Claim: FBI assembled response team with counter-terrorism and WMD mission before 1/6

Plausibility problems.

A Newsweek article published 3 Jan 2022 recounts an FBI effort launched exactly one year earlier in preparation for the 6 January congressional certification of the 2020 presidential election’s Electoral College vote.  According to Newsweek, this effort involved a “half-dozen elite government special operations teams” whose chiefs met in Quantico, Virginia.  “The meeting,” says Newsweek, “and the subsequent deployment of these shadowy commandos on January 6, has never before been revealed.”

Those last five words are mind-blowing, and constitute one of two gaping holes in this story.

Interestingly, at the outset, it appears from the record of his testimony in May 2021 that Jeffrey Rosen, the acting Attorney General on 3 and 6 January 2021, made no mention in it Continue reading “Claim: FBI assembled response team with counter-terrorism and WMD mission before 1/6”

TOC Ready Room 20 Nov 2021: Rittenhouse, an odd-duck judge: Checking in on the rule of law

Judicial proceedings and the health thereof.

The verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial was rendered on Friday 19 November, by a courageous jury that ruled on the evidence and not on the prosecution’s or the media’s false narrative.

Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all five counts, meaning the jury understood fully that he was acting in self-defense.  As numerous commentators said on Friday, this was obvious to anyone who actually watched the trial.

Not only did the evidence, including prosecution witness testimony, make it clear that Rittenhouse acted in self-defense; Continue reading “TOC Ready Room 20 Nov 2021: Rittenhouse, an odd-duck judge: Checking in on the rule of law”