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Wed Mar 3, 2021, 04:06 PM

D.C. Guard chief says 'unusual' restrictions slowed deployment of backup during Capitol riot

Source: Washington Post

The memo was unusual in that . . . it required me to seek authorization from the secretary of the Army and the secretary of defense to essentially even protect my Guardsmen,” Walker said. Maj. Gen. William J. Walker said he did not receive approval to change the D.C. Guard’s mission and send his forces to the Capitol on Jan. 6 until three hours and 19 minutes after he first received an emotional call from the Capitol Police chief requesting urgent backup.

The officials involved in the Pentagon’s response that day include Christopher C. Miller, acting defense secretary at the time; then-Army Secretary Ryan D. McCarthy; top Army generals Walter E. Piatt and Charles A. Flynn; and Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. None have given public testimony in Congress about the Pentagon’s response to the riot.

Walker also addressed a phone call on the afternoon of Jan. 6, during which top Pentagon officials expressed reluctance to deploy the National Guard to the Capitol as the riot unfolded. Asked who made those comments, Walker pointed to Piatt, the director of the Army staff, and Flynn, the deputy chief of staff for operations and the brother of former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn.

“They both said it wouldn’t be in their best military advice to advise the secretary of the Army to have uniformed Guardsmembers at the Capitol during the election confirmation,” Walker said, describing the comments as frustrating to him and the other officials on the call.

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Congress should immediately subpoena the DOD members on that call: Miller, McCarthy, Flynn, Piatt and Milley. The fact that DOD did not send these traitors to the hearing speaks volumes.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 04:17 PM

1. Basically A Wait Till The Damage Could Be Done And We Will See Before Deployment Order

This is all so much bullsh*t.

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Response to DanieRains (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 04:20 PM

3. Exactly. Flynn, Piatt and Miller need to be court-martialed! nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 04:19 PM

2. I saw some of hearing today.

Maj. Gen. Walker was livid! I don't blame him.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 04:21 PM

4. He was describing treason. I'm livid too!

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 04:24 PM

6. Yes he was.

He gave very damaging testimony. I want heads to roll.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 04:23 PM

5. What is wrong with this sentence?

Flynn, the deputy chief of staff for operations and the brother of former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn

Treason

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 04:53 PM

9. Right?

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 04:24 PM

7. Back to the use of "riot"

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Response to PSPS (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 04:57 PM

10. And this is the supposedly anti-Trump left-leaning Washington Post!

The MSM is stil reluctant to even call Trump's lies what they are: lies.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 04:27 PM

8. It was to be expected. It takes a while to get the troops equipped, dressed, and loaded onto the

troop transport planes to get them and their equipment into DC. How could they have ever known about it. Now it seems the DOD picked some low bid food supplier the sends uncooked meat and moldy bread. Things are rough when you are not in an American state.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 05:15 PM

11. Bunch of NG ready and waiting, 20 minutes away

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 05:46 PM

12. 'We're gonna end Obamacare ... end voting ... end democracy ... end Congress ...'

Why are they always taking a sledge hammer to everything? Anger? Stupidity? It's all the same game isn't it? Channel MAGA obsessions with some targeted item ... it's all the same ploy.

But it's never end tax cuts ... end police malfeasance ... end the military. They're always after a lib thing.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 06:30 PM

13. It sounds to me like Trump's Secretary of Defense was ordered to prevent or delay deployment.

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Response to Martin68 (Reply #13)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 07:22 PM

14. Yup. They met with Trump two days before the insurrection. Why? What was said?

Here's the unusual memo Miller issued January 4 that Walker described in his testimony today:





Smoking gun?

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