The F.B.I. just can’t seem to stay out of the news.
If what sources are claiming about Caldwell turns out to be true then all of us have a TON of serious questions to ask.
Mine main question is this: why are there links galore between agitators on the 6th and The F.B.I?
It seems like they are major players in this whole fiasco, as many of the people arrested have been allegedly linked back to them in some way.
I wish I had some answers for all of you tonight, but really all I have are more questions.
Here are the latest reports:
The L.A. Times reported:
A man who authorities say is a leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group and helped to organize a ring of other extremists and led them in the attack last month at the U.S. Capitol has held a top-secret security clearance for decades and previously worked for the FBI, his attorney said Monday.
Thomas Caldwell, who authorities believe holds a leadership role in the extremist group, worked as section chief for the FBI from 2009 to 2010 after retiring from the Navy, his lawyer, Thomas Plofchan, wrote in a motion urging the judge to release him from jail while he awaits trial.
The defense said Caldwell, who has denied being part of the Oath Keepers, has held a top-secret security clearance since 1979, which required multiple special background investigations, Plofchan said. Caldwell also ran a consulting firm that did classified work for the U.S. government, the lawyer said.
Time Magazine had more:
“He has been vetted and found numerous times as a person worthy of the trust and confidence of the United States government, as indicated by granting him Top Secret clearances,” Plofchan wrote.
Most section chiefs within the FBI rise through the ranks of the bureau and it is unclear whether Caldwell would’ve been directly hired for that position or whether he held any other positions with the bureau. The FBI did not immediately comment Monday evening and Caldwell’s lawyer didn’t immediately answer questions about his client’s work.
Caldwell’s lawyer said he denies ever going into the Capitol and has “physical limitations” that would prevent the 66-year-old from forcing his way into any building.