Pentagon Memo Blows the Lid off Jan. 6 Committee’s Claims Trump Supported ‘Insurrection’

The partisan January 6 committee has utterly failed to show that former President Donald Trump was in any responsible for the massive security failure that led to protesters overwhelming the Capitol building during the convening of the Electoral College.

In the Inspector General’s report on the Department of Defense’s response to the Capitol riots, there is a passage that fundamentally undercuts everything the partisan January 6 committee has been claiming about Donald Trump’s role in the purported ‘insurrection.’

“Mr. Miller and GEN Milley met with the President at the White House at 5:30 p.m,” the IG report states. “The primary topic they discussed was unrelated to the scheduled rally. GEN Milley told us that at the end of the meeting, the President told Mr. Miller that there would be a large number of protestors on January 6, 2021, and Mr. Miller should ensure sufficient National Guard or Soldiers would be there to make sure it was a safe event. Gen Milley told us that Mr. Miller responded, ‘We’ve got a plan and we’ve got it covered’.”

They had a “plan,” but it apparently wasn’t securing the capitol against protesters and far-right extremists. The Capitol Police’s aiding-and-abetting of the protesters by opening doors and removing barricades, while merely observing the purported existential threat to the Congress, also appears to have been part of the “plan.” None of these Capitol Police officers have been held fully accountable.

The memo was brought back to light by John Solomon of Just the News on Friday, in light of the House Democrats ending their January 6 show trial on Thursday night.

Beyond the memo showing the president’s desire for a “safe event” was perfectly clear, even though the commander-in-chief was evidently ignored by the Pentagon brass, Trump himself had repeatedly stated his desire for “peace” on January 6. Read more