How the Media slants the narrative is obvious.
MVDV just destroyed the entire media in this clip. Absolute must-watch. pic.twitter.com/RqyruxI3AD
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) February 14, 2021
Six Corporations Own 90% of News Media
News Corp, Disney, Viacom, Time Warner, CBS and Comcast own 90% of the TV stations, radio stations, movies, magazines and newspapers that 277 million Americans rely on for news and entertainment.
The consolidation of news and entertainment media companies gained attention in early 2015 when an infographic that depicts six media corporations’ chain of ownership went viral on social media.
The infographic is mostly accurate, but it’s a little out of date. It lists General Electric as the owner of NBC, Focus Features, Comcast and Universal Pictures, but General Electric sold its media holdings to Comcast in 2013. That means Comcast has replaced General Electric as one of the six corporations that control 90% of the media.
Media consolidation has been on a fast march over the last 30 years. In 1983, 50 companies owned 90% of American media. Over that time, Congress and the FCC have largely deregulated the media industry. The number of television stations that one company can own jumped from seven to 12 in 1985. The FCC also stopped enforcing the Fairness Doctrine, it dropped requirements for a minimum amount of non-entertainment programming, and it lifted limits on the amount of advertising that could be broadcast in one hour. Those changes made it easier and more profitable for corporations to own more media properties.
Then, in 1996, President Clinton signed the Telecommunications Act, which led to rapid consolidation of the radio industry because it lifted a 40-station ownership cap. A 2004 appeals court decision also struck down even more media ownership rules.
Now Internet Censorship
THE ILLUSION OF CHOICE
181 People Die After COVID Vaccine in US “Adverse Events”, Nurses Refuse to Give Vaccines for Ethical Reasons
At least 181 people have died in the US according to the federal Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), after taking experimental vaccines meant to combat a 99.4% to 99.8% survival rate virus, the death toll for which a team of researchers in one state found may be inflated by as much as 40%.
A number of international groups of doctors and scientists have issued warnings over the vaccines, which are still in the experimental stage and have not been approved by the FDA for general use, but are being injected under FDA “emergency use authorization.” The UK Guardian reports that in UK, health authorities warned people with food or other allergies not to take the Pfizer BioTech vaccine. Severe allergic reactions have also been noted in the Moderna experimental vaccine.
A CDC registry reports that, as of the end of December, experimental COVID vaccinations have so far caused over 7,844, adverse reactions, at least 3,150 of which have rendered people “unable to work,” or perform “daily activities.”
Last February, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar granted blanket immunity from lawsuits to COVID vaccine manufacturers, so that companies “cannot be sued for money damages in court” over injuries related to the administration or use of products to treat or protect against COVID.
In Miami, a healthy 56-year-old doctor died after a strange reaction to the Pfizer COVID vaccine, involving blood blisters. Although Pfizer has made only politic statements, the doctor’s wife is certain his death was caused by the vaccine.
In Portugal a 41-year-old health worker died after taking the Pfizer vaccine. The father of Sonia Acevedo told a Portuguese daily last week:
“She was okay. She hadn’t had any health problems…I just want answers. I want to know what led to my daughter’s death.”
A former Chief Science Officer and VP for Pfizer has called the widespread rollout of experimental vaccines for COVID “nonsense.”
Dr. Micheal Yeadon writes in “What SAGE Got Wrong”:
“There is absolutely no need for vaccines to extinguish the pandemic. I’ve never heard such nonsense talked about vaccines. You do not vaccinate people who aren’t at risk from a disease. You also don’t set about planning to vaccinate millions of fit and healthy people with a vaccine that hasn’t been extensively tested on human subjects.”
SAGE is the UK Scientific Advisor Group for Emergencies, the UK agency steering the coronavirus response.
Dr. Yeadon says that some level of herd immunity to the virus is much closer than health authorities are saying, due to T-cell immunity and antibody responses to at least four prior coronaviruses in circulation. Like flu, people will always catch,and a very small percentage will die, of COVID. But the pandemic stage is over, says Dr. Yeadon and his colleagues, but for the continuous announcement of “new cases” mostly based on false-positive test results.
As will be discussed later, official COVID death reporting policies make it difficult to determine what the US COVID death toll actually is. The problem also arises in other countries.
“SAGE says everyone was susceptible and only 7% have been infected. I think this is literally unbelievable. They have ignored all precedent in the field of immunological memory against respiratory viruses. They have either not seen or disregarded excellent quality work from numerous, world-leading clinical immunologists which show that around 30% of the population had prior immunity.”
COVID Deaths Openly Inflated Internationally.
Underscoring the difficulty of tracking how many deaths are actually due to COVID is the disingenuous, but openly admitted, policy of the CDC of counting any death which takes place “with COVID” as being “of COVID.” Dr. Deborah Birx of the White House Coronavirus Task Force said in April:
“to mark it as COVID-19 infection the intent is right now that those if someone dies with COVID-19 we are counting that as a COVID-19.”
In Minnesota a team of researchers, led by two state legislators one of whom is a medical doctor, found that, in a study of nearly 3,000 death certificates, up to 40% of the deaths were primarily caused by factors other than COVID, including vehicle accidents, fatal falls, drownings, and gunshot wounds, but were marked down as COVID anyway. By December, the CDC had listed hundreds of thousands of deaths counting as “COVID” which were also confirmed heart attacks, flu, terminal cancer, and poisoning.
Last March it was reported that Italy was using the same language, indicating an open deception international in scope. The UK Telegram reported “that Italy’s death rate may also appear high because of how doctors record fatalities.” Prof. Walter Ricciardi, scientific adviser to Italy’s minister of health, told the Telegraph:
“The way in which we code deaths in our country is very generous in the sense that all the people who die in hospitals with the coronavirus are deemed to be dying of the coronavirus.”
In Louisiana, a woman had a severe reaction to a Pfizer vaccine which caused her to go into uncontrollable convulsions. RT reports the reaction is being investigated (video below.)
In Norway, Bloomberg News reports that health authorities expressed concern after 29 elderly people died after receiving the Pfizer vaccine. Bloomberg reported on January 16:
“Until Friday, the vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech SE was the only one available in Norway, and “all deaths are thus linked to this vaccine,” the Norwegian Medicines Agency said in a written response to Bloomberg on Saturday.”
Dublin University Immunologist Says Large Number of Vaccinated Will Die from Mutant Strains in Months, Will Be Blamed on COVID
A Dublin University professor has said that, due to well-known dangers in previously attempted coronavirus vaccines, vaccinated people with the first mRNA vaccine will start dying in great numbers, in a few months, upon exposure to wild, mutated COVID viruses. (See: Prof. Dolores Cahill: Why People Will Start Dying A Few Months After The First Mrna Vaccination)
Prof. Dolores Cahill received her PhD in Immunology from Dublin City University, and was leader of the Protein Technology Group in the Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Genetics, Berlin. She is Professor of Translational Science at the UCD School of Medicine and Medical Sciences.
Prof. Cahill’s contention that those who have received COVID vaccines will begin dying in great numbers after 3 to 6 months is echoed by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny D.O., an American physician. A D.O. is a physician who completes medical school the same as an MD, who may perform surgery and prescribe medications the same as an MD.
Both Prof. Cahill and Dr. Tenpenny say that previous attempts to formulate coronavirus vaccines have, after some apparent short-term success, run into the problem of hyper-immune response when exposed to the wild, mutated virus.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., founder of Children’s Health Defense, writes:
“Scientists first attempted to develop coronavirus vaccines after China’s 2002 SARS-CoV outbreak. Teams of US & foreign scientists vaccinated animals with the four most promising vaccines. At first, the experiment seemed successful as all the animals developed a robust antibody response to coronavirus. However, when the scientists exposed the vaccinated animals to the wild virus, the results were horrifying. Vaccinated animals suffered hyper-immune responses including inflammation throughout their bodies, especially in their lungs. Researchers had seen this same “enhanced immune response” during human testing of the failed RSV vaccine tests in the 1960s. Two children died.”
Comparisons to Spanish Flu Neglect Population Difference
COVID is now being compared to the Spanish Flu, because the US reported death toll is allegedly 400,000, but this neglects that the Spanish Flu was nearly a magnitude worse in per capita terms, as the population of the US was about 100,000 million at the time, less than one-third of today, and the death toll was nearly 700,000.
Nurses Refuse to Administer Vaccine, FDNY Firefighters Say They’ll Refuse COVID-19 Vaccine
In Coffey County, Kansas, county health department nurses have declined to perform injections of the coronavirus vaccines, citing ethical concerns. On January13 health department administrator Lindsay Payer told WIBW News:
“I will tell you we will have to contract staff outside of our staff to give that vaccine because my staff is not comfortable with that…It’s a new technology. We’ve never seen it before….all liability is gone from them. So, if there’s anything bad about the vaccine it doesn’t go back to them. That’s widely known, and it’s somewhat discomforting to a nurse who has to put that in people’s bodies. So, we will find nurses that are willing to do that. I am not. My staff is not at this time.”
In New York City, more than half of FDNY firefighters have said in an internal poll that they will not take a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to first responders.
The poll was of the oldest and most prestigious first responders union in the country, the Uniformed Firefighters Association.
2020 Comes in at 12% Excess Deaths, How Many Due to Lockdowns?
In a first good end-of-year measure of how 2020 fared in terms of overall deaths, the CDC reports that excess deaths, which is the number over the average of the previous five years, is 12%, or about 330,000 deaths. Thus even with the shell game of counting any death possible as COVID, something killed more people than usual last year. The question is was it COVID, COVID policies, something else, or a combination of all three?
Each year about 40,000 more people are expected to die than the previous year due to the aging Baby Boomer demographic. In addition, a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association estimated that 20% of excess deaths over and above previous years were due not to COVID, but to the effects of the lockdowns.
Medical News Today reported:
“Some people who never had the virus may have died because of disruptions caused by the pandemic,” says Dr. Steven H. Woolf, the director emeritus of the Virginia university’s Center on Society and Health and first author of the study. “These include people with acute emergencies, chronic diseases like diabetes that were not properly cared for, or emotional crises that led to overdoses or suicides.”
If the 20% of excess deaths figure is extrapolated, then nearly 70,000 deaths could be due to the effects of lockdowns such as deferred critical care for other conditions. Supporting that the number may be high, in December the New York Times reported “40,000 extra deaths from diabetes, Alzheimer’s, high blood pressure and pneumonia”alone.
Sustained Pandemic in the US Took Off with Governors’ Orders of COVID Patients into Nursing Homes in Populous States
One characteristic which is said to distinguish the coronavirus from other viruses is transmissibility. But if this is the case, then the effect of the orders of governors from NY, NJ, MI, PA, and CA cannot be discounted, which sent recovering COVD patients into nursing homes.
Most especially in New York, on March 25, Governor Andrew Cuomo resisted the loud objections of nursing home executives, and sent hundreds of COVID patients into the nursing homes where the frailest of the frail were housed. Just days later, the exponential phase of the pandemic in New York hit, at the same time as New Jersey’s.
One nursing home executive told the NY Post:
“Cuomo has blood on his hands. He really does. There’s no way to sugarcoat this,”
Would the pandemic in the US, and the excess deaths, have turned out as it did had these orders not been given? Which Cuomo himself likened to touching fire to “dry grass?”
In any accounting for last year’s excess deaths, these orders must bear their share of accountability, regardless of where the political chips may fall.
Yale Epidemiologist Says Hundreds of Thousands of Lives Could Have Been, and Could be Saved with Remedies
Last April the FDA issued a warning that the use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in the treatment of COVID could cause heart arrhythmia. The warning neglected to mention, as Dr. Lisa Koche, a family medicine doctor in Florida pointed out, that the study the warning was based on gave the study subjects up to 12 times the recommended dose for Plaquenil, a brand name for HCQ. This would almost pre-ordain a negative heart reaction. The dosage instructions for Plaquenil for malaria read:
“Adults: 800 mg followed by 400 mg at 6 hours, 24 hours and 48 hours after the initial dose.”
The study administered as much as 1200 mg a day for 10 days. What would be the purpose of publishing a study designed to fail?
This is one of the intriguing questions surrounding last year’s drama over HCQ, in which the medical establishment seemed determined to prove that something didn’t work that did, according to reams of evidence.
One doctor singing the praises of HCQ is Dr. Harvey Risch, at the Yale School of Public Medicine, who believes judicious use of HCQ could save “75,000 to 100,000 Lives.”
Another remedy which has shown enormous promise, but again is suppressed for mysterious reasons, is Ivermectin, an anti-parasite drug with, like HCQ, a long safety record. One might almost conclude that the interest of the highest health authorities is in people dying, not living, and shepherding the population toward inadequately tested vaccines.
Under-Reported News in the US
Finally in under-reported news, Newsweek last summer ran an in-depth investigation which explored Dr. Anthony Fauci’s role in “off-shoring” dangerous coronavirus research in bats to the Wuhan laboratory, although the research had been banned in the US. The Newsweek piece is entitled: “Dr. Fauci Backed Controversial Wuhan Lab with U.S. Dollars for Risky Coronavirus Research.”
Also recently breaking from Newsweek is a peer-reviewed, Stanford-based international study which shows “no clear” benefit, in slowing COVID, from business closures and lockdowns.
And unreported in the US, in Belgium, a lawsuit is underway, including a criminal complaint, against Bill Gates, a funder and investor in almost every aspect of the pandemic response, and Prof. Neil Ferguson, the Imperial College epidemiologist known as “Professor Lockdown.” The Brussels Times reported last July:
“The group are attacking Gates in court because of his status as a top contributor to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and over his various funding projects into coronavirus treatments and vaccines, while they are going after Ferguson — a top advisor to the WHO and, until recently, to the UK government — for producing mortality and infection rates estimates which they say are “completely wrong.””
Ferguson co-founded the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis, based at Imperial, which, according to Business Insider, gets “tens of millions of dollars in annual funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.”
The stimulus package is being pushed to put everything back to the way it was, they are introducing Obamacare expansion. They are pushing the minimum wage up to 15 which will destroy jobs. Are the patriots against the [CB] fiat currency, are they preparing to destroy the [CB]? The impeachment hearing have started, the [DS]/Corrupt Politicians are opening the front door. This impeachment trial is not going to be fair, they are now creating the precedence to try other Presidents, Senators etc… The flood gates are now open. The patriots have it all, how do you inject evidence legally? How do you make it look like it wasn’t your idea. Will this evidence help Trump or the [DS]. Drip, Drip, Flood.
Not Antifa. Undercover. Patriot. Actor. He’ll win the best costume award for sure.
"There’s nothing here. If the [Democrats] had an actual good case why did they have to lie to America over it? Why did their video not include the part where Trump says 'this is a patriotic and peaceful protest.'" – @greggutfeld on the House Democrats' impeachment case. pic.twitter.com/GuXBzbZJVS
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) February 9, 2021
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 10, 2021
As a country, one thing people forget in this modern era is that we’ve been in a national crisis numerous times; far more than people care to recall. We do remember 9/11 and some of us were around during President Kennedy’s assassination. Then there was Abraham Lincoln’s assassination 150 years ago. But there’s a common theme that’s been going on through all of those crises that I think we need to revisit today. And that is about
who is actually behind the scene orchestrating these events that we are continually put into. Is it always unique players in new situations, or is there an underlying theme and a common group of perpetrators with these crimes against America and the world? Is there an organization of people trying to keep us enslaved?
Now, if you go back to the origins of our country, there were people who came to this continent and set up colonies, growing the population until it was eventually large enough that local jurisdictions were needed to manage and maintain the organization of streets, taxes, tariffs, property ownership, et cetera. Then came the creation of a constitutional government from groups of states aligned and working together.
But immediately upon signing the Declaration of Independence, that federal system we established, called the United States of America, essentially needed to declare war against its motherland of England and the ruler, King George. We decided we were no longer going to be ruled from afar by foreign masters; we were not going to be their slaves here, helping to keep them prosperous there.
So, we declared our independence and had the Revolutionary War that went on for a very long time; much longer than most people realize. Through the course of many battles, people were forced to pick a side. The willingness to go against England and King George was not universal from the outset. On numerous occasions, strategies and tactics were compromised by infiltrators and turn coats on both sides. But over time people’s true nature and alliances were revealed; just as is playing out once again before us today. Even some of those closest to President Washington became traitors
against him (and our newly formed country), for the gains they would earn from their British partners.
And even after we won the Revolutionary War, when the Brits had retreated, we then needed to win a second war against England. The War of 1812 was foisted upon us by people trying to get control of America again through our money and banking systems. That was a very extensive battle and bad situation that we had to again fight our way out of. By most accounts, it was a banker’s war to gain control of our banking and monetary systems. They wanted to control our currency, even though the constitution would only
allow for our own government to create our money.
As we move forward in time, what happened during Abraham Lincoln’s presidency? Early on in his administration, and instigated by monarchy agents out of Europe, a rift was accentuated between the Northern and Southern U.S. With that, another variation of the same old bankers’ wars was created. In order to get money to fight that war, Lincoln needed loans from the European banks that held monarchy money; the bloodline families’ money. Those thirteen bloodline families were repursue funds to fight this war against the South. The kid by the Side of the Road by Juan O Savin
Absolute proof of election fraud and foreign interference the video was Absolute Proof (michaeljlindell.com)
There is a spiritual battle happening not just in America but around the world. It is a spiritual awakening, the battle of good and evil, the battle for your body, mind and soul. We have been asleep for a long time and did not realize it was even happening. People are waking up from their long slumber and are starting to realize we have been programmed since birth as Dr. Bruce Lipton explains. Our education, media, financial, political and religious systems play an integral part of who we are and become. They divided us by political affiliation, by religion, the media has lied to us, the education system has indoctrinated our children, the financial system keeps us in debt and we have given up our power to heal ourselves to the medical community. We have been guided daily through a world wide messaging system, covid19 pandemic, vaccinations, GMO foods, pesticides and chemicals, as well as the air we breathe. It is a worldwide system of control that is keeping us sick, with in the pretense of keeping us healthy and making it a better world. There is geoengineering under the pretense of global warming. We now realize that the global elites controls these systems in order to control us and our soul, not just in America but the world. They keep us separated by using the COVID19 as a fear tactic, wear the mask, stay social distanced everywhere you go.
It is a battle we can win but first it has to start individually, realizing the world is not as it seems and the physical and metaphysical worlds are inseparable. First, turn off the Tell A Vision. Get off Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and turn off Fox and Newsmax and all the other MSM propaganda machines. Stop wearing that silly mask. It only makes you sick and hides your beautiful face from others. Share your smile even in dark times. What we thought was true no longer applies.
Realize how your thoughts, emotions and actions not only affect you but those around you. Instead of being fearful, be courageous, using love as your weapon. Know that God is pure Divine energy encompassing all, including a spark within each and everyone of us. Love is the dominant vibration and our purpose is to learn how to balance love with wisdom.
As we learn how our thoughts, emotions and actions are part of this grand spiritual awaking, we realize there exist a higher power waiting to be awakened within us. We have the divine gift of discernment, the act or process of exhibiting keen insight and good judgment. In its broadest sense, discernment is closely related to wisdom as an expression of God. Discernment alone can bring about a sense of balance between the worldly and the spiritual.
Consider a relationship with God as the same as having a loving relationship with our families, friends, neighbors as well as everyone in the world, even our enemies. Jesus told us to “Love your neighbor as yourself.” The Buddha said, ” the only way you can become free is to love those who hate you”. Krishna said, “to me, all beings are the same. I hate none, and no one is more dear to me than another, and the Taoist Sage Lao Tzu said, “Nothing but good comes to him who loves others as he loves himself”. By honoring and respecting others’ beliefs, ideas, concepts, and culture, not only will it bring us closer together, but closer to the Divine, realizing we are all one.
With each new day, you can be the light of the world. Look within and know you are that divine spark waiting to be awakened. Realize you have God given gifts and can learn to master them. Above all, believe in yourself and your relationship with God through meditation, contemplation, prayer and being mindful during the day. Connecting and understanding ourselves and the Divine is a lifelong process with many obstacles and today is the most profound obstacles the world has ever known. With love and compassion, believe in yourself and your ability to know and learn the truth. God is divine energy encompassing all things. The essence of God is within each of us and together we can and win this struggle, not just for America but for the world.
CNN SPECIAL REPORT INSIDE THE QANON 1-31-2021 QAnon is a disproven and discredited far-right conspiracy theory alleging that a secret cabal of Satan-worshipping, cannibalistic pedophiles is running a global child sex-trafficking ring and plotting against former U.S. president Donald Trump, who has been fighting the cabal.
The spinmeister at work . You have to ask why CNN would report on QAnon and not other global events such as the presidential election fraud. As I understand it, Q is peaceful spiritual movement and an Anon is an anonymous person posting as QAnan. Could be anyone and could be working for CNN. Why doesn’t CNN report on child trafficking or the corruption in politics and wall street. This is just more evidence that CNN and mainstream media are the problem causing division in the United States.
The Q document http://homes.chass.utoronto.ca/~kloppen/iqpqet.htm
Words From Lin Wood: We are living in extraordinary times. Many are struggling to figure out who to trust and who not to trust? Who speaks truth and who spreads lies? Who is good and who is bad? Who is of sound mind and who is “crazy?”
The enemy will try to deceive you. The enemy will falsely portray the trustworthy as untrustworthy, the truth-giver as a liar, the good person as a bad person, the sound minded as “crazy.”
In reaching a conclusion about a person through the haze of deception, here are some practical tips:
1. Always consider the entire body of a person’s life work. Do some research from reliable sources. Think for yourself.
2. Determine whether a person’s positions are consistent with his or her life’s work? Watch out it there are significant inconsistencies.
3. Use your common sense. Does the accusation make sense? If not, watch out. And always remember that nonsense is nonsense!
4. Analyze the motivation and goals of the accused person. Is that person working for his or her good or for the good of others?
5. Analyze who is taking personal risks in asserting his or her position. The accuser or the accused?
6. Trust your instincts.
7. Today’s world requires the exercise of a high level of discernment. Best direction in exercising discernment comes from God. Pray and ask Jesus who to believe. He knows the answer. Listen and He will tell you.
The Central Bank [CB] is doing exactly what the patriots want, they are keeping the rates low and pumping QE, the economy is about to burn itself out, the debt level is going to go through the roof. The stock market has some strange occurrences with certain stocks, Game Stop, AMC and others. The Deep State [DS]/MSM are now trapped, they are red pilling America, people can now see very clearly and they don’t like what they see. Trump did not attend JB inauguration and he didn’t hand over the football, why? It seems that everything is heating up, DHS puts out a warning and the impeachment is a go, the Senate was actually the target. The Super Bowl is going to look like a puppy show, there is no escape.
The chief of staff of the Army made the announcement as part of a range of general officer assignments, according to a Jan. 25 statement from the Department of Defense.
Flynn, who was previously approved for promotion to four-star general, has been serving as deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army. Under the new assignment, Flynn will be posted at the headquarters of the U.S. Army Pacific at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, where he will serve as commanding general.
The U.S. Army Pacific is the Army component unit of the U.S. Indo–Pacific Command and provides oversight and control of Army operations in its area of responsibility, with the exception of the Korean Peninsula.
In recent years, Flynn commanded the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii, after which he became deputy command general of the U.S. Army Pacific Command, according to his biography.
Flynn is a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College, where he earned master’s degrees in national security and strategic studies. He also obtained a master’s degree in joint campaign planning at the National Defense University.
His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.
Flynn, along with other Pentagon staff, faced scrutiny in recent days over the deployment of National Guard troops to the U.S. Capitol as a mob breached the building on Jan. 6. Washington city officials and the Capitol Police have claimed that the Pentagon was slow in responding to a request for help from the National Guard in quelling the violence. Flynn told The Washington Post he was in the room for several minutes during a call when local officials made the request for National Guard support.
Then-Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, who has since resigned, told The Washington Post in a Jan. 10 interview that a top Army official on the call, later identified as Lt. Gen. Walter E. Piatt, the director of Army staff, said, “I don’t like the visual of the National Guard standing a police line with the Capitol in the background.”
Piatt, in a follow-up statement to The Washington Post, denied making that statement during the call, while other Pentagon officials also denied that Piatt had expressed reservations about deploying the National Guard, members of which arrived several hours after the call to help secure the Capitol.
“I did not make the statement or any comments similar to what was attributed to me by Chief Sund in The Washington Post article—but would note that even in his telling he makes it clear that neither I, nor anyone else from [the Pentagon], denied the deployment of requested personnel,” Piatt told The Washington Post in the statement.
Flynn told The Washington Post he left the room before the meeting was over, expecting that then-Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy would soon order the National Guard to be deployed.
“I entered the room after the call began and departed prior to the call ending as I believed a decision was imminent from the Secretary and I needed to be in my office to assist in executing the decision,” Flynn told the outlet.