Were ‘Professional Agitators’ Part of Jan. 6?
As voices continue to shout different stories about Jan. 6, one voice has been silenced. We must pray that truth is not suppressed.
From TrendingPolitics. In the late Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Michael Stenger’s final testimony before Congress, one of the key officials charged with securing the Capitol building on January 6 urged lawmakers to investigate ‘professional agitators.”
“There is an opportunity to learn lessons from the events of January 6th,’ Stenger said in his opening statement to Congress on February 23, 2021. “Investigations should be considered as to funding and travel of what appears to be professional agitators.”
“First Amendment rights should always be considered in conjunction with professional investigations,” he added. “The law enforcement coordination in the National Capitol Region should be reviewed to determine what can be done in a more efficient and productive manner. Intelligence collection and dissemination, training, and concepts on the use of force must be consistent. This integration should be accomplished without regard to self-serving interest and cost.”
“In conclusion, whenever you prepare for a major event, you must always consider the possibility of some form of civil disobedience at these demonstrations and plan accordingly,” Stenger added. “The events of January 6th went beyond disobedience. This was a violent, coordinated attack where the loss of life could have been much worse.”
It is unclear what Stenger meant by “professional agitators,” whether it be members of far-right groups, or members of Antifa, such as self-proclaimed ‘revolutionary’ John Sullivan, who captured the point blank killing of Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt on video, incited the crowd by shouting ‘burn it down,’ and was charged with a total of eight criminal counts, including weapons charges, related to the riot.
Stenger’s death comes one day before a ‘surprise’ January 6 committee hearing, which will call Mark Meadows aide Cassidy Hutchinson as a witness. The circumstances of the former Sergeant at Arms’ death are still unclear. The news was first reported on Monday night by Fox News’ Chad Pergram, and were confirmed also by Politico’s K. Tully-McManus, but reports on Tuesday still lack details. Becker News reached out to local law enforcement authorities, but clarification of the circumstances of death have not yet been forthcoming as of time of publication.
But reports that he was gunned down in the street are erroneous, and stem from a 2013 event involving a person of the same name. Politico reported that Stenger died on Monday morning, but did not provide details….
“Former Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Michael Stenger died Monday morning,” Politico reported. “A Marine Corps veteran, Stenger spent 35 years in the Secret Service before joining the Senate SAA team focused on protective services and continuity in 2011. He was promoted to serve as deputy under SAA Drew Willison and then served as chief of staff to SAA Frank J. Larkin. He was appointed to the top job himself in 2018. Former colleagues were notified of his death Monday afternoon.”
“Stenger resigned from his position days after the violent insurrection at the Capitol,” the report added. “House Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving and Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund also resigned in the aftermath of the attack….”
Now, one of the key figures in the Capitol Riots’ security debacle is dead. No one seems to be willing to say how or why. It’s just another dead end in a January 6 investigation that seems to be heading anywhere but the truth.
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(Excerpt from TrendingPolitics. Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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