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Wed Apr 21, 2021, 05:44 PM

Capitol Police official being investigated for directions to pursue only 'anti-Trump' protesters

Source: Politico

A Capitol Police official radioed units outside of the building on the morning of Jan. 6 and told them only to scout for anti-Trump troublemakers — not pro-Trump protesters, according to the findings of an internal investigation revealed at a public hearing by Rep. Zoe Lofgren.

Lofgren (D-Calif.) revealed the finding while she questioned Capitol Police Inspector General Michael Bolton, who appeared before the House Administration Committee Wednesday to testify about security failures that precipitated the Jan. 6 attack. Lofgren, who chairs the panel, described the findings as she asked him whether he had read the internal investigation reports.

The department's Office of Professional Responsibility found that a radio transmission to "all outside units' attention" that they should not be "looking for any pro-Trump in the crowd," according to Lofgren. She added they were "only looking for any anti-Trump."

Bolton said he had yet to review the reports of investigations into the conduct of about three dozen officers on Jan. 6, many of which are ongoing.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/04/21/capitol-officer-investigated-antitrump-protestors-484048



Full headline: Lofgren: Capitol Police official being investigated for directions to pursue only 'anti-Trump' protesters Jan. 6

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Reply Capitol Police official being investigated for directions to pursue only 'anti-Trump' protesters (Original post)
SouthBayDem Apr 21 OP
Scrivener7 Apr 21 #1
Kid Berwyn Apr 21 #18
quakerboy Apr 22 #26
soothsayer Apr 21 #2
Faux pas Apr 21 #3
riversedge Apr 21 #4
Evolve Dammit Apr 21 #5
niyad Apr 21 #6
Mickju Apr 21 #7
BobTheSubgenius Apr 21 #8
ancianita Apr 21 #9
bottomofthehill Apr 21 #10
hadEnuf Apr 21 #11
bottomofthehill Apr 21 #12
bottomofthehill Apr 21 #13
Justice matters. Apr 22 #24
hadEnuf Apr 22 #23
Kid Berwyn Apr 21 #17
bottomofthehill Apr 22 #19
bottomofthehill Apr 22 #20
happy feet Apr 22 #21
bottomofthehill Apr 22 #22
Justice matters. Apr 22 #25
bottomofthehill Apr 22 #27
bottomofthehill Apr 21 #14
joetheman Apr 21 #15
Pas-de-Calais Apr 21 #16
hydrolastic Apr 23 #28
bucolic_frolic Apr 23 #29

Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 05:47 PM

1. It's April 21 and he hasn't reviewed the behavior of three dozen cops who abetted a treasonous

insurrection against the foundations of our country that took place three and a half months ago??

Why the hell not???

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Response to Scrivener7 (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 11:49 PM

18. Buy enough time and enough people forget.

We had a chance to call witnesses during Impeachment 2, but passed.

Things would be much different today regarding the Insurrection had that Republican Congresswoman testified on TV that McCarthy was yelling at Trump during their call about the rioters, “Who the fuck do you think you’re talking to?”

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-mccarthy-phone-call-capitol-riot_n_60271ea9c5b6591becd8cea9

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Response to Scrivener7 (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 07:40 PM

26. Dejoy is still ruining the post office

The DHS officers willing to kidnap citizens off the streets of american cities are still employed, far as I am aware.
I could go on. The point is there are still a LOT of trump loyalists still in place in a lot of federal departments. Thats gonna cost us in the long run. Playing even remotely nice is a bad idea with fascists.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 05:47 PM

2. Well well well

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 05:49 PM

3. Kickin' with disgust!

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 06:33 PM

4. fire him NOW

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Response to riversedge (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 07:06 PM

5. Agreed. 3 1/2 months and you haven't looked at it yet??

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 07:32 PM

6. Disgusted KNR. Would it not be part of his f'n JOB to read those reports??? Who appointed him?

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 07:40 PM

7. This is unacceptable and disgraceful!

Heads need to roll for this.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 07:55 PM

8. That he was so blatantly partisan is awful, and it is only compounded...

...by the fact that he was partisan, not on behalf of the Worst. President. Ever. (although he clearly was), but more to the point, on behalf of a blatant, unapologetic seditious conspirator. But even THAT isn't the core issue, as much as just doing the deed at all.

If it were up to me, he'd be lucky to only lose his job, benefits and pension. I am not at all sure if what he did is actually criminal and could bring jail time, but I suspect it is. I'd be OK with that, too.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 08:04 PM

9. Who gave that order, wrote that transmission,

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who gave the text to the radio transmitter, and who was the radio operator who read:
"all outside units' attention" that they should not be "looking for any pro-Trump in the crowd."

Then Lofgren should have given this assignment to Bolton in the "ongoing" zone: who were the radio tranmission people on that day. All their names.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 08:08 PM

10. Considering it was a permitted Pro Trump Protest

It is possible that they were on the lookout for Hot Spots of trouble between protestors and counter protestors. You did not have to look too hard for the Trump Protestors that day, they were the ones with the permits to protest on Capitol Grounds.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 08:39 PM

11. According to the report they were specifically told to be partisan against anti-Trump protesters,

which apparently there were very few of, and to basically ignore the Trump Chumps. This gave the Trump Chumps carte blanche to mob the place and break-in. It looks like it was all fun & games for some until the real intent of the crowd became obvious and cops started getting hurt and the place busted up.

It's hard to look for hot spots when you are only looking for one side. This amounts to an ordered stand-down.

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Response to hadEnuf (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 09:44 PM

12. That is not actually what the report says.

It actually says “The department's Office of Professional Responsibility found that a radio transmission to "all outside units' attention" that they should not be "looking for any pro-Trump in the crowd," according to Lofgren. She added they were "only looking for any anti-Trump.”

The First Amendment permits that were issued on Capitol grounds were for Pro Trump and Stop the Steal type groups so looking for Trump supporters in the group that was expected to be made up of Trump supporters would be a little silly. Kind of like looking for Biden supporters at the Inauguration, finding Pro Biden people would not be a surprise, nor cause for concern, but if Anti-Biden folks started to show, you could have a flash point that could lead to violence.

The problem with 1/6 was that the Pro Trump people came to do violence. It was clear and simple, they came to attack.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 09:46 PM

13. Sorry for the all bold, I was trying to bold the Quote from the article.

The ended after the quote but bolding bled into my comments also.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 03:19 PM

24. Bold is

beautiful. It stands out visually.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 12:21 PM

23. It's kind of silly to practice selective policing. That order defied any common sense crowd control.

The Trump crowd never presented as peaceful. There were intelligence reports that warned of violent radicals planning things and those reports were dismissed. Pleas for help and reinforcements were stonewalled or ignored.

Yet police were only looking for one type of protester while in many cases opening the gates for violent Trump supporters?

C'mon.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 11:42 PM

17. Trump protesters had "permits to protest on Capitol Grounds"?

Did not know that.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #17)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 12:01 AM

19. All of the Green Area on the map is where protest is allowed

Multiple pro-Trump and stop the steal protests were permitted on 1/6. It is not unusual or uncommon for protests to be permitted in these areas. The unusual part of 1/6 was the violence.

https://www.uscp.gov/sites/uscapitolpolice.house.gov/files/wysiwyg_uploaded/U.S.%20Capitol%20Grounds%20Demonstration%20Area%20Map.pdf

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #19)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 12:04 AM

20. Sorry, the link is to the USCP

I thought the map would show up. If you do not want to click the link if you go to Uscp.gov, you can search the site and see how easily permits are granted in the allowed areas.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 07:12 AM

21. They did NOT have permit to protest at

Capitol. Everyone who breached the Capitol perimeter was there illegally! As in with no permit!

The permit was ONLY for the location where Trump held his rally.

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Response to happy feet (Reply #21)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 08:42 AM

22. Again, please look at the map. There were permitted protests on 1/6

There is a red area that protest is not permitted but the other areas, protest is permitted and permits were issued.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #22)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 03:35 PM

25. It was NOT permitted, map or not.




“This permit does not authorize a march from the Ellipse...”
Interior notes Trump supporters will likely converge at the Capitol

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Response to Justice matters. (Reply #25)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 08:09 PM

27. This article may help clear some things up. There was more than one permitted protest on 1/6

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 09:47 PM

14. Clearly, I don't know what the hell I am doing here

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 11:24 PM

15. What are they waiting for? Most of these people need to be in jail now. Insurrection and sedition

and if Russia was involved in any way, treason because we are at war with Russia, tho undelcalred.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 11:27 PM

16. Time for new IG

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 10:11 AM

28. Wondering when the report comes out

If there will be an announcement like the investigation was never started for some "reason". Followed by a presidential address giving us a Gerald ford like speech telling us as a nation we must "move on". This is not saying i don't try to be hopeful. Its just as i get older i have seen more stuff go sideways. Hydro

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 10:15 AM

29. THAT's politicizing the police department

Clear as day. Acting like judge and jury too.

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