February 23, 2021

Ex-Capitol Police, security officials testify at Senate hearing that riot was ‘coordinated attack’

Dana Mathewson

If the "riot" was a coordinated attack, how could it have been triggered by remarks from the President? At least, by remarks made by the President that the Left is accusing him of making? It takes time to coordinate anything, especially a riot where you have to have, well, things to create a riot with: guns and stuff like that.

Security officials testified Tuesday that they believe the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 was a "coordinated attack" as they were pressed by senators over the circumstances leading to the security failure.

Former U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, former Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Michael Stenger and former House Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving, as well as Metropolitan Police Department acting chief Robert Contee, appeared before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday, in the first Senate hearing to examine the "security failures" that led to the breach of the U.S. Capitol last month.

Committee Chairman Gary Peters, D-Mich., questioned the officials over whether they believed there was coordination with regard to the attack.

"These people came specifically with equipment. You’re bringing climbing gear to a demonstration, explosives, chemical spray – you’re coming prepared," Sund testified. "The fact that the group attacked our West Front 20 minutes before the event at the Ellipse ended – they were planning on our agency not being at full strength at that time."

Sund was pointing to former President Trump’s rally, which took place at the Ellipse near the White House just before the riots began.

Sund added that U.S. Capitol Police were "dealing with two pipe bombs, specifically set right off the edge of our perimeter to draw resources away."

"I think there was a significant coordination with this attack," Sund said.

Contee also said rioters used "hand signals and radio communication," as well as a "coordinated use" of chemicals.

"I certainly believe it was coordinated," Contee said, pointing to the "placement of pipe bombs in the area, all of those things, and plus, adding to what we know in hindsight, now, as a result of the ongoing investigation of the FBI."

"As they continue to scrub social media, we are learning more and more and more that this is clearly a coordinated effort," Contee said.

And Irving agreed.

"Based on the information provided by Contee and Sund, I would agree," Irving said. "The evidence would indicate a coordinated attack."

Peters said that extremist groups, like the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys, have been identified in intelligence reports, and that the committee plans to hold future hearings to discuss that intelligence.

The Capitol Riot followed Trump’s rally, in which he encouraged his supporters to protest Biden's Electoral College certification.

Read the rest here: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/capitol-riot-was-a-coordinated-attack-security-officials-testify-in-hearing These men sound serious. Not at all in CYA mode.

I doubt this is what Senate Democrats wanted to hear!

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Posted by: buy weed uk at February 24, 2021 07:49 AM (Dny97)

2 While this does exonerate Trump, I still question the sincerity of this. IF they brought pipe bombs and chemicals why didn't they use them? It's strange that these people had weaponry but nobody was hurt except one of their own.

And calling Oath Keepers - a Christian organization - terrorists is disgraceful.

I think this is part of a concerted effort to justify radical actions by the Usurper's government to squash Middle America.

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at February 24, 2021 07:57 AM (BJ5qQ)

3 Plus, it was an excuse to bash -- and eventually once more impeach -- the best president we've had in modern times. Don't forget that. Haters gotta hate. . .

Posted by: Dana Mathewson at February 24, 2021 08:59 AM (A0QQk)

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