As Shakespeare once said, Something is rotten in
Denmark, er, DHS:
`No major incidents of illegal activity`: DHS told Pentagon as pro-Trump mob breached Capitol
On Jan. 6, more than 30 minutes after the first attackers breached barricades erected to protect the Capitol, the Department of Homeland Security sent an incongruous update to the Pentagon.
Incongruous is one word for it; incompetent is another. Do continue:
“There are no major incidents of illegal activity at this time,” read an internal Army email sent to senior leaders at 1:40 p.m. that day, referring to an update the service had just received from DHS’s National Operations Center.
You may recall that Chad Wolf was Hair Füror’s Acting Secretary of Homeland Security in November 2019. In November 2020, a federal court ruled his appointment unlawful and overturned a set of his orders as lacking “legal authority”. Wolf resigned on January 11, 2021. You know, AFTER the Stupid Coup. Oddly, Politico’s article does not mention Chad Wolf’s name. Not even once.
The Pentagon has faced scorching criticism for taking hours to deploy National Guard units to the Capitol. But the glaring omission, detailed in an email obtained through a public records request, provides new information about inaccurate communications the Defense Department received as the day’s horrors unfolded. And it heightens concerns about the role of DHS, established in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, as pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol, and the department’s ability to respond to crises.
You can draw your own conclusions.
(Hat tip: Scissorhead MDavis was there first.)