The Department of Justice is warning that the pro-Trump protesters that entered the Capitol on Wednesday may have stolen important national security secrets from offices in the building.
Thousands of protesters gathered at barricades outside the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Capitol police were extremely outnumbered, so as protesters slipped by police, many officers were forced to stay outside to prevent more from entering. This left the interior of the Capitol largely ungaurded.
Pictures flooded social media showing protesters entering the offices and sitting at the desks of high-profile members of Congress, including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. The protesters had access to classified documents, computers, and phones.
“Items, electronic items were stolen from senators’ offices, documents and … we have to identify what was done to mitigate that,” said Michael Sherwin, acting U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia.
“The prosecutor said an investigation could take ‘several days to flesh out exactly what happened, what was stolen, what wasn’t,’” he continued.
Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), said that at least one laptop had been stolen from his office. One protester was pictured flaunting Nancy Pelosi’s mail outside the Capitol.
The Senate Parliamentarian’s office was also broken into. The floor was flooded with documents and other papers taken from drawers and cabinets.
On Thursday evening, U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund resigned after facing public pressure from Speaker Pelosi and incoming Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).
Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called for the resignation of the Sergeant at Arms of the Senate, Michael Stenger. Stenger and Paul Irving, the Sergeant at Arms of the House, have both resigned.
“There was a failure of leadership at the top,” Pelosi said.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), chairwoman of the House Administration Committee, said the breach of the Capitol “raises grave security concerns.” She said her committee will work with other House and Senate lawmakers to evaluate the U.S. Capitol Police response and its preparedness for such an event.
Rep. Val Demings (D-FL), a former Orlando police chief who was on the shortlist to become President-elect Joe Biden’s running mate, said it was “painfully obvious” that Capitol Police “were not prepared for today.”
“I certainly thought that we would have had a stronger show of force, that there would have been steps taken in the very beginning to make sure that there was a designated area for the protesters in a safe distance from the Capitol,” she said in an interview on MSNBC Wednesday. Demings added that the Capitol Police “did not seem” as if they had “a clear operational plan to really deal with” the mass of protesters.
Demings said there were “a lot of unanswered questions and I’m damn determined to get answers to those questions about what went wrong today.″
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) said, “I think it’s pretty clear that there’s going to be a number of people who are going to be without employment very, very soon because this is an embarrassment both on behalf of the mob, and the president, and the insurrection, and the attempted coup, but also the lack of professional planning and dealing with what we knew was going to occur.”
33 thoughts on “DoJ: The Capitol Protesters Stole National Secrets”
Personally, what the commie dems think or say is irrelevant because of the continual lying and twisting the facts like they always do.
The Department of Justice which is a part of the Trump Administration issued the statement an instead of being concerned about it you issue a completely ignorant statement. Get some smelling salts and wake up instead of spilling out the same, old garbage.
The dems are more than willing to blame it all on President Trump. Questions need to be asked:
Who bussed in antifa to dress as Trump supporters and cause havoc?
Why did the police allow some people to enter the Capitol without any restraints?
Why are both political parties/socialists so intent on destroying the President and his supporters?
You forgot some! Why did Trump egg them on and tell them to march to the Capitol and he would be right behind them? Why did his son and daughter continue to egg them on? Why did Gulliani tell them it’s time for trial by combat? Why did the White House take 90 minutes to approve the request for additional police? Why did Republicans and Trump lie about the fact that Vice President Pence could have overturn the election as Rubio said they did? Why did Senate Republicans not listen to Mitch when he said it was time to move forward with the process? Why didn’t Trump make an appearance to try to calm the crowd instead of remaining silent? The buck stops a t the top – what a miserable top! Do you need a few more questions?
We know dam well it was the Demofucks making President Trump look bad just to do anything to get In office and take our country down Joe Biden needs to go to prison and take your boy friends and girlfriends the Demos with you and let a real man lead our country and keep us safe some one who actually cares about us as Aericans and not just for themselves
Tom you dickless moron…
I have a question for you. Why are you such of an idiot, All the questions you ask are easy to answer if you had half a brain. I suggest you check into a mental hospital so you will have someone to look after you and keep you from hurting yourself also answer your questions.
First let me say this was NOT an attempted coup. That statement was either made to incite others or to cover your own backside. I do think those who went inside and started breaking things were also part of the same mobs in the western states. They got by with it so easy out here they thought they could do the same in DC. To try and float the idea that President Trump ordered or wanted this to happen is just stupid and not worth discussing. What I do find is how quick the congress persons wanted blood for their protection but refused to help with the citizens protection when it happened to them. Then take a look at how they want to remove our rights to have weapons. They don’t need them because we are paying for their protection and their guards carry guns. I could continue with many more comparisons but you can easily see the one sided division these “elected servants” are doing. We need term limits and bills that are allowed to have one item discussed and funded leaving out the pork.
My heart goes out to President Trump and all who believe the freedoms of speech!! We’re no better than China now God help us all! They stole this election and they
Know it! For all the soldiers that have died for our freedoms it’s not wasted on these socialist/fascist pigs Demo-rats!
My heart goes out to the people who were killed and the officer who was being crushed by a mob who wouldn’t even back off when he cried out in anguish for this where it belongs not for our very own president who egged them on and Gulliani who said it was time for trial by combat!
Why won’t the Democrats admit it was their Antifa cronies who stormed the Capitol always blaming Trump supporters who have never invoked violence once in 4 years. Always gotta lie to push their hypocrisy that eventually people will realize. They are pure evil.
I have only read in Conservative blogs that the Mayor of Washington D.C. was offered Federal Officers to bolster the Washington Police but was refused by the mayor in amongst other ways, a letter. Was this done so that she wouldn’t have had assistance from President Trump or to have great photo ops of the disturbances that would take place? Why weren’t those papers, laptops and other security related objects, placed in securely locked down and protected areas? I wonder whether the people whose “security” related material was stolen are more worried about national security or their illegal or embarrassing contents. Will there be more “Hunter Biden moments”? The Capital Police Chief resigned, but so should the Mayor. She is the one able to and should have requested the President to send in the National Guard before the rally took place.
Why on God’s green earth were these “National Secrets” sitting out in plain site…or even in file cabinets, laptops, etc? WHY? To me, this is total stupidity. It is like me leaving all my important papers, safe combo, medical info, laying out on my desk so when my house gets broken into the thieves can take it all. Are these Reps and Senators really that stupid? If so, they need to be removed from office ASAP.
The individuals responsible for NOT safe guarding national secrets under their control should be charged under the national secrets act for violation of the safe guarding provisions.
Wow!! Now the Democrats are concerned about the theft of national secrets. Do we want to remember the reason for the Russian dossier hoax that was illegally and knowingly used to impeach President Trump, that was perpetrated by Hillary Clinton to distract and hide the issue of her missing 30,000 emails on a private server – some top secret? Where was the concern about national security then — oh, that’s right she is in a protected class – a Democrat. What will we see now on the Hunter Biden issue with Joe Biden, the “big guy” head of the Biden crime family taking tens of millions from the Communist Chinese and the Russians — what did already give them or is planning to give them for those payments? There was real proof of that, which the FBI had for a year, but that was covered up. Do we really want someone in the WH who is controlled by the puppet strings of the Communist Chinese?
I hope everyone caught gets severe jail time and a heavy fine! This should not happen in America! Has a retired Vietnam Navyman! I seen things like this happen in Vietnam! Trump should be impeached and any senator who sided with him should be thrown out of the senate!
Thank the Lord for finally having a reasonable comment amongst all the garbage people are spilling out. It’s amazing how it’s every body’s fault, but president Trump’s with one lady even feeling sorry for him. They don’t even seem to have enough brain power to realize that Trump started it all by telling them to march down the street to the Capitol and he’d be right behind them.. Right beside him were his son and daughter egging them on too. Then to top it off he had Goffyiani there telling them it was time for trial by combat. And they have nerve to call themselves Patriots. They should take a close look at you to realize what a real Patriot is. God bless you for serving and standing up for our country, The United States of America. I will always have your back should you ever need it and may people have enough intelligence as to not attack you and your comments.
As far as I’m concerned, we the people need to know state secrets. ITS OUR STATE AND COUNTRY
Congrats on the dumbest comment ever.
Why don’t you also make a point of finding out how come there was so much fraud in the elections especially the one on November 3, 2020
Very simple! Because there was no extensive fraud. just isolated cases and gullible. I’m afraid the red hats are cutting off circulation to the brain!
The truth is that laptops and other devices were taken that may have information that will compromise the DOJ, FBI, DNI and the NSA as well as many deep state actors.
Thanks Captain. I can’t for the life of me understand why ever body isn’t completely upset by this attack on our Capitol. They said that the confederate flag never entered the Capitol during the civil war. Well now it has. And there was a man with a shirt on with a skull an a copy of the signs that hung over the gates to the nazi death camps where our soldiers cried when they saw the condition of the facilities and Jewish people who had survived. And he proudly wore it inside our Capitol. It’s enough to make one throw up.
Have heard from friends at my local police department that they have pictures of some of the people who broke in the Capital and they were same people at BLM and Antifa riots there to make Trump supporters look bad they have videos of Trump supporters trying to stop them from going in there but you will never see it on mainstream media it’s all been a big hoax to cause Trump more trouble,if Trump would’ve been declared President and these were Biden supporters the media would be reporting that they were just peaceful protesters that have just gotten so frustrated and that we should all just understand and be sympathetic,just as they did back when all that Breona Taylor trash that was tearing up everything in Louisville never said she had gotten fired from being EMT was totally involved with drug dealing boy friend who used her for a human shield and was shooting at the police as they entered, should’ve shot them all along with the other rioting trash across the country,but the sickening Mayor and city council gives the trash 12 million dollars what a bunch of shit
You need “non” in front of sense.
AND THE DEMONCRATS ARE TELLING MORE LIES AS USUAL
Funny how Rubio has said that it was Republicans telling lies about Vice President’s Pence’s power and gullible people like you sucking it in hook, line, and sinker. So does that make a Rubio a liar?
I seriously doubt these were all Trump supporters more like Antifa or BLM, but regardless of who was involved the legislators should be charged for leaving the material in the open some times on a computer left on with the information displayed. Didnt learn much from Hillary or Hunter Bidens lap tops. (Although the latter case I hope gets young Biden some prison time, should have done same for Hillary)
The invaders of the Capitol were ANTIFA and BLM terrorists posing as MAGA protestors. They enticed some of Trump followers into the Capitol after they broke windows to enter. The ANTIFA people are easily identified by one wearing the headress of a byffale and the one sitting in Nancy Pelosi’s office. They are known ANTIFA. get out from behind your desk and off your computer and do some investigative legwork. Who stole the harddrives? My guess is the same ANTIFA and BLM communist terrorists that statred the rioting. They used the MAGA protest as cover. Wake up it is am old tactic of the Communists from the Bolshivek revolution and has been used from country to country.
Things that need to be investigated are Rep Swalwell and his Chinese Girlfriend and Rep Omar being married to her brother and other immigration laws let’s find out how Maxine Waters does not live in the district she represents these are just off the top of my head I think that every member should be investigated I am not sure what security clearance they have but years ago when I went in the military and had a top secret clearance and I had to go through quite a bit so it might be a good idea especially with the Chinese involvement in many representatives lives
The FACIAL RECOGNITION had identified a FEW of them as ANTIFA . . . they’ll NEVER face arrest since they are the MILITANT arm of the Democrat Party, who owes them FAVORS. The Only way that they will be “prosecuted” is to “show” that the “police” is “ON IT”
It is so strange that in all the riots during the Spring, Summer and Fall of 2020 anytime one of the rioters was killed the Main Stream Media was blasting out it story of POLICE BRUTALITY and over reacting to crimes that were not there, even if cities were burning down in front of cameras! Now we have an unarmed woman, a current member of America’s Military who just walked into the Capitol with no one telling her to leave and tried to open a door to one of the rooms where Scared Members of The House of Representatives were hiding under desks and behind women to keep away from Trump’s band of Merry Men. Then behind the door she tried to open were Capitol Hill Police with guns who fired through the window of the door and one bullet struck the unarmed woman in the Neck, killing her almost instantly. My question is “where is the Mass Media complaining about Police Brutality in this case”? Oh, one small detail I forgot to mention, the woman in this case is Caucasian, not Negro,and certainly not African American!! All of a sudden no remorse for these innocent victims of Police Brutality, very strange indeed!
What they are calling “national secrets” are probably things that will incriminate them.