(Tony Sifert, Headline USA) Washington D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department had several “plainclothes” officers embedded in the protesting crowds at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, affirming concerns that government implants were linked to the events that unfolded after former President Donald Trump’s peaceful rally.
An analysis of an official report obtained by the Epoch Times showed that the MPD secretly activated a special Electronic Surveillance Unit in advance of the protests, perhaps as early as Jan. 4.
Their purpose, according to the Times, was to “document the actions of the demonstrators and MPD’s response to any civil disobedience or criminal activity,” and video from their operation has been used by the Justice Department in prosecuting J6 defendants.
Their presence on the day of the so-called “insurrection” raises new questions about the federal government’s role in the riot.
It has long been suspected that there were “feds” in the crowd on Jan. 6, and it has long been known that Democrat leaders did everything in their power to weaken the police presence at the Capitol in advance of the breach.
But the revelation that the feds were able to collect video surveillance during the riot is especially significant.
“First Amendment Demonstrations,” a Jan. 2 report issued by police chief Robert Contee and obtained by the Times, called for 28 platoons of its Civil Disturbance Unit to be ready for action as protestors arrived in Washington for the peaceful Stop the Steal rally.
These units were handicapped from the beginning by orders from Democrats above which commanded them not to use their full arsenal of riot gear.
According to Inspector General Michael Bolton’s report, Democrat leadership — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer — directed the MPD not to use its most effective weapons.
The MPD’s Civil Disturbance Unit was “operating at a decreased level of readiness as a result of a lack of standards for equipment,” Bolton reported, according to the New York Times.
“The problems were compounded when department leadership directed the unit not to use some of its most powerful crowd-control tools — such as stun grenades,” the Times continued.