(PresidentialInsider.com)- Democrats were aware of the threat of a riot at the Capitol two weeks ahead of January 6 and turned down police and the National Guard, according to internal memos procured by Just the News. Evidence shows that Democratic Representative Nancy Pelosi and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser turned down thousands of National Guard troops.
Less than a week after the capitol riot, now ex-Capitol police chief, Steven Sund reportedly told the New York Post that House Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving was concerned with the optics of declaring an emergency, and so recommended that Sund informally request backup. His request was denied six times.
Sund resigned after Pelosi called for him to step down. However, both Pelosi and Bowser dismissed requests for the National Guard for political reasons. Mayor Bowser did not want a heavy police presence at the Capitol to avoid another protest similar to that of summer 2020, when protestors were allegedly abused by the police near the White House, according to npr.
“Capitol Police received alerts from both U.S. Homeland Security and District of Columbia authorities about potential violence at the Capitol,” according to Just the News. Online chats were found warning of a “bloody war,” calling for concealed weapons and other threats directed at burning down the Supreme Court.
In an email dated Dec. 21, 2020, Capitol Police intelligence expert John T. Nugent Jr. wrote that “Right-wing extremists are talking about tunnels below the Capitol Complex and the allegiances of USCP officers.” The email included a viral social media post talking about the allegiance of U.S. Capitol Police, as well as a map of the Capitol’s underground tunnels. The thread with the map reportedly had several mentions of “digging, probing security, [and] carrying tools to the Capitol.”
During January 6 hearing, Senator Ted Cruz’s exchange with an FBI official, Jill Sanborn, demonstrated the FBI’s refusal to admit whether or not they were involved in the protest. Sanborn repeatedly denied to answer the question.
However, according to the New York Times, back in 2021 the FBI admitted to having an informant within Proud Boys.