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April 15, 2024

Perhaps you’ve seen the hidden-camera video currently making the rounds of someone identified as Gavin O’Blevin, who’s seen describing himself as a contractor for the CIA.  This very outspoken individual has plenty to say about the ease with which intel agents can and do set Americans up and entrap them in order to prosecute them or gain their cooperation.  Nothing he says about this is a surprise; it’s just compelling to hear it spoken out loud by someone who purports to be on the inside.

He also says there were about 20 FBI agents in the crowd on January 6, 2021.  The only thing surprising about this is that “20” sounds like an extremely lowball estimate.  Our guess is that he should at least add a zero to that number.

Maybe you’ve also wondered, “Why hasn’t Mike been talking about this?”  Once again, we applied our rule of waiting a few days to see if we can determine whether this is 1) the real deal, 2) partially-real-but-somewhat-exaggerated, or, as so many stories are, 3) just an outright hoax.  Dan Bongino follows the same policy, calling it “the Bongino Rule” even though we’ve always instinctively used it.  I think we could just as easily call it the Huckabee Rule, and it has never failed us.

Anyway, after receiving many emails about this video, Bongino did spend a minute or two on it in his Friday podcast, mainly to say that it’s time to apply “a very, very very heavy application of the Bongino Rule [Huckabee Rule!] here.”

With his own experience in the federal government --- over a decade in the Secret Service --- Bongino senses that “the job titles he’s throwing around there” and a lot of other potential tip-offs make his self-identity as CIA appear implausible.  Maybe O’Blevin, if that’s his real name, is just a deluded wack-job who thinks he’s a government agent.  (Hey, the leftist wack-jobs who run these agencies might have to insist that if he identifies as CIA, he actually is CIA, haha!)

Bongino says he’ll talk more about this when he’s “confident that the story’s real,” once he has no reservations about “this particular guy.”  Of course, like us, he already had “ZERO doubt” about there being FBI plants on January 6; this is well established.  No need for this bloviating clown.

We’d think another tip-off on O’Blevin would be this:  When the undercover journalist asks if people know the Bureau was in the crowd, he answers, “Nope, and they probably never will.”  The joke’s on O’Blevin, because we already do know.  In fact, there’s really no new information here, to those who have been paying attention the last few years.  The FBI entraps people?  Really??

“I would just urge you strongly,” Bongino says, “very strongly, based on what I heard from that guy and which sounds like a lot of bluster, I would urge you strongly to take caution on this.”  Besides just wanting to know what’s true as opposed to getting it wrong, our credibility takes a hit if we get taken in by any hoax, so it’s important not to let that happen.  And, yes, that’s why we take care ourselves not to be fooled by any of the fake news that’s out there, whether it comes from the left or the right.

Julie Kelly, considered by many, including us, to be the best and most comprehensive reporter on January 6, hasn’t touched this story.  Perhaps she’ll weigh in soon.

In the meantime, we looked into the group that produced this Project Veritas-style undercover video, a relatively new nonprofit called Sound Investigations.  Before this, they did another undercover project dealing with PornHub, which led to some action being taken against them over failure to limit minors’ access to their site.  So apparently Sound Investigations is for real.  Here’s their original post, the one that caused all the fuss:

TOWNHALL went ahead and reported the story, featuring a tweet by Rep. Mike Lee of Utah saying this is “yet another reason why we’d be crazy to reauthorize FISA 702 without a warrant requirement.”  Rep. Mike Collins of Georgia said the same.

NOT THE BEE reported on it, with the comment “Holy moly” and the qualifier that they “don’t know how much of this is an embellishment.”  Still, this story stirred up thoughts, they said, about “the mysterious federal shootout with the executive director of the Bill and Hillary National Airport, who was shot in his home during an early-morning raid last month by a stack of armed ATF agents.”  As you know, Bryan Malinowski died three days later at a Little Rock hospital after suffering two gunshot wounds to the head.  (More on that in related news, below...)

Needless to say, if the man in this video really does work for the CIA but is exaggerating what they do, Americans should have a different concern:  that there are some really disturbed people working there.

In the video, O’Blevin talks specifically about the FBI setting up Alex Jones, saying the government’s goal in targeting him was to “take his money away” and “chop his legs off.”  Jones is responding with a lawsuit.  Believe it or not, NEWSWEEK has a surprisingly even-handed report on this, noting that they’ve not been able to confirm O’Blevin as CIA, either.  That’ll have to be Jones’ next step.





As you recall from last month, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) staged an armed, pre-dawn raid on the executive director of Little Rock’s Clinton Airport, after launching an investigation last November that culminated in a “sting” operation at a gun show, where he allegedly sold guns without checking IDs or filling out the required paperwork.  Malinowsky was a known gun and coin hobbyist and trader.  A few of the guns he’d sold later turned up in connection with alleged crimes, mostly marijuana-related traffic stops but also one found in a Los Angeles park after a gang shooting.  These were traced back to him through serial numbers.

But the charges hardly matter.  This wasn’t even to make an arrest, only to carry out a search warrant.  An agent or two could’ve calmly approached Malinowski as he walked to this car in the morning.  Instead, Malinowski ended up dead, shot twice in the head while his wife stood a few steps behind him.

There have been few updates on this story, but Steven Richards had one last week in JUST THE NEWS…

“Regardless of the allegations,” he wrote, “Bud Cummins, the lawyer representing Malinowski’s estate, has concerns about whether the ATF followed proper procedures executing the search and noted that the ATF has not released footage from Body Worn Cameras (BWC) the agents are required to use, possibly violating administration policy established in the wake of major police-involved shootings. Cummins is a former U.S. attorney and onetime chief legal counsel to former Gov. Mike Huckabee.”

Yes, that’s right.  Full disclosure:  Mr. Cummins did work for me as chief legal counsel while I was governor.

As Cummins said in a statement to the media, there is still no publicly available evidence to show that agents bothered to knock on Malinowski’s door or announced their presence before breaking down the front door.  (The last thing observable on the RING camera video is one of the agents disabling it.)  Not only are they supposed to knock-and-announce by law, they’re also required to give an “adequate” time for the occupants to respond.  It’s a large house.


More details from Cumming:

The Malinowski home is almost 3000 square feet. It was 6AM. Mr. Malinowski apparently had no idea he was under law enforcement scrutiny. The justification for the search involved suspicion of a crime carrying a puny 0–6-month U.S. Sentencing guideline range which typically results in a sentence of probation or more often probation ending with complete dismissal (pre-trial diversion).” 


For a crime that’s treated pretty lightly by the “justice” system (assuming he were even to be found guilty), Malinowski had his door broken in by a swarm of armed men in black and ended up paying with his life.

As Cummins said, even if the allegations against his client are true, the evidence contained in the affidavit “only suggests he (perhaps unknowingly) crossed a subjective line which put him in a different class of weekend gun seller and obliged him to buy a $200 FFL license.”



“FFL” refers to “Federal Firearms License.”  According to, “An FFL License is a license issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to an individual or business for making, importing, selling, or repairing firearms as a business activity. To be clear, an FFL License is NOT required to manufacture or sell firearms under federal law.”

Malinowski was not in the “business” of selling guns.  (He was the highest-paid city executive in Little Rock.)  At worst,” according to Cummins, “Bryan Malinowski, a gun owner and gun enthusiast, stood accused of making private firearms sales to a person who may not have been legally entitled to purchase the guns.”

The Arkansas State Police are reportedly investigating to see whether this use of force was proper under state codes.

Questions swirl around deadly ATF raid of Arkansas home leaving a local airport administrator dead

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