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Former DNI Ratcliffe: ‘What happened on January 6th was preventable and it was a failure of leadership in our law enforcement community’

Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe joined Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on her program, “Sunday Morning Futures.” She asked him, “What intelligence have you seen that would warrant this police state in Washington right now?” She was referring to the presence of 5,200 National Guard troops and the seven-foot fencing with barbed wire surrounding the Capitol building.

Ratcliffe told Bartiromo: “What happened on January 6th was terrible. We can all agree on that. But we also have learned that it was preventable. There was intelligence. This was not an intelligence failure. There was a situational report out of the FBI, a field office not three hours from Washington DC that said the day before, 24 hours before, that domestic extremists were intent on going to the Capitol, used the word “creating war,” targeting members of Congress, even maps of the tunnel system of the Capitol. And what you heard the FBI Director testify this week, accurately, was that he wasn’t made aware of it for some reason and, of course, I was not made aware of it either… Frankly what happened on January 6th was preventable and it was a failure of leadership in our law enforcement community and that’s really what people should be focused on when we talk about the Capitol riot.”

Bartiromo pointed out the common denominator here, which is the FBI. She said, “This is such an important point because once again, we find the FBI in the middle of it. The broken link – at the FBI. So, the FBI knew about it. Did not pass on that information for whatever reason. Christopher Wray says he didn’t know about it.”

“We also know what else happened with the FBI over the last four years,” she continues. “They were impeaching President Trump and at the time, the FBI sat on news that they had Hunter Biden’s laptop. We knew that Biden had interactions with Ukraine, was getting paid by the Ukraine government, all the while they’re impeaching President Trump, no word from the FBI on what they knew about Ukraine sitting on that laptop.”

“Of course, we go back to the Russia hoax where the FBI was part of setting up Trump officials. You’ve done so much work on this. John Durham now continuing a criminal investigation…”

Ratcliffe then lays out all of the loathsome actions taken by the FBI in regards to the Trump/Russia collusion investigation. He said that last summer he went over the intelligence with then-Attorney General William Barr and now-Special Counsel John Durham. They found no intelligence to support there had been collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. But there was intelligence that it was created by the Hillary Clinton campaign…

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  1. The contrast between the hysterical reaction to the Capitol riot by Members of Congress and the Democrat media, on the one hand, and, on the other hand, their complete indifference to, dismissal of, and lies about the riots, looting, arson, assaults, and murders of the BLM and Antifa riots that destroyed cities across America though the summer and fall, tells a lot about Congress and the media. Not one member of Congress was hurt, or even assaulted. Who even mentions the unarmed female veteran who was executed for illegal entry? Is illegal entry now a capital crime? And of course the Dems called it “racist,” a “white supremacist” insurrection! What a bunch of self serving liars. Disgusting.

    Philip Carl Salzman​
    Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, McGill University


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  3. Why am i not surprised that our wonderful FBI is smack in the middle of an intelligence failure? I am so disillusioned with the bureau. Maybe this kind of performance (Russia collusion hoax, fraudulent FISA warrants and Lord knows what else) is the direct result of too many accountants and lawyers and not enough law enforcement and counterintelligence professionals on their payroll. Maybe the Jan 6 ‘insurrectionists’ should have committed a ‘white collar’ crime – they would have been stopped cold…

  4. Exactly! Power begets power hungry people. Our once great FBI (almost applied to serve) is now a travesty of political thinking opportunists.
    Whoda think it? Mafia, Al Capone, bootleggers, fiat currency counterfeits etc, taken down by the then new agency. Now just a leftist, globalist pawn?
    I’m here to tell ya: the rank and file love this nation and its Constitution.
    Next federal administration will prevail over the mutant FBI overlords.

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