The commander of the D.C. National Guard said the Pentagon restricted his authority ahead of the riot at the U.S. Capitol, requiring higher level sign-off to respond that cost time as the events that day spiraled out of control....The military, which isn’t structured to be a first responder like law enforcement, took hours to arrive at the scene primarily because the Capitol Police and the District government hadn’t asked the D.C. Guard to prepare a contingency force for a riot. The Capitol Police chief also didn’t call Walker to tell him a request for Guard backup was imminent until about 25 minutes before rioters breached the Capitol.But the restrictions the Pentagon placed on Walker also contributed to the delay. He needed to wait for approval from McCarthy and acting defense secretary Christopher C. Miller before dispatching troops, even though some 40 National Guard members were on standby as a quick reaction force....Pentagon officials were also concerned that sending National Guard troops who answered to the president into the Capitol during the riot could give the impression that the military was aiding Trump’s supporters in a coup. Senior defense officials said federal law enforcement should always be in the lead clearing buildings, rather than guardsmen, who shouldn’t be the tip of the spear on U.S. soil. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/dc-guard-ca...
This is simple1. FBI/Intelligence was aware of preplanning taking place regarding storming the Capital.2. Trump's speech, his exact words were "those heading to the Capital should do so peacefully"ConclusionTrump did not conspire, plan ahead of the event, and Trump did not incite with his rhetoric.
The acting chief of the Capitol Police apologized to Congress on Tuesday for the agency’s massive security failures on Jan. 6, acknowledging during a closed-door briefing that the department knew there was a “strong potential for violence” but failed to take adequate steps to prevent what she described as a “terrorist attack.”Yogananda D. Pittman, the acting chief of police, also confirmed that the Capitol Police Board, an obscure panel made up of three voting members, had initially declined a request two days earlier for National Guard troops and then delayed for more than an hour as the violence unfolded on Jan. 6 before finally agreeing to a plea from the Capitol Police for National Guard troops, according to prepared testimony obtained by The New York Times.... Ms. Pittman was not the acting chief at the time of the siege...https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/26/us/politics/capitol-polic...
Trump's speech, his exact words were "those heading to the Capital should do so peacefully"You’re ignoring- not only what he said in the rest of his speech, but also what he said and did during the last 2 months leading up to it.But- to address the words you quote directly- HE ALWAYS DOES THAT.Like a Mafia don, he ALWAYS includes a disclaimer (read the small print) so he can deny what we and the whole world plainly heard and saw what he said and did.
"You’re ignoring- not only what he said in the rest of his speech, but also what he said and did during the last 2 months leading up to it."Trump never said storm the capital, never said be violent, never said anything of the sort regarding violence.Stating the election was rigged and stolen is not incitement, that is a belief that half the country has, incitement is direct, specific instructions with no confusion or doubt on what it means.For example: Maxine Waters public rant, "get in the face of Trump supporters, you push back on them, etc." That is incitement.stating the Election was rigged and stolen, that we have to stand strong and fight against election fraud, followed by let your voice be heard peacefully, etc. is what Trump said. Nothing about direct violence.
Trump never said storm the capital, never said be violent, never said anything of the sort regarding violence.And Vladimir Putin is a champion of democracy.And Kim Jun-un is a lover of peace.After all, they’ve said so.***When asked why they stormed the Capitol, several have said: Because Donald Trump ordered us to do it”How come they could hear the dog whistle, but you couldn’t?
"Because Donald Trump ordered us to do it”How come they could hear the dog whistle, but you couldn’t?"Sorry, but guilt is not determined by someones opinion or interpretation.Context matters, not "we think this was what he really meant".Trump at not time ever called for violence, always said peacefully and lawfully.
Trump at not time ever called for violence, always said peacefully and lawfully. Did you actually type that with a straight face?Trump: “If you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you? Seriously. Just knock the hell out of them. I promise you, I will pay for the legal fees. I promise. There won’t be so much of them because the courts agree with us,” he said.Trump: "I'd like to punch him in the face." Trump: "...when you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon, you just see them thrown in, rough, I said, please don’t be too nice. Like when you guys put somebody in the car and you’re protecting their head, you know, the way you put their hand over, like, don’t hit their head and they’ve just killed somebody. Don’t hit their head. I said, you can take the hand away, okay?"Trump: "Any guy that can do a body slam, he's my kind of guy."Trump: “How do you stop these people?” A woman at the rally reportedly yelled “shoot them” in response. Trump then joked, “That’s only in the Panhandle, you can get away with that statement.”Trump: “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” Trump: “You will never take back our country with weakness.” (Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani also delivered a speech in which he encouraged “trial by combat.”) Trump: "The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat." (retweet)Trump: "We love you. You're very special" to the Jan 6 protesters who stormed the capitol. Trump: “stand back and stand by.” to radical extremist groups.
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