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New Capitol video contradicts Justice Department, media narrative on January 6

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US Capitol rally • January 6, 2021
Over the objection of Joe Biden's Justice Department, a lengthy video clip showing U.S. Capitol Police allowing hundreds of people into the building on the afternoon of January 6 has been released to the public.

In July, Ethan Nordean, an alleged Proud Boy member charged for various crimes now held in a Seattle jail awaiting trial, petitioned the court to remove the "highly sensitive" designation on surveillance video that recorded Nordean entering the building with permission by U.S. Capitol Police. A group called the Press Coalition, representing news organizations including CNN, the New York Times, and the three major broadcast news networks, filed a motion in September to intervene in Nordean's case and make the video footage public.

The full recording was posted on Twitter by BuzzFeed reporter Zoe Tillman this morning.

Capturing the activity in a small hallway on the upper west side terrace of the Capitol building, the clip runs from 2:25 p.m. until about 3:00 p.m. This is about ten minutes after Dominic Pezzola, another alleged Proud Boy, used a riot shield to smash a window and right after House and Senate chambers were evacuated.

At the start of the video, one officer held open the interior door that accesses the Capitol Rotunda, a space between the House and Senate wings. Five or six unidentified men exited the door and spoke to the officer before leaving. Those men held open the exterior double-doors, where protesters began filing into the building. Nordean's lawyer said his client is recorded entering the building, with the consent of police, between 2:37 p.m. and 2:38 p.m..

Comment: Guess who just sued Nancy Pelosi's partisan Jan-6 commission and national archives!
Donald Trump is fighting back against the partisan January 6 commission formed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The panel is entirely composed of radical Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans and seeks to infringe on his executive privilege and his personal communications to support the bogus political narrative that January 6 was an "insurrection" and a "coup attempt" that was encouraged by Donald Trump himself. The Hill reported:
"Former President Trump on Monday filed a federal lawsuit against the Jan. 6 select committee seeking to block the panel from obtaining his administration's records from the National Archives."
The lawsuit reads:
"The Committee's request amounts to nothing less than a vexatious, illegal fishing expedition openly endorsed by Biden and designed to unconstitutionally investigate President Trump and his administration. Our laws do not permit such an impulsive, egregious action against a former President and his close advisors."
The lawsuit follows upon attempts to force the Trump administration to comply with unlawful subpoenas. Trump earlier instructed four top aides to defy sweeping subpoenas issued by the partisan January 6 commission. The report added:
"The committee has subpoenaed documents and testimony from four Trump administration alumni: former social media czar Dan Scavino, former Defense Department official Kash Patel, former chief of staff Mark Meadows, and former White House adviser Steve Bannon. The four men were ordered to turn over documents related to Jan. 6 by Thursday and to sit for interviews with investigators next week."
Steve Bannon has said outright that he will not comply with the January 6 committee's subpoena.

Meanwhile, President Joe Biden has waived executive privilege on an initial batch of Trump White House documents requested by the National Archives.

Trump now has 30 days to challenge the decision prior to the National Archives releasing them to the Jan. 6 panel, Politico reported. Donald Trump earlier issued a letter that stated the January 6 committee is seeking materials that are covered by executive and other privileges.



Jan. 6 Video That Was Suppressed Shows Capitol Police Officer Waving Protesters Into Building





Bullseye

The Polish prime minister's bravura performance today exposes the truth: there's a 'creeping revolution' towards an EU superstate

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki
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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki
'I will not have you politicians blackmail Poland... we say no to European centralism', warned a defiant Mateusz Morawiecki, as he faced down hostile MEPs in Strasbourg and fuelled the prospect of Polexit.

This morning, Poland's prime minister walked into the lion's den in the European Parliament (EP) to face down some of his most vociferous critics.

Poland has been at loggerheads with the European Union for some time over a range of issues. However, today's session was focused on the rule of law. The EU claims Poland's Supreme Court is unconstitutional because of the manner in which its judges are appointed.

The dispute escalated a fortnight ago when that same Supreme Court found that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) was making rulings in areas that were not an EU concern. In doing so, the Polish judges asserted the primacy of Polish law in these areas, which proved anathema to the Brussels bureaucrats.

Snakes in Suits

Rules for thee, not for me: Psaki defends Biden after he's busted violating DC mask rules

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After President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden were spotted walking through a restaurant with bare faces, in violation of Washington, DC's indoor mask mandate, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki tried — and failed — to defend his actions.

"There is a mask requirement inside DC restaurants," Fox News' Peter Doocy asked, "yet President Biden, the First Lady, were not wearing masks while walking around, a DC restaurant and on Saturday, why?"

"Well I think what we're referring to," Psaki said, "is a photo of them walking out of a restaurant after they, they had eaten, masks in hand, where they had not yet put them back on yet."

Biden was seen inside the upscale DC eatery without a mask. There was video, too. DC still requires all indoor diners to wear a mask unless they're actively eating and drinking.

Light Saber

Russian billionaire Deripaska blasts FBI raid over Trump election allegations: 'Staggeringly dumb'

Oleg Deripaska
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Oleg Deripaska
Oleg Deripaska, once hailed as Russia's richest man, has hit out at US officials after a property in Washington reportedly linked to the sanctioned businessman was searched by security agents in connection with a court order.

In a fiery rant posted online on Wednesday, the aluminum magnate suggested the raid had been in connection with claims Moscow had interfered in the 2016 American presidential election to secure a win for Republican candidate Donald Trump.

"As I watch what is going on in the US, my astonishment only grows at how staggeringly dumb the American establishment can be," Deripaska said, arguing that authorities are "hell-bent on exploiting this tall tale of how the Russians allegedly played a decisive role in the 2016 election."

Comment: Deripaska is another character in the Russiagate farce who is being placed (unwillingly) back in the public eye. What is going on here?


Light Sabers

Group of bipartisan lawmakers claims Amazon may have lied to Congress in anti-trust hearings

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Amazon founder-CEO, Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos
Five members of the U.S. House Judiciary committee wrote to Amazon.com Inc's chief executive Sunday, and accused the company's top executives, including founder Jeff Bezos, of either misleading Congress or possibly lying to it about Amazon's business practices.

The letter also states that the committee is considering "whether a referral of this matter to the Department of Justice for criminal investigation is appropriate."

Addressed to Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, the letter followed a Reuters investigation last week that showed that the company had conducted a systematic campaign of copying products and rigging search results in India to boost sales of its own brands - practices Amazon has denied engaging in. Jassy, a longtime Amazon executive, succeeded Bezos in July.

Wolf

Rehabbing the dossier: Christopher Steele stands by his ludicrous claims in a fawning ABC interview

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Trump dossier 'author' Christopher Steele, (inset) ABC host George Stephanopoulos
Former MI6 man Christopher Steele is the subject of an obscenely vapid ABC documentary, with a contemptible interview by George Stephanopoulos that's so deferential it's like watching a first date that should be an interrogation.

Just as MI6 super spy James Bond is back in theatres with No Time to Die, former MI6 agent Christopher Steele is back in the spotlight with the story that refuses to die, in an ABC 'documentary' titled Out of the Shadows: The Man Behind the Steele Dossier, now streaming on Hulu.

Steele came to fame as the shadowy force behind the Steele Dossier, the document which was the spark that lit the Trump-Russia collusion fire that was doused in gasoline by obsessive partisan media coverage and numerous, spurious government investigations for the last five years. The dossier claimed that then-candidate Trump was "colluding with Moscow" and that those devious Russians had "kompromat" on Trump in the golden form of a "pee tape."

Comment: The question is, why now? Why are the dodgy figures of the 2016 election, from Steele, to Hillary, to Andy McCabe on down, being rehabilitated and placed back in the publc eye? Could it be a distraction from John Durham's investigation circling closer to Clinton?


Radar

Are an ex-NSA chief's calls for a 'global cyberattack radar' really a way for Washington to sow chaos via false flags?

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America's well documented history of exaggerating enemy capabilities, coupled with NATO saying cyberattacks could be met with a military response, should make everyone nervous about any new 'cyberattack detection system.'

Keith Alexander, who served as Director of the National Security Agency from 2005 to 2014, has called on the US and its 'Five Eyes' allies to construct a global unified cyber-defense 'radar' to protect critical infrastructure from foreign hackers.

Speaking at an Australian Strategic Policy Institute webinar alongside Abigail Bradshaw, head of Australia's Cyber Security Centre, he stated that creating a collaborative mechanism for detecting and battling cyberattacks was vital in the modern era.

Comment: It's becoming clear that the rise in cyber attacks and the 19 months of the contrived coronavirus crisis share a number of similarities, and, interestingly, both were noted by the World Economic Forum as issues that our planet may face in the near future. Incidentally, the solution to both of these problems seems to provide the Build Back Better bunch - the strange slogan proclaimed by leaders the world over - with the excuse and the means for furthering the 'Great Reset' agenda' proscribed by the WEF. And, judging from recent events and announcements, it would appear that the ground is also being prepared for a variety of other avenues of attack by these same groups: Also check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Why You Should Question Media Reports About China 'Causing Covid' And 'Invading Taiwan'




Blue Planet

Germany & France REJECTED Moscow's proposal to add US to Normandy Format discussions on Ukraine

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FILE PHOTO: Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Russia's President Vladimir Putin attend a joint news conference after a Normandy-format summit in Paris, France December 9, 2019.
Moscow proposed inviting the US to join the Normandy Format discussions on the war in east Ukraine, but Germany and France categorically refused to allow Washington in, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov revealed on Tuesday.

Speaking at the 18th annual meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi, Lavrov noted that the US is the country wielding the strongest influence over Kiev, and its inclusion in the discussions could be beneficial for peace in the east of Ukraine.

The format talks began in June 2014, when France, Germany, Russia, and Ukraine met in Normandy, on the sidelines of a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day allied landings. This group eventually came together to sign the Minsk Protocol a few months later, the agreement that led to a ceasefire in Donbass, in the east of Ukraine.

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Fire

Navy report blames crew for devastating fire on USS Bonhomme Richard

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A Navy report has concluded there were sweeping failures by commanders, crew members and others that fueled the July 2020 arson fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard
A Navy report has concluded there were sweeping failures by commanders, crew members and others that fueled the July 2020 arson fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard, calling the massive five-day blaze in San Diego preventable and unacceptable.

While one sailor has been charged with setting the fire, the more than 400-page report, obtained by The Associated Press, lists three dozen officers and sailors whose failings either directly led to the ship's loss or contributed to it. The findings detailed widespread lapses in training, coordination, communication, fire preparedness, equipment maintenance and overall command and control.

"Although the fire was started by an act of arson, the ship was lost due to an inability to extinguish the fire," the report said, concluding that "repeated failures" by an "inadequately prepared crew" delivered "an ineffective fire response."

Comment: 21 injured as massive blaze & explosion cripple US military ship in San Diego

The lax discipline and lack appropriate training wouldn't have anything to do with the U.S. Navy's focus on 'diversity and inclusion' now would it?


Eye 1

DOJ says Guantánamo detainee can testify about his CIA torture

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) said in a letter to the Supreme Court last week that a Guantanamo Bay detainee will be allowed to testify about the alleged torture he experienced.

Acting Solicitor General Brian Fletcher wrote in a letter to the Supreme Court on Friday that Abu Zubaydah would be permitted to tell authorities in Poland about his alleged torture.

In his letter, Fletcher wrote that the Defense Department "has informed this Office that under the circumstances presented here it would allow Abu Zubaydah, upon his request, to use such a process to send a declaration that could be transmitted to Polish prosecutors."

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