Just the News has a lengthy piece this morning about how President Trump didn’t send his supporters to the US Capitol to commit violence on January 6th, we know that because we heard the speech.
January 6th was a massive security failure, and, for me, these are the most pressing questions I have about the events that day.
Did our intelligence community completely miss the advance planning by “knuckleheads?” That is one scary thought.
Another scary thought is, if they didn’t miss the planning, then why wasn’t something done to back up the Capitol police?
And, my third scary thought is, if our vaunted intelligence agencies had an inkling of violence coming that day, why wasn’t Trump informed?
Read Just the News:
Growing evidence Capitol assault was planned weakens incitement case against Trump, experts say
Brock ( Kevin Brock, former assistant director of intelligence for the FBI) thinks that Trump “was caught by surprise at what happened” and was probably unaware of the segment of the crowd intent on violence. That was “a failure, frankly, on the intelligence that he should have been provided as president of the United States,” Brock said. “We shouldn’t be in a position where knuckleheads like Proud Boys and Oath Keepers can plan a disruptive violent event and it catches us by surprise.”
Still unanswered are questions about how much House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell knew in advance of the potential for violence and when they knew it. Also unresolved are lingering questions surrounding the Pentagon’s pre-attack offer to send National Guard troops to reinforce the Capitol Police.