FBI Allegedly Sabotages Own ‘Search’ for J6 Pipe Bomber
It would have been good to have a legitimate, non-partisan congressional investigation into the events surrounding January 6, including the mind-boggling security failures.
But that was not to be. The House Democrats’ J6 Kangaroo Kommittee was much too busy creating its own false narrative to blame Trump for everything to bother investigating some of the perplexing mysteries connected to that day. And one of the mysteries they didn’t get close to touching was that of the unidentified would-be bomber who supposedly planted pipe bombs at both the DNC and RNC headquarters the night before the rally. Once again, undeterred investigative reporters such as the ones at Revolver News have had to do the investigating that the government has either failed to do or actively covered up.
A Perplexing Mystery
So let’s look at what we know about that pipe-bomb planting and what about it is still strangely murky. For one thing, you’d think the DNC headquarters in Washington, DC, given the importance of many of the people who walk through its doors, would have some of the tightest, most technologically cutting-edge security on the planet. The bomb supposedly planted outside those doors the evening of January 5 would presumably have been there when advance security was being done for Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit on January 6. One enduring mystery has been how the bomb-sniffing dogs managed to miss that bomb. Maybe….let’s see…..the dogs had come down with canine Covid and lost their sense of smell? Yeah, that’s the ticket!
The DNC would not have had a security video system from the age of the dinosaurs. So this is less a question of whether the FBI messed with the footage than of what they had to hide by doing so.
As Revolver News points out, the January 6 investigation is the biggest one in FBI history, and the pipe bomber was by far the most dangerous threat of the day in terms of potential for mass casualties. Recall that it dominated the headlines in the days following the so-called “insurrection.” And as far as we know, this very dangerous person is still out there. The FBI has had two years to track him down.
But in all that time, the FBI says they haven’t found “a fingerprint, a hair follicle, a skin cell, an age range, a gender, or a cell phone ping from the exact coordinates we can see he/she/zir texting from the surveillance footage.”
We Saw the Surface of the Moon — 50 Years Ago
And that footage. There’s something very curious about it, considering the above-mentioned need for sophisticated, high-tech security on Capitol Hill, specifically at DNC headquarters. Revolver News says,
The pipe bomber played Security Camera Frogger on the home turf of the center of the U.S. national security state itself for over an hour and we’re supposed to believe the source tapes at the DNC national party headquarters the night before January 6 had lower resolution and frame rates than those shot on the surface of the moon 50 years ago.
That’s hardly an exaggeration. Modern security cam images look really good these days compared to the way they did decades ago. Remember the grainy images, the jump cuts that look like a series of still frames? That was to avoid the expense of storing all that information. But technology has changed, and today, the images of that person outside the DNC headquarters should have been quite clear, with the movement smooth and unbroken. Instead, what the FBI has released appears so degraded that it is virtually useless for identification purposes. The frame rate is off.
To quote Revolver News,
…it is trivially easy to artificially lower a video’s quality and output a clip at a lower frame rate than the source footage captured. All that is required is engaging an output setting available in every retail video editor. Any 14-year-old kid could tamper with video footage in this fashion, so it’s not exactly much of an operation for a rogue FBI operative or outsourced third-party multimedia contractor to do. It’s a lot harder to falsify a FISA warrant than manipulate surveillance footage, and we saw how the Feds had zero qualms about doing the former.
Good one. Of course, they’re talking about former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith, who got a slap on the wrist for altering a document used to get the warrant to spy on Carter Page.
This Is Not the First Time
So it won’t surprise you to hear the FBI has tampered with video evidence before. Fourteen years after the Oklahoma City bombing during Bill Clinton’s administration, it was observed that they had edited the security footage that they’d finally been forced by court order to release. We did some checking — for what it’s worth, guess who at the DOJ was personally supervising the Oklahoma City bombing investigation and also the trial? Merrick Garland.
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Videos from four different cameras went blank at exactly the same time, and came back on the same way. The attorney who had obtained the recordings through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, did not believe this was a coincidence and said, “The absence of footage from these crucial time intervals is evidence that there is something there that the FBI doesn’t want anybody to see.” He suspected this might have been a way to hide the involvement of others in the Oklahoma City bombing.
Considering we can’t trust the FBI farther than we can throw them, and that they’ve apparently done this sort of thing before, it’s not such a stretch to suspect they did it with the J6 bomber video.
The FBI Buried the ‘Money Shot’
Most importantly, it does seem obvious that they don’t want to find the bomber, whom Revolver News speculates is almost certainly “a government asset of some sort.” Consider that the same Bureau that offered Christopher Steele $1 million cool dollars if he could authenticate anything in the “dossier” only offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the bomber.
Revolver News has focused on the two clips of video from DNC building security cameras that the FBI released in March and September of 2021. They say that in August 2022, they definitively proved that the video clip from the September release should have captured the “money shot” of the bomber taking the bomb out of the bag and planting it near a park bench in front of the building. “…For some reason,” they say, “the FBI censored the tape so that the public could not see the alleged criminal walk back into the camera frame to commit the actual criminal act.”
This alone, they say, is enough to justify a congressional investigation under a GOP-led House commission on FBI malfeasance. This commission should demand the exact chain of custody for the DNC surveillance video that the FBI released to the public.
The Revolver News piece also goes into detail about the ridiculously low frame rate of this video and what that does to the quality of what the human eye sees. A frame rate that low makes it very hard to get a clear shot of a subject’s face looking towards the camera — “the subject has to look right into the camera for a full second, and practically say ‘cheese.’”
Again, the DNC would not have had a security video system from the age of the dinosaurs. So this is less a question of whether the FBI messed with the footage than of what they had to hide by doing so.
Mike Huckabee is the former governor of Arkansas and longtime conservative commentator on issues in culture and current events. A New York Times best-selling author, he hosts the weekly talk show Huckabee on TBN.
Originally published at MikeHuckabee.com. Reprinted with permission.