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Excellent article, Russ - I am a proud contributor. I am looking forward to your book, as well.

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It's so true - we need to disband these horrible "intelligence agencies" who are wicked and crooked and incompetent. They hate America and are bringing it down.

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Hi Russ, I just want to start with I have enjoyed your work over the years. This is a good article, but I questioned whether Pence's detail feared for their life or safety. A good friend of mine, who left Pence's detail 2 months before Jan 6, responded as follows:

"I can tell you for sure that is bullshit with a capital B. I really don’t know who would make that up. When we upgrade phones every year or so, we are told that if we have text messages we need to keep that we should take screen shots of them. I had just left there less than two months prior to January 6th, and I would have heard about it from guys I know there."

Just wanted to share that info.

Cheers,

Chad

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Thanks Chad. Please have your friend get in touch with me via info@whowhatwhy.org

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How do you NOT know that Trump never tried to wrestle the steering wheel of the limo away from the FBI agent who was driving it? The FBI agents named by Hutchison stated within an hour of her testimony that it was false and the incident never happened - and unlike her, they were present and actual eye witnesses - but in the current inquisition that is the Jan 6 Committee, these agents were not allowed to testify about this, nor were Republicans allowed to cross-examine Hutchison. And of course you ignore one other possibility: That the texts were deleted b/c they showed intent on the part of the FBI and law enforcement in general to allow things to get as bad as they could get - perhaps just so they could conduct the very inquisition currently parading on TV and ruin Trump for 2024.

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I hope I at least hear the first shots before I am called to heaven..torches and pitchforks or in modern language..16's and 60's

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I had the exact thought. I don't want to use too big a brush & just say..."get rid of them all", but I do think that CIA needs to drop all of their records & be disbanded. The FBI & NSA both need to be investigated for corruption & it should be determined if the rest of these intel agencies are necessary. We know the CIA is not. We know they've done terrible crimes across the globe. We know they conjure up reasons for the CIA to exist & that is part of the problem. The CIA is probably the worst, most corrupt intel agency, but I've heard the Naval Intel is pretty bad too. We cannot have any agencies being above the law & being so corrupt their resources are used by individuals to get rich, do violence, or snoop into U.S. citizens lives whenever they please. That is no ok.

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I saw a (CNN?) interview with an ex-SS administrator who said in his experience very little of importance is communicated by text. Anything important is done by radio. Seems possible..

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I think it is likely that urgent immediate communications (especially group instructions or alerts) would go out over radio. But anything you wanted to communicate directly to a colleague that was "private" you would presumably text. That's where the good stuff would be.

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They claim they cannot retrieve those texts, but I can't help but doubt that. There are people in the Tech Industry that can do things that others claim impossible. I think the S.S. should be investigated for corruption, & possible ill will towards Gov't officials. I don't know why the DOJ is not bouncing all of those Trump appointees out of there. Seriously, I'm frustrated by the slowness & inaction of the DOJ. The best thing they did was appoint Jack Smith, but there seems to be a lot of corruption in the DOJ. A good many of them should be purged. For example, Bill Barr should never have gotten a second bite at the apple regardless of TFG wanting him. He had already been well known for shielding CIA Bush from multiple crimes from Iran-contra, Oct. Surprise, the call-boy scandal (#FranklinScandal), drugs, etc... Why is the simplest common-sense thing so hard for these people to conform to? The fascist GOP doesn't think they should have to follow any rules, and they go about business openly using corrupt people, foreign adversaries, & propagandists. This can't go on like this.

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