Now, this is pure speculation, mind you.
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My thoughts. I think it will be fun to watch the spin. I'm sure there will be more hearings. There's got to be more video also.Wino wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:18 pm It was gut wrenching. All roads lead to orange bag of pus. I don't see how anyone can spin this box of doo doo and make it smell like roses.
I with you on that.FrontSight wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:54 pm For me there is still the open question of collusion from lawmakers. That question hasn't been answered, and I won't be happy if this panel doesn't definitively answer that one.
https://www.rawstory.com/newsmax-capitol-hearing/Newsmax cuts away from Officer Fanone's testimony and airs guest blaming 'BLM and antifa' for Capitol riot
While airing D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone's emotional testimony at the first House committee hearing to investigate the Capitol insurrection this Tuesday, the right-wing pro-Trump network Newsmax cut away to a guest who disparaged Fanone's testimony, claiming that the attack on the U.S. Capitol was actually carried out by left-wing factions.
Fanone, who was tased, beaten and stripped of his badge, said lawmakers who deny the violence of Jan. 6 are "betray[ing] their oath of office."
But as Fanone spoke, Newsmax cut to former Texas state legislator Rick Green, who said that it's nice to "finally hear Democrats say nice things about police officers."
"If this was a real investigation, we'd be asking ... who gave the stand down order? Why were there not enough police officers there? And, I gotta say, one of the officers said, you know, 'Donald Trump was egging [the mob] on instead of sending help' -- Donald Trump wanted more military presence there and more police officers there, and it was turned down, so why did Nancy Pelosi allow this situation to happen in the first place?"
"And why are we not asking the questions about all the video that we've seen of the Capitol police officers literally removing the barricades and inviting people into the Capitol?" he continued. "What they're after here is to take the ones that should be in jail for the violence and attacking police officers, taking those few, and trying to make it look like anybody that supported Donald Trump was a part of that. In fact, that was FBI informants, antifa, BLM, very radical anti-Trump people, we already know that, who were involved in this."
https://www.rawstory.com/michael-fanone ... cy-theory/Newsmax host rages after his bizarre conspiracy theory gets shut down at Capitol riot hearing
DC Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone shut down a right-wing conspiracy theory about what happened to him on January 6th during testimony before the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.
"Forgive me for these questions, but I've got to ask you," Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) said.
"Apparently in some nether regions of the internet it's being said that you, Officer Fanone, were mistaken for antifa and that's why you were nearly beaten to death that day and carried into the crowd," Raskin noted.
The conspiracy theory has been pushed by Newsmax personality Greg Kelly.
Is it possible FANONE was mistaken for ANTIFA ? He often, for media appearances, has worn all Black but no insigni… https://t.co/y6DewLfvpO
— Greg Kelly The PROJECT is Secret (@Greg Kelly The PROJECT is Secret) 1627395941.0
The tweet came seven minutes after Kelly noted Fanone was wearing his uniform when he responded to the Capitol, something the plainclothes officer had not done in a decade.
First time in a decade he put on a uniform and just showed up. This haphazard response is PART OF THE PROBLEM.
— Greg Kelly The PROJECT is Secret (@Greg Kelly The PROJECT is Secret) 1627395539.0
"Is there any way that you were mistaken for antifa?" Raskin asked Fanone.
"Well, I was in full uniform. I was -- like I said, wearing my uniform shirt adorned with the Metropolitan Police Department's patch," he explained. "I had my badge on until someone ripped it off my chest. I do not believe I was mistaken for a member of antifa."
Kelly later tweeted: "None of these cops can be trusted with weapons. Resign."