Morning Greatness: Feds Vet National Guard over ‘Insider Attack’ Concerns

Good Monday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • President Trump will work from early in the morning until late in the evening. He will make many calls and have many meetings.

 

Two minutes of hate:

Politico wants you to know “the FBI is investigating evidence that a woman who entered the Capitol on Jan. 6 stole a laptop or hard drive from Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office and intended to sell it to Russians.” This sounds serious, let’s dig a little deeper. The claim originated from an FBI affidavit describing the criminal case filed against the suspect, who has yet to be apprehended. Politico reports they were unable to contact a Pelosi aide and oh, by the way, “it was not clear if a laptop or hard drive was actually stolen.” Wait, what? What is the point of this article?

It gets better. The feds got their information after “a witness who spoke to authorities claimed to have seen a video of Williams ‘taking a laptop computer or hard drive from Speaker Pelosi’s office.’ ‘[Witness 1] stated that WILLIAMS intended to send the computer device to a friend in Russia, who then planned to sell the device to SVR, Russia’s foreign intelligence service,’ the agent noted. ‘According to [Witness 1], the transfer of the computer device to Russia fell through for unknown reasons and WILLIAMS still has the computer device or destroyed it.'”

You’ve got to be kidding me. Certainly the feds could confirm with Pelosi’s office whether or not a laptop or hard drive was stolen. And how would the person who “watched a video” know the thief was going to sell the stolen item to the RUSSIANS? Who is this witness? Politico tells us  “that witness is described as a former romantic partner of the suspect.” No ulterior motive here, eh? What a ridiculous story but this is just one of thousands of pieces of propaganda “news” designed to inflame readers about the Capitol Hill protest and criminalize participants who went to Washington D.C. for no other reason than to protest vote fraud. Stay vigilant, this kind of crap is everywhere.

Capitol protest/impeachment update:
Trump to issue around 100 pardons and commutations Tuesday, sources say
Twitter bans Trump, but left-wing activist charged in Capitol riot still active on platform
Nothing happened. Capitol protest tracker: What happened at capitols across the US on Sunday
Oh come on. FBI vetting National Guard troops in DC over insider attack concerns
Pro-Trump heavy metal guitarist charged for alleged role in Capitol riot
Graham asks Schumer to hold Senate vote on canceling impeachment trial
Karl Rove: ‘Strong Likelihood’ Of Trump Conviction If He Goes With ‘Rudy Giuliani’s Defense’
Newly released video from inside Capitol siege shows rioters confronting police, rifling through Senate desks
Here Are The GOP Senators Who Could Vote To Convict Trump In Impeachment Trial
Loews Hotels Cancels Sen. Josh Hawley’s Florida Fundraiser

Harris/Biden news:
Biden Readying Legislative, Executive Blitz in Administration’s First 10-Days
Migrant Caravan in Guatemala Pushes Through Border from Honduras — Heading to U.S.A.
Incoming Biden administration to migrant caravan: Don’t come, you won’t get in immediately
Heavily armed Virginia man arrested near US Capitol
Biden taps Warren ally Chopra to lead Consumer Bureau
7 in 10 say US democracy is threatened: survey

Coronavirus news:
Incoming CDC director: Expect 500,000 Covid-19 deaths by mid-February
Los Angeles County, known for strict lockdowns, hits 1M COVID cases

Other morsels:
Protest Erupts over Cop Pulling Gun in New York BLM Rally — 9 Arrested
Male Ballet Dancer to Take Female Roles
Parler’s Website Back Online With a Message From Its CEO
LAPD chief speaks out on deadly crime surge in Los Angeles this year
Parler CEO ‘confident’ platform will return by month’s end after weekend of positive developments
Of course. Former Facebook Official Calls For Verizon, AT&T, Others To Deplatform OANN And Newsmax
Pardon-seekers have paid Trump allies tens of thousands to lobby president: NYT
Angus King warns of ‘grave danger’ of Trump revealing classified information
Trump approval rating relatively unchanged in wake of Capitol rioting: NBC News poll
NRA Flees New York for Texas
Christopher Steele’s Longtime FBI Handler Called Him ‘Completely Untrustworthy’ Over Media Contacts
Twitter temporarily suspends Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for election misinformation
4th victim dies after gunman’s attacks in Chicago, suburbs

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

About Liz Sheld

Liz Sheld is the senior news editor at American Greatness. She is a veteran political strategist and pollster who has worked on campaigns and public interest affairs. Liz has written at Breitbart and The Federalist, as well as at PJ Media, where she wrote "The Morning Briefing." In her spare time, she shoots sporting clays and watches documentaries.

Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 17: National Guard soldiers rest on cots in the Visitors Center of the U.S. Capitol on January 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. After last week's riots at the U.S. Capitol Building, the FBI has warned of additional threats in the nation's capital and in all 50 states. According to reports, as many as 25,000 National Guard soldiers will be guarding the city as preparations are made for the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th U.S. President. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

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