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Revealed: A plainclothes Capitol cop found the DNC pipe bomb
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Revealed: A plainclothes Capitol cop found the DNC pipe bomb

Video surveillance shows Secret Service and DC Metro Police finished their lunches before acting on the discovery of the “viable” explosive device by a person previously identified as a “passerby.”

Blaze Media can now reveal that the person who discovered the pipe bomb at Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021, was a United States Capitol Police plainclothes officer.

Multiple congressional staffers familiar with the investigation confirm to Blaze Media that despite months of the FBI stonewalling congressional committees’ inquiries, they now know the identity of that individual — previously only identified as a “passerby.”

At 1:05 p.m. on January 6, the then-unidentified person casually approached a D.C. Metropolitan Police vehicle parked in the DNC’s parking ramp driveway near South Capitol St., reportedly to inform police officers that he’d seen what appeared to be a pipe bomb.

Wearing dark clothes and a backpack, the individual can be seen in a video posted on Republican Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie’s YouTube channel, first speaking to an officer on the driver’s side of the patrol car. He then casually walks around to the car’s passenger side window, where he leans in to chat for several seconds.

Again — in no apparent hurry — the person walks around to the driver’s side of an adjacently parked black Secret Service SUV for a conversation with that vehicle’s occupants. The SUV was parked only about 15-20 feet from the location of the alleged bomb.

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The Secret Service vehicle was part of a motorcade that delivered Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to the DNC building only about 90 minutes earlier.

Despite extensive media coverage of the two pipe bombs on January 6 — the first of which was found minutes earlier at the Republican National Committee headquarters on First Street — to this day, no one knows why Harris was delivered to the DNC that morning rather than to the Capitol to participate in the certification of the 2020 Electoral College votes. She was still a senator on January 6.

Curiously, Harris’ presence at the DNC building and in proximity to the alleged pipe bomb was not revealed for a full year.

Politico reported on the first anniversary of January 6:

Uncertainty about Harris’ whereabouts as a mob breached the Capitol building briefly bubbled up in a handful of criminal cases connected to the Jan. 6 insurrection. In dozens of indictments, the Justice Department had erroneously described Harris as being present inside the Capitol during the attack and only recently discovered the error. DOJ has since issued numerous superseding indictments to correct the mistake.

Even more curious is why Harris has never tried to milk public sympathy for having been at the DNC headquarters less than 10 yards away from what the FBI has described as a “viable” explosive device that “could have been detonated, resulting in serious injury or death.”

The FBI on December 17 updated members of Congress on the status of the pipe bomb investigation. A staffer who sat in on the briefing said the FBI offered "nothing more than a regurgitation of old news" and that members were "quite aggravated" about the lack of new information.

As Blaze Media has learned and continues to investigate, the FBI's description of the device as "viable" also appears to be untrue.

Despite congressional aides having given this information to Blaze Media as part of our extensive Capitol CCTV video investigations into the DNC pipe bomb incident, they have not yet revealed the name of the USCP plainclothes officer and how they came to know his identity.

Their investigations continue, as do ours.

Blaze Media has much more soon to come on the DNC pipe bomb story. We are pursuing the answers to the following questions:

  • How did the Secret Service fail to find a bomb prior to their protectee’s arrival — a bomb that was seemingly purposefully placed the night before in a manner in which it was meant to be discovered?
  • Why did operators in the Capitol Police Command Center deliberately redirect CCTV cameras away from the DNC pipe bomb investigation and detonation?
  • Why did a Secret Service agent and MPD officer feel safe enough to finish their lunch before investigating the information about a bomb located only 15 feet away after a law enforcement officer revealed its location to them?
  • Was the DNC pipe bomb really a “viable” device, despite never-before-seen video evidence to the contrary?

The answers to these questions will all be part of our continuing series on “The Truth About January 6.”

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Steve Baker

Steve Baker


Steve Baker is an opinion contributor for Blaze News and an investigative journalist.