By David Glenn Cox
January 5th began with a shift in guidance from the Pentagon. So says Major General, William Walker commanding General of the D. C. National Guard. Walker perceived the memo as “Unusual.”
“So, no civil disturbance equipment could be authorized unless it came from the Secretary of Defense … [who] told me I needed his permission to escalate to have that kind of protection.”
The D.C. National Guard would have to get Trump Administration approval before they would be allowed to do their job. U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund was literally begging for help to the Pentagon’s Lt. General Robert Flynn, brother of convicted and Trump pardoned National Security Advisor Mike Flynn. The Pentagon initially claimed Robert Flynn wasn’t involved, but then changed their story after being caught red-handed in a lie.
FBI investigators show pings from cellphones outside the Capitol on January 6th that were communicating with legislators inside the Capitol building. Investigators are quick to point out that communication between a riotous mob outside the Capitol building and a Congress person inside the Capitol building could be completely innocent and shouldn’t be prejudicial. “We just were in town to overthrow the government and wondered if you could schedule a tour of the Capitol?” Or “Going to the store. Do you need anything? Ammo? Entrenching tool? Tora, Tora, Tora!”
Something tells me there will soon be a crimewave of lost and stolen Congressional cell phones. “That couldn’t have been me. I lost that cell phone on the fifth. Oh, that call, Ahh, Mr. and Mrs. Wille Wombat, constituents of mine were outside the Capitol and called to tell me the grouse hunting was great this year back home.” On TV and in a fourth-grade imaginations everywhere, we can pretend there are completely innocent reasons why the bank security guard has the bank robbers’ phone number on his speed dial. Maybe it’s a coincidence? Maybe they went to High School together? Maybe they were in the Navy together or attend the same church?
Occam’s Razor says the most obvious answer is probably correct. You can still frolic with pet theories about, “Just happened to be in town” to appease the towns folk, but the most obvious answer is still probably true and is accepted Juris prudence. “I was framed! The police were arresting everyone standing outside that bank holding a gun.”
The pieces are coming together drawing a mosaic and chips are about to fall. Why do you suppose some January 6th rioters have been released from captivity, while others languish? Maybe somebody thinks that somebody somewhere, might want to tell their story to somebody and look at those bars from the other side of the room for a while. The Proud Boys were less than proud to discover their big boy was an FBI informant. During the 1960’s fifty percent of Ku Klux Klansmen in Mississippi were on the FBI’s payroll. The FBI knew more about Klan activities than the Grand Wizard. I knew that and you probably knew it too, but I bet Trumpy didn’t.
A ham-handed Coup de tat, ala Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder. “They’ll never figure out it’s me!” Trump staffers signed documents for park permits and rented the sound system. You can’t pretend this was some organic group of outrageously aggrieved Americans. This is as Astroturf as Astroturf gets, it’s like playing with Lego’s it only goes together one way. Then the orange monstrosity tells the mob, he’s going to march with them down to the Capitol. Then like cocaine at Don Junior’s house, he disappears. Inside the legislative branch, a solid majority of House and Senate Republicans vote to contest the election results even after the Capitol was attacked. “Hang Mike Pence or hang; (your name here.)”
Colorado Democrat, Jason Crow told CNN he has serious concerns for the intentions of some of his Republican brethren. Stating the obvious and it seems like hyperbole. We know and have proof the orange nightmare incited the insurrection. We know and have proof the orange nightmare withheld relief. We know and have proof that Congress members were in direct contact with insurrectionists. Day by day investigators cull Capitol security tapes until, phone records plus security tape equals, “I’ve decided it is important for me to spend more time with my family. And so, to start it off I will spend eighteen months at the Allendale Federal Correctional facility, where my family can visit me every other weekend.”
Can you believe it? They thought they could overthrow the government and thought nobody was looking. “I’ll get the Park permits and sign for everything myself and you guys give tours of the Capitol to the insurrectionists. I’ll hold up the National Guard with a self-serving and self-incriminating change of policy less than twenty-four hours before the event. “Trust me, Sherlock Holmes. They’ll never figure it out! Clever beyond all understanding, “I rented the get away car in my own name and used my personal credit card!” This is Congressman you know who; when you get inside the Capitol, call me!
Mike Flynn and the My Pillow guy wanted the orange nightmare to declare Martial Law and declare a Mulligan in all the states Trumpy lost the election. Trumpy shot down the idea, he had another plan! An idea so devilishly clever that even with access to all the super computers at NASA, the FBI would never be able to figure it out.
“It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things.” ― Niccolo Machiavelli
Trumpy’s Beer hall Putsch, Trumpy’s Mein Kampf.