The following article about the FBI intelligence prior to January 6, 2021 is stunning. The FBI knew two things. They knew Trump rallies were historically peaceful. Angry, yes, but peaceful. They also knew that extremists were planning to hijack the event. They knew this, but it is unclear who they told about this.
It is worse than that. The Pentagon, which reported to Donald Trump at the time, asked U.S. Capitol Police if it needed National Guard manpower. They didn’t wait to be asked, they offered.
The following article, from the Huffington Post of all places, is a stunning rebuke of Democrats:
“Even though the Capitol police had warnings of a possible insurrection and ample resources and time to prepare, the Capitol Police planned ONLY for a free speech demonstration.”
Why did they do this? It was because Democrats had loudly criticized the Capitol Police regarding what it considered to be a violent response to protests last June near the White House. Officials focused almost entirely on avoiding any appearance that the federal government was deploying active duty or National Guard troops against Americans. The Democratic outrageous response to the June violence is the proximate cause of everything that happened.
Nancy Pelosi knows this. So does Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell. They responded by demanding the U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund resign. They also demanded the resignation of the Sergeant at Arms of the Senate, Michael Stender and Paul Irving resigned as the longtime Sergeant at Arms of the House.
Nancy Pelosi said, correctly: “There was a failure of leadership at the top.” She is right, but she missed the obvious. The Leadership at the top was the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader of the Senate Mitch McConnell. You can also include Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy from the House and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Those are the people who should have resigned in disgrace. Instead, they are trying to impeach Donald Trump, who was probably least responsible for this fiasco.
The Pentagon, which reports to Donald Trump, offered assistance that would have prevented this. That assistance was declined because all the above people put politics above principle. Now they refuse to consider the possibility that it was their own lack of leadership that directly contributed to this outrageous event. What, blame me? Impeach him I say, impeach him. Maybe then people won’t realize that we are the ones who screwed up.
The Capitol Police does not report to Donald Trump, it reports to congress, specifically to the appropriations and authorizing committees. Ultimately to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Mayor Bowser had been warned and to her credit she asked for assistance from the National Guard but was turned down by the Capitol police. The Justice Department’s offers for FBI support were also rejected. Only later, when it was too late, did the Metropolitan Police Department get involved. Agents from nearly every Justice Department Agency, including the FBI was called in. So was the Secret Service, the Federal Protective Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and police from surrounding agencies who all showed up in force. In other words, most of the people who moved in quickly to fix this, reported to, gasp, Donald Trump. Democrats are now trying to remove from office the only person who showed the real leadership necessary to get this under control. In addition, this is an exercise in futility that has zero chance of succeeding.
This is going to all come out. This has been widely reported in the news, just totally ignored by Democrats and their allies in the MSM. Donald Trump did two things that contributed to this. He said the election was stolen. He has evidence of that. He is far from the only one who believes that. He asked people to come to Washington D.C. to protest, peacefully. His rallies had a record of being peaceful. The FBI warnings including an acknowledgment of that. The timeline shows that the violence started before Trump was even done speaking. Odds are few if any people listening to him were involved.
It is ludicrous to think that Donald Trump is the only one responsible. More importantly, by focusing solely on blaming one man, who is scheduled to leave office in 7 days, Democrats are ignoring the obvious. What went wrong? Why did this happen? How do we prevent it from happening again? Fix it first. Then and only then can you look for someone to blame. One thing is certain, impeaching Donald Trump is the least effective thing they could do to fix this.
This is shameful and the truth has already emerged. The only question is when will the MSM and Democrats in congress start paying attention. Or perhaps, when will they care? When will they stop lecturing us about things that had nothing to do with this event and start fixing things? Don’t hold your breath, but a lot of people are watching this and Democrats should be terrified of the public reaction if the truth becomes more than obvious.