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Under The Radar

(3,386 posts)
Thu Jan 14, 2021, 07:59 PM Jan 2021

Trump was briefed? He knew days before?

Trump had to have received a security briefing informing him of domestic terrorism traveling to the rally. He knew days before they were armed, he was advised by secret service not to make appearance at the event. He knew because the FBI knew. If the FBI knew that Trump would have received a security briefing from homeland security and the national security advisor. That is protocol. Trump knew of the threats and demanded that it move forward by leading the rally himself, inflaming the mob, not discouraging it.
The FBI acknowledged that they were aware more than a week before the rally and had warned the biggest threats not to attend. They state that they were tracking social media threats all the way to DC from others. All of those arrested and questioned believe they were fighting a revolution to uphold Trumps presidency. None were ANTIFA, or BLM.
Was the gang of 8 also briefed? Did they fail to prepare Or did Trump withhold that information?
Why wasn’t there sufficient security in place?
Deputy national security adviser Matt Pottinger resigned the day of the attack, let’s ask him.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/13645031/fbi-proud-boys-militias-biden-inaugration/

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Amaryllis

(9,520 posts)
1. Remember security briefings to transition team were stopped just before Christmas. I dont know when/
Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:08 PM
Jan 2021

if they had resumed.

HariSeldon

(438 posts)
2. Yes, ask him
Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:08 PM
Jan 2021

During the Senate impeachment trial that -- thanks to McConnell -- will likely be a process controlled by a Democratic majority, and under oath. Yes, it takes 2/3 to convict, but only a simple majority to allow the House managers to subpoena who they want and throw away the claim of Presidential privilege -- that doesn't even exist in an impeachment trial.

Under The Radar

(3,386 posts)
4. I am not holding much faith in the impeachment hearing...
Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:16 PM
Jan 2021

But I would push to have him under oath in-front of a judge and jury, in his 2nd degree murder trial.
The militia’s intention to storm the Capitol was posted on their social media. They posted that they wanted Nancy and Pence dead.
Don’t you know that secret service had advised him not to appear in person in the presence of armed nuts?
He knew, he wanted this, and likely hoped for a massacre.

Under The Radar

(3,386 posts)
8. If it is proven that he knew, he is complicit in murder and manslaughter charges.
Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:44 PM
Jan 2021

Domestic seem that hard to prove, just need national security folks to testify.

wishstar

(5,257 posts)
11. Maxine Waters tweeted she had contacted Cap Police to make sure they would be ready for the worst
Thu Jan 14, 2021, 09:46 PM
Jan 2021

and I remember reading that Nancy Pelosi also spoke to someone in charge of the police before Jan 6 advising them to be prepared for whatever could occur.

NotASurfer

(2,122 posts)
13. I'm sure that the evidence of criminal activity that the Senate finds will be referred
Thu Jan 14, 2021, 10:54 PM
Jan 2021

In this Impeachment trial, the Senate will be doing their job to obtain testimony and evidence. I'm sure they will be happy to pass it along to law enforcement agencies if appropriate

 

occupant

(166 posts)
14. Ass behind the glass
Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:06 PM
Jan 2021

Yup, I don't watch the Piece of Shit very much but I believe this was the first time he was behind BP glass. We watched him whip himself as well as the mob into a frenzy. All that seething breathing between his teeth, cos his nose is so stuffed with coke and adderal, you could just see the fervor.The 20th can't come soon enough...

intheflow

(28,277 posts)
15. I'm guessing that intel, and 45's commitment to act seditiously,
Fri Jan 15, 2021, 10:56 AM
Jan 2021

were the reason Barr ducked out of the administration when he did.

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