F is For A Fouled Up FBI
FBI Ends Up Reversing Course on Capitol Riot Intel.
No surprise to many, the FBI dropped the ball once again. An agency that spent the better part of 2 years investigating the Trump campaign, once again, mistakenly or purposely pointed the finger at the Trump Team for its failings of intelligence. Last week Steven D’Antuono, the assistant director at the FBI’s Washington Field Office, said last week the FBI had no information about the violent nature of the people coming into Washington DC ostensibly to attend the President’s Election Rally and Speech.
Two days ago, the same assistant director at the FBI claimed that the agency HAD passed along warnings to their partners at the district and local Metro DC levels.
On January 5th, the Bureau was warned that violent protesters intended to attack Washington DC.
The document read. As of January 5th, 2021, FBI Norfolk received information indicating calls for violence in response to ‘unlawful lockdowns’ to begin on January 6th, 2021 in Washington, D.C.”
According to the Washington Post, the leaked document read, “Be ready to fight,” … “Congress needs to hear glass breaking, doors being kicked in, and blood from their BLM and Pantifa slave soldiers being spilled. Get violent. Stop calling this a march, or rally, or a protest. Go there, ready for war. We get our President, or we die. NOTHING else will achieve this goal.” Finally, the document noted, “if Antifa or BLM get violent, leave them dead in the street.”
In the last 24-48 hours, a Representative from New Jersey, Mickie Sherrill, claimed that she saw Congress members giving riot-recon tours to would-be attackers and rioters. These claims have not been proven. But as the Washington Post notes, intel from the Norfolk FBI indicated that as part of the Capitol Attack preparations, would-be participants did the pre-planning work of recon at the Capitol. “individuals were sharing the layout of the tunnels connecting various buildings in the Capitol complex.
In the wake of the riot on Capitol Hill, Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, who has since resigned due to attacks and criticism of police response to the rioting and security failures at the Capitol, said he was never aware of the warning. “I did not have that information, nor was that information taken into consideration in our security planning,” Sund said.
On January 13th, one week removed from the Capitol Hill Riot, Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Caucus, and 10 Republicans voted out another Article of Impeachment against President Trump. The press called it historic. The press called the Capitol Hill Attack both an atrocity and another day of American infamy.
Perhaps, Speaker Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer, and the incoming Democratic Presidential Administration of the Biden and Harris might want to put together a 911 style commission to find out what the FBI did to stop this day of infamy. It has been almost 20 years since the failings of 9/11; it has been four years since the CIA, the FBI, and the broader Intelligence Community got the Trump Russia Collusion narrative wrong.
It should be noted that those agencies also used FISA courts to wiretap American citizens. In the long term analysis, the FBI and the CIA thought that Donald Trump was the problem ailing our nation. It is agency paralysis or just plain laziness that got five people killed on January 6th, 2021.