAbee, called the sentence part of the "maze of injustice" experienced by their family since her husband was arrested in August 2021 in a statement posted to X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.

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"The platform formerly known as Twitter" is still known as Twitter; but even so, it is no longer necessary to explain what X is.

FBI Forced a Young Mother to Stand Outside Barefoot in 12° Weather While They Ransacked Her Home.  Chris Kuehne was sentenced on Friday for his actions on January 6, 2021 at the US Capitol.  Chris is a 22-year veteran who received numerous medals and awards, including the Purple Heart, a Navy Commendation Medal with Valor, and a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Valor for actions in combat. [...] On January 6, 2021, Chris went inside the Capitol but did not cause any harm or damage — in fact, he cleaned trash off the floor, helped to stop theft of government property, asked people to leave the building, and went up to Capitol Police Officers to ask how he could help.  Chris was also set up by an FBI operative that day.  Chris committed no violence and did nothing wrong. [...] For the record, Chris was setup by an FBI operative who was embedded in his Kansas City group before Jan. 6.

FBI and Secret Service are Covering Up What They Know About January 6 Bomb Scare, Evidence Suggests.  On Monday, Alex Gutentag and I reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is misrepresenting the location of the alleged bomb allegedly found at the Republican National Committee (RNC) headquarters on January 5, 2021, and that little about the alleged bomb scare makes any sense.  Today, I sat down with Briahna Joy Gray and Robby Soave of "The Rising" to discuss the issue.  They asked me hard questions, and I was glad to have the dialogue.  [Paywall]

Security Boss Unloads January 6 Bombshell — This is the Most Explosive Update in Years.  When Republicans took over Congress last year, Democrats quickly tried to cover up its investigations into January 6.  According to reports, they even destroyed evidence, perhaps to foil Republicans' plans to uncover the truth.  The left maintains that Trump staged an "insurrection" on that day.  And it is certain that Biden will keep saying that as we enter the election.  But Republicans have been quietly investigating what really went on.  Newsmen like Tucker Carlson dropped bombshells after receiving footage from House Republicans.  Now, a new report is revealing another piece of news Democrats conveniently forgot to tell us.

RNC Security Officer Who First Responded to J6 Pipe Bomb Claims Official Story 'Makes No Sense'.  The director of security for the Republican National Committee recently called into question the official explanation of the pipe bomb that was discovered on Jan. 6, 2021, saying that it "makes no sense whatsoever."  Let's be real:  not much that happened that day makes sense.  The official narrative of events has proven to be less than accurate.  And if everything was as cut and dried as the narrative the Democratic Party and many talking heads make it out to be, with Trump supporters twisted into caricatures of "right-wing extremism," then why on earth has so much video evidence emerged since the incident to show that police officers on the scene allowed individuals into the Capitol building and even escorted some of them around?  Something smells fishy about the whole situation, but if you dare question the narrative, you get slapped with the "conspiracy theorist" label.  That particular phrase was created to shame and silence anyone who questioned an official story coming from the government.  Keep that in mind.

Turncoat Mike Pence Announces $20 Million to Fight GOP's Turn to Populism.  Turncoat Mike Pence was in the news again after announcing he was spending $20 million to fight the Republican Party's turn to populism.  Mike Pence made this announcement to slow down President Trump.  Once again dirty Mike Pence is doing the will of the DC elites and Democrats to hurt Donald Trump and the country.  Pence is most famous for misleading 75 million Trump voters into thinking he had the [courage] to challenge the suspect 2020 election results in six battleground states.  Pence lied about this and folded like a lawn chair.  After his actions riots broke out on Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021, after police started firing rubber bullets, gas cannisters, and smoke bombs on the Trump protesters outside the US Capitol.

Indicted FBI agent stole cash, silver from Houston man prosecuted over Jan. 6 riots, records show.  A Houston college student prosecuted for his participation in the Jan. 6 insurrection was one of people robbed by a Houston-based FBI agent, according to newly released court records.  Alexander Fan's complaint about missing cash and silver helped lead to the January indictment of FBI agent Nicholas Anthony Williams, according to court records.  Fan, 27, was sentenced to 12 months probation in connection to the riot.  Fan was found guilty of entering and remaining a room in the Capitol building.  He was accused of climbing into an office through a broken window after his entry was blocked by a closed door.

J6 Political Hostages Ryan Samsel And Jake Lang Moved In the Middle Of The Night To Undisclosed Location.  The US Marshals transferred J6 political prisoners Ryan Samsel and Jake Lang from the DC Gulag predawn Tuesday morning to an undisclosed location, and no one knows where they are.  Jail guards forced Samsel and Lang to adhere to a temperature check around 7 pm on Monday, a typical indication that within hours, any semblance of normalcy would be torpedoed, and they would be mysteriously transferred to another jail in another state.  At approximately 4 am on Tuesday, Samsel and Lang were chained and shackled in black box cuffs and thrown on a bus and were provided no information about where they would be taken.  The two high-profile January 6 defendants could be transferred to any jail across the United States or even housed in a maximum security prison at the BOP's discretion.

Railroaded J6 political prisoner teaching Constitution to hardcore criminals.  The Federal Bureau of Prisons has barred J6 prisoner Joseph Biggs — a decorated war veteran and former Infowars reporter, but branded an imminent threat to national security by the Biden administration — from legally speaking to the American public, lawyers and other sources close to Biggs tell WND.  The years-long ongoing process of destroying Biggs' free speech since his arrest has only become more severe in prison.  A decision on Biggs' part to personally divulge even minute details about his case, or of his current incarcerated life as a "domestic terrorist," could result in the immediate revocation of the few privileges — phone calls, the ability to leave his prison cell, visitation, even food — lawyers tell WND.

The Military Junta Called "The Democracy".  Like everything else in the 21st Century, one cannot look at politics in the same way as they existed in even the 20th Century.  As explained, the military doesn't need to have troops in the streets to cause a revolution, they only need to rig elections, inspire upheaval and punish those who object.  Sound like January 6th to anyone?  They have done this in other nations and were quite proud of it. [...] But we have seen the military used during the inauguration to protect "the democracy's" selection, though we didn't understand the fences and troops surrounding the White House at the time.  The national guard couldn't be brought out for January 6th and now we know why.  The border is open and military-aged males are being encouraged to enter and take up weapons by the simple inaction of the Department of Homeland Security and the refusal to run background checks on illegals by the ATF.  Now we know why. [...] Calling this out online, pointing out the absolutely unconstitutional aspects of everything the government does from the Pandemic to now is, to this illegitimate government, a direct attack.  The first thing a military junta does is criminalize dissent and that's exactly what this one did.

FCI Memphis Silent on Move of Unjustly Imprisoned J6 Defendant Stewart Parks to Minimum Security Camp Following Letter from Rep. Andy Ogles.  Warden F.J. Bowers of the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Memphis did not reply to an inquiry from The Tennessee Star regarding the letter sent to him on Monday by Representative Andy Ogles (R-TN-05), which requested unjustly imprisoned J6 defendant Stewart Parks be moved to the prison's minimum security satellite camp.  As of Friday afternoon, The Star has not received a response to a Tuesday inquiry sent via email to a publicly available address listed for Bowers' executive assistant, which sought confirmation that Bowers received Ogles' letter and additionally to ascertain whether Parks will be moved to the prison's minimum security camp, if there are issues at FCI Memphis preventing the move, and if Bowers intends to reply to the congressman.

VA Accused of Cutting Benefits for Jan. 6 Defendants.  The Department of Veterans Affairs is facing allegations that it cut the benefits from Jan. 6 defendants who haven't been convicted of felonies, which critics say is against VA policy.  The allegations were first reported last November by independent journalist Breanna Morello, who filed a lawsuit over the matter last week.  Morello's lawsuit claimed that the VA is stonewalling her Freedom of Information Act request for records about Jan. 6 defendants and VA benefit recipients JD Rivera, Hector Vargas Santos and Kenneth Harrelson.  [Tweet]

What Does an Insurrection Look Like?  As the 2024 election approaches, the Democrats are much concerned with what they call "insurrection."  They, of course, refer to the events at the Capitol building on January 6, 2021, a day that will live in political opportunism for the party now planning the reelection of Joe Biden.  In addition, they use the term to refer to any public objection or legal challenge to the outcome of the 2020 election.  Democrats objected in the courts or in the halls of Congress to every Republican presidential election victory of the 21st century.  But that, apparently, was not insurrection.  The events at the Capitol, so inimical to "our democracy," greatly disturbed the Democrats.  So alarmed were they and resolved to protect democracy from its assailants that they now seek to bar the lead insurrectionist, also by happenstance the presumptive Republican nominee for President, from the ballot. [...] The indictments of Donald Trump follow hard upon a three-year campaign to imprison anyone present in the Capitol on January 6 or apparently in the immediate vicinity (other than undercover FBI operatives).  Even those admitted by uniformed police officers and harming nothing and no one stand convicted and sentenced.  One young man committed suicide.

Disney Decided to Enter Political Fray After January 6th.  Christopher Rufo has unearthed an explosive video in which Bob Iger announced to employees that the company would start taking political stands in response, presumably, to the danger he saw from the MAGA movement.  The all-hands meeting took place in the days after January 6th, and Iger expressed his sorrow that Disney hadn't been political enough in prior years.  [Tweet with video clip]  There are several striking things about this video, and none of them really have to do with MAGA or January 6th, which I believe were excuses and not causes of Disney's rush into the political fray.  Iger puts his finger on the real issue when he starts talking about Disney's commitment to DEI and his assertion that those issues aren't actually debatable or political at all.  They are manifestly good in themselves.  In other words, the issue is primarily the culture war.  Disney committed itself to conducting the culture war in its content, and Iger was signaling in this all-hands meeting that it was now going to engage in it in public.

[A] Bomb Sniffing Dog Performed [a] Vehicle Search Outside DNC Hours Before [the] 'Pipe Bomb' was Discovered.  An individual who appeared to be part of a security team guarding the Democratic National Committee headquarters used a canine to conduct a search of a small sport utility vehicle in front of the building more than three hours before a plain-clothed Capitol Police officer discovered an alleged pipe bomb just a few feet away on January 6.  Grainy footage recently obtained by "Declassified with Julie Kelly" from Committee on House Administration Subcommittee on Oversight Chairman Barry Loudermilk adds yet another question to the unsolved mystery of the so-called January 6 pipe bomber.  The FBI claims the suspect planted the devices between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on January 5 near both the DNC and Republican National Committee headquarters.  (A woman allegedly doing her laundry found a device near the RNC around 12:40 p.m. on January 6.)  But despite the FBI's ongoing investigation and a $500,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrator, no one has been identified or charged.

Did ABC Showrunners From The J6 Committee Produce The PBS 'Frontline' Propaganda Too?  PBS "Frontline" is out with a new documentary last week offering the House Select Committee on Jan. 6 the kind of graphic, vivid depiction of their work that the nine-member panel so desperately craved.  Last Tuesday, PBS published "Democracy on Trial," a nearly two-and-a-half-hour documentary chronicling the inner operations of the since-disbanded Jan. 6 Committee.  "'Democracy on Trial' traces the road to this unprecedented moment," the video's description reads, "and examines the implications of the historic criminal case unfolding in the midst of a presidential election year."  That last part is key.  Two years ago, committee staff worked with corporate media to gin up enthusiasm about the J6 show trial to get out voters for the midterms.  "They hope their recommendations to prevent another insurrection will be adopted, but also that their work will repel voters from Republicans who they say helped propel the attack," the Post reported at the time.  Now that former President Donald Trump appears to be on the cusp of another presidential triumph in November, the Jan. 6 documentary — which is at least partially funded by taxpayer dollars — came just in time to set the narrative again before the 2024 election.

Another Near-Miss at the DNC on January 6?  The unraveling of the January 6 pipe bomb story, which has the attention of some Republicans in Congress, now threatens to unravel the carefully crafted narrative about what happened on that infamous day.  The identity of the individual who planted alleged explosive devices outside the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committee remains one of the biggest unsolved mysteries about January 6.  The lack of interest in the story by the corporate media and the January 6 select committee — their final report barely mentions the incidents — heightens suspicions that the "pipe bomb" story represents yet another manufactured stunt rather than posing a legitimate danger to the lives of Capitol Hill employees, passersby, and, more importantly, a sitting U.S. senator and incoming vice president of the United States.

Will 2024 Be the Most Dangerous Election of Our Lifetime?  [Scroll down]  After the Republicans took control of the House, the "stop MAGA" operation seems to have moved into the coverup stage.  The Swamp's desperation to keep something hidden reveals just how dangerous our own government has become.  The bomb threat that triggered the nationwide interrogation of MAGA supporters is starting to look fishier than a Wuhan wet market.  The device found outside the DNC headquarters was found by a person in civilian clothes (who many believe was a Capitol police officer).  He reported the device to a uniformed police officer, who showed no sign of alarm, and even allowed civilians to continue walking within feet of the bomb.  Security video of the location where the DNC bomb was found shows a hooded "person of interest" sitting on a bench while using a phone.  The FBI was able to use security video to track this "person of interest" throughout the Metro subway system and back to an automobile in Virginia.  Investigators also tied the hooded person to a Metro transit card and license plate owned by a retired Air Force chief master sergeant who was working as a contractor with a security clearance. [...] The House January 6 committee investigated the bomb incident in parallel with the FBI, but hundreds of documents and hours of taped testimony have since been destroyed — in violation of federal records retention statutes.  Yet nobody has been arrested for this felony.  Documents associated with the bomb threat that were not destroyed, were encrypted and the encryption keys have since been "lost."

Jan. 6 Political Prisoner Ryan Samsel Convicted on Seven Counts; Ray Epps Who Was with Him Walks Away a Free Man.  In early December 2022, US political prisoner Ryan Samsel called The Gateway Pundit to tell us he has lost his phone privileges for several months starting tomorrow.  The prison staff was outraged that The Gateway Pundit had exposed his horrific story of prisoner abuse to the American public.  Ryan, who has not even had his case tried in court and has sat in prison for over two years, has been beaten, hogtied, abused, tied to a chair for 12 hours, and denied medical treatment for his injuries and his pre-cancerous growths.  On March 21, 2021, after his arrest, Ryan was awakened by correctional officers, and his hands were zip-tied.  Then they walked him to an unoccupied cell where he was brutally beaten by the officers.  Ryan Samsel lost an eye in the beating.  His face was smashed.  The next day the guards beat him again.  Ryan was beaten so badly by the guards that he lost permanent vision in one eye and partial use of his arm.  [Tweet]

J6 Committee Admits Its Show Trials Were An Election-Year Publicity Stunt.  Key members of the since-disbanded Select Committee on January 6th admit in a new PBS documentary that the entire operation was an election-year publicity stunt.  On Wednesday, Frontline PBS published a new documentary, "Democracy on Trial," chronicling the House committee's work.  Pivotal players on the partisan probe conceded in the two-and-half-hour documentary that the panel's public performances produced for prime-time television were orchestrated as entertainment media.  "The one thing that we knew was the information that we have is compelling," said Illinois congressman-turned CNN commentator Adam Kinzinger.  "The thing we needed to do was tell that to the American people in a compelling way."  [Tweet with video clip]

January 6 Defendants File Challenges in U.S. Supreme Court To Abuse Of 'Obstruction of Justice' Law.  The existential fate of the First Amendment of the US Constitution rests in the hands of the Supreme Court and whether the high court of appeal will strike down 18 U.S.C. 1512(c)(2), the most serious criminal charges leveled against former President Donald Trump and an ever-growing number of January 6 defendants.  1512 criminalizes any effort to "corruptly" obstruct, influence or impede any official proceeding."  A conviction can result in a prison sentence of up to 20 years.  Last April, an appellate court issued a splintered 2-1 ruling endorsing the DOJ's unprecedented misuse of the statute, a law passed under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in 2002 outlawing evidence tampering in the aftermath of the Enron/Arthur Anderson accounting scandal.  The law has never in United States history been used to prosecute demonstrators or rioters.

Jan. 6 convicts released after Supreme Court takes up challenge to feds' use of obstruction charge.  At least two Jan. 6 defendants got out from behind bars because the Supreme Court is reviewing the legitimacy of charging them with obstructing an official proceeding, which is one of the feds' favorite charges for people who breached the Capitol.  The legal challenge brought by Jan. 6 defendant Joseph Fischer accuses prosecutors of using an overly broad interpretation of "obstructing an official proceeding" to launch hundreds of cases stemming from the Capitol riot, including against former President Donald Trump.  The case will be argued before the high court in the spring with a decision expected by the end of June.  But until then, at least two defendants successfully petitioned for early release pending the decision.

If... Then... 2024.  January 6 really was a fed-surrection.  On January 6, the mostly peaceful Trump-supporters were waved inside by a duplicitous Capitol Police force.  Nancy Pelosi really did refuse to get more security, more officers, and more soldiers to protect the Capitol because she wanted an insurrection.  The pipe bombs put outside both the Republican and Democrat headquarters were actually placed there by the FBI agents to entrap Trump-supporters.  The January 6 fed-surrection was one giant setup and entrapment of all things Trump/MAGA/America First.  The Department of Justice and the attorney general are violating their own laws by arresting and imprisoning their political opposition.  Biden, Milley, and Merrick Garland are using Stalinist despotic tactics against the political opposition of MAGA. Their globalist game plan is eventually to ignore the First and Second Amendments for Trump/MAGA/America First American citizens.

New Details on Capital Pipe Bomb Reveal the Official Story Doesn't Add Up.  For more than three years, President Joe Biden's regime has built an "insurrection" narrative around the Jan. 6 Capitol incursion.  Oddly enough, however, it seems the Biden regime and its establishment media minions have taken little interest in the discovery of two pipe bombs allegedly planted outside the Washington, D.C., headquarters of both the Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committee on the evening of Jan. 5, 2021.  Now we might know why.  Last week, Tucker Carlson presented shocking new details about the pipe bomb story to his enormous audience on social media.  In a video posted to X on Jan. 18, Carlson interviewed journalist Darren Beattie, founder of Revolver News.  For several years, Beattie and his outlet have done extensive reporting on the pipe bomb story.  The interview featured newly released surveillance footage showing what happened when an unidentified pedestrian informed police and Secret Service agents of the bomb only steps away near the DNC.  It should strike every viewer as one of the most astonishing things caught on camera since Abraham Zapruder filmed the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Report: Feds Plan to Make Trucker Convoy Another "Insurrection".  Lara Logan wrote on X that the truckers should be very concerned. "Be aware — numerous sources indicate the federal govt is planning to try make this another fake "insurrection" and go after people in the convoy the same way they targeted people for exercising their constitutional rights on January 6th.  They are already tracing and tracking people through their phones, iPads etc."  [Tweet]  Tucker spoke with one of the convoy's leaders, Dr. Pete Chambers and Ken Paxton.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Texas will not give up, and he's unsure what the federal government expects Texas to do.  They aren't going to help them work with bad people to invade our country.

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like 1776.  Former Trump advisor Peter Navarro has been sentenced to four months in prison for defying a subpoena from the corrupt J6 committee.  His real crime, of course, is standing up to our modern tyrants.  You may recall that in 2012 then-President Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder defied the same "law" by ignoring a Congressional subpoena.  Unlike the J6 committee that was investigating a crime that never occurred — a Trump-led insurrection — the Darryl Issa led committee that issued a subpoena to Eric Holder in 2012 was investigating a real scandal:  Fast and Furious.  Holder, of course, was never prosecuted, nor has he spent any time in jail, nor will he.  More recently, Hunter Biden defied a congressional subpoena and still walks free. [...] To be clear, Navarro's sentencing is completely illegitimate and political.

Capitol Coverup #17: Bombs Bomb.  [Scroll down]  [Darren] Beattie tells [Tucker] Carlson the agents eventually drive off in their vehicles, and call in a robot to remove the bomb.  This inexplicable behavior raises a number of questions:  Kamala Harris was in the building.  Didn't the Secret Service, as is their protocol, search the exterior and interior of the building long before her arrival, and if they did, how could they have missed a comically stereotypical bomb in plain view?  Secret Service protocol also requires bomb dogs.  Didn't they use one here?  Secret Service protocol also requires immediately removing a protectee from any potential danger, yet they didn't do that.  Why not?  How could no one have seen the bomb, which was in plain view, during those 17 hours?  Was it actually planted by backpack guy just before it was "found?"  I can't tell from the photo, but the timer appears to be a common kitchen timer.  If so, it certainly couldn't have been set for 17 hours.  Didn't anyone check this out?  If they were told they were within the blast radius of a bomb, why did they behave as though they weren't?  They continually stand in the open, not even bothering to put their vehicles between themselves and the blast and shrapnel of a bomb.  Are they suicidal?  Why didn't they evacuate the area and the building?  Why did they allow children to walk through the blast radius?  Why didn't they call additional help to cordon off the blast radius?

The Pipe-bomb Caper.  [Scroll down]  Rather mysterious behavior, wouldn't you say?  Most particularly, nobody among all those LEOs shows any fear of the bomb going off, no effort to get out of the way.  Were they a hundred percent sure it was a fake bomb?  How would they know?  You can assume there was some phone communication going on in those two cars.  Did somebody call the FBI? Did the FBI tell the Secret Service agents, "Nah, don't worry, it's a dummy bomb."  How would the FBI know that?  (Unless they arranged the whole caper.) [...] For three years the entire mainstream media showed zero interest in any facet of the pipe-bomb story — and let's not forget, there was a second identical pipe-bomb planted at the RNC headquarters a two-minute walk away from the DNC.  How come such strenuous lack of interest?  You might hypothesize the obvious: that the media (and the blob regime they serve) don't want anybody looking into the matter, or even becoming aware of it.

Report: Jan. 6 Committee Facing Investigation for Allegedly Deleting Over 100 Encrypted Files.  House Administration Committee's Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Barry Loudermilk told Fox News he started an investigation into allegations the January 6 committee deleted encrypted files before the GOP took control of the House:  "It's obvious that Pelosi's Select Committee went to great lengths to prevent Americans from seeing certain documents produced in their investigation.  It also appears that Bennie Thompson and Liz Cheney intended to obstruct our Subcommittee by failing to preserve critical information and videos as required by House rules," Loudermilk told Fox News Digital.  "The American people deserve to know the full truth, and Speaker Johnson has empowered me to use all tools necessary to recover these documents to get the truth, and I will."

Former Jan. 6 Select Committee deleted more than 100 encrypted files from its probe in the days before Republicans took over the House majority.  A bombshell new report alleges that just days before the GOP took over the House majority in 2022, over 100 encrypted files relating to the January 6th Capitol riot probe were mysteriously deleted.  In a new interview with Fox News, the chairman of the House Administration Committee's Oversight Subcommittee, Rep. Barry Loudermilk of Georgia, described the revelation as bringing the investigation into a 'new phase.'  Loudermilk alleges that a forensics team found that 117 files had been either deleted or encrypted on January 1, 2023, shortly before the Republicans took over the investigation that had previously been led by Rep. Bennie Thompson and Rep. Liz Cheney.

Reference material:
Spoliation of evidence.  The spoliation of evidence is the intentional or negligent withholding, hiding, altering, or destroying of evidence relevant to a legal proceeding. [...] The spoliation inference is a negative evidentiary inference that a finder of fact can draw from a party's destruction of a document or thing that is relevant to an ongoing or reasonably foreseeable civil or criminal proceeding:  the finder of fact can review all evidence uncovered in as strong a light as possible against the spoliator and in favor of the opposing party.

Spoliation defined
Black's Law Dictionary, 1991, page 1401.

Republicans Recovered More Than 100 Encrypted Jan. 6 Files, but There's a Catch.  In the days before Republicans took control of the House last year, Democrats deleted more than 100 encrypted files relating to the investigation of the Jan 6 events which, as we now know, were four parts peaceful protest, one part riot, and two parts FBI-sponsored Capitol Hill tourism.  The House Administration Committee's Oversight Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.), was supposed to receive about four terabytes of data from the outgoing Democrats but was given only about half that much.  All in all, 117 files were deleted, according to a House digital forensics examination seen by Fox News.  To give you an idea of how much data that is, two terabytes of hard drive space can store about 500 feature-length movies in 1080p high definition with 5.1 multichannel sound.

FBI and Secret Service Are Covering Up Their Role In Alleged January 6 "Pipe Bomb" Plot, New Evidence Suggests.  It should have been a national scandal.  On January 6, 2021, the day of the Capitol riot, a bomb nearly exploded at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters in Washington, D.C., according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  Had it gone off, it could have killed Vice President Kamala Harris, who drove by the alleged bomb, and was in the DNC headquarters when the bomb was discovered.  "Although these bombs did not detonate," said the FBI earlier this year, "it is important to remember the suspect walked along residential and commercial areas in Capitol Hill just blocks from the U.S. Capitol with viable pipe bombs that could have seriously injured or killed innocent bystanders."  Among those innocent bystanders was the Vice President.  But the incident never became a national scandal.  In an interview with the Los Angeles Times on January 17, 2021, Harris never mentioned the potential assassination attempt.  In fact, Harris's near-death experience was unknown until the Department of Justice revealed it in a court filing in November 2021.  The government had previously incorrectly stated that Harris was in the US Capitol.  And the US House of Representatives' official January 6 Committee investigation's 841-page report only briefly mentions the pipe bombs in an appendix.  The pipe bombs, which were initially key to the narrative that the Capitol riot was a premeditated act of domestic terrorism, are omitted from the report's detailed analysis and timeline.

Darren Beattie's Latest on the J6 Pipe Bomber.  In case you missed this report, I want to share Darren's latest must-read report on another scandal associated with the still unsolved mystery of the January 6 (or 5th, as the FBI claims) pipe bomber.  This very well could be a game changer at a time when the J6 narrative continues to crumble: [...] The FBI initially offered a $50,000 reward.  But as the FBI successfully rounded up hundreds of Capitol trespassers using sophisticated tools such as geofence warrants, the trail of the pipe bomber went cold.  Grainy footage released by the FBI purportedly showed the pipe bomber in action the night of January 5 — the time the agency determined the bombs had been planted — and in March, D'Antuono asked for the public's assistance in tracking down the bomber.  Anyone who showed an interest in making explosives prior to January 5, 2021, or possessed galvanized pipe, wire, and "multiple kitchen timers" should be turned in to the FBI, D'Antuono said in a dramatic video message, even if the person was a relative or friend.  But more than a year later, not only has a suspect not been identified or caught, the pipe bomb story gets weirder and weirder.

Tucker Carlson Video:  Did the government plant the pipe bomb at the DNC?  Ever since January 6, 2021, Darren Beattie has been investigating the events of that day with the persistence of a bloodhound on the scent.  One of the narratives that's kept his attention is the story of the pipe bombs found at the RNC and DNC headquarters.  Intriguingly, while the FBI has managed to use cell phones and videos to capture every grandma from Dubuque who set foot near the Capitol building, it's been completely unable to catch that pipe bomber.  According to [Beattie], that's because the government already knows who set the pipe bomb:  The government itself.  Beattie appeared on Tucker Carlson to dissect newly-released video of the scene and to explain why he believes the pipe bomb narrative is a hoax meant to discredit Trump supporters by implying that they unsuccessfully tried to blow up institutions hostile to Donald Trump (i.e., not just the DNC but also the RNC).  Beattie makes a very good case.  [Tweet]

Remember Those J6 Pipe Bombs?  New Video Shows Capitol Police Knew Right Away There Wasn't a Real Threat.  Tucker [Carlson]'s report covers a video was released through the efforts of Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY).  He spoke with Revolver News' Darren Beattie about the video.  The video shows a man approaching law enforcement parked outside the DNC building at around 1:05 p.m. on Jan. 6.  Beattie claims the man is telling them about the pipe bomb that is feet away.  Kamala Harris was supposed to be visiting there as well.  People walk by including children, but the police make no effort to stop them.  An officer approaches where the bomb is and takes a picture of it.  The police subsequently call in a "bomb-safe robot" to diffuse it, Beattie says.  So among the questions Beattie raises and the video raises are why do they initially appear lackadaisical and unconcerned?  Why wasn't it found before this if Harris was supposed to be there, shouldn't they have done a sweep and wouldn't that have found the bomb if it had been sitting out there for 17 hours from the night before?  Why didn't anyone else find it before that?  Why didn't Harris milk the fact, as you might normally think she might?  And who is the guy who told them this information, right around the time the riot is kicking off at the Capitol?

Moments Ago Joe Scarborough Lied and Claimed Four Policemen Died on Jan 6.  Today, more than three years after Jan 6 and the unraveling of the big lie, Joe Scarborough claimed that four policemen died on Jan 6.  [Tweet]  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Four people did die on Jan 6 but they weren't policemen or women, they were Trump supporters!

This J6 Defendant Spent 3 Years In Jail For What The Supreme Court Might Say Isn't A Crime.  Tim Hale was incarcerated for 16 months following the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot before he was finally given trial in a D.C. courtroom.  For nearly a year, Hale, who spent 12 years as an Army reservist, was stuffed in solitary confinement for 23 hours every day, ostensibly because of Covid-19.  The virus, Hale told The Federalist, was a "veil to basically torture us."  Citing the virus, the jail offered no religious services, visitation rights, or even haircuts for approximately a year.  "I never had long hair because of the military," Hale said.  By the time he got to trial, he had hair down to his shoulders.  Hale was ultimately convicted of four misdemeanors and a felony under the 1512(c)(2) statute for "obstruction of an official proceeding."  The conviction came with a 48-month prison sentence.  A new case adopted by the Supreme Court, however, might erase Hale's felony conviction and upend hundreds of charges filed by federal prosecutors against those present at the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.  In December, the Supreme Court agreed to take up a case challenging the statute the Justice Department has exploited to prosecute Jan. 6 demonstrators with additional felonies.  Federal prosecutors have used the "obstruction of an official proceeding" statute to charge so far more than 300 defendants with felonies in the three years since the riot.  It's the most frequently charged Jan. 6 felony, and the basis for keeping many protesters in jail without bond for months or even years before they reached trial.

'Their' Democracy:  Tyranny Comes to the US.  I am angered that Americans are being conditioned to loathe our shared history and the very people who made our modern country possible.  Even our founding documents have been labeled potentially harmful.  Make no mistake: these actions are happening because of unscrupulous politicians, bureaucrats, and others who are intentionally destroying our nation's heritage to obtain greater power, control, and wealth. [...] To combat their perceived scourge of heritage America, they forced DIE and other race-based initiatives.  They supported violent aggression by BLM and ANTIFA while vigorously pursuing and prosecuting Trump-supporters.  At the same time, they hid evidence of J6 defendants' innocence and conspired to persecute their political rivals.  They improperly used government agencies to monitor Catholic churches and parental groups.  They used federal money to coerce social media to inhibit free speech and abused their government positions to intimidate much of the public into taking an experimental injection.  They justified their unconstitutional actions under the banner of promoting their democracy.  Furthermore, in defending their democracy, they weaponized government by asserting national security.

Tucker: Terrifying New Details About the Mysterious J6 Pipe Bomber.  [This video clip is very interesting, and includes details I had not heard before, even though I have followed this story closely, as you can tell by the size of this page.]

Darren Beattie Joins Tucker Carlson with Details on New Explosive J6 Pipe Bomb Footage.  Revolver News' Darren Beattie joined Tucker Carlson on Thursday to discuss the new J6 pipe bomb footage.  Over three years ago, on January 5, 2021, a suspect planted pipe bombs near the Washington DC RNC and DNC headquarters the night before the January 6, 2021 protests.  The culprit was caught on video but never caught by the FBI — the greatest intelligence service in the world.  The US Capitol was shut down on January 6 after the feds found the bombs near the Republican and Democrat Party headquarters.  As previously reported — A mysterious suspect planted two pipe bombs at the RNC and DNC DC Headquarters.  The alleged bomb was safely detonated by a bomb squad on January 6. The suspect planted the pipe bombs on January 5, the night before the Capitol riot.

The Essential Revolver News January 6 Reading List.  On January 6th, the Regime media, and even much of the Republican Party, immediately declared the Capitol riots an "armed insurrection," an assault on democracy, and the worst day for the republic since Pearl Harbor or even the Civil War.  For months, Revolver has been doing the investigative work that America's hundreds of other news outlets are too corrupt or too cowardly to perform themselves. [...] On the anniversary of that now fateful day of January 6, 2021, it is more important than ever that American citizens learn the truth about what really happened.  Accordingly, we have reproduced the most classic Revolver News investigative reports to get you, your family, your friends, even your open minded acquaintances up to speed.  The Regime is attempting to use the false narrative of January 6 to label Trump supporters — and really anyone who dares to be critical of the Regime — as domestic terrorists.  One of the best ways to fight back against this agenda is to learn the truth in the articles that follow and share it with others.

You're Going To Get Dirty.  The trouble I find with conservatives in general and America First people is their demand that everything be pure and sparkling with virtue.  This tendency is what allowed the feds and Democrats to manipulate the January 6th protest into a riot and subsequently into an insurrection.  The immediate response to the horrible events described on that date by a well-known corrupt media should have been:  No, it isn't a riot, it isn't an insurrection, it's a peaceful demonstration.  I noticed on the very day of the event, listening on the radio (probably a federal charge under this DOJ) that the reporting went from:  "It's amazing how many people came out to support Donald Trump and protest the obviously crooked 2020 election" to "It's shameful for these protesters to violate the sanctified halls of congress" in fifteen minutes, by the same broadcaster.  That's a lack of situational awareness and a desire for liberal acceptance.  If it had been a Democrat-backed event, it would have been justified by the anguish felt by the people for the demise of democracy and the failure of the election system.

Heating System Shut Down on Political Prisoners in DC Gulag.  Earlier Wednesday The Gateway Pundit was notified that the heating system at the DC Gulag was no longer working. [...] On Wednesday night, The Gateway Pundit received a call from Mark in the DC Gulag.  Mark confirmed that the heat has been off in the DC Gulag since the cold temperatures hit the area.  It's currently 22 degrees in Washington DC.

A Government that Sows Division and Subsidizes Madness.  Remember when all those Trump voters exercised their First Amendment rights to assemble together and petition the U.S. government to address the rampant mail-in-ballot fraud of the 2020 election?  Yeah, even though all those people were unarmed and expressed no interest in overthrowing anything, that was totally a violent "insurrection" just as bad as 9/11 and the Civil War.  Joe Biden even swears that [the] "insurrectionists" murdered five, or ten, or maybe fifty police officers that day.  (That never happened, but one unarmed Trump-supporter was shot in cold blood, and another was beaten to death.)  The government and its lapdog media need people to believe insane things.  Facts are dangerous and reserved for people who live in reality.

Collusion!? Jan. 6 Committee Inserted Itself Into Fani Willis' Georgia Case Against Trump.  In the spring of 2022, Georgia prosecutors investigating Donald Trump over his actions related to the 2020 election received an early boost from another set of investigators:  the House Jan. 6 select committee.  In mid-April of that year, Committee staff quietly met with attorneys working on the case in Fulton County for DA Fani Willis, right around the time she was preparing to convene a special grand jury investigation[,] during which she employed her alleged paramour, Nathan Wade, who would also coordinate with the Biden White House on their case.  So[,] Fani coordinated with both the J6 committee and the White House, who helped them assemble their case against the former president.  According to Politico, the Jan. 6 committee attorneys allowed the DA's team to review (but not keep) a 'limited set of evidence' they had gathered.

Feds Used J6 To Conduct Mass Surveillance On Bank Transactions Flagged With Terms Like 'Trump,' 'MAGA': Jim Jordan.  Federal law enforcement instructed financial institutions to use search terms such as "MAGA" and "Trump" when searching private transactions, Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan said Wednesday.  Jordan, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and Select Subcommittee on Weaponization, wrote a letter describing how the federal government flagged terms like "MAGA" and "Trump" to see if those phrases were used by Americans when they conducted financial transactions following the Jan. 6th Capitol riot.  The letter is addressed to Noah Bishoff, former Director of the Office of Stakeholder Integration and Engagement in the Strategic Operations Division of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).  The letter was first reported by Fox News.

Army Colonel: 'J6 Committee Investigator Told Me Army J6 Testimonies Were Irreconcilable'.  Col. Earl G. Matthews, the Army colonel who served as the senior legal advisor to Maj. Gen. William J. Walker, the commanding general of the District of Columbia Army National Guard during the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol Hill protests, told RedState that Bryan A. Bonner, an investigative counsel for the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack, acknowledged to him that the J6 narrative spun by senior Army leaders was flawed, and he would pursue the discrepancies.  "He told me that he knew that there were major problems with the DOD's Inspector General report and that he was going to recommend to the committee that they go back to DOD and figure out what went wrong," said Matthews, who, on Oct. 20, filed a 37-page Whistleblower Reprisal Complaint with the Pentagon's inspector general requesting the IG correct its report to bring it into alignment with events and conversations surrounding J6 that he witnessed.

Report: Video Shows What Member of Nancy Pelosi's Security Detail Said About J6 Can't Be True.  The Blaze has done a remarkable investigative report about what happened at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.  They thank House Speaker Mike Johnson for giving them permission to now release the video, and what they are reporting is astonishing.  They allege Capitol CCTV footage blows up the story told by a member of Nancy Pelosi's security detail — Special Agent David Lazarus.  Lazarus gave testimony corroborating another Capitol police officer's account, claiming that he had an antagonistic encounter with the Oath Keepers.  But The Blaze report says what Lazarus claimed couldn't possibly be true.  Steve Baker, the investigative reporter on the story, walks through the timeline of events and alleges that Lazarus was elsewhere at the time of the purported incident, not at the site of the incident when it purportedly happened.  They point out other conflicts in the testimony as well as to who saw what when.  This is truly wild and very disturbing.  [Tweet with video clip]

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The video clip is "wild and very disturbing" only because it is as over-dramatized and sensationalized as the news coverage of the January 6 trials and (automatic) convictions.  If you want to refute the news media's coverage, you can do so without adding dramatic music, long fades to black, and cheezy special effects.  The video clip is over eight minutes long, and I quit watching after less than two minutes, because it's mostly time-wasting fluff.  It appears to contain much more sizzle than steak.

Cops Savagely Club Protester's Head With Metal Batons At J6 Fedsurrection.  Two DC cops flagrantly broke the law repeatedly beating a demonstrator in the head with metal batons during the election fraud protest on January 6[,] in yet another example of excessive force used by officers.  The cops thwarted the protester from barging across the police line by clubbing him in the head in violation of standard operational procedure.  As the demonstrator, whose face was covered with a black bandana, attempts to shield his face from the blows, two cops club him in the head.  One of the cops is clearly intent on knocking the protester to the ground, violently striking the man on the head at least 5 times until he falls over.  As the masked man attempts to get back on his feet, the police continue to strike his head with the nightstick.

The Murder of Ashli Babbitt.  On January 6, 2021, Ashli Babbit was shot by a Capitol Police officer despite not participating in the breaking of the door windows.  She was standing off to the side.  Her husband has filed a $30 million wrongful death lawsuit as a result of an unnecessary and totally criminal act committed by a black man named Michael Byrd.  The lawsuit details the actions of three officers who were guarding the door, but just before the shooting they reportedly moved from in front of the door to a point to the right, standing next to Babbitt and ducking when they saw Byrd's gun pointed at the crowd.  Less than a minute after he killed Babbitt Byrd made a radio call in which he said the crowd was firing at them and he was preparing to return fire.  The truth is that the only shot fired that day came from Byrd's gun; there were NO SHOTS being fired at him or other officers.  Lt. Byrd stated in an interview with a fake-news propagandist that he could not see Babbitt's hands nor what was in her backpack.  It turns out there WAS NOT a weapon in her backpack, but if one had been there it certainly posed no imminent danger as long as it remained there.

Liz Cheney vs Stefan Passantino:  The Jan. 6 Committee Fraud.  It's becoming increasingly clear that U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney was dishonest, manipulative, and destructive while serving on the Jan. 6 Committee. [...] The Jan. 6 Committee did everything it could to avoid being reviewed.  It has not released transcripts of many interviews.  It claims to have destroyed some videos of interviews.  In one deliberately opaque move, the committee seems to have sent some of its documents to various other agencies, making them difficult to gather.  Further, the committee called in thousands of witnesses to interview.  Yet, it never interviewed [Stefan] Passantino.  This is the biggest clue that Liz Cheney and the committee were interested in promoting their narrative rather than finding the truth.  The Republican House has since brought the Jan. 6 Committee materials back from the National Archives, and they are being studied by the Committee on House Administration.  Some surprisingly bad examples of rule-breaking and simply lying to the American people are beginning to emerge.

January 6 an FBI affair.  The riot on January 6 at the Capitol had a lot of FBI informants involved.  According to Steven D'Antuono, formerly in charge of the FBI's Washington field office:  ["]The FBI had so many paid informants at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, that it lost track of the number and had to perform a later audit to determine exactly how many "Confidential Human Sources" run by different FBI field offices were present that day ...["]  More recently, some reports indicate that there were at least 200 federal agents or "undercover assets" present on that fateful day.  With revelations like that, and these came last September, it appears even more likely that actual Trump supporters and patriots were baited and led into a trap by federal agents.

J6 Political Hostage and Army Veteran William Chrestman Sentenced To 4.5 Years In Prison For Walking in US Capitol.  US District Judge Timothy Kelly sentenced Army veteran Wiliam "Billy" Chrestman to four and half years in prison Friday for protesting the stolen election outside of the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.  Prosecutors sought 63 months, or more than five years, for Chrestman.  "I honestly feel I've spent more than enough time behind bars," Chrestman told The Gateway Pundit hours after he was sentenced. "I've been in the DC Gulag for three years.  I committed no violence or vandalism on January 6th, 2021."

Poison Spiders at the Center of the Web.  You know why the judge let provocateur Ray Epps off the hook for his antics before and during the so-called J-6 "insurrection," don't you?  Well, yes, it was partly because he was acting at the direction of blob officials, most likely the FBI, but possibly the CIA, Defense Intelligence, or some black-box fed outfit no one ever of (but somehow gets half a billion in funding every year).  Ol' Ray, pleaded to one year's probation (no jail time), 100 hours of community service (checking books out at his local library?), and a $500 fine.  Say, what...?  A speeding ticket on the Rockville Pike would probably cost you more.  You remember those videos of Ray on the DC street the day before the riot, importuning the crowd, a commanding presence with his military bearing and red hat, six inches taller than most of the other men around him, yelling, "Tomorrow we need to go into the Capitol, into the Capitol!"  At which moment the crowd groaned "no-o-o-o...!" and then commenced chanting, "fed... fed... fed...!"  They had his number.  His use of the word need was especially beguiling, as in, who actually "needed" that to happen?

Truths and Trials:  Unraveling the Narrative of January 6th.  Regardless of your opinions of January 6th, there is little doubt that it has been used as a political blunt-force instrument to hammer Americans into believing a narrative that is rife with questions and problems.  Think of all the things the Left has tried to convince us to believe about January 6th.  They've absurdly compared that day's events to those of September 11th and Pearl Harbor.  How disingenuous can they be?  There is nothing remotely comparable between these two days and January 6th.

Report: Army Official Says Mark Milley Delayed National Guard Response to Jan 6 'Then Lied About It'.  Colonel Earl G. Matthews, senior legal adviser to Major General William J. Walker, who commanded the Washington D.C. National Guard on January 6th, 2021, has blamed former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Mark Milley for letting the protest get out of hand.  The colonel compared the now-retired Milley to the murderous Don Emilio Barzini, who served as Don Vito Corleone's arch-nemesis in The Godfather.  "Milley controlled the Army," Matthews told reporter Neil McCabe, arguing that while the Joint Chiefs boss lacked legal authority within the chain of command, he instead leveraged his profound influence and contacts in the Pentagon to delay the Guard's response.  "The problem was not with Donald Trump; it's Mark Milley and the Army leadership in control.  They stopped the Guard from coming then lied about it and said the Guard acted at sprint speed," Matthews explained.

Ramaswamy Embraces 'Responsibility' To Ditch Democrats' Phony J6 Narratives And 'Speak The Truth'.  On Saturday, as Democrats and their PR agents in the accomplice media peddled their phony second civil war narrative to "commemorate" the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riots, GOP presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy wished the X universe a "Happy Entrapment Day." [...] Having "dug into" the issue, Ramaswamy notes the FBI has been anything but transparent about its involvement — and that starts at the top with the agency's controversial director, Christopher Wray.  House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., has released thousands of hours of video footage from the day — video that undercuts much of the politically driven Jan. 6 Committee's dog and pony show.  "We've seen new video footage coming out of Capitol Police officers allowing people to just walk straight into the Capitol who were then arrested later for what the Capitol Police allowed them to do," the candidate said.  "That footage wasn't available two years ago."  The updated record, Ramaswamy asserts, gives him a "special responsibility" to check the record as "someone who a few years ago was just consuming the mainstream media narrative because it wasn't my job."  He said he understands how many Americans have been duped, as well.

The Comical Democrat-Media January 6 Storyline for Election Year 2024 Carries On.  [CNN's Phil] Mattingly is outraged that 34% of Republicans still believe that the FBI "probably or definitely instigated the attack on the Capitol.  He plays a clip of FBI Director Wray's response to a question by Clay Higgins (R-LA) where Wray says:  "If you are asking whether the violence at the Capitol on January 6th was part of some operation orchestrated by FBI sources and or agents, the answer is emphatically not!"  Unfortunately, Mattingly fails to point out that Wray just answered a question that had not been asked.  Higgins, referring to testimony by an FBI whistleblower Steven D'Antuono, asked if the FBI had confidential human sources dressed as Trump supporters in the crowd on Jan. 6.  Higgens did not ask Wray if the FBI agents "instigated" the riot.  In fact, Wray has repeatedly either refused to answer that question about an FBI presence in the crowd on Jan. 6 or states that he does not know if there were Federal undercover agents in the crowd on January 6th.  Apparently, the peasants are not entitled to that answer and CNN's Mattingly has no interest, peculiar for a "journalist," in getting it.  Higgins now claims to have plenty of evidence of FBI undercover agents in the crowd that day.

A Silly People.  January 6, 2021, was not an insurrection.  The tapes show it, and the Democrats know it.  Kept alive by a self-righteous bunch of treasonous thieves, hunting down participants like animals.  It was a protest filled with disgust at the corruption of a major political party, willing to win at any cost, laying a trap for all those who would dare express their disapproval.  The hundreds of FBI, Antifa, and BLM operatives in the crowd made sure the protesters were whipped to a frenzy while most Capitol police were told to stay home.  It was disclosed, just as I am writing this, that after shooting Ashli Babbitt, U.S. Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd made a false radio report.  In the report, he claimed he was being fired upon and was preparing to fire back.  The only shot fired was the one that killed Ms. Babbitt.

Ray Epps gets probation!  So much for the grand 'narrative' of 'insurrection' on January 6.  Since that blighted day in 2021, many, many people have come to believe that what happened on Jan. 6, 2021, was a set-up, an event contrived by the FBI, DOJ and democrat radicals like Nancy Pelosi, for example.  The committee to investigate what happened was a joke, an entirely partisan exercise to take out the most popular president since Ronald Reagan because he was, and remains, a threat to the deep state bureaucracy that actually runs the country.  The evidence presented was cherry-picked, edited, the witnesses coached.  That committee was pure show trial, reminiscent of Stalin's style of despotism.  It had nothing to do with the truth.  It was all part of the Democrats' grand plan to destroy Trump.  Ray Epps's all too obvious behavior that day was a fly in their ointment that they chose to ignore.  The left with malice aforethought latched on to the word "insurrection" from day one even though not a single protestor was armed.  Only the Capitol police were armed; only the Capitol police killed and injured people that day.

False Claims Of "Insurrection," Minutes After January 6 Capitol Riot, Suggest Disinformation Plot.  Former President Donald Trump, who leads the polls to become the Republican Party's next presidential nominee, has now been denied his place on the ballot in two different states:  Colorado and Maine, as a consequence of courts and state officers claiming that he is ineligible to the presidency thanks to a provision in the 14th amendment that bars individuals who "engaged in insurrection" from serving as president.  To many Americans, it's simply a given that Trump engaged in insurrection.  A mob of his supporters staged a riot both inside and outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.  But neither Trump himself nor any of the people who rioted that day were actually charged with insurrection.  In the over 1,000 cases related to that day, you won't find anyone who was charged with insurrection.

The Fabricated Memory of January 6th.  The Democrat Party has created a fake and fabricated memory of January 6th.  They did it with the help of ABC News, with the editors, camera crews, and the post-production people to create a memory that would be played over and over in the media to create a collective memory of an insurrection.  We know the then-House Speaker invited her niece (a professional photographer) to come down to the Capitol and photograph the historic event.  We also know that ABC producers were employed to produce the televised hearings of the January 6 Commission for several weeks, and had a hand in editing actual J6 footage.  This was designed to create an altered, fabricated memory of what happened the day thousands of people came to Washington because they were concerned the election of 2020 had unanswered questions.  Not necessarily unanswered by a non-asking media, but unanswered, nevertheless.  The people felt there were shenanigans in the 2020 elections, such as late-night voter drops caught on film, mail-in ballots counted at the last minute that all seemed to go for Biden, even from districts that previously had voted overwhelmingly for Trump in 2016. And what about the supposed water pipe explosion in Atlanta that forced the evacuation of a tallying center — and then it turned out there was no pipe burst or flooding after all — it was just a false alarm.  We now know, according to FBI Director Christopher Wray, they had dozens — if not hundreds — of embedded FBI agents in the crowd.  It was like a Cecil B. DeMille movie production, and it was done for the specific purpose of being able to create and fabricate a memory of an insurrection that never occurred.

Rep. Clay Higgins:  The FBI lured Americans into a January 6 trap.  According to Rep. Clay Higgins (R. LA), who has been investigating what actually happened that day, when one deletes the layers of leftist propaganda, it appears that January 6 was a giant entrapment web that successfully stopped official challenges to election certification, made Trump even more toxic and, worst of all, turned his law-abiding supporters into criminals.  For the last three years, Biden's "Justice" Department has been viciously prosecuting more than a thousand Americans for entering the U.S. Capitol on January 6. The DOJ did this even though (a) most were inside involuntarily, as the press of the crowd swept them in whether they wanted to be there or not; (b) the Capitol police opened the doors to them (indeed, it seems they could only be opened from the inside); and (c) 99.9% of them, once innocently inside the Capitol, did nothing but wander through as tourists.

Ray Epps Gets Probation For Urging Other J6ers To Storm The Capitol.  A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced Ray Epps, the supposed Donald Trump supporter who openly egged on protesters on to enter the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, to one year of probation for his role in the riot.  Epps had pleaded guilty last September to one misdemeanor count of disorderly or disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, as the Tampa Free Press reported.  Last week, federal prosecutors recommended that Epps spend six months in jail for openly cheerleading what some Trump supporters have dubbed the "Fedsurreciton."  On Tuesday, Judge James Boasberg departed sharply from that request and actually empathized with Epps, despite, according to Politico, telling the court, "This is not an easy sentencing."  Boasberg, according to other media reports, told Epps that he had been "vilified in a matter unique to January 6 defendants," referring to the alleged death threats Epps received.  "You were hounded out of your home," the Obama-appointed judge added.  "You were hounded out of your town."

New J6 Evidence Emerges, Pelosi Colluded With Secret Service?  The more we find out about the events of J6, the more Nancy Pelosi becomes suspect.  According to sources, the former Speaker of the House was in contact with the Secret Service on that day and was caught on video stating that she was 'waiting' for the 'trespass' on Capitol grounds.  She was waiting for it, in her own words.  Pelosi reportedly spoke with the Secret Service before they spoke to President Trump on that day and told him that they didn't have the resources to protect him in the Capitol.  There was also a communication trail between Pelosi's office and the Secret Service from that day, but, of course, much of it has been 'lost.'  Additionally, it was Pelosi's office that was charged with providing security for that day, but Pelosi reportedly denied requests for additional security multiple times.

Biden Admin Vows to Hunt Down 'All' Jan. 6 Suspects — Even Those Who Weren't There That Day.  The Biden administration has pledged to continue to pursue and convict all people who broke the law in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol incident, including those who never entered the building or who weren't even present at the U.S. Capitol that day.  Prosecutors have, to date, charged over 1,250 people with various crimes related to Jan. 6, ranging from being present on Capitol grounds without authorization, to assault of a police officer, to seditious conspiracy.  Former President Donald Trump has said on several occasions that he thinks Jan. 6 detainees are being mistreated by the Biden administration and has vowed to issue pardons for many of them.

FBI Plant, Ray Epps Is Sentenced To One Year Probation And 500 Dollars After Telling People To Storm The Capitol.  Epps, in the lead-up to Jan 6, was caught on camera saying, "We need to go into the Capitol" and texted his nephew on the day that he had "orchestrated it" as protestors breached the Capitol building that afternoon.  Over 1,200 people have been arrested in connection with the day, with Biden's Department of Justice sentencing around 450 defendants to a combined nearly 850 years in prison by the end of 2023.  Former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio, who was not at the Capitol on January 6 but was charged with seditious conspiracy for an organizing role, received the longest sentence at 22 years.  His co-defendants, Zachary Rehl, Joe Biggs, and Ethan Nordean, all of whom were Proud Boys affiliates, each received between 15 and 18 years in prison.  [Video clip]

Woof — a Year Probation and They're Still Saying Ray Epps Wasn't a Fed?  I don't know why anyone thought the big man with the big mouth who seemed to be everywhere exhorting people to go to the capitol and do questionable things was a federal plant.  Even though the Trump supporters around him the night before and near the capitol all seemed to eye him with suspicion for the actions he was suggesting, if they weren't directly calling him out, and warning others to stay clear of him.  FED FED FED  [Tweet] [...] Conspiracy types knew the fix was in when they were showing up in backwoods addresses to arrest people they'd found using only cell data or facial recognition software, but the one guy whose face was everywhere was nowhere to be found?  And even when folks tracked him down themselves, the only 3 letter agency going after him was... "CBS"?

Tucker and Clay Higgins Reveal Huge Number of FBI Assets on J6, Including Some 'Dressed as Trump Supporters'.  Tucker Carlson did an interview with Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) over the weekend about Jan. 6 and he asked him about the question Higgins had pursued with FBI Director Christopher Wray in 2022:  How many FBI agents/informants were involved on Jan. 6?  Tucker detailed how bad Wray's response was to Higgins on the question and asked Higgins if they'd gotten any further information on the question.  [Tweet with video clip]  Higgins' response was big news.  He said that they were "closer to the position where we can reveal the answers" now that they had gotten more information by being in the Republican majority.  Higgins said that they had compiled a lot of evidence.  He spoke about the involvement of people "to set the stage for what happened" and that there was a "large web" of people involved to "entrap" people.  He said there was "conspiratorial corruption at the highest levels of the FBI."

Ray Epps Sentence Is in, and It's Surprising Only If You Haven't Been Following Along.  After a lot of controversy, Ray Epps finally pled guilty in September to a single charge of disorderly or disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds after encouraging people to go into the Capitol the night before.  If you were wondering what sentence he might get for this, wonder no longer.  The answer is in, and you might have guessed what it would be.  The prosecution wanted six months because they said he had engaged in aggressive conduct to get past the police officers outside the Capitol.  However, they also appeared to argue against themselves. [...] His attorney asked for probation, and that's what he got — probation for a year with no restrictions on his travel.  He was also ordered to pay restitution of $500 and to do 100 hours of community service.

Ray Epps Sentenced to No Jail Time:  One Year Probation, $500 fine, and 100 Hours Community Service!  J6 Operative Ray Epps was sentenced on Tuesday to NO JAIL TIME!  Ray Epps, the only January 6 protester who actually told people to go into the Capitol, has been officially sentenced to one year probation, $500 restitution, and 100 hours community service.  Epps did not have to show up for court today — he called in via Zoom.  The Biden regime refused to charge Epps with hurling a sign at police when 8 others are rotting in prison today for just touching the sign.  Ray Epps steered it towards the police and hurled it at them.  He is free today.  Our government is broken.

Jan. 6: the DOJ plans to arrest everybody in the zip code.  Americans are increasingly coming to understand the injustice of most Jan. 6 prosecutions.  Without question, the events of Jan. 6 were not remotely an insurrection.  No one was armed, and even if they were and managed to seize the Capital building, the Republic would never have been in the slightest jeopardy.  Indeed, a number of leftist organizations have seized government buildings and suffered nothing for it.  Jan. 6 was nothing more than a spontaneous protest that got, briefly, out of hand.  There is no injustice in prosecuting anyone who assaulted a police officer, damaged or stole property or assaulted someone.  However, arresting people who were given no notice they were prohibited from entering the building, were welcomed and escorted by the Capital police, never asked to leave and who merely took in the sights and took selfies, is unjust, a political abuse of power.

Ray Epps Sentencing Hearing Today Changed to a Secretive Zoom Hearing.  Ray Epps will be sentenced today via a secretive Zoom call that is not open to the public or journalists.  The D.C. Kangaroo Court suddenly changed Ray Epps' in-person public sentencing hearing to a private/remote Zoom hearing yesterday evening.  Epps was scheduled to appear in person today at 10 AM at the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse in Washington D.C today for his sentencing.  According to the Court Docket, on 1/8/24 the hearing was modified to a "hybrid hearing" (government in person/defense via Zoom.)  As reported by the Gateway Pundit, Epps was just sued by J6 defendant Eric Clark for "Conspiracy to Violate Civil Rights".  The case was filed in a Utah Federal Court. [...] According to another legal expert: "It seems like someone certainly tipped off the powers that be.  This is unheard of and furthermore it is illegal for the government to hide a sentencing hearing from the public."

Democrats Want Criminals To Vote, But No Ballot Access For Trump.  Although former President Donald Trump hasn't been convicted of a crime despite two impeachments, FBI investigations, and myriad prosecutions, Democrats want him stripped from ballots while their party supports ballot access for criminals.  The official who unilaterally stripped Trump from the ballot in Maine did so based on her personal view that "Mr. Trump was aware of the likelihood for violence and at least initially supported its use" on Jan. 6, 2021.  She is not a judge, and even if she were, such a pronouncement would be contrary to law.  Trump's much-viewed public statements on that day were not a clear incitement to violence, and therefore are First Amendment-protected speech.  Leftists are criminalizing speech by claiming it equals violence, breaking constitutional standards.  The claim is belied by the facts:  The vast majority of people listening to Trump that day were not incited to violence.  There's plenty of evidence that incitement occurred instead among the proportionally few rioters.  Claiming Trump incited insurrection is a political projection intended to promote a one-party state.

Internal Secret Service Records Undercut Another Key J6 Committee Democrat Narrative.  It has become one of the enduring messages of the House Democrats' final report on the Jan. 6 riot:  Donald Trump had a plan and an intention to go directly to the U.S. Capitol to join those disrupting the certification of the 2020 election results.  "The Committee's principal concern was that the President actually intended to participate personally in the January 6th efforts at the Capitol, leading the attempt to overturn the election either from inside the House Chamber, from a stage outside the Capitol, or otherwise," the committee wrote in its final report in December, 2022.  "The Committee regarded those facts as important because they are relevant to President Trump's intent on January 6th.  There is no question from all the evidence assembled that President Trump did have that intent," it added. [...] And then former aide Cassidy Hutchinson claimed in a disputed account based on hearsay that on the way back from his speech Trump lunged at the driver of the presidential limo to commandeer it and take it to the Capitol.  The Secret Service and Trump deny that happened, and no evidence has emerged to validate Hutchinson's claim.  That did not stop the account from making its way into mainstream media.

DOJ Threatens to Charge "Thousands" More J6 Trespassers.  In a brazen act of political theater worthy of an ethics investigation, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Matthew Graves gave an hourlong rehash of the events of January 6 to a handful of reporters last week.  Graves, a Biden 2020 campaign advisor who was appointed by Biden in November 2021, is overseeing the Department of Justice's unprecedented and ongoing criminal investigation into the four-hour disturbance that has so far resulted in the arrest of more than 1,200 Americans.  Acting more like a partisan member of the January 6 Select Committee than an unbiased government prosecutor, Graves used inflammatory — and in some instances inaccurate — language to describe what happened that afternoon and his office's continued pursuit of the perpetrators.  "On January 6, 2021, the United States lost control of the grounds around its Capitol and most of the Capitol itself," Graves said from his office on January 4, the same day Joe Biden released his first campaign ad featuring several clips of the Capitol protest.  "In scenes reminiscent of a medieval battle, officers engaged in hand-to-hand combat with members of the invading force.'

Justice Department Hides Ray Epps' J6 Case and Plea Deal from Public View.  Ray Epps' case files and information appear to have been scrubbed from the Department of Justice's webpage after he was given a sweetheart deal, despite leading the actions that sent many to prison on January 6, 2021.  It is unclear if the FBI sealed his case after giving a lenient "punishment" to Epps.  As The Gateway Pundit reported, Ray Epps was charged, and the DOJ gave him a plea deal because he cooperated with the FBI!

Degenerates 'Saving' Democracy?  The left is almost always guilty of the very thing(s) they claim of others.  This past week, after Colorado and Maine had attempted to remove former President Trumo from the ballots in their states, we've learned of newly unearthed efforts in Illinois and Massachusetts to do the same.  The argument from the Biden camp was reflected in his fictitious and largely overreaching speech he gave at Valley Forge late in the week.  A speech that his supporters termed inspiring and angry.  A speech about the January 6 riot at the Capitol.  A riot where the only person shot or killed was a former member of the air-force who was shot and killed without cause by a Capitol police officer.  Because Joe Biden's team had control of the Capitol video footage until 2023, we were never able to prove the "mostly peaceful" movements of people inside the building that day.

Biden recalls attending funerals of cops killed on Jan 6 — crickets from 'fact checkers'.  President Joe Biden delivered his big speech to mark the third anniversary of the January 6, 2021 chaos at the Capitol and as the teller of tall tales is prone to do, he embellished a key detail.  On Friday, the octogenarian demagogue uncorked his ugly rant for a small crowd near historic Valley Forge, PA, a location chosen for its Revolutionary War connection at a time when his regime is persecuting GOP frontrunner Donald J. Trump and his supporters like England's King George once did to American patriots.  During the 30 minute diatribe, Biden claimed that he and First Lady Jill Biden attended the funerals of police officers who were killed during the so-called "insurrection" against the government.

No More J6s.  Three years ago, several hundred MAGA conservatives followed a man wearing a buffalo skull on his head into the Capitol.  Oh, I know there's more to it — and we'll get to that — but that will do for shorthand.  Jacob Chansley, AKA QAnon Shaman.  Yellowstone Wolf, etc., a professional activist of somewhat eclectic convictions and eccentric sartorial tastes, led the MAGA election fraud protestors up the steps and into the Capitol on Jan. 6, and they went straight in, without any hesitation or sign of second thoughts. [...] The Jan. 6 "insurrection" was clearly a setup — Nancy Pelosi refusing to bring in the National Guard, the doors opened by welcoming Capitol staffers and Capitol Police, unidentified masked figures racing around shouting "Let's take the place!" This kind of thing doesn't happen by itself.  It is made to happen.  The D.C. elites were desperate for their own personal Reichstag fire.  When none was forthcoming, they lit it themselves.  It's not likely that Chansley was actually in on any of this.

Fedsurrection Anniversary Day: They Needed an Emergency Session.  In honor of our national gaslighting embarrassment, the third anniversary of the FBI's fedsurrection, the FBI laughed in the faces of the general population under their control.  The DC-based FBI sent out this message: [...] Following the scale of manipulation within the 2020 election, those who did the manipulation, which included support from the FBI and DOJ, justified to keep their institutional agencies from being exposed, needed to do something to stop any state delegate challenge.  One successful state election challenge would have upended the entire system.  They needed an emergency session for the January 6th electoral certification.  The pipe bombs found in DC on January 6th, were essentially the insurance policy.  The FBI was supporting the need for a stoppage of the 2020 electoral certification session in congress.  If the FBI could not manipulate the crowd into entering the Capitol Building, the "discovery" of the pipe bombs would have been used to shut down the certification session.  Speaker Pelosi would then gain emergency power, switch to an emergency session upon return, and any effort to challenge the delegate affirmation would be nulled.  The latter described action by Pelosi is exactly what happened.

As Democrat States Try to Keep Trump off Ballots, Harris Claims GOP 'Trying to Silence Voters'.  In addition to being infamous for her ridiculous word salads, embattled, do-nothing Vice President Kamala Harris is as tone-deaf as they come.  When she's not giddily laughing about yellow school buses or Venn diagrams, she's likely cluelessly displaying how out of touch she truly is. [...] Harris marked the third anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol protests by delivering a speech in South Carolina in which she blasted the Republican Party.  The state's Democrat primary will be held on Feb. 3.  Given that Jan. 6 has become a veritable religious holiday for the Democrat Party, Harris spoke with all of the solemnity required for such significant anniversaries.  ["]Three years ago today, on Jan. 6, 2021, when a mob violently attacked the United States Capitol they used brutal force and fear to try to overturn the results of a free and fair election.  They tried to overrule the votes of millions of Americans.  On that day, we saw violence, chaos, and lawlessness, but some so-called leaders still tried to mislead and gaslight by saying it was a peaceful protest.["]  A bit hyperbolic, Kamala, but we expect nothing less — or should that be more? — from you.  As for "peaceful protests," I take it you mean the same way your party hilariously tried to portray the deadly post-George Floyd/BLM riots as "peaceful protests?"

An Explainer of Jan. 6 and Its Aftermath.  It was a day of infamy.  Worse than Pearl Harbor, 9/11, or even the Civil War, Americans were told.  A bloody insurrection by a wild, ruthless, armed mob of election deniers.  A coup d'etat.  A revolution.  That first Wednesday in January 2021, however, was none of the above.  Yet Jan. 6 will forever be a prominent part of American history — in ways that few people fully realize.  It was most certainly a fork in the road.  Defining and understanding that historic day requires solid information, full context, and a willingness to look beyond the narratives that began before Jan. 6 was even a few hours old.  Jan. 6 is part of a much larger political and societal movement designed to usher in a "new America," according to Victor Davis Hanson, an American classicist, military historian, and political commentator at the Hoover Institution.  [Video clip]

J6: where non-disorderly conduct was disorderly conduct.  [Russell Alford] was a convenient pawn in a government-provoked insurrection that wasn't.  Merely being present in a building he had no reason to believe he was prohibited from entering was more than enough, and even if it wasn't, he displayed the worst sort of culpability:  he supported Donald Trump, believed the most ethical election ever was fraudulent and thought the First Amendment allowed him to petition the government for redress of that grievance.

Appeals Court Upholds Jan. 6 Defendant Conviction for 'Disorderly Conduct' Despite His 'Passive, Quiet and Nonviolent Conduct'.  Russell Alford, 62, appealed his conviction and one-year prison sentence for disorderly conduct on January 6 despite only being in the Capitol for 15 minutes.  Alford took pictures and uploaded a video on YouTube.  The presiding judge?  U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan, who is also presiding over President Donald Trump's case.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that "passive, quiet and nonviolent" defendants can be charged and convicted of disorderly conduct" based on the circumstances.  Dangerous precedent.  If you entered the Capitol building on January 6th, you can be charged and convicted of disorderly conduct.

DC US Attorney Matthew Graves Says DOJ is Now Going to Target Thousands of Americans Who Were Around the Capitol on Jan 6.  Matthew Graves, US Attorney for the District of Columbia on Thursday held a press conference on the 3rd anniversary of the January 6 Capitol protest.  "It's been three years since a violent mob attacked our Capitol," said Matthew Graves, a Biden appointee.  Graves thanked the public for assisting the FBI in identifying J6rs and said more Capitol protesters would be arrested.  "An important note about those who remained outside the [Capitol] building," Graves said. "We have used our prosecutorial discretion and to primarily to focus on those who entered the building, are those who engaged in violent or rough conduct on Capitol grounds."

'Passive' J6 Protesters Can Be Convicted of 'Disorderly Conduct,' Appeals Court Rules.  "Disorderly conduct" can include passively and peacefully walking around the Capitol on Jan 6, according to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. [...] How funny is the term "rioters who were passive"?!  "Peaceful, non-violent rioters who walked through the Capitol and hurt no one, nor damaged any property..."  Really top notch journalism from The Hill!  This ruling was made by a panel of three female judges, Judith W. Rogers (Democrat), Karen L. Henderson (Republican) and Florence Y. Pan (Democrat).  Henderson said in their ruling that "the offense of disorderly conduct traditionally extends not only to acts that would constitute a breach of the peace at common law 'but also [to] conduct tending to corrupt morals, to endanger health or safety, or simply to annoy other members of the community.'"

Federal Appeals Court Rules That for January 6 Defendants, Standing Still and Quiet Is Disorderly Conduct.  In a victory for the Justice Department and against commonsense, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday that merely being in the Capitol was enough to merit conviction for "disorderly" or "disruptive" conduct.  A three-judge panel of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that they were participants if people were aware of what was happening around them. [...] Compare and contrast this novel concept of "disorderly conduct" with the free pass given to all George Floyd Memorial Riot and Looting Festival participants.  In fact, remember when we were told that going to these riots removed social distancing and lockdown regulations?  The finding has an even larger hole in it. [...] The claim that people were "plainly not permitted" to enter the Capitol on January 6 is utter [nonsense]. [...] There is every reason to hope that this will not be the last word.  The Supreme Court has agreed to take up the case of Joseph Fisher, who was convicted of "obstructing an official proceeding" by one of the January 6 kangaroo courts.

Democrats' star J6 witness waived attorney privilege,opening door for GOP inquiry, memos show.  As the Jan. 6 congressional investigation rushed to a close in 2022, one of the House Democrats' star witnesses waived her attorney-client privilege with her first lawyer in a move that could now open the door for House Republicans to question both her and her attorney, correspondence obtained by Just the News shows.  Former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony played a large role in shaping House Democrats' final report sharply criticizing Donald Trump for the Capitol riot that ensued on Jan. 6, 2021, but Republicans on the House Administration's Subcommittee on Oversight led by Chairman Barry Loudermilk recently discovered an errata sheet she submitted to Congress that made substantial changes to her account midway through the Democrat-led inquiry.  Errata sheets are routinely provided to deponents and witnesses by stenographers to allow for correction of typographic errors and dropped words. [...] Her new lawyer at Alston & Bird, Joseph H. Hunt, sent a letter to the House Democrats' J6 committee on Sept. 12, 2022 waiving her privileges with Passantino, according to the correspondence obtained by Just the News.  In it she went beyond the correction of typographic errors and gave fresh, substantive testimony to the committee.

After Shooting Ashli Babbitt, Capitol Police Lt. Made False Radio Report:  Lawsuit.  Within a minute after firing the fatal bullet that struck Ashli Babbitt on Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd broadcast a radio report claiming shots were being fired at him in the Speaker's Lobby and he was "prepared to fire back," a federal lawsuit alleges.  The previously undisclosed radio dispatch is also contained on an audio recording obtained exclusively by The Epoch Times of the "OPS2" dispatch channel used by Capitol Police on Jan. 6.  Information on the recording is contained in a federal lawsuit filed on Jan. 5 by Ms. Babbitt's widower, Aaron Babbitt of San Diego.  Mr. Babbitt, backed in his lawsuit by Judicial Watch, is seeking $30 million from the U. S. government for wrongful death.  According to the lawsuit, Mr. Byrd fired his Glock 22 .40-caliber pistol, striking Ms. Babbitt in the left shoulder, then announced that he was being fired upon and was ready to return fire.  "In fact, no shots were fired at Lt. Byrd or his fellow officers," the lawsuit stated. "The only shot fired was the single shot Lt. Byrd fired at Ashli.  He heard the loud noise of the gunshot.  He saw her fall backward from the window frame."

Barr: DOJ 'cast their net far too broadly' on prosecuting Jan. 6 rioters.  Former Attorney General Bill Barr argued that the Department of Justice (DOJ) cast its net "far too broadly" on prosecuting rioters involved in the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol.  "Well, you know, like everything else the left does, they did, I think, go too far," Barr told Fox News' Neil Cavuto on Saturday.  "I think there were people involved in January 6, particularly the people who attacked the police and broke their way into the Capitol, there were people that should have been prosecuted, but I think they cast their net far too broadly and have been hounding people that really, you know, just wanted into open doors in the Capitol and hung around," Barr continued.  Barr, who served as attorney general for former President George H.W. Bush and then again for former President Trump, said he didn't want to minimize what happened at the Capitol three years ago but does not "think it was an insurrection."

$30 Million Wrongful Death Suit Over Jan. 6 Protester Ashli Babbitt's Death.  A new historic wrongful death and negligence lawsuit on behalf of January 6, 2021, police-murder victim Ashli Babbitt's estate details Officer Michael Byrd's incompetence and multiple revocations of his firearm privileges for previous dangerous incidents.  The Gateway Pundit reported Friday, one day before the third anniversary of Jan. 6, that Judicial Watch filed a $30 million wrongful death suit against the federal government for the Capitol Police shooting of Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt.  The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court Southern District of California.

FBI Arrests Three J6rs in Pre-Dawn Raid on Anniversary of January 6 Capitol Protest, Three Years Later.  The FBI on Saturday morning arrested three January 6rs on the anniversary of the Capitol protest — three years later "The FBI executed three federal arrest warrants early this morning at a ranch in Groveland, Florida in Lake County," the FBI Tampa office said in a statement on X.  "The subjects taken into custody are January 6 fugitives Jonathan Daniel Pollock, Olivia Michele Pollock, and Joseph Daniel Hutchinson III.  The defendants are scheduled to appear in Federal Court in Ocala, Florida on Monday, January 8.  No further details concerning their capture are available at this time."

MSNBC News Actor Literally Cries About Jan 6.  You might note that the tears begin flowing conveniently, as if on cue, right when the introduction starts, and then magically subside in literally about five seconds.  [Video clip]

Feds nab trio of Jan. 6 suspects on 3rd anniversary of capitol riot.  Federal authorities arrested three individuals suspected of participating in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, on the third anniversary of the event, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced Saturday.  FBI agents from the Tampa, Florida, field office apprehended Jonathan Daniel Pollock, Olivia Michele Pollock and Joseph Daniel Hutchinson III at a ranch near Groveland, Florida, according to the FBI's statement.  Law enforcement had been searching for Daniel Pollock since June 2021, while Olivia Pollock and Hutchinson became fugitives in March 2023 after removing their ankle monitors and going into hiding before they faced trial in a federal court.  The government did not disclose details pertaining to how the arrests were conducted or what may have happened while agents were executing search warrants in its announcement.  The FBI also did not explain how it located the suspects at the ranch in the first place.

Capitol Police Hit With Lawsuit For $30 Million For Alleged 'Ambush Murder' of Ashli Babbitt on Jan. 6.  On January 6, 2021, the United States Capitol Police Lieutenant Michael Byrd shot and killed Ashli Babbitt, an Air Force veteran and a passionate supporter of former President Donald Trump.  The tragic incident has left many questioning the actions of the Capitol Police and the events leading up to Babbitt's untimely death.  The incident occurred at 2:44 p.m. on January 6, 2021, when Ashli Babbitt was shot outside the east entrance to the U.S. House Speaker's Lobby.  She was pronounced dead half an hour later at a Washington D.C. hospital.  The autopsy report indicated that Babbitt died from a gunshot wound to her left anterior shoulder, and the suit filed by Judicial Watch alleges that she experienced extreme pain and suffering before slipping into pre-terminal unconsciousness.

This article by the Associated Press reeks with bias:
Hundreds of convictions, but a major mystery is still unsolved 3 years after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.  Members of far-right extremist groups.  Former police officers.  An Olympic gold medalist swimmer.  And active duty U.S. Marines.  They are among the hundreds of people who have been convicted in the massive prosecution of the Jan 6, 2021, riot in the three years since the stunned nation watched the U.S. Capitol attack unfold on live TV.  Washington's federal courthouse remains flooded with trials, guilty plea hearings and sentencings stemming from what has become the largest criminal investigation in American history.  And the hunt for suspects is far from over.

January 6: More Americans think the election was stolen and a growing number of voters think the FBI was behind the violence.  Three years after a mob stormed the Capitol, a third of Republican voters now believe FBI operatives stoked the January 6 attack, according to remarkable new polling.  A quarter of U.S. adults believe that statement is 'definitely' or 'probably' true, according to a new Washington Post / University of Maryland poll.  The data come as President Joe Biden prepares to hold his first campaign event of the year stressing the democracy issue near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, in a potential rematch where former President Donald Trump has repeatedly called attention to jailed rioters and said he will pardon a 'large portion' of them.

The Case Against Progressive Utopia.  On January 6, 2021, a crowd of unarmed, nonviolent Trump-supporters entered the Capitol illegally.  Videos confirm that they calmly toured the premises, some shepherded by police.  The DoJ has charged more than 1,000 Americans over J6, most with insurrection — the "violent attempt to overturn recognized authority or legally constituted government."  Six months earlier (June 2020) in Seattle, heavily armed individuals took over federal buildings, including the courthouse, and violently ejected "legally constituted government" to establish the CHAZ, or the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone.  Though this was an insurrection by definition, the socialist perpetrators have not been prosecuted.  For progressives, social justice requires a double-standard rule of law.  J6 was called democracy-overthrowing insurrection, while CHAZ was labeled "unlawful occupation protest."

'Insurrection' Is OK, as Long As It's by the Left.  This week, there was an "insurrection" in the California State Capitol in Sacramento.  A group of radical extremists invaded the State Assembly, interrupting the first day of the legislative session and forcing lawmakers to flee the chamber.  They continued to occupy the legislature even after the lights were turned off.  But eventually, they were allowed to leave peacefully, and there were no arrests at all.  The reason:  unlike the January 6 protesters in Washington, the California protesters are on the political left.  Those who participated in the January 6 event three years ago are still being arrested and prosecuted for the nebulous crime of "obstructing an official proceeding."  Some are being punished merely for showing up on the Capitol grounds, without committing acts of violence.  They have been publicly humiliated; they have lost jobs; and many have been forced to endure pre-trial detention before receiving long sentences.  The left-wing anti-Israel radicals who invaded the California capitol will never be punished.

Police Grab Peaceful J6 Protester By The Face And Throw Him Over A Wall.  Cops who used deadly force to assault non-violent demonstrators, "passive resistors," on January 6, 2021, escalating the protest into a riot, broke the law in clear violation of the Metropolitan Police Department's standard operating procedures.  Police killed four unarmed Americans during the riot and indiscriminately fired sting balls and rubber bullets into the massive crowd, often aimed at their heads; scores of protesters were doused in the face with CS gas and were injured by shrapnel flying from the flash grenades.  In countless instances uncovered in the CCTV and police body cam footage that Congress has yet to release, police are seen ruthlessly beating unarmed protesters with nightsticks.

Really, He's Not a Fed:  Prosecutors Recommend an Outrageous Sentence for Ray Epps.  Ray Epps, the only person who was captured on video actually telling people to storm the Capitol on Jan. 6. 2021, has just been recommended for a six-month sentence, while others who entered the Capitol when police opened the doors for them and walked around for awhile taking selfies are facing years in prison.  What's going on here?  The most obvious explanation is that Ray Epps is or was a fed, and a leader of efforts to fabricate a Jan. 6 "insurrection" in order to frame and destroy Donald Trump.  But surely the leftist elites wouldn't dream of doing such a thing, would they?  The Daily Wire reported Tuesday that federal prosecutors have "requested" that Epps be given six months in prison for his role in the fictional "insurrection."  This recommendation of a slap on the wrist only comes after Epps avoided prison for two years while numerous others caught up in the Jan. 6 riot have languished in the D.C. gulag for three years now.  Even more suspiciously, Epps became an establishment media darling, the subject of admiring profiles from the New York Times and 60 Minutes, even as these outlets treated everyone else involved in their sagging "insurrection" as Adolf Hitler incarnate.

Federal Prosecutors Seek Six Months Jail Time For Ray Epps.  Federal prosecutors are seeking six months of jail time for Ray Epps, a man who appeared to encourage demonstrators to enter the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.  Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia submitted a sentencing memo Tuesday, recommending six months of incarceration for Epps because of his alleged participation in the Jan. 6th Capitol riot.  "For the reasons set forth herein, the government requests that this Court sentence Defendant James Ray Epps, Sr. to six months' incarceration, which is the high end of the applicable Sentencing Guidelines range of zero to six months," the memo reads.  Prosecutors argue a six month sentence for Epps is justified because of his alleged efforts on Jan. 5, 2021 and the following day to inspire rioters and his presence among the rioters who overwhelmed Capitol police.

J6 Defendant Victoria White Brutalized And Beaten By DC Police Officers Files Lawsuit Against Police.  Victoria Charity White is a peaceful protester that was brutally beaten to a bloody pulp by a D.C. police officer during the January 6th protest.  Victoria was later arrested in a FBI raid on her home, and sentenced to jail time for "interfering with law enforcement officers during a civil disorder."  Victoria is now fighting back and suing the Capitol Police Officer that brutalized her mercilessly with his fists and a baton, causing her to black out and subsequent brain damage.  White is also suing the Republican Speaker of the House Mike Johnson to investigate her beating and the police brutality that occurred on January 6th.

J6 Hostage Ryan Samsel Reveals Exactly How The FBI Tortures Him for Refusing to Flip on Trump.  The US Bureau of Prisons acts as the coercion arm of the politically weaponized Department of Justice, torturing J6 political hostages to coerce them into flipping on Trump in exchange for their freedom.  Viral photographs of Samsel allegedly locked in a "hard cell" in FDC Philadelphia are a glimpse of the cruel and unusual treatment he's endured in a series of assaults by correctional officers in pretrial custody and attempts by dirty cops to manipulate him with enhanced interrogation to cooperate in a plea agreement.

New Video Shows The Q Shaman Reading Trump's Tweet To Stay Peaceful And Go Home To The Crowd.  Another video has finally seen the light of day, this one showing Jacob Chansley, the Q Shaman, telling the crowd to go home and stay peaceful.  For this, Chansley got 41 months in prison before Tucker Carlson released footage showing him being peaceful and respectful.  The dirty feds freed Chansley days later.  Q Shaman Jacob Chansley: "We're going to throw up the tweet.  Donald Trump has asked everybody to go home.  Okay? — This is America.  You guys want to stay, that's fine.  Donald Trump has asked everybody to go home."  [Video clip]

Video Surfaces — Hidden from Public:  Q Shaman Stands Outside Doors of US Capitol and Tells Everyone to Go Home.  Red Voice Media posted a video that we had not seen before from the January 6 protest at the US Capitol.  In the video, Jacob Chansley, later dubbed the "Q Shaman," reads a tweet from President Trump to the crowd outside the US Capitol and tells them to go home.  Chansley added, "We are peaceful... We are not Antifa."

Rigged.  Yesterday, Colorado's Supreme Court ruled to take the Republican presidential frontrunner, Donald Trump off its state's ballot because of his involvement in the so-called "insurrection" on January 6, 2021, at the United States Capital.  They based their ruling on the "insurrection" clause of 14th Amendment of our Constitution.  It didn't matter to the court that Trump offered 10,000 National Guard troops to protect the Capital that was turned down by both Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi and DC mayor, Marilyn Bowser.  It didn't matter that no one at the Capital was armed.  They did not consider that there were FBI assets in the crowd, stirring up trouble to incite the riot.  And they didn't factor in that when Trump was impeached for his involvement on January 6, he was found not guilty.  If you were planning an insurrection, you would not offer 10,000 armed soldiers to protect the place where the insurrection was to occur, but if you wanted to create a false flag insurrection to weaponize against your opponent, you would turn down the protection of 10,000 armed troops and help incite a riot.  This has been all part of the plan for the last 3 years.  The events at the Capital were characterized as an "insurrection" by many Democrats and many in the mainstream media within minutes of the riot breaking out.  The media was parroting the word "insurrection" as if they were all given the same talking points.  The word "insurrection" was chosen specifically because it is in the 14th Amendment and can be used to prevent a candidate from running for office.

Did Jan. 6 'trespassers' have the right to be in the US Capitol?  I haven't seen this widely reported but did you know that in general, American citizens have the right to enter the US Capitol anytime the House or Senate is in session to observe?  Around January 6, 2021, Congress had limited access to those who got a pass from their member of Congress or visitors' desk, but such passes were generally obtained by most without much trouble.  Does Congress have the right to limit our access to watch them conduct business?  Who is there to challenge them?  In an emergency or crisis, police certainly have the right to impose restrictions.  But what about instances where the restrictions aren't clear, or the police aren't stopping people from entering, or the restrictions aren't justified?

Jack Smith Wants to Prevent Jury From Learning About Undercover Agents at Capitol in January 6 Case Against Trump.  Special Counsel Jack Smith wants to prevent President Trump from blaming provocateurs and undercover agents for the January 6 Capitol riot.  "Through public statements, filings and argument in hearings before the court, the defense has attempted to inject into this case partisan political attacks and irrelevant and prejudicial issues that have no place in a jury trial," Jack Smith's 20-page filing said.  "Although the court can recognize these efforts for what they are and disregard them, the jury — if subjected to them — may not.  The court should not permit the defendant to turn the courtroom into a forum in which he propagates irrelevant disinformation, and should reject his attempt to inject politics into this proceeding," Smith wrote according to the court filing reviewed by The Gateway Pundit.  Trump's trial date for Jack Smith's January 6 case is currently scheduled for March 4, 2024 (election interference).

DC Police Officer Who Sued Republicans for Racist Attacks on Jan. 6 — Now Admits He Was Watching it on TV that Day.  Officer Byron Evans and seven black Capitol Police Officers sued Brandon Straka and several Trump supporters under the KKK Act for "racist" attacks on him and seven other police officers on January 6, 2021.  Officer Evans sued Brandon Straka and Roger Stone who was not even at the US Capitol that day along with leaders of the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys and others.  Brandon Straka released video on Wednesday of Officer Byron Evans admitting he was watching the January 6 protests on a TV in a room in a secure location.

We won't stop covering the lies of January 6.  Last week, Blaze News contributor Steve Baker learned from his attorney that he would be charged with federal crimes stemming from his coverage of the events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.  If that sounds vague, that's because it is.  The upshot is that Baker has no idea of what, exactly, federal prosecutors intend to charge him with. [...] While the FBI has been busy retaliating against journalists it doesn't like, the authorities have studiously ignored Baker's analysis that U.S. Capitol Police Special Agent David Lazarus, Nancy Pelosi's security chief, gave false testimony that directly contributed to sentencing American citizens to years in federal prison.  Baker and our team watched hours of closed-circuit footage from January 6 in the House viewing room on Capitol Hill before publishing his analysis, as our news team reported in October.  The night before we published that story, the House of Representatives voted to remove Kevin McCarthy from his position as speaker of the House.  This slowed approval of the release of the previously hidden January 6 footage that our story was based on.  But in the middle of that transition, we were pleased to report that U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) approved the release of screenshots confirming Baker's analysis.

Turley: January 6 Wasn't Insurrection or Rebellion — 14th Amendment Doesn't Apply.  Thursday on FNC's "The Story," network contributor Jonathan Turley questioned the merits of the Colorado Supreme Court's decision to bar former President Donald Trump from the 2024 primary election ballot.  According to Turley, the 14th Amendment didn't apply because January 6 was a riot, not an insurrection.  "It's nonsense," he said.  "I mean, first of all, there's really interesting analogies to go to Bush v. Gore, you know, a little over 20 years ago, they had another 4-3 decision by another state Supreme Court.  And what the court did is they were uncomfortable with the ambiguous standards being used by Florida.  This is even more so.  When I read the 14th Amendment, I see the words insurrection or rebellion.  This was neither.  This was a riot. [...]"

Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes Says the Biden Regime Is Now Sending Prominent J6 Prisoners to Mental Institutions.  On Wednesday Stewart Rhodes, the founder and president of the Oath Keepers reached out to The Gateway Pundit.  This was the first time we have heard from Stewart in months since his Washington DC show trial.  Stewart was on a 90 day phone restriction at the federal prison he is held at in Maryland.  When I asked Stewart how he was doing and if he had any allies in prison he told me, "Almost every prisoner that I talk to here is a Trump supporter and is aware of the nonsense.  And I get a lot of fist bumps, actually."  That's good!  [E]ven the prisoners are pro-Trump today!  Stewart reminded me how he predicted that the Democrats were going to use the 14th Amendment to go after President Trump.  Stewart predicted this two years ago!

Is SCOTUS Poised to Overturn Key J6 Felony Count?  An order published by the Supreme Court on December 13 represented a moment hundreds of January 6 defendants and their loved ones had been waiting for: the highest court granted a writ of certiorari petition in the case of Fischer v. USA.  In a nutshell, after more than two years of litigation before federal judges in Washington, SCOTUS will review the Department of Justice's use of 1512(c)(2), obstruction of an official proceeding, in January 6 cases.  A "splintered" 2-1 appellate court ruling issued in April just barely endorsed the DOJ's unprecedented interpretation of the statute, passed in 2002 as part of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in the aftermath of the Enron/Arthur Anderson accounting scandal.  Justices will review the appellate court's muddy decision during oral arguments expected to take place in March or April.  A final opinion should be announced before the court's term ends in June.

A killer's privilege.  The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue recently filed a lien against the property of Ashley Biden for $5,000 she has owed in income taxes since 2015.  Her father was the vice president at the time.  Ashley lives in Philadelphia with her husband. [...] Maybe she should move to Maryland.  Michael Byrd, the Capitol police officer who murdered Ashli Babbitt on January 6, seems to have no fear of the government coming after him.  He has owed the government $56,366 since 2019.  He bought a $520,000 house in Prince George's County, MD, the same year despite his previous multiple foreclosures and bankruptcies.  His house has no lien on it.  His last bankruptcy, in 2009, showed debts of $1.2 million, which he incurred after a bankruptcy ten years before.  The court let him satisfy the 2009 claims for $14,547.  His indebtedness to the government since 2019 has skyrocketed.  An accredited business site online claims that Byrd would now have accumulated a $26,632.80 penalty and interest of $11,244.78 for a total of $94,243.29.  No effort is being made to make him pay.

'Looks Like an Insurrection': Hamas Sympathizers Take Over U.S. Capitol Rotunda.  The trend of radical anti-Israel leftists shutting down government buildings to demand a "ceasefire now" — something which would prolong Hamas attacks against Israeli civilians and give the Iran-backed terrorists a hope of survival — reached a new level on Tuesday when the rotunda of the United States Capitol was closed by authorities while they arrested and removed the demonstrators.  [Tweet]  Scores of individuals demanding Hamas be allowed to survive unfurled a banner and launched into an off-pitch and dystopian sounding "song" — if you can call it that — that was as incorrect as it was punishing on the ears.

The Republican Party's Paper Elephants.  While J6 protesters are separated from their families and thrown into jail cells without any semblance of due process, there is silence.  While J6 targets commit suicide to avoid the financial costs and emotional carnage leveled by an indifferent criminal "justice" system, there is silence.  While Democrat prosecutors, judges, and juries work together to hand out decade-long prison sentences to Trump-supporters as punishment for their unapproved thoughts, there is silence.  While Democrat prosecutors, judges, and juries work together to fine, disbar, financially ruin, or incarcerate anybody advocating for election integrity, there is silence.  While Democrat prosecutors, judges, and juries work together to deliver harsher judgments against President Trump than the U.S. government has sought for some convicted terrorists, the silence is deafening.  At the very moment in history when an opposition party has been most needed to avert America's descent toward total tyranny, the Republican Party has been AWOL for all to see.

Speaker Mike Johnson releases J6 footage, but why are potential informants' faces blurred?  [House Speaker] Johnson's release of the J6 footage has done a great deal to re-introduce Americans to the falsity of the official narrative of January 6th.  The latest release includes footage of Capitol police firing "flash bangs" unnecessarily at the crowd, as well as police opening doors and behavior of protestors inside the Capitol that fails to conform to any definition of "terrorism."  As a matter of reinforcing public awareness, such footage is important.  For serious researchers of January 6, and for those fortunate enough to have been ahead of the curve by reading Revolver, such information is nothing new.  Indeed, we already knew the Capitol Police opened the doors to the crowds in many cases, and that the Capitol Police engaged in egregious acts of unnecessary provocation of the crowd.  What Revolver and other researchers are principally interested in is whether and how the newly available footage might advance our understanding of federal involvement in January 6, and help us to piece together identities and networks of informants and agents on the ground that day.  Unfortunately such discoveries are made nearly impossible by the fact that Johnson's team have decided to selectively blur the faces of some January 6 participants, and to simply cut out large swathes of surveillance footage in other cases.

CNN Town Hall Host Tries To Disrupt Vivek Ramaswamy As He Reveals Truth Behind J6.  Whether one supports the presidential candidacy of Vivek Ramaswamy or not, it's impossible to deny that some of the best red pill moments of the election cycle so far have been his debates with establishment spin doctors.  During a Town Hall discussion in Iowa hosted by CNN, anchor Abby Phillip tried a new tactic to defuse Ramaswamy and disrupt his ability to convey the facts:  She simply kept talking over top of him, contradicting his statements and then refused to give him an opportunity to answer back.  The strategy did not work quite as well as she might have hoped, as Vivek trampled her expertly.  [Video clip]

Florida Man Gets 60 Months In Prison On J6 Capitol Breach Felony, Misdemeanor Charges.  A Florida man was sentenced today [12/15/2023] on a felony and six misdemeanor charges related to his conduct during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.  Anthony Sargent, 47, of St. Augustine, Fla., was sentenced to 60 months in prison for the felony count of civil disorder and misdemeanor charges that included the destruction of property; entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds; engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly conduct in a Capitol building; and act of physical violence in the Capitol grounds or buildings.

Credentialed "Blaze Media" Journalist Charged by FBI for Documenting J6.  This isn't the first journalist the Biden DOJ has attempted to prosecute, as Owen Shroyer of Info Wars was recently incarcerated for 47 days based on comments he made during his nightly news broadcast.  There were several other reporters who have been investigated and charged.  However, Steve Baker's case is drastically different than Shroyer's situation.  Steve was a well established reporter (not even a Trump supporter at the time) who attended the Trump rally with the intent of documenting the transfer of power during an important day in American history.  The FBI harassed him in July of 2021, but left him alone after becoming aware of his status as an established reporter.  The only issue is, Steve eventually began investigating the federal government's role in the events of January 6th and uncovered corruption at the highest levels of law enforcement.  This apparently upset federal prosecutors who are now formally charging Baker despite him working actively as a credentialed journalist for TheBlaze.com.

Rep. Clay Higgins Tells Lara Logan They Have PROOF of FBI Involvement in Jan. 6.  Investigative journalist Lara Logan released the latest episode in her much-anticipated investigative series into the January 6, 2021 "Fed-surrection" on Thursday on Truth in Media website.  In her latest episode, Episode 9, Logan brings on former Louisiana police officer and current US Congressman Clay Higgins to discuss the events that tragic day back in January 2021.  Representative Higgins is famous for confronting FBI Director Chris Wray back in November 2022 on the confidential human sources dressed as Trump supporters INSIDE the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.  In November 2023 Rep. Higgins confronted Chris Wray again about the FBI's confidential human sources that were brought to the January 6, 2021 protests.  But this time Clay Higgins brought a photo of the government assets boarding buses before the rally on January 6 at Union Station.

Lara Logan Releases New J6 Video with GOP Lawmaker and Crime Fighter Clay Higgins who TELLS ALL.  Investigative journalist Lara Logan released the latest episode in her much anticipated investigation into the January 6, 2021 "Fed-surrection" today on Truth in Media website.  In her latest episode, Logan brings on former Louisiana police officer and current US Congressman Clay Higgins to discuss the events that tragic day back in January 2021.  Representative Higgins is famous for confronting FBI Director Chris Wray back in November 2022 on the confidential human sources dressed as Trump supporters INSIDE the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.  In November 2023 Rep. Higgins confronted Chris Wray again about the FBI's confidential human sources that were brought to the January 6, 2021 protests.  But this time Clay Higgins brought a photo of the government assets boarding buses before the rally.

SCOTUS Takes Up Obstruction Charge Appeal for J6 Defendant - Could Be Huge for Trump and Others.  On Wednesday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal brought by a man charged with obstructing an official proceeding relating to the events at the Capitol on January 6th, 2021.  The plaintiff in this case, Joseph Fischer, petitioned the Supreme Court to hear his case and asked for a dismissal of the "obstructing an official proceeding" charge as it related to the certification of the election, which declared Joe Biden the winner.  At the heart of the Fischer v. U.S. case is 18 U.S.C. 1512(c)(2), which makes it a crime to "corruptly... otherwise obstructs, influences, or impedes any official proceeding[...]."  If convicted, the penalty is up to 20 years in federal prison.  The Department of Justice has charged over 300 people under that section, including former President Donald Trump.

January 6 Is the Dems' Electoral Strategy.  The strategy is not subtle.  Democrats and their media handlers have spoken of little but "January 6" for almost three years.  Willa Cather once wrote that if you teach people a new word, they think they have learned a new fact.  The left wants to make "January 6" such a "new fact — an accusation, a symbol, a belief system, a strategy, and much more.  Politicians want to be the victims of January 6 and wear their victimhood like a badge of stolen honor.  They equate January 6 with September 11.  They claim to have been present when they were not.  No one yet claims to have said "let's roll" on January 6, but that might be coming.  Defendants remain in jail awaiting trial.  Sentences have been imposed that far exceed any prior conviction for trespassing.  Video has been suppressed in a way that would make the Watergate defendants proud and envious.  Most important, January 6 has served as an accusation against every Republican who might win a federal election in 2024.  Republicans are accused of failing to prevent January 6.  They are accused of "conspiracy" because they question the many irregularities from the 2020 election.  Their phone records are seized.  Every statement they ever made is analyzed for possible hidden encouragement to commit January 6.

Here's the 'Jan. 6 Jurisprudence' About to Be Unleashed on Trump.  Defense attorneys have coined the term "January 6 Jurisprudence" to describe the treatment received by the more than 1,200 defendants arrested so far in connection with the events of Jan. 6, 2021.  This carve-out legal system involves the unprecedented and possibly unlawful use of a corporate evidence-tampering statute; excessive prison sentences and indefinite periods of pretrial incarceration; and the designation of nonviolent offenses as federal crimes of terrorism.  A universal feature is the requirement that a Jan. 6 defendant, usually a supporter of Donald Trump, face trial in Washington, D.C., a city overwhelmingly populated by Democrats.  Federal judges have denied every change of venue motion filed in Jan. 6 cases, arguing those who protested at the Capitol can get a fair trial in the nation's capital.  The results so far appear to contradict the court's collective conclusion.  Court records show the jury selection process has repeatedly revealed a strong degree of bias against anyone tied to Jan. 6.  At least 130 defendants have been convicted at trial — not one has been acquitted by a jury — and hundreds have been sentenced to prison time ranging from seven days to 22 years.  Defense lawyers say this track record helps explain why the vast majority of defendants have opted for a plea deal rather than go to trial.

New Rumble Channel Established for Release of Jan. 6 Security Video by Congress.  The GOP-controlled Committee on House Administration's Subcommittee on Oversight has established a Rumble channel and released the second batch of security video from Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol.  The first few videos were posted to the Rumble channel on Dec. 5.  By the next day, the collection grew to 135 clips — each about 10 minutes long.  The channel had nearly 700 followers on Dec. 7.  The committee released the first batch of 90 CCTV clips on Nov. 17 on its House of Representatives website.  The two websites now contain nearly 40 hours of the more than 40,000 hours of video from Jan. 6 held by Capitol Police.

This is far more than the January 6th protesters did.
Protestors Who Want to See Hamas Survive Make a Mess of Senate Office Building.  A group of "pro-Palestine" protestors — read: those who are "demanding" a ceasefire that would benefit Hamas and give the Iran-backed terrorists a chance at surviving to launch more October 7-level attacks on innocent Israelis — occupied the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building just steps from the U.S. Capitol on Monday morning.  Their tantrum caused authorities to close the building to the public, allowing only senators and staff to enter the building. [...] Another fact these agitators taking over a Senate office building seemingly want to ignore: it was Hamas that violated the first cessation in fighting during which some Israeli hostages were released.  That is — not that the terrorists needed to make their aims any clearer — Hamas preferred to try killing more Israelis than to lay down their arms to end the IDF's justified strikes on terrorists, their infrastructure, and their weapons hidden by Hamas in hospitals, schools, mosques, and other civilian areas.  What's more, Hamas had a ceasefire on October 6, then launched their brutal massacre that killed more Jews in any single day since the Holocaust.  Hamas again had a ceasefire for several days in late November, then chose to violate its terms and launch more attacks on innocent Israelis.  Neither time was Israel to blame for setting off the war.

Our Institutions Have Betrayed Our Trust.  "Where were you when the 2020 election count was halted simultaneously in six swing states?"  Our public officials and the entire news media have spent countless hours explaining the 2020 election was the "most secure in history" and any attempts to dispute it are not only conspiracy theories, but sedition, as evidenced by the "insurrection" of January 6, where "right-wing radicals" stormed the U.S. Capitol in an effort to "overthrow the government."  Hundreds of "protesters" have been rounded up and thrown in jail under the most egregious conditions and forced into plea deals and professing guilt, while those who steadfastly maintained their innocence have been sentenced to many years in prison.  Calls to release the tens of thousands of hours of video footage of the event have been consistently thwarted — until now.  Fearless investigative reporter Lara Logan has released three reports, [...] exposing the involvement of Ray Epps, a mysterious rabble-rouser who insists he has no ties to the FBI but has never been prosecuted for inciting a riot.  Newly released footage show the story line of a violent insurrection is bogus.  Police fired on the crowd with no warning, the protesters were peaceful and even smiling with police.

Former Capitol Police Officer Blows J6 Narrative Wide Open With Release of New Audio.  In another interesting twist, a former U.S. Capitol Police officer made an announcement that could even further damage the already-weakened narrative put forth by the left regarding the J6 riot.  Since House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) decided to release all of the footage taken on Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol building, the riot has become a topic of conversation once again.  Former U.S. Capitol Police Lieutenant Tarik Johnson, who was present at the Capitol on that day, has been challenging the government narrative on the incident and has indicated that the authorities on the ground were ill-prepared for what happened.  Now, he indicated that he would be releasing audio recordings that could further blow up the prevailing narrative and suggested a "set-up" and cover-up surrounding the issue.  In a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, Johnson indicated that he had spoken with legal counsel to understand the legalities surrounding the release of the audio to make sure he wasn't opening himself up to legal problems.

Almost 3 years after J6, Biden's FBI descended on a conservative actor.  In Biden-world, the best way to recognize these American "Nazis" (for that's what he's calling them) is to identify and arrest everyone who showed up in D.C. on January 6, 2021.  The latest victim is Siaka Massaquoi.  You may not recognize Massaquoi's name, but I can guarantee you that you know his face:  He plays the California husband who, with his California wife, moved to Texas, where both experienced comedic culture shock before getting used to the ways of that strange new land.  The first video, from the Babylon Bee, was so hugely popular that the Bee ended up making several more, all starring Massaquoi.

Jan. 6 Committee Tapes Have Disappeared, Says House Republican.  The disappearance of videotapes of witness interviews conducted by the Democratic-led House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack has alarmed the chairman of the House panel that replaced it.  Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.), who chairs the House Administration Oversight Subcommittee that is currently investigating security lapses connected to the Capitol riot and potential ramifications for upcoming criminal trials, is questioning the disappearance of the video evidence.  "All of the videotapes of all depositions are gone," Mr. Loudermilk told the "Just the News, No Noise" television show Thursday night.  "We found out about this early in the investigation when I received a call from someone who was looking for some information off one of the videotapes, and we started searching, and we had none," Mr. Loudermilk explained.  "I wrote a letter to Bennie Thompson asking for them.  And he confirmed that they did not preserve those types [sic].  He didn't feel that they had to."  According to Mr. Loudermilk, the videotapes met the requirements for congressional evidence under House rules because some of the segments were shown at hearings, and the now-defunct J6 committee, led by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss), ought to have kept all of the recordings.

Did the corrupt J6 committee destroy evidence of its own proceedings?  The corrupt January 6 Committee, which culminated in a show hearing that would have made Stalin proud, conducted multiple witness interviews in the lead-up to the televised hearing.  However, it refused to release any information about those interviews, except for anti-Trump, anti-MAGA leaks to the media.  In theory, now that there's a new Speaker in the House who is steadily releasing 41,000 hours of Capitol footage about events on January 6, we should also be seeing what the J6 Committee hid behind closed doors.  However, that may not be possible.  Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA), who chairs the House Administration Oversight Subcommittee, explains that the interview videotapes have vanished: [...] In civil litigation, the moment a lawsuit is filed, the defendant must preserve any documents that could reasonably relate to the subjects at issue in the litigation.  If, instead, he destroys those documents, he is guilty of spoliation, and spoliation is a big deal.  It's the kind of thing that can see an automatic judgment taken against the defendant because the court will assume that the documents, if they'd been admitted into evidence, would have proven the defendant's guilt.

Why Our Legal System is Collapsing.  Thrasymachus observed that there is no justice, for it will always be defined as the self-interest of those in power.  Just look at the people imprisoned for being escorted into the Capitol Building on January 6th.  It was orchestrated and instigated by the Deep State so that they could try to use the 14th Amendment to prevent Trump from ever holding office again.  They rigged the 2020 election, and that is something the CIA has done in other countries all the time, and the former head of the CIA has admitted doing so on FOX News.  I was asked to invest $10 billion into Russia for the 2000 election to be rigged to take over Russia.

The video that could unravel the January 6 Committee's conclusions.  I just happened to stumble upon this video on Twitter, and it's not your typical cat meme.  [Tweet with video clip]  The video captures the unsettling scene of police hurling not one, not two, but three concussion grenades into an apparently peaceful crowd at the Capitol on January 6.  In this eye-opening footage, the peaceful atmosphere is shattered by the deafening blasts of concussion grenades.  It made me wonder, "Why hasn't this been shown?"  It's the kind of reality check that sends shivers down your spine.  But here's the kicker:  the January 6 Committee, the supposed guardians of truth in the aftermath of the Capitol insurrection, has kept this video, and probably many others, under wraps. [...] How are we to make any sense of it all, with this video, a piece of the puzzle, showing police tossing concussion grenades into what looks like a peaceful crowd?  But why did the January 6 Committee keep this nugget from us?  There's a "lack of evidence" — is that what we are to understand?  Because that's the committee's first line of defense.  They're on a mission to decipher what happened that fateful day, not to have a sideshow of unrelated incidents.

Were the January 6 tapes edited?  House Speaker Mike Johnson is releasing 40,000 of the 44,000 hours of video from Capitol Hill taken on January 6.  Tens of thousands of private individuals will be devoting a good part of their time analyzing these videos.  There are several problems confronted by analysts.  The Department of Justice has had almost three years to edit these videos.  The faces of private citizens will be blurred "to protect them from retaliation."  How does the DOJ distinguish private citizens from DOJ planted agitators?  The answer is they do not.  Private analysts will not be able to make that distinction due to the "blurring." Also roughly 5% of the footage will be withheld because it contains sensitive security information.  Who determines what "sensitive security information" is?  Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy provided Tucker Carlson with 41,000 hours of police and surveillance video.  "Sensitive security information" appears to be a fluid concept.  There are obviously some very explosive revelations in the unedited videos.  They are so "sensitive" that the FBI's Washington Field Office (WFO) refused the share them with their colleagues in the Boston Field Office.

The Jan 6 Committee Depositions Have Been Destroyed, Reveals Congressman.  Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) says the video depositions of witnesses for the Democrat-controlled January 6 Committee — including Cassidy Hutchinson among others — have been destroyed.  According to Loudermilk, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) — who chaired the partisan committee — did not believe preserving the video data was necessary.  Loudermilk says when he asked Thompson for the files, the Democrat Congressman confirmed to him they had been destroyed.  Expressing frustration with these actions, Loudermilk said, "...according to House rules, you have to preserve any data and any information and documents that are used in an official proceeding."

Congressman Suspects More Than 200 Federal Agents [were] in [the] Crowd on January 6.  In an interview with Newsmax, Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) reported that he suspects over 200 federal agents were in the crowd on January 6 dressed as supporters of President Trump.  Higgins alleges the federal agents were outside directing protesters, and had federal agents inside the Capitol before protesters entered.  Additionally, he claims the FBI embedded themselves in online chat groups and suggested acts of violence and occupation of the Capitol.  The announcement from Higgins comes after Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-La.) released over 40,000 hours of video footage recorded on January 6.  Higgins said on X, "J6 was an FBI op...."  On November 15, Higgins had questioned FBI Director Christopher Wray during a congressional hearing about "ghost buses," and asked if the FBI had undercover agents posing as Trump supporters at the Capitol on January 6.

House Rep. Reveals 'At Least 200' Undercover Fed Operatives Set Up Trump Trap on January 6.  According to U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA), there were "at least 200" undercover federal agents among the crowd on January 6.  The lawmaker further stated that some of the operatives were "dressed as Trump supporters" and were inside the Capitol prior to the breach.  "The FBI was not just participating in the January 6th acts from within.  I suspect they had over 200 agents embedded in the crowd, including agents or, as they would call it, human assets inside the Capitol dressed as Trump supporters before the doors were opened," Higgins told Newsmax presenter Chris Salcedo.

With more information about January 6, why it happened is now obvious.  House Speaker Mike Johnson's release of more video and cell phone tapes from January 6 shows further evidence that the "insurrection" on that day was a federal setup.  It's more evidence to add to the known fact that, in the lead-up to January 6, then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to have extra security.  This knowledge leads to a bigger question that no one, Left, Right, or Center, seems to be asking:  Why?  Why wouldn't Pelosi want to be sure that "democracy was secure" so that Vice President Mike Pence could certify the Electoral College vote?  Ensuring that the Capitol was safe and sound would mean that Joe Biden's presidency would be assured.  After all, the election of 2020 was "the most secure in American history," so why wouldn't you want that obvious fact certified and rubber-stamped by Congress?  The only obvious answer to why Pelosi wanted to guarantee a riotous breach of the Capitol was what she knew would be the actual results of the Electoral College vote if the process were allowed to run its course.  Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, among others, had previously made noise about challenging election results in several swing states.

Judge Chutkan Denies Trump Motion to Subpoena for Missing J6 Records.  Judge Tanya Chutkan, who is presiding over Special Counsel Jack Smith's case against former President Donald Trump for 2020 election interference, this week denied a motion by the former president to seek materials he said the House Committee investigating January 6, 2021, had not turned over to the National Archives.  On Monday, Chutkan rejected Trump's motion, accusing him of going on a "fishing expedition."

Did Democrat 'Bird-Doggers' Disrupt Congress on January 6?  In doing research for a book on the women of January 6, I came across the curious case of Emanuel Jackson.  Although Jackson does not exactly fit the media profile of a raging white supremacist, there is no denying his involvement.  On January 20, 2021, the Department of Justice charged Jackson with two counts of "assault on a federal officer while armed with a deadly or dangerous weapon" and one count "of unlawful entry on restricted building or grounds while armed with a dangerous or deadly weapon."  The video backs up the DOJ.  On March 18, 2021, News4 in Washington showed a clip of Jackson, baseball bat in hand, flailing at police officers in the crowded tunnel on the Capitol's west side.  It's as violent as any recorded act I've seen a protester commit. [...] The question remains: who gave Jackson the bat?  It is likely the same entity that drove him to the rally and told him what to say.  As James O'Keefe reported in his book on the 2016 presidential campaign, American Pravda, the Democrat party has a history of using homeless people to cause disorder.  The practice has a name.  It's called "bird-dogging."

Nancy Pelosi's Daughter Admits J6 Was a Hoax Not an Insurrection.  Nancy Pelosi's nepo-baby, Alexandra, was caught on camera admitting essentially that January 6 and the ensuing prosecutions were a marketing gimmick to propagandize the public for the benefit of the Democrat Party.  [Tweet with video clip]  The video, apparently filmed surreptitiously in the style of Project Veritas and released by CitizenLens, reportedly between Pelosi and a January 6 defendant she was courting so as to appear in her documentary of the event, featured Pelosi discussing the political implications of the Jan 6 show trials and their effects on the upcoming 2022 mid-term elections.

An Admission but No Exoneration.  The radical left and their allies in the media have told us repeatedly that January 6th was the worst day in American history.  Yes, this includes Pearl Harbor and 9/11.  They claim it's the day democracy almost died.  They claim that it's the worst event since the Civil War.  Well, if that's the case, why is Pelosi's daughter saying that this is going to be a laughing matter one day? [...] Sure, Pelosi's daughter could be speaking out of turn.  But there's been a steady drip-drip-drip of information that goes against the entire narrative that we've been fed.

Constitution Scholar:  Lawfare Punishing Me For Advising Trump Will Cost Me $3 Million.  Three lawsuits attempting to bankrupt a constitutional scholar for giving the prior Republican president legal advice will cost him $3 to $3.5 million, John Eastman said Friday.  Eastman was a target of Democrats' illegal Jan. 6 Committee and has been harassed by the FBI and courts since assisting Donald Trump in 2020 constitutional litigation.  "This is what I call the authoritarian moment in our history," Eastman told reporter Julie Kelly and podcast cohost Liz Sheld.  "The whole premise here is: 'The government has spoken and you continue to say otherwise.  Therefore you must be lying.'"  Eastman's legal defense fund has raised more than half a million dollars so far, "less than a third of what we've already incurred and less than about a sixth or seventh of what we're likely to incur before we're done," Eastman said.  To defend himself legally in a Georgia prosecutor's case against Trump and dozens of his associates, Eastman needs to raise $1 million by February, he said:  "I'm trying very hard not to completely deplete my wife's retirement fund."

Yes, there was violence inside the Capitol on J6, but the police committed it.  The newly released J6 footage is a revelation because it shows that the "insurrection" was not by, of, and for the people, it was by, of, and for the government.  When it comes to events inside the Capitol, there's growing evidence that the violence came not from the people peacefully and reverentially wandering around but from law enforcement.  Certainly, the most recent footage appears to bear that out.  There are two narratives about January 6.  The dominant one is the Democrat narrative.  Practically within minutes of events on January 6, every Democrat politician and media outlet was claiming an "insurrection." [...] Mike Johnson finally stopped the censorship, and crowd-sourcing is revealing the full story of a day that the Democrats have used to persecute, prosecute, imprison, and silence their political opponents.  The latest revelation comes from Julie Kelly, who introduces footage showing that the police ambushed Trump supporters who were peacefully and reverentially wandering through the Rotunda on January 6 (most of whom, almost certainly, had no idea they'd been trespassing given that signage had been removed and police were welcoming them in).

Nancy Pelosi's Daughter Caught on Hidden Camera Admitting January 6 Was a Hoax.  Nancy Pelosi's nepo-baby, Alexandra, was caught on camera admitting essentially that January 6 and the ensuing prosecutions were a marketing gimmick to propagandize the public for the benefit of the Democrat Party.  The video, apparently filmed surreptitiously in the style of Project Veritas and released by CitizenLens, reportedly between Pelosi and a January 6 defendant she was courting so as to appear in her documentary of the event, featured Pelosi discussing the political implications of the Jan 6 show trials and their effects on the upcoming 2022 mid-term elections.

Supreme Court May Take Up Jan 6 Defendant's Case Challenging Charges.  The United States Supreme Court is considering taking up a case of a Jan. 6 defendant who is challenging their charges as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.  A man facing multiple criminal charges for his actions during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot of 2021 petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court in July.  He called on the SCOTUS to intervene with respect to one particular count that he asserts is unwarranted.  He argues that the charge is a potential violation of the constitutional rights of himself and others who are similarly situated.  It is not guaranteed that the Supreme Court will actually take up the case or rule in the petitioner's favor.

New January 6 Video Proves the Oath Keepers Were Innocent of All Charges.  Out of all the innocent people who have been railroaded by the government over the mostly peaceful January 6 Election Justice protest, none have had it worse than the Oath Keepers.  The group's founder, Stuart Rhodes, received a prison sentence of 18 years for his role in the protest.  Many of the group's members have been sentenced close to that length of time as well.  Newly released footage, which has been corroborated by a Member of Congress, proves that Capitol Police officers LIED UNDER OATH during the Oath Keepers' trial.  Capitol Police Special Agent David Lazarus was the head of Nancy Pelosi's security detail at the US Capitol on January 6th.  He testified under oath in the Oath Keepers trial.  The government's central argument that the Oath Keepers were guilty of "seditious conspiracy" and leading an "insurrection" was due to an interaction in which the members allegedly clashed with law enforcement.  This "clash" happened at the top of the stairs next to the Capitol Rotunda, also known as the Speaker's Lobby.  The jury in the Oath Keepers trial was never shown any security footage of this supposed "clash."  They had to take the government's word for it.  And they did, since Special Agent Lazarus and other Capitol Police officers appear to have LIED to the jury under oath.

Video puts Ray Epps at almost every key ignition point on J6.  In the third of a series, Truth in Media's Lara Logan reveals never-before-seen video which puts Ray Epps at practically every point where tensions were ignited between protesters and police at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.  Logan continued to ask the question:  Why was Ray Epps treated as a victim by the same people who condemned almost everyone around him as a threat?  Logan's interview with The Gateway Pundit's Jim Hoft is featured prominently in the video.  Hoft and the Gateway Pundit have been instrumental in exposing the truth of J6 that leftist media and the Democrat Party does not want Americans to see.  Logan and Hoft discussed the J6 "criminal act" that sent at least eight Trump supporters to prison.  Those Trump supporters are serving prison sentences for touching a massive Trump sign that was moved toward police at a barricade.  Several video angles show Epps holding the sign.  Hoft notes that Epps is seen "pushing this sign directly at police and then pushing the crowd as the sign moved toward the police line."

Proud Boy Zachary Rehl Continues to Endure Inhumane Treatment at Hands of Bureau of Prisons.  The Gateway Pundit has reported on numerous examples of the inhumane treatment J6 political prisoners have faced.  Prisoners, like Infowars reporter and War Room host Owen Shroyer, are spending extended periods in solitary confinement, often without explanation.  John Strand was sentenced to 32 months in prison and despite the Bureau of Prison's own scoring system, he was sent to prison and placed in isolation.  J6 political prisoner Barry Ramey, who was stabbed in the face for watching Tucker Carlson, shared the malnutrition they face, the mail discarded over political views, medical care being denied, and more.

In breakthrough, Congress obtains footage of undercover cops conducting surveillance on Jan. 6.  Congressional investigators have obtained hours of video footage from undercover officers who were dispatched by the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department to the U.S. Capitol to conduct electronic surveillance during the Jan. 6 riot, a critical new piece of evidence that could help lawmakers fashion long-delayed security reforms.  The footage reviewed by Just the News ranges from the mundane — such as chronicling moments when Capitol Police officers are impacted by tear gas fired into the crowd — to more provocative scenes that appear to show plainclothes MPD officers exhorting rioters to climb scaffolding near the Capitol or talking about being undercover with liberal fascist protesters in a crowd.  "Well, we go undercover as Antifa in the crowd," one officer that congressional investigators believe is a member of the MPD electronic surveillance unit is captured on video saying.  That officer made the comment as he was helping uniformed Capitol Police officers get some water after inhaling tear gas, the footage shows.

Taking Action on J6 Video Footage.  It's been over 34 months since the events of the 2020 election and January 6th, 2021, sparked a growing fissure in public trust. [...] [The new House] Speaker Mike Johnson, began to roll out hundreds of hours of internal CCTV cameras on the House website Friday Nov. 17th.  Though many are cheering and celebrating these initial releases, there remains a great public misunderstanding of what the release of these videos actually means when it comes to discovering the truth.  Friday's release saw just a few hundred hours of corridor and portal cams.  Releasing this immense cache in dribbles is just another slow walking of the truth, when in reality it would be just as easy to release them all at once.  Beyond the issues of releasing the material quickly comes the question:  What now?  How do you investigate the over 40,000 hours of video effectively?  Is that all the evidence?  What about the MPD body cam footage, not included in Johnson's announcement? [...] To see the details needed to clearly identify and document individual actions that verify or reject the DoJ's numerous claims of violence by defendants, would take decades with teams of investigators working around the clock.  It's expensive work with highly skilled video experts and criminologists and lots of equipment.  While the DoJ has millions funded to cover it all up, the J6 Investigators often have to pay their own expenses to achieve any measure of success.

Whose National Security?  When one takes the totality of goings-on in government today, I don't know how to interpret it any other way than the government intends to attack patriotic American citizens at some point in the future.  Perhaps, like January 6th, they intend to pull off a large-scale false flag in order to impose martial law and set about the elimination of the patriotic to install a different governmental system.  This is a time, when threats are not only pervasive and some terrorist attacks have been carried out against the nation, that the government typically is determined to increase patriotism through propaganda in order to secure a sufficient available fighting force.  This government is not at all interested in doing that, but exactly the opposite.  They spend their time trying to prevent any displays of patriotism whatsoever.  Anything that smacks of fighting tyranny and preserving freedom are assaulted and criminalized.

Videos Prove January 6 was an Inside Job.  House Speaker Mike Johnson plans to release all of the hidden footage from the January 6 planned insurrection.  We know from countless sources that the FBI was on the ground that day and hiding within the crowd.  Ray Epps urged the protesters to go inside the building, and the following day, someone opened the doors and encouraged the protesters to enter the building.  Kamala Harris has likened January 6 to Pearl Harbor and 9/11.  Joe Biden is using footage from that day in his latest campaign ads, as the left wants the mindless sheep to believe that "MAGA extremists are the biggest threat to our country."  The footage is being leaked incrementally, but it is clear that the people sitting in jail are political prisoners.  Similar to other ruthless dictators, Joe Biden wanted to stifle those questioning the 2020 election results.  He publicly arrested anyone remotely close to the Capitol building to use as examples.  "This decision will provide millions of Americans, criminal defendants, public interest organizations, and the media an ability to see for themselves what happened that day, rather than having to rely upon the interpretation of a small group of government officials," Johnson said on his decision to release the footage.

D.C. Metro Police Department Officer Caught on Camera Saying They 'Go Undercover With Antifa'.  House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) sparked a spirited debate last week when he announced that House Republicans would be releasing all of the J6 footage.  Since then, members of the chattering class have been going back and forth about the riot now that new evidence further demonstrates that the incident was not worse than the 9/11 terrorist attacks, as was claimed by several on the left.  Now, a new revelation has emerged that could either add more complexity to the ongoing narratives about J6, or it could mean absolutely nothing at all.  Just the News reported on bodycam footage from a D.C. Metro Police Officer in which he claimed that he and other officers routinely "go undercover with Antifa."

J6 Footage Shows Capitol Police Officers Firing Rubber Bullets at Peaceful Protesters.  In what could possibly be a major revelation related to the J6 riot at the U.S. Capitol building, a recent report suggests that Capitol Police fired rubber bullets into a peaceful crowd of Trump supporters during the incident.  If true, this development raises serious questions about the potential role of law enforcement in the escalation of violence on that day.  Human Events published a report detailing an interview between conservative commentator Jack Posobiec and conservative activist Raheem Kassam, who were both present near the Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021.  The report claimed that new footage released by House Speaker Mike Johnson shows that Capitol Police, at least in one instance, opened fire on a crowd of peaceful protesters.

J6 footage reveals Capitol Police fired into peaceful crowd, gave no warnings.  New footage from January 6, 2021, released by Speaker Mike Johnson, reveals that Capitol Police fired rubber bullets and other projectiles into the non-violent crowd that was protesting outside of the building, inciting chaos and confusion.  Jack Posobiec and Raheem Kassam were reporting on the grounds in Washington DC that day, walking towards the Capitol when they heard flash bangs go off at around 1:10 pm EST, right around the time President Donald Trump's speech was ending.  Posobiec hosted Kassam on his show, Human Events, Monday to recount the events and timeline of the day from their perspective now that these new revelations have finally come to light.  Raheem recalled hearing a bang for the first time and initially thought it sounded like "pallets falling off of the back of a truck" before quickly getting a better view from a rooftop of the scuffle unfolding.  He reminded viewers that the public was asked to believe that Trump's speech near the White House had incited the "insurrection" despite the timeline of events not adding up.  Although this was "debunked rather quickly," this new footage proves that the violence seen that day was incited by police.

Biden's DOJ Tormented These Four J6 Protesters To Death.  Last week, newly elected House Speaker Mike Johnson publicly released 90 hours of Jan. 6, 2021, security footage featuring protesters peacefully walking through the Capitol, often with the encouragement or indifference of Capitol Police officers.  The footage further delegitimizes the Biden administration, corporate media, and Jan. 6 Committee's insistence that the 2021 Capitol protest was on par with Pearl Harbor and 9/11.  It also exonerates countless peaceful protesters who have been slandered by the media and J6 Committee, harassed by Biden's Department of Justice, and held in solitary confinement without due process.  Many protesters were severely punished because federal courts stressed a "need to deter others, especially in cases of domestic terrorism."  In other words, they made examples out of Jan. 6 protesters for daring to question the results of the rigged 2020 election.  Some Jan. 6 protesters crumbled under the Biden DOJ's political persecution.  Four of them took their own lives.  Here's what we know about those victims.

We Must Demand Justice for the January 6th Protestors!  New US House Speaker Mike Johnson struck a blow for liberty and justice last week when he finally authorized the release of all the tapes from the January 6, 2021 "insurrection."  We were told by no less than President Biden himself that this was the "worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War."  The FBI was unleashed by the Biden Administration to hunt down hundreds of participants in this "insurrection" and lock them up in the gulag where they awaited trial in torturous conditions — many in solitary confinement.  A Congressional Committee was set up under then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi to "get to the bottom" of the "Trump-led insurrection."  It did not include a single Representative nominated by the opposition Republican Party, but rather two "Republicans" — Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger — who could be relied on by Pelosi and the Democrats to toe the line.  In short, the whole thing was an old-fashioned Soviet show trial, where the evidence was kept secret and the pre-determined verdict — guilty — was to be used to tighten the grip of the ruling regime and intimidate any further dissenters into silence.  The message was clear:  "speak out against the 'perfection' of the 2020 election and you may find yourself in the gulag along with the insurrectionists."  It was terrifying and profoundly anti-American.

Video Series by InvestigateJ6 Shows Police and Govt.  Agents Spray J6 Crowd with Rubber Bullets, Explosive Munitions, Sound Grenades.  Recent footage released by InvestigateJ6 reveals police officers started firing on unsuspecting Trump supporters on January 6, 2021, without warning.  The footage also reveals that DC police continued their fire on the protesters with rubber bullets, explosive munitions, and gas canisters.  The Trump crowd that gathered on the west side of the US Capitol had no idea they were going to be fired on.  There was NO WARNING.  Four Trump supporters were killed that day, including Benjamin Phillips and Kevin Greeson, who were killed when police started firing munitions on the crowd.  The fake news reported the two men had heart attacks — without adding that the men were being bombarded with exploding munitions without warning while they stood in the crowd with tens of thousands of fellow Trump supporters.

Release of More Footage Spurs Calls for New Jan. 6 Inquiry.  Several House Republicans called for establishing a new House investigation of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol breach after new security footage was released.  Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene (R-Ga.) wrote that the release of the new tapes is "not enough" and that there needs to be a probe for the "lies, deceit, and lives ruined."  The lawmaker then called on House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) to create a new select committee.  She criticized the previous Congress's Jan. 6 panel that was chaired by Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) and former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.).  "Every member of the Jan. 6th committee" as well as former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the Capitol Police, District of Columbia Police, and Jan. 6 witnesses "who lied" should all be subpoenaed, Mrs. Greene added on X.

Mike Lee Isn't Done With Liz Cheney Yet.  He Had a Great Question for Her About Those FBI Agents and J6.  As I wrote earlier, former Jan. 6 Committee member Liz Cheney had a fit that the House Speaker Mike Johnson released all of the Jan. 6 video.  Why?  It didn't help the narrative that she had been pushing, when it showed people being escorted through the building by the Capitol police — behaving peacefully — with protesters and police even shaking hands.

What odd timing.  Lee and Greene presumably have had access to all of the January 6 footage for a couple of years.
MTG joins Sen. Mike Lee's call for J6 probe, 'MAGA did not do this'.  One of Capitol Hill's longest doubters about the spark that fired the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riots joined Utah Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) today in calling for an investigation into the bias of the anti-Trump House Jan. 6 committee.  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) said on X, formerly Twitter, "I'm calling on @SpeakerJohnson to create a January 6th Select Committee."  Calls from her and Lee to probe the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack report followed Johnson's release of unseen video from the day that added to the debate over allegations that those who entered the Capitol were involved in an insurrection.  [Tweet]

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Forget about investigating "the bias of the anti-Trump House Jan. 6 committee."  That was obvious.  Instead, investigate the role of the FBI and Nancy Pelosi in the January 6th entrapment.  How many of the most active "rioters" were undercover cops?  Why are hundreds of people being held in prison without trial for misdemeanor offenses?  Why is the Congress completely silent about that?  How about investigating the root of all this, which is the obviously stolen 2016 presidential election?  Is that political potato too hot to handle?

New J6 Footage Shows Capitol Police May Have Incited Riot By Firing Munitions Into Peaceful Crowd.  House Speaker Mike Johnson has released over 40,000 hours of J6 footage including capitol police body cam footage to the public in the interests of transparency, an action which should have been taken years ago.  Each new piece of footage only confirms what many Americans already understood;  That the few scant minutes of available video recycled by the media paint a false picture of what really happened.  Many would argue that J6 was nothing more than a protest that was turned into a riot by police incitement and establishment spin.  Even worse, there are many people now languishing in prison because of that spin.  The latest footage shows capitol police inviting protesters into the building as they peacefully assembled in the corridors (the same people who would later be prosecuted and labeled "insurrectionists").

House Republicans Must Expose the Full Truth of January 6.  On a near-daily basis, the Department of Justice announces new arrests related to the events of January 6.  Authorities arrested a Minnesota man on Wednesday for allegedly obstructing law enforcement and other minor offenses; U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Matthew Graves, appointed by Joe Biden in 2021, trumpeted the news on his office's X account.  Court proceedings for January 6 defendants fill the docket of the federal courthouse in Washington on any given day as the current caseload exceeds 1,200 Capitol protesters.  Political prisoners wait out excessive sentences as appeals slowly make their way through the system.  The human wreckage left in the wake of the DOJ's abusive, retaliatory prosecution of individuals who protested Biden's election nearly three years ago is an ongoing tragedy.  Meanwhile, the same DOJ — along with their accomplices in Congress and national news media — has concealed the truth about what really happened before and on that fateful afternoon.

Leftist J6 Narrative Officially Debunked.  I can hardly wait to see how the "fact-checkers" handle the actual evidence from videos.  Well, I have two facts they can begin with:
  •   Fact One:  Democrats stole the 2020 Presidential Election.  And they knew that Trump would protest it.
  •   Fact Two:  Democrats then concocted J6 in an effort to cover their crime.
[...] Democrats paid protestors to pretend to be Trump supporters.  And you can bet the farm that wherever people raised hell in DC or did anything remotely illegal, the participants were paid Democrat operatives.  Next, Democrats needed to legitimize things.  So they authorized Capitol Hill police to arrest a few true pro-Trump persons in the area, using geo-tracking.  The FBI refused to comment about Epps when asked by Congress if Epps worked for them.  This simple question revealed much.  Because if Epps didn't work for the Feds, the answer would have been a swift, "No."  So by not answering, the FBI confirmed what we already knew:  in some way Epps worked for the FBI.  But Epps is just the icing on the cake.

Masked MAGA-Hat-Wearing J6 "Insurrectionist" Caught Flashing a Badge and Mike Lee Has Questions.  The FBI and likely other "law enforcement" agencies had people planted in the January 6 crowd in an effort to incite the so-called "insurrection."  That's not news to anyone who doesn't get brainwashed by corporate media.  But knowing it and actually SEEING it are two different things which is why this image captured by former political prisoner Derrick Evans is so striking.  The paused portion of a recently released J6 video shows a man wearing a MAGA hat and facial coverings flashing a badge at someone off-screen.

The J6 Daddy Issues Fascists Are Terrified They're About to Be Exposed.  Earlier this year, then-Speaker Kevin McCarthy released the video, but not to the public.  Tucker Carlson was given access to it, and he promised to blow our minds with what he found.  Unfortunately, that all became caught up in his already-deteriorating relationship with Fox News, and the bombshell wasn't very bombshell-y.  If we weren't living in a banana republic, the American public wouldn't have had to wait over two years to see this footage.  The J6 Committee carefully curated the film (yeah, I still use that word) to fit their frame job of former President Trump.  It's tough to sell the insurrection story when there's a video record that proves that most of the people involved were merely exercising their constitutional right to peaceably assemble.  The two execrable Republicans who were integral to the charade — Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney — are no longer members of Congress, but they're still skittish about being found out.

Julie Kelly:  Investigate the Four Celebrity J6 Cops — Haul Them in to Testify and Force Them Under Oath to Explain Their Lies!.  On Friday Night Speaker Mike Johnson fulfilled his commitment to release the security camera footage from the January 6, 2021 protests at the US Capitol.  The first batch of video was released Friday afternoon. [...] On Saturday morning, Steve Bannon invited investigative journalist Julie Kelly on to The War Room to discuss this development.  During their discussion, Julie Kelly called for a new Congressional investigation into the events on January 6.  Steve Bannon agreed and called for an investigation of Pelosi's January 6 Committee.  Bannon insists investigators will find "brazen criminality" committed by the committee members in their sham investigation and fraudulent report.  Julie Kelly then called on Republicans to call in the the January 6 "hero" cops to come in and testify and explain all of their lies!

DOJ Wants J6 Defendant Victoria White to Serve 90 Days in Prison After Capitol Police Beat Her 35 Times in the Face.  On January 6, 2021, four Trump supporters were killed.  The sham January 6 Committee did not even investigate the deaths of these Trump supporters in their politicized investigation.  The four Trump supporters were barely mentioned in passing in their final report.  At least two other Trump supporters were nearly killed by police that day.  Philip Anderson was knocked out, gassed, and smothered by police that day.  J6 political prisoner Jake Lang dragged him to safety and saved his life.  The Biden DOJ wants to drag Philip Anderson into a DC Court after they nearly killed him.

The J6 videos show Vivek is right about firing half the federal workforce.  Within hours of House Speaker Mike Johnson releasing the videos of events in the Capitol on January 6, it became clear that the official narrative was a lie.  With police officers welcoming in their unexpected guests, showing them around, and fist-bumping those from whom they'd just removed handcuffs... well, it was clear that the FBI and Justice Department were gaslighting Americans, whether about how the incursion into the Capitol happened or what took place once Americans were in there.  This new information is another reminder that our federal bureaucracy is corrupt and that Vivek Ramaswamy is correct that we need to fire half (or more) of America's federal workers.  What we were told was that January 6 was worse than the Civil War and Pearl Harbor put together.  (And I only just realized that the Democrats and Liz Cheney never mentioned it being worse than 9/11, which makes you wonder exactly how they view events on 9/11.)  However, a lot of the now-revealed footage from inside the Capitol on January 6 shows a placid group of Americans walking through the people's house:  [Several tweets with video clips] 

Sen. Mike Lee calls for investigation of J6 committee after tapes released: 'Deliberately hid from us'.  Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee is calling for an investigation into the now-defunct House January 6 committee, accusing former and current lawmakers who served on the committee of "deliberately" hiding some of the footage from the Capitol riots.  Lee's comments came after House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., began releasing more than 40,000 hours of footage taken at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, when protesters angry about the 2020 election results stormed the halls of Congress.  Highlighting the release of the footage in a series of posts to X, formerly known as Twitter, Lee called into question the character of former Republican representatives Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois.

FBI Investigation Of Alleged Child Predator Was 'Halted' To Hunt Down January 6 Rioters, Court Docs Show.  An FBI investigation into an alleged child predator that was halted after the Capitol riots of Jan. 6, 2021, languished for almost three years before the man was finally apprehended in October 2023, according to court documents.  Brogan Welsh, 31, allegedly communicated with an undercover FBI agent in December 2020 about having sexual relations with a 9-year-old boy, but the investigation stopped after the Capitol riots, according to the criminal complaint.  The Anchorage FBI later caught Welsh allegedly living with a 10-year-old boy in Alaska in October 2023, through a different investigation, and arrested Welsh on suspicion of distribution of child pornography.  [Tweet]  "On January 6, 2021, FBI, Washington Field Office [WFO], this investigation was halted due to events that occurred at the United States Capitol Building that day," the documents state.  The FBI in 2020 posed as the father of a 9-year-old boy and communicated with an online user going by "gayboy69freak" for several weeks, according to the documents.  The user "expressed interest in traveling to Washington, DC to engage in sexual contact with the purported 9-year-old."

Rep. Jordan Subpoenas Bank of America Over Allegedly Sharing Jan. 6 Info With FBI.  House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) has subpoenaed Bank of America (BoA) for information over the company's alleged sharing with the FBI of private customer data from around the time of the Jan. 6, 2021, events in Washington.  The subpoena is part of the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government's probe "into major banks sharing Americans' private financial data with the [FBI] without legal process for transactions made in the Washington, DC, area around Jan. 6, 2021" — the day that supporters of President Donald Trump breached the U.S. Capitol as Congress was certifying the 2020 election, which the former president has called rigged and stolen.  Politico first reported the Nov. 16 development.  The committee subpoenaed relevant documents from the bank, including internal communications about the decision to transfer the information to the FBI, any communications that the bank had with the agency, and any other information.  The lawmakers gave Bank of America a June 8 deadline to comply.

House Speaker Mike Johnson OFFICIALLY Releases First Batch of January 6 Surveillance Camera Footage.  House Speaker Mike Johnson has recently made the first batch of January 6 footage publicly accessible through the Committee on House Administration website.  The Gateway Pundit previously reported that House Speaker Mike Johnson has declared his intention to release thousands of hours of surveillance footage from the January 6, 2021, events at the U.S. Capitol.  "Today, I am keeping my promise to the American people and making all the January 6th tapes available to ALL Americans."  [Tweet]

Speaker Mike Johnson Releases January 6 Capitol Security Footage.  House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) released security footage from the January 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riots to the public on Friday [11/17/2023].  Johnson took to X, formerly Twitter, and shared a link to a House website containing five pages of videos with roughly 20 videos per page.  [Tweet]  "To restore America's trust and faith in their Government we must have transparency.  This is another step towards keeping the promises I made when I was elected to be your Speaker," he wrote in another post.  It comes after Speaker Emeritus Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) provided then-Fox News primetime host Tucker Carlson access to what Axios reported was 41,000 hours of footage in February.  Carlson aired a never-before-seen video of Jacob Chansley, the infamous "QAnon Shaman," from the trove on his former show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, in March.  Carlson stated in his commentary of the video that Capitol Police officers acted as "tour guides" to Chansley.

Also posted under Friday evening document dumps.

Speaker Johnson Releases J6 Footage, and the Left Is Gonna Flip Out.  [Scroll down]  Democrats have long sought to hide this footage from the public, only giving us access to cherrypicked or altered footage, and you can bet that there's plenty of footage here that will destroy the narrative that Democrats and the media have pushed for two and a half years.  "This decision will provide millions of Americans, criminal defendants, public interest organizations, and the media an ability to see for themselves what happened that day, rather than having to rely upon the interpretation of a small group of government officials," Johnson continued.  "I commend Chairman Loudermilk and his team for their diligent work to ensure the thousands of hours of videos are promptly processed to be uploaded to the committee's public website.  Processing will involve blurring the faces of private citizens on the yet unreleased tapes to avoid any persons from being targeted for retaliation of any kind and segregating an estimated 5% of the videos that may involve sensitive security information related to the building architecture."

January 6th Footage Shows Protestors Peacefully Entering, Leaving and Making Police Smile.  As The Gateway Pundit reported earlier, House Speaker Mike Johnson released the first batch of January 6th footage that is accessible to the general public on the Committee on House Administration website.  Johnson, in a post on X, shared, "To restore America's trust and faith in their Government, we must have transparency.  This is another step towards keeping the promises I made when I was elected to be your Speaker."  He continued to write, "This website will be updated continuously with thousands of hours of footage."  As of right now, Rep. Johnson has released over 90 videos that range anywhere [from] 20 seconds to 10 minutes long.

Footage Shows Capitol Officers Uncuffing J6 Protester, Giving Fist Bump Before Releasing Him.  It appears House Speaker Mike Johnson's (R-LA) decision to release all of the J6 footage might already be yielding some fruit.  One video shows Capitol Police officers acting in a suspicious manner.  In the footage, Capitol Police can be seen walking a man, who appears to be a J6 protester, to an exit in the Capitol building.  The man is handcuffed.  Once they get close to the metal detector, one of the officers uncuffs the individual, who gives another officer a fist bump before walking out of the building.  [Tweet with video clip]  So, what gives?  Why would two Capitol Police officers, who were supposedly dealing with an "insurrection" full of people supposedly trying to take down the government, lead one of the "insurrectionists" out of the building and give him a hearty fist bump before he leaves?  There are only two possibilities.  The first is that the man in the footage was an undercover agent working with the FBI or another federal agency.  He could have been among those who were inciting people to violence to make the situation appear worse than it was.  Perhaps they cuffed him to make it appear as if he was being arrested, to throw off suspicion from the rest of the crowd of people who were present.

GOP Lawmaker Asks Wray About 'Ghost Buses' 'Filled With FBI Informants Dressed as Trump Supporters' on J6.  During a House Homeland Security hearing on Wednesday, Rep. Clay Higgins (R- La.) attempted to ask FBI Director Christopher Wray about two vehicles he described as "ghost buses" that arrived in D.C. in the early morning of Jan. 6, 2021, but was abruptly shut down before he could get an answer.  Higgins, a reserve law enforcement officer in Louisiana, began by grilling Wray about the use of FBI confidential informants on January 6.  "We the people still do not have a definitive answer from you or anyone else in the Biden administration regarding the FBI presence and participation in the months leading up to the November [2020] election and in the weeks and days prior to Jan. 6 and on Jan. 6 here in D.C.," Higgins complained.  "We can't get a straight answer."

Watch: Dem Cuts Off Rep. Higgins as He Confronts FBI Director About Jan. 6 'Ghost Buses'.  GOP Rep. Clay Higgins of Louisiana attempted to ask FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday about two vehicles he described as "ghost buses" that arrived in D.C. in the wee hours of Jan. 6, 2021.  Before being abruptly shut down, Higgins claimed the buses were "filled with FBI informants dressed as Trump supporters, deployed into our Capitol on Jan. 6."  During a House Homeland Security Committee hearing, the congressman asked Wray about the federal agency's involvement in the Capitol incursion.

GOP Rep. Higgins NAILS Dirty FBI Chief Chris Wray During House Hearing — Exposes FBI Ghost Buses!  Back in November 2022, FBI Director Chris Wray testified before Congress on threats facing US national security.  During questioning, Republican Rep. Clay Higgins asked Wray about the plainclothes FBI operatives dressed as Trump supporters inside the US Capitol prior to the doors being opened on January 6th.  [Transcripts and video clips.]

Another SWAT raid screw-up?  On November 8, the FBI launched a SWAT raid at the home of Gregory Yetman, a January 6 suspect.  Around 7 a.m., Yetman left his home to go to work.  He found himself surrounded by armed FBI agents.  His brother Todd Yetman claimed, "Greg walked out, froze in the face of guns drawn, and ran."  According to journalist Julie Kelly about 30 armed agents were involved in the raid, yet Yetman was able to escape.  During the Roger Stone raid, two amphibious watercraft were covering the canal in the rear of Stone's house in case the 67 year-old tried to make a swim for it.  During this raid, however, there were no efforts to close escape routes.  Is it possible that Yetman was allowed to escape?  Journalist Julie Kelly claims this is all about optics and juicing DOJ's "domestic terror" data.  Yetman's arrest would have been a non-event for the national media if he had simply surrendered.  His escape resulted in a "massive manhunt."  The FBI and local law enforcement used helicopters, drones, and search dogs to try to track him down.  A $10,000 dollar reward was offered for information leading to his arrest.  Local residents were advised to "shelter in place."  In short, this was great theater, designed to be covered by he national media for however long it took to arrest him.

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If he was "surrounded by armed FBI agents," how did he elude all of them?  That alone is a big red flag.

How much did the DoJ spend to arrest J6 protestor Gregory Yetman?  Three years after the January 6 protest that got out of control, the FBI has swooped in and moved to arrest one Gregory Yetman, allegedly for pepper-spraying a cop. [... The FBI staked out Yetman's house.] They cased the joint for three months, obviously working in shifts, probably some with overtime.  They used helicopters.  They used drones.  They used drawn guns and flash bangs that damaged the property, despite getting no resistance from the occupants.  They were heavily armed and heavily fortified.  They spent time on paperwork.  And there were a lot of them, based on the video within the tweet.  All of these things cost money, lots of money, probably millions, with each agent on the force drawing a six-figure salary.  Is this an agency that has too much money and not enough to do? [...] This targeted guy served honorably in the military and had no criminal record, yet here they go, spending millions to arrest and humilate him, with an undoubtedly draconian sentence headed his way in a rigged courtroom.

Lara Logan:  Ray Epps Part 2.  Why was Ray Epps treated as victim by the same people who condemned almost everyone around him as a threat?  We try to answer some lingering questions about the one "election-denying-Donald Trump-supporter" the media and the government didn't seem to hate.  [Tweet with video clip]

Video of Doctor Forcibly Removed Trying to Save Ashli Babbitt.  Dr. Austin Harris tried to save the life of Ashli Babbitt after the unarmed woman was shot and killed by a Capitol Hill police officer who was rewarded for killing her.  He was forcibly removed by police.  At the time, he claimed that the rioters were antifa dressed as Trump supporters.  In fairness, he was right near John Sullivan, an antifa-Black Lives Matter radical.  The board-certified cardiothoracic anesthesiologist from Southern California is facing federal charges over his alleged participation in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot in support of ex-President Donald Trump.  He was turned in by a "former friend" who spotted a Facebook post of Harris at the scene and reported it to the FBI.

J6 Fugitive Gregory Yetman Surrenders to Police After 3-Day Manhunt with Hounds.  January 6 fugitive Gregory Yetman surrendered to Monroe Township police on Friday after a 3-day manhunt with hound dogs.  Gregory Yetman is a retired Army Sgt. The FBI told locals in Helmetta, New Jersey to keep their doors locked as they searched for Yetman.  Yetman is accused of picking up a large canister of pepper spray from the ground and spraying it toward Capitol police and protesters!  For this crime — something that happens each weekend at your local Antifa riot — the FBI launched a major manhunt for Yetman!  Gregory Yetman turned himself in Friday morning — nearly 3 years after the January 6 protest.

How about some hearings on human disinformation and electoral interference instead of so-called AI disinformation?  It is not impeachable or a crime to challenge elections.  He did not encourage violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. He told the people to march up to the Capitol peacefully and patriotically, a fact that is almost always left out when the public is fed the misinformation.  He also told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to secure the Capitol with the National Guard.  She did not do her job.  When Trump and his supporters challenge the 2020 election they are called election deniers.  Democrats are not called election deniers when they challenge elections.  How many votes would Biden have lost if the media and Justice Department hadn't colluded to bury the truth about the Biden family corruption?

Heavily Armed FBI SWAT Teams are hunting down a Trump supporter in the New Jersey woods.  The FBI and local police are hunting Gregory Yetman in the New Jersey woods near his home.  The manhunt was first reported on Wednesday when local news media was tipped off during the raid. [...] The FBI was attempting to arrest Yetman and serve him a warrant for his actions two-and-a-half years ago on January 6, 2021.  Gregory Yetman, was a military police sergeant in the New Jersey National Guard at the time of the riot.  Yetman is accused of picking up a large canister of pepper spray from the ground and spraying it toward Capitol police and protesters!  For this crime — something that happens each weekend at your local antifa riot — the FBI launched a major manhunt for Yetman!

4 California men linked to Three Percenters militia convicted of conspiracy in Jan. 6 case.  Four California men linked to the "Three Percenters" militia movement have been convicted charges including conspiracy and obstruction for their roles in the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol.  Erik Scott Warner, 48, of Menifee, Felipe Antonio Martinez, 50, of Lake Elsinore, Derek Kinnison, 42, of Lake Elsinore, and Ronald Mele, 54, of Temecula, were found guilty on Tuesday after a trial in Washington's federal court, according to prosecutors.  They were convicted of conspiracy and obstruction of an official proceeding — the joint session of Congress in which lawmakers met to certify President Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 election.

US rep. releases Jan. 6 video images of Capitol Police officer who Blaze News writer says appears to have lied in court.  U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Georgia) has released video images from Jan. 6, 2021, showing the movements of a Capitol Police officer who Blaze News investigative journalist Steve Baker said appears to have given false testimony regarding his whereabouts that day during a key encounter with members of the Oath Keepers.  Loudermilk, chairman of the Committee on House Administration Subcommittee on Oversight, said in a statement to Baker that he released the still frames — from closed-circuit TV video with timestamps — of U.S. Capitol Police Special Agent David Lazarus because "an allegation of a Capitol Police officer lying under oath is very serious and must be fully investigated."

Special Counsel Jack Smith argues that Trump can still be convicted in Jan 6 case even if former president genuinely believed he won the election.  Special Counsel Jack Smith's team have filed another blistering filing in Donald Trump's January 6 case, accusing him of 'deceit, trickery, or dishonest means,' while arguing his own belief that he won the 2020 election isn't relevant to charges he defrauded the government.  The indictment that has Trump heading toward a March trial in federal court in Washington, DC charges that he 'made knowingly false claims that there had been outcome-determinative fraud in the 2020 presidential election,' then led a conspiracy to try to overturn the results for Joe Biden.  This included 'dozens' of claims of substantial fraud, dead voters, or illegal alien voters, even while top officials in his own government were telling him there was no such large scale fraud.

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I am convinced that tens of millions of legitimate voters — including myself — believe that Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election, or he would have won in the absence of wholesale fraud.  Organized fraud.  Premeditated fraud.  Fraud that can only be carried out after an extensive conspiracy.  (There — I said it.)  Someday the truth will be known.

Here's A List Of All The Pro-Palestine Protesters Who Are Being Prosecuted For Attempting To Storm The White House.  It's happening again!  A mob of protestors marched through the streets of Washington, D.C., and attempted to storm one of the nation's most beloved landmarks.  This time, it was the White House!  Fortunately, as we have all seen in the wake of the Jan 6 Capitol riot, anyone who was even remotely in the vicinity of the incident will be hunted down and held accountable.

New J6 Footage Shows Ray Epps Whispering to 'Baked Alaska' 'We're Here to Storm the Capitol'.  A new report provides fresh evidence that infamous January 6 provocateur Ray Epps may have been an FBI plant.  In the first of a two-part series, "Truth in Media" host Lara Logan spoke with Anthime Gionet, also known as "Baked Alaska," a right-wing influencer formerly associated with the "alt right."  Video footage from January 5, 2021 and earlier indicate that Epps appeared to be particularly interested in Gionet, who was later sentenced to two months in prison for his participation in the riot at the US Capitol.  Gionet (Baked Alaska) was one of several people who filmed Epps on the evening of January 5, 2021 outside BLM Plaza as he told Trump supporters "we need to go into the Capitol!"  At first, Gionet said he was amused by Epps' exhortation to breach the Capitol, and yelled 'let's go!' in response, but after he saw him repeat the line several times to different groups that night, he became convinced the "boomer" was an FBI plant and was up to no good.

Trump appointee sentenced to almost 6 years in Jan. 6 case.  A former State Department official was sentenced to almost six years in prison for attacking police officers during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot on the Capitol, the Associated Press reported Friday.  Federico Klein, who was appointed by former President Trump, was allegedly part of a mob that outnumbered Capitol Police on the Lower West Terrace tunnel entrance.  Klein then assaulted officers repeatedly, urged other rioters to join and tried to stop police from shutting entrance doors, prosecutors said.  U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden sentenced him to five years and 10 months in prison and said his actions were "shocking and egregious."  Klein will also have to pay a $3,000 fine and $2,000 in restitution.  The government sought 10 years for Klein, who was convicted of eight felonies as well as misdemeanor offenses in July, according to the Justice Department (DOJ).  Klein was among nine defendants charged in a 53-count indictment in July.

Judge Chutkan Delivers Blow to Capitol Rioter.  Judge Tanya Chutkan, tasked with presiding over some of the cases of January 6 defendants, handed her latest blow to a capitol rioter on Tuesday, giving the defendant 14 days in jail.  Supporters of then-President Donald Trump descended on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, in an effort to prevent the official certification of the 2020 election results, which gave Joe Biden the presidency.  The former president has continued to claim that the election was "rigged," but has denied stoking the violence that took place at the Capitol.

This would be a misdemeanor in any other city.
Oregon Man Who Climbed President Gerald R. Ford Statue During J6 Capitol Riot Sentenced.  A man from Oregon was sentenced Friday on felony and misdemeanor counts related to his actions on January 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol riot.  Richard L. Harris, 43, of Happy Valley, Oregon, was sentenced to 41 months in prison and 36 months of supervised release by U.S. District Judge Carl J. Nichols.

J6 Political Prisoner Michael Perkins.  J6 political Michael Perkins joined his fellow Americans on January 6 to peacefully protest and share the Word of God with those he met that day.  Suddenly, he found himself under attack by Capital Police without warning.  He struggled to orient himself after being doused with pepper spray.  Michael is accused of hitting a police officer with his flag pole, while blinded and disoriented from pepper spray, something the officer was not even aware of until the trial when the FBI showed him his body camera.  When Michael was arrested, and his family detained, 40+ FBI swat agents and Homeland Security raided his home at 5:45 AM using percussion grenades and flash bangs.  Michael and his family were walked out at gunpoint by screaming agents.  Michael, the sole provider for his family, was sentenced to 48 months in prison.

It's almost like there's a conspiracy against Trump.  Trump went to bed election night well ahead.  By morning he had lost.  See Dinesh D'Souza's documentary, 2,000 Mules.  Myriad legitimate legal appeals were filed.  All were rejected by the courts, either because of cowardice, complicity, or both.  A rally was organized in Washington to protest the election results and members of Congress were preparing to challenge them on January 6.  Pelosi saw an opportunity to subvert the challenge and refused to provide security for the protest.  The FBI infiltrated the protest and arranged to open the doors to the House of Representatives and herd the protesters inside, disrupting the election's challenge by its members.  As a consequence the challenge never happened.  Biden was certified and Pelosi prevailed over her hated enemy.  Seeing another opportunity, and seeing how well rigging can work, she rigged up a committee of political sycophants whose mission was to deliver to the complicit media a narrative that the protest was an attempt by Trump to overthrow the government.

Conservative Reporter Owen Shroyer Prepares to Enter Prison Tomorrow for Political Speech Crimes.  The War Room host Owen Shroyer released a video on Monday as he prepares to travel to Louisiana Tuesday to enter prison for his speech crime against the Joe Biden regime.  Owen will be in prison until Christmas Eve for his offensive words spoken on January 6.  As reported earlier — Infowars reporter and War Room host Owen Shroyer was sentenced to 60 DAYS IN PRISON back in September in a DC kangaroo court for his actions on January 6, 2020 and before.  Owen stood outside the Capitol on January 6th and warned Trump supporters not to go inside the building.  He did not engage in any violence.  The corrupt DC court did not like his political speech that day so they are jailing him — just like they do in any other rotten dictatorship around the world today.

Legal experts ask Supremes to fix court mistakes in Jan. 6 case.  A prominent team of experts in the law is urging the Supreme Court to take up the arguments of one Jan. 6 protester, because the Department of Justice, in its apparent politicization of the prosecutions, has used an unconstitutional law against the protesters.  The law, known as the Sarbanes-Oxley statute, actually criminalizes First Amendment-protected speech, explains a friend-of-the-court brief filed by the lawyers at William J.Olson, P.C.  The brief urges the high court to take up the appeal of Joseph W. Fischer, one of many thousands who rallied for President Donald Trump that day.  A few hundred of those later went to the Capital, and there the protests turned into a riot for a number of people.  The legal team explained its brief argues "since the government claimed the election protest on January 6 was an insurrection, it should have charged many defendants with that crime, but instead it charged no one with insurrection, preferring use of a Sarbanes-Oxley provision (which does not apply) to get a more severe sentence."

The Biden administration punishes speech and thought crimes.  If our government does not respect the Constitution, we have no constitution.  If the government refuses to stand behind the principles of free speech, the right to free assembly, the right to petition the government, the right to a speedy trial, etc., those rights don't exist.  Instead, we simply have rule down the barrel of a gun:  a gun held only in government hands.  I thought of that when I read about Doug Mackey, sent to federal prison for seven months because he insulted Hillary voters, and Ryan Kelley, given an extra-long prison sentence on a misdemeanor because he didn't grovel sufficiently before his J6 hanging judge.  Briefly, in the lead-up to the 2016 election, Douglas Mackey sent out some silly memes telling Hillary voters to vote by text.  Only a moron would believe that.  There's no evidence that his memes had any effect whatsoever, other than saying that he thought Hillary voters were morons.  Moreover, what he did wasn't original.  Others have done it, too, including leftists.  Nevertheless, the moment Biden entered the White House, the DOJ came after Mackey.

Trump and J6 Defendants Push For Change Of Venue Motion: 'No Such Thing As A Fair Trial In Washington, DC'.  J6 Legal Fund, an organization spearheaded by a January 6 defendant that raises funds to secure conservative attorneys for political prisoners, has retained the prestigious polling and market research firm to craft bulletproof data for a Change of Venue motion.  While the Department of Justice United States Attorney's Office has approximately a 60 percent overall conviction rate in non-J6 jury trials, the United States Attorney's Office has secured convictions in 100 percent of January 6 jury trials.  Donald Trump and his legal team have touted arguments for moving the former president's criminal case out of Washington, D.C.  Trump's team contends the District of Columbia's far leftwing political would deprive him of an impartial jury and the January protest evokes an emotional response among DC resident that is unique to the region.

Screaming Far Left Protesters Storm Capitol, Shut Down Rotunda.  It's only legal when Democrats do it.  Screaming leftists entered the US Capitol on Wednesday in an attempt to coerce lawmakers to demand a ceasefire in Gaza.  The anti-Israel mob took over the rotunda, screaming against Israel and demanding a ceasefire in Gaza.  The mob also hung flags on the Capitol rails.

1,000 Days Without a Trial:  Jan. 6 Prisoner Shares His Story.  On Oct. 12, Jake Lang passed a milestone: 1,000 days in jail without a trial.  To mark the anniversary, he wanted to share with the American people "the horrific conditions of confinement," which he says he and many of his fellow Jan. 6 prisoners have had to endure.  "During this time, I've done 20 months of solitary confinement," Mr. Lang told The Epoch Times.  "For 15 months of that, I wasn't allowed to have a haircut or a shave."  This was intentional, he said, to make Jan. 6 prisoners look like "homeless vagrants" or "deranged terrorists" during video court appearances.  Jan. 6 prisoners are frequently denied family visitation, Mr. Lang said.  They spend months with no sunlight.  Lights in their cells remain on at night, depriving them of sleep.  His account aligns with first-hand reports from other Jan. 6 prisoners, detailed in a Congressional report in 2021.

A Lawless Justice System Is The Perfect Tool For Criminalizing Opposition To Democrats.  Prosecutors are well aware that they can convict just about anyone they want.  That's partly because American laws and regulations are now so voluminous that enforcement depends on discretion: picking and choosing whom to go after.  The law has ballooned far beyond punishing things everyone knows are wrong to being used as a social control tool.  This is why the U.S. Department of Justice can go after peaceful pro-life demonstrators and people who merely walked on public property on Jan. 6, 2021.  It's the American enactment of the famous Soviet secret police head's dictum, "Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime."  [Tweet]  We have seen this incredible power used most incredibly with the various prosecutions of Trump, but it could happen to any of us at any time.

The Entire Premise Of Trump's J6 Trial Is An Affront To Free Elections And Rule Of Law.  A remarkable thing happened on Monday in former President Donald Trump's criminal trial over his alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 election.  U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan issued a gag order effectively prohibiting Trump, currently the leading GOP candidate for president, from defending himself in public ahead of the 2024 presidential election.  The gag order means Trump cannot speak publicly about the trial, potential witnesses, court personnel, or Special Counsel Jack Smith, the federal prosecutor who requested the gag order and characterized it as "modest" and "permissible."  As my colleague Tristan Justice pointed out in these pages yesterday, that means Trump is barred from campaigning against his chief political opponent, which isn't just President Joe Biden but the entire federal government, especially the Justice Department.  It also means there's a potentially limitless number of things Trump could say on the campaign trail that would violate the gag order.

It's '1984' all over again in Biden's 'Police State'.  The Global Day of Jihad didn't live up to its apocalyptic promise Friday.  But if it had, it's doubtful that the FBI would have been much use, since it's so distracted with an exaggerated domestic terrorism crisis in which conservatives are the bad guys and the Jan. 6 Capitol riot was a terrorist attack worse than 9/11.  This is the "ultra-MAGA-semi-fascist" threat Joe Biden likes to rail against and that he needs for his election campaign to divide the country further, and to justify indicting his main political rival, locking up Donald Trump supporters, and imposing an Orwellian level of mass surveillance, censorship and ideological indoctrination on Americans.  The "Police State" being created by this president, or those pulling his strings, is the title of a chilling new documentary by conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, which opens next week in New York and theaters across the country.  D'Souza's contention is that America is in danger of turning into a police state, an opaque and woke version of the authoritarian regimes in China or North Korea — and a recent Rasmussen poll shows that more than two-thirds of Americans agree.

Close the Border.  The American people, at least the reader, has to start getting tough.  Those in the government are not your enemies, because they don't even give you the respect of being a human being. [...] No information has been volunteered about the deadly vaxx, January 6th, 9/11, none of it.  We have to fight for every bit of information about what is going on in our nation.  It's not supposed to be that way, where the people are subject to all manner of surveillance, but the government is allowed to operate in secret.  Just the opposite, everything in the founding documents show that the intent was to allow the people to operate in private and make the government operate in the open.

The Attack by Hamas Shatters The Lies About January 6th.  For the past three years, our government has lied to us about what happened on January 6th.  The Vice President stood before us and compared a riot at the Capitol to 9/11 and Pearl Harbor.  [Video clip]  Had I never crawled out of my own feedback loop, I'd never have known they were lying because I, too, would have been locked in my home, terrified of either COVID or Trump supporters.  I would have been grateful our government brought the hammer down and told millions of Americans that they were no longer welcome in their own country because a small mob of them lost their minds chasing an irrational fantasy that they could stop the certification of the vote and save this country from an oligarchal monopoly that now controls it.  Whatever January 6th was, we know for sure what it wasn't.  It wasn't 9/11.  It wasn't Pearl Harbor.  It wasn't October 7th in Israel.  And the whole world was watching us pretend that it was.  We looked like a fragile nation suddenly, one MAGA flag away from our government being overthrown.  Why would they, our president and vice president, not to mention Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, General Mark Milley, and countless talking heads in media, want us to believe that January 6th was like 9/11 in the first place?  Why would they think we would believe such an egregious lie?  Because they knew the power of fear, they knew that the first "war on terror" was still-standing architecture, and why not use it to intimidate, harass, monitor, and "investigate" Trump supporters, especially those who put on a red hat and protested in DC on January 6th.

The Brink of Lexington.  [Scroll down]  Here's how I know the decision is upon us.  The federal law enforcement apparatus is comfortable enough to target school board meetings and pro-life protesters in clear violation of the First Amendment, so they are signaling that the constitution is no longer in play, that's the gist of the message.  They manufactured a riot out of a peaceful protest simply to arrest Trump supporters.  They hoped it would break their support of Trump and it worked in some cases.  When one looks at Trump, all that he's going through, you only have to understand that it's a desperate attempt to get his supporters to break away, to turn their backs.  Knowing that, when it is openly broadcast that the FBI has designated Trump supporters as domestic violent extremists one can see through their ploy.  Despite the fact that other than the orchestrated fedsurrection of January 6th, there has never been any riot at any of the hundreds of Trump rallies in excess of tens of thousands present.  Any disturbance at all was instigated by the feds or their useful idiots, Antifa or BLM.

In Her Jan. 6 Courtroom, Judge Who Will Hear Trump's Case Is the Pot Calling the Defendant Incendiary.  At her first appearance in the criminal case against Donald Trump for his alleged attempt to overturn the 2020 election, U.S. District Court Judge Tanya S. Chutkan repeatedly warned the former president's lawyers that politics would not be tolerated in her courtroom.  But even as she warns Trump about his "inflammatory" language, Chutkan has routinely issued politically charged rulings and made incendiary statements of her own while presiding over some 30 cases involving Trump supporters charged in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021, melee at the U.S. Capitol.  These include her public assertions that the 2020 election was beyond reproach, that the Jan. 6 protests were orchestrated by Trump, and that the former president is guilty of crimes.  She has described Jan. 6 as a "mob attack" on "the very foundation of our democracy." Chutkan's strident language raises questions about her impartiality in handling the case against the presumptive GOP nominee for president in 2024.

The FBI lets MAGA know they're watching them.  The idea that MAGA discontents — having seen and experienced the judicial abuses against the January 6 protestors, including long imprisonment without trial, draconian sentences, abusive guards, zero medical care, and other third-world style "justice" — would try the same foolish crowd- and-rally tactics to protest an electoral outcome, is nonsense.  Nobody is going to do that given what could happen to them.  The feds went after even innocent old grandmothers who were led into the Capitol by Capitol Police on January 6 and ended up with long prison terms.  The threat of terrorism from MAGA protestors is virtually nil.  The characters who have foolishly made internet threats have been shot dead.

FBI secretly monitoring MAGA ahead of 2024 election, says Trump supporters could start a civil war.  In another disturbing report regarding the FBI, we are learning that they have begun secretly monitoring the MAGA movement for domestic terrorism, worried that Trump supporters could start a civil war. [...] I don't mind the FBI monitoring actual domestic terrorist organizations and those who commit violence across the country, like Antifa.  But they probably don't monitor Antifa.  Instead they train their sights on the political mass of Trump supporters.  Remember earlier this year when we found out they were targeting traditional Catholics?  How about they just worry about the actual domestic terrorism groups, like Antifa, and stop targeting Americans who passionately participate in politics.

FBI secretly targeting Trump supporters ahead of 2024 election, labels MAGA followers as 'domestic violent extremists': Report.  [Scroll down]  In October 2022, the Federal Bureau of Investigation created a new subcategory of domestic terrorists labeled AGAAVE — which stands for anti-government, anti-authority violent extremism.  The new subcategory is a threat group that is not anarchists, a militia, or sovereign citizen groups.  The new classification is officially defined as "domestic violent extremists who cite anti-government or anti-authority motivations for violence or criminal activity not otherwise defined, such as individuals motivated by a desire to commit violence against those with a real or perceived association with a specific political party or faction of a specific political party."  The outlet reported, "Government insiders acknowledged to Newsweek that although they are not named specifically, the AGAAVE-Other title applies to political violence associated with Trump supporters."  "It was a subtle change, little noticed, but a gigantic departure for the Bureau," according to Newsweek.  "Trump and his army of supporters were acknowledged as a distinct category of domestic violent extremists, even as the FBI was saying publicly that political views were never part of its criteria to investigate or prevent domestic terrorism.  Where the FBI sees threats is also plain from the way it categorizes them — a system which on the surface is designed to appear nonpartisan.  This shifted subtly days after the events of January 6 when it comes to what the Bureau calls AGAAVE."

You can't drain a swamp from a raft in the middle.  Trump lost his best chance to make America America again when he failed to fight for the J6 political prisoners.  Maybe he wanted to cover up the misguided pride that called his supporters to a quicksand swamp he had failed to drain.  He does not have the power to get himself re-elected and to live in the D.C. mansion he loves so much.  He did have the power to make every J6 defendant a household name, build for them the richest and most aggressive defense fund the world has known, organize a general national strike, shut down D.C., and make life unlivable there.  He didn't do it.  He was already planning his re-election.  President Trump likes to say they are coming for him first before they come for you.  Really?  Trump lives in a palatial mansion, while some of his supporters still live in stinky stainless steel cells.  Trump is alive, while Ashli Babbitt, Rosanne Boyland, and Matt Perna are dead.

The FBI was behind a key document used to convict 'Proud Boys' in Jan 6. case.  The events of January 6 continue to be framed as a "violent insurrection" which struck at the heart of American democracy.  Yet a court case which secured four convictions of "seditious conspiracy" relied on documents authored by the government itself.  This was the revelation of a motion in court reported by the Gateway Pundit on October 2.  "It is clear from this complete body of evidence that has been completely ignored by the mainstream media, pins the January 6 attacks on the U.S. Capitol directly on the FBI and its operatives," Gateway reported.

The Real Motive for Jan. 6.  Correctly assessing Motive an important consideration in figuring out who has committed what crime.  Why then has the issue of Motive on January 6 been swept off the stage of public discourse?  To many, asking such a question may appear provocative, even uninformed.  After all, Democrats have repeatedly told us the Motive for January 6: Trump, according to them, wanted to foment an "insurrection."  Yet if that Motive were really so obvious, why has it been necessary for the anti-Trumpers to repeat it so relentlessly, literally many times every day?  If we examine the true Motive for ourselves, we soon discover that the repeated cries of "insurrection" have tried to stifle analysis of the actual January 6 Motive in favor of accepted "fact."  Despite that relentless attempt, or rather because of it, we should ask ourselves:  just who actually had the Motive to disrupt the congressional deliberations taking place in the Capitol Building?

Meet the Activist Wife Who Networks the Anti-MAGA White House While Her Prosecutor Husband Puts January Sixers in Jail.  Attorney General Merrick B. Garland is the public face of the government's unprecedented effort to identify, arrest, and prosecute those connected to the Jan. 6, 2021 protest at the Capitol.  But the person handling the day-to-day management of the one of the largest and most politically freighted efforts in the history of American law enforcement has largely flown under the radar:  Matthew Graves, the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia.  An appointee of President Biden, Graves' office has prosecuted at least 1,100 Jan. 6 defendants — including roughly 200 people so far this year.  Republicans claim that the Justice Department's steady pace of Jan. 6 arrests and Graves' prosecutions aim to keep one of Biden's animating narratives in the news — that, as the president put it, "Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our Republic."  The political nature of the Jan. 6 prosecutions is illustrated by the long partisan history of Graves and his wife, Fatima Goss Graves.

Now There is Evidence the FBI Planned the January 6 Operation and Planted Documents Days Earlier That Were Later Used Against Innocent Americans.  In February of this year, The Gateway Pundit's Cara Castronuovo wrote about a shocking development in the US government's case against the Proud Boys.  [I]t was discovered that the Government itself was the author of the mysterious "1776 Returns" document.  The 1776 Returns document is the title of a 9-page paper that outlined strategic plans for the takeover of US government buildings on January 6, 2021.  It was confirmed in court that the FBI was behind the document and and FBI operative was the author of the document.  The mysterious document was sent unsolicited to Proud Boy Chairman Enrique Tarrio's Telegram right before January 6th by a "love interest" named Erika Flores.  Flores reportedly testified to the January 6th Committee that A GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL was the author of the entirety of the "1776 Returns" and that this FBI and CIA member or associate asked her to share it with Tarrio!

Never Forget the Jan. 6 Defendants.  Of all the evil that Biden has perpetrated, none is so vile as the imprisonment of Americans known as the J6 defendants.  Daily, they suffer cruel and unusual punishment; they are incarcerated in solitary confinement, their medical needs are ignored, and they do not have proper legal defense.  The term "American Gulag" aptly describes their ongoing plight.  The Epoch Times video titled "The Real Story of January 6 "reveals the truth that has been hidden from the American people.  While a narrative has been set that what took place that day was an insurrection, key events and witnesses have been ignored until now.  The documentary takes an unvarnished look at police use of force and the deaths that resulted in some measure from it."

J6 Committee Destroyed Key Records, Proving the Whole Thing Was Fixed From the Start.  It is by now abundantly clear that the Jan. 6 "insurrection" was not the work of Trump supporters, but of Leftist plants in the crowd at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, directed by feds who were avid to frame and destroy Trump.  Any lingering doubt about this has now been put definitively to rest by the revelation that the self-righteous apparatchiks who ran the House Jan. 6 Committee show trial did not preserve mountains of evidence that apparently disproved the left's official narrative about what happened on that fateful day.  Like the Stalinists they are, it looks as if they framed their enemies and then destroyed the evidence of their own crime.  Fox News reported Tuesday [8/8/2023?] that "the House select committee that investigated the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021 failed to adequately preserve documents, data and video depositions — including communications it had with the Biden White House that are still missing — according to the Republican lawmaker overseeing the GOP investigation into the committee's work."

Disgusting Merrick Garland: "We Do Not Have One Rule For Republicans and Another Rule For Democrats".  Merrick Garland is the most radical, corrupt and dangerous attorney general in US history. [...] He has prosecuted and thrown the book at more than 1,000 J6ers.  Many J6ers have been held in inhumane conditions in the DC gulag without a trial date.  Peaceful, non-violent J6ers are facing years in prison for the 'crime' of wandering around the Capitol building for a few minutes while ignoring Antifa and BLM terrorists.  Proud Boy Enrique Tarrio was sentenced to 22 years even though he wasn't even at the Capitol on January 6!

FBI Predicted Those Jan 6 Riots They Instigated.  "Violent extremists" would be "very willing to take action" on Jan 6, the FBI correctly predicted two months before the riots the Bureau helped organize and instigate.  Funny how that works, isn't it?  It's a predictably breathless report from NBC News examining an internal FBI analysis that determined the Stop the Steal protests would require "law enforcement preemption" but that the "disorganization" of extremist groups would "hinder widespread violence."  Unless, you know, the FBI stepped in to help organize things a bit.

Where was Antifa on January 6, 2021?  [Numerous video clips of violent left-wing protests]  Meanwhile, conservatives have been renowned for their peaceful protests.  You might find a random crazy person being naughty, but otherwise, Tea Party protests were cheerful and ended with the attendees carefully cleaning up any litter they might have left behind.  There were no fires, no mass assaults, and no murders.  (Hence, no videos to show you.)  And yet, suddenly, on January 6, conservatives turned into wild-eyed rioters, exactly like Antifa.  Moreover, also on January 6, the hyper-confrontational Antifa was nowhere to be found.  Or was that whole thing an illusion?  Were conservatives, as usual, peaceful, just like the grannies who wandered wide-eyed through Congress after the police opened the doors and let them in?  And were the violent Antifa types hiding in plain sight?  DC Drano thinks that we may have watched an illusion on January 6, with the real narrative being precisely the same as the one it's been since the 1960s, meaning violent leftists and law-abiding conservatives:  [Tweet with video clip]

Democrats Have Become The Party Of Authoritarianism.  They Only Understand Power.  [Scroll down]  Maybe you thought, as @politicalmath put it on X (formerly Twitter), that the left needs "to start looking at this situation and admitting that this is not justice.  They need to shake themselves awake and realize that their team is utilizing the justice system for political punishment and that this is destabilizing our entire culture."  You might have thought the same thing recently about the Trump indictments.  The hypocrisy is after all outrageous.  Questioning an election is okay if Hillary Clinton and Democrats do it (as they did in 2016, 2004, and 2000) but it's a "criminal conspiracy" if Trump and Republicans do it.  Or consider the draconian prison sentences for Jan. 6 rioters (22 years in one case) compared to the leniency shown to Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioters, one of whom was sentenced to just 10 years despite setting a deadly fire in a Minneapolis pawn shop during the 2020 George Floyd riots — and this only after federal prosecutors invoked Martin Luther King Jr. and asked the judge to show leniency.

The Democrats Broke The Constitution In 2020, But There's An Upside.  [Scroll down]  Even years later, when it was clear to anyone with a pulse that elites manipulated every element of our voting system and stole the election, nothing happened.  Not only did no one go to jail for that treachery, but Democrats were allowed to do the exact same thing two years later in Arizona, an ostensibly red state.  Arizona essentially watched in real-time as its election was manipulated and the governor's office was stolen from Kari Lake.  But here we are 11 months later, and Katie Hobbs is still sitting in the Governor's office while Kari Lake is still fighting in the courts.  East of Arizona, Tucker Carlson interviewed Texas AG Ken Paxton, who was just acquitted of corruption charges.  Paxton discussed the problems afflicting what's supposed to be blood-red Texas.  He talked about the Speaker of a GOP-dominated House being elected by Democrats and, even more treacherously, about the state's highest criminal court — populated by Republicans — taking away his ability to investigate voter fraud, [...]

Attorney General Merrick Garland's Testimony Reveals Extensive Corruption by the Department of Justice.  [Scroll down]  A number of online commentators have covered his testimony in depth.  Julie Kelly and Jonathan Turley are particularly detailed and you can scroll through their posts on X, the site formerly known as Twitter.  Of particular interest was Garland's claim he had no idea how many undercover federal agents participated in the January 6 event at the Capitol.  He was evasive and not credible on the number and role of federal agents on that date. [...] Former Assistant Director-in-Charge of the Washington Field Office has acknowledged in a letter released by the House Judiciary Committee "there were numerous FBI confidential human sources in the crowd."  In fact, there were so many and from so many different offices that they could not immediately ascertain how many there were.

Merrick Garland Shoots Himself in the Foot With Sloppy Ray Epps Plea Deal:  It's Worse Than You Think.  xEarlier this week the DOJ charged infamous Fedsurrection provocateur Ray Epps with a single misdemeanor account of "disorderly conduct.  Despite what the increasingly desperate regime media would have us think, it is simply ridiculous to think that such a weak misdemeanor charge, issued nearly three years after January 6th, could possibly quell suspicions regarding the true nature of Epps' involvement in the January 6th Fedsurrection.  As demonstrated extensively in a recent Revolver piece, this recent move only makes the regime look clumsy and utterly desperate to salvage the crumbling narrative regarding Epps and January 6th.  The great January 6 journalist Julie Kelly has additionally speculated that the timing of the misdemeanor charge suggests that it could have been specifically intended to allow Epps (and potentially the feds) to avoid the potential disaster of having Epps testify as a witness in the case of another January 6th defendant with whom he interacted.  This is precisely what happened in the case of Steve Robeson, one of the many informants who participated in the disgraced Michigan "Fednapping" entrapment plot, who was conveniently slapped with a bogus gun charge just in time to prevent him from testifying in the trials of the other alleged "plotters."

Too Many FBI Informants on J6 to Count.  There was a fiery exchange between Republican Congressman Thomas Massie of Kentucky and U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland about how many FBI informants were on the ground at the Capitol on January 6.  Garland pleaded ignorance, and according to an interview with the former head of the FBI's Washington Field Office, there were so many FBI assets that nobody knows the number.  [Video clip]

Is the vote sacred, or just a formality?  One dramatic consequence of widespread public distrust of elections occurred famously — or infamously, as one might believe — on January 6, 2021, when thousands of protesters demanded a delay in certification, pending such investigations.  A great many of those protesters, most of them peaceful, are still in prison, even though there is credible evidence that they were encouraged by government agents provocateurs to enter the Capitol building.  And the prosecutions continue, with no less an aim than to imprison President Trump.

Feds Hit Ray Epps With Lame Charge:  Doj Trying to Quell FBI Informant Rumors.  [Video clip only.]

DOJ Gives Ray Epps the James Wolfe Treatment.  The man who was seen on multiple video tapes urging the January 6th crowd to storm the Capitol building, the previously well-known agent provocateur Ray Epps, has been charged by the DOJ with one misdemeanor count of "Disorderly or Disruptive Conduct."  Worse still, the announcement from Main Justice comes via the format of an "information" which implies a plea deal was already reached as the charge was made public.  Now the DOJ can say they 'arrested' the guy, and simultaneously flip the narrative as evidence he wasn't a confidential human source.  This velvet glove arrangement bears striking similarity to the DOJ approach when Senate Intelligence Committee head of security, James Wolfe, leaked the Top-Secret Carter Page FISA application, and was only charged with one count of lying to the FBI about it.  But wait... it gets better.  The pre-selected DC judge is none other than, James Boasberg.

Gateway Pundit Uncovers Massive J6 Database Engineered by 'Sedition Hunter' DHS Front Group.  The Gateway Pundit has obtained thousands of hours of J6 footage from "Sedition Hunter" online crowdsourcing groups.  Sedition Hunters are typically Antifa activists who define themselves as part of an anonymous group that tracks, identifies, and reports Trump supporters and protesters who attended the January 6 protests in Washington DC to the Federal Bureau of Investigations.  Defense attorneys representing J6 defendants have access to over 41,000 hours of January 6 footage but are prohibited from publicly disclosing the footage until it is exhibited in discovery in a defendant's trial.  J6 defendants typically view their discovery for the first time during trial.

The Democrat J6 Insurrection Hoax Keeps Getting Worse.  The exact moment when the Democrats ramped up their efforts to turn the United States of America into a Third World banana republic may be difficult to pinpoint, but we know it happened around the time that they decided that January 6, 2021, would be their new holiest of holy days.  Oh, they can pretend to be horrified about what they say went on that day, be we know that they privately chuckle at how they've been able to turn their false J6 narrative into a weapon to destroy their political opponents.  The formation of the J6 House Soviet Select Committee on Daddy Issues saw the Democrats fully embrace kangaroo court justice and ever since then they've just been rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.  With their ultra-slim majority in the House, Republicans have at least been able to slowly uncover information that the Democrats would have preferred to stay buried had they remained in charge.

The FBI had so many people at the J6 riot they had to perform an "audit".  The trend continues.  You're going to need to find some new conspiracy theories because all of your old ones are coming true.  Today we are once again talking about the Capitol Hill riot on January 6, 2020.  If Democrats have their way, we'll be talking about it for the rest of our lives, but they may not care to mention this particular detail.  Trump's critics have long scoffed at claims that the crowd was full of FBI agents and informants that day, but Steven D'Antuono, a former head of the Bureau's Washington field office told the House Judiciary Committee that they had so many paid informants in the mob that they "lost track" of them and later had to perform an audit to see how many of them were there.  So were all of those people fighting to defend the Capitol?  Nope.

It Appears Former FBI DC Supervisor D'Antuono Was Lying to House Investigators About the Number of FBI Operatives Embedded in Crowds on January 6.  As reported earlier on Tuesday, The House Judiciary Republicans sent a letter Tuesday that includes transcribed testimony from former Assistant Director-in-Charge of the Washington Field Office (WFO) Steven D'Antuono.  D'Antuono testified that the FBI had numerous confidential human sources (CHS) in the Trump crowd on January 6.  In fact, they had so many FBI operatives in the crowd they had no idea how many were actually there that day!  D'Antuono had quite a record of failures and lies during his time at the FBI.

'You May Have Just Perjured Yourself': Massie Goes After Garland Over Jan. 6 Statements.  Republican Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie suggested Wednesday [9/20/2023] that Attorney General Merrick Garland may have perjured himself over his statements about Jan. 6.  Massie played a compilation of previous testimony from DOJ, FBI and other agency officials refusing to comment on ongoing investigations into Jan. 6-related incidents.  In one instance shown in the clip, Massie asked Garland how many agents were assets of the U.S. government on Jan. 5 and 6 who were "agitating" the crowd to go into the Capitol and how many agents went into the Capitol.  Garland refused to answer.  "Peter Navarro was indicted for contempt of Congress — aren't you in fact in contempt of Congress when you gave us this answer?" Massie said.  "This is an answer that's appropriate at a press conference.  It's not an answer that's appropriate when we are asking questions ... you cannot continue to give us these answers.  Aren't you in fact in contempt of Congress when you refuse to answer?"

The Evolution of the American Police State.  With the unconscionable persecution of the January 6th protesters, the unabashed government censorship of speech, the weaponization of federal intelligence and law enforcement agencies, and the egregious abuse of presidential executive orders and emergency declarations, the American police state is no longer a hypothetical possibility but an increasingly indisputable reality.  While imperceptibly evolving over many decades, the emergence of the American police state was significantly accelerated with the overreaction to the September 11, 2001 terror attack.  Even more important was the Covid 19 pandemic that dramatically increased the momentum toward a police state as once a people are terrorized it is easy to impose a police state on them.  When societies lose their freedom, it is not ordinarily because autocrats or tyrants have forcibly taken it away.  It is usually the result of the population willingly surrendering their freedom in return for protection against an external threat.  While the threat is oftentimes real it is invariably exaggerated.

Well, Well, Well, Look at the 'Conspiracy Theory' the J6 Cat Finally Dragged in.  Why Now?  Ray Epps, the man the news media said was the object of conspiracy theorists of the "hard right," was charged Tuesday with one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct for his antics at the Capitol Complex on Jan. 6, 2021.  It has taken the federal government more than two and a half years to bring the single charge against Ray Epps.  There will be no political gulag in Epps's future.  He will not be moved 13 times, making it difficult for an attorney or family to find him.  No, that happened to the "Q Anon Shaman," as he revealed in my interview on the Adult in the Room Podcast.  Epps likely won't be thrown in a cell the size of a closet to waste away his days in prison, as many J6 defendants have.  He likely will be able to shelter at home for all upcoming news interviews to once again reiterate that he did nothing wrong on Jan. 6.  His record will reflect a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge that probably will present no impediment to him for the rest of his life.  It's likely that Epps, a former member of the Oath Keepers, was charged now because the men the feds wanted to put away, the Proud Boys, have been sentenced.

FBI lost count of how many paid informants were at Capitol on Jan. 6 — later performed audit to figure out exact number.  The FBI had so many paid informants at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, that they lost track of the number and had to perform a later audit to determine exactly how many "Confidential Human Sources" run by different FBI field offices were present that day, a former assistant director of the bureau has told lawmakers.  At least one informant was communicating with his FBI handler as he entered the Capitol, according to Steven D'Antuono, formerly in charge of the bureau's Washington field office.  D'Antuono has testified behind closed doors to the House Judiciary Committee that his office was aware before the riot that some of their informants would attend a "Stop the Steal" rally thrown by former President Donald Trump but he only learned after the fact that informants run by other field offices also were present, along with others who had participated of their own accord.

FBI Lost Count of How Many Paid Informants They Had in the Trump Crowd on January 6!  The House Judiciary Republicans sent out a letter Tuesday that includes transcribed testimony from former Assistant Director-in-Charge of the Washington Field Office (WFO) Steven D'Antuono.  D'Antuono testified that the FBI had numerous confidential human sources (CHS) in the Trump crowd on January 6.  In fact, they had so many FBI operatives in the crowd they they had no idea how many were actually there that day!

Former Capitol Police Chief Sund Testifies He Had 3 Calls with Pelosi on Jan. 6 — Pelosi Said They Never Spoke.  On Tuesday, the House Administration Subcommittee on Oversight held a hearing titled, "Oversight of United States Capitol Security:  Assessing Security Failures on January 6, 2021."  Rep. Barry Loudermilk heads the subcommittee.  Former U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven A. Sund testified before the committee.  Chief Steven Sund has been outspoken of Nancy Pelosi and her failures to secure the US Capitol that day.  It has been widely reported that President Trump asked for the National Guard three days in advance of January 6. But Pelosi turned him down.  She refused to call in the National Guard despite numerous warnings of possible violence.

After such a long delay, this looks like a fig leaf, publicity stunt, or diversion:
Ray Epps Charged with a Misdemeanor over Capitol Riot.  Ray Epps, an Arizona man who became the center of a conspiracy theory about Jan. 6, 2021, has been charged with a misdemeanor offense in connection with the U.S. Capitol riot, according to court papers filed Tuesday.  Epps, a former Marine who claimed in a lawsuit filed this year that Fox News Channel made him a scapegoat for the Capitol riot, is charged with a count of disorderly or disruptive conduct on restricted grounds, court records show.

Ray Epps Charged With Misdemeanor In Long-Delayed Wrist-Slap.  While dozens of January 6th political prisoners languish behind bars, the man caught on camera repeatedly inciting them to enter the Capitol, Ray Epps, was just given a long-delayed slap on the wrist. [...] In July, Epps' attorney revealed that his client was going to be criminally charged, after Epps sued former Fox news host Tucker Carlson for defamation.  Epps hired attorney Michael Teter - formerly of Perkins Coie, the firm notorious for helping the Clinton campaign hatch the Steele dossier and collaborating with the FBI to push the Trump-Russia hoax.  Teter immediately sent a letter to Carlson demanding that the former Fox News host retract "false and defamatory statements" that Epps was a J6 government plant.  Epps, 62, was identified as a key instigator of the riot who has long been suspected of being a fed (or a fed asset), told his nephew in a text message: "I was in the front with a few others.  I also orchestrated it."

On The Darkest Day In American History, Ray Epps Was Just A Little Rascal.  More than two and a half years after the gravest threat to democracy of our lifetime — and maybe of all time — Jan. 6 agitator Ray Epps has finally been charged.  See?  Justice is being served.  According to court documents, Epps was charged with a sole misdemeanor count of "Disorderly or Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds" via an "information," as opposed to an indictment, which NBC news says suggests "he plans to enter a plea deal."  In other words, we'll finally be able to rest — safe and sound and smug — knowing all the Tucker Carlson-fueled conspiracies about Epps being an FBI source or informant have been put to bed.  Case closed.  He was a wee bit disorderly.  Let it go.

Ray Epps Charged With A Misdemeanor For His Alleged Role In January 6th Riot.  Ray Epps, a man who was filmed encouraging protesters to storm the Capitol building ahead of the Jan. 6, 2021 riot, is being charged with a misdemeanor for his alleged role in the riot.  Epps was charged Monday with a misdemeanor for disorderly or disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds by the U.S. Attorney's office for Washington, D.C., according to a court filing uploaded Tuesday.

Ray Epps [has been] Charged With a Single Misdemeanor Count of Disruptive or Disorderly Conduct.  Federal prosecutors have finally filed a criminal charge against prominent January 6 protester Ray Epps.  Epps, a former Oath Keepers member from Arizona, was charged with a single misdemeanor count of disruptive or disorderly conduct in a restricted area in U.S. District Court in Washington on Tuesday, despite his lead role in orchestrating chaos on that day.  The charge carries a maximum punishment of a year in prison.  The former Marine's activities at the U.S. Capitol on January 5 and 6, 2021, have led many on the right to believe he was acting as a federal informant.  "Epps not only urged people to go into the Capitol on Jan 5 and 6, he was one of the first to breach exterior lines, interfered with security, and remained on restricted grounds for more than an hour," wrote former American Greatness reporter Julie Kelly on X in reaction to the light charge.

The Long Journey to Our Mistrust.  Free speech and free thought face an impending death if we allow it.  The Founding Fathers could never have contemplated such.  Yet, it is real and presents the most significant impediment to fighting back against the Destroyers.  Control of information, Speech, and, importantly, even our associations are threatened as they demonstrate what happens to those that oppose them.  Did you know that more people have been arrested for January 6th offenses than those who actually entered the Capital?

Trump Vows to Review Cases of Biden's 'Political Prisoners' Who Were Targeted for Their Pro-Life Beliefs.  President Joe Biden's hate of conservatives is stronger than ever, causing former President Trump to promise Republicans he will fight tooth and nail for them.  Over the weekend, Trump announced that if elected in 2024, he will create a special task force specifically designed to review cases of Biden's "political prisoners."  During the Family Research Council's "Pray, Vote, Stand Summit" in Washington, D.C., Trump vowed to get innocent Americans out of jail for standing up for their beliefs while criminals run rampant.  "I am announcing that the moment I win the election, I will appoint a special task force to rapidly review the cases of every political prisoner who has been unjustly persecuted by the Biden administration," Trump said.

Letter in Defense of J6 Prisoners' Civil Rights.  Dear Director Green.  It has come to my attention that there are problems at the District of Columbia Central Detention/Treatment Facility, colloquially known as "The D.C. Jail".  I understand that it is your organization that accredits the facility.  The Gateway Pundit recently reported a situation of "Cruel and unusual punishment.  Covid lockdown, solitary confinement Torture and abuse" of the January 6 prisoners.  These unconstitutional tactics include:
  •   Solitary confinement for (23) hours a day and as long as for (20) months.
  •   Covid lockdowns and involuntary covid testing Without informed consent.
  •   Detention for an unconstitutional period of time Without trial.
  •   No Family visitation.
  •   Denial of basic needs like haircuts, outside contact with fresh air, regular showers and religious services, inter alia.
  •   Denial of access to Attorneys or access to measures needed to prepare for trial such as a private area to consult with and discuss their respective cases.
These issues expose the dark spectre of abuse and deprivation of the civil rights of all the January 6 Prisoners of Unit C3A.  In addition to violations of the Geneva Conventions.  These complaints illustrate an ongoing and sinister violation of the United States constitution as well as medical ethics.

The Editor says...
Why didn't a U.S. Senator write such a letter at least a year ago?

Jan. 6 Rioter Was Convicted and Sentenced in Secret; No One Will Say Why.  Hundreds of rioters have been charged, convicted and sentenced for joining the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol.  Unlike their cases, Samuel Lazar's appears to have been resolved in secret — kept under seal with no explanation, even after his release from prison.Lazar, 37, of Ephrata, Pennsylvania, was arrested in July 2021 on charges that he came to the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, dressed in tactical gear and protective goggles, and used chemical spray on officers who were desperately trying to beat back the angry Donald Trump supporters.  There is no public record of a conviction or a sentence in Lazar's court docket.But the Bureau of Prisons told The Associated Press that the man was released from federal custody this week after completing a sentence for assaulting or resisting a federal officer.  Lazar was sentenced in Washington's federal court on March 17 to 30 months in prison, according to the Bureau of Prisons, but there's no public record of such a hearing.  He had been jailed since July 2021.Questions about Lazar's case have been swirling for months, but the details of his conviction and sentence have not been previously reported.

The Real Threat to Our Democracy.  Democrat politicians endlessly warn us about the "threat to our democracy" posed by Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans. [...] They're claiming that MAGA Republicans somehow threaten our democratic way of life and all the benefits associated with it, including the precious right to freely elect our leaders.  From that perspective, do Trump and his supporters really pose a threat to our democracy?  Democrats inevitably point to the incident at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.  They've managed to hype it as an armed insurrection, an attempt to overthrow our government, led by Donald Trump himself.  But during that so-called insurrection, only one shot rang out.  It came from a panicked Capitol Police officer who shot and killed an unarmed female protester, an Air Force vet.  Rational minds have always known that the incident was no insurrection.  It was a protest by passionate Americans, outraged by the unresolved voting irregularities witnessed in the 2020 election.  Those irregularities were caused by last-minute, unconstitutional changes to voting laws introduced by Democrats.

Special Counsel Jack Smith calls for 'narrowly tailored' gag order against Donald Trump in January 6 case.  Special Counsel Jack Smith has asked for a 'narrowly tailored' gag order against Donald Trump, to stop him from making 'inflammatory' and 'intimidating' comments to the judge and witnesses in the federal January 6 case.  Smith's team has accused Trump of engaging in a campaign of 'disinformation' and harassment intended to intimidate witnesses, prosecutors and others involved in the trial.  The extraordinary filing says Trump's efforts to weaken faith in the court system mirror his attacks on the 2020 election and the results.

InfoWars host Owen Shroyer sentenced to 60 days in Capitol riot case.  Owen Shroyer, a host of the right-wing conspiracy theory platform InfoWars, was sentenced Tuesday to 60 days in prison after pleading guilty for his involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.  U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly sentenced Shroyer on one misdemeanor count of entering and remaining on restricted grounds, despite Shroyer never entering the Capitol building during the riot.

Why Ken Buck is Wrong About J6 Defendants.  U.S. Representative Ken Buck's big wet sloppy kiss to Attorney General Merrick Garland last week could not have come at worse time for the Colorado Republican.  Judge Timothy J. Kelly of the federal court in Washington, D.C. was in the process of ordering prison time typically applied to murderers, drug traffickers, and serial child pornographers for five members of the Proud Boys convicted of no serious crime related to January 6. A well-known gun storage company faced backlash for assisting the FBI in yet another armed raid against a January 6 trespasser.  And a young man from Utah took his own life just weeks after his arrest on four misdemeanors for his participation in January 6, at least the fourth known suicide of a Capitol protester.

Jan. 6 Defendant: 'They Want You Scared'.  The left has to have scapegoats to prop up its sagging Jan. 6 "insurrection" narrative, and so Joe Biggs of the Proud Boys has just been given seventeen years in prison for his actions on that fateful day, which involved nothing more than tearing down a fence.  If one guy removing a single barrier can bring the government of a superpower perilously close to being overthrown, we're in bigger trouble than we thought.  Biggs would be the first to tell you that we are, but not in the way that the leftist elites want us to think.  The Post Millennial reported Wednesday that Biggs explained the objective behind his sentence, which Judge Timothy Kelly made harsher because of the circumstances: the fence he tore down "separated law enforcement personnel from the protesters ... on Capitol grounds that day," and so Kelly "ruled that Biggs was subject to heavier sentencing consequences for domestic terrorism."  This is ridiculous on its face.  9/11 — that was terrorism.  The Fort Hood jihad massacre — that was terrorism.  The Boston Marathon bombing?  Terrorism.  Some people getting let into the Capitol and snapping some selfies?  Not terrorism.

A Guy Who Wasn't Even At The Capitol On January 6th Gets 22 Years In Prison Anyway.  By now everyone acknowledges that the federal government lies to Americans as a matter of course.  It's no longer just the so-called "conspiracy theorists" who think that.  Anyone who's been paying attention over the last couple of decades has come to that conclusion.  After COVID, after the recession that wasn't really a recession because they changed the definition of a recession, after the wars in Iraq and Syria and Afghanistan and Ukraine and so on — there's no reasonable person left in this country who trusts the federal government on faith, and rightfully so.  What this means is that, if you're a Washington bureaucrat, toiling away in, say, Joe Biden's Justice Department, you have to adapt.  You can't just feed people bald-faced propaganda, because no one will buy it.  You have to work to sell the deception.  So naturally, that's exactly what the DOJ has been doing.  They're coming up with inventive new ways to lie that are difficult to detect, at least on the surface.

A French Revolution in America?  Former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was sentenced Tuesday to 22 years in prison for orchestrating what the Biden Department of Justice called a "seditious conspiracy" after a jury found sufficient evidence to convict and a judge rendered sentence.  U.S. district judge Timothy Kelly, who was appointed to the bench by Trump, said Tarrio was motivated by "revolutionary zeal" to lead the conspiracy that resulted in "200 men, amped up for battle, encircling the Capitol" on January 6, 2021.  Noting that Tarrio had not previously shown any remorse publicly for his crimes, the judge said a stiff punishment was necessary to deter future political violence. [...] By what standard of justice and by what standard of proof of anti-constitutional intent was Tarrio so sentenced?

Mother and Son Sentenced to Almost Five Years in Prison for Walking Through an Open Door at US Capitol.  Eric Munchel (32) is a January 6th political prisoner along with his mother, Lisa Eisenhart (59). Eric escorted his mother to Washington, DC on January 6, 2021.  They were one of over a million Trump supporters who came to Washington, DC to protest their grievances about the stolen presidential election.  This action is guaranteed by the US Constitution.  According to The American Gulag website, a project of The Gateway Pundit, Eric Munchel entered the Capitol with a cell phone attached to his chest.  He is pictured next to a mob of people who attacked two police officers and pursued them.  Munchel admits to having a taser with him that day for self-protection and to protect his mother.  He accompanied his mother, Lisa Eisenhart.  Ms. Eisenhart wanted to attend President Trump's rally and be part of the events of that day despite having an injured shoulder.

Proud Boys leader said DOJ attorneys told him to lie about Trump.  On Thursday The Gateway Pundit's Cara Castronuovo reported that Biden officials asked him to lie about President Trump in order to indict him!  "They asked me to LIE about President Trump in order to indict him," Enrique Tarrio exclusively told the Gateway Pundit.  "I told them to pound sand, and because I refused to lie about President Trump it cost me twenty-two years of my life."  "The truth is, I could have been home," said Tarrio.  "I could have been home a long time ago.  I could be in my warm [...] bed right now, laughing at the world, without a problem... and all I had to do in order to do that WAS LIE ABOUT TRUMP.  All I had to do was confirm a lie."

Under new policy, 12 media outlets, six J6 defendants [will be] allowed to view J6 security tapes of Congress.  A new transparency policy established in the House of Representatives has renewed interest among media outlets and those impacted by the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021.  The new policy opens the database of full 24/7 U.S. Capitol Police security video from Jan. 5th and 6th of 2021 and will allow media and individuals who fall under certain categories to review the footage.  Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) chairman of the Committee on House Administration Subcommittee on Oversight said in a statement that "starting September 2023, representatives of U.S. news outlets, qualifying non-profit organizations, as well as defendants charged with crimes related to January 6, 2021 and their counsel, and individuals who were physically harmed on January 6, 2021 at the United States Capitol and their counsel are allowed access to the terminals."  So far, there have been 12 media outlets and six Jan. 6th defendants who have requested to view the raw U.S. Capitol security video from Jan. 5 to 6, 2021 after the footage was made accessible on a "first-come, first-served basis."

Proud Boys Leader Enrique Tarrio Who Was Not Even in Washington DC on January 6 is Sentenced to 22 Years.  On Tuesday Enrique Tarrio was sentenced to 22 years in prison for running a "seditious conspiracy" from a different state somewhere.  Enrique was not even in Washington DC on January 6th.  Judge Tim Kelly applied a terrorism enhancement to Enrique Tarrio's sentence earlier in the day.  Then Kelly forced Enrique to listen to his blustery nonsense before he was sentenced to 22 year[s] in federal prison — more than a murderer.

Former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio gets 22 years, longest Jan. 6 sentence yet.  Enrique Tarrio, the former chairman of the far-right Proud Boys, was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison Tuesday afternoon following his conviction on a seditious conspiracy charge in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.  His sentence is the longest in a Jan. 6 case so far, surpassing the 18 years for Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, who was also convicted of seditious conspiracy.  Tarrio was one of four Proud Boys found guilty of seditious conspiracy in May.  Federal prosecutors sought a sentence of 33 years in federal prison; U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly sentenced Tarrio's co-defendants to much lower terms than those sought by prosecutors.

Jim Hoft:  FBI Created 3,200 J6 "Playing Cards" to Identify, Surveil and Punish Americans who Attended Jan. 6 Protests.  Earlier today The Gateway Pundit released our interview with January 6 defendant Eric Clark who is being persecuted today by his government for walking inside the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.  Eric Clark, who has had access to the original 14,000 hours of government footage from January 6, told us about the clandestine system the government is using to identify the Americans who innocently walked into the US Capitol on January 6th — Government playing cards!  According to Eric, the FBI has created approximately 3,200 "playing cards" to identify and target the enemies of the regime — Trump supporters.  Since that day in January 2021, the Biden regime has rounded up hundreds of Trump supporters, destroyed their lives, hit them with made-up crimes, bankrupted them, humiliated them, and destroyed their families like you would an enemy force at war.  In fact, the US would treat captured enemies better than they do American citizens and Trump supporters today.

Injustice, American Style:  BLM Rioters Walk — J6 Defendants Get Almost 20 Years.  A good example is the recent sentencing of "Proud Boy" January 6 defendants, one of the latest of whom got 17 years for an incident in which no "one was killed, no property was significantly damaged, nothing was set on fire, nobody whipped out a gun, nobody got taken hostage, [and] no mass casualties were strewn through the streets," as commentator Monica Showalter put it Friday.  In contrast, Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioters routinely get off with minor or no charges.  The Hill reports on the aforementioned J6er who had the book — and a few addenda — thrown at him, writing that Florida Army veteran and "Proud Boy Joe Biggs on Thursday was sentenced to 17 years in prison, the second-highest sentence handed down to anyone convicted in connection with the Capitol attack."  "Biggs was convicted of sedition and other serious felonies earlier this year after being accused of leading members of the right-wing extremist group to the Capitol and talking with the first rioter to breach police barricades just minutes before he acted," the site continues.  Also sentenced Thursday was Proud Boy Zachary Rehl, an ex-U.S. Marine; he got 15 years after a conviction for leading a mob toward the Capitol on J6.  This was followed Friday by the draconian sentencing of two other Proud Boys figures:  One-time leader Ethan Nordean received 18 years' incarceration for "seditious conspiracy."  And Dominic Pezzola was convicted for breaking a Capitol window, ushering rioters into the structure (much as some cops had done), and grabbing a shield from a policeman.  He did "get off" relatively easy, however.  He'll serve 10 years.

A Proud Boy Member Got 17 Years Prison For Moving A Barrier But This Thug With A Fed Earpiece Breaking A Window And Never Even Got Arrested.  Suspiciously, a masked man wearing an earpiece was also caught on video breaking a Capitol window but has never been added to the FBI's most wanted list, arrested, or charged.  In the video, the unidentified man, dressed like a government agent, encourages a journalist to break the window, saying, "Why don't you guys open up the rest of it?"  The journalist responds, "Because I think that would probably be illegal."  The masked man acknowledges the illegality by saying, "Well, I know," but then suspiciously breaks the window himself.  Shortly after realizing he is being recorded, the masked man quickly drops the window and violently shoves another man, awkwardly blaming him for breaking the window.  [Video clip]

Law and Order:  The Post-Constitutional Episode.  It is undeniable that the judiciary and juries in the federal courts in the District of Columbia are almost uniformly left-wing partisans, a key part of the post-constitutional era brought into being by former president Obama.  I do not know how or whether this can be rectified, although I expect a resounding victory for Republicans in 2024 followed by a congressional reshaping of the jurisdiction of these courts and their staffing may be the only solution.  If you are unaware of the seriousness of this, it's because the press has almost uniformly failed to cover this fairly, and, indeed, has been full participants in the multiple hoaxes which provide cover for these juridical travesties.  The local bar, sadly, seems to okay with this.  While big firms rushed to defend Gitmo detainees, I am unaware of a single firm volunteering to help the almost 600 defendants rounded up by the Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District, Matthew Graves.  Nor am I aware of a single local practitioner who has raised an alarm that due process is unavailable in the District for Republicans.

Tyranny: January 6th Protestor Gets 17 Year Sentence for Shaking A Fence.  Trump must be elected just to right this grotesque wrong and pardon the wrongly accused and prosecuted victims of Democrat torture.  A far-left judge handied down one of the longest sentences yet for someone charged in the Jan. 6 protest.  U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly sentenced Joseph Biggs to 15 years in prison.  In handing down his sentence, Judge Kelly accepted the regime's recommendation to apply an enhancement that effectively labeled Biggs' crimes as acts of terrorism in seeking to influence the actions of government through threats and use of force.  BLM burned our cities down.  No punishment.  Democrats burned DC during Trump's inauguration.  No punishment.  I was in DC in 2017 for Trump's inauguration and the Democrats burned the city.  The streets were a war-zone.  Innocents were randomly attacked in the street.  No one was arrested.  The enemedia didn't even report on it.  Fast forward to the summer of '20, mass Democrat riots, looting, city burnings — no prosecutions.  But speak against a stolen election and you are imprisoned, your life destroyed.

Non-Violent Jan 6 Defendant Nejourde Meacham Found Dead at 22.  22-year-old Jan. 6 defendant Nejourde "Jord" Meacham has tragically been found dead, according to reports.  Meacham, a non-violent defendant charged with entering the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, reportedly committed suicide.  He died while facing prosecution for four misdemeanors.

Proud Boys leader Ethan Nordean sentenced to 18 years in prison, tying for longest sentence among Capitol riot convicts.  A one-time leader in the Proud Boys far-right extremist group was sentenced Friday to 18 years in prison for his role in the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, tying the record for the longest sentence in the attack.  Ethan Nordean was one of five members who have been convicted so far of spearheading an attack on the U.S. Capitol to try to prevent the peaceful transfer of power from Donald Trump to Joe Biden after the 2020 presidential election.  'He is the undisputed leader on the ground on January 6,' said prosecutor Jason McCullough.

Proud Boy Zachary Rehl is Sentenced to 15 Years for Garbage "Seditious Conspiracy" Charges.  Judge Timothy Kelly sentenced Marine Corps veteran Zachary Rehl to 15 years to life in prison for being in the wrong place at the wrong time — walking through the Capitol building for approximately 20 minutes during the Capitol riot on January 6.  The government sought 33 years life in federal prison for Rehl, the head of the Philadelphia chapter of the Proud Boys, for "his role in the Capitol riot."  Rehl committed no violent crimes on January 6.  He walked through the Capitol building on January 6 for merely a few minutes, took a selfie in the building then left the Capitol grounds.

Joe Biggs Sobs in Court After He Is Sentenced to 17 Years.  Observers in the courtroom broke out in tears as Judge Timothy Kelly sentenced Joseph Biggs to 204 months in prison for walking in the Capitol building for approximately 20 minutes during the Capitol riot on January 6.  The government sought 33 years for Biggs.  Kelly ceded to the defense that the government sentencing recommendation was egregious.  Kelly noted prior offenders who were found guilty of seditious conspiracy had all murdered people, attempted to murder masses of people, bombed or attempted to bomb buildings and committed other violent crimes that resulted in mass casualty.

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Former Proud Boys leader Joe Biggs sentenced to 17 years in prison.  Two former Proud Boys leaders who had been convicted of seditious conspiracy for their actions during the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol were sentenced on Thursday, with the judge handing down one of the longest sentences yet for someone charged in the Jan. 6 attacks.  U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly sentenced Joseph Biggs, the former leader of the group's Florida chapter, to 17 years in prison.  He sentenced Zachary Rehl, the former leader of the Proud Boys' Philadelphia chapter, to 15 years in prison.

Feds Arrest Philip Anderson — After He Was Nearly Killed on Jan. 6 by Police Violence.  Philip Anderson was a victim of police brutality on January 6th.  He nearly lost his life.  Philip started speaking out about the horrific abuse by the US Capitol Police that day months after the attack.  Philip first reached out to The Gateway Pundit back in the summer of 2021.  Philip Anderson says the Capitol Police killed Rosanne Boyland.  He 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 on the Jan. 6 protests at the US Capitol and how the Capitol police murdered Rosanne Boyland and nearly took his life too.  This is an amazing eyewitness report that has been ignored by the fake news media because it does not fit their narrative.

The Establishment's 'Gallipoli Campaign' against the American People.  [Scroll down]  Then came the COVID-contorted, mail-in ballot — manipulated, fraud-filled 2020 election.  The stolen election was never as important as the all-out effort to humiliate and vilify Trump and dispirit his voters.  So they locked up J6 election protesters as political prisoners.  They labeled all political dissent as "disinformation."  They promoted Capitol Police lieutenant Mike Byrd for gunning down unarmed veteran Ashli Babbitt in cold blood.  They prosecuted anyone who questioned how a dementia-addled, child-sniffing, lifetime politician who had never been popular outside Delaware could have won fifteen million more votes than "rock star" Obama and more votes than any politician in U.S. history.  Destroying what is left of the "rule of law," corrupt political partisans posing as prosecutors now seek Donald Trump's lifetime imprisonment for the Establishment-engineered "crime" of refusing to consent to the ruling class's treachery.  How have Americans responded?  President Trump's popular support has only risen.

Stories of J6'ers.  Since Joe Biden's inauguration, the administration has sent federal SWAT teams into homes and offices to drag nearly 1,000 Americans off to Soviet-style gulags for January 6-related charges.  Many of those Americans have been languishing in horrible conditions for two years, without so much as a trial.  And while most of America — and the media especially — has forgotten about these folks, some people have not.  In this episode, we feature Lydia Sorrow, who has become a pen pal to J6 prisoners.  [Video clip]

Clive Kincaid recounts events leading up to, during Jan. 6 Capitol riots.  In a wide-ranging interview Thursday with The Durango Herald, Clive Kincaid recounted his life story and the role he played in the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riots.  In explaining his life story, he said it is important for understanding how he ended up at the Capitol on Jan. 6.  Kincaid, 75, was charged this month for his role at the U.S. Capitol.

Pagosa Springs man arrested in connection with U.S. Capitol riots.  A Pagosa Springs man has been arrested and charged on suspicion of participating in the U.S. Capitol riots on Jan. 6, 2021.  According to a federal complaint, Clive Kincaid, 75, is suspected of bypassing barricades and pushing his way past police and into the Capitol building.  He is charged with four crimes, including entering the Capitol without lawful authority; disorderly and disruptive conduct on restricted grounds; disorderly conduct in the Capitol; and parading, demonstrating or picketing in the Capitol.

Judge Presiding Over Trump's Jan. 6 Trial Has Track Record Of Politically Charged J6 Rulings.  At her first appearance in the criminal case against Donald Trump for his alleged attempt to overturn the 2020 election, U.S. District Court Judge Tanya S. Chutkan repeatedly warned the former president's lawyers that politics would not be tolerated in her courtroom.  "The fact that [Trump is] running a political campaign has to yield to the orderly administration of justice," Chutkan said during the Aug. 11 hearing.  "If that means he can't say exactly what he wants to say about witnesses in this case, that's how it has to be."  But even as she warns Trump about his "inflammatory" language, Chutkan has routinely issued politically charged rulings and made incendiary statements of her own while presiding over some 30 cases involving Trump supporters charged in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021, melee at the U.S. Capitol.  A review of thousands of pages of hearing transcripts reveals that Chutkan has repeatedly expressed strong and settled opinions about the issues at the heart of United States v. Donald Trump — the criminal case she is now presiding over.

Officer Mike Byrd Who Shot and Killed Ashli Babbit inside the US Capitol Is Promoted to Captain.  On January 6, 2021, US veteran and Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt was shot in cold blood by Capitol Police Lt. Mike Byrd inside the US Capitol.  In July 2021 The Gateway Pundit was first to confirm that Lt. Mike Byrd was Ashli Babbit's killer.  Lt. Byrd killed Ashli Babbitt in cold blood on Jan. 6 inside the US Capitol.  Another woman and Trump supporter, Rosanne Boyland, was killed by Capitol Police outside the US Capitol.  Her body was then dragged through the US Capitol.

What Is A Coup Du Publique?  You're In One Right Now.  [Scroll down]  For example, besides the fact that it was over in time for dinner, that Jan. 6 participants called the next day asking if they could stop by to pick up jackets they left behind, that a significant percentage of the participants were being paid by certain government agencies to be there, that participants stood around taking pictures of statues, and that the police on scene may have allowed a large proportion of the protestors in is why the tragic stupidity of January 6 was not a coup or an insurrection or anything more than a stupid thoughtless gift to the Democrats and their deep state allies.

Citibank Subpoenaed For Providing Biden DOJ With Private Customer Information After J6.  House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) issued a subpoena to Citibank over allegations that the company provided private information of customers involved in the January 6 Capitol Hill protests to the weaponized Department of Justice.  The subpoena came after Jordan declared the bank was not cooperating with the Committee's requests to turn over crucial documentation. "The Committee and Select Subcommittee have obtained evidence showing that at least one major financial institution provided the FBI with private financial data without legal process," Jordan wrote to Sunil Garg, CEO of Citibank North America.  "Bank of America (BoA) provided the FBI — voluntarily and without any legal process — with a list of individuals who made transactions in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area with a BoA credit or debit card between January 5 and January 7, 2021."  Jordan's letter also stated that individuals who previously bought a firearm with a BoA product were moved to the top of that list — regardless of the time or place of the firearm purchase.  The Committee alleges that the bank shared individuals' private information regarding their accounts with the FBI despite having no criminal past.

Is the government hiding evidence of Jan. 6 fence cutter?  If you trust that the government has your best interest at heart, then you must not be paying attention.  While the government has wasted no time forming a January 6th committee and persecuting protestors, it seems to have glossed over suspicious figures whom the public is demanding answers for.  Revolver News founder and editor Darren Beattie joins Glenn Beck to discuss what he knows about these men and why the public should be concerned.  Beattie shares that new evidence has surfaced that suggests an unknown man who cut down fences around the Capitol before the January 6th riot may have been an undercover cop — or at least a shady figure whom the government doesn't seem to care about.

Government Seeks 30 Years In Prison For J6 Political Prisoner Zachary Rehl.  J6 political prisoner Zachary Rehl is no longer able to afford a private attorney without assistance from the American people.  The government is seeking 30 years in federal prison for Rehl, the head of the Philadelphia chapter of the Proud Boys, for "his role in the Capitol riot."  Rehl committed no violent crimes on January 6.  He walked through the Capitol building on January 6 for merely a few minutes, took a selfie in the building then left the Capitol grounds.  Prosecutors argue the 37-year-old Marine Corps veteran and his allies, former Proud Boys chair Enrique Tarrio, 39, Joseph Biggs, 39, and Ethan Nordean, 33, aimed to foment a revolution on January 6 to keep former President Donald Trump in power in a "terror attack" that left a stain on American democracy.

A National Disgrace:  Photos Leaked of Horrific January 6 Prisoner Abuse.  January 6 political prisoner Ryan Samsel has been held in prison without trial now since January 2021.  During his two-and-a-half years without trial Ryan has been moved around to 17 different facilities.  Ryan has been beaten, abused, tortured, and neglected since his arrest in January 2021.  Earlier this week The Gateway Pundit received exclusive photos from Ryan Samsel's prison cell at the FDC in Philadelphia.  The cell was a size of a closet with a light on all of the time.  The cell had a thin blue mattress, no sheets or blankets, no clothing, and he was kept here for five months straight.  The photos are just shocking.  This is taking place in America today.  This is who we are.

Ukrainian Corruption Disqualifies Biden From Serving Another Term.  In an election with 160 million votes where 50,000 flipped ballots in three swing states would have changed the outcome, and the courts declined to judge on their merits the 19 lawsuits brought contesting the legality of the voting and vote counting changes, Trump's enemies appeared finally to have disposed of the Trump phenomenon.  An air-tight media consensus has been imposed dismissing Trump's concerns about the elections, but at least half the country has its doubts.  The confidence of Trump's enemies was braced by the events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.  He was impeached unsuccessfully again, even though he had left office.  There is no evidence nor even an allegation that he deliberately incited violence or trespass.  His offense, it emerges, was to dispute the validity of the election result and on the advice of counsel, to urge consideration of alternatives to confirming the apparent Electoral College victory of his opponent.  There is ample evidence that Speaker Pelosi, Washington Mayor Bowser and others ignored warnings that there could be hooligans sheltering among Trump's supporters.

All those Dems nattering on about protecting 'our democracy'? It's just a scam.  We are living through an ongoing coup in which the fundamental protections of our constitutional order are being destroyed, one by one.  To cover this radical "re-set" aimed at a totalitarian state in which dissent is suppressed and the might of the federal government becomes determinative of our fate, the Democrats have devised a cover story that rests on the events of January 6, 2021.  With the latest revelations coming from former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund in his hour-long interview with Tucker Carlson, anyone who does not suspect a Reichstag Fire operation intended to justify a totalitarian takeover is living in fantasyland.  [Tweet with video clip]

Seven Revelations From Ex-Capitol Police Chief That Explode Democrats' Jan. 6 Narrative.  Ex-Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund is determined to set the record straight on what happened at the Jan. 6 Capitol riot more than two years ago.  After writing a book that challenged the groupthink of corporate media and the partisan Jan. 6 Committee, Sund sat down for an interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson.  According to Carlson, the interview with Sund was scheduled to air on the network April 24, the same day Fox News announced the anchor's termination.  (Another already-taped interview, with a Federalist senior contributor, was also stifled).  Fox News refused to release the footage of Sund's conversation with Carlson, so the pair recorded another sit-down published on Twitter Thursday.  "[Sund] knew more about what happened than virtually anyone else in the United States," Carlson said.  "Yet congressional investigators weren't interested in talking to him.  The media, not interested in talking to him.  But we were."  [Tweet with video clip]

The Oath Keepers and the United States v.  Michael Greene:  A Cautionary Tale — And Then Some.  Michael Greene was charged with four felonies:
  [#1]   Conspiracy to Obstruct an Official Proceeding.
  [#2]   Conspiracy to interfere with Officers of the United States in the execution of their duties — specifically members of Congress.
  [#3]   Obstruction of an Official Proceeding.
  [#4]   Obstruction of Justice for destroying evidence.
He was also charged with a single misdemeanor of being unlawfully present on the Capitol grounds while they were "restricted" — an "A" misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in prison.  As noted in the tweet above [...] Whip was acquitted by a jury of both conspiracy counts and the obstruction count alleging that he destroyed evidence.  The jury "hung" 10-2 for acquittal on the charge of obstructing the congressional proceedings.  He was convicted of the misdemeanor offense of being present on the restricted grounds of the Capitol.

J6 Committee Destroyed Key Records, Proving the Whole Thing Was Fixed From the Start.  It is by now abundantly clear that the Jan. 6 "insurrection" was not the work of Trump supporters, but of Leftist plants in the crowd at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, directed by feds who were avid to frame and destroy Trump.  Any lingering doubt about this has now been put definitively to rest by the revelation that the self-righteous apparatchiks who ran the House Jan. 6 Committee show trial did not preserve mountains of evidence that apparently disproved the left's official narrative about what happened on that fateful day.  Like the Stalinists they are, it looks as if they framed their enemies and then destroyed the evidence of their own crime.  Fox News reported Tuesday that "the House select committee that investigated the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021 failed to adequately preserve documents, data and video depositions — including communications it had with the Biden White House that are still missing — according to the Republican lawmaker overseeing the GOP investigation into the committee's work."

The American Reichstag Fire.  [Scroll down]  The deep state had to take Trump down before he woke up the beast, the American people, to their own agency as sovereign citizens under God.  This was why the deep state had to stop Trump from getting re-elected, come hook or crook, and the Capital incursion on January 6, 2021 was the final capstone of their project.  The riot at the January 6, Electoral College Assembly was plotted in advance and led by federal agents of various stripes.  The result was the real insurrection which was that Joe Biden, who had been declared the winner by the media weeks earlier, was gaveled into office at midnight without the media present and without any of the hearings that had been previously scheduled for 7 states.  Those hearings would have finally answered the question, either way, regarding whether or not election fraud had occurred in those seven states.  Biden was gaveled into office around midnight with no hearings and with no media present.  Biden's victory was thus solidified.  This was exactly what occurred after the Reichstag fire in Nazi Germany which took place less than a month after Adolf Hitler had become chancellor.  Like the Capital incursion, the Reichstag fire was blamed on an "insurrection" and, in the case of the Reichstag fire, the Nazis were able to whip up a sufficient atmosphere of emergency, with the help of their well-placed allies in the media, to enable Hitler to suspend the upcoming election and, on the death of Paul von Hindenberg, have himself declared Fuhrer and, as such, head of a totalitarian regime.  Biden's people have not been able to pull the same thing off in spite of their campaign of mass censorship, their jailing of hundreds of innocent people, and their prosecution of their political opponent, Donald Trump, as they try to strip his name off the ballot and put him in jail.

J6 Committee [is] Accused of Destroying Key Intelligence Documents About Capitol Riot.  It looks like the background intelligence documents about the Capitol Hill riot have gone the way of certain Secret Service call records, the Capitol Hill pipe bomber's identity, the ID of the White House cocaine addict, and Hillary Clinton's BleachBit emails.  Key evidence is missing.  It's gone.  Vanished.  If you're in any way confused, let's be clear:  this is how a corrupt, banana republic, tinpot dictatorship acts.  Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) and former President Donald Trump alleged that at least two terabytes of information were not preserved by the Bennie Thompson and Liz Cheney show trial producers. "The more we go in," Loudermilk told Fox News Digital, "the more we're realizing that there's things that we don't have [sic].  We don't have anything about security failures at the Capitol, we don't have the videos of the depositions."  Loudermilk, who chairs the House Oversight subcommittee, says the documents they did get, 2.5 Terabytes out of 4, were a mess.  "Nothing was indexed," he said.  "There was no table of contents index," as there usually is in these types of documents.

New evidence shows just how biased Trump judge is in Jack Smith's case.  Judge Tanya Chutkan, the D.C. federal district court's hanging-ist judge when it comes to the January 6 cases, was (quite coincidentally, I'm sure) assigned to Donald Trump's case after Jack Smith essentially indicted him for believing that the November 2020 election was rife with fraud.  (A belief, apparently, available only to Democrats following elections.)  The fact that Chutkan hates January 6 defendants, of course, doesn't mean she's anti-Trump.  However, Julie Kelly has revealed a trial transcript in which Chutkan openly states her belief that Trump should be in jail.

Americans are Not Fooled:  Two Thirds of Americans Believe 2020 Election was Rigged, The Feds Incited Jan 6, and the Bidens are a Crime Family.  Two out of three Americans are awake and not woke.  They see that truth behind the many lies from the Democrats and their corrupt media and Big Tech.  In April, a poll at Rasmussen Reports reported that two-thirds of Americans suspect that the Feds incited the Jan 6 riots.  This poll was before the former head of the Capitol Police spoke with Tucker Carlson and shared that Jan 6 was all a setup to get President Trump.  In May, a poll by Rasmussen Reports found that 62% of Americans believed that the 2020 Election was stolen.  This number has grown over time.  Also in May, a super majority of Americans per a Rasmussen poll showed that they believed the Biden gang's crimes related to foreign influence peddling were a big deal.

What the January 6 Committee Did With the Evidence Undercuts a Huge Dem Narrative.  What happened on January 6 shook liberal America to its core.  Legions of commentators, elected officials, and some scholars took the airwaves to declare the event worse than the 9/11 attacks — some compared it to Pearl Harbor.  The hyperbole was pervasive, which led to congressional Democrats establishing a select committee to investigate the riot.  It was a political circus that wasted taxpayer dollars, finding no incriminating evidence against Donald Trump.  It also blithely ignored video evidence that shredded its narrative about how this was an American rendition of the 'storming of the Bastille.'  If this was such a dark and destructive event in our history, why did the now-defunct committee destroy the evidence?  No, I'm not kidding.  If this were a trial case, the judge would have no option but to dismiss it because everything appears to have been sent into the furnace.  Nothing was preserved, a requirement upon the committee's dissolution.  One key piece of evidence that's been lost:  the communications the committee had with the Biden White House.

Tucker Carlson Releases Redo of Explosive Jan. 6 Interview with Former Capitol Police Chief That Fox Never Aired.  Former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund shared his perspective on the events at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, with Tucker Carlson this week, explaining how critical intelligence had been withheld from him in the days before the event.  In the interview, Sund revealed that federal intelligence agencies were aware of threats that they never shared with the chief — threats that would surely have prompted him to beef up security in the area.  "I had a conference call with the leaders of all the law enforcement," Sund told Carlson.  "It was a call I coordinated.  Not one person on that call talked about any concerns for the intelligence [about] the attack on the Capitol that we were seeing, that was out there.  That's what's scary."

Tucker Carlson's interview with the former Capitol Police chief.  Fox News shut Tucker Carlson down right before his show was to have aired an interview with former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund.  Yesterday, Tucker released a new interview he did with Sund, and it confirms everything you've suspected:  The Capitol Police were kept in the dark about possible problems on January 6 and, when problems finally occurred, they were consistently denied timely aid.  In other words, it was a set-up.  (And I have an even darker take on events than Sund does.)  The interview is almost an hour long but, if you have the time, I recommend watching it.  I've summarized a few of the high points, below, along with my theory about the fact that things went much deeper than even Sund seems to realize:  [Tweet with video clip]  [...] Sund claims "we now know FBI, DHS was swimming in that intelligence" about potential violence at the Capitol and "military seemed to have some concerning intelligence as well." Yet, no one told him anything.  Nobody gave him documents or gave him information over the phone.  He was in an information vacuum.  "None of the intelligence that was coming up talking about the storming of the Capitol, killing members of Congress, or killing my police officers was ever discussed..."

What really occurred on January 6.  Much of the January 6, 2021 mythology is wrong, on the right and left.  The J6 relevance continues, as the basis for Trump's impeachment and indictment.  Tucker Carlson's unaired interview with Steven Sund, Capitol Police chief on J6, is probative.  Carlson intended to air the interview the day he was fired.  Sund, and the sergeants at arms of the House and Senate, "resigned" on January 7.  These lifelong, consummate law enforcement professionals were at the top of their profession.  Carlson elicited Sund's insistence he was denied intelligence indicating that wholesale violence was planned:  "This didn't have to happen.  Everything appears to be a cover-up."  Sund reported that the crowd was filled with federal agents during "a planned, coordinated attack."  Carlson just re-interviewed Sund. [...] Were these three officials fired to create convenient scapegoats?  Was the intent to silence them before installing compliant replacements?  Pelosi's J6 committee destroyed evidence.  Sund revealed that whistleblowers have been forced out (Capitol employees lack whistleblower protections).

Tucker Carlson's Newest Episode Is Causing Quite a Stir.  On his latest episode posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, Tucker Carlson explains that his interview with former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund on Fox News never aired, so he invited him back to have another conversation about Jan. 6, 2021.  Below are some noteworthy segments from the nearly hour-long conversation.  [Multiple tweets with video clips]

46 seconds of video just changed everything about January 6th.  [Scroll down]  As you likely know, many are convinced that J6 wasn't merely a "cover-up"; it was an orchestrated incident.  Revolver's own Darren Beattie aptly dubs January 6th the "Fedsurrection," and those who hold this belief have valid reasons.  This recently surfaced 46-second clip may cast an additionally glaring spotlight on the true events of that day, and some would argue it completely blows up the initial story we were told.  This shocking clip reportedly shows DC police were operating "undercover" within the crowd, actively instigating chaos instead of safeguarding Americans.  If this is true, it would be a travesty of justice, in every sense of the word and is a criminal act that you'd expect to see in some third-world [dump], like Uganda.

January 6th committee didn't turn over its records to the House.  This is blatantly illegal.  One might almost call it an attack on the Constitution and our legal system.  [Tweet]  Ironic, isn't it?  The self-righteous and arrogant January 6th Committee collected documents, depositions, and videotapes over a 2-year period while conducting what amounted to a Star Chamber kangaroo court.  For those of you unfamiliar with the real-world Star Chamber, it was an English court established ostensibly to hold members of the aristocracy responsible for crimes on the assumption that the common law courts might fear convicting men of high standing.  It was advertised as ensuring that equal justice applied to all.  Instead, it was the embodiment of abusing power.  Just like the January 6th Committee proved to be.

Report: January 6 Committee Destroyed Evidence and Did Not Investigate Capitol Hill Security Failures.  Most close watchers already knew the motive and intention of the J6 committee was to build narratives useful against their political opposition and the 2022 midterm election cycle.  Factually, the makeup of the J6 committee was specifically structured for this intention.  That said, this remarkable statement by former J6 Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson is essentially admitting the committee destroyed evidence that undermined their preconceived notions.  After being questioned by republicans about the absence of evidence provided to the committee, former Chairman Bennie Thomson says:  "Consistent with guidance from the Office of the Clerk and other authorities, the Select Committee did not archive temporary committee records that were not elevated by the Committee's actions, such as use in hearings or official publications, or those that did not further its investigative activities.  Accordingly, and contrary to your letter's implication, the Select Committee was not obligated to archive all video recordings of transcribed interviews or depositions. [...]"

Security Video Challenges the Narrative on First Man to Die at Capitol on Jan. 6.  The first of four supporters of President Donald Trump to die on Jan. 6, 2021, received emergency medical care away from the fast-growing crowd on the U.S. Capitol's west plaza — before any explosive munitions were used by police — new security video reveals.  Capitol Police closed-circuit-television (CCTV) footage obtained by The Epoch Times calls into question the popular narrative that Benjamin James Philips was struck by a police munition before he collapsed from a fatal cardiac event.  Mr. Philips, 50, of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, had organized a busload of area residents to travel to Washington for Mr. Trump's speech at the Ellipse.  He followed the bus in a van.  He got separated from the group when he drove away to search for parking.  He got as far as the U.S. Capitol that day but never made it back home.  It has long been contended that Mr. Philips's death was related to police riot munitions.  A popular version of the story is that he was in the thick of the quickly expanding crowd on the west plaza beneath the inauguration stage when he was struck by an explosive munition tossed or shot by police.

President Trump Reveals the Dirty Jan. 6 Committee Illegally Destroyed their Records and Documents Now that He Has Full Subpoena Power.  President Donald Trump dropped a bombshell report on his Truth Social platform that the sham committee overseeing the investigation of the January 6th Capitol riot has destroyed their documents and records illegally.

The Trump Indictment and 2024.  The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, which has greenlighted all motions, requests, and recommendations from the Justice Department relative to the Trump investigations and has been extraordinarily punitive towards January 6th defendants, is made up of 15 judges.  Obama appointed seven and Biden will have appointed four to date or nearly 75% between them.  The D.C Circuit Court of Appeals has a similar roster as Obama and Biden have thus far appointed seven out of 11 judges.  Joe Biden has followed in Obama's footsteps nominating equally if not more ideologically bound radical left-wing judges.

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That's because Biden is Obama's puppet, and the Biden presidency is equivalent to Obama's third term.

Ex-Cap Police Lieutenant comes clean:  He held back J6 story because he didn't think anyone would believe him.  Tarik Johnson is a hero and former Capitol Police lieutenant with an important story to share about what really happened on January 6th.  Tarik hesitated to disclose everything he knew, fearing that no one — even Tucker Carlson — would believe him.  However, on Thursday, Tarik took to Twitter to open up about his March sit-down with Tucker and reveal some of what he was once too afraid to share.  Tarik has now said that Assistant Chief Pittman — a black woman — was mostly responsible for everything that happened on January 6th.

Trump plans to ask for recusal of federal judge overseeing 2020 election case and for venue change.  Former President Donald Trump says he plans on asking the judge overseeing his federal charges related to the 2020 election to recuse herself and he wants to have the venue moved out of Washington, D.C., in order to get a fair trial. [...] D.C. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, an Obama appointee assigned to oversee Trump's federal election case, donated thousands of dollars to elect Barack Obama as president.  Additionally, she ruled against Trump in another case related to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.  Chutkan is well known for dealing out the toughest sentences on Jan. 6 defendants, giving longer prison sentences than requested by prosecutors in more than 60% of those cases before her.  Trump had said last week that he hoped to be tried in an "impartial" venue such as a court located in nearby West Virginia, rather than in Washington, D.C., where the district's citizens voted overwhelmingly against him.

Democrats Are Dancing the Totalitarian Two-Step.  Democrats and corporate media throw around terms like 'fascism' and 'dictatorship' as a means of stifling discussion of anyone they disagree with. [...] When it comes to totalitarianism, I am afraid we are there.  America as a beacon of freedom and liberty may be in hospice care, barely alive, with little hope of survival or healing.  COVID was a good example of "complete control and regulation over public and private life."  DEI and wokeism is much the same.  Then there is political dissent.  Socialist historian Howard Zinn proclaimed, "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism."  Socialist two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton echoed, "We need to stand up and say we're Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration."  The Biden-Garland-Obama junta took a 180 by criminalizing free speech and dissent.

As President Trump is indicted for January 6, more evidence emerges that it was a set-up.  Coincidentally, I'm sure, in the lead-up to his being taken off the air at Fox News, Tucker Carlson and his team were investigating events on January 6 — the same events that are serving as the basis for Jack Smith's creative indictment against Donald Trump.  One of the things that Fox News prevented from airing was an interview with former Capitol Hill Police Chief Steven Sund, during which he told Tucker that the FBI had "a lot of operatives" in the crowd.  There was more, and it all feeds into the reasonable belief that January 6 was a set-up.  January 6 has been enormously useful to the Democrats:
  •   It allowed them to certify the electoral college votes without any objections.  These objections (which Democrats have vigorously made over the years) are a prerequisite to challenging the count.
  •   It allowed them to round up almost 1,000 Trump supporters and destroy their lives, a useful lesson to anyone else who might think about opposing the Biden regime... er, administration.
  •   It allowed them to pretend that the lack of crowds in D.C. for Biden's inauguration was due to security requirements rather than to the reality, which is that no one would have shown up anyway.
  •   And, of course, most usefully at all, it's just allowed them to indict Biden's chief rival, President Donald Trump, in the lead-up to the 2024 election.  The charge, while failing to use the word "insurrection," essentially alleges that Trump defrauded America by ignoring those of his advisors who believed in the 2020 election (many of whom have been outed as fervent Trump haters) and, instead, looking to evidence of election of fraud and believing that election.
Knowing how useful January 6 was for Democrats — and considering that the "insurrection" narrative kicked in within fewer than 24 hours — it's worth considering a very loose rundown of the timeline.  [Timeline omitted for brevity.]

Trump Lawyer Bobb:  Jack Smith's New Indictment Empowers Trump Legal Team to Get J6 Answers.  The Marine JAG veteran and former senior Homeland Security officer working on President Donald J. Trump's legal team tells RedState that Special Counsel Jack Smith's indictment of Trump revealed Aug. 1 is a surprisingly weak case against the former president.  "I don't think anybody thinks Donald Trump believes he lost the election," says Christina Bobb, the author of "Stealing Your Vote:  The Inside Story of the 2020 Election and What It Means for 2024."  Smith's central legal thesis is that Trump knew that he lost the 2020 election and that his subsequent actions and statements were corrupt and criminal.  Bobb says Smith's premise is absurd:  ["]If Donald Trump believes and believed at that time that the election was stolen and that there was a plot to steal and rig the election as the president of the United States — he had a constitutional obligation to do exactly what he did, which is communicate with the states and make sure that the states are doing their part to protect their own.["]

A tale of two legal systems.  The Democrats aren't even hiding that that there are two forms of justice.  One for the left and one for the right.  If you burn a historic church and attack the White House as rioters did in 2020, you are a protester.  Excuses are made for your action.  After the attack on St. John's Church in Washington, D.C., Rector Rev. Rob Fisher said in an e-mail to worshippers, "The protests that began peacefully grew to something more, and eventually a fire was lit in the nursery, in the basement of Ashburton House.  Protestors easily could have done a lot worse to our buildings, but they chose not to do that."  However, if you are expressing your First Amendment right to protest, and you are invited into the Capitol Building, you are branded an insurrectionist and sentenced to jail time, even when video evidence shows you did nothing wrong.

Marc Short:  Mark Meadows Was January 6 'Ringleader,' He's Likely Cooperating with DOJ.  Former Vice President Mike Pence chief of staff Marc Short said Thursday on CNN's "The Lead" that he believes since former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows was not named as a co-conspirator in the special counsel's indictment, it was likely Meadows is cooperating with the Justice Department's investigation into events surrounding January 6, 2021.

Fmr. Capitol Police chief calls Jan. 6 'a cover up' in leaked video with Tucker Carlson.  The former Capitol Police Chief who was working during the January 6, 2021, storming of the Capitol told former Fox New host Tucker Carlson that the events surrounding the riot appear "to be a cover up."  "If I was allowed to do my job as the chief, we wouldn't be here today.  This didn't have to happen.  Everything appears to be a cover up," Steve Sund told Carlson in leaked video obtained by The National Pulse.  "Like I said, I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but when you look at the information intelligence that [they] had, military had, it's all watered down by intelligence to deny National Guard support in advance.  I'm denied National Guard while we're under attack for 71 minutes."

DC judge who will oversee Trump's criminal case is 'toughest punisher' of Jan 6 rioters.  The judge set to oversee former President Trump's latest criminal case is known for her sentencing of January 6 rioters and worked at a law firm associated with Hunter Biden.  DC federal Judge Tanya Chutkan, who was picked to oversee Trump's criminal case in the capital was declared 'the toughest punisher' of rioters charged with offenses relating to the 2021 riot.  In a profile by the Associated Press, written last year, they said:  'Chutkan has handed out tougher sentences than the [Justice Department] was seeking in seven cases, matched its requests in four others and sent all 11 riot defendants who have come before her behind bars.'

Trump Jan 6 Case [is] Assigned to Judge Tanya Chutkan, an Obama Appointee.  The DC grand jury indicted Trump in the January 6 investigation.  "Trump indicted in federal probe over effort to undo election loss and subvert transfer of power in run-up to Jan. 6 riot" AP reported.  Trump was hit with 4 counts:  Conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights.

Jack Smith hasn't charged Trump with the Jan. 6 riots — but he wants to use it as a judicial cudgel.  Of all the outrages in Biden special counsel Jack Smith's latest indictment of Donald Trump — and there are many — the worst comes at the end of the 45-page screed's Count One, the section titled "The Defendant's Exploitation of the Violence and Chaos at the Capitol."  This is where Smith waves the bloody shirt.  Smith intends to try Trump for the Capitol riot even though he hasn't charged Trump for the Capitol riot.  No rioting charge.  No allegation of criminal incitement.  No seditious conspiracy, no insurrection, no crime of violence of any kind.  To levy such an allegation would have been untenable.

Secret agents, J6, and Whitmer's kidnapping plot.  In an interview that aired on July 7, Tucker Carlson said that xthe Capitol Chief of Police told him the J6 crowd was "filled with federal agents."  It remains to be seen how many and what role they played.  Everyone knows about Ray Epps, captured on video trying to whip up the J6 crowd to enter the Capitol, but not arrested for anything despite his actions seeming far worse than the trespassing and the like many others were sentenced for.  If one does a search using a left-leaning search engine (that is, just about all of them) on "Who is Ray Epps," the results shown on the first page almost uniformly dismiss the "Ray Epps was an FBI informant" narrative as a kooky right-wing conspiracy theory.  But read [...] all the details on Epps, and I dare anyone without a hopelessly left-biased brain to tell me the default assumption should be a conspiracy theory.  Numerous FBI officials testifying before Congress, including Director Christopher Wray, have refused to deny outright that Epps was working in some capacity for the FBI.  Wray came very close to a denial in his July 12 Congressional testimony, but the wording of the questions and/or lack of follow-up allowed him to obfuscate.

The Judge Assigned to Trump's January 6th Indictment Is Going to Be a Nightmare.  Once again, the political world has been engulfed by another indictment of Donald Trump, this time surrounding his alleged actions involving January 6th.  The details include four different counts, including two counts of conspiracy and two counts of obstruction.  Those four counts break down specifically to Trump allegedly attempting to obstruct an official proceeding, which has to do with January 6th, while the conspiracy charges appear to center on the supposed alternate electors scheme.  Obviously, arguments about selective prosecution and weaponization of the DOJ will be at the forefront for political circles, but even on legal grounds, this indictment appears to be far weaker than the one charging that Trump mishandled classified documents and conspired to obstruct the investigation into the matter.  Specifically, counts two and three sure seem like "disinformation" is being criminalized.  Regardless, putting even the legal arguments aside, one thing is certain:  The judge assigned to this case is going to be a nightmare.

Trump Could Have Spent Jan. 6 Talking About The Weather And Still Would Have Been Indicted.  Tapes published more than two years later by former Fox News host Tucker Carlson contradicted the hysterical talking points adopted by Democrats on the partisan Jan. 6 Committee.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi left Capitol security woefully unprepared.  Protesters were given guided tours by Capitol Police.  Brian Sicknick, the officer supposedly "slain" at the hands of violent demonstrators, was captured on camera "healthy and vigorous" after the time of an alleged fatal head injury.  The footage, of course, wasn't released until after Republicans reclaimed control of the lower chamber.  Trump was the first outgoing president to be impeached and the only president to be impeached twice.

They are rubbing our noses in their filth.  This regime has no shame.  Those stories about the discovery of a bag of cocaine in the White House were not an accidental leak of the truth.  The leak was psyops meant to destroy the morale of their enemy, which is the American people.  The discovery was meant to show that Biden and his crooks will do anything they want and get away with it, and they do.  Law enforcement did nothing — and what will Republicans do about it?  Cry?  Biden's crew ignores congressional subpoenas without consequence, just as Eric Holder did when he was Obama's AG.  In January, Speaker McCarthy promised to make the videos of the January 6 protest public.  Six months later, the videos remain under lock and key — right next to Epstein's client list.

New Jan 6 Footage Suggests Capitol Police Officer Lied about Injuries.  Recently unearthed video footage suggests that a Capitol Police officer was lying when he claimed to have been injured on January 6, 2021.  The new footage indicates that Capitol Police Officer Aquilino Gonell may have faked the wounds he sustained on Jan. 6.  The video, which focuses on paramedics' efforts to resuscitate protester Rosanne Boyland, shows Gonell going about his business with no sign of serious injuries.  The clip begins around 4:50 pm, about 30 minutes after Boyland was first reported to have collapsed amongst the crowd of hundreds gunning for the entrance to the building.  The camera, pointing toward a door in the House wing of the Capitol, captures Gonell entering the scene ahead of paramedics.

How To Create Conspiracy Theories.  Curiously, some conservative politicians, media and politicos often remark of their surprise that so many of the Trump base insists that the January 6 riot at the Capitol was in part a federally driven conspiracy, or perhaps just a mere "demonstration" gone awry.  But whether true or not, why would some not believe that — given the efforts of the state to hide and warp facts?  Consider what drives rational people to embrace supposed "conspiracy" theories around the so-called "insurrection?"  One reason, of course, is that there was evidence of FBI informants present on January 6.  Do not take the word of conservatives for such suppositions.  Instead, remember what award-winning New York Times's reporter and keen follower of right-wing political activity, Matthew Rosenberg said of January 6, albeit in an ambush interview conducted by Operation Veritas: The left's overreaction — the left's reaction to it in some places was so over the top.  They were making it too big a deal ... that gave the opening for lunatics in the right to be like, 'Oh, well, nothing happened here.  It was just a peaceful bunch of tourists,' you know, and it's like, but nobody wants to hear that."  Rosenberg then remarked that he spotted numerous FBI informants among the crowd milling around the Capitol.  Or as he put it, "There were a ton of FBI informants among the people who attacked the Capitol."  Cannot the FBI refute such allegations?  Apparently not.

Jan. 6 rioter who assaulted officer with flagpole sentenced to 4 years in prison.  A Jan. 6 rioter who repeatedly struck a police officer with a flag pole as the officer was being dragged down the steps of the Capitol was sentenced Monday to more than four years in federal prison.  Peter Stager, a 44-year-old truck driver from Arkansas, was sentenced to 52 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras.  Prosecutors had sought six-and-a-half years in prison, citing Stager's "chilling motivation" and the brutality of the assault.

The GOP Death Wish.  A majority of likely U.S. voters believe our elections are fraudulent, according to Rasmussen Reports, including most Republicans and a quarter of Democrats.  What have Republicans done to correct either this real problem or the perception of one?  Nothing.  Why not perform legitimate audits and scrutiny to fix the problem or reassure skeptical voters?  Instead they quickly agreed to certify the 2020 election in the face of an "insurrection," not of Trump supporters, but of the ruling class assisted by federal agents.  Republicans played along with theatrical January 6 committee hearings, offered minimal resistance to two "Trumped-up" impeachments of President Trump, seven Republican senators even voting to convict Trump and remove him from office.  How's that for the GOP reflecting the will of the voters?  Even so-called conservative pundits like Laura Ingraham want us all to "stop talking about 2020."  Why?  So it can all happen again in 2024?

J6 Political Prisoner Ryan Samsel Reveals What Ray Epps Whispered in his Ear.  January 6 Prisoner Ryan Samsel called The Gateway Pundit last week.  During our discussion Ryan described what Ray Epps told him on January 6.  Ray Epps was seen whispering into Samsel's ear before the bike rack barricades came down.  According to Ryan Samsel, "I walked up to the gate on my own decision.  I did not feel any pressure from Joe Biggs, nor any of the Proud Boys.  And that was the gate that everybody sees in the video where you're standing around and Ray Epps is there next to me, correct?  That's also so when I go up to that fence, I pull the fence towards me.  That's when Ray Epps says in my ear, he says, I got people who are waiting til more people come.  Something along those lines."  Ryan said Ray Epps then told him, "We got to go into the building.  So I pulled the bike rack..."  Ryan Samsel says he is willing to take a polygraph test to prove his innocence and that he did not rat on fellow J6ers.

MSNBC legal analyst calls for Trump to be locked up before he goes to trial for J6.  Former President Donald J. Trump needs to be thrown into a jail cell for pretrial detention if as expected, he is indicted on charges related J6, at least if MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirchner has anything to say about it.  Last week, the 2024 GOP frontrunner revealed that he had received a letter from the Biden regime's special counsel, "Deranged Jack Smith" informing him that he is officially a target of a Washington, D.C. grand jury investigation and that his arrest is imminent.  Rather than be released after arraignment as would normally be the case, Kirschner argued that Trump is far too dangerous to be allowed to remain free and needs to be locked down, likely in the special D.C. gulag that J6 protesters have been detained in under deplorable conditions that some have likened to that of a Chinese gulag.

J6 security footage: Secret Service brought Kamala Harris within yards of undetected DNC pipe bomb.  U.S. Capitol complex security footage shows the Secret Service brought Vice President-elect Kamala Harris into a garage at the Democratic National Committee headquarters on Jan. 6, 2021, just a few yards from where a pipe bomb had been planted the night before by an unidentified suspect.  The video footage, obtained by Just the News and released on Friday, raised immediate concerns with experts on presidential security and top lawmakers in Congress on how the explosive device was overlooked during security sweeps.  "I'm still trying to make sense out of what we're seeing," Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., the chairman of the House Administration oversight subcommittee investigating the Jan. 6 security failures, told the "Just the News, No Noise" television show on Friday.  "First of all, we know that there was actionable intelligence that there was going to be an attack on the Capitol.  It seems like most every three letter agency knew about it.  But the chief of police didn't because of the intelligence failure that happened within Capitol Police.

DeSantis: January 6 Was Not A "Plan To Overthrow The Government," "Insurrection," Or "Sedition".  Gov. Ron DeSantis said the mainstream media has overblown the significance of the January 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol during an interview Friday with Russell Brand.  [Video clip]

When Republicans Win, the Media Are Hearings-Impaired.  When the Pelosi-Picked Panel on Jan. 6 held hearings, they were broadcast live on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, NPR, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News (unless they were in prime time, then Fox Business).  All these channels devoted more than 20 hours of airtime to a unanimously anti-Trump panel.  The witnesses were unanimously adverse to what Trump did.  The hearings were so scripted that there was no moment where anyone said a thing that an average Republican would say in the Grand Old Party's defense.  None of these networks feel the need to replicate this level of Pelosi pandering now that Republicans hold the House.  None of these networks would replicate that pattern of omnipresence for Senate hearings where Republicans might "own the libs" in the Biden administration from the minority.  We can imagine that the media elite would defend itself because Jan. 6 was epic, maybe worse than Sept. 11, or that kind of nonsense.  It's more honest to imagine that the liberal networks loved these hearings because they were unanimous and carefully scripted with neatly edited videos.  You can despise what happened on Jan. 6 and still be upset with the double standard.

Judge denies bid by 'QAnon Shaman' to toss out Jan. 6 conviction.  A federal judge Thursday denied a bid by Jan. 6 rioter Jacob Chansley — better known as the "QAnon Shaman" — to vacate his conviction in light of footage from the Capitol that day aired by ex-Fox News host Tucker Carlson.  Chansley, who stood out from the Jan. 6 crowd for wearing face paint and a horned headdress during the riot, pleaded guilty to obstruction and was sentenced in November 2021 to 41 months in prison.  But in March 2023, Carlson aired footage of Chansley that showed him walking in the Capitol unimpeded by a group of officers who followed him — footage he claimed was exonerating.

'Bullhorn Lady' who helped break into Capitol is found guilty in Jan. 6 case.  A Pennsylvania mother who was known as "Bullhorn Lady" because she used a bullhorn to instruct rioters at the U.S. Capitol was convicted Tuesday of nine federal counts.  Rachel Powell was found guilty on a variety of charges, including felony counts of interfering with officers performing their duties and obstruction of an official proceeding.  Her bench trial was held in May, and U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth delivered the verdict Tuesday.  Powell was accompanied to court by her children, one of whom was wearing a red "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN" hat in the courtroom.  Powell had posted on social media that former President Donald Trump had given her child a MAGA hat.

Absolute Proof Government Setup Everything J6 — Previously Hidden Footage Shows Major Breach of Security — Police were in On It!.  [Video clip only]

McCarthy Defends Trump over January 6: 'Don't See How He Could Be Found Criminally Responsible'.  House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) came to Trump's defense over reports that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has been weighing potential charges against the former president for his alleged conduct during the January 6, 2021 riot on Capitol Hill.  Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, the U.S. House Speaker said he does not see any reason for the former president to be found criminally responsible for January 6.

I'm now officially a target of the special-counsel J6 probe too, says Trump.  Donald Trump already faces an indictment from special counsel Jack Smith over obstruction and mishandling of classified material in federal court, but that wasn't Smith's initial focus.  At the time when the dispute over the records erupted, Smith already had been tasked with investigating the January 6 riot at the Capitol as a potential criminal conspiracy.  According to Trump, that shoe has finally dropped — or will shortly:  [Trump statement not shown here.]  Note that literally none of this statement, other than the target notice and grand-jury summons, has to do with January 6th.  That's likely by design; Trump has gotten himself into trouble talking publicly about his current criminal indictment, and may have learned a lesson from the fallout of the Bret Baier interview.

Trump says he's been told he's 'target' of DOJ's Capitol riot probe.  Former President Donald Trump revealed Tuesday that his attorneys had informed him he is a target of special counsel Jack Smith's investigation into the events surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot — and that he is prepared for "an Arrest and Indictment" in the case.  Trump, 77, is the frontrunner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination and decried on social media what he called a "WITCH HUNT" and "ELECTION INTERFERENCE" in his bid for a rematch against President Biden.  "WOW! On Sunday night, while I was with my family, having just arrived from the Turning Point event in Florida, where I won the Straw Poll against all other Republican candidates with 85.7%, with all polls showing me leading in the Republican Primary by very substantial numbers, almost everyone predicting that I will be the Republican Nominee for President, and as I am leading Democrat Joe Biden in the polls by a lot, HORRIFYING NEWS for our Country was given to me by my attorneys," Trump wrote.

Turley: Smith better have something more than just Trump's J6 speech.  "If the case is built around Trump's speech on the ellipsis on Jan. 6, I don't believe that it could withstand judicial review," Turley said.  "The question is: Does Smith have something else?  Something that's a direct link to a conspiracy or effort to cause violence?  We haven't seen that," he explained.  "I mean the Jan. 6 committee in Congress came up with nothing as a direct nexus to that type of evidence." ... "That's why this indictment, if there is coming, could be so important," he continued.  "With Mar-a-Lago, those were classic types of charges, a classic-built case.  This one they have to really stick the landing so that no one will question it. ... That's gonna require some very direct and strong evidence.  We haven't seen that.

Vivek Ramaswamy Tells Tucker 'Pervasive Censorship' Caused January 6.  Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy told independent show host Tucker Carlson that "pervasive censorship in this country" caused the January 6, 2021, Capitol Riot.  Ramaswamy sat down with Carlson for Blaze Media's" The Summit Friday" where the pair discussed important policy issues including the often explosive topic of January 6.  "You want to know what caused January 6, it's pervasive censorship in this country in the lead up to January 6," Ramaswamy said.  "You tell people in this country they cannot speak, that is when they scream.  You tell people they cannot scream, that is when they tear things down."  The pair noted that the protest turned riot has been often blamed on "one man whose name is unspeakable" or "Qanon."  However, the unprecedented pandemic, violent riots and tumultuous election cycle suggest there was so much more to it than that.

Donald Trump investigation: What is a target letter and what comes next in Jan. 6 investigation.  Former President Donald Trump said he received a target letter regarding special counsel Jack Smith's investigation into the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021.  Trump's declaration that he has received a target letter has left questions regarding what this means for the former president in the Capitol riot investigation.  Here is what a target letter is and what it means for Trump.  A target letter is when the Department of Justice or a federal prosecutor sends a notice to a person that says he or she is the target of an investigation.  The letter will detail the crimes being investigated by prosecutors, along with what the person targeted should do next.

Recently Acquitted J6er James Beeks Sends a Message of Hope.  After becoming just the second January 6th defendant acquitted of all charges, he has good reason.  "I woke up the day after trial, and it was just a whole new sense of purpose in life, and it's hard to explain," Beeks explains at the beginning of a Saturday afternoon phone call.  D.C. Judge Amit P. Mehta last Wednesday ruled that there was insufficient evidence to convict Beeks of knowingly working with OathKeepers to obstruct congressional proceedings on January 6th.  Beeks was originally indicted on numerous felony counts but was eventually presented with the option of a stipulated trial by the United States Attorney's Office — an offer the former Broadway actor was eager to accept.

When is an insurrection not an insurrection?  Word emerged the other day that Ray Epps is finally about to be charged for events on January 6, 2021.  Sharp-eyed media consumers instantly noticed that, with this news, the mainstream media moved in unison to redefine their previous characterization of events on that day.  Since the day Joe Biden took office, the administration has spent an inordinate amount of time, energy, and money to arrest and prosecute every random grandmother who took a picture inside the Capitol on January 6, ignoring the fact that Capitol police welcomed many into the building.  The administration has also savaged the constitutional rights of some of those arrested by locking them up without bail or trial for two-and-a-half years and it has been accused of major prosecutorial misconduct. [...] Through it all, Ray Epps occupied an unusual position.  Videos, especially the famous one below, showed him seemingly playing an active role:  [Video clip]

And Just Like That, It's No Longer an Insurrection.  [T]he January 6 insurrection is no more.  And the deconstruction story is really something.  At the center of this narrative switcheroo is non-other than Ray Epps.  Before we get to that, let's remember how we got here.  It took only moments for the Democrat media complex to anoint the January 6 breach and riot at the U.S. Capitol Building an "insurrection." As if beckoned by an unseen force, narrative builders dutifully lined up to receive the official wafer on their tongues, and voilà!  "Trump supporters" who had never committed an act of violence at years of peaceful and crowded rallies were eligible for a 20-year prison stretch.  Shortly thereafter, the insurrection became a deadly insurrection when the same media reported, wrongly, that police officers were killed by rioters on January 6.  [Tweet]

Whistleblower: FBI brass hid identities of Jan. 6 informants.  Top brass at the FBI said that the identities of "problematic" confidential informants who were involved in reporting to the bureau from the Jan. 6, 2021 protest should be kept from the public, a whistleblower told the House Judiciary Committee.  The whistleblower, an FBI agent, told the committee that Deputy Director Paul Abbate suggested that at least 25 FBI confidential human sources who were at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 should not be publicly acknowledged.  Abbate notified one or more of his subordinates that the informants"were too problematic or embarrassing" and that the existence, activities, and identities of these FBI confidential human sources should not be released, according to the whistleblower disclosure sent to the committee.

The Big Gaslight.  [Scroll down]  We have seen video of Capitol Police welcoming protesters into the building on January 6.  We know that the congressional leaders who supervise the Capitol Police ordered them to stand down during the event, after leaving them unprepared and underequipped beforehand.  All this while President Trump was offering National Guard support — also rejected by Democrat leadership.  Why were government plants inciting the crowd into the Capitol?  Why did Capitol Police invite protesters inside?  Who ordered this?  Those police did report to Nancy Pelosi.  Empty suit Christopher Wray still runs the FBI.  How did he keep his job after the transition?  Is the big picture coming into focus?  The Dems wanted chaos and facilitated it.  Democrat operatives incited and manipulated some January 6 protesters into the Capitol building so the action could be publicly construed as a partisan riot or insurrection.  The whole thing was ginned up by the Dems as a political stunt, a dirty trick for the ages, as soon as they knew a Republican crowd would be nearby and likely marching on the Capitol.  Far-fetched?  No.  We have seen the same playbook applied elsewhere with the Michigan governor kidnapping set-up, which was led by undercover FBI agents.  These are also the people who gave us the Trump-Russia hoax, so they have no limit.

Ray Epps' Lawyers Say DOJ Is Criminally Charging Him Over January 6th, Big Question Immediately Arises.  Ray Epps has become one of the most infamous figures surrounding the unrest of January 6th.  For years, many have wondered why Epps, who was caught on video directing people to enter the Capitol Building, avoided arrest while others who seemingly did far less were arrested and charged.  He also sent a text in which he claimed to have "orchestrated" the events.  The theories surrounding that have led Epps to file a lawsuit against Fox News, claiming that he was defamed by Tucker Carlson.  In a shocking turn of events, though, the lawsuit claims, as part of its case, that the DOJ has notified Epps that they will be seeking criminal charges against him.  [Tweet]

Rep. Troy Nehls Destroys Chris Wray Over Jan 6 — Catches Him in Lies on Child Pornography Cases.  FBI Director Christopher Wray testified before the House Judiciary Committee today.  The hearing, "Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation," examined the politicization of the nation's preeminent law enforcement agency under the direction of FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland.  Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX), a former sheriff, destroyed dirty Chris Wray during his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.  Nehls brought video and photos of Ray Epps encouraging Trump supporters to enter the US Capitol on January 5th and January 6th and then leading the charge through the first ste of barriers to the US Capitol.

FBI whistleblower: Deputy director told subordinates to hide Jan. 6 informants.  An FBI agent told the House Judiciary Committee that Deputy Director Paul Abbate suggested that at least 25 FBI confidential human sources, or informants, involved in reporting to the bureau from the Jan. 6, 2021, protest should not be publicly acknowledged.  Many FBI whistleblowers have come forward with their concerns about the bureau as Director Christopher B. Wray is testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.  They are making allegations of politically motivated investigations, politically biased leadership and misconduct by senior officials at America's premier law enforcement agency.

Ray Epps' lawsuit against Fox News reveals he's being criminally charged by DOJ, 2.5 years after Jan 6 riot.  The details of Ray Epps' civil complaint against Fox News reveals that he is being criminally charged by the DOJ, almost three years after the fact.  "Finally, in May 2023, the Department of Justice notified Epps that it would seek to charge him criminally for events on January 6, 2021 — two-and-a-half years later.  The relentless attacks by Fox and Mr. Carlson and the resulting political pressure likely resulted in the criminal charges" the complaint reads.

Thirty months of lies about Jan. 6th.  Many of the people who entered the Capitol that day were ushered in by the Capitol guards.  They simply walked through doors that were held open for them.  The claims of insurrection are entirely ridiculous.  How do you mount an insurrection with virtually no armaments?  We have since learned that Capitol police, the FBI, and numerous "law" enforcement personnel baited, prompted, encouraged, and ushered peaceful protestors into the Capitol.  Nearly all occupiers either had a plane reservation or car ride scheduled for that evening or for the next day.  These protestors did not seek to stay beyond their short sojourn.  No organized attempt to "overthrow" the U.S. government was in play, and every single Biden official and rational member of Congress is well aware of that.  The libstream press, as is customary, has buried the truth: The ranks of actual Trump supporters were heavily infiltrated by law enforcement officers, Antifa, and actual insurrectionists.  These groups sought to establish a false flag, making it appear as if President Trump and his supporters sought to overthrow the government.  In reality, Trump supporters did not seek to overthrow the United States government; this is total fabrication, well known by anybody who is familiar with the facts.

Two-Tiered 'Justice' Intended to Incite Rebellion.  The Department of (in)Justice and federal law enforcement routinely look the other way whenever Antifa and Black Lives Matter domestic terrorists rough up citizens and destroy small businesses.  Then a bunch of patriotic Americans without criminal records show up at the U.S. Capitol to protest the fraudulent 2020 election, and the Stasi FBI immediately labels every grandparent and veteran within miles an "insurrectionist."  While Soros-aligned prosecutors award the left's paramilitary brigades with accolades instead of incarcerations, the Feds have dragged J6 protesters through unfair criminal proceedings, inflicted unnecessary suffering, and forced political prisoners to languish without bail.  When political prisoners finally do face trial, the government hides potentially exonerating video evidence and records under fabricated claims of "national security," prosecutors flippantly throw around terms like "treason" and "rebellion" in front of juries, and partisan judges are all too willing to hand down excessive sentences as an unconscionable form of political revenge.

Deep State involvement went deep in January 6 events.  How extensive was Deep States involvement in the January 6 "insurrection?"  The January 6 "insurrection" has been a propaganda bonanza for the Deep State.  Would it have required exceptional foresight to predict the outcome of Trump supporters' march on Washington.  President Trump had held dozens of peaceful rallies during his campaign.  Now his supporters had gone berserk.  Or had they?  Several anti-Trump groups had an interest in seeing violence on Jan 6.  Radical leftist groups like Antifa and BLM would be vindicated to an extent.  The Democrat party would gain support as a result of the violence.  And even those federal government agencies controlled by the Deep State would benefit.  Christopher Wray claimed that FBI agents, "have not to date seen any evidence of anarchist violent extremists or people subscribing to Antifa in connection with the 6th."  This was an excellent opportunity for radical groups to discredit Trump supporters.  Contrary to Wray's claim at least one radical was exposed right from the beginning.

Enough!  You have to hotwire the system if you want to be free, if you want a republic, or even a democracy, because they don't want you to have anything.  Ever.  You are at once their most feared adversary and their most contemptible nuisance.  Only you can decide which will invade their private thoughts.  I don't know what anyone else is waiting for.  They have nothing good in the works.  All they focus on right now is how to push you father, hurt you more, make you lash out intemperately, uncontrollably, and even when you don't, like January 6th, they will pretend that you did.  All the weight of the federal government and corporate society is now against you.  Those who criticize capitalism are the capitalists, actively punishing you for being American.  The more you cling to traditional thought, traditional expectations, the more you draw their ire.

Tucker Says Capitol Police Chief Told Him Jan 6 Crowd Was Filled With Feds.  Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson said Friday the Capitol Police chief told him the Jan. 6 riot crowd was "filled" with federal agents.  Carlson obtained more than 40,000 hours of video footage from the riot after Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy handed it over in February.  Carlson began airing portions of the footage while he was still anchoring at Fox News.  Carlson sat down with actor Russell Brand on Friday and said he was "appalled" by the violence and vandalism seen on Jan. 6.  He said the reason he "got involved in commenting on it" was because "the lying about it was immediate: 'This was a racist, white-supremacist insurrection.'"

Jan 6 Crowd [was] 'Filled With Federal Agents', Tucker Recalls Capitol Police Chief Interview Which Fox News Killed.  Former Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson has recalled the Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund telling him that the crowd on January 6th was "filled with federal agents," in a stunning interview that was killed off by Rupert Murdoch and Paul Ryan's Fox News.  Speaking to comedian Russell Brand, Carlson said: "They immediately recoiled when you asked any questions about January 6th, and that was a tip off to me.  I mean I had no thought in my head as I watched this happen on television and in the subsequent weeks that US law enforcement or military agencies had anything to do with it.  That never crossed my mind.  I never thought that there was it was a false flag or anything like that.  I'm not a conspiracist by temperament.  I never thought that.  And then in an interview, that was never aired on Fox by the way — I was fired before it could air.  I'm going to interview him again, but Steven Sund was the totally non-political — he worked for Nancy Pelosi, I mean this was not some right-wing activist — he was the chief of the Capitol Police on January 6th.  And he said, 'Oh yeah yeah yeah that crowd was filled with federal agents'.  What?  Yes.  Well he would know of course because he was in charge of security at the site."

Wife of D.C. U.S. Attorney All-Access White House Pass.  On January 6, 2023, Joe Biden hosted an event in the East Room of the White House to commemorate the two-year anniversary of the protest at the Capitol. [...] Sitting in the audience at the time, according to recently released White House reports, was Fatima Goss Graves, president of the National Women's Law Center.  NWLC is a far-left nonprofit that promotes any number of radical policies such as abortion on demand, transgender rights, universal income and health care, and racial "equity."  Official visitor logs indicate Graves arrived at the White House shortly after 1:00 p.m. on January 6, 2023, to attend an event hosted by "POTUS" with 169 people.  The January 6 event at 2:00 p.m. was Biden's only public appearance that day.  So, why was Graves there?  The answer is simple.  Not only is Graves one of the most influential Democratic Party activists in Washington, her husband, Matthew, is the Biden-appointed U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia — and the lead prosecutor currently handling every January 6 criminal case.

The strangest thing about January 6th.  The one person in America that the FBI can't find is the person who planted the phony "pipe bombs" in Washington DC on January 5, 2021.  [Video clip]

Man Arrested And Charged With Assault On A Federal Officer In January 6 Capitol Attack.  A man was arrested in Florida and charged with assaulting a federal officer during the January 6, 2021 breach of the U.S. Capitol building, the Department of Justice said Friday.  Jeremy Rodgers, 28, of Midland, Michigan, was charged with other felony offenses such as "entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon, and act of physical violence in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon," a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia reads.  Rodgers was also charged with misdemeanor offenses including "disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, act of physical violence in a Capitol building or on Capitol grounds, and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building," per the Justice Department.

The FBI Finally Admits The Shocking Truth About January 6.  Will the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol ever come to an end?  Despite this happening more than two years ago, the media won't stop talking about that day.  Plus the unjust persecution and imprisonment of protesters continues.  Was this really some "insurrection?" [...] Now, the FBI admits there was no insurrection on January 6.  It's about time.  After all, insurrection is an act of rebellion, not just some protest or aggressive behavior that makes some people uncomfortable.  An insurrection is to attempt with the use of violence or serious threats to prevent the exercise of constitutional powers.  This type of crime carries a prison sentence of four to eight years, in addition to the penalties corresponding to violence.

Biden DOJ Edited Video Footage in Order to Convict Innocent Jan. 6 Trump Supporters.  Donna Fiducia and Don Neuen co-host Cowboy Logic on Real America's Voice on Saturday night.  The two conservatives have used their platform to assist the hundreds of January 6 political prisoners over the past two years.  This weekend Don and Donna released evidence that the Biden DOJ edited footage from January 6 in order to convict innocent January 6 protesters and Oath Keepers members.  This is a very serious charge and Don and Donna provided all of the evidence on their show.

Another Violent J6 Prisoner Reveals He is an Antifa Operative and Communist.  Michael Waller, a senior analyst for strategy at the Center for Security Policy specializing in propaganda, political warfare, psychological warfare, and subversion, said he was at the Capitol on January 6 and witnessed:
  •   Plainclothes militants.  Militant, aggressive men in Donald Trump and MAGA gear at a front police line at the base of the temporary presidential inaugural platform;
  •   Agents-provocateurs.  Scattered groups of men exhorting the marchers to gather closely and tightly toward the center of the outside of the Capitol building and prevent them from leaving;
  •   Fake Trump protesters.  A few young men wearing Trump or MAGA hats backwards and who did not fit in with the rest of the crowd in terms of their actions and demeanor, whom I presumed to be Antifa or other leftist agitators; and
  •   Disciplined, uniformed column of attackers.  A column of organized, disciplined men, wearing similar but not identical camouflage uniforms and black gear, some with helmets and GoPro cameras or wearing subdued Punisher skull patches.

Does anyone care that we're holding political prisoners in a DC jail?  The New York Times, Sunday, June 25, published an anti-MAGA propaganda screed called "Far Right Pushes a 'Through-the-Looking-Glass' Narrative" by Robert Draper.  As his slant projects a "Through the Looking Glass" slur on political victims of the current administration, only Draper's opening paragraphs are worth noting.  Draper does point out that Reps.  Gaetz, Gosar, Norman, Taylor Greene, and Nehls have acted in support of the Jan. 6 political detainees.  They should be joined by every House and Senate Republican — certainly those whose primary loyalty is not to the uniparty.

Did the Supreme Court Just Give Jack Smith the Green Light To Charge Trump for January 6?  The Supreme Court's decision in Moore v. Harper to reject the independent state legislature theory could give Special Counsel Jack Smith a free hand to bring charges — including, possibly, against President Trump — in respect of efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.  By a 6-to-3 vote, the high court held that notwithstanding the Constitution's Elections Clause, the national parchment "does not exempt state legislatures from the ordinary constraints imposed by state law," meaning that state lawmakers are bound by state constitutions and the judges who interpret them.  The link between Chief Justice Roberts's opinion and Mr. Smith's prosecutorial potential was ventured on CNN by a retired judge, Michael Luttig, who clerked for Judge — later Justice — Antonin Scalia, spent 15 years as a rider on the Fourth United States Appeals Circuit, and is now one of President Trump's legal antagonists.

The Parliamentary Motive Behind the J6 Fedsurrection.  Much has been made of the events of January 6, 2021, and with the latest broadcast of CCTV video from inside the Capitol Hill complex, more questions have been raised.  Within the questions:  the FBI and government apparatus had advanced knowledge of the scale of the J6 mall assembly yet doing nothing?  Why were the Capitol Hill police never informed of the FBI concerns?  Why didn't House Speaker Nancy Pelosi secure the Capitol Hill complex, and why did she deny the request by President Trump to call up the national guard for security support?  Why did the FBI have agent provocateurs in the crowd, seemingly stimulating rage within a peaceful crowd to enter the Capitol building?  There have always been these nagging questions around 'why'?

Portland Proud Boys Unmask Attackers at Pride Protest — And Well, Well, Well, What Have We Here?  It started with the peaceful protest of a "pride" drag show by a children's theater group during the first-ever Pride Day in a small town near Portland, Ore.  It could have ended there but for a brawl between the Proud Boys and the masked bunch who attempted to infiltrate the group on Saturday.  The gauzy in-between of it all is being seized upon by politicos such as former Congressman Adam Kinzinger and Rep. Eric Swalwell to make their political points.  Even Elon Musk wanted to know what was going on.  Naturally, because the media and Democrat narrative prevails, the Proud Boys are taking the brunt of the criticism.  But the story is not quite so pat as that. [...] The Proud Boys unmasked the interlopers.  The interlopers were dressed as members of the so-called Patriot Front group, which sprang up recently, is identified as a racist organization, and is believed to have been infiltrated by the feds at a previous protest, as many memes suggest.  [Tweet with video clip]

Multiple Secret Service agents have 'testified to the grand jury deciding whether Trump should be indicted for his role in January 6'.  At least five Secret Service agents have reportedly testified in front of a grand jury investigating former President Donald Trump's role in the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.  The case is one of two being pursued by Special Counsel Jack Smith, who earlier this month brought charges against Trump for allegedly mishandling classified documents.  In the second case, a grand jury is weighing whether to bring charges over the then president's conduct in the run-up to the attack and attempts to interfere in certifying the 2020 election results.

Convicted Oath Keeper Jessica Watkins Was Set Up by Federal Agent Posing as "1% Watchdog".  I do not know all the details of her case, trial and subsequent conviction; however, I do know Jessica Watkins and other Oath Keeper members were entrapped by a federal agent organizing activity under the username "1% Watchdog."  I am certain of this element because the J6 committee falsely accused me of being that user.  The Gateway Pundit ran an article today which includes an interview from prison with Ms. Watkins, who continues to claim her innocence.

This is what the Eighth Amendment is supposed to prevent:
J6 Political Prisoner Rodney Mistreed Had Feces Tossed into His Cell, Was Denied Food.  Rodney Milstreed is a hardworking machinist who attended the rally and protest on January 6, 2021, in Washington DC along with at least one million fellow Trump supporters who believed the 2020 presidential election was stolen from President Donald Trump.  He was arrested on the morning of May 22, 2021, at 5:00 am by a group of agents who rushed him and threw a flash-bang at him, seeming to delight in his fear.  He was designated a "high profile" prisoner and placed in solitary confinement for 96 days which proved difficult for him mentally and required medical intervention.  Once placed in the D.C. jail, he was once again placed on a 12-day lockdown, despite his prior medical concerns, where a prisoner threw feces and urine into his cell and meals were often denied.

Former Head of FBI J6 Pipe Bomb Investigation Comes Clean With Stunning Admission: "I Don't Want Any Conspiracy Theories, Right?".  We recently reported on the remarkable fact that former senior FBI official Steven D'Antuono voluntarily submitted himself before the judiciary committee and raised powerful objections to the Mar a Lago raid that serves as the basis of the sham indictment of President Trump.  We reported that the most remarkable part of this story is not the objections themselves, but Steven D'Antuono's identity — indeed, D'Antuono has long been a subject of Revolver News' reporting as the man who oversaw the investigation into the infamous entrapment operation known as the Michigan Kidnapping plot and the equally bogus investigation into the so-called January 6 pipe bombs.  Finally, we said that we haven't heard the last from Mr. D'Antuono.  Now, we are in a position to reveal that Mar-a-Lago is not the only subject matter D'Antuono discussed with the committee, and that Revolver News' Darren Beattie worked with Congressman Thomas Massie to produce questions concerning the pipe bomb investigation for D'Antuono to answer.  A letter recently published by Jim Jordan alludes to some of the stunning results of this interrogation.

Steven D'Antuono: The FBI's Hatchet Man.  Defense attorneys representing two men recently convicted for conspiring to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 are seeking a new federal trial for their clients amid claims of jury and judicial misconduct.  (The men, Adam Fox and Barry Croft were found guilty in August in a second trial; a jury in April failed to reach a verdict on them.  Two co-defendants were acquitted after jurors concluded the men had been entrapped by the FBI.)  A separate state trial for three other men accused of participating in the scheme is now underway in Jackson, Michigan.  The ongoing legal drama is a reminder of the handiwork of Steven D'Antuono, former head of the Detroit FBI field office, which was primarily responsible for hatching and executing the Whitmer fednapping hoax.  Supervising and undercover agents working out of that Detroit office and its satellite branches managed the day-to-day details of the wide-ranging operation such as handling the main FBI informant, Dan Chappel, who was compensated at least $60,000 in cash and personal items paid by the FBI for luring the men into the trap.

When are enough Americans going to realize our government is a criminal enterprise?  Our law enforcement agencies have interfered to affect the outcome of the last three elections.  They persecute their political opponents with their typical abuse of the law — lawfare — anyone remotely conservative, anyone perceived as a threat to their power is on their radar for destruction.  Trump is their number one enemy for good reason; he actually cares about the American people while they loathe them.  The American people are merely an annoying inconvenience to the left.  They want us gone; voiceless.  What has happened to those who protested the results of the 2020 election on J6 is right out of the Soviet playbook.  What is most enraging about all this?  That so many Republicans are guilty of letting it happen; too many of them are on the anti-Trump train.  They were never going to upset the uniparty's applecart.  Far from it.  Mitch McConnell?  Mitt Romney?  Kevin McCarthy?  Dan Crenshaw?  Liz Cheney?  Just a few of many who have opted to sell out the country.

Oath Keepers Leader and Political Prisoner Stewart Rhodes Reacts to Trump Indictment — And Predicts What Is Coming.  Oath Keepers founder and political prisoner Stewart Rhodes was sentenced on Thursday, May 25th, in Washington, DC.  Far-left Obama-appointed US District Judge Amit Mehta on Thursday sentenced Rhodes to 18 years in federal prison.  This was after he added extra years to his sentence because he believed Rhodes' actions amounted to terrorism.  This was completely ludicrous.  The soulless judge then lectured him on what a danger he was to society.  Rhodes is currently 57.  If this kangaroo court's conviction stands, Rhodes will be 75 when he is released.

Leaked Video Shows D.C. Cops Were 'Rioters' and Instigators at J-6 Protest.  A leaked video shows that at least one Washington, D.C., cop — and likely more — acted on January 6 as apparent agent provocateurs, dressing as protesters outside the Capitol Building and urging protesters toward the iconic building. [...] Congressman Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) says the authenticated GoPro video raises the question of why police officers, who were identified as intelligence officers, were working to stir up the crowd of protesters instead of working to stop an assault on the Capitol.  At one point in the video, the unidentified police officer equipped with the camera said to another that he thought the idea was to get people inside the Capitol Building and trap them inside.  The observation by the undercover officer leads one to conclude that there was intelligence about a plan to attack the Capitol, and the apparent response by the police was to let them do it and take pictures.  When another officer on the video saw people climbing the scaffolding, he told the officer with the GoPro, "That's dangerous.  Somebody's going to get shot."  A third officer said, "They're not going to shoot anybody."  Yet, they encouraged and participated in the dangerous activity.

How to commit the perfect coup against a president and his supporters.  [Scroll down]  The beleaguered president would give me a gift by asking his supporters to come to D.C. to protest the Senate's pro forma election confirmation.  I would deny the president's request for extra security on the day and plant untold numbers of FBI agents in the crowd, and then lob flashbangs at them without first telling them to disperse, inciting panic.  I would instruct the Capitol police to open the heavy, sealed, unbreakable doors, forcing the crowd into the building.  Then I would spend the next two and a half years relentlessly persecuting and prosecuting the members of that crowd, 99.9999% of whom had no illegal intent and were instead subtly coerced into entering the building.  I would deny them the right to a speedy trial, hold them for years without charges, hide exculpatory evidence, seize their funds to deny them counsel, and impose on them the strictest charges possible, even as my party ensured that violent criminals across America walked through the legal system unscathed.  I especially would have given a pass to anyone on my side who violently protested the president.  The president's supporters would learn in the most brutal way possible that they no longer had the right to free speech and free assembly.

Trump [was] indicted, not Hillary, Hunter or Milley.  The indictment of President Trump is hooey. [...] Americans know the indictment is a set-up because those are the only crimes the FBI can solve anymore.  The January 6 protest became an insurrection thanks to FBI informants and maybe even agents who egged people on.  The FBI is best at covering up crimes.  Consider Hillary sending state secrets while secretary of state via email to foreign governments and others who paid the troll via donations to her fake charity.

Plainclothes cops [were] at [the] Capitol during Jan. 6 riot, one on video exhorting crowd, key lawmaker says.  The Metropolitan Police Department in Washington D.C. has confirmed to Congress that it had plainclothes officers at the Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot and that at least one was captured on video exhorting the crowd, a key House investigator told Just the News.  Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., the chairman of the House Administration Subcommittee on Oversight, said in wide-ranging interview Wednesday night that MPD body cam video that leaked onto the video platform Rumble is authentic and confirms that officers in plainclothes were at the riot.

FBI arrests Bob's Burgers actor for January 6 riot actions.  Jay Johnston, a voice actor for the animated television show Bob's Burgers, was arrested and charged Wednesday [6/7/2023] for his participation in the January 6, 2021 riot on Capitol Hill.  He was benched by that show in December 2021 when his participation in the actions of that day became known.  He was the voice of Jimmy Pesto on the show.

Partial Victory in J6 Trial VIDEO Shows it Was DC Cops Who Cut Tarps on Bleachers — Not Protesters!.  Last Thursday, in the DC District swamp, the jury for the Jan. 6 trial in the case of USA v K. Joseph Thomas produced a stunning verdict, bringing the government's narrative to its knees.  The testimony of crooked prosecution witness MPD Police Officer Campanale was shattered by the defense team as his accusations against the defendant proved with the government's own evidentiary video that he accused Thomas of crimes he committed himself.  Campanale and other officers of the MPD had cut the tarps on the bleachers before any protestors were under the bleachers.  The government has blamed protesters for this damage, even though there is exculpatory evidence they have possession of Metro Police Officers cutting the tarp down with knives themselves.

J6 Defendant on Ray Epps: 'They Are Protecting Him Like Crazy'.  He is one of the most consequential — and complicated — individuals involved in the events of January 6.  Ryan Samsel, then a 37-year-old Pennsylvania barber, drove to Washington on the morning of January 6, 2021 with his girlfriend to watch Donald Trump's speech.  Unable to hear the president, they walked east towards Capitol Hill where a large group, including members of the Proud Boys, had assembled.  Samsel soon found himself on the front lines of a protest the national media and Joe Biden immediately branded an "insurrection."  Video shows Samsel approaching a weak line of Capitol police officers and bike racks positioned on the west side of Capitol grounds shortly before 1 p.m., the time Congress convened a joint session to debate the results of the 2020 Electoral College vote certification.

J6 Unmasked: Security footage confirms Capitol door [was] opened, allowing 300 to enter building freely.  A door on the West side of the U.S. Capitol was left open and mostly unguarded for key moments during the Jan. 6 riot, allowing more than 300 people to enter the building unimpeded even as officers fought valiantly to keep protesters out of other sections of the official home of Congress, according to police security footage obtained by Just the News.  The footage — which confirms concerns first raised by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., two years ago — shows an episode in a narrow hallway in the middle of the Capitol that began around 2:30p.m. on Jan. 6, 2021 right after the first breaches were reported elsewhere in the landmark building.  Capitol Police officers usher a few intruders already inside the building through the non-public Upper West Terrace hallway and toward a fire evacuation door, which is clearly marked by a sign declaring it was an emergency exit, the footage shows.

Nancy Pelosi Edited Sound Onto Jan 6th Footage To Make It Sound Violent.  From Human Events-In a new scoop, Just The News founder John Solomon appeared on Human Events with Jack Posobiec to discuss revelations surrounding questionable conduct by US government representatives during the Capitol riots on Jan. 6, 2021, including that the Jan. 6 House committee allegedly doctored tapes that surfaced following that fateful day.  "Everything about January 6 was scripted," Solomon declared, before adding that upon browsing the security footage, he noticed a glaring lack of sound in many of the scenes that he had previously both seen and heard.  [Video clip]

Greene flips on public release of Jan. 6 tapes, claims it could 'put the security of the Capitol at risk'.  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has changed her position on the public release of the tapes documenting the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, warning Friday that their release could "put the security of the Capitol at risk."  Greene said in an interview on the right-wing channel Real America's Voice that releasing the video footage publicly would jeopardize the Capitol's security and endanger those who were present at the Capitol grounds but did not enter the Capitol nor commit crimes.  "And this is our real concern with the video tapes.  If we released these video tapes just widely for the public — number one, we put the security of the Capitol at risk, because there's over 1,700 video cameras," she said.

The Editor says...
At some point, "the security of the Capitol" isn't as important as the truth about putting people in prison without trial for offenses that are obviously misdemeanors, and punishing those who express concerns about an obviously stolen election.  What could the surveillance footage possibly show that would affect the building's security?

Are National Events Today Being Staged?  [For example,] The January 6, 2021, Capitol protests after Attorney General Bill Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray refused to investigate election fraud in the 2020 General Election despite video evidence of thousands of illegal ballots being delivered, as well as ballots scanned multiple times, in both Georgia and Michigan.  There was also hard evidence of election irregularities in 4 other state hot spots around the nation indicating systematic election fraud, again after Joe Biden admitted (on video) it was going to happen a month before the event took place.

Doctored evidence?  Democrat-led J6 panel added audio to silent security video for primetime hearings.  The Democrat-led House Select Committee to Investigate Jan. 6 doctored a key piece of its evidence, adding audio to silent U.S. Capitol Police security footage used to create a dramatic video montage for the opening of its primetime hearings last summer, according to a Just the News review of the original raw footage and interviews.  In at least two instances identified by Just the News, the panel's sizzle reel that aired live and on C-SPAN last June failed to identify that it had overdubbed audio from another, unidentified source onto the silent footage.  Multiple current and former Capitol Police officials as well as key lawmakers and congressional aides confirmed that the closed-circuit cameras that captured the video do not record sound and that it was added afterwards.  A former spokesman for the Jan. 6 committee told Just the News that the panel was supposed to clearly mark any video that was dubbed with another audio source, and it did so on some occasions in the sizzle reel.  But Just the News identified two key pieces of Capitol Police closed circuit television ("CCTV") footage — one from an inside angle showing the dramatic breach of a key entrance to the Capitol by rioters and the other an aerial view of the agitated crowd outside — from a camera system that Capitol Police officials confirmed did not have sound recording capabilities.  Yet, the footage shown by the committee inexplicably included sound on the video montage they produced.  That video is without any disclaimer showing the audio had been dubbed.

DOJ Seeks Fines on J6 Defendants to Seize Donations From Online Fundraisers.  A recent review of court records reveals an alarming trend at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) concerning its treatment of January 6 Capitol riot defendants.  Federal prosecutors have deployed a tactic of seeking to impose fines on defendants, in addition to their prison sentences with the alleged goal of preventing them from financially benefiting from their participation in the 2021 events in DC, especially in cases where the accused has received a court-appointed public defender.  Attorneys for the defendants see the DOJ's fine requests as impairing rights to legal representation.

Conspirators for the Constitution: When Anti-Government Speech Becomes Sedition.  Let's be clear about one thing:  seditious conspiracy isn't a real crime to anyone but the U.S. government.  To be convicted of seditious conspiracy, the charge levied against Stewart Rhodes who was sentenced to 18 years in prison for being the driving force behind the January 6 Capitol riots, one doesn't have to engage in violence against the government, vandalize government property, or even trespass on property that the government has declared off-limits to the general public.  To be convicted of seditious conspiracy, one need only foment a revolution.  This is not about whether Rhodes deserves such a hefty sentence.  This is about the long-term ramifications of empowering the government to wage war on individuals whose political ideas and expression challenge the government's power, reveal the government's corruption, expose the government's lies, and encourage the citizenry to push back against the government's many injustices.  This is about criminalizing political expression in thoughts, words and deeds.  This is about how the government has used the events of Jan. 6 in order to justify further power grabs and acquire more authoritarian emergency powers.  This was never about so-called threats to democracy.

J6 Footage Shows Camera Rolling as Pelosi Made Her 'Insurrection' Exit.  Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) began January 6, 2021, by mugging for the cameras — more specifically, a camera operated by her filmmaker daughter, Alexandra Pelosi, who just happened to record every moment of her mother's movements on what would become one of the most infamous days in American history.  As a clearly tense Pelosi prepared to convene the joint session of Congress during which Republican members of the House and Senate planned to debate the Electoral College outcome in six states — Pelosi also is seen conducting a caucus video conference that morning criticizing Republican plans to delay certification — her chief of staff warned that President Trump might go to the Capitol following his noon speech at the Ellipse.  "I hope he comes, I'm gonna punch him out," she told Terry McCullough.

Five Questions for Prospective Republican Candidates.  [Question #3]  While the federal government has persecuted thousands of patriotic J6 protesters for their personal beliefs, why have Republican politicians remained largely silent?  Here's the cold hard truth:  America has political prisoners.  The Uniparty and Pravda press are committed to the lie that the J6 protest for fair elections was an "insurrection" intended to overthrow the federal government, but most people now see their efforts as pure propaganda.  Congress, the courts, and the Department of (in)Justice have done everything in their power to imprison Trump-supporters for doing little more than parade through the Capitol.  Had J6 been a Black Lives Matter or Antifa "climate change" event, not only would nobody have been jailed, but also the participants would have been celebrated by the news media and awarded millions of dollars in legal settlements from the police departments accused of having violated protesters' civil rights.  Instead, undercover agents from multiple agencies appear to have provoked the Capitol breach; police caused mayhem after having unnecessarily fired smoke grenades and rubber bullets into peaceful crowds; and four Trump-supporters lost their lives.  As evidence that we now live in a Soviet-like police state inundated with official propaganda, the president and members of Congress continue to perpetuate the lie that Trump-supporters killed law enforcement officers that day.  Any Republican not denouncing these lies is endorsing them.

Some reflections on the Stewart Rhodes 18-year prison sentence.  Steward Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers, was sentenced to 18-years in federal federal prison for seditious conspiracy, obstruction of an official proceeding, and tampering with documents or proceedings related to the January 6, 2001 protests.  Rhodes was not on the Capitol on that date, hence the use of a "conspiracy" charge.  Here is the Merriam-Webster definition of sedition: "incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful authority."  The "lawful authority" in Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021, comprised the Trump administration — representing the executive branch; Congress, representing the legislature, and the Supreme Court of the United States, representing the judiciary.  Joe Biden was not president on January 6, 2021, and, therefore could not be considered "lawful authority" on that date.  Mr. Biden, however, peacefully succeeded President Trump on January 20, 2021. [...] There is not the slightest suggestion in President Trump's Farewell Address urging resistance to the Biden administration — unlike the demands for resistance that greeted President Trump's Inauguration.  The impetus for the January 6, 2021 protest at the Capitol was not resistance to lawful authority, but concern that the lawful processes of the presidential election of 2020 had been tossed aside.

It Was Always Only About Power With the Left.  From all the tens of thousands of January 6 Capitol protesters a small percentage entered the Capitol itself.  Of that group, an even smaller number committed violent acts.  Most of those seriously injured that day were among the protesters themselves.  Despite official propaganda, there were not five police officers killed on January 6 as alleged by the Left.  Instead, the only likely death at the hand of another was the diminutive, 5'2", 14-year-military veteran and unarmed Ashli Babbitt.  She was lethally shot by a Capitol officer Michael Byrd for the likely misdemeanor of trespassing and — illegally entering a broken window to the Capitol.  Yet over a thousand protesters were arrested, tried, and mostly convicted of various charges from parading without a permit to insurrection.  Many of them were sentenced to long prison sentences.  Some may spend most of their remaining lives in prison.

Ashli Babbitt's Mother Micki Witthoeft Arrested After Striking Demonic Antifa Organizer and Stalker 'Anarchy Princess'.  Micki Witthoeft, the mother of slain Air Force Veteran Ashli Babbitt, was arrested on Tuesday evening after striking an Antifa organizer outside of the Washington, D.C. jail where many of the January 6 defendants are detained.  Witthoeft was hosting a vigil for the political prisoners outside of the DC jail when she was apprehended by Metropolitan Police officers at approximately 6:45 pm.  Police are seen handcuffing Witthoeft and seating her in the back of a paddy wagon, in footage recorded by Helena Gibson, a January 6 advocate from Florida in attendance of the vigil.

Marjorie Taylor Greene Announces Release Of Jan. 6 Tapes To More Outlets: 'Unfettered Access'.  Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia announced Wednesday that the tapes showing the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the Capitol building would be released to more journalists.  John Solomon of JustTheNews.com, Julie Kelly of American Greatness and an unnamed outlet will receive "unfettered access" to the over 41,000 hours of video footage of the Capitol riot, the Georgia congresswoman posted on Twitter.

[The] Feds [are] coming after cash from J6 prisoners.  A disturbing report showed up in the Associated Press over the holiday weekend related to the ongoing trials of everyone involved in the January 6, 2021, Capitol Hill riot or, in some cases, anyone who was simply in the vicinity.  We already knew that the Justice Department has been combing through the private records of people who weren't even involved and searching Bank of America's sales records for anyone who made any sort of purchase in the vicinity.  There have already been more than 1,000 cases brought forward and they're hoping to at least double that number in the future.  We've covered dozens of those cases here where people received ludicrously harsh sentences for what amounted to little more than trespassing.  But now, the Justice Department is going even further.  They are investigating fundraising sites that have raised money for any J6 suspects and asking judges to impose extra fines to prevent the accused from keeping the money that was raised.

Government Is Taking Donations from J6 Prisoners So Their Families Starve and They Lose Everything.  The Regime is Now Punishing the Conservative Families.  And we know the Republican Party will say nothing, and we know the GOP lawmakers will ignore this blatant lawlessness, and we know the media will cheer.  The Associate [sic] Press reported this tragic news today. [...] The regime wants them ruined.  And now we know the regime wants their families ruined.

Stewart Rhodes Never Entered the Capitol, Sentenced to 18 Years for J6.  Stewart Rhodes, an Oath Keepers leader, was sentenced to 18 years in prison for his communications before and during January 6. The judge met with five carefully-picked leftist "witnesses" who witnessed nothing of Stewart Rhodes.  The Gateway Pundit detailed some of the witnesses statements.  Calling non-witnesses to witness is becoming quite popular in leftist courts.  Mr. Rhodes was mostly — or only convicted of thought crimes.  It's basically a life sentence for a 57-year-old man.  He was convicted of seditious conspiracy, based on a Civil War law morphed for this political persecution.  That means the others will also spend more time in prison than a murderer.  This morning, the corrupt US District Judge Amit Mehta, presiding over the Oath Keepers seditious conspiracy trial, evaluated the "terror enhancement" penalties the government is seeking.  He wanted to justify what many see as an outrageous sentence for an absurd conviction.

The Vindictive J6 Sentences And What Is Most Troubling.  The sentences for January 6 defendants are overly severe, vindictive, and politically driven, but what should be most troubling for Americans is who isn't charged.  Hillary Clinton and Hunter and Joe Biden are allowed to escape punishment.  Antifa and Black Lives Matter — groups trying to overturn the government — get their convictions erased.  Jim Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Jake Sullivan, and all the many corrupt people who were never charged.  Obama Judge Amit Mehta, who determines the sentences in many of the J6 cases, lied and suggested "five people would die" due to the riot, suggesting Brian Sicknick died at the hands of the J6 protesters.  The only person who died as a result of a homicide was Ashli Babbitt.  She was a Trump supporter killed by a trigger-happy Capitol Hill police officer.

GOP Going After Bank of America, FBI for Troubling Violation of Americans' Rights Related to Jan. 6.  The House Weaponization Committee shone a big bright light on a concerning action by Bank of America that should concern all Americans.  Now, the House GOP is taking action.  On Thursday, the House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) said they would be investigating what they'd learned from whistleblower testimony — how Bank of America, without any legal process from the FBI, turned over to the FBI a list of all its customers who purchased anything within the neighborhood of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area between Jan. 5 and Jan. 7, 2021.  That means they turned over the private information of thousands of Americans to the FBI — without any evidence that they were involved in a crime, and did it without even the FBI asking for it by way of subpoena.

"QAnon Shaman" Jake Chansley Released From Halfway House.  January 6 political prisoner Jacob Chansley, a.k.a. the "QAnon Shaman," is finally a free man!  The Gateway Pundit recently reported that Jake was released from prison to a halfway house and was spotted at a halfway house following his prison release.  Chansley's mother, Martha Chansley, told TGP's Jordan Conradson in an interview before his release that she was expecting her son to be released from prison soon.

18 Years for J6er, wrist slap for wannabe Nazi assassin.  Sai Vashti Kandula must know someone — or something.  On Monday evening, Kandula drove his rented U-Haul into a barrier a few hundred feet from the White House, backed up, and rammed the barrier again.  Upon being apprehended, Kandula reportedly said he wanted to "kill the president."  On Tuesday, based on statements he made at the scene, Kandula was charged with "threatening to kill, kidnap, inflict harm on a president, vice president, or family member."  If that were not enough, he was also charged with "assault with a dangerous weapon, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and trespassing."  The fact that he carried a Nazi flag in his backpack had to ramp up the threat level. [...] To make for a better photo-op authorities obligingly spread the flag out on the ground beside the truck. [...] On Wednesday, CNN was reporting that Kandula "has been charged in federal court with one count of depredation of property of the United States in excess of $1,000."  Just one.  CNN, like the rest of the media, either ignored or slighted the shift to this single, relatively minor count.

The FBI Knows What Car Was Used In J6 DNC Pipe Bomb, But Refuses To Identify Prime Suspect.  The FBI is continuing to stonewall congressional oversight of the agency's investigation into a pair of pipe bombs found at the Democrat National Committee and Republican National Committee headquarters on Jan. 6, 2021.  On Wednesday, House Republicans on the Judiciary Committee re-upped demands for a comprehensive briefing on the two-year-old case over which the FBI has refused transparency.  "Your failure to comply with our request is particularly concerning given recent media reports regarding the pipe bomb investigation," lawmakers wrote.  [Tweet]

Arkansas man who put [his] feet on Nancy Pelosi['s] office desk during Capitol protest sentenced to 4.5 years in prison.  An Arkansas man who was photographed during the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol protest with his feet propped on a desk in then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office was sentenced on Wednesday to four and a half years in prison.  In January 2023, Richard "Bigo" Barnett was found guilty on all eight counts in his indictment, including felony charges of civil disorder and obstruction of an official proceeding.  Federal prosecutors asked the judge to sentence Barnett to more than seven years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his actions during the January 6 protest.

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One could reasonably presume that his case will be appealed pursuant to the Eighth Amendment, among other things.

GOP Reps.: FBI Likely Knows Identity of Jan. 6 'Pipe-Bomber' but Refuses to Cooperate.  The FBI still hasn't answered questions about anomalies regarding its investigation of the pipe bombs placed outside the Democratic and Republican national headquarters a day before Jan. 6 — and Republicans' patience about the matter is apparently wearing thin.  "We wrote to you on March 9, 2022, requesting a briefing about the status of the FBI's investigation into the pipe bombs," wrote Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Andy Biggs of Arizona and Bill Posey of Florida in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday.  [Tweet]

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes sentenced to 18 years in prison on Jan. 6 charges.  Stewart Rhodes, the founder of the far-right group known as the Oath Keepers, was sentenced to 18 years in prison for seditious conspiracy and other crimes related to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, receiving the longest sentence in a Jan. 6 case to date.  Judge Amit Mehta of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia imposed the sentence Thursday [5/25/2023] after a hearing in which Rhodes declared himself a "political prisoner" and likened himself to former President Donald Trump.  Prosecutors had asked Mehta to impose a sentence of 25 years in prison, saying Rhodes, who is 58, qualified for a more lengthy sentence under federal anti-terrorism laws given the "threat of harm and the historic significance" of his crimes.  Mehta agreed to impose the enhancements, noting that Rhodes did not demonstrate "acceptance of responsibility" for his role in the attack.  It was the first time the terrorism enhancement has been applied to a Jan. 6 defendant.

FBI Asst Director, "It just doesn't add up" — that the FBI Doesn't Know Who the J6 Pipe Bomber Is.  Within the letter from congress you might note this line, "One former FBI assistant director observed, "[i]t just doesn't add up . . . [t]here's just too much to work with to not know who this guy is."  What they are talking about is the J6 "pipe bomber," the person who planted the phony pipe bombs in Washington DC, presumably to enhance a domestic terrorism narrative.  The scenario is clearly one of the more transparent points highlighting how a political FBI doesn't want to know things that run against the interests of the highly political FBI.  The investigators previously tracked the bomber to a 'MetroRail SmartTrip' Card, and then to an identified vehicle via CCTV monitoring.  However, for some curiously odd reason, the FBI still has not arrested the individual.  Jim Jordan and Andy Biggs are asking the FBI what's going on?

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The perpetrator (if you can call him that, since the devices were inert) is most likely one of the FBI/CIA/ATF agitators who mixed in with the crowd on January 6th and stirred up a riot.

Why Is Everyone Protecting Ray Epps?  Over the past month, speculation has swirled around why Fox News honchos ousted the nation's most popular cable news host just hours before he was set to begin his nightly monologue. [...] But the timing of his removal — less than 24 hours after "60 Minutes" aired a puff piece on Ray Epps, the infamous January 6 instigator frequently covered by Carlson's show — fueled rumors that Fox News wanted to silence Carlson before he could respond to several accusations made in the interview. [...] Now it appears Carlson was, in fact, prepared to address Epps' interview in his April 24 monologue.  Chadwick Moore, author of an upcoming biography on Carlson, revealed in a video message posted on Twitter on Monday that Carlson's scheduled monologue that night "dealt with, among other things, investigations around January 6 and particularly Ray Epps, the only person captured on video inciting people to violence at the Capitol that day and allegedly an FBI informant who still has not been arrested or charged."

The Absurdities of Our Age.  [Scroll down]  A white Ashli Babbitt, 5'2", 113 pounds, a 14-year military veteran, and, like [George] Floyd, unarmed, was lethally shot for the crime of entering a broken window in the Capitol by a black policeman.  Postmortem, her life was smeared and slandered, her shooter canonized.  Was Babbitt some sinner, Floyd a saint?  The choker officer Chauvin a Satan, the lethal shooter cop Byrd godly?  The petite Babbitt a mortal danger stopped only by a bullet, the huge and uncooperative Floyd supposedly easy to arrest with no need of force?  Why were the downtowns of Washington, D.C. and Seattle simply hijacked and expropriated by violent groups with impunity, while federal troops were forbidden to assist overtaxed local law enforcement?  Was that not in stark contrast to the barbed wire, 20,000 soldiers and barricades that marked Washington for weeks after the Capitol demonstrations?

Whistleblowers Confirm FBI Involvement in January 6 Protests.  The fallout from last Thursday's FBI whistleblower testimonies continues as our worst suspicions about the agency are confirmed — including them having assets on the ground on January 6.  [Podcast]

Merrick Garland's J6 Juries Prove Durham's Point: Conservatives Can't Get A Fair Trial In D.C.  "Did the Durham Report's Criticism of Juries Go Too Far?" The Washington Post's headline from last week asked rhetorically.  It was quite an ironic concern coming from the legacy outlet serially guilty of publishing fake news to propagate the Russia-collusion hoax.  A better question for the "democracy dies in darkness" rag would be: Did Clinton and Democrats' Dirty Politics Go Too Far?  But no, instead of focusing on the substantive content contained in the 300-plus pages of Durham's report detailing malfeasance by the Department of Justice and FBI and the Clinton campaign's responsibility for the scandal, The Washington Post focused on Durham's introductory remarks explaining the "special care" the special counsel's office used in making criminal charging decisions — decisions Durham stressed were "based solely on the facts and evidence developed in the investigation and without fear of, or favor to, any person."  After noting the high burden the Constitution places on the government in criminal cases, Durham explained why, in numerous instances, he did not seek criminal charges even though the conduct deserved "censure or disciplinary action."

Democrats Cook the FBI's Books on Domestic Terrorism.  Even before the Capitol riot of January 6, 2021, congressional Democrats had formulated a plan to project the illusion that the most perilous threat to American national security — not just in our time but in our history — was domestic terrorism fueled by white supremacists.  This was, and remains, a political narrative through and through.  Democrats are not even subtle in signaling to the public that they should think of Trump supporters — not just the unabashed MAGA faction but any of the over 70 million Americans who found Trump preferable to Democrats — as white supremacists, or at least sympathizers of white supremacists, and ergo abettors of domestic terrorism.  I laid this plan bare in January 2021. Again, even before the Capitol riot, House Democrats were proposing their so-called "Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act."  They haven't gotten it enacted yet, but they're trying hard, calculating that they can demagogue the Republicans they need to get it across the finish line by masquerading their political project as pro-law enforcement and pro-national security.

FBI whistleblowers drop Jan 6 bombshells.  Most of the media is either ignoring or trying to "debunk" what was said because they're nothing more than propagandists for the Democrat Party, but on Thursday three FBI whistleblowers testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee.  Of the multitudes of bombshells unveiled during the hearing, one bombshell from the hearing was the discovery that FBI agents were present at the Jan. 6th riot, despite testimony to the contrary from FBI Director Chris Wray.

DC Police Official Indicted For Tipping Off Proud Boys Before Capitol Riot.  A DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) lieutenant has been charged with tipping off the leader of the Proud Boys about his impending arrest just before the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021.  On Friday, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia announced the indictment of 47-year-old MPD Lieutenant Shane Lamond, NBC News reported.  Prosecutors said Lt. Lamond, who was head of MPD's intelligence division at the time, was in touch with former Proud Boys chairman Henry "Enrique" Tarrio after he was arrested for his part in burning a Black Lives Matter flag on Jan. 4, 2021, The Washington Post reported.

Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only the Whistleblower.  House Republicans convened a hearing on FBI whistleblowers yesterday [5/18/2023]. [...] The subcommittee heard testimony from three FBI whistleblowers and one expert on the limited nature of the protections afforded FBI employees.  The Democratic members of the subcommittee did their best to disrupt the hearing and defame the witnesses.  Their approach is ad hominem.  Donald Trump and January 6 are their motif.  In today's New York Post James Bovard begins his column on the hearing with the performance of Democratic Rep. Linda Sanchez, straight from the Twilight Zone: ["]Congressional Democrats revealed a new federal crime Thursday:  having the same name as anyone who tweeted derisively about the Jan. 6 Capitol Clash.  Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.), vice chair of the House Equality Caucus championing LGBTQI+, sought to demolish FBI whistleblower Marcus Allen for retweeting a post asserting 'Nancy Pelosi staged January 6.'  When Allen repeatedly stated that wasn't his Twitter account, Sanchez berated him for interrupting her tirade.[..."]

FBI Whistleblowers Share Grievous Governmental Misconduct.  Three brave FBI whistleblowers, former Special Agents Garret O'Boyle and Steve Friend and Staff Operations Specialist Marcus Allen, all chose to speak in Thursday's hearing led by the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, knowing they might suffer additional retaliatory action from the government.  The three men were suspended from the FBI and have been subjected to grievous retaliatory measures because they dared to tell the truth.  According to the Committee's Executive Summary, one other whistleblower, Supervisory Intelligence Analyst George Hill, has testified behind closed doors.  Attorney Tristan Leavitt, President of Empower Oversight, also testified in the hearing.

FBI obtained Americans' bank records without subpoena: Whistleblowers.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained the financial records of Americans' from Bank of America "without any legal process" following the January 6, 2021 riot, according to an interim staff report from the House Judiciary Committee and Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.  The report containing allegations from FBI whistleblowers is the subject of a select committee hearing on Thursday.  "Just like FBI whistleblowers [Garret] O'Boyle and [Stephen] Friend, retired FBI Supervisory Intelligence Analyst George Hill provided the Committee with detailed allegations of FBI civil liberties abuses," read the report, which was released ahead of Thursday's hearing.  "Specifically, he testified that following the events at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, Bank of America (BoA) gave the FBI's Washington Field Office a list of individuals who had made transactions in the D.C., Maryland, Virginia area with a BoA credit or debit card between January 5 and January 7, 2021.  He also testified that individuals who had previously purchased a firearm with a BoA product were elevated to the top of the list provided by BoA," it also read.

Puppy Dog Republicans [are] Afraid to Act.  During the January 6th 2021 protest, one protester — Ashli Babbitt — was shot dead in cold blood by Capitol policeman Michael Byrd.  Say what you want about Capitol protest (and we'll leave that discussion for another time), it certainly didn't appear on the video that Babbitt posed an imminent deadly danger to people.  She brandished no weapon and took no life-threatening actions against anyone.  Yet she was killed for reasons that remain, at best, highly questionable.  In a different circumstance, with the races reversed, this action would be trumpeted by the liberal media and the Democrats as yet more proof of the inherent racism of the Republican Party.

Why the FBI has so few whistleblowers.  [Scroll down]  The three FBI special agents who did blow the whistle were treated to an astonishingly vindictive retaliation — starting with pullings of their security clearances, which left them unable to work — and a whole host of other petty, mean-spirited actions that would put the KGB to shame.  Whistleblower Marcus Allen, using internal channels, not the press, questioned FBI Director Christopher Wray's congressional testimony claiming there were no FBI informants among the Trumpsters on January 6, politely suggesting that perhaps the Director was being misled by his own men who were involved with such activity.  What did he get for that?  ["]Allen, on Thursday, will tell Congress that the bureau subsequently suspended his security clearance, questioned his loyalty to the United States, and accused him of holding "conspiratorial views."["]  More specifically, he got his clearance pulled while they "investigated" and while he was waiting for this big investigation of some kind, got his paycheck withheld, too.

FBI Concerned Jan. 6 Footage Would Expose Undercover Agents, Informants: Whistleblower.  FBI officials were concerned that footage from inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, would show undercover agents and confidential informants, a whistleblower said in testimony revealed on May 18.  George Hill, a retired supervisory intelligence analyst who worked out of the FBI's Boston field office, recounted that the bureau's Washington field office (WFO) pressured officials in Boston to open investigations on 138 people who attended a rally on Jan. 6, 2021, even though there were no indications the people violated the law.  Boston officials pushed back, saying they would need evidence, such as footage of individuals inside the Capitol, to open investigations of the individuals.  "Happy to do it.  Show us where they were inside the Capitol, and we'll look into it," one official was quoted as saying.  "We can't show you those videos unless you can tell us the exact time and place those individuals were inside the Capitol," WFO officials responded, according to Hill.  Hill said Boston officials questioned why they couldn't get access to the tranche of some 11,000 hours of footage from inside the Capitol.  "Because there may be — may be — UCs, undercover officers, or ... confidential human sources, on those videos whose identity we need to protect," Washington-based officials responded.

Former FBI Official Tells House Republicans Bureau Denied Agents J6 Riot Footage To Protect Assets, Informants Present At U.S. Capitol.  A former FBI official claimed the bureau denied Boston Field Office agents access to 11,000 hours of U.S. Capitol video footage on January 6 out of fear it would reveal the identities of possible undercover officers and confidential informants present at the riot.  Members of the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government shared video testimony during a hearing Thursday of George Hill, who worked as a supervisory intelligence analyst for the Boston Field Office.  Hill alleged the bureau's Washington Field Office (WFO) pressured Boston agents to open investigations on 140 individuals who traveled to Washington, D.C., from Massachusetts to attend a political rally supporting former President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021.

Feds Set Up Another False Flag To Terrorize Americans.  While terrorist-in-chief joe biden was busy on Saturday at Howard University in Washington DC giving their commencement address and labeling Conservatives as 'the most dangerous terror threat' that America faces, just across town, a group of white men that the propaganda media have labeled as being 'white supremacists' marched toward the US Capitol, complete with matching khakis and blue jackets and shirts, all of them wearing matching white masks, with a complete police escort the entire way, a gathering this Gateway Pundit story perfectly labeled as 'Feds On Parade.'  With that gathering of 150-200 members of a group which calls itself 'Patriot Front' being filmed by what appears to be well organized folks on dollies using fancy rolling cameras, gaffers and key grips, we'll remind you that one of the definitions for 'a front' is 'a fake' or 'an image of something or someone that is not a true representation of reality,' [...] And with another 'odd fact' about that 'march' being the fact that nobody on the left, in hard-left Washington DC, ever confronts them in the overtly violent way leftwingers nearly ALWAYS react to 'MAGA hats,' numerous commenters on this twitter post about the 'march' called it like they saw it, with one commenter mentioning "That's a lot of Feds" while another commenter tweeted "Feds 100%" while another commenter pointed out "Feds moonlighting on a Saturday" while another commenter brought up "Our side doesn't cover their faces or wear matching outfits," yet another commenter summed up our thoughts perfectly:  "If you think the federal government spent a lot on cellphones for illegals this week, you'll be shocked at what they spent on khakis, t-shirts and Nazi flair.  And, on overtime wages!"  And with another commenter pointing out that these 'marchers' are most likely Feds setting up a huge false flag to be blamed on the same 'white supremacists' that biden was busy demonizing only miles away, and on the very same day, another used only the photograph below to prove his/her point perfectly.  [Photo]

The Ominous Reason Why Biden Keeps Repeating His False Claim About a White Supremacist Threat.  As Ben Bartee noted Saturday [5/13/2023], Old Joe Biden's commencement speech at Howard University "included a hearty condemnation of the alleged scourge of White Supremacy in America."  In fact, the alleged president called white supremacy "the most dangerous terrorist threat to our homeland."  Then on Sunday, Homeland Security Secretary and failed Disinformation Governance Board overlord Alejandro Mayorkas agreed with Old Joe, emphasizing that "domestic violent extremism is our greatest threat right now."  Many other Biden regime officials have said the same thing in the nearly two and a half years now that they have been inflicting themselves upon us.  The reason why they keep making this false claim is clear and ominous. [...] Note how Mayorkas related "anti-government sentiment" to "white supremacy."  Old Joe revealed the game that is being played here last September when he said in his ominous red and black speech that "Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic."  This regime aims to criminalize political dissent, and that will require demonizing and stigmatizing fully half of the electorate.

QAnon 2.0?  Many have concluded QAnon was a Deep State intelligence operation to lull Trump supporters into complacency in the runup to the 2020 election and to provide a new pejorative term for the Left to use against the Right.  The timing of the rise and abandonment of QAnon postings adds credence to this belief.  "Trust the plan" was a component of a sophisticated strategy (concocted far earlier than almost anyone now realizes) to ensure Trump's 2020 defeat.  This strategy included the placement of the fake DNC and RNC J6 pipe bombs, the 51 intelligence professionals swearing to the Russian provenance of the laptop from hell, failure to call up the National Guard on J6 and the dozens (hundreds?) of agents provocateurs embedded in the J6 crowds.  The strategy also includes the J6 kangaroo courts and onerous sentencings to deter future protests. [...] Now comes Patriot Front, sallying forth from rented U-Hauls, complete with a military drumbeat, to provide a poor excuse for a White supremacist boogeyman in time for the 2024 election.

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If the agitators arrive in rented U-Haul truks, as some has alleged, why doesn't some journalist look into this and ask the U-Haul people for the name of the person(s) who rented those trucks?  If the well-dressed astroturf "right-wingers" climb back into the U-Haul trucks when they're finished with their phony protest march, why doesn't some reporter follow the truck to see where all the fellas get out?

A Fed Gets Recognized Dressed As A Patriot Front Member When He Had His Mask Down, Takes Man's Phone Filming Him.  Everyone by now is beyond suspicious about the so-called white supremacist group Patriot Front.  These guys wear the colors of the FBI and are all too organized with their strategic pop-up marches.  This one member/agent got recognized by a man filming when his mask was down and stole his phone to delete the footage.  No real white supremacist would care, most neo-Nazis are proud to be who they are.  Joe Rogan questioned the legitimacy of a march that took place over the weekend, suggesting that participants looked too suspicious to be white supremacists.  [Video clip]

Time for Republicans to Confront January 6 Lead Prosecutor.  During the 2020 presidential election cycle, Matthew M. Graves donated $2,000 to the Biden-Harris campaign.  The modest contribution was a no-brainer for Graves.  Not only was he a domestic policy advisor for the campaign, he worked at the time for the same white-shoe law firm as Douglas Emhoff, Kamala Harris' husband.  Graves' kowtowing paid off.  In November 2021, Graves took the helm of one of the most politically-charged U.S. attorneys office's in the country:  the District of Columbia.  Since then, Graves has escalated the pace and nature of the ongoing investigation into the events of January 6.  His fixation on a four-hour disturbance that occurred more than 28 months ago has nothing to do with law and order and everything to do with using the full weight of the federal government to punish Americans who protested Biden's election that afternoon.  At the same time, Graves, who is in the unique position of prosecuting both local and federal crimes in the nation's capital, has allowed D.C. to descend into violent chaos.

Tolerance Is Overrated: It's Time To Start Gatekeeping American Society Again.  Look at the circus surrounding January 6th, for example.  The establishment turned a protest of unarmed people who walked into a building and then left of their own accord into an "insurrection."  Did some people get violent?  Of course, though not a single person died because of the actions of protesters.  Was there property damage?  Nothing compared to the billions in damages caused by the BLM and Antifa riots.  But conservative protesters are being labeled enemies of the state and are being locked up right now while BLM is labeled "mostly peaceful."  The double standard is clear, but the reason for it is often misunderstood.  They do not want liberty movement organization.  They do not want planned actions.  They do not want open marches by conservatives.  They do not want the world to see our numbers.  They wants us silent and complacent and uninvolved.  Provoking a reaction is not the end game.  The double standard is not the end game.  The end game is for conservatives to give up because they fear the double standard.  Every strategy of the left circles back around to pacification of the population, whether they are accusing us of racism or transphobia or fascism or insurrection.

Jan. 6 pipe bombs at RNC, DNC were inoperable, says ex-agent who contradicts FBI's official story.  Nearly two years ago, a person wearing a sweatshirt with the hood pulled up, a pair of Air Max Speed Turf shoes with a yellow Nike logo, a backpack and gloves walked through Capitol Hill alleys equipped with what federal investigators say were two live pipe bombs.  Now a former FBI agent who worked on the case says the pipe bombs planted near the Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee a day before Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol were inoperable.  The former agent, Kyle Seraphin, said that technicians who worked in the Joint Program Office for Countering IEDs told him that the devices left at the RNC and DNC were incapable of detonating.  "The devices were primitive and had all the components you would have for a bomb, but they weren't assembled like a real bomb," he said.  "They would have never gone off.  There was no chance they could have actually detonated.  So they were inert devices.  They just looked good."  His account contradicts the FBI's official version that the bombs could have gone off at any time that day — a story the bureau repeated in January when offering a $500,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect.

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It would be easy to offer a half-million-dollar reward if this was all just an FBI sting operation.  By planting the dummy bombs, and then connecting them to the next day's riot, the FBI could boldly offer a "reward for information" and then wait for the public to phone in some helpful tips about their suspicious right-wing neighbors.  It looks like a fishing expedition:  a mirror-image "snitch on your neighbor" campaign.

J6 Jackals Circle Trump.  In 2002, David Frum, chief speechwriter for President George W. Bush, coined the phrase "axis of evil" to describe the despotic regimes of North Korea, Iran, and Iraq during the nascent stages of the global war on terror.  Today, Frum is warning the country about a different axis of evil that he believes similarly threatens the security of America and perhaps even the world:  Donald Trump, the Oath Keepers, and the Proud Boys.  "One after another, the foot soldiers of the January 6 attack on Congress are sentenced to prison terms, which for many will mean the lifelong loss of political rights," Frum tweeted on May 8 in faux concern for the railroaded defendants. "Yet the commanders who plotted and ordered the attack are escaping with impunity — even running for high office."  Frum, who hasn't lost his touch as he's transitioned over the past two decades from a neoconservative to a full-blown Marxist, was referring to the recent convictions of members of the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys.

The next step in the plan to remove Trump.  Just last week the Proud Boys trial around the events of January 6, 2021 concluded.  Four leaders of the Proud Boys were convicted of "seditious conspiracy" in a heavily biased DC court for their activities related to the mostly peaceful demonstrations of that date. [...] To my mind, there are some dangerous precedents that have been set for subsequent attacks on Donald Trump and on the GOP presidential campaign.  The first of these is having a court identify the J6 events as "sedition", meaning an attempt to overthrow the legitimate government.  Prior to this time, despite the J6 committee attempts to label the events as insurrection, there has been no successful effort to classify them as more than a riot.  Being able to apply a label of "sedition" is a huge legal step, bringing into play the 14th Amendment to the Constitution that prohibits anyone guilty of insurrection from holding the office of President.

Occam's Razor — Fed Entrapment.  Occam's Razor: When faced with competing explanations for the same phenomenon, the simplest is likely the correct one.  (1) An investigative silo within the federal apparatus falsely identified me as "1% Watchdog."  (2) When confronted with the truth of the matter, and after their own independent investigation, federal investigators acknowledged that some other entity fabricated their bona fides using my identity.  (3) Admitted (by them) the most likely motive was to influence trust amid the communication group of "1% Watchdog." [...] In my humble opinion, and applying Occam's Razor, "1% Watchdog" was/is a federal agent.  What other motive would a person carry to fabricate their identity, create false bona fides, if not to influence a sense of trust in their target audience?

American Despotism.  The United States surveillance state, with no analytics to assess mountains of data, uses intelligence not for the public but for the kleptocrats' interests:  to spy on conservative media and political enemies, including President Trump.  The FBI not only peddled the fraudulent Steele dossier, it has long wasted taxpayer money for its agents to infiltrate unimportant dissident groups, entrap their members in silly plots, and then imprison them.  In the farcical plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Whitmer, five of the "militiamen," those who concocted the plot, were FBI agents or informants entrapping those they arrested. [...] Unsurprisingly, the FBI payroll funded the leaders of the Proud Boys and the Three Percenters who called for violence at the January 6 capitol riot.  Homeland Security labels the riot an "insurrection" to justify its increased surveillance over political dissidents even as it declares "white supremacy," meaning Trump supporters, the country's greatest terrorist threat.

Federal Government Burns the Whole House Down.  The Department of (in)Justice secured more J6 wrongthink convictions last week — this time netting four Americans for "seditious conspiracy" because they were not members of Black Lives Matter or Antifa.  Regime thugs Merrick Garland, Christopher Wray, and Lisa Monaco (the titular heads of America's Gestapo forces) actually took a victory lap and stood solemnly together while warning Americans that this is what happens to those who dissent from the federal government's enforced truth. [...] The federal government has spent the last two years lying about everything that happened on January 6, 2021.  The liars transformed a million-person protest against election fraud into an "insurrection" — even though the people supposedly trying to "overthrow" the government arrived at the Capitol unarmed.  The government alone killed Trump voters that day, and no protesters killed anyone, but the State-controlled corporate media continue to echo fake-president-but-real-liar Joe Biden's claims that "MAGA extremists" murdered ten or more police officers for fun.

J6 Political Prisoner Pete Schwartz Was Sentenced to 14 Years, More Time in Prison than a Murderer.  Peter Schwartz, age 47 and a Kentucky welder, served his country in the Army Reserve.  He was indicted after he was accused of pepper-spraying officers during the Jan. 6 protest.  He was arrested on Feb. 2, 2021, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.  Pete was with his wife when 30 agents assaulted him with flashbang grenades, armored vehicles, and more than 10 assault rifles aimed at his chest.  "At no point did either my wife or I resist but we were both roughly handled and forced/dragged up the stairs after being shackled and handcuffed as we were shoved around," Schwartz said.  Last year, the DC jury found Pete and his co-defendants guilty on every single charge.  There were no victims to Pete's alleged crimes.  The prosecution presented no witnesses.

No Evidence?  No Problem!  Four Proud Boys Found Guilty of 'Sedition' Over Jan. 6 Capitol Protest.  Four members of the Proud Boys were found guilty of seditious conspiracy on Thursday in a DC show trial as corrupt DOJ head Merrick Garland continues to push the limits of what's possible when it comes to jailing your political opposition.

Proud Boys Found Guilty of Seditious Conspiracy.  [Scroll down]  Until 2022, no American had been convicted of the post-Civil War statute.  But Joe Biden's Justice Department seized on the law's vague language — the same manner in which top officials weaponized an untested post-Enron evidence tampering felony — to criminalize political dissent.  Six members of the Oath Keepers were found guilty of seditious conspiracy at two separate trials and four other defendants, including one member of the Proud Boys, have pleaded guilty to the offense.  Both seditious conspiracy and obstruction of an official proceeding are felonies punishable by up to 20 years in prison each.  Most of the government's evidence consisted of inflammatory text messages posted in group chats, which included the presence of an unknown number of FBI informants.  No defendant was accused of bringing weapons to the Capitol or assaulting a police officer.  Tarrio, the group's leader, was in a Baltimore hotel on January 6, having left Washington under court order following his arrest on January 4, 2021 for an unrelated incident.

J6 rioter gets 14 years.  One of the latest trials of people who participated in the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill has resulted in a sentence that should alarm anyone interested in equal justice under the law.  Kentucky resident Peter Schwartz was sentenced to fourteen years and two months behind bars for his participation in the riot yesterday.  Prosecutors had been asking for more than 24 years, but U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta apparently felt this sentence was a compromise.  Schwartz definitely participated in what can rightfully be described as "rioting" but just how serious were his crimes?  The underlying details offer little in the way of describing anything that would merit a sentence of this nature and the conduct of the judge during sentencing clearly indicates significant bias.

WaPo Reporter Tells Wallace: No Evidence Linking Trump To Proud Boys Violence.  The conviction of Proud Boys leaders for "seditious conspiracy" on Jaunary [sic] 6 energized MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace.  She was ready to pounce — on Donald Trump.  She was hoping to parlay that into a prosecution of Trump.  It had everything but the "lock him up" chants.

J6 Political Prisoner Dominic Pezzola's Attorney: Evidence Confirms J6 Was An Organized Government Plot.  Defense attorney Roger Roots, representing J6 political prisoner Dominic Pezzolla, was on "pins and needles" during a call with The Gateway Pundit Thursday morning as jurors reached a partial verdict on the Proud Boys seditious conspiracy trial.  Suspense suddenly morphed into shock, heartbreak and despair.  An hour later, a full verdict was deliberated convicting Enrique Tarrio, Joseph Biggs, Zachary Rehl and Ethan Nordean on three counts of conspiracy and every other felony leveled against them by the Department of Justice.  "I mean look at Tarrio — Tarrio was not even in DC!  Look at Pezolla, he had only been a Proud Boy for 30 days," Roots lamented.  "They convicted everyone on the breaking of the fence, including Tarrio — are you kidding me breaking the fence from 50 miles away?"

Former FBI agent on violent extremism task force alleged to have urged Jan. 6 rioters to kill cops.  We saw this tweet Wednesday, but we saw that it came from NBC News' Ken Dilanian, which means to take it with a big grain of salt.  The report, however, is by Jonathan Dienst and Ryan J. Reilly, who aren't quite as bad.  The way NBC News tells it is that an ex-FBI agent accused of urging January 6 rioters to kill police was a member of the FBI's Homegrown Violent Extremism unit, and you all know what homegrown violent extremism is — white supremacists, the biggest domestic terror threat to our country.  [Tweet]

Enrique Tarrio, three other Proud Boys found guilty of seditious conspiracy.  The one-time president of the far-right Proud Boys group Enrique Tarrio and three subordinates were convicted of numerous felonies including seditious conspiracy for their roles in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack.  A federal jury in Washington, D.C. found Tarrio, Ethan Nordean, Zachary Rehl and Joseph Biggs guilty of conspiring to prevent the peaceful transfer of power from Donald Trump to Joe Biden and using force and prior planning to hinder the 2020 presidential election certification.  The jury initially did not find a verdict for the fifth defendant, Dominic Pezzola, on the most serious charge, seditious conspiracy, and they were sent back to deliberate by Judge Timothy Kelly.  After several hours, they found him not guilty of seditious conspiracy, but remained hung on whether he was part of the conspiracy to obstruct.

Former FBI Agent Faces Charges Related To Capitol Riot: Authorities.  The Justice Department charged a former FBI agent on Wednesday for unlawfully entering the U.S. Capitol for nine minutes and three other misdemeanor counts after allegedly threatening police during the riot on January 6, 2021, according to court documents.  Jared Wise, 50, who worked in the bureau from 2004 to 2017, was arrested on Monday for allegedly entering the Capitol after a mob breached the federal building where members of Congress were counting Electoral College votes to certify the 2020 presidential election.  According to court documents, video surveillance shows Wise entered the Capitol around 2:23 p.m. through the Senate wing door.  Once inside, the former federal agent "clapped his hands and raised his arms in triumph" until he continued through the crypt and past the Memorial Door, FBI testimony says.  He eventually exited through a window near the Senate wing at approximately 2:32 p.m., court documents say.

California man gets 4 1/2 years for [his] role in US Capitol riot.  A Southern California man who assaulted police with pepper spray during the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison, federal authorities announced.  Jeffrey Scott Brown, 56, of Santa Ana received a sentence of 54 months in federal prison for felony and misdemeanor charges related to the mob attack by supporters of former President Donald Trump, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a Friday press statement.

Outcome of Proud Boys Trial Could Decide Trump's Fate.  Of the hundreds of video clips used as evidence in the marathon trial of five members of the Proud Boys, prosecutors began closing arguments not with a clip of the defendants engaged in criminal activity but with a clip of Donald Trump.  The government showed the jury a portion of the September 2020 presidential debate; goaded by Joe Biden and then-Fox News host Chris Wallace to condemn "white supremacists and militia groups" in an effort to downplay Black Lives Matter and Antifa violence, Trump asked them to "give me a name."  Biden quickly answered, "the Proud Boys."  "Proud Boys, stand back and stand by," Trump said in response.  The offhand remark — Trump later said he did not know who the Proud Boys were — made the group "jubilant," assistant U.S. Attorney Conor Mulroe told the jury on Monday morning.

The Ruling Class's Stalinist Purge.  In lockstep, the Establishment Borg demanded that anybody who showed up in D.C. on January 6, 2021 to protest election theft be arrested.  It did not matter how ludicrous it seemed that Joe Biden — a mental midget who struggled throughout his venal life to garner support anywhere outside Delaware — could have "won" fifteen million more votes than "rock star" Obama had in his last election.  It did not matter that no presidential incumbent in the modern era had ever gained substantially more votes during his re-election race, as Trump did, without being declared the winner.  It did not matter that reports of voting irregularities in battleground states were numerous or that the judicial system failed to acknowledge sworn witness affidavits attesting to election fraud.  The ruling class said Trump had to go, and when his supporters voiced their objection, they were summarily targeted as "enemies of the State."

Gig Harbor man convicted in connection with Jan. 6 Capitol riot.  A Gig Harbor man has been convicted in connection with the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.  David Charles Rhine was convicted of four misdemeanor crimes by a federal jury.  According to The Tacoma News Tribune, Rhine was convicted of entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds; engaging in disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly conduct in a Capitol building; and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building.

Pence testifies before federal grand jury investigating Trump's role in Jan. 6.  Former Vice President Mike Pence appeared Thursday before the federal grand jury convened as part of the special counsel investigation into former President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss and remain in power, according to a source familiar with the matter.  The testimony is a significant development in the special counsel's probe, as Pence could provide critical insights into Trump's thinking in the days leading up to the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. The former vice president published a memoir and Wall Street Journal opinion article detailing several of his interactions with Trump, but some details were left vague.  Special counsel Jack Smith's team is particularly interested in Trump's efforts to try to block the certification of the election, NBC News previously reported.

'It's Fairy Dust': The Proud Boys Case Goes to Jury.  A marathon January 6 trial besieged by scandal, controversy, and acrimony is now in the hands of a Washington, D.C. jury.  After nearly four months of back and forth, the government and defense attorneys made their final pitch during closing arguments this week in the multi-count case against five members of the Proud Boys.  The drama surrounding the trial, both inside and outside the courtroom, is worthy of a Netflix series: shocking revelations of numerous FBI informants, deleted government evidence, outbursts from the bench, colorful defense attorneys, last-minute accusations of an assault on police, a mysterious "attack plan" sourced to a former intelligence operative, and concerns over a jury stalker, to name a few.  At the center of the drama are innocent men held behind bars awaiting trial as the January 6 Select committee conducted televised hearings portraying the Proud Boys as one of the masterminds behind a "domestic terror attack" the Biden regime compares to 9/11.

We Could See Tucker Carlson's Split With Fox Coming.  I have a new job idea for Tucker Carlson and whoever Fox News sent packing with him — and no, it's not replacing Don Lemon at CNN.  It's a simple request.  Tell us the story of January 6 and the "Fedsurrection," as some call it, that you didn't tell us before.  One could tell that the wildly anticipated January 6 insights by Carlson appeared to shake the Fox News suits to the core.  Carlson was given access to thousands of hours of video recordings from the January 6 protest and riots.  Viewers expected multiple nights of exposés.  Instead we got 1.4.  The next night, a chastened-looking Carlson gamely led his show with something else and only later gave an update on the January 6 information.  The good news was that the horn-wearing "Q Anon Shaman" was freed from prison as a result of Carlson's revelations.  The bad news was that the January 6 Committee and the Department of Justice already knew Jacob Chansley was a non-violent trespasser on January 6 but put him in prison for political reasons anyway.  And except for some follow-ups with Chansley's attorneys and mother, there wasn't much else said about it.

Former FBI Agent Who Refused to Raid Jan. 6 Suspect Warns of Agency's Weaponization.  Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, Stephen Friend was told.  Why would he — an FBI special agent — not want to hunt down and jail rioters who killed police officers at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021?  The question, its justification, and its accuracy were equally troubling when they were presented to Friend by an FBI superior on Aug. 23, 2022.  "I responded back that no police officers were killed by any of the individuals who were charged with the violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6," Friend recalled.

Report: Here's the Reason Tucker Carlson Is Out at Fox News.  [Scroll down]  But according to the Los Angeles Times, individuals familiar with the matter who were not authorized to speak on it suggested that the decision to terminate Carlson's employment was made directly by Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of Fox Corporation.  According to the report, Murdoch has been concerned about the host's reporting on the January 6th Capitol riot.  Carlson's coverage of the riot included presenting footage not shown by the January 6 committee.  Among other things, the footage shows Capitol Police escorting the so-called "QAnon Shaman" Jacob Chansley around the Capitol and letting him into spaces.  This footage prompted Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and others to call for Chansley to get a retrial. [...] Other footage presented by Carlson showed Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick walking around after the riot, contradicting liberal claims that he was killed during the violence.  Tucker also reported on evidence that suggested that federal agents may have been the ones who incited the violence.

'60 Minutes' Portrays Ray Epps as a Victim as He Provides the Sob Story.  Ray Epps sat for a '60 Minutes' interview that aired Sunday night, and it didn't sit well with Republicans.  The show portrayed Epps as a victim who only stood out because he's 6'4".  The host claimed the actions of Ray Epps were only a "conspiracy' theory."  The 6'4" victim blames Fox News and well-known conservatives for casting him as an organizer of January 6th.  His actions were miniaturized.  However, Epps took credit for orchestrating the riot!  No one hatched that in some wild conspiracy.  '60 Minutes' asks Ray Epps about texting a relative, "I orchestrated it," after leaving Jan. 6 Capitol riot, "I was boasting to my nephew. [...] I shouldn't have used that word," Epps said.

Ted Cruz Advisor Has Great Question About That Ray Epps Interview.  Why is the FBI only answering "60 Minutes" now?  This failure also excited more comments from people about Epps' status, because once again, as with so many other things, the FBI refused to be straight -forward on the matter.  These are the same folks who now have reportedly been looking to develop sources within Catholic Churches to fink on their fellow congregants.  Now, I'm not saying that Epps is a "fed."  However, it isn't hard to see that there is a fundamental difference between a statement to Congress and one to "60 Minutes," as some noted.  [Tweet]  But even if you're not under oath, it's still a potential crime to intentionally say something false to Congress.  The FBI statement was also terse to say the least, only covering the FBI being a source or employee.  It doesn't deny other agencies.  While the FBI is now disavowing Epps in a statement, not under oath or to Congress, there have been other reports about informants, including about one high up in the Oathkeepers who was allegedly secretly reporting about the group's activities in the lead-up to Jan. 6.

Ray Epps: Tucker Carlson Is 'Obsessed With Me,' GOP Lawmakers Had Bigger 'Impact' On Riot Than Me.  Ray Epps, the man accused by many of being involved with federal law enforcement during the January 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, said over the weekend that Fox News host Tucker Carlson was "obsessed" with him and trying to ruin his life.  Epps made the remarks in an interview that aired Sunday night on CBS News' "60 Minutes." [...] Epps addressed a text message that he sent to his nephew immediately after the riot in which he claimed that he "orchestrated it."  "I was boasting to my nephew.  I helped get people there.  I was directing people to the Capitol that morning," Epps said.  "I know exactly how it sounds.  I've been scolded by my wife for using that word.  I shouldn't have used that word."

60 Minutes Basically Screams, 'Leave Ray Epps Alone!'  [Scroll down]  All anyone has to do is compare Epps' story with that of Jacob Chansley, aka the "QAnon Shaman," to see how ridiculous Epps' claims of targeting and persecution are.  How many of the J6 prisoners had a five-acre ranch to sell so that they could go into hiding?  How many of them have been invited onto 60 Minutes and agreed to an interview?  Inquiring minds want to know.  Yet, CBS went there anyway, because the January 6 narrative of the evil Donald Trump/MAGA attempt to "overthrow democracy" must be kept alive. [...] Once again, if for no other reason other than being curious journalists, why hasn't CBS or 60 Minutes interviewed any J6 prisoners and attempted to cover their stories?  Most of these men and women did not have the luxury of being able to go into hiding.  Many were SWATTED, arrested, and have been languishing in gulags for going on three years now.

Political Prisoner Kenneth Joseph Thomas a Veteran and Father of Four Did Not Enter US Capitol, Did Not Attack Police, Faces 30 Years in Prison.  In less than a month, K. Joseph Thomas faces a judge and jury for 12 federal charges surrounding his attendance at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.  Joseph estimates he faces 30 years in prison.  As a husband, father of four, and home for his father-in-law on hospice, he is anxious about the well-being of the family for whom he is the only breadwinner.  With the full weight of a politically weaponized government on his back, Joseph knows he is going into the fire, but that has never stopped him before.

60 Minutes Steps Up to Defend Ray Epps, Who Is Absolutely Not a Fed, Oh No.  The media love affair with the most suspicious person involved with the Left's Jan. 6 hoax, Ray Epps, continues.  On Sunday evening, 60 Minutes is planning to air a profile of Epps, a man whom they claim has been unjustly vilified in the conservative media.  In doing so, they're just calling new attention to the gaping holes in their Jan. 6 propaganda narrative.  The Leftist political and media elites have been insisting ever since Jan. 6, 2021, that the disturbance at the Capitol on that day constituted an "insurrection," an actual attempt to overthrow the government of the United States and, presumably, to install Donald Trump as a dictator.  Over the intervening two years, the Left's case has steadily unraveled, and one of the most glaring examples of its weakness has been the curious case of Epps.  Amid all the hysteria about "MAGA Republicans" supposedly determining to storm the Capitol and overthrow the government, Epps is the only person who was captured on video actually exhorting people to enter the building.  Yet instead of being arrested, Epps has become a media darling.  Suspicious?  In the extreme.

Ray Epps Is Going on '60 Minutes,' and the Gaslighting Has Already Started.  Ray Epps, who I'm assured just wants to be left alone to live in peace and harmony, is doing what all people who want to be left alone do: He's going on 60 Minutes to get backslaps from the press.  The left-wing CBS News show, which has been caught in numerous journalistic scandals over the last several years, began plugging the interview on Friday.  It will air Sunday evening, but the gaslighting has already started.

Tucker Carlson's impact: Most believe government agents 'provoked' Capitol riot.  A sizable majority of likely voters believe that the Capitol riot of Jan. 6, 2021, was provoked by government agents secretly operating in the crowds, a stunning rejection of the blame that Justice Department prosecutors and a special House panel have put squarely on the head of former President Donald Trump.  While many had suspicions of undercover agents fanning anger in the crowd about Trump's electoral loss to President Joe Biden, the airing of never-before-seen videos by Fox's Tucker Carlson jumped that number to 65% in the latest Rasmussen Reports survey.  Rasmussen reported that nearly half (47%) said it was "very likely" that agents whipped up protesters to the point of attacking police and breaking into the Capitol, where Congress and former Vice President Mike Pence were trying to certify Trump's loss and Biden's win.  "Following Tucker Carlson's release of previously unseen videos from the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, more voters now believe it may have been provoked by undercover agents," the poll analysis read.

Jake Chansley — An Update and a Prediction: Storm Clouds on the Horizon.  A new GiveSendGo account has been created to finance the legal effort to hold the Government accountable for its failure to produce the videos favorable to Jake prior to his sentencing hearing.  I do not expect this to happen without a long and drawn-out fight.  I'm prepared to bring in additional legal help — two attorneys have already signed on to the effort once the battle is fully joined.  They are exceptional trial attorneys who have spent decades practicing in federal court and have no reluctance at all to enthusiastically take on DOJ in this and other cases.  You will recognize one when his participation becomes public.  The other is my "secret weapon" soon to be deployed into the fray.  Jake has been given information on these two attorneys and is enthusiastic about them joining the effort.  He is 100% on board of this new fund, and will lend his own voice of support in the near future.  For now he is not making any public comments while these matters play themselves out in the courts.  Jake endorses the plan that any funds raised in excess of what is needed to support his legal efforts will be used to support the legal defenses of other J6 defendants and the January 6 Legal Defense Fund.

19 Times Democrats And DOJ Deliberately Politicized Law Enforcement.  [#7] As the Department of Justice continues to concoct crimes to charge Trump with related to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, the agency has continued on a nationwide hunt to find any and all in Washington, D.C., that day, even questioning 71-year-old grandmothers.  The agency, meanwhile, has refused lawmakers' questions about the extent of federal law enforcement's involvement.  Wray played down the agency's own negligence about federal preparedness at an August Senate hearing and claimed, "We did not have any credible intelligence that pointed to thousands of people breaching the Capitol.  According to Newsweek, however, the FBI deployed commandos with "shoot to kill authority."  The FBI has been even less forthcoming about a pair of pipe bombs planted at the RNC and DNC headquarters.

Jan. 6 rioter who pinned Capitol police officer sentenced to 7.5 years.  A Jan. 6 Capitol rioter who pinned a D.C. police officer in a doorway received seven-and-a-half years in prison on Friday, one of the longest prison sentences doled out so far.  Patrick McCaughey, a 23-year-old from Connecticut, was dubbed #ThePinman by online investigators after he pinned a police officer with a shield.  Before his sentencing, he apologized to U.S. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden, calling his behavior "monumentally stupid."

Former Cassidy Hutchinson Attorney Sues House Of Representatives Over J6 Smears.  Stefan Passantino, a Washington D.C. attorney who represented former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson before the House Select Committee on Jan. 6, is suing the lower chamber for lawmakers' political assassination of Passantino's legal career.  On Monday, Passantino filed a Federal Tort Claims Act Complaint against the January 6th Committee over the panel's abuse of power undermining legal ethics to pursue a political narrative.  Hutchinson, according to the complaint, was co-opted by members of the Select Committee to circumvent Passantino and orchestrate a defamatory operation against the longtime D.C. attorney as a vehicle of witness intimidation amid proceedings.

Is 2024 Only A Mirage?  Remember, these bad actors are also the folks who encouraged unethical federal prosecutors to callously force Jacob Chansley — who posed no real threat to them whatsoever — to enter a plea for four years in prison while they knowingly hid from him, his defense attorneys, and the court, the exculpatory videos that established his innocence.  In a fair world such prosecutors would be fired, disbarred, and sent to prison to take the place of the man they wrongfully forced to go there.  But so far, they haven't been, and such is but one more example of justice wrongfully delayed that should be a warning to us all.  If such unethical — and indeed, criminal — federal prosecutors, and the tyrants they work for, would be so evil as to do that to a powerless man like Chansley who posed no real threat to them whatsoever, there is little doubt that such evil people will not hesitate to do far worse to prevent a presidential candidate like Trump from gaining victory and therefore, continue to insulate themselves from any accountability for their wrongs.

Shocking New Evidence Reveals Feds Possibly Instigated Violence During the Jan. 6 Capitol Riot.  More revelations about the federal government's actions concerning the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol have surfaced, and they could place more scrutiny on the state's role in the affair.  A motion filed by a lawyer representing members of the Proud Boys, a right-wing activist group, indicates that there were a significant number of informants who infiltrated the group.  The motion, which was obtained by American Greatness' Julie Kelly, noted that FBI informants were "vastly outnumbered" by confidential human sources (CHS) and "plain-clothes operators representing other law enforcement agencies."  The document notes that "[a]n agency called Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seems to have played a major role in handling and running CHSs among the Proud Boys on January 6, 2021."

The Biden Justice Department Is Showing Its True Colors.  Simply put, early sentencings of January 6 defendants did not produce prison terms as long as DOJ was expecting.  I have written that early sentences handed out in the first few cases to be resolved suggested that the Judges did not view the nature of the criminal conduct to be as serious as the DOJ prosecutors were arguing, and they were reluctant to hand out the draconian sentences that DOJ was seeking.  Let[']s begin with the very first case where a sentence was handed out, which I wrote about back in July 2021 if you check my archives.  The defendant was Paul Hodgkins, and he pled guilty to a single count of violating 18 U.S.C. Sec. 1512(c) which is the "corruptly obstructing" Congress charge.  Hodgins went inside the Capitol as well as inside the Senate Chamber.  He didn't engage in any violence, and he didn't cause any property destruction.

Picture from Jan 6 Resurfaces — Three Individuals with "Civil War" Shirts [are] Now Suspected of Being Deep State Plants.  Almost immediately on Jan 6 as soon as violence broke out at the Capitol, social media put out a picture of three white males all wearing the same T-shirt that said — MAGA — CIVIL WAR — January 6 ,2021.  These individuals are now suspected of being Deep State plants.  A picture of reportedly pro-Trump MAGA patriots on Jan 6 was shared wildly by the far-left.  This picture showed three men in the same T-shirt with the same logo "MAGA — CIVIL WAR — January 6, 2021."  Far-left VOX was sure to share the photo to build upon the narrative that Trump supporters, were violent and ready to take down the Capitol that day.  Despite President Trump having 1.1 million people at his rallies to Joe Biden's less than 2,000 supporters at his "rallies", and there being no reported violence at Trump rallies, the left was quick to call all the acts of violence that day committed by Trump supporters.  A local ABC affiliate was certain to share this photo as well shortly after Jan 6.

Jeremy Brown Sentenced to 7 Years and 3 Months in Prison for Refusing to Work as an Undercover Operative for FBI on January 6.  Former Green Beret and January 6 political prisoner was sentenced to 7 years and 3 months in prison on Good Friday.  Jeremy Brown did nothing wrong.  But he did expose Chris Wray's lies.  In March of 2021, Jeremy Brown began speaking out about how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) contacted him in December 2020 and attempted to recruit him to spy on patriots and everyday Americans on January 6th.  In December 2020 FBI agents contacted Jeremy Brown at his home for "posting some things online."  Jeremy later released video surveillance of the FBI contacting him at his home.  And Jeremy then later released an audio recording of his actual meetup with the FBI.  Jeremy struggled for months about whether or not to go public with this information.  But according to his Facebook page — "After listening to politicians and the FBI Director, Chris Wray, tell lie after bald-faced lie to the American People, he could not stay silent any longer."

Appeals Court Calls Into Question Hundreds of January 6 Prosecutions.  There's been an interesting development in the prosecution of the January 6 rioters.  A three-judge appeals court has ruled 2-1 that the Justice Department can proceed with several hundred cases where defendants are charged with obstructing an official proceeding — for the time being.  What's still to be decided is whether or not about 300 rioters acted with "corrupt intent" in invading the Capitol building during an official proceeding.  And all three appeals court judges questioned whether the prosecution had interpreted "corrupt intent" on the part of the rioters correctly.  What seems esoteric in nature is actually crucial to the defense of hundreds of January 6 rioters.  The "corrupt intent" standard does not apply to those rioters who are also charged with assaulting police.  But for those defendants who are charged only with obstructing Congress, how that term is defined could mean liberty or 20 years in prison.

A Hiccup in the Prosecution of the J6 Defendants.  In a 107-page split opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia may well have torched the outrageous overcharging of hundreds of people who peacefully walked through the Capitol, a public building, on January 6, 2021.  The question before the court was whether the phrase "obstructing, influencing, or impeding an official proceeding, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1512(c)(2)" warrants charging those who peacefully walked through the Capitol with felonies. [...] The three defendant appellees were not among the hundreds of demonstrators who engaged in nothing but walking through:  each was charged with some form of physical encounter with law enforcement.  The lower court held that assaultive conduct is not covered by this statute because the conduct must have included what was defined in a prior subsection, which requires action relating to "a document, record, or other object."

Let the House hearings on the false 'insurrection' of Jan. 6 begin.  The latest instance of likely House Republican ineptitude is revealed from the concatenation of two developments, in Washington, DC., and at the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville.  In Washington, a defense attorney for the Proud Boys has charged that undercover operatives, perhaps as many as 40, were involved in the Jan. 6 commotion at the Capitol, and likely served as agents provocateur.  (No wonder, the Capitol doors were opened to admit a part of the throng.)  Meanwhile, in Nashville, the Tennessee State House expelled two members for disruptive behavior on the House floor during an unruly gun protest.  The operative part of the account in The New York Times on the ouster of the two legislators — an account sympathetic to the legislators — appeared twelve paragraphs into the story:  "The lawmakers who were expelled readily agreed that [their] outburst violated the House's rules of conduct...."  And the Tennessee House took appropriate action.  Tennessee state legislator Gino Bulso pointed out that failure to have acted against the unruly legislators would have encouraged further future attempts at "'mutiny on the House floor.'"

Donald Trump, Tiberius Gracchus, And America's Imminent End.  [Scroll down]  Obama set in motion a new set of rules in America, and Trump's indictment, the Soviet-style attack on J6 attendees, and the prosecution of Douglass Mackey combine to demonstrate exactly what those new rules are: Thou shalt not oppose the Democrat party, thou shalt not speak badly of or mock the Democrat party or its minions, thou shalt not push back against the regulatory state, and thou shalt not express traditional American values.  These sham "prosecutions" are really persecution.  They are nothing more than the Democrats' regulatory state wrapping itself around American citizens' necks like the Burmese Pythons killing most native species in the Everglades.  The indictment of a former president and current presidential candidate on such a weak and preposterous theory as this one puts the lie to the idea that the Constitution limits our government.  This is nothing less than the established "swamp" inventing new legal theories while ignoring existing law to crush a political opponent.  That foretells the end of the Republic.

FBI Had 'At Least 40' Undercover Informants Instigating Trouble on January 6th.  Law enforcement agencies had at least 40 undercover FBI informants participating in surveillance work among defendants during the January 6 Capitol Hill protests.  Roger Roots, the lawyer for defendant American Proud Boys member Dominic Pezzola, filed a motion to reveal all undercover informants related to the January 6 case.  According to the filed document, several undercover law enforcement officers were at the Capitol that day, with at least 40 undercover informants or agents walking among them, which Roots claims were instigating trouble.  "Some of these undercover Metro officers marched with the Proud Boy march, and some appear to have played roles of instigators, in that they are seen on body-worn videos chanting 'Go!  Go!,' 'Stop the Steal!,' and 'Whose house?  Our house!' on January 6.  Others generally followed demonstrators toward the Capitol," Roots said.

Jan. 6 Rioters Fight To Await Trial At Home.  If the government had had its way, Eric Munchel and his mother, Lisa Eisenhart, would already have been in jail for two years.  Arrested in February 2021 for participating in the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, they finally are scheduled to go on trial next week in the Washington courtroom of U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth.  It won't be the first time Munchel and Eisenhart will find themselves before Lamberth.  He is the judge who declared two years ago that they were far too dangerous to be allowed outside prison walls.  Home confinement, enforced with ankle monitors and GPS tracking, Lamberth ruled, would not be sufficient to protect the public from the honky-tonk bartender and his traveling-nurse mother.

Democrat Bloodlust.  Jacob Chansley has just been released early from his 4½ year sentence a few weeks after Tucker Carlson released new footage from the Capitol on Jan. 6 that shows Chansley peacefully walking around the Capitol with police officers and leading a prayer in the House chamber thanking the police for their help.  According to the Democrat Newsmedia Colluders (hereafter the DNC), Chansley is the "QAnon Shaman" that 'led' an armed insurrection against the United States on Jan. 6, 2021, and of whom MSNBC said, "Make no mistake... Chansley is a stone-cold thug."  Quite surprisingly for the leader of an armed insurrection, Chansley was not carrying a gun through the Capitol.  He was carrying what CNN describes as "an American flag on a speared flagpole," and which "government prosecutors have characterized as a weapon."  Surprisingly, however, Chansley was not seen using the flag as a weapon.  He was seen using it as a flag.  He did not point it at anyone or use it to beat or threaten anybody.  Despite this, government prosecutor Kimberly Paschall in made-for-TV words called Chansley the "terrifying ... flag-bearer" of the mob "chaos."  But Chansley is nowhere seen leading the mob.  He was not carrying a flag celebrating "chaos."  He was carrying the American flag.  Is that against the law now?

Prosecutor Admits DC Police Officers Acted as Provocateurs at US Capitol on Jan. 6.  Three D.C. Metropolitan Police Department undercover officers acted as provocateurs at the northwest steps of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, a federal prosecutor admitted in court papers.  The admission came in a March 24 filing before U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras that seeks to keep video footage shot by the officers under court seal.  Prosecutors accused the defendant in the case — William Pope of Topeka, Kansas — of an "illegitimate" attempt to unmask the video as part of his alleged strategy to try the case in the news media.  Pope filed a motion to remove the court seal on Feb. 21.  "The defendant is not entitled to 'undesignate' these videos to share them with unlimited third parties," Assistant U.S. Attorney Kelly Moran said.  "His desire to try his case in the media rather than in a court of law is illegitimate, and the government has met its burden to show the necessity of the protective order."  Video footage long hidden under court seal has become a major topic, especially with prosecutors disclosing the involvement of multiple FBI informants in a number of high-profile Jan. 6 cases.

'No One Is Above the Law'? Don't You Believe It.  [Scroll down]  And let's just say it: Ray Epps.  He was at the U.S. Capitol, on the grounds, and was captured on video doing more to foment an "insurrection" over two days in January 2021 than anyone.  But while Iowa grandmas who wandered onto the open lawn of the Capitol and then left have been jailed, charged, and convicted, and others have spent more than a year wasting away in D.C. jails, Epps remains free.  Totally equal under the law!  The reality is that an awful lot of people are above the law — they just all happen to be Democrats and leftists or members of Democratic voting blocks.

Police Left Lower West Terrace Tunnel Doors Unsecured, Giving Protesters Easy Access.  Just minutes after misfired tear gas canisters drove police back into the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, the retreating officers left unsecured the sets of double doors in the Lower West Terrace tunnel, giving protesters easy access to the entrance and sparking several hours of brutal violence, videos reveal.  Cell phone video entered into evidence in a recent Jan. 6 criminal case shows that protesters walked right through the sets of double doors at the back of the tunnel and began fighting against the police for access to the rest of the Capitol.  For months, questions have been raised by defense attorneys and case observers whether the doors at the tunnel entrance were locked and secure.  Prosecutors contended in court filings that the doors were locked when the last officers retreated into the Capitol at about 2:40 p.m.  However, two videos that were entered into evidence by the U.S. Department of Justice in Jan. 6 criminal cases show that neither set of doors was secured.  All protesters had to do was pull on the outer handles to gain entry.

Tucker Carlson Encourages Jacob Chansley To Sue Liz Cheney.  Fox News host Tucker Carlson called on Jacob Chansley, the "QAnon Shaman," to sue Liz Cheney "for the crime she committed against him and against our justice system."  "The Biden administration is demanding that Chansley serve another six months in a halfway house just to make sure his life is destroyed," Carlson began.  "Let's hope that when he finally gets out, he has the energy to sue Liz Cheney of UVA for the crime she committed against him and against our justice system," he added.  [Tweet]

How the Media Doubles Down on Falsehood.  The release of the recordings of the supposed January 6, 2021 "insurrection" (J6) has sparked a lot of controversy in the media and on Capitol Hill.  The J6 event was reported by the congressional "investigation" and the media as a catastrophe, akin to or worse than 9/11.  Oops, now the truth is coming out with the release of over 40,000 hours of video surrounding the event, and we are finding it is nothing like that was depicted.

Jan. 6 Political Prisoner Jake Lang Has Now Been Held in Prison for 800 Days Without a Trial.  Jake Lang attended the January 6, 2021 protest and rally in Washington DC because he believed the election was stolen from Donald Trump.  Jake was one in a million Trump supporters who turned out that day to hear President Trump speak at the Ellipse in Washington DC.  Later that day Jake walked to the US Capitol where he was gassed and trampled when Capitol Police pushed Trump supporters down the stairs.  Jake was nearly killed.  The woman next to him was gassed, kncked down, trampled and then beaten with a stick by police.  She died on the steps of the US Capitol.  Her name is Rosanne Boyland.  Jake Lang was next to Rosanne when she died.  Being a former wrestler, Jake was able to crawl out of the pile.  He then went back and saved Phillip Anderson who was knocked unconscious next to Rosanne Boyland.  Jake was not able to rescue Rosanne but he saved the life of another man that day.

Overcoming America's Political Paralysis.  Separating the truth from the lies is like assembling a massive jigsaw puzzle with no edges and no picture on the box.  You pick through the pieces and assemble sections, but it's hard to discern the big picture.  The mystery of the "January 6 insurrection" was one essential part of the puzzle.  Why did the government arrest innocent people and then throw them in prison, mostly incommunicado, and then ferociously hide all interior video footage?  The brave twins at the Gateway Pundit finally explained the reason.  Turns out the "insurrection" was declared and the Capitol chambers were emptied just minutes before the vote was to be taken to certify the fraudulent 2020 results.  When they reconvened later that evening under "emergency rules," the certification was rushed through without objection. [...] We must now realize that in our corrupt government, everything they say is a lie.  Their job is to divert the American people from the truth of the scam so they can keep stealing.  We are now in the final stage, where the corruption is made permanent so nothing can be done to end our slavery.

The FBI and the Proud Boys.  I haven't followed the January 6 prosecutions as closely as I probably should have.  I thought it was obvious that the Capitol riot was the most overblown story of modern times.  The idea that the protesters who entered the Capitol (mostly peacefully, as far as I could see, more or less invited in by Capitol guards) were mounting an "insurrection" was and is absurd, given that not a single one of them brought a firearm, and they made no attempt to harm anyone inside the Capitol.  Some insurrection!  A big trial is now going on in Washington — the biggest, as I understand it, of the post-January 6 trials.  Five Proud Boys are the defendants.  Like Donald Trump, when asked about this group in a presidential debate, I don't know a[ny]thing about the Proud Boys, except that, unlike Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioters, they have never burned down a big chunk of a city.

The FBI had more people in the Proud Boys than the Proud Boys.  The new House oversight committee investigating the political weaponization of the Justice Department may want to bring on some additional staff and start putting in some overtime.  Every new story that comes out about the FBI's actions in recent years makes the Bureau look worse and worse.  The latest story posted by our colleagues at PJ Media involves the ongoing "seditious conspiracy" charges being brought against leaders and members of the Proud Boys.  The trial of chapter leader Zach Rehl was preparing to call a witness this week, but ran into a problem.  Their "witness" turned out to be a confidential informant for the FBI who had been spying on the defense team.  That brought the trial to a screeching halt "until these issues have been considered and resolved."  That's putting it mildly, to say the least.

Federal Prosecutor Admits DC Police Officers Acted as Agent Provocateurs During Jan. 6 Riot.  Undercover police officers acting as agent provocateurs incited protesters to riot on January 6.  The stunning development was uncovered during J6 defendant William Pope's trial.  As reported by the Epoch Times' Joseph Hanneman, a federal prosecutor "admitted in court papers that three D.C. Metropolitan Police Department undercover officers acted as provocateurs at the northwest steps of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021."  The report cites an admission in a March 24 filing before U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras that sought to keep video footage shot by the officers under court seal.

Informants Everywhere.  After nine weeks of testimony from multiple government witnesses, including FBI agents, the Justice Department finally concluded its case-in-chief in the Proud Boys' seditious conspiracy trial on Monday.  Five Proud Boys, including the group's leader, Enrique Tarrio, are accused of conspiring to "oppose the lawful transfer of presidential power by force" on January 6, 2021.  It is Attorney General Merrick Garland's most consequential case related to January 6; convictions will help build a similar case against Donald Trump largely based on his infamous "stand back and stand by" remark to the Proud Boys during an October 2020 presidential debate.  Most of the evidence is nothing more than inflammatory, braggadocious chatter in group texts; Tarrio wasn't even present at the Capitol on January 6. Another defendant, Ethan Nordean, can be seen on surveillance video walking through an open door as Capitol police stood nearby.  Similar to other so-called "militia" groups tied to January 6, no one brought weapons to the Capitol that day; no one was charged with assaulting police officers or lawmakers.

New Video From Jan 6th Shows Undercover MPD Encouraging Protesters To Storm Capitol.  Three police officers appear to be among those chanting "drain the swamp" and "Whose house?  Our house!" as protesters invaded the Capitol on Jan. 6, the government said in a federal court document filed Friday.  The actions were recorded on GoPro video by a Metropolitan Police officer stationed at the Capitol "in an evidence-gathering capacity," the document said.  The government's filing involves the case of a Kansas man charged with multiple felonies in connection with the Capitol riot.  William Pope, of Topeka — who is representing himself — has asked the judge to release videos in his case that he says show undercover Metropolitan Police officers inciting protesters to breach the Capitol on Jan. 6.  [Video clip

Ray Epps' Lawyer Threatens Tucker Carlson: 'You Didn't See What You Saw on J6 Video — or Else'.  The man seen urging people inside the Capitol Building on multiple videos on Jan. 5 and Jan. 6 in 2021, Ray Epps, wasn't really urging people inside the Capitol, lawyers tell Fox News' Tucker Carlson.  Instead, you're believing your own lying eyes.  And if you don't hep-to and apologize for stating what's on video that was captured on those days, then we'll sue you.  So goes the gist of the letter sent to Tucker Carlson and Fox News from Epps' new attorney.  The letter from Epps's lawfare lawyer, formerly of Perkins Coie, to Carlson claims, [...]

New Video Shows Police Officers Inciting Crowd on January 6th, Prosecutors Desperately Try to Hide Footage.  A federal prosecutor made a rather explosive filing on Friday, admitting that three police officers helped instigate parts of the crowd on January 6th.  The case, which is before US District Judge Rudolph Contreras, involves a defendant named William Pope who is seeking to uncover the videos in question.  Prosecutors are none too happy about that, arguing that "unmasking" the videos would put police officers at risk.

Emergency Motion Claims FBI Didn't Disclose Informant Inside Proud Boys Defense Team.  Critics of the harsh prosecutions in the January 6th debacle continue to be vindicated.  Those who have said the whole thing was a setup keep getting proved right by our own Department of Justice.  According to lawyers for Zachary Rehl, a Proud Boys chapter leader charged with seditious conspiracy, the government failed to disclose that one of the witnesses scheduled to testify was actually a confidential informant for the FBI.  Surprisingly, the Associated Press reported it.

Meadows, other top Trump aides ordered to testify in Jan. 6 probe as judge rejects claims of executive privilege.  A federal judge has rejected former President Donald Trump's claims of executive privilege and has ordered Mark Meadows and other former top aides to testify before a federal grand jury investigating Trump's efforts to overturn the election leading up to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, multiple sources familiar with the matter tell ABC News.  Meadows, Trump's former chief of staff, was subpoenaed along with the other former aides by Special counsel Jack Smith for testimony and documents related to the probe.  Trump's legal team had challenged the subpoenas by asserting executive privilege, which is the right of a president to keep confidential the communications he has with advisers.

Federal prosecutors reveal Proud Boys witness was informant.  Federal prosecutors disclosed Wednesday [3/22/2023] that a witness expected to testify for the defense at the seditious conspiracy trial of former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and four associates was secretly acting as a government informant for nearly two years after the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, a defense lawyer said in a court filing.  Carmen Hernandez, a lawyer for former Proud Boys chapter leader Zachary Rehl, asked a judge to schedule an immediate emergency hearing and suspend the trial "until these issues have been considered and resolved."  Lawyers for the other four defendants joined in Hernandez's request.

US Capitol rioter who barged into Pelosi's offices sentenced to three years in prison.  A 24-year-old Pennsylvania woman who barged into then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office during the January 6, 2021, US Capitol riot was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison after a federal judge ridiculed the idea she was "a little girl."  Riley Williams was convicted in November of several counts including resisting or impeding an officer, civil disorder, and disorderly conduct in the Capitol building and grounds.

The Death of Dissent.  The lead prosecutor in charge of the January 6 investigation, the largest probe in Justice Department history, just confirmed what American Greatness has reported for months:  the number of criminal cases related to the Capitol protest is expected to at least double before it's all over.  U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Matthew Graves, an advisor to Joe Biden's presidential campaign who took over the powerful office in late 2021, sent a letter to the chief judge of the D.C. District court warning up to 1,200 more individuals could face charges.  "We expect the pace of bringing new cases will increase, in an orderly fashion, over the course of the next few months," Graves told Beryl Howell, who ended her term as chief judge last week.  Graves' office just surpassed 1,000 total defendants in what he renamed the "Capitol Siege" investigation — which means the final caseload might well exceed 2,000.

Eight Startling and Uncomfortable Ways the Democrat Party Emulates the Nazi Party.  [#3] [I]n January 1933, Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany.  Within four weeks a mysterious, and in all likelihood staged, fire broke out in the Reichstag (Congress) Building which the Nazis blamed on Communist agitators as their opening salvo in a violent coup.  Using this pretext, the Nazis rushed to arrest and harshly prosecute selected elements of their political adversaries, thus intimidating the balance.  They also forced through the Reichstag the Enabling Act of 1933 in March of the same year.  This law embedded the Nazis as the sole dominant political party and ensured that only the Nazis could win future elections.  The Democrat party seized upon in all likelihood a setup disturbance at the Capital on January 6, 2021 to proclaim that it was an "armed insurrection" and the opening salvo in a violent coup attempt by Trump, his supporters and white supremacists.  Using this pretext, the Democrats rushed to arrest and harshly prosecute those in attendance in order to intimidate their political enemies.  In the footsteps of the Nazi Party, the Democrats immediately pushed to pass the For The People Act, which would have overturned virtually all existing voter laws, embedded the Democrats as the sole dominant political party and ensured that only the Democrats could win future elections.

Jacob Chansley's Lawyer Intends to File to Vacate Conviction.  Bill Shipley, the lawyer representing Jan. 6 defendant Jacob Chansley, started the process of requesting the court to vacate Chansley's 41-month sentence next week, Shipley confirmed in an exclusive interview with The Epoch Times on Friday.  Shipley said he intends to file a vacate-conviction motion pursuant to 28 U.S. Code § 2255 (remedies on motion attacking sentence) next week, pending government response to a letter he sent to the DOJ on Friday requesting information about Chansley's case.  That provision in the law states that a "prisoner in custody under sentence of a court established by Act of Congress claiming the right to be released upon the ground that the sentence was imposed in violation of the Constitution or laws of the United States."  On Friday [3/17/2023], Shipley sent a letter to Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly Paschall to ask about the factual basis of the government's representation of Chansley's case in a separate lawsuit.  He said he's "prepping the battlefield" for a prospective filing to request the court to vacate Chansley's conviction.

Don't fall for another Jan. 6-style trap!  President Trump has stated that he will be arrested on Tuesday and we should all take to the streets.  Don't do it!  Stay home, and let the lawyers handle it.  This is a set-up, just like January 6.  Don't fall for it.  Don't go anywhere near a federal building, don't stand with groups of people you don't know, and don't send threatening emails.

USCP Flips Its Lid in Filing Over January 6th Footage Release.  The release of January 6th footage to Tucker Carlson by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy continues to make waves, after the general counsel for the USCP threw a fit about it in a recent court filing.  The case in question involves providing January 6th defendants access to the footage, something the USCP and the DOJ are fighting against.  The police force's general counsel argues that they did not get to review most of what was released by Carlson, with some of it being from the so-called "sensitive list."  There seems to be some confusion here by the Capitol Police's leadership in regard to who works for whom.  The USCP is subservient to the US Congress and is subject to oversight via no less than four different committees.  Ultimately, the police force answers to a chain of command that leads back to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy because, unfortunately for their chosen narrative, Nancy Pelosi is no longer in charge.  In other words, it is not the USCP's job to determine what gets released and what doesn't.  Yet, the filing complains of not getting to review each and every clip that was to be released nor having a say in what ultimately left the facility.

DC Gulag Political Prisoner Jeffrey McKellop Reveals the Extent of Government Agents at J6 Capitol Protest.  For weeks now The Gateway Pundit was informed about Jeffrey McKellop a decorated former 3rd Special Forces Group soldier and US government contractor.  Jeffrey is currently being held in the DC Gulag in Washington DC as a political prisoner after he served his country for 22 years of military service.  Jeffrey has been silenced by his government.  After his arrest in March 2021, Jeffrey delved into video footage and documented evidence from January 6.  Jeffrey was able to identify numerous government informants and agitators in the massive Trump crowd that day.  After he put together his evidence he sent it out to numerous contacts.  That was when the FBI came into his prison cell and took his research.  They then attempted to silence him and banned him from phone and mail privileges.  Jeffrey's trial is scheduled to start in April, 2023.  He has been in prison for two years TODAY without a trial.  He was arrested on March 17, 2021.

What's the difference between an "insurrection" and a riot?  For the first time I know of, since that incident, our country has been holding prisoners of conscience in solitary confinement without a trial.  Democrats had free rein on prime-time television to sell the American people a narrative of an insurrection, yet many rightfully remain unconvinced.  A stink is attached to the entire process with a kangaroo court, scripted television, and zero defense of those accused of high crimes.  Process matters.  Dozens died in the streets due to rioting during the pandemic, and property damages were billions of dollars.  Comparing the differences in how these two series of actions were spun is instructive, and analyzing the different approaches to how we reacted is reasonable and proper.  It is an inconvenient truth that an overwhelming majority of participants at the Capitol did no physical damage and harmed no one.  The only known violent death was Ashli Babbitt, who was unnecessarily shot.  We, the People, used to mean something.  Now, it's little more than a catchphrase with the government going after a thousand people (many who never set foot in the Capitol building).  They are targets because of what they think.  What does that portend?  Freedom today is defined by what some Democrats decide it to be.  You can riot in American streets almost without consequence, but demand change at our Capitol, and you will be imprisoned and the key thrown away.  How does this square in our "free" country?

DOJ Planning Hundreds of New J6 Prosecutions in Latest Filing.  Federal prosecutors are eyeing charges against more than 1,000 individuals who may have participated in the January 6th, 2021 riots at the Capitol building.  The United States Attorney in Washington sent a letter this week to the chief justice for DC's federal court system stating that prosecutors overseen by US Attorney General Merrick Garland may bring between 700 and 1,200 new individuals into the justice system, according to Bloomberg News.  The staggering figure represents approximately a doubling of prosecutions sought in connection with the event where supporters of President Donald Trump entered the Capitol in an attempt to disrupt proceedings certifying President Joe Biden as winner of the 2020 election.

Questioning the January 6 Aftermath.  Tucker Carlson's release of January 6th footage raises questions about the status of free speech and due process of law.  For more than two years, politicians, media, and big tech have worked together to proliferate a narrative:  January 6th was an entirely "violent insurrection," and according to Vice President Kamala Harris, even on par with the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the September 11th terrorist attacks.  Department of Justice (DoJ) prosecutors have worked diligently to publicize and penalize all participants, including the peaceful ones, to the most severe extent possible. [...] The FBI didn't just question people at the Capitol on January 6th, but those on the Ellipse as well.  My friend, a loving mother and emergency room nurse, purchased her adult son's flight to attend the Save America rally with her credit card.  Her son was not near the Capitol that day, but FBI agents showed up at her door months later to question her.  That was the day she lost faith in the FBI and bought a doormat that reads, "Come back with a warrant."

January 6 Doesn't Shine a Candle to COVID.  With House speaker Kevin McCarthy's release of thousands of hours of Capitol surveillance video footage to Tucker Carlson, and Carlson's subsequent airing of the footage on his popular Fox News show, it's more clear now than ever: what the American left did to Trump, on COVID, on crime (especially the Antifa/BLM riots), at the border, and the like, was far worse than anything that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.  After Tucker began airing newly released Jan. 6 footage on Tucker Carlson Tonight this past Monday (3/6/23), the next day, Ben Shapiro summarized well what we learned:  ["]The reaction to January 6th was to throw Donald Trump off all social media; it was to paint all republicans as rioters. ... It turns out, even a huge majority of the people who were at the Capitol, and in the Capitol that day, were not in fact rioters. [... "]

The J6 Committee's Obstruction of Justice.  Jacob Chansley became the face of the January 6 event because of his outlandish makeup and dress on that day.  He was photographed in the Senate chambers and charged with "knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds."  He argued in his defense that he had been admitted to the building by the Capitol Police and was escorted around by them.  His attorney made "extraordinary efforts" to get security video to bolster his claims but was unable to gain access to it.  Following Chansley's failure to corroborate his story, he was coerced into pleading guilty to "obstructing an official proceeding."  Judge Royce Lamberth sentenced him to 41 months in prison to set an example, as requested by the prosecution.  Suddenly, Tucker Carlson has broadcast proof that Chansley's story is true.  He was admitted to the building without any sort of violence that has been documented.  While some broke windows to get in, Chansley was part of a group that simply walked in when the police opened the doors to allow them in, contrary to Judge Lamberth's written opinion.

The Democrat-Media Insurrection Myth.  There were two events recently that were met with considerable hysteria by what remains of the Democrat party and their stenographers in what passes for our "news" media.  First, the purchase of Twitter by Elon Musk, who promised to restore freedom of speech there.  Second, Tucker Carlson's release of the videos of the Capitol riot that took place on the Jan. 6, 2021 given him by Republican Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy.  The reasons for the hysteria in Liberal Land over both of these positive developments is that the Democrat-Media Collusion Team has been in charge of virtually all institutions since Jan. 6, 2021 and they had painted a picture of the events at the Capitol Jan. 6 that would further solidify their own wealth and power.  The Democrat-Media Collusion Team, the self-described great defenders of our democracy, cannot not abide any such positive democratic developments.  Imagine what the serfs might think if the government or "news media" actually told them the truth for a change!  It's absolutely terrifying.

Jacob Chansley saved us all.  On J6, Chansley ambled down the corridors, got a police-conducted tour, then said a prayer and howled.  Who knows his politics, or cares?  What neither Chansley, nor hundreds of others who were there that day did, was riot.  They did not come brandishing firearms.  (Who goes to insurrect without guns?  This is America about which we are talking.)  They set no fires.  This is worth repeating.  They set no fires.  (Whereas Antifa set fire to the "Church of Presidents" in a real riot, albeit memory-holed, in front of the White House.)  Now, granted, Chansley may be just a very, very weird, though non-violent, guy.  The others, though, walking about calmly, staying between the lines, taking selfies with the police... these seem to be just plain decent folk who wandered in through open doors to a place ordinarily open to the public.  There are two other reasons that this calmness and decency are so remarkable.  Agents provocateur, of whom there were beaucoup.  An "agent provocateur" is a person working for the government who tries to provoke someone into committing a crime.  And then there was this little context thing.

A J6 defendant who walked into Capitol through an open door, spent less than a minute inside, faces prison.  By any standard, the treatment of January 6 defendants has been a disgrace to the Department of Justice, the DC federal bench, and the Constitution.  Scores of people have been held in inhumane conditions in the DC Gulag, denied their constitutional right to speedy trial, and denied access to exculpatory evidence.  The blanket media coverage excoriating them as "violent insurrectionists" has prevented these constitutional outrages from becoming a national scandal.  But there is a chance, a small chance, that the release of CCTV Capitol video by Speaker McCarthy may change the national consensus (other than in conservative media) that there is nothing to see here, they are getting what they deserve.  One such instance powered by the video release is the case of Daniel Goodwin, who faces federal prison via DOJ prosecutors.  Goodwin's crime was simply walking through an open door into the Capitol, spending less than a minute inside, and immediately leaving when asked to do so by a Capitol policeman.

Watching the wheels fall off the statist juggernaut.  [Scroll down]  The release of the full load of Jan. 6 surveillance footage has tipped the scale.  This was foreshadowed by the obvious rigging of the congressional hearing on the subject — where so much information was withheld and the members of the panel were selected almost entirely for their bias.  The resulting political demise of Liz Cheney meshes well with today's cascade of dominoes.  Although the Jan. 6 "event" will have little, if any, actual effect on the destiny of our nation, the Deep State's big guns had to come out.  Why?  Because they have to destroy Trump.  Their lapdog media's bullets are just bouncing off his chest...and their many malfeasances are becoming ever more obvious.  Proving Trump a criminal is their only way out, and their acquired sloppiness is helping to escort them to the losing side of history.

Proud Boys J6 Case Upended By Hidden FBI Messages Judge Calls 'Much Ado About Nothing'.  A federal judge on Monday [3/13/2023] blocked the questioning of witnesses on the bulk of FBI messages disclosed unintentionally in the trial of Proud Boys leaders over the January 6 Capitol riot.  The messages caused a stir last week after defense attorneys began questioning a witness about several FBI messages that prosecutors say contain classified information, according to POLITICO. Defense attorneys allege that prosecutors may be attempting to hide information damaging to their case behind classification barriers.  The government's seditious conspiracy case against five Proud Boys leaders — Joe Biggs, Ethan Nordean, Dominic Pezzola, Zachary Rehl, and Enrique Tarrio — is one of the most important trials surrounding the January 6 riot, prosecutors say.  The trial, which has already undergone numerous delays, was put on hold again last week after prosecutors handed over thousands of messages sent and received by FBI Special Agent Nicole Miller, one of the lead investigators into the Proud Boys' possible involvement in the January 6 breach.

A 'Spill' of FBI Secrets.  The FBI agent squirmed on the hot seat.  Confronted with messages the Justice Department attempted to conceal, Nicole Miller, one of the lead FBI investigators assigned to the Proud Boys case, was on the verge of admitting that the FBI monitored privileged communications between one defendant and his attorney in 2021.  "It appears so," Miller responded when asked by defense attorney Nicholas Smith on March 8 to confirm she and another agent discussed the content of emails exchanged between Zachary Rehl, one of five Proud Boys currently on trial for seditious conspiracy, and his former lawyer.  Smith read aloud one of Miller's texts: "I need to find other emails, but this one email definitely indicates that they want to go to trial, But don't freak out, Jason and Luke."  Smith turned to Miller.  "Now, 'Jason,' you understand to be referring to the prosecutor in this case, Jason McCullough.  Correct?"  But jurors never heard an answer.  After prosecutors loudly objected, Judge Timothy Kelly abruptly dismissed the jury.

Everything You Need To Know About Tucker Carlson's J6 Tapes.  Last Monday and Tuesday night, Carlson's program aired new surveillance footage of the U.S. Capitol from the Jan. 6 riot that undermined the left's narrative of a "deadly insurrection."  Contrary to critics' claims that Carlson entirely glossed over the riot, he showed viewers graphic scenes of the turmoil that legacy outlets and Democrats on the Jan. 6 Committee had endlessly played for Americans. [...] Fox News also aired footage of since-deceased Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick walking around the complex after altercations with demonstrators that supposedly killed him.  Democrats and the legacy press exploited Sicknick's death on Jan. 7, 2021, claiming it was a direct consequence of clashes with demonstrators.  First, The New York Times claimed Sicknick's death was due to a blunt-force injury from a fire extinguisher.  After the paper issued a quiet correction, CNN linked Sicknick's death to a chemical irritant, such as pepper spray or bear spray from the crowd.  The D.C. medical examiner's office concluded in a report published a month later that Sicknick had died of natural causes.  House Democrats, however, continued to use the officer's death as justification to label the riot "deadly" for Capitol Police.

Ray Epps Lied — He Committed Criminal Acts and It Was All Caught on Video.  On January 11, 2022, then Rep. Adam Kinzinger defended likely FBI cut-out Ray Epps.  Kinzinger claimed Ray Epps, the one person caught on video directing Trump supporters to break into the US Capitol, did nothing wrong.  [Tweet]  In his testimony before the sham January 6 Committee on January 21, 2022, Ray Epps insisted "I don't break the law" and "It's not in my DNA."  But is that the truth?  Was Ray Epps being honest in his testimony under oath to the January 6 Committee?  Did Ray Epps, a likely federal cut-out commit any crimes on January 5th and 6th 2021?  We believe we have evidence he did.  Ray Epps is a free man.  He was NEVER arrested after encouraging Trump supporters to rush the Capitol Police — And we have evidence that several Americans are now serving time for a criminal act Ray Epps was involved in on January 6th.

Jan. 6 Trial Paused Due to FBI Allegedly Altering Evidence.  FBI agents allegedly attempted to alter and destroy evidence that would have cleared an American citizen of being charged with faked crimes of domestic terrorism in a series of trials beginning on January 6, 2021, at the US Capitol, which has become a rallying crime for the Administrative State to punish the American people for supporting populist President Donald J. Trump.  On that fateful day in 2021, when millions of People used their right to petition the government, strong forces assembled in Washington, D.C. to build a narrative that populists were violent and planned a violent rebellion to destroy the United States government.  While individuals awaited trials for two years, the media and the RINO-Democrat axis bombarded the public with reports that Trump supporters engaged in treasonous activity.

More questions than answers in the wake of Tucker Carlson's January 6 exposé.  While I agree that it appeared that Tucker Carlson shifted from a fairly assertive open (on Monday) to a significantly less assertive set of shows throughout the balance of the week, he did hit a few nerves and caused an apoplectic response from the January 6 committee members, the Democrats, a handful of weak-kneed Republicans, and the plurality media. [...] We all knew that January 6 was not an insurrection.  The J6 committee (without further evidence) didn't establish any coordinated effort to overthrow the government.  On three important fronts, Carlson contradicted the bogus narratives (established by the J6 committee) around Jacob Chansley (the QAnon Shaman), the death (reported murder) of Officer Brian Sicknick, and the false testimony from Ray Epps.  "They lied!" [...] Most importantly, there are dozens of Americans illegally incarcerated for their alleged actions on January 6.  Find any and all incarcerated persons on video and run a loop of all of their activities.  If criminal behavior (beyond trespassing) can be ascertained, prosecute accordingly.  Let everyone else free.

Did Nancy Pelosi direct the US Capitol Police to stand down?  The release of previously withheld January 6 video footage by House speaker Kevin McCarthy to Fox News is interesting for a number of reasons.  By broadcasting, Tucker Carlson has shed light on the propaganda fest known as the "United States House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack." The Democrats even hired a former ABC News executive to produce the cherry-picked video production and edit out inconvenient images that worked against their predetermined narrative.  One segment of the newly released video stands out: up to nine Capitol police officers were shown acting as de facto tour guides for the man dubbed the "QAnon Shaman" (Jacob Chansley) by the mainstream media.  For anyone with a law enforcement background, this scene is quite bizarre.  No competent police officer would casually stroll through a high-security building with an alleged "terrorist leader" of his own volition without a directive from his superiors.

Even as Jan. 6 Narrative Implodes, Pence Still Blames Bad Orange Man for Endangering His Life.  Mike Pence is running hard to be the Mitt Romney of 2024, the controlled opposition establishment Republican nominee who will run for president and lose gracefully.  Or if he somehow wins, he will do the Left's bidding, but in a restrained, ostensibly conservative way.  The formerly genuine conservative Pence showed that again Saturday at the Gridiron Club dinner in Washington, an annual event where speakers usually keep things light.  The famously stone-faced former veep may have been incapable of cracking jokes, but he sure went all-in on making his remarks as heavy as possible and signaling that he would happily carry water for the Left, repeating his claim that Trump endangered his life on Jan. 6 — even as the Left's Jan. 6 narrative is in a full state of collapse.

Unnerving: 'Geofence' warrants threaten every phone user's privacy.  The last time your phone asked you to allow this or that app access to your location data, you may have had some trepidation about how much Apple or Google know about you.  You may have worried about what might come of that, or read about China's use of the data to track anti-lockdown protesters.  What you probably didn't realize is Google has already searched your data on behalf of the federal government to see if you were involved with January 6th.  But last month, the federal district court in DC issued an opinion in the case of one of the many defendants who stands accused of sacking the Capitol in the wake of the 2020 election.

Leaked chat proves FBI helped orchestrate J6.  Special Agent Nicole Miller accidentally revealed that her boss ordered her to destroy 338 items of evidence via chat logs that were leaked.  That's bad news for the prosecution.  And now it's official.  We are living under the very government our founding fathers warned us against.  Apparently, Miller not only lied to the defense, but also may have spied on attorney-client communications (last I checked, these fall under the 'privileged' category) after also being asked to "edit out that I was present" during a meeting with a confidential informant.  I guess this is the kind of 'higher loyalty' James Comey wrote about.

Dramatic New Video Shows Efforts to Revive Lifeless Rosanne Boyland on Jan. 6, 2021.  A dramatic new Metropolitan Police Department bodycam video shows how officers and medics from three police agencies worked for 15 minutes to try to revive a lifeless Rosanne Boyland after she was dragged feet-first through the Lower West Terrace tunnel on Jan. 6, 2021.  The urgent efforts to restart Boyland's heart were a stark contrast to the previous 10 minutes outside the tunnel, where protesters begged police for medical help, but their pleas were ignored.  Boyland, 34, of Kennesaw, Georgia, was the last of four people who died at the U.S. Capitol that day.

Jan. 6 Videos Show Antifa Disguising Selves as Trump Supporters, Trumpers Stopping Vandals.  Videos of Jan. 6, 2021, some of which were previously censored, are now circulating online and sparking controversy and shock.  The videos show people who appear to be Antifa infiltrating Trump supporters and Trump supporters stopping Antifa vandalism.  Another video shows a man who said he witnessed Antifa disguising themselves and saying they wanted to make Trump supporters look bad.  The eyewitness further insisted the Jan. 6 protesters committing vandalism were not Trump supporters. [...] Finally, an eyewitness account: a man who said he was an emergency management coordinator in Pennsylvania stated that he saw Antifa trying to disguise themselves and saying, "We got to shake this up so that these people look bad."

Footage Shows "QAon Shaman" Jacob Chansley Telling January 6th Protesters To Go Home.  Footage from January 6th shows Jacob Chansley, or the "QAnon Shaman," on a speaker reading then-President Donald Trump's tweet telling protesters to go home.  "Donald Trump has asked us to go home," Chansley said to the gathered crowd. "We made our point and Donald Trump has asked for everybody to go home.  So what are we going to do?  We are going to obey our president, we're going to do what he asked.  "Respect the Capitol," a man in the crowd shouted.

This Great Stage of Fools.  This week a very intelligent person, Naomi Wolf (B.A. Yale, PhD Oxford) did just that.  She offered up a" full-throated apology" to conservatives for falling for the Democrats' narrative on the January 6 events.  ["]I believed a farrago of lies.  And, as a result of these lies, and my credulity — and the credulity of people similarly situated to me - many conservatives' reputations are being tarnished, on false bases.["]  What opened her eyes was the videos shown by Tucker Carlson. [...] No one is charged with bearing a weapon into the Capitol.  Body cams show "outrageous misconduct by law enforcement.  D.C. Metropolitan Police launched an aggressive and unnecessary offensive against the crowd assembled on the west lawn.  Even though protestors were respecting police lines at the time, footage shows officers throwing stun grenades and other devices containing rubber bullets into the crowd beginning shortly after 1:00 p.m." and that conduct enraged the crowd.  Inside the Capitol "police used batons to beat at least two women on the head resulting in injuries;" "excessive force caused the deaths of four supporters."  There's no evidence any officer was killed there and "there's no evidence the reported suicides of other officers after January 6 were related to the protest."  The claim that the protest was to affect the count was also bunk.

Tucker Carlson's Naysayers Self-Identify for All to See.  Tucker Carlson's recent exposure of the Democrats' J6 narrative as a long-running lie has rattled a lot of cages.  The sound and fury from serial liars like Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on the Senate floor and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) during a press conference this week only reinforced the validity of Carlson's reporting.  After all, anyone with an ounce of critical thinking capability could see for themselves how key points of the narrative imploded while watching the incriminating video evidence presented.  While many America First Americans have long suspected the truth about the Democrat J6 hoax (which, after all, is just the latest in a series to be exposed as bald-face lies), consumers of the legacy media have bought into that narrative for the last two years and have written off dissenters as "conspiracy theorists."  Fortunately, there are a few open-minded among the normies who bought into the J6 hoax who have now had their minds dramatically changed by Carlson's bombshell reporting.

Tucker pulled his punches.  I watched what I thought was a serious journalist blow the first night of the supposed big J6 tape release.  But I couldn't help noticing that he picked stuff we already knew — and he was WEAK.  Where was the video of fed provocateurs and violence coordinators?  Capitol Police flash bang and rubber bullet/baton attacks on an unarmed citizen crowd?  The deceptions about the barricades?  The beatings of unarmed women and lots of unarmed men, and one, Roseann Boyland, who died?  What was so hard about demonstrating to the public that the J6 was a Reichstag Fire scam?

Defendant Moves to Dismiss Jan. 6 Case Based on Newly Disclosed Footage, FBI Testimony.  A defendant in the Proud Boys trial over Jan. 6, 2021, charges moved on March 9 to dismiss the case, after some footage from the day of the breach was shown for the first time.  Dominic Pezzola is one of the Proud Boys members on trial for obstruction of an official proceeding and other charges.  The newly disclosed footage, shown on Fox News this week, "is plainly exculpatory," Pezzola's lawyers said in the new motion.  "It establishes that the Senate chamber was never violently breached, and — in fact — was treated respectfully by January 6 protestors," the motion reads.  Among the clips Fox's Tucker Carlson broadcast was one of Jacob Chansley, another defendant who's serving a jail sentence after pleading guilty, walking around accompanied by police officers.  The officers didn't stop Chansley and even tried to open doors for him.  He eventually made it into the Senate chamber, where he and others later knelt and prayed.  Chansley, during the prayer, gave thanks to the officers for "letting us into the building."

Turley Raises a Big Question about J6 Chansley Case, Then Elon Drops a Bombshell Video.  The questions surrounding the case of Jacob Chansley — the guy known as the "QAnon Shaman" — have gotten more traction since Tucker Carlson began raising the issue on his show.  Carlson raised questions about the video showing Chansley being led around the Capitol building by multiple police officers.  They don't stop him; they even open doors for him.  After they lead him to the Senate chamber, he says a prayer for their help on the Senate floor.  Chansley was sentenced to 41 months in prison for pleading guilty to "obstruction of an official proceeding."  He never hurt anyone, that wasn't even alleged.  Chansley's attorneys said that this video was not turned over to them.  Had it been turned over, it certainly could have factored into his defense to such a charge.  Plus, if the prosecution was in fact aware of this video, then they would have had a legal obligation to turn it over to the defense.

DOJ Gets Hit With Huge Legal Motion After Merrick Garland Falsely Claims 5 Officers Were Killed On J6.  In the aftermath of explosive new January 6 footage revealed by Fox News primetime host Tucker Carlson, there have been false claims made by Biden officials that police officers were killed by protesters during the Capitol riots.  Attorney General Merrick Garland in particular misrepresented the incident and implied that five police officers died due to the January 6 incident.  "I think all Americans saw what happened on January 6th, and most of it saw, most of us saw it,,, as it was happening," Garland said. "It was a violent attack on a fundamental tenant of American democracy.  That power is peacefully transferred from one administration to another.  Over a hundred officers were assaulted on that day.  Five officers died.  We have charged more than a thousand people with their crimes on that day.  And more than 500 have already been convicted.  I think it's very clear what happened on January 6th."

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Yes, I too think it's very clear what happened on January 6th, now that some of the suppressed video footage is trickling out.

More Benedict Arnolds Than One Could Count!  A massive cache of 41,000 hours of surveillance video recorded at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, was withheld by the U.S. government from the American people for two years until Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) exclusively turned over copies of those videos to FOX News host Tucker Carlson and his producers.  The videos have finally exposed precisely what happened on January 6 after Carlson broadcast snippets from the videos in a devastating two-part television exposé that debuted on March 6 and 7, 2023.  The many lies that the so-called January 6 Committee, composed of seven members of the corrupt Democratic party and two corrupt Republicans, have been exposed for all of America to see.  In a massive Brady violation, the U.S. Government withheld video exculpatory evidence from J6 defendants and their attorneys.  The judges, sua sponte, should release all J6 prisoners forthwith.  Any delay is simply another egregious criminal act toward the destruction of the rule of law.

What we purposely weren't shown about Jan. 6.  Now, to be certain, a riot took place on Jan. 6.  In that riot, dozens of officers were injured; some 1,000 people were arrested.  But Carlson isn't wrong that tape appears to show some of the people in the Capitol wandering around aimlessly, not violently, or that the media's original portrayal of Sicknick's death — it was widely reported that he had been directly murdered by the crowd — was incorrect.  Argue with Carlson's framing all you want; I have significant disagreements with it.  But it is clear that Jan. 6, as ugly as it was, was a riot and not a "danger to our democracy"; that many of those in the Capitol were in fact gawking rather than rioting; and that the Jan. 6 committee went out of its way to present certain footage but avoid other footage.  A decision was made by the Jan. 6 committee and the media to avoid the possibility of any nuance whatsoever regarding the riots.  Instead, the only acceptable narrative determined that a riot was an insurrection, that insurrection threatened the overthrow of the United States, and that the insurrection continues to percolate throughout conservative circles.  Any mitigating evidence to that overblown narrative was discarded.

A Handy January 6 Fact Sheet.  Clearly, it's panic time.  The White House, Congress, and the Democratic Party propaganda arm that is the corporate media realize their carefully engineered narrative about January 6 is imploding in real time.  Which is why they're accusing Carlson of "whitewashing" and "rewriting" the events of January 6. Anything less than total fealty to regime-approved talking points about what happened before and after that day now is considered a "threat to democracy."  But facts are facts.  And no amount of pearl-clutching by the hags on "The View" or threats made by U.S. senators can alter the reality of January 6. Between video recordings, witness testimony, court filings, and news reporting, the undeniable truth about January 6 cannot be willfully wished away even by the most skilled spinmeisters.

Indisputable video evidence exposes the truth, and Democrats erupt into a conniption.  Tucker Carlson shows real footage from January 6th, and the media and the other Democrats squeal like pigs, denouncing the expository tapes as "lies" and Carlson a cherry picker.  This is rich coming from Democrats and the media, who deliberately chose to show a small portion of the videos.  The J6 committee was never seeking the truth.  It was seeking to destroy President Trump to preclude a run for 2024.  If they sought the truth, they wouldn't have lied about the number of people who died that day, and they would have investigated why Pelosi chose not to secure the Capitol, despite urgings from Trump.  It is illegal to withhold exculpatory evidence, so why haven't all the defendants had access to all tapes and testimony?

J6 committee co-chair: None of us watched the surveillance video, actually.  This raises all sorts of interesting questions, no?  CNN reporter Alayna Treene reported an aside from January 6 committee chair Bennie Thompson as a reaction to a new policy of access to surveillance video of the riot that really should become the story.  Kevin McCarthy is now allowing controlled access to all of the video for House members, a step that Nancy Pelosi never took, so that the entire Congress can decide for themselves what happened that day.  As it turns out, that's a step that even the J6 committee members never bothered to take — even though their select panel's only mission was to investigate the riot:  [Tweet]

Former J6 Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson Claims He Didn't Have Access to January 6 Footage.  Former January 6 Chairman Bennie Thompson claimed he never had access to January 6 footage after Fox News host Tucker Carlson released never-before-seen footage.  Bennie Thompson told CNN that he is not aware of any January 6 Committee members having access to the J6 footage.  "I'm actually not aware of any member of the committee who had access.  We had a team of employees who kind of went through the video," Bennie Thompson told CNN.

This week we saw more proof of the Democrats' disdain for democracy.  It is said that when an individual responds to an allegation with a personal attack, the allegations are probably true, and the accused is most likely guilty.  This week we saw proof of the guilt of the Democrats during two separate instances.  We look at Exhibit 1.  Tucker Carlson aired episodes based on the security camera footage from the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021.  The footage was the most closely guarded secret in the DC, although newly elected Speaker Kevin McCarthy had pledged to release it to the public and did so.  Carlson debunked the Democrat narrative of a mass armed and dangerous insurrection with visual proof.  The insurrection narrative was mounted by the Democrats and their PR agencies that masquerade as news media outlets by slyly editing the footage to convey chaos and violence.  Footage of crowds being unruly, lighting up a fire outside the Capitol building, and windows being broken were played in a loop to push the insurrection narrative.

The actual insurrection in DC went unpunished.  After two years of selective leaks of video by Pelosi's Pretorian Guard, the nation finally gets to see the whole story — and the Capitolists hate it.  CNN said, "US Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger on Tuesday ripped into Fox News host Tucker Carlson over his commentary about footage from the January 6, 2021, insurrection that he aired Monday night, saying the host cherry-picked from the footage to present offensive and misleading conclusions about the attack."  The political appointee whined in a memo leaked to CNN, "Last night an opinion program aired commentary that was filled with offensive and misleading conclusions about the January 6 attack."  Manger also wrote, "The program conveniently cherry-picked from the calmer moments of our 41,000 hours of video.  The commentary fails to provide context about the chaos and violence that happened before or during these less tense moments."  This is the same group that selective leaked out-of-context video for two years.

Some are now trying to turn a blind eye to the massive security failure on January 6, 2021.  But many people around the world continue to wonder, how on earth was it possible that in the greatest country in the world, in the most armed nation on the planet with the best and most expensive security agencies in the universe, one of the most important buildings was left unprotected and was easily taken over by protesters while the presidential election was being certified and the Vice President was in the building?  Why is no serious investigation done to understand that security failure and hold accountable every person who was in charge that day?  Isn't that the most important investigation to be carried out?

GOP Congress Members Organize Trip To See J6 Prisoners.  A delegation of GOP congressmen, led by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, are assembling plans to visit prisoners awaiting trial for participating in the January 6, 2021 riots that rattled Washington and the world.  Republicans continue to criticize the detainment centers where prisoners are being held with minimal recreation time, visitation rights, and black mold infestations.  Greene has partnered with House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-Ky.) to release a letter later today informing D.C. corrections officers of their travel plans.

Schiff's Panic on Parade: Joins Schumer in Trying to Shut Down Tucker and Fox.  We saw Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) — even before the Tucker Carlson Jan. 6 video footage coverage started — threatening Fox and saying that he had a right and an obligation to tell them what to report.  It was a stunning attack on Constitutional freedoms, even as he ironically claimed they had to suppress speech to preserve "democracy." After Carlson's first report, Schumer then demanded that Rupert Murdoch shut him down and not let him do a second night because our "democracy depends on it."  It isn't our "democracy that depends on it," it's their narrative and their power that requires it.  That's what's teetering on the cliff and failing.

Investigating the Investigators: Rep. Loudermilk Announces Probe Into the Jan. 6 Committee.  Georgia GOP Representative Barry Loudermilk, chairman of the House Administration Subcommittee on Oversight, said on Wednesday [3/8/2023] that his panel is launching an investigation into the January 6 Committee to find out if important information about the day's events was hidden by the panel. [...] Hopefully, Loudermilk will investigate the actions (and inactions) of then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.  Although she was not technically the head of the Capitol Police, as some reports have indicated, she was nevertheless deeply engaged in security matters.  In a 2022 supplement to a Senate probe, minority Republicans concluded that:  ["]The Speaker's office was heavily involved in planning and decision-making before and during the events of January 6, 2021, and micromanaged the Sergeant at Arms.["]  Loudermilk has been in the news recently because of persistent rumors that he led a "reconnaissance tour" of the Capitol for protesters the day before January 6 to give them the lay of the land, a claim the J6 Committee endorsed.  As RedState's Streiff reported, however, Tucker Carlson nuked that story into next week as he has so many others in recent days.

An egregious denial of due process for Jan. 6 protesters.  For more than two years, while they controlled every lever of power in Washington, the Democratic Party and their media allies told a one-sided story about what happened at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.  For more than two years, the surveillance footage from the 2021 Capitol riot, aired this week by Tucker Carlson, was kept from the American public by a Democratic Congress so a false narrative became cemented in the public consciousness.  For more than two years, footage that could have exonerated Jan. 6 defendants was kept from their legal teams.  People are in prison because of that cover-up.  Take the footage aired by Carlson Monday night of so-called "QAnon Shaman" Jacob Chansley being escorted around the Capitol by police officers who help him open the door and enter the empty Senate chamber.  It is hard to reconcile these calm and even cordial scenes with the nearly four-year prison sentence Chansley now is serving for "obstructing an official proceeding."

McCarthy Skewers Media for J6 Footage Hypocrisy.  Democrats are panicking and weak-kneed Republicans are outraged, but House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is defending his decision to give Tucker Carlson access to the video evidence of the events of January 6.  And he clearly isn't shy about calling out the media and the Democrats who claim to be triggered by it.  The media has falsely claimed that Tucker Carlson downplayed Officer Brian Sicknick's death by showing evidence that the was up and walking around — as opposed to the false narrative that Sicknick had been killed by rioters — and that Carlson was "whitewashing" the Capitol riot.  When asked on Tuesday if he regretted giving Carlson the footage, McCarthy said no.  "I said at the very beginning: transparency.  What I wanted to produce for everyone was exactly what I said, so people could look at it and see what went on that day."  [Tweet]

Chief of J6 committee claims members never saw security video.  The chief of ex-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's partisan committee she assembled to "review" the Jan. 6, 2021, events at the U.S. Capitol, and "investigate," a committee that finished with a report that tried to blame President Trump for just about everything, claims committee members never saw Capitol security video from that day.  It's an issue because Fox News' Tucker Carlson has been given access to that video by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, and it has revealed that many narratives pushed for the last two years by Democrats and other Trump opponents were false.  A statement on social media explained that Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Democrat who chaired the committee for Pelosi, claimed that members didn't see the actual events of that day, from the videos.  [Tweet]

Lies, and Democrats.  Why not release all the footage to the public — footage of a public building, with public cameras, funded by the public, and video of the public during an event in broad daylight?  Why did the nation's socialist media, the Democrats, and the useless RINOs of the Republican Party insist on keeping all of this material from the people?  Because it would be hard to push their revolving narrative game on Jan. 6, 2021 if the people could fully see what happened — ugly as it was.  It was far easier to make all kinds of hyperbolic claims when they controlled what everyone could see.  With it all released, they would have to fall back on "don't believe your lying eyes."  The socialists can screech all they want about the release of the footage as a "threat to democracy" or whatever.  And that Jan. 6, 2021 was the biggest battle near Washington since Bull Run, but everyone can see for himself that there was some bull involved, but not what they meant.  They can complain all they want about an "armed" insurrection, coup, attack, or whatever descriptor comes up on the spinning word wheel for the week.  But when it's boring footage of people just walking around, the lies start falling apart, and their new version of the Reichstag fire blows up in their smug faces.

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If the Democrats were lying about what happened on January 6, 2021, and incessantly drew attention to January 6 for two years, one can reasonably infer that they are also lying about, and diverting your attention from, the underlying cause of the January 6 demonstration, which was the stolen 2020 presidential election.

Did Tucker Hit a Nerve?  Axios Wants to Move On From January 6.  The Democrats' January 6 Select Committee was a study in propaganda, a one-sided hanging jury that jealously guarded its control over footage of the Capitol Riot and only released what it cherry-picked for the public to see.  The committee did this to the extent it even withheld exculpatory video from the poor bastards in its crosshairs who now languish in federal cells, having been denied their right to due process.  Once Republicans were barely able to wrest control of the U.S. House from the Democrats' ballot sow-n-reap operation, the new House speaker favored transparency and granted Fox News's Tucker Carlson access to the full range of video that had previously only been wielded by the Establishment-Left kangaroo court.  Carlson went right to work, highlighting previously hidden footage that revealed the partisans on the J6 committee to be manipulative, lying propagandists.  But he had only aired the first night of his exposé when Big Left began to squeal like a stuck pig.

Turning A Blind Eye To Inconvenient Truths About Jan. 6.  For more than two years, Democrats and the media have been completely and totally fixated on the events of Jan. 6, 2021, using carefully selected clips from more than 40,000 hours of surveillance footage to tell their story of a violent insurrection.  But now that Fox News has gained access to the complete video record and is providing the public with a far more complete picture of what happened that day, we fully expect the left to suddenly decide that Jan. 6 isn't worth talking about any more.  Shortly after Republicans took control of the House, Speaker Kevin McCarthy decided to make the complete set of surveillance videos available to Fox News' Tucker Carlson.  You can debate McCarthy's choice of who got access all you want.  But the result is that the public has, for the first time, seen surveillance footage Democrats didn't want Americans to see.  Such as evidence of Capitol Police officers politely escorting peaceful demonstrators around the building.  The newly available footage also made it clear that the police officer who the Trump mob supposedly killed, Brian Sicknick, was walking around unharmed after the "deadly" attack occurred.  Other narratives are failing to hold up.

Tucker Carlson now is a target for challenging the Democrat groupthink.  In recent days, Tucker Carlson presented facts about occurrences on January 6th, 2021, in and around the Capitol building that debunked the spurious Democrat narrative of a "deadly insurrection" by Trump supporters.  The "deadly insurrection" claim was and is being used to target civilians and subject them to draconian punishment when the severest penalty they actually deserved for their actions on January 6th was a small fine or community service.  Biden's DOJ says over 1,000 people have been arrested for the "insurrection."  Most of them were charged with entering or remaining in a restricted federal building.  More than 300 were charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers or employees.  More than 100 were charged with using a deadly or dangerous weapon or causing serious bodily injury to a police officer.  The federal authorities are hoping that these draconian punishments serve as a warning and deterrent against any further demonstrations or protests in favor of President Trump.  This "insurrection" narrative is being used to brand other dissenting citizens as domestic terrorists or violent White nationalists and target them.  The goal is to outlaw political opposition.

Too bad to check: Did the J6 committee add sound effects to surveillance videos?  Unlike some of my friends on the Right, I understand the criticism of Kevin McCarthy's decision to give Tucker Carlson exclusive access to the footage of January 6. Partisans can manipulate video, especially 41,000 hours of it, and even Tucker presumably wouldn't disagree that he's a partisan.  It's easy to slice up video to serve the narrative you prefer, to enhance and manipulate it, and to add dramatic flourishes to increase its emotional impact.  And we can understand that by discovering what the January 6 committee did with the video, which appears to include all of the above.  I missed this over the weekend, but Miranda Devine reported that the early word from Carlson's review is how silent the source video was: [...] The use of a former ABC News exec to package the video was well known prior to McCarthy's grant of exclusive access to Carlson, but it was assumed that editing was limited to ensuring that the evidence fit the committee's conclusions. (It should be the other way around, but that's another issue.) Adding sound to silent surveillance video would be a bald-faced attempt at emotional manipulation, utterly dishonest, and would completely undercut the integrity of the committee.

DOJ broke the law when prosecuting "Q-Anon Shaman".  The lawyer for Jacob Chansley, the so-called "Q-Anon Shaman" whose image is indelibly linked to the January 6th capitol riot, is accusing the Department of Justice of withholding the video of Chansley wandering the Capitol building escorted by Capitol Police officers who helpfully showed him various parts of the capitol.  The video, released by Tucker Carlson, stunned a lot of people because it shattered the narrative put forth by the federal government that Chansley was a leader of an insurrectionist mob, storming the capitol with violent intent.  In the video, Chansley was seen wandering the capitol with no other protesters, escorted by Capitol Police officers.  And then praising them in a prayer on the floor of the House of Representatives, thanking them for letting them in.  You don't have to be a fan of Tucker Carlson or approve of the January 6th riot to see that the government's version of events is... not accurate?  Perhaps less than truthful?  Perhaps a fabrication?  It sure looks that way.

Biden Scolds Republicans Over Tucker Carlson Airing January 6 Tapes.  President Joe Biden condemned House Republicans on Wednesday for allowing Fox News host Tucker Carlson to access and air previously unseen security footage of January 6 that showed police officers appearing to stand by passively as people poured into the U.S. Capitol.  The rebuke from the president came in response to an internal memo from U.S. Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger which criticized "Tucker Carlson Tonight" for broadcasting some of the video and commentary he claimed was offensive and misleading. [...] Carlson and his team received exclusive access to more than 40,000 hours of security camera footage as part of a deal made with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who said he opted for the disclosure for the sake of transparency and to counter the "politicization" he believes had been fostered by former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and the January 6 Committee.  Some Republicans have been supportive of the speaker.  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) thanked McCarthy for the disclosure as it may help some of the January 6 defendants in their cases.

Did the "QAnon Shaman" Get Shafted on Sentencing?  New Footage Raises Questions Over the Chansley Case.  If there is one image from Jan. 6th that will remain indelible with the day, it is the "QAnon Shaman."  Bare chested and wearing an animal headdress, horns and red-white-and-blue face paint, Jake Angeli Chansley is to the Capitol riot what Rosie the Riveter was to World War II.  Howling and "chanting an unintelligible mantra" on the Senate floor, he is the embodiment of the unhinged rage that led to one of the most disgraceful attacks on our constitutional process in history.  However, the newly released Fox footage from that day raises serious questions over the prosecution and punishment of Chansley.  The videotapes aired on Tucker Carlson this week show Chansley being escorted by officers through the Capitol.  Two officers appear to not only guide him to the floor but actually appear to be trying to open locked doors for him.  At one point, Chansley is shown walking unimpeded through a large number of armed officers with his six-foot flag-draped spear and horned Viking helmet on his way to the Senate floor.

The Five Biggest Lies Exposed by Tucker Carlson's Bombshell January 6th Surveillance Video Release.  Tucker Carlson released portions of the January 6th surveillance footage at the Capitol which provided dramatic revelations previously concealed by the select committee investigating the riot.  The Political Insider reported last week that Carlson was poised to release portions of the over 41,000 hours of Capitol surveillance footage from the riot very soon.  "They are lying," he said.  "And we know that because we've been looking at the tape."  On Monday, the Fox News host released select segments of the video which seems to prove that yes, they were lying, as he and many other conservatives had predicted on a variety of matters.  Here are some of the biggest takeaways from Carlson's bombshell report. [...]

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The Democrats' strategy to dismiss the uncensored J6 videos evolves.  The New York Times, which has become a semi-official house organ of the Democrats, also serves as a pilot fish for the rest of the establishment media.  So, when it failed to mention Tucker Carlson's first screening of censored J6 video Monday in its Tuesday morning edition, one can reasonably infer that the initial strategy was to ignore the videos. [...] But that strategy did not last the morning.  As Andrea Widburg chronicled here yesterday, "Democrats came out swinging," filling the airwaves (and Congress) with shrill denunciations of Tucker, Republicans, and J6 detainees.  Chuck Schumer even had the gall to go on the Senate floor and demand Rupert Murdoch censor Carlson.  It sure looked like panic.  I don't know if there was any collective reassessment of the damage done to their control of the narrative, or if various individual Democrats and media figures (but I repeat myself) decided on their own that they just could not let stand the access to suppressed evidence.  But inoring the videos was deemed an ineffective strategy... at least for now.  Subsequently, nominal conservatives like Mitch McConnell and National Review enormously aided the Democrats' suppression efforts by joining in condemning Carlson.

Tucker Carlson debunks the Democrat hoax of the deadly insurrection — Part Deux.  Just yesterday, Tucker Carlson aired the first of a series of shows, based on 40,000 hours of security camera footage from the Capitol Building from Jan. 6, 2021, which was provided to him by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.  The episode debunked various Democrat hoaxes.  Here are a few of them:  Turns out Jacob Chansley (pejoratively branded by the left as the QAnon Shaman) wasn't violent or destructive.  The footage shows the Capitol Police accompanying him as he ambled across the building.  [Video clip]  It also turns out that Sen. Josh Hawley wasn't fleeing from the building, petrified of a violent mob; he was the last among the lawmakers to be ushered out by Capitol Police.  Police Officer Brian Sicknick was walking normally with a helmet on his head, disproving the phony claim that he was bludgeoned on the head by violent Trump supporters.  Rep. Barry Loudermilk, (R-Ga.), wasn't conducting a "reconnaissance mission" for the 'insurrection,' but was instead offering a tour to constituents.  Meanwhile, suspected FBI provocateur, Ray Epps, contrary to his sworn testimony in the House, was at the Capitol scene for at least 30 minutes past the time he told the committee that he had left.  [Video clip]

Secret Surveillance Video Dismantles January 6 Narrative.  Fox News host Tucker Carlson aired the first set of previously-unseen surveillance video captured by Capitol police security cameras on January 6, 2021 that undermines several aspects of the reigning narrative about what happened that day.  House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) last month gave Carlson's team "unfettered" access to 41,000 hours of footage the government kept hidden from the American public and individuals charged in the Justice Department's unprecedented and ongoing investigation into the events of January 6.  Capitol Police and the Justice Department designated the recordings as "highly sensitive" material in March 2021; the trove remains under tight protective orders and defendants must agree to strict rules before gaining access to clips entered as evidence against them.  Capitol Police turned over to the FBI roughly 14,000 hours of video covering the hours of noon and 8:00 p.m. on January 6 but the full 24-hour reel has been in the hands of House Democrats for two years — reportedly the footage that Carlson's team was authorized to view.

January 6 Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson Denies Deceptively Editing Footage.  Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MI) has denied ever deceptively editing video while serving as chairman for the January 6 Select Committee.  Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Monday released new, unseen footage from the Capitol Hill riot that unfolded on January 6, 2021, which appeared to portray a different picture than the one that former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) painted.  Throughout his segment, footage showed scenes that ran contrary to some of the narratives put forth by the January 6 committee by claiming rioters had participated in an "insurrection."  One particularly jarring piece of footage actually appeared to show Jacob Chansley, a.k.a. the "Qanon Shaman," being calmly escorted through the Capitol by police officers.

Tucker Carlson Unloads on Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer for Demanding He Be Stopped from Releasing J6 Tapes.  On Tuesday, the American public witnessed incredible meltdowns from Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell over the decision by Tucker Carlson to release the J6 Tapes.  The Gateway Pundit has compiled a collection of stories over these men losing their minds over the brutal truth being exposed by Tucker.  Chuck Schumer arguably had the worst meltdown, not only throwing a tantrum on the Senate floor demanding Tucker be censored but also calling McCarthy a traitor.  He also repeated a number of lies debunked by Tucker.

Tucker Carlson talks exclusively with key Capitol Police officer ignored by Jan. 6 panel amid footage release.  Tucker Carlson sat down with a former Capitol Police officer who was ignored by the House Jan. 6 Select Committee despite the pivotal role he had that day.  Tarik Johnson, a 22-year veteran on the Capitol Hill force, was tasked with securing the certification of the 2020 presidential election.  "My voice is one of the first ones you hear on the audio transmission, so I did expect to get an interview sometime, but it didn't happen." Johnson told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" about the House Select Committee in an interview aired Tuesday.  "I guess the focus was on Donald Trump."  Despite pleas for help on Jan. 6, Johnson said he did not hear anything, not even from Capitol Police chief assistant Yogananda Pittman, who allegedly kept vital information about the protests from him.

National Review plays defense for J6 Committee, attacks Tucker Carlson.  I know, I know; National Review is still the outfit that published the infamous "Against Trump" issue as a last ditch effort to foil the successful 2016 candidacy that led to four years of peace, prosperity, low inflation, and disproportionate gains for the lower end of the income scale under President Trump.  But still, it comes as a bit of a shock that the publication I must credit for opening my eyes to the virtues of conservativism seems to be throwing in with Adam Schiff, Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger and the rest of the J6 kangaroo court crowd that censored thousands of hours of Capitol surveillance footage in an online article titled, "Tucker Carlson's January 6 Revisionist History."  The article, written by Noah Rothman, who recently joined NR after years at NeverTrump Commentary, summarizes Carlson's charges about what the footage reveals, only to summarily debunk it.

The Democrats are Down to Begging Their Enemies to Keep Their False Jan 6 Narrative Alive.  The Democrats have assumed quite a few different kinds of attitudes over the course of the last year and all surrounding one topic; the events of January 6.  First, they were horrified and scared of being harmed, then they were righteously furious, then they were stoically pursuing justice.  Their noble quest to bring the guilty to justice over an attempted "insurrection" was one of epic proportions and they would stop at nothing to right the wrongs and protect the country from the murderous and treasonous machinations of Trump and those who consider themselves MAGA fanatics.

The January 6 videos touch a nerve because they threaten Dems' lies.  Last night, we aired video from surveillance cameras on Capitol Hill.  That video was recorded 26 months to the day before January 6, 2021, and for 26 months, that footage was held from the American public.  The January 6 Committee made certain.  Now, the Justice Department also kept a lid on that video footage and in fact, in some cases, DOJ did not share it with criminal defendants who had been charged on January 6 in violation of their constitutional rights.  We felt it was a public service to bring what we could to you.  There was no justification for keeping the secret any longer and a powerful argument to be made that sunlight is always and everywhere the best disinfectant and in fact, because it was video evidence, it is to some extent self-explanatory.  Anyone could look at the tape and decide what he or she thinks of it.  The tape we showed last night indicated very clearly that Capitol Hill police in some cases escorted protesters through the Capitol as if they were giving a tour.  They did that with Jacob Chansley, the so-called QAnon Shaman.  At one point, they even tried to open locked doors on Chansley's behalf.

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Dear Mitch McConnell: You Were Not Elected To Do The Bidding Of Chuck Schumer And CNN.  [Scroll down]  [Mitt] Romney said that showing Americans footage from Jan. 6 meant Carlson had gone "off the rails," and compared him to Alex Jones.  He also went after McCarthy for being transparent with the American people.  Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., took a break from working on an amnesty bill to tell Raju that Carlson showing new footage of the protest that countered the left's narrative was [bad].  South Dakota Sens. Mike Rounds and John Thune, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, and North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer also fell for the media campaign against Carlson.  Leading the group was Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.  Raju invited him to bash McCarthy.  It's not saying much, but McConnell was at least smart enough to decline that opportunity.  But he did take the opportunity to attack a media outlet for daring to say something different than what a police leader said.  Really.  He said, "It was a mistake, in my view, for Fox News to depict this in a way that is completely at variance with what our chief law enforcement official here at the Capitol thinks."

Kevin McCarthy says he doesn't regret giving Tucker Carlson January 6 footage.  Kevin McCarthy said that he doesn't regret giving Tucker Carlson footage from the January 6 Capitol attack as he repeatedly dodged questions about what the Fox News host decided to air.  The House Speaker insisted while speaking with reports outside his office on Tuesday that he had not yet seen what Carlson put on his show Monday night and therefore would not comment.  He also tore into Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for criticizing Fox for airing the footage, claiming that he should also then denounce CNN for revealing the secure locations of lawmakers the day of the Capitol riot.

Tucker Mocks Media Meltdown, Delivers Narrative-Busting Interview.  Tucker Carlson is not wilting in the face of Democrats losing their mind over his Jan. 6 video coverage.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer even tried to go after him, by calling on Rupert Murdoch to stop the Jan. 6 coverage.  Can we say panicked?  It sure looks like it.  But it doesn't look like Murdoch or Carlson are folding on the issue.  Carlson was back with more coverage on Tuesday evening and not only wasn't he stopping, but he was also laughing at the panic of the Democrats and the media who were losing total control of the narrative.  "What you're hearing is panic and fear," Carlson said.  "A hurt dog barks.  But it's still pretty funny."  When you have Ken Burns' mania claiming Tucker was being both Nazi and Soviet, you know they're truly losing it.  [Tweet]

Capitol Police Served as 'Tour Guides' for QAnon Shaman on Jan. 6: Tucker Carlson.  The face of the Jan. 6 incursion — the so-called "QAnon Shaman" Jacob Chansley — was peacefully escorted around the U.S. Capitol by police on Jan. 6, Fox News host Tucker Carlson alleged on March 6 in his first special based on exclusive access to 41,000 previously unseen hours of Capitol security video.  Carlson showed CCTV security video of Chansley walking calmly through the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.  Not only did the police not try to stop Chansley, they escorted him, Carlson said.  "Virtually every moment of his time inside the Capitol was caught on tape," Carlson told his national television audience.  "The tape shows that Capitol Police never stopped Jacob Chansley.  They helped him.  They acted as his tour guides."

Tucker blows up sham J6 committee with new bombshell footage: 'They are liars.  That is conclusive.'.  Fox News host Tucker Carlson was good to his word on Monday and released previously unseen footage of the Jan. 6 protest, claiming that those such as Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger, and the rest of the sham House Select Committee conclusively lied about what really happened that day.  "With that, here is the video.  It doesn't answer every question from January 6, far from it, but it does prove beyond doubt that Democrats in Congress, assisted by Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney, lied about what happened that day.  They are liars.  That is conclusive, and that fact should prevent them from ever being taken seriously again," Carlson damningly said, laying blame on Kinzinger, Cheney, and the House Select Committee's inquisition for destroying many, many lives.  "We're going to get inside with footage that shows you what was actually happening inside the Capitol.  The footage does not show an insurrection or a riot in progress.  Instead, it shows police escorting protesters through the building, including the now infamous 'QAnon Shaman,'" he told viewers.

Tucker Carlson Begins Nuking False J6 Narrative From Orbit.  When House Speaker Kevin McCarthy released 44,000 hours of previously unseen footage of the J6 insurrection that never was, the collective pants-wetting among the Democrats and their media vultures made it immediately clear that they feared what the American public might find out.  They have, after all, been even more married to their J6 lies than their COVID-19 lies ever since President LOLEightyonemillion got into office.  Tucker Carlson began slow-playing the rollout of some of the footage on Fox News last night.

GOP Rep. Massie to Tucker Carlson: January 6 Tapes 'Changed My Perception' — 'And I Was There'.  During an appearance on FNC's "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) reacted to recently unreleased footage from the January 6, 2021 riots at the U.S. Capitol that depicted a different picture than what had been previously portrayed by congressional Democrats and the media.  Massie told host Tucker Carlson that the footage "changed" his perception of the events of that day and noted that he was there.

Tucker Carlson's Expose Blew a Rather Large Hole in Dems 'Deadly Insurrection' Story.  For over two years, Democrats have portrayed the Jan. 6 Capitol riot as a deadly insurrection staged by supporters of then-President Donald Trump and elevated the threat it posed to our "democracy" to the level of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  They did so by cherry-picking the surveillance footage the public was allowed to see and keeping the rest under wraps for "security reasons."  On his Monday night show, Tucker Carlson shared some of the previously unseen footage and it told a remarkably different story than the one that has been force-fed to the American people by the highly partisan and duplicitous House Jan. 6 Committee.

Tucker Carlson lands the first blow against the Jan 6 insurrection lie.  Mr. Carlson takes care of anything that might seem like a "how we did it" or "editorial disclaimer" — but the main point is that no one in the government or in the mainstream media wanted this made public.  That is why we need to watch and distribute this.  [Video clip]

The $3M, two-year January 6th committee was destroyed by a single devastating cable news segment.  Over the course of two years, hundreds of witness interviews, and 10 highly choreographed public hearings, Democrats in Congress sought to create a carefully constructed story of the January 6th Capitol Hill riots.  How fitting that such an extravagant outlay of government resources would be thrown on the trash heap by a single cable news segment.  On Monday night, Fox News' Tucker Carlson played never-before-seen footage of the Capitol riot.  The closed-circuit security tape appears to show the notorious, so-called QAnon Shaman (a.k.a.  Jacob Chansley) being led through the halls of Congress by police.

Garland Tells Whopper of a Lie, Proving Why Tucker's J6 Coverage Was So Important.  We've been seeing quite a lot of panic in D.C. with all kinds of freakouts in reaction to Tucker Carlson's Jan. 6 video coverage.  Adam Kinzinger has been melting down all day, even going on CNN, then getting schooled by former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Ric Grenell.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer lost his mind on the Senate floor and was flipping out so much, he's demanding that Fox head Rupert Murdoch stop Tucker Carlson from going on with more Jan. 6 coverage.  Nothing says "saving democracy" by trying to stop the speech of your political opponents.  Schumer out and out lied on the Senate floor — claiming that Carlson said Jan. 6 was not violent.  Carlson said no such thing.  He said that while there was violence, there were other protesters inside the Capitol who were not violent.  Schumer is the one lying because he doesn't want that basic truth to be told.  This isn't the first time that Schumer has gone after Fox and tried to suppress speech.

Tucker Carlson Debunks the Democrat hoax of a deadly insurrection.  Hours ago, Tucker Carlson aired perhaps one of the most important shows in his broadcasting career.  The episode was based on 40,000 hours of security camera footage from Capitol Building from January 6th, 2021 provided to Carlson by Speaker Kevin McCarthy.  McCarthy deserves to be commended for this; his tenure as Speaker is looking very promising so far.  [Tweet]  So, what was the key takeaway?  We see Trump supporters peaceably touring the building like "sightseers" as Carlson called them.  We see these people amble around, take photos and selfies and even pick up pamphlets like you would do in a museum.  They were not armed.  A vast majority of them did not engage in any kind of property destruction.  Most importantly the police are seen guiding and escorting them around as if they were tourists visiting the location.  [Tweet]  We see Capitol Police officers escorting and giving a guided tour to Jacob Chansley, a Navy veteran who has been consistently portrayed by the mainstream media as the "QAnon Shaman" and the ringleader of the armed insurrection.  We see around nine police officers in close proximity to Chansley and officers opening locked doors for Chansley.  There were no attempts to restrain him, rightly causing him to have the impression that he wasn't breaking any laws.  Most citizens look to law enforcement officers as reliable guides in matters of law.

Capitol cops say they couldn't get physical with rioters as new 'QAnon Shaman' video reveals hands-off approach.  US Capitol Police appeared to give Jacob Chansley, the so-called "QAnon Shaman," the run of the place during the Jan. 6, 2021 riot, trailing him in a bizarre escort as he walked the halls near the Senate chamber that day — and even opening the door to allow him inside, according to surveillance footage made public Monday night [3/6/2023].  The never-before-seen video aired on Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight," part of more than 40,000 hours of closed circuit security footage that Carlson and his producers were given access to by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).  In contrast to the running battles between cops and pro-Trump rioters outside the Capitol building, clips aired Monday show Chansley — clad in his eye-catching horned fur headdress with red, white and blue face paint and holding an American flag and a bullhorn — leisurely strolling through the building, hardly being challenged or acknowledged by police.

Jan. 6 footage shows Capitol cops escorting QAnon Shaman to Senate floor.  Newly revealed surveillance footage from Jan. 6, 2021, shows two Capitol Police officers escorting Jacob Chansley, the behorned so-called "QAnon Shaman" who has come to symbolize the riot, through the halls of the Capitol and to the very door of the US Senate.  The footage aired on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show Monday night shows the officers closely following Chansley as he wanders the corridors of the Capitol, bare-chested and wearing face paint and a luxuriant fur hat with Viking horns.  "Virtually every moment of his time inside the Capitol was caught on tape," says Carlson, who was granted exclusive access by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to 40,000 hours of surveillance footage from that day inside and around the Capitol, which has never been seen before by the public.

Tucker Carlson releases exclusive Jan. 6 footage, says politicians, media lied about Sicknick, 'QAnon Shaman'.  Tucker Carlson released never-before-seen footage from the Jan. 6, 2021 riots at Capitol Hill that appear to dispel several narratives pushed by the Democrat-controlled House Select Committee and the legacy media.  House Speaker Kevin McCarthy granted "Tucker Carlson Tonight" an exclusive first look to over 40,000 hours of security camera footage from the Capitol Building that were hidden from the public for over two years.  On Monday, Carlson offered the first glimpses of footage involving key figures from that day.  Carlson concluded the footage proves that lawmakers and the media were "lying" about the events that took place on Jan. 6.

Tucker Releases Clips That Blow Up the Jan. 6 Narrative.  Tucker Carlson released some of the promised Jan. 6 video footage on Monday and it dealt with a variety of subjects that he said showed that we hadn't been told the truth about what had happened on that day.  The first video and contradiction concerned the people at the Capitol.  While there were people who were hooligans who broke in, the majority didn't according to Carlson, coming in after the doors were opened and didn't do destructive things inside the Capitol, walking peacefully like tourists through the building.  Carlson pointed to the "QAnon Shaman" — Jacob Chansley, who got four years for his involvement in the events on Jan. 6.

Rep. Massie's Sharp Eye Picks up Big Question in Jan. 6 Footage.  As we reported earlier, Tucker Carlson dropped some of the fascinating clips that they'd seen after reviewing some of the more than 40,000 hours of video footage of what happened at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.  Those clips tend to blow up some of the narratives that the Democrats have pushed about that day.  After he released those clips, Tucker spoke with Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY).  Massie said that he thought it was "poppycock" that Democrats didn't want the video footage released because of security.  He said he's one of the people that's supposed to be protected and he doesn't have any problem with them being released and he thinks everyone should see them.  [Tweet]

Jan. 6 Footage Shows Officer Brian Sicknick Walking Uninjured in Capitol Around the Time Rioters 'Killed' Him Outside.  Tucker Carlson blew up so many narratives tonight with the unaired footage of the so-called January 6th insurrection.  The biggest one is the left's narrative that insurrectionists killed officer Brian Sicknick:  CARLSON: "A deadly insurrection.  Everything about that phrase is a lie.  Very little about [January 6th] was organized or violent.  Surveillance video from inside the Capitol shows mostly peaceful chaos.  But the slogan worked.  The term deadly carries enormous emotional power, which is why they used it.  To prove the insurrection was deadly, propagandists pointed to the death of an officer called Brian sicknick.  The mob killed Brian sicknick.  That's what they said.  He was the single most powerful indictment of the January 6th protesters and of Donald Trump and of Republican voters nationally.  They repeated that claim for years.  They are still repeating it.  At first they told the country that officer sicknick was murdered with a fire extinguisher."

Why Democrats are dreading a full Jan. 6 reveal.  Democrats have been running around like decapitated chickens ever since news broke that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has given Tucker Carlson unfettered access to surveillance footage from inside the Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot by supporters of President Donald Trump.  The Fox News host will air five stories culled from the footage Monday and Tuesday nights, countering the overblown "insurrection" narrative the Democrats and their media toadies have been pushing since Day One.  The characterization of conservative Republicans as an "ultra-MAGA semi-fascist" menace to democracy was pushed by the partisan J6 committee and was the Democrats' main sales pitch at the midterms last year.  Dems don't have much else to run on in 2024, so Carlson's fact-finding mission is an existential threat to their electoral prospects.

Judge denies Jan. 6 defendant access to Capitol security tapes made available by McCarthy.  A federal judge denied a request from a Jan. 6 defendant to access additional Capitol surveillance tapes recently made available by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy in an effort to delay her trial and gather more evidence.  U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg denied the request from Jan. 6 defendant Sara Carpenter on Friday, ruling her legal team failed to explain how the supplemental footage of her actions inside the Capitol building would be necessary in her case.  Carpenter faces a number of charges for her participation in the Capitol riot, including disorderly conduct and obstruction of an official proceeding.

FBI politicized J6 cases, targeted pro-lifers, whistleblowers tell House panel on weaponization.  The FBI has politicized cases regarding Jan. 6 defendants and pro-lifers while retaliating against internal whistleblowers, some of those whistleblowers testified last month to the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, according to portions of transcripts reviewed by Just the News.  Retired FBI supervisory intelligence analyst George Hill, who retired last year from the bureau's Boston field office, testified that the Washington Field Office pressured other field offices to investigate citizens for activities protected by the First Amendment.  Hill's own Boston Field Office, he said, pushed back against pressure from Washington to open cases on, first, seven individuals who came up in a sweep of bank records served up by the Bank of America, and then a larger group of 140 Americans guilty of nothing more than riding buses to D.C. to attend former President Trump's Stop the Steal rally on Jan. 6, 2021.

FBI Shielded Identities Of Undercover Assets Who May Have Been Inside Capitol On Jan. 6, Whistleblower Says.  The FBI's Washington Field Office (WFO) affirmed that there may have been "undercover officers" and "confidential human sources" inside the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, according to whistleblower testimony obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.  The FBI's Washington Field Office requested the Boston Field Office open investigations into 140 individuals who took buses from Massachusetts to D.C. on Jan. 6., but denied the office's request to see video proving those individuals were inside the Capitol, FBI whistleblower George Hill said during a Feb. 10 interview with the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.  The office claimed they needed to "protect" the identity of possible undercover agents, according to Hill.  The Boston office initially opened cases on two individuals that "definitive evidence" showed were in restricted areas of the Capitol, Hill said.  Because those individuals organized the buses to D.C., the WFO wanted cases opened on every individual on the bus.

General Mike Flynn Goes Off on SCOTUS as America Loses Its Justice System to Tyrants.  On Thursday, March 2 at 9:00 am Eastern we had the honor of hosting two of our favorite patriot heavyweights for the Political Prisoner Podcast.  Jake Lang, joined us live from prison where he has been held for 774 days without trial.  He was joined by General Michael Flynn who Jake interviewed for the Gateway Pundit Political Prisoner Podcast.  Jake was nearly killed on January 6th when he was gassed and smothered by a huge pile of people on the steps of the US Capitol.  The woman beside him, Rosanne Boyland, was killed that day.  She was gassed, crushed and beaten by Capitol Police Officer Lila Morris several dozen times.  Capitol Police Officer Lila Morris was filmed beating Rosanne with a stick after she passed out.  While Jake was buried under the pile, Capitol police continued to push protesters on top of him.  Jake also saw Philip Anderson's limp body laying next to Rosanne Boyland.  Jake was able to pull Anderson to safety and saved his life that day.  But Jake was not able to save Rosanne from the police.  Rosanne Boyland was killed by police on the steps of the US Capitol.  The mainstream media ignored the crime and instead lied about Rosanne following her death.

Voters Suspect Federal Involvement in J6, Want Tapes Released.  According to the results of a Rasmussen poll released Thursday morning, 80 percent of likely voters believe it's "very" or "somewhat" important for unseen portions of the massive trove to be viewed by the American people.  That figure cuts across party lines:  78 percent of Democrats, 86 percent of Republicans, and 75 percent of independent voters concur with House Republicans' arguments that the recordings should be made public.  Last month, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) gave Fox News host Tucker Carlson access to thousands of hours of surveillance video captured by Capitol security cameras throughout the Capitol campus on January 6.  Capitol police, which technically owns the footage, claimed in a March 2021 court filing that 14,000 hours of video archived from the hours of noon and 8:00 p.m. had been turned over to the FBI for its sprawling investigation.  Carlson announced his team had access to roughly 44,000 hours, presumably covering the entire 24-hour period.

Trump can be sued for Jan 6, Justice Department says.  Former President Donald Trump can be sued by injured Capitol Police officers and Democratic lawmakers over the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, the Justice Department said Thursday in a federal court case testing Trump's legal vulnerability for his speech before the riot.  In court papers, the Justice Department told a federal appeals court in Washington that it should allow the lawsuits to move forward, rejecting Trump's argument that he is immune from the claims.

GAO: FBI, Capitol Police failed to share information of threats before January 6 riot.  The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its report on the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol.  The non-partisan government watchdog found that the U.S. Capitol Police and the FBI properly identified credible threats to the Capitol in the lead-up to the January 6 protest that turned into a riot but did not share information about those threats.  There were 10 federal agencies responsible for protecting the Capitol that day and none of them fully processed or shared critical information about threats to the Capitol with each other.  These threats included those of militia groups who were arming themselves in preparation for that day.  The report specifically points to the FBI as the agency that did not follow policies for processing tips, including tips that included information related to potential violence on January 6.  This lack of properly following guidelines did not allow the information to be developed into reports shared with other agencies.

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The Department of Homeland Security was created soon after the September 11, 2001, attacks in order to make it easy for various law enforcement agencies to share information.  And yet they don't.

Anatomy of a Cover-up: The January 6 Tapes.  Tucker Carlson now has the equivalent of nearly five years of surveillance footage captured by U.S.  Capitol Police security cameras on January 6, 2021.  House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) turned over the tapes to the Fox News host earlier this month, according to Axios.  Carlson's producers and researchers are already distilling the footage; the first round of clips is expected to air in a few weeks.  While some grumble that McCarthy did not fulfill his promise to publicly release the footage — arguably a valid complaint — Carlson's team undoubtedly will give the massive trove much-needed context and maximum impact. [...] Since early 2021, Carlson has used his nightly show to expose the cruel treatment of Trump supporters suffering pretrial detention orders; raised questions about the use of undercover assets including FBI informants and the mysterious role of Ray Epps; asked why the case of the January 5 "pipe bomber" remains unsolved; and demanded the release of the surveillance video as late as last month.

Injustice of the Court.  The January 6th political prisoners did nothing wrong, simply stood up with all of the righteous indignation of those who have been wronged and have been held as political prisoners since.  What have they changed?  What have they accomplished?  Look at it from the other side, though.  What damage has the FBI done to themselves by participating in the stolen election?  By encouraging, even entrapping, those on January 6th?  What has the CIA done to itself?  What has the Supreme Court done to its own credibility by refusing to address these critical issues?

A Partisan Judge's Parting Rampage.  Defense lawyers call it "January 6 jurisprudence" — a unique set of rules and laws that only apply to those ensnared in the Justice Department's unstoppable push to punish individuals who do not believe Joe Biden is the legitimately elected president of the United States.  So far, nearly 1,000 Americans have been arrested and charged, mostly on low-level misdemeanors, for their involvement in the Capitol protest as the regime circles its ultimate prize: Donald Trump.  The fundamental "crime" that acts as the basis of January 6 jurisprudence is not necessarily the four-hour disturbance that temporarily delayed the certification process that day.  No, the real crime — to hear regime apparatchiks, the media (but I repeat myself), and Democratic Party politicians (including Biden himself) tell it — is promoting the "Big Lie," the notion that the 2020 presidential election was rigged or stolen.

Tucker Carlson and Staff Are NOT Allowed To Record or Remove Jan 6 Footage.  If you're like most Americans, you were overjoyed to hear that Tucker Carlson, who is not afraid of exposing government corruption in either party, would be allowed to view all 44,000 hours of the Capitol surveillance tapes and were hoping finally, we would be allowed to discover what really happened on that day.  The majority of Americans never trusted the partisan, Trump-hating Jan 6 Witch Hunt Committee to give an accurate picture of what happened on January 6th at our nation's Capitol.  Those who want the truth exposed have been waiting for Tucker to begin showing surveillance footage on his show, believing that he would, once and for all, destroy the Left's narrative that the so-called "insurrection" was pre-planned by Trump and his supporters.  We're now learning that Tucker Carlson's staff will NOT be allowed to freely record footage from January 6, but may request particular clips and that his staffers are not allowed to record or remove any videos from a specific screening area.

Pelosi Congress Claims Sovereign Immunity in Federal Court to Keep Secret January 6 Videos and Emails.  Judicial Watch announced that it filed an opposition to the U.S. Capitol Police's (USCP) effort to shut down Judicial Watch's federal 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.

Obama Judge Unleashes FBI On GOP Rep. Scott Perry's Phone Records For More J6 Hounding.  A federal judge opened the door for FBI bureaucrats under Attorney General Merrick Garland to comb through the protected communications of a sitting member of Congress as part of a politicized investigation.  On Friday [2/24/2023], U.S.  District Court Chief Judge Beryl Howell unsealed a Dec. 28 decision, giving the go-ahead for the FBI to review more than 2,000 messages stored on the cell phone of Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa.  The device was confiscated as part of the FBI's partisan investigation into the 2020 election last summer while the conservative chairman of the House Freedom Caucus was traveling with his family.  Perry, a six-term lawmaker who voted to delay President Joe Biden's electoral certification in 2021, claimed his phone records are protected under the Constitution's speech and debate clause, which gives lawmakers immunity from executive intimidation by politicized investigations.  Perry argued his records were created by routine work of the legislative process to ensure election integrity related to the 2020 presidential contest.  Judge Howell, who was first appointed to the federal bench by President Barack Obama in 2010, however, rejected Perry's claim as "astonishing."

Washington Post Writer Opposes Public Seeing All January 6 Video Footage.  Far-left Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank is openly admitting he doesn't want all the footage from the mostly peaceful January 6 protest at the U.S.  Capitol to be released to the public.  I applaud his honesty.  Naturally, his motives are oh-so honorable and patriotic.  He says the truth must be withheld from the American people for — wait for it, wait for it — national security reasons!  [Tweet]

With the J6 footage release, the mainstream media begin to panic.  Practically within minutes of January 6, the Democrat establishment, both politicians and the media, had their narrative in place: It was a violent insurrection that justified the biggest FBI manhunt in history, saw Democrats conduct a kangaroo congressional hearing to cement the narrative, deprived hundreds of people of their constitutional rights, and cowed Biden's opponents into silence lest they too be accused of "insurrection."  For those same two years, the Democrat establishment resisted making public 14,000 hours of video footage showing J6 events in and around the Capitol, claiming that to do so was too dangerous.  Now, though, with Kevin McCarthy having made the footage exclusively available to Tucker Carlson, the media are singing a very different tune.

Why J6 Transparency Frightens the Democrats.  For two years, the Democrats have insisted that, on Jan. 6, 2021, the republic was shaken to its foundations by an "insurrection" mounted by wild-eyed MAGA extremists.  They attempted to reinforce this claim with a series of hyper-partisan hearings, complete with video edited for dramatic effect by a professional television producer.  This left most of the footage captured by Capitol surveillance cameras on the cutting room floor, and the Democrats refused to release any of the unused video to the public.  Thus, after the midterms, Kevin McCarthy pledged to make it public if elected speaker of the House.  He kept his word, and the Democrats are clearly alarmed.  Indeed, their response to the news that McCarthy had allowed Fox News' Tucker Carlson access to the surveillance tapes was nearly as hysterical as their reaction to the Jan. 6 affray itself.

Tucker Carlson and the January 6 Tapes.  House speaker Kevin McCarthy is finally releasing all the official security tapes and other video evidence showing what really happened during the massive stolen election protest at the U.S.  Capitol on January 6, 2021.  This evidence had been commandeered and hidden by Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat party for the last two years.  This material did not belong to Pelosi and the Democrats; it belongs to the American people.  In fact, wannabe mob boss Nancy Pelosi and her reprehensible Democrat party had been trying to arrange, just before the new Congress came in, to have all this evidence locked away in the National Archives, where it wouldn't have been available to the public for fifty years.  McCarthy's decision to release this purloined evidence to Fox News host Tucker Carlson has caused quite a panic.  The hyperbolic reactions of people like Hakeem Jeffries and Chuck Schumer aren't at all surprising.  These Democrat leaders know what really happened that day, and they've been knowingly lying to America all along.  They never imagined that those tapes would see the light of day.

Release of Jan. 6 video footage to Tucker Carlson is a five-alarm fire for Democrats.  House Speaker Kevin McCarthy 's decision to hand over security footage from the Jan. 6 Capitol riot to Fox News host Tucker Carlson has Democrats up in arms.  For two years, Democrats, citing "security concerns," have managed to withhold this critical footage from the public, likely fearing it would contradict their carefully constructed narrative that the riot had been "an insurrection" and "terrorist attack."  Democrats are especially peeved with whom McCarthy chose to provide the material to.  They consider it an attempt to curry favor with Carlson, who has been openly critical of the GOP leader in the past.  And while that may very well be true, there's no question that Democrats' main problem with Carlson is that he has repeatedly questioned the decisions, actions, and motives of the Department of Justice, then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser, and the House Jan. 6 committee.

New Footage From Jan 6th Shows Cops Calling Protesters Inside Capitol 'Pretty Cool'.  Bodycam footage from Officer Luke Foskett on January 6th.  Officer: "They've (protestors) been pretty cool once we encounter them, right?"  Officer Luke Foskett: "That's their MO."  As new footage is released, the case seems more and more solid that Jan 6th wasn't an insurrection but more like a tourist walkthrough.  [Video clip]

Former Trump Official Debunks The January 6th "Coup" Narrative Once And For All.  It was one of the biggest mysteries of the Capitol Riots: How could former President Donald J.  Trump have possibly be carrying out a "coup" on the capitol without the aid of the U.S.  military and only with the help of a bunch of unarmed extremists?  Former Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller recently joined podcaster Tim Pool and addressed this very topic.  Christopher C.  Miller served as the Acting Secretary of Defense from Nov. 9, 2020 until Jan. 20, 2021.  His remarks are well worth reporting. [...]

Media Demands Darkness, Not Sunlight, on January 6 Tapes.  Guardians of the fourth estate long ago abandoned their self-proclaimed role as watchdog over those in power in exchange for the role of lapdog.  But apparently the last ones to get the joke are reporters, editors, and cable news hosts themselves, who still operate under the delusion they maintain a vaunted place in the pecking order of American society rather than rank in popularity just below the toxic sludge smoldering in East Palestine, Ohio.  Not long ago — or maybe it has been a long time? — journalists would salivate at the chance to report on the contents of a massive trove of footage related to what the government calls a terror attack, especially if the same government pulled every trick in the book to keep it under wraps.  Compelled by slavish idolatry of the state and contempt for the common man, the media, for lack of a better term, is acting as if the release of unseen video recorded on January 6 is a crime in progress.

New Video Proves Capital Police on January 6 Started Firing on the Innocent Crowd Without Warning.  As we have reported all along, on January 6, 2021 the Capitol Hill Police began firing rubber bullets, gas canisters, flash grenades on the Trump supporters gathered around the US Capitol without warning.  In the hundreds of conversations we have had with January 6 attendees, political prisoners, and police abuse victims, they all say the same thing.  Innocent people were attacked by police without warning.  This was an attack on the American people.

Newly Released Footage From Jan 6th Shows Cop Claiming They Were Set Up.  New body cam footage from cops on January 6 discussing how "they set us up"?  "Let them take the [Capitol]"  This is why they don't want more J6 footage released.  The fingers will all point back at Pelosi & her staff secretly weakening security.  [Video clip]

Chuck Schumer [is] in True Panic Mode About [the] Release of Jan. 6 Footage.  I've been writing about the panic that we're seeing from some of the Jan. 6 Committee over the thousands of hours of footage that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy allowed Tucker Carlson and his crew to view.  Why would they be so upset about people viewing the footage or knowing more about what went on that day?  Isn't that what they kept saying they wanted?  Yet suddenly we're seeing them melting down and coming up with all kinds of reasons why more light on the subject is such a bad thing.

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.

Shocking Court Disclosure Shows Undercover Cops Urging Jan. 6 Protesters — Including Ashli Babbitt — To Enter Capitol Building.  One would think that after over two years, thousands of hours of video, non-stop media coverage, and dozens of high-profile court cases that nothing new and surprising will be revealed about the January 6 mostly peaceful protests.  Yet there are bombshells dropping fairly regularly lately and almost all of them point to the whole thing being a Deep State setup.  The latest comes from a thread by Twitter user @FreeStateWill who posted information that as unearthed during a January 6 trial hearing last week.  According to the new information, members of the Metropolitan Police Departments were in the January 6 crowd undercover and can be seen driving people to enter "our house."

Jan. 6 lead investigator tells all, or at least too much.  One of the arguments raised in opposition to the bona fides of Nancy Pelosi's Jan. 6 Select Committee (to end our two-party system) was its apparent lack of a legitimate legislative purpose.  This argument is proved unpersuasive with federal judges caught up in the leftist narrative that the events of January 6, 2021 at the Capitol were the greatest assault on country since — Pearl Harbor, the Civil War, the burning of the White House in 1814 — name your particular horrible.  Now along comes Timothy J. Heaphy, lead investigator of the Pelosi partisan panel, in colloquy with Luke Broadwater, New York Times print edition, February 20, to acknowledge: yes, the committee's proceedings were more akin to a sitting grand jury than a congressional hearing — and, later in the interview, apparently deciding to "kick over the traces" (in the marvelous phrase of the late Yale law constitutional scholar Alexander Bickel) to assert, "Hearing is not the right word for what we did.  We called them hearings, but they were presentations more than hearings."  For what purpose?  Clearly not for the purpose of legitimate legislation.  Clearly for the partisan purpose of preventing Donald J. Trump from seeking a second term — with the added aim of crushing the Republican Party.

Schiff Panics Over Release of Jan. 6 Footage, Goes Into Conspiracy Overdrive.  [Scroll down] How is the actual video footage that was shot a "dangerous conspiracy theory"?  What Schiff is saying is he has a problem with the truth coming out, that the truth is "dangerous," and that he fears it, that's what he's saying here.  That's why neither he nor Pelosi wanted this video out there, otherwise, he wouldn't be so desperate to try to attack the release now.  If he cared about the truth, he'd welcome the release.  But to Schiff, the truth is just something to lie about, to achieve his political aims.  Schiff is so nervous about this, almost as if he thinks people will see things that he doesn't want them to see.

Speaker McCarthy Gives Tucker Access to 41,000 Hours of J6 Surveillance Video.  Axios is reporting that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has granted Fox News's Tucker Carlson exclusive access to 41,000 hours of Capitol videotape from Jan. 6, 2021, (aka J6).  Tucker has long questioned whether J6 was an actual insurrection.  The FBI stated in August 2021 they found little evidence that the crowd tried to topple the United States.  A Harvard University survey released in August 2022 said the same thing.  Democrats have fought to keep the tapes under wraps.  That is understandable, as it's hard to cry "insurrection" when looking at videos of Capitol police letting protesters in the doors and fist-bumping them as they wander by, snapping selfies.  [Tweet]

Brace for Impact: Tucker Carlson Gets Thousands of Hours of January 6 Footage from McCarthy.  Earlier this month, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy promised to release all the footage of the January 6 riot at the Capitol to the public.  "I think the public should see what happened on that day," McCarthy said of the footage.  "I watched what Nancy Pelosi did, where she politicized it.  For the first time in the history — as a speaker — not allowing the minority to appoint to a committee.  We watched the politicization of this.  I think the American public should actually see what happened instead of a report that's written on a political basis."  It would appear that McCarthy has handed thousands of hours of January 6 footage to Tucker Carlson and his team, but at this time, only Carlson seems to have access to it.  According to Axios, a source, the Carlson team was given 14,000 hours of footage, though reporter Mike Allen reported he's been told there's far more content than that.

15 Facts on the Dozens of Federal Operatives Who Infiltrated the Trump Crowds on January 6th at the US Capitol.  Dozens if not hundreds of government operatives infiltrated the protests at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.  This is a list of government operatives we identified working inside the crowd at the US Capitol on January 6 was started in 2021.  The Gateway Pundit continues to add to this list as we learn more.  In July 2022 TGP contributor Cara Castronuova released whistleblower documents, text messages, and audio transcripts of FBI informant James Knowles's communications with his FBI handlers on January 6.  The evidence exonerates Trump supporters and the Proud Boys of any conspiracy or planning to storm the US Capitol, to enter the US Capitol, or to overthrow official proceedings.  The evidence reported by Cara at The Gateway Pundit was explosive.

Undercover DC Police Officer Pushed Protesters Toward Capitol, Climbed Over Barricade: Court Filing.  Three undercover Metropolitan Police Department officers joined the march of protesters up the northwest side of the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 — including one who climbed over a barricade and pushed others toward the Capitol, and another who walked behind Ashli Babbitt and predicted that "someone will get shot," according to newly disclosed court documents.  New court motions filed by Jan. 6 defendant William Pope of Topeka, Kansas, also show MPD bicycle officers stopping four armed men in plainclothes on Jan. 6.  The men turned out to be federal agents.  Video included with Pope's filings also shows uniformed MPD officers saying, "we were set up" to fail on Jan. 6.  Information in the court papers will rekindle the debate about the role that undercover officers and agents played in the riots of Jan. 6 and why the U.S. Department of Justice and federal judges have kept the evidence under seal and away from public view.

Gruesome Video Released of Trump Supporter Victoria White After DC Officer Jason Bagshaw Beat Her.  Victoria White from Rochester, Minnesota attended the Stop the Steal rally in Washington DC on January 6th.  She was nearly killed by DC police officers during the rally.  Victoria was later arrested and charged with assault on the US Capitol.  Victoria White was brutally beaten near death by the US Capitol Police. [...] Not once in the DOJ report do they describe the brutal pummeling she received at the hands of the Capitol Police officers.  The fact that they ignored police brutality in their report is absolutely frightening.

Nancy Pelosi's Filmmaker Daughter Alexandra Pelosi Caught on Tape Refuting J6 Narrative.  Nancy Pelosi's daughter Alexandra Pelosi is producing an HBO documentary about the January 6, 2021, protests and riot in Washington DC.  In October 2022, CNN released never-before-seen footage of Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell inside the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 — the two people who refused to call in the National Guard prior to that day and during the rioting.  The footage was filmed by Nancy's daughter Alexandra.  Nancy's son-in-law was outside during the protests filming the "insurrection."

Did a Government Intel Asset Plant Key Evidence in Proud Boys Case?  It's week five of the Justice Department's most high-profile — and high-stakes — criminal trial related to the events of January 6, 2021.  Five members of the Proud Boys face the rare "seditious conspiracy" charge.  Guilty verdicts — almost certain given the government's near-perfect conviction rate for January 6 defendants — would build legal momentum for a similar indictment against Donald Trump.  (The trial is so crucial that Matthew Graves, the Biden-appointed U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia responsible for prosecuting every January 6 case, has shown up in the courtroom on at least three occasions.)  Trump is a major figure in this trial, an unindicted coconspirator of sorts.  Last week, Judge Timothy Kelly allowed prosecutors to play a clip of Trump's extemporaneous comment for the Proud Boys to "stand back and stand by" — a remark uttered during a presidential debate in September 2020 more than three months before the Capitol protest.  The Justice Department wants to portray the comment as a call to arms, tying the alleged "militia" group to the former president.

FBI whistleblower raises fresh concerns about bank record mining, undercover agents in J6 probe.  A recently retired FBI supervisory intelligence analyst told Congress in a whistleblower disclosure that agents in Boston were improperly pressured by Washington to open criminal cases on 140 people who had simply taken a bus ride to the Jan. 6 rally in Washington.  The agents refused because there was no evidence the attendees engaged in any criminality, the whistleblower said.  George Hill's testimony to the House Judiciary Committee also raised new civil liberty concerns about the FBI's Jan. 6 probe, including whether the Bureau mined Americans' bank records without court authority and whether the agency possesses video footage it is refusing to release because it identifies undercover agents and human sources who were at the U.S. Capitol that fateful day.

The American Legal System Is Becoming An Instrument Of Injustice.  America once was a nation of laws, real laws that protected life, liberty, and property.  Now, though, the laws are immoral in both purpose and effect. [...] The treatment of the J6 prisoners is legal abuse.  The judges and prosecutors seek maximum punishments for minor crimes, and the reports of the treatment in jail are shocking.  The treatment pushes the edge of permissibility, and many will say that the treatment is unconstitutional and illegal.  Their lives have been plundered, while the friends of insiders who participated in riots in the summer of 2020 are mostly untouched.

Ray Epps's Movements Went "Off-Grid" For Two Hours on January 5th — What Was He Doing?  I love former War Room cohost Raheem Kassam.  He's a very good, in-depth reporter, but he's also very witty.  It's a great and very lethal combination.  A while back he did a great piece on the Ray Epps testimony.  He went through and read all of it, and then broke it all down, if you haven't read it, I highly suggest it.  You can find the entire piece here.  But, one thing that stood out to me, and something I thought was worth talking about, was the missing "two hours" in Ray Epps DC movements on January 5th — the day before the big "insurrection."  According to the testimony, and record of text messages, Ray falls off the radar for a couple of hours, and of course, the clowns on the J6 Committee, did absolutely no digging to see what was [going] on, or whom Ray Epps could've been with.

Special Counsel Crosses the Rubicon?  That is what Andy McCarthy thinks.  The Democrats desperately want to indict Donald Trump, for something — anything.  They pretty clearly intended to charge him with mishandling classified documents, a chickenfeed offense under the circumstances, but that fizzled when it turned out that Joe Biden has much worse problems.  So now they are back to the mostly-peaceful protest of January 6.  McCarthy thinks that Special Counsel Jack Smith's subpoena of Mike Pence is highly significant: [...] As of January 6, Trump had a legal theory, which was supported by legal scholar John Eastman.  Their theory was that Pence, as vice president, had constitutional authority over the certification of the presidential election that was not merely ministerial.  Andy calls this theory "frivolous," while I would settle for weak.  OK, very weak, although no weaker than the theory that the Constitution requires legal abortion or gay marriage.

Judge Threatens J6 Defendant and Police Assault Victim Victoria White After She Spoke with GOP Lawmakers.  Victoria White was abused by Capitol Police in one of the most violent and disturbing police beatings on an innocent political protester in modern American history.  The police beat Victoria in the face with their fists and batons over 40 times after she was pushed into the Capitol Tunnel they were guarding.  After her beating the police dragged Victoria through the US Capitol.  Arrested her and then let her go in the freezing night with no shoes, phone or coat.

The real coup d'etat.  Voter suppression, "MAGA," Russian disinformation, and the specter of fascism are all supposed right wing threats to democracy.  The 1/6 Capital riots were a violent uprising against an established government, an "insurrection"!  No.  In reality, the "insurrectionists" were there to defend our democracy — to protect it against what they saw as a rigged election.  Their goal was to protect our system of government, not change it.

Whistleblower Says FBI Mined Bank Records for the J6 Probe.  George Hill is a military veteran and a former analyst for the NSA who has retired from the FBI's Boston field office.  Hill recently talked to the House Judiciary Committee about the FBI's probe of the events surrounding the January 6 riot at the nation's Capitol.  He also talked with Just the News Wednesday night about his concerns surrounding the agency's activities.  According to Hill, agents at the Boston field office were pressured to open criminal cases against people who had done nothing wrong.  Originally, agents were told to open cases against seven people who raised red flags during a sweep of records from the Bank of America.  Then, the scope increased to include people who had merely taken a bus to the Trump rally.  Hill said that the act of getting on a bus was not enough to merit criminal probes, and the Boston office refused to conduct the investigations.  This greatly displeased the Washington field office.  The issue moved up the chain of command in an effort to paint J6 participants as domestic terrorists, but the Boston office held its ground.

Julie Kelly of American Greatness could just be our George Smiley.  Joe Biden has numerous shortcomings as a political leader; apart from apparently being challenged by a severe shortness of brainpower, the commander-in-thief regards the people of MAGA not as fellow citizens to be respected, but as political foes to be destroyed.  Applauding a charlatan's State of the Union address throughout, not just politely at start and end — as Speaker McCarthy did — assumes geniality and kinship.  Such a speaker needs guidance in Political Reality/USA 101.  The person to provide such guidance, I submit, is Julie Kelly; Ms. Kelly's exposés regularly blast openings in the media's Iron Curtain around Biden to keep Americans informed about the repressive conduct, particularly post-Jan. 6, of the Department of Justice, the FBI, the federal courts, and the maltreatment of detainees as if they were political prisoners in a ruthless dictatorship.  Significantly, Ms. Kelly does not say, as did the Speaker, that the Capitol cop who shot the late Ashli Babbitt was "just doing his job."  To the contrary, every member of Congress, not just the panel on un-American practices by the federal government, should read this very important disclosure by the one and only Kelly on Capitol Hill brutality:  January 6 Was the Worst Incident of Police Brutality Since Civil Rights Era.

America's Disarray Is A Stark Contrast To China's Unity.  Listening carefully during the State of the Union, you could hear roaring laughter in Beijing when President Biden again said that J6 was the greatest threat to America since the Civil War.  Biden is China's perfect stooge.  China has a long-term mission to retaliate against the West, with a bullseye on America, for a Century of Humiliation (1839-1949).  To succeed, China must have political and racial unity and opportunities to strike, like an American president driving political, racial, and military disunity and invested in the mythical J6 monster. [...] But what if none of this is ironic to Xi?  What if the white spy balloon was a successful diversionary tactic while the CCP clandestinely works to facilitate divisions in America through the indoctrination of CRT and wokism?  This would be an espionage masterstroke to advance the CCP's long-term mission to humiliate America and achieve global supremacy.  This could be a bigger threat to America than the mythical J6 domestic-extremist monster, right?

Victoria White, Beaten by Police With Metal Baton on Head on Jan. 6, to Decline Plea Deal.  Victoria C. White, the Minnesota woman shown on security video being repeatedly beaten by police in the Lower West Terrace tunnel at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, has decided to reject a plea offer from federal prosecutors after she met with several members of the GOP-controlled House of Representatives.  U.S. District Judge John D. Bates has a plea hearing scheduled for 11:30 a.m.  EST on Feb. 10 in the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C.  "Well, things are changing," White, 41, told The Epoch Times in a text message on Feb. 7.  Asked if she was going to decline the plea offer, White replied: "Yes.  I honestly never wanted to take it in the first place."

Missing Documents and Files in Ongoing J6 Cover-Ups.  The public is gradually learning how, despite repeated denials and non-answers, top government officials were well aware of the potential for violence on January 6, 2021.  A chief investigator on the January 6 select committee told NBC News last week that law enforcement was privy to a trove of intelligence indicating problems could arise during the election certification process but, for some unexplained reason, chose to ignore the warning signs. "The Intel in advance was pretty specific, and it was enough in our view for law enforcement to have done a better job operationalizing a secure perimeter."  Tim Heaphy told NBC News reporter Ken Dilanian.  "Law enforcement had a very direct role in contributing to surely the failures — the security failures that led to the violence."  Criticism of law enforcement, as I noted here after the release of the committee's report, was buried in a relatively brief appendix in the 840-page document.

Theater of the Absurd in J6 Courtrooms.  The Department of Justice carefully crafted the dramatic moment in court.  A federal prosecutor handed an enclosed paper bag to an FBI agent responsible for investigating members of the Proud Boys, now on trial for seditious conspiracy related to their participation in the events of January 6.  The bag contained "evidence of the unlawful entry of the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021 and evidence of the disruption to the certification of the 2020 presidential election," FBI Special Agent Elizabeth D'Angelo told assistant U.S. Attorney Nadia Moore on Wednesday.  D'Angelo cautiously pulled the evidence out of the bag to present to the jury.  Spectators in D.C. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly's courtroom were on the edge of their seats.  What would the mystery bag reveal?  Would it disclose the group's intricate but failed plot to overthrow the government?  A detailed list of weapons the "seditionists" planned to use in service of their dastardly deed?  Names of targeted officials?  A nervous hush fell over the room; sweat beads formed on furrowed brows.  Finally, the big moment arrived.  It was — a set of challenge coins.

Americans deserve to see all of the police body camera footage from January 6, not just cherry-picked excerpts.  Transparency and justice, to the extent it ever will ease his family's grief, came quickly for Tyre Nichols.  That is not the situation for four Donald Trump supporters who died on January 6, either wholly or partially due to the actions of Capitol and D.C. Metropolitan police officers on duty that day.  More than two years after the fact, body worn camera footage is only slowly being released at the criminal trials of January 6 defendants.  (Only D.C. Metro police are required to wear body cameras.)  And the Department of Justice, unlike the city of Memphis, is making it nearly impossible for the general public to access the very limited trove, which has been uploaded to a platform created to house all digital evidence for the department's "Capitol Siege" investigation.  But the unedited video — the government has produced cherry-picked clips from otherwise protected recordings to bolster the regime's "insurrection" narrative in the media and in court — so far documents what I described last week as the worst incident of police brutality since the civil rights movement.  Footage from just three D.C. Metro officers revealed how police wantonly and, in some cases, viciously attacked American citizens exercising their rights to protest at a government building.

McCarthy still doesn't get it about Ashli Babbitt.  Sadly, or rather, bizarrely, we are to infer from the Speaker's callous comment that it is the "job" of a Capitol Hill policeman to shoot to kill an unarmed American who is found protesting on Capitol Hill grounds.  What makes the Speaker's despicable remark even more bizarre is that the House, on same day, passed House Resolution 9 called "Denouncing the horrors of socialism," sponsored by Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar of Florida, with the support of 109 Democrats, denouncing socialist dictatorships where persons daring to speak their political minds do so at the risk of being shot by police doing their jobs at the behest of socialist dictatorships. [...] Is it too much to ask House Judiciary chair Jim Jordan to put the Ashli Babbitt tragedy on the agenda of his Judiciary subcommittee that will hold hearings on the weaponization of government against the American people?  It is deplorable that the new House Speaker cannot comprehend that the shooting of the unarmed 34-year old Ashli Babbitt was, quite literally, an expression of the "weaponization" of a thuggish governmental mindset that intends to transform our free Republic into an oppressive dictatorship.

Kevin McCarthy Defends Cold-Blooded Killer Mike Byrd, Throws Ashli Babbit Under the Bus.  Just when we were starting to really like Kevin McCarthy he defends the cold-blooded killer who shot Ashli Babbitt dead in the US Capitol.  During questioning on Thursday, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy was asked if he thought Ashli Babbitt was murdered by Officer Mike Byrd?  McCarthy answered the reported, "I think the officer was doing his job."  Apparently, shooting a 100-pound female Trump supporter in the neck without warning is "doing his job."

Minor omission from Jan. 6 report: law enforcement knew it was coming and failed to stop it.  Former federal prosecutor Tim Heaphy, who was the chief investigator for the House January 6th investigative committee we all knew was a biased show trial, shared with NBC News his own conclusions about the events that led up to the riot.  It was easily preventable.  The FBI and Capitol Police knew it was coming and didn't try to stop it. [...] The January 6th Committee decided not to release this part of the report, although [Former federal prosecutor Tim] Heaphy and his staff had prepared it.  Why?  You know why:  the Sergeant at Arms is the Speaker's appointment, and the committee didn't want to point fingers at anybody but President Trump.

Chief January 6th Investigator Makes Shocking Admissions, and Committee Members Covered Them Up.  NBC News committed a random act of journalism on Tuesday, interviewing the chief investigator for the January 6th committee, and the revelations were astounding.  Without trying to sound hyperbolic, what Tim Heaphy says to Lester Holt may be the most significant admission regarding January 6th since the attack took place.  Previously, surveillance videos had revealed how complicated and confusing the situation was, but according to Heaphy, the attack was preventable before the first person stepped foot on the Capitol grounds.  Further, according to Holt, committee members like Liz Cheney and Adam Schiff purposely suppressed that damning information in the final report in order to keep the focus solely on Donald Trump.  In other words, the committee put politics above exposing the avoidable failures of federal law enforcement that occurred.

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.

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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."

This article reeks with left-wing bias.
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 "vacci