Tuesday, January 19, 2021

John Solomon: Oathkeepers Charges, Declass

First the easy part, which takes up the major part of the Lou Dobbs interview with John Solomon: Solomon confirms that the FBI docs on the Russia Hoax have been declassified, and he's just waiting for them to be distributed. That's most of what we have for now. However, in a brief article, Solomon states that there will still be some "modest" redactions. Those redaction issues were raised by the FBI on January 17, which looks like a last ditch effort to derail the declass:

Trump revealed in a statement issued by the White House that the materials were not previously shared with Congress or the public and he received them on Dec. 30 in a binder, determining they ought to be made public. The binder is about a foot tall, according to officials who have seen it.

"I determined that the materials in that binder should be declassified to the maximum extent possible," the president said.

The effort to release the materials, however, hit a bump when the FBI objected on Sunday to a complete release of the information. The president nonetheless ordered them released but allowed for some modest redactions to be made.

"As part of the iterative process of the declassification review, under a cover letter dated January 17, 2021, the Federal Bureau of Investigation noted its continuing objection to any further declassification of the materials in the binder and also, on the basis of a review that included Intelligence Community equities, identified the passages that it believed it was most crucial to keep from public disclosure. I have determined to accept the redactions proposed for continued classification by the FBI in that January 17 submission."


The first few minutes of the interview are, if anything, more important. The FBI has built a conspiracy case against several--at least three, perhaps more--individuals who belong to the Oath Keepers. and who appear to have acted as provocateurs in the events of January 6 at the US Capitol. As Solomon explains, it is now known that--contrary to claims by Mitch McConnell and Bluto Barr, the plans by the Oath Keepers to enter the Capitol were developed well before Trump's address to the protesters--at least as early as January 1, but possibly earlier. The significance of these facts that the FBI has uncovered is that the illegal activities that took place on January 6 had nothing to do with Trump's actual address to the crowd--the entry to the Capitol was long planned. Now, Bluto Barr will maintain that Trump's claims of election fraud for the preceding two months served as incitement. But those claims are too remote from the events in terms of causation to be used as evidence of "high crimes" or "misdemeanors." Moreover, they are protected by the First Amendment.

Here's the major part of the interview:

Solomon provides some interesting details about how the FBI made the case, working backward from intercepted communications on the day of the protest. Additional details on the FBI case against the Oath Keepers can be found in this CNN article: Members of extremist Oath Keepers group planned attack on US Capitol, prosecutors say

Here is a link to the actual 15 page FBI Affidavit.


  1. Per an article I think it was the federalists there were 4 organized groups involved.

    Sounds like:

    - blm - the Utah guy, far left. John Sullivan
    - Antifa
    - bugaboo boys
    - oath keepers

  2. If the documents are not on the street by noon tomorrow they'll never see the light of day.
    Tom S.

  3. And while the FBI knew all along... the Deputy AG Rod Rosensteinburgermuffin and the SC Mueller and slimeball Weisswoman and company went forward...

  4. Further, we can thank Chris Christie for the recommendation of Director Wray. Blah.

  5. For everyone's information: John Solomon has just posted an article at Just the News. In that article, he provides PDF links for two of the just declassified FBI files. Funny thing. Maybe it is my ignorance, but doesn't "declassify" mean no redactions, or - at least - very few of them? If these documents are declassified, I am Princess Katherine of Romania. The Deep State keeps on winning. On the other hand, grab the PDFs as soon as you can! Neil in SD, not Princess Katherine.

    1. The documents are re Steele. Agree that those docs are more than “modestly redacted”:

  6. It will be interesting to see which social media platforms these oath keepers used.

    Why didn't FBI catch this? Always the way - dots connected after the fact on real threats and anticipation and mass planning for non-existent threats. Hard to respect the agencies.

    1. CNN says facebook.

      While at the Capitol, one alleged member of the conspiracy, Thomas Edward Caldwell, allegedly received a Facebook message reading "All members are in the tunnels under capital seal them in. Turn on gas."

      And it sounds like the captured RF communications.

  7. John Solomon has just posted a short follow-up article at Just the News. Nothing earthshaking. He writes that public release - sit down for this one - is likely to occur tomorrow, midday Wednesday. Nothing else going on then. I can't figure this one out. It appears that DJT did not exhibit good "clock management". John Ratcliffe has been on the job for months, and Rick Grennell before that. Good time to play hardball on the declassification (I mean real damn declassification),but no. Surely, on November 4th, the President should have started preparing for the worst. Good time to take names and kick butt, but no. Bluto has been gone for a few weeks. Clearly by that time, the President had to recognize that he needed to accelerate his efforts to put as many torpedos as possible into the Deep State, but no. Maybe there will be some amazing fireworks tomorrow morning. Maybe... Neil in SD.

  8. Hearing the comments of B Barr regarding the election and the events of January 6 only confirmed what I suspected what I saw when those photos of Barr playing the bagpipes were released. He is nothing but a RINO blowhard. DJT's failure to declassify more documents. I personally was in favor in declassifying everything from UFO's on and pardoning Assange and Snowden. That would have been the real Kraken. That sacred Capitol and MSM would have been in a meltdown. It would have been fun to watch. Vaja con Dios DJT.

  9. Breaking: President Trump Formally Declassifies
    Large Trove of Russiagate Documents Over
    Objections From FBI Director Wray

    President Trump formally declassified a large trove of Russiagate documents Tuesday evening over objections from the FBI.

    The declassified documents are expected to be released by Wednesday.

  10. There's a lot of "Trump shoulda...."


    Does he not have wife, children, grand-children? He's not stupid and probably wants to see all of them alive and not in some rendering station in central Africa.

    He's pretty good at chess, so I doubt that it's all over but the shouting.

    Watch and pray....