As such, this inquisition needs to be shut down, especially now that we know from whistleblowers that investigators are planning to expand the investigation to anyone supporting the protest who wasn’t even at the Capitol.
Yet the DOJ is now asking Congress for even more funding in the upcoming fiscal year, according to NBC.
The Justice Department has called Jan. 6 “the most wide-ranging investigation” in its history, with more than 870 arrests so far. For 21 months, the investigation, led by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, has largely been propped up with help from 93 federal prosecutors' offices from across the country who are volunteering personnel.
Even if you don’t believe the FBI and informants like Ray Epps created a setup and you do believe that somehow this was a legitimate attack, how in the world are there more than 870 people to rope in when most of those 870, at worst, simply walked into a public building or committed a misdemeanor? Yet shockingly, one of the most powerful Republicans is open to giving the bureau more money to investigate people who clearly did nothing wrong or might not even have been in the Capitol.
Some Republicans are open to it. Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma, a senior GOP appropriator who objected to certifying the election results after the Jan. 6 attack, said he’s open to authorizing more money for the investigation.
“Those people ought to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. I don’t have any problem giving the Justice Department the resources it needs to do that,” he said. “I don’t have any problem spending extra money to make sure that anybody that broke into this building is brought to justice.”
More money has already been spent on prosecution than on the damage to the bricks of the building by an exponential factor! Where is the call from Tom Cole to spend money investigating BLM rioters, including thousands upon thousands of people who committed violent crimes, often for weeks on end, including setting up autonomous zones in middle of cities? There was an estimated $2 billion in insurance claims from those riots. What about the hundreds of private businesses that were burned to the ground? Don’t they deserve justice? Then again, even those who attacked police officers were not punished with jail time, while people who put their feet on Pelosi’s desk sit in the gulag pretrial for two years. Meanwhile, judges are now preventing law-and-order prosecutors from pursuing cases against the most violent BLM thugs who surrounded motorists and smashed car windows on highways.
So what exactly would be funded by people like Tom Cole with an expanded investigation? Thanks to FBI Special Agent Steve Friend coming to Senator Grassley as a whistleblower, we know it won’t even be used for January 6. “ FBI domestic terrorism cases are being opened on innocent American citizens who were nowhere near the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, based on anonymous tips to an FBI hotline or from Facebook spying on their messages,” reports the New York Post, based on Friend’s complaint. “These tips are turned into investigative tools called ‘guardians,’ after the FBI software that collates them.”
Thus, Cole and the other RINOs literally want to fund the dissolution of the foundation of democracy. And he will essentially be the next chairman of all the chairmen in the upcoming Congress.
Tom Cole exemplifies the GOP old bull leaders who will largely run the GOP-controlled House … into the ground. They accept all the premises of the Left on the major issues of our time – be it political persecution, COVID, or Ukraine. This is why they are in a rush to give Democrats everything they want in the omnibus bill before January rather than extending the stopgap bill into next year so that their own leaders will be able to write the budget and defund tyranny.
But then he turns around and uses broad bromides that the base wants to hear to project the image of a conservative.
However, how does Cole plan to fulfill his promise of fighting on the border or inflation (caused by Cole’s years of big government spending) if he refuses to deny funding to Democrat policies in the budget? Cole has made it clear that without control of 60 seats in the Senate and the presidency, Republicans can’t do anything. In response to calls from Rep. Chip Roy to use the budget bills and debt ceiling to fight for lower spending to reduce inflation, Cole recently told Politico that it’s dead on arrival.
But Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), a veteran appropriator, offered conservatives a reality check in advance.
Even with a House majority, “the president is still the president,” Cole said, and “the filibuster is still there” in the Senate.
Cole added that his fiscal-hawk colleagues “don’t vote for the bills anyway, so they’ve sort of dealt themselves out of the game. ... They ask for things that are impossible to achieve in a process that has to be bipartisan.”
However, this is only true for legislation where you need three bodies of government to change a law. But to pass a budget with liberal priorities, the Democrats need all three branches to agree. With GOP control of the House and likely narrow control of the Senate, why should the Republicans be the first to blink on a budget showdown? If you take Cole’s assertion to its logical conclusion, it would mean that even with control of all three branches but one seat shy of a supermajority in the Senate, the GOP could not fight on budget bills. Indeed, this is what happened in 2017-2019, when Republicans controlled all three branches and old bulls like Cole sold us out on every budget bill.If at this time next year you are just as disgusted with the GOP-controlled Congress as with Pelosi, just know it will be due to the handiwork of Tom Cole and his ilk who lend bipartisan support to every illegal, immoral, and tyrannical policy pursued by this administration.