Steven A. Sund, the Capitol Police chief on January 6th has written a book in which he explains how Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats allowed the attack to happen. He also faults the FBI because they were well aware of a planned attack on the Capitol. It is speculated that the FBI used Ray Epps and other plants to incite the crowds. The one person he doesn’t blame is Donald Trump.

Some will say he has an ax to grind and they would be right. He was handcuffed by Pelosi’s refusal of National Guard troops and they refused to allow him to put them in readiness in case the people got out of hand. National security agencies such as the FBI, the CIA, and the DHS were well aware of the danger, and yet they did nothing to prevent a riot. Then Pelosi demanded his resignation in order to make him the fall guy for her mistakes.

The Washington Post acquired an advance copy of Sund’s book “Courage Under Fire.”

From the Post:

“The FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and even his own agency’s intelligence unit had been alerted weeks earlier to reams of chilling chatter about right-wing extremists arming for an attack on the Capitol that day, Sund says, but didn’t take the basic steps to assess those plots or sound an alarm. Senior military leaders, citing political or tactical worries, delayed sending help.”

“Three days before Jan. 6, in anticipation of large crowds, Sund had asked that the National Guard be placed on standby. But his request was batted down by the two sergeants-at-arms hired by Senate and House leaders; Sund says he later learned the two believed that Pelosi would never allow it.”

“Sund resigned a day after the riot when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) publicly called for him to step down over the department’s inability to secure the Capitol.”

Sund writes that senior leaders in his department failed, too:

“The “biggest intelligence failure was within my department.”

“Starting on Dec. 21 and continuing to Jan. 5, the Capitol Police intelligence division had received emails and tips that carried frightening warnings about plots for Jan. 6. Intelligence collected on Dec. 21 revealed that prospective rallygoers were discussing how to coordinate an attack using the Capitol’s underground tunnel system,  and attaching a map of the complex. They urged burning down the homes of Pelosi and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.).”

The Post continues:

“He warns that many flaws in his agency’s power structure — in which congressional leaders’ political concerns can overrule the chief’s security judgments — remain.”

“He recommends that congressional leaders empower future Capitol Police chiefs to execute their own security plans alone, rather than having to report to a three-member Capitol Police Board made up of the House and Senate sergeants-at-arms and the architect of the Capitol, a cumbersome structure that he says makes it impossible for the chief to act independently.”

The truth about January 6th may never fully come out, but it sure looks like the Democrats, the FBI, and homeland security wanted the riots to happen. Then they tried to pin the blame for their failures onto Donald Trump and Sund.

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