In our nation’s Capitol, on January 6, 2021, to use a phrase coined by Rep. Ilan Omar, D-MN, “some people did something.”
That “something” is enshrouded in a mystery that grows ever deeper each passing day. Not in dispute are facts such as that several hundred people have been arrested and are being held without bail, in solitary confinement. That a closed prison facility was brought back online specifically to hold those arrested in connection with the Capitol incident, and that those being held are being denied any semblance of due process.
The Speaker of the house, Nancy Pelosi and then majority Leader of the Senate, Mitch McConnell were fully responsible for overseeing events in the Capitol. That they failed miserably is an understatement.
The so-called insurrection should never have taken place and was totally preventable. The unanswered question is, was it an organic movement or was it the result of careful planning?
There are suspicions that the initial stage of the rioting was a false flag operation intended to disrupt any attempt to postpone the certification of the Biden election until certain states could examine their elections and perhaps recall their electors. If this is true then the “insurrection” was highly successful.
This particular mystery can be easily resolved. The answers are readily available. The FBI has 14,000 hours of surveillance video captured by 6 separate cameras. So far this video evidence has been used only to identify and incarcerate people who can be shown to be Trump supporters.
This is America, not the Soviet Union or Communist North Korea. We don’t have political prisoners, reeducation camps or state sponsored torture. Or do we?
Where is the full force of our legal system’s investigative power? Where the search for truth without regard to where it might lead? Why do we have investigations being led by a need to “prove” a given outcome rather than to discover the facts?
If Trump supporters are truly guilty of instigating the riot then they should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The truth is in the 14,000 hours of video and they must be released, shown to we the people, and a bright light focused on the facts.
The other closely guarded top secret is the identity of the only person to have caused a fatality during the Capitol events, the killer of Ashli Babbitt.
Early broadcast video showed two viewpoints of the tragedy. One was from outside the infamous window. In that footage a man is seen urging Ms. Babbitt to go through the window, saying, “you’re holding everyone up, go on through so other people can climb through.”
The other viewpoint showed the shooter, gun in hand, aimed at the window. As soon as Ms. Babbitt, empty hands in plain view, came through the window, the shooter fired his weapon. No warning, no attempt get her to reverse course. Deadly force was the first and only response to her trespass.
This shooter was reported to be a Capitol policeman but remains unidentified. Secrecy where none is usually to be found, or even necessary, leads naturally to suspicion that something is being covered up. Perhaps the shooter is a policeman, perhaps not.
Again, the answer is in the 14,000 hours of video.
Perhaps the DOJ should be renamed, “The Department of Selective Justice.”