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February 02, 2023

Top January 6 Investigator Admits They Determined That The FBI Could Have Stopped the "Insurrection," But Did Not.
And Also, That the Committee Downplayed and Buried This Finding In an Appendix, and Kept It Out of the Public Hearings Entirely.

Gee why do you think that is?

The investigator making these disclosures is a complete leftwinger. He alleges, for example, that the FBI would have taken the threat more seriously if "black and brown people" were more represented in the "insurrection," apparently unaware that black and brown people burned down cities throughout the summer of 2020 and were, at most, given slaps on the wrist for attacking cops, destroying property, and setting fire to buildings.

He's blaming Trump for everything, to make sure he aligns with the congressional scumbags who are paying him.

But in between claims about Orange Man Bad and Structural Racism, he admits that his team found that the FBI could have stopped the "insurrection" -- but instead chose to do nothing to Save the Republic from This Insidious Attack on Its Very Foundations.

And that's awfully interesting.

The House Jan. 6 committee concluded that the FBI and other federal security agencies could have prevented a violent mob from overrunning the Capitol had they acted on the large volume of intelligence collected beforehand, the chief investigator told NBC News in an exclusive interview -- a judgment the committee left out of its televised hearings and final report.

Former federal prosecutor Tim Heaphy, the committee's chief investigative counsel, said that while he endorses the panel's main finding that then-President Donald Trump sparked the riot by urging protesters to go to the Capitol, his probe documented how federal law enforcement failures contributed to the debacle.

Trump "was the proximate cause. But for his words, and deeds, it wouldn't have happened," said Heaphy, who led many of the key witness interviews conducted by the committee. "That said, what happened at the Capitol was also affected by law enforcement failures to operationalize the ample intelligence that was present before Jan. 6, about the threats of violence."

He added, "Law enforcement had a very direct role in contributing to the security failures that led to the violence."

Committee investigators found that the Capitol was inadequately defended on Jan. 6 not because of an intelligence failure, Heaphy said, but because of a failure to act on intelligence showing that extremists intended to come to Washington and use violence to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden's election victory.


While many lawmakers and outside experts have reached that conclusion, it hasn't been previously reported that the most comprehensive investigation into the Capitol riot did so, too. It's also notable that the lawmakers on the committee chose to downplay -- and in some cases contradict -- that finding.

Heaphy has not previously spoken publicly about the findings of the Blue Team, the group of committee investigators who spent more than a year reviewing the performance of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, the Secret Service, the Capitol Police, the Department of Defense and Washington's police with regard to the Jan. 6 attack.


The team's findings were not presented in any of the committee's televised hearings. An abbreviated version, stripped of details and analytical judgments, was included in an appendix to the written report. But the report said that, ultimately, law enforcement could not have anticipated what Trump would do and therefore could not be blamed.

Heaphy offered a somewhat different view, saying investigators found that both Trump's actions and law enforcement failures had played a significant role.


[January 6 Committee Chairman Bernie] Thompson did not respond to a request for comment. Former Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., the committee vice chairman, had no comment through a spokesman. People familiar with the committee's inner workings told NBC News that the findings about intelligence and security shortcomings were left out of the public hearings and downplayed in the report because committee members wanted to keep the focus on Trump and avoid giving his supporters a talking point.

Oh, their excuse is "we suppressed our actual finding because we didn't want to give the people we're trying to frame a 'talking point.'" That's a totally acceptable reason for deliberately falsifying a congressional report!

Now, I don't want any of you Extremists to fly off the handle and start speculating that the FBI didn't stop the "insurrection" just because they had a major part in inciting the "insurrection."

And I definitely don't want to see any of you RUSSIAN ASSETS and Seditioners making hay over Christopher Wray's refusal, two months ago, to say whether or not the FBI had undercover agents dressed as Trump supporters inside the Capitol on January 6th.

Seems like he knows something, huh? It sure doesn't seem like he's just fishing.

And Wray doesn't act like that either.

Oh: And here's one of the many reasons why people fought to keep Kevin McCarthy from the speakership.

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