On Monday, a report revealed that elite commando units, who had shoot-to-kill authority, were deployed at the US Capitol on January 6th last year to protect then-Vice President Mike Pence and members of Congress gathering to certify the 2020 election results.
On January 3, 2021, three days prior to the January 6 protest and the riot that ensued, senior leaders of various federal special forces teams met to consider contingency plans and threat assessments ahead of the certification of the 2020 election, Newsweek reported.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) run at that time by then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and approved under then-President Donald Trump had secret elite commandos with shoot-to-kill authority at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, according to the outlet.
Doesn’t that completely destroy the Democrat’s January 6 “Trump incited an insurrection” argument? I mean, if Trump approved elite forces to have shoot to kill authority to be among the protest crowd, then he certainly wouldn’t have incited a riot. And we know he didn’t because Trump never said anything that would incite Nancy Pelosi’s painted on eyebrows, let alone an insurrection. It wouldn’t make sense to invite his voters to protest the stealing of the 2020 election and then incite a riot knowing that there were forces with shoot to kill orders in the crowd.
This secret operation that was run under the Attorney General was done without the general knowledge of Congress or the US Capitol Police, according to the outlet’s report. Democrats in Congress would have probably leaked the information and the Capitol Police were under Pelosi’s control.
The special force was pre-deployed January 2 and 3, 2021, to the FBI Academy at Quantico, roughly 30 miles from the Capitol. They were preparing to defend against a terrorist attack, an attack on Trump or Pence, or a weapon of mass destruction.
Doesn’t this raise the question that if the DOJ was fully prepared to deal with a potential threat at the Capitol on January 6, then how come so many of the other agencies, including the intelligence community, completely missed it? How come the Capitol Police force was pathetically not prepared for the protest, let alone the riot?
On January 3, 2021, at Quantico, the heads of the national forces that made up the five elite government special operations met to review the plans to stop threats for the certification process that was to take place on January 6.
The “decision” to use the FBI and the DOJ went exclusively to the acting Attorney General Rosen, without any formal request from the Secret Service, the Capitol Police, the DC Metro Police Department, or any other federal agency.
“I believe that DOJ reasonably prepared for contingencies ahead of January 6, understanding that there was considerable uncertainty as to how many people would arrive, who those people would be, and precisely what purposes they would pursue,'” Rosen said late last year to Congress.
Rosen also said that the DOJ was not considering crowd control and was focused solely on “high risk” operations.
The elite forces that were present at the January 3 meeting in Quantico, according to the outlet, were the FBI Hostage Rescue Team, the FBI’s nation Render Safe Team, an FBI SWAT team, the US Marshals Service Special Operations Group, and Special Response Teams from the ATF.
According to the report, those elite forces were staged in downtown Washington, DC the morning of January 6 and FBI SWAT snipers and teams were deployed out to secure congressional office buildings. Apparently, their efforts were thwarted and nothing could be done when the Capitol police removed barricades and opened doors of the Capitol building, waving protesters inside.