The FBI Admits to Having Informants at January 6th Protest – RedState

Over the weekend, a judge forced federal prosecutors to release surveillance footage of the happenings on January 6th, and despite claiming the video would endanger national security, what was shown was far from an “insurrection.” Instead, unidentified men in black systematically entered and opened the doors for perplexed protesters to walk through, at which point they mingled and took pictures. The video did not show a violent rush as part of an organized attempt to overthrow the government.

It was another blow to the predominant narrative that January 6th was “worse than 9/11” and the “worst attack” on our country since the Civil War. It also illustrated how far the federal government has been willing to go to push false perceptions. Why hide that footage in the first place? And why do we not know who the men in black are, but we know who every other random grandma is who took a selfie at the Capitol that day?

For a long time, onlookers have suspected that the reason is that the FBI had agents and informants at the January 6th protest. Now, that’s been confirmed, at least in one case.

The informant in question was a member of the Proud Boys, and while it doesn’t say specifically, I’d guess it’s the same guy people have suspected all along as working for the FBI. I won’t mention his name here, because the fact-checkers would love to ding this article, but he’s an outspoken personality that just so happened to be one of the only attendees that the DOJ didn’t charge for being in the Capitol Building.

But, I think it’s a distraction to focus on this one informant. Understand, as someone who has watched many prior leaks from the government get published by The New York Times and The Washington Post, this kind of thing only gets printed if it’s an attempt to get out in front of a much bigger revelation. Remember that recent leak to The Washington Post involving John Durham indicting Michael Sussman? The Post’s write-up made it sound like Sussman was innocent. Then the actual indictment dropped and it was far, far worse.

That’s the pattern going well back into the Trump years, and that’s likely what’s happening here. The FBI needs to normalize for the public the idea that they had people participating in what happened on January 6th. That way, when we learn who the men in black are that opened the doors, or something else related to the FBI’s involvement, it seems like less of a big deal.

In short, you can bet this doesn’t end here. Stay tuned.





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Female service member allegedly assaulted by male evacuees at New Mexico complex housing Afghan refugees; FBI says it’s investigating

The FBI is investigating after a female service member was allegedly assaulted by several male evacuees at a complex in New Mexico housing refugees from Afghanistan.

“We can confirm a female service member supporting Operation Allies Welcome reported being assaulted on Sept. 19 by a small group of male evacuees at the Doña Ana Complex in New Mexico,” the 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss Public Affairs noted in a statement, according to Fox News. “We take the allegation seriously and appropriately referred the matter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The safety and well-being of our service members, as well as all of those on our installations, is paramount.

“Task Force-Bliss is also implementing additional security measures to include increased health and safety patrols, additional lighting, and enforcement of the buddy system at the Doña Ana Complex,” the statement continued. “We will cooperate fully with the FBI and will continue to ensure the service member reporting this assault is fully supported.”

An FBI spokesperson informed Fox News that the matter is being investigated.

“We received the referral from Fort Bliss and our office is investigating the allegation,” FBI Public Affairs Officer Special Agent Jeanette Harper informed the outlet.

GOP Rep. Yvette Herrell of New Mexico tweeted: “My prayers are with the courageous soldier and her family. This is yet another tragic failure in the vetting process for Afghan nationals. The American people deserve answers.”

“So these guys were vetted? These are the guys who worked with our military? Unlikely!” tweeted Republican Rep. Mark Green of Tennessee.

Thousands of people evacuated from Afghanistan have recently been flown into the U.S.

The news of the alleged assault against the service member in New Mexico comes after two Afghan evacuees were recently charged for allegedly committing heinous crimes while at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin.





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More Indictments Are Coming; Unraveling the Origins of the Russia Collusion Hoax

Kash’s Corner: More Indictments Are Coming; Unraveling the Origins of the Russia Collusion Hoax

Special counsel John Durham is sending a signal that more indictments are coming, says Kash Patel.

“When you issue an indictment for lying to the FBI, like they did [Michael] Sussmann, it’s two to five pages max. It’s unheard of to be 27 pages. So why put all that information out there?” It’s “the biggest signal that more is coming,” says Kash Patel.

Kash Patel deposed former Perkins Coie lawyer Michael Sussmann as part of his investigations into allegations of Trump–Russia collusion with Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), and that deposition became a key part of Durham’s indictment of Sussmann, who was a lawyer for the Clinton campaign.

In this episode, he breaks down what’s in the indictment and where Durham’s investigation is likely headed.

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FBI Investigates Alleged Afghan Refugee Attack on Female U.S. Soldier

Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command guide evacuees on to a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 21, 2021. (Sergeant Samuel Ruiz/U.S. Marine Corps)

The FBI has launched an investigation into the alleged assault of a female soldier perpetrated by a group of male Afghan refugees being lodged at a New Mexico military complex.

The agency is pursuing a tip originating from the Fort Bliss Afghan refugee housing complex in New Mexico that a female service member, whose identity has not been revealed, was attacked on September 19 by a “small group of male evacuees,” Fox News first reported following receipt of confirmation from the FBI.

“We received the referral from Fort Bliss, and our office is investigating the allegation,” FBI public affairs officer special agent Jeanette Harper told Fox News.

“We can confirm a female service member supporting Operation Allies Welcome reported being assaulted on Sept. 19 by a small group of male evacuees at the Doña Ana Complex in New Mexico,” the 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss Public Affairs wrote in a statement obtained by Fox News. “We take the allegation seriously and appropriately referred the matter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The safety and well-being of our service members, as well as all of those on our installations, is paramount.

“Task Force-Bliss is also implementing additional security measures to include increased health and safety patrols, additional lighting, and enforcement of the buddy system at the Dona Ana Complex,” the statement added. “We will cooperate fully with the FBI and will continue to ensure the service member reporting this assault is fully supported.”

In the wake of the botched U.S. military withdrawal and evacuation from Afghanistan, some Republican lawmakers have warned of the dangers of admitting thousands of Afghan refugees into the country for safe haven without proper vetting procedures. Some immigration scholars have contended that the extremely rushed and haphazard circumstances surrounding the pullout made it more difficult to conduct thorough screening of evacuees. Potentially, individuals extracted from Kabul who carry questionable backgrounds or even criminal records could still be resettled in the U.S., they’ve claimed.

Republican congresswoman Yvette Herrell, who serves New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District where the base under FBI inquiry is located, called the episode of violence a “vetting failure.”

“My prayers are with the courageous soldier and her family. This is yet another tragic failure in the vetting process for Afghan nationals,” she tweeted. “The American people deserve answers.”

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FBI Investigating Assault on Female US Service Member by Group of Male Afghan ‘Evacuees’ – RedState

The FBI is now investigating an alleged attack on a female U.S. service member.

The FBI is saying that a “small group of Afghan male evacuees” at a refugee housing complex at Fort Bliss in New Mexico assaulted the service member on September 19. FBI Public Affairs Officer Special Agent Jeanette Harper confirmed the investigation.

Officials at Fort Bliss released the following statement:

We can confirm a female service member supporting Operation Allies Welcome reported being assaulted on Sept. 19 by a small group of male evacuees at the Doña Ana Complex in New Mexico. We take the allegation seriously and appropriately referred the matter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The safety and well-being of our service members, as well as all of those on our installations, is paramount. We immediately provided appropriate care, counseling and support to the service member. Task Force-Bliss is also implementing additional security measures to include increased health and safety patrols, additional lighting, and enforcement of the buddy system at the Dona Ana Complex. We will cooperate fully with the FBI and will continue to ensure the service member reporting this assault is fully supported.

What isn’t defined here is what type of assault. When they talk about “group of Afghan male evacuees,” “additional lighting” and “buddy system,” that’s making me think it’s a sexual assault of some kind, although they don’t say that at this point. It’s still being investigated and charges haven’t been filed yet.

This would be the third assault by an Afghan evacuee this month. Two Afghan evacuees who are staying at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin were just indicted Wednesday; one was indicted on charges of sexual assault on a minor including use of force, and the other was indicted for choking and suffocating his wife.

One other Afghan man evacuated to the United States was found to have been a convicted rapist once he reached this country.

These are the folks the Biden administration claims were totally vetted? It sure looks like this is the typical way that the Biden folks do things – the most slipshod way imaginable.

From Fox News:

Rep. Yvette Herrell, a Republican congresswoman who represents New Mexico’s 2nd congressional district, called the news a “vetting failure.”

“My prayers are with the courageous soldier and her family. This is yet another tragic failure in the vetting process for Afghan nationals,” Herrell tweeted. “The American people deserve answers.”

Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford and four other Republican senators demanded answers about the vetting process.

“How many Afghan nationals are waiting on background checks at a transit site? How many Afghan nationals have been paroled into the United States?” the Republican senators asked. “What specific categories, classes, or criteria constitute the Administration’s definition of ‘vulnerable Afghans’? How many individuals who have been paroled into the United States fall under each category, class, or criteria?”

The Biden Administration still refuses to tell us and has not broken down how many Afghans entered the country because they helped the United States versus how many came in because the Biden Administration just decided to take them, declaring them “vulnerable” – meaning they could be people who had no connection to the United States at all. Only about three percent of the 60,000 who have been brought into the United States were actually the more vetted SIVs.





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Tucker Carlson Goes There on Released January 6th Surveillance Video – RedState

Yesterday, RedState reported on the release of January 6th surveillance footage. What made that significant is that federal prosecutors had fought tooth and nail to keep it under wraps. Per their assertion to the judge, it would endanger national security for Americans to see what really happened in regards to the breach of the Capitol Building.

Of course, in reality, their vigorous opposition to the video’s release was more likely about how embarrassing it was to their prosecutorial narrative — and the January 6th narrative at large that we see in the media. As I wrote yesterday, there was no violent rush. Rather, men in black opened up the doors and people strolled in, mingling, taking selfies, and generally appearing to pose no real threat.

Here’s what the video looks like.

Does that look like an organized insurrection ready to murder Congressional members and seize control of the government? Or does it look like protesters who are too dumb to understand the long-term consequences of them choosing to trespass?

Then there’s the issue of the black-clad men who opened the doors in what looked like a very organized, planned-out fashion. As Tucker Carlson pointed out last night, it’s rather convenient that 500+ people have been arrested but that we don’t know who those men are.

Carlson hits the nail on the head. We know who random grandmas who took selfies are, but we are to believe the feds just have no idea who the men are who opened the doors? Why are they not dressed like everyone else? Why do they seem to know exactly where to go and what to do? Why are they not stopped by the people already in the Capitol, who I assume are USCP officers? When the doors are opened, the people walking in almost seem surprised and confused. There was clearly no grand plan here by insurrectionists. Rather, it certainly looks like those who opened the doors were separate from the protest.

And while the narrative for a long time on the right was that these were Antifa operatives, that was always the wrong assumption, in my opinion. It always made much more sense that the men in black were federal agents, FBI or otherwise. Remember, this is the same FBI that essentially orchestrated the Gretchen Whitmer kidnapping attempt. It’s the same FBI that had more agents at last week’s “Justice for January 6th” rally than there were actually protesters.

Further, if those aren’t federal agents in the video, then why hide that fact and fight so hard to keep the video that shows them under wraps? Why not just reveal who they are? The government could clear this up in an instant. After all, they can track down random people across the country who stole a beer from Pelosi’s office, but we are to believe they just don’t know who those men are? Give me a break.





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FBI investigating alleged assault on female soldier at Afghan refugee camp

The FBI is investigating an alleged assault of a female soldier by several male Afghan refugees at a camp where thousands are being housed. 

In a statement to The Hill on Friday, the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas confirmed a female soldier reported being assaulted on Sept. 19 by “a small group of male evacuees.” 

The alleged assault is said to have taken place at the Doña Ana Complex in New Mexico, which currently houses Afghan refugees waiting to be resettled elsewhere in the U.S.  

The Army also confirmed that the female soldier had received medical care, as well as counseling following the reported attack. 

“We take the allegation seriously and appropriately referred the matter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation,”  said Lt. Col. Allie Payne, director of Public Affairs for Fort Bliss. 

“The safety and well-being of our service members, as well as all of those on our installations, is paramount. We immediately provided appropriate care, counseling and support to the service member.” She continued.

Payne declined to provide additional details about the incident citing the FBI probe, and referred further questions to agents in charge of the investigation.

Tighter security measures have been implemented around the base in the wake of the alleged attack. 



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FBI Director Calls on Congress to Restrict Encryption for Americans

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FBI Director Christopher Wray asked the Senate Committee on Homeland Security Tuesday to restrict the private use of encryption so that intelligence agencies can better combat terrorism and domestic extremism. His remarks were made during the committee’s counterterrorism hearing.

Every few months, it seems the surveillance hawks come swooping in on the simple tools everyday Americans use to protect their privacy. Chief among those tools is the encryption used to turn data into unintelligible strings of nonsense until the correct key is used to decrypt the data. Default encryption — such as that found on iOS and Android devices — has been a thorn in the side of the Surveillance State for year now. Add to that a list of applications and services — such as Signal, Telegram, ProtonMail, StartMail, ProtonDrive, and others — and the surveillance hawks are finding it harder and harder to surveil average citizens.

Answering a question from Senator Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) about what Congress can do to help law enforcement and intelligence agencies fight terrorism and domestic extremism, Wray said, “I can’t overstate the impact of default encryption and the role it’s playing, including on terrorism.” He went on to say, “The information that will allow us to separate the wheat from the chaff, in terms of social media, is being able to — with lawful process — get access to those communications, where most of the meaningful discussions of the violence is occurring.”

The implication is clear: If not for end-to-end encryption (where communications are encrypted by the sender’s device and only decrypted by the recipient’s device), our brave and valiant spooks could do their jobs. That, of course, is a bunch of garbage. If those agencies already suspect someone of being a terrorist, they should already be investigating them and using all the tools at their disposal to that end. Those tools include many ways to watch and listen to subjects. But those tools require warrants and real investigative techniques.

But as the Snowden leaks showed, the Surveillance State prefers to vacuum up everyone’s everything and sort it all out later. They constantly claim they are looking for a needle in a haystack. They have never explained how adding more hay increases their possibility of success. It appears that they are lying as they have done for years — such as when former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper famously lied under oath and on camera in sworn testimony before a Senate Committee by claiming that the NSA does not “collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans.” Given their penchant for mendacity, it appears that Snowden’s claim that the “needle in a haystack” argument is a smokescreen for their true objective of illegally surveilling all Americans for the purpose of creating profiles on everyone is spot on.

And while Wray and other surveillance hawks pretend that such encryption tools stand in the way of law enforcement and intelligence agencies fighting terrorism, the reality is that terrorists don’t use mass-market encryption tools. They create their own.

Just think about it for a second. Encryption is essentially math. That can’t be outlawed. Or, perhaps it can, but there would be no way to enforce that ban. The genie is out of the bottle and isn’t going back in. Now, imagine you are a terrorist (or better yet, one of the FBI’s favorite bogeymen these days, a domestic extremist — whatever that means). Would you send criminal communications over a service you didn’t create and don’t control? Not likely.

It has long been known that terrorists create their own encryption apps. Doing so gives them greater control — since they built and own the application, only they have access to it and they can know there are no back doors. It also allows them to tailor the software to their needs. And since they only need it to scale to dozens instead of millions, any bugs are easily found and solved.

By applying existing encryption standards, terrorists and other criminal groups are able to build their own applications and communicate privately — regardless of any laws prohibiting such applications. Similar to the adage, “If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns” is the point that if secure, encrypted communications are outlawed, only terrorists and other criminals will have encryption. The root word of criminal is crime. Terrorists and other dangerous criminals — by their very nature — don’t care if something (such as the attacks of 9/11) are illegal or immoral. They will just do them anyway.

So, Wray’s request for Congress to ban all encryption that does not have a back door is ridiculous for two main reasons: First, it would not do what he claims it would seek to do — namely, prevent terrorists and other criminals from communicating privately. What it would do is prevent the rest of us — law-abiding citizens — from doing so. Secondly, his demand is technologically impossible. As the Epoch Times reported:

According to Wray and other law enforcers, tech companies should be able to build “backdoors” into their encryption that preserves privacy, while allowing for access when necessary. That, they say, strikes the proper balance between data security and national security.

But what he is imagining does not (and can never) exist. It is likened to a lock on a door to which only the owner has the key. Law enforcement wants locks to be created to accept a “law enforcement master key” that unlocks all doors, but only for law enforcement and only when — and they swear this would be the case — they have really, really good reasons.

The problem here is that, first, it is impossible to create a backdoor to software that only the “good guys” can use. If it exists, others could use it, as well. An, second, it assumes that government agencies never abuse their power. Given the history of the NSA and other three-letter agencies illegally spying on U.S. citizens and lying to us and to Congress about it, that prospect is laughable.

As the Epoch Times reported:

However, numerous tech experts, civil libertarians, and others say that it’s impossible to build a backdoor that can’t be exploited by hackers. They also say that by banning encryption, the United States would be following in the footsteps of authoritarian countries such as China, which recently blocked Signal.

“It is important to understand that any kind of back door (or front door) access for the ‘good guys’ can also be exploited by the ‘bad guys,’” the pro-industry Information Technology & Innovation Foundation stated in a July 2020 report, in the midst of the Apple-Barr controversy.

“For example, key escrow systems would introduce new attack vectors that could allow attackers to gain access to encrypted information, such as by compromising the system that maintains copies of the keys.”

Backdoors or any other weakening of encryption would spell the end of privacy for millions of Americans and would give the Surveillance State the digital keys to the kingdom.



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