FBI Role in 1/6/2021

Yes. It appears that the FBI very likely did have a role in organizing the January 6th Capitol breach.


Questions About the FBI’s Role in 1/6 Are Mocked Because the FBI Shapes Liberal Corporate Media

The FBI has been manufacturing and directing terror plots and criminal rings for decades. But now, reverence for security state agencies reigns.

The axis of liberal media outlets and their allied activist groups — CNNNBC NewsThe 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 Boys, and the Three Percenters — and noted how many alleged riot leaders from these groups have not yet been indicted. While low-level protesters have been aggressively charged with major felonies and held without bail, many of the alleged plot leaders have thus far been shielded from charges.

The implications of these facts are obvious. It seems extremely likely that the FBI had numerous ways to know of any organized plots regarding the January 6 riot (just as the U.S. intelligence community, by its own admission, had ample advanced clues of the 9/11 attack but, according to their excuse, tragically failed to “connect the dots”). There is no doubt that the FBI has infiltrated at least some if not all of these groups — which it has been warning for years pose a grave national security threat — with informants and/or undercover spies. It is known that Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio has served as an FBI informant in the past, and the disrupted 2020 plot by Three Percenters members to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) was shaped and driven by what The Wall Street Journal reported were the FBI’s “undercover agents and confidential informants.”

What would be shocking and strange is not if the FBI had embedded informants and other infiltrators in the groups planning the January 6 Capitol riot. What would be shocking and strange — bizarre and inexplicable — is if the FBI did not have those groups under tight control. And yet the suggestion that FBI informants may have played some role in the planning of the January 6 riot was instantly depicted as something akin to, say, 9/11 truth theories or questions about the CIA’s role in JFK’s assassination or, until a few weeks ago, the COVID lab-leak theory: as something that, from the perspective of Respectable Serious Circles, only a barely-sane, tin-foil-hat-wearing lunatic would even entertain.

This reaction is particularly confounding given how often the FBI did exactly this during the first War on Terror, and how commonplace discussions of this tactic were in mainstream liberal circles. Over the last decade, I reported on countless cases for The Guardian and The Intercept where the FBI targeted some young American Muslims they viewed as easily manipulated — due to financial distress, emotional problems, or both — and then deployed informants and undercover agents to dupe them into agreeing to join terrorist plots that had been created, designed and funded by the FBI itself, only to then congratulate themselves for breaking up the plot which they themselves initiated. As I asked in one headline about a particularly egregious entrapment case: “Why Does the FBI Have to Manufacture its Own Plots if Terrorism and ISIS Are Such Grave Threats?”

In 2011, Mother Jones published an outstanding, lengthy investigation by reporter Trevor Aaronson, entitled “The Informations,” which asked: “The FBI has built a massive network of spies to prevent another domestic attack. But are they busting terrorist plots—or leading them?” Aaronson covered numerous similar cases for The Intercept where the FBI designed, directed and even funded the terror plots and other criminal rings they then boasted of disrupting. A widely praised TEDTalk by Aaronson, which, in the words of organizers, “reveals a disturbing FBI practice that breeds terrorist plots by exploiting Muslim-Americans with mental health problems,” featured this central claim: “There’s an organization responsible for more terrorism plots in the United States than al-Qaeda, al-Shabaab and ISIS combined: The FBI.”

The Guardian, Nov. 16, 2011

So far from being some warped conspiracy theory, that the FBI purposely targets vulnerable people and infiltrates groups in order to create attacks and direct targets to engage in them is indisputably true, well established, and a commonly reported fact in mainstream liberal media. Exactly that has been happening for decades.

Read more at:Federal Protection of “Oath Keepers” Kingpin Stewart Rhodes Breaks The Entire Capitol “Insurrection” Lie Wide Open – RevolverIs the FBI protecting “Oath Keeper” kingpin Stewart Rhodes from federal charges because he’s one of theirs? Did Rhodes entrap his people?https://www.revolver.news/2021/06/stewart-rhodes-oath-keepers-missing-link-fbi-unindicted-co-conspirator/

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The following links have to do with past malfeasance of the FBI and how that modus operandi informs us of what their current state of activities most likely are. This the first link to

Rule 406. Habit; Routine Practice
Evidence of a person’s habit or an organization’s routine practice may be admitted to prove that on a particular occasion the person or organization acted in accordance with the habit or routine practice. The court may admit this evidence regardless of whether it is corroborated or whether there was an eyewitness.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/fre/rule_406#%3A~%3Atext%3DEvidence%20of%20a%20person%27s%20habit%2Cwhether%20there%20was%20an%20eyewitness.

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/fbis-mafia-style-justice-fight-crime-fbi-sponsors-15-crimes-day

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fbi-lab-flaws-traced-to-3000-cases/

https://www.c-span.org/video/?102583-1%2Ftainted-evidence-fbi-crime-lab

https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/books/first/k/kelly-evidence.html

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/04/csi-is-a-lie/390897/

COINTELPRO

COINTELPRO The FBI began COINTELPRO—short for Counterintelligence Program—in 1956 to disrupt the activities of the Communist Party of the United States. In the 1960s, it was expanded to include a number of other domestic groups, such as the Ku Klux Klan, the Socialist Workers Party, and the Black Panther Party. All COINTELPRO operations were ended in 1971. Although limited in scope (about two-tenths of one percent of the FBI’s workload over a 15-year period), COINTELPRO was later rightfully criticized by Congress and the American people for abridging first amendment rights and for other reasons.

https://vault.fbi.gov/cointel-pro

MORE EVIDENCE JAN. 6 ‘INSURRECTION’ MAY HAVE BEEN AN INTELLIGENCE OPERATION

Investigative journalist, Darren Beattie joins the War Room to discuss the details of his latest bombshell article about what he calls “The highest-stakes, most dangerous and most important story in the country.”

He says his previous article, reported on by Tucker Carlson is the reason why the NSA began spying on the latter.

Beattie says, “It all boils down to one question. Was 1/6 an ‘intelligence failure’, as FBI Director Christopher Wray says – or was it an intelligence set-up?”

He says one clue that it was a set-up lies in the upwards of 20 unindicted co-conspirators in the 1/6 indictments made against members of the key militia groups implicated, who played various roles in the Capitol Riot and who have not been charged for the same activities — in some cases, more severe activities — as those named alongside them in the indictments. Beattie believes these individuals remain unindicted as a result of grants of immunity, because they are either federal agents or assets.

“And yet, a sandwich shop owner faces 60 years for saying, ‘No, no, not yet.’ That discrepancy was tremendously suspicious to us.

In this second piece, we were able to refine this question still further by asking…about one of those unindicted persons referenced in the charging documents…the head of the Oath Keepers Militia, the biggest militia in the United States…and we basically open up the story with the following: ‘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?’

“I would not have published this if I didn’t have an extreme confidence level in this piece. If this is right, that means that the head of the major militia imputed to 1/6 would have had a relationship with the Federal Government, either as an informant or an undercover agent.

“If that’s the case, it’s not a stretch whatsoever to say that 1/6 was actually orchestrated by the government, that it was actually a set-up…This false 1/6 narrative, that I believe was engineered as an infiltration operation; this false narrative is now the key pretext that our National Security state is using to ram through Patriot Act 2.0, the Domestic War on Terror.”

Beattie believes that the Intelligence Community has gone rogue and that. “If we don’t bring them to heel, we don’t have a country.”

Running Time: 6 mins

Evidence Jan. 6 ‘Insurrection’ May Have Been an Intelligence Operation

Federal Protection of “Oath Keepers” Kingpin Stewart Rhodes Breaks The Entire Capitol “Insurrection” Lie Wide Open

SETUP: On Jan 6 Secret Service Offered to Escort Roger Stone Into the Capitol

Roger Stone: You’ve just hit a very good point, and that is when the latest narrative on January 6th, which is the great recycle. One outlet said that the Feds are now focused on the fact that I was the mastermind – categorically false. Wasn’t there, didn’t know anything about it in advance, didn’t have any involvement whatsoever.

“I’m honored…” Liz Cheney defends joining Pelosi’s select committee

Liz Cheney is ignoring threats by McCarthy over losing her committee assignments and is defending her joining Pelosi’s partisan select committee on the Capitol riot

“I’m honored…” Liz Cheney defends joining Pelosi’s select committee

https://www.theepochtimes.com/exclusive-victor-davis-hanson-on-the-assault-on-meritocracy-politicization-of-the-virus-and-the-platonic-noble-lie_3875843.html

Former President Donald Trump wanted National Guard troops in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6 to protect protesters who were coming to object to the certification of the 2020 presidential election.

Trump asked if D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser had requested National Guard troops. It is not known if she did, but Reuters reports that Trump told then Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller to “fill” the request.

In a Fox News Article, Greg Jarrett questions why the committee has not asked why, again knowing the advance intelligence from the FBI, Homeland Security, and Capitol Police, that there was the chance of violence erupting.

As Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi oversees the Capitol Police, and as Jarrett says, “is partially responsible for maintaining adequate security.”

Trump wanted troops to protect his supporters at Jan. 6 rally

Jan Wolfe

May 12 (Reuters) – President Donald Trump wanted National Guard troops in Washington to protect his supporters at a Jan. 6 rally that ended with them attacking the U.S. Capitol, leaving five dead, Trump’s former Pentagon chief testified on Wednesday.

Former Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller told a House of Representatives panel that he spoke with Trump on Jan. 3, three days before the now-former president’s fiery speech that preceded the violence and led to his second impeachment.

According to Miller’s testimony, Trump asked during that meeting whether the District of Columbia’s mayor had requested National Guard troops for Jan. 6, the day Congress was to ratify Joe Biden’s presidential election victory.

Trump told Miller to “fill” the request, the former defense secretary testified. Miller said Trump told him: “Do whatever is necessary to protect demonstrators that were executing their constitutionally protected rights.”

Miller made the remarks during a contentious hearing held by the House Oversight Committee, which is investigating security failures in the days leading to and during the riot.

Representative Carolyn Maloney, the Democrat who chairs the committee, demanded answers from Miller on why National Guard troops did not arrive until hours after the building was overrun.

Miller testified that the U.S. military was deliberately restrained that day when Trump’s rally turned into an assault by hundreds of his followers that left five dead, including a Capitol Police officer.

Miller testified that he was concerned in the days before Jan. 6 that sending National Guard troops to Washington would fan fears of a military coup or that Trump advisers were advocating martial law.

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/congresswoman-says-trump-administration-botched-capitol-riot-preparations-2021-05-12/

“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And even if he is not romantic personally he is very apt to spread discontent among those who are.”― H.L. Mencken

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63 thoughts on “FBI Role in 1/6/2021

  1. In a new filing in the Couy Griffin case, the government has admitted that they are withholding crucial evidence that proves the innocence of January 6 defendants. More shocking about this situation is that the US Department of Justice is refusing to release this evidence.

    Here is a message from one of our Team Kraken attorneys:

    On Monday, August 9, Department of Justice prosecutors admitted to something we have long known. That DOJ is in possession of exculpatory evidence in favor of the January 6 political prisoners.

    Defendant Couy Griffin faces charges for leading a prayer in an “unrestricted area” at the Capitol on January 6. He and others charged with being present at the Capitol have long been seeking evidence showing they did not break the law.

    While prosecutors refuse to produce exculpatory evidence, today they admitted that it is in their possession:

    “Although we are aware that we possess some information that the defense may view as supportive of arguments that law enforcement authorized defendants (including Defendant) to enter the restricted grounds, e.g., images of officers hugging or fistbumping rioters, posing for photos with rioters, and moving bike racks, we are not in a position to state whether we have identified all such information.”

    However, the DOJ continues to drag its feet and deny these January 6 defendants their constitutional right to access this evidence. The Government alleges it is

    “not currently in a position to identify all information that may be material to the defense in this case.”

    It further states that

    “we are not in a position to turn over the universe of information we possess for Defendant to review.”

    These developments should come as no surprise. The Government …

    Refuses to release video of January 6 to the public,

    Has imprisoned those who peacefully protested at the Capitol, and

    Refuses to prosecute the officer who shot unarmed protester Ashli Babbitt.

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    1. Ashli Babbit shooting

      Now a new name has surfaced in the Babbitt imbroglio — Lt. Michael L. Byrd — and while USCP Communications Director Eva Malecki won’t confirm he is the shooter, in this case she isn’t denying it.

      In a little-noticed exchange, Byrd was cited by the acting House sergeant at arms during a brief discussion of the officer who shot Babbitt at a Feb. 25 House hearing. Both C-SPAN and CNN removed his name from transcripts, but CQ Transcripts — which, according to its website, provides “the complete word from Capitol Hill; exactly as it was spoken” — recorded the Capitol official, Timothy Blodgett, referring to the cop as “Officer Byrd.” His name is clearly audible in the videotape of the hearing (at around 39:20).

      Byrd appears to match the description of the shooter, who video footage shows is an African American dressed that day in a business suit. Jewelry, including a beaded bracelet and lapel pin, also match up with photos of Byrd.

      In addition, Byrd’s resume lines up with what is known about the experience and position of the officer involved in the shooting — a veteran USCP officer who holds the rank of lieutenant and is the commander of the House Chamber Section of the Capitol Police.

      Following the shooting, Byrd’s Internet footprint was scrubbed, including his social media and personal photos.

      https://headlineusa.com/naming-the-capitol-police-officer-who-killed-unarmed-ashli-babbitt/

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      1. It was crucial for liberal sectors of the media to invent and disseminate a harrowing lie about how Officer Brian Sicknick died.
        That is because he is the only one they could claim was killed by pro-Trump protesters at the January 6 riot at the Capitol.

        So The New York Times on January 8 published an emotionally gut-wrenching but complete fiction that never had any evidence — that Officer Sicknick’s skull was savagely bashed in with a fire extinguisher by a pro-Trump mob until he died — and, just like the now-discredited Russian bounty story also unveiled by that same paper, cable outlets and other media platforms repeated this lie over and over in the most emotionally manipulative way possible. Just watch a part of what they did and how:
        It was crucial for liberal sectors of the media to invent and disseminate a harrowing lie about how Officer Brian Sicknick died. That is because he is the only one they could claim was killed by pro-Trump protesters at the January 6 riot at the Capitol.

        So The New York Times on January 8 published an emotionally gut-wrenching but complete fiction that never had any evidence — that Officer Sicknick’s skull was savagely bashed in with a fire extinguisher by a pro-Trump mob until he died — and, just like the now-discredited Russian bounty story also unveiled by that same paper, cable outlets and other media platforms repeated this lie over and over in the most emotionally manipulative way possible. Just watch a part of what they did and how:

        As I detailed over and over when examining this story, there were so many reasons to doubt this storyline from the start. Nobody on the record claimed it happened. The autopsy found no blunt trauma to the head. Sicknick’s own family kept urging the press to stop spreading this story because he called them the night of January 6 and told them he was fine — obviously inconsistent with the media’s claim that he died by having his skull bashed in — and his own mother kept saying that she believed he died of a stroke.

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        But the gruesome story of Sicknick’s “murder” was too valuable to allow any questioning. It was weaponized over and over to depict the pro-Trump mob not as just violent but barbaric and murderous, because if Sicknick weren’t murdered by them, then nobody was (without Sicknick, the only ones killed were four pro-Trump supporters: two who died of a heart attack, one from an amphetamine overdose, and the other, Ashli Babbitt, who was shot point blank in the neck by Capitol Police despite being unarmed). So crucial was this fairy tale about Sicknick that it made its way into the official record of President Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate, and they had Joe Biden himself recite from the script, even as clear facts mounted proving it was untrue.

        https://greenwald.substack.com/p/the-media-lied-repeatedly-about-officer

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      2. The Left, including the Biden administration, seems to be using the January 6 disturbance as an excuse to target, intimidate and abuse political opponents. With those concerns in mind, we filed a FOIA lawsuit against the Department of Justice for records of communication between the FBI and several financial institutions about the reported transfer of financial transactions made by people in DC, Maryland and Virginia on January 5 and January 6, 2021 (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:21-cv-01216)). Last week, the FBI refused to confirm or deny any such records exist.

        We sued after the FBI failed to respond to a February 10, 2021, FOIA request for:

        All records of communication between the FBI and any financial institution, including but not limited to Bank of America, Citibank, Chase Manhattan Bank, Discover, and/or American Express, in which the FBI sought transaction data for those financial institutions’ debit and credit card account holders who made purchases in Washington, DC, Maryland and/or Virginia on January 5, 2021 and/or January 6, 2021.

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      3. Meet Ray Epps: Getting to the Bottom of 1/6

        When we last saw Revolver.News investigative journalist, Darren Beattie a month ago, he was discussing how the 1/6 Commission was expanding its investigation to include all of the communications records of all the MAGA congressmen and everyone in Trump’s inner circle, including all of their user data from all social media sites, with subpoenas being issued to AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.

        The January 6 Select Committee subpoenaed depositions and records from Steve Bannon, Mark Meadows, Dan Scavino and Kash Patel and Steve Bannon is currently in contempt of this order.

        Beattie has been staying on his investigation into January 6th, which he has called “The highest-stakes, most dangerous and most important story in the country.”

        Beattie had previously reported that the evidence was overwhelming that 1/6 was actually orchestrated by the government saying, “I believe [it] was engineered as an infiltration operation. This false narrative is now the key pretext that our National Security state is using to ram through Patriot Act 2.0, the Domestic War on Terror.”

        He said the biggest proof of this were the upwards of 20 unindicted co-conspirators in the 1/6 indictments made against members of the key implicated militia groups, who have not been charged for the same activities — in some cases, more severe activities — as those named alongside them in the indictments.

        Beattie believes these individuals were not indicted due to grants of immunity, because they are either federal agents or assets.

        One of those figures appears to be one Ray Epps.

        He is seen in these videos, ordering people to storm the Capitol and to break into the Capitol building.

        Like Oathkeepers Founder and militia Head, Stewart Rhodes, Ray Epps seems to have eluded the interest of the investigators, completely.

        After 9 months, neither Ray Epps nor the head of this main militia have been indicted, when their own statements and actions have been used by the Government to incriminate and attempt to deny bail to underlings in the Oathkeepers.

        Why is the Commission ignoring these key people?

        Running Time: 6 mins

        https://forbiddenknowledgetv.net/meet-ray-epps-getting-to-the-bottom-of-1-6/
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      4. ‘Fed-Protected’ Man Identified As Mystery Instigator Of J6 Capitol Breach

        In a House hearing on Thursday, 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.

        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.

        Here is a transcript of Thomas Massie’s exchange with the Attorney General, just in case you skipped past the video above.

        Rep. Massie: As far as we can determine, the individual who was saying he’ll probably go to jail, he’ll probably be arrested, but they need to go into the Capitol the next day, is then directing people into the Capitol the next day, is then the next day directing people to the Capitol. And as far as we can find. You said this is one of the most sweeping in history. Have you seen that video, or those frames from that video?

        AG Garland: So as I said at the outset, one of the norms of the Justice Department is to not comment on pending investigations, and particularly not to comment on particular scenes or particular individuals.

        Rep. Massie: I was hoping today to give you an opportunity to put to rest the concerns that people have that there were federal agents or assets of the federal government present on January 5 and January 6. Can you tell us, without talking about particular incidents or particular videos, how many agents or assets of the federal government were present on January 6, whether they agitated to go into the Capitol, and if any of them did?

        AG Garland: So I’m not going to violate this norm of, uh, of, of, of, the rule of law.

        [Looks down and away]

        I’m not going to comment on an investigation that’s ongoing.

        There is good reason why AG Garland ran from Massie’s question faster than he could find words — and why he couldn’t even keep eye contact as he was dodging Massie’s gaze.

        After months of research, Revolver’s investigative reporting team can now reveal that Ray Epps appears to be among the primary orchestrators of the very first breach of the Capitol’s police barricades at 12:50pm on January 6. Epps appears to have led the “breach team” that committed the very first illegal acts on that fateful day. What’s more, Epps and his “breach team” did all their dirty work with 10 minutes still remaining in President Trump’s National Mall speech, and with the vast majority of Trump supporters still 30 minutes away from the Capitol.

        Secondly, Revolver also determined, and will prove below, that the the FBI stealthily removed Ray Epps from its Capitol Violence Most Wanted List on July 1, just one day after Revolver exposed the inexplicable and puzzlesome FBI protection of known Epps associate and Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes. July 1 was also just one day after separate New York Times report amplified a glaring, falsifiable lie about Epps’s role in the events of January 6.

        Lastly, Ray Epps appears to have worked alongside several individuals — many of them suspiciously unindicted — to carry out a breach of the police barricades that induced a subsequent flood of unsuspecting MAGA protesters to unwittingly trespass on Capitol restricted grounds and place themselves in legal jeopardy.

        Corroborating Ray Epps’s Identity

        Identifying the individual in Thomas Massie’s video as Ray Epps was a surprisingly quick and easy task for the Internet.

        It took less than a week after January 6 for online researchers to track down Epps down and confirm his identity. Researchers uncovered his personal Facebook profile, where Epps shared his life story on Mark Zuckerberg’s social media app, under his real name.

        On Facebook, Epps posted photos of himself boating, on horseback, and bear-hunting with a crossbow.

        There is good reason why AG Garland ran from Massie’s question faster than he could find words — and why he couldn’t even keep eye contact as he was dodging Massie’s gaze.

        After months of research, Revolver’s investigative reporting team can now reveal that Ray Epps appears to be among the primary orchestrators of the very first breach of the Capitol’s police barricades at 12:50pm on January 6. Epps appears to have led the “breach team” that committed the very first illegal acts on that fateful day. What’s more, Epps and his “breach team” did all their dirty work with 10 minutes still remaining in President Trump’s National Mall speech, and with the vast majority of Trump supporters still 30 minutes away from the Capitol.

        Secondly, Revolver also determined, and will prove below, that the the FBI stealthily removed Ray Epps from its Capitol Violence Most Wanted List on July 1, just one day after Revolver exposed the inexplicable and puzzlesome FBI protection of known Epps associate and Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes. July 1 was also just one day after separate New York Times report amplified a glaring, falsifiable lie about Epps’s role in the events of January 6.

        Lastly, Ray Epps appears to have worked alongside several individuals — many of them suspiciously unindicted — to carry out a breach of the police barricades that induced a subsequent flood of unsuspecting MAGA protesters to unwittingly trespass on Capitol restricted grounds and place themselves in legal jeopardy.

        Corroborating Ray Epps’s Identity

        Identifying the individual in Thomas Massie’s video as Ray Epps was a surprisingly quick and easy task for the Internet.

        It took less than a week after January 6 for online researchers to track down Epps down and confirm his identity. Researchers uncovered his personal Facebook profile, where Epps shared his life story on Mark Zuckerberg’s social media app, under his real name.

        On Facebook, Epps posted photos of himself boating, on horseback, and bear-hunting with a crossbow.

        Researchers went on to locate Epps’s ranch in Arizona, his events business, his private holding company, along with every publicly discoverable record imaginable. They even found his Facebook likes, religious affiliation, and preferred insurance agents and plumbing services, which we’ll avoid reporting in the interest of sparing unnecessary private details.

        Epps, who grew up in Arizona and still lives there today, was contacted directly by local newspaper Arizona Central on January 11 — less than a week after January 6, and just three days after Epps was added to the FBI Most Wanted list, a detail upon which we will elaborate later on in this report.

        AZ Central, which published its contemporaneous article on Epps under the original headline, In video, Trump supporter says, ‘We need to go into the Capitol’, first confirms his attendance at the Capitol protest:

        A Queen Creek man who acknowledges he was in Washington, D.C., for last week’s rally by President Donald Trump also appears to be shown in videos taken the night before talking about plans to go inside the U.S. Capitol.

        In one video that has been widely viewed on Twitter, he 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 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.

        “I think the truth needs to get out,” he said.

        A video online appears to show him saying, “We’re here to defend the Constitution” and “We need to go into the Capitol.

        Epps didn’t stop at simply confirming his presence at the Capitol. Epps effectively corroborated on record that he was the exact same man telling Trump supporters they needed to go inside the Capitol.

        Asked about it, he first told The Republic he would need to see the video. When read a transcript of the comments, he said, “The only thing that meant is we would go in the doors like everyone else. It was totally, totally wrong the way they went in.” [AZ Central]

        The video below compiles shortened versions of five separate exchanges apparently involving Epps at various hours during the night of January 5 and afternoon of January 6.

        As you process the video above and the information to follow, it is important to keep in mind: Ray Epps is a free man. He has never been arrested or charged. Nearly 10 months after January 6, the FBI and Justice Department still refuse to comment on whether Epps has ever been served a search warrant.

        But we do know that at least rank-and-file FBI investigators were intensely interested in Ray Epps in the immediate aftermath of January 6.

        By January 8, the FBI Capitol Violence Most Wanted List featured a big fat friendly face shot of Ray Epps. The FBI’s Washington Field Office, in a tweet the same day, called for the public’s help in identifying Epps. Epps, dressed in full camo with a bright red “Trump” hat, is the FBI’s “Suspect 16” in the bottom-left quadrant of both images reproduced below:
        https://odysee.com/@RevolverArchiveSaves:e/Ray-Epps—The-Moment-The-Barricades-Were-First-Stormed-1(1)—Copy:a

        There are currently 486 suspects in the FBI’s Capitol Violence Most Wanted list. The fact that Ray Epps was one of the first 20 suspects the FBI ever publicly featured on its “be on the lookout” boards and “Most Wanted” lists reveals just how high a priority the FBI’s rank-and-file investigators considered Epps to be.

        So to recap, on January 8, the FBI begged the public’s help to identify the mysterious “Person #16.”

        Then, a funny thing happened: the public actually delivered.

        Initially, swarms of left-wing researcher accounts, Antifa groups, and partisan non-profits leapt into Crowdsourced Internet Detective mode. They assigned Epps’s identity various hashtags and tracked his movements throughout January 5-6. The primary three hashtags assigned to Epps were:

        #CrowdControl, because of the way Epps was always controlling every crowd he was a part of on both January 5 and January 6;
        #FedBoomer, because of the shocking video (analyzed below) of Epps being shouted down as a “Fed” by Trump supporters for proposing to enter the Capitol; and
        #BigMagaCamo, which came to be Epps’s final, neutral descriptor name. It is under the #BigMagaCamo moniker that virtually all left-wing databases, shared Google spreadsheets and multimedia archives retain most of their Ray Epps information.
        Within days of the riot at the Capitol, archives quickly swelled with videos and images of Epps.

        Ray Epps played two roles in virtually every encounter during his Commando Capitol Tour on January 6.
        https://www.zerohedge.com/political/fed-protected-man-identified-mystery-instigator-j6-capitol-breach
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    2. Unindicted Co-Conspirators in 1/6 Cases Raise Disturbing Questions of Federal Foreknowledge

      Of all the questions asked, words spoken, and ink spilled on the so-called “Capitol Siege” of January 6, 2021, none hold the key to the entire event quite like what Sen. Amy Klobuchar asked of Christopher Wray.

      The Democrat from Minnesota asked the Trump-appointed FBI Director: Did the federal government infiltrate any of the so-called “militia” organizations claimed to be responsible for planning and executing the Capitol Siege?

      blob:https://odysee.com/d9a85a98-708c-4261-8427-2e799f543742

      The full segment is available on YouTube.

      Christopher Wray is able to uncomfortably weasel his way out of answering the question directly, partially because Klobuchar does him the courtesy of not asking him the question directly. Klobuchar instead asks the FBI director if he wishes he had infiltrated the militia organizations allegedly involved in 1/6 — assuming from the outset that there was in fact no infiltration, thereby providing the FBI director an easy way to avoid addressing the question one way or another.

      Revolver News is willing to address the matter directly in the following three questions:

      In the year leading up to 1/6 and during 1/6 itself, to what extent were the three primary militia groups (the Oath Keepers, the Proud Boys, and the Three Percenters) that the FBI, DOJ, Pentagon and network news have labeled most responsible for planning and executing a Capitol attack on 1/6 infiltrated by agencies of the federal government, or informants of said agencies?
      Exactly how many federal undercover agents or confidential informants were present at the Capitol or in the Capitol during the infamous “siege” and what roles did they play (merely passive informants or active instigators)?
      Finally, of all of the unindicted co-conspirators referenced in the charging documents of those indicted for crimes on 1/6, how many worked as a confidential informant or as an undercover operative for the federal government (FBI, Army Counterintelligence, etc.)?

      From now on, all discussion of 1/6 must give way to a laser-like focus on the questions above, with an unwavering persistence at obtaining the answers.

      If the narrative about 1/6 does not conform to the questions above, the American people will never learn the most important truth about what 1/6 is, and what kind of country they’re really living in.

      If it turns out the federal government did in fact have undercover agents or confidential informants embedded within the so-called militia groups indicted for conspiring to obstruct the Senate certification on 1/6, the implications would be nothing short of seismic. Especially if such agents or informants enjoyed extremely senior-level positions within such groups.

      One of the key consensus points among the FBI-DOJ and the regime media is the idea that, while 1/6 is primarily the fault of Trump-supporting QAnon-infused “domestic terrorists,” it is secondarily the fault of so-called “intelligence failures.”

      Klobuchar’s own question at the March 2, 2021 FBI hearing (above) reinforces this “intelligence failure” narrative, but she is not alone. A five-month “bipartisan” Senate investigation recently arrived at the very same “intelligence failure” narrative to explain the breach of the Capitol and associated events on 1/6:

      A bipartisan Senate investigation of the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection found security and intelligence failures at every level of government that led to the breach of the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob as lawmakers in a joint session were certifying the 2020 election.

      The 95-page report, a product of a roughly five-month, joint probe by the Senate Homeland Security and Rules Committees, found significant breakdowns ranging “from federal intelligence agencies failing to warn of a potential for violence to a lack of planning and preparation by (U.S. Capitol Police) and law enforcement leadership.” There was no overall operational or staffing plan for that fateful day, a total failure of leadership, according to the committees. [ABC News]

      If it turns out that the federal government (FBI, Army Counterintelligence, or a similar agency) had undercover agents or confidential informants embedded in any of the groups involved in 1/6, the “federal intelligence agencies failing to warn of a potential for violence” looks less like an innocent mistake and more like something sinister.

      Indeed, if the federal government knew of a potential for violence in or around the Capitol on 1/6 and failed to call for heightened security, the agencies responsible may in fact be legally liable for the damages incurred during that day.

      It is unsettling to entertain the possibility that the federal government knew of a potential for violence on 1/6 and did nothing to stop it. It presents the question: why would agencies, or certain elements within, sit back and let something like this happen on purpose?

      A still more disturbing possibility arises from a careful study of the unindicted co-conspirators listed throughout the various charging documents of individuals facing the most serious charges related to 1/6.

      We at Revolver News have noticed a pattern from our now months-long investigation into 1/6 — and in particular from our meticulous study of the charging documents related to those indicted. In many cases the unindicted co-conspirators appear to be much more aggressive and egregious participants in the very so-called “conspiracy” serving as the basis for charging those indicted.

      The question immediately arises as to why this is the case, and forces us to consider whether certain individuals are being protected from indictment because they were involved in 1/6 as undercover operatives or confidential informants for a federal agency.

      Here it is useful to draw a distinction between two discrete categories of participants in the so-called Capitol Siege.

      The first category is the group of mostly harmless tourists who walked through already opened doors and already-removed barricades, and at most were guilty of minor trespassing charges and light property offenses. The second group consists of those who were violent with police officers, broke down barricades, smashed windows, belonged to a “militia” group engaged in military-style planning prior to the event, discussed transporting heavy weaponry, and so forth.

      Up until now, the overwhelming (perhaps exclusive) share of counter-establishment reporting on 1/6 has focused on absolving the first group. And this is a valuable thing. The notion that these harmless “MAGA moms” wandering around the Capitol were domestic terrorists engaged in an insurrection is absurd. That many of these people are being held in prison, without bail, under harsh conditions, amounts to an unacceptable and outrageous abuse of basic human rights.

      However, the possibility that the federal government had undercover operatives or informants involved in the events of 1/6, from its planning to its execution, compels us to turn our attention to the second category of participants.

      We are especially interested in the unindicted co-conspirators who belonged to any of the big three “militia groups” — the Oath Keepers, the Proud Boys, and the Three Percenters. Indeed, it is these militia groups whose behavior, statements and planning leading up to and during 1/6 most closely align with the “violent insurrectionist” caricature we hear about in the media, and which the government claims to be going after in its aggressive prosecutions.

      If it turns out that an extraordinary percentage of the members of these groups involved in planning and executing the Capitol Siege were federal informants or undercover operatives, the implications would be nothing short of staggering. This would be far worse than the already bad situation of the government knowing about the possibility of violence and doing nothing. Instead, this would imply that elements of the federal government were active instigators in the most egregious and spectacular aspects of 1/6, amounting to a monumental entrapment scheme used as a pretext to imprison otherwise harmless protestors at the Capitol — and in a much larger sense used to frame the entire MAGA movement as potential domestic terrorists.

      This is what’s at stake in getting to the bottom of 1/6.

      From now on, all discussion of 1/6 must give way to a laser-like focus on the questions above, with an unwavering persistence at obtaining the answers.

      If the narrative about 1/6 does not conform to the questions above, the American people will never learn the most important truth about what 1/6 is, and what kind of country they’re really living in.

      If it turns out the federal government did in fact have undercover agents or confidential informants embedded within the so-called militia groups indicted for conspiring to obstruct the Senate certification on 1/6, the implications would be nothing short of seismic. Especially if such agents or informants enjoyed extremely senior-level positions within such groups.

      One of the key consensus points among the FBI-DOJ and the regime media is the idea that, while 1/6 is primarily the fault of Trump-supporting QAnon-infused “domestic terrorists,” it is secondarily the fault of so-called “intelligence failures.”

      Klobuchar’s own question at the March 2, 2021 FBI hearing (above) reinforces this “intelligence failure” narrative, but she is not alone. A five-month “bipartisan” Senate investigation recently arrived at the very same “intelligence failure” narrative to explain the breach of the Capitol and associated events on 1/6:

      A bipartisan Senate investigation of the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection found security and intelligence failures at every level of government that led to the breach of the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob as lawmakers in a joint session were certifying the 2020 election.

      The 95-page report, a product of a roughly five-month, joint probe by the Senate Homeland Security and Rules Committees, found significant breakdowns ranging “from federal intelligence agencies failing to warn of a potential for violence to a lack of planning and preparation by (U.S. Capitol Police) and law enforcement leadership.” There was no overall operational or staffing plan for that fateful day, a total failure of leadership, according to the committees. [ABC News]

      If it turns out that the federal government (FBI, Army Counterintelligence, or a similar agency) had undercover agents or confidential informants embedded in any of the groups involved in 1/6, the “federal intelligence agencies failing to warn of a potential for violence” looks less like an innocent mistake and more like something sinister.

      Indeed, if the federal government knew of a potential for violence in or around the Capitol on 1/6 and failed to call for heightened security, the agencies responsible may in fact be legally liable for the damages incurred during that day.

      It is unsettling to entertain the possibility that the federal government knew of a potential for violence on 1/6 and did nothing to stop it. It presents the question: why would agencies, or certain elements within, sit back and let something like this happen on purpose?

      A still more disturbing possibility arises from a careful study of the unindicted co-conspirators listed throughout the various charging documents of individuals facing the most serious charges related to 1/6.

      We at Revolver News have noticed a pattern from our now months-long investigation into 1/6 — and in particular from our meticulous study of the charging documents related to those indicted. In many cases the unindicted co-conspirators appear to be much more aggressive and egregious participants in the very so-called “conspiracy” serving as the basis for charging those indicted.

      The question immediately arises as to why this is the case, and forces us to consider whether certain individuals are being protected from indictment because they were involved in 1/6 as undercover operatives or confidential informants for a federal agency.

      Here it is useful to draw a distinction between two discrete categories of participants in the so-called Capitol Siege.

      The first category is the group of mostly harmless tourists who walked through already opened doors and already-removed barricades, and at most were guilty of minor trespassing charges and light property offenses. The second group consists of those who were violent with police officers, broke down barricades, smashed windows, belonged to a “militia” group engaged in military-style planning prior to the event, discussed transporting heavy weaponry, and so forth.

      Up until now, the overwhelming (perhaps exclusive) share of counter-establishment reporting on 1/6 has focused on absolving the first group. And this is a valuable thing. The notion that these harmless “MAGA moms” wandering around the Capitol were domestic terrorists engaged in an insurrection is absurd. That many of these people are being held in prison, without bail, under harsh conditions, amounts to an unacceptable and outrageous abuse of basic human rights.

      However, the possibility that the federal government had undercover operatives or informants involved in the events of 1/6, from its planning to its execution, compels us to turn our attention to the second category of participants.

      We are especially interested in the unindicted co-conspirators who belonged to any of the big three “militia groups” — the Oath Keepers, the Proud Boys, and the Three Percenters. Indeed, it is these militia groups whose behavior, statements and planning leading up to and during 1/6 most closely align with the “violent insurrectionist” caricature we hear about in the media, and which the government claims to be going after in its aggressive prosecutions.

      If it turns out that an extraordinary percentage of the members of these groups involved in planning and executing the Capitol Siege were federal informants or undercover operatives, the implications would be nothing short of staggering. This would be far worse than the already bad situation of the government knowing about the possibility of violence and doing nothing. Instead, this would imply that elements of the federal government were active instigators in the most egregious and spectacular aspects of 1/6, amounting to a monumental entrapment scheme used as a pretext to imprison otherwise harmless protestors at the Capitol — and in a much larger sense used to frame the entire MAGA movement as potential domestic terrorists.

      This is what’s at stake in getting to the bottom of 1/6.
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      And this is essential to keep in mind while attempting to get to the bottom of 1/6:
      Rule 406. Habit; Routine Practice

      Evidence of a person’s habit or an organization’s routine practice may be admitted to prove that on a particular occasion the person or organization acted in accordance with the habit or routine practice. The court may admit this evidence regardless of whether it is corroborated or whether there was an eyewitness.

      https://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/fre/rule_406#%3A~%3Atext%3DEvidence%20of%20a%20person%27s%20habit%2Cwhether%20there%20was%20an%20eyewitness.
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      1. When Nancy Pelosi raised a glass to Liz Cheney, it was the most unlikely of toasts.

        Democratic lawmakers and the Republican congresswoman were gathered in the House speaker’s office as the group prepared for the first session of the committee investigating the Jan. 6 siege at the Capitol.

        Pelosi spoke of the “solemn responsibility” before them and raised her water glass to Cheney, a daughter of the former vice president and the sole Republican in the room.

        “Let us salute Liz for her courage,” she said, according to a person familiar with the gathering who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the private meeting.

        Politics often creates unlikely alliances, the odd-couple arrangements between would-be foes who drop their differences to engage on a common cause.”

        Standing on the steps of the Capitol, Cheney lambasted the rhetoric coming from McCarthy as “disgraceful” and supported Pelosi’s decision to block two of his appointees — Reps. Jim Banks of Indiana and Jim Jordan of Ohio — to the panel because of their alliance with Trump.

        McCarthy has suggested Cheney might be closer now to Pelosi than her own party, and he withdrew all Republican participation in the committee.

        https://headlineusa.com/pelosi-raises-toast-to-cheney-let-us-salute-liz-for-her-courage/

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        What a load of putrid bullshit. Everyone knows that Liz Cheney has been a vicious opponent of Donald Trump and a friend of the DNC for years. These so-called “would-be foes” have been comrades in arms against Trump since he was elected President. Cheney is the posterboy of a RINO (Republican In Name Only) and has voted with the Democrats on almost every subject here entire career.

        This report from Associated Press is the kind of nonsense spin that is common from the Mockingbird Press.

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      2. Essay: Anatomy of the Deep State
        February 21, 2014

        There is the visible government situated around the Mall in Washington, and then there is another, more shadowy, more indefinable government that is not explained in Civics 101 or observable to tourists at the White House or the Capitol. The former is traditional Washington partisan politics: the tip of the iceberg that a public watching C-SPAN sees daily and which is theoretically controllable via elections. The subsurface part of the iceberg I shall call the Deep State, which operates according to its own compass heading regardless of who is formally in power. [1]

        During the last five years, the news media have been flooded with pundits decrying the broken politics of Washington. The conventional wisdom has it that partisan gridlock and dysfunction have become the new normal. That is certainly the case, and I have been among the harshest critics of this development. But it is also imperative to acknowledge the limits of this critique as it applies to the American governmental system. On one level, the critique is self-evident: In the domain that the public can see, Congress is hopelessly deadlocked in the worst manner since the 1850s, the violently rancorous decade preceding the Civil War.

        Yes, there is another government concealed behind the one that is visible at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue, a hybrid entity of public and private institutions ruling the country…As I wrote in The Party is Over, the present objective of congressional Republicans is to render the executive branch powerless, at least until a Republican president is elected (a goal that voter suppression laws in GOP-controlled states are clearly intended to accomplish). President Obama cannot enact his domestic policies and budgets: Because of incessant GOP filibustering, not only could he not fill the large number of vacancies in the federal judiciary, he could not even get his most innocuous presidential appointees into office. Democrats controlling the Senate have responded by weakening the filibuster of nominations, but Republicans are sure to react with other parliamentary delaying tactics. This strategy amounts to congressional nullification of executive branch powers by a party that controls a majority in only one house of Congress.
        Despite this apparent impotence, President Obama can liquidate American citizens without due processes, detain prisoners indefinitely without charge, conduct dragnet surveillance on the American people without judicial warrant and engage in unprecedented — at least since the McCarthy era — witch hunts against federal employees (the so-called “Insider Threat Program”). Within the United States, this power is characterized by massive displays of intimidating force by militarized federal, state and local law enforcement. Abroad, President Obama can start wars at will and engage in virtually any other activity whatsoever without so much as a by-your-leave from Congress, such as arranging the forced landing of a plane carrying a sovereign head of state over foreign territory. Despite the habitual cant of congressional Republicans about executive overreach by Obama, the would-be dictator, we have until recently heard very little from them about these actions — with the minor exception of comments from gadfly Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky. Democrats, save a few mavericks such as Ron Wyden of Oregon, are not unduly troubled, either — even to the extent of permitting seemingly perjured congressional testimony under oath by executive branch officials on the subject of illegal surveillance.

        These are not isolated instances of a contradiction; they have been so pervasive that they tend to be disregarded as background noise. During the time in 2011 when political warfare over the debt ceiling was beginning to paralyze the business of governance in Washington, the United States government somehow summoned the resources to overthrow Muammar Ghaddafi’s regime in Libya, and, when the instability created by that coup spilled over into Mali, provide overt and covert assistance to French intervention there. At a time when there was heated debate about continuing meat inspections and civilian air traffic control because of the budget crisis, our government was somehow able to commit $115 million to keeping a civil war going in Syria and to pay at least £100m to the United Kingdom’s Government Communications Headquarters to buy influence over and access to that country’s intelligence. Since 2007, two bridges carrying interstate highways have collapsed due to inadequate maintenance of infrastructure, one killing 13 people. During that same period of time, the government spent $1.7 billion constructing a building in Utah that is the size of 17 football fields. This mammoth structure is intended to allow the National Security Agency to store a yottabyte of information, the largest numerical designator computer scientists have coined. A yottabyte is equal to 500 quintillion pages of text. They need that much storage to archive every single trace of your electronic life.

        https://billmoyers.com/2014/02/21/anatomy-of-the-deep-state/

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    3. The pandemic exposed parents, teachers, and school-age children to unexpected challenges, including the difficulty of remote video learning. But as children participated in their classrooms via laptop cameras, parents were aghast as the camera exposed their school’s radical teaching of Critical Race Theory. Now, as outraged parents fight back against the teacher’s unions and the school boards, Mark proposes a radical proposal of his own: wire every classroom with cameras. WATCH more Mark Levin:

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      1. 59 of 96 Phones Assigned to Robert Mueller Probe Missing: GOP Senators
        BY JACK PHILLIPS July 15, 2021

        Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Jonhson (R-Wis.) sent a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) requesting more information about missing phones used by former special counsel Robert Mueller during his investigation into former President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.

        In a news release, the two senators said they were compelled to send a letter (pdf) to the agency after the DOJ failed to review more than 20 phones for federal record preservation after Grassley in September 2020 asked about a possible violation of federal record-keeping laws following a Freedom of Information Act revelation showing records on devices used by Mueller’s team were deleted.

        The DOJ’s Office of the Inspector General in September 2020, the senators wrote, told them that several phones belonging to “multiple people on then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team were ‘wiped’ for various reasons during [the Russia investigation].” And on May 11 of this year, the inspector general said that 59 of 96 phones assigned to Mueller’s team couldn’t be located, according to the senators.

        Relating to the phones, the two senators said they want the names of the Special Counsel’s Office team members whose cell phones are not reviewed by official records, if there are any actions being taken to recover the missing phones, and whether the DOJ reviewed the devices to see if “they were used to leak sensitive or classified information,” among other requests.

        https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/59-of-96-phones-assigned-to-robert-mueller-probe-missing-gop-senators_3902935.html

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      2. Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said that he was confident people would be going to jail as a result of a report soon to be released by special counsel John Durham.
        Nunes, who is the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, made the comments while being interviewed Thursday on the Sara Carter Show podcast.

        “I’m still positive, and I guess I have to be, that people are going to go to jail, and they are going to be prosecuted for the Russia grand fiasco and the Russia hoax,” Nunes said.

        Durham has been investigating allegations that the probe into Russian collusion with the Trump campaign in the 2016 election was motivated by political interests..

        Nunes offered other details about the Durham report.

        “It may not be as broad as we want it to be,” Nunes said.

        “But look, there are some major perpetrators,” he explained. “I think, as you and everybody else know, we’ve made over 14 criminal referrals. That doesn’t mean 14 individuals. That means 14 different criminal referrals involving multiple individuals.”

        Nunes also offered a warning to the Biden administration against interfering with the conclusion of the Durham investigation.

        “That would be a big issue, especially if Republicans get control back of the Congress because we have subpoena power,” said Nunes.

        Durham’s investigation, which has been ongoing since spring 2019, has so far resulted in just one successful conviction, that of former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith. He plead guilty to altering an email used to justify surveillance on Carter Page, who was working with the Trump 2016 campaign at the time.

        Clinesmith apologized for the error and said that he committed the document falsification only to save himself some time. He was sentenced in January to 12 months probation and 400 hours community service.

        In June, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said on Fox News that he was angry the report had not been released earlier.

        “We were supposed to have the Durham report over a year ago,” Jordan said. “I just don’t know where that is.”

        https://www.theblaze.com/news/nunes-durham-report-jail-russian

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    4. DECEMBER 18, 2013
      The CIA and the Washington Post

      BY NORMAN SOLOMON

      News media should illuminate conflicts of interest, not embody them. But the owner of the Washington Post is now doing big business with the Central Intelligence Agency, while readers of the newspaper’s CIA coverage are left in the dark.

      The Post’s new owner, Jeff Bezos, is the founder and CEO of Amazon — which recently landed a $600 million contract with the CIA. But the Post’s articles about the CIA are not disclosing that the newspaper’s sole owner is the main owner of CIA business partner Amazon.

      Even for a multi-billionaire like Bezos, a $600 million contract is a big deal. That’s more than twice as much as Bezos paid to buy the Post four months ago.

      And there’s likely to be plenty more where that CIA largesse came from. Amazon’s offer wasn’t the low bid, but it won the CIA contract anyway by offering advanced high-tech “cloud” infrastructure.

      More at:
      https://www.counterpunch.org/2013/12/18/the-cia-and-the-washington-post/

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    5. NEVER-TRUMPER MARK LEVIN STANDS UP FOR IMPRISONED MAGA CAPTIVES

      This is very disturbing aboutJan 6th riot convicts:

      As we’ve reported previously, the Trump supporters are sleeping on a concrete slab in their cells, with no blankets. They are denied human contact. They are denied soap and toilet paper in their cells. They are frequently tied up and beaten by their guards who hurl racist insults at them while punching the daylights out of them. This is torture, and Joe Biden and Kamala Harris deserve to be impeached for it.

      So… it hurts me to say it, but, “Good Job, Mark Levin.” So far, Levin is the only mainstream media figure with a national televised platform who has stood up for the jailed Trump supporters. Credit where credit is due.

      https://www.lopmatrix.com/never-trumper-mark-levin-stands-up-for-imprisoned-maga-captives/

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    6. Kevin McCarthy, the House G.O.P. leader, nominated five Republicans to the committee investigating the Capitol attack. Three of them voted to challenge the 2020 election results.

      His list for the Democratic-led probe into the deadly melee includes three lawmakers who voted against certifying the 2020 presidential election results after the attack.

      To lead the GOP contingent of the panel, McCarthy, a loyalist to former President Donald Trump, tapped Indiana Rep. Jim Banks as ranking Republican.

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      “I have accepted Leader McCarthy’s appointment to this committee because we need leaders who will force the Democrats and the media to answer questions so far ignored,” Banks said in a statement. “Among them, why was the Capitol unprepared and vulnerable to attack on January 6?”

      Banks added: “If Democrats were serious about investigating political violence, this committee would be studying not only the January 6 riot at the Capitol, but also the hundreds of violent political riots last summer when many more innocent Americans and law-enforcement officers were attacked,” employing a familiar Republican talking point of questioning Democrats’ responses to a summer of largely peaceful demonstrations against racism and police brutality.

      McCarthy’s other nominees are:

      Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis;
      Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan;
      Rep. Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota;
      and Texas Rep. Troy Nehls.
      Banks, Jordan and Nehls voted against certifying the election.

      Late last month, on near-party lines, the House approved the select committee after Republicans blocked the formation of an independent commission to investigate the incident. One of the Republicans who voted to approve the committee, Wyoming’s Liz Cheney, was picked by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to be on the panel.

      https://www.npr.org/2021/07/19/1018136264/gop-leader-mccarthy-taps-5-republicans-to-serve-on-jan-6-select-committee

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    7. The video footage from 1/6 being kept under wraps is most suspicious. That is one reason we must have Republicans doing an investigation on their own even if Pelosi won’t allow the people that McCarthy chose. They need to subpeona those videos and go through them dilegently and identify every character who was actively involved in real violence. I would wager that many will turn out to be FBI agents accompanied by the dupes they brought into the operation.

      Pelosi certainly would suppress those videos totally and not even mention them. She is a rat in a woman costume.

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    8. Was January 6 Part Of The FBI’s ‘Operation Cold Snap’?

      It’s only a matter of time before we learn how many “Big Dans” or Stephen Robesons were part of January 6.

      The tony, bucolic town of Dublin, Ohio would be one of the last places in America expected to host a convention of white supremacist militiamen. Nestled along the Scioto River, the Columbus suburb’s biggest claim to fame is hosting the PGA’s annual Memorial Golf tournament every summer.

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      But in 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.

      In a motion filed in July by a defense lawyer in the Whitmer kidnapping prosecution, Robeson is described as having a long record “of cooperating with the government in exchange for personal benefits. Basically, this [confidential human source] has a decades-long history of acting as a professional snitch for the government.”

      Robeson also—and there’s nothing at all sketchy about this—founded the Wisconsin Patriot Three Percenters, BuzzFeed reported. Three Percenters, along with the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers, are considered right-wing extremist militias by the FBI. Dozens of members from the three groups have been arrested and charged in connection with the January 6 protest at the Capitol.

      But there’s more to Robeson’s background than just acting as government-paid flypaper to lure right-wingers to join a so-called “militia” group; he’s compiled a rap sheet a mile long including sex with a minor, battery, car theft, insurance fraud, and forgery. And in 2020, this convicted felon was working for Christopher Wray’s FBI to entrap alleged “militia men,” presumably loyal to Donald Trump, to pull a stunt before the 2020 election.

      Which is exactly what happened. In yet another example of the FBI interfering in a presidential election, Robeson and at least a dozen other FBI agents and informants orchestrated the shocking scheme—the feds paid for and organized “surveillance” trips as well as weapons training camps, all for the hidden cameras to capture on film—to produce major headlines as early voting was underway in the crucial swing state of Michigan.

      Whitmer held a dramatic press conference the day the Justice Department announced the arrest of six men on federal conspiracy charges, blaming Trump for encouraging “domestic terrorists.” Joe Biden weighed in, too. “There is a through line from President Trump’s dog whistles and tolerance of hate, vengeance, and lawlessness to plots such as this one. He is giving oxygen to the bigotry and hate we see on the march in our country,” he said on October 8, 2020.

      Turns out, the “oxygen” that gave the plot life came from inside the house. BuzzFeed, after reviewing numerous court records and conducting interviews with those involved, concluded the FBI assets “had a hand in nearly every aspect of the alleged plot, starting with its inception.” Without the FBIs involvement, it’s unclear “whether there would have even been a conspiracy without them.” For now, the federal trial has been delayed until next spring after defense counsel asked for a 90-day continuance to investigate misconduct by FBI agents and informants. (I reported on that here.)

      It also appears that the Whitmer operation was only part of the FBI’s overall plan to infiltrate and perhaps direct the conduct of unsuspecting “militia” men in 2020.

      Operation Cold Snap, according to BuzzFeed, was an undercover “far-reaching, multi-state domestic terrorism investigation” to surveil—or more likely entrap, as defense lawyers in the Whitmer case now argue—people tied to the FBI’s hit list of right-wing militias. The Justice Department vaguely referred to the operation in its press release announcing the arrests in the Whitmer case. “[The] FBI began an investigation earlier this year after becoming aware through social media that a group of individuals was discussing the violent overthrow of certain government and law enforcement components.”

      Testimony by one of the lead FBI special agents in the Whitmer case verified the multi-state probe. Henrik Impola, who worked with the FBI’s biggest informant in the case, an Iraq War vet known as “Big Dan,” told a judge he was handling “Big Dan” and acting as a case agent in Operation Cold Snap at the same time. “From the FBI through the domestic terrorism operation center, I was aware of other FBI investigations in Baltimore and Milwaukee and Cincinnati and Indiana involving other militia members . . . who were attending the national conference in Dublin,” Impola testified in March.

      “Big Dan,” who was paid at least $54,000 by the FBI for seven months’ work on the Whitmer caper, and a separate FBI special agent had another target: Virginia. FBI Special Agent Jayson Chambers in September urged “Big Dan” to convince a man in Virginia to participate in a sinister plan against Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. “The mission is to kill the governor specifically,” the text between handler and informant read. And just like in the Whitmer plot, “Big Dan” advised his target how to build an explosive device and urged him to attend a training camp in Wisconsin. “Like all the others, [the Wisconsin event] was conceived, planned, and conducted by the federal investigative team of agents and undercover informants working together to provide a stage upon which to manipulate their targets into acting out ostensibly incriminating behavior the government hoped to elicit in its bid to develop then “interrupt” the operation of a “domestic terrorist organization.”

      Sound familiar?
      https://sarahwestall.com/was-january-6-part-of-the-fbis-operation-cold-snap/
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      1. Three Percenters
        The Three Percenters, also styled 3 Percenters, 3%ers and III%ers, are an American and Canadian far-right, anti-government militia movement. The group advocates gun ownership rights and resistance to the U.S. federal government.

        On October 8, 2020, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced the arrests of 13 men suspected of orchestrating a domestic terror plot to kidnap American politician Gretchen Whitmer, the Governor of Michigan, and otherwise using violence to overthrow the state government.

        FBI agents were part of the operation, 7 of the 13 arrested were FBI informants or agent handlers of.
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  2. COINTELPRO

    COINTELPRO The FBI began COINTELPRO—short for Counterintelligence Program—in 1956 to disrupt the activities of the Communist Party of the United States. In the 1960s, it was expanded to include a number of other domestic groups, such as the Ku Klux Klan, the Socialist Workers Party, and the Black Panther Party. All COINTELPRO operations were ended in 1971. Although limited in scope (about two-tenths of one percent of the FBI’s workload over a 15-year period), COINTELPRO was later rightfully criticized by Congress and the American people for abridging first amendment rights and for other reasons.

    COINTELPRO
    COINTELPRO The FBI began COINTELPRO—short for Counterintelligence Program—in 1956 to disrupt the activities of the Communist Party of the United States. In the 1960s, it was expanded to include a number of other domestic groups, such as the Ku Klux Klan, the Socialist Workers Party, and the Black Panther Party. All COINTELPRO operations were ended in 1971. Although limited in scope (about two-tenths of one percent of the FBI’s workload over a 15-year period), COINTELPRO was later rightfully criticized by Congress and the American people for abridging first amendment rights and for other reasons.

    https://vault.fbi.gov/cointel-pro

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    1. AUTHENTICATING THE LAPTOP

      DailyMail.com commissioned cyber forensics experts at Maryman & Associates to examine the hard drive to determine its authenticity.
      The firm’s founder, Brad Maryman, was a 29-year veteran of the FBI, served as a Chief Information Security Officer and founded the bureau’s cyber forensics unit. His partner, Dr. Joseph Greenfield, is an associate professor at the University of Southern California and helped write their degree program in intelligence and cyber operations. 
      After an extensive analysis of the hard drive, Greenfield and Maryman produced a report for DailyMail.com detailing their findings.
      Using the same forensic tools as federal and state law enforcement in criminal investigations, they found a total of 103,000 text messages, 154,000 emails and more than 2,000 photos.
      – They found emails for multiple accounts on the laptop dating back to 2009, and other data which ‘appears to be related to Mr. Biden’ between 2016 and 2019.
       – The report’s findings were consistent with the known timeline for the hard drive. A Wilmington, Delaware computer store work order with Hunter’s signature shows he left his 2017 MacBook Pro laptop there on April 12, 2019.
      – The Maryman & Associates report said the original ‘Macintosh HD’ drive was created on March 28, 2018
      – Hunter’s iCloud email address was added to the laptop’s system on October 21 2018, as well as his work email at his firm Rosemont Seneca on February 2 2019. 
      – The same day, a Gmail address he used to log onto sex cam sites, and another personal Gmail address belonging to Hunter, were also added. 
      – Beau Biden’s old Gmail account was added on February 7 2019.
      – Emails addressed to Hunter’s various email addresses dating from December 2009 to December 2020 were found on the system.
      – An iPad with the name ‘Hunter’s iPad’ and three email addresses associated with the Biden family was backed up on the laptop and on iCloud in January 2019 and again a month later.
      – Greenfield found 818 call logs in this iPad backup with timestamps from June 2016 to February 2019. 
      – There were 8,942 entries in the iPad’s contacts book, created between April 2016 and January 2019.
      – In February 2019 an iPhone XS was also synced with the laptop. Its serial number was consistent with the timestamps of the data on the phone. 
       In conclusion, ‘The operating system timestamps appear to be authentic, and no evidence was found to suggest that the timestamps or data were altered or manufactured,’ the report said. ‘No indications were found that would suggest the data was manufactured.’

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9445105/What-Hunter-Biden-left-tell-memoir-revealed.html

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      1. I think I’ve had discussions w/enough Boomer-tier Trump supporters who believe the 2020 election was fraudulent to extract a general theory about their perspective. It is also the perspective of most of the people at the Capitol on 1/6, and probably even Trump himself. 1/x
        Most believe some or all of the theories involving midnight ballots, voting machines, etc, but what you find when you talk to them is that, while they’ll defend those positions w/info they got from Hannity or Breitbart or whatever, they’re not particularly attached to them. 2/x
        Here are the facts – actual, confirmed facts – that shape their perspective: 1) The FBI/etc spied on the 2016 Trump campaign using evidence manufactured by the Clinton campaign. We now know that all involved knew it was fake from Day 1 (see: Brennan’s July 2016 memo, etc). 3/x
        These are Tea Party people. The types who give their kids a pocket Constitution for their birthday and have Founding Fathers memes in their bios. The intel community spying on a presidential campaign using fake evidence (incl forged documents) is a big deal to them. 4/x
        Everyone involved lied about their involvement as long as they could. We only learned the DNC paid for the manufactured evidence because of a court order. Comey denied on TV knowing the DNC paid for it, when we have emails from a year earlier proving that he knew. 5/x
        This was true with everyone, from CIA Dir Brennan & Adam Schiff – who were on TV saying they’d seen clear evidence of collusion w/Russia, while admitting under oath behind closed doors that they hadn’t – all the way down the line. In the end we learned that it was ALL fake. 6/x
        At first, many Trump ppl were worried there must be some collusion, because every media & intel agency wouldn’t make it up out of nothing. When it was clear that they had made it up, people expected a reckoning, and shed many illusions about their gov’t when it didn’t happen. 7/x
        We know as fact: a) The Steele dossier was the sole evidence used to justify spying on the Trump campaign, b) The FBI knew the Steele dossier was a DNC op, c) Steele’s source told the FBI the info was unserious, d) they did not inform the court of any of this and kept spying. 8/x
        Trump supporters know the collusion case front and back. They went from worrying the collusion must be real, to suspecting it might be fake, to realizing it was a scam, then watched as every institution – agencies, the press, Congress, academia – gaslit them for another year. 9/x
        Worse, collusion was used to scare people away from working in the administration. They knew their entire lives would be investigated. Many quit because they were being bankrupted by legal fees. The DoJ, press, & gov’t destroyed lives and actively subverted an elected admin. 10/x
        This is where people whose political identity was largely defined by a naive belief in what they learned in Civics class began to see the outline of a Regime that crossed all institutional boundaries. Because it had stepped out of the shadows to unite against an interloper. 11/x
        GOP propaganda still has many of them thinking in terms of partisan binaries, but A LOT of Trump supporters see that the Regime is not partisan. They all know that the same institutions would have taken opposite sides if it was a Tulsi Gabbard vs Jeb Bush election. 12/x
        It’s hard to describe to people on the left (who are used to thinking of gov’t as a conspiracy… Watergate, COINTELPRO, WMD, etc) how shocking & disillusioning this was for people who encourage their sons to enlist in the Army, and hate ppl who don’t stand for the Anthem. 13/x
        They could have managed the shock if it only involved the government. But the behavior of the corporate press is really what radicalized them. They hate journalists more than they hate any politician or gov’t official, because they feel most betrayed by them. 14/x
        The idea that the press is driven by ratings/sensationalism became untenable. If that were true, they’d be all over the Epstein story. The corporate press is the propaganda arm of the Regime they now see in outline. Nothing anyone says will ever make them unsee that, period. 15/x
        This is profoundly disorienting. Many of them don’t know for certain whether ballots were faked in November 2020, but they know for absolute certain that the press, the FBI, etc would lie to them if there was. They have every reason to believe that, and it’s probably true. 16/x
        They watched the press behave like animals for four years. Tens of millions of people will always see Kavanaugh as a gang rapist, based on nothing, because of CNN. And CNN seems proud of that. They led a lynch mob against a high school kid. They cheered on a summer of riots. 17/x
        They always claimed the media had liberal bias, fine, whatever. They still thought the press would admit truth if they were cornered. Now they don’t. It’s a different thing to watch them invent stories whole cloth in order to destroy regular lives and spark mass violence. 18/x
        Time Mag told us that during the 2020 riots, there were weekly conference calls involving, among others, leaders of the protests, the local officials who refused to stop them, and media people who framed them for political effect. In Ukraine we call that a color revolution. 19/x
        Throughout the summer, Democrat governors took advantage of COVID to change voting procedures. It wasn’t just the mail-ins (they lowered signature matching standards, etc). After the collusion scam, the fake impeachment, Trump ppl expected shenanigans by now. 20/x
        Re: “fake impeachment”, we now know that Trump’s request for Ukraine to cooperate w/the DOJ regarding Biden’s $ activities in Ukraine was in support of an active investigation being pursued by the FBI and Ukraine AG at the time, and so a completely legitimate request. 21/x
        Then you get the Hunter laptop scandal. Big Tech ran a full-on censorship campaign against a major newspaper to protect a political candidate. Period. Everyone knows it, all of the Tech companies now admit it was a “mistake” – but, ya know, the election’s over, so who cares? 22/x
        Goes w/o saying, but: If the NY Times had Don Jr’s laptop, full of pics of him smoking crack and engaging in group sex, lots of lurid family drama, emails describing direct corruption and backed up by the CEO of the company they were using, the NYT wouldn’t have been banned. 23/x
        Think back: Stories about Trump being pissed on by Russian prostitutes and blackmailed by Putin were promoted as fact, and the only evidence was a document paid for by his opposition and disavowed by its source. The NY Post was banned for reporting on true information. 24/x
        The reaction of Trump ppl to all this was not, “no fair!” That’s how they felt about Romney’s “binders of women” in 2012. This is different. Now they see, correctly, that every institution is captured by ppl who will use any means to exclude them from the political process. 25/x
        And yet they showed up in record numbers to vote. He got 13m more votes than in 2016, 10m more than Clinton got! As election night dragged on, they allowed themselves some hope. But when the four critical swing states (and only those states) went dark at midnight, they knew. 26/x
        Over the ensuing weeks, they got shuffled around by grifters and media scam artists selling them conspiracy theories. They latched onto one, then another increasingly absurd theory as they tried to put a concrete name on something very real. 27/x
        Media & Tech did everything to make things worse. Everything about the election was strange – the changes to procedure, unprecedented mail-in voting, the delays, etc – but rather than admit that and make everything transparent, they banned discussion of it (even in DMs!). 28/x
        Everyone knows that, just as Don Jr’s laptop would’ve been the story of the century, if everything about the election dispute was the same, except the parties were reversed, suspicions about the outcome would’ve been Taken Very Seriously. See 2016 for proof. 29/x
        Even the courts’ refusal of the case gets nowhere w/them, because of how the opposition embraced mass political violence. They’ll say, w/good reason: What judge will stick his neck out for Trump knowing he’ll be destroyed in the media as a violent mob burns down his house? 30/x
        It’s a fact, according to Time Magazine, that mass riots were planned in cities across the country if Trump won. Sure, they were “protests”, but they were planned by the same people as during the summer, and everyone knows what it would have meant. Judges have families, too. 31/x
        Forget the ballot conspiracies. It’s a fact that governors used COVID to unconstitutionally alter election procedures (the Constitution states that only legislatures can do so) to help Biden to make up for a massive enthusiasm gap by gaming the mail-in ballot system. 32/x
        They knew it was unconstitutional, it’s right there in plain English. But they knew the cases wouldn’t see court until after the election. And what judge will toss millions of ballots because a governor broke the rules? The threat of mass riots wasn’t implied, it was direct. 33/x
        a) The entrenched bureaucracy & security state subverted Trump from Day 1, b) The press is part of the operation, c) Election rules were changed, d) Big Tech censors opposition, e) Political violence is legitimized & encouraged, f) Trump is banned from social media. 34/x
        They were led down some rabbit holes, but they are absolutely right that their gov’t is monopolized by a Regime that believes they are beneath representation, and will observe no limits to keep them getting it. Trump fans should be happy he lost; it might’ve kept him alive. /end
        As long as you’re here, check out my podcast. The most recent episode was on the Soviet takeover of Eastern Europe. There’s also a series on the early history of the Israeli-Arab conflict, and one on Jim Jones’ Peoples’ Temple movement.

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      2. Another event in history shows the willingness of some high government and military officials to promote and propose absolutely horrendous suggestions that are completely criminal in intent.
        This history proves that it is far from outrageous “conspiracy theory” to suggest the FBI could have had a role in planning and perpetrating the riot of January 6, 2021:

        Operation Northwoods

        Operation Northwoods was a proposed false flag operation against American citizens that originated within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) of the United States government in 1962. The proposals called for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) or other U.S. government operatives to both stage and actually commit acts of terrorism against American military and civilian targets,[2] blaming them on the Cuban government, and using it to justify a war against Cuba. The possibilities detailed in the document included the possible assassination of Cuban immigrants, sinking boats of Cuban refugees on the high seas,[2] hijacking planes to be shot down or given the appearance of being shot down,[2] blowing up a U.S. ship, and orchestrating violent terrorism in U.S. cities.[3] The proposals were rejected by President John F. Kennedy.[4][5][6]

        Fidel Castro had taken power in Cuba in 1959 and began allowing communists into the new Cuban government, nationalizing US businesses and improving relations with the Soviet Union, arousing the concern of the U.S. military due to the Cold War. The operation proposed creating public support for a war against Cuba by blaming it for terrorist acts that would actually be perpetrated by the U.S. Government.[1] To this end, Operation Northwoods proposals recommended hijackings and bombings followed by the introduction of phony evidence that would implicate the Cuban government. It stated:

        The desired result from the execution of this plan would be to place the United States in the apparent position of suffering defensible grievances from a rash and irresponsible government of Cuba and to develop an international image of a Cuban threat to peace in the Western Hemisphere.

        Several other proposals were included within Operation Northwoods, including real or simulated actions against various U.S. military and civilian targets. The operation recommended developing a “Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington”, which involved the bombing of civilian targets themselves, which was to be blamed on the “irresponsible” Cuban government to paint a false image of Fidel Castro and misinform the American public.

        The plan was drafted by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, signed by Chairman Lyman Lemnitzer and sent to the Secretary of Defense. Although part of the U.S. government’s anti-communist Cuban Project, Operation Northwoods was never officially accepted; it was authorized by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but then rejected by President John F. Kennedy. According to currently released documentation, none of the operations became active under the auspices of the Operation Northwoods proposals.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Northwoods

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      3. Due to the highly irregular decisions made by government agencies surrounding the January 6th Capitol Protest, this is a crowdsourcing tool for organizing abnormalities, suspect circumstances, and unprecedented reactions. Our desire is to see bipartisan, rational dialogue that addresses security failures while preserving freedom of lawful assembly.

        This is for aggregating publicly available items of evidence that would be admissible in courts, not general news stories.

        https://hereistheevidence.com/capitol-protest-1-6-21/

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  3. EXPOSING THE FAILURES OF THE COUNTRY’S TOP GENERAL

    I don’t watch Fox News, let alone television but I saw this excellent short editorial by Ben Domenech on Twitter that I think everybody needs to share.

    It’s sad that the US Military has been used not only to squander trillions of Taxpayer Dollars on illegal wars that were designed to be lost but that an important byproduct of doing so was to demoralize the American People; to make us hate ourselves that in our name, our great military was engaged in perverse wars based on lies.

    These Neocon wars in the Middle East of the past 20 years were not in the interests of the American People. Our military was hijacked by Satanic Globalists decades ago and most of us had long since forgotten that the military is supposed to defend us. It certainly seems that General Milley forgot.

    Milley is the fruit of this captured “World Police”. He is a living embodiment of everything that has ruined our nation.

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    TRANSCRIPT

    Tonight, we start with the failures of the country’s top general. You’d be forgiven if you thought General Mark Milley’s aim in senior leadership was to break his own Army. His record in office, first as Army Chief of Staff and now as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is a dismal roll call of failures. He’s never paid a price for them but the Army has and the country has.

    General Milley’s record of achievements, such as they are include episodes of profound blundering, a persistent misunderstanding of the national interest and a dangerous willingness to politicize the Army of the United States, to list just a few.

    General Milley presided over the disastrous rollout of the Army Combat Fitness Test. The ACFT is a misguided, unrealistic and expensive effort to essentially compel the entire Army to do Crossfit. The General ignored numerous voices within the Army warning against the new test. Those voices were vindicated and today, the ACFT is a now a byword for leadership myopia…

    More at this link:

    Exposing the Failures of the Country’s Top General

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  4. Pelosi Appoints Liz Cheney to Serve on Jan. 6 Select Committee

    Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) was named by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday to serve on the select committee investigating events at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

    “Congresswoman Liz Cheney, of the Armed Services Committee, has patriotically agreed to serve on the committee,” said Pelosi on Thursday at a press briefing about the formation of the select committee. “We’re very honored and proud that she has agreed to serve on the committee.”

    Cheney accepted the assignment, calling it an honor.

    “I’m honored to have been named to serve on the January 6th select committee. Congress is obligated to conduct a full investigation of the most serious attack on our Capitol since 1814,” said Cheney in a press statement. “Our oath to the Constitution, our commitment to the rule of law, and the preservation of the peaceful transfer of power must always be above partisan politics.”

    “That gives us great confidence that we will be able to work in a nonpartisan way for the people,” Pelosi said.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/pelosi-names-liz-cheney-to-serve-on-jan-6-select-committee_3883053.html
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    Sure, “in a nonpartisan way”. Who are these clowns trying to kid? Liz Cheney, daughter of war criminal Dick Cheny is as pathological a Trump hater as any the neomarxist fiends in the Democratic Party.
    This witch hunt continues even though the facical so-called second impeachment failed to nail Prsendent Trump on their bogus charges, Now that bitch Pelosi is going to try to nail Trump with some warmed over bullshit dug out of her own putrid ass.
    Pelosi and Schumer’s gang of thugs are blithering mad with hatred that they still haven’t found the key to destroy Trump, The are by every definition of the word, INSANE.
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  5. The questions raised by the Revolver News reporting, which none of these smug FBI defenders and guardians of the liberal consensus can answer, remain:

    > How is it remotely credible that the FBI did not have informants in these three groups that they have been identifying as major threats for years, especially given the reporting that the leader of the Proud Boys — conveniently arrested the day before January 6 — was an FBI informant in the past, along with the confirmed reporting that the FBI had multiple informants in the Michigan Three Percenters case?

    > Why are low-level protesters being charged with major crimes while the alleged organizers of this riot and the leaders of these groups have not been?

    > Why are enormous amounts of video surveillance footage from January 6 still being concealed?

    > What happened to the alleged planting of pipe bombs near the Capitol?

    1.Why did the FBI not take more aggressive action given the once-denied but now-confirmed fact that the social media platform Parler sent the FBI advanced warnings of specific plots to use violence at the Capitol?

    Twitter avatar for @rgoodlaw
    Ryan Goodman
    @rgoodlaw
    A big deal:

    @RepMaloney: “Committee has obtained docs showing that … Parler sent the FBI evidence of planned violence in DC on January 6. Parlor referred this content to FBI for investigation OVER 50 TIMES” including “specific threats of violence being planned at the Capitol.”

    If the FBI had advanced knowledge of what was being plotted yet did nothing to stop the attack, it raises numerous possibilities about why that is. It could be that they just had yet another “intelligence failure” of the kind that they claimed caused them to miss the 9/11 attack and therefore need massive new surveillance authorities, budget increases, and new Patriot-Act-type laws to fix it. It could be that they allowed the riot to happen because they did not take it seriously enough or because some of them supported the cause behind it, or because they realized that there would be benefits to the security state if it happened. Or it could be that they were using those operatives under their control to plot with, direct, and drive the attack — as they have done so many times in the past — and allowed it to happen out of either negligence or intent.

    Nobody is claiming to know the answers to those questions, including Revolver News, Carlson, or anyone else. Instead, they are doing the work of actual journalists — pointing out the gaping holes in the public record about what we do and do not know about an event that is being exploited to launch a new domestic War on Terror, prompt massive new police and security state spending, and empower and justify new domestic surveillance and censorship authorities. Anyone not asking these questions or, worse, trying to delegitmize them, is a propagandist and has no business calling themselves a journalist.

    https://greenwald.substack.com/p/questions-about-the-fbis-role-in

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  6. William Whitten just now
    This is one of the most important issues facing America today. What really happened on January 6h is a tug-of-war between the leftwing propaganda tyrrants and honest journalists, and bloggers and anyone with a voice to fight for the truth.

    One might have thought this would end after the bogus so-called “second “impeachment of Donald Trump. But no, Nancy Peloci and Schumer are intent on continuing their desperate witch hunt to insnare Trump for anything they can come up with. They are driven by a pathological hatred that is only grasped by their psychological profiles as “Ponerist” That means, organized psychopths, in both government and corporations, ie; the corporatist oligarchy.

    The fact that the Biden regime is tearing apart the nation hand over fist is obvious, but happening under the shadow of the outrages of Pelosi, Schumer, and now Liz Cheney, spawn of the war criminal Dick Cheney (another prime psycho).

    The US stands in clear and present danger from the attempt to merge the nation with the so-called “Great Reset” of the Davos Gang. The Covid ordeal was a clue that the timeline of their agenda has been set on fastforward>>

    We must focus our energies on the understanding of how quickly this crisis is emerging.

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    1. Culper Ring
      The Culper Ring was a network of spies active during the American Revolutionary War, organized by Major Benjamin Tallmadge and General George Washington in 1778 during the British occupation of New York City. The name “Culper” was suggested by George Washington and taken from Culpeper County, Virginia.

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  7. **Police To Target Americans For Their Ideological Beliefs And Behaviors**
    Much has been written about President Joe Biden’s new Domestic Terror law (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/06/15/fact-sheet-national-strategy-for-countering-domestic-terrorism/), but nothing I have seen until now shows **just how horrifying it is.**
    To say that the White House uses the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) like political puppets to push their own agenda would be an understatement. *The New Yorker* chronicled (https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/why-trumps-fourth-secretary-of-homeland-security-just-resigned) four DHS secretaries who were forced to resign by October 2019, and a fifth who resigned this January (https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trumps-homeland-security-chief-resigns-earlier-than-planned-chad-wolf-donald-trump-joe-biden-threat-extremists-b1785758.html).
    So when I heard about DHS counterterrorism chief John Cohen having a hard time containing his enthusiasm over Biden’s new domestic terrorism law in a *GW Program on Extremism* webinar (https://extremism.gwu.edu/countering-domestic-terrorism-conversation-john-cohen-dhs-ct-coordinator) I knew it couldn’t be good.
    Ricardo Vazquez Garcia, from* Homeland Security Today* describes what happened (https://www.hstoday.us/subject-matter-areas/counterterrorism/domestic-terror-landscape-is-a-much-more-individualized-threat-says-dhs-ct-coordinator/).
    Garcia does a great job of framing the Feds justification for creating a new War On Terror by targeting American citizens.
    >“A lot of progress was made by the U.S. government in dealing with the threat posed by foreign terrorist organizations and in particular dealing with the way those organizations operated, the way they recruited individuals, the way they communicated, the way they developed plans, the way they saw to introduce operatives into the domestic environment, the way they sought to recruit people here domestically,” Cohen said. “I think it is safe to say that the U.S. created quite a robust counterterrorism capability. The challenge is the threat we face today is significantly different than the one we faced after Sept. 11,” DHS counterterrorism chief John Cohen said.
    As America closes in on the 11th anniversary of 9/11, the Feds want the public to believe that unknown terrorist organizations are recruiting your neighbor[s] to become a domestic extremist. But it is not just any neighbor, this time it is far-right “extremists” or White supremacists and Trump supporters who they want to recruit.
    For years DHS officials have warned Americans of the dangers that lurk just outside their front doors or worse in the far-flung Middle East where extremists are plotting to bomb us, shoot us, or poison our water systems. The only difference to the terrorists that await Americans is that now they are allegedly targeting a person’s ideological beliefs.
    >According to Cohen, “the most significant terrorist threat facing the U.S. today comes from individuals or lone offenders, and small groups of individuals who based on an ideological belief system, primarily an ideological belief system they self-connect with online activity, but they’ll go out and commit an act of violence on behalf of that belief or a combination of ideological beliefs, or a combination of ideological beliefs and personal grievances.”
    What does this mean for Americans?
    It means that the Feds can target individuals for expressing anti-government sentiments.
    >“In many respects, this is a much more individualized threat, and what I mean by that is if you look at the lethal attacks that have occurred in the U.S. over the last several years, they have been conducted by individuals who spend incredible amounts of time online viewing extremist content, content about past violent attacks, they tend to be individuals who have shared behavioral health or environmental characteristics,” Cohen said.
    Targeting people for their ideological beliefs is horrifying in and of itself. Biden’s new domestic terror law will also give law enforcement the right to target people based on their behaviors.
    >**“What we mean by that, yes, the motive and ideological beliefs are important as part of the analytic process, but the threat tends to come from individuals who have a very superficial understanding of the ideological belief system they use as the validation for an act of violence, but they do have shared behavioral characteristics,” Cohen said.**
    If any of this is beginning to sound like China, one only need look at Hong Kong to see the similarities. Speaking out in print against an authoritative regime (https://www.axios.com/hong-kong-pro-democracy-editor-arrested-collusion-b9a6305d-357a-4970-b518-c71f776c9541.html) is an arrestable offense, demonstrating against police brutality (https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3128836/hong-kong-protests-more-10200-arrested-connection-unrest) is an arrestable offense and so on.
    As a recent *Brietbart* article (https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/06/29/adviser-to-pentagon-counter-extremism-group-warns-of-protected-speech-crackdown/) pointed out, there is no “official Pentagon definition of extremism.” So how can our government give more powers to law enforcement to surveil and arrest suspected “domestic extremists”?
    Mike Berry, the general counsel for First Liberty Institute, said he asked the Counter-Extremism Working Group (CEWG) how it intended to define “extremism” and the answer he got was something to the effect of: “We’re still working on that, we’ll probably take the existing definition and expand it.” Berry said that response was “problematic.”
    When an organization that backed President Trump (https://apnews.com/press-release/pr-globenewswire/85eba3a5e241de231c59fb99cd3615ec) warns people about Biden’s new domestic terror law, it is time for all of us to take notice.
    Berry warned, “I just don’t know how you can reconcile the Constitution with trying to criminalize someone’s thoughts and beliefs.” And that is the crux of the problem.
    When DHS counterterrorism chief Cohen goes on record saying, “There have been several cases where individuals have not met the threshold for domestic terror yet they eventually go out and commit an act of violence”, they are admitting that this is another scam that the mass media is only too happy to perpetuate.
    When the Feds and the mass media started asking Americans to “enhance domestic terrorism reporting” by reporting family members and co-workers (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/press-briefings/2021/06/15/background-press-call-by-senior-administration-officials-on-the-national-strategy-for-countering-domestic-terrorism/), you know law enforcement has become a mirror image of other authoritarian regimes.
    >“Our goal is to enhance domestic terrorism analysis and improve information sharing throughout law enforcement at the federal, state, local, Tribal, and territorial level, and where appropriate with private sector partners.”
    >***“This involves creating contexts in which those who are family members or friends or co-workers know that there are pathways and avenues to raise concerns and seek help for those who they have perceived to be radicalizing and potentially radicalizing towards violence,” the White House official said.***
    Imagine if I used the same logic that the Feds and law enforcement use. It could go something like this:
    One day, I looked outside my window and saw my neighbor talking to a Black man and then I saw them talking to someone who appeared to be a Muslim but I couldn’t see the person’s face because it was covered with a hijab. Then I saw my neighbor putting anti-government and Black Lives Matter signs in their front yard; they even put up a Pride flag. The next day, my neighbor knocked on my front door asking me to sign a police reform petition. Little did I know that my wife and kids had already signed the petition.
    The next day when I went to work, I overheard my co-workers saying that they planned to march in a Black Lives Matter protest and asked me to sign a police brutality petition.
    So when I got off work I immediately called DHS’s new, “Be On The Lookout For Domestic Terrorists” hotline and filed reports on my neighbors, my family and co-workers, I even called my local police department and filed reports with the local Fusion Center. I did this to protect my Homeland, because you never really know about a person’s ideological beliefs and behaviors. (FYI, there is no domestic terrorism hotline, yet.)
    When did **freedom of expression become a tool for law enforcement**** **to identify family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers as potential extremists?
    Giving law enforcement more powers to target people based on made-up or junk science and unsound definitions of domestic terrorism has all the earmarks of an ever-expanding police state that began 11 years ago.
    Police To Target Americans For Their Ideological Beliefs And Behaviors (https://www.zerohedge.com/political/police-target-americans-their-ideological-beliefs-and-behaviors)
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    1. Donald Rumsfeld on Leadership Lessons in Business, Politics, War, and Life

      Rumsfeld is an honored and celebrated traitor to the United States, just like Dick Cheney, and the Bush Family. This due to their false flag PSYOP of 9/11

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  8. Gen. Mark Milley Allegedly Had Fears of Trump Coup, Called it a ‘Reichstag Moment’

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark Milley was allegedly so worried that then-President Donald Trump might attempt a coup after the presidential election last year that he and other service chiefs discussed a plan to resign rather than carry it out, according to reports about a forthcoming book by two Washington Post reporters.

    “This is a Reichstag moment… The gospel of the Führer,” Milley told aides, according to CNN, which obtained advance excerpts of the book I Alone Can Fix It by Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker.

    Milley was worried Trump was stoking unrest in the days before the January 6 riot and that he would use it as an excuse to invoke the Insurrection Act and “call out the military,” according to CNN.

    “They may try, but they’re not going to f**king succeed,” Milley reportedly said. “You can’t do this without the military. You can’t do this without the CIA and the FBI. We’re the guys with the guns.”

    Milley also reportedly told aides ahead of a pro-Trump “Million MAGA March” in November that he feared it could be the “modern American equivalent of ‘brownshirts in the streets,’” referring to the pro-Nazi militia supporting Hitler’s rise.

    Breitbart News reached out to Milley’s spokesman for comment on Wednesday afternoon but did not receive a response.

    However, a defense official “close to the general” told CNN that Milley will not publicly address the book, and did not dispute that Milley “engaged in activities and communications that are not part of the traditional portfolio of a chairman in the final days of Trump’s presidency.”

    The official did say, however, that Milley is “not going to sit in silence while people try to use the military against Americans,” and that while he “‘tried his hardest to actively stay out of politics,’ if the events that occurred brought him into that arena temporarily, ‘so be it.’”

    The official said Milley was not calling Trump a Nazi but felt he had no choice but to respond given his concerns that the rhetoric used by Trump and his supporters “could lead to such an environment,” according to CNN.

    Milley is reportedly quoted extensively in the book and comes off in a “positive light as someone who tried to keep democracy alive.”

    According to the book, Milley also warned then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows about firing FBI Director Christopher Wray and CIA Director Gina Haspel, and after January 6, had a daily conference call with then-Secretary of State Pompeo and Meadows to compare notes and “survey the horizon for trouble.” Pompeo, through a person close to him, denied making comments attributed to him in the book and said they were not reflective of his views.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/07/15/gen-mark-milley-allegedly-fears-trump-coup-reichstag-moment/

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    1. Report: FBI Played ‘Larger Role’ in Whitmer Kidnapping Plot Than Previously Known
      July 21, 2021

      The FBI allegedly played a much “larger role” in the plot to kidnap Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, according to a BuzzFeed News report. The defense had originally planned to argue that the alleged plotters were “induced or persuaded” by the FBI.

      At least 12 FBI informants and undercover FBI agents were involved with gathering information against the anti-government militia members who allegedly planned to kidnap Whitmer. BuzzFeed claimed that the FBI played a greater role than was previously known. The months-long investigation eventually led to the arrest of 14 individuals in connection to the plot to kidnap Whitmer, and 13 of them have pleaded not guilty, according to BuzzFeed.

      The defendants claimed that the FBI-connected individuals often encouraged militia members to engage in the planning process and other criminal activities, and facilitated some of these interactions, according to Buzzfeed. From the defendants’ perspective, the informants and undercover agents were crucial pieces to the alleged plot. The defense further argued claimed that without the FBI’s influence, there may have never been a conspiracy to allegedly kidnap the governor, according to BuzzFeed.

      One of these informants, a man from Wisconsin, reportedly planned meet-ups for the anti-government militia members, even paying for hotel rooms and food to incentivize some of these militia members. The earliest versions of the plan to take Whitmer hostage began at those meetings, BuzzFeed reported.

      Another informant, a veteran of the Iraq War named “Dan,” infiltrated a militia group based out of Michigan so successfully that he became second-in-command.

      https://www.madpatriotnews.com/report-fbi-played-larger-role-in-whitmer-kidnapping-plot-than-previously-known/
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      1. Nancy Pelosi is going to be forced to answer the one question she is dreading

        House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced the five Republicans who will serve on the January 6 select committee.

        McCarthy chose Indiana’s Jim Banks, Ohio’s Jim Jordan, North Dakota Congressman Kelly Armstrong, Illinois Representative Rodney Davis, and Texas Congressman Troy Nehls.

        Banks – who served in the Navy Reserves – will serve as the top Republican on the committee.

        And Banks made it clear in a statement that Nancy Pelosi will face tough questions about why Pelosi did not properly secure the Capitol on January 6 as well as about the Democrats’ embrace of the violent Black Lives Matter and AntiFa terrorist groups.

        “If Democrats were serious about investigating political violence, this committee would be studying not only the January 6 riot at the Capitol, but also the hundreds of violent political riots last summer when many more innocent Americans and law-enforcement officers were attacked,” Banks stated. “And of course, the committee would not overlook the Good Friday murder of USCP Officer Billy Evans that was perpetrated by a far-left extremist.”

        Banks added that the only reason Pelosi created this committee was to advance the Democrats’ narrative that smears the Republicans as all supporting sedition and insurrection.

        “Make no mistake, Nancy Pelosi created this committee solely to malign conservatives and to justify the Left’s authoritarian agenda,” Banks added.

        Republicans saw that as soon as Pelosi selected Adam Schiff and Jamie Raskin – the two Democrats who led the impeachment trials of Donald Trump as Pelosi’s House Managers – that this committee was really a third attempt at impeaching Donald Trump.

        And that’s why McCarthy responded by picking Republicans with known ties to the military and law enforcement, and who are known as effective conservative messengers and interrogators.

        https://renewedright.com/nancy-pelosi-is-going-to-be-forced-to-answer-the-one-question-she-is-dreading/

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  9. CHICAGO (AP) — A Florida man who breached the U.S. Senate chamber carrying a Trump campaign flag is scheduled to become the first Jan. 6 rioter sentenced for a felony, in a hearing that will help set a benchmark for punishment in similar cases.

    Prosecutors want Paul Allard Hodgkins to serve 18 months behind bars, saying in a recent filing that he, “like each rioter, contributed to the collective threat to democracy” by forcing lawmakers to temporarily abandon their certification of Joe Biden’s election victory and to scramble for shelter from incoming mobs.

    Video footage shows Hodgkins, 38, wearing a Trump 2020 T-shirt, the flag flung over his shoulder and eye goggles around his neck inside the Senate. He took a selfie with a self-described shaman in a horned helmet and other rioters on the dais behind him.

    https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-government-and-politics-capitol-siege-sentencing-785d865e0be2bc912614821768cf95b5

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    This AP story is clearly disinformation. As we already know there are many Trump supporters in a secrret prison:

    As we’ve reported previously, the Trump supporters are sleeping on a concrete slab in their cells, with no blankets. They are denied human contact. They are denied soap and toilet paper in their cells. They are frequently tied up and beaten by their guards who hurl racist insults at them while punching the daylights out of them. This is torture, and Joe Biden and Kamala Harris deserve to be impeached for it.

    So… it hurts me to say it, but, “Good Job, Mark Levin.” So far, Levin is the only mainstream media figure with a national televised platform who has stood up for the jailed Trump supporters. Credit where credit is due.

    https://www.lopmatrix.com/never-trumper-mark-levin-stands-up-for-imprisoned-maga-captives/

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  10. Escaping the Brave New World: Defeating the Culture of Zeus
    This week, the New Lyre Podcast’s David Gosselin sat down with RTF’s Matthew Ehret in order to discuss the important matter of art, science and politics. It is taken as self-evident that humanity transmits its ideas, discoveries and passions across countless generations via the power of culture. But what is this thing called “culture” and how do imperial systems of self-organization require cultural dynamics which enhance those attributes of the human condition which render us ever more inclined to be manipulated by a master class VS the deeper and more natural forms of culture which enhance the sovereign characteristics of each sovereign citizen of a society for the benefit of both the individuals as well as the collective?

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  11. 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,” theWashington 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.

    More than 500 protestors have already been charged in federal court, but their trials will likely be delayed at least until next year. Federal judge John Bates recently warned that evidence snafus could result in judges “going on the warpath.” If judges conclude that the Justice Department is unreasonably keeping January 6 defendants locked up (often in solitary confinement) too long, judicial edicts could unravel prosecutors’ long-term plans.

    Federal cases against January 6 protestors are being built on what one savvy electronic evidence consultant called a “Tower of Babel nightmare.” While federal agents gloated at the 300,000 plus tips that poured into the FBI with regards to January 6 protestors, prosecutors are obliged to sift the hairballs and provide each defendant and their lawyers with potentially exculpatory evidence. The biggest data dump on record will likely spur a deluge of inadvertent or intentional withholding of evidence. The Justice Department recently notified defense lawyers that they would have to “build a system to receive the data” the feds delivered. The prosecution is also whining because a federal judge prevented them from relying on a private contractor to organize secret grand jury evidence.

    The Justice Department may be delaying release of the bulk of the more than 14,000 hours of video surveillance from inside the Capitol on January 6 in an attempt to preserve Biden’s “domestic terrorism” storyline of that day’s events. Even before Trump supporters poured into the Capitol that day, Democrats were accusing them of sedition for filing legal challenges to the 2020 election results, including popular Twitter hashtags such as #GOPSeditiousTraitors and #TreasonAgainstAmerica. After the mob delayed congressional proceedings for six hours, congressional leaders compared the interruption to the 9/11 attacks, Pearl Harbor, and the War of 1812. The Justice Department may also be foot-dragging on releasing evidence because it is reluctant to disclose what role, if any, federal informants or undercover agents had in instigating or propagating violence that day.

    For January 6 defendants, federal prosecutors are using a simple formula: Trespassing plus thought crimes equals terrorism. On Monday, Paul Hodgkins was sentenced to 8 months in prison, though the feds admitted he was guilty simply of taking selfies, wearing a Trump T-shirt, and carrying a Trump flag into the Senate chamber and “did not personally engage in or espouse violence or property destruction.” Though Hodgkins pled guilty only to one count of obstructing an official proceeding, Biden’s Justice Department demanded a lengthy prison sentence for Hodgkins to “deter…domestic terrorism.” This is akin to prosecutors seeking harsh punishment for a confessed jaywalker because his negligent behavior could have caused a school bus to crash.

    At the same time the Justice Department is bumbling towards paralysis, many Americans are howling for the heads of January 6 defendants. In his Gulag Archipelago, Alexander Solzhenitsyn described the vast public outrage that went along with a prominent Soviet show trial of accused wreckers: “There were universal meetings and demonstrations (including even school-children). It was the newspaper march of millions, and the roar rose outside the windows of the courtroom: ‘Death! Death! Death!’” The same spectacle has been stark on Twitter and in the comment section of the Washington Post, among other places.

    One Washington Postcommenter declared that “the only effective way for the government to respond to an act of war by domestic terrorists is to be prepared to meet them with machine guns and flamethrowers and mow them down. Not one of those terrorists who broke through police lines [on January 6] should have escaped alive.” Hodgkins’s sentence terrified and enraged Post readers. One wrote, “The pitiful 8 month sentence scares me badly… I’m afraid the government is losing its ability to protect us from madmen (consider the mentally ill and tweakers roaming our streets untreated) and right wing Q inspired terrorists.” Another commented, “He should have been given the death penalty for sedition.” As always, one commenter even reached back to the Nazis for an analogy, writing, “It is comparable to the 9 months that Adolf Hitler served after his participation in an attempted 1923 putsch against the German government. Remember how that turned out?”

    Federal judge Randolph Moss, when he sentenced Hodgkins, declared that his action will make it “harder for all of us to tell our children and grandchildren that democracy stands as the immutable foundation of our nation.” Unfortunately, judges seem nonchalant when American democracy is subverted instead by federal agencies. After FBI Assistant General Counsel Kevin Clinesmith admitted falsifying key evidence to get a FISA warrant to spy on the Trump presidential campaign, federal judge James Boasberg gushed with sympathy at the sentencing hearing: “Mr. Clinesmith has lost his job in government service—what has given his life much of its meaning.” Scorning the recommendation of the federal prosecutor (who said the “resulting harm is immeasurable recommendation” from Clinesmith’s action), Boasberg gave Clinesmith a wrist slap—400 hours of community service and 12 months of probation. The Justice Department Inspector General documented many other abuses of power and deceit by FBI officials in the Hillary Clinton or Trump investigations, but not a single FBI official has spent a day behind bars.

    Will Justice Department prosecutors be caught in a Catch-22, pressured by the White House to harvest as many scalps as possible but crippled by the lack of proof that most of the accused were guilty of anything besides trespassing or “willfully and knowingly parading” in the Capitol? Political pressure for high-profile convictions resulted in disastrous courtroom defeats for federal attorneys prosecuting Ruby Ridge, the Branch Davidian standoff at Waco, and other cases. If juries rebuff prosecutors on more than a few January 6 cases, then the entire political storyline could quickly collapse.

    Federal prosecutor Mona Sedky is calling for harsh punishment for January 6 defendants because of “the need to preserve respect for the law.” But at this point, “respect for the law” is a loss leader in this process. That won’t be remedied when people realize that taking selfies can result in a federal sentencing enhancement.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/bovard-coming-january-6-train-wreck

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    1. A January 6 Detainee Speaks Out
      He corroborates accounts from other detainees, including reports of abuse by prison guards, inedible food, and zero access to the outdoors, religious services, or physical activity.
      By Julie Kelly

      July 22, 2021
      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, 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.)

      https://amgreatness.com/2021/07/22/a-january-6-detainee-speaks-out/
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      Jul 23rd, 2021

      EPISODE 1,117 – FBI IS UNLEASHING ‘TERROR CAMPAIGN’ ACROSS THE COUNTRY (W/ DARREN BEATTIE, JULIE KELLY, CYNTHIA, EDDIE GALLAGHER)

      https://listen.warroom.org/e/episode-1117-%E2%80%93-fbi-is-unleashing-terror-campaign-across-the-country-w-darren-beattie-julie-kelly-cynthia-eddie-gallagher/

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  12. Ironically, Mr. Joe Biden trespassed on the Capitol when he was 21. He was arrested and released. Even more ironically, I can remember being able to walk freely in and out of the Capitol and to watch important votes and proceedings from the gallery. After all, it is the “people’s house.”

    https://meaww.com/biden-arrested-capitol-police-trespassed-senate-chamber

    Now, at least 80 people are still in custody in DC. They and more than 400 others were hunted down by massive displays of “law enforcement”, and arrested at gunpoint in front of their families, and jailed for whatever the government says they did at the Capitol.

    Of the hundreds now who have been arrested, many were held for days without being allowed to shower, speak to a lawyer or anyone, and many more have been held in solitary confinement for days, weeks, and now months.

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      1. The morning of January 6th, 2021 was by far the largest peaceful protest for fair elections ever assembled in America. After decades of unanswered election fraud evidence from both political parties, the 2020 election was by far the most egregious.

        An issue once heralded by the American Liberal, who is now flagrantly quiet on the issue while seizing total control of the system, with the full support of the entire Mainstream Media apparatus, pushing their once-sacred democracy over the cliff into tyranny, just as Plato predicted millennia ago.

        What should have been remembered as a historic day for democracy was spun into a blatant lie. Aside from the murder of Ashli Babbitt, the small amount of violence that did occur was about what you would expect, considering how the FBI, who have faked and manufactured nearly 95% of every terrorist arrest they’ve made since 9/11 had agent provocateurs involved in the so-called January 6th insurrection from the start – federal agent provocateurs who remain free and protected, while dozens of innocent Americans are being tortured in jail, with complete disregard for justice.

        With no evidence of a crime, they’re being held in unlawfully cruel conditions, ignored by the criminal media responsible for putting them there and punished for speaking to the press about beatings and torture.

        We don’t know much about them but we do know Joe Biggs. After serving his country honorably as a soldier, he then became a voice for American justice. Joe Biggs is now being held in Third World prison conditions for simply being present at the US Capitol. He recently wrote of his 3-month experience in jail. He wrote of health issues he has experienced as a result of sleeping only 4 hours a night on a cold steel rack while not being allowed to work out and only given 10 hours of sunlight in 3 months, a soy-based diet, with hardly any protein, mostly processed foods and “some kind of gelatin dog food-looking stuff.”

        There is no privacy allowed for the toilets and he is allotted a single shelf that nothing can be placed on. They are punished by losing the ability to talk to family and being stripped naked and locked alone in a bright freezing room.

        Joe Biggs wrote, “I have anxiety bad now. Panic attacks so bad, I black out.”

        What happened on January 6th, 2021 was a crime perpetrated by a corrupt government against the American people. This is evident to everyone outside of the brainwashed herd. Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken out against these crimes and yet, former president Trump has not. Perhaps the worst part of all, is how both Liberals and Conservatives remain silent. Like cowardly domesticated pets, they say nothing, while dozens of innocent Americans are tortured in jail like war criminals, without any evidence of a crime.

        https://forbiddenknowledgetv.net/american-gulag/

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    1. LAWYER: Capitol Cop Who Shot Ashli Babbitt ‘Ambushed’ Her w/out Warning

      ‘They cleared him real fast. I was surprised….’

      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.

      “It’s not debatable,” said Roberts. “There was no warning.”

      A Maryland personal-injury lawyer who specializes in police misconduct cases, Roberts has won several million dollars for victims of police brutality.

      https://headlineusa.com/lawyer-capitol-cop-who-shot-ashli-babbitt-ambushed-her-w-out-warning/

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  13. FBI has no evidence Jan. 6 riot was organized, coordinated, or otherwise planned by Trump or others: Report
    August 20, 2021

    The FBI has turned up no evidence that the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol was a coordinated attempt to launch an insurrection against the United States government by overturning the results of the presidential election, according to officials who spoke to Reuters Friday.

    “The FBI at this point believes the violence was not centrally coordinated by far-right groups or prominent supporters of then-President Donald Trump,” Reuters reports.

    Further, “the FBI has so far found no evidence that [Trump] or people directly around him were involved in organizing the violence.”

    Of the more than 570 individuals who have been arrested on charges related to the riot, “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.”

    Of those “militia groups,” FBI investigators did find that some groups like the Oath Keepers or the Proud Boys allegedly planned to break into the Capitol. “But they found no evidence that the groups had serious plans about what to do if they made it inside,” Reuters’ sources said.

    The FBI has filed conspiracy charges against 40 individuals who allegedly had “engaged in some degree of planning” before the riot, but prosecutors “have steered clear of more serious, politically-loaded charges that the sources said had been initially discussed by prosecutors, such as seditious conspiracy or racketeering.”

    With no evidence of a centrally coordinated plot to overthrow the U.S. government, “conspiracy charges that have been filed allege that defendants discussed their plans in the weeks before the attack and worked together on the day itself. But prosecutors have not alleged that this activity was part of a broader plot.”

    The revelations run counter to the popular media narrative that former President Donald Trump incited an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol to stay in power after losing the election to Joe Biden.

    On. Jan. 6, Trump gave a speech at a “Save America” rally at the Capitol in which he repeated his various claims about the election being stolen and urged then-Vice President Mike Pence to intervene during the Joint Session of Congress and reject the Electoral College results from several contested states.

    “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard,” Trump said.

    But contrary to the president’s stated desire for peaceful protest, violence broke out when a mob of Trump’s supporters breached security at the Capitol building and trespassed inside, forcing members of Congress to evacuate. More than 100 police officers were injured in violent altercations with members of the mob. Rioters entered congressional offices, stole government property, and searched the building looking for lawmakers.

    One woman, Ashli Babbitt, was shot and killed by a Capitol Police officer during the riot.

    National headlines blamed Trump for fomenting the violence by making false claims about the election. Democrats in Congress impeached Trump on charges of “incitement of insurrection,” but the former president was acquitted by Senate vote.

    The FBI’s findings will prove an obstacle to left-wing Democrats on the House Select Committee investigating the events of Jan. 6 who seek to prove that Trump and his Republican allies had a hand in organizing the riot. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has suggested that the committee will investigate GOP lawmakers who supported Trump’s effort to have the Electoral College results rejected.

    But without evidence of a larger conspiracy, attempts to tie Republicans to an insurrection are purely political.

    https://www.theblaze.com/news/fbi-no-evidence-jan-6-riot-organized-trump-or-others

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    1. Fellow Patriot,

      The greatest threat to our military right now isn’t Russia or China.

      It’s Washington D.C.

      It’s the America-hating politicians subverting our armed forces with divisive propaganda.

      It’s Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin — restructuring the Pentagon’s training to revolve around the doctrines and false history of Critical Race Theory and the 1619 Project.

      It’s Bishop Garrison — hand selected by Secretary Austin to lead the military’s purge of conservatives, Trump supporters and patriots like you and me.

      It’s Admiral Michael Gilday — pitting white sailors against nonwhite sailors, citing the works of America-hating Marxist Ibram X. Kendi.

      It’s General Mark Milley — who sided with violent Black Lives Matter terrorists that torched our cities to the ground, bowing to the Critical Race Theory dogma to keep his job when Biden took office.

      It’s Air Force Chief of Staff Charles Q. Brown Jr. (a leading candidate to replace General Milley) — betraying his own country and branch of the military as its top enlisted leader.

      And it’s every last bureaucrat that appointed them, nominated them or enabled them.

      That’s why the Freedom Center is joining forces with the Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier — the whistleblower that risked everything for taking a stand against anti-American, anti-white indoctrination in our military, and paying with his career.

      My name is David Horowitz, and when I was a young man, I dreamt of a day when our leaders embraced this backwards ideology — because when I was a young man, I was a full fledged communist.

      I was side by side with Huey Newton and the leaders of the Black Panthers. I edited Ramparts – the largest magazine of the radical Left. I marched, I wrote manifestos, and I attacked America whenever and however I could.

      Then the Panthers murdered my friend, and the Left helped the Communists win the war in Vietnam, and my eyes opened to the incredible destruction and evil my “comrades” made possible. So I left.

      I cast my 1984 ballot for Ronald Reagan and never looked back. I created the David Horowitz Freedom Center to fight the Left, and dedicated my life to exposing them, and revealing what I knew about them to the rest of the world.

      And I can tell you beyond a shadow of a doubt that critical race theory is just Marxism by a new name, and any military official promoting it is a threat to our republic.

      These hacks are doing our enemies’ work for them, and destroying our military from the inside out.

      They’re sending a loud clear message to the world that the United States isn’t united at all, but divided by race and more vulnerable than ever.

      My Freedom Center has stood proudly behind our military for over 30 years — and that’s exactly why we’re taking on their new woke leadership.

      Because the twisted ideologies Joe Biden’s military leadership is pushing on our men and women in uniform is putting them — and our country — in immense danger.

      But as a nonprofit organization, we won’t succeed without patriots like you by our side.

      This administration and everyone associated with it projects weakness, fragility and cowardice, and our enemies are circling like vultures.

      Without a strong military, we’re at the mercy of our adversaries. Without a strong military, there is no America. And without America, there is no hope.

      “If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.”

      — Ronald Reagan

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