The Real January 6 Insurrection
On January 6, there was an insurrection to try to overthrow a duly elected President of the United States of America. Not January 6, 2021, but January 6, 2017. On that date at the Trump Tower, CIA Director John Brennan, NSA Director James Clapper, and FBI Director Jim Comey briefed President-elect Donald Trump on intelligence that Russia had interfered in the election by stealing Democratic Party emails. That meeting set off the two-and-a-half-year fake Russian-Collusion investigation designed not merely to derail President Trump’s first term, but essentially overturn the results of the 2016 election. This meeting to undermine Trump’s Presidency, was initiated the day before on January 5, 2017, in the Oval Office, led by then-President Barack Obama, with then-Vice President, Joe Biden present.
The Trump Tower meeting prompted an interview between the FBI and President Trump’s selection for National Security Advisor, Three-Star-General Michael Flynn, later that month. The FBI agent put in charge of conducting the interview with General Flynn was Peter Strzok who was later exposed for having extreme bias against Donald Trump when over 350 text messages he sent to his lover, former FBI lawyer, Lisa Page, were revealed.
In those messages, Strzok called Trump a “douche” and an “utter idiot” and told Page that Hillary Clinton “just had to win” the election. Strzok told Page that they had an “insurance policy” against Trump winning. Shortly before the election, Strzok texted Page, “OMG I am so depressed." Page replied, “I am very nauseous… [Trump is] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!” Strzok replied: “No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it.” Who is that “we” that Strzok was referring to? Well, by looking at his actions over the next four years, that “we” clearly is the FBI and agents like him.
Prior to the meeting with General Flynn, Peter Strzok wrote in one note: “What’s our goal? Truth/admission or to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired?” Does that sound like someone interested in pursuing justice or someone trying to undermine a Presidency? If Strzok could not stop Trump from winning, he could stop him from actually governing. General Flynn was about to be named to one of the most important national security positions in the federal government and our intelligence agencies were devising ways to entrap him for a procedural crime that he did not commit. And getting Flynn fired is exactly what Strzok did. Strzok was later assigned to a major role in the Russian-Collusion investigation of President Trump which proved to be a flat-out hoax that the FBI knew about all along. For the four years of the Trump Presidency, the goal of our intelligence agencies was to remove Donald Trump from office, and they would use any means, legal or illegal at their disposal, to achieve that aim.
John Durham of the famous “Durham Report” testified in front of Congress earlier this month that, “The FBI relied on the dossier and FISA applications, knowing there was likely material originating from a political campaign or political opponent.” So, the FBI knowingly used political opposition research as the basis for getting warrants to spy on Donald Trump’s campaign, his transition team and his Presidency. That is ten times worse than anything Richard Nixon did during Watergate, but it does not seem like anyone in the mainstream media cares.
And no one involved will ever be prosecuted for those crimes because as usual, the Washington swamp creatures protect their own. Durham later testified, “I have had any number of FBI agents … who have come to me and apologized for the manner in which that investigation [Russia-Collusion] was undertaken. I take that seriously. These are good, hardworking, decent people,” he told Congress. “I think that typifies, exemplifies the concern here. There were investigative activities undertaken or not undertaken here which really raise concerns about whether or not the law was followed [or] the policies in place at the FBI were followed.”
These FBI agents broke the law, but John Durham gives them a get out of jail free card because they apologized. They violated our Constitution and tried to overturn the 2016 election, got caught and then apologized, and Durham gives them a free pass. Is that how it works? Try lying to the FBI once, and then apologize, will that be enough to get you off the hook? This isn’t a 5-year-old who stole a candy bar from a convenience store, and his parents have him give the candy back, apologize, and all is forgiven. Were any of the January 6 rioters given a free pass simply by apologizing for their actions that day? Of course, not because it was all a set up.
At the Capitol, on January 6, 2021, there were 40 human sources from the FBI (8), Homeland Security (19) and the DC Metro police (13) embedded in the crowd, captured on video chanting ‘Go! Go!’, ‘Stop the Steal!’ and ‘Whose house? Our house!’. This was obviously a false flag operation led by the FBI. Why else would they embed 40 human sources into the crowd that could potentially start rioting, but at the same time turn down National Guard protection at the Capitol? The FBI wanted a riot to break out. Those 40 human sources were not deployed to help stop the potential riot; they were there to help instigate the riot. Ray Epps, who was captured on video tape on several occasions telling people in the crowd to “go into the Capitol”, has never been charged with any crime, not even inciting a riot. Yet, a grandmother with cancer who wandered into the Capitol for five minutes was arrested and thrown into jail for months.
Anyone who argues that the FBI would never create a politically motivated false flag operation against a U.S. politician or political party because they are above that sort of corruption are lying to themselves. If the FBI is willing to launch a fake Russian Collusion investigation and falsely entrap the incoming National Security Advisor to destroy Trump’s Presidency, of course they would embed human sources into the crowd to incite a riot that they could then use to prevent Donald Trump from becoming President ever again. Their corruption is everywhere. The FBI talks about “saving our Democracy”, but they do not like nor trust our democratic process of voting. When they disapprove of who we, the people, elect, they have shown the willingness to go to extreme measures to undercut and destroy that elected official. You do not have to be a Trump supporter to understand how dangerous that is to our country.
And one cannot claim that the intelligence agencies were merely trying to protect our country from the fascist tendencies of Trump. If Trump was really a fascist or a dictator, we have a Constitution that is designed to keep the Presidential power in check. We have Congress and the Supreme Court that are part of a balance of power between three co-equal branches of government that prevents the rise of a dictatorship. But the FBI did not want to rely on those Constitutional mechanisms because they did not want those mechanisms used against the President that they supported to stop his fascistic tendencies, as we have seen for the last two and a half year with the authoritarian actions of Joe Biden going completely unchecked. This is not a question of stopping fascism but who’s fascism.
The four years of the Trump administration there was an ongoing insurrection; the FBI lying to the FISA courts to spy on Trump’s campaign, transition and presidency was an insurrection; FBI agents entrapping Michael Flynn to get him fired was an insurrection; the Clinton campaign and the FBI orchestrating the Russian collusion hoax was an insurrection; FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page conspiring to use the power of the FBI to take down Trump was an insurrection.
If you want to know why the frustration of Trump supporters grew to the point that they were susceptible to an incitement of a riot at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, you merely have to look at what started on January 6, 2017. The entire intelligence apparatus was set up to undercut everything that Donald Trump was trying to do, was elected to do, that those people at the Capitol voted for him to do. The intelligence agencies along with many Democrat politicians did everything in their power to undermine the results of the 2016 election. So, the real January 6 insurrection was not in 2021, it started in 2017 by Barack Hussein Obama and continues to this day.
Judd Garrett is a graduate from Princeton University, and a former NFL player, coach, and executive. He has been a contributor to the website Real Clear Politics. He has recently published his first novel, No Wind.