NOW...House hearing on attempted #Insurrection coup Jan 6 (CSPAN3). #FBI Dir Wray, USArmy Gen Charles Flynn.
Chairwoman @CarolynBMaloney grilling #FBI Dir Wray. He said he wasn't aware of Parler postings on mob planning to "take the Capital". He refused to answer if he & FBI were responsible for their failure to heed the early warning indicators...just said it wouldn't happen again.
Chairwoman Maloney requested to know what steps FBI is taking to keep another attempted coup from occurring again.
Bi-partisan disappointment that acting Capitol Police Chief was not at the hearing to testify. @CapitolPolice
Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC05) asked if there will #Conspiracy charges. FBI Dir Wray replied "yes".
She also asked about #Incitement...he replied "It depends" (followed by doublespeak).
Rep. Jody Hice, (R-GA10), using his time to represent Capitol #DomesticTerrorists at #Insurrection, arguing they shouldn't be held in solitary confinement & asking why bail hasn't been set for them. He's equating attempted coup on Jan 6 to the #GeorgeFloyd protests.
#GOP @CongressmanHice final statement...he'd like to know more about Hunter Biden's laptop, aka HRC emails. 🙄
Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA08) asking Lt. Gen Walter Piatt, Army Staff Dir, about deployment of Natl Guard prior to Jan 6, & at Capitol Jan 6. Piatt said he had approval by 3pm, but delay was due to the need for "new mission" which took time. 🤨 Response time...nada...not at all
Re. Gerald Connolly (D-VA11) expressing outrage at #GOP committee members calling #Insurrectionists..."just a bunch of tourists" & lack of concern about the #CapitalPolice who risked their lives to defend Capitol & Congress.
Rep. Connolly grilling Dir. Wray who continues to say "they'll do better next time."
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH04)..."I never write bills so I can be at every Congressional hearing to do my rant against whatever is being investigated." That guy.

Wasted his time with 'rant' about the border & immigrants; didn't ask any questions.

I'm reclaiming the wasted time❗️
Rep Jamie Rasking (D-MA08) asking Lt. Gen. Piatt how he accounts for the 36-min delay in giving the order to deploy Natl Guard. Gen Charles Flynn can't account for the delay, but justified the response time. 😳‼️
Rep Bob Gibbs (R-OH07) asked Dir Wray if he was aware of the social media chatter about the #Insurrection, he acknowledged he was. Rep Gibbs stated it was a monumental intel failure.
Rep Ro Khanna (D-CA17) continues this line of questioning an asks FBI Dir Wray directly if the attack on the U.S. Capitol was an intel failure of the FBI. He responds vaguely & is lambasted by Rep. Khanna for speaking in generalities.
Rep Andy Biggs, (R-AZ05) calling #DEMS liars, but also wasting time of those who were called to testify. #GOP obviously doesn't understand meaning of the term "investigation," & again...asking no questions. GOP doesn't want to get to the truth & doesn't want viewers to hear it.
Rep Michael Cloud (R-TX27) has his head in the clouds stating whole situation has been "politicized". Asked if any of the 500 #Insurrectionists charged are members of Congress. Dir Wray replied "No." Cloud struck a nerve with implying the FBI is corrupt, but not the rank & file
Rep Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA11) questions Dir Wray & his personal accountability. Again Wray trying to explain away FBI inability to act saying amount of "chatter" to wade through is insurmountable, BUT if all the "chatter" is saying the same thing...why didn't they act on it⁉️
Rep D. Wasserman Schultz (D-FL23) getting it on record from FBI Dir Wray no evidence of widespread voter fraud in #2020Election, & asked Wray if there was any reason to believe #JoeBiden wasn't #POTUS. Wray answered "No."
Rep Wasserman Schultz asked Wray if those who stormed the Capitol were Trump supporters. Wray vague in answering, & also asked if Trump's rhetoric was incendiary. Again Wray is vague in acknowledging it.
Rep Cori Bush (D-MO01) takes a detour from Capitol attack to Lafayette Square.
Rep Fred Keller (R-PA12) asks Lt. Gen about delaying troop deployment. Lt. Gen Piatt maintains troops immediately ready but delay was due to the lack of a plan. 🤦‍♀️ Even the #Insurrectionists had a plan, albeit not well-coordinated. Everyone had access to the social media chatter.
Rep A. Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY14) continues the drill on FBI Dir Wray...was there insufficient intel or was it a failure to act on the intel. AGAIN...Dir Wray has a mouth full of
er...uh... & um.
Rep Rashida Tlaib (D-MI13) asks FBI Dir Wray the "What if" ❓...What if we don't hold accountable the #DomesticTerrorists, who attacked the Capitol Jan 6 in a failed #Insurrection coup❓ Added...Why wasn't there a plan❓ There's always a plan when it's a BLM protest.
Rep Clay Higgins, (R-LA03) pontificating about why Natl Guard wasn't present, thus justifying their non-presence.

If your neighbor's house is on fire, do you not call the fire dept, then run to aid them, grabbing a hose to help fight the fire⁉️
Jan 6, ALL who could & should have helped, stood down. Police officers were brutally beaten & one died, while numerous law enforcement agencies & including the military stood down❗️ No justifiable reason has been given why no one came to their aid❗️
Rep Andrew Clyde (R-GA ) asking those asking FBI Dir Wray, Gen Flynn, if they'll do better in the future, & of course, they said they would.

Yeah, we heard that after 9/11 & yet, here we are with another attack on #USA soil from #DomesticTerrorists.
Jekyll-Clyde now asking about leaks, because leaks are so much more important that overthrowing democracy with an #Insurrection coup. 🙄
Rep Jimmy Gomez (D-CA34) stating he knew about the pending uprising but govt didn't take it seriously❓SERIOUSLY⁉️

Grilling FBI Dir Wray on why a threat assessment wasn't issued. Wray explaining ? away with bureau bureaucracy. Now you know where the word bureaucracy comes from.
Rep Jake LaTurner (R-KS02) asks Dir Wray what steps bureau is taking to prevent a reoccurrence...#Insurrection 2.0:
Wray replied...1) understand where violent extremism comes from (if Bureau doesn't know now, we're really in trouble )
2. Wray said analytics gathering essential.

Yeah❗️ And not dissed❗️ The amount of social media chatter prior to attempted coup was substantial❗️
3. Wray states 1st Amendment standing in the way of the #FBI doing their job...the job #USA taxpayers' are paying them to do. 😡
Rep James Comer (R-KY01) Once again, #GOP giving lack of response to the attack on the Capitol, a pass, because D.C. Mayor had requested Natl Guard be confined to traffic control. So a planned coup to overthrow the govt shouldn't have elicited an #AllHandsOnDeck response⁉️
Rep Comer in the bonus for bringing up Russia in his closing comments. A thankless job but one of the #GOP had to do it. He apologized to Gen Flynn for the inconvenience...because being the bro of a traitor isn't sufficient enough reason for subpoena❓
Chairwoman Maloney closing argument: Jan 6 #Insurrection was Trump's last ditch attempt at trying to remain in power. She chronicled Trump's many other attempts to overturn the election & overthrow the govt.
Maloney stated the failed coup was an FBI failure to act on the intel.
and added...even after the Capitol was breeched, the military failed to respond immediately, citing their failure as well.

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