35 Burst results for "January 6"
Clinton OK'D Leak to Reporter About Alleged Trump-Russia Tie
"So on the day we find out that Hillary Clinton personally approved of the Russia collusion hoax which was used to spy on Donald Trump that's a fact It's not open for any debate libs stop foaming wipe yourselves clean yourselves up It's disgusting That is not open for debate We have the name of the actual spy no serious person disputes that multiple spies actually It's not just one Let's ask our friend asra about that So they all know So the FBI and the DoJ were weaponized to spy on candidate Trump and then president Trump And now the FBI the DoJ others liberals they're pushing for a domestic terrorism outfit here In the United States the only Republican who voted for is not really a Republican at all again is the hapless Adam kinzinger And enter The New York Times who you would think people would be the unit sphere of people who you would think would be the most skeptical about concentrated government power Using a domestic terror label to shut down dissent would be the media Nope no way You're going to wait a long time if you're waiting for that Here is our useful idiot of the day The New York Times is David leonhardt Who in order to of course to advance you know here's what happens right The left wing really wants this domestic terrorism unit within law enforcement agencies in the United States because they need a reason to investigate more parents at school board Over anything CRT sexualizing your kids They need this There's an election coming up They need to throw more people in the January 6 gulag So they need this here Because there is no domestic terrorism statute per se So they need something
Chicago's Lori Lightfoot Urges 'Call to Arms' Against Supreme Court
"We're going to lead the show today with Lori Lightfoot. Because it's just, it's just shocking. What's going on? Regarding some of these hysterical left wing reactions to the leaked scotus opinion by justice Alito. Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot, I'm reading from the post millennial issues call to arms over U.S. Supreme Court. Lightfoot tweeted Monday night to my friends in the LGBTQ+ community. The Supreme Court is coming for us next this moment has to be a call to arms. She followed that up with. We will not surrender our rights without a fight, a fight to victory. Now, what makes this particularly appalling is if you contrast mayor lightfoot's tweets with that of her tweets around January 6th, 2021. During which she tweeted, I am in disbelief with what is unfolding in D.C. right now. President Trump and his enablers incited this violence, shame on every elected official in Congress and elsewhere who fomented this anti democratic insurrection by extremists. This is not democracy. This is a disgrace. So what's good for the goose should be good for the Gander here, miss
Biden Administration Withholds January 6 Information
"Well, I'll tell you what is the most damning, I think. They have thousands of hours of video the government, the Biden administration, they will not release. Why not? Why can't we see everything that happened that day? Wouldn't you think that the people who called it an insurrection would want the American people to see as much as possible? Look, I mean, I think we can all agree that it was a horrible event. I agree with you. It wasn't an insurrection. Going back to Trump, the thing that angers me is I just think to myself, again, he did such good as president. And sometimes I think that he just, he really just harms himself. He just needs to shut it. No, I couldn't agree more. I felt that from the beginning.
President Biden Responds to SCOTUS Leak
"Let's go to Joe Biden, cut number 5 in The White House. Change the law saying that children who are LGBTQ can't be in classrooms with other children. Is that legit under the way that the decisions are written? What are the next things that are going to be attacked? Because this mega crowd is really the most extreme political organization that's existed in American history. In recent American history. Let's just unpack that. First of all, put aside the Ku Klux Klan, put aside the Nazi sympathizers, put aside the John birch society, put aside antifa, put aside the January 6 protester, the maga kraut. In reference to the Supreme Court decision by 5 justices, three of whom were nominated by president Trump, all of whom were distinguished jurists long before president Trump came down the escalator as candidate Trump. And of course, the chief justice and clarence Thomas had been on the court for a very long time in justice Alito was a George Bush appointee as well. W Bush appointee. And I'd be sure that that HW Bush, let me George W. Bush appointee. And I'm just here to he came up after Harriet Meyers with withdrawn. So it's cheap justice Roberts than justice Alito. I'm just sure to tell you, the uniter in chief, that's just not true. This is such an over the top comment that, again, it's like the Pope saying NATO is responsible for invading Russia. Maga is the most extreme. And by the way, LGBTQ children, I understand some children so identify, I also understand that no teacher in America would ever separate them and they also understand that that would fail rational basis review. It is the reddest of herrings I have ever heard. It's the stupidest thing I've actually ever heard Joe Biden say.
The January 6 Commission Is a Staged Theatrical Production
"Axios has an article, which is about the theater, the theatrical aspect of the January 6th hearings. Apparently the January 6th committee views these hearings as a not only a kind of propaganda demonstration to the country, but probably a way to advance the democratic prospects in the midterm election. And so what they're doing is they've been collecting all this information, apparently 900 depositions, a 102,000 documents. Wow. And so the idea is to sort of put it all on TV, of course they know the media is going to be there to cheering and jumping up and down. And the idea is to begin the hearings in June and sort of have the culmination of this, the report comes out later in the summer. Now, as you can imagine, our movie is a major inconvenience to all this, and I'm going to come back, come back to that to that. But they discuss in this article that their little worried that people are sort of not that interested in this committee in this report. Because I think, first of all, they know it's propaganda. It's a stacked report. It is going to ignore, and it doesn't even investigate questions like, what did Pelosi really know? What was the role of the FBI? How many FBI agents infiltrated these organizations and put them up to it? How many what did the FBI do to move this forward? Who let these people into the building? What kind of force did the police use and was in proportion? Don't expect to get any kind of a full or balanced picture at all. And I think what I find a little bit, well, not a little, very offensive about this idea of putting on a stage, putting on a performance, is that your trampling on people's lives and acting like this is a recruitment for a theatrical production.
Brave Republicans Confront DOJ About Whitmer 'Entrapment'
"A handful of Intrepid Republicans, and it's, it shouldn't be a handful. It should be the Republicans in a unified political phalanx. But no, it takes the brave ones to go out front. And here I'm talking about, I'm gonna name them. It's led by Marjorie Taylor Greene, but you've got Scott Perry, Dan bishop, Andrew Clyde, Andy Biggs, bob good, Mary Miller, Paul gosar, Andy Harris, Louie gohmert, Thomas massie Matt Gaetz, well, what are they doing? In the aftermath of the exoneration of two key defendants in the Whitmer kidnapping trial, the pressing attorney general Garland for some specific answers. Now, trying to get answers out of Garland is not an easy business. This is like going to the consigliere of Don Corleone and saying, hey, listen, we're we want to find out more about the mafia. You're actually talking to the mafia. But nevertheless, this needs to be done. And so this is a stinging letter and a demand. Of Merrick Garland copied a Christopher wray, and the questions themselves are telling, let me just read a couple of them. Who within the DoJ and the FBI knew about or was involved in the plot to kidnap governor Whitmer, tell us. Remember, this is a letter being sent by the legislators to the executive branch, which is accountable to the legislative branch. Number two, to what extent would the DoJ and the FBI motivated by the 2020 presidential election to paint political opponents as domestic terrorists specifically Vis-à-vis the plot to kidnap governor Whitmer and the events of the U.S. capitol on January 6th, 2021. In other words, this is not just at the FBI staging orchestrating infiltrating and moving along a plot. This is the FBI timing those events to coincide with an election. So the issue here being raised is the election interference, very important issue because these revelations came to light in early October of 2020.
Bombshell Revelation: FBI Had 20 Agents Embedded in January 6 Protest
"There's a new revelation that the FBI, the Federal Bureau of Investigation had at least at least 20. Undercover agents embedded in January 6th and the crowd or in the groups involved in January 6th. And here we're talking particularly about a single group, namely the so called oath keepers. Now, how do we know this? Well, it comes out of a filing by a defense attorney in the oath keepers case. And so interestingly here, the government does not put out information. It doesn't tell you what they did, but the defense gets this information from discovery. And they look through the discovery and the government admits, yeah, we had more than 20 agents. And so the defense puts that into their emotion, that's all we know about it because the motions are official. Documents. At least 20 could mean more than 20, we don't know how many more. And the case that's going to trial judges a meat meta, and this is democratic appointee. A guy who's been very hostile to the January 6th, the defendants. So you're dealing here with the D.C. establishment, D.C. judges, D.C. juries. This is part of what I think is giving the January 6th defendants a raw deal, not really a jury of their peers, certainly not a jury in any way sympathetic to their ideas or even their motivation for why they might have gone to D.C. in the first place. Now, when the government admits that it's got all these agents, they also admit, according at least to these documents, that these agents were embedded prior to January 6th. So that means that the government of infiltrate organizations like the old keepers and they were essentially spying on them and monitoring them before January
January 6 Defendants Forced to Make Maoist-Like Statements About Biden
Dr. Michael Youssef on His Exciting New Book 'Never Give Up'
"He has a new book, perfect title for this day and age, it is called never give up. Doctor Michael youssef, welcome back to America first. Thank you so much, doctor gawker, great to be with you. I had such fond memory of my being in your studios, not long ago. Thank you so much for having me. We'll have to get you back into a brand new studios that are debuting today. So right now we are conversing via the amazing possibilities of technology and it's I'm so far so good. Things are working well. So well done everybody and both sides of our my team and your team. You've written 50 plus books past the you surf. Why this one and why this message, please tell our audience. Well, we live in such an amazing time in all my 73 years of life. I have never seen more people turning their back on the Christian faith than in the back on morality turning their back on biblical ethics that it's so depressing and I'm one of those people that I don't just like to curse the darkness, but I like to light a light. And so as I thought about it, what could be greater word of warning encouragement alarm bells than the book of second Timothy, which is the very last words of the apostle Paul brought from the dungeon in Rome which I've been there with my wife and we've seen what a terrible place it was. What he was. And yet he was writing to his disciple Timothy saying, look, his was going to happen. Here's the falsehoods are going to face and you need to stand up and be counted and never, never, never give up. And so that is really the message that I bring, not from me, but from the apostle Paul, but then he goes on in that epistle and says, here's what's going to happen in the last days. The evil ones are going to go from bad to worse and have you ever seen more lying across the land than across the world really the lying has become truth and the truth becomes a lie, darkness is light light as darkness. And so this is the time I want to plead with everybody who loves God, everybody who believes in the biblical morality and biblical truth to stand up and be
Why Does Stabbing Someone Warrant Probation? Jennifer Horn Explains
Darren Beattie: Elon Musk Better Be Prepared for What's Coming
"He's Darren Beatty of revolver, Darren, welcome to America first. It's great to be here. Thank you for having me, Seth. So first things first, I got to give you guys that revolver massive, massive credit. For I mean, of all the journalistic outlets out there, you have done the most in depth analysis of the videos of the iPhone footage from January the 6th. Who's ray eps, who's the guy on the tower, everybody out there, you need to read those two in depth articles on the movements, the events of January the 6th add to that Julie Kelly's amazing pieces at American greatness and you'll have a much better picture of what actually happened on that day. So congratulations to you Darren. We can talk about that in our next segment, but we've got a couple of minutes here. Musk, Elon Musk, not going on the board, good news, because then he can engineer a hostile taker of over of Twitter, give us your take of how much of a cat amongst the pigeons, Elon's recent purchases have been. Well, I think it's extremely significant and certainly portends good things, although we'll have to wait and see how things actually materialize. But what I've been trying to caution Elon is that he needs to understand exactly what he's getting into. This is not any ordinary hostile takeover because Twitter is not ordinary company. Despite its relatively modest market cap by corporate standards, it is an Elon's correct characterization, the global public square, and control over the global public square is virtually priceless in a society such as ours. And so if he goes for Twitter and attempts to make it an actual free speech platform, this amounts effectively to what I'd call a declaration of war against the regime and he better be prepared for what's coming.
"january 6" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Someone named Riley June Williams, who's a young woman from Pennsylvania who went into the speaker's office and allegedly stole a laptop from one of the desks there. Upstairs is speaker Nancy Pelosi's office. Inside a female voice, the FBI believes to be Williams, seems excited. I'm in Nancy. Where are you? On the desk is Pelosi's HP laptop. The same voice tells others to treat it careful. She, you know, was in there sort of directing traffic among the other people inside the building and there was some thought to suggest that you wanted to sell the laptop to Russians. Yikes. And it's sort of these very bizarre cases, I feel like every independent is run of the mill as they might seem has these weird twists in their stories and how they ended up there. And then prosecuting, quote unquote, regular Americans who went into the capitol and did crimes on January 6th. What's the DoJ's batting average? You said 800 charged about 200 have taken plea deals? Approximately, and I think that that's going to be the vast majority here. I think they're going to end up getting plea deals with 90% or more of these cases. In the cases that have gone to trial, which is just four right now. They have won two jury convictions on felony charges, neither of them have been sentenced yet, but that's two for two, essentially on the jury trials, and then in two bench trials where a judge makes the entire decision, they've actually not fared so well. But it's only because it's one judge presided over both of those trials, judge Trevor mcfadden, and he is not a fan of the government's theories and any of these cases and agreed to acquit one defendant entirely and gave a partial acquittal to a second one. Wow. On what grounds? In the total acquittal case, he said that the defendant plausibly argued that he believed the capitol police gave him permission to go inside the building. That in some of the video, there was a video of a cop sort of gesturing and what the defendant thought was waving him in. And the judge said, you know, I looked at the video, I could see that. What the judge cited is what Matthew Martin didn't do on January 6th. The judge says, according to the evidence shown at trial, Matthew Martin wasn't screaming or shouting, wasn't crowding people. He was here. He was amid the mob, but the judge says he was not an impactful member of the mob. That's going to be problematic if other judges adopt that theory, but he does seem to be on an island this judge right now. Might these prosecutions of sort of low level insurrectionists go on past, say, Republicans winning the next midterm election? So that's one of the significant things about the Justice Department investigation, which is that there is not the same time pressure that there is on Congress. They have at least through the end of the Biden administration, the first term, if not beyond. And what we do know is DoJ thinks there were about 2000 to 2500 people who went inside the capitol that day. And they've only charged about 800. They're really serious about getting all of them. There may be a third of the way there. So they've got a long way to go. How do they even do that? How do they find all of these people that just walked in and then walked out that day? It's actually pretty remarkable. I mean, DoJ has made no secret that they consider this the most important investigation, possibly an American history, certainly the most complicated, as the committee is well aware the department is engaged in one of the most sweeping investigations in its history in connection with the January 6th attack on the capitol. And because of that, they've unloaded every tool in their arsenal to find these people. So they're using facial recognition software. They're geolocating people's cell phones who were there. They say, oh, we have a reasonable probability that you are inside the capitol from this time to this time. And these are showing up in court filings, all of these things. They're doing physical surveillance. They're following a lot of this comes from tips from neighbors, Friends, family members, colleagues, say, oh, my friend posted this on social media that's showing that they were inside the capitol. And then the FBI will run with that tip, go to these people's homes, track them, see what they're up to, and then eventually make the arrest. Even for people who are sort of on the lower end of the crime spectrum here. Is the DoJ getting as much blowback as the January 6th committee. I mean, there's still obviously a lot of members of the GOP, including the former president who say this whole thing is a sham. To be clear, the select committee is engaged in an unconstitutional, political investigation, a sham investigation. Do people get that mad about these sort of low level insurrectionists slash criminals getting prosecuted over a year after the fact? I would say not really and that's the biggest reason for that is that the sort of elected class of Republicans are still all in agreement that anyone who committed crimes at the Cabot they should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Well, anybody who committed crimes on January 6th should be prosecuted. If you entered the capitol and you committed acts of violence and you were there to hurt people, you should be prosecuted. And they are being prosecuted. And so you're not hearing these voices in Congress, even from some Trump allies in Congress saying what DoJ is doing to these rioters is inappropriate. You hearing bits of that. There's some question about political prosecutions that we hear from Republicans a lot. Are they targeting these people, not for their actions, but because of their political beliefs. But the January 6th commission is not the place to do this. That's what prosecutors are supposed to do. This commission is a partisan scam. That they're going after the purpose of that commission is to try to embarrass and smear and harass as many. That's what you believe. Get their hands on. To Republican colleagues are doing. Liz Cheney. Commission is doing. That's a very narrow slice of the Republicans in Congress, making that argument, a bigger slice of Trump world than Trump himself who is saying that, but it's not uniform across the Republican spectrum at the moment. And so at least as long as DoJ stays focused on the rioters, I don't think we're hearing that argument quite as forcefully. It's really interesting. So there isn't as much opposition to prosecuting like Gary the dental hygienist who was at the insurrection, but there is still this resistance to figure out why exactly this happened. Yes, and we've heard this in court come out quite a few times some judges who have been prosecuted. You sentencing these rioters or saying things like, you know, it's a little bit incongruous for us to be, you know, throwing the book at, you know, someone who just strolled into the capitol because Donald Trump told them to do it. And not going after the people who told them to do it. And so you hear that this discomfort within the legal system about why are we punishing the foot soldiers when the generals are out there, you know, Scot free, and now we do see evidence that DoJ has moved up the chain a little bit in that direction. And so that's when I think we're going to see more of that resistance and that all out pushback from Republicans, Trump world, that kind of thing. And what is that? That's just politics, I guess, huh?.
"january 6" Discussed on Today, Explained
"The attack like a lot of his colleagues. He says it will be interesting to reveal all the participants who were involved. And that's always stuck out to me because most Republicans are not speaking like that. And we do know McConnell after January 6th, you know, he did vote to acquit Trump during the impeachment trial, but he did have really harsh words for the former president, blamed everything on him and said he could be held civilly and even criminally responsible for what happened. So he's not necessarily in the former president's camp on this one. And we assume Pelosi will cooperate. She has said as much. He said, if they want to call me and they need to call me, I'm in. And what's most important about Pelosi is Republicans are teeing up this plan to counter the January 6th investigation with their own probe that essentially they've already said is going to blame Nancy Pelosi for the entirety of what went wrong on January 6th. The American people deserve to know the truth, that Nancy Pelosi bears responsibility as Speaker of the House for the tragedy that occurred on January 6th. If she testifies to the current committee, it's a chance to sort of pre butt that narrative that Trump himself and members of Congress are trying to push. For. And then penultimate on your list here is just sort of hodgepodge of members of the GOP. Yes, Republican members of Congress who three of them have been called by the committee, but basically said, screw you, we're not coming in. And the committee has sort of left to grapple with what do we do with those three, and then additional Republican lawmakers who we know played key roles, strategizing with Donald Trump to overturn the election, may have called him on the day of the 6th. There were some phone calls being him and say, congressman Jim Jordan, you know, some senators who were on the phone with him. And the question is, how hard will the committee go after its own colleagues? Knowing they have important evidence, but also knowing that the tables may be turned on them in a Republican controlled Congress in a year. Last on your list. 5. Is what to do with everything they found, whether to make it public, whether to keep it private. Yes, and this, to me, it's a very process focused question, but it's really important because the committee, as far as we know, has justice enormous mountain of evidence, they've interviewed 800 plus people. They've got tens of thousands of documents, you know, many, many, many orders of magnitude greater than most congressional investigations obtain. And the question is, will we see all of that at the end of the day? Well, they decide, you know what? We're just going to throw it all out there on a website and let people do with it what they will. They'll have their own report, which will be nice, neatly and neatly packaged, but the thousands of pages of transcripts of these interviews might have a lot more value, so both to the public, which could then comb through them, but also to the Justice Department, which is in running its own investigation and starting to creep into Trump world a bit in their investigation. They might find a lot of value in seeing these tens of thousands of pages that the committee can't just hand over to a prosecutor they could by virtue of putting it on the website. Do we have any sense what the Justice Department might do? No, they seem to be in sort of the early phases of pursuing people in Trump's orbit. That's a big development that's happened in the last few days and weeks. But that's a sign that they are ramping up. And so it could take months, it could take even years to sort of come to fruition. But the committees and information might be very valuable.
January 6 Defendant Matthew Martin Found Not Guilty
"A January 6th defendant, Matthew Martin, has been completely exonerated on four separate misdemeanor charges by a judge. This was a so called bench trial. You can have a trial in which the judge decides or a trial in which the jury decides, well, Matthew Martin was smart. He decided to go for a for a bench trial. And I think he did that because the judge in question is, is in fact a Trump appointee, a guy named Meg fadden, and Trevor mcfadden. And mcfadden has although he was very pro prosecution in the beginning, he seems to have be slowly dawning on him what a racket this is and how they're going after people for doing essentially nothing.
Why Won't Republicans Advocate for Stranded Jan. 6 Protestors?
"Now, here's what I want to know. Where are all the Republican congressmen? And senators? Heck, for that matter, governors. Where are the Republican representatives in demanding that the people who are still in jail who are still behind bars, this is April 7th, 2022. This event happened January 6th, 2021. And there are still people incarcerated. Pre trial detention. Where is Lindsey Graham? Where is Ted Cruz? Where is Jim Jordan? As far as I can tell, there have been two Republican representatives who have tried to speak out on behalf of these people. And I don't even think that Louie gohmert and Marjorie Taylor Greene, the only two members of Congress that I'm aware of who have tried to keep this issue in front of the public. I don't know that they're saying they're innocent or that they should be freed. They're just saying, do something with them. Try them or let them go. How long are you supposed to be incarcerated for a misdemeanor?
How Did the FBI Arrest January 6 Suspects So Quickly?
"You off. So talk about the January 6th thing. So this is a lot of work. Yeah. So recall what happened. So the January 6th event was on a Tuesday. The day after the runoff. It was a Wednesday, I think. So the next day they had allegedly already identified some of the people. Gotten the convened a grand jury. Convened a grand jury and then issued arrest warrants in a matter of 72 hours. It's not possible. So did they have the fence of the pings ready to go? Is that what you're saying? They had the actual devices ready to go. That's our supposition. There's no other way to have done it. We believe they were tracking people all the way back into the latter part of the election. Certainly into November and early December. So people that would be likely to go to that event or is that correct? Yes. Okay, so they had a profile. I'm meeting that profile. And they're tuned up and ready. But then probably the night before they'd be able to say, hey, 200,000 of our profiles are in town. Right? So they'd be like, they're around. We weren't wrong.
How Attorney Marina Medvin Beat the System in a January 6 Case
"Guys, Marina madman is a heroine of mine. She is a nationally recognized criminal defense lawyer. She's been doing terrific work in defending some of the January 6 protesters. And I'm delighted to welcome her back to the podcast. Marina, good to see you again. How are you doing? You must be feeling not too bad because of the outcome in the case of Jenny kud. Say a little bit about the case and then let's talk about what the judge said and how you basically, well, kind of beat the system with this one. Well, thank you very much for having me on and once again. And yes, we're very happy with the outcome in the Jenny cut case. We do believe there was an equitable outcome all things considered. The bank probably the most fair outcome would have been a $50 fine, but that's besides the point, as far as these cases are concerned, it is a fair outcome. The Jenny cut case was interesting because we relied on a lot of independent conservative media reports of the Portland cases and the Seattle cases to piece together dismissals that take place in Portland and Seattle. And to review briefs that were filed in those jurisdictions by the DoJ and how the DoJ characterized the conduct of antifa and BLM on those days. And we use the government's own words against them. We looked at how much praise they gave to the protesters in Portland and praised to the protesters and Seattle, and we compare that to the disparaging remarks made about the protesters in D.C. in January 6th, the conservative protesters. And we were able to show a true disparity between the two types of cases. And as far as how the individuals were being treated, you had individuals committing felonies, victimizing police officers causing injuries, and the DoJ dismissing those charges against those individuals without explanation. We can only presume with political motivation because there is no explanation for why.
January 6 Protester Shares Experience With Justice System
"Brandon, let's back up just a second. Your apartment you said was searched. What was the basis on which they obtained the warrant? So the video that I posted on Twitter, I posted this video which lived on Twitter for about one hour. And I took the video down, but Twitter trolls had already copied the video by then. And so they had sent the video to the FBI and the FBI based off of that video that I just described where I spent the 8 minutes on the capitol steps. Actually went to a judge and asked for an emergency order to have me arrested. So there was never any evidence that went before a grand jury and a grand jury never decided to indict me and I wasn't brought up on charges from a grand jury. Instead, this was based off of the video that I posted on Twitter, Twitter trolls sent to the FBI, the FBI went to a judge and said, we need to arrest this guy immediately and the judge granted them a search warrant and they weren't to arrest me.
The January 6 Protesters Are Political Prisoners
What Led Up to Brandon Straka's DC Visit on January 6?
"Let me just say that you've been put through hell and that's true. My audience at least needs to hear your story. But frankly, let me be the one to say, I don't think you did anything wrong unless you can educate me on that. We want to be, we want to be, we do care about things. And how we do things. But in any event. So tell me the story what led up to January 6th for you. Sure. Yeah, and the other thing that I was going to say is that I think what makes it sort of so sad and tragic that I've been entangled in this and to the degree that I have is that I actually didn't even want to be in D.C. on January 6th. I had at this point already sort of given up on the idea that we could possibly be successful in exposing election fraud, which is not to say that I had given up on believing that there were some extreme irregularities with the election. And that needs to be addressed. It needed to be addressed. It's still needs to be addressed. But I felt that this situation had been so mishandled on our side. I think we put the wrong people in charge of trying to handle it. It turned into a clown show. We had this one out there in front of the cameras every day talking about the crack and going to release the kraken. You know, we had Lin wood out there telling people to stop voting and I mean, it just became crazy. The other one's got the hair dye dripping down the face. And it became a mess. It was an absolute mess. And so I had gotten to the point where I felt like my time would be better served where I was, which was I went to the state of Georgia. I was door knocking and phone banking with volunteers to save the Senate for Purdue and loeffler, those two seats, which were coming up on January 5th. So I had intended to stay in Georgia and be a poll watcher on January 5th. But about a week or so before I had gotten an invitation to come and speak at an event at the capitol on January 6th. I still was waffling back and forth about doing it because I felt like, you know, again, I felt like my time would be better served in Georgia, but the momentum was starting to build in president Trump had put out a tweet and told everyone to come to D.C. on January 6th and it was going to be big and there was sort of this implication, at least as I took it that something game changing was going to be revealed. And I thought to myself, okay, possibly something historic and unprecedented is going to be revealed on that day. And I'm getting this offer to be a speaker. And that in itself, I think, is a great honor because we knew that president Trump was going to speak at the ellipse and then there was going to be a march to the capitol. And then there were going to be dozens of people speaking. So I agreed to go and change my plans and on the 4th of January, I flew to D.C.. And things were kind of coming up on the
"january 6" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"Hey y'all. This is Sam's aunt daddy. This week, the insurrection at the capitol. One year later, all right, let's start the show. Hey y'all, you're listening to it's been a minute from NPR. I'm Sam Sanders. In this episode, we're going to talk about January 6th, 2021. My panelist on today's show, they can recall that day vividly. We would get flashes of a few images from the Senate floor where people had the mob had taken over. That is NPR investigative correspondent Tom dreisbach. People breaking into Windows, looking for any way in. And that's Washington Post national security reporter, Hannah a lamb. Hannah is a former NPR reporter, and she was at the capitol that day for NPR. People threatening to haul out and string up lawmakers. Tom and Hannah have been covering the insurrection and its aftermath for the last year. And one big thing has stood out for both of them. It was just so much more violent than we were able to see from our little corners of observation that day. For the first time in our history, a president had not just lost an election, he tried to prevent a peaceful transfer of power. As a violent mob breached the capitol. This week in a speech, President Biden called out former president Trump. For his role in what happened. But Trump even now is downplaying the attack. And supporting the insurrectionist. And all across the country, there is still no real nationwide consensus over what actually happened that day. Despite all of the reporting around the insurrection and all of the new information that's come to light since. So this episode, Hannah, Tom and I, we're going to talk about why this violent attack on the U.S. capitol is still so polarizing. And what that day's violence and the lack of consensus means for our politics going forward. You know, Tom you and the investigations team have been tracking the legal fallout for those involved in the insurrection. A year later, writ large, what has happened to them? How many have been charged? How many have gone to jail? Yeah, so the FBI calls this their biggest investigation in the history of the bureau. It involves almost every FBI field office in the entire country because that's where people came from who went to the riot. They came from virtually every state in the country. And so far they've charged a little over 700 people. The charges I kind of organized into three general buckets. There's people on the low end who are accused of basically going inside the capitol, breaching the building, but not actually committing violence or breaking windows, doing any property destruction. That's on the lowest end. And then there's a quarter of all the charges so far are people who are accused of attacking police officers, whether with weapons or with their hands, makeshift weapons, that kind of thing. And then there's this group of people who are accused of conspiracy, planning in the weeks, months ahead of January 6th to bring this level of chaos and destruction to the capitol that they thought about bringing weapons that they in the allegations against the oath keepers, for example, this far right militia group. They're accused of planning a quick reaction force that would be able to come to the capitol at a moment's notice with heavy weapons and attack. They've pleaded not guilty so that hasn't been tested in court yet, but those are the kind of main groups of charges. We've started to get some guilty pleas in those cases, more than a 170 people have pleaded guilty so far less than half of those have been sentenced yet. And I should note that those are the cases that are mostly on the lower end. The most high profile cases, the most serious charges have largely not finished their way through the legal process yet. Yeah. You know, I want to talk to you both about what has changed in the last year. In terms of how law enforcement prepares for these kind of events or the potential of things like an insurrection, what I found most interesting from your report in Hannah was that in the run up to January 6th. Federal officials already knew something was going on. But some were actually afraid to have too strong of a show of force because of some things that Donald Trump had done while he was in office. They were reluctant to use force again after he had months before use the military to quash racial justice protests outside of The White House. Can you talk about what law enforcement did or didn't do that day and why? And how, if at all, any of that has changed in the last year? I think that point is actually one of the big unanswered questions or that we're still answering is for all of the open planning that went into this event. I remember talking on empire that morning saying this feels less like a protest and more like a last stand by a Trump supporters because that had been the open rhetoric of groups that were going to the capitol people who were going to be there. This planning was out in the open. And yet the capital was left to soft target. And I don't know that we've fully answered why there's been theories that such as the failure of imagination, these were not this is not a population that we've traditionally thought of as a domestic terrorist threat. Then you have people saying, well, you know, this was an administration that was known and well documented that they didn't like you to bring up threats from the right and the far right. And there have been whistleblowers from Homeland Security and other agencies saying they were discouraged from shedding light on that kind of threat from your naming it even in some cases. And then we're also still watching the responses to it. Like you said, what's changed in the year? Certainly, these groups have been more under the microscope. I mean, I talk to several guys who are in militia groups, self styled militia groups. They, every week, have a story about, oh, this new guy showed up. I think he's a fed, or, you know, we've been de platformed, and we don't even have a way of communicating. And so, I mean, you do see that there is an impact, but at the same time, they're just adapting.
"january 6" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Reasons. What do you think is going to happen? I think it's a test case. I think it's a test case for Russia for Putin. I think we should watch it very carefully because what transpires there may have a an impact and even a dramatic impact on the Ukraine. That is what I think. Would you explain their connectivity? Well, Russia is intervening there. Before to get the request of the government at the pro Russian government that's being challenged, but here it's Putin is extending his fist as iron fist around the borders of what used to be the Soviet Union. And Russia still claims that as this exclusive sphere of influence, that what's triggering the Ukraine issue is the expansion of NATO and the deployment of NATO forces in Ukraine and in other previously of formally pro formally Soviet satellite countries. All right, third issue is from the Financial Times today. The rise of drones, Costco drones, they're called presenting a new security threat. And I immediately thought not only of our troops stationed in Iraq, et cetera. But at Israel, our ally, how many times do drones operate against Israel and how great of a concern is that to the IDF? Well, with increasing regularity, we've shot down a good number of them. They haven't had any get through. But yes, it's a major security threat for us. And we target drone making factories, whether in Gaza or in Lebanon, the Lebanese ones of course operated by this by the Syrians and the Iranians in Gaza also its technology that has reached Gaza. And yes, the major security threat, these drones can come in under the radar and they can carry a significant payload. So expand on that, Michael Oren, if Iran can, they will launch fleets of these things. I mean, just if you saw The White House's fall in London, has fallen, the president gets taken out by a fleet of these things. Good CGI, but it's a fiction story. Or is it? Is that really a future threat? Short term future threat. And again, that could be continuous with hundreds, maybe even thousands potentially. With different capabilities, not particularly the capabilities of the drones have that movie. I think it was throwing out some about thousands of dollars. But yes, a serious threat. And we're always in this sort of cat and mouse game with our enemy neighbors. We develop rockets. We develop Iron Dome. They bring in cruise missiles we join the United States and make the system known as David swing, which can intercept a cruise missile, expensive system. Now they're going to come up with a different threat. And as a whole, even because the drone is going to be too low and too slow for Iron Dome. Okay, now last question. I use the times of Israel to get my public health guidance. I actually think Israel so far ahead of the United States on messaging and I want my fourth booster because Israel's rolling out a fourth booster. And I just think you guys have done it so much better than we have. But as I read the times of Israel, I sense that there's an uptick in violence on the West Bank and in Gaza and that a major confrontation is brewing. Is my Spidey sense correct? I don't think so. Yes, we've had enough in some terrorist attacks. But I don't have a deep feeling that we're on the verge of some type of major outbreak. Now, we have two missiles that were fired at Tel Aviv method. We heard them all throughout my neighborhood, off the shore of Tel Aviv, and just with Italian for that. But I haven't seen a follow-up to it. We haven't seen any escalation that would lead to an outbreak of another conference such as we had last May. Not yet not yet. All right, we do have objects and terror. I got a chance for one last question because doctor Michael Lauren was a member of the Knesset to my new affiliates. The Knesset had a couple of rowdy meetings. I think some fistfights might have occurred. Is that just normal business for the Knesset? No, I think we were reaching some new lows and I think that's true of democratic parlance throughout the world of reaching new lows and then we're forgetting our democratic civility and there were things that were set in the connection this week that actually outraged because of that rate to be Israeli public. And that we have a very we have a very exciting a low bar for outrage. Do voters punish extreme rhetoric?.
"january 6" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Mister sach, I'm sure you saw this. We've been running this all morning. It's someone in Palm Beach, Florida. Warning woke New Yorkers to leave. It was a flyer placed on cars with New York license plates. It said, if you're one of those woke people, leave Florida. You will be happier elsewhere as will we. Do a lot of floridians, you laugh and do a lot of lipid and feel like that senator. I think we love people coming into our state. We do want to make sure that they understand where the state we have freedom. We have lower taxes. We have less regulation. We think it's your money. So come down and enjoy our freedom. Enjoy our way of life. Enjoy it. Your ability to keep your own money and build your own business. Rick John is doing a heck of a job. National Republican senatorial committee and I like that. You know, it's funny when he mentioned photo ID. Four years ago, my son and I sold a house. He bought a house when he first got out of college and I helped him and we were partners in it. We sold it and he bought a new house and Andrew and Todd dot com helped him with that. There are sponsors of this show, but this is not an ad for them. I'm just remarking. And since he had bought the house with an FHA loan, originally when he moved in. There was a balance in the FHA escrow account. The $4000. It's been four years, and they won't return. They call us every 6 months to say, would you please file the paperwork? And every 6 months it's a different person, every 6 months we tell them. We don't have the deed. We sold the house. Send us our money, and they will not send us our money, because they don't have the deed to a house that we sold. We've sworn affidavits. We've sent in all the other stuff, the closing documents that they won't. So when I hear Democrats talk about photo ID, and I think about the FHA sitting on $4000 it belongs to me and my son. I do get a little aggravated because they won't give us the money, but they're worried about people voting. That's the government. Welcome back, America. You hear it to my new affiliates in Delaware and in Oklahoma City in Palm Springs. Michael Oren was the ambassador to the United States from Israel for many years and the deputy minister in Israel for many years who the weekly guest to explain all things Israel to us. Good morning, doctor Michael, and how are you? I'm fine. Good to be with you as always. I would like to know your opinion of the United Arab Emirates joining the Security Council. The Security Council is getting a makeover has happened one or two years and UAE is going in and your friend in mind you have allocated. I don't know if he's going to be up there occasionally when the Security Council meets. But they're an ally of the Americas. And they're in partnership now. What do you think of that? I don't think it's going to have a big material impact. What's really important to vote for the permanent members, those members that have the veto power, the other members, influence, but only in a marginal way. But give me a choice between having the UAE there and not having the UAE there. I'd much rather have it. Yeah, I would like the Security Council to have serious people on it. And I hate having tyrannies on there we're stuck with Russian China, but that's the case. Now, Kazakhstan, what is your take on context? I don't know if you've ever been there. My brother in law used to go there a lot for oil business.
"january 6" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"All right, I keep all my books handy. I have to quote myself. And President Biden won the election in November. And I knew it that night and confirmed it the next morning because I know that in order to turn over a state election, you have to be within a thousand votes at the close of a balloting. It was never even close. There's no evidence of widespread fraud. There was. And I'm a little frustrated, but Ashley Parker, my colleague at The Washington Post this morning for our story, I spoke to her for half an hour about why I asked candidates in your opinion did President Biden win a constitutional majority on election day? And if so, how strong is your opinion? My opinion is very strong that yes indeed he did. But candidates stumble on that. They don't know what to say. They don't want to offend the hardcore president Trump supporters who think massive. Massive pride did not occur. Did not happen. And however, election abuse did happen. I go back to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court changing the rules left and right. I go back to all sorts of different things all over the country. That upset people. And I believe in making it easy to vote and hard to cheat. And I love the election laws that are being passed in Georgia and other states. And there's nonsense narrative from MSNBC in the Democrats and every other CNN that there is a threat to your voting rights. It's all absurd. It's stupid. So we look back at January 6 compared to what is happening to Kazakhstan right now where there is an insurrection, by the way, at just insurrection. And the security forces are mowing down people. It is important for us to remember that America remains the last best hope of the world and has been since the Declaration of Independence. Lots more ahead today. I'll be back with the rundown here on the you here at show. Evening welcome back and I can hear you on the West Coast good morning waking up the country as I always love to do. I didn't mention 98.3 Charleston Huntington, West Virginia. So glad to add Delaware and West Virginia. So happy to be in the desert in Palm Springs, where I have so many friends and fans after my long decade of broadcasting on public television in that market during the nightly news and public affairs for LA's then PBS affiliate KCET. Let me do the rundown. The first story is the economic story and it's brought to you by birch gold, great sponsor of our show. If you're buying gold or if you're creating a gold IRA or 401k and you know you have to store that offset, you can't put it in a shoe box in your house or in a safety deposit box and declared an IRA, the IRS will not let you do that and you'll get penalized. You have to do a gold or physical silver physical gold physical silver physical platinum IRA where you get the bars or the maple leaf for the eagles and you have to have a third party do it for you. It's all explained in the birch golden free information kit. And I recommend between 5 and 10% impressions metals of your retirement income because that's your hedge against hyperinflation. The remote possibility, but right now we're inflation. And gold is at 1811 this morning. And dropped a little bit yesterday in the sell off and there was a panic yesterday on the markets. A big panic, the Dow dropped 392 points. The NASDAQ went down 522 points. Even my vaunted Amazon dropped $63, it's down at 3287 boys out of buying opportunity. But I'll tell you this, I will tell you that the interest rate announcement by the fed matters to the gold people out there is why you want to go to Hugo gold dot com or text my name 98 98 98. And that's because the fed says they're going to need to tame soaring inflation. And faster rate rises are coming. That's the Financial Times headline. The Wall Street Journal headline is interest rate worries battered the stock market. Major U.S. stock indexes fell Wednesday as investors worried that the Federal Reserve might respond more aggressively to rising inflation than previously anticipated. Well, of course they're going to. Their economists, they know what happens at tax on the poorest people. It's a nightmare for the economy. Shortages develop, we already have supply chain disruption and the Biden inflation is upon us. And they want to spend more money. Luckily, Joe Manchin is standing in their way. Attorney general Merrick Garland gave a speech yesterday. So remember, burch gold if you want to buy a gold, you gold dot com text my name here to 98 98 98. Merrick Garland gave a speech yesterday and let's see, let's play.
"january 6" Discussed on The Experiment
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"january 6" Discussed on The Experiment
"Before we wrap up what else you got? Yeah. Did you just want to ask one more question, which is that I think we're living in a time when there is a lot of very vocal questioning law enforcement in a really, really deep way. And you have such optimism about law enforcement and you hold people that Sandra blend George Floyd in your mind and I'm curious, how do you maintain that optimism in law enforcement? Like, how do you say, I really believe law enforcement is the thing that's going to solve the issues of our country while you're seeing at the same time, a lot of bad examples of law enforcement out in the world. I don't think law enforcement selves the issues of the country, though. That's our elective leadership. That starts with the president, the Senate. The Congress mayors, governors, Ottoman. That's who solves the problems of the country. Law enforcement, we spies to cause for service. Law enforcement protects the citizen from itself. Would you drive a hundred miles an hour, down a expressway? No. You wouldn't. Yeah. Under no circumstances. I think so. Well, people do it all the time. They do it all the time. Yeah. And there has to be somebody to make them understand that that's not safe for them or others. Can you imagine people who kidnap people, human smuggling? Prostitution. Drug use, bank robberies. You have to have the police. Because of the Brutus nature of man. You must have somebody protect. You have to have centurions from the Roman Empire that would protect man from man. Yeah. So that's why I'm optimistic by law enforcement. A group of people now, what has to happen, I think there should be better filters for who becomes a law enforcement officer. More screening, more training. And when things, when people do bad things, they have to be held accountable. So I'm optimistic about law enforcement. You know, uh, but it's who is becoming a law enforcement officer and why? Yeah. That's why I'm concerned about that. Yeah. And I've had to talk. With my children. About how to interact with law enforcement. How do you interact with the police? What did you tell them? First thing, put your hands where they can be seen, pull over, take extreme right, turn the car off, roll the windows down, turn the radio off. Yeah, keep your hands visible. Tell the officer that your father was law enforcement. I hope I didn't do anything wrong. I sure hope I wasn't speeding. I sure hope I didn't make a illegal lane change. I hope I wasn't following too close. I don't know why you stopped me. And I just have to tell you I'm nervous. And because they are. I'm nervous when I get stopped. Really? I am. I used to get stopped all the time. Yeah. When I was a young DA agent, driving high value government vehicles. That we had seized from somebody. And I'd get pulled over. Well, I think the part of that of the irony is that you're saying we need police officers, but then you're also saying that police officers can be really scary and can be really yeah. Unpredictable. Paradox. Dangerous. Paradox. Kept my hands visible. I said federal agent federal agent better agent. This is a government car. It's not going to come back on file. Do you want to see my ID? Hands right there on the steering wheel. Oh, okay. All right, you're fed. Yeah. And never told me why they stopped me. And then I showed me ID and be on my way. This is hard to be in black. Yeah, how do you trust in the police and also be afraid of the police? Well, so the overwhelming majority are there for the right reasons. Yeah. But you don't know that when you're pulled over. You don't. You don't. But the old and well my majority, I have to believe that. The overwhelming majority are public servants that God sent them to be that individual that stands between good and evil. They're evil people out there, and we need we need people to protect us from them. You're like a man of faith and not just faith in it seems like you have a lot of faith in institutions like the army police law enforcement and also your faith and God. Any reverse order. So my faith in God. First. Institutions. Yeah. And then my faith in order. Yeah. You know, I'm not an aberration. You know, there are a lot of people I know and work with who is just a commitment to the constitution to the flag. Yeah. People who will wear the claw, taking oak to defend their constitution of the United States of America against all enemies foreign and domestic. You.
"january 6" Discussed on The Experiment
"I can't help but see that. You had a situation where the National Guard was readily deployed. You guys were put into place during protests where quite frankly it was about black people and police killing black. Those were the concerns, and then you had this situation on January 6th where it was almost 100% white people. And there was a hesitancy to call you all. Did you make that connection? Have you thought about that connection? Well, I'm African American. I'm a black person. George Floyd could have been my brother. My son, my uncle. My father, George Floyd. Could be me. You know, so it wasn't lost on me. Yeah. And not just George Floyd. Sandra bland and so many others. It's not lost on me. So it's inescapable to see the difference in the response. In the summer, and the response on January 6th. Yeah. And that was that also in your mind on January 6th. You can not not be able to be on your mind. It could not be on my mind. And I'll tell you something, ma'am. It was undermined of everybody. Not just black. Airmen and black soldiers. It was on every guardsman. The difference was undeniable. What do you think that people don't understand about January 6? Well, I think they understand. Yeah. So I think it's just willful, blindness. It's willful, they're deceiving themselves. Anybody who says that there was not a riot here. Anybody who could watch the video of what occurred here and walk away from that saying that it was not what it was. Then the self deceived. Yeah. I mean, I was here. They're either being deceived or they're deceiving themselves, or maybe both. Yeah. I guess I'm not convinced that it's so innocent as just denial. I think it's lying. And I don't disagree with you. But denial, sometimes there's a reflex. You know, it's something to this can't be happening. I can't be here. This couldn't have occurred. That type of denial. Which I cause self deception. You're somebody who's very methodical, you believe in the chain of command, you believe in these rules, and that was a day when the rules weren't working. Well, the rules work because as bad as I wanted to show up here with every available guardsman, I didn't. And I was like, really wanted to come. I came very close to just doing something I had, which would just be so outrageous to me. And that was to come anyway. And I had my army lawyer. My command sergeant major and others said sir, there's no way you can just tell us to go. Now, we will go if you tell us. But you just can't do that. Yeah. So, so, yeah, so the rules do work. As bad as I wanted to come, I didn't. I guess the rule I'm thinking of is you need to be backed up. It shouldn't have taken three hours for this person to call this person to get a sheet of paper that said that you can go I feel like that there was definitely a let down there. Yeah. So I felt let down. But more than that, I feel like the United States Capitol police, the Metropolitan Police, and everybody that was out here felt that now. It.
"january 6" Discussed on The Experiment
"The capital would be breached. At that point, I notified the senior leadership of the call. And told him, you know, we need to get there to support the United States Capitol police. How long did you wait? So we waited over three hours for.
"january 6" Discussed on The Experiment
"When it's finally time for interviews, some Capitol Hill guards let us inside the building. And we go through the metal detectors, we make a sharp right, went down this hallway, past paintings of old dead white men, and inter walker's office. His office is spacious and beautiful. It has his high dome ceiling and beautiful chandelier, and underneath is a huge desk and then in front of that is this long wooden table. Okay. We're gonna set up here. All right, thank you so much. And then the door behind the desk opens. Hi, nice to meet you. Oh, it's nice to meet you. I'm sorry. I appreciate your patience. Walker is tall. He's got gray hair, and he's wearing a suit. One of those you saw in the news is yesterday was a long, long day. And the day before we met him, the house had this marathon session where the Republican minority leader, filibustered President Biden's big infrastructure Bill for almost 9 hours. Walker got home sometime around 4 a.m.. But no, this is not photos though. I'm exhausted. My eyes are nagging. Okay. I was wondering if we can start with just like you introducing yourself. So I'm William J walker. I'm the sergeant at arms, the United States House of representative. I'm the 38th person to have this position. Can you tell me kind of what block you grew up on and if you can paint the picture of what it was like when you were a kid? Yeah. I'll just say the south side of Chicago. So I still have family in Chicago. And as you can hopefully can imagine as a DEA special agent arrested a lot of people. He spent most of his career working for the drug enforcement administration. Danger, excitement and adventure. I put a lot of people in prison. Not your prison. So some of them are probably getting out right about now, so I'm kind of invasive about exactly where I lived and my family. Walker doesn't share much about his personal life, but he's very public about his faith in God. And his love for a TV show called the untouchables. You're too young to remember the untouchables, but these were the exploits of federal prohibition agents. Relentlessly driving on to face new dangers from the neverending cavalcade of criminals who follow in the blood stained footsteps of those who defy the law. And they were men of character and unimpeachable integrity. They were fearless. They were fearless. And they were needed. This is a raid. What in what ways was being an actual agent matched up with your vision from that TV show? Almost completely. Almost completely. So this might sound weird, but you can still catch reruns of the untouchables and I've binge watch it. And I get the same adrenaline rush that I received when I would affect an arrest. Conduct a search warrant. Yeah, it was just. It was thrilling. And you knew you were doing something meaningful that you made America quite frankly the world a safer place. Walker started working for the DEA in the early 80s. No, only African American in my class when I became an agent. Wow. Really? I got the photo. Only African American in my class. Devastated when I got there. Where is everybody? How come to no blacks here? And every day I think I was gonna make it. Well, every day they thought I wasn't gonna make it, but I knew I was. Yeah. But it was hard. It was hard. Deliberately. This was a tough job to get if you were black. In spite of all this, walker ended up staying there for 31 years. The fastest 31 years of my life. Yeah. 25 when I became an agent 57 when I had to turn the toys in. But walker didn't stop working. Throughout his career, he also served in the National Guard, and in 2018, he was appointed head of the D.C. National Guard. And so, on January 6th, 2021, as protesters from the stop the steel rally were heading over to the capitol, walker was preparing his soldiers for the worst case scenario. When you saw the number of people, all massing at the capitol. You know, and it became readily apparent that the crowd size was just huge. It was massive and then if it didn't stay peaceful, it was beyond the capability beyond the capacity of the United States Capitol police to deal with it if the crowd became unruly. And so I already had riot control gear in the vehicles just in case. My command sergeant major had brought the buses inside the armory and had the soldiers with their gear, ready to go. So you think about how prepared we were on January 6th because we had the summer to prepare. And during the summer was when they were like a lot of protests about police and that sort of stuff. We had the riot equipment. The shields, the batons. The protective gear. Just in case. Around 1 p.m., rioters broke through the barricades. They knocked down police officers, climbed the steps of the capitol and started banging on the doors and windows. And while all of this was happening, walker was just a few miles away at the D.C. armory. Watching it all unfold on TV. I'm thinking the phone's gonna ring. Yeah. And somebody's gonna call and ask for the National Guard to respond. Right. So I'm just waiting. And at one 49, the phone did ring, and it was from the chief of the United States Capitol police. And he told me he needed every available guardsman. He told me where he needed us to be. As quick as we could get there. If we didn't get there immediately, he was in fear that.
"january 6" Discussed on The Experiment
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"january 6" Discussed on Axios Today
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"january 6" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"You learn the truth about what's happening in the courts but more importantly there's a big take action button so you could do something to stop the supreme court coup. So do me a favour support. Kelly shackelford in this and get involved view on it. Defend our god given freedoms and stop the let's court packing scheme head over to supreme cu dot com slash kirk that supreme cu dot com slash kirk. Su r e m e co up dot com. Slash kirk this hour is going to be one of the most important we've done in quite a while and it's thanks to a trail blazer tucker carlson who shocked the world last night on television this is something that republicans do not want to admit but they better wise up. We've been warning about this. We talked about this at great length about a month ago. Now it's about a month and a half ago when the raids were happening at mayor. Giuliani and the targeting of susan. Steve bannon and many others were the criminal. Justice system was being used as a political super pac with jail time that they're in kind. Contribution was not television advertisements instead. It was that we'll just go put your political opposition in jail. Joe biden has a new national strategy for countering domestic terrorism. Now i'm still working my way through this. But here's what's happening after the sixth of january and after what happened at the capitol the democrats realized they were given a gift. The democrats realized that they could under the disguise under the feeder and while wearing the costume of fighting domestic terrorism. They now have a massively funded widely appealing excuse to go eliminate extinguished their political opponents. It's a perfect situation for them. Democrats are gleeful. Because now they get to take pieces off the chessboard. They get to devise a scheme that goes after trump. Supporters donors supporters people in media all under the excuse of countering domestic terrorism. Now of course they're not serious about countering domestic terrorism. If they were they'd go after inc they would go after antifa. They go after the cartel they would go after street gangs you know before of before worrying about trump's supporters. Why don't they worry about the bloods and the crips killing each other over five hundred people a year in the streets of chicago. No but the real problem is you voted for donald trump. We're gonna come after you so tucker. Carlson kind of shocked the world yesterday. And you could tell every journalists. Don't even know how to cover the him. A conspiracy theorist of course because they don't know how else to handle him. Now i'm gonna go through this segment by segment and we're going to tell you exactly what we know and what we think we know and what we what we don't yet know. Those are the three categories. What we know what we think. We know what we don't get no. And this is all based on a story by darren beatty from revolver news revolver dot news. That asks the obvious question. What was if any the federal government's involvement in january six. Did they have unindicted co-conspirators. Did they have people pay roll. That were within the ranks of these groups. And if so why didn't they stop it. What did the federal government no before january six. Why is it that parlor now court. According to new documents that have been declassified not declassified better now public parlor went to the fbi and warn them that there was violence being planned. Why didn't they do anything about that. We'll tucker. carlson goes a step further tucker. Carlson paints a picture that this entire thing was a false flag operation. Now this is a very serious topic. I am not trading on this lightly and tucker does not say he knows this to be definitively true said tucker carlson a friend of mine and a man who's willing to talk about things that no one else is willing to talk about really creates the framework and a compelling starting an argument. The federal government has to give us some answers or else a logical person can say that. There's something here more than what meets the eye. So let's piece-by-piece. He starts with justin tyronn roberts. Tom went how he shot. Five people in the span of one day and he admitted he did it because of his hatred of white men cut thirty nine. But before you play it. Did you hear about this. Justin tyrant roberts who shot five people because he hates white people. Do you think you would hear about a story of a white guy. Shot five black people because he said he hated black people. Why was this not frontline. News cut thirty nine this weekend. Police in columbus georgia arrested a thirty five nine year. Old man called justin entire roberts over the course of a single day. Robert shot five separate people in two different states. We know this happened. Because roberts has admitted he did it he also said why he did it in this confession. Police say roberts quote explained it throughout his life specifically white males had taken from him so he decided to kill them. In one case. Robert roberts walked up behind the white man. A total stranger is he was getting out of his car and shot him in the back by any definition. These crimes of viciousness motivated by race hate. They're not unique in this country. Not by a long shot and so tucker continues by saying and cut forty. An america's leaders are claiming that white supremacy is the greatest threat. We face is that right did did white supremacy is that what is now happening in chicago. White supremacy. let's just go through the chicago statistics your today. Two hundred ninety three people shot and killed one thousand four hundred and four shot and wounded one thousand six hundred ninety seven total shot and three hundred ten total homicides. Almost all of those are black on black crime in two thousand and twenty. They're seven hundred. Nineteen.
"january 6" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Everybody in this episode of the charlie kirk show we dive deep into the pretty brutal and ugly history of our intelligence apparatus in our country. It's going to shock you just project. Artichoke mean anything to you. What will by the end of this episode. What has our government been doing to infiltrate and manipulate political discussion and organizing in our country. This episode is one of the most important. We've done it quite some time. Texas your friends. And i say buckle up quite often but you'd better buckle up. This is one that is probably the greatest violation of a thought crime. We've ever done here. On the charlie kirk show we are now trading into choppy waters. You see most conservative. Podcasts wouldn't dare talk about this topic. It's kind of the third rail you know it's there you don't want to look at it instead. You wanna talk about low taxes if you really want to find out what's happening in our country actually happening. This is the episode for you. It will push your boundaries and expand your horizons. But what if i told you. We're all living through a massive psychological operation that might be funded by your tax dollars so brace yourself challenge. Preconceptions is made possible by those. That support us at charlie kirk dot com slash support. Charlie kirk dot com slash support. We're going to get a lot of incoming for this episode. We might have to pay a price. But it's worth it so support us and i want to thank. Jeff larry steve cynthia and of course. I wanna thank carl from north carolina for your generous support at charlie kirk dot com slash support feel compelled throughout this episode to support us. That's a place for you. Charlie kirk dot com slash support time for us to go into the unknown and the forbidden. Buckle up here.
"january 6" Discussed on In the News with Mike Dakkak
"I don't folks mike with you with today's update. We're going to continue our interview with rich hausky. Who was a gentleman from new jersey. Who went down to the. Us capitol on january six and he wasn't eyewitness to the events that took place at the capitol and he says that a lot of things took place there. That really defy explanation and a lot of it felt peculiar and a lot of it felt staged We had the part one year when we spoke a little bit about a riches background. He's a businessman from new jersey and since the election and since the events of january six. He's actually joined the big bat. Usa dot org tour which is a tour. That's going around the country speaking about election integrity and bringing attention to those issues and he's also involved in a major philanthropic enterprise which bridges the The clauses between election integrity and economic development cities all over the country. Really really a great. And surprise which we're going to include as well in Some of the playback that we talk about here in upcoming part so we're going to pick up from where rich was at the capitol when he moved from the speech the over to the us capitol. They will couple eight. He and a friend of his so he couldn't make the donald trump's speech which was nearer to the white house and they moved over to the capitol where he is describing now where we pick up the general atmosphere in the air when he arrived at the capitol on january six years. Rich what was the general air. What was the general like feeling in the air was it like sesto was like it was fasted. It was nfl football tailgate. Occas great. every. I mean i got the impression numbers really excited to see. History may be. We're gonna be there when you know ten said no we're not taking your crab ri- ri- and this days for throw invest easily swayed. Should've exactly exactly. So i'll i'll be was just so i i. I just thought we were there a year. The president and your pants say okay. Dies were representing you. Listen i was saying look. Don't don't back down its throat like everybody voted for you. Don't back don't want you to us. A manila go to let's represent us reminded up right now and you know about an hour later. We hear this war go up in the other side of the capitol which is where we were. That cop checked right right so that roy came from. That's on the side now. The role of the roy came from the mall site. Yeah we're on the side right so we made our way around this point of aplastic fence. Starting the lawn was down. It was still a lot of space in there so we were scrambling you know. We want to go to the front seat. What was done on. What was what were they. The way the capitals lead out like that long a wall because see over the spent wall so we can hear stuff we get close with sewn on probably got to like twenty thirty people back and then i started this. We wanted to your toe down. Absolute perfect so So worked like j. Trust now there's people behind us and it's like it's like it's like a rock concert. Everybody wants to see analogy. Wanted to go get out jarred. Squeeze your way out. There's like a ten year old kid while you're from chicago on a bus next to me. There's like a seven year old grandma who's like you know five three and a hundred pounds and she's like oh. I can't lift you up now up like trying to see deer. Patriots in other words like no troublemakers. Us now. real normal people right. Your normal evil and You know i would say the crowd was on your side honestly mean there was lot of point who could just take off and go know. Have a little bit of needs right so so then. We saw them skeet scaling scaffolding and we saw trying to go up the stairs and then there was gas and rubber bullets. He waiter like you can't shoot at just because they wanna stand on the grass. I thought this was about standing on the grass right. I thought the protests was you know or she got stanley support else to go realize there go into the capital right but at that moment people were like. We're not leaving. You can shoot us and you get your guests for. We're not we're not leading. And that's when the cops relate so then from are less wins on the capital side. A bunch of really big cab lease with the the right year and the plastic shields eight came through the crowd. They really stormtroopers. Man was like star. Worse was weird like dealer just at the year they look like other worlds men probably had twenty five like rose twelve and they were going to try to push us back but the but the but the guys at the bottom begum state shooting rubber bullets. And that's when i at that point i was only one back from red so they pushed their way into the crowd and it was like one guy in front of me but when they came i turned around i was like wait on on the on the cops side like like they let him have a pushing against the cop line no way and so i started to go away and the woman. I don't want to be part of that. He turned around and there. Were these flat. All dressed in all black with gas masks on. And so here. You're being i'm sure the short wilderness short di. We're looking at six hundred. You guys dressed in black and then we're looking at the other side the white you know capitol police uniforms ready were stuck in between these two rows of big dots and there's probably six or seven deep between between us and an mcewen. Start pushing us as the police are. pushing nan. don't show there was a sort of given yellow for like a bit. And that's when the you know the some guy came through shot with rubber bullet. You know and asks when everyday flush and up. Police just retreat. Then they stand a chance. And i go back for. I think they because they had a couple of people on the handling literally like next to me. I don't blame them out of been up to turn around like.
"january 6" Discussed on Bill O'Reilly's Free Podcast
"In eleven months Americans will vote for president once again it it will be perhaps the most important election of our lifetimes. President trump is supported by more than ninety percent of the Republican looking party right now according to the polls close to ninety percent of the Democratic Party despise Mr Trump so obviously the country it is divided the Democrats at this point. Do not have a clear front runner to challenge. Donald Trump. Joe Biden continues to lead the Poles. But he has problems however the former vice president has to be considered the front runner to go up against the president in two thousand sixteen. Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton three hundred and six to two hundred thirty two and the Electoral College Secretary Clinton won the popular vote. Thanks thanks to California. Two hundred seventy electoral votes are needed to win the presidency. Donald Trump won thirty states back. Then Can Hillary Clinton twenty today. A look at this stage shows a similar situation. The Democrats could take back Michigan. Chicken Pennsylvania and Wisconsin where the vote was extremely close in sixteen. But the president could win in New Hampshire Nevada Outta and even Colorado because of the Good Economy Florida Iowa and Maine also may be in play but most dates dates remain entrenched however if the Democrats nominate a socialist like Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren President Trump. It should win easily as Americans are not inclined to change the system that drastically. So what we you're looking at next November is a presidential election that will be decided by a very few states it is almost also depressing to think that perhaps as many as forty states really are spoken for right now and therefore the presidential initial candidates will not visit them that much although the popular vote in California New York Illinois allstate's that are are very left wing will be important for propaganda purposes. It is entirely possible. The Democrats could lose again yet win the popular. Vote if you look at the political landscape. The Democratic Party has a decision to make. There is no question that at the far left has intruded on the party and some say is running the Democratic Party right now but many Americans especially independence. Don't want a drastic change in this country. They don't want their lives uprooted by a completely different different tax system by an economy geared toward climate change by a woke culture minority voters particularly particularly African Americans are vital to the democratic chances and therefore those voters must be court it all the polls say that socialism is not taking deep root in the minority communities. I'm Bill O'Reilly. I approve that message by writing it. This is the the beginning of our presidential coverage. We hope you stay close for.