The Story of January 6th: Until Now

By George Hill, UNCOVERDC   – June 29, 2023

The Plan

The story of January 6th until now. Only the planners know the exact date the story was hatched. Most likely just after the loss of Donald Trump to now President Joe Biden. Who actually hatched the plan remains open for speculation. Though mercurial and unpredictable, the now Lame Duck President could be expected to raise a fuss about the election results, and his voters would be easy to manipulate as they poured into D.C. for the “Stop The Steal” rally. It was time for the kill shot and to end Orange Man once and for all.

Much has been speculated as to how the Capitol Hill Police Force, D.C. Metro PD, and the National Park Service could have failed in such spectacular fashion. Anyone who dares even to suggest there may have been a conscious effort on the part of the Democrat leadership to allow for some degree of failure is met with rabid attacks from all directions. These organizations have close to 500 years of combined experience handling large crowds. After all, President Trump’s offer of the National Guard was turned down—what could go wrong? The trap was set for stupid people to do stupid things—and they did. The trespassers halted House proceedings for less than four hours.

Final Chapter and Epilogue

Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats repeatedly howled that our democracy was attacked by armed insurrectionists led by the loser of the 2020 election, Donald J. Trump. The very foundations of our country were almost destroyed if not for the heroic actions of the Capitol Hill joint police forces. Four of them gave their lives in defense of “our democracy.” Never mind that we live in a Constitutional Republic or that no law enforcement was killed on January 6th.

J6 Becomes A High Holy Day

Capitol Police released a statement saying Officer Brian D. Sicknick passed away Thursday night “due to injuries sustained while on duty.” NPR reported; Brian Sicknick, Capitol Police Officer Slain By Mob, Lies In Honor In Rotunda. No one can challenge that the young Officer Sicknick was called home too soon. His untimely death, though tragic, was unrelated to the events of J6. Yet that fact did not stop his beatification by Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats. Years later, many in the Democrat sphere still claim that Sicknick was beaten to death by a riotous mob. Yet even the Left-leaning Politifact wrote that a complete autopsy found that officer Brian Sicknick suffered two strokes after the January 6th assault on the Capitol, with no sign that any injury or reaction to chemical irritants played a role.

Enter The FBI

On the evening of January 6th, 2021, the FBI’s Strategic Information and Operations Center (SIOC) sent out the first email across the Bureau to all 56 Fusion Centers, recapping the events that unfolded the afternoon of January 6th. On January 7th, the SIOC communication channel was taken over by the Washington Field Office and Domestic Terrorism Operations Center (DTOS). Fusion Centers vary in size, but for this article, we’ll say that ten people are in each Fusion Center each work day. The Fusion Centers are jointly staffed by DHS, FBI, State, and local personnel. Also, in the communication chain were hundreds of State and Local Law Enforcement, political appointees, and elected officials. On any given day for nearly a year, WFO, and sometimes DTOS, were broadcasting a carefully crafted narrative of an armed insurrection via email and conference calls. CNN, MSNBC, NPR, NY Times, and Washington Post echoed these official communications daily.

In my eleven years with the FBI, I have never seen the Bureau “crowdsource” leads. Not in the usual Tip Line manner but injecting detailed information into official Bureau records and sending to Field Offices as Guardian Leads. DTOS had an open spreadsheet where anyone with an FBI Unclassified Network (UNET) account could populate. That spreadsheet remained open to anyone with a UNET account for nearly two business weeks before a mechanism was created to receive inputs on a case-by-case basis.

The Official Mouthpieces

ASAC Timothy Thibault of the Washington Field Office, DTOS Section Chief Steve Jensen, and Steven M. D’Antuono, Assistant Director in Charge of the Washington Field Office, picked up the megaphone on the morning of January 7th. For over a month, thousands participated in twice-daily nationwide conference calls, where anyone with a phone could dial in and listen to the official voices of the FBI. These three individuals were authorized to speak for the FBI. So empowered, thousands listened each day to the official narrative.

D’Antuono was the lead-off speaker those first few weeks—usually in the morning. Each day he would recap the events of January 6th, including injuries, deaths, and arrests. Conference call participants were left with no doubt that this was the worst attack on the Capitol since the War of 1812. Though hyperbolic, D’Antuono’s delivery was masterful.

The afternoons were usually Thibault and Jensen. Thibault filled the role of D’Antuono— whipping up into a frenzy of how “we nearly lost our democracy.” During the few instances of more measured summaries, Thibault would highlight who the FBI was working with to bring these insurrectionists to heel. The duo made clear that this was a whole-of-government effort and that “we’re all in this together.”

Jensen was more of a nuts-and-bolts speaker. He would lay out broad guidelines for investigations and reporting. As the winter months warmed and more information came to light, it became clear to many in the Bureau that scores of these investigations lacked predication. Jensen’s irritation with these now FBI-only calls was evident. Finally, in April, he snapped at the Baltimore Field Office, saying, “We’re going to round these mother fuckers up! They’re goddamn insurrectionists!

Fleshing-out The Story

Thibault, Jensen, and D’Antuono were the official spokespersons of the FBI. They spoke to thousands of non-federal law enforcement personnel daily, proclaiming that our country was filled with violent insurrectionists. Their breathless accounts of the insurrection and valiant defense of the U.S. Capitol matched perfectly with mainstream news outlets and Democrats from the House and Senate daily appearances. Instead of opening cases in D.C., where the event took place, Field Offices across the country were instructed to open cases on people whom WFO identified as being in the Capitol, traveled to the Capitol, or whose neighbors suspected were in the Capitol. It made perfect sense to the average citizen when FBI Director Wray testified that; “we’re seeing a rise of extremism across the country.

 And Finally

The Capstone of the entire drama was the J6 Committee. To ensure that no emotional effect would be lost during the otherwise dry hearings, James Goldston was employed by the J6 Committee to add sound to the silent videos of protestors entering the Capitol. Goldston was the former president of ABC News and a master documentary storyteller who ran “Good Morning America” and “Nightline.”

Over 1,000 “insurrectionists” have been arrested to date, and another ~1,000 more by the end of 2023, according to WFO. The FBI maintains its assertion of violent extremism sweeping the country. As of the date of this writing, no one has been charged with insurrection. But let’s not let facts get in the way of a good story.

The author served 26 years in the U.S. Military, 13 years Active Duty USMC, and 13 USNR Post 9-11. He is a former NSA employee and now retired FBI Supervisory Intelligence Analyst. He can be found on Twitter @SeniorChiefEXW and Truth Social @JarheadGeorge.


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  1. Rueveni,

    If I may ask, “What country do you live in?”

    Please tell me, if you feel safe in doing so. As one who has been freely posting my opinions here for years, let me assure you that things are not as bad here as you say.

    The Internet has made possible an “alternate reality” of the world, wherein people are free to imagine a world or worlds taking whatever shape they wish. These imaginary “narratives” do have some real-world consequenses; but just as there is an ultimate, objective Truth, this ultimate truth corresponds to an ultimate reality. It is not the “reality” that the US security services, the mainstream media, the trillionaire class and the US Democrat party present, nor is it according to the narrative of Xi Jinping of China, nor is it a figment of the imagination of some Hindu mystic.

    During World War Two, two opposing narratives were at war with one another: 1. Hirler’s view of Aryan supremacy and of the “tausandjahr Reich”, and
    2. “Hail Britannia! Britain never, never, never shall be slaves!

    Hitler’s worldview seemed to have been the real one all over Europe, and in the bombs falling on London and Coventry; but ultimately, “Hail Britannia” prevailed — not in the imaginary ideal of a restored British Empire; yet Britain and her allies still do rule the seven seas; and the British are not slaves — not even to the European Union. They have held onto this reality for nearly 80 years, while Hitler’s Reich disappeared from history, and Germany became part of the Western (British and American) sphere of influence.

    Even at the height of Nazi power, as German soldiers advanced deep into Russia, and as the Jews began to be systematically exterminated, there were some, like Winston Churchill and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who refused to surrender their hearts and minds to Hitler’s narrative: Before Hitler killed himself, Roosevelt died, Churchill had been deposed and Bonhoeffer was hung; but Hitler’s world collapsed like a house of cards, while the world of Roosevelt, Churchill and Bonhoeffer rose from the ashes to rule the earth.

    Nancy Pelosi created a “Fantasy America” from whole cloth on January 6, 2021; and her Gestapo put “jackboots on the ground” two weeks later; but her false reality does not exist far outside of the DC jail where hundreds of falsely-accused Americans have been languishing without trial for 2½ years. Where my wife and I live, where my daughter and her family from Communist China are coming to visit, we are still free to come and go as we please, to worship the King of the Universe, and to publish the good news of Freedom with little reprisal.

    If you want to know where in the world freedom really IS being repressed in a dystopian way, look on the map:

    Where are those places? Iran, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and suchlike. The rest of us suffer at times from censorship and imprisonment, but we are not yet defeated; and in a short time, our enemies will be no more.

  2. How lucky I am not to live in USA. I would probably have been arrested by now for posting my opinion so freely here!