J6 Pipe Bomb Threats Were Part of a Plot to Disrupt 2020 Election Challenges

The FBI, Secret Service, U.S. Capitol Police, and D.C. Metro Police response to the alleged pipe bomb threat at the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters in Washington D.C. on January 6 raises profound new questions about a ‘cover-up’ that has the potential to shake Americans’ view of their own government to its very core.

As seen in resurfaced video footage, originally released by Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), the Secret Service and DC Metro Police were unusually lax in their response to the DNC pipe bomb threat.

According to the video footage, the Secret Service and DC Metro Police casually completed their lunches before responding to the discovery of a “viable” explosive device at the Democratic National Committee headquarters on January 6, 2021 by a person previously characterized as a “passerby.”

As Steve Baker of Blaze Media reported, the pipe bomb was found at the DNC office by a United States Capitol Police plainclothes officer. That is a significant revelation, given videos showing Capitol Police on January 6 opening doors, moving barriers, and passively observing while protesters entered the U.S. Capitol Building.

An RNC staffer reportedly discovered the pipe bomb near the RNC headquarters.

Revolver News’ Darren Beattie provides a video sequence breakdown that is critical for understanding what is taking place at the DNC on January 6.

Revolver, in a piece that has since been un-paywalled, describes the events with time-stamps.

  • At 1:05:27, a man with a backpack walks into view in the bottom right corner of the screen and proceeds to chat with officers on the driver’s side of a Metro PD SUV. The black SUV is a Secret Service vehicle protecting then-Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, who was in the DNC building at the time (more on that later). The Metro PD vehicle was present as part of the Secret Service protection detail, as related to us by a high-level source. After some time, it appears that the backpack man is walking away from the driver’s seat window of the Metro PD vehicle, only to walk around to the passenger seat window and continue speaking with the Metro officers.
  • Then, at 1:06:10, the man with the backpack walks over to the black Secret Service SUV. He chats for about 20 seconds and then walks back up the sidewalk, back past the benches where the pipe bomb was placed, and out of view. Then, at 1:07:29, a metro officer gets out of the Metro PD car. This is over a minute after the backpack gentleman left the frame and over two minutes after the backpack gentleman first approached the metro PD car.
  • What is more remarkable than the fact that it took the Metro and Secret Service over two minutes to even bother getting out of their cars after being informed of a pipe bomb in the neighborhood is the astonishingly casual approach taken by these authorities in the minutes after the man with a backpack walks out of view of the camera. Reader, take a look if you would at the video from 1:07:27 to around 1:09:05 and note how casual and unperturbed both the Metro officers and Secret Service officers are, and ask yourself whether this is how you’d imagine the Secret Service would normally respond to a discovery of a bomb right outside the building housing their protectee, in this case vice president-elect Kamala Harris. Even if we assume that somehow the Secret Service and Metropolitan Police Department are wholly uninterested in the safety of their protectee, you would think they would at least get out of the vicinity for reasons of self-preservation. Quite the opposite—all of these officers are supremely comfortable standing and walking within spitting distance of the pipe bomb.
  • Then, at around 1:09:12, the security camera in question turns to the park benches and zooms into the location where the pipe bomb is present. This means that by this time, the man with a backpack’s information had reached whoever was manning the Capitol Police security camera at the time. Below is a screenshot depicting that timestamp.
  • The scene that begins at 1:09:35 ought to be sufficient to cause a national scandal in its own right. Here we see several more secret service officers coming out, again casually standing and walking within spitting distance of the pipe bomb. At 1:09:41, we see a group of children cross the street and walk directly in front of the benches where the bomb is still sitting. The secret service agents don’t think to warn these children at all, but instead themselves walk right by the bench as well, without a care in the world! You have to see it to believe it.
  • After children pass the pipe bomb without being warned at all, the Secret Service officers stand around for about a minute until a Capitol Police officer walks right up to the pipe bomb and takes a picture of it at 1:10:16, giving a thumbs-up sign to the Metro and Secret Service agents a bit further down the sidewalk.

Yet, in contrast to the behavior of law enforcement as seen on the surveillance video, the FBI nonetheless warned that the pipe bombs were deadly threats to the public.

“Although these bombs did not detonate,” the FBI said earlier, “it is important to remember the suspect walked along residential and commercial areas in Capitol Hill just blocks from the U.S. Capitol with viable pipe bombs that could have seriously injured or killed innocent bystanders.”

The surveillance video gives arise to a disturbing question: Did these law enforcement agencies have prior knowledge that the pipe bombs were not actually a threat?

If so, why did they tell the public that the pipe bombs were “viable” explosive devices? And furthermore, why did the police respond so nonchalantly to this pipe bomb threat, while later directing the evacuation of both the DNC and RNC headquarters, as well as the Cannon House Office Building and one of the Library of Congress buildings?

Let’s not forget, the DNC pipe bomb allegedly threatened the life of then Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, who, as The Hill reported, arrived at the offices “around 11:30 a.m. EST, hours before a mob of Trump supporters descended on the Capitol building in an attempt to thwart the counting of the Electoral College vote for the 2020 presidential election.”

“Sources told the network that Harris’s motorcade traveled through the garage into a parking deck, which was in close proximity to where authorities found a pipe bomb,” the report goes on. “She reportedly remained in the building for almost two hours before being evacuated.”

“The then-vice president-elect was removed from the DNC building at around 1:14 p.m., according to CNN, which was seven minutes after Capitol Police started looking into the bomb,” the report noted. “An internal U.S. Capitol Police timeline said an unnamed ‘protectee,’ later identified by multiple outlets as Harris, was taken from the headquarters at that time.”

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The report also added, “A pipe bomb was also discovered near the Republican National Committee (RNC) headquarters on Jan. 6, 2021. The FBI’s Washington Field Office earlier this month said the devices discovered near the two buildings ‘were viable and could have been detonated, resulting in serious injury or death’.”

Public, a Substack publication led by journalist Michael Shellenberger, raised an excellent point about the significance of Kamala Harris being present at the DNC headquarters prior to the pipe bombs’ discovery.

“The FBI claims that the pipe bomb was planted at the DNC on the night of January 5, 2021. Yet given Harris’ presence at the DNC, it is very likely that the Secret Service would have conducted a security sweep, possibly with a bomb-sniffing dog, upon her arrival on January 6, when the bomb was supposedly already on the premises,” Shellenberger points out.

“An independent security analyst who has worked for senior elected officials, including on Capitol Hill, wrote a Comprehensive Threat Analysis of the alleged pipe bombs, which Public obtained,” he adds. “Interviewed by Zoom, the expert, who asked that their name not be used, said, ‘Something had to have happened to not to have found the bomb, or it wasn’t there on the night of the 5th. Had they conducted a regular security sweep, they 100% would have found the bomb. It’s in plain sight. You’d have to be blind not to find it. And if you had a dog? Give me a break’.”

Thus, the violation of protocol for handling explosive devices, displayed by the U.S. Capitol Police, the Secret Service, and the D.C. Metro Police, as witnessed on the video released by Rep. Thomas Massie, does not mesh with the state narrative that these bombs were imminent threats.

It also does not add up why the FBI cannot find this J6 pipe bomb suspect despite ample knowledge that would aid in the identification and apprehension of the individual.

This includes knowledge of the individual’s license plate, as former FBI agent Kyle Seraphin notes.

The FBI additionally knows the shop where some of the components for the bomb was purchased. The bureau is also reportedly holding back on surveillance footage that would aid in the suspect’s apprehension.

In September 2021, the FBI released a pair of videos showing a suspect with a hoodie on and Nike Air Max Speed Turf shoes with a yellow Nike logo casually walking a circuitous route to place pipe bombs near the DNC and RNC headquarters.

It should be noted that these buildings are located about blocks away from the U.S. Capitol Building, where the election certification was scheduled to take place on January 6.

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As The Hill reported at the time, “The explosive found at the RNC headquarters and the evacuation of the DNC headquarters added to the chaos that unfolded as members of Congress met to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College win.”

More accurately, it disrupted the 2020 election challenges. More about that later.

The FBI’s video of the pipe bombing suspect with timestamps for the night of January 5th raises more questions.

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That is because, as Revolver News’ Darren Beattie has documented, the surveillance footage appears to be doctored.

As explained in a subsequent video on X, the FBI seems to be holding back footage from “surveillance camera one” that would show the suspect planting the bomb. Another note is that Google Earth footage shows the DNC headquarters sometimes employs a physical guard that watches the area in front of the offices.

More about those bombs. Both of them had a kitchen timer detonation method.

A National Explosives Task Force (NETF) Quick Look Report leaked to CBS News explained how the bombs were not the remote-detonation type, but rather could only be detonated by a timer, such as a ’60 minute kitchen timer.’

The FBI said the bombs were placed outside the RNC and DNC the night before the attack, between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., and according to a report obtained by CBS News in March 2021, the bombs contained only one method of detonation — a 60-minute kitchen timer. The report — which was written by the National Explosives Task Force, a multi-agency group that coordinates explosive expertise for law enforcement and intelligence agencies — suggested there was no evidence of a second or remote detonation method, such as a cellphone. 

“All of it suggests that if they had been set, they were designed to go off on January 5th,” reported CBS News investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge.

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A former FBI agent, Kyle Seraphin, has provided more analysis of this anomaly, which does not square with the official state narrative about “viable” explosive devices.

Now a former FBI agent who worked on the case says the pipe bombs planted near the Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee a day before the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol were inoperable.

The former agent, Kyle Seraphin, said technicians working in the joint program office for countering IEDs told him that the devices left at the RNC and DNC could not detonate.

Now, if it is true that the explosive devices “could not detonate” then the law enforcement is pushing a narrative instead of informing the public about the January 6 bomb threat.

Furthermore, eagle-eyed observers have noticed the similarity between the J6 pipe bombs and FBI training bombs.

This is critical to note because the pipe bomb threats were a component of the chaotic law enforcement response to the developing January 6 riots.

As reported by the Washington Examiner, the pipe bomb threats led to the evacuation of two federal government buildings at approximately the same time as the initial “breach” of the Capitol Building’s grounds.

The discovery of a pipe bomb outside the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington on Jan. 6 prompted police to evacuate two congressional buildings, not, as was believed, the attack on the U.S. Capitol, senators heard Tuesday.

U.S. Capitol Police learned of the discovery of two pipe bombs on Capitol Hill around the same time, that Wednesday. Capitol Police responded to one bomb discovered by an RNC staff member at the organization’s office, just a few blocks from the Capitol. Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to a second pipe bomb that was spotted outside the nearby Democratic National Committee headquarters. Each department sent officers to respond, hurting the Capitol Police’s ability to secure the Capitol since MPD was called to the Capitol minutes after the bombs were discovered.

It is an interesting footnote here to point out that there were numerous bomb threat hoaxes at state capitols around the country in the days leading up to January 6.

Bomb threats were reported in more than a dozen state capitols Wednesday morning, forcing evacuations from statehouse buildings and interrupting court proceedings, according to officials and local news outlets.

Security threats have been reported in ConnecticutGeorgiaKentuckyMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMontanaWisconsinHawaiiMaineOklahomaIllinoisIdaho, South DakotaAlabamaAlaskaMaryland and Arizona on Wednesday.

The FBI said it was aware of “hoax” bomb threats in state capitols around the country and urged the public to report any suspicious activity to law enforcement.

But it is crucial here to note that the pipe bomb reports and federal building evacuations heightened the perception of threat at the U.S. Capitol, right as the 2020 election challenges were poised to begin.

The following timeline is provided by National Public Radio:

At noon, Trump begins speaking to his supporters at a rally near the White House.

“We will never give up. We will never concede,” Trump tells the cheering crowd.

He calls on Vice President Mike Pence — as the president of the Senate — to reject Biden’s win and send the votes back to the states.

“Mike Pence, I hope you’re going to stand up for the good of our Constitution and for the good of our country,” Trump says. “And if you’re not, I’m going to be very disappointed in you.”

Meanwhile, Trump supporters head to both the Arkansas and Idaho state capitol buildings.

And even before Trump ends his speech, crowds from his rally start to gather outside the U.S. Capitol.

At about the same time, Pence releases a letter, calling his role in the certification of the electoral votes “largely ceremonial,” essentially saying he will not act as Trump has asked.

“My oath to support and defend the Constitution constrains me from claiming unilateral authority to determine which electoral votes should be counted and which should not,” Pence writes.

An initial wave of protesters storms the outer police barrier around the Capitol.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi bangs the gavel to call the joint session of Congress to order.

“We’re going to the Capitol,” he says. “We’re going to try and give them [Republicans] the kind of pride and boldness that they need to take back our country.”

Trump returns to the White House. He does not go to the Capitol.

“I rise for myself and 60 of my colleagues to object to the counting of the electoral ballots of Arizona,” Gosar declares.

The House and Senate split to deliberate the objection in separate parts of the Capitol building.

At the same time, in Michigan, hundreds rally in front of the state capitol, which protesters stormed less than a year earlier to decry pandemic restrictions.

In Washington, D.C., a large portion of the crowd at Trump’s speech marches toward the Capitol, shouting, “USA, USA, USA!”

On the steps on the backside of the Capitol, protesters overcome the police, who run back into the building. Protesters watching from the sidelines cheer as a mob breaks through the final police barricades.

Inside the building, both the House and Senate proceed, with lawmakers seemingly unaware of the mayhem outside.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell takes the Senate floor.

“Voters, the courts and the states have all spoken — they’ve all spoken,” he says. “If we overrule them, it would damage our republic forever.”

Protesters break windows and climb into the Capitol. They open doors for others to follow.

Secret Service agents whisk Pence off the Senate floor.

A few minutes later, Pelosi is ushered off the House floor.

The Senate is called to recess, and the House is called to recess shortly after.

The building goes into lockdown.

Around this same time, Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman saves the Senate from a very close call, waving Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, to safety and then diverting protesters who were steps from the Senate chamber.

Trump tweets: “Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution.”

He continues with more baseless claims about a fraudulent election.

Trump tweets again, calling for support of the Capitol Police and law enforcement. He urges people to “stay peaceful.”

This is the moment the Congress was put into recess and evacuated.

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Thus, we see the federal government’s handling of the J6 pipe bomb threats was part of ‘fortifying’ the 2020 elections.

The Capitol Riots, and the J6 pipe bomb threats, appear to have been part of a plot to disrupt the 2020 election challenges.

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5 months ago

Where’d some 1 find the flavaflav watch to use as the timmer????

Americans are so gulable!

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