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October 27, 2021
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Who thinks Nancy Pelosi’s “9/11-style commission” to investigate what happened on Capitol Hill last January 6 is actually there to fact-find? Me, neither. But I’ll tell you who's doing some first-rate investigation and reporting on the security breach at the Capitol building, and it’s not congressional Democrats or this administration’s Department of “Justice.”

It’s REVOLVER NEWS. But what they seem to be uncovering does not fit with the narrative Democrats want to maintain. In fact, it’s what they want to hide.

An Arizona man named Ray Epps, a Marine sergeant allegedly involved in the group the Oath Keepers, clearly was acting as a provocateur the evening before the rally. According to the REVOLVER report, “...Epps was insistent that everyone stay focused on a common mission: storming the Capitol. On multiple livestreams, Epps moves from group to group throughout the plaza barging in and insisting everyone ‘stay focused’ on ‘what we’re here for’ --- which he would then explain meant going inside the U.S. Capitol building. When asked to give a reason for his crazy plot, Epps would continually fall back on his catch-all rationale: ‘It’s about the Constitution.’” People in a couple of the groups he gave his little pep talk to even suggested that he might be “a Fed.”

You’d think that if the FBI were rounding up suspects to hold them for many months without bail, essentially as political prisoners, one person very close to the top of their list, if not THE top, would be this guy. But no. They had him on their “most wanted” list for a while, but when REVOLVER NEWS came out with their first big story, he was dropped off the list.

Not only did the FBI do that, but the day after REVOLVER ran another story on Stuart Rhodes, also of the Oath Keepers, they scrubbed Epps’ face from their database. Rhodes, like Epps, remains unindicted to this day, while others who might have just walked into the Capitol Building to take a selfie are languishing in solitary, some reportedly unable even to talk with their attorneys.

The videos of Epps, seen pretty widely on Twitter, show him talking with Trump supporters the evening of January 5, repeatedly encouraging them to enter the Capitol Building the day of the rally. He’s saying in a voice that cuts through the background noise, “I don’t even like to say it because I’ll be arrested. I’ll say it. We need to go into the Capitol.”

And now, the irony is that Epps seems to be one of relatively few people identified as having been involved in the security breach who WEREN’T arrested. But also unindicted are people who worked with him the day of the rally to, in the words of the REVOLVER team, “carry out a breach of the police barricades that induced a subsequent flood of unsuspecting MAGA protesters to unwittingly trespass on Capitol restricted grounds and place themselves in legal jeopardy.”

To give a little perspective, Epps was not even arrested, while another Oath Keeper, a Green Beret veteran named Jeremy Brown, is even now behind bars, bail denied until trial, simply for standing 100 feet too close to the Capitol steps. It hardly seems possible that the government isn’t protecting Epps.

Republican Rep. Thomas Massie asked Attorney General Merrick Garland about Epps’ activities during Garland’s recent hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, playing some of the video for him of Epps talking up the idea of going inside the Capitol. Unfortunately, it was played on a very small screen that Rep, Massie was holding, but the audio of Epps telling people they need to go inside the Capitol the next day is unmistakable.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2021/10/21/rep_thomas_massie_to_ag_garland_are_you_concerned_about_the_presence_of_federal_agents_or_assets_at_january_6_riot.html

Massie informed Garland that the same person who was doing this the night before the rally was actually directing people to the Capitol during the rally. Then he asked Garland if he –- after “one of the most sweeping investigations in history,” as Garland had called it –- had seen this video. Garland avoided the question with the old “we don’t comment on pending investigations” dodge. His deflection did have an extra dash of creativity, though, with Garland also saying it’s one of the “norms” of the Justice Department not to comment on “particular scenes or particular individuals.”

“I was hoping today to give you an opportunity to put to rest the concerns that people have that there were federal agents or assets of the federal government present on January 5 and January 6,” Massie said to Garland. “Can you tell us without talking about particular videos how many agents or assets of the government were present on January 6? Whether they agitated to go into the Capitol? And if any of them did?”

Garland would not address this at all. “I’m not going to violate this norm of the rule of law,” he said. “I’m not going to comment on investigation that’s ongoing.”

If Garland had wanted to allay Republicans’ concerns that the feds might have actively encouraged Trump supporters to breach the Capitol building, this would have been the perfect time to do it, with a denial. On the other hand, if Epps and others actually were working undercover as agents to make sure the “insurrection” happened, the excuse Garland cited would be a very convenient “norm” indeed.

For when you have time, REVOLVER NEWS has put together an amazing piece of investigative journalism. It’s quite long and detailed, but highly recommended. (If it’s too exhaustive, at least skip down to the conclusion.) I’ll just tell you that Ray Epps is not the only one who played an extremely active role in the breach but was mysteriously never arrested. To cite another striking example, another Marine veteran, still unidentified but called “MaroonPB,” was going around using the same “It’s about the Constitution” line as Epps did. He also removed barricades and entered Senate offices during the breach itself, armed with bear mace. No arrest for him. Not even an identification, though he is maskless and beautifully photographed, in such a way that shows off his distinctive knuckle tattoos.

The team at REVOLVER NEWS say they're just getting started. Look at everything they’ve uncovered so far, and it suggests the FBI has a way of actually becoming the thing it purportedly hates. In this case, it might even have caused, or helped cause, the Trump “insurrection” narrative needed so desperately by leftists to prime Trump for impeachment #2 and tar his supporters as "domestic terrorists." (Note: that does NOT excuse the Trump supporters who got swept into it and caused incalculable damage to the conservative cause.) We know the FBI helped fake the Russia Hoax; who knows what else they might have faked?

https://www.revolver.news/2021/10/meet-ray-epps-the-fed-protected-provocateur-who-appears-to-have-led-the-very-first-1-6-attack-on-the-u-s-capitol/

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  • Carolyn Caudry

    11/08/2021 03:34 PM

    So, the FBI again has tried to hoax their employers (taxpayers), and their 'handlers' are again attempting to get away with it--citing that the American population will not pay attention or if they do, could not possibly understand. We The People Are Pissed!

  • Thomas Saneford

    11/08/2021 12:03 PM

    So glad Garland didn’t make it to SCOTUS!

  • Outwater Mary

    11/08/2021 10:52 AM

    It so infuriated me what is happening to good people in our country. We need an unbiased FBI and justice department. Keeping the faith and voting for justice will prevail as good things usually do prevail in the end.

  • Stephen Russell

    11/08/2021 10:50 AM

    See Tucker Carlsons Patriot Purge serial for 1-6 story??

  • Tom Qualman

    11/08/2021 02:34 AM

    Ahhh yes! Unindicted co-conspirators. The fbi along with other 3 letter agencies needs to be shut down and re-engineered to avoid it being turned into a political weapon. That is what the demonrats do and it's unacceptable.

  • Gary Moorman

    11/08/2021 02:00 AM

    Mike, remember this? Maybe it’s time to bring it up again.

    “The FBI is investigating what happened with Solyndra, a solar panel company that got a $535 million government-backed loan with the help of the Obama White House over the objections of federal budget analysts.

    Obama and Vice President Joe Biden got a nice photo op. They got to make speeches about being "green." But then Solyndra went bankrupt. Americans lost jobs. Taxpayers got stuck with the bill. And members of Congress are now in high dudgeon and making speeches.
    Federal investigators want to know what role political fundraising played in the guarantee of the questionable loan. Washington bureaucrats warned the deal was lousy. And White House spokesmen flail desperately, like weakened victims in a cheesy vampire movie”

  • Kitty Adams

    11/07/2021 11:31 PM

    Nancy; AOC and squirrelly little what’s his name, Bernie Sanders, almost assuredly orchestrated the Jan 6, so called insurrection in their political scheme to damage DJT and the Republican Party. Their dirty little games/tricks have cost lives and therefore they are murderers, accomplices. How are they still working in our government? They are in power therefore they will not investigate or prosecute themselves..When DJT is in office again, whenever that is he will appoint better people than he did last time, because now he knows the drill and who the Rhinos and criminals are…I fully expect them to cheat in anyway they can to maintain their power, because they know their very lives and freedoms depend upon it. Republicans need to get equally as determined to stop them.

  • Robert Ashford

    11/01/2021 05:22 PM

    Mr. Huckabee, Thank you for your tireless pursuit of the truth and defense of the People of the United States. As you noted the conspiracy to entrap and lead people unaware to their doom in the Jan. 6th protest.I had mentioned it more than a dozen times probably that this is what the left wants. I was sure they were fanning the flames of some very emotional persons but never imagined they would actually put govt. operatives in play to lead the charge. You can tell by the wording Pelosi and Shumer have been using since before the staged "uprising" that this is indeed exactly what they had hoped for. Calling it an insurrection is a total sham. This number of people couldn't run a city let alone the Nation. With our checks and balances including elections they would be reduced to ash in seconds if trying to rule. I think we need to get into the inside information on the crooks that are trying to perpetuate this Stealth jihad in the American govt. Biden for sure is at the center. With his years in Delaware, the shell company capitol of the world, he has all the money and insider secrets. With Chinese nationals all over the lefts inner circle with girlfriends and house keepers that is the real threat here. They blamed Trump but found the ideas and acts within their own doings. Stay strong and God bless.

  • Ken Lawyer

    11/01/2021 02:43 PM

    My question is this, "How are the rest of us to believe we still live in a country that holds true to what we have heard our entire lives that we have the right to legal council and to a speedy trial?"

  • Donald E. Plunkett

    11/01/2021 01:22 PM

    With each passing day after 1/6/21 I get more interested in learning what happened that caused people to go into or too close to the Capitol so that one person was killed trying to get in and lots more were arrested. Now you lead us to one ringleader not arrested at all. We now have the worst “leaders in the DOJ and the executive branch that I can remember happening.
    I know many leaders around the world think of Biden being a form of idiocy but thought very highly of Trump. Keep sending us the news because the ultra left leaders in media will not give us the truth.