When will we get answers?
By now, most everyone knows that it was Pelosi’s office who denied the initial request for increased security at the capitol; a request her office received on January 4th.
Sources keep coming forward with additional information, and conversations which point to her, and a complete failure of leadership.
There are a lot of people who want to mince words, and say that she is not directly responsible, but according to sources, it is HER office which directly issues orders to The S.A.A.
More will slowly come out over time, and we will eventually know the complete truth. If the allegations in these reports are true then Nancy Pelosi should be removed from office.
Until then, take a look at the latest reports:
Daily Caller had more on the story:
The New York Times previously reported that the Speaker’s office confirmed that the National Guard was approved around 1:43 pm. Sund said he sent a request for help from the National Guard to Irving around 1:09 p.m, according to CNN. Irving said he was contacted about the matter after 2:00 pm, Axios reported. Sources questioned how Irving got the request after 2 pm but Pelosi approved the request at 1:43 pm.
“If you believe Irving’s timeline that he testified under oath to, how could he ask for permission from the Speaker 20 minutes before he got the request?” One source familiar told the Caller.
“Also if you believe his sworn testimony that he never had to run the request up the chain, why did the Speaker’s office confirm he did just that?” the source continued.
Another source familiar with conversations told the Caller, “Irving is covering for Pelosi. There’s no doubt.
Here is the earlier report from CNN:
Sund said he ordered the department into an "all hands on deck" posture ahead of the event and expedited the shipment of riot helmets, meant to be available for the inauguration two weeks later. He also asked the Sergeant at Arms for both the House and Senate, who together with the Capitol Architect form the board that oversees the police department, to request the National Guard.
The sergeant for the House, Irving, said he "was concerned about the 'optics' and didn't feel the intelligence supported it," Sund wrote. The sergeant for the Senate, Stenger, suggested asking the Guard to be ready in case Sund needed them.
Irving and Stenger have since resigned. Sund also disclosed that members of Congress had been briefed on Capitol security before the event.
The day before the rally, Sund met with his oversight board and a dozen top police and military officials from across DC, to discuss both the January 6 rally and inauguration planning. No one present offered any new intelligence, Sund wrote.
"It should also be noted that the U.S. Secret Service planned to and did escort the Vice President of the United States to the Capitol on January 6, which it obviously would not have done if it believed there to be a threat of a violent insurrection at the Capitol building and on its grounds," Sund wrote.