One year after a mysterious hooded figure placed two explosives outside the Republican and Democrat national headquarters, federal investigators, corporate media, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s Jan. 6 commission are mum about the premeditated act of violence.
What started as “one of the highest-priority investigations for the FBI and the Justice Department,” as noted by The Associated Press, was quickly usurped in the public eye by leftist coverage of the Capitol riot. Instead of focusing on why a suspect was caught on cameras lurking around the RNC and DNC buildings on the evening of Jan. 5, scrutiny of Jan. 6 has largely been focused on blaming Republicans and tens of thousands of peaceful protesters for the actions of hundreds of fools who vandalized the Capitol.
Leftists and their cronies in the corporate media have scrambled to pin the violence from last year on former President Donald Trump and conservatives concerned about election integrity. They claim that Republican officials and Fox News hosts worked together to plan an “insurrection” against the government.
Yet the lone example of a very clearly premeditated attempt at violence on Jan. 6 has been nearly completely wiped from the memory of the American public. The pipe bombs discovered at the RNC and DNC aren’t mentioned in the press’s “remembrance” coverage of the day, and the federal government has hardly offered any updates on the investigation since releasing footage of the suspect, who was covered head to toe in dark clothing. Even the Jan. 6 commission, which has gone to great lengths to obtain the phone records of private citizens, doesn’t seem interested in pursuing the person behind the explosives.
“There has been no questions or no oversight or no investigation on what was planted that day outside of the RNC and DNC. This is an example of why this is a partisan sham select committee. It’s used as a political weapon against political opponents rather than investigating the facts and following the facts wherever they may lead,” House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik of New York told reporters on a Monday call.
This isn’t the first time important information about the events leading up to Jan. 6 has been masked by the media and the government. An explosive report from Revolver published in October detailed how Ray Epps, who was captured on video telling people to go into the Capitol, mysteriously disappeared from the FBI’s Capitol Violence Most Wanted List on July 1.
The FBI had previously plastered pictures of Epps’s face all over its Jan 6. wanted posters. Even The New York Times mentioned Epps’s actions. But Epps was never arrested nor indicted despite hundreds of others who were at the Capitol being charged with trespassing and other crimes.
When Republican Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky later questioned Attorney General Merrick Garland about whether there were government agitators involved in the Capitol riot, the Biden appointee refused to answer.
“I was hoping today to give you an opportunity to put to rest the concerns that people have that there were federal agents or assets of the federal government present on Jan. 5 and Jan. 6. Can you tell us, without talking about particular incidents or particular videos, how many agents or assets of the federal government were present on Jan. 6, whether they agitated to go into the Capitol, and if any of them did?” Massie asked.
“So I’m not going to violate this norm of, uh, of, of, of the rule of law,” Garland replied. “I’m not going to comment on an investigation that’s ongoing.”
One year after the Jan. 6 chaos, we still want answers about who placed pipe bombs in front of the RNC and DNC. Those questions, for now, however, clearly remain on the backburner for federal investigators, the corporate press, and Democrats dead-set on smearing Republicans as “insurrectionists.”