Does the Jan. 6 Insurrection Hoax connect to the Russia Collusion Hoax connect to the NY Times & Biden Gestapo-like attack on Project Veritas & "the First Amendment"?
ACLU says FBI's raid on Project Veritas founder James O 'Keefe is a threat to press freedom... - Daily Mail
This is an "attack on the First Amendment" said journalist and "Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe [in] respond[ing] to a weekend FBI search of his apartment during an interview on Monday, saying agents handcuffed him and threw him against a wall" reported The Epoch Times.
Might the Joe Biden Democrat media, such as the New York Times, and the Gestapo-like attack on the Constitutional freedom of the press be connected to the January 6 insurrection hoax and the Russia collusion hoax?
The editor and publisher of The New Criterion and publisher of Encounter Books, Roger Kimball, illustrated that the January 6 insurrection hoax and the Russia collusion hoax are connected:
In other words, to understand the January 6 insurrection hoax, you also have to understand that other long-running hoax, the Russia collusion hoax. The story of that hoax begins back in 2015, when the resources of the federal government were first mobilized to spy on the Trump campaign, to frame various people close to Trump, and eventually to launch a full-throated criminal investigation of the Trump administration.
From before Trump took office, the Russia collusion hoax was used as a pretext to create a parallel administration shadowing the elected administration. Remember the Steele dossier, the fantastical document confected by the “well-regarded” former British spy Christopher Steele? We know now that it was the only relevant predicate for ordering FISA warrants to spy on Carter Page and other American citizens.
But in truth, the Steele dossier was just opposition dirt covertly paid for by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign. From beginning to end, it was a tissue of lies and fabrications. Everyone involved knew all along it was garbage—rumors and fantasies fed to a gullible Steele by shady Russian sources. But it was nonetheless used to deploy, illegally, the awesome coercive power of the state against a presidential candidate of whom the ruling bureaucracy and its favored candidate disapproved.
The public learned that the Democratic National Committee paid for the manufactured evidence only because of a court order. James Comey, the disgraced former director of the FBI, publicly denied knowing who paid for it, but emails from a year earlier prove that he knew all along. And what was the penalty for lying in Comey’s case? He got a huge book deal and toured the country denouncing Trump to the gleeful satisfaction of his anti-Trump audiences.
What was true of Comey was also true of the entire intelligence apparat, from former CIA Director John Brennan to Congressman Adam Schiff and other Democratic members of the House Intelligence Committee to senior members of the FBI. All these people said publicly that they had seen clear evidence of collusion with Russia. But they admitted under oath behind closed doors that they hadn’t.
General Michael Flynn, Trump’s original National Security Advisor, had his career ruined and was bankrupted as part of this political vendetta. Meanwhile James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Lisa Page, John Brennan, Peter Strzok, and all the rest of the crew at the FBI, the CIA, and other intelligence agencies suffered nothing. When it came to light that an FBI lawyer altered an email in order to help get a FISA warrant—in other words, that he doctored evidence to spy on a political opponent, which is a felony—he got probation.
The recent news that Special Counsel John Durham is indicting Michael Sussman, a lawyer who covertly worked for the Clinton campaign and lied to the FBI, is welcome news. But it seems like small beer given the rampant higher-level corruption that saturated the Russia collusion hoax.
At least 74 million citizens voted for Donald Trump in 2020, which is at least 11 million more than voted for him in 2016. Many of those voters are profoundly disillusioned and increasingly angry about this entire story—the years-long Robert Mueller “investigation,” the two impeachments of President Trump, the cloud of unknowing that surrounds the 2020 election, and the many questions that have emerged not only from the January 6 protest at the Capitol, but even more from the government’s response to that protest.
Which brings me back to Ashli Babbitt, the long-serving Air Force veteran who was shot and killed by a nervous Capitol Police officer. Babbitt was a useful prop when the media was in overdrive describing the January 6 events as an “armed insurrection” in which wild Trump supporters, supposedly at Trump’s instigation, attacked the Capitol with the intention of overturning the 2020 election.
According to that narrative, five people, including Babbitt, died in the skirmish. Moreover, it was said, Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick was bludgeoned to death by a raging Trump supporter wielding a fire extinguisher. That gem of a story about the fire extinguisher, reported in our former paper of record, The New York Times, was instantly picked up by other media outlets and spread like a Chinese virus.
Of course, it is absolutely critical to the Democratic Party narrative that the January 6 incident be made to seem as violent and crazed as possible. Hence the comparisons to 9/11, Pearl Harbor, and the Civil War. Only thus can pro-Trump Americans be excluded from “our democracy” by being branded as “domestic extremists” if not, indeed, “domestic terrorists.”
The Sixth Amendment to the Constitution accords American citizens the right to a speedy trial. But most of the political prisoners of January 6—many of whom have been kept in solitary confinement—are still waiting to be brought to trial. And although the media was full of predictions that they would be found guilty of criminal sedition, none has.
Indeed, the prosecution’s cases seem to be falling apart. Most of the hundreds who have been arrested are being charged with trespassing. Another charge being leveled against them is “disrupting an official proceeding.” This is a felony charge designed not for ceremonial procedures like the January 6 certification of the vote, but rather for disrupting Congressional inquiries—for example, by shredding documents relevant to a Congressional investigation. It originated during the George W. Bush administration to deal with the Enron case.
The indisputable fact about January 6 is that although five people died at or near the Capitol on that day or soon thereafter, none of these deaths was brought about by the protesters. The shot fired by Capitol Police Officer Michael Byrd that hit Ashli Babbitt in the neck and killed her was the only shot fired at the Capitol that day. No guns were recovered from the Capitol on January 6. Zero.
The liberal commentator Glenn Greenwald further diminished the “armed insurrection” narrative in an important column last February titled “The False and Exaggerated Claims Still Being Spread About the Capitol Riot.” The title says it all. Kevin Greeson, Greenwald notes, was killed not by the protesters but died of a heart attack outside the Capitol. Benjamin Philips, the founder of a pro-Trump website called Trumparoo, died of a stroke that day. Rosanne Boyland, another Trump supporter, was reported by The New York Times to have been inadvertently “killed in a crush of fellow rioters during their attempt to fight through a police line.” But later video shows that, far from that, the police pushed protesters on top of Boyland and would not allow other protesters to pull her out.
Four of the five who died, then, were pro-Trump protesters. And the fifth? Well, that was Officer Sicknick—also a Trump supporter, as it turned out—who, contrary to the false report gone viral of The New York Times, went home, told his family he felt fine, but died a day later from, as The Washington Post eventually and grudgingly reported, “natural causes.” No fire extinguishers were involved in his demise. [https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/january-6-insurrection-hoax/]
The above appears to show that the FBI and the Joe Biden Democrats are operating in a manner similar to how the Gestapo and Adolf Hitler operated in totalitarian Nazi Germany and now in their "attack on the First Amendment" as The Epoch Times reported:
Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe responded to a weekend FBI search of his apartment during an interview on Monday, saying agents handcuffed him and threw him against a wall.
In his first public remarks about the matter, O’Keefe confirmed the FBI raid at his Westchester County, New York, home after neighbors told media outlets over the weekend that agents showed up at his door on Saturday. Agents also searched the homes of Project Veritas associates a day earlier, O’Keefe confirmed in a video posted to Vertias’ YouTube channel.
“I woke up to a pre-dawn raid,” O’Keefe told Fox News host Sean Hannity. “Banging on my door, I went to my door to answer the door and there were 10 FBI agents with a battering ram, white blinding lights, they turned me around, handcuffed me, and threw me against the hallway. I was partially clothed in front of my neighbors. They confiscated my phone. They raided my apartment.”
“This is an attack on the First Amendment by the Department of Justice,” he said. “I’ve heard ‘the process is the punishment.’ I didn’t really understand what that meant until this weekend. And Sean, I wouldn’t wish this on any journalist,” he continued.
O’Keefe’s attorney Paul Calli, who appeared next to the Project Veritas founder in the interview, said Project Veritas paid alleged tipsters for the diary for “the right to publish the material.” The group instead handed it over to local law enforcement, he added.
O’Keefe then added that journalists need to stand against the FBI’s alleged targeting of his group.
“A source comes to us with information, I didn’t even decide to publish it. If they can do this to me, if they can do it to this journalist and raid my home and take my reporter notes, they’ll do it to any journalist,” O’Keefe remarked. “This is about something very fundamental in this country. I don’t know which direction this country is going in. But journalists everywhere have to rise up because we broke no laws here. If they can do it to me, they’ll do it to anybody.” [https://www.theepochtimes.com/project-veritas-founder-fbi-agents-threw-him-against-wall-handcuffed-him-during-raid_4094914.html?utm_source=ai&utm_medium=search&slsuccess=1]
Might the Biden Democrat media, the New York Times, and the FBI storm troopers be in collusion in the "attack on the First Amendment"?
The Epoch Times said former prosecutor Andrew McCarthy says the apparent FBI "Leak of Project Veritas Files to New York Times Should Trigger [a] Probe":
FBI agents recently raided homes linked to Project Veritas, including the home of its founder, James O’Keefe. The NY Times messaged Project Veritas about the pre-dawn raids as they were wrapping up, lawyers for the nonprofit said in a court filing.
The search warrants were signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Sarah Cave, an appointee of fellow judges. U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres, an Obama nominee, halted them on Nov. 11.
Former prosecutor Andrew McCarthy says that decision may stem from the apparent leak to the NY Times. He said the judge should be infuriated by the apparent leaks and should immediately take action.
“The judge should order the SDNY’s Biden-appointed U.S. attorney, Damian Williams, to provide the court, immediately, with affidavits detailing communications with the media from every prosecutor, FBI agent, and support staffer who is either involved in the investigation or has had access to the items seized from the current or former PV officials,” the National Review writer wrote in a column, referring to Project Veritas and the Southern District of New York...
... Project Veritas lawyers said in court filings that the government leaked details of its investigation to the NY Times, noting how queries were sent to O’Keefe shortly after the predawn raids, which took part on two different days.
Additionally, NY Times stories about the searches “included information that could have only come from the government,” one filing stated.
“It’s clear that The New York Times was leaked the information from the federal government about the raids,” Harmeet Dhillon, one of the lawyers, told The Epoch Times.
The NY Times also published an article based on what it described as internal Project Veritas documents, including a series of memorandums written by a lawyer for the group about how to conduct legal journalism.
That publication was met with shock by some, who noted that Project Veritas is currently engaged in a lawsuit against the NY Times.
Project Veritas sued the paper last year, asserting several of its
articles were defamatory. A motion to dismiss the case was rejected by a judge in March, who found that NY Times writers deceptively interjected their opinions into the articles. [https://www.theepochtimes.com/project-veritas-founder-fbi-agents-threw-him-against-wall-handcuffed-him-during-raid_4094914.html?utm_source=ai&utm_medium=search&slsuccess=1]
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