DC Leaders Refused Increased Security Presence on January 6th, Timeline In Question
We have previously reported that President Donald Trump not incite violence at the capitol. In fact, he specifically called for rally crowd to go “peacefully” and ‘cheer on’ congressmen, not commit violence or vandalism
Now reports are coming in that it was intentionally bad anti-Trump and pro-BLM leadership in Washington DC that lead to the problems faced on January 6th. In a WaPo interview with the Washington DC police chief, Steve Sund, The National Pulse reports the outgoing police chief “believes his efforts to secure the premises were undermined by a lack of concern from House and Senate security officials who answer directly to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate leader Mitch McConnell.” The National Pulse also lays doubt that rally attendees could have made it to the Capitol building in time for the breach.
DC Police Chief Sund Stated:
“Two days before Congress was set to formalize President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund was growing increasingly worried about the size of the pro-Trump crowds expected to stream into Washington in protest.
To be on the safe side, Sund asked House and Senate security officials for permission to request that the D.C. National Guard be placed on standby in case he needed quick backup.
But, Sund said Sunday, they turned him down.”
In fact, the Chief had a conference call with Pentagon officials and officials from the D.C. government. In it, he stated “I am making an urgent, urgent immediate request for National Guard assistance… I have got to get boots on the ground.”
But, it was fruitless.
John Falcicchio, chief of staff for D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser admitted: “Literally, this guy is on the phone, I mean, crying out for help. It’s burned in my memories.”
Reports like these abound regarding a lack of anything remotely resembling an appropriately sized police force for crowd the size of Trump’s rally.
The timeline of the unrest at the capitol also casts some doubt on who initiated the unrest at the capitol.
Donald Trumps Speech was to have begun at 11:00AM. However, it didn’t begin until noon. And, according to the National Pulse, “rioters who breached the perimeter may have had to leave before Trump’s speech even began (at 12pm precisely) to make it in time for the events as they are detailed by authorities” on foot.
This correlates with Sund’s interview, where he admits: “I realized at 1pm, things aren’t going well… I’m watching my people getting slammed.”
So, by 1:00PM, things were already out of hand, suggesting that things had begun escalating some time prior to this.
We realize that some of the attendees of the rally did leave early, so this does not prove that no Trump Supporters participated in violence or vandalism at the capitol. However, we also know that ANTIFA was holding a rally to create unrest that day at the capitol as well and that they had members who intiated the breach and who were present during Ashli Babbit’s death.
As the National Pulse notes:
“The President’s fans are not known for leaving his speeches 5 or 10 minutes in. And by the time the Capitol was breached, those who had stayed to listen to even the first 15 minutes would not have even made it there in time.”