One week after a team of thugs working for Democratic Party activist Stephen Colbert were arrested for illegally entering a Capitol building in order to record themselves stalking Republican congressional leaders, news coverage of the incident has all but disappeared. Neither the U.S. Capitol Police, the arresting agency, nor the Department of Justice has produced any details of the gang’s unauthorized incursion into two Capitol buildings with the blessing of Representative Adam Schiff (R-Calif.) and two other Democratic House members.
It appears the Capitol Police chief has not yet responded to a demand by Reps. James Jordan (R-Ohio) and Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) for all footage, photographs, and witness statements documenting the crew’s activities on June 16 including accusations they banged on the doors of female legislators such as Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.); it further appears that no one is demanding a congressional ethics investigation into Schiff’s participation in leading a “tour” of Colbert’s insurrectionists through the buildings, including after hours. Following a brief detainment, Colbert’s thugs went home, spared pre-dawn raids by armed FBI agents and days, if not months, of incarceration while a federal judge determines whether they should stay behind bars awaiting trial.
In fact, Colbert’s insurrectionists will avoid the kangaroo court known as the D.C. District Court overseeing hundreds of similar charges related to the January 6 protest on Capitol Hill. Fox News reported on Thursday that the defendants associated with Colbert’s show will appear in D.C. Superior Court in late July. (The court’s website contains no information about the case.) Simply put, every January 6 case is handled as a federal crime while the conduct of Team Colbert is considered a local offense, even though it occurred in the exact same venue.
Trump supporters who protested Joe Biden’s election are branded terrorists by Joe Biden’s Justice Department and treated accordingly; Trump foes who harass Republican lawmakers and mock the families of January 6 detainees in public are considered “comedians” by the same set of prosecutors, then let off the hook for engaging in more threatening behavior than most who participated in the Capitol protest.
That wasn’t the only example this week of the double standard of justice in Joe Biden’s America.
On the same day Fox News disclosed that Colbert’s producers would get preferential Beltway treatment for pals of the regime, the FBI arrested Daniel “Hatchet” Speed, a Navy reservist and January 6 protester, on four misdemeanors: entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building.
Nothing Speed is accused of doing on January 6 is worse than what Colbert’s crew did on June 16. Speed entered the Senate wing door around 2:50 p.m., about 30 minutes after the joint session of Congress recessed and the Capitol was evacuated. Capitol police stood nearby, chatting with protesters. Speed walked around the Rotunda and exited at 3:35 p.m. By all accounts, Speed didn’t carry a weapon or assault police officers or even bang on the office doors of sitting members of Congress.
But the FBI has tracked his moves ever since and Big Tech, per usual, lended a hand. “Amazon produced data indicating that [Speed] purchased a black Under Armour Sports face mask on December 3, 2020, resembling the mask he can be seen wearing inside the Capitol,” the government’s criminal complaint detailed. “Amazon data also indicates that SPEED purchased a black Samurai Tactical Wakizashi Tactical backpack on Amazon.com on November 24, 2020. Both items resemble the mask and backpack SPEED can be see wearing in U.S. Capitol Police (video) footage.”
In January, more than a year after the four-hour disturbance at the Capitol, the FBI photographed Speed outside his home as it conducted surveillance on the nonviolent subject. As if that wasn’t enough, the FBI hired an informant in March to get more information from Speed. Portraying himself as a “like-minded individual,” the FBI snitch met twice with Speed to get him to talk about what he did on January 6. Speed admitted he went to the Capitol to hear the debate over the 2020 election results but instead encountered law enforcement “hitting us with tear gas, hitting us with rubber bullets and all kinds of things.” He said he climbed a staircase inside the building to avoid Antifa agitators and to stop “getting tear gassed.”
Speed’s life will now be destroyed by the media, federal prosecutors, and D.C. judges. Like at least 200 January 6 defendants, Speed likely will plead guilty to “parading” in the Capitol yet face months in prison for the petty offense. His neighbors and friends will turn on him; local reporters will hound him incessantly; and a judge will berate him for participating in an attempt to “overthrow democracy” on January 6.
In other words, Speed will not get the courtesies extended to the Colbert crew.
Neither will Jeffrey Clark, an assistant attorney general during the waning months of Trump’s presidency. In further collaboration between the Justice Department and the January 6 select committee, at least a dozen armed federal agents arrived at Clark’s home early Wednesday morning to seize his electronics. According to a colleague, Clark was “put in the street in his pjs” while they raided his Virginia residence. News of the raid was leaked to the news media, which dutifully and gleefully reported the details just hours before the start of the January 6 committee’s hearing on Thursday afternoon—in which Clark’s alleged role in helping Trump “overturn” the 2020 election was the sole topic.
As time runs out on Democrats and Biden’s reign continues its inexorable collapse, the Justice Department—led by Obama loyalist Lisa Monaco and Biden campaign advisor Matthew Graves, the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia—is hastening its purge of political dissidents tied to Donald Trump.
“Federal agents investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday dropped subpoenas on people in multiple locations, widening the probe of how political activists supporting President Donald Trump tried to use invalid electors to thwart Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory,” the Washington Post reported Wednesday. Targets include David Schafer, chairman of the Georgia Republican Party, and other Trump campaign advisors who participated in a so-called “fake electors” stunt after the election.
Arizona Republican Party chairwoman Kelli Ward and her husband also received subpoenas this week, according to the New York Times, along with two other Trump electors from Arizona.
The dragnet serves two purposes: to ruin the lives of Trump supporters and build momentum to eventually charge Donald Trump before the November election. Unable to win the right way, Democrats hope to avert an electoral bloodbath this fall by purging their political enemies no matter what the cost to the country or the human collateral.
Buckle up, America. This only gets worse from here.