Threats and Lies: Wednesday’s Subcommittee Testimony Set to Blow Up Jan 6 Committee Narrative 

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Threats, lies, and coverups are expected to take center stage on Wednesday as three Washington D.C. National Guard whistleblowers will be testifying that former President Donald Trump attempted to send support to the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021, but was blocked from doing so by the Pentagon. 

Their testimony, previously dismissed and ignored by the disgraceful January 6 committee, sheds new light on the Democrats’ efforts to frame Trump for his part in what has inaccurately been called an “insurrection.” All will be revealed ahead of his “election interference” trial, where prosecutors are attempting to prove Trump attempted to violently overthrow the government through calls for a peaceful protest, leading to an “insurrection” among thousands of unarmed protestors. 

“Conspiracy theorists” have long held the belief that Trump called for increased police presence days before the events at the Capitol unfolded but that his advice was ignored by a party that had no desire to see their “elected” leader’s term heralded in by the presence of armed forces in and around Washington D.C. that day. 

Wednesday’s hearing will highlight the testimony of military officers who, along with their teams, sat in full tactical gear on buses awaiting an order that never came until hours after teams were ready to be deployed. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy took more than two hours to notify D.C. National Guard Commander William Walker to send support to the Capitol. 

It’s another example of the January 6 committee covering up testimony because it didn’t fit the narrative the biased panel created to neutralize the former president. 

Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) leads the Oversight Subcommittee, responsible for checking the January 6 Committee’s investigation into the Capitol riot. Loudermilk’s subcommittee prioritizes bipartisan security for the U.S. Capitol and ensures readiness remains unaffected by political biases. 

Recently, Loudermilk shared a transcript from an exclusive interview with Tony Ornato, who supervised Trump’s security on January 6, 2021. In this interview, Ornato confirmed that Trump authorized the National Guard’s deployment to D.C. that day. 

Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund and DC National Guard leader Walker claimed that Army Lt. Gen. Walter Piatt, who served as Army Staff Director during the riot, postponed or disregarded Sund’s plea for National Guard assistance. 

They alleged that Piatt expressed concerns about the optics of having the National Guard form a line with the Capitol in the background, stating, “I don’t like the visual of the National Guard standing a police line with the Capitol in the background.” 

Whistleblowers from the DC National Guard are expected to provide supporting evidence during Wednesday’s hearing, contradicting Piatt’s sworn testimony that he never mentioned optics. 

Additionally, whistleblowers are expected to testify that they were threatened into silence by the January 6 committee, who blatantly downplayed Trump’s role in requesting timely support ahead of the January 6 incident and as the events unfolded. 

Former acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller spoke out in an interview with, revealing that he was intimidated into silence by the January 6 committee. His claims coincide with a recently released report by Loudermilk that the committee had covered previous testimony confirming Trump’s request because it didn’t fit the narrative the panel was trying to create. 

Miller claimed that representative Liz Cheney (R-Wy) was effectively leading the January 6 investigation and was unhappy that his public appearances, like a segment with conservative talk show host Sean Hannity, might contradict the story the panel was weaving about Trump’s role in the events that day.  

A source familiar with Loudermilk’s report confirmed that Cheney assumed an unusually active role in the proceedings, noting that Cheney attended nearly every transcribed interview and consistently directed her inquiries toward framing Donald Trump’s actions. Such direct involvement from a congressional member during witness interviews is uncommon, as interviews are typically conducted by lawyers or staff, with members receiving briefings afterward. 

Miller and Trump national security official Kash Patel were both at a meeting where the former president approved sending the National Guard to D.C. during the unrest. However, due to a perceived loyalty to Trump, the Select Committee dismissed or undermined their testimonies. Miller felt the committee would retaliate if he continued appearing on TV, making his life difficult, so he chose to remain silent. 

It’s a bombshell revelation that might shake the foundation of special counsel Jack Smith’s slimy “election interference case,” where prosecutors had anticipated an unchallenged conviction of Trump. Delay tactics have allowed new evidence to support Trump’s claim that his calls to amp up security ahead of the incident were ignored.  

Even a stacked court will find it hard to prove “insurrection” claims when the leader of the alleged event tried to stop it days before it was planned.