CNBC – The FBI said Friday that there was no indication that individuals associated with Antifa disguised themselves as pro-Trump supporters in order to provoke the mob at the U.S. Capitol, a claim repeated by several Republican lawmakers. Factcheck.org – Viral social media posts and a Republican House member have amplified claims wrongly identifying some right-wing figures at the U.S. Capitol riot as part of “Antifa.” The claims feed into an unfounded conspiracy theory that anti-fascist activists in disguise orchestrated the event.
This is the narrative mainstream Leftist media is spinning. But to set the record straight, a Black Lives Matter activist was part of the group that entered the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. And there were other groups as well.
John Earle Sullivan, who has advocated for an armed revolution on social media, was arrested in July 2020 for making a threat of violence and criminal mischief. He organized a protest with Black Lives Matter activists and members of the far-left Antifa network. According to the Deseret News, Sullivan damaged vehicles and urged people to block roadways. Video footage captured him, threatening to beat a woman.
Photographs showed Sullivan inside the Capitol in Washington on January 6. Sullivan has since given interviews claiming he took part in the illegal breach of the building as part of an effort to understand supporters of President Donald Trump. “For me, it’s important from the group and the people around me to see that side of things, to see the truth,” Sullivan told KSL-TV. “I don’t care, like what side you’re on, you should just see it raw.” Of course, this is what Sullivan says. But he was clearly a provocateur.
For the record, we capture the photos of Sullivan inside of the capital, here in case of Twitter scrubs this information from the Internet.
We capture the photos of Sullivan at a BLM protest, here in the case of Twitter, scrubs this information from the Internet.
Here is John Earle Sullivan in action on video, if Twitter won’t take this evidence off the Internet.
One of the men who was part of the siege of the Capitol building is John Earle Sullivan, an extreme BLM activist from Utah. He was arrested & charged in July 2020 over a BLM-antifa riot where drivers in Provo were threatened & one was shot. https://t.co/C0WQsEfcIG pic.twitter.com/Kxm5du2Ozs
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) January 7, 2021
There were others. NY Post – At least two known Antifa members were spotted among the throngs of pro-Trump protesters at the Capitol on Wednesday, a law enforcement source told The Post. The Antifa members disguised themselves with pro-Trump clothing to join in the DC rioting said the sources, who spotted the infiltrators while monitoring video coverage from the Capitol.
TmZ – reported that the storming of the U.S. Capitol was shocking, but photos of “insurrectionists” holding a bunch of zip-tie handcuffs show they might’ve planned to do much worse. There were reports Wednesday some of the insurrectionists were prepared to occupy the Capitol throughout the night. These zip tie pics suggest they were prepared to hold people – perhaps Congressional leaders – against their will.
One hast to ask, do these pictures show the images of the average Trump supporter? Other photos show so-called Trump supporters in full combat gear. Whether these were provocateurs or some “nutter,” one has to wonder. The Right Wire Report has discussed this before – see here.
Then there is the issue of how the police appear to be allowing the pro-Trump supporters allowing, if not encouraging, the Trump supporter into the Capital building – see here the same video on Bitchute in case Twitter takes this post down. How can this be?
Capitol police open doors for the protestors. They stand aside and invite them inside. pic.twitter.com/OnSd3KGzz5
— Christina Bobb (@christina_bobb) January 8, 2021
CBS – House Majority Whip James Clyburn said Friday that the ease in which rioters were able to get into the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, suggests that someone on the inside of the Capitol was “complicit” in the assault.
“I do believe that something was going on,” Clyburn told CBSN anchor Lana Zak. “They knew where to go. I’ve been told … by some other Congresspeople that their staff is saying that they saw people being allowed into the building through side doors. Who opened those side doors for these protesters, or I call them these mobsters, to come into the building, not through the main entrance where magnetometers are but through side doors. Yes, somebody on the inside of those buildings was complicit in this.”
Perhaps we can agree with Rep. Clyburn. Someone was complicit – so this is not a conspiracy theory. The question is who? Given that the benefactors of these events are on the Left, Clyburn just indicted his own.
As already asked, the Right Wire Report – Three Questions That Need Answers concerning the event on January 6, 2020. The D.C. mayor calls for a Congressional inquiry into security failures that enabled this so-called insurrection. So have others. But like in many investigations, often these investigations are politically tainted. This one will most likely be no different.
Stay vigilant, stay safe, but let the truth be told.