And in Amerika v2.0, it’s a dish best not swallowed at all.
More than two and a half years after the gravest threat to democracy of our lifetime — and maybe of all time — Jan. 6 agitator Ray Epps has finally been charged. See? Justice is being served.
According to court documents, Epps was charged with a sole misdemeanor count of “Disorderly or Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds” via an “information,” as opposed to an indictment, which NBC news says suggests “he plans to enter a plea deal.”
In other words, we’ll finally be able to rest — safe and sound and smug — knowing all the Tucker Carlson-fueled conspiracies about Epps being an FBI source or informant have been put to bed. Case closed. He was a wee bit disorderly. Let it go.
So why are rabid right-wingers foaming at the mouth and unable to accept the DOJ charges and media write-ups at face value? These are trusted institutions with an unblemished track record of ethics, honesty, and equal justice under the law. Turn off the Fox News and Truth Social already, and get your facts straight.
For instance, why are ultra-MAGA Republicans still asking about the multiple clips of Epps on both Jan. 5 and 6, 2021, rallying protesters to make their way from Trump’s speech not only up toward Capitol Hill but “into the Capitol”? Those conspiracists just can’t get over the fact that the demonstrators within earshot booed his suggestion and pegged him as a “Fed! Fed! Fed!” But what would they know? They’re insurrectionists.
And why are election deniers still bringing up that text Epps sent his nephew after the riot? “I was in front with a few others. I also orchestrated it.” He walked that back a while ago, remember? He was just “boasting to [his] nephew.” Never mind what he was boasting about.
On that note, Republicans can give it a rest already with the Proud Boys comparisons. So some guy who wasn’t even in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2021, will serve a 22-year prison sentence for seditious conspiracy and “terrorism” while ringleading Epps gets a disorderly conduct misdemeanor no-no and probably a plea deal — what’s your point?!
How many times do the media need to tell you people Ray Epps isn’t a fed before you get it through your thick skulls? It’s a CONSPIRACY. Nothing to see here.
Yep, just another heaping, steaming platter of pure FederalGovCo/Praetorian Media bullshit, as fetid and rank-tasting as it always is. Don’t swallow it, not one morsel of it.
Ahh, but Ray “Fedboi” Epps was but a small part of the larger Pelosi/FBI op that day.
FBI lost count of how many paid informants were at Capitol on Jan. 6, and later performed audit to figure out exact number: ex-official
The FBI had so many paid informants at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, that it lost track of the number and had to perform a later audit to determine exactly how many “Confidential Human Sources” run by different FBI field offices were present that day, a former assistant director of the bureau has told lawmakers.
At least one informant was communicating with his FBI handler as he entered the Capitol, according to Steven D’Antuono, formerly in charge of the bureau’s Washington field office.
D’Antuono has testified behind closed doors to the House Judiciary Committee that his office was aware before the riot that some of their informants would attend a “Stop the Steal” rally thrown by former President Donald Trump, but he only learned after the fact that informants run by other field offices also were present, along with others who had participated of their own accord.
One paid informant from the Kansas City field office was at the Capitol as the crowd surged inside and allegedly was in communication with his FBI handler “while they were in the crowd, I think, saying that they were going in,” according to the former bureau brass.
Not one of whom will ever get anything worse in the way of punishment than the pre-arranged slap on the wrist received by “Fedboi” Epps, of course. The bottom line remains the same:
44,000 hours of surveillance tape showing at worst stupid fools – unarmed and peaceful if not a little bit rowdy stupid fools – being led in and escorted slowly around by Capitol PD themselves after the latter opened the doors for them, and then exiting in a generally orderly fashion. The only fatalities were Ashli Babbitt, shot execution style by now-promoted and feted Capitol cop Michael Byrd, and Roseanne Boyland, brutally beaten to death by some of the “paid informants” that D’Antuono lost track off.
Not exactly storming the Bastille, is it? Meh, the Bastille stormed us.
It did at that—ran roughshod all the hell over what little was left of America That Was, all the while shouting at Real Americans the elites’ eternal cry: Let ‘em eat cake! The historically-correct response can only be: Off with their heads!