The incident at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021


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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Proud Boys J6 Narcs
Where Are the Neon-Hatted Proud Boys?  A steady drip of information continues to reveal that the Federal Bureau of Investigation played a much larger — perhaps central — role before and during the Capitol protest than initially believed.  And unanswered questions as to why certain co-conspirators or alleged instigators have not yet been charged while others who played a far lesser role face serious charges are fueling mounting suspicions that January 6 was an inside job rather than an "insurrection" incited by President Donald Trump.  After months of speculation about the use of FBI assets, first raised by Darren Beattie at Revolver News, the New York Times confirmed in September that at least two informants embedded with the Proud Boys were in close contact with their FBI handlers that day.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Select Committee Covering Up Police Brutality on January 6.  The family of Rosanne Boyland, one of two female Trump supporters who died at the Capitol on January 6, just announced they have hired a lawyer to investigate the suspicious circumstances of her untimely death.  Boyland, 34, traveled with her friend Justin Winchell from Georgia to Washington to hear President Trump's speech.  The pair then walked from the Ellipse to Capitol Hill; a photo published in a local Georgia newspaper shows Boyland smiling, wearing Old Glory sunglasses and carrying a "Don't Tread on Me" flag that day.  A few hours later, she was dead.  In April, the D.C. Medical Examiner's office claimed Boyland died of "accidental acute amphetamine intoxication."  Boyland reportedly used Adderall, a drug commonly used to treat attention deficit disorders that contains amphetamines.  Fatal Adderall overdoses are rare; Boyland would have had to ingest roughly 25 times her standard dose to die from it.  Aside from the unlikelihood Boyland overdosed on her daily medicine while actively participating in a day-long political rally, recently released footage and firsthand accounts contradict the coroner's report.

Jan. 6 Panel Admits Subpoena Contained Misinformation, but Hasn't Updated Public.  An investigator with the House of Representatives' select committee investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol breach has admitted privately that the panel erroneously asserted a former New York City police commissioner was in Washington on Jan. 5, but the assertion remains on the committee's website.  Bernard Kerik, the former commissioner, was subpoenaed earlier this month by the panel, formally known as the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.  In announcing the subpoena, the panel, which is primarily comprised of Democrats after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) rejected several Republican picks, claimed that Kerik "reportedly participated" in a Jan. 5 meeting at the Willard Hotel in Washington.  In the subpoena itself, the panel cited three sources for its claim:  the book "Peril," penned by two Washington Post reporters, and two articles published by the paper.

Alex Jones, Roger Stone Among Those Subpoenaed By Jan. 6 Committee.  Infowars founder and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone were among five individuals slapped with subpoenas Monday by the House select committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol.  In letters to Jones and Stone, committee chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) called on them to produce relevant documents by Dec. 6.  Stone was also informed he would be asked to give a deposition Dec. 17, while Jones would be asked to do the same the following day.  "The Select Committee is seeking information about the rallies and subsequent march to the Capitol that escalated into a violent mob attacking the Capitol and threatening our democracy," Thompson said in a statement.  "We need to know who organized, planned, paid for, and received funds related to those events, as well as what communications organizers had with officials in the White House and Congress."

Evidence Suggests Jan. 6 Victim Roseanne Boyland [was] Beaten to Death by Police.  [Ryan] Nichols has been held without bond in a Washington, D.C. prison since being transferred from Texas in late January.  Joseph McBride, Nichols' attorney, told Kelly that he had "viewed three hours of surveillance video captured by Capitol security camera" and discovered that "for reasons that no fair minded or decent human being will ever understand" a Capitol Police officer "begins to pulverize" a woman "about 10 minutes before the lifeless body of Rosanne Boyland was seen lying on the ground, just outside the tunnel."  According to Kelly, "body-worn camera footage released by the courts ... show Boyland on her side not moving as her friend, Justin Winchell, begged for help. 'She's gonna die!' Winchell tries to scream while holding on to Boyland.  He turns to the crowd.  'I need somebody, anybody,' he pleads.  'She's dead!  She's dead!'"

Did Capitol Police murder someone other than Ashli Babbitt?  After January 6, although the media initially reported that MAGA protesters had trampled Rosanne Boyland to death but, the D.C. coroner attributed it to a drug overdose.  Now, though, footage has emerged showing a Capitol Police Officer brutally beating a woman in the Capitol tunnel — a woman who may have been Rosanne Boyland.  Julie Kelly has written about a motion for the release of a January 6 prisoner, Ryan Nichols.  Nichols, a former Marine with a career as a volunteer search-and-rescuer, was arrested on January 18 and has been rotting in D.C.'s fetid jail ever since.  Nichols has described how he witnessed inside and near the entrance of a tunnel on the Capitol's lower west side.  His arrest, he says, came about because he waded into that area to rescue people the Capitol Police were brutally beating, shooting with rubber bullets and tear gas, and targeting with explosive devices.

Pentagon didn't delay sending Guardsmen to Capitol on Jan. 6, report conflicts with Pelosi narrative.  The Pentagon responded appropriately and in a timely fashion to urgent requests for National Guard assistance on the day of the Jan. 6 Capitol breach, according to a Defense Department inspector general report released Wednesday [11/17/2021].  "We also determined that DoD officials did not delay or obstruct the DoD's response," reads the report.  The report runs counter to the narrative that was spun, in large part, by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who repeatedly claimed that the Pentagon delayed the dispatch of National Guard troops.  Former acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller told the John Solomon Reports podcast in an exclusive interview, after the report was released, that it "broke my heart" to see the military, which "responded really with alacrity and professionalism" just "get thrown under the bus by the politicians."

Jan 6 Commission Chairman Bennie Thompson Backed Extremist, Secessionist Group Seeking Violent U.S. Takeover..  Rep. Bennie Thompson, the January 6th Commission Chairman, threw his support behind a secessionist group called the Republic of New Afrika (RNA), an unearthed video has revealed.  According to Just The News, Thompson uttered support for the guerilla warfare secessionist group who attempted to take control of several U.S. states in exchange for peace with law enforcement throughout the 20th century.  Thompson's advocacy on behalf of the RNA has been well documented in newspaper clippings, video footage, FBI and local law-enforcement archives.  From this evidence, Thompson has been found to blame law enforcement for instigating violence that led to the murder of police officers and brutal attacks on an FBI agent while in contact with RNA group members.  The RNA has threatened guerilla warfare in the United States since its founding in 1968.

January 6 prisoners [were] evacuated on stretchers after guards gas them.  On Friday, the attorney for Kelly Meggs, one of the prisoners being held without bail for events on January 6, filed a notice informing the United States District Court for the District of Columbia of a report that guards had negligently or intentionally disbursed a toxic substance in such a way that prisoners were inundated with it, resulting in several being evacuated on stretchers.  Meggs's lawyer also mentioned the dire conditions in the jail and requested, that the court release on bail those arrested in connection with events on January 6.  Here, in its entirety, is what Meggs told his family about the gas incident in the jail, all because one of the detainees didn't want to wear a mask (which they're forced to wear 24/7, even when in solitary): [...] This is un-American in the extreme:  It's cruel and unusual punishment and the denial of the right to a speedy trial, not to mention overcharging political prisoners.

New Footage of Ashli Babbitt Shooting Released Showing Capitol Police Officers Doing Absolutely Nothing to Stop It.  Newly released footage of the Ashli Babbitt shooting has been obtained and released by Judicial Watch.  The footage is part of the 14,000 hours of documented surveillance video that the FBI and Capitol Police have refused to release to the public.  The footage is striking in that it shows Capitol Police officers gathered behind the protesters while they suspiciously orchestrate a break-in of a corridor to the Senate chambers.  [Video clip]

AG Merrick Garland Weaponizes DOJ With Political Indictment of Steve Bannon for Contempt of Congress.  Eric Holder was held in contempt of congress for refusing to produce documents and testimony in the Fast-n-Furious investigation, and the DOJ did nothing.  IRS official Lois Lerner was held in contempt of congress for failure to produce documents and give testimony in the IRS investigation, and the DOJ did nothing.  Steve Bannon is held in contempt of congress for failing to provide documents and give testimony to the J6 committee, and the DOJ issues an indictment.  Today, AG Merrick Garland is using a fully weaponized Justice Department to purposefully, intentionally and willfully target the political opposition of the Biden administration.  Worse still, the entire media apparatus knows this purpose and yet denies it.

DOJ Stand Down.  [Scroll down]  And now we have just heard that the Department of Justice has indicted Steve Bannon, known Democratic Party Hate Object, for contempt of Congress.  He failed to heed a subpoena from the January 6 Commission.  I'd lost count of how many criminal referrals Republicans had sent to the Obama Administration DOJ for precisely the same violation.  They even held Attorney General Eric Holder himself in contempt.  Nothing ever happens when Republicans send these referrals to DOJ.  But now this Limburger-stinky Political Witch Hunt subpoena suddenly draws an indictment.  This needs looking into.  There is a pattern here, and it fairly screams "politically partisan law enforcement."  Will that be denied?  Of course.  Whoever would do such a thing would surely lie about it.  Regardless, it is time to put an end to it.

Liz Cheney Threatens Criminal Contempt Charges on Mark Meadows After He Fails to Appear Before Sham January 6 Committee.  Reps Liz Cheney (RINO-WY) and Bennie Thompson (D-MS) are seeking criminal charges on Trump's former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows after he failed to appear before their sham January 6 Committee.  The Marxists on the January 6 Committee issued Meadows a subpoena because he was with Trump on January 6.  Meadows, like Bannon, defied the subpoena and was instructed by Trump to "respect long-standing principles of executive privilege."  "Mr. Meadows's actions today — choosing to defy the law — will force the Select Committee to consider pursuing contempt or other proceedings to enforce the subpoena," Thompson and Cheney, vice chair of the sham panel, said in a statement Friday.

The January 6 Insurrection Hoax.  Notwithstanding all the hysterical rhetoric surrounding the events of January 6, 2021, two critical things stand out.  The first is that what happened was much more hoax than insurrection.  In fact, in my judgment, it wasn't an insurrection at all.  An "insurrection," as the dictionary will tell you, is a violent uprising against a government or other established authority.  Unlike the violent riots that swept the country in the summer of 2020 — riots that caused some $2 billion in property damage and claimed more than 20 lives — the January 6 protest at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. lasted a few hours, caused minimal damage, and the only person directly killed was an unarmed female Trump supporter who was shot by a Capitol Police officer.  It was, as Tucker Carlson said shortly after the event, a political protest that "got out of hand."  At the rally preceding the events in question, Donald Trump had suggested that people march to the Capitol "peacefully and patriotically" — these were his exact words — in order to make their voices heard.  He did not incite a riot; he stirred up a crowd.  Was that, given the circumstances, imprudent?  Probably.  Was it an effort to overthrow the government?  Hardly.

J6 Committee Misleading Witnesses About Republican Staff Presence.  Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney ran to CNN a few weeks ago to accuse conservative stalwart Rep. Jim Banks of falsely presenting himself as the Jan. 6 commission's ranking member.  Banks is, in fact, congressional Republicans' choice to be their top investigator on the committee, but he has been prevented from fulfilling his duties by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.  However, it's Cheney who appears to be misrepresenting herself as the ranking member — that is, the top Republican — on the committee.  January 6 Select Committee staff have been falsely telling witnesses that Republican staff will be present for interviews, according to multiple eyewitness sources and documents.  In fact, not a single Republican-appointed member of Congress nor a single staff member representing the Republican conference is part of the controversial committee. [...] Cheney was appointed to the committee in early July by Pelosi herself.  "John Wood works for the Democrat Party, just like Liz Cheney, who was appointed by Pelosi and is not the Ranking Member of the Select Committee.  She is misleading witnesses, before they testify under penalty of law, about the motives and the position of the person questioning them," said Banks, who has continued leading Republicans' investigation of the federal government's handling of the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.

Steve Bannon indicted by federal grand jury.  A federal grand jury has indicted Steve Bannon, the one-time White House adviser to former President Trump, after he failed to comply with a subpoena from the committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.  Bannon now faces two charges of contempt of Congress, one for failing to appear for an Oct. 14 deposition before the panel and another for refusal to provide documents.  "Since my first day in office, I have promised Justice Department employees that together we would show the American people by word and deed that the department adheres to the rule of law, follows the facts and the law and pursues equal justice under the law," Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement announcing the indictment.

Appeals court blocks National Archives from giving Trump records to Capitol riot committee on Friday.  A federal appeals court granted a hold sought by former President Donald Trump to block the National Archives from handing over documents to the Jan. 6 House committee.  The order is a victory for Trump, who sued the House and the National Archives and claimed executive privilege over more than 700 records related to the Capitol riot.  A federal judge rejected attempts by Trump earlier this week to stop the delivery of the first batch of documents, which was slated to happen on Friday, after which his team appealed.

Cheney accused of lying to witnesses in Jan 6 probe.  Is the U.S. House committee that purports to be investigating the January 6 riot at the Capitol even more of a kangaroo court than many in the MAGA contingent already believe it is?  According to tireless journalist Mollie Hemingway who is an astute observer of Democrat machinations, the "uni-party" committee may be violating somewhat arcane but important House procedures when it interviews or deposes witnesses, a process which requires a majority and minority staff participation.  Reacting to this scenario, U.S. Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) wrote on Twitter that "The sham Select Committee is lying to witnesses before they testify under oath.  This is dangerous."

What Is an America that Holds Prisoners Indefinitely without Charging Them?  The U.S. is facing a serious constitutional crisis over the handling of the cases of defendants in the Jan. 6 so-called "insurrection" in Washington, D.C. to protest the presidential election modus operandi and the results.  Those being held for many months without a trial are being denied their habeas corpus rights under the U.S. Constitution and even dating back to English law hundreds of years before our Constitution was implemented.  Not only are they being incarcerated without having had a trial, but there is some evidence that they are being mistreated or are being held 23 hours a day in solitary confinement, which is a punishment accorded only the most dangerous criminals, such as serial killers and terrorists.  What are habeas corpus rights?  According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), "[h]abeas corpus is a fundamental right in the Constitution that protects against unlawful and indefinite imprisonment.  Translated from Latin it means 'show me the body.'  Habeas corpus has historically been an important instrument to safeguard individual freedom against arbitrary executive power."  A citizen must be charged and cannot be held indefinitely.  A charge requires a trial, and, if found guilty in a trial, there is a sentence for a specific amount of time.

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

Kinzinger says he considered firing weapon on Jan. 6.  Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) revealed in a new interview that he considered firing his weapon on Jan. 6 as pro-Trump supporters were storming the Capitol.  During an interview with CNN political commentator S.E. Cupp for Rolling Stone that was published Monday, Kinzinger said he was "hunkered down" in his office for six hours "with my gun out, prepared to defend against my own party" when the rioters were making their way through the Capitol.  Pressed by Cupp about whether he considered the possibility that he would need to use his firearm against American citizens, Kinzinger said, "Yeah, I thought about it."

Time for Republicans to take a stand against Pelosi's Jan. 6 circus.  When will the House Republican Conference (minus two members who should no longer be in the conference:  turncoats Cheney and Kinzinger) rise up as one to denounce the Pelosi Select the Heretics Committee as unconstitutional — as have Representatives Banks and Taylor Greene — and the panel's subpoenas as invalid as the fruit of an unconstitutional tree?  This panel was selected only by Pelosi, contrary to normal House procedures that the minority party selects its members on House committees.  The subpoenas issuing forth from this invalid committee are disdainful of the First Amendment, as the drafts suggest that it is unlawful to hold a different view of election results from that held by the "winning" party.  The Democrats have made a fetish over their insistence that to disagree with the leftist view is to assert a false, and what is more, an unlawful, claim.

Capitol riot committee subpoenas Michael Flynn and five other Trump allies.  The House Jan. 6 committee issued six fresh subpoenas to six allies of former President Donald Trump.  Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn, Bill Stepien, Jason Miller, Angela McCallum, John Eastman, and Bernard Kerik were named as the subpoena targets in a press release from the panel on Monday, which said they were "involved in efforts to promote false claims of election fraud or overturn the results of the 2020 election."  The subpoenas seek documents and testimony "from witnesses including staff members of the former President's campaign and individuals associated with the so-called 'war room' that drove efforts to halt the counting of electoral votes in the runup to the violence of January 6th," the press release added.

With help from the DOJ, the National Archives enters the political fray.  The Select Committee investigating the events on January 6, when Donald Trump was still president, is asking the White House to produce documents relating to that day.  Trump has filed a motion asking the court to issue a preliminary injunction on the ground that these documents are both private and privileged and should not be produced.  Then, on October 30, 2021, something peculiar happened: the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), acting through the DOJ, filed a brief opposing Trump's motion.  NARA should never have done this, and the court should rightfully ignore it.  "Non-partisan" government entities should not be writing and submitting opposition briefs in politically fraught lawsuits.  Doing so only leads to the further politicization of every aspect of our government. [...] To clarify, NARA has one job:  to be the custodian of records.  Simply put, the statute does not give it any other function.

Details demanded on banks that reported customers to FBI after Jan. 6.  Government watchdog Judicial Watch is in court seeking communications between the FBI and various banking institutions that apparently have been reporting their customers to the law-enforcement agency.  Judicial Watch said it filed a response to the Department of Justice's opposition to the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.  The issue is what the banks told the FBI about the customers' transactions around the Jan. 6 events in Washington, D.C.  Judicial Watch spokesman Tom Fitton said, "This Judicial Watch lawsuit shows how the FBI is corruptly trying to hide that it used the January 6 incident as an excuse to conduct unlawful surveillance of the American people's bank transactions."

Everyone Should Watch Tucker Carlson's 'Patriot Purge'.  Tucker has lots of video footage of the events of January 6.  After the Trump rally, thousands walked down the Mall to the Capitol.  They thought they were exercising their Constitutional right to demonstrate in favor of Trump.  Many thought that Mike Pence had the power to invalidate electoral votes from questionable states as a result of fraudulent voting and throw the Presidential contest into the House Of Representatives to be resolved.  They thought that, by being near the Capitol, they could stiffen Pence's backbone.  There was no plan to enter the Capitol.  When the crowd arrived at the Capitol there were people with bullhorns urging the crowd to enter the Capitol and express their views.  It is highly unlikely that these were Trump supporters.  If not, who were they representing?  Could they have been FBI, BLM, or ANTIFA, or any of a host of other organizations that wanted to frame Trump?  It is interesting to view the videos that Tucker puts up.  On the one hand, a few very strong people were scaling the walls as though there was an assault in progress ala Pont du Hoc in Normandy.  At the same time, everybody else was being ushered into the Capitol by merely walking up the steps, where the Capitol Police ushered them in.

The Political Class Is Working To Make Americans ExpendableThe Expendables isn't just a movie anymore.  It is fast becoming the American way of life under the most callous and dictatorial Presidential administration this nation has ever seen.  On Wednesday, November 3, US House Representatives Marjorie Taylor-Greene and Luis Gohmert attempted a welfare check on the January 6 prisoners in the D.C. jail in which they are being held.  They were turned away.  The US Marshals, however, when they conducted a surprise inspection of the jail in which the 1/6 prisoners were being held, were able to obtain admission.  They found the conditions so deplorable that 400 pretrial detainees were transferred to another facility.  The January 6 prisoners were not among them.  They continue to languish under brutal conditions.  Why weren't they moved with the other detainees?  To ask the question is to answer it.

Conspiracy Theory or Conspiracy In Fact?  Last week, Fox Nation aired "Patriot Purge," Tucker Carlson's three-part series on the January 6 protest in Washington, D.C.  No sooner had the program been announced than the regime media went nuts. [...] Carlson disputes the accepted narrative according to which the protest at the Capitol was an "insurrection" aimed at undermining "our democracy."  Ergo Carlson must be wrong.  Cue the heated rhetoric and wheel out that all-purpose epithet "conspiracy theorist."  As a side note, I have always wondered why people of a certain ilk believe that uttering the phrase "conspiracy theory" or charging someone with being a "conspiracy theorist" disposes of any argument. [...] Carlson's thesis in "Patriot Purge" is that the extraordinary law-enforcement and intelligence apparatus that had been assembled and deployed to battle terrorism in the wake of 9/11 had not been dismantled after Osama bin Laden was killed.  On the contrary, it has been maintained intact and is now being deployed against American citizens who have the temerity to challenge the dominant narrative about the perfidy of Donald Trump and the nature of the January 6 protest.

Ten Months Later:  The Washington Post finally reveals sketchy details on "pipe bombs."  everal storylines related to the events of January 6 have crumbled under closer scrutiny over the past 10 months:  the "fire extinguisher" murder of Officer Brian Sicknick; the notion it was an "armed" insurrection and a grand "conspiracy" concocted by right-wing militias; claims that the building sustained $30 million in damages, and so on.  In the meantime, the Biden regime has attempted to cover up key aspects of that day, including the name of the officer who shot and killed Ashli Babbitt, which was only recently revealed.  Justice Department lawyers continue to resist the release of 14,000 hours of surveillance video and the U.S. Capitol Police refuse to publish an 800-page internal investigation on officer misconduct as well as internal communications before and after the Capitol breach.  But a deep dive by the Washington Post, published last weekend, raises new questions about the alleged "pipe bombs" discovered just before Congress met on January 6 to certify the results of the 2020 Electoral College vote.  Like so many supporting scenes, the veracity of the pipe bomb tale is in doubt after the Post revealed eyebrow-raising details about those involved.

Tucker Carlson says Capitol Rioters in jail awaiting trial are 'American prisoners of war' and claims they are being TORTURED by prison guards.  Fox's Tucker Carlson claimed those imprisoned for their involvement in the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill are being tortured while waiting for trial.  In the latest episode of his new series, Patriot Purge, Carlson called the rioters 'American prisoners of war' and said the US has moved away from arresting foreign terrorist to focus on the ones at home.  'Suddenly America has political prisoners, American citizens.  Some of whom committed no violence whatsoever on January 6, remain rotting in pre-trial detention in one of the worst jails in the country,' Carlson said in episode three of his documentary on Fox Nation.

Marjorie Taylor Greene gets into J6 jail, inmates sing national anthem.  After months of trying, conservative Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was given access last night to the jail housing up to 120 alleged Jan. 6 rioters and watched as they sang the national anthem, a nightly ritual.  In a statement, Greene said that D.C. Corrections Department officials allowed her in to check on the conditions which some of the inmates complained about.  She dubbed it the "Patriot Wing."  In a series of tweets, she showed the pretrial defendants dressed in orange while singing the anthem.

Marjorie Taylor Greene Exposes The Torture That J6 Prisoners Are Suffering Under The Biden Regime.  On Friday [11/5/2021], GOP House Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted about her visit to the DC jail.  What she reported was nothing short of devastating.  During a 6-tweet thread, MTG said she had "never seen human suffering" like this in her life.  The Biden regime apparently loves punishing their political prisoners.  The Georgia rep went on to say that she and her staff are working on a full report to detail the horror that these patriots are suffering through.  "Last night we toured the DC jail.  My staff and I are writing a full report this morning on our 3+ hour long tour.  I've never seen human suffering like I witnessed last night.  While some were shown to us in seemingly beneficial programs, others were in tortuous lockdown," she tweeted.

Judge Orders Release Of January 6 Defendant After Inspection Shows 'Mistreatment Of Detainees'.  Following an impromptu inspection of the D.C. jail, a federal judge has ordered the release of January 6 defendant, Christopher Worrell, over the mistreatment of detainees.  The surprise inspection of the jail by U.S. Marshals took place last month, but the report from the inspection was not made public until Wednesday [1/3/2021].  Due to the findings, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth said he has "'zero confidence that the D.C. jail' will provide the treatment correctly and not retaliate against Worrell," who has cancer, CNN reported Wednesday.  Lamberth called the jail conditions "deplorable" and "beyond belief," ordering Worrell transferred immediately to another jail and then released home to start cancer treatment, the report outlined.

Tucker Carlson Begins Series on How Jan 6 Was Instigated by Left-Wing 'Agent Provocateur's'.  It's never too late to tell the truth.  Tucker Carlson is reporting this week on the January 6 protests in a FOX Nation Special.  Carlson argues that there were 'agent provocateurs' embedded with the Trump supporters that day. [...] We reported on John Sullivan on January 14th, nearly 10 months ago.  Sullivan bragged about his actions and preplanning on January 6th. [...] Sullivan also was with a photojournalist that day who cheered, "We did it," during the protests at the US Capitol.  Who is the "we" he was talking about?  Was it the Antifa rioters he is connected to or was it the Feds and intel operatives who were operating that day in the massive Trump crowds

D.C. Jail Transfers Out 400 Prisoners for Disgusting, Inhumane Conditions — But Not a Single J6 Detainee.  One of the political prisoners being held in jail for participating in the Capitol riot, Nathan DeGrave, sent a letter that was released on Twitter alleging horrific conditions in the D.C. jail for January 6 prisoners.  DeGrave's letter alleged "extreme medical neglect," mental and physical abuse, "unlivable conditions," dirty water, and starvation.  His allegations resulted in a surprise inspection to back up his claims.  [Tweet]  According to the Washington Post, "the unannounced inspection, from Oct. 18 to Oct. 23, began five days after a federal judge in Washington found the jail warden, Wanda Patten, and D.C. Corrections Director Quincy Booth in contempt of court in a case involving the alleged mistreatment of a detainee charged in the Capitol riot."

Trump aide Peter Navarro says the President and Bannon were the last ones who wanted Jan. 6 violence because it undermined bid to overturn election.  Mike Pence is the 'Brutus' figure in an internecine 'war' among advisors over former President Donald Trump's election overturn effort, writes former top trade advisor Peter Navarro in his new memoir.  Navarro, who helped design Trump's China tariffs, writes of battling factions inside the White House and the Trump campaign between 'Swamp creatures' who wanted to concede defeat and those who rallied behind a plan to rely on Republican support in the House to try to delay the counting of electoral votes.  Trump was an 'American Caesar,' Navarro told DialyMail.com in an interview, while Pence, 'his erstwhile most loyal person in the White House winds up sticking him in the back.'

Teacher Who Quit After January 6 Photo Emerged Gets Elected to School's Board.  A teacher who resigned after a photo emerged of him at the January 6 riot at the Capitol has won a seat on a school committee in Massachusetts.  Matthew Lynch, 35, won one of three seats on the Braintree school board committee after getting 2,319 votes, according to unofficial results.  Lynch taught at Braintree High School for more than 10 years before leaving in February after images of him standing in front of the Capitol building on January 6 were posted on social media.

Did Provocateurs Spark The January 6 Protest At The Capitol?  I've read the entire Revolver News exposé about January 6, 2021, over the past several months, and what follows is the Reader's Digest version of the dust-up that occurred at the Stop the Steel rally on that day, as reconstructed by Revolver News.  Long story short, J6 was an organized protest that was meant to be a peaceful but vociferous rejection of the stolen presidential election in 2020.  The investigative reporters from Revolver News have looked at all the data released by the federal government since the J6 protests at the Capitol, including the FBI's website of the J6 Most Wanted List of "domestic terrorists" and the indictments against those J6 "terrorists."  That research found some very curious anomalies.  It appears that some key players in the organization and execution of the January 6 terrorist "Insurrection" may have been Deep-State operatives working for the FBI or various other US intelligence agencies that day.  Among these men were Stewart Rhodes, who founded the patriot group Oath Keepers, and Ray Epps, president of the Arizona chapter.

DEA agent charged in MAGA riot tells Tucker Carlson an FBI informant urged him to break into the Capitol.  A former Drug Enforcement Agency official faces up to 15 years in prison over the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, despite his insistence that he never entered the building.  Mark Ibrahim, an Army veteran who was fired from the DEA over his participation in the events of January 6, spoke out in Tuesday's episode of Fox News host Tucker Carlson's series on the fallout from the riot.  Ibrahim made the explosive claim that he was invited to attend Donald Trump's 'Stop The Steal' rally by an FBI informant he knew from his military service, who subsequently urged him to join the mob breaking into the Capitol, which he refused.

Lindsey Graham Reportedly Called for Law Enforcement to Shoot Jan. 6 Rioters During the Attack: 'You've Got Guns.  Use Them.'.  Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) reportedly called for law enforcement to gun down the rioters who broke into Congress during the storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.  The Washington Post has released a new retrospective article on the riot Donald Trump's supporters carried out in their violent attempt to overturn the former president's 2020 election defeat.  The piece offers a massive reconstruction of January 6th, and amid all the shocking content that turned up during the Post's investigation, the paper presents a detailed timeline of how the situation on Capitol Hill plunged into chaos.  In the Post's second chapter — titled Bloodshed — the report goes in-depth on how Vice President Mike Pence and members of Congress were evacuated or sheltered in place after rioters breached the Capitol.  One anecdote describes Graham's reaction to fleeing the Senate chamber, including him urging the Senate's sergeant-at-arms to use guns against the mob.

An Alarming Letter From January 6 Protester Nathan DeGrave, From His Jail Cell in Washington DC.  A twitter thread shared by Brad Geyer relays a letter presented by a jailed J6 detainee held inside the Washington DC Department of Corrections.  The content of the letter written by a detainee named Nathan DeGrave is very disturbing.  The allegations within the letter are alarming; however, they are supported by other detainees who have described similar conditions.

Congressman Jim Jordan Gives His Perspective on the J6 Committee.  Despite the transparently obvious motive of Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats to use the January 6 special committee as a tool to assist their reelection and political targeting efforts, there were still 35 House republicans who voted to support the creation of the committee.  In this interview, Jim Jordan gives his inside perspective on what the J6 Special Committee is intent on doing.  [Video clip]

The Modern Weaponization of Our National Security System Is The Lasting Legacy of Barack Obama and Eric Holder.  In anticipation of the Tucker Carlson documentary "The Patriot Purge:  The True Story Behind 1/6", I have been requested to repost some lengthy research we presented about the Fourth Branch of Government.  There is a distinct connection and similarity between how 9/11/01 was used and how the January 6th DC event is being used.  That similarity is not accidental.  In many ways what we are seeing is a replay by the same DC elements only they are two decades apart.  Barack Obama and Eric Holder did not create a weaponized DOJ and FBI; instead, what they did was take the preexisting system and retool it so the weapons only targeted one side of the political continuum.  This point is where many people understandably get confused.

'Domestic Terrorism' and the Bad Faith of the Democrats.  This weekend, Tucker Carlson has a documentary scheduled for release on what really happened Jan. 6.  The political world has a pretty good idea what'll be in it, and they're not happy.  One thing which is fairly clear about Carlson is he doesn't accept the approved narratives of the corporate media and the Washington elite.  That Carlson grew up in those circles and knows how they work makes it especially infuriating to them that he is so disdainful of the things they tell themselves and the world at large.  And what they've told us about the Jan. 6 protests was identifiable from the beginning as a dangerous, destructive, and self-serving lie.  Based on its trailer, Carlson's documentary is almost assuredly going to make that case, and probably convincingly.

The Freak-Out Over Tucker's January 6 Documentary Begins.  Unfortunately, most Americans are unaware that the Biden regime, with a big assist from the news media, is indeed conducting a domestic war on terror aimed at the political Right.  Democrats do not want the public to hear the details of Ashli Babbitt's shooting death at the hands of Capitol Police, or the likely role of the FBI in what happened that day, or how armed federal agents have raided Trump supporters' homes at dawn, in front of their terrified children and horrified neighbors, and dragged out in handcuffs to face various trespassing misdemeanors.  Democrats do not want the public to know about an inhumane jail in the nation's capital used exclusively to punish Trump supporters, who have been denied any chance at bail by ruthless government prosecutors and hostile Beltway judges.  Abusive conduct by Capitol and D.C. Metro Police officers, which included attacking the crowd with flashbangs, rubber bullets, and copious amounts of mace and other chemicals, must be kept under wraps.  So, too, must at least 14,000 hours of surveillance footage captured by security cameras on January 6.

January 6th Detainee's Tell All Letter to the American Public from DC Gitmo.  Gateway Pundit has been closely monitoring of the conditions inside DC Jail and were the first to actively report on the situation.  Nathaniel DeGrave, a non violent prisoner who walked into the open doors of the Capitol to document the event for a podcast, composed a letter to the American public pleading for help.

Biden FBI Joins Pelosi In Blocking GOP From Investigating January 6.  The leading Republican tasked with his party's investigation into the preparedness and response of the U.S. Capitol Police and other law enforcement agencies to the Capitol riot on January 6 is being blocked by President Joseph Biden's FBI from gathering information, a new document reveals.  The FBI told Indiana Republican Rep. Jim Banks it would not provide Republicans the same information provided to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's hand-picked committee consisting only of Democrat-appointed members.  "We respectfully refer you to the Select Committee regarding issues of access to records and information," the agency wrote in response to a Republican request for information, referring to the official House panel established by the speaker.

Going Full Soviet:  Judge releases Jan. 6 defendant on bond after he renounces Trump.  The jailing of the Jan. 6 riot defendants is not just an obvious miscarriage of justice, given the length of time they've spent in detention without trial.  It's also turning into something that's full Soviet.  Here's the latest from one Judge Amy B. Jackson, who, after denying release at least once to one guy, went ahead and let him out.  He's a Buffalo, New York-based defendant named Thomas Sibnick, who's recanted: [...] The reason he got out while the others stayed in?  His groveling letter denouncing President Trump, which was so self-abasing that it would make Nikolai Bukharin blush: [...] That didn't seem to be his point of view back on Jan. 6, when he was allegedly assaulting a police officer and stealing his badge, according to the charges.  He certainly was some kind of nut and probably had more legal problems than the other defendants, who were simply in the wrong place or who were pushed into the Capitol, possibly by the FBI's paid agents provocateurs, or who were invited in by Capitol cops and waved the flag.  He probably ought to be punished.

'Fed-Protected' Man Identified as Mystery Instigator of J6 Capitol Breach.  [Scroll down]  The story of the mystery man, Ray Epps, featured in Rep. Massie's video above is in fact far more shocking than even the good Congressman implies in the hearing.  It's a story so strange, and so scandalous at every turn, that it threatens to shatter the entire official narrative of the "Capitol Breach" and expose yet another dimension of proactive federal involvement in the so-called "insurrection" of January 6th.  If Revolver News's previous reporting points to a proactive role of the federal government in relation to the conspiracy cases against Oath Keepers and Proud Boys, the Ray Epps story that follows suggests a similar, yet more egregious, explicit, direct and immediate degree of federal involvement in the breach of the Capitol itself.

The 'Mystery Man' AG Garland Won't Deny Was a Fed Inciting Jan. 6 Rioters Was Scrubbed from FBI 'Most Wanted' List.  Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie at a House hearing on Thursday grilled Attorney General Merrick Garland about a 'mystery man' named Ray Epps, who is suspected of inciting far-right extremists and Trump supporters to storm the Capitol building on January 6.  On January 5, in a video that has been widely viewed on Twitter, Epps can be heard saying:  "I don't even like to say it because I'll be arrested.  I'll say it.  We need to go into the Capitol."  Ray Epps told The Arizona Republic in a brief telephone interview following the riots that he had traveled to the capitol, but he had been advised by an attorney not to speak about it.

Meet Ray Epps:  The Fed-Protected Provocateur Who Appears To Have Led The Very First 1/6 Attack On The U.S. Capitol.  In a House hearing on Thursday [10/21/2021], Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) questioned AG Merrick Garland about a mysterious man, Ray Epps, instructing protesters to enter the US Capitol building on January 5, and who later shepherded crowds towards the Capitol on January 6.  [Tweet with video clip]  The story of the mystery man, Ray Epps, featured in Rep. Massie's video above is in fact far more shocking than even the good Congressman implies in the hearing.  It's a story so strange, and so scandalous at every turn, that it threatens to shatter the entire official narrative of the "Capitol Breach" and expose yet another dimension of proactive federal involvement in the so-called "insurrection" of January 6th.  If Revolver News's previous reporting points to a proactive role of the federal government in relation to the conspiracy cases against Oath Keepers and Proud Boys, the Ray Epps story that follows suggests a similar, yet more egregious, explicit, direct and immediate degree of federal involvement in the breach of the Capitol itself.

Did Congressman Massie Expose An FBI Agent Telling Jan 6th Protesters To Storm Into The Capitol This Week?  GOP Rep. Thomas Massie questioned Attorney General Merrick Garland on the Jan. 6 siege on Capitol Hill, asking him if federal agents, assets, or provocateurs had infiltrated the protest and incited a riot.  During a House hearing on Thursday, Massie showed several videos of an individual who was inciting violence at the Jan. 6 riot as he grilled Garland.  The man in the video has not been charged and the Republican congressman bluntly asked the attorney general if he was a federal provocateur.  When Garland informed Massie that he couldn't "see the video at all," Massie responded, "You have the images there," referring to pictures Garland had in front of him.  [Video clip]

It Sure Seems Like the DOJ Is Covering Up FBI Instigation of January 6th.  One of the more hotly debated issues surrounding the events of January 6th centers on just how deep the FBI's involvement was.  We've already had an admission that there were informants present.  But past that, there are a series of unanswered questions that the DOJ steadfastly refuses to answer.  For example, multiple surveillance videos show masked men opening up the doors to the U.S. Capitol Building to allow protesters to enter.  In fact, one video shows them entering while Capitol Police officers simply stand around.  Yet, we have no idea who those men are.  This is the same FBI that can track down 400+ people who entered the Capitol, including grandmas who took selfies and guys who put their feet on Nancy Pelosi's desk, but we are to believe they have no idea who the men who opened the doors in the first place are.  Meanwhile, prosecutors refuse to release the rest of the tapes that haven't been forced out by a judge, because they claim it poses a national security risk.  The entire thing just doesn't pass muster.  What are they protecting?

Feeding the Liberal Flock:  The Real Reasons for the Congressional 1/6 Committee.  Underlying so much of the anger and resentment surrounding 1/6 is the complete dissonance between the narrative fed to the citizenry by Democrats and their media allies on the one hand, and the legal realities on the other.  It must be infuriating and baffling to a large sector of the population to have been convinced that what happened on January 6 was an unprecedentedly dangerous insurrection perpetrated by an organized group of seditious traitors who had plotted to kidnap and murder elected officials, only for the Biden DOJ to have charged exactly nobody with any criminal charges remotely suggesting any of those melodramatic claims.

Louis Gohmert's Explosive Question About FBI's Potential Role in Jan. 6 Leaves Attorney General Garland Stammering.  House Rep. Louis Gohmert had Attorney General Merrick Garland stammering in short order at Thursday's judiciary committee hearing.  Gohmert appeared to have Garland rattled with his rapid-fire questioning, beginning with his threatening memo about parents opposed to Critical Race Theory being taught in schools and proceeding to grill him about what really happened on January 6.  "You said a moment ago you couldn't imagine a parent being labeled a 'domestic terrorist'," Gohmert said at the hearing.  "But parents all over the country believe that is exactly what you labeled them by your memo indicating you were going to get involved in board meetings, school board meetings, because of the threat of domestic terrorism."  "So, if you can't imagine a parent being labeled a 'domestic terrorist,' I would encourage you to redo your memo so it's not so perceived as being so threatening to people concerned about their kid's education," he said.

'Really Not At Liberty To Discuss': AG Garland Plays Dumb When Pressed On Whether Feds Were Involved In 1/6.  Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) showed Attorney General Merrick Garland videos taken on January 5 and 6 showing a man, who many believe to be undercover federal law enforcement, urging those in Washington, D.C. to attend various protests to physically enter the Capitol building, persisting in his call even amid boos.  Garland, with his voice shaking at times, refused to comment.  Biden administration Attorney General Merrick Garland was pressed multiple times by Members of Congress over the issue of potential undercover federal involvement, orchestration, or sabotage relating to the events of January 6.

Robert Mueller Investigated For Staging Alleged Militia Hoax Now Used To Prosecute Jan 6 Defendant.  The FBI under former director Robert Mueller stands accused of staging a hoax in Madisonville, Tennessee in 2010 to falsely entrap a man on a rare gun charge — and that case is now used as precedent to prosecute a January 6 protester on the same rare gun charge.  Evidence provided to National File suggests that Mueller's FBI completely invented the details of a supposed militia attempt to take over a courthouse, framing a man named Darren Wesley Huff.  One of Mueller's top deputies is alleged to have provided a false statement that contradicts numerous other sworn statements and evidence in the case.  The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) opened an investigation into Mueller's conduct, according to documented evidence presented below and in audio recordings obtained by National File in which a witness in the case speaks to TBI investigators.  Mueller's FBI coordinated on the takedown of Huff with the left-wing "Fogbow" activist organization led by a leftist named PJ Foggy, who wears a hammer and sickle hat, according to PJ Foggy's admissions.

All Democrats and 9 Republicans vote to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for defying January 6 subpoena.  The House voted 229-202 on Thursday to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress after refusing to comply with a subpoena to testify before the select committee probing the January 6 Capitol attack.  Nine Republicans joined all 220 Democrats in the lower chamber to pass the measure, which was brought to the floor after the 1/6 commission and House Rules Committee voted earlier this week to bring the matter to the full body.  Along with GOP panel members Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, the seven other Republicans who voted for the measure are Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania; Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio; Herrera Beutler of Washington; John Katko of New York; Nancy Mace of South Carolina; and Peter Meijer and Fred Upton of Michigan.

January 6 committee votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt for refusing to testify before panel.  The January 6 committee voted on Tuesday evening [10/19/2021] to hold Steve Bannon in contempt for refusing to testify before the select panel.  Earlier on Tuesday, the panel probing the attack on the Capitol by Trump supporters rejected an attempt by Bannon to refrain from testifying.  This vote now paves the way for the entire House to vote on whether to recommend contempt charges.  A source familiar with the schedule said that the vote was planned for Thursday.  If the House approves the referral, the Justice Department will decide whether to pursue a criminal case, which could lead to jail time.

President Trump's Statement on the Unconstitutional Actions of the Jan 6 Committee.  Yesterday President Trump released a statement regarding the unconstitutional actions by the Jan 6 Congressional Committee that is acting like communist prosecutors.  Their actions are atrocious.  Here is the statement in its entirety. [...]

Cheney begs GOP colleagues at Jan. 6 hearing:  Tell our voters the truth, that the election wasn't rigged.  There's a cohort of hardcore populists within the House GOP whose loyalty to Trump is such that they'll eagerly parrot any conspiracy theory he likes but most GOP reps who are asked about this tend to mumble something noncommittal about "election integrity" and "unanswered questions" before changing the subject.  But that was Cheney's point at last night's January 6 committee hearing on whether to recommend holding Steve Bannon in contempt for defying a committee subpoena.  It's not that House Republicans are aggressively amplifying Trump's "stop the steal" claims.  It's that hardly any of them are willing to contradict them.  That's true within conservative media too.  If you're not a true believer but you're afraid of the backlash from true believers if you call the lie a lie, the only way to avoid failing the new party litmus test is to avoid the subject.  Which means Cheney knew her plea would fall on deaf ears.

Newly Released Video Shows Jan. 6 Political Prisoner Jeremy Brown Saving a Female Trump Supporter Who Was Trampled by Capitol Police.  On Thursday afternoon, September 30th, at 3:45 PM Eastern the FBI raided Jeremy Brown's home and arrested Jeremy.  The charge is trespassing.  We were notified this morning by his family and an attorney.  The FBI searched his house, RV, and trailer.  Then they arrested Jeremy and took him away.  Jeremy's family contacted The Gateway Pundit the following morning. [...] Jeremy Brown NEVER entered the US Capitol on January 6.  His crime was in reality refusing to be an FBI informant as we describe below. [...]

House Jan. 6 Panel Votes To Recommend Contempt For Trump Ally Steve Bannon.  The House select committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol voted Tuesday night to recommend that former White House strategist Steve Bannon be held in contempt of Congress after he declined to respond to a subpoena from the panel.  The nine-member committee unanimously adopted its report recommending that Bannon be found in contempt.  The full House of Representatives is expected to vote on the matter Thursday.  If the report is approved, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will certify it and refer it to federal prosecutors in Washington for a potential grand jury presentation.  "It's a shame that Mr. Bannon has put us in this position, but we won't take no for an answer," committee chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said in remarks prior to the vote.

Bannon 'not required to respond' to subpoena in Jan. 6 probe, lawyer says.  Steve Bannon is "not required to respond" to a subpoena from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol because former President Donald Trump says their communications are protected by executive privilege, his lawyer claimed in a letter Wednesday [10/20/2021].  The move led select committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) to announce Thursday that lawmakers would "move forward" next week to seek to have Bannon prosecuted for "criminal contempt."  Trump then blasted the committee in a statement that accused its members of "using prosecutors and prosecutions to destroy more than half of this Country and the people are not going to stand for it!"

The DOJ has finally disgorged some exculpatory evidence about January 6.  For a very long time, based on a few short snippets of random videos that people outside and inside of the Capitol shot on January 6, conservatives have been arguing that significant numbers of the people who entered the Capitol that day did so because the Capitol Police let them in.  Their presence there wasn't an insurrection or even an unauthorized trespass — they had a right to be there once the "guardians" of the Capitol opened the door.  Now, the official video from the Capitol confirms that those snippets were accurate.  January 6 defendants and conservative media outlets have been demanding for ten months that the Department of Justice release the 14,000 hours of footage it has showing what happened at the Capitol on that day.  An administration dedicated to truth and a prosecution abiding by the principle that the government must make exculpatory material available to the defense would have long ago complied with those requests.  But the Biden DOJ is made of sterner, and possibly more corrupt, stuff.  It took a court order to make the DOJ disgorge just some of the footage it has.

President Trump Sues the Corrupt Capitol Riot Committee and the National Archives — The Anti-American Democrats and RINOs are Out of Control.  President Trump today [10/18/2021] sued the corrupt US House Capital Riot Committee and the National Archives[.]  President Trump sued the biased and corrupt US House Capital Riot Committee and the National Archives Committee that is currently harassing the President with a corrupt one-sided investigation.  This committee is not focused on the stolen November 3, 2020 Election, rather it focuses on the Deep State instigated Capitol protests on January 6th.  On January 6th numerous bad individuals, including Antifa, attacked the US Capitol and broke a few windows.  But BLM and Antifa are protected by the Biden/Obama government while good Americans are jailed.  Of course, after the event, BLM and Antifa goons were bragging about their efforts on January 6th.

Civil Liberties Are Being Trampled by Exploiting "Insurrection" Fears.  Congress's 1/6 Committee May Be the Worst Abuse Yet.  For many liberals and Democrats in the U.S., 1/6 is the equivalent of 9/11.  One need not speculate about that.  Many have said this explicitly.  Some prominent Democrats in politics and media have even insisted that 1/6 was worse than 9/11.  Joe Biden's speechwriters, when preparing his script for his April address to the Joint Session of Congress, called the three-hour riot "the worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War."  Liberal icon Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), whose father's legacy was cemented by years of casting 9/11 as the most barbaric attack ever seen, now serves as Vice Chair of the 1/6 Committee; in that role, she proclaimed that the forces behind 1/6 represent "a threat America has never seen before."  The enabling resolution that created the Select Committee calls 1/6 "one of the darkest days of our democracy."  USA Today's editor David Mastio published an op-ed whose sole point was a defense of the hysterical thesis from MSNBC analysts that 1/6 is at least as bad as 9/11 if not worse.  S.V. Date, the White House correspondent for America's most nakedly partisan "news" outlet, The Huffington Post, published a series of tweets arguing that 1/6 was worse than 9/11 and that those behind it are more dangerous than Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda ever were.

Biden Calls for the Prosecution of Anyone Refusing Subpoenas in the Jan. 6th Riot Investigation.  We recently discussed the troubling declaration of guilt made by President Joe Biden at the start of the investigation into border agents allegedly whipping or "strapping" undocumented Haitians trying to enter the country.  The statement shattered the integrity of the investigation as well as the reputation of the federal agents.  Now, President Biden has called for the Select Committee looking into the Jan. 6th riot to hold those who refuse subpoenas in contempt and for his Department of Justice to prosecute them.  During the Trump Administration, many of us criticized the President for commenting on pending investigations and crossing the line on seeking to influence the Justice Department.  A chorus of legal experts declared such public comments to be an attack on the rule of law and the integrity of the Justice Department.  Those voices have been largely silent on Biden's own comments.

DOJ Hits Back At Biden, Declares It's [sic] Independence.  President Joe Biden's own Department of Justice just laid the smackdown on him after he urged the January 6 House Select Committee to prosecute those who do not comply with a Congressional subpoena.  As he was outside the White House on Friday [10/15/2021] a CNN reporter asked him if those people, like former White House chief strategist Bannon, should be prosecuted.  "Mr. President, what's your message to people who defy Congressional subpoenas on the January 6 committee?" the reporter said.  "I hope that the committee goes after them and holds them accountable criminally," he said.  "Should they be prosecuted by the Justice Department?" the reporter pressed.  "I do, yes," the president said.  The Department of Justice was not thrilled with the president's statement and DOJ spokesperson Anthony Coley made it known that the department will not be told what to do.

Psaki, DOJ in damage control mode after Biden says subpoena defiers should be prosecuted.  The Department of Justice (DOJ) and White House press secretary Jen Psaki are doing damage control after President Biden told reporters Friday evening that anyone who defies a congressional subpoena should be prosecuted.  The remarks by the president come as the Jan. 6 select commission is ramping up issuing subpoenas for former President Trump administration officials and others who may have information on Trump's efforts to investigate claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election.  Biden told reporters in a South Lawn gaggle outside of Air Force One, "I hope the committee goes after them and holds accountable."  He was referring to individuals who refuse to comply with a congressional subpoena.

QAnon hairdresser is sentenced to 14 days in jail.  A QAnon-loving hairdresser who called the January 6 attack on the US Capitol the 'best [...] day ever' after briefly breaching the Capitol building will be forced to serve 14 days in jail after Indiana prosecutors asked a judge to throw her behind bars because she is an 'avid consumer of conspiracy theories.'  Dona Sue Bissey, 53, was sentenced on Tuesday to 14 days in jail, 60 hours of community service and given a $500 fine for her part in the January 6 riots, of which she and a friend, Anna Morgan-Lloyd, were among the first 50 rioters to breach the Capitol building, according to Bissey's Facebook post.  Bissey commented on the post saying 'best [...] day ever!!  I'll never forget.  We got into the Capitol Building.'

Was January 6 Part of the FBI's 'Operation Cold Snap'?  [I]n June 2020, days after the nation was roiled by Black Lives Matter looting and rioting, a man from Wisconsin named Stephen Robeson sponsored a "National Militia Conference" at a Dublin hotel.  (Yes, that was the real name of the event.)  According to BuzzFeed's exceptional July 2021 investigative report on the FBI-led plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in 2020, Robeson "helped organize the national meeting, and he was enthusiastically pushing people he knew to attend."  The purpose of the conference was to recruit people who ultimately would stoke "political violence" against governors who refused to reopen their states after lockdowns supposedly necessitated by COVID.  Some participants said Robeson, known as "Robey," relentlessly pestered them until they agreed to show up; people came from as far as Maryland and Kansas City, BuzzFeed's Ken Bensinger and Jessica Garrison reported.  One member of the Three Percenters, an alleged militia group on the FBI's naughty list, observed people taking photos from discreet locations in the hotel.  "The feds are everywhere," he thought to himself.  Indeed.  One of the feds was Robeson himself.

At least five Capitol 'rioters' have represented themselves.  At least five people charged with storming the U.S. Capitol have refused defense lawyers and are electing to represent themselves, undeterred by their lack of legal training or repeated warnings from judges.  That choice already has led to some curious legal maneuvers and awkward exchanges in court.  Among the five who've opted to go it alone are cop-turned-yoga teacher Alan Hostetter, 57, who believes the official inquiry into the riot is fixed.

Report shows Babbitt not a deadly threat.  A DC Metropolitan Police Report on the Ashli Babbitt shooting was obtained by Judicial Watch.  It shows one thing clearly.  There was no legitimate justification for Lt. Michael Byrd to shoot and kill Ashli Babbitt.  The standard requirement for use of deadly force was in effect which requires an imminent threat of death or serious bodily injury.  None of the statements by officers at the scene show that standard was met. [...] All of them agree that no one saw Ashli Babbitt with a weapon of any kind and the only possible threat she posed was simply climbing through a window.  Officers present stated she had not made any threats or shown any violent action toward them.  One officer advanced the rationale that since Byrd was threatening to shoot them, it would have emboldened the crowd if he had not then actually shot her.  That is an absurd line of reasoning.  Another said that if Byrd had not killed Ashli Babbitt the protesters could have taken his gun and used it against them.  Yet Babbitt was nowhere near Byrd and had shown no violent actions.  It's as if she was chosen at random to teach the protesters a lesson or to serve as an example.  This is noted in the statement of one of the other officer's present.

Will Liz Cheney, House Democrats Investigate Insurrectionist Takeover Of Interior Department?  Security personnel at the U.S. Department of the Interior sustained "multiple injuries," according to spokeswoman Melissa Schwartz in the Washington Post, after left-wing protesters held the agency headquarters under siege on Thursday [10/14/2021].  Fifty-five protesters were arrested in the turmoil, the demonstration group People vs.  Fossil Fuels said in a statement to the Post, concluding five days of activism in the nation's capital by a coalition known as Build Back Fossil Free.  Many were protesting the completion of Minnesota's Line 3 Pipeline carrying Canadian tar sands oil to Lake Superior.  Begun in 2017, the project was ordered by the federal government to replace an old, corroding line.

Democrat Dog and Pony Shows Come up Short.  Not waiting for the partisan paint to dry, Nancy Pelosi established the J6 commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection further harass Trump supporters.  But beyond the obligated political testimonies of the Capitol police, some of whose feelings were hurt on J6, Nancy has had a difficult time getting others to testify — for good reasons.  Nancy's congressional subpoenas appear to have fallen on deaf ears for those she's targeting with her dog and pony show.  In a combination of fishing expedition and bankruptcy by legal fees, she subpoenaed the records of Steve Bannon in an attempt to take the mudslinging to a new level.  This strategy is unlikely to work if she continues to pursue it, for several reasons.

Capitol Police officer charged with obstruction of justice.  Capitol Police officer Michael Riley was arrested Friday on two obstruction of justice charges after allegedly telling someone to delete footage showing him at the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.  Riley, a 25-year veteran of the police force, also told the contact to remove footage from all social media accounts, according to Friday's indictment.  While he did not know the contact personally, they were part of the same Facebook group in which he located the footage and identified himself before warning the man of the mass investigation into those inside the building, the indictment added.

Jan. 6 Panel Refers Steve Bannon for Criminal Contempt; Adam Schiff Imagines Bannon in Jail.  The Democrat-dominated House of Representatives committee investigating the Capitol riot of January 6 decided to refer Stephen K. Bannon for criminal contempt prosecution after he defied the committee's subpoena to testify on Thursday [10/14/2021].  Bannon was CEO of President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and a senior White House aide until leaving in August 2017.  It is not clear what, if any, connection he had with the January 6 event, three-and-a-half years later.

When is an insurrection not an insurrection?  During the Kavanaugh hearings, hundreds of hysterical leftist activists stormed the Capitol and even managed to break into the Senate chamber.  They were arrested and that was the end of it.  On January 6, crowds of pro-Trump people, along with undoubted provocateurs and, almost certainly, FBI agents, entered the Capitol.  Once in, they wandered around reverently and left — except for Ashli Babbitt, whom a Capitol Police Officer killed in cold blood.  January 6 was called an "insurrection," and Biden's DOJ is using it as an excuse to hold political prisoners and terrorize into silence those who oppose Trump.  And no, it's not just a new, stricter standard, as Thursday's "climate justice" riot showed.  Admittedly, the climate fanatics didn't head for the Capitol.  Instead, they besieged the Department of the Interior.

Lieutenant Byrd was 'shaking, nervous and teary-eyed' [after] he shot dead Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt in Jan 6 Capitol riots, secret report reveals.  Lieutenant Michael Byrd, the Capitol cop who shot rioter Ashli Babbitt dead on January 6, was 'nervous, teary-eyed, and appeared very upset' after gunning down the Air Force veteran, a secret report has revealed.  More than 500 pages of internal DC Metropolitan Police documents on the fatal shooting reveal witnesses said Babbitt was not carrying a weapon at the time and describe how Lt Byrd was shaken by the event.  Babbitt was a fervent Trump supporter who was killed when she was at the front of a mob trying to climb through a shattered glass door to the Speaker's Lobby during the riots.

Congress' Access to Individuals' Private Communications:  The Jan. 6 Committee's Troubling Precedent.  In late August, the special House committee charged with investigating the Jan. 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol took the first steps toward subpoenaing the communications records of private citizens involved in rallies to protest certification of the election, as well as Republican lawmakers whose role in the events of Jan. 6th has come into question.  The committee asked the companies to preserve these records for now.  House minority leader Kevin McCarthy reacted with outrage, tweeting:  "If these companies comply with the Democrat order to turn over private information, they are in violation of federal law and subject to losing their ability to operate in the United States."  He warned ominously that "a Republican majority will not forget."  Progressive commentators were quick to point out that McCarthy himself, by threatening reprisal against companies that cooperate with the requests, might be violating the law against obstructing congressional investigations.  But underlying McCarthy's shameful attempt to bully the companies into noncompliance is a legitimate question about the scope of Congress's authority to obtain private information.

Secret Police Docs Reveal There Was 'No Good Reason' to Shoot Ashli Babbitt:  Judicial Watch Report.  A new report seems to confirm what we all already knew about the Ashli Babbitt case:  She was shot unjustifiably.  For those who may not remember, Babbitt was shot and killed by a Capitol Police officer while trying to open a door that led to the House chamber during the Jan. 6 incursion.  Judicial Watch reported on Wednesday [10/13/2021] that it had obtained 532 pages of documents from the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police, all regarding Babbitt's death.  Witness testimonies indicated Babbitt was not holding a weapon at the time of the shooting and that the officer involved, Michael Byrd, looked "upset" after shooting her.  A Capitol Police sergeant testified that he didn't know why Byrd shot Babbitt.

Federal Judge Finds DC Jail Officials in Contempt, Demands Civil Rights Inquiry.  In a major rebuke of the Justice Department and D.C. Department of Corrections, District Court Judge Royce Lamberth today found the jail's warden and director of the Department of Corrections in contempt of court for refusing to turn over records related to the care of Christopher Worrell, a January 6 detainee who suffers from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and a broken hand.  He has been incarcerated under a pre-trial detention order sought by Joe Biden's Justice Department and approved by the court's chief judge since his arrest in March; Worrell has been in the D.C. jail used specifically to house January 6 defendants since April.  Lamberth scheduled the hearing on Tuesday [10/12/2021] after D.C. Jail Warden Wanda Patten and DOC Director Quincy Booth failed to comply with his October 8 order to submit the evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon, who determined in June that Worrell needed surgery for a broken hand he suffered in May, and also to submit Worrell's medical requests related to needed cancer treatments.  Jail officials and attorneys representing the department claimed the screw-up was a miscommunication but Lamberth rejected their argument.  "I don't accept that explanation," Lamberth said.  "No one noticed in jail that he's sitting there in pain all the time?  Does no one care?"

Babbitt shooting internal police docs reveal 'no good reason for shooting,' according to Judicial Watch.  More than 500 pages of internal documents from DC Metropolitan Police concerning the fatal shooting of Ashli Babbitt in the Capitol on Jan. 6 reveal witness accounts stating she was not holding a weapon at the time of her death and how "upset" the officer was after shooting her.  "These previously secret records show there was no good reason to shoot and kill Ashli Babbitt," stated Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, which obtained the documents through a May 2021 FOIA lawsuit.  "The Biden-Garland Justice Department and the Pelosi Congress have much to answer for the over the mishandling and cover-up of this scandalous killing of an American citizen by the U.S. Capitol Police."

Judge says civil rights of Jan 6 detainees are being violated, slaps warden with contempt.  U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth is holding D.C. Jail Warden Wanda Patten and D.C. Department of Correction Director Quincy Booth in contempt of court, accusing them of 'inexcusable' delays in providing medical treatment to prisoner Chris Worrell, who is accused of partaking in the January 6 Capitol Hill riot.  'American Greatness' writer Julie Kelly live-tweeted the hearing and the resulting action by the judge.  "Judge Lamberth just found the DC Jail Warden and DC DOC Director in contempt of court for refusing to turn over requested documents related to care for cancer-stricken J6 detainee," she wrote.  "Says civil rights are being violated at the jail, will refer to Attorney General office.  FINALLY!!"

New Docs Show That Ashli Babbitt was Shot for 'No Good Reason'.  It wasn't our best day as a nation.  It also wasn't the worst.  We have clowns in the liberal press saying that the January 6 riot was worse than the 9/11 attacks.  We have comparisons that this was worse than the American Civil War.  False on all accounts, but they need to exaggerate this incident because they want to ensnare Donald Trump again.  If this was such a horrific event, why haven't they released the hours of security camera footage?  It's possibly because it's boring [...] — just hundreds of people walking around the US Capitol.  These people didn't murder anyone as well.  No cops were killed.  Officer Brian Sicknick, who the liberal media tried to weaponize against conservatives, died of natural causes.  The only person who was killed inside the Capitol building was Ashli Babbitt who was shot by police.  This has been a topic of discussion for some, as people wondered if the use of force was necessary.  Look, in this situation, everyone inside should have known that these situations could turn deadly.  That's not to say she deserved it, and new documents from Judicial Watch further feeds the narrative that this was a cover-up.

Was Jan. 6 an 'armed insurrection'?  It has become common in some circles to call the Jan. 6 Capitol riot an "armed insurrection."  That leads to a few questions:  How many rioters were armed?  And what weapons did they have?  What were the arms in the "armed insurrection"?  The Justice Department maintains a website listing the defendants and the federal charges against them in the sprawling Capitol riot investigation.  At this moment, about 670 people have been charged, many of them with misdemeanors like "Parading, Demonstrating or Picketing in a Capitol Building."  Of the 670, I counted 82 who face weapons-related charges.  That's about 12% of the total. [...] For each charge, prosecutors have specified the weapon the defendant is accused of using.  Here is a representative list of those weapons:  A helmet.  A baton.  A crutch.  A walking stick.  Handgun.  Pepper spray.  Flagpole.  Knife.  Baseball bat.  Crowd control barrier.  Police shield.  Hockey stick.  Axe.  Metal sign.  Desk drawer.

Arrest of Green Beret Oath Keeper Threatens to Expose FBI's Darkest 1/6 Secrets.  The Oath Keepers are the highest-profile and most extensively prosecuted militia group associated with the events of January 6.  So far, the government has charged a total of 18 Oath Keepers with conspiring to obstruct Congress's certification of the 2020 Presidential Election.  This is a serious conspiracy charge that could potentially lead to decades of prison time.  Oddly enough, Oath Keepers founder and leader Stewart Rhodes himself has not been charged with anything, despite the fact that the government cites Rhodes's own statements and actions as largely constitutive of the conspiracy for which so many of his underlings face charges. [...] Apart from any charges of conspiracy, there is no doubt that, based on his actions on January 6, Stewart Rhodes could technically be prosecuted for trespassing on US Capitol grounds.  Just last Thursday, in fact, approximately 20 FBI vehicles swooped in on the home of Oath Keepers associate Jeremy Brown, searched his belongings for five and a half hours, and took all of his phones and electronics.  The feds justified their entire raid on Brown on a minor alleged "trespassing" offense.

Julie Kelly and Tucker Carlson Discuss the Many Questions Remaining About January 6American Greatness Senior Contributor Julie Kelly joined Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday [10/5/2021] to discuss the many unresolved questions surrounding the January 6 Capitol Hill melee, including the identity of the officer who shot the protester, Ashli Babbitt and why there remains so many hours of unreleased footage of the incident.  [Video clip]

Our Representatives, Not J6 Protesters, Defile the 'Sacred' U.S. Capitol.  When politics is your religion and government is your God, a public building is your church.  The four-hour disturbance at the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, according to Beltway aristocracy and the media, wasn't a legitimate protest that turned violent in some areas — it was a sacrilege.  Never mind that the building itself sustained minimal damage — early reports estimated $30 million for repairs but the actual figure is around $1 million — the real vandalism occurred when thousands of Americans wearing MAGA hats invaded the cathedral of government power occupied by America's political deity.  And the alleged apostates are paying a dear price.  Since January 6, lawmakers, judges, and federal prosecutors have routinely described the Capitol building as holy ground.  "To those who engaged in the gleeful desecration of this, our temple of democracy, American democracy, justice will be done," Pelosi said after the breach.  Representative Mario Díaz-Balart (R-Fla.) tweeted on January 6 that "the Capitol building is the center and sacred symbol of democracy."

The Left Got What It Wanted — So Now What?  Of the January 6 debacle, we were not told that it was a riot involving lawbreakers who would be punished.  Instead, we were lied to that it was an "armed insurrection," a "coup," and "a rebellion" of massive proportions.  Our esteemed retired military and civil libertarians who had damned the mere thought of using federal troops to quell the prior four summer months of continuous rioting were suddenly happy to see 25,000 federal soldiers patrol Washington to hound out fantasy second-wave insurrectionists.  In Animal Farm fashion, there were now to be good federal troops deterring mythical violent domestic extremists, but bad federal troops who should never stop real, ongoing mayhem in the streets.  It mattered nothing that "armed" in the case of January 6 meant that no firearms were used or even found among the protestors.  No one was charged with conspiracy, insurrection, or racketeering.  But many were placed in solitary confinement without specific charges being filed — to the utter delight of liberal groups like the ACLU and human rights organizations. [...] Videos surrounding the entire melee still have been repressed.  They likely will never be released.

Capitol Police whistleblower delivers scathing rebuke to two of its senior leaders on Jan. 6.  A former high-ranking Capitol Police official with knowledge of the department's response to the Jan. 6 attack has sent congressional leaders a scathing letter accusing two of its senior leaders of mishandling intelligence and failing to respond properly during the riot.  The whistleblower, who requested anonymity for privacy reasons and left the force months after the attack, sent the 16-page letter late last month to the top members of both parties in the House and Senate.  His missive makes scorching allegations against Sean Gallagher, the Capitol Police's acting chief of uniformed operations, and Yogananda Pittman, its assistant chief of police for protective and intelligence operations — who also served as its former acting chief.  The whistleblower accuses Gallagher and Pittman of deliberately choosing not to help officers under attack on Jan. 6 and alleges that Pittman lied to Congress about an intelligence report Capitol Police received before that day's riot.  After a lengthy career in the department, the whistleblower was a senior official on duty on Jan. 6.

'I formally exert executive privilege': Trump sends letter to National Archivist warning him NOT to release 45 documents from January 6.  President Joe Biden has decided not to assert executive privilege to hold back a trove of documents that the Jan. 6th select committee is seeking as part of its probe — concluding it is not in the country's 'best interests' after the Capitol riot.  The move, telegraphed in advance by the White House, drew an immediate and angry response from former President Donald Trump, who suggested he might sue and attacked Democrats as 'drunk on power.'  'The Democrats are drunk on power, but this dangerous assault on our Constitution and important legal precedent will not work.  This Committee's fake investigation is not about January 6th any more than the Russia Hoax was about Russia.  Instead, this is about using the power of the government to silence "Trump" and our Make America Great Again movement, the greatest such achievement of all time,' Trump said in a Friday afternoon statement.

Never Trumper Livid That '1/6 Commission is Dead Already' as Aides Defy Subpoenas.  Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States, has instructed four top aides to defy sweeping subpoenas issued by the partisan January 6 commission.  The act of defiance is provoking desperation among 'Never Trump' operatives and partisan leftists who believe that the House committee lacks the political will to enforce the subpoenas.  "Former President Donald Trump is directing a group of his former aides to ignore a subpoena from the House committee probing the Jan. 6 Capitol attack and signaling he will go to court to block their testimony to the investigators," Politico reported on Thursday [10/7/2021].  "The committee has subpoenaed documents and testimony from four Trump administration alumni: former social media czar Dan Scavino, former Defense Department official Kash Patel, former chief of staff Mark Meadows, and former White House adviser Steve Bannon.  The four men were ordered to turn over documents related to Jan. 6 by Thursday and to sit for interviews with investigators next week," the report added.

Biden White House Will Provide Trump Records to January 6 Committee.  The Biden White House has agreed to release Trump-era presidential records to the House committee investigating the January 6th riot on Capitol Hill, even as former President Donald Trump reportedly moves to assert executive privilege over the documents.  During her Friday afternoon [10/8/2021] press briefing, White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed that the White House supports the panel's request for the documents.

Donald Trump Has a Message About What Former Aides Should Do with January 6 Subpoenas.  Former President Donald Trump has told former advisers of his who were subpoenaed by the January 6 select committee to defy the subpoenas, according to Betsy Woodruff Swan reported for POLITICO.  The former advisers, as Townhall reported at the time, include Mark Meadows, chief of staff at the time; Dan Scavino, the White House deputy chief of staff for communications and the White House director of social media at the time; Steve Bannon; and Kash Patel, chief of staff to then Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller.

Trump Is Not the Cause of the Crimes Threatening America.  [Scroll down]  Trump, in fact, has been quite moderate in response to the questionable 2020 result and to what is now being unearthed as the politicization in 2016 of the national intelligence agencies and the FBI as they unconstitutionally assisted the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign in trying to cheat Trump out of the 2016 election. [...] Apart from calling for a large peaceful protest, Trump had nothing to do with the events of January 6 and certainly nothing to do with any law-breaking at the U.S. Capitol.  The attempt to defame Trump as a putschist and hype January 6 as a traumatizing event on the scale of 9/11 or Pearl Harbor is a total failure.

FBI confirms absence of weapons on Jan 6, so media wants you to know that they left their guns at home.  The FBI has previously stated that no firearms were found in connection to the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol, but despite that contention, the media is now breathlessly reporting that authorities have found guns in the homes of protesters.  "Numerous people arrested in connection with January 6 have also had weapons in their homes, including this latest case just today — 3 pistols and an AR-15," Mother Jones explosively tweeted in reference to an NBC report.  "Some January 6 defendants, including additional Oath Keeper members charged with conspiracy, have lied to investigators and went to significant lengths to destroy evidence of their communications related to the insurrection, according to court documents.  Others have kept weapons in their homes in violation of pretrial orders.  And some defendants have threatened future attacks," they reported.

Federal Judge Raises an Important Point About Treatment of January 6 Defendants.  A federal judge made a key point about the treatment of January 6 Capitol riot defendants while sentencing one of them on Friday [10/1/2021], Danielle Doyle.  District Judge Trevor McFadden, who was appointed by President Donald Trump, made headlines for admonishing the U.S. Attorney's Office for not being more "even-handed," pointing out that it's affecting their credibility. [...] Rather than two months of house arrest, as prosecutors had recommended, District Judge Trevor McFadden gave Doyle a $3,000 fine and ordered her to pay $500 for damages to the Capitol complex.  "The fine was the heftiest financial penalty that a judge has levied so far against an insurrection defendant," [Marshall] Cohen mentioned [on CNN].  "Fadden himself has already rejected one attempt by a January 6 defendant to argue that the charges should be dropped because they were politically motivated," Cohen also wrote.

Now That He Has Been Exonerated Over Jan. 6, Trump is Filing Lawsuits Against Social Media Giants — Beginning with Twitter.  Donald Trump has been effectively exonerated in the January 6 investigation, despite the partisan efforts of the House of Representatives' committee and although the FBI will never formall[y] admit it.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been unable to find any central plot to overturn the results of the election or engage in a coup, let alone one masterminded by the former President of the United States.  "The FBI has found scant evidence that the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was the result of an organized plot to overturn the presidential election result, according to four current and former law enforcement officials," Reuters earlier reported.

Judge Hands Down Probation In Capitol Case, Questions Prosecutors' "Credibility" Over Leniency Toward BLM.  An Oklahoma judge has just reminded Americans that there's at least one judge in on the US District Court in Washington (which is handling the bulk of the Jan. 6 cases) who isn't a Democrat.  Judge Trevor McFadden admonished prosecutors this week after handing down a more-lenient-than-expected sentence to Danielle Doyle, 37, who was given two months of probation on Friday for her involvement in the Jan. 6 demonstrations.  Prosecutors had asked the judge to sentence Doyle to home confinement.  Doyle pleaded guilty in July to illegally demonstrating inside the Capitol, which she admitted to entering through a broken window.  She spent a total of 24 minutes in the building and there's no evidence she committed any acts of violence or property damage.

Judge asks prosecutors why Jan 6 protesters are being treated worse than BLM rioters.  A federal judge appointed to his post in 2017 by then-President Donald Trump reportedly dropped a stunning truth bomb about the Jan. 6th rioters during a sentencing hearing Friday for convicted Jan. 6th rioter Danielle Doyle.  U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden noted that prosecutors have been treating the Jan. 6th rioters who'd rioted for a single day significantly harsher than the Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioters who'd rioted for an entire summer and longer.  The judge specifically "questioned why federal prosecutors had not brought more cases against those accused in 2020 summertime protests, reading out statistics on riot cases in the nation's capital that were not prosecuted," according to the Associated Press.

And now, here's Joe's non sequitur of the week:
Joe Biden to Dems:  Vote for Trillions in Spending, or the Capitol Rioters Win.  President Joe Biden has sought to motivate Democrats on Capitol Hill to vote for his multi-trillion-dollar spending bills by warning them that if the bills fail, those who supported the Capitol riot on January 6 will celebrate a political victory.  One bill is a bipartisan $1.2 trillion "infrastructure" bill (most of which is not traditional infrastructure).  The other is a $3.5 trillion catch-all spending bill that includes Democrats' most radical priorities, and which Biden has recently linked to his "Build Back Better" policy agenda.  It can only pass the Senate through the so-called "reconciliation" process, which has been abused by recent Democratic administrations to evade the Senate's filibuster rule.

A 'news' report that encapsulates what's wrong with today's media.  [Scroll down]  The article refers to the police report and the House Committee on Ethics statement about Crenshaw's wrongdoing.  It then explains how the extra security was necessary "following the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 during which five people were killed."  Wait!  What?  Insurrection?  Five people killed?  Well, not quite, Ms. Biased "Journalist."  All the evidence, including admissions from the FBI, is that there was no planned insurrection, that the FBI was involved well in advance and may have been encouraging events, that the Capitol police invited people into the building, and that those who entered treated the People's place of law with respect.  And as for those "five people killed," implying that the insurrectionists were murderers, only one person was killed when a Capitol police officer cold-bloodedly shot a woman who was manifestly neither a threat to him nor anyone else.  No other Capitol police officers even drew their weapons (some insurrection!).  The other people died either of natural causes (including a police officer) or, in the cases of one person, from an apparent drug overdose.

FBI Arrests Retired Green Beret Jeremy Brown for Attending Jan. 6 Protests and Standing Outside Capitol — After He Refused To Be Their Informant.  Jeremy Brown is a Green Beret and former Republican candidate for Congress in Florida's 14th Congressional District.  Brown served in the United States Army from 1992 to 2012 and reached the rank of Special Forces Master Sergeant.  Jeremy also attended the Stop the Steal protests in Washington DC on January 6.  Jeremy joined the Oath Keepers in November and went to Washington DC to provide security at the many protests and rallies that week.  Last March, Jeremy Brown started speaking out about how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) contacted him and attempted to recruit him to spy on patriots and everyday Americans.

FBI Planned The Capitol Break-In.  The worst FBI in history who framed President Trump is busted framing Americans at the Capitol.  This is right out of Hitler's playbook, that is not a joke.  [Video clip]

New Video From Jan 6 Shows Capitol Police Allowing In Protesters, Walking Beside Them.  As Nancy Pelosi and her clown show of a committee featuring war whore, Liz Cheney, more and more information and videos from Jan 6th seem to blow up their narratives.  In this video, a large group of protesters are peacefully let in by Capitol police without any aggression or violence.  After the barriers are moved, the protestors walk slowly with the officers walking beside them.  [Video clip]

Jan. 6 committee unleashes second wave of subpoenas.  The House committee investigating the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 issued its second wave of subpoenas, honing in on organizers of the "Stop the Steal" rally that happened near the White House that same day.  Eleven people were sent letters on Wednesday [9/29/2021], including Katrina Pierson, a spokeswoman for former President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, and Maggie Mulvaney, a niece of former acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney.  The subpoenas seek documents and deposition testimony.  In particular, the committee took aim at individuals associated with the Women for America First-sponsored public event, at which Trump delivered one of the final public addresses of his presidency on Jan. 6.  It also targeted earlier rallies and nationwide bus tours, according to a statement outlining the subpoenas.

Mark Meadows on FBI informant in Capitol riot crowd: 'There is a whole lot that needs to come out'.  The public does not know the full story about the Capitol riot, according to a top confidant of former President Donald Trump.  Mark Meadows, former White House chief of staff when a throng of Trump supporters stormed their way into the U.S. Capitol complex on Jan. 6, made the comment responding to a new report about the presence of an FBI informant in the crowd.  "I can tell you that there is a whole lot that needs to come out," he told Newsmax host Steve Cortes on Tuesday.  Meadows declined to get into more specifics, acknowledging he has been subpoenaed , along with three other Trump administration aides, by the select House committee investigating the Capitol siege.

FBI Narrative About the Jan. 6th Capitol 'Insurrection' Is Imploding.  An explosive report over the weekend claims to show that two alleged Capitol riot participants were actually government informants.  The New York Times reported Saturday [9/25/2021] that "records, and information from two people familiar with the matter, suggest that federal law enforcement had a far greater visibility into the assault on the Capitol, even as it was taking place, than was previously known."  The revelations in the Times reveal that there was no conspiracy on the part of the Proud Boys to storm the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021, as alleged by the Department of Justice.  It's already known that the Proud Boys leader, Enrique Tarrio, had been an FBI informant.  The Times report concentrates on yet another FBI informant in the right-leaning group who reportedly warned his handler in real-time that some bad stuff was going on at the Capitol.

The FBI Admits to Having Informants at January 6th Protest.  Over the weekend, a judge forced federal prosecutors to release surveillance footage of the happenings on January 6th, and despite claiming the video would endanger national security, what was shown was far from an "insurrection."  Instead, unidentified men in black systematically entered and opened the doors for perplexed protesters to walk through, at which point they mingled and took pictures.  The video did not show a violent rush as part of an organized attempt to overthrow the government.  It was another blow to the predominant narrative that January 6th was "worse than 9/11" and the "worst attack" on our country since the Civil War.  It also illustrated how far the federal government has been willing to go to push false perceptions.  Why hide that footage in the first place?  And why do we not know who the men in black are, but we know who every other random grandma is who took a selfie at the Capitol that day?

FBI Undercover Agent on January 6 Received Text That Confirms No Trump-Led Plot to Overturn 2020 Election.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been outed in a New York Times piece for having undercover agents working the Capitol riot on January 6. Furthermore, the FBI agent was collaborating with a Proud Boys informant who confirmed there was no centralized plot to overturn the 2020 election results on Donald Trump's behalf.  As has been oft-repeated, the pro-Trump attendees were not part of any 'pre-planned attack'. [...] The NY Times piece corroborates what was only recently labeled a "far-right conrpiracy theory": The FBI had undercover agents working the January 6 faux-insurrection who essentially did nothing to stop extremist groups from turning the Electoral College into an utterly chaotic mess.

Proud Boy FBI informant texting his handler during January 6 riot said storming Capitol was not pre-planned.  An FBI informant said to have been among those rioting at the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, passed on real-time updates to his handler as the mob stormed the building.  The informant, who is said to be a member of the far-right Proud Boys militia, was part of thousands taking part in the deadly riot and who continued to text an FBI agent throughout the course of the day.  The informant, who was a foot soldier in the group rather than a leader was not aware that there would attempt to break into the US Capitol, where lawmakers were busy certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election.

January 6th Committee Sends Fishing Subpoenas to Trump Administration Officials Looking for Information to Create 2022 Democrat Campaign Narrative.  As we have been saying since the outset, the January 6th Committee is only in place for one reason — to create an extremist narrative, undermine and smear their political opposition in advance of the 2022 mid-term election.  What the Mueller Investigation was to 2018, the J6 Investigation is to 2022.  Same/Same.  Both based on a fraudulent political premise.  To support the leftist objective, the committee now sends subpoenas to Trump administration officials, aides and allies fishing for any communication information they can use to create their smears.  The committee is seeking documents and depositions from Dan Scavino, President Trump's social media assistance and senior White House aide; former chief of staff Mark Meadows, political activist Steve Bannon and Kash Patel, who was the chief of staff for the acting defense secretary on Jan. 6th.

Candace Owens:  New Jan. 6th footage proves it 'was a grandma selfie party'.  Political commentator Candace Owens raved about the newest footage coming from the Capitol on January 6th, calling it "a grandma selfie party."  As a result of the released footage, Owens says the Department of Justice appears to be lying about the insurrection.  Owens appeared on Tucker Carlson to comment on the revelation.  "And I want to say this, looking beyond this entire situation, the most embarrassing thing is they're not thinking about internationally how embarrassing this looks to the American people," Owens said.  "We no longer have the moral high ground in the international community because of this, because they have made an absolute mockery in terms of January 6th.  And we have locked up political dissidents.  And the political dissidents are Trump supporters."

New York Times Reveals FBI Role in January 6.  The New York Times often acts as the spin cycle for the Democrats' dirty laundry.  For years, Times reporters have helped get ahead of damning news, especially when it's related to the Russian collusion hoax, in an attempt to establish the narrative early.  A recent example is the Times article downplaying the pending indictment against Michael Sussman, the Clinton campaign lawyer who acted in cahoots with the FBI to seed the collusion tale before the 2016 election.  The article was published the day before Sussman pleaded guilty of lying to the FBI.  On Saturday [9/25/2021], the Times published a carefully constructed bombshell intended to soften the blow of an explosive scandal in the making:  the FBI had at least one informant among the group of Proud Boys who marched on the Capitol on January 6.  The informant, according to "confidential documents" furnished to the paper, started working with the FBI in July 2020 and was in close contact with his FBI handler before, during, and after the Capitol protest.

Tucker Carlson Goes There on Released January 6th Surveillance Video.  [Scroll down]  Then there's the issue of the black-clad men who opened the doors in what looked like a very organized, planned-out fashion.  As Tucker Carlson pointed out last night, it's rather convenient that 500+ people have been arrested but that we don't know who those men are.  [Video clip]  Carlson hits the nail on the head.  We know who random grandmas who took selfies are, but we are to believe the feds just have no idea who the men are who opened the doors?  Why are they not dressed like everyone else?  Why do they seem to know exactly where to go and what to do?  Why are they not stopped by the people already in the Capitol, who I assume are USCP officers?  When the doors are opened, the people walking in almost seem surprised and confused.  There was clearly no grand plan here by insurrectionists.  Rather, it certainly looks like those who opened the doors were separate from the protest.  And while the narrative for a long time on the right was that these were Antifa operatives, that was always the wrong assumption, in my opinion.  It always made much more sense that the men in black were federal agents, FBI or otherwise.

White House:  Biden Already Turning Over Trump Information on January 6th for Congressional Investigation.  President Joe Biden is working with Democrat members of Congress to turn over information related to former President Donald Trump and the January 6th riots on Capitol Hill, the White House confirmed Thursday. [...] Taylor Budowich, a spokesman for former President Trump denounced the "highly partisan, Communist-style 'select committee'" for pursuing extensive records in the investigation in his comments to the Washington Post.  "Executive privilege will be defended, not just on behalf of President Trump and his administration, but also on behalf of the Office of the President of the United States and the future of our nation," he added.

Jan. 6 House panel subpoenas Trump allies Bannon, Meadows, 2 more.  The House select committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol issued subpoenas to four key allies of former President Donald Trump Thursday, with the committee's chairman instructing them to sit for depositions next month.  Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) announced that former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, former chief strategist Steve Bannon, former Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Dan Scavino and former Pentagon official Kash Patel had been subpoenaed because they all were working in or had communicated with the White House either in the days leading up to the riot or on the day itself.  In letters to all four men, Thompson said that the committee is investigating "the facts, circumstances, and causes" of the riot, which led to the deaths of five people.

Heartbreaking Letter from Jan. 6 Prisoner in Solitary Confinement!  DC Gitmo Violates International Codes on Torture.  Jonathan Mellis, a detainee from January 6th, wrote us from solitary confinement last week.  Mellis has been detained without bond since his arrest in February.  In May, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan denied his request to be released from custody for a week so he could attend his father's funeral.  Here is the direct letter from Jonathan Mellis addressing the American people: [...]

Now We Know Why Prosecutors Wanted to Keep Jan. 6 Videos Away from the Public.  Prosecutors lost a battle to keep some of the 14,000 hours of January 6 surveillance video that was accumulated by the FBI out of the public view.  And much to anti-Trump Democrats' chagrin, social media is already having a field day with it.  Buzzfeed's Zoe Tillman who broke the tough news: [...] When some of this video made its way into the hands of the public, everyone could see exactly why the prosecution didn't want it to get out:  It doesn't fit the narrative of the 'deadly insurrection' that the fake news media has been propagating.

Prosecutors Lost A Fight To Keep A Set Of Jan. 6 Capitol Surveillance Videos Under Seal.  Federal prosecutors on Tuesday released a new collection of Capitol surveillance videos from Jan. 6 after a judge ordered them to do so, rejecting the government's argument that making the clips public could threaten the security of the complex.  The disclosure marks a setback for the US Capitol Police and the US attorney's office in their efforts to control how much footage from the Capitol's closed-circuit video (CCV) system gets out.  In the latest case, prosecutors argued that revealing the location and vantage points of more cameras could help "bad actors" trying to plan some future assault on the building.  A judge concluded that argument was too speculative, however, and that the public had a strong interest in seeing videos that formed the basis for a recent plea deal.  US District Chief Judge Beryl Howell ordered the videos released in response to a request from a media coalition (including BuzzFeed News) that is petitioning judges on a rolling basis for videos that prosecutors have relied on in Jan. 6 cases.

The Feds Are Forced to Release January 6th Surveillance Footage and Narratives Crumble.  Why has the federal government been trying so hard to keep surveillance footage of January 6th under wraps? [...] I'm not trying to suggest that January 6th wasn't dumb.  I think the short-sighted idiots who perpetrated it did real damage to Trump and his movement.  Yet, I also like to live in reality, and what these videos show is not a nation-shaking insurrection organized by some higher authority.  Rather, it shows individuals who made a stupid choice.  But trespassing is not a justification to keep people locked up indefinitely, and it's not an excuse for the government to withhold evidence from the public simply because they think it'll be embarrassing to their narrative.  There are thousands more hours of footage that should be released at this point.  Let the evidence or lack thereof speak for itself.  The idea that any of this is endangering national security is a joke, and I'm glad this judge saw through that farce.

Decision By January 6th Commission to Ignore Oath Keeper Stewart Rhodes Just Unmasked Their Entire Investigation.  The January 6 commission expanded its fishing expedition still further last week with its request of phone records from President Trump's former Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows. [...] With this request, the Commission added Meadows to the never-ending list of individuals the Commission wants to investigate in its increasingly desperate attempt to preserve its flailing collusion narrative — namely, that senior White House officials and/or Trump-aligned members of congress were somehow complicit in the events of January 6.  The ever-expanding list already includes Republican Reps.  Matt Gaetz, Jim Jordan, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Jim Jordan, Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar, Mo Brooks, Louie Gohmert and many others.  The commission, led by Bennie Thompson, a high-ranking Mississippi Democrat, has demonstrated no compunction over wielding its subpoena powers against hapless civilians with threadbare connections to January 6.

What If the FBI Threw an Insurrection and Nobody Came?  Saturday, Sept. 18 was the date for the "J6 Rally," organized by a political advocacy group called Look Ahead America. [...] Anyone with half a brain could see that this was another FBI entrapment scheme, to justify more arrests and more prisoners in solitary confinement awaiting trial for walking benignly through the U.S. Capitol.  Social media was full of warnings to stay away from the trap.  Even President Trump warned that it was "a setup."  And as usual, Trump was right.  The Daily Mail reported, "Protesters outnumbered by police... as just a handful of demonstrators turn up."  One of only a few arrests was a comical scene of Feds, dressed like Star Wars storm troopers arresting one of their own, an undercover cop.

The Big Scary January 6 Solidarity Protest Was Entirely Media Concocted.  I hold no love for the people who were at the Capitol on January 6, and I know I've made that clear.  But I also have repeatedly said the media and the Democrats are far too focused on that day because they have nothing of actual political substance to run on in 2022. Their legislative agenda is completely tanked.  Their leader is a bumbling old man, shuffling off stage so he can't take questions.  Their Vice President is nowhere to be seen.  And one of the most visible legislators in their party screams about class inequity when she's not photographed and videoed in high-profile high society events.  In the run-up to Saturday's non-event, the national press gave the demonstrators with threatening auras so much coverage you would think al Qaeda was planning a civic demonstration.  Law enforcement didn't help, either, with a planned massive presence, a fence, and undercover agents preparing to infiltrate the crowd.

Protesters Call for Due Process for Capitol Attack Detainees.  Despite reports of potential violence and beefed up security, including the National Guard and fencing, Saturday's "Justice for J6" rally attracted a few hundred demonstrators and ended without major incidence.  Photos and video taken around the Capitol show media and police, many heavily armed and in riot gear, vastly outnumbered protesters, who were gathered in support of defendants detained in connection with the January 6 Capitol attack.

Family of January 6 Protesters Claim Deplorable D.C. Jail Conditions.  Family members of January 6 protesters who are or have been incarcerated at the Washington, DC, jail shared disturbing accounts of alleged mistreatment by authorities during Saturday's "Justice for J6" rally.  "Last night for dinner, they were served four pieces of white bread, a cookie, and a packet of tartar sauce," claimed a woman who went by "Kelly."  Kelly is reportedly the girlfriend of Jonathan Mellis, who was among the protesters who entered the Capitol building on January 6.  She claimed Mellis, who has been in jail for months, is being held in solitary confinement.  "I think America needs to become very well versed in the treatment of these men.  It's human rights that we are talking about, and it's completely non-partisan," she said, speaking to a crowd of a few hundred people.

Cops and protesters gather at US Capitol for 'Justice for J6' rally.  A massive police response [...] mobilized outside a fenced-off US Capitol Saturday as right-wing protesters denounced what they called the "inhumane treatment" of dozens of Jan. 6 rioters who remain jailed while awaiting trials.  Fewer than 500 people, many of them journalists, gathered at the "Justice for J6" rally on the grassy expanse of Union Square, near the reflecting pool.  Rally organizer Matt Braynard, of the group Look Ahead America, made light of the huge show of force.

Justice for J6 protesters outnumbered by media cameras, police.  A "highly anticipated" #JusticeForJ6 rally Saturday at the U.S. Capitol on behalf of the Jan. 6th rioters reportedly turned up more "journalists" than actual rallygoers, despite weeks of "wall-to-wall fear porn" by the mainstream establishment press.  Following the protest's conclusion, U.S. Capitol Police reported on Twitter that "approximately 400 to 450" people wound up attending.  [Tweet]  But of the "400 to 450," only a relative few were actual rallygoers:  "[R]ally attendees were vastly outnumbered by police, media, a few dozen counterprotesters, and curious onlookers," BuzzFeed News confirmed.

The Photo That Sums Up the 'Far-Right' Rally That Terrified DC and Liberal America.  Did anyone really show up for that super scary far-right rally on Saturday?  The "Justice for J6" rally was supposed to be 'insurrection part II: endgame.'  The barricades were set up again around the US Capitol.  The police were everywhere; they were decked out in full-blown riot gear.  They were prepared this time.  They were prepared... for the media?  Yeah, typical elite media whiff here.  There were more media members than actual protesters.  The threat was exaggerated.  The liberal media may not know this yet, but even prior to January 6 — the far right in America is... not big.  There are probably more people watching a WNBA game than there are members of the far-right that the liberal media thinks are on the cusp of taking over everything in America.  At any rate, the rally was a dud.

Overzealous DC Stormtroopers Accidentally Target Undercover Fed Dressed Like Antifa Then Had to Pretend Like They Were Arresting Him.  Today, the feds planted undercover operatives all over the DC mall in an effort to manipulate the crowd and set-up another "insurrection narrative."  However, in a hilarious turn of events no one showed up to play.  As a result, there were more media looking for stories than actual protestors, and the DC riot police looked like knuckleheads on a scavenger hunt for Easter eggs.  Dummies.  Amid the over-the-top nonsense, the DC police did notice a suspicious man dressed in Antifa garb wearing a concealed firearm.  However, when they moved in to question him, the doofus had to admit he was an undercover federal agent and showed his badge.  That's when things really got funny because the cops, now with a case of the sads, had to pretend like they were arresting him in order to retain appearances.

Today's "Justice for J6" rally consisted mostly of reporters, cops & FBI agents.  [Thread reader]  But in the last few days, the corporate press fearmongered constantly about it.  Will they follow up now that it, unsurprisingly, amounted to nothing?  Perhaps the worst of it came from CNN, who pushed nonsense for days leading up to the event.  "Renewed fears of political violence grip Capitol Hill" actually turned into "more press than protestors."  Will CNN tell that story now?

A Hinge Moment of History.  This first year of the new weirdness ended with the United States government pretending that its principal threat is a domestic terrorism movement that does not exist.  This is the characterization of the so-called insurrection on January 6th.  We were told two weeks later that there were going to be mass insurrections, not only in Washington but in every state capital.  Montpelier, Vermont, for example, the smallest state capital in the Union, went into lockdown.  There was no such insurrection at any of these state capitals.  Then they said, "No, there is going to be an insurrection on March 4th," because that was Benjamin Harrison's Inauguration Day back in the old days and people apparently attach such great significance to that, that there was going to be a mass insurrection.  There was no such thing on March 4th. [...] We used to be told back after 9/11, there was a cliché after 9/11, "If we don't maintain our normal life, if we don't carry on shopping, if we don't carry on going to sports features, then the terrorists will have won!"  Now, it is the complete opposite with this new alleged domestic terrorism movement, and everything we do has to be changed.  We have to have a permanently armed capital city in Washington.  Because of this so-called domestic terrorism movement, we have to have a border wall around the US Capitol.  We are living in a blizzard of lies.

Is the Republic dead?  Can it be saved?  People who wield absolute power can never relax for a moment while the possibility of another Spartacus lurks beneath the surface.  The Second Amendment is the loose end that, momentarily, has introduced uncertainty among the schemers, for whom certainty is the ultimate goal — the certainty bequeathed by permanent, absolute power.  What most discomfits those in authority is that the very purpose of the Second Amendment, is to enable the common man to overthrow them when they abuse their power — and abuse it they have.  The fear of this is real.  It is why so many of those arrested on January 6, 2021, are being held in solitary confinement, denied access to their lawyers or the press, and subjected to cruel punishment.

Armed Person Detained at J6 Rally is Undercover Agent, Pulls Out Badge.  There was a heavy police presence at the US Capitol on Saturday in anticipation of a rally in support of the January 6 political prisoners.  Demonstrators will show support for the January 6 political prisoners on Saturday [9/18/2021].  Hundreds of non-violent Trump supporters are currently in jail awaiting trial for walking through the Capitol on January 6.  But it was all a set up.  There were more police, reporters and undercover intelligence agents than protesters in Washington DC.  The only armed person arrested on Saturday was an undercover agent.

While the Rally for January 6 prisoners was a bust, it still mattered a lot.  On Saturday, there was a rally in D.C. to bring attention to the plight of those people arrested on January 6 and still held in solitary confinement in D.C. jails.  President Trump warned people in advance that the rally was a no-win situation and he was right.  It was poorly attended and it seems that many of those who did appear — perhaps intending to act as provocateurs — were law enforcement agents trying to "blend in with the crowd."  Most importantly, though, this failed rally revealed that non-leftists in America are losing their First Amendment right to protest.

Eight Months After January 6, Prosecutors Make Aggressive Maneuvers As [a] Defendant Attempts Suicide [and] Another [is] Beaten In Jail.  Some sixty people are still behind bars eight months after the January 6 disturbance at the U.S. Capitol.  A Daily Wire review of court records shows unusually aggressive prosecutorial maneuvers, which sometimes brought rebukes by judges.  For example, Jose Padilla has been detained since February.  "Padilla is 40 years old and has lived in Tennessee for most of his life.  He previously served in the U.S. Army during the Iraq War.  After he returned home, he was diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder ('PTSD') and began receiving disability benefits.  Prior to his arrest, he was a stay-at-home dad who managed his family's household affairs and cared for his three sons during the day while his wife worked as a librarian.  He has no criminal history or history of substance abuse.  He also has no known ties to extremist groups," Judge John D. Bates summarized.  Prosecutors argued that his being a stay-at-home dad and veteran were reasons to hold him in jail.

Trump Warns Supporters to Stay Away From 'J6' Protest in DC: 'It's A Setup'.  Former President Donald Trump warned supporters to avoid going to the "Justice for J6" rally to be held Saturday [9/18/2021] in Washington, D.C., claiming that it is essentially a no-win situation for them and Republicans in general.  "On Saturday, that's a setup," Trump said, referring to the rally in an interview with The Federalist.  "If people don't show up they'll say, 'Oh, it's a lack of spirit.'  And if people do show up they'll be harassed," the 45th president added.

In Exclusive Interview, Trump Calls Sept. 18 Rally A 'Setup,' Says GOP Senate Should Fire 'Disaster' McConnell.  In an exclusive interview with The Federalist on Thursday, former President Donald Trump called for Senate Republicans to fire Mitch McConnell and elect a new leader, unloaded on "radicalized" left-wing Democrats, blasted former President George W. Bush as "one of the worst presidents ever," and criticized current President Joe Biden's "grossly incompetent" handling of America's withdrawal from Afghanistan.  Trump also called the planned Sept. 18 rally at the U.S. Capitol a "setup" and said media would use it as an excuse to bash Republicans regardless of its outcome.  "Afghanistan is one of the worst things I think I've ever seen for our country," Trump said.  "To lose the young people [killed in the bomb blast] is so horrible.  It's a horrible situation."

Law enforcement ramped up for Sept. 18 'Justice for J6' Capitol rally.  Law enforcement officials have ramped up security measures in the days leading up to Saturday's [9/18/2021] "Justice for J6" rally at the Capitol, taking strides to prevent similar instances of violence that were seen during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot, when pro-Trump protesters stormed the building in an attempt to disrupt the certification of the 2020 election results.  The Department of Homeland Security and the Capitol Police recently issued warnings of online threats of violence related to the event in support of rioters that remain in prison for their involvement in the attack at the Capitol.  Former Trump campaign staffer Matt Braynard — the organizer of the event, who has labeled the incarcerated individuals as "political prisoners" — stated he believes roughly 700 individuals will attend.

Donald Trump Releases Statement in Solidarity with January 6 'Political Prisoners'.  Former President Donald Trump has released a statement in solidarity with those being detained without speedy trial in connection with the January 6 riot.  ["]Our hearts and minds are with the people being persecuted so unfairly relating to the January 6th protest concerning the Rigged Presidential Election," Trump said in his statement.

What did Trump do during Capitol riots?  Jan. 6 committee telecom requests aim to recreate minute-by-minute account.  Requests sent to telecom and social media companies, and to federal agencies, from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol reveal pieces of the puzzle that lawmakers hope to assemble for a minute-by-minute picture of what happened that day.  The goal is to fill in gaps that remain missing, despite all the video and court records that have been released so far.  Questions remain about how rioters coordinated their attack to occupy the historic Capitol.

Federal Judge:  Capitol Hill Rioters' Charges Might Be Unconstitutional.  There's going to be a rally in Washington DC this weekend.  It's why the fencing is going back up around the US Capitol Building.  There have been over 400 arrests stemming from the January 6 riot that has incorrectly been dubbed an armed insurrection.  It was not worse than 9/11.  It was not worse than Pearl Harbor and it sure wasn't as bad as the Civil War.  That's the narrative in newsrooms.  Everyone else has moved [...] on with their lives.  NO ONE cares.  MSNBC and CNN don't count.  It was not our nation's best day.  It was dark for sure — but it was a riot.  Nothing more.  And at the end of the day, what occurred were many instances of trespassing on federal property.  Only one person died inside the building.  Her name was Ashli Babbitt, and she was killed by Capitol Police.  Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who the liberal media erroneously said was killed by the rioters, died of natural causes.  And what [...] happened to the guy who planted pipe bombs at the headquarters of the Republican and Democratic Parties?

FL Dem hysterically claims Jan 6 was FAR worse than 3,000 dead on 9/11.  Former Florida Democrat congressional candidate Pam Keith outrageously claimed that 9/11 was not the worst attack to ever hit the United States in her lifetime, it was the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021.  "On 1/6/2021, 9/11/2001 ceased being the worst thing that happened to America in my lifetime.  It's really weird and painful to process and say that.  But it's the truth.  And quite frankly... it's not even close," the current executive director of Fight 4 Florida's Future tweeted on the 20th anniversary of 9/11.  "Today makes 20 years since one of the most impactful events of my life.  I was in DC, completely freaked out, in a daze of horror & rage.  Little did I know that the damage of that day would pale SO MUCH in comparison to the ongoing horror visited upon our nation on 11/8/2016," she also tweeted concerning the election of former President Trump.

MSNBC host Jonathan Capehart calls Trump supporters 'more worrisome' than the Taliban or ISIS.  On the eve of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, MSNBC host Jonathan Capehart announced that he believed that Trump supporters are more of a threat than the Taliban or ISIS.  Capehart called out 'MAGA and the domestic threat', which he said was far 'more worrisome than any foreign threat', during an appearance at PBS NewsHour on Friday [9/10/2021].  The Washington Post columnist and news host went on to describe the last several years as 'one giant step forward, and then two giant steps back.'

Left-wing ideologues on 20th anniversary of 9/11: The Capitol riot was worse.  Give it a rest, just for one day.  Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of the day Islamic terrorists brutally murdered nearly 3,000 Americans, some of whom were crushed by the collapsing World Trade Center towers while others fell to their deaths or were burned alive.  It was a somber occasion, leaving many as angry as they were sad.  However, not everyone treated the anniversary with the gravity it deserved.  Indeed, rather than pause their partisan activism for even 24 hours to mourn the dead, or at least allow the victims of the attacks to grieve in peace, certain left-wing activists continued this weekend to attack their conservative neighbors.  Some even saw the 20th anniversary as a perfect opportunity to draw a straight line between the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and 9/11.

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Capitol riot worse for America than 9/11, says failed Florida Democratic congressional candidate.  Pam Keith, a former Democratic candidate for Congress, reflected on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by saying the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has replaced it as the worst day in recent U.S. history.  "On 1/6/2021," Ms. Keith posted Saturday on the social media service Twitter, "9/11/2001 ceased being the worst thing that happened to America in my lifetime."  Ms. Keith, 51, added that it felt "really weird and painful to process and say that" before concluding:  "But it's the truth.  And quite frankly... it's not even close."

Judges question constitutionality of felony charge against Jan. 6 defendants.  If Code Pink demonstrators start screaming during a congressional hearing, should they be charged with a felony and sentenced to 20 years in prison?  They have not been, and as much as I dislike Code Pink, they should not be.  Thirty days in the hole seems like a sufficient sentence.  But the federal statute that criminalizes "obstructing an official proceeding" of Congress makes such obstruction a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.  And according to the Washington Post, federal prosecutors are applying that statute to the protesters — at least 235 of them — who entered the Capitol in January of this year.  A few judges have noticed the disconnect.  U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta recently asked how federal prosecutors distinguish felony conduct qualifying as "obstructing an official proceeding" of Congress from misdemeanor offenses the government has brought against those who interrupt congressional hearings.

RealClearInvestigations' Jan. 6-BLM Side-by-Side Comparison.  Many in the political and media establishment consider the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot to be one of America's darkest episodes.  Others say the nationwide protests last summer over George Floyd's murder were worse.  With polling indicating Americans see two sides to the story — and major media dwelling on only one — RealClearInvestigations has developed the database below allowing readers to draw their own conclusions.

GOP congressman pledges to use subpoenas with 'fairness' against Democrats investigating Capitol riots.  Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona, one of the most conservative Republicans in Congress, said his party will in the future use the same investigative and subpoena powers that Democrats are using for the Jan. 6 committee, but will do so with fairness and transparency.  Biggs, the chairman of the right-wing Freedom Caucus, said holding Democrats who have "engaged in inappropriate conduct" accountable through investigations and subpoenas will be a top priority for Republicans if they take back the House in 2022.  One of former President Donald Trump's strongest allies, Biggs said that the GOP would use due process in getting back at Democrats who are treating Republicans unfairly in the investigation of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.  "I think we would follow the law and be very transparent.  We'd give them, the respective individuals, an opportunity to turn over records, those types of things," Biggs told the Washington Examiner.

Fitton: Pelosi's Capitol Police is the most secretive force in America.  [Video clip]

[The] Capitol Fence [is] Going Up Again Before [a] Rally for Jailed January 6 Protesters.  Police are reportedly planning to reinstall the fence that surrounded the U.S. Capitol for months after the January 6 protest in response to a rally on September 18 demanding "justice" for jailed Capitol protesters.  According to the Associated Press, which cited an anonymous source, a security plan "is being finalized" to put fencing outside the inner perimeter of the Capitol building and the Supreme Court.  "The fence had been a stark symbol of the fear many in the Capitol felt after the mob pushed its way past overwhelmed police officers, broke through windows and doors and ransacked the Capitol as Congress was voting to certify Joe Biden's electoral win," according to the report, which repeatedly called the January 6 protest an "insurrection," despite contradictory FBI evidence.

FBI Releases New Video That Sheds Light on One of the Biggest Mysteries of Jan. 6.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation is now finally acting like it has a vested interested in finding the mysterious suspect who allegedly planted pipe bombs at the Democratic National Committee and Republican National Committee headquarters at the nation's capitol ahead of the January 6 riots.  On Wednesday [9/8/2021], the FBI released new CCTV video of the suspected bomber.  NBC News featured the video in a report. [...] "They say they don't know who this person was and that's why they keep releasing these videos, hoping that somebody will see something that will strike them familiar and they'll call in a tip," NBC News justice correspondent Pete Williams said. [...] The fascinating thing about the RNC and DNC pipe bomb attempts is the FBI's seeming lack of interest in actually apprehending whomever staged them.  The FBI sat on this video of the suspect for months before finally releasing it on Wednesday.

CNN Host, PBS Star Agree 1/6 Is As Big as the Civil War, World War 2.  As we have all learned from Joe Biden's presidency, the phoniest/baloney-est claim from liberals is that they have a deep desire for national unity.  There is no unity in compromise, only in surrender to the Left.  At the end of Sunday's [9/5/2021] Reliable Sources, fill-in host John Avlon interviewed the PBS gasbag Ken Burns, asking him about national unity, and he's as phony as Biden.  This is CNN, so Avlon demands unity in exaggerating the January 6 riot:  [Video clip] [...] How does anyone compare the January 6 riot to World War II or the Civil War?  It's like comparing Hiroshima to the Portland riots.  Liberals love to pose that they are against "partisan echo chambers."  They actually say this with a straight face on CNN... and on PBS.

Registered Democrat Caught Storming US Capitol, Attacking Police Pleads with Court for Light Sentence Because He Is Not Trump Supporter.  Robert Maurice Reeder was arrested after he was caught inside the US Capitol on January 6th.  Robert Maurice Reeder:
  •   Is a Registered Democrat
  •   Wore a Covid mask to the Trump rally
  •   Lied about his actions
Reeder was about to get a light sentence this week after telling the judge he is "not a Trump supporter" and because of this he demanded a light sentence.  And he was about to get a very small sentence with an excellent plea deal because of this.  But then a video turned up before his sentencing of Robert Reeder attacking police on Jaunary 6th.  It turns out he was shouting extremely violent rhetoric at the crowd while loosely wearing a MAGA hat to make the real Trump supporters appear violent by association.  Reeder was a typical Biden agitator who wanted to interrupt the Republican objections inside the Capitol.  And he wanted to frame Trump supporters as violent insurrectionists.

Biden and the Left-wing Standard of Attacking Presidents.  [Scroll down]  Trump's second impeachment was even flimsier.  He was accused of "incitement of insurrection" concerning disturbances on January 6 that supposedly led to the violent death of Officer Brian Sicknick, the fatal shooting of an unarmed Ashli Babbitt, and the entire fable of an "armed insurrection."  Post-impeachment, we would learn that Sicknick died of natural causes.  Strangely, for months no information about the shooter of Ashli Babbitt or the inquiry into that fatal act was ever fully released to the public.  No one was charged with armed insurrection, largely because none of the buffoonish rioters were found either to have carried or used a firearm that day or were exposed as master plotters with plans to destroy the U.S. government.  They may well have been guilty of felonies, but armed insurrectionary conspiracy was not one of them.

Here's What to Do if the FBI's 'Sedition Hunters' Show Up at Your Door.  There have been multiple reports that the FBI is showing up on the doorsteps of Republican voters in order to hunt down "extremists."  The AP reported that the FBI is using citizen snitch groups to hunt down January 6 protest participants. [...] Never mind that people who were at the January 6 event who did not engage in any violence and are guilty of nothing more than trespassing are facing major jail time.  One is comedian and political commentator Tim Gionet, aka "Baked Alaska."  Gionet live-streamed his walk through the Capitol and interviewed many of the protesters there.  He did not appear to engage in any violence but he is facing twenty years in federal prison.  Gionet sat down for an interview with Milo Yiannopoulos on YouTube — which is now unavailable because YouTube deleted Milo's account last week.  Gionet shared the brutal treatment he received at the hands of the FBI, including threats to lock him up for twenty years if he did not give up the identities of some of the people in the Capitol with him.

Hunt for Capitol attackers still on 6 months after Jan. 6.  The first waves of arrests in the deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol focused on the easy targets.  Dozens in the pro-Trump mob openly bragged about their actions on Jan. 6 on social media and were captured in shocking footage broadcast live by national news outlets.  But six months after the insurrection, the Justice Department is still hunting for scores of rioters, even as the first of more than 500 people already arrested have pleaded guilty.  The struggle reflects the massive scale of the investigation and the grueling work still ahead for authorities in the face of an increasing effort by some Republican lawmakers to rewrite what happened that day.

Democrats promote Republican Liz Cheney to vice chair of the January 6 committee.  House Democrats leading the investigation into the January 6th riot on Capitol Hill named Republican Rep. Liz Cheney the vice chair of their panel, elevating her profile when she's under attack from members of her own party.  The announcement of Cheney's new position came as the conservative House Freedom Caucus tries to remove Cheney and Rep. Adam Kinzinger from the Republican Party for their roles on the January 6th select committee, calling them 'spies' for the Democrats.  Cheney and Kinzinger have been vocal critics of Donald Trump's lies that he won the 2020 election.  Both were among the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump over his role inciting the mob that attacked the Capitol (Trump was acquitted by the Senate).

Democrats' Jan. 6 subpoena-palooza sets dangerous precedent.  "We have quite an exhaustive list of people.  I won't tell you who they are."  With those words, House Select Committee Chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) confirmed that a subpoena storm was about to be unleashed in the investigation of the Jan. 6 riot in Congress.  The targets would include Republican members, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who have already been told to preserve their phone records to be surrendered to the committee.  The Democrats are reportedly trying to prove their prior claims that Republicans conspired or assisted "insurrectionists," even though the FBI reportedly found no evidence of a planned insurrection.  The Democrats' move to investigate members of the opposing party is a dangerous precedent in an institution that has always protected the privacy and confidentiality of phone and office records.

17 Defendants From Jan. 6 Breach Now 'Effectively Without Counsel': DOJ.  The Justice Department notified judges Monday that at least 17 defendants from the January 6 Capitol Breach are now "effectively without counsel," citing the absence of high-profile lawyer John Pierce, who says he's sick with Covid-19.  Instead of Pierce showing up to court, he's tapped an associate, Ryan Marshall, who is notably not a licensed attorney and facing two felony charges.  "The Department of Justice (DOJ) says in a new filing it appears (John Pierce's) 17 #CapitolRiot defendants are 'effectively without counsel,' and notes Ryan Marshall, who has been appearing in Pierce's place, is not a licensed attorney," reported WUSA9 investigative reporter Jordan Fischer on Monday [8/30/2021].  According to the WUSA9 report, Pierce has been "out of contact" and "missed multiple court hearings" since August 23.

Why Did Michael Byrd Fire Just A Single Shot?  Now, I am sure there are counterexamples of a police officer needing just a single bullet to clear the area or subdue an immediate danger.  I haven't seen one, though, or come across a scenario that reached the national news cycle.  That is, until Michael Byrd defended both elected officials and democracy itself when he fired a single, fatal round into Ashli Babbit.  In the course of firing a single shot, he never exhibits the need to fire again at Babbit or the other insurrectionists in the area. [...] I am trying to understand his thought process:  With a single shot, somehow the entire marauding band would be defeated?  What if his shot had only injured or slowed down, Babbitt?  If he felt the need to shoot, shouldn't he have been shooting until he confirmed the entire threat was eliminated?  To those that would reply that Byrd watched his victim fall back and thus eliminating the immediate threat, I would only ask why that specific entry way was the deciding line.  Not the outer barricades?  Not the Rotuna?  Not previous hallways?  What about that particular moment demanded deadly force?  Even behind the door, we can clearly see other doors that could just as well become a new line.

Jonathan Turley:  Statements By Capitol Police Officer Who Killed Ashli Babbitt 'Demolish the Two Official Reviews That Cleared Him'.  Numerous aspects of what unfolded during the Capitol riot have been hotly debated in the months since it happened, but few have been as contentious and emotional as the debate over the officer-involved shooting death of Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt.  The 35-year-old Air Force veteran was shot and killed by Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd on January 6th after she tried to climb through a glass-paneled door after parts of it had been shattered by another rioter, identified as Zachary Jordan Alam.  Babbitt, who reportedly had been standing next to Alam, was shot.  In April, the Biden Department of Justice announced they had closed the investigation into the fatal shooting and would not be pursuing criminal charges against Byrd, citing "insufficient evidence to support a criminal prosecution." [...] On the heels of the USCP exonerating Byrd, he did an interview with NBC News anchor Lester Holt, identifying himself publicly for the first time.  Instead of clearing things up, the interview only intensified the debate over his actions and whether they were justified.

Democrats on January 6 committee demand phone records of all Trump family members and Republican lawmakers who attended the January 6 'Stop the Steal' rally.  Democrats on the House Select Committee investigating the Capitol riot are planning to request that telecommunications companies preserve the phone records of Trump family members and Trump-aligned lawmakers who attended the 'Stop the Steal' rally on Jan. 6, it was revealed on Monday [8/30/2021].  The records request could determine who the committee plans to call forth as a witness.  It's not clear how the committee plans to ensure compliance from telecommunications companies with its request.  The committee does have subpoena power but obtaining the records of members of Congress could set off contentious legal battles.

Bad Words and Desperation:  Democrats Flail to Keep January 6 Relevant.  As Joe Biden fubars his way through the Afghanistan evacuation, mumbling through press briefings like a drunken stroke victim, leftists are trying ever more desperately to steer America's attention to something other than Biden wetting himself at the presidential podium.  Invariably, that "something else" is January 6.  Pelosi found a BLM-loving Capitol cop who was willing to testify about January 6 and squirt tears when recalling how Trumpsters "called him racists names."  A few weeks later, bootlicker Lester Holt gave a softball interview to Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd, who vaingloriously claimed he "saved countless lives" when he fired his gun through a barricaded door and killed an unarmed mom, Ashli Babbitt.  Byrd's compadres at the Capitol Police Dept. exonerated him, twice.  In Holt's fawning interview, Byrd also turns on the waterworks and, with Holt's prodding, claims he was called "racist names" by people in the aftermath of Babbitt's death.

So why did the Capitol Hill cop come out?  After months of supposed hiding, the Capitol Hill cop who shot unarmed pro-Trump protestor Ashli Babbitt at the Capitol, Lt. Michael Byrd has come out of the woodwork to talk about his shooting, in a softball interview with NBC's Lester Holt.  Which is weird stuff, given that for months his identity had been concealed, by investigators, Congress, and other supposed watchdogs, on the grounds that revealing it to angry Trump supporters was too dangerous, and whose investigative conclusions excused him from accountability.  Now he's come out — telling Lester Holt of his great heroics.  He doesn't even need to, having been exonerated repeatedly.  The most likely reason is this lawsuit, and these efforts by Babbitt's family to get answers:  ["]Babbitt's family is suing for the identity of the officer to be publicly released but so far that effort has not borne fruit.  They are also filing a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit, claiming the officer didn't issue a verbal command according to the Washington Examiner.["]

Nancy Pelosi, Bennie Thompson and J6 Committee Start Fishing Expedition — Seeking All Communication From Political Opposition.  Anyone who has followed politics for any amount of time knows the Nancy Pelosi "January 6th Committee" is an opposition research effort under the guise of a House investigation.  The goal is to frame an extremist narrative favorable for the Democrats in the 2022 mid-term election.  That is the entire goal.  What the Mueller probe was to President Trump, the J6 Committee is to the MAGA movement.  Everyone [...] in Washington DC knew Robert Mueller was appointed as special counsel for one reason, to target President Trump, weaken his administration and ultimately remove him from office.  Not a single entity in DC did not know that was the goal.  The same is true here.  Everyone in DC knows Nancy Pelosi's J6 committee is intended to target Democrat political opposition.  That is the goal.  That is ONLY the goal.  Not a single entity in DC does not know that is the goal.

Officer who shot Ashli Babbitt says he was 'prepared to do the same thing' to protect Trump.  The Capitol Police officer who shot and killed Ashli Babbitt on Jan. 6 defended himself against criticism from former President Donald Trump and others who claim he should not have used lethal force on the 35-year-old Air Force veteran.  In his first public interview since the Capitol riot, Lt. Michael Byrd said it was "disheartening" that Trump, in particular, said Babbitt was "murdered," adding he would take the same actions if he was in charge of protecting the former president.

Capitol Hill Cop Who Murder Ashli Babbitt Claims He Saved Countless Lives By Bravely Killing An Unarmed Veteran.  Lt. Mike Byrd, the man who shot a clearly unarmed Ashli Babbitt at point-blank, did an interview with NBC's Lester Holt, who treated Byrd as if he thwarted a civil war.  "I know that day I saved countless lives.  I know members of Congress as well as my fellow officers and staff were in jeopardy and in serious danger.  That's my job."  "I believe I showed the utmost courage on Jan. 6, and it's time for me to do that now[.]"  [Video clip]

Pelosi's Jan 6 committee makes [a] blacklist of conservative media figures.  Nancy Pelosi tried to impeach Trump over the Capitol riot, but failed when the Senate wouldn't take up the charge.  Now Pelosi's Jan 6 committee is creating a blacklist of high-profile Trump supporters, many of whom are reporters, and are requesting their communications with the Trump administration.  It was reported by Politico's Kyle Cheney that "Among the voluminous requests, the committee is seeking 9 months worth of contact between the Trump WH and this group of outsiders," he listed off a few names.  The list, however, is not short.  In a letter to the National Archives and Records Administration, the officially titled Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol "expedite" this request for "all documents and communications concerning the 2020 election and relating to the following individuals" from April 1, 2020, through January 20, 2021.  The leader of the Proud Boys is on that list, Trump's children, and dozens of other names and document requests.

Ashli Babbitt's widower reveals he gets ten death threats a day.  Ashli Babbitt's widower says the Capitol police officer who fatally shot his wife during the January 6 riot should 'suck it up' after the cop's tearful interview where he said he's been receiving death threats.  Aaron Babbitt told of his outrage at Lieutenant Michael Byrd's interview with NBC News on Thursday, hours after he was unmasked as Ashli's killer.  Aaron said: 'I don't even want to hear him talk about how he's getting death threats, and he's scared.  I've been getting death threats since January 7th — two, three, five, 10 a day — and all I did on January 6th is becoming a widower,' he told Carlson.

Ashli Babbitt's Husband Appears on Tucker Carlson to Respond to MSNBC Interview With Her Killer.  Ashli Babbitt's husband Aaron appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Thursday [8/26/2021] and responded to the MSNBC interview with his wife's killer.  Lt. Michael Byrd broke his silence and confirmed his identity with an on-camera interview with MSNBC earlier in the evening.  The Capitol Police previously refused to confirm the shooter's name, even though it was reported all over the right-wing media, including by the Gateway Pundit.  During his MSNBC appearance, Byrd said that he saved "countless lives" by killing Babbitt, who was unarmed.  He also complained that he has been getting death threats since killing the Air Force veteran.

Donald Trump Refuses to Comply with Jan. 6 Committee Demand to Reveal Presidential Secret Communications.  Donald Trump will not comply.  That is the former president's message to sweeping demands from the partisan Jan. 6 committee for privileged White House communications with his staff members and media contacts prior to the Jan. 6 events.  "Executive privilege will be defended, not just on behalf of my Administration and the Patriots who worked beside me, but on behalf of the Office of the President of the United States and the future of our Nation," Trump said in a statement.  The 45th president also has choice words for the Pelosi-led effort to publicly reveal his presidential and personal communications, which have long been considered legally protected under executive privilege.  "The Leftist 'select committee' has further exposed itself as a partisan sham and waste of taxpayer dollars with a request that's timed to distract Americans from historic and global catastrophes brought on by the failures of Joe Biden and the Democrats," Trump also said in the statement.  "Unfortunately, this partisan exercise is being performed at the expense of long-standing legal principles of privilege."

Seven US Capitol Police officers sue former President Trump, Stop the Steal organizers over January 6 riot.  Seven US Capitol Police officers are suing former President Donald Trump, Stop the Steal rally organizers and members of far-right extremist groups, accusing them of spreading lies, using White supremacist sentiments to attempt to overthrow the 2020 election, and ultimately bearing responsibility for the riot that injured more than 140 officers on January 6.  "Plaintiffs and their fellow law enforcement officers risked their lives to defend the Capitol from a violent, mass attack — an attack provoked, aided, and joined by Defendants in an unlawful effort to use force, intimidation, and threats to prevent Congress from certifying the results of the 2020 Presidential election," says the lawsuit, which was filed Thursday in US District Court for the District of Columbia.

Capitol cop who shot and killed Ashli Babbitt on January 6 WILL reveal his identity for the first time during interview with NBC's Lester Holt tomorrow night.  The police officer who shot dead Ashli Babbitt during the Capitol riot will reveal his identity on Thursday when he sits down for a television interview to explain how the tragic events unfolded.  Babbitt, 35, was the only person killed during the insurrection when the officer opened fire as a MAGA mob stormed through the Rotunda.  'Speaking out and revealing his identity publicly for the first time, the officer will share his perspective on the events of that day, including the aftermath of the deadly insurrection and the threats he has received,' said NBC News in a statement announcing that he would be interviewed by Lester Holt.

The FBI Comes Up Empty-Handed in its Search for an Insurrection.  For politicians, labeling controversies is often more important than addressing them. [...] The same is true with labeling political violence.  When protests by Black Lives Matter and other groups turned violent last summer, the media was expressly told not to refer to "rioters" but rather "protesters."  Riots causing massive property damage were described by CNN as "fiery but mostly peaceful protests."  Conversely, the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol could not be just a riot, let alone a "fiery" protest, but only an "insurrection."  Many in the media continue to awkwardly refer to "the insurrectionists" rather than the rioters.  National Public Radio even ran a running account of the "Capitol Insurrection."  The term was further driven home by House Democrats by impeaching President Trump for "incitement to insurrection" despite undermining any chance for an actual conviction.  Members of Congress like Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) are still in federal court claiming a conspiracy of "armed and organized insurrectionists."  The characterization of the attack as an insurrection served a myriad of political and personal purposes.  First, it painted anyone associated with challenging the 2020 election results as supporting sedition and the country's overthrow.  Second, if this was a protest allowed to turn into an uncontrolled riot, there would be more questions about the failure to properly protect the Capitol.

Jan. 6 commission chair seeks texts, phone data from GOP members, Trump associates despite FBI findings.  The Democratic chairman of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's select committee to probe the origins of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol Building said Monday [8/23/2021] he will seek text messages and phone records from some Republican colleagues as well as associates of former President Donald Trump as part of the investigation.  While he declined to identify the GOP lawmakers whose records he is seeking, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said the panel is contacting technology and communications companies along with social media platforms and other sources for records from the day of the breach.  "We have quite an exhaustive list of people.  I won't tell you who they are, but it's several hundred people that make up the list of people we are planning to contact," he said after being asked if family members of the former president were included.

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Ashli Babbitt's family releases scathing statement:  A 'secret' internal investigation 'proves nothing'.  An attorney representing the family of slain unarmed Jan. 6 protester Ashli Babbitt lashed out at the Capitol Police on Monday after officially clearing the officer who shot her of any wrongdoing.  The department concluded that shooting Babbitt, 35, who was trying to climb through the broken window of a door that leads into an anteroom near the House chamber, was justified because the officer acted within protocols and policy, thereby avoiding any disciplinary proceedings or criminal charges.  In making the announcement, Capitol Police officials said investigators had conducted a months-long probe and had talked with several witnesses, while also reviewing video feeds and radio calls.

Capitol Police officer exonerated in Ashli Babbitt shooting on Jan. 6.  The United States Capitol Police Office of Professional Responsibility has cleared the officer involved in the shooting of Ashli Babbitt, U.S. Capitol Police announced in a press release on Monday [8/23/2021], saying that officer "will not be facing internal discipline."  An internal investigation found the actions of the officer were "lawful and within Department policy," it said.

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It was an internal investigation.  There's the problem.  Very often, internal investigation is another way to say whitewash.

Proud Boys leader sentenced to five months behind bars in DC jail.  Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio is sentenced to approximately five months in jail after authorities apprehended him earlier this year amidst the fallout of the 2020 election.  Days before the Capitol Hill riot, Tarrio was arrested in Washington over charges of property destruction, which came about from an earlier incident.  It was then the cops found the magazines on him.  Then on Dec. 12, the Proud Boys gathered in DC to protest the election results.  It was then Tarrio burned a Black Lives Matter banner belonging to Asbury United Methodist Church.  When it came to the high-capacity magazines, Tarrio told the court he was selling the items to a customer "who was [...] traveling to DC on Jan 6."

Taliban Under The Bed.  After the fall on Kabul, our elitists raced to Twitter and other forums to equate the Taliban to conservatives and Republicans in the U.S. What kind of country are we becoming, in which a significant part of it cannot, or will not, distinguish the difference between terrorism and political differences? [...] Much of the effort to link America's political right to the Taliban is nothing more than pathetic virtue signaling.  It's the screeching of attention-hungry media personalities and celebrities who desperately need to show the world they're on the right side of history, and are morally and intellectually superior than most of their fellow Americans.  Unfortunately, what they say influences others.

This happened three days ago:
U.S. Capitol officer cleared in fatal shooting of Ashli Babbitt on Jan. 6.  The U.S. Capitol Police officer who fatally shot Ashli Babbitt on Jan. 6 during the insurrection was cleared Monday after an internal review concluded the action may have spared the lives of lawmakers and staffers who had barricaded themselves inside the building.  "The officer's actions were consistent with the officer's training and (U.S. Capitol Police) policies," the agency's inquiry found.  The agency declined to identify the officer.

A Life Destroyed for 'Parading' at the Capitol.  After Robert Reeder was arrested in February and charged with four misdemeanors for his involvement in the Capitol protest on January 6, he lost his job as a truck driver for FedEx. [...] Reeder, like many Americans who attended Donald Trump's speech then walked to Capitol Hill, went alone.  He is a registered Democrat but supported some of Trump's policies.  The Maryland resident decided to travel to Washington on the morning of January 6, a "spur of the moment" decision, according to his attorney.  After suffering the effects of tear gas and sting balls launched by police officers outside the building — a reality the news media still refuses to cover — Reeder went inside the building to look for water to rinse his eyes.  From all accounts, he was allowed into the building.  While inside, Reeder marveled at the beauty of the Capitol and urged others "do not destroy anything."  He asked police how he could get out of the building as the situation between law enforcement and protesters escalated.

Owen Shroyer, Infowars host, charged with entering restricted area during Capitol riot.  Infowars host Jonathon Owen Shroyer has been charged with misdemeanors related to the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol after the FBI said it found video from the riot showing him inside a restricted area.  The "War Room with Owen Shroyer" host was accused Friday of knowingly entering any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.  Federal prosecutors do not allege that Mr. Shroyer merely entered the Capitol on Jan. 6, but rather that he breached the building's grounds and made it to the top of the stairs on the east side of the complex.

FBI Starts Cover Story to Cloud Their Involvement in January 6th Events — Now Claim No Evidence of Coordination For J6 Insurrection.  The motive for the FBI to say there is "scant evidence" of any coordinated group activity in the January 6th Capitol Hill events is transparent.  The FBI need to cloud their involvement, their coordination, their agents, their planted informants and the FBI direction in the events.  Reuters is writing today that current and former FBI officials have reversed course and said there is scant evidence that any right-wing or extremist group coordinated any attack on Capitol Hill.

Tucker Carlson sees coverup plot behind announcement FBI found little evidence of coordination among Jan. 6 demonstrators.  Most conservative commentators have reacted with glee to a report from Reuters that:  ["]The FBI has found scant evidence that the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was the result of an organized plot to overturn the presidential election result, according to four current and former law enforcement officials.["] [...] But Tucker Carlson, the most important conservative commentator of the moment, takes his reasoning a full step farther.  In a segment of the Friday edition of Tucker Carlson Tonight, he asked, "Why is the FBI exonerating people?"  After reviewing the months of the 180 degrees opposite narrative, put out by the FBI and broadcast by the progressive media, that an organized insurrection took place, he suggests a sinister motive behind the leaked story to Reuters.  "If there was organization going on, some of it came from the feds."  As has often been the case, the FBI placed informants, or perhaps agents provocateur is the better term, among the demonstrators.  In fact, there are upwards of 20 unindicted co-conspirators from the January 6 incident, and a good number of these may have been ringleaders on the FBI payroll, escaping prosecution for acts that were worse than the crimes for which others have been prosecuted.

FBI Destroys Insurrection Narrative: 'Scant Evidence' Capitol Riots was Coordinated.  Sources told Reuters the FBI has not found much evidence that proves anyone coordinated the Capitol Hill riot:  ["]Though federal officials have arrested more than 570 alleged participants, the FBI at this point believes the violence was not centrally coordinated by far-right groups or prominent supporters of then-President Donald Trump, according to the sources, who have been either directly involved in or briefed regularly on the wide-ranging investigations.["]

The FBI Finally Proves That Donald Trump Had Nothing to Do with Jan. 6 'Insurrection'.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation did not set out to prove Donald Trump had nothing to do with the January 6 events that have been characterized as an "insurrection" and a "coup."  But a new exclusive report from Reuters obliterates the essential claims that Donald Trump directed extremists to attack the Capitol building and urged protesters to thwart a peaceful transfer of power.  "The FBI has found scant evidence that the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was the result of an organized plot to overturn the presidential election result, according to four current and former law enforcement officials," Reuters reported.  "Though federal officials have arrested more than 570 alleged participants, the FBI at this point believes the violence was not centrally coordinated by far-right groups or prominent supporters of then-President Donald Trump, according to the sources, who have been either directly involved in or briefed regularly on the wide-ranging investigations," the report continued.

FBI Finds Scant Evidence Of Any Coordination On Jan 6, Hardly The Insurrection The Media Wanted You to Believe.  Corroboration from an FBI report on the Jan. 6 riots has concluded that the storming of the U.S. Capitol bore no relation to a political agenda devised by the GOP, or former President Trump.  According to the investigation — exclusively released by Reuters — observing participants arrested at the Capitol on Jan. 6, collective information revealed that well over 90 percent of people stated no allegiance to a GOP-inspired objective during the rioting.  "Ninety to ninety-five percent of these are one-off cases.  Then you have five percent, maybe, of these militia groups that were more closely organized."  The remaining few in this group were self-proclaimed political extremists, whose only concrete goal was to break into the Capitol — without a clue beyond this step.

FBI finds Capitol storming wasn't organized by pro-Trump groups:  Reuters.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has found that the January 6 storming of the United States Capitol was not organized by pro-Donald Trump groups as part of a plot to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, four current and former law enforcement officials said, according to Reuters on Friday [8/20/2021].  More than 570 alleged participants have been arrested since the demonstration, but the FBI believes they are almost all "one-off cases" and not due to a centrally coordinated "far-right" effort, nor are they the result of an organized push by then-President Donald Trump supporters.

Cop who shot US Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt cleared after internal probe.  The cop who fatally shot US Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt as she stormed the building was exonerated after an internal police investigation, according to a report Friday [8/20/2021].  "No further action will be taken" in the use-of-force probe of the United States Capitol Police officer, whose name has not been released, NBC reported, citing an internal memo from the department.  The Capitol Police's report clearing him concludes the last remaining law enforcement investigation into the shooting, according to the outlet.  Other details about the findings were not immediately available.  The officer shot the 35-year-old Trump-boosting Air Force veteran in the head as she climbed through a broken door and into the Speaker's Lobby during the siege on Jan. 6.

When the FBI has to release embarrassing information, they do it on a Friday afternoon.

FBI Finally Admits there Is "Scant Evidence" US Capitol Attack Was Coordinated — The "Organized Plot" Talking Point Was a Massive Lie!  It only took this corrupt organization seven months to finally report the truth.  The FBI admitted this week there was "scant evidence" the US Capitol "attack" was coordinated.  We knew this when it happened.  The dirtbags at the FBI finally admitted this today.  Chris Wray and James Comey DESTROYED the once-respected intelligence organization.  Maybe someday an honest FBI agent will leak out the details on the informants and plants they had in the crowd that day?  And, yet the FBI continues to arrest grandmas and actors who walked inside the US Capitol that day, many of whom were waved in by the police.  So will the FBI ever admit that US Capitol Police killed two conservative women that day?

FBI finds scant evidence U.S. Capitol attack was coordinated - sources.  Though federal officials have arrested more than 570 alleged participants, the FBI at this point believes the violence was not centrally coordinated by far-right groups or prominent supporters of then-President Donald Trump, according to the sources, who have been either directly involved in or briefed regularly on the wide-ranging investigations.  "Ninety to ninety-five percent of these are one-off cases," said a former senior law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation.  "Then you have five percent, maybe, of these militia groups that were more closely organized.  But there was no grand scheme with Roger Stone and Alex Jones and all of these people to storm the Capitol and take hostages."

FBI Investigation Just Blew Up the Dem Narrative about the Capitol Riot.  [Scroll down]  Just like the Russia collusion hoax, here's yet another lie that's blown up on them.  The FBI investigators found that while some of the people might have wanted to break into the Capitol, there was "no evidence" that they had serious plans about what to do if they made it inside.  This is why they didn't file any sedition charges.  Oh.  So the folks who argue that this was about overthrowing the government folks also get dealt a huge blow with this.  So in essence, we are talking about what we've always been talking about here — a riot.  BLM/Antifa rioted/attacked the Portland federal court house for more than 100 days, coming out with the same people.  Yet their pictures aren't posted to be investigated on their own page, most weren't held and none of those leaders appears to have been identified or even pursued, despite the obvious organizing of it all over more than a year.

Are We in a Revolution and Don't Even Know It?  Two years ago, it would have been considered absurd that youth would ride bikes into drug stores and steal with impunity as security guards watched, or thieves could enter into Neiman-Marcus department stores and skip out with thousands of dollars of rich people's favorites.  Over $2 billion in "stuff" was destroyed in 2020. And almost none of the violence was ever properly investigated, the perpetrators arrested, charged, tried, convicted, sentenced, or incarcerated.  In such revolutionary times, no one knows any more what is and is not a crime.  Illegally storming the border when positive for COVID-19? Destroying a public statue of George Washington or Thomas Jefferson?  Looting a corporate chain store?  Knocking out an Asian-American septuagenarian?  Or turning over the tables of Jewish-Americans as they eat?  Taking over municipal blocks and declaring the confiscation an autonomous zone?  Not crimes.  "Illegal parading" inside the U.S. Capitol building?  Crime.

71-Year-Old Grandmother Visited By FBI Over Attending January Trump Rally.  Coweta County School Board Member Linda Menk, a 71-year-old grandmother who lives in the rural community 40 miles southwest of Atlanta, says she was paid a visit by a pair of FBI agents for attending former President Donald Trump's now-infamous D.C. rally on Jan. 6.  "It wasn't festive, but it was friendly," Menk said of the rally, telling The Federalist she remained on the outskirts of the crowd at Trump's White House speech, standing on the grounds of the Washington Monument to watch the jumbotron from afar.  "That was kind of where we camped out so-to-speak," attending with a group she met in her hotel the night before since she got separated from those she drove from Georgia with.

While The Left Was Busy Charging Conservatives As Radicals, Afghanistan Fell To Real Terrorists.  Stephen Colbert implied to his viewers Monday night [8/16/2021] that the U.S. would be better off to focus its efforts on fighting the Americans associated with the January 6 Capitol riot than murderous, women-hating terrorists in the Middle East.  "We've had troops there for 20 years.  They fought, they sacrificed, their family sacrificed so that we wouldn't have a terrorist attack in America planned in a foreign country.  Why should our soldiers be fighting radicals in a civil war in Afghanistan?  We've got our own on Capitol Hill," Colbert said, which was met with laughter and applause from the audience.

January 6 as Distraction from Afghanistan, Other Crises.  "A mob of extremists and terrorists launched a violent and deadly assault on the people's house," Biden said on August 5.  "It wasn't dissent.  It wasn't debate.  It wasn't democracy.  It was insurrection.  It was riot and mayhem.  It was radical and chaotic."  Ten days later, an actual mob of extremists and terrorists launched an assault to seize the Afghan capital in the most humiliating defeat of American political and military leadership in at least half a century.  Biden, reportedly stunned by the success of an actual insurrection on his watch, remained in hiding at Camp David all weekend.  The war in Afghanistan, unlike January 6, has been deadly, costly, and largely futile.  Lawmakers of both parties now are asking tough questions about how our exit went so wrong, so quickly.  Finger-pointing is happening in all different directions.  The juxtaposition of the two events, however, shows how preposterous the framing of January 6 has been from the start.  It also underscores the dangerous consequences of the ruling class' nonstop fixation on the Capitol protest.

The Justice Department's 'Troubling' Discovery Delays.  The government possesses more than 14,000 hours of surveillance footage from the U.S. Capitol Police's closed-circuit system, thousands of hours of body camera recordings from law enforcement, and mounds of digital information from personal devices and social media posts.  More than 6,000 subpoenas have been issued "seeking documents such as financial records, telephone records, electronic communications service provider records, and travel records," according to a recent discovery filing. [...] [Judge Amit Mehta] reminded prosecutors about their obligations under the Brady rule, which requires the disclosure of evidence favorable to the defendant.  (In an interesting disclosure, the prosecutor said the government does not have closed-circuit security footage from the doors on the east side of the Capitol building.  She said they are looking "informally" at other sources of video that could contain exculpatory evidence.  Stay tuned for updates — this might represent the first of many "disappearing" surveillance videos.)

Reality Bites Biden's Policies.  [Scroll down]  It's been a cute prosecutorial trick to keep adding defendants and then claiming because there are so many and so much material to evaluate that it cannot meet its discovery obligations for months and the defendants, without a hearing, must be locked up (many in solitary) for months and months in clear violation of their right to a speedy trial.  I think the trick is losing its magic.  So much of the left's strategy depends on persuading voters that Trump supporters and the like are barbarians intent on overthrowing the government by any means.  What happens when most of these cases collapse, as I think they will with a bit more sunlight on the Department of Justice's foul plays?

Sen. Dianne Feinstein's Office Scolded Ashli Babbitt's Grieving Mother, 'Your Daughter Should Not Have Stormed the Capitol'.  The grieving mother of Ashli Babbitt has revealed that an aide to Senator Dianne Feinstein scolded her saying, "your daughter should not have stormed the Capitol," when she called in an attempt to get more information about her death.  Babbitt's mother, Micki Witthoeft detailed her awful experience with Feinstein's office during an interview with Dinesh D'Souza this week.  Witthoeft said that the first time she called the office, the staffer who answered pretended not to know who Babbitt was.  The next time she called, the aide scolded her for her daughter's actions and snapped, "Dianne Feinstein will never have two minutes for you."

Ashli Babbitt's mom rips Pelosi, Feinstein, claims questions about daughter's death going unanswered.  The grieving mother of Ashli Babbitt, the U.S. Air Force veteran who was fatally shot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, says neither Nancy Pelosi nor Dianne Feinstein — nor any other current elected official, Democrat or Republican, has reached out to her regarding questions about her daughter's death.  California resident Micki Witthoeft spoke out last week in a podcast conversation with conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza.  She also said no one from the Biden administration or the Justice Department has answered her questions, including about the identity of the law enforcement officer seen on video firing his weapon at Babbitt.  That anonymous officer was cleared of wrongdoing in April by the U.S. Justice Department, which claimed there was "insufficient evidence" to support a criminal prosecution.

Why is the Democratic leadership so desperate to sacralize the Capitol Hill riot?  The left is on a troubled quest to turn the rally-cum-riot at the Capitol that day into another Wounded Knee, a My Lai Massacre in the making, the equivalent of Emmett Till's murder.  It is no coincidence that in the run-up to this year's Fourth of July celebrations, the venerable TIME magazine published '21 Lessons from America's Worst Moments'.  Self-reviling bathos is today's noble journalism.  But there is considerable difficulty shoehorning January 6 into this narrative.  No one was killed but the overly eager but unarmed Ashli Babbitt, shot point blank by a Capitol Hill Police officer as she tied to enter the Speaker's Lobby.  I know of no one who excuses Babbitt's presence there.  She and hundreds of other protesters had crossed the line into riotous behavior.  Our stalwart legislators were, by most accounts, cowering in fear.  And some apparently trigger-happy plainclothes cop decided it was time to exercise some deadly force. [...] On April 28, President Biden called it the 'worst attack on democracy since the Civil War'.  Verbal precision is not Mr Biden's strength, but this was hyperbole of high order.  To make it stick, Democrats have tried their best to increase the drama and inflate the body count.  The dramaturgy consisted of Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Houser Select Committee hearing on July 27, when four officers, Sgt. Aquilino Gonell, Michael Fanone, Daniel Hodges and Harry Dunn provided Munchhausen-esque accounts of their nightmarish experiences on that fateful day.  Their testimony was broadcast live and convinced the convincible that the insurrection was led by bloodthirsty and all-but-unstoppable fiends bent on overturning the Constitution.

January 6 political prisoners deserve much more outrage than they're getting.  Hundreds, yes hundreds of Trump-supporters at the Capitol have been held for seven months without trial.  Other than a timid protest by a few conservative House Republicans, this writer is unaware of demands that these political detainees — how otherwise explain their detention by Biden's attorney general Garland (and thank the Almighty he was not put on the Supreme Court) — be given a fair and speedy trial?  Following a story in The Washington Post that a federal judge has constitutional concerns about one case involving a few of the detainees, The New York Times recognized, in its August 11 print edition, that the constitutional right of the detainees to a speedy trial is going by the boards, as trials are supposed to begin within 70 days of indictment.  Here it is more than seven months after January 6, 2021, the date of the Capitol incursion.

Latest developments in the prosecution of January 6 defendants.  Prosecutors in the cases against the January 6 demonstrators are starting to run into some judicial pushback:  Questions about exculpatory evidence in their possession not turned over as the law demands, lower courts assessing the defendant as more dangerous than the evidence warranted, and most significantly, whether the prosecution is overcharging defendants with the federal crime of obstruction.  Most of the defendants are charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted area — a fancy way of saying trespassing.  Defendants are entitled to see before pleading to the charges any materially exculpatory evidence in the government's possession.  Defense counsel have complained that the government has not been meeting this obligation, and the prosecution has been responding that it is unable to quickly assess all the evidence it has to meet this burden.  As to those charged with trespassing, some are claiming they were invited in and, therefore, could not be guilty of the charges.  The prosecution got one extension and the question is whether they should get another, a question complicated by the defendants' right to a speedy trial.  Sixteen of the defendants facing the most serious charges will not have their cases heard until next January.

MSNBC's Wallace:  Trump 'Inciting Violent Extremism' by Meeting with Ashli Babbitt Husband, Mother.  MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace said Wednesday [8/11/2021] on her show "Deadline" that former President Donald Trump was "inciting violent extremism" by meeting with the mother and husband of Ashli Babbitt, the rioter who an officer inside the Capitol fatally shot on January 6.  Wednesday after the meeting, Trump put out a statement saying Babbitt was "murdered at the hands of someone who should never have pulled the trigger of his gun," adding, "We know who it is."

With Republicans Like These, Who Needs Democrats?  Senator Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) was challenged recently by a caller on the "Jay Thomas Show."  The caller asked Cramer to reveal the identity of the Capitol Police officer who shot and killed unarmed Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt, on January 6.  Cramer claimed he did not know the name of the officer, nor did he believe the public had any right to know that officer's name because he had not been found guilty of any wrongdoing.  Such pandering to the ruling class and its railroaded investigation is embarrassing enough, as the available evidence (to say nothing of the evidence that the government refuses to release) indicates that the officer recklessly — through the broken window of a locked door — shot an unarmed woman who posed no threat to anyone.  But Cramer went further.  The public has no right to know, he asserted, "because the person that [sic] shot her is a police officer shooting a criminal not complying with officers' telling her 'stop, don't come through that window, we have guns drawn, don't do it.'"

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This guy has been a Senator for only a few years, and he's already a potential poster child for term limits!  If the Senator doesn't "believe the public had any right to know that officer's name because he had not been found guilty of any wrongdoing," how and why does the public immediately learn the name of every white cop who shoots an unarmed black person in this country?  Do the newspapers only publish the names of criminal defendants after they've been convicted?

Pelosi's Contemptible Fraud.  It is depressing to consider that Speaker Nancy Pelosi's House of Representatives committee of inquiry into the events of January 6 will probably not be generally exposed as the contemptible fraud that it is by the tainted and corruptly partisan national political and social media.  It has already been adduced beyond challenge that President Trump advised his followers on January 6, if they went to the Capitol, to "demonstrate peacefully and patriotically."  On listening to his speech again, it is completely unexceptionable, and he gives clearly his complaints about the voting and vote-counting procedures.  A moron could deduce that where there are 44 million mailed and "dumped" ballots floating around, strange things are likely to happen in an election where a flip of 50,000 votes in three states would have changed the election result.  It is an incontestable fact that the Trump Administration and campaign had nothing to do with what went on after the president addressed his followers near the White House on January 6.  It is equally clear that almost none of the intruders at the Capitol were armed.  There is not one scintilla of truth in any claim that President Trump or his collaborators had anything to do with promoting any intrusion at the Capitol or any physical threat to anyone, or any disturbance of the normal lawful processes of government.  It has also been clearly established that President Trump, several days before the intrusion at the Capitol, offered 10,000 National Guardsmen as supplementary reinforcements in recognition of the fact that some of his supporters might be in a hostile mood on January 6.

A massive dose of common sense about January 6.  By calling events on January 6 an insurrection, the Biden administration is getting away with grossly abusing the rule of law and the Constitution to punish the people who were present at the Capitol on January 6.  Worse, this is happening even as the federal government has consistently given a pass to leftists (whether BLM or Antifa) who, for more than a year, have destroyed public property; looted and terrorized whole communities; set fire to buildings; attempted to kill or maim city, state, and federal law enforcement officers; injured ordinary people, and committed murder.  And shame on every Republican in Congress who is silent about this two-tiered justice system and the creation of political prisoners in America.  But it's not just that the label "insurrection" is allowing the Biden administration to justify fearsome punishments for those who were there on January 6.  While I cry shame on the Republicans in Congress, the fact is that they're cowed by that word "insurrection."

Lawyer: Capitol Cop Who Shot Ashli Babbitt 'Ambushed' Her on Jan. 6 Without Warning.  Kicking off the first hearing of the House Select Committee investigating the U.S. Capitol riot, Chairman Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat, promised to fully investigate "the facts of what happened on Jan. 6," calling it "a scene of violence in the citadel of democracy."  But over the next 3½ hours, he and other Democrats, along with their handpicked Republican panelists and police witnesses, never mentioned the most lethal act committed that day — the fatal Capitol Police shooting of unarmed protester Ashli Babbitt.  It was the only shot fired during the entire riot.  This omission angered Babbitt's family and a number of Republicans who maintain that the Select Committee and the Capitol Police are covering up the circumstances surrounding her death.  Questions linger over the shooting, especially whether the officer who fired the fatal shot warned Babbitt to stop before he opened fire as she attempted to breach a barricaded door inside the Capitol Building.  The officer's lawyer insists his client not only issued such a command, but did so loudly and clearly.  However, in an interview with RealClearInvestigations, Babbitt family attorney Terry Roberts said he has gathered evidence indicating the officer, a plainclothes police lieutenant, remained silent.  Far from warning Babbitt he would shoot, Roberts said the officer "ambushed" her from the side where she could not see he had taken up position in a hall doorway and had trained his weapon on her.

Whose Insurrection is it, Anyway?  For months now, absent any enunciated threat, the Capitol has been surrounded by more fencing, Jersey barriers, and concertina wire than a Stalag.  The pretext for those steel and cement ramparts doesn't comport with the stubbornness of House leaders and the Pentagon who dragged their feet on giving National Guard support to the Capitol Police on and before January 6.  That's quite odd, as the FBI had passed along actionable intelligence suggesting that a toxic brew of left- and right-wing extremist groups sought to gaslight a peaceful Trump rally to enable acts of political violence.  Fourteen thousand hours of fixed surveillance and police body cam footage would reveal the level of government infiltration and perhaps involvement in the January 6th melee.  The most ominous-looking of the intruders in black bloc outfits, balaclavas, gloves, radio earpieces, and climbing gear who showed up at the Capitol West Front at the same time a pipe bomb was discovered next door at the RNC headquarters, were hell-bent on burgling the Capitol building and pressed a coordinated attack immediately upon their arrival.  It appears that no one from that tactically-outfitted group has been arrested by the FBI, despite the testimony of credible witnesses and supporting video.

Joe Biden Laments:  Confederates Did Not Make It to the U.S. Capitol, but January 6th Rioters Did.  President Joe Biden suggested the violence of the January 6th riot on Capitol Hill was worse than the Civil War during a speech Thursday at the White House.  "Not even during the Civil War did insurrectionists breach the Capitol of the United States of America, the citadel of our democracy," Biden began.  "Not even then.  But on January the 6th, 2021, they did."  The president hosted a signing ceremony Thursday [8/5/2021] for a bill awarding Capitol Police officers a Congressional Gold Medal for their response to the January 6th riots, giving Biden an opportunity to excoriate supporters of the former president for the violence.

Judicial Watch obtains docs of DC examiner's request to cremate Ashli Babbitt 2 days after getting custody of body.  The Washington, D.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) reportedly submitted a request to cremate deceased Jan. 6th rioter Ashli Babbitt, an Air Force veteran, only two days after her death.  This and other findings were discovered in more than 1,100 pages of documents from the OCME obtained by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch via a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed in April.  The documents obtained by Judicial Watch show that on Jan. 8th, two days after the Jan. 6th riot, OCME made a submission through the "OCME Online Permit" application form for "cremation."  Moreover, the documents state that this "transaction was completed successfully."

Wife of Jan. 6 Political Prisoner Outraged Over Double Standard:  Why Are Black Lives Matter Protesters Paid $70K After Being Banned From Capitol?  As hundreds of Trump supporters sit in DC jails cells for allegedly walking into the Capitol building while protesting results of the fraud-ridden 2020 election, Black Lives Matter activists will be awarded $70,000 after getting banned from the Iowa state capitol and fighting police officers.  BLM activists protested at the Iowa State Capitol last July against a law barring convicted felons from voting when they started attacking law enforcement officials.  Following the altercation, Des Moines police arrested 17 of the protesters on charges of disorderly conduct or assault.  Citing a trespassing statute in state law, the Iowa State Patrol sent the protesters who were apprehended a letter banning them from setting foot on the Capitol grounds for up to a year.

New Documents reveal the DC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Submitted a Request to Cremate Ashli Babbitt Two Days after Gaining Custody of Her Body.  Judicial Watch announced today [8/3/2021] that it received 1160 pages of documents from Washington, DC's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) related to Air Force veteran and San Diego native Ashli Babbitt.  These new documents reveal that OCME submitted a request for permission to cremate Babbitt only two days after taking custody of her body and that 'due to the "high profile nature" of Babbitt's case, Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Francisco Diaz requested that a secure electronic file with limited access be created for Babbitt's records.  Additionally, Babbitt's fingerprints were emailed to a person supposedly working for the DC government, which resulted in Microsoft "undeliverable" messages written in Chinese characters being returned.  Babbitt was shot and killed by an unidentified law enforcement officer as she attempted to climb through a broken interior window in the Capitol Building, located outside the Speaker's Lobby off the House Floor during the January 6 disturbance.  She was unarmed.  At the time of the shooting, several officers reportedly can be seen in videos, standing in the crowd of protestors in which Babbitt was present.

Sen. Ron Johnson tells constituents FBI had advance knowledge of January 6 riot but did nothing, says protesters were peaceful 'by and large'.  Wisconsin GOP Sen. Ron Johnson told a group of constituents he believes the FBI had advanced knowledge of the Jan. 6th riot but failed to act — even as he ripped a select committee probing the events as a 'total sham.'  During his remarks following an event in his home state Saturday [7/31/2021], he repeatedly downplayed the actions of the mob that took part in the Capitol riot, saying there were 'a couple hundred really bad actors' among thousands he defended.  'By and large those folks were peaceful protesters,' said Johnson, days after four police officers testified about battling crowd members outside the Capitol.  He said most 'wouldn't even consider breaking the law.'

Mollie Hemingway:  Partisan Hearings Taking Jan. 6 Riot Out Of Context Are A "Joke".  Mollie Hemingway made the case Sunday [8/1/2021] on FNC's "MediaBuzz" that the January 6 Capitol riot committee hearings are being held by partisan Democrats who are taking events out of the wider context of escalating political violence in 2020.  ["]If you want to talk about consistency, you have to deal with the fact that we have a political party that embraced a movement to defund the police for an entire year and now we're pretending that they care so much about the police. [...] The defund the police movement, which the media and other Democratic partisans strongly celebrated, which was supported across the country by Democratic politicians, was something we saw in the past year.["]

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Pelosi Met With Police Officers Who Gave Shockingly Partisan Testimony About January 6.  Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with Capitol and Metro Police officers who testified before the congressional "January 6 Commission," where the officers delivered shockingly partisan and widely-doubted accounts of the protest events.  Pelosi personally invited Harry Dunn, a Capitol police officer, and Metro police officers Daniel Hodges and Michael Fanone to the House gallery for a vote back in June, making it clear that Pelosi had those three officers handpicked.  Here is a photo of Pelosi meeting with Dunn, Fanone, and Hodges, alongside fellow leftist Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell.

Rep. Kinzinger Accidentally Reveals What the Democrat Capitol Riot Hearings Are Really About.  Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) may have let the proverbial cat out of the bag about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) Democratic select committee ostensibly designed to further investigate the assault on the U.S. Capitol which occurred on Jan. 6.  Of course, he did not reveal anything that common sense wouldn't have already told us — but it is instructive nonetheless.  In an appearance on ABC's "This Week," Kinzinger said the committee will be forcing "a lot of people" to testify and that "it's going to be a thorough investigation for sure." [...] The Democrats have been portraying these proceedings as some valiant effort to get to the "truth" surrounding the events that occurred on Jan. 6.  They purport to be trying to get to the bottom of what motivated the riot and to figure out each detail of how the assault went down.  Kinzinger's comments show that this is a gigantic load of bovine excrement.  [Paywall]

General Milley's Imaginary Coup.  We need to clear some things up before they get any further out of hand, as the Dems insist on making this stuff every day's front page.  For starters, stop saying "Reichstag moment." [...] Some 500 protesters taking selfies inside the Capitol building is a tantrum, not a coup.  Among other things, a coup must have some path towards success, in this case, preventing Joe Biden from becoming president.  The rioters at best might have delayed the largely ceremonial counting of the Electoral College votes until the next day.

Susan Collins criticizes 'partisan' Jan. 6 commission.  Sen. Susan Collins criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for rejecting several Republican choices to serve on the "partisan" Jan. 6 commission.  Collins, a centrist Republican from Maine, said she was "disappointed" that her efforts to have "an independent, bipartisan, nonpartisan, outside commission to look at all of the events of that day" were "not approved."  "I think it would have had far more credibility than Speaker Pelosi's partisan committee that she has set up," she told CNN's Jake Tapper Sunday morning.

In truth, this canard of "insurrection" does grave damage to the country.  Please don't share this article with anyone except for your neighbors, friends, enemies, relatives, and coworkers — I don't want to get into trouble — but I remain adamant that January 6 was not an insurrection.  To say otherwise is a despicable lie.  Insurrection was not on the mind of anyone serious at the Capitol on January 6.  It was a very large demonstration aimed at protesting the way an election was conducted.  No matter what anyone thinks of the November 2020 election, there was something wrong with states changing their election laws months, even weeks before balloting.  In addition, social media monopolies suppressed the news of the Hunter Biden laptop, which would have been a game changer.  In the face of all that stuff, many thousands came to Washington, D.C. to protest.  They did not come to seize the reins of power.  There were no U.S. military generals or captains or colonels or lieutenants leading or strategizing a coup.  There was no shooting of rifles or taking of hostages.  Rather, people came dressed like it was a carnival, such as the men dressed in bear or wolverine outfits.

New Video From Jan 6th Protests Show Large, Peaceful Crowd Attacked By Police With Flashbangs.  There has been a growing call for the FBI to release all 14,000 hours of January 6th protest footage to be released to the public so America can see what possibly lead up to the riots.  Many who attended had claimed the crowd was attacked by police and instigated and this newly released video seems to confirm it.  [Video clip]

A January 6 Detainee Speaks Out.  Joe Biden's Justice Department notched another victory last week in the agency's sprawling investigation into the January 6 protest on Capitol Hill against Biden's presidency.  On Wednesday [7/28/2021], Michael Curzio pleaded guilty to one count of parading, demonstrating, or picketing in the Capitol building.  The government offered the plea deal to Curzio's court-appointed attorney in June; Curzio faced four misdemeanor charges, including trespassing and disorderly conduct, for his role in the Capitol breach.  Curzio will pay the government "restitution" in the amount of $500 to help pay for the nearly $1.5 million in damages the building reportedly sustained.  (The Architect of the Capitol initially said the protest caused $30 million in damages but prosecutors have set the figure far lower.)  The misdemeanor to which Curzio pleaded guilty carries a maximum penalty of six months in jail.  But Curzio isn't headed to jail any time soon.  To the contrary, Curzio actually left jail on July 14.  Because he had already served six months in prison.  Curzio is one of nearly 100 defendants kept behind bars for months under pre-trial detention orders sought by federal prosecutors.

Just 36% Of Independents Think The Jan. 6 Commission Is A Genuine Fact-Finding Effort.  Democrats advertised the Jan. 6 commission as an effort to "investigate and report on the facts and causes relating to the January 6, 2021, domestic terrorist attack."  But in today's highly charged partisan world, few believe that this is the commission's genuine concern, according to the latest I&I/TIPP Poll.  The poll, which was taken after the first day of the commission's hearings, asked a straightforward question:  "How likely is it that the Jan. 6 commission will make a genuine effort to uncover the truth?"  Overall, the poll found that only 22% of the public believes that it's "very likely" the commission will make such an effort, while 18% say it's "not likely at all."  Another 26% believe it's "somewhat" likely, while on the other side, 19% say it's "not very likely" that the commission plans to expose the truth about what happened.

GOP Senator Says He's Grateful for Ashli Babbitt's Killer.  Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined Jay Thomas on "The Jay Thomas Show" on Tuesday [7/27/2021] and took questions from local callers.  During their conversation Senator Cramer was asked by a caller about Ashli Babbitt and her killer Lt. Mike Byrd.  Senator Cramer refused to identify the killer but said he was grateful for the officer's action.  Senator Cramer then lied and said Ashli Babbitt was warned by police before she was shot in an ambush.  This is a bald-faced lie.  The officer hid in the shadows, did not utter a word, and then shot Ashli Babbitt in the neck as she climbed through a window.  She was unarmed and was not a threat.  Lt. Mike Byrd then slinked away after murdering Babbitt in cold blood.

Rep. Matt Gaetz Implies that Our Own Government Was Behind Jan. 6 False Flag — Demands Release of 14,000 hrs. of Hidden Video.  Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) took to the House floor (without a mask) and implied that our own government was behind the Jan. 6 false flag attacks on the US Capitol.  Rep. Matt Gaetz: "...the 14,000 hours of tape could also show us who was animating that violence.  Whether they were connected in any way, directed any way — by federal agencies.  It raises great suspicion that we are unable to get access to this information as members of Congress."  Of course, Matt Gaetz is on to something.  Video released by Bobby Powell showed violent hoodlums in all black smashing windows, damaging the US Capitol — but Wray FBI refuses to look for them.

The History of Capitol Violence.  Immediately following the January 6th Capitol incident, media outlets around the country were quick to place the blame for the siege on President Trump.  Most newspapers, for example, ran attention grabbing headlines with the most common theme being "Trump Mob Storms Capitol" (New York Times) and "Trump Incites Mob" (Washington Post).  In the months following the incident, the mainstream media, for the most part, has settled on one word to describe the chaos of 1/6 — insurrection.  The Trump supporters, it seems, angry at the outcome of the November 3, 2020, election and fueled by President Trump's lies about election fraud, stormed the Capitol to wrestle control of the government back to Trump.  Or something.  January 6th has also become the greatest attack on democracy since the Civil War.  According to the American press.  Insert my eye roll here.  The media complex conveniently leaves out the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the horrific casualties of 9/11 which left over 3,000 people dead.

No, libs, the Jan. 6 events weren't a 'coup'.  Here's what Jan. 6 wasn't:  It wasn't the "worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War."  Nor did it veer anywhere near the vicinity of being as dangerous as 9/11.  Nor was it a "coup" or an "insurrection" — not in any way we commonly understand those words.  It wasn't a "putsch."  Nor did it, as the chairman of the Jan. 6 committee, Rep. Bennie Thompson, claimed, come "dangerously close to succeeding" in upending "American democracy."  That's all a myth.  It was a riot.  Or, as Christopher Caldwell more forgivingly called it in The New York Times, perhaps "a political protest that got out of control."  And, contra House Republican Adam Kinzinger's overwrought contention on the first day of the Jan. 6 select committee, there's no evidence that "self-governance" was threatened by the rioters.  Only two sets of people gain anything from pretending that these rioters had anything approaching the wherewithal to overthrow the United States government:  Democrats and the extremists.

'Unprecedented, Unreasonable, Unconstitutional, and Wrong'.  During a status hearing Friday afternoon [7/30/2021] for Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, an Army reservist arrested on January 15 for his involvement in the January 6 protest in Washington, D.C., an assistant U.S. attorney admitted the government will not meet its discovery obligations for all Capitol defendants until early 2022.  Kathyrn Fifield, the lead attorney representing the Justice Department, informed Judge Trevor McFadden that the "incalculable" volume of video collected by the government related to the Capitol breach investigation will prevent defendants and their lawyers from accessing the full body of evidence against them for several more months.  "No system exists to wrap its arms around [all this evidence]," Fifield told McFadden.  This includes at least 14,000 hours of surveillance video plus thousands of hours of body-worn camera footage from law enforcement.  Fifield resisted setting a 2021 trial date for Hale; McFadden and Jonathan Crisp, Hale's court-appointed attorney, told the government last month that unless a plea arrangement was agreed upon, a trial would be set for later this year because Hale already has been incarcerated for more than six months.

Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene accused of 'trespassing' at prison holding Capitol rioters.  A group of GOP lawmakers was turned away from a Washington DC prison as they attempted to inspect the conditions of Capitol rioters in custody.  Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene were among the group warned they were trespassing and obstructing the entrance to the correctional facility.  The pair live-tweeted their attempt, along with Louie Gohmert and Paul Gosar, to make contact with prisoners held on charges related to the 6 January attack on the Capitol.  "We absolutely are not trespassing and if that attitude is any indication of how they're treating their prisoners inside I have great concerns," Ms Greene told media at the facility.

Support for Jan. 6 Capitol riot probe slip after cops' emotional testimony: poll.  An emotional hearing this week in which police officers attacked in the Capitol riot testified before a House select committee investigating the events of Jan. 6 turned more Americans against the need for the probe, according to a Morning Consult poll.  Among voters of all parties, 53 percent supported the investigation, down from 66 percent in the survey in June and 58 percent just a week ago.  Four out of five Democrats were in favor, while only a quarter of Republicans were, along with half of independents.  Only 49 percent of those polled said they had watched all or even part of the committee hearing that dominated the news cycle on Tuesday.

GOP Reps Try to Check on Jan. 6 Detainees, Get Locked Out.  Republican Reps.  Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, Louis Gohmert and Paul Gosar showed up at the federal lockup facility currently housing roughly 50 January 6 detainees in order to inspect the conditions of the political prisoners.  They were looking into accusations of mistreatment, including being denied access to lawyers, beatings, and solitary confinement.  They were denied.

National Police Association rejects Jan. 6 hearings, says Congress should investigate George Floyd riots.  The National Police Association (NPA) is rejecting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot congressional probe as a "dog and pony show" and proposing that Congress conduct a wholly different investigation.  On Wednesday, the United States' largest police association slammed the hearings as a politically motivated stunt that has no goal of uncovering the truth of the events on Jan. 6, when hundreds of rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol.  Speaking to Fox News on Wednesday, association spokesperson Betsy Brantner Smith said that Congress should instead hear testimony from the thousands of police officers who were injured during the so-called "summer of love" protests in 2020 that followed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.  "People need to see that police officers go through horrible things, and Jan. 6 was a horrible thing for some of those officers," she said, Fox News reported.  "But, quite frankly, I find this whole Jan. 6 Commission, frankly, a dog and pony show.  It doesn't tell the whole story."

National Police Association slams Jan. 6 probe as 'dog and pony show,' calls for investigation of Floyd riots.  The National Police Association on Wednesday slammed Congress' investigation of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot as a politically motivated "dog and pony show" that has no intention of uncovering the truth of what really happened that day.  In an interview with Fox News on Wednesday [7/28/2021], association spokeswoman Betsy Brantner Smith, a retired police sergeant who describes herself as a conservative, said Congress should hear from the thousands of police officers who were injured during the George Floyd riots last year.  "People need to see that police officers go through horrible things, and Jan. 6 was a horrible thing for some of those officers," she said.  "But, quite frankly, I find this whole Jan. 6 Commission, frankly, a dog and pony show.  It doesn't tell the whole story."

Ashli Babbitt's Mom Speaks.  The only video Ashli Babbitt's mom has seen of her daughter on January 6 is a clip of her walking from Donald Trump's speech to Capitol Hill.  "That brings me peace," Micki Witthoeft, Ashli's mom, told me by phone on Wednesday.  "She was in her zone, so happy, having a great day."  "Until that [...] shot her."  Nearly seven months after a United States Capitol Police officer shot Ashli Babbitt in the Capitol building on January 6, the government and subservient corporate news media still refuse to confirm the name of the federal officer who killed her.  (Investigative journalist Paul Sperry recently reported the shooter likely is USCP Lt. Michael Byrd.)  The Justice Department closed its investigation into her shooting in April and announced the unnamed officer would not face criminal charges.  Three USCP officers participated in an overdramatic public hearing before the January 6 select committee on Tuesday, often referring to protesters as "terrorists," "insurrectionists," and "traitors," though not a single person arrested in the aftermath has been charged with terrorism, insurrection, or treason.  They repeatedly claimed they thought they would be killed by the protesters.  USCP officer Harry Dunn asked for a moment of silence in honor of Officer Brian Sicknick to once again promote the falsehood that he was killed in the line of duty.  But there was no moment of silence for Babbitt, an Air Force veteran and Air National Guardsman with eight deployments overseas, including to Iraq and Afghanistan, who actually was killed on January 6.  There were no tears and table-pounding from crisis-actor cops or emotionally-fragile lawmakers mourning her premature death.  Babbitt was just 35.

Capitol Hill Police Officer Claims, Without Evidence, That Crowd of Trump Supporters Repeatedly Called Him [a racial slur] On 1/6.  Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn told the January 6 Select Committee, without evidence, that a crowd of Trump supporters repeatedly called him a racial slur during the protests.  Dunn, a Capitol Police officer who is an admitted Democrat, spoke during the first hearing of the January 6 Select Committee on Tuesday, and described various scenes that strain credulity and supposedly occurred during the protests.  Dunn said that he told many of them to leave the Capitol building, but in response they allegedly yelled, "no man, this is our house.  President Trump invited us here.  We're here to stop the steal.  Joe Biden is not the President.  Nobody voted for Joe Biden."

Capitol cop gives us reasons to doubt his testimony.  It might be time to add "Without evidence..." to each claim made in testimony by the Capitol cops put on display in the DNC sponsored hearings today.  Certainly it ought to be added to Harry Dunn's testimony. [...] There are over 14,000 hours of surveillance tapes being withheld by the Biden DOJ which it refuses to release.  One immediately asks why.  One also comes to believe that that those tapes contain data which would blow open the case being made by the kangaroo court today.

Congressmen weeping on television embarrass themselves and us.  During the January 6 committee investigation, I was embarrassed to watch Adam Kinzinger cry and grimace.  A third-grader dressed up as an adult.  The ethically challenged Schiff sniffed and searched for words that would make headlines.  He failed.  May I suggest to the traumatized Capitol Police officers that they watch the many film clips, or the gut-wrenching photographs, of NYC police officers during and after that terrorist attack twenty years ago?  Those are the heroic men.  They experienced real trauma.  No matter how many medals appear on the chests of the Capitol policemen, they mean nothing if those officers continue to hide the killer of Ashli Babbitt.  That's cowardice — not heroism.

Chief DC federal judge questions misdemeanor deals for US Capitol rioters.  The chief judge in DC's federal court questioned the Justice Department's decision to offer misdemeanor plea deals to nonviolent US Capitol rioters, saying at a hearing Thursday [7/29/2021] that the relatively light punishment might not be enough to deter similar attacks in the future.  "Does the government have any concern ... of the defendant joining a mob, breaking into the Capitol building" in the future, and "terrorizing members of Congress, the vice president, who had to be evacuated," Chief Judge Beryl Howell asked prosecutors during the plea hearing.  "This could be a circumstance that arises every four years," Howell added.  The defendant, Jack Griffith, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of illegally demonstrating in the Capitol building, which has become the standard plea deal that the Justice Department has offered to nonviolent rioters.  The charge is a "petty offense," Howell said, comparing it to the same charge someone might face if they trespassed on government property after dark.

A Capitol Police Officer who's a BLM activist?  Of the many weeping people paraded before the House on Tuesday [7/27/2021] to testify about how deeply traumatizing it was for conservatives, rather than the usual left-wing activists, to protest at the Capitol, was one Harry Dunn, a giant of a man who claimed that he was intensely traumatized by the fact that protesters called him the "N" word.  The horror of it all!  Except there's reason to believe that Dunn may have been lying.  There's no footage of this alleged racial outrage.  Additionally, it turns out that Dunn is a BLM activist, a Trump hater, and a supporter of political violence — his political violence, not your free speech or protest.  Leftists were incredibly affected by Officer Dunn's testimony.  As far as they were concerned, he proved that, not only were the people at the Capitol on January 6 (who killed no one, looted nothing, and set no fires) the worst mob ever in the history of America, but they were racist.

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At a dynamic an momentous event like the impromptu self-guided tour of the Capitol on January 6, a huge percentage of the participants carry cell phones, and as is probably their habit, they record everything that happens.  Everything that happens is recorded from several angles.  Therefore, when someone claims to have been verbally accosted with racial slurs, and nobody has video footage of it, that person is probably lying.  If that person is a BLM activist, the probability (that he's lying) gets even closer to 100 percent.

Florida suspends concealed weapons permits of 22 people facing charges related to Capitol riot.  Florida suspended the concealed weapons permits Monday of 22 individuals facing charges involving the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.  Nikki Fried, the commissioner of Florida's Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, announced the suspensions immediately after a congressional hearing about the attack concluded on Capitol Hill.  "The deeply disturbing events that occurred at our nation's Capitol on January 6th were sedition, treason and domestic terrorism — and those individuals involved in the insurrection must be held accountable for attempting to subvert our democratic process," said Ms. Fried, a Democrat running for Florida governor in 2022.

AJ Swinson Lays Down the Truth About the Democrats' Capitol Riot Commission.  The Democratic Party's Jan. 6 commission has begun and it has reignited the debate over the events of the assault on the U.S. Capitol building which occurred six months ago.  The first day was jam-packed with accusations of white supremacy, outright lies, and even an outpouring of crocodile tears.  But the all-important question is:  Will the American public see through the obvious politicking involved in this sham of a hearing?

A National Embarrassment.  An Unadulterated Farce.  The January 6th Committee Makes A Mockery Of America.  Yesterday's partisan committee hearing on January 6th was nothing short of a national embarrassment.  No doubt the January 6th riots were, too.  Had pipsqueak Pence done his job, the country would look far different today.  But two wrongs don't make a right.  How Democrats continue to abuse their power for the partisan persecution of their political opponents will remain a stain on America's body politick for generations to come.  The most humiliating moments — especially for the audiences watching from around the world — saw all four "stars" of the "show" crying for the television cameras.

Questions that Won't be Asked by the January 6 Commission.  The January 6 commission held a dramatic first hearing with lots of crocodile tears and a few real ones.  As usual, the Democrats, and the two Democrat-friendly Republicans, seemed to agree on an emotional approach to the topic at hand to gain advantage over their political opponents.  However, they failed to ask and answer important questions. [...] Here are some primary questions are unlikely to come up:  First, who shot Ashli Babbitt and why?  Perhaps she shouldn't have been where she was and doing what she was doing, but she did not need to die.  The American citizen and Air Force veteran was unarmed.  Federal bureaucrats have kept the information on who shot Ashli from Babbitt's husband, as well as from the American people, who have a right to know.  Why?  Second, did congressional leaders and other elected representatives, or their staffs, instigate the storming of the Capitol? [...] Third, why have American citizens who have been accused of only relatively minor crimes, such as trespassing, been held in jail without trial for more than six months?  Why were they roughed up initially and kept in solitary confinement, as if they were political prisoners in Cuba?  Why are their civil rights being violated?  Does this mean that our Department of Justice (DoJ) has been politicized and is corrupt?  Fourth, why are American citizens from many states who attended the peaceful rally before the storming of the Capitol, being hunted down and prosecuted by the FBI? [...] Fifth, speaking of the FBI, why were there so many FBI agents present in the crowd in the Capitol? [...] Sixth, was the October 2020 attempt to kidnap Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer prior to the Jan. 6th event in D.C. a dry run for the storming of the capitol?

The Duplicitous Jan. 6 'Insurrection' Melodrama.  After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi kicked two Republicans off the House investigation of the January 6 riot at the Capitol, the Democrats and their media flaks went into high gear to obfuscate Pelosi's transparently partisan motive to ensure the investigation reaches the preordained conclusion:  that Donald Trump incited an "insurrection" aimed at undoing the election results.  In response to Pelosi's obvious attempt to get the fix in, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California pulled all the Republicans from the commission (except for Rhino Liz Cheney).  As always, the Dems' bare-knuckled "any means necessary" tactics are camouflaged with sophistries, logical fallacies, and begged questions presented as facts.  The progressive site Politico was the eager promulgator of such propaganda.  The column is filled with hyperbole like "the deadliest attack on the Capitol in two centuries."  In fact, of course, the only fatalities were three protestors and a DC police officer who all died from natural causes, and Ashli Babbit, an Air Force veteran shot to death by a DC cop even though she posed no immediate physical harm to him or anybody else.  Equally duplicitous, or just plain ignorant, is the phrase "deadliest attack in two centuries."  Apparently, the three writers never heard of the violent attack on the House Chamber by Puerto Rican terrorists in 1954.

Adam Schiff and Adam Kinzinger Compete for Best Actor in a Made for TV Dramatic Series.  As Saul Alinsky noted, ridicule is the most effective political weapon.  Andrew Breitbart was the master at flipping the Democrat's Alinsky effort back upon them and laughing.  As a result, agitprop evolved to a space of political combat, and while we do not control many of the platforms, our team has the best meme agitprop ever seen in political combat.

J6 Committee Hearing Has The Same Lawfare Producers, Directors and Script Writers as Christine Blasey Ford "Beach Friend" Hearing.  Sometimes pictures are worth thousands of words.  Seeing former DOJ official David Laufman show up at Nancy Pelosi's J6 Committee hearing explains the pantomime.  David Laufman is seen below sitting behind committee witness Michael Fanone.  Laufman was the DOJ-NSD official who interviewed Hillary Clinton during the fraudulent FBI Clinton email investigation of 2016; Laufman quit the DOJ and started working for Lawfare.  Laufman then represented Monica McLean, the best FBI friend of Christine Blasey Ford who helped write the letter to Dianne Feinstein during their effort to block Justice Kavanaugh for SCOTUS Judge.  [Photo]  Monica McLean was busted by Senator Grassley for witness tampering; and then hired "beach friend" David Laufman to avoid legal trouble.  What does Laufman showing up at another political pantomime disguised as a hearing tell us?  It tells us the same Lawfare crew is producing, directing and writing the script for democrats again.  The cast of characters, vis-a-vis witnesses, are different; however, the script is exactly the same.  This is what they do.  This is all political theater, written, directed and produced for public consumption.  Nothing more.

Capitol Police Officer says even if Jan 6 had been armed with pens that makes it an 'armed insurrection'.  During the first hearing with the January 6 Select committee on Tuesday, Representative Adam Kinzinger questioned officers at the scene that day on public opinions downplaying the attack on the Capitol building.  "So there's been this idea that this was not a armed insurrection, and as if somehow that is justification for what happened," said Kinzinger, going on to describe the different theories as to who conducted the riots, and what happened.  "Now we've heard maybe the FBI actually started this, but one of the ones that has always held was that this was not an armed insurrection," he continued.  Kinzinger is one of two Republicans on the primarily Democratic committee, which was touted as being bipartisan.

Clown Show:  Adam Schiff Pretends to Cry During January 6 Hearing.  The January 6 Select Committee is underway and it's a total clown show.  RINO loser Liz Cheney attacked Trump's White House during her opening statement.  Weirdo RINO Rep. Kinzinger started crying like a baby during the "January 6 Select Committee" hearing. [...] Russian collusion truther and serial liar Adam Schiff got choked up and could barely speak on Tuesday during the hearing.

Pelosi's Jan. 6th Committee Is A Charade That Smacks Of A Cover-Up.  Mark Twain once mused that if you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.  There will be no pause or reflection by the House select committee investigating the January 6th attack on the Capitol.  That became abundantly plain as the hearings opened on Tuesday.  Nancy Pelosi won't allow it.  Her narrative of what happened that terrible day will be the only one permitted — all other facts [notwithstanding].  Pelosi's Democrat party is the majority in the House of Representatives, albeit narrowly.  As Speaker, she rules like a tyrant.  She abides no dissent, tolerates no differing opinion, and is contemptuous of the truth.  Only her truth is indulged.  Any contrary evidence will be suppressed or covered up.  Pelosi has no interest in the full story of what actually happened on January 6th.  She blames the great villain Donald Trump for everything and will countenance no other inquiry or outcome.  You must believe her or else.

Disband the FBI.  Questions are now being raised as to whether the FBI had a role in the Capitol Hill protests of January 6, 2021. When one examines the FBI's involvement in the Trump-Russia collusion hoax; Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuses; standing by idly while in possession of Hunter Biden's Ukraine and Burisma-laden laptops, while President Trump endured a second phony impeachment; and the frame-up of Trump's National Security Advisor, Lieutenant General Michael Flynn — it is not too difficult to imagine.  And that is just the problem:  It is not difficult to imagine.

And Now, A Video That Nukes The Jan 6th Commission From Space.  As Adam Kinzinger and Adam Schiff wept on cue during the January 6th commission hearings yesterday, as political hack after political hack testified to how horrible that day was.  As we heard about how violent white supremacists stormed the capitol, even raping AOC psychologically, this video nukes the dog and pony show from space.  [Video clip]

Cop who testified Sicknick died from line-of-duty injuries didn't mean it 'as a medical diagnosis'.  U.S. Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn is not a doctor, and he apparently isn't playing one on TV, prompting his lawyer to subsequently try to justify his client's apparent perpetuation of January 6-related mythology.  On day one of the congressional investigative committee hearings into the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, Dunn began his testimony, in what seems like an orchestrated moment for corporate media, by calling for a moment of silence for fellow officer Brian Sicknick who "died from injuries he sustained in the line of duty..."  Dunn, whom Fox News host Tucker Carlson has previously described as an "angry, left-wing political activist," made this statement despite an April 2021 ruling from the Washington, D.C., chief medical examiner that Sicknick sadly died on January 7 of natural causes after suffering two strokes following the riot at the Capitol.

The Crying Game:  Tears Flow Like Soy at Partisan Democrat Re-Imagining of The Worst Day In American History.  Testicrying.  [Numerous tweets with video clips.]

The Crybaby Capitol Cop Is Actually A Radical Extremist BLM In Support Of Property Damage And A Good Friend With Nancy Pelosi.  In his closing remarks before the House select committee investigating Jan. 6, Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn compared the mob that stormed the Capitol, fueled by Trump's false claims of election fraud, to a hit man hired to kill someone.  "If a hit man is hired and he kills somebody, the hit man goes to jail.  But not only does the hit man go to jail, but the person who hired them does.  It was an attack carried out on Jan. 6 and a hit man sent them.  I want you to get to the bottom of that," Dunn told lawmakers at the panel's first official hearing on Tuesday [7/27/2021].  Earlier in the hearing, Dunn compared Jan. 6 to other protests, saying that day was different because of how it originated.

America had its first show trial on Tuesday and it was loathsome.  Perhaps it's because I grew up surrounded by extraordinarily tough people, but I found myself singularly unmoved by the spectacle in the House on Tuesday, which reminded me of a bad mash-up of Dr. Phil, Oprah, and BLM-produced soap opera, rather than a legitimate inquiry into an event that Democrats have seized upon to consolidate their power by destroying their opposition.  As sobbing congressmen and Capitol Police officers took turns talking about their psychic injuries, I was alternately embarrassed for them if they were really that weak, and frightened of them if they were that sociopathic as a pathway to power.

Teary Capitol Police Officer Who Testified About January 6 Previously Defended Violent George Floyd Riots In Kenosha.  Harry Dunn, the teary-eyed U.S. Capitol police officer who testified in Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's politicized January 6 committee, previously defended the violent riots that shook the nation last summer and caused billions of dollars in damage. [...] In addition to cheering on the destructive behavior of rioters last summer, that were linked to more than 30 deaths, while hypocritically condemning those of the Capitol rioters, Dunn repeatedly and publicly berated former President Donald Trump for being "racist in chief."

Tucker Mocks Kinzinger, Schiff for Faux Crying, Theatrics at Hearing.  Tuesday [7/27/2021] marked the first session of the House committee convened to investigate the January 6 Capitol Riot.  And it didn't take long for the theatrical nature of the proceeding to expose itself as Congressmen Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Adam Schiff (D-CA) let the faux tears flow for the cameras.  Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson used a hearty dose of sarcasm as he keyed in on those moments and called them out for how "emotionally fragile" they were.  "The one thing we did learn, it's something we long suspected but never seemed confirmed is an awful lot of members of Congress are emotionally fragile," he quipped.  "At some seem unable — unstable really.  Some to the point where they might qualify for federal disability of those grounds, they cry a lot."  Before playing a soundbite of Kinzinger's crocodile tears, Carlson noted someone "handed out tissues for the weeping that was certain to ensue.  It didn't take long for Republican Adam Kinzinger of Illinois to make good use of the Kleenex."

January 6 Commission Star Witness Has a History of Hating President Trump and Supporting Riots That Aren't Where He's Working.  Nancy Pelosi's "commission" on the riot in the US Capitol started out pretty much as one would have expected.  Of course, a commission predicated on a lie (insurrection) needs lots of lies to back it up. [...] Actually, if we are going to use the broad rubric that [Mississippi Democrat Bennie] Thompson is using, thousands of people lost their lives for a variety of different reasons across the country.  Regardless, only one was a direct result of something done at the Capitol that day.  That would be Ashli Babbitt, who was shot and killed by an unidentified police officer.  No, Officer Brian Sicknick did not die of injuries he sustained in the line of duty.  He died a day later of a stroke he suffered nearly 12 hours after the events of January 6th.  That is not in dispute.  Any connection to January 6th is purely speculative, and in no other situation do we blame the deaths of officers who die of natural causes on stress endured while on duty.  That's not how any of this works.

Lies Pile up on Day One of the January 6th Hearings.  Today was day one of the hearings on January 6th, held by Nancy Pelosi's partisan select committee.  What transpired was a sideshow of fake crying and irrelevant, sometimes questionable testimony from Capitol Police officers who offered absolutely nothing of substance in regards to fixing the security issues that plagued the Capitol that day.  Of course, because we are dealing with an event strictly meant to cause an emotional reaction, not actually accomplish anything, the lies flowed freely.  To start, Bennie Thompson, who himself objected to the electoral college in 2004, claimed that seven people lost their lives.  [Tweet]

Rep. Jim Banks:  Nancy Pelosi 'Ultimately Responsible' for the Security Breakdown on January 6.  Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) said on Sunday [7/25/2021] that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is "ultimately responsible" for the breakdown of security at the Capitol on Jan. 6.  "Due to the rules of the United States Capitol — the power structure of the Capitol — Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House, has more control and authority and responsibility over the leadership of the Capitol Police than anyone else in the United States Capitol," Banks told Fox News on Sunday.  On July 21, Pelosi rejected Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Banks from a House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol breach after they were appointed by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).  Republican House members said Pelosi's move was nakedly partisan, and McCarthy pulled the other Republican picks from the committee.

More Americans Want 'Black Lives Matter Riots' Investigated Than January 6 Riot.  As Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi picks members of a select committee to investigate the riots of January 6, a new poll finds that many Americans believe she's focusing on the wrong riots.  One-third more Americans believe Congress should hold investigative hearings about last summer's "Black Lives Matter protests that sparked violence" than think lawmakers ought to probe the riot at the capitol on January 6.  In all, two out of three likely U.S. voters say they believe Congress should open an official investigation into "the violent protests," which blazed a trail of arson and looting through major and mid-sized cities nationwide.  On the other hand, fewer than half (49%) of Americans support Pelosi's investigation of the D.C. riot, in which rioters protesting the 2020 presidential election results stormed the capitol.

Senators strike $2 billion deal to reimburse Capitol Police, National Guard for Jan. 6 deployments.  The Senate Appropriations Committee reached a deal Tuesday [7/27/2021] to reimburse the National Guard and U.S. Capitol Police for deployments during the Jan. 6 riot.  The funding had been held up by a partisan fight over including extra funding, with the holdup creating a budget crunch that threatened to force National Guard units to cancel training.  The deal would provide a $2 billion security supplemental bill that would pay back Capitol Police and the National Guard.

Capitol Police Officer Testifies To The Racism He Faced During The Jan. 6 Riot — His Linkedin Profile Picture Reveals That He Is Just Another Political Actor.  As protesters poured into the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, a Black Capitol Police officer passionately testified Tuesday that he faced racist epithets, the likes of which he had never heard while serving in uniform.  [Tweet]  Officer Dunn knows he can say this because the mainstream fake news media will never ask him to prove it.  Mike Cernovich has the best response to Officer Dunn's accusations.  Release the videos.  [Tweet]  Of course, this hearing just looks like a huge political theater and Harry Dunn's Linkedin profile picture reveals that he is just another political actor. [...] Fox News host Tucker Carlson had previously predicted that the committee would have Dunn testify and called out the officer's radical activism.  "Dunn will pretend to speak for the country's law enforcement community, but it turns out Dunn has very little in common with your average person.  Dunn is an angry, left wing political activist whose social media feeds are full of praise, not coincidentally for Nancy Pelosi."

Congressman Reveals What He Said and Did to Officer Who Shot Ashli Babbitt.  C-Span is going to be running a series on the Capitol riot with interviews from 14 different members of Congress.  [Tweet]  They're literally trying to stretch it out like it's a TV series.  I wonder if they have one for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and what she went through in her office a quarter of a mile away?  The first clip that I've seen involves an interview with Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK).  He explains how he hugged the Capitol Police officer who shot Ashli Babbitt and told him that he "did what he had to."  [Tweet]  From a legal and factual point of view, there are big problems with that statement that he "did what he had to."  But part of the problem is that we are limited in the information that we have been provided because the Capitol Police, unlike every other police shooting, have not released all the facts, they haven't released all the information or video that they have and we haven't been able to hear the officer's reasoning for the shooting.  They haven't even told us his name, although as I reported, his name was accidentally mentioned during a Zoom hearing when Capitol official Timothy Blodgett refers to Officer Byrd.

Losing Our Liberty All at Once?  [Scroll down]  Joseph Hackett, you see, is a 51-year-old Trump supporter and member of an organization called the "Oath Keepers," a group whose members have pledged to "defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic."  (You can see how this ends already, can't you?)  The FBI does not like the Oath Keepers.  They arrested its leader in January and have picked up many other members in the months since.  Hackett came from his home in Florida to join the Trump "Stop the Steal" rally that took place on January 6.  According to court documents, he entered the Capitol at 2:45 that afternoon.  He left some ten minutes later, at 2:54.  The next day, he went home.  On May 28, he was apprehended by the FBI and indicted on a long list of charges, including conspiracy, obstruction of an official proceeding, destruction of government property, and illegally entering a restricted building.  As far as I have been able to determine, no evidence of his destroying property has been made public.  According to his wife, it is not even clear that he entered the Capitol.  But he certainly was in the environs.  He was a member of the Oath Keepers.  He was a supporter of Donald Trump.  Therefore, he must be neutralized.  What about the Antifa and Black Lives Matter "peaceful protestors" who destroyed some $2 billion of property, killed or injured scores, and toppled countless public monuments?  Take your time.

Traveling the Quiet Road to Tyranny.  Could we be traveling a quiet road to tyranny?  Steve McCann's recent summary of what we now know about the events on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6, 2021, indicates why we should all be very worried about the US, leader of the free world, sliding ever closer towards tyranny.  But it's a slow journey on a quiet road, with the final destination not yet in sight.  J.B. Shurk has set out how far we've already come on this quiet road to tyranny[.]  How do tyrannical despots attain absolute power without a violent revolution?  They do it by stealth.

Attorney: Jan. 6 Prisoners Brutally Beaten, Stripped, Hogtied, Humiliated by Guards — One Prisoner Blinded in One Eye — Worse Abuse Than Gitmo.  Ryan Samsel was leading the charge against Capitol Hill Police on January 6 protests.  Samsel pushed the flimsy bike racks and stormed the US Capitol.  Samsel reportedly injured a female police officer.  Since his arrest, Ryan Samsel has been held in Washington DC.  On March 21, he was awakened by correctional officers, his hands zip-tied, then walked to an unoccupied cell and brutally beaten by the officers.  Then Ryan Samsel lost an eye in the beating.  Ryan was not alone.  On Thursday night [7/22/2021] Attorney Joseph McBride joined Greg Kelly on Newsmax to discuss the abuse of the Jan. 6 political prisoners in Washington DC.

At least two Jan 6 attorneys describe brutal conditions and 'beatdowns' allegedly by jail guards.  Attorney Joseph McBride, who represents Capitol protester Richard Barnett, was in the news earlier this week after an interview on CNN went off the rails when he was mocked by anchor John Avlon for alleging that protesters arrested for their roles in the January 6 protest were being "tortured."  His assessment was a reference to months of solitary confinement, as many of those arrested are being denied bail.  But he also said they were "being beaten, they're being starved, they're denied medical care, they're being denied the right to worship, they're being cut off from their attorneys."  In an appearance Thursday [7/22/2021] on Newsmax TV's "Greg Kelly Reports," the lawyer would repeat those claims while offering more details in support of the serious allegations.

Why Not Award Ashli Babbitt's Killer the Medal of Honor?  What follows describes our oligarchy's terrible trilemma concerning their narrative of January 6.  Multiple sources — chiefly the U.S government by its efforts to hide him — identify Capitol Police Lieutenant Michael L. Byrd as the officer who killed Ashli Babbitt as she was attempting to climb through a window to enter the House Speaker's lobby that day.  Were this identification incorrect, the certainty that the correct one is surfacing in secretless D.C. reminds our oligarchy of how hazardous are the foundations on which it set the ruling narrative that it narrowly thwarted the supposed "greatest menace to our democracy since the Civil War" — armed, white insurrectionists in the act of overthrowing the U.S. government, by courageous police work and prosecutions.  From Joe Biden to the lowest ranks of the Justice Department and the media, the oligarchy had bet, in the name of national security, it could stonewall for the long run about who exactly did what on January 6.  A forlorn bet, especially since the narrative on which the oligarchy rests its right to intimidate its opponents depends so much on affirming the virtuosity of its acts of oppression — foremost of which was shooting and killing Babbitt.  But if the killing was a salvific act, why hide the killer?  Why not celebrate him?

Pelosi gets her puppets for partisan Jan. 6 commission.  The partisan political propaganda is stunning to behold, even for The New York Times.  This observation refers to the July 22 New York Times story on the Pelosi ban on two Republican congressmen from her Jan. 6 select committee, which now will consist of eight Pelosi puppets.

Republicans Take Major Action Against "Authoritarian" Pelosi, Push to "Vacate" Her Chair.  On Friday [7/23/2021], the House Freedom Caucus sent a bombshell letter to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), urging him to remove Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi from her position as Speaker after her "authoritarian" behavior in recent weeks.  The letter came in response to drama that took place this week relating to the formation of the January 6 riot Select Committee.  In their letter, the caucus told McCarthy they "respectfully request that you pursue the authorization of the House Republican Conference, pursuant to Conference rules, to file and bring up a privileged motion by July 31, 2021, to vacate the chair and end Nancy Pelosi's authoritarian reign as Speaker of the House."

Pelosi is considering adding Kinzinger to Jan. 6 committee.  Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is allegedly considering naming Illinois Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger to her special committee to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.  "We'll see," Pelosi said when asked by reporters Thursday if she planned on adding more Republicans to the committee, according to CNN.  "I mean, there are some members that would like to be on it.  We'll see."  Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, who leads the committee, told reporters before Pelosi's statement that Kinzinger was one of the Republicans Pelosi wanted for the committee and called him "a fine representative," according to Politico.

Liz Cheney holds presser to back Pelosi freezing conservatives from Jan. 6 probe.  U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) went rogue on Wednesday [7/21/2021], holding her own press conference to bash Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for pulling out of the Jan. 6 Commission after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blocked conservative Reps.  Jim Jordan and Jim Banks from being on the committee.  Cheney stands as the sole Republican backing Pelosi in her biased packing of the commission.  She stood on the steps of the Capitol and railed against her fellow Republicans, accusing McCarthy of not wanting to get to the bottom of the Jan. 6 riot.  "At every opportunity, the minority leader has attempted to prevent the American people from understanding what happened, to block this investigation. ... I am absolutely dedicated and committed to making sure this investigation holds those accountable who did this and ensures that it never happens again," she vowed.

The Coming 'January 6' Train Wreck.  The January 6 Capitol clash may be the gift that keeps on giving to cynics everywhere.  In the coming months, Americans will likely see jaw-dropping bureaucratic debacles, stunning abuses by federal prosecutors, and appalling bloodlust by angry Biden supporters.  Perhaps the least likely outcome is that the coming train wreck will restore faith in American democracy.  The Justice Department declared last week, "The investigation and prosecution of the Capitol Breach will be the largest in American history, both in terms of the number of defendants prosecuted and the nature and volume of the evidence."  The feds are sorting through "237,000 digital tips, 1 million Parler videos and images comprising 40 terabytes of data scraped from the Internet — roughly equivalent to 10 million photos, 20,000 hours of video, or 50,000 filing cabinets of paper documents," the Washington Post reported.  Investigators are also sorting through "cell tower data for thousands of electronic devices that connected to the Capitol's interior distributed antenna system," information provided by phone companies, Google, and other data aggregation companies.  The problem will be compounded because many government employees are slow readers.

House erupts in anger over Jan. 6 and Trump's role.  Smoldering tensions over the Jan. 6 Capitol attack exploded Wednesday in a partisan battle over who should sit on the special committee investigating the deadly siege — a clash of wills that spurred Republicans to end their participation in the investigation before it began.  The fight started just after noon when Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she would reject two of the five Republican nominees to the panel, Reps.  Jim Banks (Ind.) and Jim Jordan (Ohio).  Both are among the most staunch defenders of former President Trump and deny his role in instigating the attack, and Pelosi — fueled by objections from within her caucus — accused the pair of threatening "the integrity" of the coming investigation.  Republicans quickly responded in kind.  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) called a private meeting with all five of his nominees for the select committee, emerging shortly after with an ultimatum to Pelosi:  Keep Banks and Jordan on board, or all of the Republican picks would walk away.  Pelosi didn't budge, prompting McCarthy to yank the other three Republicans from the panel.

Boebert Demands to Know Why Biden Regime Keeping Capitol Protesters in Lockdown While Antifa Rioters Go Free.  A group of Republican lawmakers led by freshmen Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado are demanding that the Biden administration explain the alleged unequal treatment of Black Lives Matter and Antifa protesters, many of whom have never spent a night in jail, and those who have been incarcerated for months following the Jan. 6 Capitol breach.  In a letter, Boebert and 10 other House Republicans asked Attorney General Merrick Garland to address "the apparent inconsistent application of the law with respect to rioters across the country," according to the Washington Times.  "The foundation of our criminal justice system requires that all defendants are treated equally before the law, but the Biden regime is not living up to this solemn obligation," said Boebert, in a statement.

Cheney sides with Pelosi decision to block GOP members from riot panel.  Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, the former No. 3 GOP member in the House, said Wednesday that she sided with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her decision to block two GOP lawmakers from serving on the special committee created to investigate the Jan. 6 riot.  "I agree with what the speaker has done," Cheney, who Pelosi appointed to the panel earlier this month, told reporters outside the Capitol Wednesday [7/21/2021].  Pelosi blocked Reps.  Jim Jordan of Ohio and Jim Banks of Indiana from serving as one of five GOP appointees on the committee on Wednesday.  The move overruled Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a California Republican.  McCarthy responded by pulling all five GOP lawmakers from the panel and announcing Republicans would conduct their own investigation into Jan. 6 that would focus on why Capitol security was easily overwhelmed by the rioters.  Cheney is poised to be the sole Republican on the committee after accepting an appointment by Pelosi earlier this month.  Cheney is a staunch foe of former President Donald Trump.  She lost her House Republican leadership position earlier this year after publicly attacking Trump in defiance of McCarthy and other Republicans who said it was damaging party messaging and unity.

The Antifa/FBI Coalition.  Over two dozen people were killed during the Antifa and BLM protests in 2020.  It is routinely reported that "five people died as a result" of the Jan. 6 disturbance.  This is a totally accurate statement, however, it is still misleading.  Only one of the deceased died as a result of violence.  She was actually murdered by a government official.  Relating these deaths allows the media to routinely describe Jan. 6 as a "deadly insurrection" as opposed to the "mostly peaceful" protests by Antifa and BLM.  Prior to Jan. 6, Trump supporters had held dozens of mass rallies without burning cities or murdering people.  This was a major embarrassment for the Deep State.  Media coverage of the Jan. 6 event has been largely successful in minimizing that embarrassment.  This was a major Deep State coup and the planning and execution of this "insurrection" reveal a disturbing relationship between the government and radical groups.  The FBI did not only fail to adequately prevent the disturbance, they appear to have actively facilitated it.  The FBI and radical leftists are branches of the Deep State.

Pelosi Proves What a Sham Her Jan. 6 Commission Truly Is With Her Latest Move.  If you didn't already know that a "Jan. 6 Commission" controlled by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was going to be a partisan witch hunt, Pelosi just confirmed it with her latest move.  Pelosi had appointed Democratic choices to the Commission including Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), so you already know how biased it was going to be, stacked with anti-Trump people.  It was already stacked, with Democrats having eight choices for members and Republicans only getting five.  But when Republicans announced their choices for the Commission, Pelosi vetoed two of them:  Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH). In a statement, Pelosi reiterated the lie that the three-hour riot on Jan. 6 was the worst domestic assault on American Democracy since the Civil War.

Pentagon watchdog to review 'nuclear football' safety procedures after January 6 incident.  The Department of Defense inspector general is launching a review of the Pentagon's and White House's ability to keep the "nuclear football" secure during a crisis, following an incident on January 6 when rioters came within 100 feet of the backup "football."  The inspector general will evaluate the policies and procedures around the Presidential Emergency Satchel, also known as the "nuclear football," in the event that it is "lost, stolen, or compromised," according to an announcement from the DoD IG's office.  The "nuclear football" stays close to the president at all times.  There is a backup "football" that stays close to the vice president in the event that the president is unable to carry out his nuclear launch responsibilities.  The briefcase contains equipment and decision-making papers that the president or, in the event the president is not able to, the vice president needs to authenticate orders for and to launch a nuclear strike.

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Big deal.  Lots of people get within 100 feet of that bag without ever knowing it.  I'm pretty sure I've been inside that radius myself, at least once.  I don't know for sure, but I suspect you'd need a lot more than the contents of that satchel to launch a missile.  This appears to be an attempt [by CNN] to make the events of January 6 look like more of a threat than they really were.

Pelosi Rejects Two GOP Appointments to Capitol Riot Committee; McCarthy Nixes Participation in Response.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) rejected the potential appointments of Representatives Jim Jordan (R., Ohio) and Jim Banks (R., Ind.) to a select committee on the January 6 Capitol riot, in a statement on Wednesday [7/21/2021].  In response, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) said he would pull all Republican members from the committee.  McCarthy initially recommended the two lawmakers along with Rodney Davis of Illinois, Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota, and Troy Nehls of Texas.  "The Select Committee on the January 6th Insurrection will investigate and report upon the facts and causes of the terrorist mob attack on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021," Pelosi said.  "With respect for the integrity of the investigation, with an insistence on the truth and with concern about statements made and actions taken by these Members, I must reject the recommendations of Representatives Banks and Jordan to the Select Committee."

Tucker: Pelosi knows why Jan 6 riot happened, why won't she tell us?  Instead of launching a committee for the purposes of political theater, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) herself could shed a lot of light on what happened at the Capitol on January 6.  Instead, the investigation will resemble "MSNBC with subpoena power."  That is how Tucker Carlson assessed the situation in another powerful editorial delivered on Wednesday evening [7/21/2021] on his eponymous Fox News show.  Pelosi could save the committee, if not the entire Congress and America itself, a lot of time by answering a few basic questions, Carlson said.  These include the following:
  •   Why did the House sergeant-at-arms, a Pelosi subordinate, allegedly deny the Capitol police chief's repeated requests for National Guard backup when everyone knew a huge protest was coming?
  •   Why are authorities sitting on many hours of surveillance video?
  •   Who killed U.S. Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt?
  •   What role, if any, did FBI informants or operatives play on January 6?

The Rank Shame of the FBI's Rank and File.  More than 530 mostly peaceful Trump supporters have now been arrested for their unauthorized tour of the Capitol on January 6.  The incomparable Julie Kelly has covered in grueling detail their arrests, indefinite detainment, and the cruelty with which they've been treated by the federal government.  Many of these protesters have been arrested by the FBI, a once-revered federal law enforcement entity that at one point might have deserved your respect.  It doesn't anymore.

Federal prosecutions of January 6 raise questions of politics and equity.  At the same time accused murderers are being released from custody under a broad movement to largely empty out prisons and jails, the federal government continues to throw the book at Donald Trump supporters for lesser alleged crimes.  The alleged politically-motivated actions are drawing attention and criticism from some civil rights activists and legal observers.  One civil rights activist who works with whistleblowers and describes himself as a "devoted liberal," and who did not wish to be named for fear of political persecution, says the federal government's pattern of prosecutions is disturbing and raises Constitutional questions.  "People no longer have faith that justice is blind," says the official, who is an an executive at a national nonprofit organization.  "They see that people on one side of the political spectrum are treated one way [and] the other side gets a pass."

Reps. Roy, Massie push DOJ for information on Capitol riot prosecutions.  Representatives Chip Roy (R-TX) and Thomas Massie (R-KY) sent a follow-up letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday requesting information on the investigations and prosecutions of Americans involved in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.  In the letter, the congressmen wrote that they have not received a response from the DOJ to a May letter asking the same questions on the Jan. 6 Capitol riot prosecutions, and giving a deadline of July 21 to respond.  "We continue to hear stories of overly aggressive and violent tactics from FBI agents executing arrest warrants on individuals with no risk of violence or who committed mere trespass offenses," the letter reads.  "And DOJ continues to push for pretrial incarceration of citizens with no history of, or propensity for, violence, only to be rebuffed by judges time and time again.  The American people deserve to know why."

The last six months have seen a lot of leftist wish fulfillment.  The left cried "insurrection!" on January 6 and, ever since, has used that cry to intimidate us.  The whole Capitol event, I'm convinced, was orchestrated.  It was a tableau they created deliberately.  The orchestrators counted on our good people exercising just enough poor judgment to follow willingly the lead of others in the huge crowd, despite not knowing them.  Leftists knew that if those others appeared to be like Trump-supporters — dressed like them, appeared to be trustworthy — there would be people who would follow blindly.  Pelosi refused the 10,000 National Guard troops Trump offered to keep order because of the predicted rally size.  I'm betting that the pipe bombs were planted by leftist operatives — why else has nobody been identified as having planted them?  Antifa disguised as patriots rallied the crowd to break windows and flow into open Capitol doors.  We know now that there were FBI plants among the crowd, too.  The violence was calculated to fit a purposeful narrative.  I suspect that Ashli Babbitt's murder was unintentional — but somebody had to get shot, I'm guessing, so the crowd would go nuts and disintegrate into mob violence.  It didn't work, a credit to the mostly orderly Patriots, the same crowd of patriots who, when they marched in the past, even cleaned up after themselves.  Because of this setup, we now know we can trust no one.

MJT: Detention Facilities for Illegal Immigrants Are Better than the Capitol Hill Defendants.  Georgia freshman Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene did not mince her words this week when discussing the hypocrisy of the Biden administration.  During an interview Monday night on Newsmax's "Cortes & Pellegrino," Greene said the facilities for illegal immigrants are better than the ones where Capitol Hill protesters are being held. [...] "I think it's outrageous.  You know, and I have no problem saying that these January 6 defendants are being treated like political prisoners of war," Greene began.  "One of the things I did last week in California I toured the border, and I also got to see one of the detention facilities that ICE and our U.S. Marshals use, and I can tell you for a fact, illegals that break our laws entering our country and also have broken laws and are awaiting their court dates, they are treated far better than these January 6 defendants, especially those that are being held in the deplorable jail right here in Washington D.C.," she added.

Who's Next?  [Scroll down]  This unprecedented state intervention into every level of American life is justified, the Administration claims, by the unrest that occurred at the Capitol on January 6.  That event, while regrettable and ill-judged, has also been thoroughly mythologized into a veritable Reichstag Fire by Democrat politicians, Republican enablers, and a chorus of willing journalists.  A few buffoonish and overzealous protestors have been narrativized into a cabal of organized insurrectionists who brought us, in the words of Democrat Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, to the brink of "a martial state."  One must admire the sinister rhetorical economy of a Party that can invent a threat of martial law while working steadily, and quite in the open, to impose it themselves.  At the heart of this assault on Americans by their government is a lie: the lie that Trump supporters killed Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick on January 6.  As Northeastern Political Science Professor Max Abrahms notes in this feature, "Even after the official medical examiner concluded in April that Sicknick died from natural causes, President Biden, MSNBC, and CNN have continued to promote the politically self-serving fiction that he was killed in a terrorist attack."  Now, in the Administration's new document, this invented murder is presented as the disastrous climax of an equally dishonest story about a supposed plague of right-wing terrorism in America.

Zombie chimps from heck.  The January 6 unpleasantness at the U.S. Capitol has been called "another 9/11," a "violent insurrection," and worse.  But only one person died violently that day, and she was an unarmed white protester shot by a reportedly Black Capitol Police officer.  Police literally opened the Capitol doors to let the marchers come inside.  There was some major shoving by the mob and limited but oft-replayed breaking of windows (including some by people dressed like Antifa), but no serious violence and, considering the circumstances, rather a cordial relationship with police.  All kinds of videos show well-behaved crowds inside the Capitol, in hilarious contrast to Antifa Marxists.  The famous Buffalo Shaman guy literally strolled quietly into the Senate Chamber accompanied by a policeman.  Then he led a small group in a prayer.  That mellow dude remains locked up in isolation, for no other reason than to maintain the fiction of the "attempted overthrow."  It's much like the New York Times' fabrication that Officer Brian Sicknick was beaten with a fire extinguisher, when in fact he died, uninjured, of a stroke the following day.

Joe Biden's Misery Index Rises.  In part, we are witnessing the gradual erosion of the two great myths which underpin the present wobbling administration: despite having 95 percent support from the national political media and outspending Trump two-to-one, it did not win a clean or unquestionable election; and despite fervent attempts to pretend otherwise, the trespass at the Capitol on January 6 was not organized, incited, or condoned by Trump or his organization and it was neither seriously armed, remotely coordinated, or intended by anyone to be an insurrection.  The failure to come up with any serious indictments despite holding trespassers in prison for six months on what must have been strenuous shakedown efforts to suborn false inculpatory testimony, indicates that the politicization of the FBI continues.  The Democratic effort to present the 2020 election as a deliverance of democracy from potential revolutionary despotism is a complete failure.  The presentation by the FBI of a Lego set of over a thousand pieces, in its box, that when assembled makes a model of the United States Capitol, which was found at the home of January 6 trespasser Robert Morss, is indicative of how seriously the FBI has deteriorated, at least partially because of the political rot that infected it in the Obama era under Comey and McCabe.

Insurrectionist Terrorist (or Is It Terrorist Insurrectionist?) Gets, Yes, an Eight-Month Sentence.  A federal judge has imposed an eight-month term of imprisonment in the first sentencing on a felony charge stemming from the Capitol riot.  The sentence was imposed on Paul Allard Hodgkins, a 38-year-old from Tampa, by Judge Randolph Moss, an Obama-appointee to the U.S. district court in Washington, D.C.  In a widely seen photo, Hodgkins was depicted in Trump regalia and brandishing a Trump flag near the presiding officer's desk in the Senate chamber on January 6.  Notwithstanding the overwrought political rhetoric by congressional Democrats and Biden administration officials, particularly Attorney General Merrick Garland, portraying the riot as an atrocity on par with such terrorist mass-murder strikes as the 9/11 attacks, the Justice Department did not charge Hodgkins with anything like a terrorism crime — no charge of sedition or insurrection.  He was instead permitted to plead guilty to a single count of obstructing a congressional proceeding.  In order to inflate the gravity of the misconduct, the Justice Department has been hyping the potential exposure of up to 20 years' incarceration prescribed by the relevant obstruction statute.  But the statutory terms are general, applying to all offenders guilty of obstructing congressional proceedings, no matter how serious or comparatively trivial the conduct.

DEA agent is arrested for storming the Capitol on January 6.  A special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration has been arrested for taking part in the Capitol riot displaying his firearm while waving a flag reading 'Liberty or Death'.  Mark Sami Ibrahim, of Orange County, California, filmed himself storming the Capitol on January 6 with his gun tucked into his pants, and law enforcement badge on display.  He was arrested on July 20 and charged with entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds with a firearm, entering Capitol grounds with a firearm, and stepping and climbing on statues on Capitol grounds.

As they start sentencing January 6 detainees, the Democrats have a problem.  Since January 6, the Democrats have played up the kerfuffle in the Capitol on January as the worst thing ever in American history, while ignoring the innumerable times leftists have aggressively invaded the Capitol. [...] Within minutes of January 6, the Democrats, who had turned a blind eye to the incredible violence of 2020, much of it played out on federal property, had their narrative in place:  When elderly, unarmed people clamored to enter the Capitol — and the Capitol police opened the doors to let them in — that was an "insurrection."  D.C., therefore, had to be turned into an armed camp.  This was a convenient way to hide the fact that, had D.C. been open for business as usual on inauguration day, no one would have turned up to see the doddering mound of corruption that is Joe Biden false swear an oath he immediately ignored.  Since January 6, Democrats have escalated their rhetoric.  Steve Cohen, a Tennessee Democrat, likened January 6 to the Exodus and Pearl Harbor.

Capitol rioter, 38, is jailed for Eight Months in first felony sentence that could set the bar for hundreds of other defendants.  A Florida man who breached the US Senate chamber carrying a 'Trump 2020' campaign flag was sentenced on Monday to eight months in prison, making him the first among hundreds of accused rioters facing prosecution to be incarcerated.  Tampa crane operator Paul Allard Hodgkins, 38, apologized and said he was ashamed of his actions on January 6.  Speaking calmly from a prepared statement, he described being caught up in the euphoria as he walked down Washington's most famous avenue, then followed a crowd of hundreds up Capitol Hill and into the Capitol building.

Jan 6 Protester Faces 20-Years In Prison For Standing In Capitol For 10 Minutes — Wife Launches GiveSendGo.  After stealing the 2020 election, the Biden regime, Democrat Party and corporate media continue to exploit the events of January 6 to warrant a manhunt on Trump supporters.  Branded "white supremacists" and "domestic terrorists," scores of Americans who protested the fraudulent election in Washington DC have since been arrested in pre-dawn raids and hauled off to jail. [...] Joseph Hackett, a 50-year-old chiropractor, now faces a 20-year sentence in federal prison after "heinously" stepping in the Capitol Building for approximately ten minutes on Jan. 6.

Capitol protester sentenced to eight months.  Paul Allard Hodgkins, one of the protesters who stormed the Capitol on January 6, received his sentence today.  Judge Randolph Moss, an Obama appointee, sentenced Hodgkins to eight months.  This is the first felony sentence handed down in connection with the events of January 6.  The felony, to which Hodgkins entered a guilty plea, is obstructing a congressional proceeding.  He carried a large "Trump 2020" flag onto the floor of the U.S. Senate near the presiding officer's desk.  The prosecution sought a sentence of 18 months for Hodgkins.  That sentence would have been far too harsh.  Hodgkins didn't engage is violent conduct and reportedly he had no previous criminal history.

Florida man set to become first Capitol rioter sentenced for felony.  A Florida man who breached the Senate chamber on Jan. 6 was sentenced to 8 months behind bars on Monday[,] in the first punishment handed to a Capitol rioter for a felony plea.  Paul Allard Hodgkins, 38, apologized to the court, saying that he was ashamed of his actions and had gotten caught up in the moment when he joined the mob in the Capitol building.  "If I had any idea that the protest ... would escalate (the way) it did ... I would never have ventured farther than the sidewalk of Pennsylvania Avenue," Hodgkins told the judge, adding, "This was a foolish decision on my part."

First felony sentencing for Capitol rioter set.  Paul Allard Hodgkins, a 38-year-old crane operator from Tampa, Fla., was sentenced Monday [7/18/2021] to eight months in prison for his part in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.  Hodgkins' sentencing was the first for a felony in what is expected to be some 600 more for those who breached the Capitol building.

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Does that include time already served?

Families of 9/11 victims enraged at libs comparing terror attack to Jan. 6 riot 'to score points politically'.  The families of 9/11 victims are enraged over the media and leftists portraying the U.S. Capitol riot as being worse than the horrific terrorist attacks that occurred almost 20 years ago, leaving nearly 3,000 dead in their wake and launching wars across the globe.  Families who lost loved ones on that tragic day told Fox News that they are disgusted and sickened by the comparison of the two events.  While one person tragically died during the Capitol riot at the hands of an anonymous officer, 9/11 took thousands of grandparents, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, and loved ones from their families forever.

Ten Signs that the Age of Biden is Upon Us.  [#10] The Lies About January 6 Slowly Are Exposed:  This week, then-Capitol Police chief Steven A. Sund debunked the claim that the evacuations of the Capitol Buildings were caused by the pro-Trump demonstrations.  Instead, he said that the evacuations were actually caused by the discovery of pipe bombs at the DNC and RNC headquarters located not far from the Capitol.  To my knowledge, no one has been charged or arrested with placing those bombs and no one has claimed any of the many arrestees being held in unconscionable conditions for months had a thing to do with the bombs even though there are security videos of the guy who planted them.

Change Of Venue for January 6th Trials.  George Washington University School of Law's Program on Extremism has created an online resource for tracking the hundreds of criminal cases filed by the Biden Justice Department against United States citizens for their alleged actions on January 6th.  The Administration has charged people from all 50 states, and as is reflected in the"Capitol Hill Siege" project archive, every case has been filed in the District of Columbia.  This was far from inevitable.  Despite the fact that the events on January 6th all culminated at the United States Capitol, according to federal court rules, not a single trial is required to take place in the District of Columbia.  The rules do not require that the Department of Justice demand that trials regarding the events of January 6th take place in the District of Columbia.

This is the Real Reason the Capitol Building Was Evacuated on Jan. 6.  The January 6th uprising at the capitol building during the convening of the Electoral College is one of the most mythologized events in U.S. history, despite it now only being half a year old.  One of the most politically impactful impressions of the Jan. 6 siege is the extreme danger presumably posed to the nation's lawmakers.  After all, these were assuredly Trump supporters upset about the 2020 election.  What other reason would they storm the capitol building than to overturn the results?  Yet, there are numerous false assumptions that betray the mainstream narrative about the Capitol riots.  The real crack in the narrative begins with this:  The Capitol building was evacuated because of the bomb threat, not because of the protesters outside.  How do we know this?  Because former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund testified to it earlier this year, although the major news media appears to have missed or ignored this salient fact.

The Real Story of January 6.  [Scroll down]  The Jan. 6 shooting of an unarmed protestor in the Capitol building also shocks the conscience of the nation.  However, legal and political measures, and the media's false accounts of Jan. 6, have been employed to bury the murder of Ashli Babbitt and shield the identity of the U.S. Capitol Police officer who killed her.  Charges have been brought against hundreds of Trump supporters for their actions during the protest.  Dozens have been detained without bail in a Washington, DC jail for non-violent offenses, some of them misdemeanors, like trespassing.  Federal and Washington, DC authorities refuse to make public the entirety of the 14,000 hours of videotape in possession of the U.S. Capitol Police and instead leak clips to the press selectively edited to put the protestors in the worst possible light.  And what of the plainclothes policeman who drew his weapon on Ashli Babbitt and shot her in the throat?  After a cursory investigation, local and federal law authorities declined any further action.  And with that, Democratic Party officials and the press made the most important fact of Jan. 6 disappear.  Because Republican officials are scared the media will tar them as "insurrectionists," too, they have made no effort to hold anyone accountable for the most gruesome crime ever committed in their place of work.

Dem Rep Joyce Beatty Storms US Capitol, Arrested and Released Soon After While Trump Supporters Languish in Isolation in Prison for 6 Months for Same Offense.  Democrat Rep. Joyce Beatty along with a group of far-left protesters stormed the Hart Senate Building on Thursday chanting, "End the filibuster!"  Congresswoman Beatty, who is the head of the Congressional Black Caucus, was arrested during the insurrection by Capitol Police.  Police zip-tied her wrists and marched her off. [...] Rep. Beatty was out of confinement soon afterward.  Yet, ironically, she complained about 'the double-standard treatment'.  She did not have to worry about being held indefinitely without trial.  She did not have to worry about losing her job or being doxxed in her community.

Congressional Black Caucus chairwoman Joyce Beatty is arrested in Senate office building by Capitol Police.  Police arrested Congressional Black Caucus chair Joyce Beatty on Thursday afternoon after she led pro-voting rights protesters into a Senate office building.  Officers moved in as Beatty, 71, and a handful of other activists, including Women's March co-founders Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory, chanted, 'Fight for justice,' and, 'End the filibuster.'  Capitol Police later said they had arrested nine people for 'demonstrating in a prohibited area on Capitol Grounds.'

Democrat Congresswoman Arrested After Leading Protesters Into Senate Building:  Officials.  U.S. Capitol Police on Thursday [7/15/2021] arrested Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) during a protest at the Hart Senate Office Building in the Capitol.  Photos taken by media outlets show Beatty, the chair of the Congressional Black Congress, being led away by a female officer while in handcuffs.  Beatty also appeared to celebrate her own arrest, posting photos of herself on Twitter being led away by the Capitol Police officer.  The protest appeared to be about voting rights and demonstrating against GOP-led state legislatures passing election integrity measures in recent months.

The Capitol Cover Up.  Judge G. Michael Harvey sounded floored.  During a detention hearing this week for Robert Morss, arrested last month for his involvement in the Capitol protest, a federal prosecutor told Harvey she needed permission from the government before she could turn over to him a slice of video related to Morss' case. [...] The hearing is the latest example of how hard the USCP and Justice Department are fighting to keep more than 14,000 hours of surveillance video under wraps.  Lawyers for the USCP insist the recordings can't be released for fear doing so will give wannabe insurrectionists too much information about the inside of the complex; the Justice Department claims the footage is "highly sensitive" government material.  Defense lawyers and media companies are fighting for fuller access to videos used as evidence by the Justice Department.  Cherry-picked clips produced by the government are released to the media to support the narrative that January 6 was an armed, violent insurrection perpetrated by domestic terrorists who supported Donald Trump.  The Biden Justice Department, in other words, has full control over a massive trove of recordings that shows exactly what happened on January 6.

The Government's Case Against a 'White Supremacist'.  Tim Hale-Cusanelli might not be the easiest January 6 protester to defend.  Some of the memes investigators found on his cell phone mock black people.  Hale seems to have an odd fixation with Adolf Hitler, even sporting a haircut and moustache to resemble the Nazi leader.  Those close to him say he's a comedian of sorts and insist his videos are satire not intended to hurt anyone.  But a cursory view of the government's evidence against him raises eyebrows.  They do not, however, make him a criminal.  Hale, an Army reservist for 11 years, was honorably discharged after he was arrested for participating in the Capitol protest on January 6.  At the time, Hale was a security contractor at the Naval Weapons Station in New Jersey but quickly became ensnared in the Justice Department's "shock and awe" campaign that rounded up at least 100 Americans before January 20 to stop people from going to Washington, D.C. to protest the inauguration of Joe Biden.

Texas couple, along with their son and two daughters are charged with taking part in the Jan 6. Capitol siege after a family friend turned them in.  Five members of the same Texas family have been arrested and charged for taking part in the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, federal documents reveal.  The Department of Justice has brought federal trespassing and disorderly conduct charges against Kristi Munn, Tom Munn, Dawn Munn, Josh Munn, and Kayli Munn of Borger, Texas.  During the choas, Kristi Munn is alleged to have posted a message on Facebook that read:  'Tear gas tastes like freedom.'

No treason or sedition charges for January 6 rioters.  The number of people who have been charged in connection with the January 6th riot at the Capitol Building has now grown to over 500.  Few of the accused have achieved the level of "fame" that Jake Angeli, the so-called Qanon shaman has achieved, but they are all facing a variety of charges ranging from disturbing the peace to vandalism, with a smaller number facing assault raps.  Plea deals are being struck already, with some of the participants agreeing to cop to lesser charges to avoid a trial.  But Michael Tarm of the Associated Press thinks he sees something missing from all of these proceedings.  Why, he asks, has nobody been charged with sedition or treason?

Biden Implies that Civil War Confederate Soldiers Were Better People Than Trump Supporters on Jan. 6th.  During an unhinged speech on Wednesday in Philadelphia, President Joe Biden implied that Confederate soldiers were better people than the Trump supporters at the January 6th riot because not even the "confederates" during the Civil War "never breached the Capitol."  The comments from Biden came when he accused Republicans of attempting to "suppress and subvert the right to vote" with voter security laws.  "There's an unfolding assault taking place in America today, an attempt to suppress and subvert the right to vote in fair and free elections, an assault on democracy, an assault on liberty, and assault on who we are, who we are as Americans, for make no mistake, bullies and merchants of fear, peddlers of lies, are threatening the very foundation of our country," Biden stated.

Megyn Kelly sends left into uproar after noting media portrayal of Jan. 6 'much worse than it actually was'.  Now-independent journalist Megyn Kelly has the left in an uproar after observing that the media is portraying the Jan. 6 protest at the U.S. Capitol "as so much worse than it actually was."  Taking their lead from Democrats, the media has billed the riot that day as being on the same scale as 9/11 or Pearl Harbor, claiming it was an "insurrection," an attempt to overthrow the federal government — of course, the worst they portray it, the more beneficial it is to their real agenda, which is to blame it on former President Trump.  "A faction turned," Kelly said on her popular podcast, speaking of some at the Capitol that fateful day.  "But there's no question the media represented this as so much worse than it actually was."

January 6 inmates endure 'human rights violations on a daily basis,' bail motion alleges.  If the late Jeffrey Epstein's alleged partner in sex trafficking can be granted a laptop 13 hours a day to actively participate in her defense, why not January 6 defendants?  The jailhouse accommodation for Ghislaine Maxwell is the most prominent example cited in a bail application for alleged Capitol rioter Dominic Pezzola, submitted to D.C. federal court Friday [7/9/2021].  The 43-year-old veteran, now incarcerated in D.C. jail for 150 days, has been effectively shut out of his own defense in violation of constitutional guarantees specifically for defendants, not just their counsel, the filing says.  Not only is Pezzola unable to "adequately" view the voluminous text, audio and video evidence held by the prosecution, but like all other January 6 defendants housed a short drive from the U.S. Capitol, his right to attorney-client privilege is functionally meaningless, his lawyers Marty Tankleff and Steven Metcalf argue.

So Much Evidence that January 6, 2021 was a Calculated Set-Up.  Political persecution and isolation of vast swaths of the citizenry by the Justice Department, the Intelligence Community, and the Judiciary in the wake of the January 6, 2021, Capitol incursion should bring a chill down the spine of every American.  This same troika, but with different nomenclature, was mobilized by 20th Century despots to eliminate their political enemies and establish a police state.  (I attended the January 6, 2021 rally at the U.S. Capitol and observed first-hand what the media and the Democrats have falsely and with malice claimed was an "armed insurrection.")  The initial step in consolidating power is to incessantly demonize as enemies of the state one's political opponents.  The second is to isolate and delegitimize them by either staging or so exaggerating an incident that any and all steps to quash them are acceptable in order to "save the nation."  Therefore, the question is:  was January 6th pre-planned by legitimate Trump supporters, was it spontaneous or was it a calculated set-up?

A Big Post-January 6th Narrative Gets Officially Debunked.  Following the unrest on January 6th, 2021, the media and their political allies set about to paint what happened as the worst thing to hit the country since the Civil War.  Joe Biden bandied that line about multiple times while Nancy Pelosi feigned deep concern.  The reality of the situation always made those comparisons ludicrous, including comparisons to 9/11, where 3,000 people died and terrorists literally attempted to blow up the Capitol Building.  Further, there's a fairly objective case to be made that the BLM riots of 2020 were far worse, as well, seeing dozens of deaths and billions in destruction.  On January 6th, one person was killed — Ashli Babbitt, who was shot by an unidentified police officer.  Some will gasp at me for daring to add context to the situation, but I'd argue the distinct lack of actual action once people entered the Capitol Building is fairly good evidence they only meant to yell at people and take selfies.  Certainly, a single police officer standing in a hallway, which was one of the famed confrontations of the day, did not actually hold back the crowd.  Rather, the crowd obviously chose not to lash out further.  Pointing out such details is not an apologetic of January 6th, and frankly, I'm sick of bad-faith actors insisting you can not apply objective context without being complicit.  With all that said, one of the big post-January 6th narratives was that people were leaving and would leave the Republican Party in droves over their disgust with what occurred.  Was that true?  Did the American people actually buy the ridiculous notion that January 6th was worse than 9/11 and comparable to the Civil War?

No, the FBI did not seize a 'fully constructed Lego set' from a Jan 6 rioter.  It has been revealed that a report by The Daily Beast regarding a "fully assembled" Lego model of the Capitol, found in the possession of a suspect charged in connection to the riot Jan. 6, was fake news.  Last week, social media lit up after The Daily Beast published a "scoop" revealing that a man arrested for his involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot had a "fully assembled" Lego set of the US Capitol in his home.  The story was widely mocked by political commentators and keyboard pundits asking if the FBI was going to investigate other Lego sets in people's homes, everything from Hogwarts to the Death Star.  It turns out the reporting was erroneous, as the man only had the unopened box set.

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Whether the Lego model was assembled or unassembled is immaterial.  The FBI has had to stoop to the level of confiscating toys to prove that a skeptic of the November 2020 election is a domestic terrorist.  If a Lego set is introduced as evidence, the jury should erupt in derisive laughter and throw the case out.

Dear Reporters:  The Capitol Riot Was Not 9/11, and the story is not about the media.  There is a faction of the news media that seems stuck on January 6.  They need to get some perspective.  And political hucksters who claim that the Capitol riot was worse than the September 11 attacks deserve all the derision they get.  One symptom of the January 6 fixation is a recent Vice article entitled, "'So, So Angry': Reporters Who Survived the Capitol Riot Are Still Struggling." [...] Get over yourselves.  The Capitol Hill press corps are not the first people to deal with a traumatic event and be expected to keep doing their jobs.  This was not the worst of those, and some of those other events were also wholly or partly the work of political actors.  Ask any of us who went through September 11.

Trump digs into who shot Ashli Babbitt, report that officer was on big Dem's security detail.  Former President Donald Trump said Sunday [7/11/2021] that he has heard information that the U.S. Capitol Police officer who shot and killed unarmed Jan. 6 protester Ashli Babbitt was the "head of security" for a top Democrat.  Capitol Sergeant at Arms Timothy Blodgett dropped the name of the officer widely suspected of shooting Babbitt during a hearing, as was recently reported.  Lt. Michael Byrd was at the door in the U.S. Capitol when the 14-year Air Force veteran was shot, Blodgett confirmed.  The officer has reportedly been in hiding and under protection since that fateful day.  Trump appeared Sunday [7/11/2021] on Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures," and was asked about January 6.

You are Now in the Totalitarian Zone.  In a press release, the Capitol Police, a largely patronage operation designed to protect the Capitol, just received a large boost in its already substantial budget to build regional offices in California and Florida and then in other regions "to investigate threats to members of Congress.  Reason shares my concern about yet another spying operation:  ["]The department does not need to become yet another unaccountable intelligence agency involved in the dubious and often nakedly political project of conducting widespread surveillance on the American people.  Opening field agencies and monitoring "threats to members of Congress" are actions that dilute the Capitol Police's very clear mandate to guard the Capitol building.  The FBI, National Security Agency (NSA), Department of Homeland Security, and CIA are already empowered to investigate threats to political leaders; the federal government does not need to hire additional spymasters for this purpose, especially given that the agencies burdened with doing so have tended to violate the rights of innocent Americans.  But make no mistake:  The Capitol Police has every intention of becoming just like the FBI and the NSA.["]  Even worse, as the Capitol Police force is considered part of Congress, it is not covered by the Freedom of Information Act which means its operations are not transparent or accountable.  That's what has so far kept it from having to divulge the name of the officer who shot Ashli Babbitt.  Neither the Capitol Police nor the FBI has made publicly available the thousands of hours of videos of the January 6 Capitol riot which by now only the most deranged, ill-informed, or partisan continue to claim was an "armed insurrection" or one that resulted in the death of an officer.

The Capitol Police Will Open Offices in the States To 'Investigate Threats to Members of Congress'.  The January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol thrust its police force into a sympathetic national spotlight; like any other government agency, the U.S. Capitol Police has seized this opportunity to expand its mission and acquire additional funding.  Now the Capitol Police plans to build regional field offices in the states:  California and Florida, for starters.  "The Department is also in the process of opening Regional Field Offices in California and Florida with additional regions in the near future to investigate threats to Members of Congress," notes the department in a press release. [...] This development should be vigorously opposed by all civil libertarians.  Unfortunately, funding for the Capitol Police is tied into a larger, fraught political narrative about right-wing threats to law and order.  For many on the right, Trump and his unhinged supporters are the good guys, which makes the Capitol Police the bad guys.  For liberals, it's the reverse.  This has hopelessly scrambled what should have been a clear consensus that the U.S. does not need another domestic spy agency.

'Utterly Unacceptable': Judge Blasts DC Jail for Not Allowing Jan. 6 Capitol Defendant Access to Evidence.  A federal Washington D.C. judge faulted a district jail on Thursday for failing to provide evidence to a defendant who was arrested for allegedly being involved in the Jan. 6 Capitol breach and has been held there for months.  Jorden Mink, the defendant in the case, was indicted on several federal charges, including destruction of government property and theft.  Mink, who has pleaded not guilty, has been held in jail since January.  Officials have alleged Mink used a baseball bat to smash windows at the Capitol and passed furniture through the smashed windows to the crowd outside.  "I can't allow someone to sit in prison for this long without access to material," Judge Randolph Moss said at a court hearing on Thursday, saying the delay in evidence was "utterly unacceptable" and "not consistent with due process."

The weaponization of January 6.  After the disputed 2020 election with questionable results in numerous states, millions of President Trump's supporters were enraged.  There were election challenges and protests across the country.  The major protest on January 6 in Washington, D.C. was the culmination of weeks of rallies across the country.  Although estimates vary widely, the January 6 rally featuring President Trump attracted at least 500,000 supporters.  The overwhelming majority of the participants heeded President Trump's plea to "peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard."  Some participants marched to the U.S. Capitol, and about 900 people entered the building.  Research from the staff of U.S. senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) shows that approximately 40% of those who entered the U.S. Capitol were allowed into the building by the police.  Among the rest, those who committed vandalism or assault should be prosecuted.  The others may have entered the building illegally, but their actions do not rise to the level of terrorism.  It has not stopped some far-left activists masquerading as analysts from claiming that the events of January 6 were worse than 9/11, the day that the country was attacked by Islamic terrorists, which resulted in the deaths of 2,977 innocent people.

No Relief for Lego Man or Other January 6 Detainees.  Joe Biden's Justice Department wants the Lego Man kept behind bars — indefinitely.  Federal agents seized a plastic replica of the Capitol building from the Pennsylvania home of Robert Morss during his arrest on June 11.  Justice Department officials are citing the Lego model as evidence in the criminal case against Morss for his involvement in the January 6 protest:  "During his arrest, law enforcement recovered some clothing and other items that appear to match those he carried with him on the 6th — including a 'Don't Tread on Me' flag, a neck gaiter, a military utility bag, a black tourniquet, and military fatigues.  (Law enforcement also recoverd [sic] a fully constructed U.S. Capitol Lego set.)"  So wrote government prosecutors in a July 2 filing asking the D.C. District Court to deny Morss' release while he awaits trial on nine counts, including assaulting police officers and disorderly conduct.  While dangerous criminals daily threaten the safety of innocent people in cities across the country — and many are released on bail — the FBI continues its nationwide manhunt for Capitol protesters while the Justice Department repeatedly petitions the court to keep the accused incarcerated for months on end.  Attorney General Merrick Garland, who despicably compares January 6 to the Oklahoma City bombing, recently bragged his office reached a "benchmark" of 500 arrests.  (Who knew criminal investigations had quotas?)

Last layer of Capitol fencing removed.  The inner ring of fencing around the US Capitol was removed Saturday, more than six months after the Jan. 6 riot that led to its construction.  Small knots of tourists quickly ventured onto the historic building's broad stone plaza to snap close-ups of its marble facade and iconic steps, and joggers weaved through the scattered groups.  House Sergeant at Arms William Walker said Wednesday that the fencing would begin to come down this weekend based on a new Capitol Police assessment showing a lower threat level than earlier this year.  The outer ring of fencing was removed in March.

A Coup Against The Constitution?  The 2020 election was a debacle for many reasons, as the Democrats exploited the COVID crisis to shred the usual controls on ballots and their validation.  They got the outcome they wished.  Then on January 6 they got their own Reichstag Fire to use against all the rabble who supported Donald Trump.  There was no "insurrection" that day, but the Biden team has seized upon it to smear anyone on the political right as an enemy of the state who even questioned the election in any way.  The people swept up in the massive dragnet deployed by the state security apparatus have been treated as terrorists and over-charged shamelessly for what in most cases was glorified sightseeing.  The government activists needed an insurrection, so they invented one.  The only conspiracy here was by the left to deprive their political opponents of their Constitutional rights.

Murderer released on $15,000 bond as Jan. 6 protesters held indefinitely without bail.  Behold the breadth of brazenness in our two-tiered justice system.  In one America, we have career violent criminals released on low bail after murder and attempted murder, when the victim is terrified the criminal will attack again if not jailed.  In the other America, we have Trump supporters arrested for nonviolent acts of "trespassing" upon public property when Capitol Police held the doors to the building open — yet they are kept in jail for months without bail, despite no criminal record. [...] Earlier this week, WMC-TV news in Memphis reported on Lachrisa Oliver, a Memphis woman who survived a shooting in March who must now deal with the release of the alleged perpetrators into her neighborhood headed into the trial.  Tajuana and Teuana Ayers, along with an unnamed juvenile suspect, were arrested for a March 3 shooting that left Lachrisa in critical condition and her nephew dead on her doorstep.  Shockingly, Tajuana and Teuana, despite the murder and attempted murder charges, were released on just $15,000 and $25,000 bonds respectively.

Federal Government Paying $6.1 Million to Create Database for Capitol Riot Prosecutions.  The Department of Justice has committed to paying over $6 million to a multinational firm to create a database to host the reams of data prosecutors are gathering in cases against accused participants of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.  Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, LLP was contracted in late May to help develop the database and the government has started transferring a large volume of materials, including tens of thousands of records from the U.S. Capitol Police, prosecutors said in a court filing this week.  "Following the Capitol Breach, the United States recognized that due to the nature and volume of materials being collected, the government would require the use of an outside contractor who could provide litigation technology support services to include highly technical and specialized data and document processing and review capabilities," prosecutors wrote in the filing, which was submitted in a case against several accused Capitol rioters.

Date for First January 6 Commission Hearing Has Been Proposed, and It May or May Not Involve Republicans.  The first hearing for the select committee on the January 6 Capitol is fast approaching, with or without Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's (R-CA) picks being chosen for the committee.  On Friday [7/9/2021], Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), the chairman of the committee, appeared on MSNBC's "Hallie Jackson Reports," where he offered that the first hearing will be July 21 or 22.  He says they will "absolutely" move forward "based on the legislation passed," because they "have a quorum of the committee, and the committee is committed to doing our job."

Who killed Ashli Babbitt, and why?  [Scroll down]  It will not do to conceal the identity of police officers who kill people.  Nor, as far as I know, has the identity of such officers been withheld for long in cases involving police shootings of Blacks.  In fact, most police departments are required to release an officer's name within days of a fatal shooting regardless of the race of those involved.  Furthermore, it will not do to withhold from the public the stated reasons for police killings or the circumstances that caused the officers in question to resort to lethal violence.  Again, this information was not withheld in any case I followed where an officer killed an African-American.  Yet, it's been half a year since a member of the Capitol Police Force shot and killed Ashli Babbitt on January 6.  And still, the name of the officer who shot her has not been disclosed.

The fence has to be out of sight and forgotten by Election Day, 2022.
Capitol fencing coming down six months after Jan. 6 riot.  Workers removed security fencing surrounding the U.S. Capitol building Friday and Saturday, six months since it was installed in the aftermath of supporters of then-President Trump storming the complex.  The House Sergeant at Arms had announced on Wednesday the fencing would be removed this weekend, citing recommendations from both the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) and the U.S. Capitol Police Board.  Images shared on social media Saturday morning showed crews removing some of the last remaining fencing from near the U.S. Capitol, where members of Congress have met for more than two centuries.

Biden Does Not Need A Domestic "Terrorism" Agenda Unless He Is About To Violate American Rights.  One of Joe Biden's first actions upon entering the White House was to initiate a 100 day review of the government's domestic terrorism policies, and I think this says a lot about what path his presidency is bound to follow.  Yes, the media continually argues that the Capitol protest on Jan 6th was a vast conspiracy on the part of conservatives to "overthrow" the democratic process and commit insurrection.  In fact, all it really amounted to was a large protest which was less violent than the majority of Black Lives Matter protests across the nation over the past year.  The media also incessantly mentions the five deaths that occurred on the day of the protest while continuing to ignore the fact that NOT ONE of those deaths has been attributed to the direct actions of protesters, and at least three of the deaths were due to natural causes.  Why does the mainstream media keep lying by omission?  Because they have to keep the narrative alive that the capitol protest is a sign of some underlying conservative "evil" that must be contained or destroyed.  We don't really give them much to work with, so they have to create reasons out of thin air to convince people to hate us.

A January 6 protester is pushing back against the 'federales' lies.  Briefly, on January 6, a combination of Trump supporters, provocateurs, and possible federal actors entered the United States Capitol, as so many leftists had before them.  Footage indicates that many walked through open doors with Capitol Officers welcoming them.  They wandered through the Capitol and a couple of people stole things.  A Capitol Officer murdered an unarmed woman.  The entire leftist establishment announced that what happened was worse than the Civil War (650,000 dead), Pearl Harbor (2,335 dead), and 9/11 (2,996 dead) put together.  Since then, the feds have pursued people in a way reminiscent of Inspector Javert pursuing Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, with those arrested for non-violent crimes placed in solitary confinement for months.  This is despite the fact that most of the charges boil down to trespassing and "parading."  This treatment must be understood against the backdrop of 2020, which saw rioters burn down cities, loot to the tune of billions of dollars, brutally assault people and kill more than 20 people, including police officers.  All this violence and destruction receive celebratory applause from the same Democrat crew now hyperventilating about January 6.  In addition, throughout the year, Democrat-run cities have explicitly or effectively done away with bail and simply allowed known, highly violent criminals, to roam the streets, where they've committed terrible claims.

Scapegoats, Boogeymen, and Hobgoblins.  During 120 days of rioting, arson, and looting during the summer of 2020, the country suffered about $2 billion in property damage, roughly 25 deaths, and some 14,000 arrests.  Rioters burned down a Minneapolis police precinct.  They set afire a federal courthouse in Portland.  And they tried to incinerate the historic St. John's Episcopal Church next to the White House.  Downtown areas of Portland and Seattle were taken over by rioters, who occupied entire city blocks with impunity.  Most of those arrested during the violent summer were either released or eventually had their charges dropped or vastly reduced.  Although many of the Antifa and BLM rioters shouted revolutionary slogans, called for violence against the police, and carefully organized their rioting on social media, neither the media nor the government ever declared the rioters to be conspiracists or insurrectionists.  In contrast, when roughly 500 renegade Trump supporters, in buffoonish fashion, broke into the Capitol on January 6, 2021, the media and government immediately claimed it was a carefully planned "armed insurrection."  But no one was arrested for possessing or using a gun.

FBI Seizes "Fully Constructed" Lego Model of U.S. Capitol at Home of Alleged January 6th Rioter.  The FBI has reportedly found a "fully constructed" Lego brand toy model of the U.S. Capitol in the home of one of the alleged January 6th rioters.  The media is treating this story as very, very serious.  We live in such dumb times. [...] American citizens have been held in solitary confinement without bail or trial for months, and this is what we're talking about.  It's like we're living in an episode of the Twilight Zone.

FBI seized 'fully constructed' US Capitol Lego set from home of alleged rioter.  The FBI seized a "fully constructed" Lego set of the U.S. Capitol from the home of an alleged insurrectionist.  Prosecutors detailed the finding in a court document for Robert Morss, who was arrested on June 11 at his home in Glenshaw, Pa.  The government argued that Morss should be detained from court pending trial.  According to the court filing dated July 2, law enforcement recovered clothing and other items from Morss's home that match what he carried on Jan. 6.  Among the items were a "'Don't Tread on Me' flag, a neck gaiter, a military utility bag, a black tourniquet, and military fatigues."  In addition, "law enforcement also recovered a fully constructed U.S. Capitol Lego set," prosecutors wrote.  It's unclear why Morss had the Lego set.  The Pittsburg Post-Gazette previously reported that Morss was a substitute social studies teacher.

Update:
DOJ Retracts Claim of 'Fully Constructed' Capitol LEGO Set; LEGO of Riot Suspect 'in a Box'.  The Department of Justice (DOJ) has withdrawn its claim that a Capitol riot suspect was found to be in possession of a "fully constructed" LEGO set depicting the U.S. Capitol; the LEGO set was still contained in a box, the DOJ said Friday [7/9/2021].

Who Shot Ashli Babbitt?  And Why Is This A State Secret?  More than six months after the events at the U.S. Capitol that led to the shooting death of protester Ashli Babbitt, the officer who killed her remains a secret as carefully guarded as any in Washington, D.C.  Why?  Real Clear Investigations reporter Paul Sperry — who has been trying for months to learn the name of the U.S. Capitol Police officer who pulled the trigger — reported that a name surfaced, inadvertently, at a February House hearing.  Sperry uncovered a transcript and reviewed the C-SPAN video from the hearing.  During that inquiry, the House sergeant at arms appears to name the shooter — at least he mentions the officer's last name in the context of that shooting.  Sperry deduced, based on other available information, that he was referring to USCP Lt. Michael L. Byrd.  Sperry said the department hasn't denied that Byrd was the cop who killed Babbitt, although it did so when another officer's name started getting bandied about.

Naming the Capitol Cop Who Killed Unarmed Jan. 6 Rioter Ashli Babbitt.  Most police departments — including Washington, D.C.'s Metropolitan Police — are required to release an officer's name within days of a fatal shooting.  Not the U.S. Capitol Police, which is controlled by Congress and answers only to Congress.  It can keep the public in the dark about the identity and investigation of an officer involved in a shooting indefinitely.  Which is what happened with the Jan. 6 shooting of Ashli Babbitt, an unarmed protester in the U.S. Capitol riot who was fatally wounded by a plainclothes police lieutenant as she attempted to breach a set of doors inside the building.  For the past six months, as Congress has proposed legislation to reform police departments across the country, the Capitol Police has stiff-armed government watchdogs, journalists and even lawyers for Babbitt, who have sought the identity of the officer and additional details about the shooting.  The USCP still refuses to release his name, in stark contrast to recent high-profile police shootings around the nation.  In February, USCP issued a press release promising to "share additional information once the investigation is complete."  But Justice Department investigators closed their probe in April, clearing the officer of criminal wrongdoing in Babbitt's death, which the medical examiner ruled a homicide.

Confirmed: Undercover Agents Were Working Capitol Rioters on January 6, Court Documents Reveal.  At least one undercover agent was working the extremist groups that would show up at the Capitol on January 6th, new court documents reveal.  The revelation was disclosed in an affidavit accompanying criminal charges against Fi Duong.  "An accused U.S. Capitol protester spoke with an undercover Washington police officer on Jan. 6 who later connected the man to an undercover FBI worker," the Epoch Times reported.  "On the morning of January 6, 2021, Fi Duong and an associate of his (Associate 1) introduced themselves to a Metropolitan Police Department Undercover Employee (MPD UCE) in the vicinity of Freedom Plaza, Washington, D.C," the criminal complaint states.  "Duong asked the MPD UCE if he/she was a 'patriot,' to which the MPD UCE responded in the affirmative and asked Duong the same question.  Duong responded by claiming to be an 'operator'."

Did the Feds Lie About January 6? Navy Vet Capitol Protester Says So and Wants His Case Moved Out of 'Trump-Hating' Capital.  The attorney for one of the men at the "protest gone wild" at the Capitol Building last January has called on the federal judge to move Thomas Edward Caldwell's trial out of "Trump-hating" Washington, D.C. Caldwell was the first of the Capitol protesters to be arrested.  The coverage of his arrest set the tone for media coverage of all other arrestees in the Department of Justice's "shock and awe" plan to root out alleged "white nationalist" militancy.  Caldwell's attorney says that's the problem because it's untrue.  Attorney David W. Fischer filed a motion to move the trial to the Western District of Virginia where there are fewer people who "despise many things that traditional America stands for" and who have less "petulant intolerance for those with differing views."  He notes that only 5% of Washington, D.C., residents voted for Trump and they hold him in such contempt that they believed the fake news that he was Russian spy.

Capitol Police IG Confirms 'Stand Down' Order Given, Covers Up Name of Official Who Gave It.  The Capitol Riot cover-up continues.  On Thursday, the Inspector General for the Capitol Police provided testimony that corroborates the contents of a 104-page report on the police's role in the January 6th riot in Washington D.C.  But there was a critical piece of information missing:  Who gave the order.  "An order to hold back heavy riot-control weapons left Capitol Police at a grave disadvantage as front-line officers, vastly outnumbered, fought to protect Congress from a violent mob Jan. 6," the Washington Post reported.  "Inspector General Michael Bolton told the House Administration Committee that a deputy assistant chief of police instructed officers not to use the weapons — including stingballs and 40mm launchers — out of concern that 'they could potentially cause life-altering injury and/or death, if they were misused in any way'," the Post said.

Undercover FBI Agent Infiltrated Militia Group That Surveilled Capitol:  Filing.  An accused U.S. Capitol protester spoke with an undercover Washington police officer on Jan. 6 who later connected the man to an undercover FBI worker, according to a new court filing.  Fi Duong is facing charges for allegedly entering the Capitol during a joint session of Congress in January, for disrupting the session, and for impeding the session.  He faces decades in prison.  In an affidavit accompanying the criminal complaint, FBI special agent Jason Jankovitz said that Duong and an associate introduced themselves to an undercover Metropolitan Police Department officer on the morning of Jan. 6.  Duong allegedly described himself as an "operator" and asked if the officer was a "patriot," to which the employee responded in the affirmative.  Officers later ascertained Duong was inside the Capitol several hours later.  A week later, the undercover Washington officer linked Duong with an FBI undercover employee.

Did Rashida Tlaib Just Commit Treason?  The noble and patriotic Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Gaza) has a big new idea: defund not only the police, but Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  Why?  Because they engage in terrorism, of course.  The Democrat effort to scapegoat and criminalize all opposition to the Leftist agenda in response to their imaginary January 6 "insurrection" is gathering steam, and now Tlaib wants to take it even farther, treating organizations dedicated to defending the United States as if they were enemies of the state.  In the Left's new America, that's exactly what they are.

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Buffoonery Abounds as Adam Schiff Accidentally Proves [the] GOP Right About [the] Focus of [the] Capitol Riots Committee.  Democrats and the mainstream media have raked Republicans over the coals for months now over their continued objections to a Capitol Riots Commission.  While the Democrat argument is that Republicans are supposedly afraid of the truth, the GOP's argument is that it is unnecessary to add a "commission" on top of the DOJ investigation as well as the other numerous inevitable Democrat-run committee "investigations" into the attack, which they feel will ultimately be little more than show trials designed not only for Democrats to obfuscate the matter even more so than they've already done but also to keep the issue and Trump's name out there going into the 2022 midterms.

Now they call being a Republican treason.  The Lincoln Project recruited and hired Joe Trippi, a longtime Democrat activist, to derail Republican efforts to win back Congress next year. [...] Trippi wrote in USA Today, "There are no longer two healthy parties in America.  The catastrophic mistake for our nation is to continue to see the fight as Democrats vs.  Republicans, left vs. right.  We are at war with an authoritarian movement fueled by former President Donald Trump.  It includes many of the 147 Republicans who signed on to treason with their Jan. 6 votes objecting to Joe Biden's win, and it has grown since then."  Trippi is calling for One People, One Nation, One Leader!  His argument is that President Trump is an authoritarian, when the opposite is true.  A real strongman would have used covid 19 as an excuse to postpone the 2020 election indefinitely.  A real authoritarian would jail dissidents indefinitely for minor crimes without trial — as Josef Biden is doing with the people who entered the Capitol on January 6.  A real authoritarian would have had the military shut down the real insurrections last summer by Antifa and BLM.  Naming this anti-American project after Lincoln is an old communist trick.

Defund the FBI.  One of the dangerous perpetrators captured by the FBI this week is Lois Lynn McNicoll, who was arrested in California on June 28.  McNicoll, 69, is a Los Angeles County public employee; the FBI was tipped off by one of her co-workers.  As is often the case, McNicoll talked to Special Agent Daniel Dale without an attorney present.  (Many January 6 defendants have cooperated with the FBI under the presumption they did nothing wrong and wanted to help the agency catch the real bad guys.)  Dale "interviewed the defendant at her place of employment in a non-custodial capacity," the agent wrote in McNicoll's criminal complaint.  "The defendant was informed that any participation was voluntary and that she was free to terminate the interview at any time.  The defendant affirmed that she understood."  So, what did this alleged domestic terrorist do?  A little before 3:00 p.m. on January 6, McNicoll entered the Capitol building through an open door.  Surveillance video captured by the U.S. Capitol Police security system — more than 14,000 hours of footage to which only the government and a few congressional committees have access — shows McNicoll taking a few photos inside the building.  After being ushered out of the building by police, she exited the complex about 30 minutes later.  McNicoll didn't vandalize anything, she didn't steal anything, she didn't attack anyone.  It's not even clear whether she spoke to anyone; it appears as though she went in the building alone.  But Dale claimed there is "probable cause" to conclude McNicoll committed at least four federal offenses during her half-hour "crime spree."

Joe Biden's pants-on-fire lie of a white nationalist insurrection.  The Democrats have a talent for avoiding responsibility for their contemptible actions by blaming them on the other side. [...] In his first joint address to the U.S. Congress on April 28, Biden identified white supremacy as the number-one domestic terror threat.  He insisted that white supremacists pose a bigger threat than foreign actors.  "We won't ignore what our intelligence agencies have determined to be the most lethal terrorist threat to our homeland today," Biden said.  "White supremacy is terrorism."  For seven months, Democrat mayors and governors refused to take action against leftist violence that destroyed our cities.  In many cases, they supported the rioters.  "You have to look pretty hard to find Democrats condemning fires, riots, violence, looting, stealing, burning police cars," said author and political commentator Dennis Prager.  If you condemn only what Republicans do and applaud what was done daily by leftists, says Prager, then you don't care about truth.  "Violent protests had been championed and normalized by Democrats and their media over the last four years," Daniel Greenfield wrote in the Jewish Press.  Greenfield is referring to the attempt by the media to characterize the ongoing violence as "peaceful protests," an obvious fabrication.

Kash Patel:  FBI Director Wray Was 'Noticeably Absent' From Cabinet Phone Calls in Run-Up to Jan 6.  A former Trump official revealed in an interview this week that FBI Director Christopher Wray was missing in action during the run-up to the January 6 Capitol riot.  Kash Patel, the chief of staff to the Acting United States Secretary of Defense under President Donald Trump, told Epoch Times host Jan Jekielek that on Jan. 4, 5, and 6 he was on the phone with President Trump, then-Chief-of-Staff Mark Meadows, Attorney General William Barr, and the Department of Homeland Security to discuss security around the Capitol, but Wray was noticeably absent from those phone calls even though his participation was requested, and it was in the FBI's purview to help keep the Capitol safe.  Patel told Jekielek that the Department of Defense had offered to send thousands National Guard troops to D.C. to quell any potential violence, but Mayor Bowser had rejected the offer for what he believed were political reasons.

Crackpot and Former ABC Strategist Matthew Dowd:  "Jan. 6 Was Worse than 9-11".  Former ABC News analyst and Republican strategist Matthew Dowd joined Joy Reid on MSNBC on Tuesday, the sixth month anniversary of the Jan. 6 protests in Washington DC.  Dowd told Reid, "January 6th was worse than 9/11." [...] These people were hoping for mass slaughter on Jan. 6.  The FBI and Antifa even infiltrated the Trump crowds to make sure the situation got violent.  But the damage was minimal.  The violence could not even match a weekend night in Portland.  And, the only one killed in cold blood was Trump supporter and veteran Ashli Babbitt who was gunned down by [a] Capitol Police [officer].  These liberal pundits are just a joke.

Reporters Are 'Traumatized' Over January 6th and It's Laughably Pathetic.  The penchant for "journalists" to make every story about themselves spans the catalog of issues they cover.  Given that, it's hardly surprising that they are now turning the unrest on January 6th into a testament to their own supposed trauma.  Vice News released a piece today that includes all kinds of laughably pathetic anecdotes, from some journalists needing therapy to others refusing to enter the Capitol Building.  [Tweet]  To be clear, not a single reporter was harmed on January 6th, and as far as I can tell, no one even attempted to harm one.  Of course, the same is true of many of the Congressional members who claim to be deeply traumatized as well.  Regardless, much of this self-centered consternation seems overtly political to me.  Why do we not hear of any reporters being traumatized by the months of rioting in the summer of 2020?

20 Questions for Nancy Pelosi About January 6.  No one has milked the events of January 6 more than House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).  She set the official narrative early and often, a storyline her scribes in the news media have dutifully repeated without question or scrutiny.  "[Y]esterday, the president of the United States incited an armed insurrection against America, the gleeful desecration of the U.S. Capitol, which is the temple of our American democracy," Pelosi lamented in a hyperdramatic press conference the day after the raucous protest.  She accused President Trump of "sedition" and urged his cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him just two weeks before he officially left the White House.  Nearly every word in her opening statement that day is untrue.  The president didn't "incite" the violence; it was not an insurrection, armed or otherwise, and the only person who used a firearm was a still-unidentified Capitol police officer who killed an unarmed female veteran.

Identity of Ashli Babbitt Killer Confirmed — Careless Capitol Police Lieutenant Is Being Protected by Democrats, Pelosi and Deep State FBI.  Ashli Babbitt's husband Aaron Babbitt and Attorney Terrell Roberts joined Tucker Carlson in mid-June to discuss the continued challenges they have had getting any information on her death or the identity of her government-employed killer.  During the discussion, Tucker Carlson asked Attorney Roberts about the report that Ashli's shooter also left his loaded gun in a US Capitol restroom[.]

Joy Reid, Matthew Dowd:  January 6 Was Worse Than 9/11, GOP Must Be Crushed.  Tuesday night [7/6/2021] on MSNBC's The ReidOut, host Joy Reid and longtime faux Republican Matthew Dowd engaged in some corrosive, offensive, and repulsive rhetoric as they insisted that the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was worse than the radical Islamic terror attacks on September 11, 2001 and that an insufficient number of Democrats share the same concern.  And in the segment beforehand, Reid showed off her anti-Christian bigotry by mocking Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) for "tweet[ing] Bible verses every day for random reasons" as he, according to Reid, supports white supremacists.

Over 535 Charged 6 Months After Jan. 6 Capitol Breach:  DOJ.  Over 535 defendants across nearly 50 states have been charged in the six months since the Jan. 6 breach of the Capitol Building, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said Tuesday [7/6/2021].  That includes 495 defendants who have been charged with entering or remaining in a restricted federal building or grounds, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia said in a statement.  Nearly 235 defendants were charged with obstructing, influencing, or impeding an official proceeding, or attempting to do so, it added.  At least 165 defendants have been charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers or employees, including over 50 individuals who have been charged with using a deadly or dangerous weapon or causing serious bodily injury to an officer, the DOJ said.  So far, some 10 people have pleaded guilty to a variety of federal charges, from misdemeanors to felony obstruction.

Kash Patel says January 6 could've been prevented.  [Thread reader] Kash tells @JanJekielek Everyone knew something bad could happen on January 6.  Just like at Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts closing down and boarding up windows.  It's not like they had better Intel than the FBI.  [Video clip]  Wearing [sic] about the optics is a political opinion.  When it comes to safety of members of Congress or to the American people Optics don't matter.  [Video clip]  #Kash tells @JanJekielek Jan 6 happen [sic] because of complete failure from law-enforcement.  On Jan 4, 5, and 6 he was on the phone with the President, chief of staff, Attorney General, and DHS.  The only person that was missing from the phone call was the Director of the FBI.

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Thread reader is sometimes helpful, but the language spoken on Twitter is often just a primitive dialect that barely resembles English.

Trump Asks Who Killed Ashli Babbitt at Rally, Demands to Know Why Jan. 6 Protesters Are Still Jailed.  Former President Donald Trump demanded to know who killed Ashli Babbitt during a rally in Florida at the Sarasota Fairgrounds on Saturday night [7/3/2021].  Trump also pointed out the hypocrisy of so many January 6 protesters being imprisoned, while the same was not true about the Black Lives Matter and Antifa militants that destroyed cities across the nation during the summer of 2020.  "Who shot Ashli Babbitt?  Who shot Ashli Babbitt?  Who?  Who Shot Ashli Babbitt?" Trump asked.  "We all saw the hand.  We saw the gun."  Trump noted that he spoke to Babbitt's mother "the other day," and that she was an incredible woman who is still grieving and devastated "like it happened yesterday."

Letters from a D.C. Jail.  his week, five Republican senators sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland regarding his office's handling of January 6 protesters.  The letter revealed the senators are aware that several Capitol defendants charged with mostly nonviolent crimes are being held in solitary confinement conditions in a D.C. jail used exclusively to house Capitol detainees.  Joe Biden's Justice Department routinely requests — and partisan Beltway federal judges routinely approve — pre-trial detention for Americans arrested for their involvement in the January 6 protest.  This includes everyone from an 18-year-old high school senior from Georgia to a 70-year-old Virginia farmer with no criminal record.  It is important to emphasize that the accused have languished for months in prison before their trials even have begun.  Judges are keeping defendants behind bars largely based on clips selectively produced by the government from a trove of video footage under protective seal and unavailable to defense lawyers and the public — and for the thoughtcrime of doubting the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election.

House Sergeant At Arms 'Slips Up' & May Have Just Revealed Name of Ashli Babbitt's Shooter.  The Acting House Sergeant at Arms appeared before a House committee and appears to have named Ashli Babbitt's shooter.  Timothy Blodgett, in an exchange with Rep. Herrera-Buetler during a hearing on Jan. 6 that appeared on C-SPAN, seems to have casually dropped the name.  [Video clip]

The Genesis of Our American Collective Meltdown.  [Scroll down]  The derangement was then capped off, first, by a buffoonish riot at the Capitol followed by a Reichstag-fire style militarization of Washington, D.C., in a "never let a crisis go to waste" psychodrama.  Then came a novel second and unprecedented presidential impeachment, without a special prosecutor, witnesses, or cross examinations.  It was based on the myth of a deadly "armed insurrection" fueled by President Trump, which purportedly led to the murder of a police officer.  Later most of the writs of the House impeachment were proven fantasies, from the idea of "armed" and "well-organized" to "murderous" revolutionaries.  The only mysteries were the identity of the unnamed officer who fatally shot an unarmed female protester and military veteran, and why the government has still not released thousands of hours of video detailing the riot.  That impeachment charade was followed by a trial in the Senate — without the chief justice presiding — of a president, who was no longer in office.

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Secret Service Arrested Dozens of Extremists at U.S. Capitol — But Nobody in the Media Cared.  The U.S. Capitol was the site of a gathering of hundreds of extremists earlier this week.  Protesters held aloft picket signs blaring 'No Compromise!' Blockades were erected at entrances.  Secret Service agents made dozens of arrests.  The media completely ignored it.  All extremists may be equal, but some extremists are more equal than others.  These were climate extremists demanding that President Biden take authoritarian action to keep the climate from changing.  Therefore, just as with Black Lives Matter torching cities and looting communities, and Antifa violently attacking civilians, they can be 'safely' ignored.  The radical activists were led once again by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, who had been the inciter of an 'insurrection' before.  In 2018, the notorious AOC had actually staged a sit-in at Nancy Pelosi's office.

Pelosi cancels the Fourth of July.  During an average year, the U.S. Capitol welcomes 2.5 million visitors, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has refused to reopen the Capitol to visitors — school groups, families, or anyone hoping to see the legislative branch in action.  To make matters worse, Pelosi's refusal even to allow visitors on the Capitol grounds resulted in the outdoor concert regularly held on the Capitol's west front to celebrate our nation's independence being canceled.  What could have been a unifying celebration of our Independence Day and defeat of COVID-19 will instead be virtual performances streamed online.  Washington, D.C., has fully reopened.  Americans traveling to Washington, D.C., this summer can attend sporting events, go to concerts, take their families to the National Zoo, see monuments, and visit most Smithsonian museums on the National Mall.  The U.S. Capitol should be open for tours.  Unfortunately, keeping the Capitol closed is just part of the speaker's larger effort to exert more control over the House.

Ashli Babbit's Killer is a Dangerous Incompetent.  The lack of training discipline this man exhibits is alarming.  And the results of this incompetence was the murder of Ashli Babbit.  If a cop on the street in any city in America handled a pistol like this he or she would have their gun taken away and be sent back to training.  Making matters worse — he took an innocent life.

Questions Need Answering in the Shooting of Ashli Babbitt, and Trump Just Asked a Big One.  In every case in which there is a police shooting, I always counsel to wait for the facts.  Even if you think you know from an immediate witness statement or video, it's always good to get all the facts, in order to be able to properly evaluate the shooting.  That's assuming you can get the facts.  In the case of the shooting of Ashli Babbitt during the Capitol riot, we're missing some pretty big facts.  Perhaps chief among them is who shot her.  That question got even bigger Thursday [7/1/2021], after President Donald Trump issued a message, asking simply:  Who shot Ashli Babbitt?

'Who shot Ashli Babbitt?' Trump demands answers on Capitol riot shooting death of MAGA supporter.  Donald Trump has demanded to know who was responsible for shooting and killing Ashli Babitt at the Capitol on January 6.  'Who shot Ashli Babbitt?' Trump put simply in a statement on Thursday after Nancy Pelosi announced the makeup of the select committee to look into the Capitol Riot.  Unarmed Navy [sic] veteran Babbitt, 35, was shot and killed when she tried to breach a door leading to the House chamber when protesters stormed the Capitol.

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All the information I've seen indicates that Ashli Babbitt was in the Air Force, not the Navy.

Pelosi names Cheney to serve on committee probing Jan. 6 riot.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Thursday named Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, an outspoken foe of former President Donald Trump, to serve on the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.  Ms. Cheney said she was "honored" to be chosen, but House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called her decision to accept the appointment from the Democratic leader "unthinkable."  He has warned GOP colleagues not to participate in the panel.  "I was shocked that she would accept something from Speaker Pelosi," Mr. McCarthy said at a press conference following the speaker's announcement.  "It would appear to me, since I didn't hear from her, she's closer to [Mrs. Pelosi] than us.  I don't know."

Nancy Pelosi says Liz Cheney will be the lone Republican on January 6 committee.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming will be the sole Republican on the House's select committee to investigate the fatal January 6 insurrection on the US Capitol.  "We're very honored and proud that she has agreed to serve on the committee," Pelosi said of Cheney.  Cheney has in many ways been ostracized by her own party for refusing to echo former President Donald Trump's lies about the 2020 election.  In May, Republicans ousted Cheney from her leadership post as conference chair.  The Wyoming lawmaker stands among the small group Republicans willing to openly criticize Trump.

Donald Trump Has One Question for Pelosi That She Will Refuse to Answer on Her Jan. 6 Committee.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the resurrection of her January 6 witch hunt in the form of a partisan committee, already having failed at the Senate impeachment trial to prove Donald Trump 'incited' rioters at the Capitol.  Liz Cheney will be the lone Republican on Nancy Pelosi's committee.  The Wyoming Republican joined the ranks of anti-Trump Democrats by agreeing to be part of Pelosi's star chamber.  "Former President Donald Trump's top GOP nemesis Liz Cheney will serve on a committee created by House Democrats to investigate the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol," the Washington Examiner reported.

America's New Political Prisoners.  Last week the Department of Justice brought its first insurrectionist to justice.  A 49-year-old Indiana grandmother of five who walked into the Capitol Building through an open door on Jan. 6 and wandered around for 10 minutes pleaded guilty to "parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building."  For her crime, she was sentenced to three years of probation, $500 in restitution, and 40 hours of community service.  Given that President Biden has called Jan. 6 the "worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War," how did she get off so easy?  Her court-appointed lawyer had her read and watch Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Just Mercy, and Schindler's List, evidence that she was on her way to renouncing her white privilege.  What does racism and exterminationist antisemitism have to do with the nonviolent crime she committed?  Nothing, of course.  The Biden administration sees Jan. 6 as a platform to criminalize its opponents, and the only way out for Donald Trump supporters is to confess to thought-crimes.

House Democrats Primed to Launch Inquisition to Help Bolster False 'Insurrection' Narrative.  The House of Representatives is set to launch a new investigation Wednesday to help bolster the January 6 insurrection narrative.  With an expected approval of a 13-person committee, the investigation would be led by democrats.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would appoint a chairperson and at least eight of the committee's members.  In a memo to all House republicans on Tuesday, Steve Scalise urged members to vote against the resolution, urging the panel "is likely to pursue a partisan agenda."

The Democrats' Weird January 6 Obsession.  Democrats are determined to keep the memory of the mostly-peaceful demonstration in Washington last January 6 alive.  It isn't just a matter of investigatory commissions, either.  The obsession has spilled over into family holiday celebrations.

Do Democrats want to combat political violence or just wave the bloody flag?  Democrats pretend they care about political violence and efforts to undermine our democracy.  Really, they care about making Republicans look bad.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a bill this week that would establish a Democratic-controlled select House committee to investigate the Capitol riot after Republicans blocked an earlier proposal that would have created a bipartisan, bicameral commission.  Republicans voted against the first commission because it was bound to become a politicized headache that would get in the way of the facts.  One only needs to glance at comments Democrats have made about Jan. 6 to understand Republicans were right:  Democrats absurdly equated the Capitol riot to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and claimed Jan. 6 was the "worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War," to quote President Joe Biden.  Both of these claims were ridiculous, as Democrats (and any persons remotely familiar with U.S. history) well knew.  But they exaggerated the riot anyway to create a political cudgel to hammer Republicans any time they pleased.

House votes 222-190 to set up a select committee to investigate the Capitol riot.  The House of Representatives voted Wednesday 222-190 approving a resolution that would form a select committee to investigate the January 6 Capitol attack.  Only two Republicans — Reps.  Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger — joined all 220 Democrats to vote in favor of the resolution.  Another 190 Republicans voted against it, while 19 GOP lawmakers abstained.  The vote comes after the House had previously passed a bill that would have formed a 9/11-style commission to investigate the January 6 Capitol attack, that then failed to override a Republican filibuster in the Senate in late May.

January 6 Cases Being Treated More Harshly by DOJ.  Observers have recently commented that the January 6 criminal cases are being treated differently from other cases, often, referring to criminal cases arising from Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests and/or Antifa riots.  The difficulty in making that comparison is that those cases are often not similar to the January 6 cases in ways that the law considers relevant to the question of equal treatment.  For example, the BLM and Antifa cases are often being pursued in state courts by state prosecutors, which operate very differently from federal prosecutors and federal courts.  Or the types of charges or the specific conduct of the defendants is different from the January 6 defendants.  Those differences make the claim of disparate treatment relatively easy to brush off.  However, the claim of unequal treatment is, in fact, legitimate.  A comparison of the January 6 cases to other federal cases involving the same kind of conduct demonstrates that the January 6 cases are being treated significantly more harshly by DOJ and the D.C. U.S. Attorney's Office.

Federal Protection of "Oath Keepers" Kingpin Stewart Rhodes Breaks The Entire Capitol "Insurrection" Lie Wide Open.  Hey Republicans, you can crack open the entire story of January 6, 2021 ("1/6") with one simple, relentless question:  what is the FBI and Army Counterintelligence's relationship with Stewart Rhodes?  Stewart Rhodes is the founder, boss and kingpin of the Oath Keepers.  The Oath Keepers, we are told, are America's largest militia, the most prominent antigovernment group in the United States, and the preeminent right-wing domestic extremist insider threat to the entire U.S. military.  Whatever the truth of these hyperbolic claims, the fact remains:  the Oath Keepers are the most extensively prosecuted paramilitary group alleged to be involved in 1/6.  Indeed, it was the alleged "pre-planned assault" on the Capitol by Stewart Rhodes's alleged Oath Keepers lieutenants that was used as the key talking point to try to convert the day's events from a protest into an "insurrection."  But Stewart Rhodes is not simply a key figure in the Oath Keepers.  Stewart Rhodes is the Oath Keepers, according to Oath Keepers board member Richard Mack.

Rep. Lauren Boebert Can Block People on Personal Twitter Account, Judge Rules.  A federal judge has sided with Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) in a First Amendment lawsuit, allowing the first-time Congresswoman to continue blocking a critic on her personal Twitter account.  Boebert, a vocal supporter of former President Donald Trump, blocked former state Rep. Brianna Buentello, a Democrat, after Buentello criticized Boebert's remarks in the days leading up to the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol, calling her a "seditionist" and demanding that she resign.  Buentello sued on the basis of First Amendment rights, arguing that Boebert's Twitter block was not an act of a private individual, but an act on behalf of the state, because Boebert uses her personal Twitter account for announcements related to her works in Congress.  She also cited previous cases in which courts ruled that elected officials, including Trump, cannot block constituents.  Buentello is a Boebert constituent in Colorado's Congressional District 3.

January 6: The Process Is the Punishment.  Misdemeanor trespass (which is the charge for the vast majority of the January 6th "rioters,") is usually dealt with via a $50.00 bond/fine and no court appearance or conviction.  However, in the case of the evil Trump supporters, the Department of Justice is literally putting them through the wringer. [...] Leftist demonstrators, some even violent, get a $50.00 slap on the wrist and most importantly, NO criminal conviction on their records.  Those who dare to support a vulgarian President and protest the obvious theft of an election, even if not convicted, will still suffer the full power of the Federal Government.  While not only having to pay their own lawyers by the billable hour, these victims of government abuse also get the privilege of paying taxes to fund the outsized salaries of the corrupt government attorneys harassing them.  Once merely a tool to pressure real criminals that have committed real crimes, the left has discovered that "lawfare" can be used to modify behavior and/or punish their enemies.

Nancy Pelosi Unveils Democrats' January 6th Committee to Investigate Capitol Riot.  Nancy Pelosi formally unveiled her January 6th House Committee Monday to investigate the January 6th incursion that occurred at the US Capitol; saying the probe is necessary to prevent "any future assault."  [Transcript]

Did Cops Attack and Provoke Peaceful Protesters on January 6?  Joe Biden's Justice Department is using every legal maneuver at its disposal to keep under wraps more than 14,000 hours of surveillance footage captured by the United States Capitol Police security system on January 6.  Prosecutors insist the recordings are "highly sensitive" material; USCP's general counsel warns that releasing the videos would provoke another "attack" on the Capitol complex.  But the trove of footage held by USCP isn't the only video used as incriminating evidence in court proceedings, particularly hearings where prosecutors argue that a January 6 defendant should remain behind bars awaiting trial.  The Justice Department also has footage recorded by body cameras worn by D.C. Metropolitan Police officers.  (According to the USCP's general counsel, Capitol police officers don't wear body cameras.  Interesting.)  Federal prosecutors routinely petition the court for pre-trial detention of January 6 defendants; judges have concurred in dozens of cases.  Proof that the accused is a "danger" to society largely rests on cherry-picked video clips created by the government from video footage exclusively held by the government.

On Jan 6 the Secret Service Offered to Escort Roger Stone to the Front of the Capitol March and Into the Capitol — Stone Smartly Declined.  Roger Stone was on with Alex Jones yesterday and he told the story of how the Secret Service reached out to him on Jan 6 and offered to escort him to the front of the march and into the Capitol.  Stone smartly declined.  [Video clip]

What The FBI Did to a Pillar of His Community After the Capitol Riot Is Shameful.  Joseph Bolanos, 69, was well-respected in his community, always coming to the aid of others.  As the president of his local block association in New York City, he has always looked out for his neighbors, particularly over this past year during the pandemic doing things to raise morale.  He even became a Red Cross volunteer after 9/11, and he also once saved a woman when someone tried to mug her.  On top of all that, he takes care of his elderly mother, who is 94.  But, the FBI blew up his life and almost destroyed him over the past few months.  His crime?  Attending President Donald Trump's rally on Jan. 6 with a friend, even though he never went into the Capitol building.  He dropped in on the rally and then went back to his hotel.  He was there at his hotel, with time stamps on pictures to prove it, he says, during the breach at the Capitol.  He did go back to the Capitol later, filming from the outside, but the riot was over by that point.

FBI raids 69-year-old man's home after he attends Trump rally, neighbors tipped off authorities.  Joseph Bolanos says he didn't riot at the Capitol.  He wasn't even on the streets at the time, having retreated to a hotel room as the incursion had happened.  He said he turned over evidence to the FBI that proves this[.]  But the FBI still raided his and his mother's apartments.  He's had two strokes since.  He's said he's been ostracized by his community, where he was a respected member.  All because an anonymous caller reportedly told the FBI he was bragging about having entered the Capitol — which he has the evidence to prove he didn't do.  According to a Wednesday [6/23/2021] piece by New York Post columnist Miranda Devine, Bolanos is the president of his Upper West Side block association, a position he's held for almost a quarter-century.

US Hits Jan. 6 Defendant With Little-Used Firearms Charge.  Federal prosecutors have applied a little-used law against a man accused of obstructing the congressional proceedings on Jan. 6, asserting he transported a gun and used it in furtherance of a civil disorder.  In a superseding indictment against Guy Reffitt released this week, the Texas man was charged with two violations of federal civil disorder law for actions allegedly taken in Washington on Jan. 6.  Authorities said Reffitt violated the law against transporting "any firearm, or explosive or incendiary device, knowing or having reason to know or intending that the same will be used unlawfully in furtherance of a civil disorder."  He is also accused of violating the portion of the law that fines or imprisons anyone who "commits or attempts to commit" an act to interfere with a law enforcement officer during a civil disorder to charges.  Both counts carry prison sentences of up to five years.

New Jan. 6 video shows police 'walk away' after black-clad men smash windows, FBI uninterested?  A new Jan. 6 video has surfaced from Bobby Powell, who hosts the "The Truth Is Viral" podcast, that appears to show black-clad rioters breaking out windows and defacing the Capitol after DC police were ordered to leave.  During an interview with OANN, Powell suggested that the two men in black who busted out windows and reportedly attempted to push protesters inside may have been FBI informants.  He witnessed the incident as he was on the east side of the building on Jan. 6 and commented on what he saw that day.  "Two men I saw attacking the building, breaking windows, and even pushing people inside have not been arrested.  And they are not on the list of suspects being sought by the FBI," he opined.  "I provided the FBI with 29 minutes of high definition footage, 1080p, more than five months ago.  Neither one of these men has been arrested."

The Emerging Reality Is the Biden Justice Department Will Charge Everyone It Can Identify for Capitol Protests.  [Scroll down]  The simple reality is that prosecutors in the DC US Attorney's Office are not exercising prosecutorial discretion to decline to bring charges against individuals who were merely present inside the Capitol on January 6, with no evidence that they did anything else.  Most of the attention remains focused on the small number of cases where the government prosecutors have charged multiple individuals in conspiracies involving pre-planning and organizing of groups to Washington DC on January 6 with the purpose and goal of preventing the meeting on Congress from taking place to "certify" the vote of the members of the Electoral College.  Those cases, as a general proposition, involve claims that the named defendants engaged in individual and collective acts of violence and/or property destruction.

Grandma charged with 'parading' at the Capitol told to denounce her whiteness.  A 49-year-old grandmother named Anna Morgan-Lloyd was directed by her attorney to denounce her whiteness prior to appearing before a federal judge to account for her crime of January 6th, 2021, in which she stands accused of "parading" — yes, parading — through an open Capitol door.  She's lucky she didn't get the death penalty, considering the vicious clowns in charge of Washington, D.C. — and therefore the rest of the formerly United States — today.  Uncle Sam, who has looked the other way for 13 months as Antifa, BLM and assorted anarchists and lowlife thugs engaged in violent riots, burning, looting, and laying waste to America's big cities is now throwing his full weight behind prosecuting the 500 or so unarmed people who strolled through open Capitol doors on that fateful day.  The vast majority of the aforementioned 500 did nothing wrong during their short stint inside The Capitol.  However authorities and the media are bending over backwards to disparage them, sap their finances — and ruin their lives.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Calls for Release of January 6 Surveillance Footage.  epresentative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) sent a letter to top government officials seeking answers about the January 6 investigation and conditions in a D.C. jail specifically used to house Capitol defendants.  Greene requests the release of at least 14,000 hours of surveillance footage captured by USCP security system on January 6 as well as the identity of the officer who shot and killed Ashli Babbitt, an unarmed female veteran Trump supporter.  "It is abundantly clear that there is a two-track justice system in the United States," Greene wrote.

Who Killed Ashli Babbitt?  [Scroll down]  This level of transparency regarding the use of deadly force by police has come to be expected and is now common (though not yet ubiquitous) across the country, which makes it all the more curious that what rightly should be regarded as one of the most controversial police shootings to have occurred recently has gone all but unexamined in the press.  The case of Ashli Babbitt, the Air Force veteran who was shot and killed by a U.S Capitol Police officer during the so-called insurrection of Jan. 6, has gone largely unexamined, either in the media or among the self-professed experts who find fault in even the most clearly justifiable police shootings.  Ashli Babbitt's shooting was not clearly justifiable, far from it in fact, yet the U.S. Department of Justice, in a memo just over a page in length, explains it away by saying their "investigation revealed no evidence to establish that, at the time the officer fired a single shot at Ms. Babbitt, the officer did not reasonably believe that it was necessary to do so in self-defense or in defense of the Members of Congress and others evacuating the House Chamber."  And that, peasants, is that.  Your rulers have made their decision, do not dare question it.

What?  No mention of global warming?
Pelosi: 'Root Causes' of Capitol 'Insurrection' Were 'White Supremacy, Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia'.  Nancy Pelosi spoke today [6/245/2021] about "the root causes" of the January 6 Capitol riot:  "the white supremacy, the anti-Semitism, the Islamophobia, all the rest of it that was so evident when you see a sweatshirt on one of the people saying, 'Camp Auschwitz.'"  She repeated the common and yet completely unsubstantiated claim that the Capitol incident constituted an "insurrection," and once again claimed that Trump "incited" the "insurrection," in flagrant disregard for the fact that Trump told the demonstrators to remain peaceful.  Her list of the three "root causes" of this sham "insurrection" were, in effect, a list of those that she and the Biden Justice Department intend to go after, and the charges they will hang over their heads in the Stalinist show trials that could be in the offing.

Maoist thought reform imposed on first January 6 defendant to be sentenced.  Anna Morgan-Lloyd, the 49-year-old grandmother from Indiana who strolled into the US Capitol and spent several minutes peacefully walking around, got the same message that was delivered to Chinese dissidents and "bad elements" during Mao's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution: confess to thought crimes, embrace the state-sanctioned ideology, and you will be shown mercy.  In the case of Morgan-Lloyd, the message was delivered to her by her own defense lawyer, a public defender paid by taxpayers.  And it worked.  She received three years' probation, a $500 fine, and no incarceration beyond the two days she had spent in jail following her arrest.

Innocent New York City Man's Life Is Ruined When Neighbors Report Him for Going to Jan 6 Trump Speech.  Joseph Bolanos doesn't wear horns, isn't a crackpot, and isn't a terrorist.  He has been a neighborhood watch leader in New York City's Upper West Side for 23 years.  In 2012, as president of the West 76th Street Block Association, Bolanos put up signs reading "rat xing" to shame the city into cleaning up the garbage.  The neighbors loved him.  Now the 69 year old is a neighborhood pariah.  One neighbor who brought him Thanksgiving dinner recently wrote him a nasty-gram wishing him death.  "I hope Antifa gets you," the note read.

What is Behind Gen. Mark Milley's Righteous Race Sermon?  Look to the New Domestic War on Terror.  The post-WW2 military posture of the U.S. has been endless war.  To enable that, there must always be an existential threat, a new and fresh enemy that can scare a large enough portion of the population with sufficient intensity to make them accept, even plead for, greater military spending, surveillance powers, and continuation of permanent war footing.  Starring in that war-justifying role of villain have been the Communists, Al Qaeda, ISIS, Russia, and an assortment of other fleeting foreign threats.  According to the Pentagon, the U.S. intelligence community, and President Joe Biden, none of those is the greatest national security threat to the United States any longer.  Instead, they all say explicitly and in unison, the gravest menace to American national security is now domestic in nature.  Specifically, it is "domestic extremists" in general — and far-right white supremacist groups in particular — that now pose the greatest threat to the safety of the homeland and to the people who reside in it.  In other words, to justify the current domestic War on Terror that has already provoked billions more in military spending and intensified domestic surveillance, the Pentagon must ratify the narrative that those they are fighting in order to defend the homeland are white supremacist domestic terrorists.  That will not work if white supremacists are small in number or weak and isolated in their organizing capabilities.  To serve the war machine's agenda, they must pose a grave, pervasive and systemic threat.

73-Year-Old Pastor and Purple Heart Veteran Arrested For Being at Capitol, His Son Also Arrested in Front of 3-Year-Old Daughter.  A 73-year-old Purple Heart Vietnam veteran and pastor James Cusick has been arrested at his home in Florida for being at the Capitol on January 6, though he was not involved in any violence or vandalism.  His son Casey, was also arrested in front of his distraught 3-year-old daughter who asked why they were locking her dad's hands.  He is also not accused of any violence or vandalism.  Videos of the heartbreaking scene were provided to the Gateway Pundit.

Deprogramming of January 6 Defendants Is Underway.  It's safe to say Heather Shaner, a D.C.-based criminal defense attorney representing a handful of January 6 protesters, does not share the political beliefs of her Capitol clients, which is why she's forcing them to read books and watch movies highlighting dark chapters in U.S. history.  In an interview with Huffington Post, Shaner explained her belief that "this is the most wonderful country in the world, it's been great for all kinds of immigrant groups, except for the fact that it was born of genocide of the Native Americans and the enslavement of people."  Shaner's legal captives are learning the hard way what the government will do when one resists their commands to comply.  Not only have their personal lives been shattered, finances depleted, and reputations destroyed by an abusive Justice Department investigation, Shaner's clients must be indoctrinated with leftist propaganda about America's alleged systemic racism.  The purge of the populist mindset is underway, courtesy of the fetid Beltway judicial system and the Joe Biden regime.  Judges routinely lecture January 6 defendants about the wrongthink of a "stolen election" while prosecutors openly mock their political beliefs, including home schooling and gun ownership.

American citizens are being tortured right now within five miles of the White House.  Like the Gestapo did in Nazi Germany, the Federal Government is targeting anyone who dares criticize it decision making processes, questions its motives, or challenges its legitimacy.  Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been vocal about her desire to put Trump supporters on lists.  Congresswoman Ilhan Omar frequently makes antisemitic statements during times where Jewish persons are regularly attacked in public.  United States citizens are being rounded up and held in federal prison absent due process for protesting their government.  And DC-GITMO detainees are being physically and psychologically tortured on President Biden's watch.  None of the persons being held in DC-GITMO are Democrats.  Is there even a question as to whether this is political...?  I think not.

As Expected Political Pelosi Announces January 6th Select Committee to Support Mid-Term Election Roadmap.  The January 6th House Select Committee investigation is to MAGA voters what the Mueller Investigation was to President Trump.  A tool to attack political opposition and frame a narrative for the 2022 mid-term election.  Nothing more.  [Video clip]

FBI tears innocent New Yorker's life into shreds after Jan. 6: Devine.  Joseph Bolanos was a pillar of his community.  President of his Upper West Side block association for the past 23 years, he looked out for his neighbors during the pandemic.  He dropped off masks and kept extra heaters in his rent-controlled apartment for seniors.  He raised morale with a weekly street dance to show his support for essential workers.  A Red Cross volunteer after the 9/11 attacks, the 69-year-old security consultant once received a police commendation for heroism after saving a woman from being mugged.  Unmarried, and caring for his 94-year-old mother, he was a well-loved character in the quiet residential area.  But now his neighbors think he is a domestic terrorist.  Yes, he attended then-President Donald Trump's rally in Washington, DC, on Jan. 6, but he never entered the Capitol.  He was in a friend's room at the JW Marriott a 30-minute walk away when the Capitol breach occurred.

Far Left Activists Infiltrated Jan. 6 Protests Dressed as Conservatives with OAN Microphone.  Two far left activists infiltrated the Jan. 6 protests in Washington DC dressed as conservatives and carrying an OAN microphone.  The two men breached the US Capitol grounds that day.  They later were visitied by the FBI in February and gave the agents tips on how to infiltrate a Trump rally.  They were carrying an OAN microphone.  The men, Walter Masterson and Peter Scattini, appear on The Young Turks program and routinely disguise themselves as Trump supporters.

National Guard threatens to cancel training and exercises if not reimbursed for $521M Capitol deployment.  The half-billion-dollar National Guard price tag to man the U.S. Capitol for more than five months following the Jan. 6 riot has emptied the Guard's coffers and will affect readiness if Congress does not act, National Guard Bureau Chief Gen. Daniel Hokanson said Wednesday [6/23/2021].  National Guard members were deployed in 2020 for more than 21 million service days to respond to missions, including the domestic COVID-19 response, hurricane relief, fighting wildfires, protecting cities ravaged by the George Floyd protests, and overseas missions.  But the Guard's largest and most expensive mission was to protect the U.S. capital, including providing security for the presidential inauguration and the much-criticized militarization of the U.S. Capitol grounds with razor wire and 7-foot nonscalable fences.  The peak deployment in the nation's capital required 26,000 service members from all 50 states, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.

Biden Threatens to Nuke Americans but Manages to Blow Up a Big Democrat Narrative Instead.  Earlier today, as RedState reported, Joe Biden launched into another dementia-laden rant where he talked about nuking Americans and shooting deer in kevlar vests.  No, I'm not being facetious.  That actually happened.  In one of the best arguments for the Second Amendment ever spoken by a president, Biden asserted that no one can stand up to the government without F-15s and nuclear weapons.  He seems to have a thing for the F-15, having mentioned it several times in this context and perhaps not realizing that the U.S. Military has an array of other fighter-bombers to murder U.S. citizens with. [...] If Biden and his party truly believe the government is so all-powerful that any possible rebellion would be put down with ease, then how does that square with their claims that our "democracy" was on the brink of destruction on January 6th because some unarmed people took selfies in Pelosi's office?  Either our system of government is so fragile that a dude in horns and facepaint can threaten its existence, or it's so untouchable that the government would just nuke anyone who got within a mile of doing any harm to it.  Which is it?  Because it can't be both.

Grandmother of 5 from Indiana Is First "Insurrectionist" to Be Sentenced in Jan. 6 Protests — For Walking Inside US Capitol!  On Wednesday, a grandmother of 5 from Indiana, Anna Morgan Lloyd will plead guilty to one misdemeanor charge for 'demonstrating in a capitol building" in exchange for 3 years of probation and a $500 fine.  This is only after the politicized Biden-DOJ held her in jail for 2 days, letting her go after she had "expressed contrition for her conduct."

Recent History Suggests FBI Involvement in January 6.  [Scroll down]  If the past is prologue, there's no reason to consider the FBI's involvement a "conspiracy theory" rather than a solid likelihood.  How many times have we been down this road over the past five years — assured that claims about the FBI's malfeasance and abuse were "conspiracy theories" only later to learn they were true?  We were told the FBI did not use spies to infiltrate the Trump campaign.  They did.  We were told the FBI didn't ambush and frame former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn.  They did.  We were told the FBI would not mislead the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.  They did.  We were told the FBI wouldn't doctor official reports or correspondence.  They did.  We were told the FBI would never use a sketchy Russian national to bolster the collusion case against Trump.  They did.  Sadly, the FBI is one of the least trustworthy agencies in the federal government — and that's saying a lot.  The stench of Jim Comey's deceitful reign has irrevocably tarnished the reputation of the FBI for tens of millions of Americans.  The similarities between Russiagate and the Capitol "attack" are becoming increasingly clear.  The initial narrative about what happened that day has steadily crumbled over the past five months.

Nancy Pelosi 'will name a Democrat-led House select committee to investigate the Capitol riot'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is planning to name a Democrat-led select committee to investigate the Capitol riot, reports sugged.  Pelosi made the announcement of her intentions during a closed-door meeting of the Steering and Policy Committee on Tuesday evening, according to two sources familiar with the discussions who spoke to Politico.  CNN reported Tuesday night [6/22/2021] that she would set up the panel after Republicans blocked a 9/11-style commission in the Senate.

The left is pursuing an agenda that benefits just a few of them.  Climate change, COVID, violence in our cities, homelessness, borders and immigration, education, race; all of it is a means to an end. [...] We've demonized police and the U.S. Attorney General has asserted the danger of "white supremacy" with no examples, not one indictment, and no proof.  We've continually referred to the January 6th demonstrations as an armed insurrection, yet there were no guns, and nobody died — except Ashli Babbitt, who died at the hands of someone on the Capital police force or maybe a secret service agent.  We've demonized whites as racists and ignored black-on-black crime completely.  Put these things together, you come up with an excuse to form a national police force.  It is the final piece in the puzzle, leading us to a Marxist revolution, autocracy, and America's failure.  Is that what we want?  I think not.  History has shown that to be a recipe for mass murder, every single time it's happened.

Levin on plight of arrested Capitol rioters: 'They'd be treated actually better' at Gitmo.  A number of prominent individuals have begun demanding that the Biden administration stop covering up the facts about the Jan. 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol.  These individuals range from Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and Mark Levin to classically liberal, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald.  Levin, one of the latest to speak up about the Biden administration's glaring lack of transparency, made the case Saturday on Fox News' "Life, Liberty and Levin" that at this point, the alleged treatment being faced by Jan. 6th rioters is worse than the treatment currently faced by Guantanamo Bay detainees.  "We're hearing that they're in some of the worst jails and that some of them are being put in solitary confinement where they only have an hour where they can go outside.  That they're being fed poor food, they're being treated like they're terrorists and in Guantanamo Bay, where they'd be treated actually better," he said.

Maxine Waters Goes on Depraved Rant: 'I'm Told' Capitol Riot Mob Was Organized by Trump Campaign.  'Auntie' Maxine Waters unfurled a true 'conspiracy theory' on CNN Saturday [6/19/2021].  Absent any corroborating evidence whatsoever, she baselessly accused the Trump campaign of organizing the Capitol riot.  Waters was invited on by Jim Acosta, who recklessly allowed the partisan left-wing California Democrat to unfurl a real stemwinder about Jan. 6, all with the sole intention of smearing her political enemies.  [Video clip]

Maxine Waters Claims Trump Campaign Helped Organize Capitol Riot.  Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters claimed Saturday [6/19/2021] that members of former President Donald Trump's reelection campaign had helped to organize the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.  Waters claimed to Jim Acosta on CNN that she had been "told" that organizing for the riot had been going on within the Trump campaign.  She further claimed that Trump surrogates opposed an investigation because they were afraid of being caught supporting those who swarmed the Capitol.

More evidence — from January 5th.  [Thread reader]  On Jan 5th, the night before the infamous Jan 6th Capital Event, this Fed was caught on camera encouraging the crowd to raid the capital on the next day.  The crowd yells NO!  We can't do that and he insists that everyone raids the capital.  Who is Ray Epps?  [Video clip]  Before we get to Boomer Fed Mr. Epps, would you look who makes an appearance?  What are the odds we get a cameo from our dear friend and fed antifa provocateur John Sullivan?  [Photo] [...] Ray Epps told The Arizona Republic in a brief telephone interview Monday that he had traveled to the capital for the event, and that he had been advised by an attorney not to speak about it.

If Biden Wants to Paint Trump Supporters as 'Domestic Terrorists,' Ich Bin Ein Inländischer Terroristischen.  Since 20 January 2021, the Hologram's administration has been moving inexorably to curtail the freedoms and liberties of Trump supporters and American patriots in ways that are eerily similar to the pressures exerted by the Soviets on the Allies and German people after World War II:
  •   Just one day after the 6 January occupation of Capitol Hill by rioters, The Hologram himself declared those people to be "domestic terrorists" prior to the completion of any investigation into the matter and set the tone for the persecution that was to come:  [Tweet]
  •   On his very first day in office, The Hologram "directed his national security team to lead a 100-day comprehensive review of U.S. Government efforts to address domestic terrorism."
  •   The 6 January riot at the Capitol was labeled by the Democrat-media complex as an "armed insurrection" despite the FBI's eventual admission that no guns were found among the protestors.
  •   The Democrat-controlled House rushed to impeach President Trump for "inciting the 6 January insurrection" (thankfully, cooler heads prevailed in the US Senate).
  •   DOJ and the FBI launched one of the "largest investigations in American history" to examine the events of 6 January.  Some of 6 January rioters have been incarcerated in the equivalent of solitary confinement while awaiting charges and disposition of their cases. These unfortunate people are uniformly labeled as "domestic terrorists" by leftists on social media.
  •   A purge of "white nationalists and white supremacists" is underway in the US military.  The definitions are elastic.
  •   A Stasi-like committee has been formed in DoD to "investigate" extremist infiltration of the military.  Surely the new deputy inspector general for Diversity and Inclusion and Extremism in the Military (DIEM) will be objective in investigating extremism and include BLM and Antifa in their definition?  I think not, given that the investigating committee is comprised of left-wing activists and anti-American extremists.
  •   On Tuesday [6/15/2021] the White House "released a report that designates the Jan. 6 Capitol riot a 'domestic terrorist attack' and endorses an internet purge of 'extremist' content."

There's more information about the FBI and its role in January 6.  [Scroll down]  Glenn Greenwald has a long, detailed Substack post detailing the innumerable times the FBI has crossed the line from getting close to criminals to engaging in criminal activity.  It's too long and complicated to summarize but I strongly suggest that you read the whole thing.  (Years ago, an FBI agent told me how they caught a terrorist by working with him to plan a bomb attack, so I don't doubt Greenwald's veracity.)  Tucker, meanwhile, did not address whether he and the Revolver misunderstood the charging documents.  Instead, in his Friday monologue, he followed the same thread Greenwald did, providing information about FBI agents and informants encouraging people to commit crimes, and then arresting them even when they hadn't acted on the FBI's encouragement.  He also discussed at least one case (the Garland, Texas shooting) in which the FBI agent did everything short of firing a gun.  When the FBI does this type of thing, it isn't police work or due process; it's police state activity.

Questions About the FBI's Role in 1/6 Are Mocked Because the FBI Shapes Liberal Corporate Media.  The axis of liberal media outlets and their allied activist groups — CNN, NBC News, The Washington Post, Media Matters — are in an angry uproar over a recent report questioning the foreknowledge and involvement of the FBI in the January 6 Capitol riot.  As soon as that new report was published on Monday, a consensus instantly emerged in these liberal media precincts that this is an unhinged, ignorant and insane conspiracy theory that deserves no consideration.  The original report, published by Revolver News and then amplified by Fox News' Tucker Carlson, documented ample evidence of FBI infiltration of the three key groups at the center of the 1/6 investigation — the Oath Keepers, the Proud